[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Keith]

Lynchburg's Electoral Board wants to know where nearly 20-thousand dollars in credit card charges came from.
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[VO-NAT]


and a one-room piece of Radford's history is being preserved for future generations.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=Sports-Head]
[GRAPHIC=None]


And in sports, We'll check in with the schedule of high school football games this week.
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[VO-NAT]


And The Salem Avalanche will play for the Carolina League championship for the first time since 1987.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


The weather outlook is partly sunny and dry until Sunday afternoon. And the tropics seemed primed for action. We'll check that out in a moment.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 3-Shot]


News 7 is next.

[Grant]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=01-37 TC40:20]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 6]


A Lynchburg City official is under suspicion of misusing thousands of dollars from a travel account. What is not yet clear is how much might be involved, and whether it's improper.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith/Richard Microwave;]

Richard Lesko is in Lynchburg tonight with details.
[LIVE=Richard/FULL]
[SUPER=@Richard1]
[SUPER=05-Lynchburg]

Well Keith, members of Lynchburg's Electoral Board are asking why 19-thousand dollars was put on a city-issued credit card by Electoral Board Secretary Al Grant.
Officials say this is much more than has been spent on travel in the past, and now some are starting to ask questions about just what some of all of those charges are for.
Here's what the city plans to do. ((ROLLCUE:...))
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[SOT - 00:05:55]
[IN Q=Get the information...]
[SUPER=01-Walter Erwin/Lynchburg City Attorney]

((WALTER ERWIN/LYNCHBURG CITY ATTORNEY; TRY TO VERIFY THAT THE EXPENSES THAT HAVE BEEN OCCURRED WERE ACTUALLY EXPENSES INCURRED FOR THE LEGITIMATE BUSINESS OF THE LOCAL ELECTORAL BOARD. IF IT TURNS OUT THAT THAT WAS NOT THE CASE, THEN THE CITY WOULD CERTAINLY CONSIDER WHAT OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE TO IT TO RECOVER THE MONEY.))
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=to recover the money.]
[LIVE=Richard/FULL]
[SUPER=05-Lynchburg;]

There are no allegations of any illegal conduct. Meanwhile, the issue may eventually involve the Commonwealth of Virginia, because local electoral board expenses are in part funded by the state.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith/Richard Microwave;]


And Keith, Al Grant did not respond to telephone calls from this station today.[McIninch]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=01-36 TC1:07:01]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A Nelson county native was convicted this evening on two out of three arson charges.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Tuesday]


Stephen McIninch had been associated with a series of fires- -at apartment complexes in the Roanoke Valley where he lived last year: Pebble Creek and the Ridge Apartments.
When McIninch took the witness stand yesterday, the jury learned there'd been other fires where he had showed up before the fire trucks- -incidents McIninch was NOT charged with.
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[SOT 16:56]
[IN Q=And there'd been a pattern]
[SUPER=01-Kelly Cassell/Jury Foreman]
[RUNS=20]
[OUT Q=straight line for it.]
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[VO-NAT]


McIninch's neighbors at the Ridge- -some of whom had testified against McIninch-- were disappointed that he was NOT convicted on one of the three counts. But they were content with the compromise verdict.
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[SOT ]
[IN Q=We're really happy]
[SUPER=01-Anna Zimmerman/Fire Victim]
[RUNS=06]
[OUT Q=with what we got.]
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=HOLD]


McIninich was taken into custody tonight and will be sentenced later.

[Henry-Fatal]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6p]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]


An accident in Henry County killed a four-year-old girl.
State police say Samantha Taylor of Spencer was critically injured when the car she was riding in collided with another vehicle last night.
She died later at the Martinsville hospital.
Police say the girl and the driver were wearing seat belts.

[Earley-Warner]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6PM]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=01-20 TC45:48]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2001]


Nightclubs and dead fish.
That's what we found on the campaign trail for governor today.
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[VO-NAT :09]
[SUPER=403-Richmond]


Republican Mark Earley picked a Richmond dance club that closed down after some ecstasy dealing arrests to unveil his "Expel" anti-drug agenda.
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[SOT 10:28:02]
[IN Q=As Governor, I intend to]

((MARK EARLEY/R-CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: AS GOVERNOR, I INTEND TO COORDINATE A STATEWIDE EFFORT OF MENTORING, OF TOUGHER PENALTIES FOR DRUG DEALERS, OF INCREASED PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT.))
[SUPER=@Earley;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=of increased parental involvement.]
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[VO-NAT :16]


Meanwhile, the Democratic Party wrapped a dead fish in the G-O-P mailer that has been blasted by editorial pages across the state for inaccuracies and innuendo.
It's the mailer Earley continues to defend this week, pointing out Mark Warner quotes from the past.
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[SOT 17:34:39]
[IN Q=Why did he say in '93]

((MARK EARLEY/R-CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: WHY DID HE SAY IN '93 THAT PAROLE ABOLITION WAS THE DUMBEST BUSINESS DECISION THAT HE'S EVER HEARD OF? He said that was taken out of context. NO, READ THE WHOLE SENTENCE.))
[SOT 16:12:10]

((LARRY FRAMME/VIRGINIA DEMOCRATIC PARTY: WHAT MARK WARNER ACTUALLY SAID, AND THIS IS THE FULL QUOTE, MARK WARNER "THINKS IT'S THE DUMBEST BUSINESS IN THE WORLD TO CUT CHILD DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS FOR AT RISK KIDS, AND THEN POUR MILLIONS OF DOLLARS OUT TO KEEP ADULT OFFENDERS LOCKED AWAY. THAT'S NOT EXAGGERATION. THAT'S NOT DISTORTION. THAT'S OUTRIGHT LYING.))
[SUPER=403-Buena Vista/Monday; :00]
[SUPER=401-Larry Framme/Virginia Democratic Party; :10]
[RUNS=:32]
[OUT Q=not distortion. That's outright lying.]
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[VO-NAT :09]


Earley said today he'll continue to bring his versions of Warner's quotes on parole abolition, the car tax, and welfare reform into the campaign.
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[Fundraising-Scam]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=01-33 TC1:04:50]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Lynchburg Police are warning folks about a phony charity.
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[VO-NAT 19.5]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]

Police say a group from Florida calling itself the Police Officer's Foundation is calling residents requesting money for the Lynchburg Police Department. However, the Lynchburg P-D says it has no ties to the group, and none of the money is coming to them. Lynchburg police first heard of the scam when a Campbell County business owner called them about it.
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[SOT 9:22:34]
[INQ=They told me I would...]

((DAVID WOOD/TAKEN IN SCAM; THEY TOLD ME I WOULD RECEIVE A COUPLE OF STICKERS STATING I SUPPORT LYNCHBURG CITY POLICE OFFICERS. DIDN'T RECEIVE THAT, THE TWO STICKERS LOOKED MORE LIKE BUBBLE GUM.)) ((WHIT CLARK/LYNCHBURG CITY PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER; WE SEE THIS OCCASIONALLY, AND WHEN WE DO WE LIKE TO GET THE WORD OUT TO THE PEOPLE OF CENTRAL VIRGINIA THAT THEY ARE GOING TO BE TAKEN BY THESE PEOPLE. ))
[SUPER=01-David Wood/Taken in Scam; :00]
[SUPER=01-Whit Clark/Lynchburg Public Relations Officer; :12]
[RUNS=22]
[OUT Q=taken by these people.]
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[VO-NAT 5+pad]

Lynchburg police say their office has received more than 50 calls about the scam.
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[Police-Statue]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=01-23 TC1:45:58]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The search is on for a talented artist to design a new police memorial in the city of Roanoke.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The police department is commissioning an outdoor sculpture that will stand at the entrance of the new police building on Campbell Avenue.
The memorial will honor officers who have died in the line of duty.
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[SOT 01:55:08]
[IN Q=I've been here 16 years]

((SGT. LIBBY LEGG/ROANOKE POLICE DEPT.: I'VE BEEN HERE 16 YEARS AND ONE OF MY FELLOW OFFICERS IN MY ACADEMY WAS SHOT IN THE LINE OF DUTY. AND IT DOES TAKE A TREMENDOUS TOLL. WE'D LIKE THE PUBLIC TO RECOGNIZE THAT AND REALIZE THE SACRIFICE THAT THE OFFICERS ARE WILLING TO GIVE.))
[SUPER=01-Sgt. Libby Legg/Roanoke Police Department]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=are willing to give.]
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[VO-NAT]


Members of a selection committee will meet with interested artists later this month, and they have set a December deadline for proposals.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[GRAPHIC=None]


They hope to have the memorial in place by May of 2003.

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


Area nurses say their profession is in critical condition... and they're ready to take that message to Washington.
That's one story still ahead on News 7 at Six.
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[LIVE=Justin Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=@Justin1;]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke]

((Justin Live Tease: Future Olympians may come from right here in Roanoke thanks to a world-class figure skater. We'll tell you all about it coming up.))
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[Old-School]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-26 TC1:50:36]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Last year it was saved from demolition, today a piece of Radford's history is getting a facelift.
The Glencoe Museum is restoring the city's only one-room school house dating back to the 1800's. New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel Cannon has more on efforts to keep teaching alive in a part of the past.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Nats pulling wood]
[SUPER=03-Radford; :00]
[SUPER=01-Edward Dixon/Woodworks; :17 QUICK]
[SUPER=01-John Talton/Glencoe Museum Group; :32]
[SUPER=01-Marceline Hunter/Glencoe Museum Group; :39]
[SUPER=03-Radford/May 2000; :42]
[SUPER=01-Melody Thomas/Glencoe Museum Director; 1:25]
[SUPER=@Rachel2; 1:32 QUICK]
[RUNS=1:36]
[OUT Q=RC, News 7, Radford.]

((((Nats pulling wood)) A piece of history.
(COVER BITES)

((TC 13:11::29 'THIS IS THE ONLY ONE ROOM SCHOOL HOUSE WE KNOW ABOUT IN THE CITY OF RADFORD.")) worth preserving. ((TC 11:30:14 "ITS ABOUT 20 FEET LONG")) and in need of top to bottom work. Nats TC 28:05:19 saw
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[SOT 19:39:05 CUTT AND BUT]
[IN Q=THE OUTSIDEE]

((EDWARD DIXON/WOODWORKS; THE OUTSIDE WILL BE REFINISHED THE ORIGINAL ROOF THAT'S HERE WILL BE REFINISHED. / THE CHIMNEY WAS REBUILT, WERE GOING TO PUT LATTICE AROUND THE BOTTOM.))
[OUT Q=AROND THE BOTTOM]

The completed project will be an exhibit at the Glencoe Museum. ((TC 26:57:15 "THE DESKS WILL BE LINED UP IN BACK.")) Museum officials hope today's students will enjoy and learn from the past.
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[SOT 11:13:12]
[IN Q=teach the children]

((JOHN TALTON/GLENCOE MUSEUM; TEACH THE CHILDREN OF TODAY THAT LIVE IN THE AIR CONDITIONED CARPET SCHOOLS WHAT IT WAS LIKE IN THE EARLY DAYS.))
[OUT Q=THE EARLY DAYS]
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[SOT 17:23:16]
[IN Q=i think its important]

((I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT FOR OUR CHILDREN TO KNOW WHAT HAS HAPPENED IN HISTORY))
[OUT Q=IN HISTORY.]
(FILE TAPE)

The building made history as recently as last year. 4-hours and lots of maneuvering enabled its transport across Radford, from Downey Street to the Glencoe site.
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[SOT12:54:17]
[IN Q=it took 8 thousad]

((JOHN TALTON/GLENCOE MUSEUM GROUP; IT TOOK 8-THOUSAND TO GET IT HERE TO THE FOUNDATION WE'VE GOT ABOUT 50-THOUSAND DOLLARS INVESTED IN THE RESTORATION.))
[OUT Q=IN THE RESTORATION]

A significant investment research shows is worth saving.
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[SOT 15:33:22]
[IN Q=as far as i ould go back]

((MARCELINE HUNTER/GLENCOE MUSEUM GROUP; AS FAR AS I COULD GO BACK WAS 1887 IT WAS OWNED BY STOCKTON AND ISABELLE HEATH.))
[OUT Q=ISABELLE HEATH]

Turns out Isabelle was Radford's first school teacher. The room's measurements were compared to a historic Floyd County schoolhouse....a perfect match. ((TC 21:31:20 "WERE GOING TO REPLACE THE DOORS")) And fill the room with pieces of the era. Schoolhouse item donations are welcome.
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[SOT 8:21:24]
[IN Q=ANTIQUE SCHOOL]

((MELODY THOMAS/GLENCOE MUSEUM DIRECTOR; ANTIQUE SCHOOL DESKS, WE ARE LOOKING FOR A POT BELLY STOVE, OLD MAPS SLATES BLACKBOARDS ANYTHING AUTHENTIC.))
[OUT Q=AUTHENTIC.]

Museum officials hope to open to the public by the January First. Rachel Cannon, News 7, Radford.))

[Million-Nurse]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=01-35 TC59:19]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Some local nurses could soon be marching on Washington.
Plans are in the works for a Million Nurse March next year.
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[VO-NAT:09]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Organizers held a rally in downtown Roanoke today to drum-up support --and to get nurses talking about the critical issues facing the profession.
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[SOT8:15]
[IN Q=The biggest issue is that nurses are]

((LOUISE GARCIA/MILLION NURSE MARCH SPOKESPERSON; THE BIGGEST ISSUE IS THAT NURSES ARE LEAVING THE PROFESSION. THE 2ND BIGGEST ISSUE THAT THEY DON'T FEEL THAT THEY HAVE SUPPORT -- AND THAT'S ONE OF THE BIGGEST REASONS WHY THEY'RE LEAVING))
[SUPER=01-Louise Garcia/Million Nurse March Spokesperson]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=why they're leaving.]
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[VO-NAT:09]


Nurses came from all across the region to attend the rally. And although the numbers were few -- organizers say they were happy with the turnout.
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[SOT16:36]
[IN Q=To see collectively what we can do]

((ESSIE METZLER/BLACKSBURG NURSE:TO SEE COLLECTIVELY WHAT WE CAN DO ABOUT NURSE SHORTAGES -- WHAT INCENTIVE IN FUTURE THERE GOING TO BE BECAUSE THEY PROJECT IN THE YEAR 2010 THERE'S GOING TO BE SUCH A CRITICAL SHORTAGE WE'RE GOING TO BE IN A VERY BAD NURING CRISIS))
[SUPER=01-Essie Metzler/Blacksburg Nurse]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=very bad nursing crisis.]
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[VO-NAT:08]


Organizers hope by creating dialogue and support between nurses they will have a strong foundation to implement change.
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[TAKE WEB PAGE FULL SCREEN]
To find out more information ...you can find a link to the Million Nurse March web site in the webwatch section of our homepage at wdbj7-dot-com.
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[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Bad news on the retail front as well as a revenue warning from Motorola sent Wall Street lower. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
[RUNS=:30]
[SUPER=x5000;]
[SUPER=440-y/194.44/9838.83/y/53.37/1705.64;]


The DOW dropped 194 and a half points.
NASDAQ fell 53.
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[Skaters]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#01-29 TC1:27:20]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Some very lucky skaters are lacing up and hitting the ice with a world-class figure skater.
[Double Boxes=Keith and Justin/Microwave]


Justin McLeod is at the Ice Station tonight.
Justin, who's the skater and why Roanoke?
[Live=Justin Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=@Justin1;]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke;]
( ad lib)
(Rollcue:Looking for future stars.)
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[VO-NAT]

[***JUSTIN'S MIC HOT***]
Shmerkan decided to give lessons after a number of skaters showed interest here in Roanoke.
Shmerkan is a figure skater himself who has competed for Israel in the World Championship and the Olympics.
He's here to teach what he knows on and off the ice.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I want to teach]
[SUPER=01-Michael Shmerkan/Figure Skating Coach;]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=but we try.]
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[VO-NAT]

[***JUSTIN'S MIC HOT***]
They'll be trying over the next several months.
Shmerkan will be here in Roanoke giving lessons once a week.
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[Live=justin Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke;]
( ad lib)
[Double Boxes=Keith and Justin/Microwave]



[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=Sports Tease]
[GRAPHIC=None]


And coming up in sports, For the first time since 1987 Salem is playing for the Carolina League Championship.
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[VO-NAT]


And a local tennis star might not be competing for the Open Championship but Steve Mason will tell us why he might be soon.
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[S-AVS]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-98 (1:11:50)]
[GRAPHIC=Salem Avalanche]


The Salem Avalanche will open the Carolina League championship tonight at Wilmington.
Salem is playing for the league title for the first time since 1987.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Kinston, NC/Game Three; :]


John Lindsey provided the big hit last night as he came in as a pinch hitter and ripped a towering 2 run homer to cenerfield to make it 3 to nothing into the ninth.
[SUPER=37-Salem/3/Kinston/1/Salem Wins Series 2-1; :]


Kinston made it 3 to 1 but Rick Cercy seals the deal with the Strikeout and the Avalanche wins the title beating Kiston 2 games to one.
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[TALENT=Roy]
[GRAPHIC=Hold Logo]


Games 1 and 2 are in Wilmington tonight and tomorrow night while game 3 will be in salem on Saturday as will games 4 and 5 if necessary.


[S-FFE]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-100 ,(1:15:16)]
[GRAPHIC=FFE]


It's week number two of Friday Football Extra and games like Cave Spring at Salem and E.C. Glass versus Heritage promise to make tomorrow night an interesting evening. Here's the complete rundown of games and kickoff times on this side of the state for tomorrow with the home team listed on the bottom of each matchup.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=MUSIC FULL]
[RUNS=1:13]
[OUT Q=....North Cross/Quantico" YOU FADE MUSIC]
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[S-KJ]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=sp-105]
[GRAPHIC=u.s.open]


The U.S. Open men's final is Sunday Gustavo Kuerten was eliminated today.
[graphic=kj hippensteel]


Roanoke tennis product KJ Hippensteel will be watching and dreaming that one day he will be there. Steve Mason explains.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="]
[SUPER=@Steve1; :00]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :32]
[SUPER=01-K. J. Hippensteel/U. S. Open Qualifier; :41]
[SUPER=01-Brenda Schultz-McCarthy/Former 8th Ranked Player in the World; 1:00]
[SUPER=01-John Barker/Hunting Hills Pro; 1:38]
[RUNS=2:07]
[OUT Q=.....news 7 sports"]
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((STEVE MASON:MICHAEL VICK, RONDE AND TIKI BARBER, GEORGE LYNCH, ALL MARQUEE ATHLETES THAT THE ROANOKE VALLEY EITHER PRODUCED OR WATCHED DEVELOP IN IT'S BACKYARD. KJ HIPPENSTEEL COULD SOON BE MENTIONED IN THE SAME BREATH AS THESE SUPERSTARS. OVER THE NEXT NINE MONTHS OF HIS SENIOR YEAR AT STANFORD KJ WILL HONE HIS TENNIS SKILLS IN PREPARATION FOR THE TENNIS PRO TOUR AND ALL THE PIECES TO THE PUZZLE ARE FALLING INTO PLACE FOR THIS ROANOKE FAVORITE SON TO TACKLE THE TENNIS WORLD.))
((Fans witnesses a bigger, stronger and faster KJ Hippensteel at an exhibition Tuesday, thanks to relentless summer workouts that made him not so much a better tennis player, but a better athlete. ((:)) Brenda Schultz-McCarthy who was ranked as high as 8th in the world, played with KJ in the exhibition this week. ((:))
Hippensteel received a wild car and played in the U.S. Open qualifiers bracket. He lost in the first round but won a set and, more importantly, learned where he stands with the world's best. ((:))
KJ has returned to Roanoke to give free clinics and perhaps second to only his parents, no one is more proud of him than his former coach John Barker. ((:)) ((:))
Sports agents hounded KJ after NCAA's, but Hippensteel hopes to bring Stanford a national championship before turnin g pro. Steve Mason News 7 sports.))