[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

The Commander in Chief addresses cadets at VMI.
We'll tell you what he had to say.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

And we'll focus on the news industry and how it's changed in the last 40-years.
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[Sports-Head]


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

Tonight on News 7 Sports, Greg Maddux hurts himself again. Steve Spurrier and the Skins get ready for the draft. We'll check on testing at RIR.
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[VO-NAT]

And Petty Enterprises makes a driving change replacing Buckshot Jones with Steve Grissom.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


It was a noisy afternoon weather wise with a lightning injury, possible flash flooding and big time temperature changes. Details straight ahead.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 4-Shot]


News 7 is next.
[Video-Open]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=Video Open]



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

President Bush gets a thunderously gracious reception at Virginia Military Institute.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I want to thank you]

((I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR YOUR WARM WELCOME AND THANK YOU FOR INVITING ME TO ONE OF AMERICA'S GREAT INSTITUTIONS.))
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=america's great institutions. ]
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[ANCHOR=2-Shot]


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


And I'm Shannon Young.
[Bush]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=02-05 TC1:37:10]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

The Commander in Chief went to Lexington to address the nation's top R-O-T-C students.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

They gather at V-M-I every year for seminars in the name of General George Marshall.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=President Bush got]
[SUPER=03-Lexington; :00]
[SUPER=@keith1; :54]
[SUPER=01-Timothy Wolford/VMI's Marshall Award Winner; 1:19]
[SUPER=01-Parker Hahn/Radford University; 1:31]
[SUPER=01-Jeremy Wolfe/Hawaii Pacific University; 1:50 Quick!!!]
[RUNS=1:52]
[OUT Q=it was actually a great honor.]

(( President Bush got around to that, but he started out endearing himself to V-M-I's entire corps of cadets.
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[SOT 10:17:35]
[IN Q=I brought along]

((I BROUGHT ALONG A LITTLE PRESENT. I'M SURE YOU'LL LIKE IT. SOME OF YOU WILL NEED IT. AS COMMANDER IN CHIEF, I HEREBY GRANT AMNESTY....)) [RUNS16]
[OUT Q=grant amnesty.... ( THUNDEROUS APPLAUSE!)]

Only the President, the Governor and the Superintendent have the power to eliminate confinement and penalty tours. Governor Gilmore didn't mention it the last few times he was on Post. But Bush was primarily here to honor the best R-O-T-C candidate from each of 270 schools across America, all Marshall award winners.
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[SOT S/U]
[IN Q=In fact]

((IN FACT, THE PRESIDENT PAID TRIBUTE TO VMI GRADUATE GEORGE MARSHALL. HE DREW AN ANALOGY BETWEEN GENERAL MARSHALL'S WORK TO REBUILD EUROPE AFTER WORLD WAR II AND WHAT THE UNITED STATES IS DOING NOW IN AFGHANISTAN.)) [RUNS13]
[OUT Q=NOW IN AFGHANISTAN]



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[SOT 10:31:50]
[IN Q=By helping to build]

((BY HELPING TO BUILD AN AFGHANISTAN THAT IS FREE FROM THIS EVIL AND IS A BETTER PLACE TO LIVE, WE ARE WORKING IN THE BEST TRADITION OF GEORGE MARSHALL.)) [RUNS12]
[OUT Q=TRADITION OF GEORGE MARSHALL]

V-M-I's top R-O-T-C cadet is eager to join the fight.
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[SOT 11:01:15]
[IN Q=Even before]

((EVEN BEFORE SEPTEMBER 11TH, I'VE ALWAYS BEEN EXCITED TO BE IN THE ARMY AND TO BE AN OFFICER AND SERVE MY COUNTRY.)) [RUNS:05]
[OUT Q=serve my country.]

Parker Hahn lives in Montana, but is in the ROTC Nurses program at Radford University.
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[SOT 11:09:30]
[IN Q=Did you get to shake]

((DID YOU GET TO SHAKE HANDS WITH THE PRESIDENT? NO, SIR. I WAS ABOUT TWO ROWS TOO FAR BACK. I THINK I MADE EYE CONTACT WITH HIM, THOUGH, SO THAT WAS PRETTY COOL.)) [RUNS:08]
[OUT Q=pretty cool.]

It may be fitting that the cadet who came the farthest, WAS on the front row as President Bush made his way out. Jeremy Wolfe attends Hawaii Pacific University.
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[SOT ]
[IN Q=It was actually a great honor]

((IT WAS ACTUALLY A GREAT HONOR)) [RUNS:02]
[OUT Q=it was actually a great honor.]))



[Airport-Bush]


[ANCHOR=Shan]
[NEWSCAST=6 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=02-02 TC1:54:55]
[GRAPHIC=George W. Bush]

Before heading to Lexington, President Bush addressed an audience of one on the tarmac in Roanoke.
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[VO-NAT :17]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Jennie Sue Murdock was chosen to be honored by the President for her decades of volunteering. She's worked with the Red Cross since 1970 and traveled to New York after the September eleventh attacks to assist victims' families. Today marked the first time she'd met a Commander in Chief.
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[SOT 19:44-20:02]
[IN Q=I didn't realize how, he's not all that tall...]

((JENNIE SUE MURDOCK/VOLUNTEER: I DIDN'T REALIZE HOW, HE'S NOT ALL THAT TALL. 'COURSE, I RECOGNIZED HIM WHEN HE CAME OUT. I'LL PROBABLY COLLAPSE THIS AFTERNOON. BUT THIS IS QUITE AN HONOR.))
[SUPER=01-Jennie Sue Murdock/Volunteer;]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=But this is quite an honor.]
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[VO-NAT :14]

In his State of the Union Address President Bush called on all Americans to dedicate at least 2-years of their lives to volunteerism. As he travels the country the President is recognizing those who've answered the call to service.
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[XGR]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#02-09 TC1:07:21]
[GRAPHIC=Veto Session]


The veto session is producing mixed results for Governor Mark Warner.
It appears that lawmakers will approve a sales tax referendum for Northern Virginia transportation projects but they have thwarted the governor on a number of other issues.
[Double Boxes=Keith and JoeD/Microwave]


Joe Dashiell is at the capitol tonight where lawmakers are still working at this hour.
[Live=JoeD Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=@Joe1;]
[SUPER=05-Richmond;]
( ad lib)
(Rollcue: for many of the governor's other priorities.)
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[SOT]
[IN Q=nat sound]
[SUPER=03-Richmond; :10]
[SUPER=@Kaine;:17]
[SUPER=@Edwards;:45 (QUICK!!!)]
[SUPER=@Hawkins;:51]
[RUNS=1:04]
[OUT Q=gone through the process period.]
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[Live=JoeD Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Richmond;]
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[Double Boxes=Keith and JoeD/Microwave]



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


The news-gathering business has changed a lot since we moved into this building some 40 years ago.
We'll see how it was done back then when News 7 at Six returns.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Plus we'll meet a 17 year old Roanoke Valley Governor's School student... who may have found the answer to a killer disease.
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[Cancer-Treatment]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=02-06 TC1:22:38]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Watching a friend's mother battle breast cancer inspired a local high school student to develop a treatment for the disease.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
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[VO-NAT:11]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


17 year old (KOOM-koom) Kumkum (SAR-car) Sarkar spent a year and a half researching a cancer treatment made from plant extracts.
She made two extracts. She says one was 99-percent effective at killing cancer cells; the other, 33-percent.
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[SOT20:47]
[IN Q=You have one life to live]

((KUMKUM SARKAR/ROANOKE VALLEY GOVERNORS SCHOOL: YOU HAVE ONE LIFE TO LIVE AND IF YOU CAN LEAVE AN IMPRESSION OR LEAVE A MARK SO THE REST OF THE PEOPLE CAN FOLLOW I THINK YOU'VE DONE SOMETHING GOOD))
[SUPER=01-Kumkum Sarkar/Roanoke Valley Governors School]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=done something good]
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[VO-NAT:9]


Kumkum still has more research to do -but she's hopeful her findings will lead to an injectable herbal treatment for breast cancer patients.
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[SOT25:28]
[IN Q=Whether or not this turn out to be a therapeutic]

((JOHN KOWALSKI/ROANOKE VALLEY GOVERNORS SCHOOL:WHETHER OR NOT THIS TURNS OUT TO BE A THERAPEUTIC CURE WOULD BE MANY YEARS OF EVALUATION DONE THE ROAD BUT SHE'S SORT OF STARTED SOMETHING AND IF SHE PURSUES IT OTHERS PURSUE IT MAY TURN OUT))
[SUPER=01-John Kowalski/Roanoke Valley Governers School]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=it may turn out]
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[VO-NAT:7]


Kumkum won first place in the State Science Fair. Her findings have also been published by the American Cancer Society.
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[Harris]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=02-08 TC1:17:02]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A Pearisburg man pleaded no contest to an attack on the Virginia Tech campus last year.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.]

A judge found 21-year-old James Lee Harris guilty of aggravated malicious wounding. He attacked 20-year-old Tech student Kristen Blair in the basement of Henderson Hall last March. Blair testified that while Harris was working as a janitor, he pushed her into a bathroom, strangled her and stomped on her face. She suffered serious neck injuries. The felony charge carries a 20 years -to life sentence. Sentencing is set for July 19th.
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[Potatoes]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=02-03 TC1:26:41]
[GRAPHIC=None]


You can't call these college students "couch potatoes"...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem;]


More than 300 Roanoke College students and staff were up to their elbows in sweet potatoes today.
They signed on as volunteers for the school's first Potato Drop to feed the hungry.
The Society of St. Andrews donated more than 40-thousand potatoes for the students and staff to sort and bag in SIX hours.
The 5 and 10- pound bags go to area agencies that serve the hungry.
After six hours in the sun, many of the students were feeling a bit like baked potatoes themselves.
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[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Wall Street couldn't follow through on yesterday's big rally. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
[RUNS=:30]
[SUPER=x5000;]
[SUPER=440-y/80.54/10220.78/y/5.93/1810.86;]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


The DOW dropped 80 and a half points.
NASDAQ fell six.
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[VO]
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[News-Then]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=02-19 @ 00:20]

[**ANCHOR TAG**]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

We're moving to our new Digital Broadcast Center this weekend.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

The transition to digital television is the latest in a succession of changes over the years in the technology of our business.
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[TAKE BUILDING FOR FUTURE FS] How we gather and present the day's news has evolved dramatically, as we remember in "Building for the Future."
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[SOT]
[IN Q=When we started]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/1959; :00]
[SUPER=01-"Frosty" Landon/WDBJ Radio & TV Newsman; :08]
[SUPER=01-John Lambert/WDBJ Anchorman 1969-76; :33]
[SUPER=02-Ron Miller/WDBJ News Director 1969-77; 1:14]
[SUPER=01-Neil Dudley/Chief Photographer; 1:33]
[RUNS=2:40]
[OUT Q=...the night your son was born."]

(( When we started in the mid 1950's, W-D-B-J radio and television were owned by the Times World Corporation. Newspaper reporters occasionally appeared on T-V. Though the newspaper, radio and television companies each maintained independent news departments, they shared news copy. Getting news and information was one thing. Translating it into T-V was another.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT A-255 1:44:40]
[IN Q=Newsmen edit film with their own splicer]

((NEWSMEN EDIT FILM WITH THEIR OWN SPLICER, VIEWER, PROJECTOR, FILM RE-WIND AND COUNTER.))
[RUNS= 07]
[OUT Q=and counter.]



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[SOT Lambert @2:50 ]
[IN Q=It really wasn't]

((IT REALLY WASN'T TELEVISION AS YOU KNOW IT TODAY. WE HAD TWO PHOTOGRAPHERS. IF THEY HAD TIME, THEY WOULD GO OUT AND SHOOT SOME SILENT FILM OF WHAT IT WAS THAT HAD HAPPENED.))
[RUNS= 12]
[OUT Q=what it was that had happened.]

Anchorman John Lambert was one of just six people in the television news department. They didn't have anyone to go out and cover news the way we do now, until Ann Compton was hired as the station's first full-time reporter. In the 1970's sound-on-film was the stock in trade of TV news gathering. It was nonetheless a laborious and somewhat haphazard process.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT A 212 @54:25]
[IN Q=The film goes thru]

((THE FILM GOES THROUGH 10 BATHS- -OR STEPS. A BREAK COULD OCCUR AND MEAN THE LOSS OF ALL OF THE DAY'S FILM.))
[RUNS= 10]
[OUT Q=the day's film.]

The man who is now News 7's Chief Photographer goes back 30 years with WDBJ and can tell you all about the perils of the film processor.
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[SOT 8:54:50]
[IN Q=We go to an]

((WE GO TO AN EVENT. COME BACK. YOU STILL GOT TO CALCULATE 30 MINUTES FROM THE POINT THE FILM GOES IN THE PROCESSOR. IT WAS CHEMICAL DEVELOPMENT... COMES OUT THE OTHER END AND EDIT IT.))
[RUNS= 13]
[OUT Q=& edit it.]

One night it started to snow just before news time. Dudley realized there wasn't enough time to film the snow falling and get the film processed.
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[SOT 8:55:25]
[IN Q=I got a Polaroid]

((I GOT A POLAROID CAMERA, RAN OUTSIDE, SHOT SNOW ON A BUSH AND BROUGHT IT IN, PUT IT ON A CAMERA HOD. AND WHEN WE WENT ON THE AIR, JOHN LAMBERT SAID, "PHOTOGRAPHER NEIL DUDLEY JUST SHOT THESE PICTURES A MINUTE AGO."))
[RUNS= 14]
[OUT Q=a minute ago.]

Lambert has a different memory that underscores the power of a single snap shot.. and the resourcefulness of the channel 7 staff. It goes back 32 years to the night his son, Charlie, was born.
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[SOT 07:30]
[IN Q=and I did the 11]

((AND I DID THE 11 O'CLOCK NEWS THE NIGHT CHARLIE WAS BORN, AND AT THE END OF THE NEWSCAST PUT THAT LITTLE HOSPITAL-PROVIDED PHOTO ON THE LAST STORY. AND FOR- -IT SEEMED LIKE MAYBE 20 YEARS AFTER THAT- -PEOPLE, ON OCCASION, WOULD COME UP TO ME AND SAY, "I REMEMBER THE NIGHT YOUR SON WAS BORN."))
[RUNS= 21]
[OUT Q=son was born."]))
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[GRAPHIC=Bldg for the Future]


Gathering and bringing you sports has also changed in many ways. Mike Stevens will show us how on News 7 at 11.

[Sports Tease]


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

Coming up tonight on the Big 7, Buckshot gets the boot at Petty Enterprises. We'll check on this week's testing at Richmond.
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[VO-NAT]

And Steve Spurrier and the Redskins get ready for the upcoming draft - and keep stockpiling Gators.
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[S-Richmond]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-112 13607tc]
[GRAPHIC=RICHMOND RACEWAY]


The Winston Cup circuit travels on its biggest track this week at Talladega, but for most of this week a number of drivers have been trying to give the Richmond International Raceway a workout.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond; :00]

15 teams set up shop in Richmond this week to test for the Pontiac Excitement 400 the first weekend in May. But there has been a little too much excitement this week. New sealer on the track, coupled with a new Goodyear tire and most importantly unseasonable temperatures in the 90s have made making the grade in testing almost impossible.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=BITES]
[SUPER=01-Rusty Wallace/Miller Ford Driver; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jeff Burton/Citgo Ford Driver; :19]
[RUNS=:33]
[OUT Q=...SUN COMES OUT."]
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[S-Jones]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-117 11845TC]
[GRAPHIC=PETTY]


Petty Enterprises has made a driver change tonight.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville/Last Friday; :00]

The number 44 Dodge driven by Buckshot Jones will remain on the track, but Jones has been replaced at least for this weekend's Talladega - Aaron's 499 Steve Grissom, who has been with Petty Enterprises in research and development for the last few years, will drive the car at Talladega. There's no word on whether or not the change is permanent. Team owner Kyle Petty says simple it was time to shake things up.
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[S-MLB]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=sp-111 12700tc]
[GRAPHIC=BRAVES/METS]


The Mets and Braves hooked up this afternoon at Shea Stadium.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY/MSG; :00]

Mets' skipper Bobby Valentine would face Greg Maddux, who was making just his second start since coming off the disabled list. Unfortunately for Braves' fans, Maddux left the game after just one inning after slipping on first base and reinjuring his back. The Braves win it 2-to-one to snap a four game losing skid as closer John Smoltz gets Tony Tarasco
[super=35-Atlanta/2/New York/1;]

to line out to B.J. Surhoff in right field. Atlanta had lost four of its last five to the Mets, but the Braves get a win today.
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[S-Redskins]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6PM]
[WRITER=mbr]
[TAPE#=SP-106 20048tc]
[GRAPHIC=Redskins]

The Washington Redskins hold the 18th pick in the First Round of Saturday's NFL Draft and, if there are any Florida Gators on the board at that time they may just be on their way to the nation's capital. In just a few short months on the job, new Redskin Coach Steve Spurrier has turned to a familiar formula to try and restore the Redskins' football fortunes.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="At Florida...]
[SUPER=03-Ashburn/Redskins Mini-Camp; :00]
[SUPER=01-Danny Wuerffel/Redskins' Quarterback; :21]
[SUPER=01-Jacquez Green/Redskins' Wide Receiver; :50]
[SUPER=01-Steve Spurrier/122-27-1 as Florida coach; 1:12]
[RUNS=1:25]
[OUT Q=...to do here."]
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((At Florida Quarterback Danny Wuerffel and Coach Steve Spurrier teamed up to win a Heisman Trophy and a national championship. So, when Spurrier acquired Wuerffel as one of his first moves as the Redskins Head Coach, the 5-year pro found himself in a familiar situation.)) ((Bite: Wuerfel -- 7:03:04)) ((In...Coach Spurrier...)) ((Runs...:08)) ((Out...a great time.")) ((Wuerffel was just the first of Spurrier's former players to sign with the Redskins. Receiver's Riedell Anthony and Jacquez Green also re-joined their old coach during the off-season. And while some have suggested that Spurrier's gathering of former Florida Gators won't equal success in the NFL, Green isn't buying that for a moment.)) ((Bite: Green -- 9:48:14)) ((In..."College's and the...)) ((Runs...:08)) ((Out...it will work.")) ((Spurrier won 122 games, 7 Southeastern Conference Championships and a national title at Florida. And, while he's traded his Florida Orange for Redskin Maroon, his offensive system and his style remain uniquely Steve Spurrier.)) ((Bite: Spurrier -- 19:47)) ((In...I'd probably have...)) ((Runs..:13)) ((Out...to do here."))
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[ANCHOR=mike]

[Hold Redskins Graphic] The Skins say they are very interested in Oregon quarterback Joey Harrington in the draft, but are afraid he will not be around when they pick 18th. The Skins next pick is not until late in the second round with the 53nd overall selection. As for the likelihood of Spurrier grabbing more Gators in the draft. The Skins need receivers and two of his former players at Florida, Jabar Gaffney and Reche Caldwell, are among the top wide receivers in the draft.
[Promo]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-SHot]

A well known African American singer is in Roanoke this evening... Harry Belafonte is the guest speaker at tonight's N-double-A-C-P awards in Roanoke.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

A number of local people will be honored at tonight's banquet, including News-7 Health Check reporter, Joy Sutton. We'll bring you highlights tonight on NEWS 7 at eleven.