[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

A former Henry County Administrator will pay for embezzlement with prison time but won't offer an explanation.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

And, Roanoke City pumps up its water supply by opening the pipes at Crystal Spring.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
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Tonight on News 7 Sports - a key member of the Tech football family is involved in an accident with a deer. The Express signs more players. Steve Mason checks in from Falcons' camp.
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[VO-NAT]

and we'll check in with the strength of the Redskins - there new linebackers they make up a pro bowl trio.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


For some, a soaking shower this afternoon but most stay high and dry and hot. Forecast details are straight ahead.


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[ANCHOR=Shannon 4-Shot]


News 7 is next.
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[SOT 13:09:26]
[IN Q=We're]

((WE'RE ALL VICTIMS OF THIS AND IT'S TIME TO HOPEFULLY LEARN FROM IT AND ENSURE THAT UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES CAN IT HAPPEN AGAIN.))
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=it happen again.]
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


County residents react as their disgraced former administrator is carted off to jail.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Sid Clower will spend 15 months in prison.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


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


And I'm Keith Humphry.
[Clower]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=02-26 TC40:33]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Clower will go to prison, even though state sentencing guidelines did NOT require him to serve ANY time.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


He'll also have to pay back what he stole from the county's Public Service Authority.
But today's sentencing in Henry County Circuit Court still leaves behind many questions. [***CLOWER SENTENCED GRAPHIC***]
[TOSS ACROSS=Keith-Shannon & Marya /Pulpit;]


Marya Jones joins us with more. Keith and Shannon, the judge did not allow TV cameras in court as Clower took the stand today.
[LIVE= Marya /FULL Pulpit]
[SUPER=@Marya1]


He owned up to 9 years of lying and stealing county money ...
But to many people's disappointment, he offered no explanation for the embezzlement .. and no signs of remorse.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Clower admits]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Don Caldwell/Special Prosecutor; :16]
[SUPER=01-Ross Bryant/Henry Co. PSA Customer; :50]
[SUPER=01-Tim Hall/Acting Deputy Administrator; 1:22]
[RUNS=1:28]
[OUT Q=to fix it.]

(( Clower admits to stealing nearly 800-thousand dollars in public funds by funneling it through a fake company.
Prosecutors say it paid debt, financed trips and went to three women and one child born from an affair.
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[SOT 13:01:19 - :28]

((DON CALDWELL: WE ARE DEALING WITH A CHARLATAN THROUGH AND THROUGH. I DO NOT THINK THAT MR. CLOWER HAS ANY TYPE OF MORAL BASE. )) [RUNS:09] [INSERT PRE-PRO PAGE 1]
Clower will spend 15 months in a low-security prison, followed by three months of work release... and 20 years of probation. [INSERT PRE-PRO PAGE 2]
He'll also have to repay nearly 680-thousand dollars to the PSA and hand over his retirement and savings.
The judge ordered him to take out a 200-thousand dollar life-insurance policy -- naming the PSA as the benificiary.
AND he owes the Commonwealth Attorney's office HALF the money from the sale of his home.
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[SOT 12:56:16 - :29]

((ROSS BRYANT/HENRY CO. RESIDENT: HE VIOLATED PUBLIC TRUST, HE VIOLATED HIS MARITAL VOWS AND REALLY I THINK HE SHOULD BE PUNISHED FOR THIS.)) [RUNS:13]
Ross Bryant was one of dozens of Henry County residents and PSA customers who came hoping for a harsher sentence.


They packed the courtroom, along with county officials like Tim Hall, who continues to struggle with the actions of his friend and former colleague.
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[SOT 13:12:24 - :34]

((TIM HALL/ACTING DEPUTY ADMINISTRATOR: AS A CITIZEN I'M BETRAYED. AS AN EMPLOYEE, I WAS BETRAYED. BUT I KNOW THAT THOSE OF US LEFT BEHIND THAT HAD ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO DO WITH CREATING THAT BETRAYAL HAVE GOT TO FIX IT. )) [RUNS:10]))
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[LIVE= Marya /FULL Pulpit]


County employees learned of one more betrayal today in court.
Sid Clower had listed on his resume when he was hired that he had a Master's Degree in Business Administration from the University of Virginia.
[TOSS ACROSS=Keith-Shannon & Marya /Pulpit;]


As it turns out, he had only a bachelor's degree in sociology.
Keith and Shannon?


[Crystal-spring]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=02-22 TC1:48:32]
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Until two years ago, Crystal Spring served Roanoke as a major source of drinking water. Today, the city celebrated as the spring flowed into the water system once again.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


This morning, members of council and other city officials gathered for a toast, and a taste.
Construction of the new filter plant is two months ahead of schedule, and should be complete by October first. In the meantime, a temporary filter system has allowed the city to bring Crystal Spring back on line even earlier.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Today, it's one million gallons]

((BILL CARDER/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL: TODAY, IT'S ONE MILLION GALLONS. ON MONDAY, WE'LL HAVE FOUR MILLION GALLONS RUNNING THROUGH OUR STATION HERE, SO YEAH IT'S A GREAT DAY.)) ((LINDA WYATT/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL: AND FOR THOSE WHO QUESTION WHETHER THE WATER IS REALLY GOOD... IT'S GREAT.))
[SUPER=01-Bill Carder/Roanoke City Council; :]
[SUPER=01-Linda Wyatt/Roanoke City Council; :]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=it's great.]
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[VO-NAT]


Crystal Spring has served as a source of drinking water for more than one hundred years, but two years ago, health department concerns forced the city to build the new filter plant.
With the additional supply from Crystal Spring and other new wells, the city hopes to cut in half the daily demand on Carvins Cove.
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[Terrorism]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=02-04 TC2:02:42]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Could making Virginia safer put your civil rights in danger?
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@file]


One proposal released this week by the Secure Virginia panel would allow the state to seize public property, anything from medical supplies to building space, in the event of an emergency.
Governor Mark Warner has asked the Attorney General to provide a legal opinion on the proposal.
Lieutenant Governor Tim Kaine sits on the anti-terrorism panel and says concerns about civil liberties were taken into consideration.
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[SOT 14:27:34]
[IN Q=I THINK WE WILL BE ABLE TO STRIKE THE RIGHT]

((LT. GOV. TIM KAINE: I THINK WE WILL BE ABLE TO STRIKE THE RIGHT BALANCE BUT THERE WILL BE CIRCUMSTANCES HOPEFULLY IT WON'T HAPPEN BUT IF THERE ARE WE NEED TO HAVE THE MECHANISMS IN PLACE SO WE CAN USE PRIVATE PROPERTY IF THAT'S NEEDED TO COUNTERACT ANY DISASTER.))
[SUPER=@Kaine]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=TO COUNTERACT ANY DISASTER.]
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[VO-NAT]


Other proposals from the panel include greater scrutiny of foreign workers and beefing up the state's emergency web site.
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[County-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[WRITER=khu]
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[GRAPHIC=None]

A man apparently shot himself in the head in Roanoke County today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]

County police report the man had recently returned to the area from New York City. He called his estranged wife, and she obtained a warrant against him. The man went to a vacant house on SOUTH Indian Grave Road in the Clearbrook area, where several shots were fired around four-A-M. Police say no one else was injured, but the man was found with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. He was taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital where the man is listed in critical condition tonight.
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[81-Accident]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=02-23 56:48]
[GRAPHIC=81 Accident]


Traffic is back to normal on Interstate 81 in Botetourt County .. after a collision caused some disruptions this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.]

A State police spokesman says 65- year- old Kenny Edward Rhodes of Buchanan was behind the wheel of a southbound pickup truck near Troutville, when another vehicle switched lanes and clipped the rear of his truck. Rhodes was airlifted to Roanoke Memorial Hospital, where he is now listed in good condition. The other driver, a 22- year- old man from Tennessee, is charged with reckless driving.
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[Locater]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=02-19 TC1:29:00]
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Finding a missing child in Bedford County may now be a little easier, thanks to a new program adopted by the Bedford County sheriff's office.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


With help from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, Bedford County is now using software called "LOCATER".. which stands for Lost Child Alert Technology Resource.
The program will enable law enforcement to get a picture and physical description of a missing child into the hands of local police departments and the media within minutes of their disappearance.
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[SOT 15:50:09]
[IN Q=In a matter]

((MIKE BROWN/BEDFORD CO. SHERIFF: IN A MATTER OF MINUTES WE HAVE E-MAILED THIS.. ...AND TO LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES.))


[SUPER=01-Mike Brown/Bedford Co. Sheriff]
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[OUT Q=law enforcement agencies.]
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[VO-NAT]


Brown says his office began pursuing the LOCATER program last fall, but the recent rash of child abductions nationwide has made it that much more important.
Only a handful of Virginia localities are using the program.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
[SS=NONE]


Stockholders of one local company are giving up shares... in hopes of keeping the company on the NASDAQ.
We'll explain when NEws 7 at Six returns.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Plus the Hokie Bird gets a baby brother.
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[Roanoke-Foundation]
[NEWSCAST=6 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=02-18 TC1:49:24]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


A sizable grant from the Foundation for Roanoke Valley will help six social service agencies develop mentoring programs.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-SHot]
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[VO-NAT :17]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

The endowment fund today announced a multi-year grants initiative that will commit one million dollars to six agencies over a specific period of time. The money will be used to find and train mentors and, provide the agencies with the resources necessary to implement mentoring programs.
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[SOT 3:48:04-3:48:21]
[IN Q=There was a clear and compelling need...]

((ALAN RONK/FOUNDATION FOR ROANOKE VALLEY: THERE WAS A CLEAR AND COMPELLING NEED FOR MENTORING RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN THE MENTOR AND MENTEE THAT COULD PRODUCE DRAMATIC AND POWERFUL RESULTS.))
[SUPER=01-Alan Ronk/Foundation for Roanoke Valley;]
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[OUT Q=dramatic and powerful results.]
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[SS=None]

The "Mentoring Works!" grantee partners are Apple Ridge Farm, The Area Agency on Aging, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, the Child Health Investment Partnership, Family Service of Roanoke Valley and the West End Center. The agencies will receive grants of between 75-thousand and 300-thousand dollars over the next five years.


[Taylor]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=02-17 TC1:49:29]
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An Amherst County native says Virginia needs a more common sense approach to government.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington;]

Rodney Taylor would like to take that philosophy to the House of Delegates. Today the co-owner of Lynchburg based High Peak Sportswear announced he's seeking the Democratic nomination in the 24th district.
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[SOT 01:29:44]
[IN Q=These are ]

((RODNEY TAYLOR/D- 24TH HOUSE DISTRICT CANDIDATE: THESE ARE VERY DIFFICULT BUDGET TIMES AND THAT'S GOING TO BE THE MOST OVERRIDING ISSUE IN THE UPCOMING SESSION OF THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES AND I LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING ON THAT TO MAKE THE TOUGH CHOICES BUT ALSO TO MAKING SURE THAT WE DOD MAKE THOSE CUTS THAT WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO MAKE IN A SMART WAY SO WE DON'T IMPEDE OUR ABILITY TO MOVE FORWARD ONCE THE BRIGHTER DAYS THAT ARE AROUND THE CORNER FINALLY GET HERE.))
[SUPER=01-Rodney Taylor/(D) 24th House District Candidate]
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[OUT Q=finally get here.]
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[WIPE TO FULL SCREEN BOARD] Taylor is a graduate of Washington and Lee University. Mimi Elrod and retired state trooper Ronnie Campbell have also announced their plans to run for Vance Wilkins' House of Delegates seat.
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[Appox-Farmers]


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A federal judge is still deciding whether to let Appomattox County farmers start using biosolids on their lands immediately.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Appomattox Co./File Tape]


Dozens of residents turned out for public hearings on the matter in March.. the county ultimately decided to place certain restrictions on the use of biosolids, which are treated human waste.
A group of eleven farmers is suing the county over those ordinances.. they were seeking a preliminary injunction in federal court today.
Their lawyer says the farmers have the necessary permits and the board acted illegally by further restricting the use of biosolids.
The county says concerns over the health effects and impact on neighboring properties prompted the action.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]


Judge Norman Moon is still hearing arguments in the case at this hour.. a decision is "not" expected today.[Optica

l-Cable]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=02-21 TC1:13:57]
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Optical Cable shareholders approved a reverse stock split today .. in hopes of keeping the stock listed on national exchanges.
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[VO-NAT]

[NO SUPER] The split is one-for-eight .. effective at midnight tonight. It means anyone who holds eight shares of Optical Cable stock today will hold just one share tomorrow. Nasdaq rules require listed stocks to hold net asset value of at least one dollar a share. In recent months, Optical Cable has fallen well below that. The company hopes that by reducing the number of shares, the price will exceed the one-dollar requirement.
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[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
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[WRITER=dse]
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Call it a draw in the latest battle between the bulls and the bears. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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[SUPER=x5000;]
[SUPER=440-y/31.85/8680.03/x/8.94/1344.19;]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


The DOW fell 32 points.
NASDAQ gained nine.
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[VO]
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[SUPER=274-i/0.30/64.55/i/2.64/100.00/i/0.23/30.20/i/0.39/34.86/i/0.41/49.12;]
[SUPER=#555; Reset]

[Pike]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=02-27 TC31:58]
[ANCHOR=SHannon 2-shot]

Western Virginia has a new U-S Marshal.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-1999]

Wayne Pike officially assumed the position today. A formal swearing- in ceremony will be held a week from Friday. Pike served as sheriff of Wythe County for 18 years, before stepping down to become a member of the state parole board.
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[Police-Camaro]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=02-34 TC04:48]
[GRAPHIC=None]


State police are adding some cool cruisers to their arsenal.
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[VO-NAT]


Beginning next month, troopers will begin testing high-performance 2002 Chevrolet Camaros.
They'll still sport the traditional blue and gray paint scheme, but won't have any noticable antennas.
The department has purchased seven of the cars... one for each division in the state.
Troopers hope the high-performance profile will give them an advantage in apprehending speeders and serve as a deterrent to irresponsible drivers.
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[VT-Logo]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=02-25 TC1:05:12]
[GRAPHIC=Virginia Tech]


There's a new arrival for the younger set of Virginia Tech fans...
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[VO-NAT :16]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

A Baby Hokie Bird logo is being unveiled today. The new design will appear on all of the university's kids products. Montgomery Regional Hospital is supporting the logo by bringing it into its birthing center. Newborns will get a Hokie certificate and t-shirt.
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[SOT 2:16:07]
[IN Q=It's a much]

((LOCKE WHITE/VT DIR. OF LICENSING AND TRADEMARKS; IT'S A MUCH MORE FRIENDLIER VERSION OF THE HOKIE BIRD THAT I THINK WILL APPEAR TO THE KIDS MORE.))
[SUPER=01-Locke White/VT Dir. of Licensing and Trademarks;]
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=KIDS MORE.]
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[VO-NAT]

A separate design for children is a first for Tech. The logo also kicks off the 2nd "Crazy for the Hokies" contest. This year...people are asked to send in a picture of a child under twelve...wearing or holding a Virginia Tech product. Four winning pictures will be chosen. Entries are due by November 25th.
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[Sports Tease]


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

Coming up tonight on the Big 7 - a Tech coach suffers a setback on the highway, the Express signs three more players.
The Skins backers are primed and ready -
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[VO-NAT]

And Steve Mason checks in from Falcons' camp with former UVa great Patrick Kerney - a star with a new position.
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[S-Tech]


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


The Virginia Tech football program is busy tonight checking in freshmen. This year's class of players arrived on campus this afternoon and will go through its first practices tomorrow.
[GRAPHIC=MIKE GENTRY]

One of the key members of the Tech coaching staff for the past 15 years is hurting tonight, but no the less thankful to be OK. Mike Gentry, Tech assistant athletic director for strength and performance was riding his motorcycle last night when he collided with a deer. He spent last night at Montgomery Regional Hospital, but was scheduled to be released this afternoon. The deer did not fair so well.

[S-Kerney]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-132 12:53]
[GRAPHIC=UVa]


Former University of Virginia standout defensive end Patrick Kerney had to choose between football and lacrosse while in college. Steve Mason says successfully dealing with an identity crisis then is helping Kerney now.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=first audio]
[SUPER=03-Greenville, SC; :00]
[SUPER=01-Patrick Kerney/Falcons Linebacker; :14]
[SUPER=@Steve1; :52]
[SUPER=01-Dan Reeves/Falcons Head Coach; 1:12]
[SUPER=01-Wade Phillips/Falcons Defensive Coordinator; 1:39]
[RUNS=2:02]
[OUT Q=.....News 7 sports"]
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((There were some weird sites at Falcons training camp, but watching defensive end turned linebacker Patrick Kerney back pedal into pass coverage..now that has taken some getting used to. ((:)) If anyone on the Falcons defense should have felt secure at his position coming into this season, it was Kerney. He lead the team in sacks with 12 last season. But Atlanta's decision to move him to linebacker was a change the team had to make and Kerney has changed with the position. ((:))
((:)) ((:)) ((:))
Kerney also likes Falcons new defensive coordinator Wade Phillips. The former Buffalo Bills coach has installed a new defense and a new attitude into a tea that underachieved at 7 and 9 last season. ((:))
Fans will get their first look at Kerney in a preseason game August ninth against Jacksonville. Steve Mason News 7 sports.))

[S-Backers]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-122 4729tc]
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The Falcons aren't the only ones who believe they have helped themselves at linebacker. Two key off-season acquisitions have made the linebacking spot the most talent rich on the Washington roster.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Carlisle, PA; :00]

Lavar Arrington, who is coming off of his first Pro Bowl season now has plenty of all-star company. Jerimiah Trotter, who made the pro bowl the past two season, left the Eagles to join the Skins in the off-season. And five time pro-bowler Jesse Armstead comes to Washington from the Giants with the intentions of making this the final stop of his career.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=bite]
[SUPER=01-Jesse Armstead/Redskins Linebacker in 10th NFL Season; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jeremiah Trotter/Redskins Linbacker in 5th Season; :15]
[RUNS=:23]
[OUT Q=...a sight to see."]
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[VO-NAT con't]

The Redskins fly out of Dulles to Osaka, Japan tomorrow morning. They play the 49ers in the American Bowl Saturday night.
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[S-Express]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-124 4118TC]
[GRAPHIC=EXPRESS]

The Roanoke Express inked three more players today-- Chad Mazurak, Frank Novock and Cole Fisher. More on them tonight at 11.