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Coming up on News 7-
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Sports fans may have to concentrate on football ... a baseball strike deadline is hours away with NO agreement.
A tornado hits the Denver Area- damaging dozens of buildings.
Plus Miss Virginia heads off to the Miss America competition.
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[Talent=Jean]


News 7 at Eleven is Next.

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((CHEERS... TO RIGHT!))
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Will they play ball? That's the question with a baseball strike deadline just hours away.
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((TOO MUCH POLITICS....... THIS IS SUPPOSED TO BE FOR THE FANS. THE FANS WON'T COME BACK.))
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[Baseball]


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Good Evening. I'm Jean Jadhon.
Labor Day is almost here.. but it is LABOR woes that could mean a holiday weekend without an American pasttime.
In a little more than 13 hours- major league baseball players could be walking off the field-
Teri Okita has more.
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[SUPER=01-Gene Orza/Players' Rep;]
[SUPER=01-Chipper Jones/Braves Outfielder;]
[SUPER=01-Steve Hirsch;]
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((In New York, both sides are still trying to avert a strike that could shutdown the national pasttime. The deadline is Friday. Teri Okita reports on the major league baseball talks. BASEBALL FANS MAY SEE THEIR SEASON END BEFORE THE LAST PITCH IS EVER THROWN. WITH THE CLOCK TICKING DOWN TO A POSSIBLE FRIDAY AFTERNOON STRIKE DEADLINE. NEGOTIATORS FOR THE OWNERS AND THE PLAYERS ARE STILL AT ODDS OVER TWO MAJOR STICKING POINTS ... AND THEY BOTH INVOLVE MONEY. GENE ORZA, PLAYER'S REP: WHILE INSIDERS SAY BOTH SIDES SEEM TO BE MAKING CONCESSIONS, THE DOLLAR-AMOUNTS ARE STILL FAR APART. TAKE THE ISSUE OF REVENUE SHARING. OWNERS WANT TO INCREASE IT ... SAYING IT WOULD GIVE BASEBALL'S POOREST TEAMS A GREATER SHARE OF THE WEALTH NOW ENJOYED BY THE RICHEST.
AND SO FAR IT'S A SWING AND A MISS ON A PROPOSED LUXURY TAX --- SOMETHING THE OWNERS SAY WILL CURB THE SPENDING HABITS

OF HIGH-PAYROLL TEAMS. BUT THE PLAYERS DETECT A HIDDEN SALARY CAP. CHIPPER JONES/BRAVES OUTFIELDER: "There are a lot of people who fought to give me the ... that same opportunity." AND ALL THIS TALK OF MONEY BY BASEBALL'S MILLIONAIRES AND BILLIONAIRES HAS MADE IT HARD FOR MANY TO ROOT FOR THE HOME TEAM. STEVE HIRSCH/ "The fans have a voice and we're not going to stand for this, and we want you guys to stop this strike and get on with baseball." TERI OKITA, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK,))

[Jackson]


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An e-bay scam will cost a Grayson County man up to almost 6 years in prison and more than one- hundred thousand dollars.
Back in June, 28-year old Michael Paul Jackson pled guilty to cheating more than one hundred e-Bay customers.
A federal judge today gave him the maximum sentence.
The judge agreed with prosecutors that Jackson had obstructed justice and failed to accept responsibity for his actions.

[Missing-Girl]


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There was another ground search today in Henry County, but two weeks after Jennifer Short disappeared, there is still no sign of the missing nine year old.
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A search and rescue team from Fairfax County hit the ground in Oak Level.
Two dogs and their handlers covered the area near the home where Michael and Mary Short were murdered earlier this month.... but they apparently found nothing.
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((FRANK CASSELL/HENRY CO. SHERIFF: WE DID THAT JUST AS A SAFEGUARD. WE DIDN'T HAVE ANY INFORMATION, JUST WANTED TO MAKE SURE WE DIDN'T MISS NOTHING.))
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Sheriff Frank Cassell says investigators are still interviewing people, and continue to follow leads, but today he said there was no progress to report.
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[Farber-Missing]


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The mother of a boy abducted from his California home is now a suspect in his disappearance, along with a friend of hers.
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[photos of mom and friend]
Investigators say they believe the two are involved in the kidnapping.
It's believed they're driving a 2002 grey extended cab pickup- with temporary Colorado plates.
Meanwhile no sign of the two men who abducted Nicholas Farber. They beat up his father, took the boy, and drove off in a white S-U-V.
Today police released the 9-1-1 call when the boys father called police.
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((I NEED YOU.... KIDNAPPED MY KID!))
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Police today released this composite sketch of one of the suspects- while the boy's father today is pleading for his son's return.
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((ANY INFORMATION THAT COULD LEAD TO BRINGING HIM HOME I'D REALLY APPRECIATE IT.))
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Nicholas's father was seeking permanent custody of his son- a court hearing was set for one week from today.
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[Oregon-vigil]


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The community in Oregon City is mourning the loss of two little girls there.
A memorial service is going on there tonight.
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((LORD LET YOUR LOVE... COME OVER US.))
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The service began about one hour ago-
Friends and family members are grieving the loss of Miranda Gaddis and Ashley Pond-
Teachers of the girls spoke- The bodies of both girls were found in the yard of Ward Weaver last weekend.
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[Denver-Tornado]


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A tornado hits the Denver area today- injuring a construction worker
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and damaging 25 buildings.
The tornado hit Aurora, east of Denver late this afternoon.
Four buildings under construction were heavily damaged-
The twister toppled tress and damaged roofs.
The Colorado Rockies- San Francisco Giants game was called in the bottom of the ninth when power went out- as the storm moved in. The giants won 10- 6.
Tonight's Denver Broncos game was set to go on as scheduled.
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[Danville-March]


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The case is officially closed.
But a recent shooting of an African American in Danville is still causing quite a controversy.
As Justin McLeod discovered some in the black community say it is another example of police brutality.
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[IN Q=NAT SOUND OF PROTEST]
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((((NAT SOUND OF MARCH))
Shouting "No peace no justice" the African American community took to the streets in Danville Thursday afternoon.
The reason?
The Rennie Hunt Case.
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((RUSSELL WALLER/HUNT'S BROTHER-IN-LAW: WE'VE NOT GOTTEN ALL THE ANSWERS. MOST OF ALL WE DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY IT WAS NECESSARY FOR HIM TO BE KILLED.)) [Runs08]
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He was killed the night of May 11th.
Police shot Hunt after storming his apartment to rescue his girlfriend whom he reportedly was holding hostage.
What officers thought was a knife turned out to be a screwdriver.
Police also had no idea Hunt had a history of schizophrenia.
Regardless, many in the African American community feel officers didn't need to use lethal force.
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[IN Q=Under the circumstances]

((NEAL MORRIS/DANVILLE POLICE CHIEF: UNDER THE CIRCUMSTANCES IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT THE COLOR WAS THAT'S EXACTLY RIGHT IT WAS NOT A RACIAL ISSUE.)) [Runs06]
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Many African Americans disagree.
They cite several examples where police reportedly shot or roughed up black suspects here in Danville.
These protestors say it is police brutality and are demanding changes be made in the department.
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((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: IN RESPONSE TO THE RENNIE HUNT CASE, DANVILLE POLICE OFFICERS WILL SOON UNDERGO TRAINING IN RESOLUTION CONFLICT. HOWEVER, THE SOUTHERN CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE WANTS TO SEE THE DEPARTMENT GO A STEP FURTHER AND APPOINT A CITIZEN'S ADVISORY COMMITTEE.)) [Runs13]
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((QUICK NAT SOUND OF PROTEST AT COURTHOUSE STEPS))
That committee would look into future cases involving African Americans and the Danville Police Department.
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((WILLIAM AVON KEEN/SCLC PRESIDENT: WE ALSO WANT A CITIZEN'S REVIEW BOARD THAT WOULD HAVE PROSECUTOR POWERS, POWERS TO BE ABLE TO PROSECUTE AN OFFICER WHO IS CRIMINAL.)) [Runs09]
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Whether that will happen remains unclear.
After all, the police chief continues to stand by his officers and believes there is no racial tension here in the city.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Danville. ))

[Magnox]


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Layoffs appear to be in the works at a major Pulaski employer.
Several sources say the Magnox Corporation is laying off a part of its workforce, but company officials won't confirm or deny the reports.
Magnox makes materials for video and audio tapes, as well as security products.

[Salem-Fire]


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Investigators now say that fire last night in Salem was arson.
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48-year old James Earl Potts of Elliston is charged with setting fire to a home in the 16-hundred block of McCauley Avenue shortly before 11.
Two people were home at the time but escaped without injuries. Authorities say the house appears to be a total loss. Vehicles on the property were also damaged. Potts was found by Montgomery County authorities and charged with arson and threatening to burn an occupied dwelling.


He's in jail without bond.
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[Miss-Virginia]


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Miss Virginia's ready for Atlantic City.
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Jennifer Pitts got a hearty farewell tonight at a party in Vinton.
She's getting ready to leave for the Miss America Competition in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
She'll be there for about three weeks to prepare for the pageant which wraps up on September 21st.
If she doesn't end up being the next Miss America, Pitts says she plans to spend her year as Miss Virginia stressing the importance of volunteering.
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A bigger and better airport could be in store for one part of the viewing area.
More on that when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus a Kennedy cousin convicted of murder learns his fate.
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[Sports-preview]


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[Fitzgerald]


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A Franklin County man's murder and D-U-I trial is being moved because of pre-trial publicity.
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William Fitzgerald is charged with second degree murder while driving under the influence.
Last November, his car struck Ellen Schenker's vehicle head-on ... killing her and injuring her son.
Judge William Alexander seated a jury for the case ... then dismissed it.
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((JUDGE WILLIAM ALEXANDER: I THINK THAT THERE IS A GOOD CHANCE THAT IF I WERE TO TRY THIS CASE TODAY THAT THIS CASE WOULD BE REVERSED BY AN APPELLATE COURT BASED ON THE EXTENSIVE PRE-TRIAL PUBLICITY.))
[SUPER=01-Judge William Alexander/Franklin Co. Circuit Court]
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In early reports, authorities attributed the accident to alcohol.
Fitzgerald's blood alcohol content was only "POINT- ZERO - ONE" but prosecutors say he had too much of the anti-anxiety drug Librium in his system to drive.
His lawyers contend his medication was improperly dispensed to him.
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The case has been TEMPORARILY set for October 17th in Danville... but defense attorneys say they'll make a motion to have it tried even farther away.

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Martha Moxley's brother says Michael Skakel's sentence is no reason to celebrate.
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Skakel is the Kennedy cousin- sentenced today to 20-years to life in prison for the killing of Martha Moxley back in 1975.
Both were 15 at the time.
A tearful John Moxley says it's hard to compare the sentence to what life would have been like with his sister.
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((JOHN MOXLEY/MARTHA'S BROTHER: THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A FAIR SENTENCE.. NO CELEBRATION. THERE IS NO PARTY TO GO TO.))
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Skakel took the stand today- sobbing as he said he's found God.
He maintained his innocence saying he did not commit the crime.
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((DOROTHY MOXLEY: WELL HE DIDN'T SAY HE'S SORRY. HE DIDN'T SAY. I HAVE NO DOUBT HE KILLED MARTHA.))
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Skakel's lawyers read letters of support in court- including one from Robert Kennedy Junior- who described his cousin as a cross between John Candy and John Belushi.
With good behavior Skakel could be eligible for parole in 11 years.
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[NRV-Airport]


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The latest project at the New River Valley Airport has officials wanting more.
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[SUPER=03-Dublin;]


A ceremony this morning at the airport marked the completion of an improvement project that began in March.
It included re-striping the main runway, installing a new lighting system and relocating a beacon light.
Officials say the improvements will increase safety and modernize the airport, which they hope will lead to more International attention.
They are now looking at a future project to overlay a runway, to accomodate larger planes.
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A member of NSync is ready to head out... into space.
More on that when News 7 returns.
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Plus get a look at some of the first artifacts salvaged from a famous shipwreck.
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[Commercial]

[Bass-Space]


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"All systems are a- go" for singer Lance Bass and his dream to travel into space.
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[VO-NAT 16:58:55]
[SUPER=03-Houston, TX;]

The Russian Space Agency and NASA have given the N'Sync star the thumbs up. And if everything works out Bass will become the youngest person to visit space.
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((LANCE BASS/N'SYNC: I THINK IT'S WONDERFUL THAT I HAVE A VOICE FOR THE YOUNGER GENERATION TO INSPIRE THE FUTURE ASTRONAUTS OUT THERE, THE FUTURE SCIENTISTS.))
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The 23-year old has been training in Russia for months and is finishing up training here in the U-S. The trek he hopes to be a part of will deliver a new "escape vehicle" to the space station and spend eight days in orbit. The Russian's are charging 20- million for the trip which the Space Agency will use to pay bills and service its space fleet.
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[Monitor]


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Another surprising discovery from inside the gun turret of the U-S-S Monitor.
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[SUPER=03-Newport News]


Scientists at the Mariners Museum in Newport News today announced they've found a skeletal hand "still wearing a ring" inside the Civil War ironclad.
Scientists say they hope the ring will help identify the remains.
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[IN Q=We know the ]

((JOHN BROADWATER/ MONITOR SANCTUARY MANAGER; WE KNOW THE RING IS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS PARTICULAR PERSON, THAT'S TREMENDOUS NEWS FOR THE EFFORT THAT WILL FOLLOW THE EXCAVATION AS WE TRY TO IDENTIFY WHO THESE PEOPLE WERE AND TO EVEN REUNITE THEM WITH THEIR FAMILIES SOME DAY.))
[SUPER=01-John Broadwater/Monitor Sanctuary Manager]
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[OUT Q= families some day]
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Sixteen men died when the Monitor sank off the North Carolina coast in 1862.
So far, researchers have found the remains of two sailors inside.
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[S-Extra]


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High school football highlights for ya, also girls hoos and a tragic loss for the Express
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[SUPER=03-Bristol; :00]

But first our extra point. NASCAR is fining Ward Burton five thousand dollars for his actions during last Saturday night's Sharpie 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway. Burton, driver of the number 22 Dodge, threw his shoe heat shields at Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Also, Bill France, chairman and executive officer of international speedway corporation, had bypass surgery last night. France fell and broke his hip Tuesday night. He is expected to make a full recovery.
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[S-Glass]


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We start this segment with high school football as E.C. Glass opened the season against North Stafford.
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[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Wolverines vs. Hilltoppers; :00]


The Hilltoppers looking to start the season with a bang at City Stadium.
In the fourth quarter, Glass on defense, Wolverines quarterback Donald Brookins throws, but the pass is picked off by Glass's Andre Hamlet.
[SUPER=34-North Stafford/14/Glass/0;]But Glass could not convert any points. North Stafford did score twice, includi

ng this TD run by Tony Evans. North Stafford wins 14-nothing.
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[S-Glenvar]


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Now William Byrd and Glenvar played last night as well.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Terriers vs. Highlanders; :00]


But this was a scrimmage only and was played on the Highlanders turf.
Watch the Terriers super soph running back Aaron Connor bull his way into the end zone for the score. Each team opens the season next Friday night.
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[S-FFE]


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Most schools kick it off tonight. here the Friday Football Extra menu.
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[S-Refs]


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Referees are also foccussed o not only tomorrow night, but the entire season. Mike Stevens has more.
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[SUPER=01-Steve Brammer/President of Western Va. Officials; :16]
[SUPER=@mike2; :33]
[SUPER=01-Steve Fleshman/Commissioner of Western Va. Officials; :51]
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[OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."]
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(( The men in the black and white striped shirts who make up the membership of the southwest Virginia officials association have been using all the preseason scrimmages as a learning tool just like the players they oversee on the field.
((STEVE BRAMMER:)) The young officials who are not nearly as plentiful as they were 10 or 15 years ago seem to get the most from the live action, but the when it comes to getting a refresher course in the rule book at one of the preseason clinics, the veterans and rookies alike benefit from the experience. ((STEVE FLESHMAN:)) Refereeing in high school in our stretched out area is nothing more than a labor of love from these men. trust me no one is getting rich. ((STEVE FLESHMAN:)) It could be worse. A jayvee game pays just $40. Mike Stevens News 7 Sports.))

[S-Skins]


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The Redskins final tune up for the season stalled as the defending world champion New England Patriots whipped Washington.
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[SUPER=03-Redskins Park/FOX; :00]


The Skins defense could not stop the Pats as Damon Huard finds Daniel Graham on the 13 yard TD pass in the second quarter and it's 14-zip New England.
[SUPER=30-New England/28/Washington/14;]The Skins finally did get on the board in the third quarter when Shane Matt

hews hits Darnerien McCants on a 37 yard touchdown pass, 21-7 Patriots and they win it 28-14.
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[S-Tootoo]


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The Roanoke Express family lost one of it's favorite son this week. Center Terrence Tootoo was found dead yesterday afternoon in Brandon Manitoba Canada. Express officials say Terrence committed suicide, dying from an apparent self inflicted gunshot wound to the head.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]


Tootoo, who was an express fan favorite, was working out with his younger brothers junior team. Tuesday night, Tootoo got a DUI while driving home from dinner. Wednesday, he did not show for practice and was reported missing. Terrence was known for his big heart with fans.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Perry Florio/Express Head Coach; :00]
[SUPER=01-Duncan Dalmao/Terrence's Roommate and Teammate; :11]
[SUPER=01-Ashby Coleman/Express Owner; :18]
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[OUT Q=....happy to be here"]
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In girls basketball last night, Botetourt beat Cave Spring 59-41, Auburn over Rural Retreat 63-25, East Kont topped Forth Chiswell 61-38 and Carroll County beat Patrick Co. 47-32. Hidden Valley ventured into Viking territory last night.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Titans vs. Vikings; :00]


Northside would top the new high school last night. Brittany Hughes was tough all night, here she scores to put the Vikings up in the third quarter.
[SUPER=33-Northside/53/Hidden Valley/38;]Her teammate Corry Ferrtita puts another shot home with the nice acrobatic s

pin move.
The Titans Elizabeth Shaw did some damage for the Titans with this shot. But Northside wins 53-38 (------------)