[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Teresa]

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[VO-NAT]

Relatives of the Short family speak publicly, for the first time, since remains found in North Carolina were confirmed to be those of Jennifer Short. A live report from Henry County is just ahead on NEWS 7 at six.
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[anchor=Teresa]

Plus, information on a murder in Covington.


[Sports-head]


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Tonight in sports, the Redskins reach the .500 mark, Michael Vick goes down with a shoulder injury, and Carter Warley is down for the count as well.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus, Dale Earnhardt, Junior wins for the third straight time at Talladega.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


Fall has returned for the second half of our weekend, bringing sunshine and much cooler temperatures. We'll see how long it will stick around coming up in the forecast.[Video-Open]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I never in my world imagined...]
[RUNS=:7]
[OUT Q=on a case like this.]
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[VO-NAT]

Members of the Short family thank the community, as they plan to lay Jennifer Short to rest.
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 6]


Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.

[Short-Memorial]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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[WRITER=rle]
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[GRAPHIC=Jennifer Short]

Jennifer Short's family says they are comforted by all the cards, letters and prayers that have been sent their way. Some plan to attend a candlelight vigil tonight in her memory.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Teresa / Justin Microwave;]

Justin McLeod is in Henry County and joins us now with more.
[LIVE=Justin/FULL]
[SUPER=@justin1;]
[SUPER=05-Henry Co.;]


((ROLLCUE:...just over the border in North Carolina.))
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Rockingham Co., NC; :00]
[SUPER=01-Ruby Collins; :13]
[SUPER=01-Vivian Webb; :32]
[SUPER=01-Randy Webb; 1:07]
[SUPER=01-Bill Tipton; 1:24]
[SUPER=01-Jim Whitehead/Jennifer's Uncle; 1:40]
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[OUT Q=to have to put to rest to decide and everything now.]



[LIVE=Justin/FULL]
[SUPER=05-Henry Co.;]




[DOUBLE BOXES=Teresa/Justin Microwave;]




[Jennifer-School]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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Tomorrow will most likely be a difficult one for Jennifer's classmates.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Figsboro/August]


Jennifer was a student at Figsboro Elementary School.
School officials decided Friday not to tell the students about Jennifer's death hoping instead parents would break the news.
The school system plans to have five or six grief counselors at school tomorrow.
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[SOT 23:07]
[IN Q=We have found]

((CHARLES PRESTON/HENRY CO. SCHOOL SYSTEM: WE HAVE FOUND ITS BETTER TO DO ONE ON ONE SIMPLY BECAUSE AT K-5 LEVEL, KINDERGARTEN MIGHT HANDLE IT HANDLE IT DIFFERENT THAN A FIFTH GRADER SO ONE ON ONE WE HAVE FOUND TO BE THE BEST PRACTICE.))
[SUPER=01-Charles Preston/Henry Co. School System]
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[OUT Q=the best practice]
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[VO-NAT]


Counselors have been on hand since the first day of school and officials say many students have taken advantage of that.
Since Jennifer disappeared, the school has kept her desk empty hoping Jennifer would return.
The staff plans to meet Monday to decide what to do with her desk.
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[Bowman]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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[WRITER=tha]
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Investigators could travel to Canada this week as part of the Short family investigation. Authorities from Virginia and North Carolina say they'll meet tomorrow to discuss plans to interview a man they call a "possible" witness.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Yellowknife, Canada]

Gary Bowman of North Carolina is being held in Yellowknife, Canada-- charged with illegally entering the country and lying to officials about his criminal record. Local investigators believe Bowman may know something about the Short murders-- so plans are being made to travel to Yellowknife where Canadian investigators have already seized Bowman's van.
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[SOT 16:27:47]
[IN Q=His official]
[SUPER=01-Randy Gurlock/Canadian Citizenship & Immigration Dir. ]

((HIS OFFICIAL STATUS IS THAT HE'S A DETAINED PERSON UNDER THE IMMIGRATION ACT... HE'S BEING INTERVIEWED BY IMMIGRATION OFFICIALS, THE OFFICER IN YELLOWKNIFE. WE WILL GATHER THE FACTS IN THIS CASE AND MAKE A DECISION ABOUT HOW TO PROCEED UNDER THE IMMIGRATION LEGISLATION PROBABLY THE NEXT STEP WILL BE A DETENTION REVIEW MONDAY OR TUESDAY AT THE LATEST.))


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[OUT Q=at the latest.]
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[VO-NAT]

Bowman left North Carolina on August 16th -- the day after the Shorts were discovered dead in their home. Investigators searched his property after his landlord told them Bowman threatened to kill a mobile home mover in Virginia. He left behind a map marked with the location of the Shorts' home.
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[Covington-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rle]
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Police in Covington are investigating a homicide. It apparently occurred at the High Acres mobile home park-- though a time has not been determined. The victim's name has not been released-- nor any details on a suspect. We hope to have more information tonight on NEWS 7 at eleven.

[Bedford-Fatal]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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[WRITER=mjo]
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[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]


A single-car accident killed a Huddleston man last night.
It happened just before 11 on Route 626 in Bedford County.
State police say 66-year-old Warren Taylor ran off the side of the road, overcorrected and went down an embankment before his car caught fire.
Police say Taylor died at the scene.

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

Still to come on News 7, will the new generation of soda bottling plant affect others in our area?
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[VO-NAT]

and authorities around Washington D-C hope that they can figure out who gunned down 6 people before he strikes again.
Those stories just ahead... but first an update on the weather with Brent Watts.
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[Shooting-Spree]


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[WRITER=rle]
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Police around Washington D-C say they are assuming there is still a danger that a sniper who has killed 6 people will strike again. Meanwhile, the first of the victims is laid to rest. Teri Okita has more.
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[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co., MD; :00]
[SUPER=01-Charles Moose/Montgomery Co., MD Police Chief; :27]
[SUPER=@okita1; :40]
[SUPER=01-Doug Duncan/Montgomery Co., MD Executive; :51]
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[OUT Q=STD]

((ONE OF THE VICTIMS OF A SHARPSHOOTING GUNMAN, A CAB DRIVER, WAS BURIED TODAY IN A MARYLAND SUBURB. AS HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS TRY TO UNDERSTAND HIS SENSELESS MURDER, THE KILLER - REMAINS AT LARGE. POLICE BELIEVE THE GUNMAN IS RESPONSIBLE FOR FIVE OTHER DEATHS AND ONE SERIOUS INJURY ACROSS THE WASHINGTON D-C- AREA. INVESTIGATORS SAY THEY WILL USE A GEOGRAPHICAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL PROFILE TO HELP FIND THE SUSPECT :
SUPER: Chief Charles Moose/Montgomery County MD Police
SOT: we dont expect it to be exact - it is somethingelse we can factor

in.
AND OFFICIALS ARE IMPLORING THE PUBLIC TO KEEP CALLING WITH ANY INFORMATION:
TERI STANDUP (so far police have received thousands of tips, etc.)
SUPER: Doug Duncan/ Montgomery Co. Executive Sot (131622) its a tip from the public, whether a friend or family member someone who saw something that gives the police the tip they need
FORENSIC EXPERTS SAY THEY MAY NEVER BE ABLE TO PROVE TWO OF THE SHOOTINGS ARE LINKED TO THE REST BECAUSE THE BULLET FRAGMENTS ARE IN SUCH POOR SHAPE. BUT MONTGOMERY POLICE CHIEF CHARLES MOOSE SAYS HE KNOWS IN HIS GUT THE SHOOTINGS ARE ALL CONNECTED AND THAT THE KILLER COULD VERY WELL STILL BE IN THE AREA:

SOT: Moose it is not incomprehensible that someone would live in

Spotslyvania and work in D.C. work in Mont. Co - for many people thats just part of the daily commute.
MOOSE SAYS THEY ARE STILL LOOKING FOR THE WHITE, DELIVERY TRUCK - SEEN SPEEDING AWAY FROM ONE OF THE SCENES. TO CBS NEWS))

[Pepsi]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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[WRITER=tha]
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One town's gain could be another community's loss.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Wytheville/August 12;]

Officials recently announced plans by the Pepsi Bottling Group to possibility build a bottling facility in Wytheville.
The company has since begun site preparation work on a multi-million dollar production facility. But some are worried Wytheville's gain could affect Pepsi plants in Marion and Princeton, West Virginia. Wytheville is located roughly between the two facilities-- and Pepsi has yet to confirm whether the company will consolidate its other two plants. A spokeswoman says the company may make an announcement on consolidation by the end of the month.
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[Voting]


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[WRITER=rle]
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Five P-M tomorrow is the deadline to register to vote in the November Fifth election.
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[SUPER=@file; ]

Statewide, voters will decide whether the state should borrow money for parks and college building projects. Two constitutional amendments also are on the ballot. Senator John Warner is running for re-election against two independents. All eleven Virginia members of the House of Representatives are seeking re-election but only seven have opposition.
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[Tease#2]
[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[SS=NONE]


Still to come, a joyride in an ambulance turns into an emergency for local police...
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[VO-NAT]

and this man is stepping into a new job, and his first order of business is to restore the public's trust. Stay with us, we'll have more when we return.
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[Ambulance-Chase]


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Authorities say a hospital patient stole an ambulance and took it for a joyride yesterday.
That's when a Montvale rescue squad crew noticed its ambulance was missing, after dropping a patient off at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
Bedford County deputies say ANOTHER patient who had been discharged took it for a spin -- even turning on the lights and siren.
He got all the way to Franklin County before deputies stopped him.
Charges -- and the patient's name -- are pending from Roanoke City Police.


[Henry-Leader]


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Henry County's new leader says he's ready to get down to work.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.]


Benny Summerlin officially became Henry County's administrator two weeks ago.
Summerlin says he's always wanted the job but not in the way he got it.
He moved from deputy administrator to acting administrator after Sid Clower was fired in June for embezzlement.
Summerlin says one of his goals is to restore the public's trust.
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[SOT 20:58:03]
[IN Q=I think we start]

((BENNY SUMMERLIN/HENRY CO. ADMINISTRATOR: I THINK WE START BY CONDUCTING THE PUBLIC'S BUSINESS IN PUBLIC AND THAT WE HAVE GOOD PERSONNEL POLICIES AS A FOUNDATION, THAT WE HAVE PROPER PROCEDURES IN PLACE ON HOW WE CONDUCT BUSINESS AND ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE ARE STARTED TO DO IS REVIEW ALL OF THOSE.))
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[OUT Q=all of those]
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[VO-NAT]


Summerlin recently received his master's degree in public administration from Virginia Tech.
He also grew up in the area and has worked for the county for more than twenty years.
He says he's ready to deal with the county's economic problems.
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[SOT 20:50:43]
[IN Q=We need to find]

((BENNY SUMMERLIN: WE NEED TO FIND WAYS TO SUPPORT OUR LOCAL BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY AND THAT HELP THEM GROW IN ADDITION TO ATTRACTING NEW INVESTMENT AND CREATING NEW JOBS.))
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[OUT Q=creating new jobs]
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[VO-NAT]


Summerlin signed a contract for nearly three years.
He's starting at 100-thousand dollars a year, but is due for a 10- thousand dollar raise next July.
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[Sports tease]


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Coming up, Little E collects a big payday at Talladega, the Redskins find a quarterback, plus
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[VO-NAT]


the Hokies are set to battle B-C this week without Carter Warley.
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[S-Race]


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We start on the track where just 121 points separated 5th place from first in the Winston Cup points standings heading into today's EA Sports 500 at Talladega, the final restrictor plate race of the season.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Talladega, AL/NBC Sports; :00]


The big wreck almost happened before the race even started as the top two drivers in the points standings and the two drivers starting on the front row, Mark Martin and Jimmie Johnson got together after the steering column locked up on Martin's car during the pace lap. He clipped the 48 car and both had to pit for repairs.
Blocking is a big part of restrictor plate racing but the caution flag didn't come out once today. Only the third time that's ever happened at Talladega.
Jeff Gordon's title hopes took another big hit this afternoon when he blew an engine at lap 126.
There was no such trouble for Dale Earnhardt, Junior who led the final 38 laps on the way to his third straight Talladega win and the Winston No-Bull Million. Tony Stewart held on to 2nd and took the points lead in the process.
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[SUPER=01-Dale Earnhardt, Jr./Third Straight Talladega Win; :00]
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[OUT Q=just holding the wheel."]
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[go to boards]
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[SUPER=0106-1. Dale Earnhardt, Jr.//2. Tony Stewart//3. Ricky Rudd//4. Kurt Busch//5. Jeff Green//;]
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[SUPER=0106-6. Steve Park//7. Ryan Newman//8. Michael Waltrip//9. Dale Jarrett//10. Ward Burton//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0106-11. Jeff Burton//12. Robby Gordon//13. Rusty Wallace//14. Matt Kenseth//15. Ricky Craven//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0106-16. Kyle Petty//17. Scott Wimmer//18. John Andretti//19. Bill Elliott//20. Jeremy Mayfield//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0106-21. Jimmy Spencer//22. Stacy Compton//23. Todd Bodine//24. Jerry Nadeau//25. Bobby Labonte//;]
[RUNS=:25]
[OUTCUE=last driver."]
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[S-Falcons]


[ANCHOR=travis]
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[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-121 TC12659]
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To the NFL, where today Michael Vick and the Falcons welcomed Warren Sapp and the Bucs stingy defense to the Georgia Dome.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/Fox Sports; :00]


Vick didn't last long against Jon Gruden's bunch. Early in the third quarter, Simeon Rice wraps him up and throws him to the turf. Vick was replaced by Doug Johnson and did not return after suffering a shoulder sprain.
The Bucs kept coming. Sapp made his presence felt intercepting Johnson and then lateraling to Derrick Brooks.
[SUPER=30-Tampa Bay/20/Atlanta/6/;]

He takes it to the house. The Bucs 'D' has scored in four straight games. Tampa Bay beats Atlanta 20 to 6.
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[S-Redskins]


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[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-128 TC12002]
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Coming off a bye week, Steve Spurrier's offense needed a boost today against the Titans. Spurrier opted to start Danny Weurffel under center, but it was another Redskins quarterback who made a big splash.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Nashville, TN/Fox Sports; :00]


To the Music City we go where Weurffel went down with a sprained shoulder after getting crunched early in the first quarter.
Stephen Davis was also a member of the walking wounded. He banged his knee but did return later in the game.
Patrick Ramsey made his first appearance at quarterback for the Skins and Ramsey didn't disappoint, hooking up with Rod Gardner for the 23 yard touchdown and Washington led 14 to 10 at halftime.
Spurrier then goes to the trickery. Ramsey hits Kevin Lockett who then throws it up for Stephen Davis. That was good for another 6, and Washington whips Tennessee 31
[SUPER=30-Washington/31/Tennessee/14/;]

to 14, improving to 2 and 2 on the season.
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[S-Panthers]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-122 TC12613]
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The Carolina Panthers hoped to bounce back from their first loss of the season today at home against the Cardinals.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC/Fox Sports; :00]


For all the shootouts this season, this one was a defensive struggle.
The Panthers led 7-6 at the half and thanks to this 31 yard strike from Rodney Peete to Isaac Byrd who made a great grab, but needs some work on his celebration.
Two Shayne Graham field goals gave the Panthers a 13-6 cushion in the 4th quarter, but Jake Plummer then goes to his tight end Freddie Jones on the screen and Jones takes it into the endzone tying the game at 13.
That set the stage for the Cards Bill Grammatica. He bombs a 50 yard field goal with just over a minute
[SUPER=30-Arizona/16/Carolina/13/;]

left and that was the difference as Arizona hands Carolina its 2nd loss in a row 16 to 13. Now here's a look at all of today's NFL scores.
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[S-Tech]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-124 TC12744]
[GRAPHIC=Virginia Tech]


The Virginia Tech Hokies remained at number four in both college football polls released today. But Tech has some issues in the kicking game headed into Thursday's date with Boston College.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]


Carter Warley is out indefinitely with that nagging back injury and will participate in a rigorous rehab program over the next four weeks. Warley is 5 of 8 on field goal tries this season and has made all 20 of his extra point attempts.
Coach Frank Beamer will now take a long, hard look at a pair of true freshmen in Salem's Nic Schmitt and Brandon Pace, as well as senior Jon Mollerup before determining who will take over the place kicking duties.
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[S-Chip]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-132 TC10744]
[GRAPHIC=Chip Sullivan]


We finish up on the links where Chip Sullivan started the day within 6 shots of the lead at the Michelob Championship at Williamsburg. But the Ashley Plantation pro, struggled this afternoon on his way to a 5-over round of 76 and a 1-under par finish.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Williamsburg/ESPN; :00]


Charles Howell the Third fired a final round 4-under 67 to pick up his first win on the Tour. He finished at 14-un(------------) der. Scott Hoch and third round leader Brandt Jobe were two shots back at 12-under par.