[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

Investigators aren't the only ones eager to get to the bottom of the Short murders.
So is Garrison Bowman.
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[VO-NAT :06]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

And, students at Virginia's community colleges could see tuition jump by a third.
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[Sports-head]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


Tonight in sports, Uva looks for its 6th win in a row, Jamie McMurray explains why he won't be racing in Martinsville, and
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[VO-NAT]


the Express gets set to face off with some familiar faces in tomorrow night's home opener.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


Our cloudy, cool weather will give way to sunny and cool weather. Some showers are likely this weekend. Details ahead.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


NEws 7 is next.
[Video-Open]
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


The man who calls himself a suspect in the Short Family murders vows to clear his name.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Virginia authorities will soon be able to examine Garrison Bowman's van.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


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


And I'm Shannon Young.
[Bowman]
[NEWSCAST=6 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-43 TC49:27]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


A court hearing was held today in Yellowknife Canada for Bowman, the man authorities want to talk to in connection with the Short Family murders.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-SHot]


At today's hearings, a judge ruled Bowman's seized belongings will be turned over to police here in the U.S. [***BOWMAN MONITOR GRAPHIC***]
[TOSS ACROSS=Keith-SHannon & Justin/Pulpit;]


Justin McLeod has more on today's hearing. Justin, what did Bowman have to say about all this?
Keith and Shannon, Bowman agrees with the judge's decision.
[LIVE= Justin /FULL Pulpit]
[SUPER=@justin1]


He said in court today he wants to get to the bottom of suspicions against him, and emerge with a clean slate.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Yellowknife, Canada/Last Week]


Bowman was arrested in Canada two weeks ago for failing to appear in court on an impaired driving charge.
Last week, immigration officials agreed to deport Bowman back to the U.S.
Today's hearing was to determine what materials collected in Canada could be sent to local investigators working the Short Family murders.
Bowman said in court today he doesn't mind police examining his Ford van which is now impounded in Inuvik (INN-yoo-vick).
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[LIVE= Justin /FULL Pulpit]


Bowman admitted a seized sleeping bag has blood on it, but says it is his own.
Also in court today, Bowman declined to have a lawyer.
As for when he may be extradited to the U.S., there is still no date set for that.
And he doesn't technically have to talk to investigators when he returns.
[TOSS ACROSS=Keith-Shannon & Justin/Pulpit;]


But Keith and Shannon, all indications are that Garrison Bowman wants to clear his name.


[Fitzgerald]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=02-37 TC45:35]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


The murder trial of a Franklin County man is underway in Pittsylvania County court.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.]


William Fitzgerald faces felony murder and D-U-I charges.
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co./November]


Last November on Route 670, he struck Ellen Marie Schenker's car, killing her and injuring her son.
The case is being tried in Pittsylvan ia County because of pre-trial publicity and earlier this year, a clerical error delayed the start of the case.
The prosecution rested its case today after calling people who saw the accident and medical experts.
Prosecutors allege Fitzgerald was under the influence of a prescription drug and that he'd been drinking at the time of the crash... but his blood alcohol level did test below the legal limit.
Defense attorneys say Fitzgerald was improperly medicated while in jail on a prior drunk-driving charge.
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[State-budget]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=02-34 TC1:06:46]
[GRAPHIC=Layoffs]


Most state workers will know by tomorrow whether their jobs have been eliminated as a result of state cutbacks.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Finance Secretary John Bennett says 40-percent of the 18-hundred lay-offs will occur in Central Virginia.
And, at least 138 state workers in Southwest Virginia will lose their jobs.
Bennett told the Senate Finance Committee today that "no region was left untouched" by Governor Warner's budget cuts.
The cuts are the deepest ever made to the state government work force.
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[SOT 11:43:02]
[IN Q=THE STATE OF VIRGINIA HAS]
[SUPER=@Hawkins]
[RUNS=:21]
[OUT Q=IT TROUBLES ME.]
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[VO-NAT]


Bennett also reported that September's revenue collections were up by 10 percent over last year.
It is only the second month of positive revenue growth for the state in the last ten months.
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[Community-Colleges]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=02-39 TC36:41]
[GRAPHIC=Budget Cut]


State agencies say there is no time to waste as they deal with the latest round of budget cuts.
Today in Roanoke, the State Board for Community Colleges approved a tuition increase of almost 31 percent.
[DOUBLE BOXES=SHannon & JoeD /NEwsroom Pod;]


Tonight, Joe Dashiell is here with more on a decision that state officials described as agonizing, but essential.


[LIVE= JoeD /FULL Newsroom Pod]
[SUPER=@Joe1;]


Keith and Shannon, the community colleges were already facing the elimination of 215 full-time positions, fewer academic offerings and larger class sizes because of an earlier round of budget cuts.
Now the chancellor, board members and college presidents say the tuition increase is necessary to preserve the core mission of Virginia's community colleges.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I just want to say]
[SUPER=01-Mary Louise Jackson/Community College Board President; :07]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :16]
[SUPER=01-Jack Lewis/New River Community College President; :36]
[SUPER=01-Robert Sandel/Va. Western Community College President; :43]
[RUNS=:50]
[OUT Q=to other colleges and universities.]
(([SOT]
[IN Q=I just want to say]

((MARY LOUISE JACKSON/BOARD PRESIDENT: I JUST WANT TO SAY TO ALL OF OUR STUDENTS AND CONSTITUENTS WHO HAVE SUPPORTED THE COMMUNITY COLLEGES OVER THE YEARS, JUST AS OUR OTHER FOUR YEAR INSTITUTIONS ARE HAVING TO DO, WE'RE HAVING TO MAKE A TOUGH DECISION IN TOUGH ECONOMIC TIMES.))
[RUNS= :14]
[OUT Q=in tough economic times.]


Officials say they're committed to keeping tuition as low as possible... keeping the community colleges accessible to as many students as possible.
But with the latest round of budget cuts, they argued that core services were in jeopardy... and specialized programs such as workforce training in danger of disappearing.
College presidents argued there was not good alternative.
[SOT]
[IN Q=We would not ]

((WE WOULD NOT BE HERE ASKING FOR A TUITION INCREASE IF IT WAS JUST NOT ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY.)) ((31 PERCENT IS A GOOD SOUND BITE, BUT 31 PERCENT OF OUR TUITION IS STILL A MINIMUM AMOUNT COMPARED TO OTHER COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES. ))
[RUNS= :15]
[OUT Q=other colleges and universities.]))
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[LIVE= JoeD /FULL]


Tuition will increase 12 dollars 25 cents per credit hour. For a full-time student, that will mean an additional 183 dollars 75 cents per semester.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & JoeD /NEwsroom;]


More budget cuts may be coming but Keith and Shannon, members of the State Board for Community Colleges say once state revenues finally rebound, they will revisit this tuition hike.


[Arts-Reacts]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=02-36 TC1:06:03]
[GRAPHIC=Budget Cut]


The local arts community is responding to Governor Warner's budget cuts with relief.
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[VO-NAT :19]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Tuesday night, the Governor announced state and local museums and the arts would lose 15-percent of their allotted funds. But local executive directors, who've spent the past couple years dealing with cuts in state funding, say they news was better than anticipated. They thought they'd be *zeroed out* of the budget.
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[SOT 49:51-49:59]
[IN Q=That would have been very difficult...]

((KENT CHRISMAN/HISTORY MUSEUM: THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN VERY DIFFICULT FOR US TO HANDLE. WITH PERCENTAGE CUTS I THINK WE'LL BE ABLE TO DO SOME BELT TIGHTENING AND MAKE IT WORK.))
[SOT 47:54-48:09]

((JIM SEARS/CENTER IN THE SQUARE: I THOUGHT WE'D LOSE ALL OUR FUNDING. I'M GRATEFUL THE GOVERNOR CHOSE TO KEEP 85-PERCENT OF OUR FUNDING IN.))
[SUPER=01-Kent Chrisman/History Museum; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jim Sears/Center in the Square; :09]
[RUNS=:23]
[OUT Q=to keep 85-percent of our funding in.]
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[VO-NAT :10]

Many local cultural agencies are still working out the numbers and have yet to decide whether they'll need to lay off employees or shorten hours of operation.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
[SS=NONE]


Still ahead on News 7 at Six, defusing dangerous confrontations between police and the mentally ill.
We'll show you one program in the New River Valley.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Plus, the future of Virginia's transportation system takes the fast lane in Lexington.
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[Mental-Health]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=02-28 TC2:01:18]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Community leaders join forces to establish a Crisis Intervention Team in the New River Valley.
[ANCHOR=Shan 2-Shot]


The goal is to minimize the retraint and locking up of people with a mental illness, while reducing the risk of injury to officers and the individual.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg]


Harriet Dorsey's son has a mental illness.
That's why she's joined law enforcement and mental health providers in establishing the Crisis Intervention Team.
She hopes the team will make families more comfortable calling authorities in a crisis.
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[SOT2:00:48]
[IN Q=That when they call]

((HARRIET DORSEY/PARENT:THAT WHEN THEY CALL LAW ENFORCEMENT FOR HELP THAT IT WILL BE HELPFUL AND NOT ESCALATE AN ALREADY FRIGHTENING SITUATION IN TURN INTO SOMETHING WORSE))
[SUPER=01-Harriet Dorsey/Parent]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=something worse]
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[VO-NAT]


As part of the intervention, officers would receive 40 hours of specialized training in psychiatric diagnosis, substance abuse, de-escalation techniques and empathy training.
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[SOT2:09:15]
[IN Q=I think when the officers]

((CHIEF DEP. NEAL TURNER/MONTGOMERY CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.; I THINK WHEN THE OFFICERS BEGAN TO UNDERSTAND HOW TO PROPERLY COMMUNITY WITH THE CONSUMER THAN THE ENTIRE EPISODE IS DE-ESCALATED))
[SUPER=01-Chief Dep. Neal Turner/Montgomery Co. Sheriff's Dept. ]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=is de-escalated]
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[VO-NOT]
Organizers also hope to establish a no-refusal drop off location where officers can take in people in crisis.
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[VADP-Director]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=02-38 TC44:32]
[GRAPHIC=None]


One of Lynchburg's busiest social activists is now taking his act on the road.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Jack Payden-Travers has been hired to head up the Charlottesville-based Virginians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty.
Payden-Travers is a former Lynchburg College professor who most recently headed up the Lynchburg Peace Education Center.
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[SOT 22:17:45]
[IN Q=My vocation is]

((JACK PAYDEN-TRAVERS/NEW VADP PRESIDENT: MY VOCATION IS TO WORK FOR PEACE AND SOCIAL JUSTICE. AS A PACIFIST I VERY MUCH BELIEVE IN WORKING FOR PEACE, BUT AS A REALIST I UNDERSTAND THAT WE'RE NEVER GOING TO HAVE PEACE UNLESS THERE'S SOCIAL JUSTICE CONNECTED WITH IT.))
[SUPER=01-Jack Payden-Travers/New VADP President]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=connected with it.]
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[VO-NAT]


Payden-Travers says V-A-D-P's immediate focus will be to promote the November ballot initiative that would allow the introduction of D-N-A evidence of innocence at any time.
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[Knox-Fund]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=02-35 TC1:09:56]
[GRAPHIC=Knox]

The doctor who's treating pain specialist Cecil Knox has also agreed to serve as a trustee of his legal defense fund.


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]

Doctor William Fintel says the family asked him to help see that any money raised for Knox's defense is used the way it's intended. He says Knox is doing well in the early stages of treatment for lymphoma.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:02:30]
[IN Q=He is remarkably calm]

((DR. WILLIAM FINTEL/DR. KNOX'S PHYSICIAN; HE IS REMARKABLY CALM AND STRONG AND COMMITTED TO CLEARING HIS NAME AND GETTING BETTER FROM CANCER.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. William Fintel/Dr. Knox's Physician; ]
[RUNS=07]
[OUT Q=better from cancer.]
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[VO-NAT]

[***KEITH ON CART***]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/February]

Knox was indicted in February for prescribing OxyContin without a legitimate medical purpose. Doctor Fintel wants to avoid commenting on the case, but the charges worry this renowned oncologist because he relies on OxyContin to provide his patients relief.
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[SOT 1:04]
[IN Q=If you come]

((IF YOU COME IN AND SEE ME AND SAY YOU HURT, I'M GOING TO BELIEVE YOU, BY MY NATURE, BY THE PHYSICIAN-PATIENT RELEATIONSHIP. IF I KNOW YOU'RE LYING, IT'S LIKE INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY. UNTIL I CAN PROVE YOU'RE LYING, I'M GOING TO PRESUME YOU'RE NOT. IT'S TOUGH.))
[RUNS=20]
[OUT Q=It's tough.]
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[GRAPHIC=None]

At the same time, Fintel bluntly says anyone who's casually prescribing pain killers should be locked up.


[Stocks]


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


A slew of positive earnings reports helped push stocks higher across the board. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
[RUNS=:30]
[SUPER=x5000;]
[SUPER=440-x/238.86/8274.89/x/39.76/1272.18;]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


The DOW climbed 239 points.
NASDAQ rose 40.
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[VO]
[SUPER=271-i/4.21/52.10/i/0.02/18.36/i/3.60/69.90/h/1.73/68.58/h/0.15/10.34;]
[SUPER=272-h/0.31/5.97/h/0.45/40.45/h/0.58/38.11/h/1.29/26.89/h/0.46/8.67;]
[SUPER=273-i/1.85/49.33/i/0.16/14.75/h/0.70/21.90/h/0.04/1.95/h/1.70/40.30;]
[SUPER=274-i/0.30/9.25/h/1.08/60.50/h/1.01/35.76/h/0.09/34.25/i/1.43/55.33;]
[SUPER=#555; Reset]


[Triathalon]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=02-42 TC33:37]
[GRAPHIC=None]

[*****ANCHOR TAG****]
The family of a bicyclist killed in a local race has been awarded a half-million dollars... winning a negligence case against the town.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]


Gary Wayne Taylor was participating in the Blacksburg 2000 Triathlon... when he ran into a car at an intersection along the course.
The town's attorney said Taylor ran a stop sign, but a jury ruled in favor of his family, who said the town should've had someone there directing traffic.
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[SOT 33:38]
[IN Q=IT'S ALLOWED]

((HEATHER BROWNING/BLACKSBURG SPOKESPERSON: IT'S ALLOWED US THE OPPORTUNITY TO TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT OUR POLICIES AND PROCEDURES FOR HOW WE CONDUCT SPECIAL EVENTS TO REALLY BE ABLE TO GET OUR CHECKS AND BALANCES IN LINE FOR THOSE EVENTS.))
[SUPER=01-Heather Browning/Blacksburg Spokesperson;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=FOR THOSE EVENTS]
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[VO-NAT]


Browning says the town hasn't decided if it will appeal.
It has not held a race since Taylor's death... and Browning says she's not sure whether it will again.
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[Transportation]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=02-33 TC1:31:42]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Hundreds of officials are talking about transportation at the Virginia Military Institute.
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[VO-NAT - :25.5]
[SUPER=@file; ]

The Virginia Transportation Conference brings together state and federal officials, as well as private transportation companies. The meeting's designed to make organizations within the Transportation Department work more efficiently, and to generate new solutions to travel problems.
[SUPER=03-Lexington;]

Virginia's Transportation Secretary, Whitt Clement said the future of truck and rail traffic along the Interstate 81 corridor is just one of many issues being discussed.
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[SOT - 46:33]
[IN Q=It would be wonderful...]

((WHITT CLEMENT/VIRGINIA TRANSPORTATION SECRETARY; IT WOULD BE WONDERFUL IF WE CAN DEVELOP THE NEXT WAVE OF IMPROVEMENTS TO INCLUDE A MIX, AND NOT JUST MAKE MORE LANES FOR MORE TRAFFIC. THAT'S THE KIND OF TANGIBLE BENEFIT THAT CAN COME OUT OF THIS CONFERENCE.))
[SUPER=@clement; ]
[RUNS=19]
[OUT Q=can come out of this conference.]
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[VO-NAT]

The two-day conference wraps up tomorrow morning.
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[Sports tease]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


Coming up the Express gets ready for its home opener with mixed emotions, we'll preview the week 8 FFE schedule, plus the
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[VO-NAT]


Cavaliers and Tarheels talk about renewing their border rivalry Saturday in Charlottesville.
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[S-Express]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-130]
[GRAPHIC=Express]


The Express battles Greensboro tomorrow in Roanoke's home opener. Steve Mason previews a game that includes two former Express players.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Greensboro, NC; :00]
[SUPER=01-Perry Florio/Express Head Coach; :14]
[SUPER=01-Rick Kowalsky/Express Right Wing; :42]
[SUPER=01-Duncan Dalmao/Express Defenseman; 1:29]
[SUPER=@Steve1; 1:38]
[RUNS=1:48]
[OUT Q=...news 7 sports"]
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((At 36, Daniel Berthiaume ranks in the top 10 in ECHL goalies in the early stages of the season. He played five seasons with the Express and is finishing up his career in Greensboro. He finds out Friday morning if he is playing against his former team. ((PERRY FLORIO/EXPRESS HEAD COACH:))
Florio has to be all business in preparing for the former Express players. Their former teammates understand playing against an old friend is part of the game. ((:)) ((:))
Pete Gardiner spent two seasons with the Express and produced 72 points. In his first three games for Greensboro he already has a hat trick. ((:))
The fact that it is opening night adds to the drama. ((:)) Face off Friday night is set for 7:35. Steve Mason, news 7 sports.))

[S-UVA]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-131]
[GRAPHIC=ACC]


Virginia will try and make it six in a row this Saturday at high noon against North Carolina at Scott Stadium.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chapel Hill, NC; :00]

The Wahoos face a UNC team with its' back against the wall. The Tarheels are already 2 and 4 on the season.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Bobby Blizzard/UNC Tight End; :00]
[SUPER=01-Rich Bedesem/UVa Linebacker; :19]
[RUNS=:33]
[OUT Q=.......try to make it six"]
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[S-FFE]


[ANCHOR=Travis]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-127 11400TC]
[GRAPHIC=FFE]


The high school football season is evaporating quickly, and as we get ready for week number eight of the season - who would have guessed that Hidden Valley would have more wins than Salem heading into this week of Friday Football Extra. Here's this week's schedule with the home team listed on the bottom of each matchup.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=AUDIO AND LOGO FULL...]
[RUNS=:49]
[OUT Q=...LOGO COMES FULL."]
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[S-Racing]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-129]
[GRAPHIC=Nascar]


Fresh off his first Winston Cup win, Jamie McMurray won't race this weekend in Martinsville due to a Busch Series commitment in Memphis. Instead Mike Bliss will be in the 40 car for qualifying and race day.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Jamie McMurray/Won't Race at Martinsville; :00]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=first hundred laps."]

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