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Coming up on News 7-
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The Episcopal church makes history with what some see as a questionable appointment. New security measures mean airport screeners will use their gadgets to look at yours. We'll tell you what to take out of your bags. And this massive yard sale's not limited to the yard.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]

News 7 is next.


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[SOT]
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((I THINK DEVASTATED IS NOT TOO STRONG A WORD FOR NO ONLY HOW I FEEL, BUT HOW SO MANY EPISCOPALIANS FEEL.))
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[OUT Q=so many Episcopalians feel.]
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He has the support of his colleagues but it remains to be seen whether the first openly gay bishop in the Episcopal Church will be accepted among the faithful.
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[Bishop-Vote]


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Good evening. I'm Shannon Young in for Jean Jadhon. Today's vote saw 62 bishops in favor of Robinson's appointment, 45-against. As Scott Rapoport explains, the decision could rock the denomination and shatter ties with sister churches worldwide.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=What a difference a day makes.]
[SUPER=03-Minneapolis, MN; :00]
[SUPER=01-Rev. Gene Robinson/Episcopal Bishop; :11]
[SUPER=01-Bishop Gordon Scruton/Massachusetts Diocese; :49]
[SUPER=01-Scott Rapoport/Reporting; 1:06]
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[OUT Q=CBS NEWS...NEW YORK]

((WHAT A DIFFERENCE A DAY MAKES! 24 HOURS AFTER FACING UNSUBSTANTIATED ALLEGATIONS OF SEXUAL MISCONDUCT...REDEMPTION FOR REVEREND GENE ROBINSON.
(SOT: Rev. Gene Robinson/Episcopal Bishop)

"I love the episcopal church and the last 36 hours has made me love it more." THE 56 YEAR OLD PRIEST...IS NOW THE FIRST OPENLY GAY, ELECTED BISHOP IN THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH.
IN MINEAPOLIS ... CHURCH LEADERS RATIFIEDY ROBINSON TO SERVE IN THE NEW HAMPSHIRE DIOSCESE.
THAT PROCESS WAS THROWN INTO CHAOS YESTERDAY WHEN THE ALLEGATIONS SURFACED, AN EMAIL ALLEGING ROBINSON INAPPROPRIATELY TOUCHED A MAN SOME YEARS BACK. . THE VOTING WAS POSTPONED.
ROBINSON'S SUPPORTERS CALL THE TIMING OF THE ALLEGATIONS SUSPICIOUS. AND NOW, CHURCH OFFICIALS SAY THE INVESTIGATION IS CLOSED.
(sot-Bishop Gordon Scruton / Mass. Diocese)

"there is no need for further investigation" BUT THE APPOINTMENT OF ROBINSON...A DIVORCED FATHER OF 2...WHO'S BEEN IN A COMMITTED RELATIONSHIP WITH THE SAME MAN FOR 13 YEARS...HAS BEEN CONTROVERSIAL FROM THE START.
WHILE SOME SEE IT AS A MOVE TOWARD INCLUSION AND TOLERANCE...THERE ARE OTHERS WHO SAY ELECTING ROBINSON IS TANTAMOUNT TO THE CHURCH BLESSING SAME SEX MARRIAGES.
A NOTION THAT'S RILED CHURCH CONSERVATIONS...AND BROUGHT ON THREATS OF A SPLIT IN THE 77 MILLION-MEMBER ANGLICAN CHURCH.
NAT/SOT CHURCH MUSIC...

FURTHER TESTING THE FAITH...OF THE FAITHFUL. SCOTT RAPOPORT...CBS NEWS...NEW YORK.))


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Some of your electronic gadgets will be getting a closer look from screeners at airports.
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Homeland security officials are calling for increased attention to items such as remote key locks, certain cell phones, and cameras.
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[IN Q="We ask the travelling...]

((TOM RIDGE/HOMELAND SECURITY SECRETARY: WE ASK THE TRAVELING PUBLIC IF YOU HAVE ELECTRONIC DEVICES IN YOUR CARRYON BAGGAGE, PULL THEM OUT BECAUSE IF WE FIND THEM IN THE X-RAY MACHINE, WE'RE GOING TO PULL YOU ASIDE AND TAKE A LOOK AT THEM ANYHOW.))
[SUPER=01-Tom Ridge/Secretary of Homeland Security]
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[OUT Q=...look at them anyhow."]
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[VO-NAT]

According an advisory released by officials, there are indications al-Qaida may attempt to modify common electronic items, such as cameras, for use as weapons in order to get around improved security screening. Homeland security officials says the new rules should not discourage Americans from flying.
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[Indonesia-Bombing]


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Officials have no doubt terrorists were behind a blast that killed more than a dozen people in Indonesia.
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They believe a suicide bomber timed the attack to coincide with the height of lunch hour in Jakarta's main business district.
14 people were killed, nearly 150 injured at the Marriott Hotel, a popular destination for foreign business people.
U-S officials can't say yet whether the attack on this American-owned hotel was meant to send a message.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We are making]

((SCOTT MCCLELLAN/WHITE HOUSE SPOKESMAN; WE ARE MAKING PROGRESS, BUT THE WAR CONTINUES BUT WE WILL NOT STOP UNTIL WE HAVE STOPPED AND DISMANTLED THESE TERRORIST ORGANIZATIONS. ))
[SUPER=01-Scott McClellan/White House Spokesman]
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[OUT Q=terrorist organizations.]
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The bombing also coincides with several on-going, high-profile trials of Islamic militants in Indonesia.
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[Night-Out]


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A yearly event in Henry County drew thousands tonight. Each August, the sheriff's office hosts a picnic for police and the community to get to know each other. As Teresa Hamilton reports-- this year took on special significance after the murder of a local child.
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[SUPER=01-Kimmy Nester/Henry Co. Sheriff's Office; :14]
[SUPER=01-Lashawn Turner/Mother; :29]
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(( The line began forming early to take part in this year's National Night out celebration in Henry County. This is the fourth year for the event-- which draws thousands every year.
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(( KIMMY NESTER/HENRY CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE: WE TRY TO CENTER IT AROUND A LOT OF FAMILY ACTIVITY, EVERYTHING IS FREE, ONLY WORRY WE HAVE, CONCERN IS THE WEATHER. )) [runs07]
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Besides free food, rides and games, this year's celebration also included fingerprinting of children.
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((LASHAWN TURNER/MOTHER: VERY PROTECTIVE, CAREFUL WHERE SHE GOES, I TOLD HER DON'T LET GO OF ANYBODY'S HAND. YOU DON'T KNOW WHO COULD TAKE HER JUST ANYBODY COULD TAKE HERE. )) [runs:11]
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Sheriff's deputies say requests for fingerprinting have gone up significantly since Michael and Mary Short were murdered and their daughter Jennifer was abducted from the family home.
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(( R. D. MINTER/HENRY CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE: THE REQUEST FOR FINGER PRINTING CHILDREN HAS PROBABLY TRIPLED IN HENRY COUNTY, WE'VE GONE TO SCHOOLS, BOY SCOUTS, GIRL SCOUTS, FUN DAYS, WE'VE DONE A LOT OF FINGER PRINTING IN THE LAST YEAR.)) [runs15]
[out q= in the last year.]

A year that's left many in the community on edge, but at least here parents could relax. At this event, there was no shortage of food, fun or law enforcement. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS7, Henry County.))

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They're cleaning up the damage from a possible twister in Roanoke County.
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The National Weather Service thinks a tornado may have dipped into the Hollins area of the country around one this morning.
The agency is still investigating whether the storm was a tornado or just strong winds.
Regardless, businesses owners in the area say there's plenty of damage.
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((CALVIN DUNCAN/SUNNYVALE GARAGE AND LAWN MOWER OWNER: IT WAS JUST HIGH WIND OR WHAT. IT REALLY DOESN'T MAKE A DIFFERENCE IF IT WAS A TORNADO OR WHAT. IT DID THE DAMAGE AND UNFORTUNATELY WE ARE GOING TO HAVE TO CLEAN IT UP AND GET EVERYTHING READY TO GO AGAIN.))
[SUPER=01-Calvin Duncan/Sunnyvale Garage and Lawn Mower Owner; ]
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[OUT Q=ready to go again]
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[VO-NAT]


Duncan believes the storm caused roughly 20-thousand dollars worth of damage to his business.
The storm also damaged the administrative building at ITT, pushed over a fence, and damaged one employee's car.
Despite the weather most businesses in the area remained open today.
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Lightning may have sparked a fire in Botetourt County this afternoon.
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The fire broke out around 3:30 at a home on Cobblestone Drive in the Blue Ridge section of the county.
Flames tore through the roof of the house, much of which was gutted before crews from Botetourt, Bedford and Roanoke counties got the fire under control.
No one was hurt.
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This morning, a home in northeast Roanoke was destroyed by fire.
The two-story house in the 700 block of Bibb Street caught fire just after 10:30.
Crews had it under control in a few minutes.
Officials say the fire did about 75-thousand dollars damage, and that the house is a total loss.
The cause is under investigation.
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[Grandin-Star]


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The stars are out and under foot at the Grandin Theatre, where a successful fundraising campaign is producing a new walk of fame.
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The area outside the threatre became a construction zone this week, as crews began work on the new sidewalk design.
Each star carries the name of a contributor and represents a one thousand dollar contribution toward the renovation of the Roanoke landmark.
The Grandin Theatre Foundation has sold more than 600, but has enough space for additional donors.
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The theatre will unveil the first batch of sidewalk stars at a news conference next week.

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You may want to take a nap before driving through one Mid-Atlantic state.
Find out why when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


It's a bargain hunter's paradise-- a yard sale spanning three states.
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[Sports-preview]


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((Hey folks Mike Stevens back in the News 7 Sports office as UVa prepares to open practice tomorrow. Schaub has some heisman company on the web. The Skins fail to get Wesley Walls, while Carruth fails to get a new trial. Andre's knee is still on the mend, and William Campbell gets the Friday Football Extra baton tonight. Right here on the Big 7.))


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It's called knowing thy enemy.
A state panel is learning about gangs so it can figure out how to stop them.
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Attorney General Jerry Kilgore's anti-gang task force today got a lesson in gang vocabulary, appearance and behavior.
The task force is trying to find ways to combat the growing problem of gang violence.
Ideas include passing stronger anti-gang laws and getting citizens more involved.
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[SOT 11:02:28]
[IN Q=THE BIGGEST THING]

((KEITH FARMER/DIRECTOR OF STRAIGHT STREET MINISTRY: THE BIGGEST THING WITHIN ANY COMMUNITY NO MATTER WHERE IT IS PEOPLE NEED TO START TAKING CARE OF THE FAMILY SO THAT GANGS OR GROUPS DON'T WANT TO COME IN AND REPLACE WHAT IS HEALTHY FOR THE COMMUNITY ITSELF.)) ((CHARLES BENNETT/LYNCHBURG POLICE CHIEF; : WE CAN LEARN FROM EACH OTHER, LEARN WHAT WORKS, WHAT DOESN'T. IF PEOPLE HAVE GOOD PROGRAMS, MAYBE WE CAN DUPLICATE THEM.))
[SUPER=01-Keith Farmer/Straight Street Ministry; :00]
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[OUT Q=WE CAN DUPLICATE THEM.]
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The task force plans to present its recommendations to the General Assembly.
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[Henry-School]


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Things have gone from bad to worse for the Henry County school system.
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The closing of the Pillowtex Plant in Fieldale means the school system will lose an additional 622-thousand dollars in local aid for the upcoming budget.
Administrators say since personnel makes up 80-percent of the budget, the cuts could mean the elimination of 14 positions including some teachers.
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((SHARON DODSON/HENRY CO. SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: IT WOULD BE MY HOPE SINCE IT IS AUGUST YEAH SOME TEACHING POSITIONS MAY BE ELIMINATED, IT WOULD BE MY HOPE THAT WE COULD TRANSFER PEOPLE TO POSITIONS WHERE VACANCIES OCCUR. WE STILL HAVE A FEW, VERY FEW VACANCIES IN THE SCHOOL SYSTEM.))
[SUPER=01-Sharon Dodson/Henry Co. School Superintendent]
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The school board will discuss the additional cuts at its meeting Thursday morning.
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[Nursing-Program]


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Students are already learning to deal with the cuts, none more so than those in the school of practical nursing.
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The school system will eliminate the program at the end of the year to save more than fifty thousand dollars.
It's been around since the 1960's. Currently 34 are enrolled in the program.
Just before the last year got underway, students found out tuition would increase by nearly a thousand dollars.
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[SOT 36:19]
[IN Q=I thought we had]

((TIFFANY GUYNN/NURSING STUDENT: I THOUGHT WE HAD IT COVERED, I THOUGHT WE HAD EVERYTHING COVERED. I APPLIED FOR ALL THE SCHOLARSHIPS I COULD, AND GOT EVERYTHING I COULD. I THOUGHT I HAD IT COVERED AND I WAS SHOCKED, AND I HAD TO FIGURE WHAT I WAS GOING TO DO BECAUSE WE CAN'T WORK VERY MUCH DURING THIS TO PAY FOR IT.))
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[OUT Q=to pay for it]
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[VO-NAT]


Students are allowed to take part in a monthly payment plan to help offset the tuition hike.
Patrick Henry Community College will offer a nursing program beginning next year but it will no longer be offered to high school seniors free of charge.
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[Victory-Stadium]


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Critics of Roanoke City Council say they will continue to press their case in court, and in the council elections next Spring.
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The group that opposes construction of a new stadium and amphitheater suffered a defeat this week when city council narrowly refused to stop the project.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


But leaders of Citizens for a Sensible Stadium Decision say they aren't giving up.
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[IN Q=We were collecting]

((BRIAN WISHNEFF: WE WERE COLLECTING PETITIONS, PEOPLE WERE RUNNING UP TO SIGN THEM. AND THERE'S A LOT MORE DISAPPOINTMENT OUT THERE THAT GOES WAY BEYOND VICTORY STADIUM.)) ((BILL BESTPITCH: I'VE GOT TO VOTE THE WAY I THINK IS IN THE BEST INTEREST OF THE LONGTERM FUTURE FOR THE CITY OF ROANOKE AND THAT'S WHAT I'M GOING TO CONTINUE TO DO.))
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[OUT Q=that's what I'm going to continue to do.]
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[VO-NAT]


Brian Wishneff says he believes there are grounds for a court challenge to the stadium project. And he says the citizens group will be active in the city council elections next Spring.
Bill Bestpitch says he believes council acted properly, and that he's prepared to defend his decision in the May election.
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[Drowsy-Drivers]


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New Jersey's governor has issued a wake-up call to sleepy drivers.
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Today he signed a law that punishes sleep-deprived drivers with ten years in prison and a 100-thousand dollar fine if they cause a deadly crash.
The new vehicular homicide charge is called "Maggie's Law.''
It's named after 20-year-old Maggie McDonnell.
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She died in 1997 when a man swerved across three lanes and hit her car.
The driver had not slept for 30 hours and was fined the maximum sentence-- 200-dollars for reckless driving.
New Jersey's law is believed to be the first of it's kind in the country.

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The heat is on in Europe.
More on the continent-wide heatwave when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus a cool ten million spruces up one royal home.
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[Europe-Heatwave]


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Europeans baking in a heat wave are finding ways to cool off .
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[SUPER=03-Berlin, Germany;]

In German and Spain, twleve people have died as a result of the warm weather. Monday, Portugal declared a national disaster because of forest fires, stoked by the heat.
[SUPER=03-London, England;]

Rail operators in Britian are imposing speed restrictions fearing lines will buckle in the heat. The thermometer topped out at 97-degrees in England today.
[SUPER=03-Rome, Italy;]

In Italy, 93-degree weather pushed locals out of Rome and onto the beaches today. Even tourists shunned St. Peter's Square. The heat wave is expected to continue for days.
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[SUPER=03-London, England]

Despite the heat Camilla Parker Bowles has a new place to cool her heels. The lady love of Britain's Prince Charles has an apartment in the newly renovated former home of the late Queen Mum. The Prince fixed up the mansion at a cost of almost 10-million dollars, most of which was covered by taxpayers. The house will be the Prince's new official London residence although he maintains a home in Highgrove south-western England. The 19th century manse is a historic landmark and is now officially open to the public today.
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Football stuff is on the way as from the ACC, the NFL and the high school ranks as our preseason Friday Football Extra previews continues. But first tonight's Extra Point -
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[SUPER=03-Baltimore, MD/MLB; :00]

A comedy of errors broke open a scoreless game and helped the Orioles beat the Twins 3 to 2. Brook Fordyce is trying to steal third and he will make it when catcher Cory Coskie throw the ball away into left field. It's one to nothing O's in the third. Then the Orioles would get a double by Luis Matos in the fifth inning. The Twins might have a play at the plate, but instead cut it off and take a seat. Baltimore wins it 3 to 2.
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The opening of practice for what is the most anticipated football season in years at UVa is set for tomorrow afternoon.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/Spring Practice; :00]

Third year head coach Al Groh is, not surprisingly, calling the practices training camp. He has opened the first six days of the camp up to the public and media, but with restrictions. Fans must stay in a designated area and media members also will be restricted to a media bleachers area. Tomorrow, Friday, Saturday and Sunday the Cavs practice at 2:20pm.
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The Washington Redskins brought back Danny Wuerffel yesterday and most figured free agent
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NFL; :00]

Wesley Walls would follow today. But instead the former all-pro with the Carolina Panthers has signed with the Green Bay Packers.
The 6-foot-4, 240-pound 15th-year pro started 14 of the 15 games he played last season for Carolina. He recorded 19 receptions for 241 yards and led the team with 4 touchdown catches
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[S-Stuff]


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UVa quarterback Matt Schaub isn't the only ACC quarterback who is considered a legitimate Heisman candidate by his respective school.
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Just a couple of weeks after Schaub launched his web site, NC State's Philip Rivers has done the same. Philip Rivers dot com contains pictures, facts and full motion video of the Wolfpack's Heisman hopeful. Rivers is on track to break the ACC career passing yardage mark this year. He has been a starter since his freshman year.
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Walls former teammate with the Panthers' wide receiver Rae Carruth was sentenced to 19 years in prison in 2001
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC/2001; :00]

for plotting to kill his girlfriend, who happened to be 8 months pregnant with their child at the time. Carruth appealed for a new trial, but today he was turned down. The appeals court ruled that even though the trial judge allowed some evidence that should not have been admitted into the original case, that information alone did not prejudice the jury because of other overwhelming evidence in the case.
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[S-Browns]


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In other NFL news - Michael Strahan is out for at least a week after breaking a toe during training camp. And the Steelers Amos Zereoue injured his ankle on the final play of today's practice. They think it's only a sprain.
He'll be examined later in the week after the swelling subsides.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Berea, OH; :00]

Speaking of injuries - Andre Davis's injured knee has not allowed him to get back on the practice field at the Browns' camp. Andre has fluid on the one of his knees and even though the MRI exam he had was negative - he has not practiced in over a week. He says its times like these when it's good to be surrounded by friends and former teammates.
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[S-Generals]


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The Generals of William Campbell the reigning division one state champs are in the Friday Football Extra preseason spotlight tonight.
Steve Mason has a look from Naruna.
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((Brad Bradley enters his fourth year with a stout 30 and 7 record, a state championship, a regional title and two district champion. He must replace 12 starters but the Generals are confident that this year can be as successful as last year. ((:))
Bradley does return UVa bound Cedric Peerman. The senior running back scored seven of his 50 touchdowns last season in William Campbell's 70 to nothing state championship win over Appalachia. The five foot 10, 190 pound Peerman is aware that producing another two thousand yard season will be challenging considering his name will be at the top of every team's scouting report. ((:)) ((:))
Peerman and the Generals play five double A and five single A schools this season and understand they will get everybody's best shot Friday night. ((:)) ((:))
The Generals open the season August 29th against Laurel Park. Steve Mason, News 7 sports.))


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[go to pinnacle ffe page] We'll check out a different team every night until the start of the regular season. And on Friday night August 22nd, we'll have a special one hour preseason edition of Friday Football Extra as we take a look back at the past 19 years. It's comes your way from 7-8pm on the 22nd.
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It's being called the biggest yard sale in the country. But some bargain shoppers may call it paradise.
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An event billed as "the world's longest yard sale" is open for business through Sunday. The yard sale starts at the Ohio-Kentucky state line and runs down U-S 127 through Tennessee and into Northern Alabama. Dealers range from wholesalers to antique dealers to people cleaning out their barns. (------------)