[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

Superintendent Wayne Harris says the various controversies surrounding the Roanoke School system produced "a perfect s
torm" of negative publicity.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

And a missing animals case rustles up images of the old west.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Tonight on News 7 sports - Kobe makes his appearance in a Colorado court. We'll hear from a pro athlete who breaks the mold,
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[VO-NAT]

and our preseason Friday Football Extra travels take us to William Byrd tonight.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


Our one day break from thunder comes to an end tomorrow as another batch of wet weather heads our way. Details ahead.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 4-Shot]


News 7 is next.

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[SOT 03:45:00]
[IN Q=There is no excuse for this]

((THERE IS NO EXCUSE FOR THIS AND AS THE LEADER OF THE DISTRICT I AM ULTIMATELY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ERRORS THAT WERE MADE.))
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=errors that were made.]
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

Roanoke School Superintendent Wayne Harris accepts responsibility for mistakes in reporting school violence.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

And he lays out a new plan to enhance school safety and restore public confidence.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


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


And I'm Shannon Young.

[Harris]
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[TAPE#=03-31 TC36:29]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Harris made the remarks during a state of the schools address that also included positive news about school accreditation.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Harris said recent controversies involving personnel, procurement, and school safety have produced "a perfect storm" of negative publicity.
[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=None]


But today he also said the schools will maintain community support through accountability. [***NEWS 7 @ 6 IN MONITOR***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & JoeD /BAM;]


Joe Dashiell is here tonight with more on the superintendent's remarks, and the reaction to it.
[LIVE= JoeD /FULL BAM]
[SUPER=@joe1;]


Keith, Harris had already acknowledged school employees made mistakes with violence and discipline reports.
But today, he accepted responsibility, and outlined a plan he hopes will restore confidence in the city schools.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=What I've attempted to do]
[SUPER=01-Wayne Harris/Roanoke City School Superintendent; :00]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :24]
[SUPER=01-Melinda Payne/School Board Member; :40]
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[OUT Q=that have now made the grade on the SOLs.]
(( [SOT]
[IN Q=What I've attempted to do]

((WHAT I'VE ATTEMPTED TO DO THIS MORNING IS AGAIN SAY THERE WERE ERRORS IN THE WAY IN WHICH WE SUBMITTED WHAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN SUBMITTED, AND THEN LAY OUT A PLAN FOR WHAT WE'RE GOING TO DO ABOUT THAT, WHAT WE'RE DOING ABOUT THAT. AND THEN WHAT WE WILL DO TO ADDRESS CONCERNS THAT SCHOOLS ARE UNSAFE.))
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[OUT Q=that schools are unsafe.]

Speaking to principals and other administrators at an annual leadership conference, Harris outlined a new counseling program, a hotline that students and parents can use to report troubling incidents, and new security measures that will cost about 350- thousand dollars.
Reaction was positive.
[SOT 15:29:34]
[IN Q=I think he was direct]

((I THINK HE WAS DIRECT. I THINK HE CHALLENGED PEOPLE. HE ACCEPTED RESPONSIBILITY FOR THINGS THAT NEED TO BE CHANGED, AND FOR THINGS THAT HAVE GONE WRONG. AND HE BASICALLY SAID WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE.))
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[OUT Q=what needs to be done.]

And there was other progress to report... that five more city schools have earned full accreditation on the standards of learning. That makes sixteen of 32 city schools that have made the grade on the SOLs.))
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[LIVE= JoeD /FULL BAM]

That list now includes Breckenridge, Fairview, Monterey, Virginia Heights and the Roanoke Academy for Math and Science.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & JoeD /BAM;]

It wasn't that long ago, Keith, that Roanoke Academy was on a warning list of 35 schools in the entire state that were failing to measure up.


[Pitts-Power]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=03-22 1:30:27]
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The state has given approval to a proposed power plant in Pittsylvania County but the project may never see the light of day.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Dry Fork/File Tape]


The State Corporation Commission has approved the White Oak Energy Center, a 680-megawatt gas- fired power plant Florida Power and Light wants to build in Dry Fork.
F-P-L put the project on hold earlier this year because of a lack of need for natural gas.
A company spokesperson said today the plant will be built only if a customer is found.
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[Hidden-Valley]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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The Roanoke County school board says it wants to be a good neighbor.
That's why it has postponed voting on a controversial plan to light an athletic field at Hidden Valley High School.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Justin /NEwsroom;]


Justin McLeod is here tonight with an update. Justin?
Shannon, the school board had planned to vote on this issue last month.
[LIVE= Justin /FULL Newsroom]
[SUPER=@justin1]


But one board member asked for a delay so the county could once again meet with neighbors and try to work out a compromise.
The board believes it has done that and will now most likely vote on the issue next week.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


The school system wants to light the soccer field at Hidden Valley High School.
Some nearby residents have concerns about traffic, noise, and loitering at late hours.
So the county has come up with eight restrictions.
They include installing colored poles that blend into the scenery, limiting the use of the field to just the high school soccer team, and making sure the lights are on no later than nine o'clock.
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[SOT 50:55]
[IN Q=We're not putting]

((MIKE STOVALL/SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER: WE'RE NOT PUTTING THE LIGHTS IN, CUT THEM ON AND LEAVE THEM ON UNTIL MIDNIGHT, WE'RE PUTTING THEM ON FOR THE FACT OF FINISHING THE GAME. THEY FINISH THE GAME, THE LIGHTS GO OFF AND EVERYONE GOES HOME.))
[SUPER=01-Mike Stovall/School Board Member; ]
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[OUT Q=everyone goes home]
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[VO-NAT]


Some board members concede not everyone will be happy because there are still some neighbors who feel the school board broke an earlier promise not to light the fields at Hidden Valley.
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[LIVE= Justin /FULL Newsroom]


Mike Stovall disputes that claim but does say the board has promised not to build a football stadium at Hidden Valley high school.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Justin /Newsroom;]


Shannon, the vote on lighting the soccer fields could come next Wednesday night and it looks like the measure will pass because three members do plan to vote for it.


[21-day-rule]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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The state is a step closer to abolishing the 21 day rule.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


A panel of lawmakers and judges recommended today that Virginia do away with the 21-day-rule.
The task force proposed that there be NO LIMIT on how long a wrongfully convicted person has to prove his innocence.
Currently the 21-day-rule bars people from presenting new evidence of innocence if it is discovered more than three weeks after their conviction.
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[SOT 09:53:26]
[IN Q=I THINK WHAT'S IMPORTANT IS]

((STEVEN BENJAMIN/21-DAY-RULE TASK FORCE MEMBER: I THINK WHAT'S IMPORTANT IS THAT THE LEADERSHIP OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY RECOGNIZES THAT AS WELL AS THE VIRGINIA CRIMINAL SYSTEM WORKS, SOMETIMES WE MAKE MISTAKES.)) ((DEL. MORGAN GRIFFITH/(R) SALEM: WE ALL WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT THERE IS A PROCESS IF SOMEBODY IS ACTUALLY INNOCENT THEY HAVE A CHANCE TO GO THROUGH THE COURT SYSTEM TO HAVE A FINDING THAT THEY ARE INNOCENT.))
[SUPER=01-Steven Benjamin/21 Day Rule Task Force; :00]
[SUPER=@Griffith; :08]
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[OUT Q=THAT THEY ARE INNOCENT.]
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[VO-NAT]


The task force will present its recommendation to the General Assembly next year.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
[SS=NONE]


Was it the work of horse thieves? Or were the horses just horsing around?
More on a missing animals case when News 7 reuturns.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Plus we'll check in on Franklin County's 4-H camp, where allegations of fighting and some increased security measures aren't putting a damper on summer fun.
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[4H-Camp]
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The 4-H Camp at Smith Mountain Lake is wrapping up a summer of learning, fun and friends ... and one week of fighting that overshadowed it all.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Marya Jones talks with campers, their parents and 4-H officials about what's changed now that they're out of the spotlight.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Singing: Oh. I love taco salad day.]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Riley Harmon/Camper; :17]
[SUPER=01-Susie Pack/Camper; :52]
[SUPER=01-Helen Pack/Camper's Mom; 1:00]
[SUPER=@Marya1; 1:07]
[SUPER=01-Becky Gilles/4H Camp Director; 1:15]
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[OUT Q=MJN7, Franklin County.]
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[SOT 35:25]

((NATS SINGING: OH. I LOVE TACO SALAD DAY.)) [RUNS:05]
It may seem like a lot of excitement over taco salad day ...
But all the hoopla helps uneasy first-time campers like Riley Harmon get in the spirit.
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[SOT 45:17]

((RILEY HARMON: I WASN'T REAL SURE ABOUT GOING. I THOUGHT ABOUT IT AGAIN. I REALLY LIKE NOW. )) [RUNS:07]
Riley was a little worried after hearing of fistfights staged by volunteer teen counselors last month at the 4-H camp.
But after two days of swimming lessons and making new friends, he's a happy camper.
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[SOT 45:00]

((RILEY HARMON: EVERYTHING'S ALL RIGHT NOW.)) [RUNS:01]
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[SOT]

((NATS: GUN POPPING.)) [RUNS:01]
4-H regulars like Susie Pack and her mom say the camp didn't need to make any changes because of the bad judgment of a few teenagers.
They're just glad that everything they've always loved is still the same.
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[SOT 43:10]

((SUSIE PACK: IT FEELS SO NICE TO KNOW THAT YOU'VE GOT A WHOLE 'NOTHER YEAR TO PUT IN YOUR SCRAPBOOK OF 4H. )) [RUNS:07]
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[SOT 41:18]

((HELEN PACK: THE CAMP STAFF HAS GROWN UP A LOT. THERE'S A LOT MORE EYES LOOKING OUT FOR PEOPLE AND PEOPLE WATCHING OUT FOR EACH OTHER.)) [RUNS:08]
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[SU 39:04] ((MARYA JONES/NEWS-7: CAMP ADMINISTRATORS MADE A FEW CHANGES AFTER THE FIGHTS, BUT NOTHING DRASTIC. AFTERALL, THEY SAY, WHY ALTER A FORMULA THAT'S WORKED FOR 37 YEARS? )) [RUNS:08]
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[SOT 28:14]

((BECKY GILLES/CAMP DIRECTOR: ONE OF THE BIGGEST THINGS THAT HAS CHANGED IS JUST A GREATER AWARENESS OF WHERE EVERYONE IS AT ALL TIMES. )) [RUNS:03]
Camp director Becky Gilles says adults now check the bunk rooms more often at night... and that there are more of them to keep an eye on kids.
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[SOT 18:24]

((MICHELLE MILLER: THERE WAS NOTHING DIFFERENT FOR ME. )) [RUNS:01]
Campers like Michelle Miller may not notice the difference.
4-H hopes THAT'S because they're too busy having fun.
Marya Jones, News-7, Franklin County.))


[Bedford-Arrests]


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Bedford County authorities have arrested three men over the past two weeks on a variety of charges related to the Internet and child pornography.
66-year-old David W. Lochner of Thaxton faces nine counts of possession and manufacture of child pornography.
56-year-old Roy L. Coburn of Appomattox is charged with using a communication device to facilitate certain offenses against a minor.
And 29-year-old Evan Scott Leisersohm of Springfield faces six charges involving soliciting sex from and attempted indecent liberties with a juvenile.
The arrests were made by Bedford's undercover Internet task force Blue Ridge Thunder.


[Roanoke-Fire]


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One man is recovering from a small fire in a Roanoke apartment in the 23-hundred block of Longview Avenue today.
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[VO-NAT - :12+]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

The fire started on the stove around two o'clock today as the resident was cooking. He was taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital as a precaution for smoke inhalation. Fire officials say the blaze was confined to the kitchen.
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[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
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The Dow gained back some of yesterday's losses but the tech sector was hurt by a disappointing earnings report from Cisco Systems. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


The DOW gained 25 points.
NASDAQ lost 21.
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[Festivals]


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Roanoke's Festival in the Park is seeing red, thanks to seeing a lot of rain.
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[VO-NAT :21]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/May;]

[FILE @ 03-18 TC 1:02:04] Organizers say the event lost about 50-thousand dollars this year. They blame wet weather. It rained seven days out of the ten day event. Officials say the weather led to slower button and concession sales and the decision to move the Doobie Brothers concert indoors. Last year, the event made money. But organizers say they now have to find ways to cover costs.
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[SOT 00:27:42]
[IN Q=compared to ]

((STU ISRAEL/FESTIVAL IN THE PARK EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR; COMPARED TO 2002 IT WASN'T A VERY GOOD YEAR BUT COMPARED TO EIGHT YEARS PRIOR TO THAT IT'S NOTHING UNUSUAL BUT WE'RE GOING TO TIGHTEN OUR BELT A LITTLE BUT AND FIND CREATIVE WAYS TO PUT ON THE SHOW.))
[SUPER=01-Stu Israel/Festival in the Park Executive Director; ]
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[OUT Q=PUT ON THE SHOW.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Last Month]

[FILE @ 03-24 12:51] Organizers of Fiddlefest are also tallying losses since wrapping up the first time festival. The exact deficit is not being released but organizers say individuals who believe in the event are taking out loans to cover costs. Changes for next year's Fiddlefest are already being considered, including a shorter festival, fewer locations and lower prices.
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[Stolen-Horses]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=03-20 TC1:56:44]
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Horse thieves. They've probably gone the way of Jesse James and the Wild West. Don't be so sure.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Don LeSoine believes...]
[SUPER=03-Craig Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Don LeSoine; :27]
[SUPER=01-Sue LeSoine; :48]
[RUNS=1:14]
[OUT Q=no bill of sale.]

(( Don LeSoine believes his horses were stolen sometime Friday night. [16:51:18] ((THEY CAME HOME LATE LAST NIGHT.)) [RUNS:02] He can't prove it, but he believes somebody backed up a trailer in the middle of the night and took Hawley and her four-month old filly. Some folks in the area think this pair of Pintos just wandered off... they same way they reappeared four days later. But LeSoine says he scoured the area, even taking to the air with neighbor Lenear France. [16:50:15] ((ALL OF THE NEIGHBORS WERE OUT AND HELPED AND LOOKED, AND WE COULDN'T FIND ANY FOOTPRINTS OR EVIDENCE OF THEM EVEN BEING IN THE AREA, EXCEPT FOR DOWN AT THE BOTTOM OF THE DRIVEWAY WERE IT STOPPED.)) [RUNS:08] Don and his wife soon learned about "Stolen Horse International." Sue LeSoine contacted Debi Metcalf who spread the story of the missing horses on her website, netposse.com. [16:40:55] ((NOT EVERYBODY AGREES THAT THEY WERE STOLEN, BECAUSE THEY WERE GONE ONLY FOUR DAYS. BUT I THINK THAT IF WORD HAD NOT GOTTEN THE WORD OUT AND DEBI METCALFE AND "STOLEN HORSE INTERNATIONAL" HADN'T SPREAD THE WORD ACROSS THE COUNTRY, I THINK THERE WAS SO MUCH PRESSURE TO RETURN THESE HORSES THAT THEY WERE RETURNED.)) [RUNS:14] Hawley and her foal could have ended up at a stockyard in southside Virginia or eastern Carolina where they reportedly overlook lack of ownership. [16:19:35] ((BASICALLY FROM WHAT I WAS TOLD THERE'S NO PAPERWORK. YOU CAN JUST BRING THEM IN AND SELL THEM, NO BILL OF SALE.)) [RUNS:05]))
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[V/O-NAT ] The LeSoines are what they call "half-backs," New Jersey natives who moved first to Florida where Don bought the horses and then half-way back to Jersey, settling near New Castle July first.
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[ANCHOR=Keith- on 3-shot]

They hope their lives become is a little less eventful, as they begin their second month in town.


[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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Coming up tonight on News 7 sports - the Friday Football Extra tour rolls into Vinton tonight. Kobe has his first day in court,
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[VO-NAT]

and if you're tired of the stereotypical pro athlete with little regard for the rules or others - we will prove there is hope.
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[S-Kobe]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-144 20248tc]
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Kobe Bryant made his first appearance in a Colorado courtroom just a few moments ago.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Eagle, CO; :00]

Kobe was advised of the sexual assault charge against him by judge Frederick Gannett. Earlier the judge ruled that Kobe could not skip today's hearing and that cameras would be allowed in the courtroom. Today hearing and his total appearance lasted only ___ minutes. Kobe's trial isn't expected to begin until March.
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[S-Andre]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-156 1159TC]
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While Kobe's guilt or innocence is yet to be determined, his admission of adultery is nothing new in professional sports. Most stars believe that money and power gives them the right to live by their own set of rules.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Berea, OH; :00]

But there are exceptions to the rule, and perhaps no professional sports star is a better role model these days than Andre Davis. The former Hokie, who was an impact player as a rookie for the Browns last season, is recently married and hopes to impact others with the way he carries himself off the field as well as when he's on it.
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[IN Q=BITE]
[SUPER=01-Andre Davis/8 Touchdowns Last Season; :00]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=...TIME TO GET MARRIED."]
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[VO-NAT CON'T]

Andre's new wife Jeanelle, is still in classes at the Vet school at Tech. But Andre is staying true and keeping it real with many of his Cleveland teammates.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=BITE...]
[RUNS=:23]
[OUT Q=...THIS WHOLE YEAR."]
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[ANCHOR=mike]
[graphic=davis]

Davis won numerous academic and athletic honors while in Blacksburg, but few folks know that he is one of just a handful of players to turn down the invitation to appear in Playboy Magazine as a preseason all-american.


[S-East]


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Representatives from Big East schools met with commissioner Mike Tranghese to discuss the conference's future today. Among other things they were trying to see if schools with football programs might leave. Commissioner Mike Tranghese says it was another exploratory discussion and that no decisions were reached. West Virginia was one of several schools without a representative at the meeting.


[S-Byrd]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=sp-158 801tc]
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Our pre-season Friday Football Extra travels take us into Vinton today for a look at William Byrd.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Vinton; :00]


The Terriers enter this year excited about this season for several reasons. Byrd finished 6 and 4 last season and returns 16 starters, eight on offense and eight on defense.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=BITE]
[SUPER=01-Jeff Highfill/William Byrd Head Football Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=.....we're excited"]
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[VO-NAT]

Three positions will be played by returning first team all district athletes. Leading the way are quarterback Jeff Highfill and Aaron Connor. The tandem were one-two in rushing for the Terriers last season, producing nearly 16 hundred yards on the ground between them.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=BITE]
[RUNS=:22]
[OUT Q=...add a little to that this year"]
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[GO TO PINNACLE 13078] And you be sure that Byrd will be a part of the Friday Football Extra 20th anniversary special that comes your way Friday night, August 22nd from 7- 8pm.
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[S-Sox]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-151]
[GRAPHIC=MLB]

Afternoon action in the big leagues pitted two AL front runners aainst each other in Chicago.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chicago, IL/ESPN; :00]

The White Sox appeared to have the game well in hand with a 4-to-nothing lead in the ninth inning. But Carlos Beltran ripped a three run homer in the ninth to cut the lead to 4-to-3.
[SUPER=35-Kansas City/3/Chicago/4;]

But Bartola Colon didn't make many mistakes as he gets the win and the Sox move within a game of the AL central leadin(------------) g Royals.