[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

Unemployed Pillowtex workers get a glimmer of hope on the health insurance front.
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[VO-NAT :06]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

And local emergency crews are working against gravity as they try to dig a man out of a trench.
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[Sports-head]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=]
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In sports, Winston Cup cars go through qualifying at watkins Glenm the line up to come, the James River high school football team has their sights set on district championship,
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[VO-NAT]


and VMI holds football media day in a new Big South era.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Leo]
[SS=None]


Showers and storms will continue through the weekend with a little more sunshine mixing in. I'll have your complete hometown forecast. [Video-Open]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=Video Open]
[GRAPHIC=News7at6]
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=shannon 2-Shot]

When Pillowtex threw in the towel, about a thousand workers were left hanging out to dry in Henry County.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

Now state officials want to make sure those employees land on their feet.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


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


And I'm Shannon Young.

[Pillowtex]


[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-shot]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=03-20 TC-2:00:27]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Help is on its way for laid-off Pillowtex workers.
Officials on the local, state and federal level are working to provide assistance to nearly a thousand employees who lost their jobs.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-shot]


Justin McLeod is live in Henry County tonight with the details. Justin?
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith and Shannon / JustinMicrowave;]



[LIVE=Justin/FULL]
[SUPER=@justin1; ]
[SUPER=05-Henry Co.; ]


((ROLLCUE:...but that's far from being a done deal..))
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Georgia Hairston/Former Pillowtex Worker; :16]
[SUPER=01-Rick Shuler/Former Pillowtex Worker; :41]
[SUPER=@goode; 1:02]
[RUNS=1:17]
[OUT Q=expeditiously as possible.]



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




[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith and Shannon / Justin Microwave;]




[Gas-tax]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=03-25 TC-1:34:10]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A Republican lawmaker wants you to pay more at the pump in order to fill up the state's highway funds.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@file;]


The Chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee says Virginia has failed to keep up with the rising costs of road repairs. Senator Marty Williams says the state should raise the gas tax by five cents to help pay for highway maintenance.
But some Republicans don't want to go down that road.
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[SOT 12:24:24]
[IN Q=CLEARLY WE NEED TO FIND]

((SENATOR KEN STOLLE/R-VA. BEACH: CLEARLY WE NEED TO FIND ADDITIONAL REVENUES FOR TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS BECAUSE THERE'S NOT SUFFICIENT REVENUE. NOW WHETHER A GASOLINE TAX IS THE ANSWER I'M NOT 100 PERCENT SURE YET.))((DELEGATE MORGAN GRIFFITH/R-SALEM: IT'S SOMETHING WE'LL HAVE TO TAKE A LOOK AT BUT I DON'T THINK RAISING TAXES WITH GAS PRICES GOING UP AS MUCH AS THEY ARE ALREADY IS THE RIGHT WAY TO DO IT.))
[SUPER=01-Sen. Ken Stolle/(R) Va. Beach; :00]
[SUPER=@Griffith; :12]
[RUNS=:21]
[OUT Q=IS THE RIGHT WAY TO DO IT.]
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[VO-NAT]

V-DOT officials say a nickel increase at the pumps would raise about 240-million dollars a year.
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[Trench-Rescue]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=03-31 TC-41:48]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Emergency crews are still on the scene of a trench collapse that has apparently trapped a construction worker in Lycnchburg.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Crews responded to this construction site near on Bay Street near the intersection with Memorial Avenue.
That's where one of the crew members of a backhoe team apparently fell into a trench and got trapped by falling dirt.
The trench is more than twelve feet deep and rescuers have been working for more than an hour and a half to shore up the sides to make it safe to enter.
We have no word yet on the condition or the identity of the trapped worker.
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[4H]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=03-27 TC-58:57]
[GRAPHIC=4H]


A 4-H official says he's not sure how violence slipped through the cracks at 4-H camp last month.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

Charlie Stott with the Virginia Cooperative Extension says he's shocked at the reports of violence at the Smith Mountain Lake facility this summer.
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[SOT 18:39:17:29]
[IN Q=Sheriff Overton said that]

((CHARLIE STOTT/VIRGINIA COOPERATIVE EXTENSION SPOKESMAN: SHERIFF OVERTON SAID THAT IT APPEARED TO BE ROUGH HOUSING THAT WENT A STEP TOO FAR, BUT EVEN THAT IS INAPPROPRIATE. THESE COUNSELORS HAVE BEEN TRAINED, MANY OF THEM HAVE BEEN COUNSELORS BEFORE SO THEY KNOW THE PROPER BEHAVIOR.))
[SUPER=01-Charlie Stott/Virginia Cooperative Extension Spokesman;]
[RUNS=19]
[OUT Q=the propper behavior]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co./File Tape;]

Stott is responding to the arrest of 18- year- old William Hayes Smith of Rockingham County who was arrested yesterday for the assault and battery of three campers. A task force comprised of 4-H officials and people outside the organization is being crated to find out how to prevent violence in the future. In the meantime, more money is being poured into security and guards now have new guidelines for handling suspicious behavior. Stott says despite everything that's happened, the 4-H program is well respected and most children leave happy campers.
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[Logan-Bowman]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=03-24 TC-1:21:57]
[GRAPHIC=Bowman]


A judge in Grayson County today set a trial date for a mother charged with the murder of her missing child.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Grayson Co.]


Cynthia Davis will be tried in October on all three counts she faces in the disappearance of Logan Bowman.
The five-year-old boy has been missing for eight months and authorities believe he is dead.
Her former boyfriend, Dennis Schemerhorn, has also been charged with murder and will have a separate trial.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
[SS=NONE]

Still to come, the scenery may be beautiful, but keep your eyes on the road. That's the word from authorities who want to keep the Blue Ridge Parkway safe.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


and also officials say the lines are still open between Verizon and its union employees.
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[Verizon]


[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=03-21 TC-1:29:15]
[GRAPHIC=none]

The lines of communication remain open between Verizon and union leaders.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-shot]

Labor negotiations between the two are ongoing as workers are about to enter a second week on the job without a new contract. Business Reporter Rachel Cannon has an update on the situation, Rachel?
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith and Shannon/Rachel in Newsroom POD;]

Keith and Shannon, Right now what union leaders tell us is that both sides are going back and forth with new proposals.
[LIVE= rachel /FULL]
[SUPER=@Rachel1;]

Each one believes they're discussing deals that will ultimately lead to a contract but at this point each side is still just looking.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=nat sound]
[SUPER=01-Guy Angell/President, CWA Local 2204; :06]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :14]
[SUPER=01-Paul Miller/Verizon Spokesman; :48]
[RUNS=:54]
[OUT Q=THAT'S OUR OBJECTIVE]

((NATS 07:53:26 (closing truck door, taking out belt) Another work order. Another day without a contract.
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[SOT 07:48:11]
[IN Q=we're willing]

((GUY ANGELL/PRESIDENT, CWA LOCAL 2204; WE'RE WILLING TO WORK AS LONG AS THE NATIONAL TELLS US TO WORK WITHOUT A CONTRACT BUT WE HAVE BEEN TOLD TO BE READY TO WALK OUT AT ANY TIME.))
[OUT Q=ANY TIME.]

Officials say morale among workers is high along with some apprehension on what will happen next. The union says it is remaining firm on issues of job security and benefits.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 07:48:44]
[IN Q=a lot of things]

((A LOT OF THINGS ARE GOING ON RIGHT NOW LOCAL ISSUES COMMON ISSUE IT COULD TAKE A LONG A GOOD WHILE TO COMPLETE NEGOTIATIONS.))
[OUT Q=negitiations]

A long time because while our area has about nine-hundred Verizon workers, the union represents some 80-thousand Verizon employees from Maine to Virginia. But even with that many jobs at stake, Verizon official say management is trained to step in if talks break down and a strike happens.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 00:12:53]
[IN Q=AS FAR]

((PAUL MILLER/VERIZON SPOKESMAN; AS FAR AS WE'RE CONCERNED IT WILL BE BUSINESS AS USUAL OR AS CLOSE TO NORMAL AS POSSIBLE THAT'S OUR OBJECTIVE.))
[OUT Q=OBJECTIVE.]))
[LIVE=Rachel /FULL]


People may remember a Verzion strike about three years ago that lasted three weeks ... but back in 1995 union workers with the compaany stayed on the job for six months without a contract and then got one. It's not clear what will happen in this current situation.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith and Shannon / Rachel Newsroom Pod;]

Keith and Shannon, It's also important to note that Verizon Wireless is not affected by this labor situation. It's a separate non-union part of the company.

[Goodyear]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=503-07 TC-1:02:57]
[GRAPHIC=Goodyear]

Union employees with Goodyear have rejected the company's latest contract offer.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]

The contract covers more than 16 thousand workers, including 2 thousand at the plant in Danville. the offer is the first made since labor talks broke down in June. Local workers say they just want to keep the jobs and benefits they have, while the company says it needs to make cuts of more than a billion dollars by the end of 2005.
Goodyear reported a record loss last year.
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[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Keith 2-shot]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Once again, the result on Wall Street was mixed, with the Dow climbing slightly, and the Nasdaq losing ground. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
[RUNS=:30]
[SUPER=x5000;]
[SUPER=440-x/64.64/9191.09/y/8.15/1644.03;]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

The Dow closed UP 65, the Nasdaq was off 8.
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[VO]
[SUPER=271-h/2.42/68.54/i/0.05/39.92/h/0.17/27.57/h/0.83/71.53/h/0.76/81.29;]
[SUPER=272-h/0.20/35.25/h/0.19/15.15/i/0.01/6.66/h/0.61/60.33//Unchg/28.08;]
[SUPER=273-i/0.03/5.15/h/1.09/36.94/i/0.07/17.05/h/0.08/18.97/i/0.05/6.81;]
[SUPER=274-h/0.13/9.10/h/0.33/59.66/i/0.35/35.00/h/0.19/43.22/h/0.77/57.77;]
[SUPER=#555; Reset]


[Parkway]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=03-19 TC=1:54:31]
[GRAPHIC=none]


An alarming increase in accidents prompted the Blue Ridge Parkway to step up enforcement, and officials say the effort paid off.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./August 2002;]


Last year, the National Park Service put more rangers on the road from the beginning of August through the end of October.
And this year, they are hoping for similar results, as seasonal traffic picks up on the parkway.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=It's the reason]

((IT'S THE REASON THE BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY IS HERE, FOR PEOPLE'S DRIVING ENJOYMENT. THERE ARE SOME SPECTACULAR VISTAS AND BEAUTIFUL VIEWS AND WILDLIFE, BUT AT THE SAME TIME IT'S ALSO A FAIRLY DIFFICULT ROAD TO NEGOTIATE. SOME OF THESE CURVES IF YOU'RE NOT PAYING ATTENTION CAN REALLY GET YOU.))
[SUPER=01-Ed Clark/Supervisory Park Ranger;]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=can really get you.]
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[VO-NAT]

The Parkway is putting up more signs to warn of dangerous curves. And officials promise pamphlets, posters and a public awareness campaign, encouraging drivers to "enjoy the view, but watch the road."
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[Art-Museum]


[ANCHOR=Shan]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=eki]
[TAPE#=03-28 TC-45:00]
[GRAPHIC=None]


After a year, The Art Museum of Western Virginia is ending its search for an executive director.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Museum representatives say they have found the perfect person.
Georganne Bingham comes from Raleigh, and she says her experience will help her expand the art community in Roanoke.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT06:55-07:08]
[IN Q=At the museum..]

((GEORGANNE BINGHAM/ EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: AT THE MUSEUM OF ART IN RALEIGH, WE HAD SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED A MAJOR 26 MILLION DOLLAR CAPITAL CAMPAIGN AND ARE IN THE MIDST AN OF 100 MILLION ON CAPITAL CAMPAIGN. SO, I HAVE A LOT OF EXPERIENCE WITH GROWTH.))
[SUPER=01-Georganne Bingham/Executive Director;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q= of experience with growth.]
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[VO-NAT]


The museum plans to open a new 75-thousand square foot museum and IMAX theater by the year 2007.
Bingham will start her new job in October.
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[Marshall-Lodge]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=03-23 TC-1:26:43]
[GRAPHIC=none]


One of Virginia's oldest Masonic lodges will soon have one of the newest lodge buildings in the state.
More than two centuries after it was first chartered, Lynchburg's Marshall Lodge is ready to begin a new chapter in its historic life.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=This may look]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :00]
[SUPER=04-July 21, 1997; :08]
[SUPER=01-John Wingfield/Marshall Lodge Most Worshipful Master; :19]
[SUPER=@ssm2; 1:08]
[RUNS=1:25]
[OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.]


(( This may look like just a muddy construction site, but hundreds of Lynchburg Masons will tell you this is a far sight better than this.
[natsot fire file tape]
[RUNS= 02]


Six years ago, fire destroyed the Church Street headquarters of Marshall Lodge Number 39.. one of the darkest nights in the group's 210-year history.
[SOT 13:57:40]

((JOHN WINGFIELD/MARSHALL LODGE MOST WORSHIPFUL MASTER: THE LOSS OF THE BUILDING WAS TRAGIC BECAUSE THERE WAS SO MUCH HISTORY THERE, BUT WE DID NOT LOSE OUR MEMBERSHIP.))
[RUNS= 08]
[OUT Q=our membership.]


They also saved most of the furnishings and the records of every meeting dating back to 1793.
After six years of sharing space in the local Masonic Temple, Marshall Lodge has chosen a high-profile location near the Lynchburg Expressway to rebuild.
But it's taken this long to agree on the design.
[SOT 13:55:56]

((WINGFIELD: AND SO THERE WAS A LOT OF CONTROVERSY OVER WHETHER WE SHOULD HAVE A TWO-STORY OR A ONE-STORY, AND FINALLY THE CONSENSUS WAS WITH THE AGING OF THE MEMBERSHIP THAT IT WOULD BE BETTER IF WE HAVE A ONE-STORY LODGE SO THAT WE COULD ACCOMODATE THOSE PEOPLE WHO ARE UNABLE TO GET UP AND DOWN STEPS.))
[RUNS= 22]
[OUT Q=up and down steps.]


Now ground has been broken and the foundation is being laid for the new 450-thousand dollar building which should be finished sometime this fall.
Their by-laws prevent them from actively soliciting donations, but Wingfield says anyone with a connection to the historic lodge may feel inclined to help out.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg. ))

[Sports tease]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


Qualifying for the Winston Cup drivers at Watkins Glen, VMI's football program holds its annual media day
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[VO-NAT]


and our Friday Football Extra pre-season practice stops take us to James River High school.
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[S-Qualify]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-150 27:46]
[GRAPHIC=NASCAR]


Tony Stewart was the defending champion but Jeff Gordon was number today as Winston Cup drivers went through Bud Pole qualifying at Watkins Glen International for the Serius at the Glen which begins at 1:30 Sunday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Watkins Glen, NY/SPEED; :00]


Ryan Newman tested out the new foam wall in practice, he was ok and would qualify 13th.
Gordon was the 2001 champion and today he was the top driver in Bud Pole qualifying for the Serius at the Glen with a speed of 124.580 miles an hour. He breaks Dale Jarrett's previous track qualifying record which was 122.698 miles an hour, now the starting grid.
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[go to qualifying boards]
[SUPER=#556]
[SUPER=X5016;]
[SUPER=0107-1. Jeff Gordon//2. Greg Biffle//3. Mark Martin//4. Tony Stewart//5. Rusty Wallace//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-6. Dale Earnhardt Jr.//7. Matt Kenseth//8. Kurt Busch//9. Bobby Labonte//10. Boris Said//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-11. Kevin Harvick//12. Casey Mears//13. Ryan Newman//14. Robby Gordon//15. John Andretti//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-16. Dave Blaney//17. Todd Bodine//18. Ron Fellows//19. Terry Labonte//20. Jimmie Johnson//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-21. Joe Nemechek//22. Ward Burton//23. Jeff Burton//24. Elliott Sadler//25. Bill Elliott//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-26. Ricky Rudd//27. Johnny Benson//28. Scott Pruett//29. Jamie McMurray//30. Dale Jarrett//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-31. Kyle Petty//32. Johnny Miller//33. PJ Jones//34. Michael Waltrip//35. Kenny Wallace//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-36. Christian Fittipaldi//37. Sterling Marlin/Prov/38. Ricky Craven/Prov/39. Jimmy Spencer/Prov/40. Jeremy

Mayfield/Prov/;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-41. Steve Park/Prov/42. Tony Raines/Prov/43. Paul Menard/Prov/;]
[RUNS=:45]

[oc...last name]
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[S-Stuff]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-155 12:14]
[GRAPHIC=none]
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[VO-NAT wipe to #eng!!!!!]
[SUPER=03-Radford; :00]

In tack news closer to home, you can catch some exciting racing tomorrow night at seven right here on your Hometown Station as WDBJ presents live flag to flag coverage of the Shelor Dodge 200 at the New River Valley Speedway.
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[S-Keydets]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-151 TC2108]
[GRAPHIC=VMI logo]


A new chapter in VMI football history will be written this fall as the Keydets embark on their inaugural season in the Big South. Travis Wells has more from Lexington.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Lexington/2002 Season; :00]
[SUPER=01-Josh Lyles/Keydets Junior Quarterback; :28]
[SUPER=01-David Poldiak/Keydets Junior Quarterback; :36]
[SUPER=01-Jonathan Wilson/Redshirt Freshman Quarterback; :44]
[SUPER=01-Cal McCombs/Keydets Head Coach; 1:10]
[SUPER=@travis1; 1:35]
[RUNS=1:44]
[OUT Q=News 7 Sports."]
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((VMI's six wins in 2002 were the most for the Keydets since 1981. But Cal McCombs must replace 15 starters including quarterback Joey Gibson who threw for over 56 hundred yards and 38 TD's during his career. Four signal callers are vying for the job--hometown favorite and former Rockbridge star Jonathan Wilson, juniors Josh Lyles and David Polidak, and sophomore Kirk Monteleone.
Josh: Jonathan: David:
The Keydets will go to battle in the Big South this season after 79 years in the Southern Conference. The new league has just five teams and no automatic bid to the 1-aa playoffs, which puts a premium on the non-conference schedule.
Cal:
Travis: The VMI media guide touts the Keydets new beginning, but the season opener on August 30th at Navy will have at least one tie to the Southern Conference. The Middies Head Coach Paul Johnson spent five seasons at Georgia Southern winning two national titles. In Lexington, Travis Wells, News 7 Sports.))


[S-River]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-160 TC927]
[GRAPHIC=Friday Football Extra]


The first week of high school football practice is in the books, and most area squads will don the pads for the first time next week.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Buchanan; :00]


The James River Knights weathered some spotty rain showers this morning. The River was 8 and 2 last season, but missed the playoffs. First year Knights Head Coach Phil King takes over for Toby Peer who left for Spotswood and with 16 starters returning, not much has changed in Buchanan.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Phil King/Knights Head Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:25]
[OUT Q=the future is now."]

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