[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

Sources say Resource Officer Butch Lewis will get back his job at P-H.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

And, the issue of whether cadets at V-M-I should address a Higher Power may be heard by the Highest Court.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]

Tonight on News 7 sports - day one of the McLelland golf classic is in the books. UVa loses a top receiver for the season to a broken leg,
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[VO-NAT]

and Lee Suggs and the Browns end their 20 day impasse as the former Hokie comes to terms with Cleveland.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


Are you ready for a change in the forecast from the same old "chance of showers"? Stand by for that news coming up.

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[ANCHOR=Shannon 4-Shot]


News 7 is next.
[Video-Open]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=Video Open]
[GRAPHIC=News7at6]



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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


His reassignment created a storm of controversy in Roanoke's Schools.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Now, resource officer Butch Lewis appears to be getting his old job back.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


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


And I'm Keith Humphry.
[Lewis]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#03-30 TC1:22:58]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Roanoke police officer Butch Lewis has apparently won his fight for his old job.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Sources familiar with the situation tell News 7 that Lewis will be returning to Patrick Henry High School as a resource officer.
[Double Boxes=Keith-Shannon and JoeD/Microwave]


Joe Dashiell has been working on this story and joins us from Roanoke with more.
[Live=JoeD Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=@Joe1;]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke;]
( ad lib)
(Rollcue: Lewis walked into )
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[VO-NAT]

[***JOE'S MIC HOT***]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]
[SUPER=@file;]
[RUNS=:00]
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[Live=JoeD Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke;]
( ad lib)
[Double Boxes=Keith-Shannon and JoeD/Microwave]



[Fralin-Wyatt]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=03-35 TC16:27]
[GRAPHIC=None]


All the attention on school safety in Roanoke is now being felt in a local General Assembly race.
Today, William Fralin said he will work to increase funding for alternative education programs, if he's elected to the House of Delegates.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Fralin spoke with reporters at a news conference at Patrick Henry High School.
The Republican candidate in the 17th House District, Fralin said teachers and administrators must have the resources to deal with disruptive students.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I have an idea]

((WILLIAM FRALIN/(R) CANDIDATE FOR HOUSE OF DELEGATES; I HAVE AN IDEA THAT I THINK IS ONE PIECE OF SOLVING THIS PROBLEM. IT'S CERTAINLY NOT A BE- ALL END- ALL. IT'S NOT GOING TO MAKE OUR SCHOOLS SAFER TOMORROW, BUT I THINK IT WILL IN THE FUTURE. AND I THINK IT'S SOMETHING THAT PEOPLE CARE DEEPLY ABOUT AND THIS IS ONE SOLUTION TO THE PROBLEM.)) ((LINDA WYATT/(D) CANDIDATE FOR HOUSE OF DELEGATES; I SUBMIT TO YOU IF YOU WANT TO REALLY MAKE AN IMPACT ON ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION AND EDUCATION IN GENERAL, WE FULLY FUND THE STANDARDS OF QUALITY AND DON'T TRY TO PUT BAND-AIDS ON SERIOUS PROBLEMS.))
[SUPER=01-William Fralin/(R) Candidate for House of Delegates;]
[SUPER=01-Linda Wyatt/(D) Candidate for House of Delegates;]
[RUNS=:28]
[OUT Q=band-aids on serious problems.]
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[VO-NAT]


As a former teacher, Democrat Linda Wyatt says school safety will be an important issue in her campaign. But she says public education in general is being shortchanged by the state and requires a major increase in funding.
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[VMI-Prayer]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=03-24 TC16:23]
[GRAPHIC=None]

They still can't say grace at V-M-I. The U-S Court of Appeals in Richmond today refused to re-consider the decision declaring Virginia Military Institute's supper prayers UN-constitutional.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington/2001]

Until Judge Norman Moon banned the practice last year, a cadet chaplain led the corps in a prayer before each evening meal.
Judge Moon concluded that amounted to "religious indoctrination" at the state-supported school.
Attorney General Jerry Kilgore asked the appeals court to reverse a three-judge panel's opinion that upheld Moon's ruling. The full court voted six to six against reviewing the case.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=None]

The tie vote allows the original decision to stand... without comment. Three judges wrote opinions, anyway. Emory Widener of Abingdon pointed out Judge Moon has a minister offer an invocation and a benediction at naturalization ceremonies at his court in Lynchburg. Judge Widener said the panel that upheld Moon's ruling had approved a "do-as-I-say- not-as-I-do theory" of the case. Attorney General Jerry Kilgore says he'll ask the Supreme Court to review the case.

[Warner]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=03-22 TC1:36:49]
[GRAPHIC=None]

The Commonwealth is speeding into the unknown to rev up tourism and the economy. Governor Mark Warner today announced the Virginia Motorsports Initiative, a plan to make the state synonymous with racing.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=It was eerily silent...]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville;:00]
[SUPER=@markWarner;:13]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville/April 1;:18]
[SUPER=@Marshall;1:01]
[SUPER=01-Clay Campbell/Martinsville Speedway President;1:10 QUICK!!!!]
[RUNS=1:19]
[OUT Q=refuel the state's economy.]

((It was eerily silent at the Martinsville Speedway until Governor Mark Warner made an announcement he hopes will be heard across the country: Virginia is a haven for racing.
[SOT 10:55:48-10:55:55]
[IN Q=People don't think about VA as a...]

((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: PEOPLE DON'T THINK ABOUT VIRGINIA AS AN AUTOMOTIVE STATE BUT WE HAVE OVER 25-THOUSAND JOBS IN VIRGINIA THAT ARE AUTOMOTIVE RELATED.)) [RUNS:07]
[OUT Q=that are automotive related.]

With 37 tracks and countless spin-off businesses Warner says it's time to slip the state's rich racing reputation into high gear.
[SOT 11:13:16-11:13:34]
[IN Q=We wanna attract additional...]

((GOVERNOR WARNER: WE WANNA ATTRACT ADDITIONAL MOTORSPORTS COMPANIES, WE WANNA PROMOTE FROM A TOURISM STANDPOINT AND INVEST IN SOME RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES THAT WILL ALLOW US TO BE ON A CUTTING EDGE OF MOTORSPORTS IN THE 21ST CENTURY.)) [RUNS:18]
[OUT Q=motorsports in the 21st century.]

The move is unusual in that it targets a variety of businesses rather than just the largest employers. Areas like Martinsville, already established as racing hot-spots, will serve as the starting line.
[SOT 11:22:07-11:22:17]
[IN Q=One of the thing we looked at...]

((DELEGATE DANNY MARSHALL/(R) 14TH HOUSE DISTRICT: ONE OF THE THINGS WE LOOKED AT IS WHAT ASSETS WE HAVE HERE, WITH THIS TRACK AND THESE PEOPLE AND HOW WE COULD BRING THE JOBS HERE.)) [RUNS:10]
[OUT Q= and how we could bring the jobs here.]

[BUTT BUTT BUTT]
[SOT 11:12:33-11:12:38]
[IN Q=If we can continue to grow...]

((CLAY CAMPBELL/MARTINSVILLE SPEEDWAY PRESIDENT: IF WE CAN CONTINUE TO GROW THEN WE CAN DO OUR PART TO MAYBE PUT SOME PEOPLE BACK TO WORK HERE IN MARTINSVILLE.)) [RUNS:05]
[OUT Q=here in Martinsville.]

And, the Governor hopes, refuel the state's economy.))
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[ANCHOR=Shan]
[GRAPHIC=New Jobs]

Also today, the Governor announced the creation of up to 110-new jobs in Southside. Pet food company Sunshine Mills in Halifax County will expand, hiring 40-people. And the Virginia Employment Commission will put up to 70-people to work when it locates a Customer Contact Center in the Riverstone Technology Park in South Boston.

[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
[SS=NONE]


A year after the murders of Jennifer Short and her parents, investigators are still waiting for the big break in the case.
We'll find out where the investigation stands next on News 7 at Six.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


And the Food Lion and the Hokie Bird go hand in hand at this new grocery store.
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[Short-Murders]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=03-23 TC1:34:35]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


A year after a Henry County family was killed, their murders remain a mystery.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


But efforts to find the person who killed Jennifer, Michael and Mary are no less a priority.
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[SS=Jennifer Short]


Marya Jones has more on the investigation and the man who remains its focus.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We're still]
[SUPER=01-Curtis Spence/Investigator; :00 QUICK!]
[SUPER=03-Rockingham Co., NC/Last Month; :15]
[SUPER=01-Howard Painter/Investigator; :25]
[SUPER=10-Gary Bowman/"Person of Interest"/October 31; :40]
[SUPER=@Marya2; 1:33]
[RUNS=1:42]
[OUT Q=MJ News 7.]
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[SOT 22:30:12]

((CURTIS SPENCE: WE'RE STILL WORKING IT JUST LIKE THE DAY IT HAPPENED.)) [RUNS:03]
For the last year, Howard Painter and Curtis Spence have lived the Short case.
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[SOT 22:51:45]

((HOWARD PAINTER: I THINK WE'RE REAL CLOSE.)) [RUNS:02]
They work the case full-time, with the regular help of 10 other investigators from Henry County, North Carolina, state police and the FBI.
But a year of tireless work has yet to pay off.
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[SOT 22:50:32]

((PAINTER: THAT BIG LEAD WILL COME, WHICH I FEEL IT WILL. I FEEL IT'S RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER.)) [RUNS:03]
To this day, investigators remain focused on Gary Bowman, a North Carolina carpenter who was implicated by his former landlord.
In an interview last year, Bowman said he'd never met the Shorts.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 02-41 tc 27:40]

((GARY BOWMAN: NOW I KNOW WHAT IT'S LIKE FOR PEOPLE WHO WERE PUT IN JAIL WHO WERE INNOCENT OR EVEN EXECUTED. NOW I KNOW.)) [RUNS:10]
Since then, Bowman has moved several times, but he still lives in North Carolina.
He declined an interview for this story, but his friends say that living under a cloud of suspicion has had devastating effects.
They say Bowman's health is poor and he's been unable to work.
Investigators will only say he's still a "person of interest."
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 22:31:25]

((CURTIS SPENCE: IT'S GOING TO TAKE THE PUBLIC.)) [RUNS:01]
Investigators say their big break could come from a tip ... OR from the mountain of evidence still being processed at the crime lab... the most ever submitted in a Southwest Virginia case.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 22:51:57]

((HOWARD PAINTER: I REALLY FEEL LIKE IT'S AROUND THE CORNER, I REALLY DO. I THINK IT COULD COME ANY DAY OR THAT ONE LEAD THAT MAYBE WE HAVEN'T GOTTEN YET BUT IT THINK IT'S COMING.)) [RUNS:07]
Whether it comes soon or not, these investigators say they won't rest until the murders are solved.
Marya Jones, News-7.))

[Deputy-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=03-29 TC1:03:28]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The officers who shot and killed a Christiansburg man earlier this year were justified in their actions according to a new report.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg/May 9;]

Two sheriff's deputies and a police officer fatally shot Christopher Holmes May Ninth, after HE shot and killed another officer. Christiansburg police officer Scott Hylton was responding to a shoplifting call, when Holmes pulled him out of his car and began beating him. He then grabbed Hylton's gun and shot him several times. A toxicology report shows Holmes was high on cocaine and alcohol.
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[SOT TC 7:07-7:26]
[IN Q=the cocaine]

((RANDY LEACH/SPECIAL PROSECUTOR: THE COCAINE WOULD MAKE YOU AGGRESSIVE AND PARANOID AND MISTRUSTFUL OF ANYBODY TO THE POINT THAT YOU WOULD FEEL A THREAT FROM THE MOST INNOCENT OF INTERACTIONS. THAT COMBINED WITH THE ALCOHOL WHICH INTERFERES WITH JUDGMENT AND WOULD MAKE YOU DO THINGS WHICH YOU NORMALLY WOULD NOT DO.))
[SUPER=01-Randy Leach/Special Prosecutor;]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=normally would not do.]
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[VO-NAT]

Invesitgators could NOT determine who fired the shot that killed Holmes.
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[Iraq-Peay]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=03-25 TC1:41:46]
[GRAPHIC=Iraq Rebuilding]

General Binford Peay says U-S troops are doing a better job in Iraq than they're getting credit for.
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[V/O-NAT SOT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington]

The new Superintendent at V-M-I ran the U-S Central Command in the Persian Gulf as a four-star general in the mid-90's. And he keeps abreast of developments there.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 16:51:50]
[IN Q=Dangerous situation]

((BINFORD PEAY/VMI SUPERINTENDENT; DANGEROUS SITUATION. IT'S IMPOSSIBLE TO FEEL YOU'RE DOING A GOOD JOB WHEN YOU'RE STILL LOOSING YOUNG SOLDIERS, SAILORS, AIRMEN AND MARINES EVERY DAY. THE TWO ARE IN CONFLICT WITH EACH OTHER. BUT I SUSPECT OUR COMMANDERS AND OUR TEAMS ARE DOING A LITTLE BIT BETTER JOB THAN WHAT THEY PROBABLY GET CREDIT FOR. TOUGH ENVIRONMENTS CAN TAKE MANY YEARS FOR THAT TO STABILIZE. Do you think the American people have the patience for that? I THINK IT'S DIFFERENT FROM VIETNAM.)) [16:53:09] ((AND IF WE STAY THE COURSE AND DO IT RIGHT, WE MAY FIND WE HAD NO IDEA AT THE TIME THE LONG-RANGE IMPLICATIONS FOR PEACE.))
[SUPER=01-Binford Peay/VMI Superintendent;]
[RUNS=:40]
[OUT Q=implications for peace.]
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=HOLD]

General Peay's oldest son just returned from duty in Iraq on the fourth of July. Another son has just been deployed there. Both are V-M-I graduates.

[Peay-Patton]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=03-28 TC51:00]
[GRAPHIC=Binford Peay]

We got a name wrong in last night's profile of General Peay.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington]

It was Mrs. Red PATTON who gave General Peay the old cot and bedroll- -better known as the "rack and hay" that Peay used as a cadet in the 50's and 60's. Our story mis-stated Patton's last name.
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[Stocks]


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


Bullish economic news failed to put investors in a buying mood. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
[RUNS=:30]
[SUPER=x5000;]
[SUPER=440-y/38.30/9271.76/y/0.42/1686.59;]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


The DOW fell 38 points.
NASDAQ was off about half a point.
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[VO]
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[SUPER=273-i/0.08/5.27/h/0.16/37.52/h/0.65/17.70/h/0.02/18.75/i/0.05/6.79;]
[SUPER=274-i/0.19/9.00/i/0.34/59.70/i/0.46/35.62/i/0.32/43.40/i/0.73/58.07;]
[SUPER=#555; Reset]

[Food-Lion]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=03-34 TC25:56]
[ANCHOR=Keith]


Aside from milk and bread, you could also pick up some Hokie fever the next time you head to the supermarket.
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

Food Lion opened its new Virginia Tech theme store in Blacksburg this morning. The remodeled store features some of everything Hokie, from the school's official maroon and orange colors, to images of the Tech campus.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3758]
[IN Q=we wanted]

((JEFF LOWRANCE/CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER: WE WANTED TO MAKE THIS STORE PART OF THE FABRIC OF THE COMMUNITY. IT'S SOMETHING OF PRIDE NOT ONLY FOR FOOD LION BUT FOR THE NEIGHBORHOOD, SO WE'RE JUST TICKLED WITH IT.))
[SUPER=01-Jeff Lowrance/Food Lion;]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=tickled with it]
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[VO-NAT]

The Virginia Tech theme store is located inside the Hethwood (Heeth-wood) Shopping Plaza just up the street from the Tech campus. Of about 12-hundred Food Lion stores, only two others have university themes.
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[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]

Coming up tonight on the Big 7 - Lee Suggs finally comes to terms with the Cleveland Browns. Leftwich settles in at quarterback in Jacksonville. UVa loses a top player for the season,
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[VO-NAT]

and the Friday Football Extra preseason stops take us to Cave Spring tonight.
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[S-Suggs]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-156 1615TC]
[GRAPHIC=BROWNS CAMP]

The Cleveland Browns closed their training camp to the public this afternoon - on the same day they finally opened it to Roanoke native Lee Suggs. The former Fleming and Tech great finally came to terms with the team this afternoon.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Berea, OH/Browns' Mini-Camp; :00]

Suggs was not only the last Cleveland player to go unsigned, but he was the last player in the draft without a deal. This afternoon around four o'clock Suggs and Browns finally agreed to quit disagreeing and get in camp. The Browns have said that they plan to first place Suggs on the physically unable to perform list until they can determine how well his recently scoped shoulder has healed. Again, Lee Suggs has ended his 20 day holdout and agreed to his first pro contract with the Browns.
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[S-Leftwich]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=sp-149 14544tc]
[GRAPHIC=nfl]


The final first round draft pick from the April NFL draft also signed and practiced for the first time today. Marshall quarterback Byron Leftwich says he'd always heard theNFL was a business - but he didn't realize how true that really was until he tried to sign a contract.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=BITE]
[SUPER=01-Byron Leftwich/Signs 5-Year Deal with Jaguars; :00]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=...GET BETTER."]
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[S-UVa]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-159 2036TC]
[GRAPHIC=VIRGINIA LOGO]


UVa's football team will hold its annual media day and fan "Meet the Team" day tomorrow. Unfortunately, senior Michael McGrew won't be there.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville; :00]

Virginia's top returning wide receiver from 2002, broke his leg in practice yesterday and will miss all of the upcoming season. The Birmingham native will have surgery tomorrow. Last year he caught 27 passes for 428 yards and two touchdowns.
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[S-Cave]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-155 1415TC]
[GRAPHIC=FFE]


The Friday Football Extra travels take us to Cave Spring this evening where the Knights are hoping to bounce back from a very un-Cave Spring like season of a year ago.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]

The Knights failed to win a single game going 0-and-10. They finished the year with more than their share of injuries and by getting outscored 91-to-nothing in their final two games. But things are looking up.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=DIFFERENCES...]
[SUPER=01-Ben Foutz/Cave Spring Head Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=...LOOKING FORWARD."]
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[VO-NAT CON'T]

Foutz is still in somewhat of a rebuilding mode with just six starters back from a season ago. This year his Knights will open the season against Glenvar, close it against their new rival Hidden Valley - and in between play as a member of the brand new River Ridge district.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=BOTH DISTRICTS...]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=...SOLID DISTRICT THOUGH."]
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[GO TO PINNACLE 13078] There have been a lot of district changes over the years. And we'll bring you some of the top moments from the past as we begin our 20th season of Friday Football Extra next Friday night - August 22nd with an hour long show from 7-8pm.

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[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-152 26:06]
[GRAPHIC=Bob McClelland]


The two day, 36 hole Bob McClelland Metro invitational golf tournament teed off at the Botetourt Country Club this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Daleville; :00]

51 golfers from 11 teams from single, double and triple A are competing. The tourney is a major point getter for the Bob McClelland player of the year award and prepares players for the season.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Derek Bryant/Franklin Co. Golf Coach; :00]
[SUPER=01-Mark Ashby/William Byrd Golfer; :13]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=.....little matches"]
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[ANCHOR=mike]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


John Shotwell's James River team, as well as Glenvar's golf team, cannot compete tomorrow because of scheduling conflicts with other golf events. The second round is at Hunting Hills tomorrow. [Snow-Leopards]
[NEWSCAST=6 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=03-19 TC2:01:42]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

Mill Mountain Zoo's snow leopard cubs are getting used to being adored.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
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[VO-NAT :10]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

The 7-week old cats went on permanent display this morning. Zoo keepers say the brother and sister get along well with their mom, Tasha, and each other.
(///// SOT at :10 /////)
[SOT11:32:55-11:33:09]
[IN Q=Those two are together...]

((DAVE WOOD/CURATOR, MILL MOUNTAIN ZOO: THOSE TWO ARE TOGETHER CONSTANTLY, THEY PLAY, ONE WILL STALK THE OTHER. THEY'RE STILL A LITTLE WOBBLY AND SOMETIMES THEY'LL FALL OVER WHICH IS KINDA FUNNY.))
[SUPER=01-Dave Wood/Mill Mountain Zoo Curator;]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=which is kinda funny.]
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[VO-NAT :20]

Wood describes the cubs as being in the "toddler stage" and says they are at their cutest right now. The cats were recently named: Harry and Elsie. For the next couple months they and Tasha will be on display during the day with poppa Boris taking the outdoor pen at night. The whole family is expected to be united in about a month and a half. (------------)