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Coming up on News 7-
Some help could be on the way for some Pillowtex workers if the company has its way.
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Some say this intersection is dangerous, but tonight a plan to rebuild it is thrown out.
Plus the hammers will be going again- Lane Stadium expansion is ready to get underway again.
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[Talent=Jean]


News 7 at Eleven is next.

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[VO-NAT]

The man at the center of a controversial road project in Bedford County changes his position.
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[Bedford-Supervisors]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Bedford County supervisor Kirby Richardson has put the brakes on a million dollar road- widening project that's placed him under suspicion.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Teresa /Newsroom Pod;]

Teresa Hamilton was at tonight's supervisor's meeting where the project was stopped in its tracks. Jean, supervisor Kirby Richardson made a motion tonight--
[LIVE= Teresa /FULL Newsroom Pod]
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asking the board to essentially kill improvements to an intersection near Smith Mountain Lake-- a project that's raised more than a few eyebrows over how it gained approval and funding.
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((MR. CHAIR, I MAKE A MOTION WE RESCIND OUR PREVIOUS ACTION AND REMOVE THE PROJECT FROM THE SIX YEAR PLAN. ))
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Kirby Richardson's motion to take improvements to the intersection of Routes 608 and 626 near Smith Mountain Lake off the county's secondary road plan was met with approval by the rest of supervisors. But this likely is not the end of the issue for the Bedford county supervisor-- who says he's done nothing wrong. Last fall-- Richardson voted for the million dollar improvement project. He also filled out one of the Highway Department comment sheets in favor of the plan. State Police found four dozen similar sheets, and a special grand jury is now investigating whether Richardson had a hand in falsifying the forms. ))
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[LIVE= Teresa /FULL Newsroom Pod]

A secretary at Richardon's steel fabricating business in Rocky Mount has reportedly admitted to filling out the bogus forms but the investigation is not over.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Teresa /Newsroom Pod;]

Jean, a special grand jury investigating the matter will reportedly meet again September 11th.

[Powell]


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A Halifax man has admitted to a role in two murders in Southside nearly ten years ago.
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29 year old Louis Jordan Powell, Junior pled guilty to two counts of first-degree murder this afternoon.
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Investigators say Powell admitted to a role in the deaths of Joseph Gibbons and John LaPrade.
The two men were shot to death inside a car at the Riverdale Amoco in Halifax County in December of 1993.
Two other suspects are awaiting trial on capital murder charges -- Dexter Lamont Dixon of South Boston and Verlie Marion Word of Halifax.
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[Pillowtex]


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Bankrupt textile maker Pillowtex wants to pay up to five-point three million dollars to retain key employees during its liquidation.
The company today asked a bankruptcy judge to approve the payments for 143 salaried workers.
Pillowtex also asked the judge to approve a plan to designate two and a half million dollars of its assets to pay off outstanding medical claims for laid-off workers.

[Geoghan]


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Massachusetts officials are trying to find out how an inmate in protective custody was murdered over the weekend.

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Convicted child molester, John Geoghan was strangled to death with a sock Saturday. Prosecutors say Geoghan's fellow inmate, Joseph Druce (droos) hated homosexuals and planned the attack a month in advance. Massachusetts prison officials say they're reviewing the prison's policies and procedures.
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((EDWARD FLYNN/MASSACHUSETTS PUBLIC SAFETY SECRETARY: WE CANNOT ESCAPE THE FACT THAT AN INMATE DIED WHILE IN THE CUSTODY OF THE DEPT. OF CORRECTIONS, INDEED IN SECURE CUSTODY IN OUR SECURE CUSTODY UNIT. WE MUST FIND OUT WHY.))
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[OUT Q=must find out why]
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Officials say there are more than 300- security cameras in the prison, but they're not always being monitored. Druce was serving a life sentence for a previous murder.
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[Lee-Hospital]


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Lee County schools may benefit from what's being called a "fairytale" ending to a bankruptcy case.
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[SUPER=03-Pennington Gap;]

Officials today announced the Lee County Community Foundation would be formed with proceeds from the sale of what's now known as the Lee Regional Medical Center. A Florida company bought the hospital out of bankruptcy and scandal in 2001, paying close to 25-million dollars. That was after an administrator admitted to embezzling almost two million dollars from the facility. Attorneys say all creditors will be paid in full by Labor Day and that more than 1-and a half million will be set aside to improve the county's healthcare and education.
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[Roanoke-Schools]


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Several schools in Roanoke City and Roanoke County were put to the test as they opened today.
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At Mountain View Elementary, some mobile classrooms are still under construction.
The library has hundreds of boxes of books that need to be unpacked.
But after a weekend of hard work by volunteers, staff and their families, the building was ready for students.
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((I THINK WE DID A GREAT JOB. IT WAS A TEAM EFFORT. LOOKING AT OUR BUILDING LAST MONDAY AND LOOKING AT IT THIS MONDAY, IT'S LIKE TWO DIFFERENT PLACES.))
[SUPER=01-Judy Price/Mountain View Elem. Principal;]
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At Lincoln Terrace Elementary in Roanoke City, roof repairs are still underway.
But teachers and classrooms were ready to greet the students.
They have new central air conditioning and bathrooms are still being renovated.
Despite the work-in-progress, principals at both schools say the first day of school went surprisingly smoothly.

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[Henry-Supervisors]


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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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Henry County is getting ready to close five schools and consolidate several others because of declining enrollment and revenue losses.
The reconfiguration is still a year away but some students already have some concerns over things like school colors and mascots.
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((BOBBIE JO LANKFORD/BASSETT HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT: I THINK WE SHOULD KEEP OUR MASCOT BECAUSE THIS IS BASSETT AND THEY ARE COMING HERE AND I REALLY DON'T THINK IT IS FAIR TO THEM TO COME TO BASSETT AND IT BE THE SAME BUT I DON'T WANT TO SEE IT CHANGED.)) ((EUGENE HAIRSTON/BASSETT HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT: I THINK WE SHOULD COMBINED THEM AND I THINK WE SHOULD CHANGE OUR MASCOTS AND COLORS. COLORS AND MASCOTS))
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Meantime, the Board of Supervisors today announced more cuts.
The county will lose 915-thousand dollars in revenue because of the closing of the Pillowtex Plant in Fieldale.
The school system will absorb half of it, the other half will be made through cuts in the Office of Commerce, the Industrial Development Authority and money to maintain the old Dupont Facility.
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[Gas-prices]


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Did you do a double take the last time you bought gas?
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[SUPER=03-Charleston, SC]


You're not alone- and you're not imagining things.
Prices at the pump have rocketed up over the past two weeks almost 16 cents a gallon nationally.
That is the biggest two week hike since the Lundberg survey began tracking fuel prices 50 years ago.
The average price of a gallon of gasoline in the U-S reached just under a buck 75.
Charleston, South Carolina reportedly has the lowest price for gasoline.
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[Tease1]
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Governor Warner says there's still tough economic times ahead... but will drastic budget cuts be repeated?
More on that when News 7 returns.
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Plus it's game, set, match for Pete Sampras. Tonight he says goodbye to life as a professional tennis player.
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[Sports-preview]


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((Hey folks - Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office as Nick Vander Laan transfers from UVa. Steve Mason checks the pulse of the Cavaliers football team as Duke gets ready to roll into Scott Stadium. Andre Davis finally gets back on the field, Duce Staley finally does the same, and Northside gets some Friday Football Extra attention tonight on the Big 7.))

[Warner-budget]


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Governor Warner says the state is on the way to economic recovery... But there are still some bumps in the road.


Richmond Bureau Chief Meghan Muldoon has more on the governor's "good news- bad news" picture of the state's finances.
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((For the first time in his administration, Governor Warner has some economic news to smile about.
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((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: JOB GROWTH IN VIRGINIA HAS NOW BEEN POSITIVE FOR THREE MONTHS. JOB GROWTH IN JULY SHOWED THE BEST MONTHLY INCREASE IN OVER TWO YEARS.)) [RUNS:09]
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But the moment was short-lived as Warner warned that education, Medicaid and homeland security costs continue to grow.
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((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: EVEN WITH AN ECONOMIC RECOVERY, THERE WILL BE A SUBSTANTIAL GAP BETWEEN AVAILABLE REVENUES AND THE SPENDING REQUIREMENTS WHICH WE WOULD ALL JUST AS NON-DISCRETIONARY.)) [RUNS:08]
Warner says he is holding in reserve a 400 million dollar one time fiscal fix from the federal government.
Most Republicans say keeping the money for emergencies is the right call but they remain critical of Warner for something else, bypassing another opportunity to lay out his tax reform plan.
[SOT 10:40:40]

((DELEGATE MORGAN GRIFFITH/R-SALEM: THE GOVERNOR CHOSE NOT TO DO SO AND THAT'S HIS RIGHT. UNFORTUNATELY I THINK ITS GOING TO PUSH UP INTO A SITUATION WHERE WE HAVE A SPECIAL SESSION REGRETTABLY AT A COST TO THE TAXPAYERS.)) [RUNS:10]
And Even though the rest of the state is experiencing job growth, the data shows the communities in Southside and Southwest Virginia are being left behind.
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((SENATOR CHARLES HAWKINS/R-CHATHAM: IF WE DON'T DO SOMETHING TO STABILIZE POPULATIONS IN SOUTHSIDE AND SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA WE WILL GET OLDER AND POORER AND THAT IS SOMETHING THE STATE CANNOT AFFORD. WE NEED TO GET BACK TO BEING PART OF THE ECONOMIC ENGINE LIKE WE HAVE BEEN HISTORICALLY.)) [RUNS:13]
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Warner also said that Virginians don't need to worry about a repeat of last year's budget cuts.
That's because the state has something it hasn't seen in three years, a budget surplus. ))


[Bombay-Bombing]


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Two car bombings in India today killed 40 people and injured at least 150 others.
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Two taxi bombs exploded within minutes in India's crowded commercial capital.
The scene was one of death and devastation.
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((GULAN NOOR/EYEWITNESS: QUITE A FEW PEOPLE INJURED I SAW THE TAXI FLYING AND IT LANDED IN FRONT OF THE HOTEL HERE.))
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No group has claimed responsibility but there is some suspicions that this is more than just typical violence in India.
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((M.J. GOHEL/ASIA PACIFIC FOUNDATION: THIS IS PROBABLY THE WORK OF AN AL QAEDA LINKED GROUP.))
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Gohel (Go-uhl) says the sophisticated car bomb is not typical of local groups.
There is also speculation that the groups behind the massacre operate out of Pakistan- a country that just last year was nearly on the brink of war with India.
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[Iraq]


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Al Qaeda members say the group is behind last weeks' U-N attack in Baghdad-
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and they warn more can be expected.
U-N staffers are questioning why they were not ordered out to begin with.
For some time prior to the bombing the staff had been on its second highest state of alert- which calls for suspension of operations and evacuation of staff.
Now many want to know why the U-N did not follow its own security rules.
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[Ten-Commandments]


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A hearing is set for Wednesday on a lawsuit seeking to keep a Ten commandments monument right where it is
Supporters are asking a federal court to block the removal of the statue- saying removing Christian laws
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery, AL;]


from an Alabama courthouse would violate the freedom guaranteed by the constitution. Supporters filed suit today in an effort to keep a monument of the Ten Commandments in Alabama's judicial building. The state's Chief Justice put the monument there two years ago. He's been suspended by a state ethics panel, but Roy Moore says he's not changing his mind.
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[IN Q=Christians are offended by]

((ROY MOORE/ALABAMA CHIEF JUSTICE: CHRISTIANS ARE OFFENDED BY MANY THINGS IN TODAY'S SOCIETY. THEY'RE OFFENDED BY ABORTION, SODOMY IN THE STREETS, AND KIDS GETTING KILLED IN SCHOOL AND YET WE SEEM TO BE ASHAMED BY STANDING UP AND SPEAKING THE TRUTH.))
[SUPER=01-Roy Moore/Alabama Chief Justice;]
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[OUT Q=and speaking the truth]
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[VO-NAT]

Federal courts have ruled the monument violates the part of the First Amendment that prohibits the government from promoting any one religion.
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[Tease2]
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Virginia Tech's ready to kick off work to expand Lane Stadium.
Get a look at what's in store next.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus instead of hanging out in the inner city, these L-A kids are learning to hang ten.
More on the program that's making waves when News 7 returns.
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[Commercial]

[Tech-Board]


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Construction to expand Lane Stadium will soon begin.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

Virginia Tech's board of visitors approved construction plans today for the west side expansion. While the design phase for the project was still in the works, construction had been put on hold prior to Tech joining the A-C-C. The 52-and-a-half million dollar project includes the addition of two dozen suites, 800-new club seats, and a two-story museum.
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((JOHN LAWSON/TECH BOV MEMBER: FIRST OFF, IT'S THE LARGEST CONSTRUCTION PROJECT THAT'S EVER BEEN DONE ON THE TECH CAMPUS. IT IS GOING TO BE VERY MASSIVE. 120-FEET TALL, OVER 400 FEET LONG AND THE THING THAT I LIKE ABOUT THIS PROJECT IS IT REALLY CATERS TO THE FANS.))
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About 15-million dollars in private funding is still needed for the project. Officials say construction should begin as early as February and will NOT interfere with games.
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[Surf-Bus]


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Some Los Angeles kids are trading Turf for surf.
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They're leaving the inner city on the Surf Bus-
It's a creation of Marry Setterholm- the former women's national surfing champion is spending her own time and money to show L-A's inner city kids how hitting the waves can work for them.
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((MARY SETTERHOLM/SURF BUS CREATOR: THE OCEAN CAN TAKE THE FIGHT THAT YOUTH HAS THE FIGHT IN YOUTH AND TURN IT INTO SOMETHING POSITIVE.)) [BUTT TO]
((NAT SOT: GIVE ME FIVE THAT WAS HUGE!))
[SUPER=01-Mary Setterholm/Surf Bus Creator;]
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[OUT Q=that was huge!]
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[VO-NAT 12 plus pad]


Many of the kids are wide have never seen the ocean even though they just live a few miles away.
Now LA city officials are working to make the program a permanent part of the city's recreation and parks department.
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[S-Extra]


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UVa makes some moves with Duke coming to town. Steve Mason has our report tonight from Charlottesville. Plus, the Cavs lose a hoop player, and Andre returns for the Browns. But first tonight's Extra Point -
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[SUPER=03-Bethlehem, PA; :00]

Duce Staley ended his holdout with the Eagles yesterday and returned to the practice field today. Staley missed 26 days of training camp because he wants more money. He hasn't gotten yet and there are those who thing he also failed to get his point across. The Eagles preseason finale is this Thursday night against the Jets.
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[S-Cavs]


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The Virginia Cavaliers have lost one of their big men in basketball. Nick Vander Laan, (VANDER-LAWN) the six-ten bruiser has left the program
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/Last Season; :00]

and will enroll at Concordia University in Irvine, California. Vander Laan, wearing number 4, averaged five points and five rebounds a game last season for the Cavs. Before coming to Charlottesville he played at Cal. He played in 31 games for UVa, starting 14.
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[S-UVA]


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The Virginia Cavaliers open the season this Saturday against a much improved Duke team at Scott Stadium in a 7pm kick-off. And when we say Duke is improved - we're not joking. Steve Mason tells us why from Charlottesville.
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[SUPER=01-Al Groh/Virginia Head Coach; :15]
[SUPER=01-Matt Schaub/Virginia Quarterback; :25]
[SUPER=01-Almondo Curry/Virginia Cornerback & Captain; :41(QUICK)]
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[SUPER=01-Raymond Mann/Virginia Senior Linebacker; 1:14]
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[OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."]
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[S-Tech]


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UVa is listed as a 16 point favorite over Duke.
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Tech is a 20 point favorite to beat Central Florida on Sunday, but confidence in great in Orlando where the UCF defense is saying it will have a little something for the Hokies when it rolls into town.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]

Tech will close out preseason practice and begin its game week preparation for Sunday's 3pm kickoff tomorrow. Only a handful of tickets remain for the season opener.
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[ANCHOR=mike]
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More on the Hokies tomorrow morning in the first edition of this season's Tech 2003 report on News 7 Morning as we chat with Bryan Randall and Marcus Vick.

[S-Jake]


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Former Friday Football Extra player of the week - Jacob Lewis from Cave Spring has decided to put football on the shelf for the time being,
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-Friday Football Extra; :00]

Lewis, who would have been a redshirt sophomore quarterback at William & Mary this season, has left the Tribe program.
This past week he looked into enrolling at Division Three power Bridgewater where he could have played immediately and likely would have with the Eagles depth problems.
His family visited the Bridgewater campus last week, but according the Eagles' coach Mike Clark, Lewis has decided not to play football at this time. Lewis had the top passing game in that 2000 season with over 400 yards against Pulaski.
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[S-Northside]


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The high school football season kicks off this Friday and one of the big games will be at Northside where the Vikings host Pulaski County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]


Jim Hickam and company cruised through the regular season at 10 and oh last season, only to lose to Blacksburg in the opening round of the playoffs. Just 7 starters are back from that team, and the playoff loss still stings.
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[OUT Q=where we need to go."]
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Hickam is one of Friday Football Extra's longest tenured coaches, and he's coming off hip replacement surgery back in May, but says he feels just fine.
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[OUT Q=go ahead and get it done."]
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[S-NFL]


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NFL teams must get down to 65 players by tomorrow at four pm. Many teams went ahead and made their cuts today. Former UVa star Antoine Womack was cut by the Patriots, while the Jags got rid for former Hokie Dave Kadela and the Browns released former Tech tight end Bob Slowikowski.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Berea, OH; :00]

The Browns also finally got Andre Davis back on the practice field today. Andre has been hampered by a bad knee ever since a teammate fell on it in practice back on July 28th. He took part in limited workouts today and will see increased playing time as the knee progresses.
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[Sampras]


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Pete Sampras won his first grand slam title at the U-S Open so it seems only fitting that it is at the same tournament where he's retiring.
Today the winner of 14 Grand slam titles said goodbye to professional tennis for good.
Drew Levinson has more from Flushing Meadows New York.
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(((NATSOUND CHEERS) MANDATORY COURTESY -- USTA/USA NETWORK/CBS SPORTS On Center Court--where he thrilled Millions of tennis fans for so long--Pete Sampras said goodbye to the game he loved.

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IT WAS HERE AT THE US OPEN WHERE AN UNKNOWN 19-YEAR OLD WON HIS FIRST GRANDSLAM...AND IT WAS ON THIS SAME COURT LAST YEAR WHERE SAMPRAS WON THE LAST OF THIS RECORD 14 GRANDSLAM TITLES."
(SOT) "HE'S DONE IT, HIS 14TH GRANDSLAM TITLE

Never flashy--but always consistent Sampras won 64 singles matches. But the big ones really got his adrenelyn flowing.
Sampras won here at the U-S open five times and he was even better at Wimbledon, where he was king--winning there seven times.
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GAME SET MATCH SAMPRAS Six years in a row--he finished the season number one.
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"TO SAY I'M THE GREATEST EVER, I WON'T SAY THAT. AT TIMES I FELT LIKE WHEN I WAS PLAYING OUT THERE, I WAS PLAYING PRETTY CLOSE PERFECT TENNIS." But at age 32 Sampras says he doesn't have the fire in the belly to continue playing perfect tennis. Instead of concentrating on the sport he wants to devote more time to his wife and young son.
"I'LL MISS PLAYING. I'LL MISS COMPETING. I'LL MISS GOING OUT IN FINALS LIKE WIMBLEDON IN FRONT OF 20-THOUSAND PEOPLE...AND THAT RUSH AND THAT EXCITEMENT." Pete Sampras gave 100 percent to the game and now he promises he's 100 percent retired.
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GAME SET AND MATCH SAMPRAS Game set match and now for Sampras, make that a career. Drew Levinson, CBS News))