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Coming up on News 7-
Goodyear workers approve a new contract.
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The Army awards the Radford Army Ammunition Plant a contract worth more than 130-million dollars. And a Bedford County Supervisor is in jail.
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[Talent=Keith]

Plus, huricane hunter aircraft just came out of Isabel, we'll tell you what they found. News 7 at Eleven is next.

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[VO-NAT]


Only 5 school systems in our area are meeting new federal standards.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry. Jean is off tonight.

[Education-reform]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Virginia's public schools got their federal report card today, and only half of them passed.
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[VO-NAT :21]
[SUPER=@file]


Just 55 percent of the state's schools meet the adequate yearly progress, or A-Y-P targets set in the No- Child- Left- Behind Act.
The goal of the law is for all students to become proficient in reading and math by 20-14.
But state officials say the federal grading system is complicated and not necessarily an accurate measure of school performance.
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[SOT 13:14:16]
[IN Q=BECAUSE OF THE QUIRKS]

((CHARLES PYLE/VA DEPT. OF EDUCATION: BECAUSE OF THE QUIRKS IN THE FEDERAL LAW YOU WILL ALSO HAVE MANY, MANY SCHOOLS THAT DO NOT MAKE ADEQUATE YEARLY PROGRESS THAT HAVE VERY HIGH LEVELS OF ACHIEVEMENT BUT DIDN'T MEET FEDERAL STANDARD BECAUSE THEY DIDN'T TEST ENOUGH KIDS.))
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[OUT Q=THEY DIDN'T TEST ENOUGH KIDS.]
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[VO-NAT]


Education officials say state accreditation is still the best indication of how well a school is doing.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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The school divisions from our area that passed include Bedford, Craig and Roanoke counties as well as Buena Vista and Lexington.

[Goodyear]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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The votes are in from Danville's Goodyear plant.
Unionized workers overwhelmingly said yes to a new contract today.
Workers at 12 of Goodyear's 14 plants had already approved the deal.
Only the plant in Union City, Tennessee voted it down.

[Radford-Arsenal]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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A new five year deal at the Radford Army Ammunition Plant is worth more than 130 MILLION dollars.
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[VO-NAT]
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The Defense Department awarded the contract to Alliant Techsystems to make T-N-T. During the first year of the contract, more than 5 million pounds of T-N-T will be produced for Air Force bombs. The contract runs through December 20-08, and ALL of the work will be done in Radford.
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[Richardson]


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A local politician is behind bars tonight.
Bedford County Supervisor Kirby Richardson was indicted today for forging public documents.
Justin McLeod reports there's a more serious charge: threatening a witness.
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[SUPER=01-Randy Krantz/Bedford Co. Commonwealth's Attorney; :16]
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[OUT Q=JM, News 7]

((((NAT SOUND OF KIRBY SAYING I'M NOT SUPPOSED TO SAY ANYTHING TO ANYBODY AT 1:27:34 ON TAPE 03-24))
Kirby Richardson had very little to say to News 7 when we attempted to talk to him shortly after the allegations surfaced.
Now a month later, a special grand jury has indicted Richardson on a slew of charges.
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[IN Q=Mr. Richardson was indicted]

((RANDY KRANTZ/BEDFORD CO. COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: MR. RICHARDSON WAS INDICTED UNDER THE STATUTE THAT IS CALLED FORGERY OF A PUBLIC DOCUMENT, OR FORGERY OF A PUBLIC RECORD.)) [Runs06]
[OUT Q=of a public record]


This all stems from a proposed road project at Route 608 and 626 near Smith Mountain Lake.
Richardson supported the widening of the intersection.
He's alleged to have directed an employee at his business to falsify public comment forms submitted to the state highway department.
Three weeks ago, Richardson asked his fellow board members to kill the plan.
[SOT 4:13 ON TAPE 03-36]
[IN Q=Mr. Chair I make]

((KIRBY RICHARDSON: MR CHAIR I MAKE A MOTION WE RESCIND OUR PREVIOUS ACTION AND REMOVE THE PROJECT FROM THE SIX YEAR PLAN.)) [Runs07]
[OUT Q=six year plan]


Several of Richardson's colleagues on the Board of Supervisors declined to comment on the charges.
Board member Dale Wheeler did say if the allegations are true this would be out of character for Richardson.
Altogether, he's facing 82 separate counts including soliciting perjury, and obstructing justice.
[SOT 4:09]
[IN Q=He's charged with]

((RANDY KRANTZ/BEDFORD CO. COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: HE'S CHARGED WITH OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE WHICH ENTAILS THE MAKING OF THREATS OR THREATS OF FORCE AGAINST A WITNESS OR OTHER OFFICER OF THE COURT.)) [Runs10]
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Richards was arrested in Franklin County Friday afternoon.
He was denied bond and should make his first court appearance next week.
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[IN Q= ]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS HAS NO POWER TO REMOVE RICHARDSON FROM HIS SEAT UNTIL A CONVICTION SO FOR NOW HE'LL MOSTLY LIKE REMAIN ON THE BOARD UNLESS HE RESIGNS. IF CONVICTED, EACH OF THE MOST SERIOUS CHARGES CARRY A TWO TO TEN YEAR PRISON SENTENCE. JUSTIN McLEOD, NEWS 7.))
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[Jazz-Festival]


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The Taste of the Blue Ridge Blues and Jazz Festival kicked off tonight... and orgnizers say it could be the best ever.
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((NAT MUSIC))
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[VO-NAT]


Tonight's gala at the Hotel Roanoke is the first of three days of musical events.
Tomorrow afternoon and evening, the event moves to Elmwood Park with jazz and blues bands as well as food from local restaurants.
The festival wraps up Sunday with a jazz brunch at the Hotel Roanoke.
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[Iraq]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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So-called "friendly fire" killed two American soldiers in Iraq today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Ramadi, Iraq]

They were searching for foreign fighters believed to be responsible for bombing the U-N headquarters in Baghdad last month. Earlier eight Iraqi policemen involved in a midnight car chase were killed by friendly fire when they ran into an American roadblock and were mistaken for the enemy. One of the survivors says they saw the checkpoint and stopped.
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((NAT ARABIC BURST))
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[VO-NAT]

He says, "They started shooting. We tried to tell them we were Iraqi police, but they didn't care and shot at us for about an hour."
The U-S- led Coalition has been recruiting Iraqis for a new police force... hoping it will take over most of the responsibility for law enforcement as soon as possible. Today's friendly fire incident won't make that any easier.
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[Safe-Neighborhoods]


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[TAPE#=03-29 TC1:41:44]
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Keeping streets safe through cooperation.
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[VO-NAT]
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That's what the US Attorney is hoping the region's Violent Crimes Task Force will be able to accomplish. It's a partnership between local and federal law enforcement. They'll share intelligence and resources in hopes of reducing street crime.
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[SOT 10:26:51]
[IN Q=So our message today]

((JOHN BROWNLEE/US ATTORNEY: SO OUR MESSAGE TODAY AND THIS TASK FORCE MAKES VERY CLEAR TO CONVICTED FELONS, TO THOSE WHO HAVE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CONVICTIONS, TO DRUG DEALERS, TO DRUG USERS THAT YOU CANNOT POSSESS FIREARMS AND IF YOU DO THESE GENTLEMEN BEHIND ME WILL FIND THEM, THEY WILL PROSECUTE THEM AND THEY WILL PUNISH THEM.))
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[VO-NAT]

20 criminal defendants have been charged since the task force was created two months ago. Brownlee says, because of the task force, some cases are sent straight to federal court. The group hopes to soon expand the program into Lynchburg and Central Virginia.
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[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
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Remembering the Man in Black.
We'll look back on the life of Johnny Cash and one of his visits to Southwest Virginia.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus textile workers wear their hearts on their sleeves and their disdain for overseas competition on their chests.
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[Sports-preview]


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((Hey everybody. Travis Wells here in the News 7 Sports office. Coming up later, week three high school football from Salem to Blacksburg to Hillsville. UVA readies for the pass happy Broncs, and Bill France is handing off to son Brian. Plus, it's an old story with Newman on the pole in New Hampshire. All that and more on the way in sports.))

[Cash-Obit]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Presidents, rock stars and fellow country musicians are all remembering Johnny Cash tonight.
Eric Phillips has more on the man who poured his heart and soul into country music.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Eric Phillips/Reporting; :00]
[SUPER=01-Kurt Loder/MTV News; :20]
[SUPER=04-From American Recordings; :52]
[SUPER=01-Jeff Sallee/Johnny Cash Fan; 1:19]
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[OUT Q=I'm Eric Phillips.]

(( JOHNNY CASH SPENT THE LAST FIVE DECADES MAKING MUSIC--WITH HIS SOBERING BLEND OF BARITONE AND GUITAR.
--SOT--

Kurt Loder he was a pioneer of rockabilly, he was MTV News there at the creation of white rock n
roll along with carl perkins and elvis
and jerry lee and now jerry lee lewis
is the last one left.

--TRACK--
CASH PICKED UP GUITAR DURING A STINT IN
THE AIR FORCE AND RELEASED HIS FIRST
SINGLE IN 1955.
FAME CAME QUICKLY WITH SONGS SUCH AS "I
WALK THE LINE," "FOLSOM PRISON BLUES"
AND "RING OF FIRE," A LOVE SONG HE
CO-WROTE WITH HIS SECOND WIFE, JUNE
CARTER CASH.

--NAT SOUND--

BY 1969, THE "MAN IN BLACK" WAS THE
BEST-SELLING RECORDING ARTIST ALIVE,
EVEN OUTSELLING THE BEATLES.
Mandatory Font: MOST RECENTLY, HIS VIDEO FOR THE SONG From American Recordings 'HURT' WON THE AWARD FOR BEST
CINEMATOGRAPHY AT THE MTV MUSIC AWARDS.

CASH WON ELEVEN GRAMMYS, ALONG WITH A
GRAMMY LEGEND AND A LIFETIME
ACHIEVEMENT AWARD.

--CASH SOT--


if legend fits, i'm very happy with it.

--TRACK-- Mandatory Font: BUT IT WASN'T ALWAYS SUNNY SKIES. IN From American Recordings HIS AUTOBIOGRAPHY, CASH SPOKE FRANKLY
ABOUT THE DEMISE OF HIS FIRST MARRIAGE
AND LONG-TERM DRUG ADDICTION.

--SOT--

Jeff Sallee you can't sing the song unless you've Johnny Cash Fan lived it and a lot of the songs he
recorded he did live

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INSIDE THE COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME,
FANS PAID THEIR RESPECTS, SIGNING A
BOOK WHICH WILL BE SENT TO CASH'S
FAMILY. THE PLAQUE COMMEMORATING CASH'S
LIFE AND CAREER IS NOW DRAPED
APPROPRIATELY IN BLACK. ))

[Cash]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[SOT]
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((NAT MUSIC: WHEN I HEAR THAT WHISTLE BLOWIN, I HANG MY HEAD AND CRY. ))
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[OUT Q=my head and cry.]
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[VO-NAT]


Though Cash is most remembered for his music, politics brought him to Southwest Virginia on at least one occasion.

Cash stumped for Al Gore's unsuccessful 1988 presidential campaign.
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[Ritter]


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John Ritter died last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Hollywood, CA]

The 54-year old comedic actor was on the set of his new show "Eight Simple Rules for Dating my Teenage Daughter."
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[SOT]
[IN Q=He came back]

((HOWARD ALONSO/"8 SIMPLE RULES...."; HE CAME BACK FROM TAKING HIS NAP, AND UNFORTUNATELY WITH THE SWEATING AND THINKING IT WAS FOOD POISONING. YOU KNOW, DIDN'T SUSPECT ANYTHING OF THIS NATURE.))
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[OUT Q=of this nature.]
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[VO-NAT]

Ritter collapsed on set and died at the hospital a few hours later. Doctors say he had a tear of the aorta, a heart malfunction that is hard to diagnose and completely undetected.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=None]

Ritter was married to actress Amy Yasbeck. They have a 5-year old daughter. He had three older children from his first marriage.

[Renfro]


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After being told they would lose their jobs, some Pulaski workers are hoping to send a message about foreign competition.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski;]

Renfro Corporation announced earlier this year, it will permanently terminate 166-jobs beginning next month. The company makes socks, including brands for Fruit of the Loom. Officials say a weak economy and foreign competition are reasons behind the layoffs, as well as a reduction in consumer demand. Today, some workers wore T-shirts condemning foreign competition. Renfro officials say they weren't upset over the demonstration.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[SS=None]


Still ahead on News 7, Civil War history comes alive in Central Virginia...
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[VO-NAT]


While some in Europe say this history shouldn't be used to sell wine.
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[Commercial]

[Nazi-Wine]


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An Italian wine maker is still making wine with labels depicting Nazi Dictator Adolf Hitler, despite controversy and outrage.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bibbione, Italy;]

The German government asked Italy to investigate whether the Lunardelli Wine company is violating European Union anti-racism rules. The wine is already illegal in Germany where Nazi symbols or insignia are strictly forbidden. The wine maker successfully defended itself in court in 19-95 when the Italian government tried to take the wine off the market. The Fuhrer brand is part of a historical set that includes other leaders like Stalin, Mussolini, and Churchill.
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[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=travis]
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Coming up, all the week three hits from the local gridiron, Uva is set to battle the Broncs, and Nascar has a new CEO, but first tonight's extra point,
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NCAA; :00]


Neil Parry, the San Jose State football player who suffered a severe break of his leg three years ago in a game with Texas-El Paso is back on the practice field with a prosthetic leg. He underwent 25 surgeries since the incident. Parry will play on special teams in the Spartans contest next week against Nevada.
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[S-Fleming]


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[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-159 TC3929]
[GRAPHIC=Fleming/Blacksburg]


Let's get the party started tonight down in the New River Valley where Blacksburg welcomed Fleming to town. The Colonels were fresh off a win over Pulaski County on Saturday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Colonels vs. Bruins; :00]


Fleming led it 21 to 6 at the half, and went looking for more as Dwayne Priest finds daylight and motors 43 yards to the zone. Keith Smith and company were looking good, up 28 to 6.
[SUPER=36-William Fleming/34/Blacksburg/6/;]

Donnell Blake added this 4 yard spin-o-rama for another score. Fleming whipped Blacksburg 34 to 6.
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[S-Byrd]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-158 TC3230]
[GRAPHIC=Byrd/Salem]


There was another Blue Ridge/River Ridge showdown in Salem as William Byrd came a callin' on the Spartans.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Terriers vs. Spartans; :00]


Salem put together a ten play drive that ended right here as Matt Sauver hooked up with Scott Scharnus who gets rocked in the endzone, but hangs on to the pigskin for a 20 to 17 Spartans lead in the third quarter.
With six minutes to go in the game, Jeff Highfill takes the snap and hands it to Aaron Conner who rolls right and then finds Highfill who then airs it out to Kyle Allen. The trickery ends in the
[SUPER=36-William Byrd/24/Salem/20/;]

endzone with a fumble, but Robby Helms pounces on it for the go ahead score. Byrd won it 24 to 20.
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[S-Floyd]


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[GRAPHIC=Floyd Co./Carroll Co.]


In the single A ranks, the Buffs from Floyd County locked up with Carroll County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Hillsville/Buffaloes vs. Cavaliers; :00]


Josh Wengerd got the Cavs on the board first. On fourth and goal from the one, he takes the
[SUPER=36-Floyd Co./14/Carroll Co./17/;]

handoff and gets in for the score. Carroll County led 7-nothing and held on for the 17-14 win.
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[FFE-Scores]


[ANCHOR=travis]
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[WRITER=twe]
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[GRAPHIC=FFE]


And that's just a small taste of what's to come in just a few minutes on Friday Football Extra with Mike Stevens. For now, here's an early look at tonight's scoreboard.
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[OUT Q=last score."]
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[FFE Scores]

[SUPER=55-Northside/0/Christiansburg/14/Franklin Co./28/Martinsville/0/Floyd Co./14/Carroll Co./17; ]



[SUPER=55-Fork Union/31/Hargrave/0/Bassett/0/Rustburg/14/William Fleming/34/Blacksburg/6;]



[SUPER=55-Petersburg/6/Magna Vista/7/William Byrd/24/Salem/20/George Washington/21/Amherst Co./26;]



[SUPER=55-Brookville/48/Appomattox/12/Marion/10/Graham/35/Wilson Memorial/6/James River/41; ]



[SUPER=55-E.C. Glass/6/Jefferson Forest/10/Roanoke Catholic/6/Covenant/50/Rural Retreat/42/Fort Chiswell/6; ]



[SUPER=55-George Wythe/41/Grayson Co./14/Dan River/0/Chatham/18/Greenbrier E., WV/21/Bath Co./42; ]



[SUPER=55-Patrick Henry/25/Pulaski Co./35/Laurel Park/18/Radford/54/Galax/14/Northwood/40; ]



[SUPER=55-Parry McCluer/0/Buffalo Gap/35/St. Anne's/21/North Cross/6/Lord Botetourt/17/Cave Spring/19;]



[SUPER=55-Lynchburg Christian/55/Fuqua/0/Rockbridge Co./10/Fort Defiance/14/Twin Springs/20/Chilhowie/21;]



[SUPER=55-Lunenburg Central/7/William Campbell/50/Auburn/28/Pocahontas/0/Narrows/0/Giles/30; ]



[SUPER=55-Tunstall/7/Gretna/44/Staunton River/26/Glenvar/0/Riverheads/24/Nelson Co./14; ]



[SUPER=55-Fieldale-Collinsville/12/Heritage/32/R.E. Lee/20/Spotswood/0/Bland Co./26/Matewan, WV/54;]



[SUPER=55-Altavista/0/Cumberland/20/Alleghany/38/Covington/14/Craig Co./12/E. Montgomery/42;]



[S-Michigan]


[ANCHOR=travis]
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[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-152 51:41]
[GRAPHIC=UVa]


The Virginia Cavaliers hit the road for Waldo Stadium in Kalamazoo, Michigan tomorrow where they'll try to buck the Broncs in a 2pm kickoff.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NCAA; :00]


The Broncos are 1 and 1 on the season. Western Michigan plays in the MAC, the conference whose football teams are known for upsetting bigger programs and head coach Gary Darnell hopes to cut the wahoos down to size.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Gary Darnell/Western Michigan Head Football Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:21]
[OUT Q=..I garuntee ya"]
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[VO-NAT]


The Broncs are averaging 41 points a game and their main threat is quarterback Chad Munson leads the nation in passing with 783 yards in two games and has 8 touchdown passes, also first in the country.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Al Groh/UVa Head Coach; :02]
[SUPER=01-Dennis Haley/UVa Linebacker; :15]
[RUNS=:25]
[OUT Q=.....get some intercepts"]
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[S-France]


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[GRAPHIC=Nascar]


70 year old Bill France, Junior has decided to relinquish his role as CEO of Nascar and hand the reins to his 37 year old son Brian.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Mooresville, NC; :00]


The elder France took over for his father Bill France Sr. back in 1972. Thirty one years later the sport has a billion dollar television deal. Brian France is currently Nascar's director of broadcasting and entertainment and is stationed in LA. His new post means that he'll return to Daytona.. An official announcement is expected Monday.
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[S-Qual]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-156 TC3746]
[GRAPHIC=Nascar]


Ryan Newman further solidified his reputation as a great qualifier with his 14th career pole and his series leading 7th of the season today at New Hampshire.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Loudon, NH/TNT; :00]


Newman toured the flat mile at 133.36 miles an hour to break his own track record set last year. Terry Labonte starts on the outside. Here's the starting grid for Sunday's race.
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[Civil-War]


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If you see some 19th Century soldiers strolling around central Virginia this weekend, don't be alarmed.. they're only participants in the area's latest Civil War re-enactment.
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[SUPER=03-Appomattox Co.]


Thousands of Union and Confederate forces are expected to converge on these fields in Appomattox County to re-enact the battles of Franklin and Chickamauga.
With both re-enactors and tourists filling local hotel rooms and restaurants, it's an event county officials would like to see more of.
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[IN Q=This will really]

((ANNE DIXON/TOURISM DIRECTOR: THIS WILL REALLY OPEN THE DOORS FOR US TO HAVE MORE EVENTS IN THE FUTURE WITH CIVIL WAR ACTIVITIES. THERE'S A LOT OF HISTORY HERE AND WE HOPE THAT PEOPLE TRAVELLING INTO APPOMATTOX WILL COME BACK ON WEEKENDS AND STAY LONGER.))
[SUPER=01-Anne Dixon/Tourism Director]
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[OUT Q=and stay longer.]
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School children got a look today at the preparations for the event.
Upwards of ten thousand people are expected to attend. (------------)