[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Keith]

A county supervisor is indicted.
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[VO-NAT]

And a convicted felon with a gun is made an example.
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[Sports-head]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
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Tonight in sports, Uva and VMI talk about Saturday's gridiron opponents, and
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[VO-NAT]


there's nothing new about Newman on the pole at New Hampshire.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


The weekend forecast is a battle between clouds from the coast and sunshine to the south. Our best guess and a look at Isabel just ahead.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 3-Shot]


News 7 is next.
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[SOT 8:22]
[IN Q=The special grand jury]

((RANDY KRANTZ/BEDFORD COUNTY COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: THE SPECIAL GRAND JURY MEETING IN THE SESSION HAS NOW FOUND PROBABLE TO BELIEVE THAT THOSE CRIMES WERE COMMITTED AND THOSE WERE COMMITTED BY MR. RICHARDSON.))
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[OUT Q=committed by Mr. Richardson]
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[VO-NAT]


A Bedford County Supervisor is in trouble with the law.
A special grand jury today indicted Kirby Richardson on 82 separate charges.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.
Shannon is off tonight.

[Richardson]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=03-30 TC1:57:37]
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Richardson was arrested this afternoon in Franklin County and is being held without bond.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co./Last Month]


Prosecutors believe Richardson was involved in an illegal scam to win approval for a road project near Smith Mountain Lake.
He allegedly directed an employee of his business to falsify public comment forms submitted to the state highway department.
Today a grand jury indicted Richardson on 82 separate counts including the forging of public documents, soliciting perjury, and obstructing justice.
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[SOT 3:45]
[IN Q=The obstruction of justice]

((RANDY KRANTZ/BEDFORD CO. COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: THE OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE CHARGE INVOLVES THE THREATS OF FORCE OR BODILY HARM TO A WITNESS, LAW ENFORCEMENT, JUROR, OR PROSECUTOR.))
[SUPER=01-Randy Krantz/Bedford Co. Commonwealth's Attorney; ]
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[OUT Q=or prosecutor]
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[VO-NAT]


This afternoon, Krantz recused himself and requested a special prosecutor handle this case.
If convicted, each of the most serious charges carry a two to 10- year prison sentence.
A magistrate in Franklin County refused to set bond for Richardson. His first court appearance could be next week.


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[Safe-Neighborhoods]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=03-29 TC1:40:12]
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Local and federal law enforcement agencies are hoping cooperation will cut crime. U-S Attorney John Brownlee today announced the start of a Violent Crimes Task Force. [***NEWS 7 @ 6 IN MONITOR***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & Jennifer/Newsroom;]

Jennifer Wishon is here to tell us how it works. Keith - Members of the task force believe they can reduce crime by arming local law enforcement with federal tools.

[LIVE=Jennifer/FULL NEwsroom]
[SUPER=@Jennifer1;]

It's all part of the "Project Safe Neighborhoods" initiative and falls under President Bush's call for cooperation among all levels of government to help enforce the nation's laws.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=An early morning raid]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Bart McEntire/ATF Resident Agent; :09]
[SUPER=01-John Brownlee/U. S. Attorney; :33]
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[OUT Q=to address these needs]

(( An early morning raid of this house on Melrose Avenue demonstrated the advantages of working together.
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[SOT 10:29:50]
[IN Q=When we strike it hurts]

((BART MCENTIRE: WHEN WE STRIKE IT HURTS AND THAT'S WHAT WE'RE GONNA DO. WE'RE GONNA GO OUT THERE AND STRIKE AND HURT THESE GUYS WHO ARE COMMITTING CRIMES AND CARRYING GUNS AND DOING VIOLENT ACTS AND SELLING DRUGS.)) [RUNS07]
[OUT Q=and selling drugs]

58- year- old Donald M. Boysaw was arrested and charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm. His previous convictions include counterfeiting, drug distribution and larceny. Brownlee says sharing intelligence will mean fewer violent offenders on the streets.
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[SOT 10:26:51]
[IN Q=So our message]

((JOHN BROWNLEE: 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.)) [RUNS17]
[OUT Q=will punish them]

Prosecution being key. The task force allows agencies the luxury of using a federal grand jury to gather information. Some cases will even go straight to federal court.
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[SOT 10:35:52]
[IN Q=Our goal is pure]

((JOHN BROWNLEE: OUR GOAL IS PURE AND SIMPLE. WE WANT THIS COMMUNITY TO BE PEACEFUL AND CRIME FREE AND SO WE'RE GOING TO DO EVERYTHING IN OUR POWER TO DO IT.)) [RUNS06]
[OUT Q=power to do it]

Brownlee hopes the momentum of the task force will move throughout the Western District. He plans to soon start a similar one in Lynchburg.))
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[LIVE=Jennifer/FULL Newsroom]

Members of the task force meet daily.
The group has been operational for about two months,
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & Jennifer/Newsroom;]

and Keith, so far 20 criminal defendants have been sent straight to the federal court system.

[Education-reform]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=03-33 TC47:28]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Many of Virginia's public schools are failing to make the grade... or at least the marks set by the federal government.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@file]


Almost half of Virginia's schools failed to meet the targets set by the No- Child- Left- Behind Act.
The goal of the law is for all students to become proficient in math and reading by 20-14.
Only 997 of Virginia's schools, or 55 percent met the federal standard of "adequate yearly progress" also known as A-Y-P.
But state education officials warn those results can be misleading.
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[SOT 13:08:18]
[IN Q=IT HAS TO BE VIEWED]

((CHARLES PYLE/VA. DEPT. OF EDUCATION: IT HAS TO BE VIEWED IN CONTEXT. SOMEONE SHOULDN'T JUST LOOK AT A SCHOOL IN ALBEMARLE COUNTY OR A SCHOOL IN ROANOKE COUNTY'S AYP STATUS AND JUMP TO A CONCLUSION ABOUT THAT SCHOOL BECAUSE THERE ARE QUITE A FEW VERY GOOD SCHOOLS IN VIRGINIA THAT DID NOT MAKE AYP.))
[SUPER=01-Charles Pyle/Va. Dept. of Education]
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[OUT Q=THAT DID NOT MAKE A-Y-P.]
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[VO-NAT]


The school districts that did pass include Bedford, Roanoke and Craig counties as well as Buena Vista and Lexington.
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[Renfro]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=03-27 TC1:53:08]
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Some Pulaski workers are speaking out against foreign competition. That's because according to company officials, it's one of the reasons why they'll soon be without jobs.
New River Valley Bureau Chief Myranda Stephens has more.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski; :00]
[SUPER=01-Charlotte Clark/Renfro Worker; :09]
[SUPER=01-Elaine Martin/Renfro Worker; :29]
[SUPER=01-Kathy Wright/Renfro Worker; :49]
[SUPER=@Myranda1; :57]
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[OUT Q=STEPHENS, NEWS 7, PULASKI]

(([NATS OF TRUCK @ 5402] [RUNS03] Workers at Renfro say it's not just SOCKS being shipped out of their plant...it's also their jobs.
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[RUNS06] ((CHARLOTTE CLARK/RENFRO WORKER: YOU KNOW WE DON'T LIKE IT. THEY NEED TO KEEP THE JOBS HERE.)) The company announced earlier this year, it will permanently terminate 166-jobs beginning in October. Today, some of the workers wore T-shirts condemning foreign competition, which officials say is one of the reason behind the cuts.
[SOT 4608]

[RUNS12] ((ELAINE MARTIN/RENFRO WORKER:AMERICA'S HURTING ITSELF WITH ALL THIS OFF SHORE TRADING. YOU'RE SHUTTING DOWN TEXTILES YOU'RE SHUTTING DOWN THE ECONOMY IN ALL TOWNS, IT'S NOT JUST HERE, THE SAME THING HAPPENED WITH PILLOWTEX. HERE WE ARE WITH RENFRO.)) Since the announcement nearly a month ago, some of the workers say they have been fortunate to find jobs. Others, however, haven't been as lucky.
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[RUNS04] ((KATHY WRIGHT/RENFRO WORKER: THERE'S NONE THAT ARE AROUND HERE THOUGH. I HAVE GONE OUT TO LOOK BUT NOBODY'S HIRING.))


[SOT 59:50]

[RUNS12] ((REPORTER: RENFRO OFFICIALS SAY THEY WERE NOT UPSET OVER TODAY'S DEMONSTRATION. BUT WHILE THEY DO FEEL FOR THEIR WORKERS, THE COMPANY SAYS IT HAD NO OTHER CHOICE. MYRANDA STEPHENS, NEWS 7, PULASKI.))))

[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=NONE]


Still ahead on News 7, we'll remember a music legend through one of his visits to Southwest Virginia.
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[VO-NAT]


And why many are happy to see the Civil War invade Central Virginia again.
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[Civil-War]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=03-28 TC1:27:22]
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The North is invading the South again this weekend in Appomattox County, where thousands of weekend soldiers and Civil War buffs are expected to turn out for the area's biggest re-enactment in recent years.
As Steve Smallshaw reports, this is one invasion tourism officials would like to see more of.
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[SUPER=03-Appomattox Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Wayne Phelps/Re-enactment Organizer; :41]
[SUPER=01-Anne Dixon/Appomattox Co. Tourism Director; 1:13]
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(( [natsot 10:48:12]

((WE'RE GOING TO TEACH YOU WHAT IT'S LIKE TO BE IN THE U-S ARMY..))
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If you've ever wondered what it was like to serve and fight in the Civil War, this is the weekend to get those questions answered.
As dozens of local children discovered Friday, being a soldier is a lot like being a student..
[natsot 10:50:27]

((YOU MUST LEARN THE PROPER WAY TO MARCH AND IN ORDER TO DO THIS YOU MUST LEARN HOW TO COUNT..))
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For the first time in several years, central Virginia is playing host to a major Civil War re-enactment.
Hundreds of Union and Confederate soldiers will gather on these fields in Appomattox this weekend to recreate the battles of Franklin and Chickamauga.
Besides the fighting there will be plenty of living history for tourists to enjoy.
[SOT 13:00:50]

((WAYNE PHELPS/EVENT ORGANIZER: THERE WILL BE DEMONSTRATIONS GIVEN ON ARTILLERY INFANTRY, CAMP SITES, OFFICER'S HEADQUARTERS, BATTLE PLANS.. JUST ANY AND EVERYTHING THAT WE'VE ALREADY GOT SET UP.))
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[OUT Q=got set up.]


For a county that already enjoys great Civil War name recognition, the re-enactment figures to give Appomattox a big economic shot in the arm.
Close to ten thousand people are expected to visit here over the weekend.. people who will eat in the restaurants, stay in local hotels and browse the shops downtown.
Officials hope to keep them coming back.
[SOT 12:58:47]

((ANNE DIXON/TOURISM DIRECTOR: THE FACT THAT APPOMATTOX IS BASED ON CIVIL WAR HISTORY THAT'S ONE REASON WE ARE IN ALL THE HISTORY BOOKS AND ON THE MAP. WE CURRENTLY HOPE TO HOLD MORE EVENTS LIKE THIS MORE OFTEN.))
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[OUT Q=more often.]


Events get underway at 10 a-m Saturday and run through Sunday.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Appomattox County. ))

[Knox]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=03-31 TC1:31:11]
[GRAPHIC=Cecil Knox]


The trial of Doctor Cecil Knox continued today with testimony from pharmacists, former patients, and former employees of the pain specialist.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Knox is charged with distributing narcotics, including the controversial pain-killer OxyContin, without a legitimate medical purpose.
Today, one former patient testified that he smoked marijuana with Knox during the time he was being treated. And he told the jury he ended up in a hospital emergency room, after Knox prescribed methadone without advising him of the probable side effects.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Knox's Attorney, Tony Anderson, says the defense is pleased with the way the evidence came out in the first week of the trial, but Anderson says he also knows it's a long process.
The trial is scheduled to last six weeks.

[Goodyear]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=dse]
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[GRAPHIC=Goodyear Vote]


Union workers at Danville's Goodyear plant are voting on a new contract today.
Workers at 12 of Goodyear's 14 plants have already approved the deal.
Only the plant in Union City, Tennessee voted it down.

[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=dse]
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Wall Street finished the week with a win. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW rose 12 points.
NASDAQ gained nine.
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[Southern-Virginia]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=03-32 TC58:22]
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Southern Virginia University in Buena Vista is moving forward with a new man at the top. He says he hopes to warm up what has sometimes been an icy relationship with the city. Richard Lesko has more.
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[SUPER=03-Buena Vista; :00 ]
[SUPER=01-Monte Nyman/Southern Virginia President; :20]
[SUPER=@richard2; 1:00]
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[OUT Q=News 7 Buena Vista]

(( Another new year at Southern Virginia University in Buena Vista, and mixed in among the new students is a new man in charge. Curtis Fawson, the president of the school for 4 years, died on July first after a long illness. Now Monte Nyman has taken over.
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[SOT - 13:30:01]
[IN Q=It was all very...]

((MONTE NYMAN/SOUTHERN VIRGINIA PRESIDENT; IT WAS ALL VERY SUDDEN, ALTHOUGH HE WAS ILL, WE HAD NO IDEA THAT HE WOULD NOT SURVIVE. HE WAS ONLY 60 YEARS OF AGE, AND NO ONE EXPECTED HIM TO BE PASSING ON.)) [RUNS11]
[OUT Q=be passing on.]

While the leadership at the school has changed, its mission has not. The school adheres to the Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints ideology, and still has dreams of a major expansion. Southern Virginia has about 600 students now, but within 7 years school officials hope to have more than a thousand.
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[SOT - 13:32:06]
[IN Q=]

((WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO FUNCTION AS WE ARE PHYSICALLY, BUT WE'RE GOING TO NEED ADDITIONAL DORMITORIES, AND ANOTHER CLASSROOM BUILDING, THINGS LIKE THIS AS WE CONTINUE TO GROW.)) [RUNS11]
[OUT Q=continue to grow.]

Besides expanding the campus, school officials hope to foster a closer relationship with the City of Buena Vista. Those efforts took a significant step forward this summer when a deal was negotiated to let Southern Virginia's fledgling football team play home games at the high school's new field.
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[SOT - 13:35:30]
[IN Q=I think it's just a matter...]

((I THINK IT'S JUST A MATTER OF THEM GETTING USED TO US, AND US GETTING USED TO THEM. BUT I DON'T FORSEE THIS AS ANY PROBLEM AT ALL. IT WILL ALL WORK OUT AS TIME GOES ON.)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=as time goes on.]

And while the adjustment continues, both city and school leaders say they need each other to grow and remain prosperous. Richard Lesko, News 7, Buena Vista.))

[Sports tease]


[ANCHOR=travis]
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Coming up, qualifying from New England, VMI's youngsters plan to step up against William & Mary, plus,
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The Wahoos pass defense will get a serious test tomorrow in Kalamazoo.
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[S-Qual]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-156 TC3746]
[GRAPHIC=Nascar]


Ryan Newman picked up his very first Winston Cup victory at New Hampshire. This afternoon, the second year Winston Cupper grabbed his 7th pole of the season, and the 14th of his career.
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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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[S-Michigan]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-152 51:41]
[GRAPHIC=UVa]

1 and 1 UVa faces a very dangerous Western Michigan team on the road tomorrow at two PM at Waldo Stadium.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NCAA; :00]


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


The Broncos 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]
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[OUT Q=.....get some intercepts"]
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[S-VMI]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-155 35:22]
[GRAPHIC=VMI]


VMI battles William and Mary tomorrow at one o'clock in Lexington. The Keydets are 1 and 1 and must have a solid game from several talented but young players.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Cal McCombs/VMI Head Football Coach; :00]
[SUPER=01-Todd Baldwin/VMI Inside Linebacker; :20]
[RUNS=:29]
[OUT Q=....VMI Football is now"]
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[ANCHOR=TRAVIS]
[GRAPHIC=NCAA FOOTBALL]


Elsewhere around the Commonwealth tomorrow Ferrum visits Emory & Henry, Bridgewater hosts Shenandoah, Washington & Lee travels to Johns Hopkins, and Southern Virginia is at Averett. In the 1-double A ranks Liberty hits the road for Bowling Green. The Falcons knocked off Purdue a week ago.

[S-Boards]


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[WIPE to PINNACLE #12998]


And don't forget tomorrow afternoon right here on Your Hometown Station, it's an SEC border war, as South Carolina tries to build on last week's win over Virginia between the hedges in Athens. But it won't be easy against the 8th ranked Bulldogs.
[TAKE PINNACLE #12999]


Sunday it's an NFL week 2 doubleheader. The Steelers and Chiefs kick things off at one followed by the Pats and Eagles at 4 o'clock.
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[Cash]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=03-34 TC58:42]
[GRAPHIC=Johnny Cash]


Songwriter Merle Kilgore says the man in black is wearing white today in heaven.
Legendary musician Johnny Cash died this morning.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=When I hear]

((NAT MUSIC: WHEN I HEAR THAT WHISTLE BLOWIN, I HANG MY HEAD AND CRY. ))
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/1988]
[RUNS=":07]
[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 failed 1988 presidential campaign.
Johnny Cash was 71 years old. (------------)