[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

Victims in a Virginia law school shooting tell a jury about facing down the barrel of a gun.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

And, these shoes may link the defendant to her mother's murder; unless the defendant walks.
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[Sports-head]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
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Tonight in sports, Tannersville's Billy Wagner assesses the Astros postseason chances, Uva looks to stay perfect in ACC play while,
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[VO-NAT]


the Hokies are prepared for a Connecticut defense that isn't completely unfamiliar to them.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


A half and half weekend. Watch for the rumble of showers and thunderstorms by Saturday afternoon.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 4-Shot]


News 7 at Six is next.
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[SOT 1852]
[IN Q=she reached up]

((SHE REACHED UP, GRABBED HER NECK AND SAID OH MY GOD, I'VE BEEN SHOT, AND THERE WAS BLOOD EVERYWHERE.))
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[OUT Q=blood everywhere]
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

Emotions run high today in a Buchanan County courtroom.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

Witnesses describe what happened the day of a shooting that left three people dead.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


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


And I'm Keith Humphry.
[Grundy-Shooting]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=03-33 TC1:05:07]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

A preliminary hearing today for Peter Odighizuwa (Oh-digg-ah-zoowa), the man accused of killing three people January 2002 at the Appalachian School of Law.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Myranda & Keith/Shannon /Microwave;]

New River Valley Bureau Chief Myranda Stephens joins us now with more. Keith and Shannon, ten witnesses took the stand today,
[LIVE=Myranda/FULL]
[SUPER=@Myranda1;]
[SUPER=05-Blacksburg;]

including the three others who were injured in the shooting and managed to survive.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Stacey Bean/Shooting Victim; :00]
[SUPER=03-Grundy; :22]
[SUPER=01-Rebecca Brown/Shooting Victim; :44]
[SUPER=01-Donna Horne/Witness; 1:04]
[SUPER=01-Michael Grosse/Witness; 1:27]
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[RUNS18] ((STACEY BEAN/VICTIM: I LOOKED AT HIM AND I SAID PLEASE GOD, PLEASE DON'T SHOOT ME (LONG PAUSE) AND THEN HE SHOT ME. ))
Stacey Bean broke out in tears as she recalled what happened that day. Bean says she and three other students were inside the school's lounge waiting for class, when Odigihuzuwa walked up to them and started shooting.
[SOT 2137]

[RUNS04] ((I WAS SHOT IN THE CHEST AND THE BULLET EXITED MY BACK 41)) Martha Short and Rebecca Brown were also shot, along with their friend Angela Dales, who later died.
[SOT 724]

[RUNS11] ((REBECCA BROWN/VICTIM: I HEARD A POPPING AND I SAW ANGELA RAISING HER HANDS AND SHE ... OH MY GOD.)) Witnesses say the shooting spree began just minutes earlier in the offices of Dean Anthony Sutton (Soo-ten) and professor Thomas Blackwell.
[SOT 3214]

[RUNS08] ((DONNA HORNE/WITNESS: I TURNED TO MELANIE AND SAID PETER HAS SHOT (BLACKWELL)...AT THAT POINT WE HEARD MORE GUNSHOTS.)) Odighizuwa was arrested outside the school, after a group of students, who happened to be off-duty law enforcement officers, wrestled him to the ground. One of the officers testifed that during the struggle, the defendant confessed to the shootings.
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[RUNS05] ((MICHAEL GROSSE/WITNESS: HE SAID I HAD TO DO IT. I HAD NO WHERE ELSE TO GO, I DON'T KNOW WHAT ELSE TO DO. ))))
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[LIVE=Myranda/FULL]
[SUPER=05-Blacksburg;]

Odighizuwa is facing three capital murder charges and three charges of attempted murder.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Myranda & Keith/Shannon /Microwave;]


All of which will be reviewed next month by a grand jury.

[Countess]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=03-31 TC1:54:07]
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She was on drugs the night her mother died. It was a combination of Paxil and Amitriptyline together with over-the- counter pain killers. With all that in her system, Cindy Gail Countess is hoping that the judge will say she's not criminally responsible for Edna Dooley's death.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Cindy Countess/Defendant; :12]
[SUPER=02-Alice Ekirch/Prosecutor; :44]
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[OUT Q=a doll baby.]

(( Countess was the lead witness for the defense. At times she said she couldn't remember what happened at her mother's home on May 3rd, 2002. At other times she recounted mental images of the incident, but described it as an out of body experience. [12:26:50] ((I REMEMBER WHEN WE WERE FLOGGING ONE ANOTHER, OR HITTING ONE ANOTHER, HOWEVER YOU WOULD EXPRESS IT, IT DIDN'T EVEN FEEL LIKE IT WAS MY OWN BODY'S ENERGY MOVING MY OWN LIMBS.)) [RUNS:14] Prosecutor Alice Ekirch bluntly inquired if she recalled stomping on her mother's body. [12:25:27] ((NOT AT ALL, WHATSOEVER . IT'S SOMETHING I WOULD NEVER DO, EVER, IN MY RIGHT MIND. ALICE EKIRCH/PROSECUTOR: OBVIOUSLY YOU DID DO IT, BECAUSE YOUR SHOE PRINTS WERE SEEN ON YOUR MOTHER'S BODY. DID YOU SEE ME DO IT?)) [RUNS:13] What she meant to say, she told the judge, was: "Did anybody see her feet in those shoes?" The bailiff got the shoes and set them on the witness stand. Though Countess acknowledged the shoes were hers, she couldn't account for the imprints. In the back of a patrol car the night her Mother died, Countess had referred to her mother as "white trash." The prosecutor wanted to know why. [12:37] ((WOULD YOU DRESS LIKE THAT, THE CLOTHES MY MAMA HAD ON.)) [RUNS:04] Later, she testified she dressed her Mother "like a doll baby." ))
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=None]

The trial is expected to wrap up Monday.

[Amherst-Stabbing]


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A 12- year- old Amherst boy faces an involuntary manslaughter charge. Officials say the charge stems from an incident last Wednesday. Police went to Town Court Lane and found eight- year- old Brandon Ryan Thornton with a knife- wound in his chest. He later died at Lynchburg General Hospital. A neighbor who says she was inside at the time of the incident says she had no idea children were playing with a knife. She says Thornton ran into her yard to get help for his wound and that she and others did all they could. Neither the Amherst Police Chief nor Commonwealth's Attorney would say exactly how Thornton was stabbed. The suspect has been released into the custody of his parents.

[Power-crews]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=03-32 TC1:21:46]
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Disasters often bring people together, such has been the case with Hurricane Isabel.
She's brought power crews from southwest Virginia to the eastern side of the state where they are still trying to turn the lights back on.
Meghan Muldoon has more.
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[IN Q=ABOUT FIFTY AEP WORKERS FROM]
[SUPER=03-Charles City Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Danny Cronk/AEP Worker from Floyd Co.; :20 quick!]
[SUPER=01-Randy McCoy/AEP Worker from Dickenson Co.; :23]
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[SUPER=01-David Rowe/AEP Worker from Grundy; :40]
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[OUT Q=MM, NEWS 7, CHARLES CITY COUNTY]

(( About fifty AEP workers from Southwest Virginia headed east last week after Hurricane Isabel plowed into the state and into the record books for causing the largest power outage in the state's history.
While these crews are no strangers to storm damage, they say the destruction from Isabel is the worst they have seen.
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((DANNY CRONK/FLOYD COUNTY, VA: A LOT MORE TREES DOWN, A LOT MORE WIRES DOWN, A LOT MORE POLES BROKE.)) [RUNS:03]

[SOT :08:49]

((RANDY MCCOY/DICKENSON CO., VA: THE WORST WE EVER HAD IS SNOW AND ICE BUT IT DON'T DO DAMAGE LIKE THIS, SURE DON'T.))
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The utility crews are working 16 hour shifts.
Most have been here a week
With 300-thousand Virginians still in the dark, the workers expect to be away from home for several more days.
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((DAVID ROWE/GRUNDY, VA: IT'S BEEN REAL HARD. WE'VE GOT TWO EMPLOYEES, ONE HIS WEDDING ANNIVERSARY WAS YESTERDAY, ONE'S TODAY. WE KNOW THEY HATE BEING AWAY FROM HOME BUT WE'RE HERE TO HELP.)) [RUNS:08]
But the crews say the experience has been rewarding.
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((DAVID ROWE/GRUNDY, VA: THE PEOPLE THAT DRIVE BY AND JUST KEEP THANKING YOU AND SAY HOW MUCH THEY APPRECIATE WE'VE NOT HAD ONE HARSH WORD TO US IN THIS AREA HERE. IT'S BEEN REALLY WONDERFUL, IT MAKES YOU FEEL GOOD WHEN YOU GET THE LIGHTS ON.)) [RUNS:15]
In fact, many customers are showing their appreciation with gifts.
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[IN Q=WE'VE GOT EVERYTHING]

((RANDY MCCOY: WE'VE GOT EVERYTHING FROM BARBECUED GOOSE TO HOMEMADE JELLY.)) [RUNS:05]

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((DAVID ROWE: ONE CUSTOMER OWNS I GUESS YOU CALL IT A HOG FARM HERE ON ROUTE 614. HE'S OFFERED TO DO A PIG PICKING FOR US.)) [RUNS:07]
You can't ask for a bigger thanks than that.
Meghan Muldoon, News 7, Charles City County.))

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


A big Virgnia company wants its employees to give up their jobs.
More on that when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]

[***USE NAT MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Plus we'll check out Buena Vista's Bluegrass Festival, where organizers say despite its growing popularity, it's still "nothin fancy."
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[Norfolk-Southern]
[NEWSCAST=6 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#= #503-03 TC 55:44]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Norfolk Southern wants help from its employees in cutting its workforce.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
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[VO-NAT :27]
[SUPER=@File;]

The railroad today announced a voluntary separation program for non-union workers with at least two years of service.

In return for their resignation they'll be given severance pay of three weeks for every year of service, free health coverage for a year and assistance finding a new job. The program is designed to increase the company's efficiency. All non-union Norfolk Southern employees are welcome to apply. The company has about 19-hundred workers in Roanoke.
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[Barlow]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
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A judge is threatening to hold a Roanoke Times reporter in contempt of court for naming a juvenile defendant in a news article.
Reporter Zeke Barlow attended a pre-trial hearing in Salem earlier this week. He wrote an article identifying a 15- year- old who faces felony homicide and drug distribution charges.
State law provides for open hearings when a juvenile over the age of 14 is charged with a felony.
Roanoke Times Managing Editor Rich Martin says Barlow was not aware of any order prohibiting him from naming the defendant.
Judge Joseph Bounds has scheduled a hearing for next Wednesday.

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[NEWSCAST=6pm]
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A man was treated for minor injuries today after an accident on Interstate 81.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]

State Police say the man ran off the road while answering a call on his cell phone. His car flipped over twice and came to rest in the median. The driver has been charged with failure to maintain control of his vehicle.
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[Emick]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
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State Senate Candidate Stephen Emick says Virginia must do more to attract car makers and other large manufacturing facilities to the state.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Emick spoke to a Democratic Women's group this morning.
He outlined a jobs plan that calls for an expansion of university research parks, more tax credits, and additional scholarships.
And he says Virginia must learn from other states that have succeeded in luring major manufacturing facilities.
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[IN Q=And those are the kind of jobs]

((STEPHEN EMICK/(D) STATE SENATE CANDIDATE: AND THOSE ARE THE KIND OF JOBS WE NEED HERE IN VIRGINIA. AND WE HAVE TO AGGRESSIVELY GO OUT AND FIND OUT HOW THESE OTHER STATES PUT TOGETHER THE INCENTIVE PACKAGES TO MAKE THAT WORK. AND I WANT TO BE VERY MUCH A PART OF THAT. ))
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[OUT Q=very much a part of that.]
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[VO-NAT]


Emick faces Republican Brandon Bell in the 22nd Senatorial District.
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[Stocks]


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Stocks closed lower for the third straight day. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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[SUPER=440-y/30.88/9313.08/y/25.14/1792.10;]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


The DOW fell 31 points.
NASDAQ lost 25.
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[BV-Festival]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=03-35 TC52:16]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

The event is only three years old, but musicians say it's one of the best bluegrass festivals around.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

Now the festival has attracted a lot of attention for the quality of music, and the number of people in the stands.
[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=None]

Richard Lesko has more from the Nothin' Fancy Bluegrass Festival.
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[SUPER=01-Mike Andes/Nothin' Fancy Singer; :17]
[SUPER=01-Gary Farris/Nothin' Fancy Guitarist; :40]
[SUPER=01-Morris O'Shields/Event Promoter; 1:09 (QUICK)]
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((NAT SOUND FROM PARKING LOT))
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Whether it's acoustic in the parking lot, or amplified under the lights, there's plenty of bluegrass to listen to at the the Nothin' Fancy Bluegrass Festival at Glen Maury Park in Buena Vista.
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[IN Q=It's just a great...]

((MIKE ANDES/NOTHIN' FANCY SINGER; IT'S JUST A GREAT VENUE, FOLKS ARE HAVING A GOOD TIME. I DO ENCOURAGE THEM TO COME ON OUT. DON'T SIT ON THE FENCE, YOU'RE GOING TO MISS THE SHOW.))
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[OUT Q=miss the show.]

The three day festival was thought up by the Rockbridge County based bluegrass band Nothin' Fancy three years ago. Band members, who have to combine work and playing at the event, say they are amazed at the growth from the first show three years ago.
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[IN Q=I do most of...]

((GARY FARRIS/NOTHIN' FANCY GUITARIST; I DO MOST OF THE PARKING OF THE CAMPERS. WE HAVE TO WORK HERE TOO, AS A PART OF IT. IT WAS ABOUT HALF FULL. LAST YEAR IT WAS ABOUT 3/4 FULL. THIS YEAR, I DON'T KNOW WHERE I'M GOING TO PUT ANYMORE.))
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[OUT Q=going to put anymore.]

This year, thousands of spectators from 14 states are spending money in the area for a few days, or an entire week. In fact, 115 campers were parked in Buena Vista on Monday.
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[SOT - 11:29]
[IN Q=We estimate that...]

((MORRIS O'SHIELDS/EVENT PROMOTER; WE ESTIMATE THAT FOR EVERY DOLLAR WE TAKE IN, THE CITY AND SURROUNDING STORES GET FOUR DOLLARS.))
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[OUT Q=get four dollars.]
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((NAT SOUND FROM STAGE))
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And even though it has grown through the years, organizers say the event is still nothing fancy, and that's just the way it's meant to be. Richard Lesko, News 7, Buena Vista.))

[Sports tease]


[ANCHOR=travis]
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[WRITER=twe]
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Coming up, a qualifying update from Talladega, the Ferrum Panthers talk about their conference opener, and
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[VO-NAT]


former Ferrum linebacker Jim Grobe leads his Demon Deacons into Charlottesville where they'll go after their 2nd straight win over the Wahoos.
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[S-Tech]


[ANCHOR=Travis]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-152]
[GRAPHIC=TECH]

Tech and U-Conn get the college football weekend started with a sold-out noon kick-off tomorrow in Blacksburg. The teams aren't mirror images of each other, but their defenses are almost identical.
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[SUPER=01-Justin Hamilton/Tech's Second Leading Receiver; :00]
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[OUT Q=...LOT OF PRESSURE."]
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[VO-NAT CON'T]

Pressure has not been an issue in the first three games - quarterback Bryan Randall has not been sacked one time this entire year.
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[SUPER=01-Bryan Randall/Completing 72 Percent of His Passes; :07]
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[OUT Q=...WE'LL BE FINE."]
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[S-UVA]


[ANCHOR=Travis]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-150 1:07:23]
[GRAPHIC=UVa]


UVa is favored by six points over Wake Forest. The two ACC rivals battle tomorrow at 3:30 in Charlottesville, the Cavaliers first home game since August 30th.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Al Groh/UVa Head Football Coach; :00]
[SUPER=01-Alvin Pearman/UVa Running Back; :18]
[SUPER=01-Marques Hagans/UVa Quarterback; :32]
[SUPER=01-Almondo Curry/UVa Defensive Back; :36]
[SUPER=01-Jim Grobe/Wake Forest Football Coach; :47]
[RUNS=:53]
[OUT Q=.....good effort out of our players"]
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[S-Ferrum]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-159 TC5447]
[GRAPHIC=NCAA Football]


Elsewhere around the state tomorrow VMI welcomes Georgetown to Lexington while perennial 1-double A power Youngstown State pays a visit to Liberty. Southern Virginia plays the first home game in school history against New Jersey. Washington and Lee will host Centre College, Davidson is at Emory & Henry, and Bridgewater hits the road for Christopher Newport. The Ferrum Panthers will also be road warriors, travelling to Winchester to face Shenandoah.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Dave Davis/Ferrum Head Coach; :00]
[SUPER=01-Darren Venable/Ferrum Junior Defensive Back; :22]
[RUNS=:34]
[OUT Q=get the job done."]
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[S-Qual]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Nascar]


Nascar Winston Cup qualifying at Talladega is winding down at this hour. Jimmie Johnson had the fastest car in practice. With just a few cars left to make their qualifying runs, Elliott Sadler sits on the provisional pole for Sunday's EA Sports 500. We'll have a look at the complete rundown tonight at 11.

[S-Cubs]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-156 TC4558]
[GRAPHIC=MLB]


The Major League Baseball season is in its final weekend, and the Cubs and Astros are all knotted up in the NL Central. Chicago is currently in a rain delay with the Pirates while the Stros open a three game set with the Brewers later tonight. Tannersville's Billy Wagner is counting on Houston's pitching and defense to come up big.
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[SUPER=01-Billy Wagner/44 Saves This Season; :00]
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