[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

A new twist tonight in the unsolved murder of Jennifer Short.
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[VO-NAT :04]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

And, a local company's providing the spark to help rebuild Iraq.
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[Sports-head]


[ANCHOR=steve]
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In sports, the story of a Virginia Tech receiver who has lived both a dream and a nightmare over the since the summer, regional golf action from Hunting Hills
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[VO-NAT]


and Sammy Sosa and his Cubs hope to bring the lumber tonight against the fish.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


Looks like nature will stack up some clouds over southwest and central Virginia. Forecast details and a Tuesday WeatherSchool coming up.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 4-Shot]


News 7 at Six is next.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


A Martsinville man faces new charges for the same crime.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Even though he's already been tried and acquitted.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


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


And I'm Keith Humphry.
[Manns]
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[TAPE#=03-36 TC55:26]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


It's been more than three years since a store owner was gunned down in Martinsville.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Prosecutors have so far been unsuccessful in convicting the person they believe committed the crime but they are not giving up.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville/File]


19 year old Billy Ray Manns was charged with conspiracy to commit capital murder in connection with the shooting death of Lisa Nicole Thomas in September of 2000.
His first trial ended in a hung jury.
Another jury found Manns NOT GUILTY at the retrial in April.
Now seven months later, a grand jury has indicted Manns with conspiracy to commit murder which could result in a prison term of five to twenty years.
Investigators obtained new information in July when Manns was arrested for breaking and entering in a separate incident in Henry County.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[SS=Murder Invest.]


During the trials, Commonwealth's Attorney Joan Ziglar accused Thomas' husband of hiring Manns to commit the murder.

Maverick Muhammad has never been charged but Martinsville Police say they expect to make more arrests.

[Short]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[GRAPHIC=Jennifer Short]


Jennifer Short's remains were exhumed and reburied more than a week ago.
Investigators in the Short family murders say they needed to conduct further forensic analysis on the remains -- but won't say why.
They got a court order to dig them up September 30th.
Investigators took Jennifer's remains to the crime lab in Roanoke and returned them to the family's burial plot the following day.
Short family relatives gave their consent to have them exhumed.
Investigators say it was just a necessary step in their ongoing investigation, but wouldn't elaborate.

[Parker]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=03-35 TC1:09:52]
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The woman accused of abducting a six-year-old Christiansburg girl made her first appearance in court today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;]

31-year-old Barbara Parker of Roanoke is charged with felony abduction after she and her step-daughter Candice went missing for nearly 12-hours Saturday. Authorities sent out an Amber Alert for Candice that night. A couple of hours later, Parker turned herself in to Roanoke police. Today, she was appointed an attorney. Parker is being held without bond at the Montgomery County jail.
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[Wife-Abducted]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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A terrifying ordeal for the wife of a U-S Senator today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Fairfax Co.]


Kathleen Gregg was abducted at knifepoint from her home in Northern Virginia.
Police say Gregg arrived at home at about 9:30 this morning and found two men inside.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=She entered]

((SGT. JEFF GOSSETT/FAIRFAX CO. POLICE DEPARTMENT; SHE ENTERED THE HOME. TWO MEN WERE IN THE HOME. ONE PRODUCED A KNIFE AND DEMANDED CASH.))
[SUPER=01-Sgt. Jeff Gossett/Fairfax Co. Police Department; ]
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[OUT Q=and demanded cash.]
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[VO-NAT]


Police say one of the men drove her to a bank, while the other followed in a seperate car.
After they got some money, the men left and the woman called police.
Kathleen Gregg is the wife of New Hampshire Senator Judd Gregg.
Fairfax County Police say there's no indication the two men knew who she was. They have no been found.
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[Transformers]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=03-34 TC1:33:03]
[GRAPHIC=Iraq Rebuilding]


The war in Iraq has been over for months now but there is still a lot of work to be done.
A Roanoke based company is providing a major jolt, something the Iraqi people can't live without.
Justin McLeod tells us all about it.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Scott Elmore/Manufacturing Manager; :30]
[SUPER=@justin1; :48]
[SUPER=01-Prabhat Jain/President of Virginia Transformer Corp.; 1:14]
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[OUT Q=JM, News 7, Roanoke]

((((NAT SOUND OF WELDING AT 1:42:48))
Here in this room, something powerful is going on, something that will help the Iraqi people get back on their feet.

[SOT 1:13:58]
[IN Q=It's a power generation]

((PRABHAT JAIN/VIRGINIA TRANSFORMER CORPORATION: IT'S A POWER GENERATION PROJECT. IT'S GOING TO BE USED TO GENERATE POWER.)) [Runs04]
[OUT Q=to generate power]


Power made possible thanks to Virginia Transformer Corporation.
The company was hired to build six transformers which will be used to set up a power generation station in Iraq.
The job typically takes 12 weeks but these workers had to do it much quicker.
[SOT 1:47:15]
[IN Q=I started sweating]

((SCOTT ELMORE/MANUFACTURING MANAGER: I STARTED SWEATING. WE PUT TOGETHER A TEAM AND PLAN TO PRETTY MUCH WORK 24 HOURS A DAY, SEVEN DAYS A WEEK.)) [Runs07]
[OUT Q=seven days a week]


They did just that.
More than a hundred workers were able to custom design, produce, and ship the transformers within five weeks.
[SOT 2:12:15]
[IN Q=The next challenge]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: THE NEXT CHALLENGE WAS GETTING THESE 40 TON TRANSFORMERS TO IRAQ. TYPICALLY THE COMPANY USES OCEAN VESSELS BUT SINCE THE GOVERNMENT NEEDED IT SO QUICKLY THEY HAD TO CALL IN SPECIAL PLANES FROM THE RUSSIAN ARMY.)) [Runs12]
[OUT Q=from the Russian Army]


The plane looks something like this and the first three transformers left Dulles International Airport this morning.

Once in place, each transformer will provide electricity for up to 25-thousand Iraqi homes.
[SOT 1:14:16]
[IN Q=I am sure you read]

((PRABHAT JAIN/VIRGINIA TRANSFORMER CORP.: I AM SURE YOU READ THE SAME NEWSPAPERS THAT WE READ THAT THERE IS SO MUCH GOING ON THERE, AND SO MUCH DESTRUCTIVE HAS OCCURRED THAT THEY WANT TO REBUILD AND POWER IS NUMBER ONE ELEMENT FOR AN INFRASTRUCTURE.)) [Runs15]
[OUT Q=for an infrastructure]


An infrastructure that will soon means lights on for the Iraqi people and it was made right here in the Roanoke Valley.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Roanoke.))

[Warner-Fralin]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=03-33 TC1:20:46]
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Senator John Warner says the U-S must stay in Iraq until its mission is accomplished.
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[VO-NAT :22]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

The long-time lawmaker today passed through Roanoke to endorse William Fralin in his bid for the 17th House of Delegates seat.
[SUPER=04-Last Week;]

Fralin is running against Democrat Linda Wyatt and Independent Gary Bowman for the office to be vacated by Delegate Vic Thomas. Before leaving the news conference, the Senator commented on the importance of maintaining a show of strength in Iraq.

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[SOT 21:30:20-21:20:37]
[IN Q=If we fail in that part of the world...]

((SEN. JOHN WARNER/(R) VIRGINIA: IF WE FAIL IN THAT PART OF THE WORLD WHERE THERE'S SO MUCH ANGER AGAINST THE U-S, IF THEY SEE WEAKNESS THEN WE'LL PAY THE PRICE AT HOME AGAIN.))
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[OUT Q=pay the price at home again.]
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[SS=HOLD]

Warner is Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee. He says the group needs to consider enlarging the size of the military.

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


Governor Warner's plan to change Virginia's educational system is growing.
Next on News 7, see how kids aren't the only ones in for a change.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


They've been on the drill field for years... Now VMI's female cadets are taking to the athletic field as well.
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[Workforce-training]
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[TAPE#=03-40 TC25:36]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Virginians with a GED or high school diploma make twice as much as workers without a high school degree.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


That is one reason Governor Warner is encouraging more Virginians to earn a GED as part of his workforce development initiative.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-SHannon & Meghan/State Microwave;]


Meghan Muldoon joins us from Richmond to tell us more about it.
The governor say the goal is to raise the education level of Virginians and help workers
[LIVE= Meghan /FULL State Microwave]
[SUPER=@Meghan1]
[SUPER=05-Richmond]


learn more useful job skills.
He says the communities that will benefit the most from his proposals are those in Southside and Southwest Virginia.
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[IN Q=OVER 700-THOUSAND WORKING-AGE]
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[OUT Q=THAT DON'T EXIST IN THE REGION.]

(( Over 700-thousand working-age Virginians do not have a high school diploma or its equivalent, a General Educational Development certificate.
Governor Warner says that must change if Virginia hopes to attract new businesses and jobs.
He has set a goal to double the number of workers earning GEDs.
And has recruited NASCAR to help spread the message that a high school degree can accelerate one's earnings.
[SOT 20:42]
[IN Q=THE FACT THAT NASCAR HAS]

((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: THE FACT THAT NASCAR HAS DECIDED TO PUT THEIR TIME, ENERGY AND RESOURCES BEHIND PROMOTING THE NEED FOR VIRGINIANS TO GO AHEAD AND SIGN UP AND GET THEIR GED IS A GREAT WAY TO GET TO OUR GOAL OF DOUBLING FROM 10,000 A YEAR TO 20,000 A YEAR OF GEDS BEING OFFERED.)) [RUN:16]
Warner is also working on streamlining Virginia's 22 different workforce development programs.
He wants to get employers more involved, so that workers receive training for jobs that actually exist.
[SOT 06:26:26]

((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: SOMETIMES WE LAY OUT FALSE HOPE IF WE TRAIN PEOPLE FOR JOBS THAT DON'T EXIST IN THE REGION.)) [RUNS:04]
[OUT Q=THAT DON'T EXIST IN THE REGION.]))
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[LIVE= Meghan /FULL State Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Richmond;]


A third aspect of his plan is to create a Career Readiness certificate that shows
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & Meghan /State Microwave;]


employers that job seekers have the required skills.

[Knox]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=03-32 TC1:38:43]
[GRAPHIC=Cecil Knox]

The one member of Doctor Cecil Knox's staff who pled guilty, rather than go to trial, testified at length today against Doctor Knox.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

Tiffany Durham said patients were threatened with prosecution if they forged OxyContin prescriptions or sold their pills, but she indicated Doctor Knox didn't follow through. Knox played "good cop, bad cop" with patients, leaving it up to the staff to account for narcotics, hoping patients would still confide in him. Office Manager Beverly Boone placed a ban on new patients from the Pulaski area, after police reported a number of Knox's patients there had been caught trying to forge narcotic prescriptions.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=None]

Durham testified Boone decided the practice needed to see more new patients, needed the additional revenue, regardless of where they were from. So the ban was eventually lifted. The government is winding up its case. The defense may begin presenting evidence tomorrow.

[Vinton-Fire]


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Investigators say the fire that destroyed a mobile home in Vinton was arson.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Vinton]


A neighbor heard an explosion around the time the fire started early this morning.
Firefighters found one end of the Etna Avenue home ablaze.
No one was inside at the time.
The trailer and contents were destroyed; officials estimate the loss at about 50-thousand dollars.
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[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
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Stocks have now finished higher for five straight trading days. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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[SUPER=440-x/59.63/9654.61/x/14.40/1907.86;]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


The DOW gained 60 points today.
NASDAQ rose 14.
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[VMI-Women]
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[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=03-38 TC37:51]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Just six years after admitting women, Virginia Military Institute is sending them onto the battlefield.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem;]


After three years as a club team, the women's soccer team went to varsity status this year.
The women will begin Big South competition in 2004.
With 12 of the 16 players being new to the school, they have their work cut out for them.
So far this seaons they've won three of eight games.
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[SOT 16:50:04]
[IN Q=It's nice to get]

((KATHY ALDRICH: IT'S NICE TO GET STARTED WITH SUCH A GOOD GROUP OF PEOPLE. EACH DAY WE DON'T REALLY LOOK AT IT AS MAKING HISTORY. WE JUST LOOK AT IT AS GETTING OUT HERE, DOING WHAT WE LOVE, DOING IT TOGETHER. ))
[SUPER=01-Kathy Aldrich/Team Captain;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=doing it together.]
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[VO-NAT]


With a record 46 female rats in this year's freshman class, the demand for women's competitive sports at VMI is growing.
The school already has a women's track and cross country team and is considering adding womens' swimming.
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[Sports tease]


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High school regional golf from Hunting Hills, the Marlins talk about stopping Sosa and the Cubs big bats, UVa's Brooks tackles his way to the top
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[VO-NAT]


and a Tech receiver paints us a new perspective about football and life.
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[S-Hokies]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-160 5744TC]
[GRAPHIC=TECH]


Virginia Tech receiver Chris Shreve always knew he could play Division One football. He just didn't think it would take him five years to make his mark. Mike Stevens has more on a special young man from Grayson County.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=FIRST AUDIO]
[SUPER=03-Piscataway, NJ/Last Saturday; :00]
[SUPER=01-Chris Shreve/Two Touchdown Catches vs. Rutgers; :10]
[SUPER=@mike1; :21]
[RUNS=1:27]
[OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."]
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[S-UVA]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-156 52:06]
[GRAPHIC=ACC]


UVa linebacker Darryl Blackstock might have recieved the ACC defenisve player fo the week award but he is seocnd in tackles to one of his own teammates and fellow linebackers.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chapel Hill, NC/This Past Saturday; :00]


UVa true freshman Ahmad Brooks led the Cavaliers in tackling against North Carolina, posting nine stops. Its the first time all season former Fleming star Jermaine Hardy has not led the wahoos in tackles. Brooks is avergaing 7.2 tacklels a game, first among ACC rookies and sixth in the country among freshman. He is also second on the team in tackles with 36.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Al Groh/UVa Head Football Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:24]
[OUT Q=..as a five game player"]

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[GRAPHIC=Ronde Barber]


Ronde Barber most likely woke up this morning with a head ache even though he played well in the Colts stunning come from behind 38-35 win last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Tampa, FL/Last Night; :00]


Peyton Manning and company erased a 21 point deficit with under four minutes remaining in the game. Barber certainly tried to preserve the Bucs lead with this interception return for a touchdown.
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[S-NLCS]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-153 1:04:13]
[GRAPHIC=Major League baseball]

The Cubs host the Marlins tonight in game one of their National League championship series.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chicago IL; :00]

Sammy Sosa and his Cubs went through batting practiced at Wrigley and expect the fans to give Chicago a huge edge. The Marlins will go with Josh Beckett on the mound tonight.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Josh Beckett/Marlins Game One Pitcher; :00]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=...going at everybody"]
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[S-Yankees]


[ANCHOR=steve]
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[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-157 48:43]
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The New York Yankees open their ALCS against the Boston Red Sox tomorrow night in a battle between two teams that have played even most of the season.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Joe Torre/Yankees Manager; :00]
[RUNS=:24]
[OUT Q=........get some breaks"]

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[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-155 5212TC]
[GRAPHIC=golf]


The high school golf season is winding down, and today
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Region III Tournament; :00]

the Region 3 tournament was held as 60 of the best golfers from the Blue Ridge, River Ridge, Seminole and Dogwood districts battled for individual and team titles. Salem won the championship and Jefferson Forest finished second, as both of those schools advance to state play. William Byrd missed making it by one stroke. (------------) Salem freshman Aaron Eckstein won the individual title with a five under round of 65.