[1-News-Head]

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[V/-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

It wasn't the "main event," but they quietly resolved the 4-H brawl in court today.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

Three patients speak in support of Dr. Knox; one of his co-defendants testifies, another is acquitted.

[Sports-head]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=]
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In sports, the former Express star Jeff Cowan opens the NHL season tonight, his thoughts on the star city, the complete Friday Football schedule
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[VO-NAT]

and Matt Kenseth talks about tonight's qualifying run at Lowe's Motor Speedway
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


Plenty of clouds on the horizon but not much rain. The latest radar pictures tell the story.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 4-Shot]


News 7 at six is next.
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[SOT 20:20]
[IN Q=It's sad that it happened]

((IT'S SAD THAT IT HAPPENED. I DIDN'T HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH IT. ))
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=nothing to do with it.]
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Fistfights that made national headlines are resolved quietly in court.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Four camp counselors will do community service for staging fights between campers.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


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


And I'm Keith Humphry.
[4H-Fights]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=03-45 TC06:27]
[ANCHOR=KEtih 2-Shot]


The 4-H counselors entered "no contest" pleas to misdemeanor charges today in a Franklin County Court.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Three HAD BEEN charged with felonies for staging the fights and charging admission, but those charges were reduced, in part, at the request of campers' parents. [***4H Invest. in Monitor***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & Marya /NEwsroom;]


Marya Jones was in court today and has more.
Keith and Shannon,
The judge reprimanded the counselors for tarnishing the 4-H camp's reputation.
[LIVE= Marya /FULL Newsroom]
[SUPER=@Marya1;]


But, in the end, he let two of them off with 100 hours' community service and two others with 40 hours.
And if they stay out of trouble for the next year or so, the whole incident will be cleared from the record.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Joe Cocke was]
[SUPER=03-Rocky Mount; :00]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co./July; :08]
[SUPER=01-Joe Cocke/Former 4H Counselor; :15]
[SUPER=01-Cliff Hapgood/Commonwealth's Attorney; 1:01]
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[OUT Q=the adult supervision?]

(( Joe Cocke (COX) has been involved with the 4H Camp for 9 years.
But the 19-year-old probably won't be back.
Prosecutors say last summer he neglected to report fights that were going on inside a bunk he SHOULD have been in charge of.
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[SOT 23:09]

((JOE COCKE: I WAS NOT AWARE. I DIDN'T FIND OUT UNTIL A COUPLE OF DAYS AFTER I GOT BACK FROM CAMP AND I GOT PHONE CALLS LIKE WE HAVE A SITUATION AND I'M LIKE "OK". )) [RUNS:10]
Cocke (Cox) says it was three teen counselors UNDER his charge that were responsible.
They're not being identified because they're 15 and 16 year olds.
Prosecutors say they went into campers bunks at night and forced more than a dozen of them into fistfights, charging a dollar admission.
10-year-old D-J Rawls was the youngest.
He got a black eye. Another camper broke his hand punching him.
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[SOT 21:52]

((JOE COCKE: KID LIED ABOUT HIS HAND BEING BROKE. SAID HE FELL OFF THE BED. THAT'S WHAT I WAS TOLD. HE TOLD ME HE FELL OFF THE BED. )) [RUNS:06]
Prosecutor Cliff Hapgood says the kids were allowed to plead to lesser misdemeanors in part because of campers' parents, who didn't want their kids to relive the fights.
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[SOT 30:54]

((CLIFF HAPGOOD: THEY ALSO DID NOT WANT THE COUNSELORS TO HAVE THEIR LIVES RUINED OVER THIS.)) [RUNS:06]
D-J Rawls dad, Richard, says he places the blame on 4H.
"It's been amazing to me that 4H has ducked total responsiblity and continues to," he says.
"4H itself has shifted the bulk of responsibility to these kids. It still begs the question: Where was the adult supervision?" ))
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[LIVE= Marya /FULL Newsroom]


A spokesman for the 4-H camp says it beefed up security immediately after the fights happened.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & MArya /Newsroom;]


A task force is now reviewing the camp's policies and will recommend some changes before campers return next summer.

[Knox]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=03-42 TC18:30]
[GRAPHIC=Cecil Knox]

Thirteen charges have been dismissed... one of the defendants acquitted outright last night. Now it's time for the defense to put on evidence in the OxyContin trial of Doctor Cecil Knox.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]
[SUPER=01-Katy O'Gee/Acquitted Co-Defendant;]
[SUPER=01-E. "Doug" Douglas/Former Knox Patient; ]
[SUPER=01-Teresia Hardy/Former Knox Patient; ]
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[OUT Q=in a wheelchair.]

(( The day ended with testimony from physical therapist and mental health counselor Bill James. He is charged as part of the conspiracy along with Knox. The judge threw out ALL the charges against co-defendant Katy O'Gee on a directed judgment of acquittal, but she showed up the next day anyway. [1:55] ((I WANTED TO BE HERE FOR THE OTHERS AND TO SHOW THE JURY I WAS STANDING BEHIND THEM. AND I THINK I WAS RELEASED BECAUSE OF THE TRUTH.)) [RUNS09] The government had tried to force O'Gee to plead guilty to racketeering and conspiracy. As NEWS 7 first reported before the trial began, U-S Attorney John Brownlee tried to pressure her into pleading guilty, though she never intended to enter a plea. [4:20] ((AND THE DAY BEFORE MY LAWYER, RANDY CARGILL, TOLD HIM I WASN'T PLEADING GUILTY, AND HE PUT MY NAME ON THE GUILTY DOCKET ANYWAY.)) [RUNS:08] Three of Doctor Knox's former patients testified on his behalf... including the wife of a Vietnam Veteran who told the court Knox "gave her her husband back." [10:58] ((STRICTLY DEALING WITH TRACTION, MASSAGE THINGS LIKE THAT. THOUGH EVENTUALLY OXY & METHADONE? RIGHT EXACTLY.)) [RUNS:09] Douglas insists the opiates never became a problem for him. [13:00 -Doug -big fat wide shot] ((AND THERE'S NEVER BEEN A QUESTION OF OVERDOSING.)) [RUNS:03] Teresia Hardy suffers from Spina Bifida. Her daughter has cerebral palsy. They were both Knox patients. [23:07] ((...PRETTY CLOSE TO A MIRACLE THE DIFFERENCE THAT HE'S MADE. AND YOU ATTRIBUTE THAT TO DR. KNOX? YES, THE TREATMENT THAT HE GAVE HER.)) [RUNS:07] Her daughter, Elizabeth, is 18 now, recently married and about to become certified as a Licensed Practical Nurse. If it hadn't been for Dr. Knox, Hardy says, Elizabeth would be in a wheelchair.))

[Moore-Sentence]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=03-32 TC1:42:36]
[GRAPHIC=Sentencing]


A Henry County husband and wife will each serve about two years in federal prison for embezzling nearly 100- hundred thousand dollars from their church in Bassett.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/July 2002]


Terry Lynn Moore and his wife, Myra, were public school educators. At sentencing today, the prosecutor said Terry Moore abused his position as the church's treasurer to pay his bills and write checks to his own printing business.
Terry Moore was sentenced to a total of 27 months in prison. His wife got a 21-month sentence.
Each will have to pay restitution.
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[Health-Sciences]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=03-40 TC27:44]
[GRAPHIC=College of Health Sciences]


Carillion's plan to expand Roanoke Memorial and turn Community Hospital into an educational environment will be a big shot in the arm for one local college.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The President of the Jefferson College of Health Sciences says more space is definitely needed. The College already has to hold some classes at the Roanoke Higher Education Center.
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[SOT15:07:17]
[IN Q=The building it's size]

((CAROL SEAVOR/COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES PRESIDENT:THE BUILDING IT'S SIZE AND IT'S AGE, LIMIT US ON HOW MUCH WE CAN GROW AND HOW ATTRACTIVE WE ARE TO POTENTIAL STUDENTS WHO COME TO VISIT US))
[SUPER=01-Carol Seavor/Jefferson College of Health Sciences Pres.]
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[OUT Q=who come to visit us]
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[VO-NAT]


Seavor believes relocation will make it possible to double the size of the student body --and for the first time offer Master's Level programs.
That's just what the doctor ordered for some students.
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[SOT 15:26:48]
[IN Q=Here your]

((JACQUELINE HARRISON/NURSING STUDENT; HERE YOU'RE ONLY ABOUT TO GET YOUR BACHELOR'S MY GOAL IS TO PURSUE MY MASTERS. THIS WOULD BE A WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITY TO BE ABLE TO STAY WITH THE COLLEGE I AM FAMILIAR WITH))
[SUPER=01-Jacqueline Harrison/Nursing Student; ]
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[OUT Q=am familiar with]
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[VO-NAT]

The College would not relocate for at least another three years. Carilion's plan must still be approved by the state.


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


Is Virginia trying to keep too many violent sexual predators locked up?
We'll look into that issue next on News 7.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Plus see how some area high school students are chipping in to help one of their own.
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[Sexual-predators]
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[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=03-38 TC42:46]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Virginia committed its first violent sexual offender this week.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


But one organization is concerned the state is trying to commit too many.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Petersburg/File Tape]


Since July, the Attorney General's Office has sought to commit eleven sexual criminals under the newly funded program.
This week a convicted pedophile in Hanover County became the first sex offender sent to the new treatment facility in Petersburg.
The A-C-L-U says there may not be enough money in the program to properly handle the growing number of cases.
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[IN Q=THE NUMBER COMES AS A SHOCK]

((KENT WILLIS/ACLU OF VA: THE NUMBER COMES AS A SHOCK WHEN THE LEGISLATURE WAS FIRST DEALING WITH THIS ASPECT OF THE BILL WHICH WAS HOW TO FUND IT THEY WERE REALLY TALKING ABOUT ONE, TWO OR THREE PEOPLE OVER THE NEXT YEAR NOW ALL OF SUDDEN THERE ARE ELEVEN ONE THING THEY ARE GOING TO HAVE TO GRAPPLE NOW WITH IS THE COST OF DOING THIS. DELEGATE MORGAN GRIFFITH/R-SALEM: THAT NUMBER DOESN'T SHOCK ME BUT IT'S A LITTLE HIGHER THAN I HAD ANTICIPATED.))
[SUPER=01-Kent Willis/ACLU of Virginia; :00]
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[OUT Q=HIGHER THAN I HAD ANTICIPATED.]
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[VO-NAT]


Delegate Morgan Griffith was the chief patron of the bill.
He says the program has enough funds to treat the current number of eligible prisoners.
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[Bedford-Wreck]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=03-33 TC1:23:55]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]


An afternoon accident in Bedford County injured two people, one critically.
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[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;]

It happened on Falling Creek Road shortly after noon. State Police say 70- year- old Claude Ronald Goode of Huddleston was traveling south in his Dodge pickup when he struck a Toyota sedan head on driven by Meana Stinnett. Stinnett was not wearing her seat belt and was airlifted to Lynchburg General Hospital where she's in critical condition. Goode was transported to R-M-H where he's listed in fair condition. Police plan to reconstruct the accident tomorrow to determine how the cars collided.
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[Roanoke-Accident]


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A maintenance worker suffered minor injuries after his cherry-picker was hit by a garbage truck.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

The accident happened around 7:30 this morning in front of the Virginia Heights Baptist Church. Police say 50 year old Sanford Moore was operating an 80 foot boom lift, and extended it across Memorial Avenue. A Roanoke City solid waste truck then struck the bottom of the basket. Moore suffered minor injuries and was partially thrown from the lift, but was able to pull himself back in. He has been charged with blocking traffic.
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[Malvo]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[WRITER=dse]
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Sniper suspect Lee Boyd Malvo will use an insanity defense at his trial next month.
His lawyers filed the notice after a pretrial hearing this afternoon.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@file;]


A court-appointed psychiatrist has met with Malvo more than a dozen times in recent months, and defense lawyers say those conversations formed the basis for the motion.
The prosecutor in the case says nothing in the psychiatrist's report supports a finding of insanity.
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[Wife-Abducted]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[WRITER=dse]
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The two men suspected of kidnapping a senator's wife were captured after unwittingly stumbling into a drug sting in New Jersey.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Carteret, NJ]


Police say the suspects pulled off the New Jersey Turnpike last night and parked in an area that police had under surveillance.
As an unmarked police car approached the suspects, one fled on foot and the other sped away and crashed into a fence.
[SUPER=03-Fairfax Co./Tuesday; ]


Police in northern Virginia believe the pair held the wife of Senator Judd Gregg of New Hampshire at knifepoint Tuesday.
Kathleen Gregg escaped unharmed.
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[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
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Wall Street surged on some positive earnings news and economic data. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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[SUPER=440-x/49.11/9680.11/x/18.12/1911.90;]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


The DOW rose 49 points.
NASDAQ gained 18.
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[Train-Station]


[ANCHOR=Keith ]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=03-34 TC1:36:35]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Plans to renovate two old train depots in Covington are rolling along.
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[VO-NAT - 03-13 TC1:57:08]
[SUPER=03-Covington/June 27; ]

Covington City Council approved the restoration work. Now, the city will have to wait on Department of Transportation approval, which is expected to take about a month. When completed, the depots will house a railroad museum and the Chamber of Commerce offices. The project is expected to cost 715-thousand dollars, most of which would be paid for with a federal grant. The Alleghany Historical Society still has to raise about 35 thousand dollars to meet the requirements of the grant.


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[Byrd-Transplant]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
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[GRAPHIC=Andrew Spradling]


Students at William Byrd High School are opening their hearts to a classmate in need of a new one.
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[VO-NAT :22]
Andrew Spradling is in Minnesota awaiting a heart transplant at the Mayo clinic.

His mother says the 15-year old was born with his heart on the wrong side of his body.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

Andrew's classmates learned about his situation last week and immediately went to work raising money. So far they've nickeled and dimed their way to 25-hundred dollars of their 10-thousand dollar goal.
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[SOT 7:57-8:08]
[IN Q=I just think this is an incredible group...]

((CAROL LYN WEBSTER/TEACHER: I JUST THINK THIS IS AN INCREDIBLE GROUP. I'M AMAZED BECAUSE THEY DON'T KNOW THIS CHILD, WELL, VERY FEW DO BUT MOST OF THE KIDS DON'T KNOW HIM.)) [BUTT BUTT BUTT]
[SOT 5:46-5:48]

((CORINNE CHANDLER: NO, I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHO HE IS BUT THAT DOESN'T MATTER.)) [BUTT BUTT BUTT]
[SOT 7:01-7:08]

((ASHLEIGH HOUGH/SENIOR: I JUST WANT TO LET HIM KNOW THAT WE'RE HERE TRYING TO HELP AND THAT WE'RE PRAYING FOR HIM.))


[SUPER=01-Carol Lyn Webster/William Byrd Teacher;]
[SUPER=01-Corinne Chandler/William Byrd Senior;]
[SUPER=01-Ashleigh Hough/William Byrd Senior;]
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[OUT Q=we're praying for him.]
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[VO NAT :15] Along with the money, students are sending cards and letters of support. His mom says the well-wishes mean so much to Andrew that he sometimes makes the trip to his mailbox three times a day.
For donation information contact William Byrd High School.
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[Sports tease]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
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Winston Cup points leader Matt Kenseth talks about night qualifying at Lowes this evening, week seven of Friday Football Extra is almost here
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[VO-NAT]


and we will visit with Jeff Cowan, the former Express star now making the grade in the NHL.
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[S-Cowan]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-159 1:07:26]
[GRAPHIC=NHL]


The Atlanta Thrashers open the NHL regular season tonight against Columbus dealing with the tragic death of center Dan Snyder. The 25 year old died from massive head injuries sustained in a car crash Septmeber 30th. One of his teammates is former Roanoke Express star and fifth year NHL player Jeff Cowan.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/September 27; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jeff Cowan/Scored 8 Points for Thrashers Last Season; :25]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/1996-97 Season; 1:22]
[RUNS=1:42]
[OUT Q=...so good to the players"]
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((Not only was he a teammate, but Cowan played on the fourth line with Snyder. Cowan, Snyder, Thrashers NHL all star Danny Heatley, who was the driver of the car that was involved in the accident and the other Thrasher players practiced just two days before the accident at the Richmond Coliseum for a preseason exhibition game. But even before the tragedy, Cowan had an incredible appreciation for life and a humble, thankful attitude. ((:)) ((STEVE MASON:)) ((:))
The left wing and the Express finishes 38-26 and 6, fourth in the division and fell to Hampton Roads three games to one in the first round of the playoffs and Cowan learned lots of hockey in just one season. He was also educated in true fan support.)) ((:))

[S-Express]


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[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-152 ]
[GRAPHIC=Express]


Cowan's former ECHL team opens the exhibition season tonight at the Ice Station against the Greenville Grrowl.

[S-FFE]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-155 5355TC]
[GRAPHIC=FFE]

Week seven of the high school football season kicks off tomorrow night. Here's the Friday Football Extra schedule.

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[OUT Q=...logo comes full."]
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[S-Lowes]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-160 TC10013]
[GRAPHIC=Lowes Motor Speedway]


The Winston Cup cars qualify for the UAW-GM 500 at the Lowes Motor Speedway tonight. Points leader Matt Kenseth has 3 top 5's in the last four races at Lowe's.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Matt Kenseth/Winston Cup Points Leader; :00]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=be real competitive."]
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[VO-NAT]

Dale Earnhardt, Junior has signed a new five year contract to remain at DEI, and Ward Burton has inked a deal to drive the NetZero Pontiac next season. (---------------)