[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Susan]

Two Virginia soldiers are dead after a bombing in Afghanistan....
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[ENG#=1]
[VO-NAT]

And, a weekend shooting leaves one man dead and police searching for clues.
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[Sports-head]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
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[ENG#=2]


In sports, racing from the Brickyard, John Elway and Barry Sanders highlight the NFL's Hall of Fame Inductions, and

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[VO-NAT]


the Bassett Bengals hope to be in the high school playoff hunt this season for the first time in 6 years.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Brent]
[SS=None]

We started out the day with a few record setting lows as a cooler air remains parked over top of us. Summer will return to the region during the workweek, along with that chance of afternoon storms. The full forecast details coming up.
[ANCHOR=Susan 3-shot]

News 7 at 6 starts right now. [Video-Open]
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[WRITER=jwi]
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[SOT 2:28:36]
[IN Q=Today's showing is one of]

((PAGE: TODAY'S SHOWING IS ONE OF THE GREATEST SHOWING OF LOVE AND CARE THAT I'VE SEEN IN A COMMUNITY.))
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[OUT Q=in a community]
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((NATS OF MOTORCYCLES.))
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[OUT Q= NAT SOUND OF MOTORCYCLES]
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Hundreds ride to keep the memory of a murdered Henry County girl alive.
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[ANCHOR=Susan]
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Good evening, I'm Susan Bahorich, in for Myranda Stephens.

[Short-Run]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=04-27 TC-49:05]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 6]

It's been nearly two years since Michael and Mary Short were found murdered in their Oak Level home. The remains of their daughter Jennifer were found more than a month later in Rockingham County, North Carolina. Today residents from both communities came took part in the second annual Jennifer Short Memorial Ride. [TAKE NEWS 7 AT 6 IN BAM]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Susan & Jennifer/BAM;]

Jennifer Wishon rode along is here now with more. Susan, the Short family murders remain a mystery,
[LIVE=Jennifer/FULL]
[SUPER=@Jennifer1;]

but the community continues to support both a family who lost their loved ones and law enforcement who remain on the case.
[ENG#=4]
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.; : ]
[SUPER=01-Codie Hazelwood/Jennifer Short Memorial Bike Ride; : ]
[SUPER=01-Linda Hogan/Jennifer Short's Aunt; : ]
[SUPER=01-Ray Reynolds/Ride Organizer; : ]
[SUPER=03-Rockingham Co., NC; ]
[SUPER=01-Sam Page/Rockingham County, NC Sheriff; : ]
[SUPER=01-Capt. Kimmy Nester/Henry County Sheriff's Department; : ]
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[OUT Q=see her, she's with you]

((((NAT SOUND OF MOTORCYCLES)) They took off by the hundreds. Those who knew the Short family and those who were touched by their deaths. 10- year-old Codie Hazelwood lives just a mile from where Jennifer's remains were found in Rockingham County.
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[SOT 2:09:53]
[IN Q=Why I'm riding today]

((CODIE HAZELWOOD: WHY I'M RIDING TODAY IS SO SHE CAN KNOW FROM HEAVEN ABOVE THAT WE STILL LOVE AND CARE FOR HER.))
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[OUT Q=care for her]



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[SOT 2:17:52]
[IN Q=It just gives you a]

((LINDA HOGAN: IT JUST GIVES YOU A GREAT FEELING TO KNOW THAT YOU'VE GOT THIS MANY PEOPLE OUT HERE SUPPORTING YOU. BIKERS, CHURCH, POLICE DEPARTMENT. I MEAN EVERYBODY.))
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[OUT Q=I mean everybody]

Ray Reynolds lives across the street from where the Short's were murdered in their Oak Level home and helped organize the second annual Jennifer Short Memorial Ride.
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[SOT 2:12:03]
[IN Q=Her death brought]

((RAY REYNOLDS: HER DEATH BROUGHT A LOT OF PEOPLE TOGETHER. IT MADE PEOPLE START WATCHING THEIR CHILDREN MORE. IT MADE FAMILIES CLOSER.))
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[OUT Q=made families closer]

Reynolds is working to make sure Jennifer's memory lives on. Donations and proceeds from these t- shirts will go towards a scholarship in the young girl's name.
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[SOT 2:11:23]
[IN Q=What we're going to]

((RAY REYNOLDS: WHAT WE'RE GOING TO DO IS GIVE AWAY 500 DOLLARS AT BASSETT HIGH SCHOOL. IT'S GOING TO BE THE PERSON WITH THE HIGHEST GPA THAT'S GOING TO COME BACK TO THIS AREA AND CONTRIBUTE TO HENRY COUNTY.))
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[OUT Q=to Henry County]


((NAT SOUND OF MOTORCYCLES ON THE HIGHWAY.)) The ride took supporters from Bassett to this bridge in Rockingham County named in Jennifer Short's memory.
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[SOT 2:28:50]
[IN Q=I want to ask you]

((SHERIFF PAGE: I WANT TO ASK YOU TO REMEMBER THE SHORT FAMILY IN YOUR PRAYERS AND ALSO IN YOUR PRAYERS I WANT YOU TO REMEMBER ALL THE INVESTIGATORS FROM THE STATE, FEDERAL AND LOCAL HENRY COUNTY AND ROCKINGHAM COUNTY.))
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[OUT Q=and Rockingham County]



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[SOT 2:36:21]
[IN Q=No arrests have been made]

((JENNIFER WISHON/JWISHON@WDBJ7.COM: NO ARRESTS HAVE BEEN MADE IN THIS CASE, BUT INVESTIGATORS SAY IT'S EVENTS LIKE THIS THAT HELP KEEP IT FRESH AND IN THE PUBLIC EYE.))
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[OUT Q=in the public eye]



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[SOT 2:15:11]
[IN Q=It generates support]

((CAPT. NESTER: IT GENERATES SUPPORT. IT STILL REMINDS PEOPLE THAT WE STILL HAVE APPROXIMATELY 29,000 DOLLARS IN REWARD MONEY AVAILABLE WITH ANYONE WHO HAS INFORMATION. WE HAVE APPROXIMATELY EIGHT OFFICERS OF A TASK FORCE THAT WORKS CONTINUOUSLY ON THIS CASE.))
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[OUT Q=on this case]

Family members are hopeful the right person will come forward, but until then, the community is behind them every step of the way.
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[SOT 2:10:07]
[IN Q=I say she's still]

((CODIE HAZELWOOD: I SAY SHE'S STILL WITH YOU EVERY DAY. EVEN THOUGH YOU CAN'T SEE HER SHE'S WITH YOU.))
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[OUT Q=she's with you]))
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[TAKE CRIMESTOPPERS FS] Investigators ask anyone with information about the case to call CrimeStoppers at 276-632-7463. [JENNIFER FULL] Along with the eight investigators working the case full time, a special agent with State Police, ATF and FBI agents continue to offer support on the case.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Susan & Jennifer/BAM;]

Susan, Captain Nester says he has faith the case will one day be resolved.

[Franklin-Shooting]

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[ANCHOR=susan]
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Franklin County authorities are searching for a man they say is "armed and dangerous." 39-year-old Hasan Ali Muhammed is wanted for an afternoon shooting. Leutienent David Cundiff tells News 7, Muhammed and his niece got into an argument this afternoon in the 53-hundred block of Pleasant Hill Road. Cundiff says the two then exchanged gun fire. The niece was shot in the thigh and was taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Muhammed is believed to be driving a 2002 black, dodge pick-up truck with 30-day North Carolina temporary tags. He was last seen pulling a small, white enclosed trailer. If you see Hasan Ali Muhammed, you're asked to call police.



[Martinsville-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=04-19 TC-1:54:02]
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[ENG#=1]


Martinsville Police are investigating a shooting Friday night that left one man dead.
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[VO-NAT]

Police say the body of 21- year- old Sidney Deon Thomas was found on Marshall Street by a passerby around 6:30 yesterday morning.
[SUPER=03-Martinsville;]

Police spent the day interviewing neighbors trying to reconstruct the scene. Thomas was found under a tree near Pine Hall Road. That's where police responded more than two hours earlier after hearing shots fired in the area.
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[SOT 18:03]
[IN Q=When they arrived a lot]

((CAPT. CASSADAY: WHEN THEY ARRIVED A LOT OF VEHICLES WERE LEAVING THE AREA AND WHEN THEY GOT OUT HERE [COVER BITE WITH CAR HERE] THEY FOUND THIS VEHICLE HAD BEEN STRUCK AND IT WAS A GRAY COLORED SUV, WAS THE DESCRIPTION THEY GOT AND THAT THE VEHICLE HAD LEFT THE SCENE.))
[SUPER=01-Capt. Eddie Cassady/Martinsville Police Department;]
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[OUT Q=left the scene]
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[VO-NAT]

Police later found the Envoy wrecked on Fayette Street a short distance away.
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[ANCHOR=Susan]
[SS=Shooting]

The driver, Aaron Jerome Cooper of Reidsville, North Carolina was charged with DUI, reckless driving and leaving the scene of an accident. Anyone with information in the case is asked to contact Martinsville Police.

[D'ville-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jen]
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Danville police are looking for the person or persons responsible for a shooting last night that killed a teen.
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[TAKE D'VILLE MAP FS]
Police were called to the Knights of Columbus building on Shavers Street in Danville for crowd control around 11:30.
When they arrived, officials say they heard shots inside.
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[ANCHOR=Susan]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Invest.]


That's where they found 15 year old Reginald Lemar Kirby lying on the floor with a gunshot wound to his chest.
Kirby died at the scene.
A 20-year old woman - who has not been identified - was also shot in the buttock.
She was taken to Danville Regional for treatment.
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[take crimestoppers fs]
Anyone with information is asked to call police or Danville Crimestoppers at (434) 793-0000.
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[Afghan-Troops]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sba]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]

Two-Virginia soldiers are killed after a bombing in Afghanistan. The identities of the soldiers have not been released, but families of the guard unit have gathered in Winchester to mourn. According to reports, the two were killed yesterday when a bomb hit their vehicle. An Afghano interpreter was also killed and a soldier was wound in the attack about 140-miles outside the capital of Kabul. The 3rd battalion left Virginia about one month ago. It includes approximately 200 soldiers. So far, 58-American soldiers have been killed in action since the U.S. forces entered Afghanistan in 2001.


[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Susan]
[SS=NONE]
[ENG#=APRISA]

Still ahead on News 7 at 6,a study in our area is giving arthritis sufferers hope for relief...
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[VO-NAT]

and also, a new study shows that Virginia is leading the nation in executions.
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[1st-Wx]




[VA-Executions]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=04-21 TC-1:09:50]
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[ENG#=1]


Over the past 400 years, Virginia has put more people to death than any other state.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@file; ]

That's according to the Death Penalty Information Center- which puts the number at 13-hundred-69 executions. According to the Virginia Department of Corrections, most executions were hangings that took place at courthouses around the state until 1908. That year, capital punishment was centralized and executions were performed by electric chair in Richmond. Since 1995, inmates have had the choice between electrocution and lethal injection.
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[Health-Review]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=Health Review 5 tc 3:04]
[GRAPHIC=Health Review]
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In health news-
Some women are going to the next level to detect breast cancer.
And, arthritis pain could be a thing of the past- with some clinical trials being done in our area.
Plus - Carilion tests out its new de-contamination tent as part of terrorism drills.
Joy Sutton has more in today's Health Review
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[IN Q=Carilion Roanoke Memorial]
[SUPER=01-Paul Davenport/Carilion Patient Transportation Director; :16]
[SUPER=01-Tammy Platt/"Victim"; :33]
[SUPER=01-Lois Caliri/Patient; :55]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Ron Broadwell/Carilion Diagnostic Radiologist; 1:23]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Garry Bayliss/Lewis-Gale Clinic Rheumatologist; 1:45]
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((
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Carilion Roanoke Memorial is one of five hospitals in the region who now have portable tents which can be used for mass decontamination. And every hospital in our area now has at least eight protective suits.
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[IN Q=We've worked very hard over the last year or so working]

((WE'VE WORKED VERY HARD OVER THE LAST YEAR OR SO WORKING WITH THE REGIONAL HOSPITAL TASK FORCE AND CARILION HEALTH SYSTEM TO DEVELOP SIMILAR PURCHASING ITEMS, TRAINING, SO THAT EVERYONE IS ONE SAME PAGE AND HAVING A COORDINATION OF EVENTS))
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[OUT Q=coordination of events]


Many of the victims who participated in the drill were actually hospital employees.
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[IN Q=Becasue everything that's going on]

((BECAUSE OF EVERYTHING GOING ON IT'S GOOD TO BE READY. I HAVE CHILDREN IF THIS DOES HAPPEN. A LITTLE BIT OF KNOWLEDGE SO THAT WE'LL BE READY))
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[OUT Q=we'll be ready]
[TAPE#=504-05 1:29:54]

In other news, Despite having a mammogram and an ultrasound -- doctors couldn't get a clear picture of the tumor in Lois Caliri's breast --until she had a MRI.
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[IN Q=It was welcoming to have the results]

((IT WAS WELCOMING TO HAVE THE RESULTS OF THE MRI BECAUSE THERE WAS SO MUCH CLARITY THERE. IT DID GIVE THE EXACT SIZE OF THE MASS AND I WAS THINK THAT WAS CRUCIAL PIECE OF INFORMATION FOR MY DOCTORS)) [RUNS18]
[OUT Q=for my doctors]


It turned out the tumor was much larger than first thought --which changed her course of treatment. But doctors don't recommend the test for patients at average risk for breast cancer --and it is not meant to replace a mammogram or ultrasound.
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[IN Q=We are recommending MRI for patients]

((WE ARE RECOMMENDING MRI FOR PATIENT WHO ARE AT HIGH RISK, WE HAVE BREAST CANCER GENE, WE ALSO FEEL IT'S USEFUL FOR PATIENT WHO HAVE NEWLY DIAGNOSED BREAST CARCINOMA WHEN WE'RE UNSURE OF THE EXTENT OF THE DISEASE ))
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[OUT Q=extent of the disease]
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And finally in medical news, Dr. Garry Bayliss is involved in two clinical trials with various arthritis treatments --and he is looking for patients to participate.
[IN Q=Clinical trials afford the patient]

((CLINICAL TRIALS AFFORD THE PATIENT TO HAVE EXPERIENCE WITH A MEDICATION BEFORE IT'S AVAILABLE WHICH CAN LEAD TO IMPORTANT OPTIONS THAT THEY OTHERWISE CAN'T FIND. IT ALSO HELPS OUR UNDERSTANDING AND ADVANCES OUR KNOWLEDGE OF NEW TREATMENTS))
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[OUT Q=of new treatments]


There are two trials they need patients to take part in. One involves a type of narcotic pain reliever for osteoarthritis.
The other trial is for a drug used treat both osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, that's similar to drugs like celebrex and viox. While treatments have come a long way in treating rheumatoid arthritis -- progression has been slow for osteoarthritis.

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[IN Q=We're still exploring the treatments]

((WE'RE STILL EXPLORING THE TREATMENTS THAT MIGHT BE SAFER OR MORE EFFECTIVE FOR THE PAIN OF OSTEOARTHRITIS AND HOPE TO HAVE OPTIONS IN THE NEAR FUTURE WHICH MAY SLOW THE CONDITION DOWN))
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[OUT Q=slow the condition down]


that's health review.))


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[ANCHOR=Susan]
[SS=NONE]
[ENG#=APRISA]

Still ahead on the newscast, a slow return to summer like temperatures as we start the workweek. We'll have your full forecast in a few minutes.
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and also, a Botetourt County company is growing, and expanding its workforce as well.
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[Metalsa]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sba]
[TAPE#=04-28 TC-44:41]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]
[ENG#=1]

70-more jobs are coming to Botetourt County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.]

This week, Me-talsa Roanoke, Incorporated celebrated its grand opening. It's part of the company's 25-million dollar expansion. The 150-thousand square-foot facility is an addition to the existing building in the Vista Corporate Park. Originally founding in the 1950's, Me-talsa first came to Roanoke in 1996. The company manufactures heavy rail frames for trucks. Virginia successfully competed with Pennsylvania and Mexico for the project.
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[Sports Tease]


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Coming up, highlights from the 11th running of the Brickyard 400, Steve Mason weighs the pros and cons of the BCS system, and
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[VO-NAT]


John Elway is the headliner at this afternoon's NFL Hall of Fame Induction ceremony.
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[S-Brickyard]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-174]
[GRAPHIC=Nextel Cup]
[ENG#=1]


Caution flags were the story of today's Brickyard 400. The yellow flag has waved twelve times making one of the circuit's most prestigious races all about survival.
Ryan Newman has just crashed with under 5 laps to go. Jeff Gordon is out front in his quest to win a 4th Brickyard 400. We'll have some highlights and post race comments at 11.

[S-Bassett]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-184 TC821]
[GRAPHIC=Friday Football Extra]
[ENG#=2]


Our Friday Football Extra cameras are clearly focused on the Bassett Bengals tonight and new head coach Jay Gilbert, who led Fieldale-Collinsville to the playoffs a year ago.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bassett; :00]


Gilbert can pool the resources of the two schools after Henry County's school consolidation, and that should help as he tries to make the Bengals a winner again. Bassett hasn't been to the playoffs since 1998.
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[SUPER=01-Jay Gilbert/Bassett Head Coach; :06]
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[OUT Q=had in the past."]
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This year's Bengals include 15 players that started either at Bassett or F-C a year ago, bringing much needed experience to the ultra competitive Piedmont District.
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[OUT Q=when it gets playoff time."]
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[S-BCS]


[ANCHOR=travis]
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[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-183 5:47]
[GRAPHIC=ACC]
[ENG#=3]


Since 1999, Miami, Florida State and Virginia Tech have competed in the Bowl Championship series four times, winning the national title twice. But is the BCS best for College football? Steve Mason has more.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=@Steve1; :00]
[SUPER=01-Larry Coker/2 BCS Appearances, 1 Nat. Title at Miami; :26]
[SUPER=01-Tommy Bowden/Clemson Head Football Coach; :49]
[SUPER=01-Al Groh/UVa Head Football Coach; 1:18]
[SUPER=01-Bobby Bowden/3 BCS Title Appearance, 1 Nat. Title at FSU; 1:30]
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[OUT Q=...news 7 sports"]
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[S-Hall]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-173 TC10740]
[GRAPHIC=NFL]
[ENG#=4]


Hall of Fame day in Canton saw the induction of four players, including Bob Brown who played for the Raiders, Rams, and Eagles, the Vikings Carl Eller, Barry Sanders who rushed for a thousand yards in each of his 10 seasons with the Lions, and John Elway--the first Denver Bronco to get the call.
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[SUPER=01-John Elway/First Bronco to be Inducted; :00]
[SUPER=01-Barry Sanders/Former Lions Running Back; :22]
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[OUT Q=perfectly there."]

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