[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Shannon]

Southside's textile industry takes another blow to the tune of more than 250-jobs.
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[ENG#=1]
[VO-NAT :07]

And, their water may be bottled but their opinions are not. We'll hear from Bedford residents worried about contamination.
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[Sports-head]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=2]


In sports, the United Hockey League and Roanoke have a one game agreement, words from Falcons rookie and former UVa star Matt Schaub, Liberty high school's football team
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[VO-NAT]


and we will introduce you to the 2004 VMI Keydets.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


Tropical weather will visit the east coast soon but local thunderstorms provided today's soakers in Lynchburg and Danville.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 3-Shot]


News 7 is next.
[Video-Open]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=Video Open]



[ENG#=3]
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[SOT 12:20:16]
[IN Q=We had thought]

((WE HAD THOUGHT THAT OUR SALES WOULD PICK UP AS THE ECONOMY WAS IMPROVING BUT THAT'S JUST NOT HAPPENING.))
[RUNS=06]
[OUT Q=just not happening.]
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[VO-NAT]


What IS happening is more layoffs at one of Danville's biggest employers.
Dan River Incorporated says it needs to close one of its plants and cut hundreds of jobs.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[GRAPHIC=News7at6]


Good evening, I'm Shannon Young. Keith is off tonight.

[Dan-River]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=04-22 TC1:31:58]
[GRAPHIC=Dan River Layoffs]


Southside's textile industry is bracing for another blow, as 375 jobs will be lost at Dan River by October.
The layoffs closely follow the cutting of 300-jobs in June.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Steve/Microwave;]


Steve Smallshaw spoke with company officials today.. Steve, what's the reason for this latest downsizing?
[LIVE=Steve/FULL Microwave]
[SUPER=@ssm1]
[SUPER=05-Lynchburg]


Shannon, basically Dan River has too much production capacity for the amount of product it's selling.
They blame that on a number of different factors, including low-cost, foreign competition.
[ENG#=4]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=In June]
[SUPER=03-Danville; :00]
[SUPER=01-Calvin Barnhardt/Dan River Inc. HR Director; :23]
[SUPER=@markWarner; :54]
[RUNS=1:08]
[OUT Q=we're trying to promote.]

(( In June, it was two shifts of workers at Dan River's Schoolfield complex and Piedmont Comforter division ... a total of more than 300 jobs were eliminated almost immediately.
Today, the number is 375 ... nearly all of them in Danville at the company's finishing and sheet sewing plant which will be shut down by October.
Dan River argues the cuts are making the company more financially stable.
[SOT 12:23:32]

((CALVIN BARNHARDT/DAN RIVER HR DIRECTOR: I THINK IT WILL GO A LONG WAY TOWARDS REASSURING OUR REMAINING EMPLOYEES THAT DAN RIVER IS A VIABLE ENTERPRISE GOING FORWARD, A PLACE WHERE WE CAN ALL BE VERY PROUD TO WORK, A PLACE WHERE WE CAN HAVE A CAREER.))
[RUNS= 11]
[OUT Q=have a career.]
[SOT 12:24:26]

((CALVIN BARNHARDT: IT'S A DEHUMANIZING EXPERIENCE, IT'S A DEPRESSING EXPERIENCE, YOU LOSE A LOT OF SENSE OF YOUR SELF-WORTH. IT WILL BE A VERY DIFFICULT EXPERIENCE FOR THESE FOLKS TO GO HOME THIS AFTERNOON AND TALK WITH THEIR FAMILIES AND TALK WITH THEM ABOUT THE NEWS AND MAKE THEIR PLANS.))
[RUNS= 14]
[OUT Q=make their plans.]


Governor Mark Warner says the layoffs illustrate the need for a more diversified economy in Southside.
[SOT ]

((GOV. MARK WARNER: ONE OF THE THINGS WE GOT TO REALIZE GOING FORWARD IS WE CAN'T RELY ON A SINGLE EMPLOYER OR A SINGLE INDUSTRY IN ANY OF THE COMMUNITIES ACROSS SOUTHSIDE OR SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA. WE GOT TO HAVE THIS MULTI-FACETED ECONOMY AND THAT'S WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO PROMOTE.))
[RUNS= 14]
[OUT Q=what we're trying to promote.] ))
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[LIVE=Steve/FULL Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Lynchburg;]


With these two major layoffs in two months, Dan River says it's becoming a leaner, more viable company.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Steve/Microwave;]


It hopes the next announcement to come out of Danville is one about how Dan River is emerging from bankruptcy.. that could happen by the end of the year.

[D'ville-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation]


Danville City Police are looking for a suspect in a deadly shooting over the weekend.
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[TAKE THORNTON FS E503]
Police say 20 year old Van Lamar Thornton shot and killed a teenager Saturday night at the Knights of Columbus building. He faces first degree murder and firearms charges. 15 year old Reginald Lemar Kirby died in the shooting. A 20 year old woman was wounded. [TAKE CRIMESTOPPERS FS E530] Anyone with information about the shooting or Thornton's whereabouts is asked to call Danville police, or Crimestoppers at 434-793-0000.
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[Reid]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=04-19 TC1:58:14]
[GRAPHIC=James Reid]
[ENG#=1]


A man convicted of killing a Christiansburg woman will be getting a new execution date.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg/1996]


James Reid was 24 hours away from dying by lethal injection last December when he got a stay from a federal appeals court.
He was sentenced to death for the murder of Annie Lester eight years ago.
Today, the U.S. Supreme Court lifted Reid's stay in a 5-4 ruling.
The Court gave no reasons for its decision.
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[Bedford-Well]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=04-21 TC1:13:37]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=2]


Concerns about the safety of drinking water in one Bedford County Community may be eased after today. Myranda Stephens tells us what officials are doing to help quench residents' worries.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=On a hot ]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Douglas Carter/Lives Near Landfill; :25]
[SUPER=01-Craig Meadows/Bedford City Manager; :51]
[SUPER=@Myranda1; :58]
[RUNS=1:30]
[OUT Q=Stephens, News 7, Bedford County]

((On a hot summer day like this one, a nice cold glass of water might sound good to Douglas Carter -- just as long as it's not his own.
[SOT 10:23:58]

[RUNS03] ((WE DON'T DRINK THE WATER NO MORE, WE GO GET OUR WATER NOW.)) Carter is one of dozens of Bedford County residents concerned over their drinking water, after learning that an old city landfill nearby was leaking contaminants into the ground.
[SOT 10:24:46]

[RUNS07] ((THEY CLAIMED MY WATER WAS GOOD. THAT'S WHAT THEY CLAIM. BUT THIS GUY HERE, HIS WATER WAS CONTAMINATED.)) [NATS OF WATER @ 9:31:09] City officials had the residents' wells tested in February, and say only ONE had contamination levels above E-P-A guidelines. Even though they say the problem was corrected, many residents were still worried. Which is why the city's now conducting additional testing just to be safe. [NATS OF WATER UP FULL @ 10:09:55] [RUNS03]
[SOT 11:29:40 ]

[RUNS07] ((CRAIG MEADOWS/BEDFORD CITY MANAGER: JUST REASSURE THEM THAT THE TEST RESULTS THEY RECEIVED EARLIER IN THE YEAR ARE CORRECT, AND TO PROVIDE AFFIRMATION TO THEM THAT EVERYTHING IS OKAY.)) [STANDUP @ 10:47:16] [RUNS08] ((REPORTER: BUT MANY RESIDENTS SAY CITY OFFICIALS ARE JUST WASTING THEIR TIME, AND IF THEY REALLY WANT TO CORRECT THE PROBLEM, THEY WOULD JUST ADD A NEW WATER LINE.))
[SOT 3052]

[RUNS11] ((WE'VE GOT AN ENGINEERING FIRM ON BOARD RIGHT NOW, HELPING US PLOT OUT WHICH WOULD BE THE BEST ROUTE TO TAKE IF WE PUT A WATER LINE OUT THERE 59 WE HAVE TO GO THROUGH ALL THOSE STEPS BEFORE WE GO OUT TO BID FOR CONSTRUCTION.)) And that Meadows says, could take another several months. Which means Douglas Carter will just have to sweat it out, until that time comes. Myranda Stephens, News 7, Bedford County.))

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


What will your hometown look like in 20 years?
That's the question one area community is trying to answer. We'll take a look at the plan when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus why a football star is now calling plays for a local furniture company.
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[1st-Wx]
[Vinton-Plan]

(MINI OPEN)



[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sba]
[TAPE#=04-26 TC1:15:53]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=1]

Every five-years Virginia localities have to update their comprehensive plans -but for the town of Vinton its giving town officials license to plan ahead. Susan Bahorich has the report.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The town of Vinton...]
[SUPER=03-Vinton; :00]
[SUPER=01-Brad Grose/Vinton Mayor; :41]
[SUPER=@SUSAN1; 1:14]
[SUPER=01-Kevin Boggess/Vinton Town Manager; 1:24]
[RUNS=1:59]
[OUT Q=SB, News 7, Vinton]

(( [NATS off the top]
The town of Vinton is rich with history- and 120-years later town officials are still looking toward the future.
[NATS@9:34:53.19]
[INQ=All these folks...]

((ALL THESE FOLKS ARE ELIGIBLE FOR THE FACADE IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM- ALREADY SOME OF THEM ARE QUITE ATTRACTIVE.)) [RUNS07]
[OUTQ=.. quite attractive.]


Whether its sprucing up buildings OR changing the current street lights to something more decorative- Vinton has developed a new comprehensive plan.
[nats-brad grose] [runs04]
Brad Grose is Vinton's newly-elected mayor. Even though he's new to the post, he's been involved with the plan's development for years. Grose says it has a nice mix of items the community says it wants and things necessary to revitalize the area.

[SOT@9:17:26.00]
[INQ=Part of the plan...]

((BRAD GROSE, VINTON MAYOR: PART OF THE PLAN INCLUDES WHAT WE CALL THE TOWN CENTER AND THAT WOULD MEAN DEVELOPMENT IN THE AREA NEAR THE BYPASS ROAD, ACTUALLY WOULD BE LINKING DOWNTOWN BY MEANS OF A GREENWAY.)) [RUNS13]
[OUTQ=.. means of a greenway.]


Town officials are aiming for a town center here off of Hardy Road. There are hopes high-end shops would attract the nearly 24-thousand motorist each day that travel this roadway.
Also on tap, signs to direct motorists and pedestrians to downtown attractions, and a facade improvement program to give the downtown a new look.

[SOT@9:42:45.00]
[INQ=While changes to..]

((SUSAN BAHORICH, REPORTING:WHILE CHANGES TO EXTERIOR OF DOWNTOWN BUSINESSES LIKE THESE COULD TAKE PLACE IN THE NEXT YEAR, MOST OF VINTON'S COMPREHENSIVE PLAN WILL TAKE CONSIDERABLE TIME AND MONEY.)) [RUNS11]
[OUTQ=.. time and money.]



[SOT@9:22:03.00]
[INQ=Perception is something...]

((KEVIN BOGGESS, VINTON TOWN MANAGER: PERCEPTION OF VINTON IS SOMETHING WE'RE TRYING TO CHANGE. THE COST OF THE NEW TOWN CENTER IS NOT SOMETHING WE CAN PUT A PRICE TAG ON AND NOT SOMETHING THE TAXPAYERS AND TOWN CAN DO. THAT'S GOING TO TAKE PRIVATE PARTICIPATION AND COOPERATION TO DEVELOP THESE NEW EXCITING IDEAS.)) [RUNS18]
[OUTQ=.. new exciting ideas.]


While the plan is looking 20-years down the road, the residents of Vinton don't have to wait that long to weigh in on the project. A public hearing on Vinton's Comprehensive plan will be on September 7th.
SB, News 7, Vinton.))

[Pulaski-Business]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=04-27 TC53:36]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=2]


Pulaski's getting ready to seal a deal with the first two tenants of a new business park.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski;]

An engineering firm and construction company will soon build offices in the more than 180 acre park. Officials say lots of companies have been touring the land lately, looking for a new place to do business. The town is NOT only counting on the park's location near the railroad, airport and interstate to attract new businesses.... Officials are also hoping the region's water supply becomes a big draw.
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[SOT:8:31:18:00 ]
[IN Q=We're really]

((JOHN WHITE: WE'RE REALLY FOCUSING AND TARGETING FOOD PRODUCTION FACILITIES BECAUSE WE THINK THEY CAN COME UP HERE AND REALLY TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS WONDERFUL NATURAL RESOURCE THAT THE TOWN OF PULASKI HAS TO OFFER.))
[SUPER=01-John White/Pulaski Economic Development;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=PULASKI HAS TO OFFER.]
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[VO-NAT]

The new companies will build an access road and extend water and sewer service into the site.
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[Bassett-Elway]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=04-32 TC00:12]
[GRAPHIC=Bassett]
[ENG#=3]


Bassett Furniture has teamed up with John Elway to launch a new line of furniture this Fall.
Today, the Hall of Famer headed to Times Square to promote the products that will carry his name.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY]


Fresh from his induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Elway joined Bassett executives in New York to open trading on the NASDAQ Stock Market.
[SUPER=03-Bassett/March 1]


Bassett is producing a new line of home entertainment and reclining furniture that will be sold as the Elway Home Collection.
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[SOT 04:02:01]
[IN Q=It has been quite the whirlwind]

((JOHN ELWAY: IT HAS BEEN QUITE THE WHIRLWIND THIS WEEK, THE HALL OF FAME AND NOW COMING HERE, BUT I'M EXCITED TO BE HERE . I'M EXCITED TO GETTING THIS LAUNCHED AND TAKING THE FURNITURE INDUSTRY BY STORM AND REALLY MAKING IT SOMETHING SPECIAL.))
[SUPER=01-John Elway/Hall of Fame Quarterback;]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=really making it something special.]
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


Bassett plans to unveil the Elway Home Collection this month in Las Vegas, and the new line will be on display at the October furniture market in High Point, North Carolina.

[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Warnings in the tech sector sent Wall Street lower. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
[RUNS=:30]
[SUPER=x5000;]
[SUPER=440-y/6.35/9938.32/y/26.28/1782.42;]


The DOW fell six points.
The NASDAQ lost 26.
[SUPER=271-i/0.92/34.37/h/0.27/47.18/h/0.42/32.12/h/0.60/81.86/h/0.53/85.53;]
[SUPER=272-h/0.27/38.62/i/0.11/17.95/i/0.13/5.65/h/0.30/63.69/h/0.11/32.20;]
[SUPER=273-h/0.07/10.97/h/0.28/37.87/i/0.01/15.30/h/0.18/27.00/i/0.05/3.90;]
[SUPER=274-i/0.23/13.45/h/0.39/65.72/h/0.31/39.40/h/0.44/44.46/i/0.48/51.63;]
[SUPER=#555; Reset]


[SPONSOR ANNOUNCE]
[COMMERCIAL]

[Hillsville-Rescue]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=04-29 TC32:23]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=1]

Hillsville is rescuing its Rescue Squad. The Carroll County Board of Supervisors shut down the town's squad in May.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Hillsville/May;]

Board members say the decision was based on citizen complaints, missed calls, personnel problems and the unauthorized use of a county vehicle. Now the town has agreed to re-organize the unit and re-open the facility to answer calls within town limits. Officials say the squad could support itself by billing Medicare and insurance providers for 150 calls a year. The squad could be chasing new calls again in 30 days.
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[Jefferson-High]


[ANCHOR=Shan]
[NEWSCAST=6 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=04-20 TC1:59:59]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=2]


Chances are, you graduated from somewhere other than Jefferson High School, but you're still invited to the reunion.
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[VO-NAT :10]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

On August 21st, the newly created Jefferson High School Alumni Association will hold a class reunion for everyone who ever graduated from the Roanoke school.
(///// SOT at :10 /////)
[SOT 2:21:33 - 2:21:49]
[IN Q=Well, it's an unusual event.]

((CHARLIE BOSWELL/JEFFERSON HIGH SCHOOL ALUMNI ASSOCIATION: WELL, IT'S AN UNUSUAL EVENT. WE'RE NOT CHARGING ANYTHING.
IT'S AN OPEN HOUSE. WE'RE INVITING PEOPLE TO COME BACK AND SEE THE SCHOOL AND RELIVE THE MEMORIES AND TELL SOME LIES ABOUT WHAT THEY DID WHEN THEY WERE HERE AND SEE THE BUILDING AS IT IS NOW.))
[SUPER=01-Charlie Boswell/Jefferson High School Alumni Association;]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=BUILDING AS IT IS NOW]
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[VO-NAT :23]

Jefferson High School existed from 1924 to 1975. Since then, a community effort to restore the building resulted in the creation of the Jefferson Center, a facility that houses the offices of 17 non-profit organizations. Boswell says 20-thousand students graduated from Jefferson High but that anyone interested is invited. The party will also celebrate the institution's 80th birthday.
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[WIPE TO WDBJ WEBPAGE FS]
For more information log onto the Jefferson Center website. You'll find a link on our webpage at wdbj7.com. Click on websites in the news.
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[Sports tease]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]
[ENG#=APRISA]


We will meet the 2004 Keydets football team, check in on Matt Schaub who is now friends with Mike Vick, also our Friday Football Extra tour stops at Liberty in Bedford
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[VO-NAT]

and the United Hockey League will come to Roanoke this season for one game.
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[S-Keydets]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-178 TC4219]
[GRAPHIC=VMI]
[ENG#=1]

The VMI Keydets opened practice today, following media day at Alumni Field and Travis Wells says there;s plenty to be excited about.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Lexington; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jonathan Wilson/12 TD Passes Last Season; :17]
[SUPER=01-Sean Mizzer/1244 Yards Rushing in 2003; :33]
[SUPER=@travis1; :41]
[SUPER=01-Cal McCombs/VMI Head Coach; :53]
[RUNS=1:17]
[OUT Q=News 7 Sports."]
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[S-Matt]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-181 39:27]
[GRAPHIC=falcons]
[ENG#=2]


Former UVa quarterback Matt Schaub's NFL transition has been made easier by a Hokie.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Greenville, SC; :00]


The Falcons rookie has listened long and hard to starter and former Tech superstar Michael Vick and says the two get along great.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Matt Schaub/Falcons Rookie Quarterback; :02]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=.....going well"]
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[S-Liberty]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-1175 35:36]
[GRAPHIC=FFE]
[ENG#=4]


Friday Football Extra seminole power Liberty is rebuilding in a few spots after a 10 and 2 2003.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford; :00]


Chris Watts team must replace most of his offensive and defensive lines and talented fullback Chris Spinner.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Chris Watts/Liberty Head Football Coach; :04]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=......what happens with it"]
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[VO-NAT]


Quarterback O.B. Blake is the key, leading the Minutemen to the regional title as a junior, he's better as a senior.


(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=....but better"]
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[S-UHL]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-176 1:04:28]
[GRAPHIC=UHL]
[ENG#=1]


United Hockey League president Richard Brosal and the city of Roanoke agreed this morning to bring a UHL hockey game to the Star City as an exhibition to gage fan interest.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Richard Brosal/UHL President; :00]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=.....making money at it"]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond; :00]


Brosal and the City are challenging hockey fans to make 1500 season seat deposits by October.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=.....of the deposits"]
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[S-PGA]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-184 TC1049]
[GRAPHIC=PGA Championship]
[ENG#=2]


The 86th PGA Championship tees off tomorrow morning in Wisconsin. Ashley Plantation pro Chip Sullivan is in the field and can't wait to play the course, the longest in major championship history.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Chip Sullivan/2nd PGA Championship Appearance; :00]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=work cut out for me."]
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[VO-NAT]


Sullivan worked in Madison, Wisconsin at one time and expects to see familiar faces in the gallery this week.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=area that I'm familiar with."]

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