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[ANCHOR=Shannon]

Bonnie and Charley pour on the weather.
We'll show you how the storms will affect our region.
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And, what the state thinks you'll need to prepare in case of weather-related emergencies.
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[Sports-head]


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In sports, the PGA Championship is underway, Matt Schaub is ready for his first NFL game, and
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[VO-NAT]


Jefferson Forest has a new grid coach. We'll meet him in tonight's high school football preview.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


After some locally heavy rain today, showers are now tapering off from west to east. We will check on the latest problems posed by the tropics in just a minute.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 3-Shot]


News 7 is next.
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[VO-NAT]


As a double dose of tropical weather threatens Florida, emergency crews in Virginia prepare for trouble as well.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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Good evening, I'm Shannon Young. Keith is off tonight.
[First-Wx]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[SS=News 7 @ 6]


Tropical Storm Bonnie has already come ashore on the panhandle of Florida... and Hurricane Charley is spinning its way today the Florida Keys.
But the effects of those storms area already being felt far to the north and that has emergency crews in Virginia on standby.
For more on where Bonnie and Charley are now... and what they mean to us,
[TOSS ACROSS=Shannon & Robin/WXCENTER]


let's talk to Meteorologist Robin Reed.
[ANCHOR=Robin]



[SS=NONE]WEATHER CENTER Position #1


[***] [SKYTRACKER/FULL]SOUTHSIDE LOOP
[WXPRO/FULL]TROPICAL ANALYSIS

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[State-prep]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[TAPE#=04-21 TC1:16:14]
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Keep your disaster kits handy... that is the word today from Virginia's emergency management team.
They say the entire state is expected to feel some impact from Bonnie and Charley.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Meghan /State Microwave;]


Richmond Bureau Chief Meghan Muldoon talked with state officials today. She joins us now with more on what they're doing to prepare for the storms.
The problem with Bonnie and Charley
[LIVE=Meghan /FULL State Microwave]
[SUPER=@Meghan1]
[SUPER=05-Richmond]

is the one-two punch they're expected to deliver.
State officials are advising citizens to get out their flashlights and stock up on food and water.
[ENG#=4]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=BONNIE AND CHARLEY ARE HUNDREDS]
[SUPER=03-Florida; :00]
[SUPER=01-Michael Cline/VA Emergency Management Coordinator; :08]
[SUPER=01-Daisy Pridgen/Dominion Power; :55]
[RUNS=1:16]
[OUT Q=PREPARED, PACKED AND READY]

(( Bonnie and Charley are hundreds of miles from Virginia's borders but the two storms are letting the state know they're on their way.
[SOT 11:24:39]

((MICHAEL CLINE/VA COORDINATOR FOR EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT: OBVIOUSLY WE ARE LOOKING FOR A LOT OF RAIN FROM THE COMBINATION OF THE TWO STORMS, ONE TRACKING RIGHT BEHIND THE OTHER THERE'S THE POTENTIAL FOR HEAVY WINDS MAYBE UP TO FORTY MILES AN HOUR.)) [RUNS:14]
Emergency officials are bracing for whatever the dangerous duo dishes out decides to deliver.
[SOT 11:25:37]

((MICHAEL CLINE: WE'LL HAVE FOLKS IN THE EOC TWENTY FOUR HOURS A DAY WITH AUGMENTED STAFF MAKING SURE TO HELP LOCALITIES FOR ASSISTANCE BUT THE BIG THING IS FOR FOLKS TO BE READY. THERE COULD BE SOME IMPACT FROM THESE STORMS.)) [RUNS:14]
State officials are not expecting the type of damage from these storms that Isabel wrought last year.
but they say the heavy rains may cause flooding around the state.
And Dominion Power says power outages caused by downed trees are anticipated.
[SOT 15:50:16]

((DAISY PRIDGEN/DOMINION POWER: WITH BONNIE COMING IN FRONT OF CHARLEY SURELY THE GROUND IS GOING TO BE VERY SATURATED AND AGAIN WE'RE ANTICIPATING THOSE TREES TO FALL.)) [RUNS:09]
It is the type of thing their crews are prepared for.
[SOT 51:16]

((DAISY PRIDGEN: THEY ARE ALREADY AT OUR SITES READY TO GO. THEIR TRUCKS ARE LOADED, THEY'RE PREPARED, PACKED AND READY.)) [RUNS:08]))
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[LIVE=Meghan /FULL State Microwave]
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State officials say they are expecting the worst of the storms on Saturday night and Sunday.
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[Water-Rescue]


[ANCHOR=Shan]
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The area's only swift water rescue team is on alert.
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[SUPER=03-Salem;]

A handful of the Salem emergency responders checked inventory, prepped equipment and topped of boat fuel this morning.
They say most of their calls are to rescue drivers who've tried to cross flooded roadways.
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[SOT 9:07:21 - 9:07:37]
[IN Q=You might have drove...]

((LT. T.A.GRAHAM/SALEM FIRE/EMS: YOU MIGHT HAVE DROVE OVER THAT ROAD A HUNDRED TIMES BUT THIS TIME THE ROAD MIGHT NOT EVEN BE THERE. THEY TYPICAL FAMILY SEDAN WILL FLOAT IN TWO FEET OF WATER AND IF THE ROAD IS SLICK ENOUGH IT CAN MOVE SIDEWAYS IN LESS THAN A FOOT OF WATER.))
[SUPER=01-Lt. T. A. Graham/Salem Fire & EMS]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=less than a foot of water.]
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[VO-NAT :16]

Lt. Graham also warns boaters to be careful when putting in on creeks and rivers *after* the storm because water levels may have changed dramatically. The group is one of three swift water rescue teams in the state and the only one in southwest Virginia.
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[US-Airways]


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U-S- Airways today announced plans to cut non- stop service from Pittsburgh to three Virginia airports.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape;]

On November seventh, US Airways affiliates will discontinue flights from Pittsburgh to Roanoke, Lynchburg and Charlottesville. 17- other airports will also lose the route. The airline says the move is part of its "Transformation Plan" and that more cuts are possible once the U-S Airways Express network finishes its fall schedule.
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[Victory-Stadium]


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The group that will help decide the fate of Victory Stadium got down to business today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The 14 people appointed to the committee held their first meeting this afternoon.
Former council member Jack Parrott will be the chairman.
City council wants their recommendations on the future of the old stadium by next spring.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[SS=NONE]
[ENG#=APRISA]


Still ahead on News 7, why one father's fight for his daughter spans more than a decade and the Atlantic Ocean.
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[VO-NAT]


And the state has a new plan to improve rural obstetric care. But is it enough to rescue the birthing center at one local hospital?
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[Custody-Case]

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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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Hundreds of children across the Southwest and Central Virginia are in foster care right now. And in many cases, there is a parent working with or even battling social services, trying to get that child home.

[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Rachel /Microwave;]

New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel DePompa takes a look at one such fight in Pulaski County. Rachel?
[LIVE= Rachel /FULL Microwave]
[SUPER=@Rachel1;]
[SUPER=05-Blacksburg;]

Shannon, Frank Cadle's story begins 11 years ago in Germany. When he finally found his daughter, she was taken away again... this time by Pulaski County social services and a court order from a judge.
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[IN Q=I just want]
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[OUT Q=the hands of a judge.]

((NATS: I just want her right back here with me where she belongs
Frank Cadle spent the 1990's searching for his daughter Andrea, after his wife took her and ran from Germany to the U.S.

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[SOT:7:55:11:00]
[IN Q=I came home]

((FRANK CADLE: I CAME HOME FROM SCHOOL AND THE WHOLE HOUSE WAS EMPTY, THREE CARS WERE GONE AND THE BANK ACCOUNT WAS CLEANED OUT. )) [RUNS:07]
[OUT Q=cleaned out]


Last year, and now living in Pulaski, he finally got the call he was waiting for.

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[SOT: 7:55:48:00]
[IN Q=It was a]

((FRANK CADLE:IT WAS A LITTLE GIRL SAYING. I KNOW THIS IS HARD TO BELIEVE BUT WE'VE BEEN APART FOR 11 1/2 YEARS BUT THIS IS YOUR DAUGHTER.)) [RUNS:07]
[OUT Q=your daughter.]


And her mother gave her to Frank that night. Andrea was now 14 years old... a talented artist, and someone he barely knew. But four months later, social services took her away alleging child abuse. Cadle has since been cleared of any abuse charges, but another nine months later, he still doesn't have his daughter. Last week he was thrown in jail for threatening a social worker, a charge he denies.

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[SOT:8:01:12:00]
[IN Q=They want]

((FRANK CADLE: THEY WANT HER TO GO TO THERAPY AND WHAT NOT. WHY CAN'T SHE LIVE WITH ME AND GO TO THE THERAPY WITH ME. SHE'S BEEN DRUG FROM HOME TO HOME TO HOME AND THAT'S ALL SHE'S KNOWN.)) [RUNS:11]
[OUT Q=she's known.]


Officials say off-camera state law forbids them from commenting on a case. But thet did tell us, their goal is to protect children and ultimately reunite them with their family. And that final decision USUALLY rests in the hands of a judge.))
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[SUPER=05-Blacksburg;]

Pulaski County's Social Services Director tells me his agency develops a plan for getting a child back home. A judge must approve that plan and then decide when the family is reunited.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Rachel/Microwave;]

Shannon, that reunion is delayed if the judge thinks the child is troubled and needs more care -- or believes parents are not following the Social Services plan.

[Graffiti]


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Anarchist graffiti is popping up in downtown Lynchburg, and cops say they're adding extra patrols to try to catch the vandals.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


The latest rash occurred last night when the anarchist symbol ... a circle with the letter "A" over top of it ... was found in several locations.
The vandals hit two empty storefronts, the police academy and a mailbox in front of the federal courthouse.
They also painted the front window of Doug Pickeral's barber shop.
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[SOT 11:26:18]
[IN Q=Kids with]

((Reporter: Kids with nothing else better to do? DOUG PICKERAL/MODERN BARBER SHOP: KIDS, THEY GOT NOTHING ELSE TO DO BUT THAT, YEAH. Reporter: Make you angry? PICKERAL: WELL, NO, JUST PRAY FOR 'EM. I DON'T GET ANGRY WITH THEM.))
[SUPER=01-Doug Pickeral/Modern Barber Shop]
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[OUT Q=angry with them.]
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[VO-NAT]


The phrase "Lost Boys" also has been painted in at least two different locations.
Police say they have no suspects, but will increase overnight patrols in the area.
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[OB-Services]


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Governor Warner today issued an emergency declaration that increases the amount hospitals and physicians receive from Medicaid by 34-percent.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Alleghany Co.;]

The effort is designed to keep hospitals and physicians from discontinuing obstetric services in the face of rising insurance and reimbursement rates that have not increased in more than 10 years. Many rural hospitals have had difficulties maintaining birthing centers, like Alleghany Regional which closed its facility in April.
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[SOT - 9:32:34]
[IN Q=This is an excellent...]

((DANIEL JACKSON/ALLEGHANY REGIONAL HOSPITAL CEO; THIS IS AN EXCELLENT FIRST STEP, AND I APPLAUD HIM FOR IT. FOR OUR PARTICULAR SET OF CIRCUMSTANCES THE INCREASEMENT OF REIMBURSEMENT WOULD NOT HAVE SOLVED THE PROBLEM OF PHYSICIAN COVERAGE ISSUES. BUT OVER THE LONG TERM AND THE STATE, IT'S A GOOD FIRST STEP.))
[SUPER=01-Daniel Jackson/Alleghany Regional Hospital CEO; : ]
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[OUT Q=it's a good first step.]
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[VO-NAT]

Jackson adds that at Alleghany Regional, a small number of births, and an aging population were greater factors in closing the birthing center than reimbursement rates.
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[Stocks]


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Another record-high price for oil and poor earnings from Hewlett Packard sent Wall Stret tumbling. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW lost 124 points.
The NASDAQ fell 30.
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[SPONSOR ANNOUNCE]
[COMMERCIAL]

[Galax-Festival]


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The Old Fiddlers Convention in Galax is billed as the oldest in the world.
But it's also becoming a showcase for a new generation of bluegrass and old time musicians.
Joe Dashiell checked out their chops last night.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=OPENS WITH NAT SOUND]
[SUPER=03-Galax; :04]
[SUPER=01-Gina Furtado/Bluegrass Banjo Player; :18]
[SUPER=01-Jake Krack/Old-Time Fiddler; :52]
[SUPER=02-Steve Barr/Bluegrass Banjo Player; :59]
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(([OPENS WITH QUICK NAT SOUND]
Gina Furtado took the stage Wednesday night like a seasoned veteran.
A sixteen year old from Front Royal, she's learned some licks since her first visit to Galax with her family five years ago.
[SOT 37:02]
[IN Q=And I bought a 40 dollar banjo,]

((AND I BOUGHT A 40 DOLLAR BANJO, MY DAD BOUGHT IT FOR ME, AND HE SAID THAT IF I DIDN'T KNOW HOW TO PLAY IT IN ONE YEAR, I'D HAVE TO PAY FOR IT, SO I LEARNED IT BECAUSE I DIDN'T WANT TO HAVE TO PAY 40 DOLLARS FOR IT.))
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[OUT Q=pay 40 dollars for it.]

[NAT SOUND OF JAKE CRACK FIDDLIN]
19- year- old Jake Krack took top honors at the Old Fiddlers Convention last year... named best all around performer.
Wednesday night, the West Virginia Fiddler teamed up with another Galax winner Stevie Barr... and a pick-up band with plenty of drive. [NAT SOUND OF BAND]
[SOT]
[IN Q=I just love all the music]

((JAKE KRACK: I JUST LOVE ALL THE MUSIC GOING ON AND EVERYONE'S WILLING TO PLAY WITH ANYBODY. JUST CONSTANT MUSIC ALL THE TIME.)) ((VOICE OF STEVIE BARR: ME AND JAKE, WE GOT TOGETHER, WE JUST MET EACH OTHER JUST YESTERDAY. AND WE DECIDED WE WOULD PICK AND WHAT'S NEAT ABOUT IT IS HE'S OLD TIME STYLE FIDDLE AND I PLAY BLUEGRASS AND WE JUST PUT IT TOGETHER.))
[RUNS= :19]
[OUT Q=and we just put it together.]


Jake and Steve are old-timers compared to some... Monday night's youth competition showcased more than 100 pickers no older than 15.
And that's convincing evidence, Galax veterans say, that an old Fiddlers convention has a bright future.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Galax.))

[Sports Tease]


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Coming up, Jefferson Forest gets a turn in the Friday Football Extra limelight, plenty of pros go low at the PGA Championship, and
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[VO-NAT]


highlights from the Bob McLelland Metro Invitational at Hanging Rock.
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[S-Cavaliers]


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Friday Football Extra heads to Forest today to visit with the Jefferson Forest Cavaliers and their new head coach.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Forest; :00]


JF named Don Rice the team's new head coach at the end of June. Since that time he has conducted conditioning workouts four days a week and the transition has been a smooth one.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Don Rice/Jefferson Forest Football Coach; :02]
[RUNS=:23]
[OUT Q=we will be fine"]
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[VO-NAT]


The Cavs bring back 13 starters from last year. Rice, who spent the past four seasons as defensive coordinator at Rustburg, says the D will be the backbone of the Cavaliers.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[RUNS=:21]
[OUT Q=.....in the distrcit race"]
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[VO-NAT]


Jefferson Forest was 7 and 3 last year in that super competitive Seminole District.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=....tough seminole district this year"]
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[S-UVA]


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The first of 6 UVA practices open to the public takes place tomorrow at 2-30 on the fields behind U-Hall. The players feel better than ever after an offseason of hitting the weights with strength coach Evan Marcus.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Chris Canty/UVA Defensive End; :00]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=brutally physical."]
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[S-Schaub]


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Former UVa QB Matt Schaub will get his first taste of NFL game action tonight when the Atlanta Falcons take on the Ravens in Baltimore in a preseason tilt.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Greenville, SC; :00]


Michael Vick's sore hamstring might limit him tonight and that means that back up Ty Detmer and Schaub could carry the bulk of the quarterback duty. The 6 foot 5 240 pound signal caller is looking forward to the experience.
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[SUPER=01-Matt Schaub/Falcons Rookie Quarterback; :00]
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[OUT Q=.......going to be fun"]
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[VO-NAT]


Schaub was the Falcons third round pick in this years NFL draft.
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[S-Golf]


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The Bob McClelland Metro Invitational Golf Tournament wrapped up today at Hanging Rock despite a lenghty rain delay.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]


William Byrd's Ben Chocklett entered today with a one shot lead. Chocklett is still on the course thru 16 holes along with Cave Spring's Jared Tackett. The two are battling for individual medalist honors.
Salem won the overall team title. We'll have complete results tonight at 11.
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[S-PGA]


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[ENG#=1]

[WIPE to ENG!!]

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Kohler, WI/TNT; :00]


Northern Ireland's Darren Clarke is the clubhouse leader during round one of the PGA Championship. Clarke fired a 7-under par 65. Justin Leonard and Ernie Els are at 6-under while Ashley Plantation's Chip Sullivan finished even for the day. (------------)