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Coming up on News 7-
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A local Marine's parents talk about losing their boy to the war in Iraq. President Bush says troops in the middle East will stay put but that he wants up to 70-thousand troops in Europe and Asia to come home. And Oprah's being called to do what she does best - listen - as part of a Chicago jury.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]

News 7 is next.

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A Marine from Covington dies while serving in Iraq. Tonight his family shares their memories.
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[SOT 9:29:31]
[IN Q=That's my baby]

((KATHY HOWARD/MOTHER: THAT'S MY BABY.))
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[OUT Q=that's my baby]
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 11]


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

[Howard]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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Ryan Howard always wanted to join the military, so much so he enlisted early.
Last week, the Covington native died when his helicopter crashed in Iraq. [***HOWARD GRAPHIC IN MONITOR***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Justin /BAM;]


Justin McLeod spent some time with the family today. Justin do we know what caused the crash?
Shannon, it's still under investigation.
[LIVE= Justin /FULL BAM]
[SUPER=@justin1]


We do know there was no enemy fire in the vicinity of the aircraft.
While the family waits for answers, they remember a young man who knew long ago he wanted to give his life to the military.
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[SUPER=03-Covington; :00]
[SUPER=01-Alan Howard/Ryan's Brother; :53]
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[OUT Q=THE PROUD, THE BRAVE]

((((NAT SOUND OF MOM SAYING "I AM PROUD OF HIM" AT 9:52:39))
When the Howards look at pictures of their son, they see a man who enjoyed hunting, loved his family, and clearly wanted to serve his country.
[SOT 9:24:20]
[IN Q=He wanted to go]

((GREG HOWARD/FATHER: HE WANTED TO GO IN WHEN HE WAS 17 BEFORE HE GRADUATED. WE HAD TO SIGN FOR HIM.)) [Runs03]
[OUT Q=sign for him]


That was over eight years ago.
His family had nothing to worry about until he went to Iraq.
He came home safely but had to return in June.
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[IN Q=The first time]

((KATHY HOWARD/MOTHER: THE FIRST TIME WAS AWFUL. I DIDN'T WORRY ABOUT HIM THIS TIME.)) [Runs05]
[OUT Q=THIS TIME]


Not until last Thursday morning when two Marines came to their home.
Ryan's father Greg answered the door.
[SOT 9:15:39]
[IN Q=I said oh lord]

((GREG HOWARD/FATHER: I SAID OH LORD, SOMETHING'S HAPPENED)) [Runs03]
[OUT Q=something's happened]


What happened was Ryan's helicopter, similar to the one you see here, crashed during a Marine Logistics flight on the night of August 11th.
The military told the family the helicopter apparently had engine problems.
[SOT 9:16:29]
[IN Q=They saw the helicopter]

((ALAN HOWARD/BROTHER: THEY SAW THE HELICOPTER PITCH UP AND IT WAS SPARKING AND ON FIRE, ROLLED OVER AND CRASHED TO THE GROUND.)) [Runs08]
[OUT Q=CRASHED TO THE GROUND]


At first Ryan was listed as missing. It would be three more days before the military confirmed he was dead.
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[IN Q=It was a relief]

((KATHY HOWARD/MOTHER: IT WAS A RELIEF AND IT WAS HEARTACHE.)) [Runs03]
[OUT Q=IT WAS A HEARTACHE]


But with that heartache comes a lot of joy.
The 26 year old who graduated from Alleghany High School planned on making a career out of the military.
His family says he was proud of his service in Iraq.
[SOT 9:27:43]
[IN Q=They love the United States]

((ALAN HOWARD/BROTHER: THEY LOVE THE UNITED STATES AND THEY LOVE THE PEOPLE THERE TRYING TO MAKE THEM FREE AND HE SAID THAT IS WHY I AM GOING BACK BECAUSE THOSE PEOPLE NEED ME.)) [Runs05]
[OUT Q=PEOPLE NEED ME]


Ryan leaves behind a wife and two step children in San Diego.
Closer to home, his mother Kathy wears a shirt that expresses exactly how the family is feeling.
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[IN Q=One of the few]

((KATHY HOWARD: ONE OF THE FEW, THE PROUD, THE BRAVE.)) [Runs02]
[OUT Q=THE PROUD, THE BRAVE]))
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It could be another seven to ten days before Ryan's remains are flown to the U.S. so funeral arrangements are still being finalized.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Justin /BAM;]


Shannon, we do know his funeral and burial will take place in Covington.

[Bush-Troops]


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Up to 70-thousand American troops will be coming home over the next decade.
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[SUPER=03-Cincinnati, OH;]

That's according to President Bush who today announced a massive military restructuring.
Two Army divisions will come home from Germany in the next few years and the U-S will close nearly half of its hundreds of installations in Europe. Critics question the timing and motivation behind the announcement.
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[IN Q=I think they're playing politics...]

((WESLEY CLARK/RETIRED GENERAL AND FORMER PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: I THINK THEY'RE PLAYING POLITICS WITH NATIONAL SECURITY. THE FORCES ARE NO BETTER IN KANSAS AND COLORADO THAN THEY WOULD BE IN GERMANY, IN FACT THEY'RE LESS WELL POSITIONED.))
[SUPER=01-Wesley Clark/Ret. General and Former Presidential Cand.;]
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[OUT Q=less well positioned.]
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The Bush administration says the realignment is needed to move from a Cold War structure to a more flexible one better suited to the war against terrorism.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=THE WORLD ]

((THE WORLD HAS CHANGED A GREAT DEAL AND OUR POSTURE MUST CHANGE WITH IT, FOR THE SAKE OF OUR MILITARY FAMILIES, FOR THE SAKE OF OUR TAXPAYERS .))
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[OUT Q=OF OUR TAXPAYERS .]
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[VO-NAT]

The changes won't affect the more-than 150-thousand U-S troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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[Crash-Cleanup]


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It's taken three months, but the Air Force is back in Franklin County to clean up its mess.
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[SUPER=03-Callaway/May 6;]

In May, an F-15 fighter jet crashed near Julie Paulitzsky's home. While officials picked up most of the debris, there were still gallons of jet fuel that had seeped into the ground. Paulitzky says Air Force officials told her they would be back to clean up the fuel, but didn't return. She finally called in reinforcements.
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[SOT 31:10]
[IN Q=i decided to write]

((JULIE PAULITZKY/HOMEOWNER; I DECIDED TO WRITE TO SENATOR JOHN WARNER TO SEE IF HE COULD HELP US MOVE IT ALONG, AND LIKE I TOLD YOU EARLIER ON A MONDAY, AND THEN BY WEDNESDAY, WE HAD PEOPLE HERE.))
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[OUT Q=we had people here]
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The military is now digging up the contaminated soil to have it tested and cleaned. Paulitzky says the process could take another two weeks.
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[Hurricane-Charley]


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It could take weeks to restore power to parts of Florida devastated by Hurricane Charley. At least 17 people were killed and that number's expected to climb. Meantime, survivers say just finding the the bare essentials to get on with life is tough. Drew Levinson has more.
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[IN Q=Punta Gorda, Florida remains under an overnight curfew...]
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[SUPER=01-Drew Levinson/CBS News; 1:02]
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[OUT Q=CBS News, Punta Gorda, Florida]

((Punta Gorda, Florida remains under an overnight curfew. When Hurricane Charley put out the lights-officials here feared looters would try to come in and take what the storm didnt destroy. The National guard is here to help an overtaxed police department make sure that doesnt happen. By looking around here during the daylight.... its evident they wouldnt have much to take anyway. One problem though police say they are dealing with is price gouging.
(7:07)

WHAT WE ARE SEEING IS THAT YOU ARE CONSIDERABLY HIGHER. Police say this out of state outfit selling generators out of the back of truck tried to take advantage of people who have lost just about everything.
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BUT 7OO DOLLARS FOR A 35 HUNDRED WATT IS OUTRAGEOUS, THATS OUTRAGEOUS.
(17:06)
On day three of the cleanup---some of the cleanup is personal.as in personal hygiene.
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THIS IS HOW YOU TAKE A SHOWER, AFTER HURRICANE CHARLIE.
(STANDUP: DREW LEVINSON)

I"T WILL BE WEEKS UNTIL MANY PEOPLE HERE ARE TAKING SHOWERS INSIDE THEIR HOMES AGAIN. AND IT COULD BE THAT LONG UNTIL POWER IS RESTORED, UNTIL IT IS, THE CURFEW WILL REMAIN IN EFFECT. And the National Guard will stay here too-using the hospital as their makeshift quarters. Like may of those who have lost homes here.they too are sleeping outside. Drew Levinson, CBS News, Punta Gorda, Florida.))
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[Red-Cross]


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Red Cross Volunteers from Southwest and Central Virginia are already in Florida.
Sandra Beckner left Roanoke this afternoon. Several others left last weekend.
Beckner expects to spend three weeks in Florida helping operate a shelter.
The Red Cross says IT needs help as well, especially donations to its Disaster Relief Fund.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Financial contributions]

((AMY WHITTAKER/ROANOKE VALLEY RED CROSS; FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTIONS WE CAN GIVE TO PEOPLE DIRECTLY IN THEIR HANDS. THEY CAN TAKE THOSE DOLLARS AND GO INTO A LOCAL STORE AND BUY THE ITEMS THEY NEED, WHICH IS IMPORTANT.))
[SUPER=01-Amy Whittaker/Roanoke Valley Red Cross]
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[OUT Q=which is imporant.]
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Whittaker says direct financial assistance from the Red Cross also helps the local economy get back on its feet after a disaster.
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What caused the explosion that killed a woman at an area campground?
The latest on the investigation when News 7 returns.
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Plus she's worth millions, but a full day of work earned Oprah just 17-dollars today.
We'll explain why.
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[Sports-preview]


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(( Hey folks Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office as the things return to normal as far as sports in Tampa - as something other than Charley delivers a blow tonight. Antonio Freeman finds a home in Florida on the other coast. Deion may be ready for a comeback. Steve Mason checks in with UVa's Marques Hagans. And we'll talk with the Eagles of Franklin County tonight on the Big 7.))
[BB-Arrests]

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Roanoke County police have charged three people with last month's BB-gun vandalism spree.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./July 24]

Police say the three are accused of damaging dozens of cars over a two-week period in July. 18 year old Daniel Cronk, 18 year old Derek Shanebrook, and a 17 year old male face multiple charges.
[SUPER=04-July 27;]

County officials say there is no evidence at this time tying the three to BB-gun damage at Northside Middle School, which was vandalized in the same time period, but as the investigation continues, more charges are possible.
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[Car-Explosion]


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Authorities in Franklin County are working to determine the cause of an explosion that killed an Augusta County woman and injured her ex-husband.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.]


Today, investigators were examining the burned out remains of a Ford Explorer that burst into flames Sunday night.

They say 30- year- old Shanda Hanger drove to the Crazy Horse Marina campground, and called her ex-husband to the S-U-V before it exploded.
Investigators say they are trying to determine whether the fire resulted from some sort of malfunction, or was an intentional act.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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Shanda Hanger was killed by the blast. Timothy Hanger suffered facial burns, but today he was listed in good condition at the University of Virginia Medical Center.

[Michael-Jackson]


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Michael Jackson was back in court today-but this time it was the district attorney on the stand.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Santa Maria, CA;]

Jackson's lawyers want to show that district attorney Tom Sneddon overstepped his role as prosecutor when he went to Los Angeles to collect evidence himself. At issue is whether authorities violated the attorney-client priviledge by searching the office of a private investigator who worked for Jackson's previous counsel. The defense wants video, files and other evidence siezed from the office thrown out, claiming it was gathered illegally.
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[IN Q=In this instance]

((ARTHUR BARENS/CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY; IN THIS INSTANCE, MUCH OF THE MATERIAL DISCOVERED BY THE PROSECUTION, IF IT'S ELIMINATED, COULD ABSOLUTELY CRIPPLE THE PROSECUTION'S CASE. ))
[SUPER=01-Arthur Barens/Criminal Defense Attorney;]
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[OUT Q=prosecution's case.]
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The case is scheduled to go to trial early next year and according to legal experts, the results of the hearing could effect whether it gets there at all.
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[Oprah-Jury]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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Oprah Winfrey is used to speaking her mind to millions -- but now the talk-show host will have to keep her opinions to herself.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chicago, IL;]

Oprah and about 300 others showed up for jury duty in Chicago. Aside from the use of a special entrance and being spared a trip through metal detectors she was treated like a normal juror. She joked that if she were a defendant she wouldn't want herself on a jury, because she's heard it all on her show. Oprah's worth millions, but she'll be paid 17 dollars a day, just like the rest of the prospective jurors.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Are summertime showers and thunderstorms rolling back into the forecast?
Brent has the answer when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus was this cave once home to John the Baptist?
What new research in Israel has uncovered when we come back.
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[Commercial]

[Bedford-Park]


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Right now, Bedford County leases or contracts out recreational space for its residents, but is on the verge of developing its first county-owned park.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


The county has received a 200-thousand dollar state grant to start developing this land near its nursing home on Falling Creek Road.
The first phase will include picnic shelters, playgrounds, walking trails and outdoor courts.
Baseball and soccer fields will be added later.
The county also has three other pieces of property it plans to develop as recreational areas.
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[Animal-Farm]


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Wythe County's newest tourist attraction is at home on the range.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Wythe Co.;]

Two local farmers have turned their 45 acres into the Wythe County Animal Park. A petting zoo where you'll find common farm animals and others you and your kids might not have seen before.
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[SOT: 3:44:00;7:37:00]
[IN Q=This is my]

((JEFF ARCHER: THIS IS MY BABY, MOST BULL CAMELS ARE NOT LIKE THIS BUT HE'S STILL A BABY. LAUGHS... TAMMY ARCHER:WE WANT TO MAKE LIVING AT THIS. IT'S BEEN A PART TIME THING FOR US FOR SEVERAL YEARS. BUT WE WOULD LIKE FOR THIS TO BE A FULL TIME ADVENTURE FOR US.))
[SUPER=01-Jeff Archer/Wythe Co. Animal Park Owner; :00 QUICK]
[SUPER=01-Tammy Archer/Wythe Co. Animal Park Owner; :06 QUICK]
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[OUT Q=adventure for us.]
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[VO-NAT]

They have more than 40 exotic animals on their farm.
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[WIPE TO FULL SCREEN PHONE NUMBER] It's open Friday to Sunday. Groups can make reservation during the week. For more information call 276-637-6754
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[S-Extra]


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Former Friday Football Extra stars dominate tonight's NFL game in Tampa. Franklin County takes a turn in the preseason bull ring and Steve Mason checks in from UVA with Marques Hagans. But first tonight's Extra Point -
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Ashburn/July 2000; :00]

Deion Sanders says he's interested in making a comeback in the NFL with the Baltimore Ravens according to the Baltimore Sun. Sanders who is now 37, last played for the Redskins in 2000. He was contacted about giving football another chance by Ravens' linebacker Ray Lewis - one of his close friends. The Ravens want him to play cornerback in their nickel schemes with five defensive backs.
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[S-NFL]


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The state of Florida is still reeling from the after effects of Hurricane Charley, but as you know no matter how bad or wide the path of destruction is - the sports world rarely sits still.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Tampa, FL/NFL-Bucs Network; :00]

Just three days after the hurricane hit - the Tampa Bay Buccaneers hosted the Bengals in their preseason game that was originally set for this past Saturday. Former Friday Football Extra stars dominated this thing. In the first quarter - Ronde Barber with a juggling interception off of Carson Palmer as he catches it after hitting his bottom to set up the first score of the night. Later in the first half - the Bucs' defense does it again - this time former Bassett star Devone Claybrooks recovers the Bruce Perry fumble to set up another Bucs' score. Claybrooks played at east Carolina. And on the Bengals' side - Shayne Graham was perfect in for the game. He nailed this 36 yard field in the first quarter and later came back in the second to split the uprights with a 32 yard kick.
[super=30-Cincinnati/6/Tampa Bay/20;]

But Shayne couldn't do it all as the Bucs take down the Bengals 20 to 6.
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[S-Freeman]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Former Hokie Antonio Freeman has signed a one year deal with the Miami Dolphins.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NFL; :00]

Freeman, who is now 32, is expected to help a team that has been decimated this preseason by injuries and defections.

In nine NFL seasons, Antonio has 477 catches and 61 touchdowns. But last season the former pro bowler caught just 14 passes.
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[S-QBs]


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While Al Groh has yet to name Marques Hagans is official started for the season opener at Temple, Steve Mason says the five foot ten inch Hampton native has the support of his teammates in the preseason quarterback battle.
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[SUPER=03-Kalamazoo, MI/September 13, 2003; :06]
[SUPER=01-Al Groh/22-17 in 4 Seasons at UVa; :15]
[SUPER=01-Mike McGrew/UVa Senior Receiver; :42]
[SUPER=01-Marques Hagans/Four Career TD Passes at UVa; 1:08]
[SUPER=01-Christian Olsen/UVa Sophomore Quarterback; 1:18]
[SUPER=@Steve1; 1:37]
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[OUT Q=...news 7 sports"]
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((The early favorite was third in the ACC in punt returns and the team's third leading rusher last season. But Marquis Hagans attempted just 28 passes in 2003 at the position Al Groh calls the most crucial on the team. ((:)) Matt Schaub has produced more in a single game than Hagans has in three years in and out of the quarterback role with game highs of 393 yards passing, 41 completions and 58 attempts. Hagans carreer numbers are 361 passing yards, 31 completions and 51 attempts. But that matters very little to his teammates. ((:))
Hagans also thrives on challenges and he is getting one from red shirt freshman Kevin McCabe and Notre Dame transfer Christian Olsen.)) ((:)) ((:)) ((STEVE MASON:))

[S-Tech]


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The kickoff times for Tech's first two games of the season are now set and both are early afternoon contests.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]

Tech officials say their home opener on September 11th against Western Michigan will start at one o'clock. The game will not be televised. Tech's first ACC home game is the following Saturday - September 18th at Noon against Duke. That one is right here on WDBJ-7.
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[S-Franklin]


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The defending champs in the Western Valley District are under the Friday Football Extra microscope tonight.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rocky Mount; :00]


Billy Miles welcomes back 11 total starters, 7 on offense and 4 on defense at Franklin County.
But there is a bit of uncertainty at the quarterback position, where four players are engaged in a wide open competition.
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[SUPER=01-Billy Miles/Franklin County Head Coach; :00]
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[OUT Q=with the first unit."]
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[VO-NAT]


After losing in the first round of the playoffs in each of the past two seasons, the Eagles are anxious to take another step in 2004.
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[talent=mike]
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And don't forget that Friday Football Extra kicks off its 21st season next Friday night - August 27th - with a primetime kickoff show coming your way at 7pm. That's next Friday at 7.
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[John-Baptist]


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To some, he's just a figure from the Bible... but a cave in Israel is shedding new light on John the Baptist.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Kibbutz Tzuba, Israel]


Archaeologists have spent five years digging at a site near Jerusalem where they believe John the Baptist anointed many of his disciples.
The cave contains a huge cistern with 28 steps leading to an underground pool of water.
There are also ancient wall carvings that experts say tell the story of the fiery New Testament preacher, as well as a stone they believe was used for ceremonial foot washing.
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((SHIMON GIBSON/ARCHAEOLOGIST; IT IS THE FIRST TIME THAT WE CAN LINK ARCHAEOLOGICAL FINDINGS IN TO THE STORIES OF BAPTISM OR JOHN THE BAPTIST. JOHN THE BAPTIST, WHO WAS JUST A FIGURE FROM THE GOSPELS, NOW COMES TO LIFE IN THESE ARCHAEOLOGICAL REMAINS.))
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[OUT Q=in these archaeological remains]
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If confirmed, the discovery would be among the most significant breakthroughs for biblical scholars in recent memory.
Other archaeologists say there is no actual proof that John the Baptist ever set foot in the cave which is about two and a half miles from the preacher's hometown
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