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Coming up on News 7-
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The bridge may be falling apart but, without it, nearby Danville businesses say *they'll* fall apart. Now the city has to decide. Plus, a Franklin County explosion was intentional. We'll tell you why police think the victim ignited her own car. And Reverend Jerry Falwell hopes to send young lawyers out into the world with God on their side.
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News 7 is next.

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Save it or tear it down. The debate over a Southside bridge is heating up.
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((MARY DORSETT: THEY TALK ABOUT REVITALIZING THE DOWNTOWN AREA. THEY'RE TRYING TO BURY IT.))
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[OUT Q=trying to bury it]
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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Good evening. I'm Shannon Young in for Jean Jadhon.

[Bridge]


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The fate of a historic bridge in Danville is now in the hands of city council. Tonight, a consultant hired by the city made a recommendation that's bad news for those trying to save the bridge. [***BRIDGE BATTLE IN MONITOR***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Justin /BAM;]

Justin McLeod is here now with both sides of the story. Justin how old is the bridge?
Shannon, The Worsham Street Bridge is more than 75-years old.
[LIVE= Justin /FULL BAM]
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The city says the bridge is unsafe and needs to be torn down but preservationists say that assessment doesn't hold water.
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[SUPER=01-Mary Dorsett/Restaurant Owner; :11]
[SUPER=01-John Hamlin/Danville Mayor; :42]
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[OUT Q=KISS IT GOODBYE]

((((NAT SOUND OF WOMEN TALKING ABOUT HER RESTAURANT))
Mary Dorsett has operated this restaurant in the tobacco district for more than fifty years.
She says lately business is now what it used to be.
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[IN Q=If it wasn't for the]

((MARY DORSETT/RESTAURANT OWNER: IF IT WASN'T FOR THE LITTLE BUSINESSES AROUND HERE YOU WOULDN'T SEE ANYBODY OVER HERE. IT'S LIKE A GRAVE YARD.)) [Runs05]
[OUT Q=grave yard]


Here's the reason why.
It's called the Worsham Street Bridge and it links north and south Danville.
That was until last month when the city closed the bridge for safety reasons.
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((JOHN HAMLIN/DANVILLE MAYOR: IT'S GOING TO HAVE SOMETHING DONE IN THE IMMEDIATE FUTURE.)) [Runs03]
[OUT Q=IMMEDIATE FUTURE]


That's because the bridge crosses Highway 58 and pieces from it have already fallen on the roadway.
A consultant hired by the city recommends tearing down the bridge rather than saving it.
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[IN Q=In my mind]

((JOHN HAMLIN/DANVILLE MAYOR: IN MY MIND THE WAY I AM LOOKING AT IT IT IS AN EXTREMELY COSTLY FACTOR IN TRYING TO REPLACE THE BRIDGE.)) [Runs05]
[OUT Q=REPLACE THE BRIDGE]


It would cost than 17 million dollars to build a new one and seven million to renovate it into a pedestrian bridge.


City leaders say it's unpractical to save this old bridge when a new is being built nearby.
But area businesses don't buy it.
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[IN Q=Why should they]

((MARY DORSETT: WHY SHOULD THEY HAVE TO GO ALL THE WAY DOWN TO MAIN STREET TO CROSS THE BRIDGE WHEN THEY CAN DO IT HERE.)) [Runs03]
[OUT Q=DO IT HERE]


Preservationists also believe the state is wasting money because it would cost nearly four million dollars to demolish it.
If that happens, Dorsett may call it quits.
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((MARY DORSETT: REALLY I AM THINKING ABOUT IT. HEY, YOU KNOW I MAY JUST PUT THE KEY IN THE DOOR AND KISS IT GOODBYE.)) [Runs05]
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Mayor Hamlin says city council will most likely make a decision within the next thirty days.
It is unclear though when the demolition will begin if the city chooses that option.
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In the meantime Shannon, the city does regular inspections to make sure the bridge is safe for motorists on Highway 58.


[Tornado-Cleanup]


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Danville's also tackling another problem - cleanup from last week's tornado. The city manager gave a progress report at tonight's city council meeting.
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The city is still assessing the damage from Thursday's storm but believes it will top one million dollars. Leaders say they should have a definite total by the end of the week. They will then request federal assistance in paying for the clean-up.
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[IN Q=Obviously, that's one]

((TODD YEATS/DANVILLE SPOKESMAN: OBVIOUSLY THAT'S ONE OF THE THINGS WE'RE WORKING ON RIGHT NOW IS HOPEFULLY TO RECEIVE SOME FEDERAL CLEAN UPS MONEY AND IF NOT ADJUST ACCORDINGLY SO THAT WE CAN COVER THE CLEANUP.))
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[OUT Q=cover the cleanup]
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Yeatts says it could be several weeks before the city hears back from the federal government. Meantime, city crews are still working 12-hours a day picking up debris. At one time 10-thousand customers were without power. That number's now fewer than 10.
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[Charley-Tempers]


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In Florida the line between chaos and civilization has nearly been crossed thanks to the lasting effects of Hurricane Charley.
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((THAT IS SO WRONG! WHY DO YOU HAVE TO DO THAT IN FRONT OF HIS CHILDREN? OH COME ON MAN.))
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[OUT Q=Come on man.]
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This scene is the result of deputies using a stun gun to stop a man from crossing blockades and returning home. Frustration exploded into anger as the crowd realized the man's three children were in the van watching.
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[IN Q=That violence can]

((RODNEY SHOAP/LEE CO., FL SHERIFF; THAT VIOLENCE CAN ESCALATE AND IT CAN ESCALATE NOT JUST FROM THERE BUT TO OTHER PEOPLE ONCE YOU GET 20, 30 ,40 PEOPLE NOW YOU'VE REALLY GOT A PROBLEM.))
[SUPER=01-Rodney Shoap/Lee Co., FL Sheriff;]
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[OUT Q=got a problem.]
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Deputies say they had no choice, claiming the man tried to run them over. He is one of many prevented from returning home for safety reasons. Heat and minimal supplies contributed to the wearing-thin of patience.
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More help is on its way for Hurricane victims, thanks to a local charity.
God's Pit Crew in Danville has already sent supplies and plans on sending more later this week.
The group is collecting items every day this week at the K-Mart on Riverside Drive from four until eight PM.
Right now, God's Pit Crew is asking for bottled water and toiletries.
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[Muhammed]


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The search for a fugitive from Franklin County has ended in El Paso, Texas.
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Authorities have been looking for 39- year- old Hasan Ali Muhammed since August eighth.
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.]


He was wanted in connection with a shooting that sent his niece to the hospital.
An extensive search in the Hardy area failed to bring him in, and today Franklin County authorities confirmed he had been picked up by U.S. Customs officials in El Paso.
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Investigators are also releasing more information about the fatal explosion Sunday night at a Franklin County campground.
Shanda Hanger was killed and her ex-husband was injured when her Ford Explorer burst into flames.
Investigators say the interior of the vehicle was saturated with flammable liquid, and they now believe she was responsible for the explosion that took her life.
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[LU-Law]


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You remember the t-v show "L-A Law"?
Coming soon to a courtroom near you is "L-U Law".
The Reverend Jerry Falwell's dream of starting his own law school has now become a reality.
Steve Smallshaw has the story.
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[SUPER=01-Bruce Green/LU Law School Dean; :21]
[SUPER=01-Gil Leon/New LU Law Student; :35]
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[SUPER=01-Brian Frasier/New Law Student; 1:14]
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((WE'RE STARTING WITH ORIENTATION TOMORROW..))
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The Reverend Jerry Falwell's 33-year-old Christian university is now the proud parent of a newborn law school.
The outspoken preacher who's enjoyed his own share of legal wranglings over the years now wants Liberty to start producing attorneys who are morally and ethically grounded by their faith and will practice law accordingly.
[SOT 16:22:18]

((BRUCE GREEN/LIBERTY U. LAW SCHOOL DEAN: WE THINK THAT WE'LL PRODUCE A LAWYER WHO'S VERY CONFIDENT, IS ASSURED THAT WHEN HE OR SHE GIVES COUNSEL OR DIRECTION OR STEPS INTO THE COURTROOM THAT THEY DO SO WITH A FOUNDATION THAT THEY CAN RELY UPON.))
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[OUT Q=can rely upon.]
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((GIL LEON/NEW LU LAW STUDENT: OUR COUNTRY WAS FOUNDED ON CHRISTIAN PRINCIPLES AND MOST EVERYTHING IN OUR GOVERNMENT HAS A CHRISTIAN ROOT, AND IT SEEMS TO ME AS TIME GOES ON WE'RE GETTING AWAY FROM THAT.))
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[OUT Q=away from that.]

[Standup 16:38:05] ((Classes will start here next week but it will be another two years before Liberty's law school can apply for accreditation. Dr. Falwell says he doesn't expect the American Bar Association to play politics with that process.))
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[OUT Q=that process.]
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((REV. JERRY FALWELL/LIBERTY U. CHANCELLOR: THE A-B-A, WHILE ADMITTEDLY LIBERAL PHILOSOPHICALLY, WOULD NOT WANT TO APPEAR BIGOTED OR UNFAIR. I REALLY EXPECT FAIR TREATMENT. IF WE DON'T, THAT'S WHAT THE COURTHOUSE IS FOR.))
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((BRIAN FRASIER/NEW LU LAW STUDENT: IF THEY DON'T GET ACCREDITATION BY THE TIME WE GRADUATE, OUR DEGREES DON'T MEAN ANYTHING, SO THEY'RE TAKING A CHANCE ON US THAT WE'RE GOOD STUDENTS AND WE'RE TAKING A CHANCE ON THEM THAT EVERYTHING WILL LINE UP BY THE TIME WE GRADUATE.))
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[OUT Q=time we graduate.]


The law school and its first 61 students will occupy about 120-thousand square feet in the old Ericsson building Falwell acquired last year.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg. ))

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The Presidential Campaign is coming to Southwest Virginia.
Find out who'll make a stop in the Star City when News 7 returns.
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[IN Q=Think you're safe]

((THINK YOU'RE SAFE IN A SUPER-SIZED VEHICLE? WELL NEW GOVERNMENT DATA WILL LEAVE YOU WONDERING? I'M STACY CASE IN WASHINGTON. THAT STORY COMING UP.))
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(( Hey folks Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office as the Hokies look much sharper in their second scrimmage of the preseason. We have some highlights from this afternoon, plus William Byrd is on the Friday Football Extra hotseat tonight. And the ball coach - Steve Spurrier was at the Ravens' camp today. Right here on the Big 7.)) [SUV-Safety]

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In our super-sized culture, we often believe that bigger is better. New government data shows that may not be the case when it comes to the vehicle you drive. Stacy Case explains.
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[SUPER=01-Lee Crocker/SUV Owner; 1:28 QUICK!!!]
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((NAT: loading suv TRACK: LEE CROCKER WANTED AN SUV FOR 2 REASONS.... SPACE. NAT: slamming door TRACK: AND SAFETY.
SOT DRIVING:this thing is so nice. i love this thing.

TRACK: NOW-- IN JUST HIS 3RD WEEK OF OWNERSHIP, NEW GOVERNMENT DATA HAS CROCKER DRIVING IN CIRCLES. THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION SAYS DRIVERS OF SMALL AND MEDIUM SIZED SUV'S ARE NOW 11 PERCENT MORE LIKELY TO DIE IN AN ACCIDENT THAN SOMEONE IN A CAR. STAND UP BRIDGE: STACY CASE/REPORTING THIS SAFETY GAP BETWEEN CARS AND THEIR LARGER COUNTERPARTS ON THE ROAD IS THE WIDEST EVER RECORDED. AND FEDERAL DATA SHOWS THERE'S ONE THING THAT BRINGS SAFETY TO A SCREECHING HALT.
SOT: NO SUPER TOO QUICK.

SUV's are prone to roll over 06:39 TRACK: FORMER AUTO SAFETY REGULATOR JOAN CLAYBROOK SAYS AUTOMAKERS COULD REDUCE THE ROLLOVER RISK FOR JUST $50 DOLLARS
PER SUV--- INSTEAD, SHE SAYS THEY SPEND THAT AND MORE ON ADVERTISING.

SUPER: JOAN CLAYBROOK/PRESIDENT CONSUMER ADVOCACY GROUP 'PUBLIC CITIZEN' The auto industry spends billions advertising and most of it is SUVs, SUVs, SUVs, and they show them doing fantastic things. TRACK: S-U-V OWNERS OF AMERICA, FINANCED BY INDUSTRY LOBBYISTS, SAYS THE GOVERNMENT'S DATA IS INCOMPLETE. AND IN FACT THE NON-PROFIT INSURANCE INSTITUTE FOR HIGHWAY SAFETY FINDS THE SHEER BULK OF THESE VEHICLES DOES PROTECT OCCUPANTS IN MOST CRASHES. SUPER: RON DEFORE/SPORT UTILITY VEHICLE OWNERS OF AMERICA an suv can roll easier than most passenger cars, but it's going to be a lot safer in other types of crashes which are more common. TRACK: CROCKER JUST PLANS TO BE EXTRA CAREFUL. SUPER: LEE CROCKER/SUV OWNER it makes me wonder just hitting someone just going down street at 10mph is that going to create a roll over? TRACK: IT'S SOMETHING NO ONE CAN ANSWER. HE KNOWS NOW SIZE MAY NOT ALWAYS EQUAL SAFETY. STACY CASE CBS NEWS WASHINGTON.))

[Hudson]


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A Halifax County man will likely be executed tomorrow night.
James Bryant Hudson killed three of his neighbors over a driveway dispute.
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Hudson pled guilty last year to the murders of Walter Stanley Cole and Thomas Wesley Cole.
[SUPER=03-Halifax Co./July 2002]


The victims were brothers.
Hudson also killed Tom Cole's wife, Patsy.
The slayings took place in July, 2002.
According to the Attorney General's office, Hudson is not contesting his death sentence.
And he has instructed his attorney not to file any appeals.
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[Animal-Cruelty]


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A Roanoke couple say they're being wrongly accused of animal neglect.
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Animal control officers raided the home of George and Susan Reedy this morning, after a neighbor complained that their animals were being neglected. Officers took the Reedy's seven pets -- four dogs, and three cats -- which they say were living in poor conditions. But, the Reedy's say they're just two disabled people who have little money, and big hearts for their pets.
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[IN Q=so are you]

((REPORTER: SO ARE YOU SAYING YOUR DOGS AND CATS ARE NOT BEING ABUSED? GEORGE REEDY/PET OWNER: NO, NO THEY'LL SEE US IF THEY LOOK AT IT, THEY HAVEN'T BEEN ABUSED AT ALL. NO I LOVE ANIMALS, I'D NEVER ABUSE AN ANIMAL.))
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The animals are now undergoing treatment at a pet hospital. Authorities have condemned the home and say the Reedys could face criminal charges.
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[John-Edwards]


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Does the road to the White House pass through Roanoke? The Kerry-Edwards presidential campaign hopes it does.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/February 5]


Vice presidential candidate John Edwards will make a campaign stop in the Star City Saturday, though where and when have not been announced.
Organizers say Edwards will talk about strengthening the rural economy.
The Kerry-Edwards campaign says Virginia WILL be a swing state come November, even though the state has NOT backed a Democrat for president since 1964.
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The race for a new downtown YMCA goes down to the wire.
An update on construction when News 7 returns.
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And a few extra bucks in the New River Valley mean a few extra features for an already popular trail.
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[Radford-Park]


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Radford's already extending its new walking and biking trail.
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When the project was completed in May, city leaders still had some money left. Crews are now extending the bikeway and walkway another few hundred feet and adding a parking lot near Wildwood park.
The new project will take about 30 days to complete. The whole trail cost about 1-point-2 million dollars, with most of the money coming from grants. The city plans to apply for more grants in the future to add yet another mile to the trail.
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[YMCA]


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Now that opening day is less than a month off, Roanoke's new YMCA is shaping up.
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Construction continues on the new facility at the corner of Fifth Street and Church Avenue. The Kirk Family YMCA is almost complete.
Today, workers painted lines on the basketball court, while artist Michael Cooper finished five colorful murals.


The two pools are filled with water, and officials say the new Y will open on schedule, Monday September 13th.
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It's been a decent day for the US at the olympic games. We'll take a look at Tech's scrimmage from this afternoon at Lane Stadium. Plus, visit with William Byrd's football team. But first tonight's Extra Point -
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[SUPER=03-Westminster, MD/Ravens Camp; :00]

Look who showed at the Ravens training camp workouts today...former Redskins coach Steve Spurrier. No, he's not joining the Ravens' staff, but instead the old ball coach dropped by to visit with his former Florida Gator receiver Travis Taylor and critique the practice for coach Brian Billick.
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[S-USA]


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All and all it was pretty good day for the US Olympic teams. The US women's gymnastics team failed to win the gold losing to Romania for the second straight Olympics, with the US getting the silver and Russia the bronze. US swimmer Michael Phelps won two golds today giving him five medals for the Olympics. And the United States men's basketball team bounced back into the win column today, but just barely beating a pesky Greek team 77-to-71.
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Next up is Australia on Thursday.

[S-Tech]


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With the season opener for Virginia Tech now just 11 days away - the Future Is Now for the 2004 version of the Hokies.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]

And with that in mind - head coach Frank Beamer was in no mood to play around today as his team went through its second full contact scrimmage of the preseason. Bryan Randall one of the few known quantities on offense needs some receivers to step up, and today the new number 19 - Josh Hyman - did just that catching a scrimmage high three passes for 32 yards. The Tech defense also showed some flashes today as Vince Hall worked with the first team and led all defenders with 7 tackles and 2 sacks. And Brandon Pace continues to lead the way among the group of place kickers. He made three of four field goals and barely missed the fourth.
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[S-Hokies]


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Much of today's 50 play scrimmage dealt with goal line situations and the running game.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-This Afternoon; :00]

This afternoon running backs coach Billy Hite got some of what he was hoping for in the play of Justin Hamilton - who just a season ago was the team's second leading receiver. The redshirt junior from Clintwood, who was born in Norton has been reborn at his natural position of tailback this summer.
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[SUPER=01-Justin Hamilton/VT Redshirt Junior Tailback; :00]
[SUPER=01-Billy Hite/VT Assistant Head Coach; :26]
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[OUT Q=...play right now."]
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The scrimmage was not without one injury incident. Walk-on offensive lineman Rasheed Ferebee from Norfolk broke his leg and will miss the entire season.
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Speaking of broken legs - Cedric Humes - who broke his leg back in the spring - sat out his second straight srimmage after fearing he had reinjured the leg. Tech's final scrimmage is this Saturday. If Humes can't participate - it's unlikely he'll play against USC.

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The Redskins play at Miami this Saturday night and the team will be without starting safety Ifeanyi Ohalete (IF-EE-AH-Nee)
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This afternoon the Skins got rid of the man who started 15 games for the team last season. Ohalete really cut himself with his poor play against Carolina last Saturday.

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The preseason Friday Football Extra road tour is at William Byrd where the Terriers almost have more players than equipment .
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Jeff Highfill, is one of a handful of coaches who has been a part of Friday Football Extra since its creation in 1984.
He's seen a lot of things in those two decades, but never has he seen the kind of numbers he has in pads this summer.


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The old saying promises that there is strength in numbers, and that better be the case for Highfill, who lost a ton of talented seniors including his namesake - Jeff Junior.
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[GO TO FFE PINNACLE] And we just want to remind you that Friday Football Extra opens up its 21st season next Friday night - August 27th with a special preseason primetime show at 7pm. That's next Friday at seven. The following Friday we move back to out regular time at 11:35pm.
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[Boty-History]


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Some Botetourt County residents are digging to find pieces of their past.
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Members of the Countywide League are working to identify and catalogue African-American history in the area. A handful of people started the process in January and discovered more than 200-family names. There isn't a lot of documentation from the 1800's- so the group relies on stories from the elders in the community.
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((RON PIERCE/COUNTYWIDE LEAGUE: TRADITIONALLY THAT'S A BIG PORTION OF THE HISTORY. IT'S DISTRIBUTED IN THE AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITIES BY PASSING IT DOWN IN THE FAMILY THROUGH GENERATION TO GENERATION. AND, THAT'S TO KEEP THEIR DREAM ALIVE AND THEIR HISTORY ALIVE.))
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If you have pictures, information or any history
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concerning the African-American community of Botetourt County you're asked to call 540-473-2082.
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