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An early morning raid yields seven animals and a condemnation order. We'll hear from the homeowner.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

And the artistry of the "Y" takes shape where bodies work to get in shape.

[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Tonight on News 7 sports Byrd football gets the Friday Football Extra treatment. The Skins make a cut, and the US hoopsters beat Greece.
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[VO-NAT]

And we'll check in on the Hokies' second scrimmage of the summer which just wrapped up in Blacksburg.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
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Isolated soakers with some damaging winds. Tomorrow gets warmer and a typical week of summer weather is ahead.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 4-Shot]


News 7 is next.
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A Roanoke couple could face charges of animal neglect.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


But, George and Susan Reedy say THEY are the real victims.
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[SOT 5010]
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((TO BE HONEST WITH YOU THEY'RE PROBABLY IN BETTER CARE THAN I AM.))
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[OUT Q=than i am]
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Good evening, I'm Shannon Young.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


And I'm Keith Humphry.
[Animal-Cruelty]
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[WRITER=myr]
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

George and Susan Reedy say they're trying to take care of their pets the best they can. But, Roanoke police say otherwise.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

This morning, animal control officers raided the couple's home on Winchester Avenue, after a neighbor complained the animals were being neglected. [***NEWS 7 @ 6 IN MONITOR***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Myranda & Keith-Shannon/Newsroom;]

Myranda Stephens is in the newsroom with the details. Keith and Shannon, animal control apparently visited the home yesterday,
[LIVE=Myranda/FULL NEwsroom]
[SUPER=@Myranda1;]

but when no one answered, they came back this morning, with a search warrant.
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[SUPER=01-George Reedy/Pet Owner;]
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[RUNS08] ((I WAS ASLEEP, AND I HEARD SOMEBODY KNOCK ON THE BEDROOM, AND I SAID HO, HO, HO.AND I SAID HOLD ON HERE, I AIN'T ABOUT NO GUN, NOTHING LIKE THAT.)) Officers used force entry to search the Reedy's home. When they got inside, they took their seven pets-- four dogs and three cats. Authorities say the pets were living in bad conditions, but the Reedy's say they're just two disabled people, trying to provide the best home for their pets.
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[RUNS11] ((REPORTER: SO YOU'RE SAYING YOUR ANIMALS AREN'T ABUSED? 4722 NO, NO THEY'LL SEE US IF THEY LOOK AT IT, THEY HAVEN'T BEEN ABUSED AT ALL 27 NO I LOVE ANIMALS, I'D NEVER ABUSE AN ANIMAL 30)) Police would NOT go into detail about the animal's conditions, but one of the dogs was allegedly blinded after having acid thrown in its face. However, Reedy explained that someone else tried to harm the dog, and it wasn't acid, but some type of ammonia. He says he immediately took the dog to a shelter for care. The animals are now undergoing treatment at a pet hospital. But, Reedy says the best home for the animals, is his own.
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((ARE YOU GOING TO TRY TO GET YOUR PETS BACK? 5032 OH YEAH, MOST DEFINITELY 34))))
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[LIVE=Myranda /FULL Newsroom]

Before the Reedy's can really do anything, they'll first need to correct the problems in their home, which the city has now condemned.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Myranda & Keith-Shannon /Newsroom;]

And Keith and Shannon, pending an investigation, the couple could also face criminal charges.

[Wythe-Abuse]


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An animal welfare organization in Roanoke hopes to save a group of dogs set to be euthanized in Wythe County.
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[SUPER=03-Wythe Co.;]

The dogs were seized last month as part of the investigation into the death of an elderly Speedwell woman. Police found 65 year old Esther Crigger dead with her left arm partially eaten by SOME of the dogs. Angels of Assisi picked up a female and her puppies last week. The agency offers an adoption center and clinic catering mainly to low income families. The Wytheville shelter still has nine dogs and two puppies up for adoption. Angels of Assisi plans to retrieve any dogs that are left.
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[ADD NEXT]

[Muhammed]


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A fugitive from Franklin County has been apprehended in El Paso, Texas.
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Authorities have been searching for 39- year-old Hasan Ali Muhammed for more than a week.
He was wanted in connection with a shooting that injured his niece.
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Authorities conducted an extensive search for Muhammed in the Hardy section of Franklin County, but this afternoon they confirmed he had been picked up by Customs officials in El Paso.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Franklin County investigators have also released more information on the car explosion that a killed an Augusta County woman Sunday night.
They say the vehicle was saturated with an accelerant, and now believe the explosion was an intentional act.

[Hudson]


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A Halifax County man who killed three of his neighbors in a driveway dispute is scheduled to be executed tomorrow night.
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James Bryant 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.
Hudson is scheduled to be put to death by lethal injection.
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[John-Edwards]


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The race for the White House is making a pit stop in southwest Virginia.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/February 5]


Vice presidential candidate John Edwards will visit Roanoke on Saturday.
Organizers say Edwards will talk about strengthening the rural economy.
The Kerry-Edwards campaign admits it's trying to follow the same strategy Governor Warner used three years ago.
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[SOT 14:51:02]
[IN Q=IN BUILDING ON OR LEARNING ON THE THEME OF]

((SUSAN SWECKER/KERRY-EDWARDS CAMPAIGN: IN BUILDING ON OR LEARNING ON THE THEME OF CAMPAIGN IN EVERY AREA, FIGHT FOR EVERY VOTE THAT MARK WARNER DID IN HIS SUCCESSFUL GUBERNATORIAL ELECTION, WE HAVE FELT VERY STRONGLY IT IS IMPORTANT TO TAKE THE KERRY EDWARDS MESSAGE ALL ACROSS VIRGINIA.))
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[OUT Q=ALL ACROSS VIRGINIA.]
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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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[Wilkins-portrait]


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Taxpayers paid for his portrait... but former House Speaker Vance Wilkins does not want them there for the unveiling.
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[SUPER=03-Richmond/File Tape]


Wilkins, who resigned two years ago amid sexual harassment charges, wants to have a private ceremony for the portrait's unveiling.
The likeness of the Amherst Republican will replace that of former Speaker Tom Moss in the House chamber.
Wilkins says people should respect his wish for privacy, but state officials say the Capitol is a public space and won't be closed on Saturday for the unveiling.
The taxpayer-funded portrait cost about 75-hundred dollars.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
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Filling out the family tree is not easy for some Southwest and Central Virginians.
Still ahead on News 7, how a new reseach effort is uncovering long-lost family history.
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Plus the YMCA's on the final leg of its building effort in downtown Roanoke.
We'll check out what's fininshed and what still needs to be done by next month.
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Fincastle is rich with history.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

Settled before 1745- it's played host to different families from all walks of life.
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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Now, as Susan Bahorich tells us- some of those people's ancestors are looking to trace their backgrounds.
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[SUPER=01-Judy Barnett/Researcher; :05] (quick!!!)
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((Judy Barnett is undertaking a labor of love...

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[INQ=It's something that...]

((IT'S SOMETHING THAT HASN'T BEEN DONE AND SOMETHING THAT NEEDS TO BE DONE.)) [RUNS :08]
[OUTQ=.. to be done.]


She and a handful of people are trying to trace the history of African-Americans in Botetourt County.
[nats@11:47:11.00] ((THAT WAS ODD FELLOWS HALL OR TOWN HALL.)) [RUNS :06]
But, the job might be a tough one- "official" records from the 1800's are hard to find and only extend so far. So researchers are headed out into the community.

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[INQ=Traditionally that's a big...]

((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.)) [RUNS :16]
[OUTQ=.. their history alive.]


And, that history is alive and thriving- since the beginning of the year more than 200-families names have been discovered in communities that don't even exist anymore.
The hope is - eventually enough information will be compiled to create a museum to devoted entirely to the county's African-American history.
SB, News 7, Fincastle.))
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]

If you have pictures, information or any history concerning the African-Americans of Botetourt County you're asked to call 540-473-2082.
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[Radford-Park]


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Radford's popular new trail is STILL growing.
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When the project was completed in May, city leaders found money left in the bank. The city's now extending the bikeway and walkway another few hundred feet and adding a parking lot.
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[SOT: 4:36:59:00 ]
[IN Q=That will provide]

((THOMAS STARNES/RADFORD MAYOR: THAT WILL PROVIDE JUST A LITTLE BIT MORE ON THE SIDE OF WILDWOOD PARK. AND IT WILL ALSO GIVE PEOPLE WHO WANT TO BRING THEIR BIKES ON THEIR VEHICLES A PLACE TO PARK :10 ))
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[OUT Q=a place to park.]
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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 another mile to the trail.
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[Franklin-Supervisors]


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Football hasn't even started, but Franklin County school officials are already making plans for next season.
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[SUPER=03-Rocky Mount/October 10, 2003;]

Today, the board of supervisors approved a plan to expand the high school's stadium. Officials say the two-point-seven million dollar project will add more than 28-hundred new seats, a new locker room, and a press box double its current size. They also expect to add disability- approved paved walkways and ramps. Officials hope to begin construction in March, and finish by August 2005, in time for school.
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[Stocks]


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New highs for oil prices slowed Wall Street's gains today. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW rose 18 points.
The NASDAQ gained 12.
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[SPONSOR ANNOUNCE]
[COMMERCIAL]

[YMCA]


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A new anchor in downtown Roanoke is set to open in less than a month.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

Construction continues on the new Kirk Family Y-M-C-A at Fifth Street and Church Avenue. Work on the building is almost complete. Furnishings and equipment are due at the end of the month, and officials expect to open the 54- thousand square foot facility on schedule Monday, September 13th.
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[Mural-Painter]


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Some of those finishing touches belong to Michael Cooper, a mural painter from Franklin, Tennessee.
Tonight, Joe Dashiell explains how Cooper's art will complement the changing face of the YMCA.
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((When the new Kirk Family YMCA opens next month, Michael Cooper's handiwork will be hard to miss.
Children taking a shortcut to the pool... a group of cyclists on the blue ridge parkway... basketball players waiting for a game.
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[IN Q=I couldn't find enough basketball players]

(( I COULDN'T FIND ENOUGH BASKETBALL PLAYERS WHEN I WAS OVER THERE WITH MY CAMERA, SO I GOT A BUNCH OF GUYS FROM THE WEIGHT ROOM AND THREW A COUPLE OF BASKETBALLS AT THEM AND SAID HERE PRETEND YOU'RE WAITING ON A GAME, AND SO WE THREW A COUPLE OF BENCHES TOGETHER AND IT WORKED, IT WAS JUST PERFECT.))
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[OUT Q=it was just perfect.]


Cooper has been painting murals professionally for 14 years, and says he hopes his work will merit a second look and a smile from his audience.
YMCA officials say the murals will reinforce their effort to make the facility family friendly.
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((WE WANT FAMILIES, CHILDREN ESPECIALLY TO FEEL COMFORTABLE HERE TO HELP THEM GROW IN SPIRIT AND MIND AS WELL AS BODY. SO THE MURALS AND THE BANNERS AND ALL OF THE DECORATION IN HERE IS TO MAKE THIS BUILDING A WELCOMING AND FUN PLACE TO BE.))
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[OUT Q=welcoming a fun place to be.]


Cooper hopes to finish his five murals by the middle of next week...
And with the help of volunteers, put a whimsical face on an impressive new facility.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))

[Civic-Center]


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A major renovation project at the Roanoke Civic center has left the auditorium seatless.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

The auditorium has been stripped of its 33-year old seats to make room for brand new ones. After numerous requests, the seating arrangement will also be changed to include a center aisle that will make getting in and out a little easier. But the accessibility does come with a price.
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[IN Q=We will lose about 140 seats...]
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[OUT Q=...aisles and new seats.]
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[VO-NAT]

Renovations also include refinishing the stage area and a new lighting console. The project should be completed by October just in time for the Broadway Series.
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[Sports Tease]


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Coming up tonight on News 7 sports we'll check in on the Hokies second scrimmage of the preseason from this afternoon.
Plus, the USA hoopsters survive another day.
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[VO-NAT]

and Jeff Highfill's William Byrd Terriers have some key personnel to replace this preseason, but they certainly have the numbers to fill those holes. Their preseason look when we return.
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[S-Tech]


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The season opener for the Hokies is just 11 days away in the BCA classic against the number one team in the land - Southern Cal.
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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]

With that in mind - head coach Frank Beamer was all business today as his team went through its second full contact scrimmage of the preseason. Bryan Randall is one of the few known quanities, but he needs to find some receivers and while it isn't Ernest Wilford, the new number 19 - Josh Hyman looked pretty good today, making three catches. The Tech defense also showed some flashes today as Vince Hall worked with the first team andhad 7 tackles and 2 sacks.
And Brandon Pace continues to lead the way among the group of place kickers.
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[S-Hokies]


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One of the more encouraging areas of improvement today was at the running back spot. With Kevin Jones leaving school a year early, Cedric Humes breaking his ankle in the spring and Mike imoh being suspended for the first three games - this was a big question mark.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-This Afternoon; :00]

This afternoon running backs coach Billy Hite got some of the answers he was hoping for in the form of Justin Hamilton. The redshirt junior from Norton, who was the team's second leading receiver a year ago, has returned to 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 of those moments you fear when you're depth shy to start with. Walk-on offensive lineman Rasheed Ferebee from Norfolk broke his leg and will miss the entire season.
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[S-Byrd]


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The Friday Football Extra nightly previews take us to Vinton tonight where the William Byrd Terriers almost have more players than equipment this preseason.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Vinton; :00]

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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[IN Q=NUMBERS...]
[SUPER=01-Jeff Highfill/William Byrd Head Coach; :00]
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[OUT Q=...A GOOD START."]
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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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[IN Q=WE LOST A LOT...]
[RUNS=:21]
[OUT Q=...some good kids."]
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[GO TO FFE PINNACLE] The Terriers open up on Friday night September 3rd at Hidden Valley. Friday Football Extra opens up its 21st season next Friday night - August 27th with a special preseason primetime half hour show at 7pm. That's next Friday at seven right here on Your Hometown Station. The following Friday we move back to out regular time at 11:35pm.
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