[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Shannon]

His family wanted his killer to be sentenced to life.
But even the prosecution disagreed. We'll tell you how Muhammed Majeed will be punished.
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[ENG#=1]
[VO-NAT :06]

Plus, Volvo credits its local employees for helping the company run like a well-oiled machine.
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[Sports-head]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=2]


Tonight in sports, Busch qualifying from Bristol,
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[VO-NAT]


and USC receiver Mike Williams has been ruled ineligible for the entire 2004 season.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


This weathercast is full of stuff from local forecasts to the beaches, tropics and FedEX field.
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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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[VO-NAT]


He killed a Roanoke County man inside his own home.
Today he learned his own fate.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[GRAPHIC=News7at6]


Good evening, I'm Shannon Young.

[Majeed]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=04-22 TC1:55:42]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 @ 6]


A judge sentenced Muhammed Majeed today to serve 35 years in prison for killing his landlord
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Keith /Microwave;]


Keith Humphry is outside the Roanoke County courthouse in Salem with a summary of the sentence.
[LIVE= Keith /FULL Microwave]
[SUPER=@Keith1;]
[SUPER=05-Salem]
(adlib)

((ROLLCUE:...not Hanes' only disgruntled tenant.))
[ENG#=4]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Michael Greg Woodson/Former Hanes' Tenant; ]
[SUPER=03-Salem; ]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./July 2003; ]
[SUPER=01-Muhammed Majeed/Defendant; ]
[SUPER=01-Brian Hanes/Victim's Brother; ]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=have a father.]
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[LIVE=Keith /FULL Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Salem;]
(adlib)
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & Shannon /Microwave;]



[Bradshaw-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sba]
[TAPE#=04-30 TC29:39]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]
[ENG#=1]

A 22-year-old man was taken to the hospital after a single-car accident in Roanoke County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]

The wreck happened just after two o'clock today on Bradshaw Road. Police say this gold Toyota Corolla was traveling at a high-rate of speed when the driver lost control of his car and hit a tree. Lifeguard 10 was called to the scene, but the victim was transported by ambulance instead. His condition and name have not been released.
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[Catawba-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=04-27 TC1:11:58]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]
[ENG#=2]


A small fire broke out at a Roanoke County Post Office this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

An employee at the Catawba office noticed smoke in the building and called the fire department. Firefighters traced the smoke to a ceiling fan in the bathroom and quickly extinguished the fire.
Authorities say two workers were inside at the time but were not hurt.
No mail was damaged and the Post Office is now back in business.
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[Volvo-Sales]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=04-21 TC1:55:04]
[GRAPHIC=Volvo]

Volvo's New River Valley Plant is delivering the goods this summer. Truck deliveries are up 57-percent in North America and 22-percent worldwide.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Rachel/Microwave;]

New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel DePompa is in Blacksburg with a look one of the region's largest employers.
[LIVE=Rachel /FULL Microwave]
[SUPER=@Rachel1;]
[SUPER=05-Blacksburg;]

Shannon, it's fair to say Volvo business is picking up this summer and company officials are giving most of the credit to workers at the Dublin plant.
[ENG#=3]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=More trucks are]
[SUPER=03-Dublin; :00]
[SUPER=01-Charlie Barbettini/President UAW Local 2069; :31]
[RUNS=1:08]
[OUT Q=IN THE NEW RIVER VALLEY.]

((nats: truck
More Trucks are rumbling out of Volvo's New River Valley plant these days. North American deliveries are up 57-percent from this time last year.
[TAKE PHONER GRAPHIC]
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[SOT:7:34:34:00 ]
[IN Q=One of the]

((JIM MCNAMARA: ONE OF THE REASONS WHY OUR PRODUCTS FROM THE NEW RIVER VALLEY ARE DOING SO WELL AGAIN, IS BECAUSE THEY'RE PUT TOGETHER BY AN EXCELLENT WORKFORCE THERE.)) [RUNS:09]
[OUT Q=workforce there.]


nats: workers in plant
And that workforce is also reaping the benefits. 400 new jobs have been created in recent months and more are on the way.

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[SOT:1:52:22:00 ]
[IN Q=We're building]

((CHARLIE BARBETTINI: WE'RE BUILDING A RECORD NUMBER OF TRUCKS HERE AT THE NEW RIVER VALLEY PLANT AND THEY'RE PUTTING A LOT MORE MONEY BACK INTO THE ECONOMY :28.... connect this :31 WE'RE BUILDING A VERY GOOD QUALITY TRUCK. )) [RUNS:08]
[OUT Q=quality truck.]


Company officials say a new truck model, released in 2002, and the state of the economy are speeding up Volvo's business.

(///// SOT /////)
[SOT:7:34:04:00 ]
[IN Q=The economy]

((JIM MCNAMARA: THE ECONOMY IS DOING VERY WELL, THE FREIGHT ECOMONY IN PARTICULAR IS VERY STRONG IN THE UNITED STATES.
THAT MEANS THAT OUR CUSTOMERS BUSINESS IS DOING QUITE WELL. AND THEY NEED MORE TRUCKS TO HANDLE THE BUSINESS THAT THEY'RE SEEING :18)) [RUNS:14]
[OUT Q=they're seeing.]



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[SOT:1:52:58:00 ]
[IN Q=Attitude is]

((CHARLES: ATTITUDE IS GREAT. I'VE SPENT A LOT OF TIME IN ON SECOND SHIFT AND ON THIRD SHIFT TALKING TO EMPLOYEES AND THEY'RE VERY HAPPY, VERY HAPPY TO BE AT VOLVO WORKING IN THE NEW RIVER VALLEY :06)) [RUNS:08]
[OUT Q=river valley.]))
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[LIVE= Rachel /FULL Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Blacksburg;]

The president of United Auto Workers local 2069 tells me, that although everyone's excited about how well everything seems to be going.. they are disappointed with the number of salaried positions being created out of these new jobs.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Rachel/Microwave;]

Shannon, the union is currently in negotiations with Volvo to see if they can get some more of these new positions for their salaried union members.

[Tax-increases]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=04-29 TC47:27]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=4]


The cost of buying a house is about to go up. And for thousands of Virginians that may put home ownership out of reach.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


On September first, the fee for recording a deed will increase by forty percent.
The tax hike will add more than two-hundred dollars to the price of a 200-thousand dollar home.
Real estate experts estimate the additional cost will keep two-thousand potential home buyers out of the market.
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[SOT 1:49:10]
[IN Q=WE THINK THAT WILL HAVE AN EFFECT]

((JOHN BROADWAY/VIRGINIA ASSOC. OF REALTORS: WE THINK THAT WILL HAVE AN EFFECT ON SOME PURCHASES OF HOUSES BECAUSE MOST PEOPLE GO TO CLOSING NEEDING EVERY DOLLAR THEY CAN TO PAY ALL THE OTHER FEES AND TAXES ASSOCIATED WITH BUYING A PIECE OF PROPRERY. AFTER ALL, THIS IS NOT THE ONLY TAX. ))
[SUPER=01-John Broadway/Virginia Assoc. of Realtors]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=THIS IS NOT THE ONLY TAX.]
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[VO-NAT]


In addition to the recordation fee, the sales tax and tobacco tax are scheduled to increase next week while the tax on groceries will go down.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[WRITER=dse]
[SS=NONE]
[ENG#=APRISA]


College students are heading back to campus and one local mother says they may be heading back to a dangerous medical environment.
What she's going to change that when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus Buena Vista celebrates the first drives at its new golf course.
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[1st-Wx]
[Lake-Body]

(MINI OPEN)



[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=04-33 TC15:03]
[GRAPHIC=Drowning]
[ENG#=1]


A body found at Smith Mountain Lake this week has been identified as 49- year- old Judy Thurman.
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[VO-NAT 04-36 TC 05:15]
[SUPER=03-Smith Mountain Lake/June 20;]

Thurman's body was discovered by several boaters on Monday near the entrance to Betty's Creek.
That's the same area where Thurman drowned more than two months ago while boating with her fianc´┐Ż.
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[Meningitis]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=04-28 TC1:16:53]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=2]


A Franklin County mother is urging college students to get the meningitis vaccine.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Evelyn Brooks' daughter was a college student when she died from the disease five years ago.
Brooks says her daughter thought she had the flu but her condition quickly worsened.
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[SOT20:43]
[IN Q=Within 24 hours she was brain dead]

((EVELYN BROOKS/VICTIM'S MOTHER; WITHIN 24 HOURS SHE WAS BRAIN DEAD AND ON A VENTILATOR IN THE INTENSIVE CARE UNIT. WE HAD TO MAKE THE TRIP FROM VA TO MISSOURI AND REMOVE HER FROM LIFE SUPPORT))
[SUPER=01-Evelyn Brooks/Victim's Mother]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=her from life support]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford/Monday]

College students, especially those living in dormitories are at increased risk for meningitis. The disease is spread from close personal contact, such as kissing, sharing cigarettes, or drinking from the same glass as an infected person.
Virginia law requires all incoming freshman at public colleges and universities to be vaccinated.
Evelyn Brooks wants to see national legislation requiring it for all college students and children going to summer camp.
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[TAKE WDBJ WEBPAGE FS]
If you would like more information on the National Meningitis Association or the location of a provider who offers the vaccine, you can find a link on our web site at wdbj7.com. Click on Websites in the News.
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[RC-Dorms]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=04-25 TC1:28:34]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=3]


Students at Roanoke College will soon be studying in style.
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[VO-NAT :26]
[SUPER=03-Salem;]

The Salem school recently converted the old Minnick Education Center on the Elizabeth Campus into student apartments.

Most of the units will house between two and four students. Each has a bathroom, full kitchen and common area. The college is also building a new three-dorm complex to be completed by Fall of next year. The school says the floorplan is different than most dorms and that each of the 156 *single* room will be loaded with amenities.
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[SOT 21:31 - 21:51]
[IN Q= Well, many students coming out of high school...]

((TERESA GEREAUX/ROANOKE COLLEGE: WELL, MANY STUDENTS COMING OUT OF HIGH SCHOOL COMING TO COLLEGE HAVE BEEN USED TO HAVING THEIR OWN PRIVATE ROOM AT HOME, USED TO T-V, TELEPHONE, CABLE, COMPUTER AND ALL OF THESE THINGS IN THEIR ROOM AND SO IT'S A LITTLE BIT OF A HARD SELL TO SELL A ROOMMATE AND A BARE BONES ROOM THESE DAYS.))
[SUPER=01-Teresa Gereaux/Roanoke College Spokesperson;]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=a roommate and a bare bones room these days.]
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[VO-NAT :13]

Upperclassmen will get first dibs and will be chosen through a lottery system. The last time Roanoke College built new residence halls was in 1968. The goal is to entice up to 75-percent of students to live on campus.
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[Homeless]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=04-31 TC26:25]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=4]


Keeping track of homeless persons in central Virginia is about to get a lot easier.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/File Tape]


The Lynchburg Community Trust has awarded an 87-hundred dollar grant to develop a Homeless Management Information System.
The database will be shared by all the agencies that provide services to homeless persons.
It should make the process of getting help much easier for everyone involved.
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[SOT 18:40:20]
[IN Q=It helps us]

((JOAN PHELPS/UNITED WAY: IT HELPS US TO DELIVER THE SERVICES BETTER, BUT IT'S REALLY GOING TO BE BENEFICIAL FOR THE CLIENT BECAUSE THE SYSTEM IS HARD TO NAVIGATE AND THIS WILL CERTAINLY MAKE IT EASIER FOR THEM.))
[SUPER=01-Joan Phelps/United Way]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=easier for them.]
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[VO-NAT]


The latest count showed there were more than 200 homeless people in central Virginia who had applied for and received services.
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[Stocks]


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


A jump in jobless claims stalled Wall Street's recent climb. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
[RUNS=:30]
[SUPER=x5000;]
[SUPER=440-y/8.33/10173.41/y/7.80/1852.92;]


The DOW and the NASDAQ both lost eight points today.
[SUPER=271-h/0.76/37.58/h/0.18/48.98/i/0.07/32.29/i/0.65/80.25/i/0.48/88.20;]
[SUPER=272-i/0.01/39.72/h/0.01/18.41/i/0.03/5.72/h/0.09/64.72//Unchg/32.79;]
[SUPER=273-i/0.07/10.83/h/0.04/38.12/i/0.05/16.78/h/0.02/28.01/i/0.04/3.50;]
[SUPER=274-h/0.20/13.86/h/0.30/68.45/i/0.16/39.01/h/0.12/46.88/i/0.22/53.88;]
[SUPER=#555; Reset]


[SPONSOR ANNOUNCE]
[COMMERCIAL]

[Vista-Links]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=04-23 TC1:23:39]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=1]

Bent grass fairways, fast greens, and more bunkers than most players would like to see. The City of Buena Vista unveiled it's newest project today, a links-style golf course. Richard Lesko has more.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Buena Vista; :00]
[SUPER=01-Scott Dadson/Buena Vista City Manager; :28]
[SUPER=01-Ed Armentrout/Vista Links General Manager; :48]
[SUPER=@richard1; 1:26]
[RUNS=1:37]
[OUT Q=Lesko, News 7, Buena Vista.]
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[SOT - 23:51]
[IN Q=NAT SOUND]

((ALRIGHT, NICE PUTT. FIRST BIRDIE AT BUENA VISTA.))
[RUNS= 8]
[OUT Q=at Buena Vista.]

In April of last year, this was just farmland. But 16 months, and nearly 7-million dollars later golf has arrived in Buena Vista. In a round just for V-I-P's, the rustic, links style municipal course saw its first drives, chips, and putts, and now it is ready for the public.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT - 15:49:06]
[IN Q=It's been a lot of...]

((SCOTT DADSON/BUENA VISTA CITY MANAGER; IT'S BEEN A LOT OF HARD WORK TO GET HERE. A VERY SHORT TIME FRAME WHICH WE COMPRESSED TO BUILD A GOLF COURSE EVERYBODY HAS DONE THEIR PART AND GONE UP AND ABOVE TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN.))
[RUNS= 11]
[OUT Q=to make this happen.]

The path has been bumpy at times. A permanent clubhouse is still a year away, and some thought golf had no place in Buena Vista.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT - 32:25]
[IN Q=Being city owned...]

((ED ARMENTROUT/VISTA LINKS GENERAL MANAGER; BEING CITY OWNED, YOU HAVE SOME FOLKS THAT AREN'T TOTALLY ON YOUR SIDE TO START WITH, SOME NON-GOLFERS. AND YOU HAVE TO WIN THOSE FOLKS OVER. 'CAUSE WE ALL LIVE TOGETHER AND WE ALL HAVE TO GET ALONG, AND I THINK WE'RE GOING TO DO THAT.))
[RUNS= 11]
[OUT Q=we're going to do that.]

With greens fees ranging from 10 to 27 dollars, the city hopes the course will fill a niche for inexpensive, but high quality play. Also, 60 acres are being sold for development, bringing 33 million dollars in construction.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT - 18:34]
[IN Q=The development...]

((SCOTT DADSON/BUENA VISTA CITY MANAGER; THE DEVELOPMENT IMPACT IS DENSE, IT ALLOWS HIGH VALUE, BUT DOESN'T INHIBIT THE LINKS STYLE OF THE COURSE OR THE BEAUTY THAT YOU HAVE WITH THE VIEW. WHICH IS ONE OF THE MAIN SELLERS OF THE COURSE.))
[RUNS= 11]
[OUT Q=main sellers of the course.]
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[SOT 30:04]
[IN Q=So now that they...]

((SO NOW THAT THEY'VE BUILT IT, WILL THE GOLFERS COME? CITY OFFICIALS SAY THEY'VE SEEN ENCOURAGING SIGNS, AND ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO A PROSPEROUS FALL. RICHARD LESKO, NEWS 7, BUENA VISTA. ))
[RUNS= 12]
[OUT Q=News 7, Buena Vista.]))



[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Travis]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mst]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=APRISA]


Coming up, the NCAA rules on the Mike Williams case, Adam Peters looks to get the season off on the right foot at VMI, and
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[VO-NAT]


the Lord Botetourt Cavaliers take their turn in the Friday Football spotlight.
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[S-Tech]


[ANCHOR=Travis]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=sp-185 1922tc]
[GRAPHIC=TECH/USC - BCA]
[ENG#=1]


The Virginia Tech Hokies won't have to worry about all-American Mike Williams when they step on the field this Saturday night in the BCA Classic, but they might have to concern themselves with his angry teammates.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA; :00]

This afternoon, as the Trojans were exiting practice and heading to the airport to head east - they found out that the NCAA had denied the all-American receiver's appeal to regain his college eligibility.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=WE GOT THE...]
[SUPER=01-Pete Carroll/USC Head Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:25]
[OUT Q=...TO TELL US NOW."]
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[VO-NAT CON'T]

Carroll insists that Williams' absence will not affect his team's play against the Hokies.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=WE'VE PREPARED...]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=...the season."]
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[S-Peters]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-180 TC10021]
[GRAPHIC=VMI]
[ENG#=2]


The VMI Keydets will hold their final scrimmage of the preseason on Saturday afternoon, and former Patrick Henry standout punter Adam Peters should get plenty of work.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington; :00]


Peters is glad to have the rat line behind him, and as a sophomore is trying to take on the placekicking duties as well as his normal punting responsibilities.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Adam Peters/VMI Punter; :03]
[SUPER=01-Cal McCombs/VMI Head Coach; :15]
[RUNS=:23]
[OUT Q=let him do it."]
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[VO-NAT]


Peters averaged just under 49 yards per punt a season ago.
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[S-Cavs]


[ANCHOR=Travis]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ape]
[TAPE#=sp-171 15239tc]
[GRAPHIC=FFE]
[ENG#=3]


Friday Football Extra is back on the road tonight, visiting the Lord Botetourt Cavaliers and head coach Keith Robinson.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Daleville; :00]

Botetourt ended 2003 with a 3 and 7 record, but the team's finish was strong. The Cavs closed out the season with three consecutive wins. This year, Coach Robinson is depending on junior quarterback Matt Witt to lead the offense to an improved record. Witt started eight games last year as a sophomore and totaled over 900 yards passing and almost 900 more rushing.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="He accounted for over 21 touchdowns..."]
[SUPER=01-Keith Robinson/Lord Botetourt Head Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q="...return from that."]
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[VO-NAT CON'T]

The Cavaliers seem to be in good shape on offense, but the defense welcomes a mix of players with six returning starters and several sophomores who will be counted on heavily.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="Defense we're young..."]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q="...they're going to make us deeper."]
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[GO TO PINNACLE 612] And we hope you can join us for our Friday Football Extra preseason special coming your way tomorrow night at a special 7pm start time - right here on WDBJ-7
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[S-Busch]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-168 TC15440]
[GRAPHIC=Busch Series]
[ENG#=4]


We finish up on the track where a busy race week in Bristol continued today with Busch Series qualifying on the high banks.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bristol, TN/SPEED; :00]


51 cars went out in time trials but Dale Earnhardt, Jr., turned in the fast lap at 126.57 miles per hour. Junior starts on the pole for tomorrow night's Food City 250, and Tony Raines will be on the outside. (------------)