[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

Keeping track of a huge hurricane. We'll begin with that tonight.
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[ENG#=1]
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

And the new age of multi-purpose architecture. One example takes shape in Blacksburg.
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[Sports-head]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=2]


In sports, Nextel Cup qualifying at California is just underway, words from VMI and Ferrum as both kick off the college football season
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[VO-NAT]

and Al Groh talks about a 16th ranked UVa team extremely focussed on the Temple Owls.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


Short term weather story is fine for the weekend. Rain appears to be on the way right after Labor Day.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 4-SHot]


News 7 is next.
[Video-Open]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=Video Open]



[ENG#=3]
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Hurricane Frances batters the Bahamas.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


The storm's next target appears to be Florida, where wind and waves are already picking up.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=This is like]

((THIS IS LIKE A DIFFERENT KIND OF TERRORIST, WHICH IS MOTHER NATURE... YOU DON'T FIGHT MOTHER NATURE - YOU CAN'T WIN.))
[RUNS=:05 ]
[OUT Q=you can't win]
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


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


And I'm Shannon Young.
[First-Wx]
[ANCHOR=Shan/2-Shot]


Two and a half million Floridians have been ordered to evacuate. Traffic is heavy inland and heading out of the state.
[ANCHOR=Keith/2-Shot]


Exactly where this powerful storm will hit is still not exactly certain.
[TOSS ACROSS=Keith-Shannon & Robin/WXCENTER]


Meteorologist Robin Reed is here to illustrate some of the possibilities. Maybe he can tell us whether Frances will have some effect here. Robin?

[ANCHOR=Robin]



[SS=NONE]WEATHER CENTER Position #1


[*******NOTE THE CHANGES********]
[SKYTRACKER/FULL]RADAR LOOP
[WXPRO/FULL]FRANCES LOOP FRANCES TRACK
[WxBUG/FULL]LIVE STORM TRACKER

[TOSS ACROSS=Keith-Shannon & Robin/WXCENTER]
(toss back to Keith and Shannon)



[Patrick-Henry]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=04-23 TC1:38:49]
[ANCHOR=Ketih 2-Shot]

Three Patrick Henry High School students were hospitalized yesterday, after showing symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

Today school officials say the air is clear of that gas, but they found another problem in the process. [***NEWS 7 @ 6 IN MONITOR***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & Jennifer/ Newsroom;]

Jennifer Wishon visited the school today and has more. Keith and Shannon, NO significant levels of carbon monoxide were found in the air or blood of the students who fell ill.
[LIVE=Jennifer/FULL]
[SUPER=@Jennifer1; ]

Still, school officials took no chances today - testing the air in every classroom.
[ENG#=4]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Gary Leah/Patrick Henry H. S. Principal; :07]
[SUPER=01-William Allison/Patrick Henry Parsons Hall Principal; :47]
[RUNS=1:32]
[OUT Q=REAL PLEASED WITH THEM]

((Today doors were left open and intake vents in classrooms facing the construction were turned off.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 4:11:10]
[IN Q=Temporarily we're putting in]

((GARY LEAH: TEMPORARILY WE'RE PUTTING IN STATIONARY FANS IN THE BUILDING AT THE DIFFERENT ENDS OF THE HALLS AND THEN WE HAVE PANELS ABOVE THE DOORS THAT WE'RE GOING TO BE ABLE TO GO AHEAD AND PUT IN PERMANENT EXHAUST FANS THAT WILL JUST KEEP THE VENTILATION THERE.)) [RUNS16]
[OUT Q=and in the rooms]



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[SOT 4:18:44]
[IN Q=This carbon monoxide]

((DEBBIE DANIEL: THE CARBON MONOXIDE LEVEL IN HERE IS 1.4, WHICH IS FAR LESS THAN THE 9.0 MAXIMUM LEVEL THAT WE'RE LOOKING AT.)) [RUNS07]
[OUT Q=we're looking at]

Patrick Henry construction supervisor Debbie Daniel tested the air in Parson's Hall every half hour. Carbon monoxide registered well below the accepted level in each room, but as is often the case, while looking into one problem - officials found another.
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[SOT 4:17:30]
[IN Q=This is the room that up]

((WILLIAM ALLISON: THIS IS THE ROOM THAT UP UNTIL YESTERDAY HAS BEEN USED FOR IN SCHOOL SUSPENSION. WE'RE NO LONGER GOING TO USE THIS ROOM AT ALL FOR ANY PURPOSE THAT INVOLVES STUDENTS OR STAFF BECAUSE THERE'S NO VENTILATION.)) [RUNS12]
[OUT Q=there's no ventilation]

The in school suspension room is one of the areas where a student and teacher complained of feeling ill Thursday. Carbon Monoxide levels were low, but Carbon Dioxide levels were dangerously high. One of the reasons is the only air intake vent is in the bathroom.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 4:18:03]
[IN Q=Basically, there's no air]

((WILLIAM ALLISON: BASICALLY, THERE'S NO AIR COMING IN AND WHEN THE CHILDREN ARE IN HERE VERY LITTLE AIR GETS OUT.)) [RUNS04]
[OUT Q=little air gets out]

As maintenance crews work to make sure the building's ventilation is in top condition, Principal Gary Leah says plans put in place to respond to an emergency situation worked flawlessly.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 4:11:53]
[IN Q=Everybody reacted so quick]

((GARY LEAH: EVERYBODY REACTED SO QUICK TO THIS TO ENSURE THE SAFETY OF THE STUDENTS THAT WE'RE JUST REAL PLEASED WITH THEM.)) [RUNS07]
[OUT Q=affeect our students]))
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[LIVE=Jennifer/FULL]

Construction went on without delay today.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & Jennifer/Newsroom;]

Keith and Shannon, Teachers have been instructed pay close attention to any student who complains of feeling ill.

[Lake-beach]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=04-34 TC15:49]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=1]


The unofficial end of summer may be especially quiet on one part of Smith Mountain Lake.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Smith Mt. Lake/1999]


That's because the beach at Smith Mountain Lake State Park has been closed at least until Saturday.
The area around the beach failed a water quality test earlier this week. Another set of test results is expected tomorrow.
State officials say the elevated coliform count is the result of resident geese in the beach area.
The rest of the park, including the boat ramp, will be open this weekend.
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[Radford-Robberies]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=04-32 TC29:48]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=2]

Radford University Police say they've solved an assault and robbery case.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford;]

Two weeks ago University officials warned students about two violent assaults. This morning police say they arrested a man involved in one of the crimes. 34 year old Lee William Green of Radford is charged with two counts of assault and battery and one count of robbery. Police say he attacked a female student in the parking lot of Moffett Hall and stole her purse. He's being held without bond.
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[L'burg-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=04-31 TC38:15]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Invest.]
[ENG#=3]


Lynchburg police could still use your help, as they try to figure out who shot and killed a man there Tuesday night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Tuesday Night]


30-year-old Clyde Arbrey Hilliard died after he was shot in the chest outside the James Crossing apartments on Longview Road.
Interviews with witnesses led investigators to look for four so-called "persons of interest" who may know something about the crime.
Police are still searching for 29-year-old Emmitt Harsley.
Anyone with information about the crime or Harsley's whereabouts is urged to call the Lynchburg police.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
[WRITER=dse]
[SS=NONE]
[ENG#=APRISA]


Lynchburg's minor league basball team may be wrapping up a losing season, but the team's already a winner in one category.
More on that when News 7 at Six returns.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Plus residents and the local university battle over athletic facilities in Buena Vista, but the cause of the confrontation may run deeper than sports.
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[COMMERCIAL]
[Kent-Square]
(MINI OPEN)
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=04-26 TC1:44:11]
[ANCHOR=Ketih 2-Shot]

Parking for Tech's next home football game may be a little easier.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

The town welcomed a new 17 million dollar parking garage this afternoon.
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[SS=None]

But, as New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel DePompa reports, the new development is much more than just a place to put your car.
[ENG#=1]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=You might]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Bob Pack/Kent Square Developer; :14 ]
[SUPER=@MarkWarner; :41]
[SUPER=@Rachel1; :51]
[SUPER=01-Roger Hedgepeth/Blacksburg Mayor; 1:05]
[RUNS=1:33]
[OUT Q=News 7, Blacksburg]

((You might not know it by looking at it. But this is Blacksburg's new parking garage. It's also an apartment building, office center and retail space. A sort of NEW VIEW... for downtown Blacksburg.


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[SOT: 2:47:03:00 ]
[IN Q=It's important to ]

((BOB PACK: IT'S IMPORTANT TO ME PERSONALLY CAUSE I GREW UP HERE . THE LYRIC THEATER WE REVITALIZED IT AS WELL AND THAT WAS A COMMUNITY EFFORT AND I THINK IT'S EXTREMELY IMPORTANT FOR PEOPLE THAT HAVE ROOTS HERE TO HAVE THE DOWNTOWN ))

[RUNS:11]
[OUT Q=the downtown.]


Developer. Bob Pack's dream is almost a reality. Crews are still putting the finishing touches on Kent Square, and it should fully operational by late fall. The building includes more than 400 parking spaces, 15 apartments, 9 shops and restaurants and some office space.

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[SOT:2:41:15:00 ]
[IN Q=By having ]

((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: BY HAVING THAT COMBINATION OF RESIDENTIAL AND PARKING AND RETAIL ALL TOGETHER. YOU'RE LOOKING AT I THINK THE TYPE OF ARCHITECTURAL PROJECT OF THE FUTURE.)) [RUNS:08]
[OUT Q=of the future.]



(///// SOT /////)
[SOT:2:52:35:00 TO :43]
[IN Q=For all of]

((RACHEL DEPOMPA: FOR ALL OF THIS TO HAPPEN THE HISTORIC ALEXANDER BLACK HOUSE HAD TO BE MOVED FROM THIS SPOT NOW YOU HAVE A GREAT VIEW OF IT FROM OFF THE PARKING DECK.)) [RUNS:08]
[OUT Q=parking deck.]


The town's investment.. only 2-million dollars and officials believe the returns will be big.

(///// SOT /////)
[SOT:2:45:03:01 ]
[IN Q=The ACC, ]

((ROGER HEDGEPETH: THE ACC, THE BASKETBALL GAMES , EVERYTHING IS GOING TO BRING REALLY MORE PEOPLE TO HERE, INTO THE DOWNTOWN.)) [RUNS:07]
[OUT Q=the downtown.]



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[SOT: 2:46:51:00 ]
[IN Q=We hope]

((BOB PACK:WE HOPE TO CHALLENGE THE REST OF DOWNTOWN TO IMPROVE WHAT THEY HAVE AND BRING IN QUALITY RETAIL TO THE WHOLE DOWNTOWN, NOT JUST KENT SQUARE.)) [RUNS:06]
[OUT Q=kent square.]


More development is still on the way. A story building for shops and offices is going next to the garage. It's scheduled to open in January of 2005. Rachel DePompa, News 7, Blacksburg.))


[B'burg-Airport]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=04-27 TC1:25:42]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=2]

More than a million dollars is soaring into Blacksburg's Airport.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/File Tape;]

Congressman Rick Boucher today announced a 1-point-3 million dollar federal grant for the Virginia Tech/Montgomery County Regional Airport Authority. The money will be used to improve the facility's aircraft parking apron and to install new lighting and guidance systems. Construction will begin this fall and continue into 2005.
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[Franklin-Fatal]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]


A Vinton man was killed in a motorcycle accident this morning.
State Police say 57 year old David Lynn Brower was riding his Harley south on Route 220 in Franklin County just after six this morning.
Troopers say he was travelling at excessive speed, ran off the road and lost control. He died at the scene.

[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A parade of warnings from the chip sector sent Wall Street lower. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
[RUNS=:30]
[SUPER=x5000;]
[SUPER=440-y/30.08/10260.20/y/28.95/1844.48;]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


The DOW fell 30 points today.
The NASDAQ lost 29.
[SUPER=271-h/0.34/37.45/h/0.07/49.20/i/0.16/32.91/h/0.50/82.40/i/0.24/43.61;]
[SUPER=272-i/0.14/39.86/h/0.03/19.02/h/0.02/5.80/i/0.24/64.76/i/0.28/32.84;]
[SUPER=273-i/0.07/11.67/h/0.08/38.88/h/0.01/17.05/i/0.01/29.27/h/0.34/3.79;]
[SUPER=274-i/0.40/13.90/h/0.04/68.19/h/0.11/40.06/h/0.06/47.29/h/0.23/53.25;]
[SUPER=#555; Reset]


[SPONSOR ANNOUNCE]
[COMMERCIAL]

[BV-Park]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=04-25 TC1:41:03]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=1]

A group in Buena Vista is fighting an agreement that would let a private university use public property. But Richard Lesko found out that's just the beginning of the problem.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Buena Vista; :00]
[SUPER=01-Janice Brown/Citizens for Affordable Government; :27]
[SUPER=01-Joe King/Buena Vista School Superintendent; :43]
[SUPER=01-Rodney Smith/Southern Virginia University President; :51]
[SUPER=04-March 2002; :59]
[SUPER=@richard2; 1:42]
[RUNS=1:55]
[OUT Q=Lesko, News 7, Buena Vista.]

(( Just three days prior to the opening of school work to renovate the baseball field at Parry McCluer Middle School began. A benefactor of the Morman-based Southern Virginia University paid for the upgrade, with an agreement that the college would be allowed to practice on the field and use it for some games. That has drawn the ire of a citizens group that says the agreement has already struck out opportunities for their children.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT - 8:49:49]
[IN Q=We will treat...]

((JANICE BROWN; WE WILL TREAT THEM RIGHT, BUT THEY MUST SHOW RESPECT FOR US BY LEAVING OUR SCHOOLS FOR OUR KIDS AND GRAND KIDS.))
[RUNS= 6]
[OUT Q=kids and grandkids.]

Buena Vista's school superintendent and the administration of S-V-U say there's no reason that everybody can't win with more cooperation.
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[SOT - 8:16:14]
[IN Q=We have made sure...]

((JOE KING/BUENA VISTA SCHOOLS SUPERINTENDENT; WE HAVE MADE SURE IN ALL OUR CONVERSATIONS WITH ANYONE WHO USES OUR FACILITIES THAT OUR KIDS COME FIRST.))
[RUNS= 6]
[OUT Q=our kids come first.]
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[SOT - 9:31:57]
[IN Q=We need to get...]

((RODNEY SMITH/SVU PRESIDENT; WE NEED TO GET TOGETHER, WORK TOGETHER AND MAKE SURE THAT BUENA VISTA IS THE BUENA VISTA THAT WE ALL WANT.))
[RUNS= 7]
[OUT Q=Buena Vista we all want.]

Southern Virginia started building athletic fields a few years ago, but zoning and planning issues tied up construction. The citizens group members say the private school should continue that construction, but also admit that the problem goes deeper than just a baseball field.
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[SOT - 8:48:02]
[IN Q=There is some distrust...]

((JANICE BROWN; THERE IS SOME DISTRUST, BUT I THINK IT'S VALID BECAUSE WE DON'T WANT TO THE CITY OF BUENA VISTA TO BECOME CONSIDERED THE EAST COAST TOWN OF ANY PARTICULAR GROUP.))
[RUNS= 18]
[OUT Q=any particular group.]
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[SOT - 9:30:36]
[IN Q=I'm convinced...]

((RODNEY SMITH/SVU PRESIDENT; I'M CONVINCED THE CITY OF BUENA VISTA WILL COME TO UNDERSTAND THAT WE ARE AND INTEND TO BE THE BEST OF NEIGHBORS.))
[RUNS= 9]
[OUT Q=the best of neighbors.]

Members of the citizens group say they will continue to try to block the school's efforts, while Southern Virginia says it will have to try to change its detractors minds one at a time. Richard Lesko, News 7, Buena Vista.))

[Hillcats]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=04-30 TC36:06]
[GRAPHIC=Hillcats]
[ENG#=2]


Lynchburg built it ... and the fans DID come.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/File Tape]


Six million dollars worth of renovations to City Stadium helped the Hillcats set a new attendance record this year.
More than 148-thousand people came through the turnstiles ... that's 20-thousand more than the previous record set during the championship season of 2002.
Team officials say the record is even more impressive when you consider the number of rainouts and the team's on-field performance this year.
Plans are in the works to add up to six new skyboxes to the stadium before next year.
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[Sports tease]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=APRISA]


An update on Nextel Cup qualifying from California, Uva prepares for a dangerous Temple team, Clemson and Wake Forest are set for an ACC clash
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[VO-NAT]


and the Ferrum Panthers are preparing to open their 50th college football season.
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[S-Qualify]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-174 TC11237]
[GRAPHIC=Nextel Cup]
[ENG#=1]


The Nextel Cup cars have just started qualifying in California for Sunday's Pop Secret 500. This weekend's second trip to the Golden State is just one example of Nascar's rapid growth.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Jimmie Johnson/2nd in Nextel Cup Points; :00]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=fans all over the country as well."]
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[S-Cavs]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-177 1:09:47]
[GRAPHIC=UVa]
[ENG#=2]


16th ranked Virginia is favored by 16 points over Temple in the Cavaliers season opener tomorrow at Lincoln Financial Filed in Philadelphia. Al Groh says he has noticed this preseason, it matters little who his team plays.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Al Groh/9-6 Out of Conference Record at UVa; :00]
[RUNS=:21]
[OUT Q=......very observable.."]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Philadelphia, PA/2003 Va. Tech/Temple Game;]


Temple went 1 and 10 a season ago but proved the Owls can defintely be tough, taking the Hokies to overtime.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Jermaine Hardy/UVa Safety; :00]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=.....go out there and play"]
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[S-ACC]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=sp-176 11228TC]
[GRAPHIC=ACC]
[ENG#=3]


While Virginia opens out of conference, 15th ranked Clemson and Wake Forest open ACC play in Death Valley. The Tigers will be looking for a fast start to the season.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=TO ACCOMPLISH...]
[SUPER=01-Tommy Bowden/Clemson Head Coach; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jim Grobe/Wake Forest Head Coach; 16]
[RUNS=:25]
[OUT Q=...mistakes and have a chance to win."]
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[S-VMI]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-179 TC4527]
[GRAPHIC=VMI]
[ENG#=4]


The VMI Keydets open the season tomorrow night in Athens, Ohio against Ohio University. Coach Cal McCombs says his team is anxious to butt heads with the 1-A foe from the MAC.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Cal McCombs/VMI Head Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:30]
[OUT Q=friend of mine."]
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[S-Ferrum]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-178 TC4846]
[GRAPHIC=Ferrum]
[ENG#=1]


Ferrum is on the road against Wesley College in tomorrow's 1 o'clock season opener.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Ferrum; :00]


This is the last game in the current series between the two teams. Last season, the Panthers beat up on the Wolverines 24 to 6 at home.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Dave Davis/Ferrum Head Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:28]
[OUT Q=might be in the game."]
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[S-Skins]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-168 1:57:07]
[GRAPHIC=Redskins]
[ENG#=2]


The Redskins take on the Falcons in preseason NFL action tonight at Fed-X Field at seven.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Landover, MD; ;00]

Washington is the first sports franchise to top one (b) billion dollars in value. Forbes magazine values the Redskins at one-point-104 billion dollars, an increase of 16 percent over the last year. The Dallas Cowboys rank second on the Forbes list at 923 million (------------)