[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

A propane leak ties up traffic on Route in Campbell County for hours. The latest on the situation and what may h
ave caused the problem.
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[ENG#=1]
[VO-NAT :08]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

Four days after tornados touched down, the National Weather Service took off. We'll show you some of the damage photos taken from the air.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Tonight on News 7 sports - Elliott Sadler drops by the Martinsville Speedway today. We'll check in with Chris Combs,
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[VO-NAT]

and Hurricane Ivan is still messing with the Friday Football Extra schedule of the games moving Pulaski and Franklin County.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


This fair weather breather continues but we should mention that hurricane Jeanne is now headed for the southeastern US coast. And we will "listen" to a tornado tonight in WeatherSchool.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 4-Shot]


News 7 is next.
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[ENG#=3]
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

A propane leak creates major problems south of Lynchburg.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

It disrupted schools, highways, trains, and planes.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


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


And I'm Shannon Young.
[Propane-Leak]
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

The leak occurred in a 30-thousand gallon propane tank.
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[Take Propane Leak Map FS]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

It shut down Route 29 between the Lynchburg city line and Lawyers Road, but the problems went far beyond that.
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[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & Justin /Starlink;]

Justin McLeod is in Campbell County with the latest information.
[LIVE= Justin /FULL Starlink]
[SUPER=@Justin1;]
[SUPER=05-Campbell Co.]
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(ROLLCUE: "things are getting back to normal.")


[***ROLLED FROM STARLINK***]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Campbell Co.]

The leak began just after two o'clock this afternoon at the Suburban Propane Company next to the Lynchburg airport. The prompted the closure of Route 29 and for a while, the Lynchburg airport. Students at a nearby school also had to stay inside until the danger passed.
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[SUPER=01-Tammy Tomlin/Doss School;]
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[OUT Q=let them go.]
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[LIVE= Justin /FULL Starlink]
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[Danville-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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Danville Police have identified the body found after a house fire Monday.
Officers say it was 73 year old Viola Greene found inside her home on Dula Street.

[B'burg-Bees]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=04-35 34:30]
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[ENG#=4]

A swarm of bees caused problems for a Blacksburg church this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

A teacher for the Head Start Program at Blacksburg Presbyterian church reached into a bush to pick up something a child had dropped when she disturbed a nest of yellow jackets. Blacksburg Police say at least 38 people were stung. Two adults and five children ages three and four years old were taken to the hospital because of allergic reactions.
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[Radford-Drugs]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=04-28 TC1:32:08]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=1]

Radford Police say another batch of drug dealers is off the streets.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford;]

The department rounded up eight people today. They were indicted last week by a Radford Grand Jury on dozens of charges ranging from distribution to possession of cocaine, marijuana and prescription drugs.
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[SOT:16:19:00 ]
[IN Q=There's an ]

((CHRIS REHAK: THERE'S AN IMMEDIATE IMPACT BY GETTING THESE PEOPLE OFF THE STREETS AND THERE'S A SECONDARY EFFECT OF DETERRENCE. WHICH WE HOPE WORKS TO PREVENT OTHER PEOPLE, DETERS THEM FROM THINKING THEY CAN COME TO RADFORD AND OPERATE A BUSINESS LIKE THERE HERE IN OUR CITY.))
[SUPER=01-Chris Rehak/Radford Commonwealth's Attorney;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=in our city.]
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[VO-NAT]

At least four people are still at large and are not being named until they are arrested.
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[SE-Traffic]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[TAPE#=04-23 TC2:01:57]
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[ENG#=2]

A road construction project in Roanoke may be slowing down traffic, and that's just the idea.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

The city has started a traffic calming project on Bullitt and Jamison Avenues. The roads will still have two lanes, but will be narrowed to slow traffic through the residential neighborhood.
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[SOT - 22:47:22]
[IN Q=There is some temporary...]

((MARK JAMISON/ROANOKE CITY TRAFFIC ENGINEER; THERE IS SOME TEMPORARY PAIN IN GOING THROUGH THAT PROCESS. WE HAD TWO LANES OF TRAFFIC, WE'RE DOWN TO ONE TO ACCOMMODATE THE CONSTRUCTION, AND ANYTIME YOU DO THAT YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE SOME TRAFFIC DELAYS. ))
[SUPER=01-Mark Jamison/Roanoke City Traffic Engineer; ]
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[OUT Q=have some traffic delays.]
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[VO-NAT]

At a meeting today, the Southeast by Design steering committee said that the effort to reduce speeds is beneficial to the neighborhood, and will increase commuter's travel times by just a few seconds.
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[SOT - 22:51:55]
[IN Q=I think it's going...]

((REV. DAVID WALTON/SOUTHEST BY DESIGN CHAIRMAN; I THINK IT'S GOING TO BE A BENEFIT NOT JUST FOR THOSE WHO LIVE HERE, BUT THOSE WHO DRIVE THROUGH HERE. BECAUSE IT'S GOING TO BE A MUCH BETTER LOOKING COMMUTE, IT'S GOING TO LOOK GOOD, AND I THINK PEOPLE ARE REALLY GOING TO SEE THE BENEFIT OF IT THIS TIME NEXT YEAR.))
[SUPER=01-Rev. David Walton/Southeast by Design Chairman; ]
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[OUT Q=of it this time next year.]
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[VO-NAT]

The project is expected to be completed in late November. Nearly 30-thousand cars pass through the area each day.
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[Grayson-Jobs]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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A multi-million dollar company is moving it's headquarters to Grayson County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Independence;]

Universal Food and Beverage Company announced today that it was building a 100-thousand square foot facility in Independence. The move will create 151 new jobs. The company recently took over Grayson Springs and sells various products including bottle water.
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[SOT: 8:36:00 ]
[IN Q=We've gone]

((RALPH TUGGLE: WE'VE GONE THROUGH SOME HARD TIMES WITH THE LOSS OF THE TEXTILE INDUSTRIES AND EVERYTHING. PEOPLE HAVE GOTTEN DISCOURAGES. BUT WHEN YOU ANNOUNCE THAT 150 NEWS JOBS ARE COMING TO THE COUNTY ITS JUST GOTTA REALLY BOOST PEOPLE'S SPIRITS AND WE'RE JUST REALLY EXCITED ABOUT IT.))
[SUPER=01-Ralph Tuggle/Grayson Co. Supervisor;]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=really excited about it.]
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[VO-NAT]

Company officials hope to have the building erected and the workforce hired by this time next year.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
[WRITER=dse]
[SS=NONE]
[ENG#=APRISA]


The candidates for Congress in the Ninth District are hitting each other over Southwest Virginia's economy and jobs.
But are their T-V ads telling the whole story? We'll look at them when News 7 at Six returns.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


And what the National Weather Service found when it took to the air, looking for damage from Ivan's tornados.
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[1st-Wx]
[Triplett-Boucher]
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


The Ninth District congressional race is heating up on the air, and the issue is jobs.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Democratic incumbent Rick Boucher is touting his efforts to bring new industry to the area, while Republican Challenger Kevin Triplett argues the area continues to fall behind. [***CAMPAIGN 2004 IN MONITOR***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & JoeD /Newsroom;]


Tonight, Joe Dashiell reports they both may be right.

Keith and Shannon, jobs and economic development are the perennial issues in the ninth,
[LIVE= JoeD /FULL Newsroom]
[SUPER=@joe1;]

so political analysts say it's not surprizing to find Boucher and Triplett considering the same subject and painting a different picture.
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[IN Q=In his current television ad]
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[OUT Q=a lot of progress remains.]


((In his current television ad, Boucher says creating jobs is his highest priority.
[SOT OF BOUCHER CAMPAIGN AD]
[IN Q=My showcasing]

((MY SHOWCASING SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA PROGRAM HAS PLACED COMPANY AFTER COMPANY IN OUR COUNTIES AND TODAY THERE ARE 36- THOUSAND MORE JOBS IN THE DISTRICT THAN WHEN MY WORK BEGAN.))
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[OUT Q=than when my work began.]


Triplett argues that progress is in the eye of the job holder.
[SOT TRIPLETT CAMPAIGN AD]
[IN Q=Southwest Virginia]

((SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA WE'VE ENDURED THE LOSS OF OVER 100 COAL MINES, NEARLY HALF OUR COAL JOBS AND THE SECOND HIGHEST POVERTY RATE IN VIRGINIA. IT'S TIME TO FIGHT BACK. ))
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[OUT Q=It's time to fight back.]


Recent unemployment rates in the ninth district range from just over two percent in Montgomery County to more than ten percent in Galax.
Economists confirm what the candidates are saying... that the coal economy is in decline, and major challenges remain, but the region has made some progress diversifying and attracting new jobs.
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[IN Q=The incumbent is always going to emphasize]

((THE INCUMBENT IS ALWAYS GOING TO EMPHASIZE THE JOB CREATION, WHAT HAS BEEN ACCOMPLISHED AND A CHALLENGER IF THEY'RE A GOOD CHALLENGER IS GOING TO EMPHASIZE WHAT REMAINS TO BE DONE.)) ((I THINK THE ADS SUGGEST THAT PROGRESS HAS BEEN MADE, AND AT THE SAME TIME THAT A LOT OF PROGRESS REMAINS.))
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[OUT Q=that a lot of progress remains]))
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[LIVE= JoeD /FULL Newsroom]


Political analyast Tom Morris says Triplett is smart to raise the issue, just as John Kerry has questioned President Bush's record on jobs.
But he and other analysts question whether it will have a major impact, since Boucher has aggressively courted major corporations, and delivered federal funding for industrial parks and other projects in virtually every community of the ninth district.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & JOeD /NEwsroom;]


Independent Candidate Seth Davis has not been advertising on television, but Keith and Shannon all three candidates will have their say on October 22nd, when WDBJ 7 airs the only televised debate of the Ninth District campaign.

[Norfolk-Southern]


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Some changes are taking place at Norfolk-Southern's East End Shops in Roanoke.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape;]

Today, the company told workers that the Roanoke shop will continue to overhaul locomotives, but any additional work that it can't handle will be sent to its Juniata (June-ee-ah-tuh) plant near Altoona, Pennsylvania.
A spokesperson for Norfolk Southern says no one will lose their jobs and no jobs will be relocated.
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[Via]


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The fate of two people accused of robbing a Christiansburg veteran on Memorial Day will be in the hands of a grand jury.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg;]

A charge of larceny from a person was certified this week by a judge against 26 year old Joshua Via and his 19 year old wife Krishna Via. According to prosecutors, the two were also both convicted on misdemeanor hit and run charges which the Via's are appealing. The two are accused of stealing money from a wheelchair bound veteran outside the Walmart.
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[Stocks]


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Profit warnings and higher oil prices sent Wall Street lower. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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[SUPER=440-y/135.75/10109.18/y/35.47/1885.71;]
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The DOW tumbled 136 points today.
The NASDAQ lost 35.
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[SPONSOR ANNOUNCE]
[COMMERCIAL]
[Tornado-Photos]
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[TAPE#=04-33 TC43:49]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

If you'd liketo see the extent of damage caused by last Friday's tornados and thunderstorms, look no farther than the National Weather Service.
[ENG#=1]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
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[VO-NAT :17]

A meteorologist with the Blacksburg office enlisted help from a State Police airplane and spent six hours touring the damage yesterday.
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

Hendricus (hen-DREE-kiss) Lulofs (LOO-loffs) took at least one hundred pictures. He says the damage is consistent with F-1 and F-2 twisters and that there were some close calls.
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[IN Q=Here we have a situation near...]

((HENDRICUS LULOFS/METEOROLOGIST: HERE WE HAVE A SITATUATION NEAR AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IN STEWARTSVILLE.. A TORNADO T RACKED THROUGH THE WOODS JUST ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE SCHOOL. SOME TREES AND SHRUBS HERE HAD SOME DAMAGE, AS WELL.))


[SUPER=02-Hendricus Lulofs/Meteorologist;]
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[OUT Q=had some damage as well.]
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[VO-NAT :08]

The Weather Service has also written up a damage survey result detailing Friday's storms and its effects.
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[WIPE TO WDBJ WEBPAGE] You can access the synopsis and photos on the Weather Service's webpage. You'll find a link on our site at wdbj7 dot com. Click on "websites in the news".
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[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Coming up tonight in sports - we'll get reacquainted with former PH star Chris Combs. Hurricane Ivan forces another Friday Football Extra postponement.
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[VO-NAT]

And Travis Wells checks in from the Martinsville Speedway with an update on the new smooth surface and the smooth operator who was at the track today.
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[S-Ville]


[ANCHOR=mike]
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[GRAPHIC=Martinsville Speedway]
[ENG#=1]


Elliott Sadler was the featured attraction at today's media day gathering at the Martinsville Speedway. Sadler was among those who gave the thumbs up to the changes that have been made to the track since April.
Travis Wells has more on the new look for one of the circuit's oldest tracks.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville; :00]
[SUPER=01-Elliott Sadler/6th in Nextel Cup Points; :15]
[SUPER=01-Clay Campbell/Martinsville Speedway President; 1:00]
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[OUT Q=News 7 Sports."]

((Elliott Sadler's visit to the Martinsville Speedway was a welcome diversion from the Chase for the Nextel Cup, but the Emporia native is clearly focused on what it might take to claim the title. And just like under the old points system, consistency is paramount.
Elliott:
Sadler got the chance to give the pace car a spin on the track's new asphalt and concrete, which could yield a new track record in qualifying.
Elliott:
Another addition that is plenty good for the drivers is that of the SAFER barriers, which cover not only the outside walls in the turns, but the inside retaining wall as well.
Clay: Travis:
The relocation should be completed sometime following the fall race, and the construction of a new grandstand could begin after the spring race of 2005. In Martinsville, Travis Wells, News 7 Sports.))

[S-Combs]


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The Duke Blue Devils trip to Blacksburg this past weekend allowed one of Friday Football Extra former stars a chance to get back to southwest Virginia.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Last Saturday; :00]

Former Patrick Henry high school star Chris Combs, in now in his first full season at Duke as the Blue Devils strength and conditioning coach.
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[IN Q=I STILL...]
[SUPER=01-Chris Combs/Duke Strength & Conditioning Coach; :00]
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[OUT Q=...still be around the game."]
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[VO-NAT con't]

Combs was a two-time all-ACC performer for the Blue Devils before graduating with a degree in sociology in 1999. He was then drafted by the Steelers in sixth round in 2000. But after two seasons in Pittsburgh and one in Jacksonville, he experienced the cut-throat nature of the NFL. Yet, he says he has no regrets.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="I DON'T...]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=...BACK ON IT FONDLY."]
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[GO TO NCAA APRISA] And you can catch Combs and the Blue Devils in action once again this Saturday right here on WDBJ-7 as Duke takes on the Maryland Terrapins in a Noon kick-off. Right after that one it's Alabama and Arkansas from SEC.
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[GO TO NFL APRISA] And on Sunday - two former Friday Football Extra stars go head to head as the Browns and Lee Suggs take on the Giants and Tiki Barber at one.
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[S-Pulaski]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Hurricane Ivan is long gone, but the high school football schedule this Friday is still feeling the effects of its visit last week. One of the marquee games of the week Franklin County and Pulaski County has been postponed from this Friday night and rescheduled for this Saturday night at 7:30 at Kenneth Dobson Stadium. Pulaski played on Monday night and didn't want to have to turn around and play four days later.

[Franklin-YMCA]
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[WRITER=myr]
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The Franklin County Y-M-C-A wants people to imagine what all it can do for area children.
[ENG#=1]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]

That's the theme behind a new fundraising campaign launched today to build a new youth program center. Officials say the two-million dollar facility will feature a new gym, a state of the art activity area, and studios for music, art and dance. Volunteers say they've done so well with the current facility, that it's time to expand.
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[SOT 129]
[IN Q=we have been]

((RUSS MERRITT/FRANKLIN CO. YMCA: WE HAVE BEEN VERY APPRECIATIVE OF THE SUPPORT WE'VE GOT FROM THE LOCAL COMMUNITY. WE'VE GOTTEN TO THE POINT WHERE WE CAN PROVIDE SO MUCH MORE IN TERMS OF SERVICES AND PROGRAMS, ESPECIALLY FOR THE CHILDREN OF THE COMMUNITY WHICH HAS LED US TO THIS CAMPAIGN.))
[SUPER=01-Russ Merritt/Franklin Co. YMCA;]
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[OUT Q=to this campaign]
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[VO-NAT]

Officials plan to break ground next month.
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