[1-News-Head]

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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Jean 2-Shot]

The state's hoping to attract young people to the polls November 2nd, not just to cast their ballots but to help count them, too.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Parents in one local school district stand up for an elementary school they feel's been left behind.

[Sports-head]


[ANCHOR=steve]
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In sports, the list of high school football games for week 7, another installment of ACC Connection
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[VO-NAT]


and Tech will be without one of its speedsters this weekend against the Rattlers.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
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A strong weather system passes by later tonight and tomorrow with showers, gusty wind and cooler air for the weekend.
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[ANCHOR=Jean 4-Shot]


News 7 is next.
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[SOT 11:30:36]
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((PEOPLE ACTUALLY FEEL KIND OF PERSONALLY VIOLATED BECAUSE SOMEBODY ACTUALLY COMES INTO THEIR YARD AND EITHER TEARS UP OR DAMAGES THEIR SIGN AND IT'S REALLY NOT NICE.))
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[OUT Q=really not nice.]
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


The fallout from a hardfought presidential election is being felt in Lynchburg.
[ANCHOR=Jean 2-Shot]


Is THIS a sign of the political times we live in?
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[ANCHOR=Jean 2-Shot]


Good evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


And I'm Keith Humphry.
[Sign-Stealing]
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Democrats and Republicans alike are crying foul over a rash of sign stealing and vandalism that has swept the Hill City.
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[ANCHOR=Jean 2-Shot]
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[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Both sides say they've had to replace hundreds of damaged and missing signs in just the past few weeks.
If the motivation for the thefts is political, they say, it's not working.
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[SOT 11:32:25//11:38:44]
[IN Q=Anybody who puts]

((GRETCHEN BESSIERE/DEMOCRATIC VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR: ANYBODY WHO PUTS A SIGN IN THEIR YARD IS A STRONG SUPPORTER OF WHICHEVER CANDIDATE THEY CHOOSE, SO WHAT GOOD IS IT GOING TO DO ANYONE TO STEAL OUR SIGNS, UNLESS THEY THINK THEY CAN SWAY UNDECIDED VOTERS BECAUSE THEY DRIVE UP AND DOWN LAKESIDE DRIVE AND DON'T SEE ANY KERRY-EDWARDS SIGNS?)) ((WENDELL WALKER/LYNCHBURG GOP CHAIRMAN: IT DOESN'T MATTER WHETHER YOU'RE A REPUBLICAN OR DEMOCRAT, WHAT YOU'RE DOING IS WRONG. IT'S A CRIME. I THINK IF WE HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO TURN SOMEBODY IN, THE POLICE CAN PRESS CHARGES. HOPEFULLY THIS WILL SEND A MESSAGE TO WHOMEVER IS DOING THIS, WHETHER YOU'RE A YOUNG PERSON OR PARTISAN PERSON, WHOEVER IT MAY BE, THAT THIS IS A CRIME.))
[SUPER=01-Gretchen Bessiere/Democratic Volunteer Coordinator; :00]
[SUPER=01-Wendell Walker/Lynchburg GOP Chairman; :16]
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[OUT Q=this is a crime.]
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Republicans plan to enlist volunteers to watch some of the neighborhoods, hoping to catch perpetrators in the act.

Both parties say they'll prosecute anyone caught stealing a campaign sign.
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[Poll-Workers]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Many precinct workers in Virginian have been working the polls for years. It's a situation state officials appreciate and worry about.
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Richmond Bureau Chief Jennifer Wishon is here to tell us why. Keith, a good number of the loyal who work the polls year after year are aging
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[SUPER=@Jennifer1;]
[SUPER=05-Richmond;]

and because of that election officials are actively recruiting more younger workers.
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[IN Q=The people who have]
[SUPER=01-Jean Jensen/State Board of Elections Secretary; :00]
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[OUT Q=a lot of time on the Internet]
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[IN Q=The people who have]

((JEAN JENSEN: THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE TRADITIONALLY WORKED IN THE POLLS DO IT BECAUSE THEY CONSIDER IT THEIR CIVIC DUTY AND MANY OF THEM HAVE BEEN DOING IT FOR 20 OR 30 YEARS AND IF THEY'RE NOW IN THEIR 70'S AND 80'S THAT BECOMES A VERY DIFFICULT, GRUELING DAY.)) [RUNS14]
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A day that begins at 5 AM and doesn't end until the polls close and the votes are tallied. To offset the problem, Jensen says many localities are asking their local governments and businesses to give employees the day off with pay while they work at the polls. Recruiting efforts are also being aimed at Virginia's college students. Jensen says it would be nice to have a young person in every polling place, but until that happens seniors aren't having any problems operating the new electronic voting machines.
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[IN Q=I think the seniors are]

((JEAN JENSEN: I THINK THE SENIORS ARE REALLY STEPPING UP TO THE PLATE WITH THIS ELECTRONIC. MANY OF THEM SPEND A LOT OF TIME ON THE INTERNET.)) [RUNS15]
[OUT Q=time on the Internet]))
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Poll workers do get paid. The base pay in Virginia is 75- dollars for the day and some localities pay as much as 125- dollars.
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Keith, to work at a poll you must be at least 18- years - old and a registered voter.

[Green-Candidate]


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You won't see his name on the ballot in Virginia. But you may see the Green Party candidate for President campaigning here this week.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]

David Cobb met with a small group of supporters in the Hollins area this afternoon. The Texas lawyer is running on the typical Green Party platform of ecology and peace, preaching racial and social justice and calling for an end to the war in Iraq. Though he knows he won't be elected President next month, Cobb says the major party candidates are not addressing those issues.
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((NEITHER OF THEM ARE ADDRESSING THE FACT THAT LARGE CORPORATIONS AND THE VERY WEALTHY ELITE ARE COMPLETELY FINANCING OUR ELECTIONS AND THEREFORE CONTROLLING THE POLITICAL DISCOURSE AND DEBATE IN THIS COUNTRY.))
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[OUT Q=in this country.]
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Cobb acknowledges this is an awareness campaign, rather than a serious run for the White House.
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[Rockbridge-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Two years ago, Rockbridge County officials floated a plan to close Effinger Elementary school. That plan was scrubbed, but now parents say their children are being left behind again. Richard Lesko has the story.
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[SUPER=01-Patricia Schirmer/Effinger PTA President; :15]
[SUPER=01-Rick Lollis/Effinger Elementary Principal; :35]
[SUPER=01-Jake Burks/Rockbridge Co. School Superintendent; :56]
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[OUT Q=Richard Lesko, News 7, Rockbridge County.]

(( With just 116 students, Effinger Elementary is the smallest school in Rockbridge County. It has some of the highest SOL scores, active support from the community, and a few problems.
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[IN Q=The school is...]

((PATRICIA SCHIRMER/EFFINGER PTA PRESIDENT; THE SCHOOL IS OLD, IT'S A WONDERFUL SCHOOL BUT IT'S OLD. AND IT NEEDS MORE THAN JUST MAINTENANCE, IT NEEDS RENOVATION.))
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[OUT Q=it needs renovation.]

The school was originally included in a plan to renovate three elementary schools at the same time. As the cost of the project rose dramatically, the improvements to Effinger Elementary got dropped.
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[IN Q=I just want...]

((RICK LOLLIS/EFFINGER ELEMENTARY PRINCIPAL; I JUST WANT OUR KIDS ONCE THEY GET INTO MIDDLE SCHOOL TO HAVE EXPERIENCED JUST AS THE OTHER 4 ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS DID. EQUITY IS THE BIG WORD. WE WANT THAT FOR OUR KIDS.))
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[OUT Q=that for our kids.]

Now the school board is asking the Board of Supervisors for an additional four million dollars to pay for the upgrades, something the supervisors have refused to do.
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[IN Q=The impact on...]

((JAKE BURKS/ROCKBRIDGE CO. SUPERINTENDENT; THE IMPACT ON THE TAX RATE WOULD BE, FOR SOMEONE WHO OWNS A $200,000 PIECE OF PROPERTY, ABOUT A COKE A WEEK. THAT'S WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT.))
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((PATRICIA SCHIRMER/EFFINGER PTA PRESIDENT; AT THIS POINT WE NEED TO DO THE FINANCIALLY RIGHT THING BY RENOVATING EFFINGER NOW, OTHERWISE ARE GOING TO HAVE TO FACE MUCH HIGHER COSTS IN THE FUTURE.))
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Supporters say if the renovations are going to happen anytime soon at the current cost, they will have to change their supervisors' minds before their October 25th meeting. Richard Lesko, News 7, Rockbridge County.))

[Mayfield]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The family of a Roanoke teacher who committed suicide after being fasely accused says it is still waiting for answers.
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A year ago this week, Ron Mayfield jumped to his death from a Blue Ridge Parkway bridge.
Mayfield was placed on administrative leave after he was accused of hitting a student.
What he did not know is that investigators had cleared his name.
Mayfield's family released a statement today saying many questions remain unanswered.
They also encourage the school system to continue working on improvements and changes which will benefit all teachers.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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We'll hear from the school system tonight at 11.

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[ANCHOR=Ketih 2-Shot]
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Still ahead on News 7, how old-time arts and crafts could lead to a better financial future for Southwest Virginia.
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[ANCHOR=Jean 2-Shot]


And pomp and circumstance for a new president and a first at Roanoke College.
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[1st-Wx]
[RC-Inaugaration]

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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History is made at Roanoke College today.
The College inaugurated its first female president in the college's history- who also happens to be a native of Germany.
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[SUPER=01-Sabine O'Hara/Roanoke College President; :37]
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[SUPER=01-Dorothy Crockrell/Roanoke College Freshman; 58]
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[OUT Q=and more prominent.]

((Flags represent the nation's students come from.
The entourage of scholars reprent the community support- for the college's tenth President.
Dr. Sabine O'Hara walked into the Turbyfil quad and stepped into Roanoke College history- as the first female president.
IT'S MY HONOR TO PRESENT YOU THE TENTH PRESIDENT SABINE OHARA APPLAUSE.
PRESIDENT O'HARA: SO MANY STUDENTS, WOMEN STUDENTS HAVE COME UP TO ME AND SAID THIS IS SO GREAT BEING THE FIRST WOMAN PRESIDENT SO IR EALLY WAS VERY HUMBLING VERY MOVING.
JEAN JADHON/REPORTING: ROANOKE COLLEGE WAS FOUNDED IN 1842. WITH MORE THAN 18 HUNDRED STUDENTS NOW.. MANY TODAY SAY THEY'RE EXCITED ABOUT A NEW LEADER.
ASHLEY HINES/FRESMAN: SHE HAS A GREAT ENERGY AND I THINK SHE'S READY TO GET OUT THERE AND IMPROVE ROANOKE COLLEGE.
DOROTHY COCKRELL/FRESHMAN: I THINK IT'S AWESOME CAUSE SHE'S THE FIRST WOMAN KIND OF EMPOWERING.

O'Hara hopes to empower the college to become more prominent-
With solid finances..growing enrollment and a recognized academic program... O'Hara says the time is right.
YOU MIGHT SAY THE CONDITIONS ARE IN PLACE FOR THE NEXT REALLY STOP TO BECOME BETTER KNOWN AND MORE PROMINENT.))
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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O'Hara hopes Roanoke College will be recognzied as one of the top 100 liberal arts colleges in the nation.
She also hopes to bring the Roanoke College community together- something many students say they welcome.

[Warner]


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An investment in old skills could produce new income in Southwest Virginia.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

Today, Governor Mark Warner announced 100-thousand dollars from the Appalachian Regional Commission will go to develop and market the region's arts and crafts. Warner says tourism could be boosted in the area, if more focus is placed on things "uniquely Appalachian."
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[Stocks]


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Rising oil prices and a string of negative economic data continued Wall Street's slide. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW fell 108 points.
The NASDAQ lost 17 and a half.
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[SPONSOR ANNOUNCE]
[COMMERCIAL]
[Bedford-Supes]
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Smith Mountain Lake .. and an election thrown out by the courts.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

Both figure into this year's special elections in Bedford County.
[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Susan Bahorich takes a look at the candidates.
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[SUPER=01-Tony Ware/(I) District 5 Candidate; 1:43 ]
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(( Smith Mountain Lake is a main source of income for Bedford County. The lake is also one of the chief issues of candidates running for the district 2 supervisors seat. The supervisors are working on a relicensing project to give AEP the continued right to run and operate the facility.
Glenn Ayers (airs), an independent, was appointed to the seat last November. He says the lake, education and taxes are priorities.
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[INQ=We just fully funded...]

((GLENN AYERS/DISTRICT 2 CANDIDATE (I): WE JUST FULLY FUNDED THE SCHOOLS FOR THE FIRST TIME IN ANYBODY'S MEMORY BY BALANCING THE BUDGET AND CUTTING TAXES BY ONE-CENT - SO, WHEN IT COMES TO FUNDING WE CAN BE SUCCESSFUL IN THE NEXT YEAR.))

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[OUT=... in the next year.]

Republican challenger Chuck Neudorfer sees similar priorites. Neudorfer is a former FBI agent who specialized in research, and he wants to give citizens the full story before an issue goes before the board.

[SOT@12:19.00]
[INQ=I'm willing to spend...]

((CHUCK NEUDORFER/DISTRICT 2 CANDIDATE (R): I'M WILLING TO SPEND THE TIME AND ENERGY TO REALLY UNDERSTAND THE ISSUES IN THE COUNTY. I LIKE TO RESEARCH ISSUES TO FIND ALL THE FACTS INVOLVED AND I'M COMMITTED TO VOTE ONLY WHEN I KNOW THE FACTS.)) [RUNS:18]
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[INQ=District 5 will also...]

((SUSAN BAHORICH, REPORTING: DISTRICT 5 WILL ALSO PLAY HOST TO A SPECIAL ELECTION- AFTER THE AREA'S LAST CONTEST HAD TO BE VOIDED WHEN 56-PEOPLE ACCIDENTALLY VOTED IN THE WRONG DISTRICT.)) [RUNS:09]
[OUTQ=.. in the wrong district.]


Tony Ware served 25 years before losing that election, but Supervisors appointed him back to the board in January. He says refurbishing area schools- like Jefferson Forest- and maintaining tourism are important to the community.

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[INQ=The major things Bedford...]

((TONY WARE/DISTRICT 5 CANDIDATE (I): THE MAJOR THINGS BEDFORD COUNTY IS FACING IS THE GROWTH WE'VE HAD, MANAGING THE GROWTH AND PROVIDING THE SERVICES COUNTY RESIDENTS DEMAND.)) [RUNS:10]
[OUTQ=... county residents demand.]


Republican Steve Arrington won last November by 12-votes. The local businessman says he wants to place a cap on real estate taxes and cut excesses from the budget.

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[INQ=I'm not out to...]

((STEVE ARRINGTON/DISTRICT 5 CANDIDATE (R): I'M NOT OUT TO DISMANTLE GOVERNMENT, WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO SEE IS A FISCALLY-RESTRAINT, WELL-MANAGED GOVERNMENT WITH A TAX RATE WE ALL CAN AFFORD AND OUR CHILDREN CAN AFFORD ONE DAY.)) [RUNS:11]
[OUTQ=... afford one-day.]


The polls open November 2nd at six a.m. and close that night at seven. SB, News7, Bedford County. ))


[Sports tease]


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Tech will play Florida A & M without Eddie Royal, week seven of high school football is here almost
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and our ACC connection zeroes in on the ACC talent and speed factor..have teams closed the gap on Florida state and Miami.
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[S-ACC]


[ANCHOR=steve]
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Miami battles Lousiville tonight in College football. The Hurricanes start an eventful weekend for the ACC which will match 6th ranked UVa against 7th ranked Florida State.
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In this edition of ACC Connection we look specifically at the defending conference champion Seminoles to see whether the gap in talent has closed in the ACC.
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[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Virginia Tech Football Coach; :37]
[SUPER=01-Al Groh/UVa Head Coach; :47]
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((I feel the need..for speed...a statement Florida State coach Bobby Bowden was already addressing when he enterd the ACC back in 1992. But he faces a Uva team Saturday ranked a head of him. Is the speed and talent gap closing in on the winningest coach in college football? ((:))
Frank Beamer's Hokies almost took the lead from the Noles in the 1999 national championship before losing to Florida State. Beamer says FSU and Miami aren't that far out in front anymore in the speed category. ((:)) ((AL GROH:)) Former Salem and Friday Football Extra star Dennis Haley is a solid example of creative speed. He entered UVa as a speedy running back, but is now a 250 pound linebacker who uses that speed effectively to cover tight ends or receivers.))
((:)) ((STEVE MASON:)) ((:))

[S-Royal]


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Virginia Tech head athletic trainer Mike Goforth announced today that freshman Eddie Royal will not play Saturday against Florida A & M.
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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]


Goforth said Royal is suffering lingering affects from a recent illness unrelated to the concussion he suffered against West Virginia. Goforth said Royal is having some stomach pain and Nausea but says he should be back for Georgia Tech October 28th.
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[ANCHOR=Steve]
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The high school football season hits week 7 tomorrow and that means the start of district play for most teams. Here's the Friday Football Extra lineup.
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