[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Jean 2-Shot]

What kind of shape IS Victory Stadium in... even on a dry night?
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[ENG#=1]
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

And a non-com on a mission... a mission to make sure some of the men in his squad get home for Christmas.
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[Sports-head]


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


Tonight in sports, the latest Friday Football postponements, qualifying is rained out in Darlington, and
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[VO-NAT]


15 UVA seniors are set to play their final game at Scott Stadium tomorrow against Miami.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


As expected, 1-2 inches of chilly rain soaked the region today but conditions dry out just in time for the weekend.


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[ANCHOR=Jean 4-Shot]


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


New concerns tonight about Victory Stadium after several people were injured at last week's football game.
[ANCHOR=Jean 2-Shot]


People want to know whether the stadium's safe
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[SOT 21:36:59]
[IN Q=There are some]

((MINA BOYD/ROANOKE CIVIC CENTER: THERE ARE SOME THINGS THAT ARE SHOWING WEAR AND TEAR BUT IT IS SAFE AS IT HAS BEEN BEFORE.))
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[OUT Q=it has been before]
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[ANCHOR=Jean 2-Shot]


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


And I'm Keith Humphry.
[Victory-Stadium]
[NEWSCAST=6 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=04-37 TC1:20:25]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Tonight's scheduled William Fleming football game has been rained out.
[ANCHOR=JEan 2-Shot]


It will be played tomorrow night and when fans arrive at Victory Stadium they'll see several areas roped off.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Jean & Justin /Microwave;]


Justin McLeod is live at Victory Stadium tonight to tell us why. Justin?
Keith and Jean, some of the stadium seats have been deemed unsafe.
[LIVE= Justin /FULL Microwave]
[SUPER=@justin1]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke]


Some of the concrete steps are in such bad shape several people were slightly injured last week.
But the city stresses overall the stadium is safe and the game will go on tomorrow night.
[ENG#=4]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Friday; :00]
[SUPER=01-Mina Boyd/Roanoke Civic Center; :14]
[RUNS=:47]
[OUT Q=MONEY HAS BEEN INVESTED]

((((NAT SOUND OF LAST FRIDAY'S FOOTBALL GAME))
It happened during last Friday's Patrick Henry football game at Victory Stadium.
The principal of PH was walking up the stairs on the visitors side when one of the concrete steps apparently crumbled.
[SOT 21:37:40]
[IN Q=He lost his footing]

((MINA BOYD/ROANOKE CIVIC CENTER: HE LOST HIS FOOTING, HE FELL, CUT HIS LEGS AND THEN HE WAS TREATED.)) [Runs05]
[OUT Q=was treated]


He along with a young child who also fell are doing ok.
Since the incident, the civic center staff has roped off the area near the 40 yard line.
After further inspection, an area on the home side was also blocked.
City leaders point out the stadium is more than 60 years old and repairs are needed.
A city engineer will inspect the stadium next week before any work is done.
[SOT 21:40:19]
[IN Q=If it requires]

((MINA BOYD/ROANOKE CIVIC CENTER: IF IT REQUIRES A CONTRACTOR I WOULD REALLY WANT TO SEE WHAT THE COMMITTEE IS GOING TO DO BEFORE MORE MONEY HAS BEEN INVESTED.)) [Runs07]
[OUT Q=MONEY HAS BEEN INVESTED]))
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[LIVE= Justin /FULL Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke;]


She's talking about the Victory Stadium citizen's committee which is studying whether to renovate or build a new stadium.
The public will have its say Tuesday night at a hearing at Lucy Addison Middle School.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Jean & Justin /Microwave;]


Meantime Keith and Jean, tomorrow night's game at Victory Stadium is the last one scheduled for the season. It starts at 7:30.


[Lewis-Gale]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=04-45 TC09:03]
[GRAPHIC=Lewis Gale Clinic]
[ENG#=1]


Some Lewis-Gale Clinic patients will soon have to travel farther to see their doctor... or find a new one.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rocky Mount]


The primary care satellite offices in Rocky Mount and Back Creek are closing at the end of this year.
That mean patients will have to travel at least 10 minutes farther to find a Lewis-Gale clinic.
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[SOT21:41:12]
[IN Q=I'm sad I'm shocked]

((FOUZIA ISHTIAQ: I'M SAD, I'M SHOCKED. I WASN'T EXPECTING THEM TO CLOSE DOWN.))
[SUPER=01-Fouzia Ishtiaq/Back Creek Patient]
[RUNS=07]
[OUT Q=moved away]
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[VO-NAT]

In a release, the Clinic's C-E-O says every effort has been made to develop the practices, "but patient volumes did not reach levels to support the operations."
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[ANCHOR=JEan]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


Officials say staff will work closely with patients to help them transfer to another location.
Lewis-Gale Clinic says it has no plans to close any other locations.
In fact it's still in the process of recruiting more physicians and plans to open a new nephrology and dialysis center.

[Craig-School]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=]
[WRITER=jbu]
[TAPE#=04-38 TC1:28:06]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=2]


Craig County school officials say hundreds of thousands of dollars are being held hostage.
It's the latest round in a money fight between the school board and County supervisors.
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[VO-NAT]

In a memo to supervisors today, the school board says: "the Board of Supervisors is endeavoring to illegally exert control over the operations of the School Division and is holding our funding hostage to that end".
[SUPER=03-Craig Co.]


Supervisors have not released the 530-thousand dollars budgeted for the schools this month.
They want a school representative to answer questions at a board meeting.
School officials say that's not necessary. Because of the disagreement, a food distributor is demanding to be paid cash- on- delivery, because the school is behind on its payments. TEACHERS are also worried. Former Education Association president Carla Williams, says teachers were told they WILL get their paychecks.. but for now, they're working on faith.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[GRAPHICS=None]

Members of the Craig County Board of Supervisors could not be reached for comment.

[Middle-School]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=04-42 TC22:32]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=3]

Blacksburg's old Middle School could become a mall.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

Two different developers are interested in the property. One is considering building a large-scale shopping mall. The other: luxury housing. Montgomery County owns the land, but Blacksburg controls the zoning. Officials from both sides have met in closed sessions the last few months to hear proposals. At least two Blacksburg Council members are glad those discussions are now out in the open.
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[SOT: 47:57:00 to :10;52:42:00 to :00 ]
[IN Q=The school ]

((PAUL LANCASTER:THE SCHOOL IS IN THE MIDDLE OF BLACKSBURG AND I HAVE THREE MAIN CONCERNS. THE NEIGHBORHOODS, THE NEIGHBORHOODS, THE NEIGHBORHOODS. FRANKLY ANY SORT OF THING THAT'S DEVELOPED HERE IS GOING TO HAVE AN IMPACT ON NEIGHBORHOODS EITHER GOOD OR BAD. DON LANGREHR:PERHAPS IN THE THIS CASE WHERE THERE IS SO MUCH CONCERN ABOUT THE FUTURE USE. IT IS TIME TO CAST MORE LIGHT, MORE SUNLIGHT ON THIS ISSUE. SUNLIGHTS A GREAT DISINFECTANT IN PARTICULARLY IN THIS CASE IT WOULD LESSON THE PERCEPTION THAT THERE WERE SOME BACK DOOR DEALS GOING ON.))
[SUPER=01-Paul Lancaster/Blacksburg Council Member; :00]
[SUPER=01-Don Langrehr/Blacksburg Council Member; :14]
[RUNS=:31]
[OUT Q=deals going on.]
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[VO-NAT]

At this point, no votes have been taken or decisions made.
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[Soldier-Return]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=04-36 TC2:00:34]
[GRAPHIC=Non]
[ENG#=4]


No one wants to be away from family during the holidays, but one Roanoke County soldier gave up his time at Christmas to let other soldiers come home.
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[VO-NAT 11.5]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]


Staff Sergeant John King took his two leave week from Afghanistan now instead of in December.
He said some of the younger men in his squad had never been away from family at Christmas.
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[SOT 14:04:16]
[IN Q=Yeah]

((STAFF SGT. JOHN KING: YEA, SOLDIERS DO CRY. THE YOUNGEST IN MY SQUAD .. I SAID I DON'T KNOW IF YOU CAN HAVE CHRISTMAS, HE WAS LOOKING FORWARD TO IT DEVASTATED STARTED TO TEAR UP. )) ((SO I SAID LET THE YOUNGER GUYS WHO'VE NEVER BEEN AWAY FROM HOME HAVE THAT TIME.))
[SUPER=01-Staff Sgt. John King/Army National Guard; :00]
[RUNS=21]
[OUT Q=HAVE THAT TIME.]
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[VO-NAT 10 plus pad]


Staff Sergeant King has also never been away from family at Christmas. He leaves Monday to head back to Afghanistan where he'll serve until next summer.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
[WRITER=dse]
[SS=NONE]
[ENG#=APRISA]


Still ahead on News 7, FEMA officials hope a trickle of scams doesn't turn into a wave of trouble for local flood victims.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Jean 2-Shot]


And the special bond between a Lynchburg father and the man saved by his daughter's organs... as they prepare for tomorrow's Richmond marathon.
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[1st-Wx]
[Jeanne-Scam]

(MINI OPEN)



[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jbu]
[TAPE#=04-43 TC21:49]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=1]

FEMA officials say it's nothing new... Con-artists trying to scam disaster victims out of their money.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/File Tape]

Four such incidents have been reported in the Roanoke Valley. Con-artists call flood victims offering to speed up their disaster- recovery process for a price. FEMA officials at the Salem disaster recovery center say their program is completely free ...and that ONLY the official FEMA 800 number will require you to give banking information.
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[SOT 14:23:58]
[IN Q=We need to use common sense]

((BLAND FRANKLIN:WE NEED TO USE COMMON SENSE WHEN YOU GET CALLS. THE ONLY TIME THAT YOU WOULD GET ASKED TO GIVE YOUR BANK ACCOUNT NUMBER AND ROUTING NUMBER IS WHEN YOU CALL THE REGISTRAR.))
[SUPER=01-Bland Franklin/FEMA]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=number is when you call the registrar.]
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[VO-NAT]

Bland says: so far, no one in our area has fallen for the scam.
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[C'burg-Police]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=04-39 TC57:44]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=2]

Not one person has died on a Christiansburg road this year and police hope to keep it that way.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg;]

Town police kicked off their holiday enforcement today by honoring a man who was in a serious car accident on Franklin Street during Hurricane Jeanne. Police say Doug Douglas was saved by the belt.
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[SOT: 6:42:00 ]
[IN Q=It was ]

((DOUG DOUGLAS: IT WAS AIRBAG DEPLOYMENT. THE OTHER INDIVIDUAL WAS GOING ABOUT 45 MILES AN HOUR. SO IT WAS SIGNIFICANT IMPACT. AND I WAS ABLE TO WALK AWAY. AND IT WAS NO DOUBT IT WAS BECAUSE I WAS WEARING MY SEAT BELT.))
[SUPER=01-Doug Douglas/Saved by His Seatbelt;]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=my seat belt.]
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[VO-NAT]

Starting tomorrow officers will begin the "click it or ticket" program.. going after folks who are not wearing a seat belt. They will also start setting up check points at night to look for drunk drivers.
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[Kilgore]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=04-34 TC1:48:28]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=1]


State leaders say they'll push for increased penalties to fight the production of meth- amphetamines.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]

Last year police found 34- meth labs in Virginia. This year- 78 have already been busted. Half of them were found in southwest Virginia. Attorney General Jerry Kilgore says he'll ask the General Assembly to double the minimum penalties against offenders.


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[SOT 19:11:11]
[IN Q=The fact is that while]

((KILGORE: THE FACT IS THAT WHILE COCAINE IS MANUFACTURED IN BOGOTA. METH IS MORE LIKELY MANUFACTURED IN PLACES LIKE BRISTOL OR BOTETOURT.))
[SUPER=@Kilgore;]
[RUNS=08]
[OUT Q=Bristol of Botetourt]
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[VO-NAT]

Kilgore also wants making meth in the presence of a child to become an additional crime. State leaders say they're also concerned about the law- enforcement officials who clean up the labs. They hope to create statewide guidelines for cleaning and storing the dangerous chemicals.
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[Web-Page]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=04-46 09:25]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=4]

Our W-D-B-J- -7 Internet site has a new look -- and new ways to keep you informed.
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[VO-NAT]

[NO SUPER] You can now use your computer to watch many of the stories and features that appear on News 7 newscasts. If you've bookmarked any of our pages, such as school closings, you will have to reset those bookmarks.
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[Take WDBJ7 Web FS #E522]

Our web address remains the same, though. We invite you to take a look at what's new at W-D-B-J-7-dot-com.
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[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Jean 2-Shot]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
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Better than expected economic data and a strong report from Dell sent stocks higher. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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[SUPER=x5000;]
[SUPER=440-x/69.17/10539.01/x/24.07/2085.34;]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


The DOW gained 69 points.
The NASDAQ rose 24.
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[SUPER=273-h/0.16/11.66/h/0.78/39.40//Unchg/16.30/i/0.07/34.91/h/0.24/5.45;]
[SUPER=274-h/0.30/16.45/h/0.04/73.10/h/0.58/42.22/h/0.74/52.85/h/0.23/56.85;]
[SUPER=#555; Reset]


[SPONSOR ANNOUNCE]
[COMMERCIAL]
[Lynchburg-Organ]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=04-35 TC1:38:05]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

Some eight- thousand runners will hit the streets of the state capitol tomorrow for the Richmond Marathon.
[ANCHOR=Jean 2-Shot]

Among them, one unlikely athlete will get some help from an unlikely friend. Richmond Bureau Chief Jennifer Wishon explains.
[ENG#=1]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Richmond; :00]
[SUPER=01-Kevin Shroyer/Organ Donor's Father; :08 ]
[SUPER=01-Len Geiger/Organ Recipient; :31 ]
[SUPER=@Jennifer2; 1:34 ]
[RUNS=1:44]
[OUT Q=JW, News 7, Richmond]
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[SOT 14:56:41]
[IN Q=Don't we have a]

((LEN GEIGER: DON'T WE HAVE A RACE TO RUN?)) [RUNS02]
[OUT Q=race to run?]

They only recently met, but tomorrow these two men will run a marathon in memory of one girl.
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[SOT 15:04:13]
[IN Q=I enjoy every minute]

((KEVIN SHROYER: I ENJOY EVERY MINUTE THAT WE'RE OUT THERE TOGETHER AND YES I REALIZE HOW IT IS THAT HE'S ABLE TO BE THERE WITH ME BUT I DON'T FOCUS ON THAT TOO MUCH BECAUSE IT WOULD GET TOO EMOTIONAL FOR ME.)) [RUNS11]
[OUT Q=too emotional for me]

Two years ago Kevin Shroyer's 14- year- old daughter, Korinne, died in an accident. Her lungs were donated to Len Geiger who'd spent the past ten years suffering from genetic emphysema.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 15:07:42]
[IN Q=You know that you're]

((LEN GEIGER: YOU KNOW THAT YOU'RE DYING AND YOU CAN HARDLY WAIT FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO LIVE, BUT AT THE SAME TIME IT'S NOT A GUARANTEE. YOU'RE ALSO VERY AWARE THAT IN ORDER FOR YOU TO LIVE SOMEONE ELSE IS GOING TO DIE.)) [RUNS13]
[OUT Q=is going to die]

But through Korrine's death a friendship was born. During an emotional meeting, the Shroyer's met Geiger last year and it didn't take long before they felt like family.

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[SOT 15:04:30]
[IN Q=We often joke and]

((KEVIN SHROYER: WE OFTEN JOKE AND KID THAT HAD WE KNOWN EACH OTHER AS SMALL KIDS... BEST FRIENDS, BEST MAN AT EACH OTHER'S WEDDINGS AND THAT SORT OF THING.)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=that sort of thing]

Until his transplant, simply walking and talking at the same time was a challenge for Geiger. Then, three months after receiving his new lungs he was back in the hospital.
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[SOT 15:11:26]
[IN Q=This time I was]

((LEN GEIGER: THIS TIME I WAS IN THERE FOR A BROKEN LEG FROM A MOUNTAIN BIKING ACCIDENT)) [RUNS06]
[OUT Q=mountain biking accident]

Doctors suggested he may never walk again - let along run a marathon.
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[SOT 15:05:44]
[IN Q=We know that if we]

((KEVIN SHROYER: WE KNOW THAT IF WE GET OUT HERE AND WE TELL THE STORY THAT WE HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO CHANGE SOME PEOPLE'S MINDS AND HOPEFULLY SAVE SOME LIVES.)) [RUNS08]
[OUT Q=save some lives]

Geiger is now back at his old business of pharmaceutical sales- now for a company that markets a drug for his type of lung disease. Jennifer Wishon, News 7, Richmond.))

[Sports Tease]


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


Coming up, the altered schedule for the final weekend of high school football's regular season, and
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[VO-NAT]


the rainy weather also had a say in qualifying today in Darlington.
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[S-FFE]


[ANCHOR=Travis]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-185 12017tc]
[GRAPHIC=FFE]
[ENG#=1]


Believe it or not, most of the high school football games in the area are on schedule for tonight. In fact, one is already in the books.
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[VO NAT ]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Brunswick vs. North Cross; :00]

This afternoon in the private school ranks North Cross opened its playoff game with Brunswick on the first play from scrimmage with a Jonathan Edwards 61 yard touchdown run. That turned out to be the game winning score, but the Raiders were just getting warmed up. Edwards bounces off a would be tackler at the line,
[SUPER=36-Brunswick/0/North Cross/34;]

hits the sideline and motors to the house for the score from 45 yards out. North Cross whips Brunswick 34-to-nothing.
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[TALENT=TRAVIS]
[GRAPHIC=FFE]

There are a handful of postponements tonight, so lets check out the list of rescheduled games for week 11.
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[GO TO BOARDS]

[Super=64-Franklin Co./Sat./E.C. Glass/7:00/George Washington/Sat./Halifax Co./Noon/Gretna/Sat./Appomattox/2pm;]



[Super=64-Buckingham Co./Sat./William Campbell/2pm/Jefferson Forest/Sat./Courtland/1:30/Wilson/Sat./Parry McCluer/1pm;]




[Super=64-William Byrd/Sat./William Fleming/7:30/Altavista/Mon./Chatham/7pm/Bassett/Mon./Dan River/7pm;]



[SUPER=64-St. Anne's/Sat/L.C.A./7:30;]



[RUNS=:23]
[OC=...LAST SCORE]
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[S-Qualify]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-177 TC15731]
[GRAPHIC=Nextel Cup]
[ENG#=2]


Apparently Mother Nature was not too pleased about the fact that this weekend's Southern 500 will be the last fall race at Darlington. The wet stuff wiped out today's qualifying session.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Darlington, SC/SPEED; :00]


That means that points leader Kurt Busch and Jeff Gordon will lead the pack to the green flag on Sunday. The weather also cancelled Busch qualifying and Truck Series practice.
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[S-Cavs]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-186 7:01]
[GRAPHIC=Miami/UVa]
[ENG#=3]


The 18th ranked Miami Hurricanes will try to end a two game losing streak tomorrow at 3:30 against UVa at Scott Stadium. Miami comes to Charlottesville respectful of UVa.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Larry Coker/Miami Head Football Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:23]
[OUT Q=.....play on saturday"]
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[VO-NAT(con't)]
[SUPER=03-Durham, NC; :00]


The game marks senior day for the Cavaliers. Former Salem star and UVA 4th year Dennis Haley overcame academic challenges to become a top defender.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Dennis Haley/UVa's 4th Leading Tackler as a Senior; :]
[SUPER=01-Al Groh/29 Wins at UVa; :12]
[RUNS=:28]
[OUT Q=.......side bar to things"]
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[S-Dukes]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-180 TC14710]
[GRAPHIC=James Madison]
[ENG#=4]


JMU is ready for 10th ranked William & Mary who comes to Bridgeforth Stadium tomorrow for a Noon kickoff, in what amounts to the Atlantic Ten Championship game. The number 4 Dukes are well aware of Tribe quarterback Lang Campbell, who has accounted for 22 TD's in 9 games this season. JMU Coach Mickey Matthews has some high praise for the Winchester native.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Mickey Matthews/JMU Head Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:35]
[OUT Q=he does things right."]
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[Lotto-Car]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=04-33 TC1:56:46]
[ANCHOR=Jean 2-Shot]

If you won the lottery, would you tell everybody at work?
[ENG#=1]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]

Dennis Vess didn't, at least not the same day. The Covington man is the latest winner in the Virginia Lottery's Rag Top Riches game. He wins a Mustang G-T convertible, one of ten up for grabs.
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[SOT 9:34:05]
[NOT SOT Full: Ignition/Car Starting]
[IN Q=Is my heart]

((IS MY HEART BEATING? MAN THIS IS BEAUTIFUL, MAN.))
[RUNS=06]
[OUT Q=beautiful, man.]
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[VO-NAT]

He'd been having trouble with his old car, so he actually needed a new ride, Vess says.
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