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1-News-Head

ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=eea
TAPE#NewsHd
GRAPHIC=


Up next on News 7 at 6, the VA fires the director of the Salem hospital over sexual harassment charges.
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VO-NAT


And as VMI prepares to accept it's first female cadets, the first Corp of Cadets to admit women, Virginia Tech, accepts it's 24th freshman class.
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Sports-Head


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#Headline
GRAPHIC=NONE


In sports, A tight third round at the P-G-A championship and Braves and Cardinals hooked up this afternoon.
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VO-NAT ENG#


And Steve Mason checks in with a report on the Virginia offense and defense in the pre season.
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WX-Head
TALENT=ANDREW
SS=None


An Excessive Heat Advisory is up for Lynchburg and Southside-- but if you live elsewhere, It's very hot for you too.
The steamy details are coming up.

VA-Director


ANCHOR=ERIC
NEWSCAST=SIX
WRITER=DAL
TAPE#=97-45
GRAPHIC=Veterans Administration Seal


The Director of the Veterans Affairs Medical Center got his pink slip yesterday.
John Presley was fired amid sexual harassment allegations.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


V-A officials say an investigation found evidence of repeated incidents of sexual harassment of female employees.
Presley's family says the allegations are false.
Presley plans to appeal the firing to a board governing federal employees.
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ANCHOR=Eric
SS=hold


Presley has been on reassignment in Atlanta since April awaiting the outcome of the investigation.

Goodyear


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-47
GRAPHIC=Goodyear


It took many hours to complete it...
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville/File Tape;


but yesterday morning Goodyear officials reached a shaky deal with union members in Danville.
The deadline was yesterday at noon for this six-year local contract...
a rather uneventful close compared to the two week walkout that surrounded national negotiations in May.
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ANCHOR=Eric
SS=Goodyear


Both sides refuse to comment on the new local contract until it's ratified.

Bluestone-Farms


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#=97-52
GRAPHIC=Virginia State Seal


A company has to pay a state fine for misapplying weedkillers that spread to a farm near Covington.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Covington;


The state says Bluestone Farms was wrong to let herbicides drift from their corn fields to some private homes.
The chemicals damaged trees, and were applied close to a couple of wells.
The state didn't say how much the fines will be. The company CAN appeal the decision.
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Carter-Conviction


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=97-49
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


According to published reports the ex-boyfriend of a former Miss Virginia has been convicted of maliciously injuring her.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;

use file from 96-25, Aliff; 96-16, Hawkins
Lisa Aliff won the title of Miss Virginia in 1983.
In December of 1996, she and former boyfriend Michael Carter apparently had a confrontation at Aliff's home in Salem.
Carter may get as much as eleven years in prison and may have to pay up to 20 thousand dollars in fines.
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WebWatch


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=eea
TAPE#WebWatch
GRAPHIC=Web Watch


Your credit history is on-line... or at least it was.
One of the country's largest credit reporting companies began offering on-line credit histories for 8 dollars this week, but technical problems shut it down.
More in this week's edition of WebWatch.
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IN Q=Experian, formerly known
SUPER=01-Det. Michael Menz/Hi-Tech Crimes Task Force; :32
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natsot open
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Experian, formerly known as TRW, began offering on-line credit reports a few days ago.
Type in some personal information, charge 8 dollars to your credit card, and you could get your credit history within seconds.
But the company says a flood of request overloaded the system, causing some reports to go to the wrong people...
The site is now temporarily off-line... but even when it was working, people who deal with internet crime were concerned.

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SOT 14:12:47
IN Q=when I was asking

((DET. MICHAEL MENZ/HI-TECH CRIMES TASK FORCE; WHEN I WAS ASKING TO SEE ABOUT GETTING MY CREDIT REPORT, IT WAS ASKING FOR MY NAME, MY SOCIAL SECURITY AND MY DATE OF BIRTH. SOME OF THAT INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE ANYWHERE, YOU CAN GET THAT BY PULLING MAIL OUT OF SOMEBODY'S MAILBOX.))
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Experion says the site will be back up as soon as they fix the problems.

If you want a Virginia vanity license plate, but don't know if the name or phrase is already taken, you can find out on the DMV's website.
Type in the name, and the site will tell you if it's already taken.
If it IS available, you can see how it will look with the different license plate backgrounds.
You can even reserve it with your car's title and vehicle identification number.
The links to these sites are on the WebWatch page on the WDBJ website at WWW-dot-WDBJ7-dot-com.))

GOP


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-50
GRAPHIC=Jim Gilmore


It's been 100 days since Jim Gilmore released his personal tax forms and Don Beyer said he would do the same.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


And NO surprise: the Republicans are counting.
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SOT 09:04:36
IN Q=Why won't Don

((RANDY FORBES/REPUBLICAN PARTY OF VA.: WHY WON'T DON RELEASE HIS TAX RETURNS? IS HE HIDING SOMETHING? DOES HE PAY TAXES? IS HE JUST BUYING TIME TO HIDE THE TRUTH?))
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OUT Q=the truth?
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VO-NAT


The Republican Party of Virginia gave Beyer an H&R Block gift certificate...and shared a celebratory cake to mark the occasion.
A spokeswoman for Beyer says his accountants are still working on separating his earnings out of his family's car dealership.
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TALENT=Eric
SS=Don Beyer


Spokeswoman Page Boinest (BOY-nest) says it speaks volumes about the Republicans that they're eating cake over a NON-issue, while Beyer is out talking about things of importance to Virginians. Roll
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Tech-Cadets


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#=97-43
GRAPHIC=Virginia Tech


On Monday female cadets will arrive on post at Virginia Military Institute for the first time in the history of the school.
But today Virginia Tech welcomes women soldiers just as it's done for the past 24 years.
Denise Allen has more on the first corp of cadets to admit women.
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IN Q=Faye Bradfish is
SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00
SUPER=01-Cadet Faye Bradfish/Virginia Tech Freshman; :16 QUICK!!
SUPER=01-Cadet Andrea Phelps/Virginia Tech Senior; :21
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((Faye Bradfish is part of the 24th co-ed cadet class at Virginia Tech.
The Tech corp admitted women two years before the military academies and was the first of the nation's 10 college military corps to admit women.
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((what is it about the military part that attracted you?))
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OUT Q=that attracted you
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SOT 23:31:27
IN Q=YEAH THE

((FAYE BRADFISH/VIRGINIA TECH FRESHMAN: YEAH THE REGIMENTATION, THE MORE STRUCTURE.))
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OUT Q=MORE STRUCTURE
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SOT 23:19:25
IN Q=WE HAVE TO

((ANDREA PHELPS/VIRGINIA TECH SENIOR: WE HAVE TO BE UP EARLY. WE HAVE TO GO TO CLASSES, ROOM INSPECTIONS, UNIFORM INSPECTIONS AND GO TO SCHOOL.))
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OUT Q=GO TO SCHOOL


125 of the nearly 700 cadets facing the barber this weekend are women--a higher percentage of women cadets than any other college.
The men and women live and train side by side.
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SOT 23:32:30
IN Q=I DON'T REALLY KNOW

((BRADFISH: I DON'T REALLY KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT. I'VE BEEN GETTING IN SHAPE ENOUGH. I'LL FIND OUT AS THE WEEK GOES ON.))
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OUT Q=WEEK GOES ON
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SOT 23:20:10
IN Q= i've gotten a lot

((PHELPS: I'VE GOTTEN A LOT OF LEADERSHIP OUT OF HERE. I'M ABOUT TO BE THE NAVAL BATTALION COMMANDER AT VIRGINIA TECH. I WOULD HAVE NEVER HAD THE KNOW-HOW TO GO ABOUT THAT. AFTER THREE YEARS HERE I'M READY TO DO IT.))
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OUT Q=READY TO DO IT


About 80-percent of this freshman class will seek commissions in one of the four branches of the military.
Tech's success in bringing women into a military setting attracted the attention of The Virginia Military Institute.
V-M-I officials spent several days at Tech last year to learn how to develop a co-ed program.
Female cadets arrive at V-M-I on Monday.
Faye Bradfish dons her uniform tonight.
Denise Allen News 7.))

Cybermotion


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-54
GRAPHIC=NONE


Cybermotion has landed a deal to sell its robotic security systems to Lucent Technologies.
The Roanoke company adds this contract may be just the tip of the iceberg.
To help get it on the fast track, Cybermotion has armed itself with a new marketing approach developed by an ad agency just down the street.
Len Besthoff explains.
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IN Q=Robots that can
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00
SUPER=01-John Holland/Cybermotion Founder; :17
SUPER=01-Bill Thomasson/Exec. VP The Packett Group; 1:05
SUPER=@Len1; 1:15
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Robots that can do a better and cheaper job than conventional security guards.
Cybermotion of Roanoke thought its concept would catch on quickly, especially after landing an account at a big pharmaceutical company.
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SOT TAPE ONE 5:47:27
IN Q=Optimistically

((JOHN HOLLAND/CYBERMOTION FOUNDER: OPTIMISTICALLY WE THOUGHT WE'D DO A GOOD JOB FOR THEM AND THEN IN A YEAR OR SO THE PARADE WOULD BEAT A PATH TO OUR DOOR AS IT WERE, AND OF COURSE IT WAS HARDER THAN THAT.))
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OUT Q=than that.


But nearly a decade after going into business, Cybermotion's believes it's finally on the verge of substantial growth.
The robot maker has increased its size, its employment, and most importantly, its sales.
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SOT TAPE ONE 5:49:06
IN Q=Because of

((JOHN HOLLAND/CYBERMOTION FOUNDER: BECAUSE OF THE ACCEPTANCE THAT WE'VE BEEN SEEING WE THOUGHT IT'S TIME TO GET A REALLY PROFESSIONAL ADVERTISING FIRM IN, TO LOOK AT THIS THING, BECAUSE THAT'S NOT OUR BUSINESS.))
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OUT Q=our business.


The company has hired a local firm to come up with a large scale campaign to take it to the next level.
The Packett Group admits the robots aren't easy to market, but it determined Cybermotion needs to downplay the idea that its product replaces humans...with a pitch like this.
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SOT TAPE ONE 5:40:38
IN Q=Well, you

((BILL THOMASSON/EXEC. VP THE PACKETT GROUP: WELL YOU KNOW RIGHT NOW YOU'VE GOT THE SAME SENSORS AND THE SAME DETECTION GOING ON RIGHT NOW ALL OVER YOUR BUILDING. REALLY WHAT CYBERMOTION HAS DONE HAS TAKEN THAT AND PUT IT ONTO A MOBILE PLATFORM. SO DON'T THINK OF IT AS A ROBOT.))
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OUT Q=a robot.
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SOT TAPE 2 06:20:28
IN Q=Now this

((Now this advertising push is the first step in a long path for Cybermotion and its robots. If the campaign does prove successful, the company hopes within three years to sell its stock to the public. Len Besthoff, News-7.))
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OUT Q=LB, News-7.


On-Record


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#=97-46
GRAPHIC=On Record


Drug raids make big news.
Vice officers often net dozens of arrests.
In fact, more than 90 indictments came out of a recent operation in Roanoke.
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VO-NAT


These investigations take months to put together.
And in Roanoke most of these drug sweeps take place in the northeast or northwest sections of the city.
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SOT 05:06:01
IN Q=IN ROANOKE

((DON CALDWELL/ROANOKE PROSECUTOR: IN ROANOKE CITY THAT TENDS TO BE WHERE OUR HEAVIEST CONCENTRATION OF CRACK COCAINE SALES TAKES PLACE AND CONSEQUENTLY WE RECEIVE THE MOST COMPLAINTS FROM THAT AREA. REV. CARL TINSLEY: PEOPLE GET TO WHERE THEY CAN'T CONTROL THE URGE FOR DRUGS. THEY NEED HELP AND IF WE DON'T HELP THEM WE ALLOW THIS TO CONTINUE TO PERPETUATE AND SOON THEY'RE BEYOND HELP.))
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SUPER=07-Rev. Carl Tinsley; :13
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OUT Q=THEY'RE BEYOND HELP
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VO-NAT


Panel members discuss the effectiveness of law enforcement in fighting the war on drugs and offer some ideas for solutions to the drug problem--that's tomorrow morning at 11 during On Record.
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Boris


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#=97-42
GRAPHIC=Mill Mountain Zoo


The tenant of the new penthouse on Mill Mountain moved in this morning.
Boris the snow leopard has the best view of the valley from his new house at the mountain-top zoo.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


He isn't ready to call his new digs home yet.
Zoo keepers say it'll take a while for the cat to get comfortable.
For instance his old home had a concrete floor, now he's adapting to a carpet of dirt and grass.
And then there's the new rock, built by a North Carolina artist, to give Boris a cliff to climb.
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SOT 21:49:28
IN Q=they're going

((BETH POFF/MILL MOUNTAIN ZOO: THEY'RE GOING TO GET A BETTER LOOK AT BORIS. IT GIVES YOU MORE OF A FEEL HOW YOU MIGHT SEE THE CAT OUT IN THE WILD. PARTICULARLY THIS WINTER WHEN THERE'S SNOW IN THE EXHIBIT AND ON THE ROCK CLIFF AND HE'S GOING TO BE UP THERE LIKE HE'S IN THE HIMALAYAN AREA. THAT'S WHAT WE HOPE TO RE-CREATE.))
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OUT Q=HOPE TO RECREATE
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VO-NAT


It took two years to complete the project.
Poff says the expanded habitat will enable the zoo to get involved in a snow leopard breeding program.
She says very few of these cats remain in the wild and there are only about 200 in captivity.
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Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#Tease
GRAPHIC=NONE


And coming up, Highlights from the P-G-A championship Rain wipes out second round qualifying at Michigan.
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VO-NAT ENG#


And the Braves pick up a big win on the road against the St. Louis Cardinals.
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S-PGA


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S7-19
GRAPHIC=PGA Championship


Play was suspended at a little after five this afternoon in the third round of the P-G-A championship at Winged Foot.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Mamaroneck, NY/CBS SPORTS; :


Tiger Woods twice had his score under par here he knocks in the birdie putt at 16 to go to 2 under but he finished the round at 1 over par.
Justin Leonard made a move today he would tie Davis Love the Third with this birdie putt at the 15-th hole with three left to play.
Love would answer that when he rolled in this birdie putt at the 11-th hole to push his score to six under par.
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ANCHOR=Roy
SS=Hold Logo


Love and Leonard were tied at six under par. Love at the 14-th hole and Leonard at 17.

S-Avalanche


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#CL-97
GRAPHIC=Avalanche Logo


Last night in Salem, The Avalanche upped its win streak to three games by beating the Durham Bulls. But the victory didn't help the team in the Standings. Salem remains four games behind Southern Division leading Kinston.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Salem/Avalanche vs Bulls; :


Mugsy had the Bulls running before the game started.
In the top of the second Mark Derosa fires this shot to right field scoring a run and the Bulls took a one to nothing lead in the inning.
Salem would get on the board in the bottom of the third when Tal Light hits
SUPER=37-Salem/7/Durham/3/;this shot to the centerfielder who can't hold the

ball Garrett Newbart scores to tie it and Salem wins it by a score of 7 to 3.
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ANCHOR=Roy
SS=Hold Logo


Salem is at home again tonight hosting Durham.

S-Braves


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S7-18
GRAPHIC=Braves/Cards


Braves pitcher Greg Maddux improved his record to 16 and 3 as the Braves beat St. Louis 5 to 3.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-St. Louis, MO/FOX SPORTS; :


Braves manager Bobby Cox with a birds eye view of the game.
He didn't like this. In the bottom of the first, Ray Lankford gets all of this Maddux pitch and sends it over the left centerfield wall for a three run homer and a 3 to nothing lead.
But the Braves came back trailing 3 to 2 Fred McGriff sends this shot over the left centerfield wall for a two run homer and the Braves took the 4 to 3 win.
In the 8-th Jeff Blauser hits a SUPER=35-Atlanta/5/St. Louis/3/;line

drive single to right field scoring Michael Tucker and the Braves beat the Cardinals 5 to 3.
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S-Qualify


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#R-37
GRAPHIC=MICHIGAN LOGO


Rain hit the Michigan International Raceway this morning washing out the second round of Winston Cup qualifying for tomorrow's Devilbiss 400
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Brooklyn, MI/espn2; :00


That means the field had to stand on their times from yesterday first round of qualifying and Darrell Waltrip will start in the 26-th position with a speed of 181 point 132.
Ricky Rudd is 27-th with a speed of 181 point 087 and here's the rest of the field.
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WIPE TO QUALIFYING
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SUPER=0107-26. Darrell Waltrip/181.182/27. Ricky Rudd//28. Dale Earnhardt//29.

Robby Gordon//30. Joe Nemechek//;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0107-31. Michael Waltrip//32. Lance Hooper//33. Kyle Petty//34. Mike

Skinner//35. Bobby Hamilton//;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0107-36. Gary Bradberry//37. Brett Bodine//38. Hut Stricklin//39. Jimmy

Spencer//40. Ward Burton//;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0107-41. Kenny Wallace//42. Lake Speed//43. Rusty Wallace//;
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S-UVA


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=VF97-1
GRAPHIC=UVa football


For the first time in several years; Virginia heads into this season with more offensive experience than defensive.
But Steve Mason says the big question is; will all these attacking weapons on the roster fire correctly.
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SUPER=04-Cavaliers vs. Wolfpack; :25
SUPER=01-Germane Crowell/UVa Wide Receiver; :34
SUPER=01-Aaron Brooks/UVa Quarterback; :43
SUPER=@Steve1; :51
SUPER=03-Fort Lauderdale, FL/1996 Carquest Bowl; 1:29
SUPER=01-George Welsh/UVa Head Coach; 1:36
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((Five starters are back from last season's offense; There will be some new faces; leading rusher Tiki barber's number has already been handed down and Thomas Jones has come inot focus as the heir apparent. ((THOMAS JONES:))
A new quartertback also steps in; but Aaron brooks and his receivers aren't as reserved as Jones when talking about some new offensive strategies going in this year. ((AARON:)) ((GERMAINE:)) ((STEVE:))
If for no other reason than the quarterback controversy between Tim Sherman and Brooks is over. ((AARON:)) ((GERMAIN:))
Welsh can no allow Brooks to zero in on the mental side of quarterbacking; which should catch up to his wide array of physical weapons. ((WELSH:))
That should not be a problem. Both starting receivers from a year ago; Bryan Owen and Crowell are back. In Charlottesville; Steve Masaon new 7 sports")) ((
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