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On News 7 -- the Drought continues to dominate the news.
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Tonight, we take a look at a couple of cattle farms in Botetourt County.
STATE officials assess the impact on even more severely- affected parts of Virginia.
And an explosion injures dozen of guests at a new hotel in Texas.
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News 7 is next.
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((ROY WILSON/OAK HILL FARM: WE'RE PROBABLY GOING TO LOSE A HUNDRED TO TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS AN ANIMAL))
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As state officials asses drought damage across the state - local cattle farmers say the financial losses are adding up.
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[Local-Farmers]


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23 Virginia Counties have now been declared drought disaster areas.
Botetourt County is not on the list, so far.
Nonetheless, Joy Sutton reports some farmers there are suffering from affects of the drought just the same and could use some financial assistance.
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(( On Oak Hill Farm most of the grass is dead because of the drought and the beef cattle can no longer feed on it.
The farm has had to compensate by feeding more hay than normal to the livestock.
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((ROY WILSON/OAK HILL FARM: WE'RE FEEDING HAY RIGHT NOW THAT SHOULD BE RESERVED FOR THIS COMING WINTER))
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Some of the cattle normally used for breeding are now being sold because of the food shortage.
And the cattle don't like to breed or eat when it's hot, they'd rather lie around in the shade.
Now about half the cattle are underweight, like this one which weighs about 3-hundred pounds less than normal.
Roy Wilson says the farm is expecting to lose about a hundred to two hundred dollars per animal.
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((ROY WILSON/OAK HILL FARM: ABOUT HALF OF OUR REVENUE IS CATTLE SALES AND THE OTHER HALF IS HAY SALES. SO WE'RE GETTING HIT WITH A DOUBLE WHAMMY))
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((NAT SOUND COW MILKING))
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Preston Wickline says the drought is also taking its toll on his cows.
His cows won't eat because of the heat and milk production is down a thousand pounds every other day.
This shortage in addition to the crop loss the farm has experienced is costing the farm thousands of dollars.
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((PRESTON WICKLINE/BEAVER DAM FARM: THE PRICE OF MILK IS DOWN, SUCH A GREAT CROP LOSS THIS YEAR WE'LL HAVE TO BUY A LOT OF FEED. ON TOP OF THAT WITH LOST PRODUCTION, IT'S GOING TO BE SEVERAL THOUSAND 20 TO 40 THOUSAND DOLLARS))
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Both farmer says they like many other farmers in the area, would like some type of state or federal aid.
Anything to help relieve the damage the drought has taken on their farms.
Joy Sutton, News7, Botetourt County. ))















[State-Drought]


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Governor Gilmore sent state officials to assess damage caused by the drought.
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One stop was T and B farm - a poultry producer in Northwest Augusta county.
Two weeks ago a flock of turkeys had to be sold early when the water supply began to fail.
Virginia agriculture commissioner Carlton Courter says that experience is typical of farmers in drought- stricken areas.
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Most drought assistance comes from the federal government.
But Courter says the state will be looking for ways to help Virginia farmers.
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There was an explosion tonight at a brand new hotel near the Dallas- Fort Worth Airport.
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A fireball exploded over the hotel's indoor swimming pool.
No one was killed, but several people were burned and dozens more cut by flying glass.
The general manager of the Embassy Suites Hotel says a natural gas-line feeding the pool heater may have caused the blast. He says the heater had been turned off and was being serviced by a subcontractor... who was seriously burned.


But a utility spokeswoman says she does NOT believe gas is to blame.
The hotel had just opened, and was actually still under construction.
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[Fairlawn-Robbery]


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A bank in Fairlawn was held up this afternoon.
Authorities say the robber went into the A-T and T Credit Union, and gave a teller a note demanding cash.
He told the teller he had a gun, but she didn't see one.
He took an undisclosed amount of money, and drove off.
No one was hurt.

[Armstrong]


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Confessed serial killer Cary Stayner was arraigned today in federal court for the murder in Yosemite National Park.
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Law enforcement sources have said Stayner confessed to killing three sightseers in the park earlier this year.
He went to court today for the beheading death of naturalist Joie (JO'-ee) Ruth Armstrong on June 21st.
The 37 year old hotel handyman didn't speak during the two minute hearing. His lawyer entered a plea of NOT guilty on his behalf.
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[Pitts-Accident]


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State police say two teenage girls ran away from a home for troubled kids and took a dangerous ride in a stolen car that put them in the hospital.
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State police say the girls... a 14-year-old and a 15-year-old... were driving on Route 41 in Pittsylvania County early this morning when the car ran off the road and rolled three times.
The 14-year-old was thrown 40 feet out the passenger side. She was treated for a broken jaw.
The 15-year-old driver has minor injuries.
According to state police, the girls stole the Isuzu Trooper last night near the Presbyterian Home for troubled juveniles in Lynchburg.
The keys had been left inside the car.
Juvenile petitions have been filed against the teens for auto theft.
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[Road-Funding]


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They head up the state's finance and transportation committees.
But the two Republicans and two Democrats who announced an emergency road funding plan today were labeled "fiscally irresponsible" by Governor Jim Gilmore.
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The bi-partisan group of lawmakers was asking Gilmore to call a special one day session of the legislature, and to devote the state budget surplus to a backlog of road building projects.
That surplus is conservatively estimated at 200- million dollars.
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((DEL. DICK CRANWELL/D-VINTON: CLEARLY, WE KNOW WE HAVE A PROBLEM WITH 81. WE'VE GOT TO DO SOMETHING THERE. WE'VE GOT A BUNCH OF OTHER PROJECTS IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA THAT HAVE BEEN DELAYED THAT ARE CRITICAL TO PEOPLE WHO JUST GET UP AND GO TO WORK EVERY DAY. NOT NECESSARILY THE PEOPLE WHO ARE ON INTERSTATE 81. AND THE SAME IS TRUE IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA.))
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((DEL. HARRY PARRISH/R-MANASSAS: IF WE WAIT UNTIL AFTER WE MEET IN JANUARY, WE'VE WASTED SIX MONTHS THAT VDOT COULD GO AHEAD WITH THEIR PLANNING STAGE AND START MOVING THESE PROJECTS FORWARD.))
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About 20-percent of V-DOT projects have been put on hold because of money.
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The Governor made it clear he'd be calling NO special session.
He's waiting on his own transportation commission to send him a plan.


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A Texas- size damage award today against the makers of fen-phen, controversial diet drug.
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Debbie Lovett says the drug damaged the valves of her heart.
The jury agreed. It found the company was 100-percent liable for Lovett's medical problems and awarded her 23-million dollars.
This was the first case against American Home Products to go to trial.
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((I THINK IT'S GOING TO ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO COME FORWARD & PURSUE THESE CASES ... IT WAS A MIDDLE OF THE ROAD CASE WITH PRE-EXISTING PROBLEMS ... AND WE WON... I THINK THIS SHOULD ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO GO UP AGAINST THESE CORPORATIONS AND THEIR TEAMS OF LAWYERS AND PR PEOPLE AND MONEY ... AND THEY CAN WIN.))
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Fenfluramine was taken off the market 1997.

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Some Halifax County animal lovers say that the conditions at the local animal shelter are a hair-raising sight.
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[SUPER=03-Halifax Co.;]


County officials received a complaint earlier this week from a veterinarian who said she saw over-heated dogs with no food or water.
Officials investigated and said that was not true.
Today, the dogs are gone. Animal control officers at the site said they were put to sleep this afternoon.
Several visitors to the pound told News 7 that this morning they saw the dogs still in bad condition.
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((ROSEMARY RAMSEY: NO FOOD, ABSOLUTELY NO FOOD. WATER... JUST A LITTLE BIT OF WATER AND IT WAS DIRTY. AND THERE WAS A LITTLE PUPPY THAT LOOKED TO BE ABOUT SIX TO EIGHT WEEKS OLD IN THE PIN WITH THE LARGE DOGS AND HE COULD NOT GET TO THE WATER.))
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The County Administrator calls conditions at the shelter "acceptable," but says there's room for improvement.
That's why he's calling in a veterinarian's group to make recommendations.
The county also plans to build a new pound.


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After a half century of business, a downtown Salem business is saying good-bye.
Details coming up.
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And Columbine High School prepares for a new start and a new school year, after last year's turned into a nightmare.
The story, when we return.
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The site of America's most devastating school violence last April has undergone an overhaul.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Littleton, CO]


And Columbine High School was opened to the media today to show what's been done to restore Columbine to a place of learning.
In addition to the repairs, security cameras have been installed inside and outside the school.
A safe- room has been built as a place for students and staff to go when they need to take a break or talk to someone.
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((THEY MADE ME PROMISE TO DO EVERYTHING IN MY POWER TO MAKE SURE THEY WOULD RETURN TO THE HALLS OF COLUMBINE HIGH SCHOOL.))
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The library- -site of the worst carnage on April 20th was off limits to the media.
Construction has not been completed in that area, and school officials still have not decided what to do with the library.
Classes begin week after next.
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[Taxes]


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Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott urged the American people today to make their voices heard if they want a tax cut.
The President says he's going to veto the plan, because it's too costly and the money would be better spent to save Medicare or shore up Social Security.
Senator Lott says if Americans make it clear they want their taxes cut, they might force the President to sign the 800-billion dollar bill Congress approved yesterday.

[Valley-Mattress]


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Downtown Salem is saying goodbye to its oldest store after more than 50 years of business.
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[SUPER=03-Salem]

Valley Mattress owners say the store is Virginia's largest mattress retailer under one roof. But to them it's just the place where they've spent most of their lives working. And now, City Councilman Mac Green and Burcelle Johnson are retiring. But not before they try to sell everything in the store.
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((BURCELLE JOHNSON/ CO-OWNER: THIS IS THE BEST THING I'VE GOT IN THE STORE -- PERIOD. THAT'S THAT TOP MATTRESS.))
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[vo-nat] The store has changed its purpose over the years from hardware, to furniture, and finally -- mattresses. They never bought into high tech equipment and there are no computers to be found there.
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((W. MAC GREEN/CO-OWNER: WE DON'T NEED ANYTHING. TWO TELEPHONE LINES AND A COUPLE OF CALCULATORS AND SOME MANUAL TYPEWRITERS AND THAT'S OUR ELECTRONICS SERVICE DEPARTMENT.))
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The store closes its doors at the end of September.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Capturing spirituality and community is no easy task - but one stained glass artist is doing it at a local church.

A look, coming up.
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[VO-NAT]


Jeep owners from across the country are taking their vehicles off the road and into the fields of Nelson County.


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((I COULDN'T BELIEVE IT.. I WAS LIKE `CAN MY JEEP DO THIS?' AND HE'S LIKE `IT SURE CAN'.))
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[vo-nat]
A look at "Camp Jeep", when we return.
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[Stained-Glass]


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A Smith Mountain Lake church hired a nationally known stained glass artist to create new windows --
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[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]


and these are not your traditional dark images.
Water and boats reflect not only the Bible, but the lake community.
The artist says people see different things in the glass -- then talk about them.
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[IN Q=If you're using]

((IF YOU'RE USING VERY TRADITIONAL IMAGES, LUTHERAN SYMBOLS OR EPISCOPAL SYMBOLS OR CATHOLIC SYMBOLS, I REALLY FEEL THAT CAN PUT A LOT OF PEOPLE OFF BECAUSE THEY DON'T WANT TO SEEM AS IF THEY DON'T KNOW WHAT'S GOING ON.))
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The artist also left certain portions of glass clear to show nature and the changing weather outside.
Church members raised 28-thousand-dollars for the stained glass.
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[Camp-Jeep]


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Thousands of Jeep owners are converging on Nelson County this weekend for the annual event known as "Camp Jeep".

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Nelson Co.]


The three- day gathering is taking place on the grounds of the Oak Ridge estate.
That's where Jeep owners are learning more about their vehicles and what they're capable of doing "off road".
The Jeep 101 course teaches drivers how to safely operate their sport utility vehicles under rough conditions.
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[SOT 1:11:33]
[IN Q=We felt that]

((LOU BITONTI/JEEP MARKETING DIRECTOR: WE FELT THAT WAS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO TEACH THEM HOW TO DO IT, BE AWARE OF THE CAPABILITIES OF THE CAR AND MAYBE THAT WILL TRANSFER INTO THEIR DAILY ROUTINE OF DRIVING AND THEY'LL LEARN THINGS THAT THEY LEARNED ON THE COURSE.))
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[OUT Q=on the course.]
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About eight thousand Jeep owners are expected to attend the camp.
Tourism officials say every hotel room for miles around is booked.
This is the first time Camp Jeep has been held east of the Mississippi.
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Gwynn gets three thousand, does Boggs? Also, another report from Panthers camp and Byrd football,
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=75-Indianapolis, IN/ESPN; :00]


In our extra point, watch dale Earnhardt Junior go the extra mile. After Qualifying for tonight's Busch race Kroger 200 at Indianapolis Raceway Park, he jumps out of the AC Delco car, talks top the media on the run, and the gets into a helicopter to go race in the International Race of Champions event. Those results after the scores.
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[S-Gwynn]


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Major League Baseball and it's fans were treated to a second milestone in as many nights as Tony Gwynn eclipsed the three thousand hit mark.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montreal, Canada/Padres vs. Expos; :00]

In his very first at bat, Gwynn singles to center field off Montreal's Dan Smith for the hit. Gwynn was mobbed by his teammates
[SUPER=35-San Diego/12/Montreal/10;]

as they cleared the dugout to congratulate him.
Gwynn's family also embraced him on his mom's 64th birthday. Tony becomes the first major league to record this milestone outside the U.S. he says he plans on keeping the ball. San Diego won 12-10.
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[anchor=steve]
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Tampa Bay devil Ray Wad Boggs was alos gunning for his three thousandth hit last night. Boggs needed three hits, but will have to wait, he went oh for 3 in Tampa Bays 4-2 win over Cleveland. ((BYE BYE))

[S-Busch]


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Over 28 thousand packed the Indianapolis Raceway Park for the Kroger 200 last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Indianapolis, IN/ESPN; :00]


Dale Earnhart Junior came in with just an 11 point series points lead over Matt Kenseth.
The race produced just two cautions through 150 laps, but three laps later, Brad Leighton and Derrike Gillcrest bring out the third yellow flag.
On lap 177, the red flag comes out on a nine car crash that involved Randy Lajoie, Buckshot Jones among others.
Adam Petty, with just four laps to go and in the top 10, draws out the the eighth caution.
But Jason Keller holds on to win the Kroger 200 under caution.
Shane Hall comes in second.
Dale Earnhart Jr. came in third.
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((BYE BYE))

[S-IROC]


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Yesterday at Indy, Dale Earnhardt captured the International Race of Champions series title in the fourth and final race of the season. Earnhardt needed to finish eighth to win it and that's what he did. He barely wins. Mark Martin won the race and Dale edged him by one point for the title. Dale Junior finished 11th. Jeff Gordon was second followed by Eddie Cheever.

[S-Qualify]


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The field is now set for today's running of the Brickyard 400.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Indianapolis, IN/ESPN; :]


Second round qualifying wrapped up yesterday and Ricky Craven was the fastest, turning the 2.5 mile track at a speed of 177.459 miles per hour. Now here's the remainder of the field.
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[S-WmByrd]


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William Byrd will have to rebuild both its offensive and defensive lines for the upcoming football season, but the nucleus of the team is solid.
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((JEFF HIGHFILL/WILLIAM BYRD HEAD COACH:THE PEOPLE WHO MADE ALL DISTRICT, OJ THOMASON IN THE BACKFIELD, BO ROYAL MADE ALL DISTRICT IN THE BACKFIELD, CHRIS TRENT WAS ALL DISTRICT LINEBACKER, GREG STEVENSON WAS ALL DISTRICT DEFENSIVE BACK:))
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15 starters return--eight on defense and 7 on offense.
Coach Highfill says the lines may be young but, with key players back, his team should improve.
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((WITH ALL THE RUNNING BACKS BACK, AND WITH OJ RUNNING THE BALL WE WERE CERTAINLY PLANNING ON BEING EFFECTIVE WITH THAT, BUT WE FEEL ONE OF THE THINGS WE HAVE TO DO TO BE MORE EFFECTIVE IS TAKE SOME HEAT OFF OF HIM WITH THE PASSING GAME AND WITH ALL THE RECEIVERS BACK, THE PASSING GAME SHOULD BE BETTER.))
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The first show of the Friday Football Extra season is August 20th.

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still to come tonight, more highlights of the valley am for your viewing pleasure,
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and we will take a trip back the Panthers camp for a visit with highly talented yet not often unappreciated Carolina QB Dameyune Craig.
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The first round of Match play in the Roanoke Valley Amateur golf tournament at Countryside is in the books.
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Defending champion Gary Leroux joined the 15 low qualifiers for two days of match play.
Leroux's opponent was former Patrick Henry Golfer Ryan Crush, who was playing in the Valley amateur for the first time.
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Leroux and Crush would go head to head and the match was even after 15 holes. It would remain that way until Crush knocks down this birdie at 18 to win the match one up.
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Crush will play David Hagadorn tomorrow and Scott Griffin will take on Jared Landrum.
In the senior division Don foster will play Jack Tuttle.
In Waynesboro, Martinsville's Fran Hensley beat Dot Bolling 4 and 2 to claim the Virginia Women's Senior Amateur Title.


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Reserve quarterback Dameyune Craig is fourth on the Carolina Panthers depth chart. But thanks to some gridiron success abroad, the former Auburn believes he can play in the NFL.
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(( His frame is not one of a prototypical NFL quarterback. But probably half of Dameyune Craig's six foot 200 pound body is heart that, despite never taking a snap in a regular season game, has a positive beat. ((:))
Coach George Seifert usually keeps three quarterbacks. A Panther source says Steve Beuerlein, Jeff Lewis and Steve Bono have the edge, but the former 49ers coach has been noncommittal. ((:))
Seifert and others won't be able to miss Craig at the NFL Pro Hall of Fame in Ohio, which will induct five new members tomorrow.))

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A sculptor in Iowa finishes her career with one "Last Supper".
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In tonight's Video of the Day, Duffy Lion sculpts one of six major dairy breeds out of butter every year at the Iowa State Fair.
But this year the 70- year- old artist is not only spreading it on bovine style, she is carving her own version of "The Last Supper".
"The Last Supper" is appropriate - Lion is turning in her butter knife after 40 years of buttering up the fair.
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