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[TALENT=Keith]

A sense of urgency over Interstate safety- -when a Congressman meets with County Supervisors.
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[VO-NAT]


Lower prices at the 130th annual tobacco auction cures the celebratory atmosphere.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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Tonight in sports, we'll visit with the Redskins Michael Westbrook, and check in with Jefferson Forest and Liberty on the Friday Football Extra trail.
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[VO-NAT]


And Catfish Hunter is in critical condition tonight after taking bad fall at his home in North Carolina.
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No drought-busters in this forecast.
Temperatures will be near 90.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=ejo]
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[VO-NAT]


The string of fatal accidents on the Interstate could bring federal help for I-81 ...sooner than expected.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]

Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.

[County-Supervisors]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=99-21 1:26:30]
[GRAPHIC=81 Accidents]


Scores of accidents may produce federal help for highway improvements. That's the word from Congressman Bob Goodlatte who met with Roanoke County's Supervisors this afternoon.
[Double Boxes=Keith & Eric/Microwave]


Eric Earnhart is at the County Administration Building with more.
[Live=Eric Full/Microwave]
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(toss back to anchor)[Schools-County]



[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=99-29 33:02]
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Supervisors also learned today the price tag for a new high school in South Roanoke County has gone up ... by 5-million dollars.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


School Superintendent Deanna Gordon delivered the news at the Supervisors meeting today.
The extra money is needed for additions to the project, including an auditorium.
Supervisors today approved an additional 67-thousand dollars to re-start the project, but said they would meet with the school board before they decide whether to approve any more funding.
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[Forest-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jbi]
[TAPE#=99-19 1:52:04]
[GRAPHIC=Forest Fire Day 4]


The fire on Purgatory Mountain continues to stretch firefighters to their limits. It's put a strain on the State Foresty Department budget, as well.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.]


Nearly 100 firefighters along with helicopters, Hummers and tractors are hard at work.
Fire officials estimate it's costing about 50-thousand dollars a day to keep up the effort.
The fire's still NOT officially under control. Damage is extensive.
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[SOT 16:45:24]
[IN Q= Right now]

((CHRIS THOMSEN/ RESOURCE FORESTER: RIGHT NOW OUR ACREAGE STANDS AT 1,285 ACRES. ALL CONTAINMENT AND BACK BURNING HAS BEEN COMPLETED. WE DID HAVE A 30 ACRE BREAKOVER LAST NIGHT ON THE LINE.))
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[VO-NAT]

Firefighters contained that blaze and today are patrolling lines to reinforce them. The biggest problem today has been small fires right next to Interstate- 81, blowing smoke across the road. They hope to have the fire contained by tonight or tomorrow -- so they can start sending firefighters home.
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[Henry-Restrictions]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mjo]
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[GRAPHIC=Drought of 99]


The drought of 99 is forcing a Southside community to face voluntary water use restrictions.
Henry County is asking customers served by the Marrowbone Water Plant, in the southern part of the county, to trim their water use.
That means no watering of lawns or washing cars, among other things.
About three-thousand people are served by the Marrowbone plant.

[Tobacco-Auction]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=99-24 1:32:55]
[GRAPHIC=Tobacco Prices Down]


Farmers, warehouse workers and politicians converged in Southside today to celebrate the 130th opening of the Danville tobacco market.
[Double Boxes=Keith & Marya/Microwave]


Marya Jones is live in the Danville newsroom with the details on what turned out to be a disappointing day for many farmers.
[Live=Marya Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=@Marya1;]
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Keith, the celebration of a Danville tradition quickly turned to concern, as farmers worried about low opening day prices at the auctions.
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[SUPER=01-Mearl Witcher/Tobacco Farmer; :10 VERY QUICK]
[SUPER=01-J.T. Davis/Concerned Friends of Tobacco; :15]
[SUPER=01-G.B. Kelly/Tobacco Farmer; :38]
[SUPER=01-John Gibson/Pittsylvania Co. Extension Agent; :57]
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[OUT Q=down the road.]

[NATSOUND: AUCTIONS] ((NATS AUCTION)) [RUNS:03] (( The sales were brisk.
But the prices were low. [QUICKNAT: AUCTION OF PRICE] ((veryQUICKNAT: AUCTION OF PRICE)) [RUNS:01]
And so was the morale.
[SOT 1:03:49]

((MEARL WITCHER/TOBACCO FARMER: I TRY TO TAKE IT ONE DAY AT A TIME, BUT I JUST KNOW IT DON'T LOOK GOOD, IT DON'T LOOK GOOD.)) [RUNS:04]
[SOT 46:07]

((J.T. DAVIS/CONCERNED FRIENDS OF TOBACCO: THERE'S A LOT OF UNCERTAINTY OUT THERE. AND I THINK THAT THE FARMERS AT BEST ARE NOT LOOKING NOT FOR PROFIT, BUT QUITE FRANKLY TO PAY THE BILLS. )) [RUNS:10]
When the bidding ended at the first two warehouses, nearly half a million pounds of tobacco were sold at an average price of 1.80 per pound.
But that didn't measure up to the 1.93 per pound that farmers were getting for the same tobacco at the end of last season.
[SOT 51:09 - 19]

((G.B. KELLY/TOBACCO FARMER: WHY ARE WE ASKED AS FARMERS TO TAKE LESS FOR A PRODUCT THAT WE'VE AGED AND STORED THAN WHAT IT WAS WORTH LAST YEAR? AND THIS YEAR, IT'S EVEN WORSE. IT'S LIKE THEY'RE NOT EVEN INTERESTED IN OUR CROP. )) [RUNS:10]
Leaf buyers couldn't answer that question. But there was plenty of speculation ... and hope for better prices ahead... going around.
[SOT 59:39 - 55]

((JOHN GIBSON/PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY EXTENSION AGENT: COULD BE THAT THE COMPANIES ARE ASSESSING THE QUALITY OF CROP ON THE FLOOR, THE QUALITY OF CROP IN THE FIELD AND MAYBE WE'LL MOVE FORWARD WITH SOME HIGHER PRICES A DAY OR TWO DOWN THE ROAD. )))) [RUNS:10]
[Live=Marya Full/Microwave]


Almost all the tobacco that was sold today was carry-over from last season.
We're told we'll start seeing more of this year's crop on the floor in the next week.
[Double Boxes=Keith & Marya/Microwave]


As for the prices, we'll just have to wait and see if they go up, but it's not very encouraging. Keith?

[Goode]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-25 1:04:28]
[GRAPHIC=Goode-Which Party?]


Democratic Congressman Virgil Goode made an appearance today at the tobacco auctions.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


But even as Goode offered encouragement to farmers about the future of tobacco, he refused to say whether he'll switch parties and accept a powerful committee assignment.
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[IN Q=I GUESS SOME]

((VIRGIL GOODE: I GUESS SOME WOULD SAY IT'S A GOOD THING, SOME WOULD SAY IT'S A BAD THING TO DO IT ONE WAY OR THE OTHER, BUT I'M JUST GOING TO LOOK AT 2000 WHEN 2000 COMES AND HOPE THAT I'LL BE ABLE TO RUN FOR RE-ELECTION.))
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[OUT Q=TO RUN FOR RE-ELECTION.]
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[ANCHOR=KEITH]
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Of course, Goode wouldn't say for WHICH party he plans to run for re-election.
He says he'd rather focus on the issues than the partisanship.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Many religions ... one Bible camp. Still ahead, we'll take you to the shores of Smith Mountain Lake.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=And I'm Steve..]

((AND I'M STEVE SMALLSHAW IN LYNCHBURG WHERE A CITIZENS COMMITTEE WANTS LOCAL BUSINESSES TO CLEAN UP THEIR ACT.. AND THEY CAN START WITH CIGARETTE BUTTS. I'LL HAVE THAT STORY NEXT ON NEWS7.))
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-26 1:03:57]
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It may seem like a small thing, but some feel those tiny cigarette butts you see lying in the street are becoming a BIG problem in Lynchburg.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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[SUPER=01-Ed Page/Citizens for a Clean Lynchburg; :22]
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(( You've probably seen it happen a hundred times or even done it yourself.. a smoker tossing away their cigarette butt onto a sidewalk or in the gutter.
No big deal, right?
In Lynchburg it is.
Ed Page is part of the Citizens for a Clean Lynchburg committee.. he sees every cigarette butt, no matter how small, as a blight on his community.
[SOT 11:57:13]

((ED PAGE/CITIZENS FOR A CLEAN LYNCHBURG: HOPEFULLY WE CAN IMPROVE OUR WAY OF LIFE HERE AND MAKE IT MORE PLEASANT TO WALK UP AND DOWN THE STREETS AND NOT SEE A BUNCH OF CIGARETTE PACKAGES.))
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[OUT Q=cigarette packages.]


Page is asking city council to add cigarette trash to the definition of litter in Lynchburg's litter control ordinance.
Local businesses would be responsible for cleaning up the cigarette butts on the sidewalks and in the gutters in front of their stores.. failure to do so would mean a fine the first and second time.. jail time for a third offense. ((It's important to remember that the new law would NOT apply to the people who toss their cigarette butts away.. just the businesses on whose property they land. City officials agree enforcement will be difficult.. but they say the new ordinance is designed mostly to raise public awareness of the problem.))
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((WHITAKER: WE'RE NOT GOING TO HAVE CIGARETTE POLICE OUT THERE, THROWING CIGARETTE BUTTS DOWN, BUT WE WILL BE ENCOURAGING PEOPLE TO BE AWARE OF IT AND TO CLEAN UP AROUND THEIR ESTABLISHMENTS.))
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Council is scheduled to vote on the amended ordinance tonight.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))



[Downtown-Blacksburg]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#=99-22 2:00:25]
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Town officials believe they may have found the solution to a major problem for merchants in downtown Blacksburg.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]


The town is currently in negotiations with H-C-M-F Real Estate to build a three story parking garage along Draper Road.
If approved-- the garage would contain about 300 parking spots and space for a number of retail shops on the ground floor.
Though John Kline's photography shop is one of several businesses that would be torn down to make room for the garage-- Kline says the temporary inconvenience would be well worth it.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I have]

((JOHN KLINE/DOWNTOWN BUSINESS OWNER: I HAVE EIGHT SPACES IN FRONT OF MY STORE, I CONSIDER MYSELF VERY LUCKY, I MEAN RIGHT NOW, BUT IF WE HAD 300 SPACES DOWNTOWN IT WOULD REALLY HELP, REALLY HELP.))
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[VO-NAT]


The garage would be owned by the town. H-C-M-F would own the retail space.
Before the deal is approved-- town officials say they would like input from residents and other business owners.
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Stocks continue their slow descent. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE ]
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The Dow lost 53 points. NASDAQ dropped 29.
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[SUPER=434-u/16c/i1@/62d/h%/34!/i1b/75*/h2r/42d;][81-Accident]



[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=99-27 48:21]
[GRAPHIC=81 Accident]


A truck filled with broccoli left I-81 today, creating some slow going for a while.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Police say a northbound trucker apparently fell sleep at the wheel, sending the rig full of broccoli off the roadway near the Hollins exit.
The driver is under treatment at Roanoke Memorial Hospital for injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening.
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[Bible-Camp]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-23 1:39:33]
[GRAPHIC=None]


It's a first ... an inter-denominational Bible camp at Smith Mountain Lake .
Children from all different religions not only come together to worship, Tina Tenret says they're also changing our community.
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[SUPER=01-Brooke Williams/Seven Years Old; :15]
[SUPER=01-Brian Campbell/Eight Years Old; :30]
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These kids yearn to reach the top.
Along the way they come to trust and know each other intimately -- and build the same bond with Jesus Christ.
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[SOT 11:17:53]
[IN Q=I learned Jesus]

((BROOKE WILLIAMS/SEVEN YEARS OLD: I LEARNED JESUS IS ALWAYS WITH YOU AND HE WILL NEVER FORGET YOU.))
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[OUT Q=forget you]
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[SOT]
((nat sot white water rafting))
[RUNS=:03]


These children say even when the waters get rough, God is there.
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[SOT 11:20:03]
[IN Q=Yesterday]

((BRIAN CAMPBELL/EIGHT YEARS OLD: YESTERDAY I WAS TRYING TO DO A FLIP OFF MY FRIEND'S GRANDMA'S DOCK AND I DIDN'T WANT TO DO A FLIP BECAUSE I WAS AFRAID I'D GET HURT SO I SAT DOWN AND THOUGHT ABOUT IT AND SAID A PRAYER AND SAID GOD, PLEASE DON'T LET ME DIE. I DID IT, I LEARNED TO DO IT, AND IT WAS FINE.))
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[OUT Q=IT WAS FINE]


Lutherans, Presbyterians, Episcopalians, Catholics, even kids from a nondenominational church, unite -- seventy in all.
Pastors say they don't see the differences.
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[SOT 12:28:50]
[IN Q=The kids at this]

((TINA TENRET/NEWS7: THE KIDS AT THIS BIBLE CAMP ARE ALSO DONATING TOYS, FOOD AND OTHER SUPPLIES TO NEEDY FAMILIES AT SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE. THE MISSION HERE IS TO FILL THIS CANOE.))
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[OUT Q=FILL THIS CANOE]


The older kids have trained for weeks to lead this group.
Now they hope to create a youth group bridging not only different religions but also the various counties around the lake.
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[SOT 12:08:43]
[IN Q=I hope we]

((KRISTIN SICHER/SEVEN YEARS OLD: I HOPE WE REACHED OUT TO A LOT OF KIDS AND GOT THEM TO GET CLOSER TO JESUS THAN THEY USED TO. BUTT BUTT BUTT
NAT SOT SINGING ))
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Now there's a mighty goal for a summer vacation.
Tina Tenret News7 Bedford County















[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Coming up tonight on News 7 sports, the Friday Football Extra pre season roundup continues in Bedford County.
Catfish Hunter is having some critical health problems tonight.
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[VO-NAT]


And we'll check in with the Redskins' Michael Westbrook who is hoping for a break out season as he prepares for his 5th year in the NFL.
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[S-Hunter]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=CATFISH HUNTER]


Hall of Fame pitcher Jim "Catfish" Hunter is in critical condition tonight in the neuro-intensive care unit in Greenville, North Carolina.
The man who charmed area baseball fans at the Salem-Roanoke Hot Stove banquet back in 1998 fell down a set of stairs at his home on Sunday and hit his head.
He was awake yesterday, but has been unconscious today.
The 53 year old Hunter has been battling Lou Gehrig's disease.


[S-Panthers]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-41 15046tc]
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In Spartanburg, South Carolina the temperatures aren't the only things boiling at the Panthers' camp.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Spartanburg, SC; :00]


This afternoon tempers also got a bit out of hand as fullback Chris Heatherington plowed into the line and ran into linebacker Spencer Reid.
Reid wouldn't let go so the two started pushing and punching.
They eventually calmed down and no one was hurt.
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[S-Westbrook]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-42]
[GRAPHIC=REDSKINS CAMP]


The Washington Redskins camp in Frostburg is intensifying this week as the players and coaches get ready to take on the New England Patriots this Friday night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Frostburg, MD; :00]


One player who will be out to make his mark in a big way is Michael Westbrook. The former first round draft pick out of Colorado is now in his 5th season in the league.
Yet to date he has yet to play an entire season because of nagging knee, shoulder and neck injuries.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="If the Lord...]
[SUPER=01-Michael Westbrook/Fifth Year Redskins Receiver; :00]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=...FOR ME."]
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[VO-NAT CON'T]


Westbrook, like Randy Moss, is almost a freak of nature - a six foot five inch muscle-bound player who can run like a deer.
But in his first four years he's been as unpredictable as an animal of the wild, dodging reporters, sulking on the sideline and even attacking a teammate.
So is this his most focused preseason to date?
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[IN Q="No...]
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[OUT Q=...NOTHING NEW."]
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[VO NAT CON'T]
Don't believe that line for a second. Westbrook went out of his way during the first week of training camp to meet fans and sign as many autographs as possible. He's anxious to become a team leader and he longs to make the pro bowl.

All of those things are good signs for the Redskins' fans who haven't seen the playoffs since Joe Gibbs left town.


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[S-Forest]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=sp-37 tc 1:28:33]
[GRAPHIC=FFE]


Ed Landis say his Jefferson Forest Cavaliers are ready to begin another winning season.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Forest;]


Since 1989 Forest has won at least seven games each season.
Numbers are always a problem for the Cavaliers so they'll have to stay healthy to perform well.
12 starters return, six on both offense and defense, but Landis says the strength of this team does not rest of just a few key players.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I think]
[SUPER=01-Ed Landis/Jefferson Forest Head Coach;]
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[OUT Q=leadership this year]

[wipe wipe wipe wipe]


[S-LIBERTY]


[ANCHOR=MIKE]
[NEWSCAST=SIX]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=sp-38 tc 1:38:28]

[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;]


On the other side of Bedford County the Minutemen are working on a comeback from last season's oh and 10 record.
A lot of responsibility is going to rest on the shoulders of running back Shannon Clark until quarterback Anthony Brown, who is recovering from a knee injury, gets the OK to play.
Liberty only lost three starters and has the strong team leadership of 13 seniors.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=we expect]
[SUPER=01-Scott Abell/Liberty Head Coach;]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=playoff birth]
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[S-Swim]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-36]
[GRAPHIC=PHILLIPS 6489]


The recently competed Pan Am Games produced a multiple medal winner who has ties to the area. Dan Phillips, who was a fixture in the Roanoke Valley Aquatic Association in 1996 and 1997
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./1997; :00]


when he served as the head swimming coach of Roanoke County's Olympic Park team and the Marlins elite swim club, won three medals at the games in Winnipeg, Manitoba
Phillips, who is part of the United State resident program in Colorado Springs training for the 2000 Olympic games, won a gold medal in the 800 meter free style. He also won a gold and a silver as part of two relay teams.
Dan was one of just 7 Americans to win more than one medal at the Pan Am Games.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=None]

The Blue Ridge Parkway is a year-round tourist attraction in Virginia. But is the natural beauty of it being threatened?
[Double Boxes=Keith/Jean Newsroom]

Jean Jadhon has the book you'll want to know about... especially if you feel it sort of belongs to you.
[Live=Jean full/Newsroom]
[super=@Jean1]

Keith, it is called Blue Ridge 2020: An Owner's Manual, and this book's author says the Parkway is at risk.
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[VO-NAT]

Every year the Parkway attracts millions of people, and promotes tourism in the area.
But Steve Nash says the explosive growth of development, worsening pollution, and other threats to the environment are leaving the Parkway's future in danger.
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[Live=Jean]

Nash is speaking at Tanglewood Mall tonight.
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We'll have more on News 7 at 11.


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