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The Bland Prison drug trafficking trial tops News 7 tonight. We'll eavesdrop on the prime suspect as he brags about his notoriety.
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[TALENT=Keith]


And we'll take you out to the new electronics super store that just opened in Roanoke.

[Sports-head]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
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Friday Football Extra is here! Mike Stevens will have a preview, qualifying from Michigan
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[VO-NAT]
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and a scary and all to familiar picture for the racing world...Ernie Irvan being rushed to the hospital after a crash at Michigan. An update on his condition in sports.
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[WX-Head]
[TALENT=Robin]
[SS=None]


Isolated showers continue at this hour after a night that saw rainfall amounts top 1-4 inches. Your weekend forecast details coming up. [open]
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[SUPER=@Keith1;]
[SUPER=@Steve1;]
[SUPER=@Robin1;]
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[Video-Open]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=Video Open]
[GRAPHIC=News7at6]
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[SOT 2:19:20]
[IN Q=I did not]

((I DID NOT KNOW THERE WAS A D.O.C. GUARD INVOLVED AND THAT THERE WAS DRUGS IN THE PRISON AND ALL THAT.))
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=and all that.]
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[VO-NAT]


PLENTY of drugs at Bland Prison. The woman who launched the investigation says she still loves Michael Fulcher.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]

Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.

[Fulcher]


[ANCHOR=KEith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=99-26 1:23:30]
[GRAPHIC=News7at6]


An inmate at Bland Prison says "marijuana was everywhere." Though Jimmy Schweingruber has since been transferred to another institution, as far as he knows, he says marijuana is still coming into Bland.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=How did hope]
[SUPER=03-Bland Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Michael Fulcher/Inmate - Defendant; :12]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; 1:14]
[SUPER=01-Teresa Paynotta/Fulcher Friend; 1:24]
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[OUT Q=they'll get over it.]


(( How did dope get past the razor- wired walls of a state prison farm?
Inmate Mike Fulcher made it happen. Whether you believe he perfected the prison drug trade to get the goods on crooked guards, as HE maintains...
[NAT SOT # 45:10]

((I LET MYSELF GET RECRUITED IN ORDER TO TRADE SOME MONEY TO GET TO THE GUARDS BASICALLY.))
[RUNS=:07]

OR, as the feds alleged... that he was the brains behind a continuing criminal enterprise at Bland, Fulcher was the key.
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[SOT 2:18:55]
[IN Q=]

((THERE'S A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF LOVE BETWEEN US I GUESS THAT WILL ALWAYS BE THERE.))
[SUPER=01-]
[RUNS=:04]
[OUT Q=]


Fulcher tried to set up Teresa Paynotta - -as a potential source of pot outside the prison. He allegedly had Prison Guard Billy King pay her a visit. The day before Fulcher called her from the prison.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:56:08]
[IN Q=]

((ARE YOU GOING TO BE HOME TOMORROW? YEP. WELL I MIGHT COME BY. (LAUGHTER) THINK I CAN'T? I DON'T THINK SO. WELL, YOU'D BETTER THINK AGAIN. THIS IS MIKE FULCHER, NOTORIOUSLY KNOWN THROUGHOUT THE STATE. ))
[SUPER=01-]
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[OUT Q=]
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[SOT 1:58:15]
[IN Q=]

((DON'T GET ME WRONG. I STILL HAVE THAT J. R. EWING BLOOD IN ME TO CUT THEM WHEELING DEALS IF I HAVE TO. BUT IT'S LIKE THIS, YOU CAN BE A HUMBLE LITTLE LAMB AND GET ATE UP IN THE SLAUGHTER OR YOU CAN BE THE BIG DADDY WOLF AND RUN THE PACK. ))
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=]


Paynotta figured Fulcher was setting her up, too, so she told his messenger to get lost and reported the encounter to her probation officer.
But she admits she had agreed to see the guy.
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[SOT 2:20:25]
[IN Q=]

((IT WAS MORE OR LESS TO APPEASE MICHAEL. BECAUSE HE WAS GOING TO SEND A GUY TO MY HOUSE REGARDLESS. HE'S THE KIND OF MAN THAT HE'S JUST GOING TO DO WHAT HE WANTS TO DO ANYWAY. HE ALWAYS HAS. And it turns out this was how the whole case broke, isn't it, when you turned it over to your probation officer? UNKNOWINGLY, YEAH, ONCE AGAIN.))
[SUPER=01-]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=]


When Fulcher's mother, ETHEL Fulcher, got wind of it, she lectured her son about "using" use his friends.
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[SOT 2:01:30]
[IN Q=]

((PEOPLE BEEN USING ME FOR YEARS. I'M GOING TO START USING THEM BACK. NO YOU USE THEM BACK, YOU GOING TO LOSE IT ALL, HIGHLY DANGEROUS. UH HUM, I SEE. OH WELL, THEY'LL GET OVER IT.))
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[Scales]


[ANCHOR=keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#=99-30 53:25]
[GRAPHIC=None]


As that case continues in federal court- -we turn to state court where:
A Montgomery County jury today heard from friends of the man killed at a Blacksburg nightspot two years ago.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/August 31, 1997;]


30- year old Richard Bullard was shot to death on the dance floor at Arnold's restaurant two years ago.
He and a friend, who was wounded in the incident, were in town for a wedding.
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg; ]


Terry and Kerry Scales say they shot Bullard in self defense after Bullard allegedly grabbed Kerry for looking at two women on the dance floor.
Ramona Williamson was with the wedding party.
She says she warned her husband something was wrong when she noticed shoving on the dance floor.
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[SOT ]
[IN Q=I looked ]
(RAMONA WILLIAMSON/PROSECUTION WITNESS: I LOOKED TO MAKE SURE MY HUSBAND WAS CLOSE BY AND WHEN I LOOKED BACK, I KEPT HE

ARING THE GUNSHOTS AND RICHARD JUMPED EVERY TIME THE GUN WENT OFF.)
[SUPER=01-Ramona Williamson/Prosecution Witness; :00]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=went off.]
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[VO-NAT]


Testimony will continue on Monday.
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[Radford-Ax]


[ANCHOR=keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A Radford police officer struck a pedestrian last night after apparently choking at the wheel.
State police are handling the investigation.
They say Officer Charles Italiano started choking and lost consciousness before striking a Radford University student with his patrol car.

Both were treated and released from a local hospital.[Tultex]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-33 53:31]
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About 500 Tultex workers in Martinsville will get time off that they didn't ask for.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville]


Tultex is forcing them to work shorter schedules.
The apparel company is purposely slowing production.
It wants to get rid of the inventory it has.
The company says running a tighter schedule every so often is "standard" practice.
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[Best-Buy]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-23 1:54:42]
[GRAPHIC=Best Buy]


Chances are you've heard the commercials or people on the street talking about it.
Roanoke's second electronics super store opened today.
It means more competition among stores, and more choices for customers.
[Double Boxes=Keith and Scott/Microwave]


Scott Goldberg was one of the first inside and joins us now from the new Best Buy.
[Live= Scott Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=@Scott1]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke]


There's been so much hype surrounding the opening of this store you'd think it sold more than TVs, appliances and other electronic stuff.
But that's what happens when a big store comes to a small market ... and today that hype brought in hundreds of customers.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;00]
[SUPER=01-Rita Hopson/Best Buy Customer;23 QUICK!!!!]
[SUPER=@Scott1;36]
[SUPER=01-Steve Delp/District Manager;40 QUICK!!!!!!]
[SUPER=01-Steve Genger/Appliance Outlet;57]
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[OUT Q=big box store]

((
As soon as the doors ... or floodgates ... opened ... they stormed inside Best Buy... customers greeted by that talkative human price tag from the TV ads, called "Idea Box."
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[SOT 8:00:06]
[IN Q=just like]

((IDEA BOX: JUST LIKE THE COMMERCIAL. IT'S LIKE (singing) "IDEA BOX.")) [RUNS03]
[OUT Q=IDEA BOX]


They wanted deals.
And that's what they found.
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[SOT 8:18:28]
[IN Q=i knew that]

((RITA HOPSON: I KNEW THAT I'D FIND SOME GOOD BUYS HERE BECAUSE IT'S BEST BUY AND THAT'S WHAT I CAME LOOKING FOR.)) [RUNS04]
[OUT Q=LOOKING FOR]
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[SOT STANDUP -- 8:21:28]
[IN Q=IT'S BEEN]

((SCOTT GOLDBERG: IT'S BEEN TWO YEARS SINCE ROANOKE'S OTHER MAJOR APPLIANCE AND ELECTRONICS AND RETAIL SUPERSTORE HAD ANY REAL COMPETITION .... WHICH NOW HAS CONSUMERS SHOPPING FOR MICROWAVES OR CAMCORDERS EXPECTING TO SEE BETTER PRICES.)) [RUNS14]
[OUT Q=better prices]
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[SOT 8:01:34]
[IN Q=it's awesome]

((STEVE DELP/DISTRICT MANAGER: IT'S AWESOME FOR CONSUMERS. LIKE I SAY, COMPETITION WILL BREED EXCELLENCE.)) [RUNS03]
[OUT Q=BREED EXCELLENCE]


The competition says it'll beat anybody's price.
And Circuit City told us its salespeople give customers more personal attention.
Another potential competitor ... locally owned Appliance Outlet ... said the REAL best buy is in here.
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[SOT 9:29:03]
[IN Q= really]

((STEVE GENGER/APPLIANCE OUTLET: REALLY, THE PRICES ARE VERY SIMILAR. AND WITH THE SERVICE YOU GET AT AN INDEPENDENT DEALER, PEOPLE WILL CONTINUE TO SHOP HERE VERSUS THE BIG BOX STORE.)) [RUNS11]
[OUT Q=BIG BOX STORE]))
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[Live= Scott Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke]


When Best Buy's neighbor Target opened last year, some said there was no way this market could support this store, Wal Mart and KMart.
So far, all three are still standing.
There's no way to guess how much Best Buy could hurt its competition.
But what's certain is that competition is generally a good thing for shoppers.
[Double Boxes=Keith and Scott/Microwave]


Keith.
[Tease#1]

[HARD MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=NONE]


More doctors are turning in their resignations. The reason behind it is still ahead on News 7 at 6.
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[SOT 22:24:14]
[IN Q=But we really]

((ADELAIDE HUFFMAN/CAMILLE SURVIVOR: BUT WE REALLY DIDN'T KNOW HOW SERIOUS IT WAS UNTIL IT GOT DAYLIGHT. BUT WE KNEW DEFINITELY THAT SOMETHING WAS WRONG.))
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[OUT Q=something was wrong.]
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[VO-NAT]


Something was VERY wrong in Nelson County 30 years ago. Up next, a look at the human price exacted by Hurricane Camille.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-24 1:44:50]
[GRAPHIC=Hurricane Camille]


Once in a thousand years.
That's how often some scientists say a storm like Hurricane Camille can be expected to hit the United States.
It's been just THIRTY years since Camille left her mark on central Virginia.. and memories of that deadly night are still vivid in the minds of many Nelson County residents.
Steve Smallshaw has their story.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Hurricane Camille]
[SUPER=03-Mississippi/Aug. 17th, 1969; :00]
[SUPER=03-Nelson Co.; :11]
[SUPER=01-Pat Michaels/State Climatologist; :25]
[SUPER=01-Tom Huffman/Lost 22 Family Members; :38]
[SUPER=01-Carlestia Mawyer/Nelson Co. Resident; 1:00]
[SUPER=@ssm1; 1:23]
[SUPER=01-Adelaide Huffman/Lost 22 Family Members; 1:57]
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[OUT Q=News7, Nelson County.]


(( Hurricane Camille had already made headlines when she slammed into the Mississippi coast on August 17th, 1969.. but the damage the storm wrought there would pale in comparison to her impact on central Virginia three days later.
The same mountains that make Nelson County such a beautiful place to live also contributed to her doom that night, when they stalled a cold front long enough for Camille to catch up.
[SOT 13:31:42]

((PAT MICHAELS/STATE CLIMATOLOGIST: THE COLD FRONT, CAMILLE AND THE MOUNTAINS ALL INTERSECTED IN THE SAME SPOT, AND THE RESULT WAS ONE OF THE THREE GREAT FLOODS OF RECORD IN THE UNITED STATES.))
[RUNS= 09]
[OUT Q=the United States.]
[SOT 22:27:28]

((TOM HUFFMAN/LOST 22 FAMILY MEMBERS TO CAMILLE: WE BEGAN TO REALIZE MORE THAT SOMETHING WAS WRONG BECAUSE OF THE SMELL OF FRESH EARTH, AND THE BOULDERS.. YOU COULD HEAR THE BOULDERS HITTING TOGETHER, AND WE REALIZED THEN THAT THE EARTH HAD BEGUN TO MOVE.))
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[OUT Q=begun to move.]


In fact, the earth had liquefied, rolling off the mountains and sweeping away everything in its path.. trees, bridges, homes and people.
August 20th arrived bright and sunny, but something was clearly amiss.
[SOT 22:07:12]

((CARLESTIA MAWYER/NELSON CO. RESIDENT: THE SMELL.. IT WASN'T A BAD SMELL, BUT IT WAS VERY, VERY STRANGE. IT WAS JUST EARTH.. VERY EARTHY, AND THERE WERE NO BIRDS, THERE WAS NO SOUND.))
[RUNS= 11]
[OUT Q=was no sound.]


Slowly, the story of Camille's fury filtered to an incredulous outside world.. 30 inches of rain in eight hours.. dozens dead, hundreds more missing.. and damages in the millions. [Standup 22:23:02] ((As dramatic as they are, all the newspaper headlines and photographs don't really tell the whole story of that August night in 1969. It's only when you come here to a place like this.. a small quiet cemetery on a hillside near Davis Creek.. that you can truly understand the impact Camille had on the families of Nelson County.))
[RUNS= 19]
[OUT Q=of Nelson County.]


For it's here where three dozen victims of Camille lay buried.. including 22 members of the Huffman family.
Tom and Adelaide Huffman still live just a stone's throw away from those gravesites.. they think of that fateful night often, especially when it rains.
[SOT 22:33:34]

((ADELAIDE HUFFMAN: WE DON'T SLEEP VERY GOOD IF IT RAINS VERY HARD RIGHT TODAY. IF A STORM'S COMING THROUGH I USUALLY GET UP TO SEE HOW BAD IT'S GOING TO BE.))
[RUNS= 08]
[OUT Q=going to be.]


Another storm like Camille may in fact be a thousand years off.. but memories of the first one will last at least that long.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Nelson County.))

[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


Blue chips led the charge on Wall Street today. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE ]
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The Dow rose 137-points. NASDAQ up 27 points.

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[SUPER=434-h!/17e/h1@/66b/i@/36r/h*/81$/hc/46r;][Carilion]



[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#=99-28 55:04]
[GRAPHIC=Carilion]

One by one, the doctors at Carilion Internal Medicine are turning in their resignations.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; ]

The two and a half year old practice is not officially closed, but three of the eight doctors have said they are not returning.
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[SOT ub 12 21 11]
[IN Q=There are]

((DR. TONY STAVOLA/CARILION MEDICAL DIRECTOR: THERE ARE DIFFERENT SITUATIONS INVOLVING SOME OF THE DIFFERENT PHYSICIANS AND SOME OF THAT INVOLVES PERSONNEL ISSUES THAT I REALLY CANNOT DISCUSS, EXCEPT AGAIN TO EMPHASIZE THAT IT HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH PATIENT CARE ISSUES.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Tony Stavola/Carilion Medical Director; ]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=patient care issues.]

Doctor Charles Hiles says all the doctors plan to continuing working locally.
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[SOT ub 09 17 24]
[IN Q=There are some]

((DR. CHARLES HILES/INTERNIST: THERE ARE SOME LESSONS THAT WE'VE LEARNED, ONE OF THEM IS THAT BIGGER ISN'T ALWAYS BETTER, I THINK WE'LL PHYSICALLY NOT BE IN ONE SETTING, BUT YES, WE WILL BE TOGETHER.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Charles Hiles/Internist; ]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=we will be together]
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=HOLD]

Hiles says he will know where his new office will be in the next two weeks. At that time, he will be sending location information to his patients.


[Baby-Swap]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=90-20 1:47:40]
[GRAPHIC=Baby Swap]


NO one went home with the wrong baby.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/File Tape;]


But the University of Virginia Hospital has apparently done it again.
A Nelson County couple was brought another Nelson County couple's newborn baby in the hospital's maternity ward last month.
They had the wrong baby for about ten minutes.
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[TALENT=Keith]
[SS=Hold]


Hospital officials aren't denying this brief switch occurred.
But they say they're investigating and hope to release a full report next week.
Apparently, both babies were properly tagged.


[Sports tease]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


The latest on Ernie Irvan's condition after a crash today at Michigan, plus qualifying results, a preview of FFE
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-]


and Denise Allen made the trek up 81 to JMU and put up her Dukes with the University's football team.
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[S-Irvan]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-46]
[GRAPHIC=Michigan]


Although the sun was out at Michigan Speedway, the day began under a dark cloud,
[graphic=ernie irvan]


as Ernie Irvan crashed this morning. Ironically, it was a similar crash on this very day five years ago at this track that nearly killed him.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Brooklyn, MI/ESPN; :00]


Irvan and his number 84 Pontiac crashed in practice in preparation for tomorrow's Busch race at Michigan. Irvan was airlifted to St. Joseph's Mercy Hospital.
The latest update on his condition is that he is in fare condition. He sustained a bruised lung and a mild head injury but will not need surgery.
Dick Trickle drove for Ernie and will start 15th.
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[S-Qualify]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=sp-46]
[graphic=michigan]


The other Winston Cup drivers also qualified for Sunday's Pepsi 400
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Brooklyn, MI/ESPN; :00]


Points leader Dale Jarrett will start third in Sunday's race,
But South Boston's Ward Burton was the man. He set a new track record with a speed of 188.843 miles per hour to grab the top spot. Now the other 24 guys.
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[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-6. Ricky Rudd//7. Mark Martin//8. John Andretti//9. Jeff Gordon//10. Rusty Wallace//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-11. Ted Musgrave//12. Steve Park//13. Hut Stricklin//14. Bill Elliott//15. Dick Trickle//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-16. Chad Little//17. Dale Earnhardt Jr.//18. Sterling Marlin//19. Bobby Labonte//20. Michael Waltrip//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-21. David Green//22. Ricky Craven//23. Kenny Wallace//24. Wally Dallenbach//25. Matt Kenseth//;]
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[OUT Q=...last driver."]
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[anchor=steve]
[graphic=michigan]


Rick Mast qualified 30th, Elliott Sadler 31st, Jeff Burton 36th, and Terry Labonte 42nd.

[S-Show]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-38]
[GRAPHIC=FFE LOGO]


The News 7 Sports team embarks on its 16th season of Friday Football Extra.
Mike Stevens is in Studio 77 with a sneak peek of what you'll see tonight at 11:35.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=FIRST AUDIO]
[SUPER=@mike1; :00]
[RUNS=:43]
[OUT Q=...I'LL SEE YOU THEN."]
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[S-JMU]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=SP-35 tc 02:04:15]
[GRAPHIC=JMU]


A new coach and a changed attitude has given the James Madison Dukes high hopes of improving last season's three and eight record.
Denise Allen has more.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Harrisonburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Mickey Matthews/First Year Head Coach; :12]
[SUPER=03-Last Season; :22]
[super=01-Delvin Joyce/Junior Tailback;:45]
[SUPER=01-Robert Carson/Sophomore Fullback; 1:09]
[super=01-Aaron Williams/Offensive Line; 1:17]
[SUPER=@Denise1; 1:26]
[RUNS=1:47]
[OUT Q=news 7 sports]

((Mickey Matthews took his first head coaching job in late March, by May first he had hired the staff he says will turn the James Madison program around.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 04:24:00]
[IN Q=]

(())
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[OUT Q=]

The Dukes were three and eight last year, last in the Atlantic 10 in total offense and last in rushing.
But everyone says those stats will change.
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[IN Q=03:30:00]

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[OUT Q=]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=26:35]

(())
[RUNS=]
[OUT Q=]


The players say the difference between this year's team and last season's squad is attitude.
They say the new coaches' enthusiasm has been contagious.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]

(())
[RUNS=]
[OUT Q=]


THE 1999 JMU TEAM FACES ITS FIRST TEST SEPTEMBER FOURTH IN BLACKSBURG, AGAINST A NATIONALLY RANKED VIRGINIA TECH. OF COURSE JAMES MADISON'S GOAL IS TO WIN A NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP, BUT THE ROAD TO A ONE-DOUBLE-A TITLE IS TOUGH AS EIGHT OF THEIR NEXT 10 OPPONENTS HAD FINISHED '98 WITH WINNING RECORDS.
IN HARRISONBURG, DENISE ALLEN NEWS 7 SPORTS. ))


[Drought]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Drought of 99]


As of today, 33 Virginia counties have requested drought disaster relief.
23 of those have already added up their damages at 93- million dollars and counting.
Yesterday, the USDA allocated just under two million dollars for 18 of the counties.
But farmers may have to wait to see any checks. Some farmers are just now getting checks from LAST year's drought.

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[Take VO Here][Forest-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-21 1:46:44]
[GRAPHIC=None]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.;]


The overnight rains helped firefighters and forestry workers get the upper hand on brush fires at Smith Mountain.
Today, 30 workers stayed behind to monitor hot spots.
About 400 acres have burned since lightning hit the mountain on Saturday.
It could still take several days for all the fires to smolder out.
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[WEATHER] [6PM WEATHER] [08/20/1999] [SS NONE] [ENG/FULL]LOCAL WEATHER VIDEO [ADD CHYRON/ENG/FULL]HIGHS & LOWS CURRENT STATS [MUSIC UNDER] [COMMERCIAL] [CK/CHYRON/VIEWERNET] [CK/WXPRO]WEATHER MAPS [CK/CHYRON/5 PAGES] FORECASTS [ESS/FULL] EXTENDED FORECAST[Forecasts]
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[SUPER=332-Cloudy/Showers Ending/58-62/Mostly Cloudy/And Cool/74-76]
[SUPER=333-Cloudy With/Patchy Fog/58-60/Mostly Cloudy/Wind NW-10/74-76]
[SUPER=334-Clouds And/Drizzle/56-58/Cloudy/Wind W-10/72-74]

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