[1-News-Head]

[TALENT=Keith]

A compromise verdict in the murder trial of the Scales twins.

That's our top story on NEWS 7 tonight.
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[VO-NAT]


And water levels at Smith Mountain Lake continue to drop, leaving boaters and boat docks high, dry and costly to fix.
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[Sports-Head]


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


Tonight on News 7 sports we will unveil the week one list of venues for the Friday Football Extra crews.
I'll be joined by Fleming's George Miller.
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[VO-NAT]


And the girls actually got a jump on the guys as they tipped off their season this afternoon at William Byrd.
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[WX-Head]
[TALENT=Robin]
[SS=None]


A Severe Thunderstorm in Campbell County is this evening's top weather story-- We'll cover that and we'll track Hurricane Dennis coming up.

[Video-Open]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=Video Open]
[GRAPHIC=News7 at 6]
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[VO-NAT]


A verdict in the case of twins accused of murder.
Now the jury must decide their punishment.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]

Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.

[Scales]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#99-30 TC1:07:30]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


Terry and Kerry Scales were each found guilty of second degree murder-- dismissing the twins' claims of self defense.
The jury deliberated for seven hours before reaching its decision.
[Double Boxes=Keith and Teresa/Microwave]


Teresa Hamilton is at the Montgomery County Courthouse where the verdict came down about three this afternoon.
[Live=Teresa Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=@Teresa1;]
[SUPER=05-Christiansburg]
( ad lib)
(Rollcue: for the maximum. )
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Phyllis Bullard/Victim's Sister;]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg;]
[SUPER=01-Janice Scales/Twins' Mother;]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=]



[Live=Teresa Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Christiansburg;]
( ad lib)



[Double Boxes=Keith and Teresa/Microwave]



[Henry-Accident]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-25 TC1:18:34]
[GRAPHIC=Accident Investigation]


He was on his way to the first day of school ... and was struck by a car.
Now, as a Henry County boy struggles to recover from severe injuries, his family tells Marya Jones how it happened, in hopes it won't happen again.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=13-year-old Corey Mayo]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.;:00]
[SUPER=01-Rev. Joseph Mayo/Corey's Father; :11]
[SUPER=01-J. J. Mayo/Corey's Brother; :31]
[SUPER=01-Tim May/State Police; :49]
[SUPER=01-David Martin/Henry Co. School Superintendent; 1:20]
[SUPER=@Marya2; 1:45]
[RUNS=1:52]
[OUT Q=MJN7, Henry Co.]


(( 13-year-old Corey Mayo left his house yesterday morning excited about his first day of 8th grade at Drewry Mason Middle School.
He never made it to the bus stop.
Corey was hit by a car as he walked on the side of the road.
[SOT 1:11:57 - 1:12:12]

((REVEREND JOSEPH MAYO/COREY'S FATHER: I WENT DOWN THERE AND SAW HIM LAYING ON THE GROUND, WITH HIS NEW SHIRT THAT HE HAD TORN OFF HIM AND HIS PANTS BUSTED OPEN AND HIS BRAND NEW TENNIS SHOES KNOCKED OVER IN THE BUSHES, THAT WAS ONE OF THE MOST DEVASTATING THINGS I HAD TO EXPERIENCE.)) [RUNS:15]
Corey's brother, J.J., was walking beside him.
[SOT 1:13:41 - :44]

((J.J. MAYO/COREY'S BROTHER: ALL I SAW WAS THE CAR JUST TAKING MY LITTLE BROTHER AWAY. )) [RUNS:03]
State police say reckless driving charges against the car's driver, 25-year-old preschool teacher Toni Yvonne Craig from Martinsville, are pending.
Craig told police she never saw the boys, but admitted she was going at least 10 miles per hour above the speed limit.
[SOT 1:31:09]

((TIM MAY/VA. STATE POLICE: SHE WAS VERY CONCERNED TO THE YOUNG MAN'S WELL-BEING AND IF HE WAS GOING TO BE OK. SHE WAS EXTREMELY SHAKEN UP. )) [RUNS:10]
Corey's father says Summit Road, where his boys and several other kids catch the bus, is unsafe. He's asked the county for changes.
[SOT 1:15:06 - :10]

((REV. JOSEPH MAYO: I FEEL THAT THIS ROAD REALLY NEEDS SOME SERIOUS SCRUTINIZING,)) [RUNS:04]
And, today, that's exactly what Henry County school officials, V-DOT, and authorities were doing... driving the bus route and looking for problems.
[SOT 1:25:37 - :42]

((DAVID MARTIN/HENRY CO. SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: IS THERE ANYTHING WE CAN DO DIFFERENTLY? WE KIND OF THINK THAT WE CAN.)) [RUNS:05]
They've already moved the bus stop to a safer location, off the road.
Joseph Mayo says his son still has a long recovery ahead of him.
But the Mayo family says they're not angry at the woman who hit their son.
[SOT 1:16:19 - :27]

((REV. JOSEPH MAYO: I LOVE HER AND I WISH THAT IN THE FUTURE SHE'LL BE MORE CAREFUL IN HER DRIVING.)) [RUNS:08]
Right now, the Mayos are praying for Corey's recovery... hoping he'll get another chance at his first day of school soon. Marya Jones, News 7, Henry County.))

[Coaster]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-28 TC59:30]
[GRAPHIC=King's Dominion]


Twice this year, and again after a fatal accident on Monday, the Shockwave roller coaster at King's Dominion has passed local safety inspections with flying colors.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Doswell/King's Dominion]


King's Dominion re-opened the coaster today.
That's after a Hanover County Sheriff's Department investigation turned up NO safety problems and NO fault of amusement park personnel.
The probe blames the 20- year old victim.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 14:13:27]
[IN Q=We did]

((CAPT. DAVID HINES/HANOVER CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: WE DID HAVE AN INVESTIGATOR THAT WAS PUT INTO THE RESTRAINTS. AND WITH EFFORT, HE WAS ABLE TO GET OUT. BUT THAT WAS WITH EFFORT. HE HAD TO MAKE A CONCERTED EFFORT TO GET OUT.))
[SUPER=01-Capt. David Hines/Hanover Co. Sheriff's Dept.; ]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=get out.]
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[TALENT=Keith]
[SS=HOLD]


The Sheriff's Department says New York City college student Timothy Fan was seen by witnesses partially removing himself from safety restraints.
The medical examiner says a blunt head trauma caused his death, after he was thrown from the car.

[Gilmore-Drought]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-26 TC1:32:06]
[GRAPHIC=Drought of 99]


Farmers who need hay or water can call a new state drought hotline.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


Governor Jim Gilmore announced the hotline on his radio show today, along with a plea to the President.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 11:00:58]
[IN Q=I've called]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: I'VE CALLED OUT THE NATIONAL GUARD TO MOVE HAY AND TO MOVE WATER IN ORDER TO HELP OUR FARMING COMMUNITY. WE NEED ADDITIONAL VEHICLES IN ORDER TO BE ABLE TO DO IT IN THE BEST POSSIBLE WAY. SO I'VE TODAY ASKED THE PRESIDENT AND THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE TO LOAN US SOME VEHICLES AND LOAN US THE ABILITY TO CARRY OUT OUR NEEDS .))
[SUPER=@Gilmore; ]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=our needs.]
(XXXXXXX)

[TAKE WATER TRUCK BOARD]
One National Guard water truck is headed to Bedford County.
Two are headed to Staunton.
Probably starting Monday, farmers with their own water tanks can have them filled from staging areas in those regions. [TAKE PHONE NUMBER BOARD]
The new Drought Hotline for farmers is 1-888-824-2457.
Again, farmers must call this hotline to qualify for and help plan hay and water assistance.
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(TOSS TO ROBIN)



[WX-One]


[ANCHOR=Robin in Wx Center]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=99-40 TC21:24]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Here's some news about Carvins Cove you haven't heard in a long time. It actually went up.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Carvins Cove]


Roanoke water officials say recent rains brought the reservoir level back up to 28-point- and a half feet below full pond this morning. That's two-tenths of a foot higher than yesterday.
Not much of a rise, perhaps, but it is the first time in months that Roanoke's main water supply showed any increase at all.
If the cove falls another foot-and-a-half, tighter water restrictions will take effect.
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[Roll] [TOSS BACK TO KEITH]

[Tease#1]

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


Folks at Smith Mountain Lake are hoping for more rain--
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[VO-NAT]

as more and more boats hit bottom.
That's next when News-7 at Six returns.
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[MUSIC UP FULL]
[COMM#1]


[Boat-Repairs]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-21 TC21:24]
[GRAPHIC=Drought 99]


All these rainshowers are NOT helping Smith Mountain Lake.
In fact, as the boating season nears the Labor Day conclusion, the lake level continues to drop.
That's not only drying up local businesses -- it's putting a dent in boaters' wallets.
Tina Tenret shows us what to watch out for.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Did you ever]
[SUPER=01-Erik Plyler/Plyler Docks; :14]
[SUPER=01-Linwood Ransom/W&L Prop Repair; 1:19]
[SUPER=@Tina1; 1:45]
[RUNS=1:57]
[OUT Q=Tina Tenret News7]

(( Shells like this are normally deep underwater at Smith Mountain Lake.
But the lake's so low, floating docks don't float.
Just getting down to your boat can be tough.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 11:10:32]
[IN Q=A lot of times]

((ERIC PLYLER/PLYLER DOCKS: A LOT OF TIMES NOW WITH THE LAKE SO LOW THE STEPS AREN'T HIGH ENOUGH, SO YOU'VE GOT A GAP HERE AND IT'S REALLY DANGEROUS, ESPECIALLY FOR THE ELDERLY PEOPLE TO GET DOWN TO THE FLOATING DOCK.)) [RUNS:10]
[OUT Q=THE FLOATING DOCK]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
((nat sot dock building))

[RUNS:03]
If you want a new dock, be ready to cough up an extra thousand dollars.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 11:18:14]
[IN Q=THE FIRST SIX]

((PLYLER: THE FIRST SIX PILINGS WE HAD HERE, WE HAD TO PUT IN MANUALLY BY HAND BECAUSE THE PILE DRIVING EQUIPMENT COULDN'T GET UP THERE BECAUSE THE LAKE WAS DOWN SO LOW, THE BARGE CAN'T GET UP TO THE LAND.)) [RUNS:08]
[OUT Q=GET UP TO THE LAND]


Driving pilings in by hand takes an extra day, plus cement to make sure they'll stand.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 11:19:45]
[IN Q=I have heard]

((PLYLER: I HAVE HEARD OF MANY DOCK CONTRACTORS HAVING TO POSTPONE DOCKS TIL THE LAKE COMES BACK UP, WHENEVER THAT MAY BE.)) [RUNS:08]
[OUT Q=THAT MAY BE]


People with docks are spending about 900-dollars for chain extensions -- so they can lower their boats to the water.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
((nat sot repair))

[RUNS:03]
Linwood Ransom repairs some 40 to 80 propellers a week -- twice as many as before the drought.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 13:07:40]
[SOT 13:07:16]
[IN Q=A lot of people]

((LINWOOD RANSOM/W&L PROP REPAIR: AS YOU CAN SEE, THE EDGES ARE PRETTY WELL TORN UP AND PIECES MISSING OFF IT. A LOT OF PEOPLE THAT RENT BOATS STILL DO NOT KNOW WHERE THE LOW SPOTS ARE SO WE'RE STILL GETTING A LOT OF DROUGHT DAMAGE FROM THEM.)) [RUNS:12]
[OUT Q=missing off it]


Repairing these propellers can cost up to $180 if you take them right to the shop -- about double that if you have to pay the marina.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 13:09:16]
[IN Q=A lot of the propellers]

((RANSOM: A LOT OF THE PROPELLERS I'M GETTING IN ARE TORN UP BEYOND REPAIR SO THE CUSTOMER'S HAVING TO BUY A NEW PROPELLER.)) [RUNS:07]
[OUT Q=TO BUY A NEW PROPELLER]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 11:42:14]
[IN Q=One piece of good news]

((TINA TENRET/NEWS7: ONE PIECE OF GOOD NEWS IS BOAT REPAIR SHOPS SAY THE LAKE WOULD HAVE TO DROP ABOUT ANOTHER FOOT FOR YOU TO DAMAGE THE SIDES OR BOTTOM OF YOUR BOAT. TO SAVE YOUR PROPELLERS, TRY TO STEER A COURSE DOWN THE MIDDLE OF THE LAKE. TINA TENRET NEWS7)) [RUNS:10]
[OUT Q=Tina Tenret News7]))



[Boty-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-29 TC48:45]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]


It didn't take long for a fire to turn a Botetourt County home into ashes.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.]


Firefighters say there was nothing left but metal scraps when they got there.
The trailer home at 5-0-7 McFalls Road was the only one involved in the fire.
But smoke covered a good deal of Botetourt's Blue Ridge area.
Firefighters didn't know how the fire started.
A woman who owned the trailer home said her daughter and three grandchildren lived there.
But nobody was at home today.
No people or pets were hurt.
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[Stocks]


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


Profit-takers took advantage of yesterday's record high, driving the stock market lower today. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE ]
[RUNS=:25]
[SUPER=x5102;]
[SUPER=430-y/127.59/11198.45/y/30.91/2774.69;]


The DOW lost 128 points to close at 11-thousand- 198.
NASDAQ lost 31 points.
[SUPER=431-ie/37e/hc/49d/i2e/63d/h1$/65#/h$/25$;]
[SUPER=432-hb/43#/u/4b/u/46*/if/43a/i%/46e;]
[SUPER=433-ib/118*/ig/24c/id/27d/i!/9*/ig/38b;]
[SUPER=434-u/17e/i1e/66f/h#/36a/i1d/81g/i1a/47e;]


[Tattoo-Dispute]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jbi]
[TAPE#=99-24 TC1:51:17]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A local tattoo artist is back in business after a court battle.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

Danny Fowler of Danny's Ancient Art tattoo parlor took a former employee to court for violating his contract. Mark Bell's contract had a non-compete clause that said he could not tattoo in the area for two years after leaving Ancient Art. When Bell opened Urban Tribe and offered tattoos, Fowler got an injunction.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 02:33:42]
[IN Q=Well, we're]

((DANNY FOWLER/ DANNY'S ANCIENT ART: WELL, WE'RE JUST TRYING TO PROTECT OUR BUSINESS INTEREST AND ENFORCE A CONTRACT.))

[SUPER=01-Danny Fowler/Danny's Ancient Art]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=contract.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

The judge said Bell is in violation of the non-compete clause, but lifted the injunction. He said Fowler failed to prove that Urban Tribe was affecting Ancient Art's business. Bell agrees.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 02:38:08]
[IN Q=I mean he runs]

((MARK BELL/ URBAN TRIBE: I MEN HE RUNS A MILLION OR MORE DOLLAR A YEAR BUSINESS AND HE JUST OPENED A THIRD SHOP. I DON'T THINK TWO GUYS SITTING IN DOWNTOWN ROANOKE IS GONNA MAKE A DIFFERENCE.))
[SUPER=01-Mark Bell/Urban Tribe]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=difference.]
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Keith]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]

Fowler says he's disappointed in the judges ruling and plans to keep fighting.

[Fulcher]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=99-20 TC1:54:41]
[GRAPHIC=Fulcher]


The jury got the case late today in the prison drug smuggling trial of Michael Fulcher.
There won't be a verdict tonight.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Everybody's talking about the third-year law student who made the government's first closing argument. Lance Salyers is just an intern with the U-S Attorney's office.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 16:31:15]
[IN Q=I knew I knew the facts]

((I KNEW I KNEW THE FACTS AND KNEW I KNEW EVERYTHING, SO IT WASN'T A MATTER OF THAT. IT WAS JUST GETTING IT OUT AND DELIVERING IT. AND I FELT COMFORTABLE DOING IT.))
[SUPER=01-Lance Salyers/W&L Law Student]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=comfortable doing it.]
(------------)

[* * * Keith ON ENG * * *]
Though he played "second chair" to Prosecutor Joe Mott, Salyers got to do a whole more than most third-year students.
He had to win approval from the State Bar for this, but he's not an attorney.
Most law-student interns are relegated to prosecuting people caught speeding on the Parkway.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 16:29]
[IN Q=That's what I expected]

((THAT'S WHAT I EXPECTED, WAS TO BE DOING SOME PETTY THINGS. BUT IT GOT REAL LUCKY BEING INVOLVED IN THIS CASE.))
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=being involved in this case.]
(-----------)

[V/O-NAT]
Though Salyers is missing his first week of classes at Washington and Lee, this is real-life experience in federal court.
He plans to be there when the jury returns its verdict.
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[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]

[LIVE - MICROWAVE]
Coming up tonight in sports I'll have the week one schedule for Friday Football Extra, plus Fleming Coach George Miller will drop by to chat, and believe it or not the girls' high school basketball season tips off today.
All that and much more is straight ahead.

[go to break][S-Fleming]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=none]

[MIKE CENTERED]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke; ]

[MIKE CENTERED]
[SUPER=@mike1;]


The 1999 high school football season opens tomorrow night and no one is more excited about that fact than William Fleming head coach George Miller. [PULL OUT TO TWO SHOT]
George you have been finishing up work on your master's degree, you've announced your retirement from coaching and you've been getting the Colonels ready for another run at a state title this summer.
[SUPER=01-George "Kila" Miller/Fleming Head Coach;]

[AFTER QUESTION AND ANSWER NUMBER ONE WE WILL MOVE ONTO PAGE TWO!!!]



[S-Amherst]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=sp-46]
[GRAPHIC=MIKE & GEORGE]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke;]


George I don't mean to rekindle a bad memory but your opponent tomorrow night, Amherst County put the wood on you last year by posting a 27-to-nothing win in Amherst. [GO TO MIKE CENTERED]
[SUPER=@mike1;]


And coming into tomorrow night's game at the stadium both teams are battle tested. Fleming has 22 seniors while Amherst has 21.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="I ENJOY....]
[SUPER=01-Mickey Crouch/Amherst Co. Head Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=...NEXT YEAR."]
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[out ot two shot ad lib mike & george]

[SUPER=01-George "Kila" Miller/Fleming Head Coach;][S-FFE]



[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-37]
[GRAPHIC=MIKE CENTERED]


Besides this Fleming-Amherst game, the Friday Football Extra crews will be on the scene at 13 others tomorrow night from Danville to Wytheville.
Here's a look at our week one schedule.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=S-FFE]
[SUPER=01-Mike]
[RUNS=:35]
[OUT Q=....LOGO COME FULL (YOU FADE)]
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[BACK TO TWO SHOT OF MIKE AND MILLER. THEY WILL AD LIB BRIEFLY]



[S-Hoops]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-47 10:34]
[GRAPHIC=Hometown Hoops Weekly]


While the high school football season kicks off tomorrow night, tonight is ladies night for a number of area teams.
Steve Mason has more form the William Byrd Tip Off Tournament over in Vinton.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=FIRST AUDIO]
[SUPER=@steve1; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sheila Turpin/Liberty First Year Head Coach; :22 QUICK]
[SUPER=03-Vinton; :32]



[SUPER=01-Debbie Williams-Arthur/Byrd First Year Head Coach; :40]
[RUNS=:51]
[OUT Q=.....to Mike at William Fleming High School."]
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[wipe to pinnacle page]

[S-NFL]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=none]
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[pinnacle 13095]
And don't forget folks tonight you can get your football without leaving the house. The Jaguars take on the Chiefs at eight o'clock tonight right here on Your Hometown Station.
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[MIKE WILL TOSS BACK TO KEITH & ROBIN]