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William Flemings's football team is on the road- -to Amherst- -for the opening game... literally an abrupt departu
re some say for fear of violence at Victory stadium tonight.
We'll tell you what that's all about on NEWS 7 at SIX.
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And have a LIVE report from the Carolinas on the progress of Hurricane Dennis. Our own Ellen Qualls is on the Coast tonight.
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In sports, The Winston Cup cars are qualifying at Bristol for the Goody's 500 its the first Friday night of high school football.
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And the William Fleming game against Amherst has been moved to Amherst we'll explain why.
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And the latest movements from Hurricane Dennis may mean little or no rain for us from this reluctant tropical system. We will explain coming up.

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((WE ARE CONCERNED ABOUT SHOWING OUR RESPECT AND OUR COMPASSION TO THE FAMILY))
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But a school board member says Roanoke City School Officials moved a football game because of threats of violence.


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[ANCHOR=Keith]

Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.


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Without a doubt we need the rain.
But just what Hurricane Dennis has in store for the East Coast, if anything, is still a mystery.
It's becoming a worrisome mystery for those on the Carolina beaches.
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Ellen Qualls is in Myrtle Beach South Carolina.
What have you seen this afternoon.
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[Guard-Water]


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What Mother Nature won't provide to local farmers, the National Guard WILL.
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Starting Monday, Guardsmen will help dole out much- needed water to drought- stricken farmers in Bedford County.
The county has set up four drop points where farmers can pick up a load of water for their livestock.
Officials say they'll continue the program as long as necessary.
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((DAVE NICHOLS/BEDFORD CO. PUBLIC SAFETY DIRECTOR: THIS DROUGHT HAS BEEN GOING ON NOW OVER A YEAR, AND NOW WE'RE JUST STARTING TO REACH THE CRITICAL STAGE. IT MAY TAKE A WEEK, IT MAY TAKE MONTHS TO RECOVER FROM THIS. THE RAIN WE'VE BEEN GETTING IS A BLESSING BUT IT'S MORE COSMETIC THAN ANYTHING.))
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Water can be picked up at Big Island, Smith Mountain Lake and Bedford on Monday, Wednesday and Friday of next week from 4 to 8 p.m.
The Boxley quarry site will be open all week from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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The jury deliberating the Bland-prison drug case could be close to a verdict-- That's just one of the stories still ahead on News-7 at Six.
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And one of Halifax County's favorite sons weighs in on the heated debate over hog farms.
Find out what Ward Burton could have lost because of his stand ...when we return.
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NASCAR driver Ward Burton is Halifax County's own resident racing hero ... And an environmentalist off the track.

But Burton's love of nature has him in hot water with some hog farmers.
Marya Jones tells us how.
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(( Ward Burton can spend around 10 hours a day circling the track.
But when he's not driving a racecar, you can often find him out walking the land in Halifax County.
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((WARD BURTON: THAT'S ONE THING I LOVE ABOUT LIVING HERE. I CAN GO DO THAT HUSTLE AND BUSTLE AND THEN I CAN COME BACK TO HALIFAX CO. I CAN BE MYSELF, I CAN BRING MY KIDS UP IN A RURAL ENVIRONMENT, AND THAT'S WHAT I'VE ALWAYS WANTED TO DO.)) [RUNS:12]
In his spare time, he runs the Ward Burton Wildlife Foundation from his South Boston office.
It's a conservation group that manages more than two-thousand acres as a wildlife preserve in Halifax County.
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((WARD BURTON: MOTHER NATURE DOES A GOOD JOB HERSELF, WE JUST TRY TO HELP HER OUT A LITTLE BIT.)) [RUNS:03] [SU 56:52 - 57:01] ((MARYA JONES/NEWS 7: BUT IT'S HIS LOVE OF THE LAND THAT STEERED THE RACECAR DRIVER RIGHT TO THE CENTER OF THE HALIFAX COUNTY HOG DEBATE... A MOVE THAT ALMOST BACKFIRED WHEN IT ANGERED SOME FARMERS.)) [RUNS:09]
Burton spoke out at a Board of Supervisors' meetings... in support of moving hog farms farther away from neighbor's property lines.
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((WARD BURTON: YOU CAN NOT TELL ME THAT IT WOULD BE FAIR FOR ME OR ANYONE ELSE WHO OWNS A FARM THAT DOESN'T WANT ONE OF THESE FACTORIES NEXT TO THEM TO HAVE A FACTORY 500 FEET FROM OUR PROPERTY LINE. THAT, IN SIMPLE TERMS, IS BULL YOU-KNOW-WHAT.)) [RUNS:07]
That stance made some hog farmers, like Scott Hudson, see red.
Hudson was one of several farmers that called up Burton's sponsor Caterpillar and threatened to boycott the company's farm equipment.
But Caterpillar stood by Burton.
And since then, Burton and Hudson have resolved their differences.
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((SCOTT BURTON: I TOLD HIM I WASN'T GONG TO SAY ANYTHING ELSE AND I HAVEN'T. WE TALKED.)) [runs:04]
Burton hopes that Halifax County residents can talk through the issue just as easily.
And he can stop being Ward the activist and just be Ward the nature lover and the racecar driver. Marya Jones, News 7, Halifax County.))

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Still no verdict in the Bland Prison drug trafficking and money laundering trial.
The jury got the case around four o'clock yesterday afternoon and spent all day today deliberating the fate of Inmate Michael Fulcher and four others... without a verdict.
There's some indication the jury still expects to render a decision this evening.
What members of the jury don't know is that they'll have to come back Monday anyway- -IF they convict Fulcher's Mother of drug dealing. They'd have to decide whether ETHEL Fulcher must forfeit her home as a result.

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The woman who accidentally hit a boy on his way to school earlier this week has now been charged with reckless driving.
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State police say preschool teacher Toni Yvonne Craig of Martinsville was driving at least 10 miles an hour over the speed limit when she hit 13-year-old Corey Mayo.
Mayo was on his way to the bus stop in front of his home on Summit Road for his first day of school.
The boy remains in serious condition at a North Carolina Hospital.
Henry County school officials and authorities changed the bus route on Corey's street yesterday to make it safer for children to walk.
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[Fleming-Amherst]


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Roanoke City School officials decided this afternoon to move the football game between Fleming and Amherst County High Schools.
The teams were supposed to play at Victory Stadium but now Amherst will host the game.
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Joy Sutton is live at Victory Stadium with details.
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Keith, the game was supposed to happen here 7:30 tonight... the superintendent says the change was out of respect f
or the family of former student Prentice Jordan --- murdered last weekend.


But one school board members says rumors of retaliation is the main reason for the change.
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(( The Fleming football team left this afternoon for Amherst County.
But this was a change of plans decided at the last moment by Roanoke City School officials.
Fleming Coach George Miller says the location was changed because tonight is the wake for former student Prentice Jordan -- who was murdered last Saturday at Easley's Deli and Restaurant.
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((GEORGE MILLER/ FLEMING COACH: BASICALLY, EMOTIONS ARE RUNNING HIGH IN THE COMMUNITY....DIFFERENT SITE)) [RUNS 12]
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Roanoke City School Superintendent Wayne Harris would not comment on whether safety was also a factor on the last m
inute change --- but only would say this is an act of respect.
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((WAYNE HARRIS/ROANOKE SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: HE HAS FRIENDS THAT ARE STILL THERE. HE ATTENDED FLEMING SEVERAL YEARS AGO. AND WE JUST THINK THIS SHOWS A GREAT DEAL OF COMPASSION ON OUR PART AND RESPECT TO THE FAMILY AND FRIENDS THAT THE GAME NOT BE TONIGHT)) [RUNS14]
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But one City School Board member says fear of retaliation for Jordan's murder is the main reason officials moved the game.
And at one point they even considered closing the game the game to the public... but decided a location change was the best option.
School officials say that is not the first time they have changed a game location after the death of a student.
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And they've not decided whether next week's game at Victory stadium will also be moved.
Keith,

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News of the change caught Amherst County officials completely off- guard today.
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Amherst's first home game was supposed to be next week, but officials were notified around noon that they would be hosting a football game TONIGHT.
The Lancers football field was a flurry of activity this afternoon as workers cleaned the stands, lined the field and prepared equipment.
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((ERNIE GUILL/ACHS ASST. PRINCIPAL: WE'VE HAD TO PUT A LOT IN MOTION. WE WEREN'T EXPECTING A HOME GAME TONIGHT, THEREFORE WE'VE HAD TO GET THE FIELDS LINED UP, OFFICIALS LINED UP, TICKET- TAKERS LINED UP, A LOT OF PREPARATION GOES INTO A FOOTBALL GAME, SO MR. GODLTHORPE, THE ATHLETIC DIRECTOR, HAS BEEN WORKING EXTREMELY HARD SINCE WE GOT THE MESSAGE.))
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Guill (gwill) says he doesn't anticipate any problems with the crowd at tonight's game.
He added that sheriff's deputies would be on hand like they are at ALL of the school's home football games.
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Another sell off on Wall Street toay. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE ]
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A temporary layoff in Dublin means no paychecks next week for 350 Volvo-workers.
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The union that represents them says this kind of layoff is "standard."
There's a lower-than-usual demand for industrial trucks -- like trash haulers.
The United Auto Workers local president said demand will pick up again.
And he said the assembly-line workers will be back on the job September 7th.
Twenty-other workers face permanent layoffs.
The union president said those people were hired for the summer only.
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And coming up, Cave Spring has a new soccer coach the high school football season kicks off tonight.
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And the Baltimore Orioles trade designated hitter Harold Banes to Cleveland.
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[S-Fleming]


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As Joy Sutton told us earlier in the nexscast, Roanoke City school officials decided late this morning to move the venue of tonight's Fleming Amherst game from Victory Stadium to Amherst County.
Mike Stevens caught the Colonels as they left this afternoon and has more on how this abrupt change might affect both teams tonight.
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((Fleming head coach Geroge Miller, his staff and players were obviously out of out of sync as they boarded two buses around 3:45 this afternoon for the one hour and 40 minute trip to Amherst. ((GEORGE MILLER/FLEMING HEAD COACH:))
Besides having to hurriedly pack up their gear, the Colonels also had to have their pregame spaghetti meal at 2:30 this afternoon. ((JERMAINE HARDY/FLEMING TAILBACK:))
Until the game kicks off at seven no one is sure what will happen because of this change of venue. Amherst County didn't have it's field lined, tickets weren't ready, and who knows where fans from both schools may end up.)) ((MICKEY CROUCH:)) ((MIKE STEVENS))

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Former Redskin runing back Terry Allen is back in the N-F-L.
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Allen was released by Washington on March 14-th. He signed a multi year deal with the Patriots. He will received a 1-hundred-thousand dollar signing bonus and a base salary of 400-thousand in 1999.
He turned down a one year 1-million dollar deal with the Lions to accept the 2 year deal with the Patriots.
Allen left Washington as the third all time leading rusher in franchise history. He led the team in rushing last year with 700 yards and he scored 2 toucndowns on 148 carries.
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[S-Qualify]


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The Winston Cup Cars are in Bristol qualifying for tomorrow night's Goody's 500 as we speak.
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Tony Stewart, the second car to take the track, would sit on the pole through the first 10 cars to qualify. His speed was 124 point 589.
Jeff Gordon was the 11-th car to take the track and he was on the outside pole Until Rusty Wallaces run late in qualifying.
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46 cars are set to qualify for the race we'll have the complete run down tonight at 11.


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A big trade in Major League Baseball today.
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The Baltimore Orioles are sending Harold Baines to Cleveland for a pair of minor leaguers.
The Orioles receive right-hander Juan Aracena and a minor leaguer to be named later.
Cleveland claimed Baines off waivers then worked out a trade to keep the Orioles from pulling him back. The 40 year old Baines was used as a designated hitter by the Orioles. He's batting 326 with 24 homers and 81 R-B-I's this season.
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Cave Spring has named Andy Clapper as it's new boys soccer coach. The fifth grade teacher at Oak Grove Elementary
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spent the last five years as an assistant for the Knights, under Bruce Mahan. Cave Spring has won five straight Roanoke Valley District titles and with John Hartman back, Clapper hopes to continue the strong tradition while adding a few new wrinkles.
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((ANDY CLAPPER/CAVE SPRING BOYS SOCCER COACH:))
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