[1-News-Head]

(------------)

[VO-NAT]

You won't see any book bags lurking in these halls. On NEWS 7 at SIX, we'll explain what that's got to do with stepped up security in school.
(------------)
[TALENT=Keith]


And the bizarre tale of a seven- year old assaulted as shoplifting suspect.



[Sports-Head]


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


Tonight in sports, we'll hear from Ronald Curry and the Tarheels, plus JMU is all set to battle Tech with a team full of former area stars.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


But if you want to see the Dukes and Hokies in person you better hurry - tickets are going fast.
(------------)

[WX-Head]
[TALENT=Robin]
[SS=None]


Dennis decides to return to his breeding ground which will keep beaches cloudy and windy. And we may see more clouds tomorrow as well. [open]
[SUPER=#4054; News 7 at Six Headline Banner]
[SUPER=@Keith1;]
[SUPER=@Mike1;]
[SUPER=@Robin1;]
[RUNS=:20]



[Video-Open]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=Video Open]
[GRAPHIC=News7at6]
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 1:24:46]
[IN Q=It sort of felt]

((IT SORT OF FELT LIKE SOMETHING WAS NOT IN PLACE. ))
[RUNS=:04]
[OUT Q=was not in place.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Stricter security precautions at one local school mean no more book bags for students.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Keith]

Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.

[Book-Bags]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-25 1:30:32]
[GRAPHIC=hold]


At one Martinsville school, tightened security has meant the loss of a beloved back-to-school accessory ... the bookbag. Marya Jones reports.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=It was their third day walking]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville;]
[SUPER=01-Patrick Turner/8th Grader; VERY QUICK!]
[SUPER=01-Steven Spivey/8th Grader; QUICK!]
[SUPER=01-Holly Hines/8th Grader; QUICK]
[SUPER=01-Ira Trollinger/Martinsville Superintendent;]
[SUPER=@Marya1;]
[SUPER=01-Huong Doan/8th Grader;]
[SUPER=01-Harry Davis/Principal;]
[SUPER=01-Frances Hogg/French Teacher;]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=MJN7, Martinsville.]


(( It was their third day walking the halls with a no- bookbag policy.
And kids at Martinsville Middle School were giving it mixed marks.
[SOT 1:26:03]

((PATRICK TURNER/8TH GRADER: IT FEELS DIFFERENT. WEIRD.)) [RUNS:02]
[SOT 1:28:56 - 1:29:01]

((STEVEN SPIVEY/8TH GRADER: I LIKE IT A LOT. IT'S GOOD FOR SAFETY REASONS AND ISSUES FOR YOUR BACK. )) [RUNS:05]
[SOT 1:38:20 - :25]

((HOLLY HINES/7TH GRADER: WE DON'T REALLY FEEL LIKE CARRYING AROUND ALL THESE BOOKS AND WE'VE GOT TWO TRAPPER KEEPERS WE HAVE TO USE, SO I DON'T THINK IT'S A GOOD IDEA. )) [RUNS:05]
There were NO reports of weapons brought into the middle school last year.
Still, the students came up with the idea, concerned that weapons could be smuggled in...
[SOT 1:27:55]

((STEVEN SPIVEY: USUALLY THEY HAVE TO HAVE IT IN THEIR BOOKBAGS, BECAUSE THEY CAN'T JUST CARRY IT AROUND, PEOPLE WILL SEE, SO YEAH, I THINK IT ELIMINATES THAT PROBLEM. )) [RUNS:07]
Administrators agreed that it was a good idea.
[SOT 1:12:41]

((IRA TROLLINGER/SUPERINTENDENT: WE'RE TRYING TO BE PREVENTIVE. WE DON'T WANT AN INCIDENT TO OCCUR AND REACT TO IT. WE'D REALLY LIKE TO TO TAKE PREVENTIVE STEPS TO START WITH.)) [RUNS:10]
Students keep a set of textbooks at home ... and one set stays in the classroom.
And girls can bring purses to school, but they have to be kept in their lockers all day.
[SOT 1:38:05 - :12]

((MARYA JONES/NEWS 7: AND NOW WHAT STARTED OUT AS A SIMPLE SCHOOL SAFETY PRECAUTION IS STARTING TO HAVE SOME UNEXPECTEDLY GOOD SIDE EFFECTS.)) [RUNS:06]
Kids say it's lightened their load.
[SOT 1:27:04 - :08]

((HUONG DOAN/8TH GRADER: USUALLY, I'M LIKE THAT, HUNCHED OVER, CARRYING A BOOK BAG, SO I LIKE IT. )) [RUNS:04]
[SOT 1:37:08 - :12]

((HARRY DAVIS/PRINCIPAL: THE FIRST THING WE NOTICED MONDAY MORNING WERE THE STUDENTS COMING IN STANDING UP STRAIGHT. ))
[RUNS:04]
And you won't find teachers complaining either.
[SOT 1:19:42 - :49]

((FRANCES HOGG/FRENCH TEACHER: IT IS A WONDERFUL POLICY BECAUSE I DON'T HAVE TO STUMBLE WHEN I'M GOING UP AND DOWN THE AISLES TRYING TO CHECK ON THE STUDENTS' WORK.)) [RUNS:07]
This is a trial year for the ban on bookbags.
Administrators, parents and students will re-evaluate it as they go.
But, for now, it's taking security concerns off administrators' minds ... and a load of students' shoulders.
MJN7, Martinsville.))

[School-Radios]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-27 1:00:11]
[GRAPHIC=none]


They hope they never have to use them, but school officials in central Virginia were glad to accept the gift of emergency communication radios today from Ericsson.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


54 schools in Lynchburg and the counties of Amherst and Bedford were given the radios.
The portable devices are linked to the area's regional radio system and will give school administrators instant access to police, fire and rescue without having to pick up the phone.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:17:46]
[IN Q=So this just]

((BARRY CAMPBELL/DEPUTY SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: SO THIS JUST GIVES US ANOTHER MEANS AND A VERY EFFECTIVE MEANS OF DEALING WITH INSTANT NOTIFICATION, BEING ABLE TO HAVE INSTANT CONTACT WITH THE 9-1-1 COMMUNICATION CENTER SO THAT WE CAN GET HELP OR GET WHATEVER WE NEED.))
[SUPER=01-Barry Campbell/Deputy School Superintendent]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=whatever we need.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The radios also can be used to notify schools of bad weather, saving officials the time of calling each school individually.
(------------)



[Monterey]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6 p.m.]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=99-33 59:13]
[GRAPHIC=Education]


Roanoke City school officials say it's just TEMPORARY...
But some parents of special- needs children are still concerned about the conditions of a classroom at Monterey Elementary.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Due to overcrowding this year, the school's nine Trainable Mentally Disabled, or T-M-D students were moved to a lower- level classroom.
Our camera was NOT allowed inside the school.
But Janet White has seen her niece's new room.
She says it's too small, and has pipes hanging from the ceiling.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 12:29:01 ]
[IN Q=It's not enough]

((JANET WHITE/ROANOKE CITY SCHOOLS: IT'S NOT ENOUGH ROOM FOR THESE SPECIAL ED CHILDREN. I FEEL LIKE THEY'VE STUCK THEM DOWN THERE BECAUSE THEY CAN'T COME HOME AND EXPRESS WHAT THEIR CLASSROOM LOOKS LIKE.))
[SUPER=01-Janet White/Roanoke City Schools;]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=classroom looks like]
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


Since the Fire Marshal visited the school last week, officials are planning to find a new location for the class within 10 days.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 12:24:53]
[IN Q=We really have]

((LISSY RUNYON/ROANOKE CITY SCHOOLS: WE REALLY HAVE TO GO OUT AND RESEARCH BOTH WHAT IS A GOOD, PRACTICAL SPACE AND THAT ALSO WILL BE ACCOMMODATING TO STUDENTS AND THEIR PARENTS, IN TERMS OF TRANSPORTATION AND AN EASY TRANSITION THAT'S NOT TOO FAR FROM THE NEIGHBORHOOD.))
[SUPER=01-Lissy Runyon/Roanoke City Schools;]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=from the neighborhood]
(------------)
[TALENT=KEITH]
[GRAPHIC=Education]


In the meantime, excess furniture and materials will be removed from the room to help alleviate some of the crowding.
But Janet White says she still plans to keep her niece at home until a new classroom is found.

[Murder-comments]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=99-32 43:12]
[GRAPHIC=Buford]


The President of the local N-double-A-C-P has issued a public appeal to shooting suspect Timothy Buford- -a man known on the street as "Nippy."
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Martin Jeffrey says tensions are running high and people in the African- American Community are running scared- -in the community at large, as well.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=We're all in this together]

((MARTIN JEFFREY/ROANOKE NAACP PRESIDENT: WE'RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER. WHETHER WE LIKE IT OR NOT- -WHETHER WE REALIZE IT OR NOT, THIS MAN IS A THREAT TO ALL OF US. TO THAT END WE ENCOURAGE HIM TO COME FORWARD.))
[SUPER=01-Martin Jeffrey/Roanoke NAACP President]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=to come forward.]
(------------)

[* * * Keith on ENG * * *]
Though the Association President says he was personally terrified when he learned his own children know the suspect's brother, Jeffrey offered to be a go-between- -or at least an observer- -to ensure Buford is apprehended without incident.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=That could easily]

((THAT COULD EASILY BE HIS FEAR- -THAT, AT THIS POINT, TURNING HIMSELF OVER COULD RESULT IN HIS DEATH... ON THE STREET.))
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=on the street.]
[ANCHOR=]
[GRAPHIC=hold Buford]


Authorities have already apprehended 15-year old Tremaine Richardson in the murder at Easley's Restaurant.
They identified Buford as a suspect not long after Prentice Jordan was shot.

[Store-Assault]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-29 50:25]
[GRAPHIC=none]


An employee of the Toys R Us store in Lynchburg could be facing criminal charges for allegedly assaulting a young girl in the store last night.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Seven year old Amanda Artutis (are-TOO-tis) was using the rest room when the woman reportedly accused her of shoplifting and ordered her to lift up her shirt and unbutton her pants.
The employee then allegedly stuck her hand into Amanda's pants to see if she was concealing any merchandise.
Amanda told her mother what happened, and her mother confronted the store manager.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:31:49]
[IN Q=1:31:49]

((TAMMY ARTUTIS/MOTHER: I TOLD HIM AND HE SAID `YES, I AGREE THAT WAS TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE, WE HAVE A WAY OF.. EVEN IF WE THINK THERE'S SOMETHING GOING ON, SHOPLIFTING, WE DO IT A CERTAIN WAY, SHE DID NOT GO THROUGH WITH WHAT SHE WSA SUPPOSED TO'.)) ((RICHARD ARTUTIS/FATHER: EVERY TIME I THINK ABOUT IT THE HAIR STANDS UP ON MY NECK AND I WANT TO FIGHT SOMEBODY. I'M EXTREMELY DISTURBED BY IT. I CAN'T BELIEVE THAT YOU GO INTO A TOY STORE WITH YOUR CHILDREN AND THIS HAPPENS IN THE BATHROOM.))
[SUPER=01-Tammy Artutis/Mother; :00]
[SUPER=01-Richard Artutis/Father; :12]
[RUNS=21]
[OUT Q=in the bathroom.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The Artutises have sworn out a warrant against 55- year- old Charlene Rappleyea for assault and battery on a minor.
They say they also are considering a civil suit against the toy store.
A Toys R Us spokesman told News7 that "no" assault occurred, and would not comment further.
(------------)




[Tease#1]

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

Fire ripped through a home in Roanoke this morning...the details coming up on NEWS 7.
(---------------)
[VO-NAT]


And a state trooper's killer is just hours away from execution.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Robin]

[wx ad lib] [Roll] [Lake Level] [MUSIC UP FULL]
[COMM#1]

[Roll]
[TALENT=Robin]
[SS=NONE]
[SUPER=80-86/51/0.00''/83/57/0.00''/82/43/0.00''/81/46/0.00'']
[SUPER=81-84/61/0.00''/83/55/0.00''/81/41/0.00'']
[SUPER=82-2.63''/minus 1.52''/23.04''/minus 4.58'']
[SUPER=83-Down 3.55 feet/Down 1.00 foot]

[SUPER=84-Down 28.8 feet/Mandatory Conservation][Weeks]



[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-26 1:37:03]
[GRAPHIC=Va Death Penalty]


A 27 year old North Carolina man is set to be executed tonight in Virginia for killing a state trooper.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Lonnie Weeks, Junior was stopped on Interstate 95 in northern Virginia in 1993.
He got out of his car and fired six hollow point bullets at Trooper Jose (ho-ZAY) Cavazos (ka-VAH-zose).
Two of the bullets hit the trooper.
Weeks was picked up near the scene and confessed to the murder.
(------------)
[TALENT=Keith]
[SS=hold]


A clemency petition to Governor Jim Gilmore says the trooper's adult children have asked that Weeks NOT be executed in their father's name.
But Cavazos' widow wants the execution to proceed tonight as scheduled.



[Wasena-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=99-39 6:05]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]


When a fire broke out on Winona Avenue in Southwest Roanoke this morning, firefighters just happened to be in the neighborhood.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


They were on the way to another alarm when they saw the smoke.
It's a good thing, because the fire spread quickly, filling an upstairs apartment with flames and smoke.
A woman and two children were home at the time but were not hurt.
The house was heavily damaged, the cause is under investigation.
(------------)





[Stocks]


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


Wall Street reversed four days of a declining Dow .. as blue chips led the way upward. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE ]
[RUNS=:25]
[SUPER=x5102;]
[SUPER=430-x/108.60/10937.88/x/11.45/2750.80;]


The Dow jumped 109 points. NASDAQ also finished with a gain, up 11.

[SUPER=431-u/36#/h2e/47e/i@/59&/h1!/62b/i!/24%;]
[SUPER=432-i&/42g/h@/4f/ie/46/hr/42@/ha/44b;]
[SUPER=433-h1b/113r/if/22c/h!/26e/u/9d/h@/37c;]
[SUPER=434-ha/17a/hg/65!/he/36%/h1!/79$/h&/45a;]




[RMH-Smoke]


[ANCHOR=Tonya]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#=99-31 48:10]
[GRAPHIC=]


The signs say no smoking -- but even when it comes to hospital policy, the rules can be bent. Tonya Flory explains.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Lucas Snipes/Hospital Director; :14]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Gregory Zachmann/Allergist; :29]
[SUPER=@Tonya1; :54]
[SUPER=01-Pat Deel/Allergic to Smoke; 1:03]
[RUNS=1:30]
[OUT Q=Health Check]

((Some patients at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital actually have permission to smoke -- a special doctor's order allowing them to light up in their hospital room. They say a hospital stay is not the time to quit cold turkey.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT ub 13 06 22]
[IN Q=If there's]

((LUCAS SNIPES/HOSPITAL DIRECTOR: IF THERE'S AN ADDICTION, LIKE TO NICOTINE IN THE HOSPITAL IS SOMETIMES IN A PHYSICIANS MIND NOT THE TIME TO GO THROUGH A WITHDRAWAL PROGRAM.)) [RUNS:11]
[OUT Q=withdrawal program.]

But for some allergy and asthma sufferers who come in contact with smoke --
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT ub 12 06 19]
[IN Q=They can be]

((DR. GREGORY ZACHMANN/ALLERGIST: THEY CAN BE LIFE-THREATENING IF NOT TREATED.)) [RUNS:03]
[OUT Q=not treated]

Pat Deel wears a medic alert necklace that reads severe allergy to tobacco smoke. But it didn't protect her the day she had an attack after breathing second hand smoke in the hallway on the 10th floor at RMH.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT ub 13 08 14]
[IN Q=When a patient]

((LUCAS SNIPES/HOSPITAL DIRECTOR: WHEN A PATIENT IS SMOKING, WE MAKE SURE THE DOOR IS CLOSED, THE VENTILATION SYSTEM IS WORKING PROPERLY, WE ACTUALLY HAVE FILTERS THAT CAN BE USED IN CERTAIN SITUATIONS WHEN THAT'S NECESSARY.)) [RUNS:10]
[OUT Q=necessary]
(///// STAND UP /////)
[SOT ub 13 32 15]
[IN Q=But there is]

((BUT THERE IS STILL A SLIGHT CRACK IN THE BOTTOM OF THE DOORS OF THE HOSPITAL ROOMS THAT COULD ALLOW SOME SMOKE, EVEN IN THE SMALLEST AMOUNTS TO SEEP INTO THE HALL EFFECTING ANYONE IN THE VICINITY.)) [RUNS:10]
[OUT Q=in the vicinity]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT tc 02:35:18]
[IN Q=And the door]

((PAT DEEL/ALLERGIC TO SMOKE: AND THE DOOR WAS CLOSED, BUT I'LL TELL YOU RIGHT NOW, IT DIDN'T STOP THE SMOKE.)) [RUNS:05]
[OUT Q=the smoke]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT ub 13 11 42]
[IN Q=As we try to]

((LUCAS SNIPES/HOSPITAL DIRECTOR: AS WE TRY TO AVOID HAVING PATIENTS SMOKE IN THE HOSPITAL PART OF OUR POLICY SAYS THAT WE WILL OFFER ALTERNATIVES SUCH AS THE PATCH AND SOME OF THE OTHER MEDICATIONS.)) [RUNS:08]
[OUT Q=the other medications.]

Snipes says the hospital also makes exceptions for terminally ill patients, whose last enjoyment is to light up. Deel believes that final pleasure may be at the cost of someone else's health. Tonya Flory, News 7, Health Check. ))




[Well-Water]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=99-30 1:14:38]
[GRAPHIC=Water Supply]


Roanoke is making water available to people who need to water their lawns and gardens.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


You can fill water tanks at the New Hope well, located on Welcome Valley Road in South Roanoke.
The spigot is open 24 hours a day with a 300 gallon limit on each container.
Ronnie Wertz was filling up a tank for a customer who has a lot of money invested in her yard.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 15:25:01]
[IN Q=if it weren't for this]

((RONNIE WERTZ/LANDSCAPER; IF IT WASN'T FOR THIS WATER HER YARD WOULD BE GONE, LOOKING AT ABOUT 120 THOUSAND GONE.))
[SUPER=01-Ronnie Wertz/Landscaper;]
[RUNS=06]
[OUT Q=120 thousand gone]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


In North Roanoke, you can fill water tanks at the Utility Line Services complex on Hollins Road.
That site is fed by a spring, and is open from 7-am to 3-pm.
The water is for irrigation only, it isn't suitable for drinking.
(------------)




[Sports Tease]


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


Coming up tonight in sports, we have all week long what UVa thinks of Ronald Curry - tonight we'll see what he and his coach think about his progress.
Plus, a number of Former Friday Football Extra stars
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


will be taking the field for JMU this Saturday against Virginia Tech - not the least of which is Delvin Joyce.
(------------)




[S-Beamer]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-50]
[GRAPHIC=TECH FOOTBALL]


Saturday's Tech-JMU game will be the 1000th game in Hokie history, and looks like it might also be a complete sellout.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]


As of this evening only 25 hundred tickets are still available for the one o'clock kickoff.
And that includes seating in the new permanent bleachers in the Cassell Coliseum side end zone that are being completed this week.
The game is a mismatch on paper, but don't try telling that to Frank Beamer who had more than his share of success against division one teams when he coached at division one double-a Murray State.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="I'm taken...]
[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Va. Tech Head Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=...VERY POSSIBLE]
(------------)



[S-JMU]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-50]
[GRAPHIC=JMU]


Some of those players Beamer mentioned as kids good enough to play division one are from the Friday Football Extra coverage area.
[GRAPHIC=JOYCE]


One in particiular will be all over the the field on Saturday. Former player of the week, Delvin Joyce, who starred at Fieldale-Collinsville, is mister everything for the Dukes despite standing only five-feet-seven inches tall.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=FIRST AUDIO]
[SUPER=03-Harrisonburg/Last Season; ;00]
[SUPER=01-Delvin Joyce/JMU Tailback & Returner]
[SUPER=01-Robert Carson/JMU Fullback; :1:20]
[RUNS=1:53]
[OUT Q=...ON SATURDAY."]
(-------------)

((In each of the past two seasons, Joyce has set and then reset JMU's single season all-purpose yardage record.
As a diminuitive freshman he garnered 15 hundred and 63 yards rushing, receiving and returning kicks.
Last year while the Dukes were struggling through a 3-and-8 season, Joyce was again doing it all gaining over 17 hundred and 40 all-purpose yards.
And this Saturday his role on offense will expand ever farther. ((DELVIN JOYCE/JMU TAILBACK & RETURNER:))
Joyce is both elusive and explosive, but this year he hopes the offense as a whole will be more clock conscious and able to wear down the oppostion. ((DELVIN JOYCE:))
Going against this Tech team is likely the biggest challenge any JMU squad has ever faced. But Joyce and his running buddy, former Liberty high school great Robert Carson say they're ready for the challenge. ((ROBERT CARSON:))
As for other local players look for Apomattox's Lindsey Fleshman to start at wide receiver, Heritage product Antron Smith will get plenty of time at defensive tackle but Bassett's Cliff Wimbush and Cave Spring's Aaron Williams will not play Saturday.))

[S-Heels]


[ANCHOR=MIke]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-38 1:52:16]
[GRAPHIC=UVa football]


If the Virginia Cavaliers look at how North Carolina started last year, then the Wahoos should go into Saturday's season opener with a pretty good feeling.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-1998 Season; :00]


The Tarheels began 1998 OH and three and had to fight for their lives to reach a post season berth. But this years team seems to have learned from that experience, especially quarterback Ronald Curry.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="we]

((RONALD CURRY/UNC SOPHOMORE QUARTERBACK:))
[SUPER=01-Ronald Curry/UNC Sophomore Quarterback; :00]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=....go through that"]
(-------------------)
[VO-NAT]


UNC head coach Carl Torbush has watched Curry closely and is encouraged by the progress his multitalented signal caller has made since last season.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="I saw]

((CARL TORBUSH/UNC HEAD COACH:))
[SUPER=01-Carl Torbush/UNC Head Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=....this year"]
(-------------------)


[S-NFL]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-44]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]
[WIPE TO ENG#]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-Last Season; :00]


And this afternoon UVa head coach George Welsh announced that junior Todd Braverman will be the Cavaliers placekicker for the opener against the Heels.
Braverman battled David Greene throughout the preseason to earn the job.
Braverman hit 12-of-19 field goals last season and made 38 out of 39 extra point.
(------------)


[Almanac]


[ANCHOR=Robin]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rre]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


As we ended August, there seemed to be a change in seasons as temperatures dropped overnight and the days lost their hazy appearance. Patrick Evans has a preview of the September climate.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Welcome to your September...]
[RUNS=1:05]
[OUT Q=...News 7.]

(())
[Wx-Tape]
[SUPER=305-86/51/101/1953/45/1946]
[SUPER=306-84/54/36/N-9mph/30.07f/6:51am/7:48pm]


[WEATHER] [6PM WEATHER] [09/01/1999] [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]
[SUPER=#578]
[SUPER=X5000]
[SUPER=330-Partly Cloudy/Light Winds/56-59/Increasing/Cloudiness/80-82]
[SUPER=331-Increasing/Clouds/55-62/Cloudy With/NE Winds/80-82]
[SUPER=332-Partly Cloudy/Light Winds/46-48/Partly Sunny/Wind NE-10/78-80]
[SUPER=333-Partly/Cloudy/50-53/Partly/Sunny/78-80]
[SUPER=334-Partly Cloudy/And Cool/43-45/Mostly/Sunny/78-80]

[SUPER=X5001][Close]



[ANCHOR=]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=]
[TAPE#]
[GRAPHIC=]
(Weekday 6 only)
[SUPER=x4032; e-mail/Most Watched/Copyright/WEEKDAYS]
SUPER=x4033; Fax/Most Watched/Copyright/WEEKDAYS
(Weekend 6 only)

SUPER=x4031; Fax/Copyright/WEEKENDS SUPER=x4030; e-mail/Copyright/WEEKENDS