!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/1999/REC-html401-19991224/loose.dtd"> WDBJ 7 morning news for 08/28/00
 


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First bumper-to-bumper traffic, then Mother Nature made it a rough night for Virginia Tech fans.
We'll have the story.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And engine problems force a jumbo jet to make an emergency landing in Los Angeles.
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Start your work week with us-- News 7 Mornin is coming up.

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No injuries, but an unforgettable night for passengers on board the K-L-M Royal Dutch airlines flight that made an emergency landing in Los Angeles.
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Engine problems forced the jumbo jet bound for Amsterdam to return to L-A-X.
The pilot dumped fuel into the ocean to reduce its landing weight, and brought the plane down safely.
Passengers say they knew something was wrong, when they heard a loud popping sound.
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((I WAS AFRAID, VERY AFRAID BECAUSE THEY DIDN'T TELL US WHAT WAS WRONG.))
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((SORT OF DREW OUR ATTENTION TO THE PLANE AND FIRE WAS COMING OT ONE OF THE ENGINE. THERE WERE, I THINK, THREE LOUD BANGS. WE SAW SOME DEBRIS FALLING.))
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Once they were on the ground, passengers were put up for the night at local hotels.
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[Crime]


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Good news about crime in the U-S.
The Justice Department says violent crime dropped by more than 10- percent last year-- the largest one year drop ever in the annual survey.
Lee Cowan has more.
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From inner cities -- to rural neighborhoods -- the nation is becoming a safer place to live.

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Today's Justice Depmartment report shows a dramatic 10 percent drop in violent crime from the year before... the largest single decrease the government has ever recorded.

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"The drops in crime that we've seen have been extensive and across the board, we've seen them in virtually every portion of the population."

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"The statistics are not an anomaly. In fact, the Justice Department has recorded a steady decline in violent crime for the last SIX years in a row -- a trend that has done just as much for actual safety as it has for peace of mind."

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"I've seen it right in front of my eyes. It's getting better and better and better."

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(graphics) But, since 1993 -- there have been drops in every major type

of crime measured. Rape down 40 percent -- robbery down 38 percent -- assault down 41 percent -- but nobody knows exactly WHY.

(SOT/RICHARD BENNETT, AMERICAN UNIVERSITY 14:03:44)

"In the 60's and 70's we were studying why crime was increasing. And now, thank goodness, we're studying why crime is DECREASING."

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There are MORE people spending MORE time in jail -- incarceration rates have jumped some 300 percent in the last decade.
But a better economy, lower drug use, and even community policing are being credited as well.

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"We're getting out there, we're communicating more with people, we're learning MORE about their problems, so that we can be pro active or prevent crime."

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But amid the good news is one disturbing reality. There were still nearly 29 million violent crimes committed last year. Crime rates may be going down...but not going away. Lee Cowan CBS News Washington.>

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Thunderstorms postponed the Virginia Tech---Georgia Tech matchup last night. Roy Stanley and Mike Stevens will have

more on that in just a few minutes.
But before the storms rolled in thousands of Hokie fans fought bumper to bumper traffic in order to get to Lane Stadium. Jennifer Miele has more on the fans who hit the road, and how they held up.
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(( Flags were flying high as Hokie fans headed for Blacksburg.
The only thing standing between them and the game..... Traffic. [NAT SOUND] ((GO HOKIES!)) [RUNS02]
But each fan was willing to battle the traffic to get there.
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((I'D SIT OUT HERE ALL DAY IF I HAD TO.)) [RUNS05]
A single lane one mile off of interstate 81 is where traffic began to back-up.
Once fans reached the bottleneck, they still had to travel three miles until they reached the stadium. That's why some fans were spotted heading to the game four hours before kick-off.
All lights in town began flashing yellow at 5:00 to help speed-up the traffic.
The only delay came at the intersection of Route 114 and North Franklin Road. A censor was not on the correct cycle, but V-DOT fixed the problem just after 5.
State police say the new exit designed to help the flow of traffic wasn't even used.
No matter what kind of traffic delays, nothing stopped these Hokie fans.
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((I LEFT FOUR DAYS AGO... WE CAME ALL THE WAY FROM NOME ALASKA.)) [RUNS06]
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Jennifer Miele, News 7, Blacksburg.))
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[11VT-Products]


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The demand for Virginia Tech products is going through the roof, and unlicensed merchandise is hitting the streets.
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Virginia Tech police are on the lookout for local vendors selling phony Hokie products.
Tech police say they'll be patrolling parking lots looking for violations.
Violators will be asked to leave, and the public is encouraged to report violations to the police.
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Merchandise is considered phony if it's sold bearing the university's logo without the schools approval.
Legitimate merchandise has to have a collegiate licensed product sticker or hang tag on it.


[11Wrongful-Death]


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The family of a Vinton man who committed suicide blames the Department of Veteran's Affairs. Relatives of Jack Ellis have filed a 60-million dollar wrongful death complaint against the agency. In 19-97, Ellis went to the V-A Medical Center in Salem after being diagnosed with lung cancer. In March, 1998, a doctor told him his Alzheimer's disease was going to get worse. It was the first time Alzheimer's had been mentioned. Ellis shot himself the next day. His family claims he killed himself because he was mistakenly told he had the disease.








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A former Roanoke night club was damaged by fire.
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Crews were called to the "Scooches" nightclub around 8 yesterday morning after motorists reported seeing smoke pouring from the building's second floor. Firefighters found a small blaze, and quickly put it out. Damages haven't been estimated, because plans are in the works to demolish the building to make way for a parking lot.
The fire department is calling the fire suspicious.
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One of Survivor's most popular finalists is back home in Virginia Beach.
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Rudy (Bahsh) Boesch is a retired Navy SEAL.
Saturday night, he was greeted by fans at the Norfolk airport.
He'd been in Los Angeles for a reunion with his fellow Survivor castaways.
The 72 year old is scheduled to make more appearances across the country.
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[Health-Check]


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In medical news, there may be some help for people who suffer from migraines.

Steve Dunlop has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
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((on cam)) A DRUG USED TO TREAT EPILEPSY SHOWS PROMISE IN ALLEVIATING MIGRAINES.

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((vo)) ITS CALLED GABA-PENTIN AND IN A STUDY OF MORE THAN TWENTY PEOPLE WITH CHRONIC DAILY HEADACHES, SIXTY SEVEN PERCENT REPORTED THE TREATMENT WAS EXCELLENT OR GOOD.
AND MORE THAN HALF SAID THEY PREFERRED THE DRUG BECAUSE IT CAUSED FEWER SIDE EFFECTS.
THE MEDICATION WORKS BY STOPPING MUSCLE SPASMS THAT CAN LEAD TO MIGRAINES.
DOCTORS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI SCHOOL OF MEDICINE SAY WHILE THE STUDY IS SMALL THE RESULTS SHOULD ENCOURAGE FURTHER RESEARCH.

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((vo)) WOMEN WITH HIGH LEVELS OF SO-CALLED FREE ESTROGEN ARE LESS LIKELY TO SUFFER FROM MEMORY LOSS AS THEY AGE.
THAT'S THE FINDING OF A NEW STUDY PUBLISHED IN THE BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL LANCET.
RESEARCHERS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA EXAMINED A GROUP OF WOMEN OVER SIXTY FIVE FOR MORE THAN SIX YEARS.
THEY FOUND THAT THOSE WITH THE HIGHEST LEVELS OF THE ESTROGEN HAD A SEVENTY PERCENT LOWER RISK OF COGNITIVE DECLINE.
SCIENTISTS SAY THESE RESULTS ADD TO THE GROWING BODY OF RESEARCH ON ESTROGEN'S ROLE IN THE BRAIN.

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((vo)) AND FINALLY, A WARNING TO WOMEN WITH IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME TAKING THE DRUG LOTRONEX.
THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION SAYS THE DRUG CAN CAUSE SEVERE INTESTINAL SIDE EFFECTS THAT COULD REQUIRE SURGERY.
AT LEAST NINETEEN WOMEN HAVE BEEN AFFECTED SO FAR.
THE F-D-A HAS ORDERD THE DRUG'S MANUFACTURER..GLAXO WELLCOME.. TO ATTACH A PAMPHLET EXPLAINING THE RISK ON TO EVERY BOTTLE OF LOTRONEX.
LOTRONEX IS THE FIRST NEW THERAPY IN DECADES TO TREAT IRRATIBLE BOWEL SYNDROME... A CONDITION AFFECTING UP TO FIFTEEN PERCENT OF THE POPULATION.

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((on cam)) AND THAT'S A LOOK AT THE DAY IN HEALTH. I'M STEVE DUNLOP, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))


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Here's a look at today's top stories.
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After fighting through heavy traffic to reach Lane Stadium, Virginia Tech fans were foiled by Mother Nature.
Thunderstorms cancelled last night's match-up with Georgia Tech.
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All major T-V stations in Moscow have faded to black--
A fire at a massive television tower knocked the stations off the air.
There are reports people are trapped inside a tower elevator.
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And there's a new biography out about late President Richard Nixon.
In excerpts from the book, Nixon's former therapist says he had a drinking problem and suggests he'd beaten his wife.
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And that's what's making news on this Monday, August 28th .
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News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

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A fire at a massive television tower has knocked all major stations off the air in Russia's capital.
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Fire continues to spread throughout the 17-hundred-foot-high Ostankino T-V tower.
There are reports that four people may be trapped in an elevator hundreds of feet above the ground.
The fire broke out more than 12 hours ago, with flames and smoke spreading down to just a few hundred feet above the base.
Authorities don't yet know what started the fire.
But preliminary reports say it was started by an electrical short circuit.
It'll likely take at least three weeks to repair the tower and get all the channels back on the air.
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Engine problems forced a K-L-M Royal Dutch Airlines jet to make an emergency landing in Los Angeles.
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The plane landed safely after losing several parts-- including a large piece of an engine.
No one was injured.
Passengers say they knew something was wrong when they heard the loud explosion, despite reassurances from the flight crew.
Flight 6-0-2 had been bound for Amsterdam.
The pilot dumped fuel into the ocean to reduce its landing weight, and made a safe return to Los Angeles.
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[Nixon]


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A new book out portrays the late President Richard Nixon in a less than flattering light--
Nixon's psychotherapist, among others, reveal some disturbing information in the biography.
Jacqueline Adams has a profile.
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(( From the 6:30P-ET Broadcast. v/o:(Nixon pushes Ziegler) The public rarely caught glimpses of President Richard Nixon's rage...like this 1973 shoving incident with his press secretary. But a new and largely negative biography chronicles the former President's inner demons in detail.

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In "The Arrogance of Power: The Secret World of Richard Nixon", author Anthony Summers, relied on rare interviews with Dr. Arnold Hutschnecker, the psychotherapist who treated Nixon for depression for years.
The book claims, though, that in 1968, Mr. Nixon began taking an anti-epileptic medication..called Dilantin, without medical supervision. Millionaire, Jack Dreyfus was convinced dilantin had cured his chronic depression almost overnight...and gave thousands of pills to the President. The drug's side-effects include confusion, loss of memory and irritability....which former aide, John Dean, says he saw on a regular basis.

---sot Dean: He had a remarkable facility put on an act. We could tell

from the tapes that there were 2 Richard Nixons.
v/o: Summers also reports that the President had a serious drinking problem.

--sot Dean: I could smell alcohol on his breath...and often he offered

me a drink.
v/o: The drinking was so serious that during the impeachment proceedings, the book goes on to say, Defense Secretary James Schlesinger warned military units not to react to orders from the White House unless they were cleared with him..or the Secretary of State.

---sot Henry Kissinger: If he included me in these instructions, he

never communicated this back to me. //It is of course natural for the secratary of defense to want to be informed about any order a President may give.
ON CAM: Most controversial of all is Summers' dredging up of rumors that Nixon was a wife-beater...that on the night he lost the California governor's race, he hurt Pat Nixon so badly she had to go to the hospital.
v/o: Through a spokesman, daughter Julie Nixon Eisenhower vigorously denied those allegations.
(Nixon funeral)

In death, Richard Nixon was showered with praise..and even affection....but this book raises new questions about this complicated President's final legacy. JA--cbs news--NY ))

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In sports, Virginia Tech and Georgia Tech were ready to face off on the gridiron last night, but mother nature had different plans. Mike Stevens has the story.
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[Marketwatch]


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It's promising to be an eventful week in the business world-- new information on everything from employment levels to interest rates.
Stacey Tisdale has details in Marketwatch.
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((IT'S A VERY BIG WEEK ON THE ECONOMIC CALENDAR, WHICH ALSO COULD MEAN A BIG WEEK FOR THE MARKETS.
THE MOST IMPORTANT DATA IS DUE OUT FRIDAY: THE GOVERNMENT'S AUGUST EMPLOYMENT REPORT:

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IT INCLUDES THE LATEST NUMBERS ON JOB CREATION,
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THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE,
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AND WAGE INFLATION.

ONCAM=Stacey Tisdale


THE FEDERAL RESERVE IS DECIDING WHETHER TO RAISE INTEREST RATES AGAIN THIS YEAR TO FEND OFF WAGE INFLATION...SO, MARKET PLAYERS AND CONSUMERS SHOULD PAY CAREFUL ATTENTION TO THIS REPORT.
OTHER ITEMS OF NOTE:

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TUESDAY, WE'LL SEE THE LATEST NUMBERS ON PERSONAL INCOME, AND CONSUMER SPENDING,
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WEDNESDAY, THE GOVERNMENT'S CHIEF ECONOMIC FORECASTING GAUGE IS DUE OUT: THE NDEX OF LEADING ECONOMIC INDICATORS.

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AND THURSDAY, A REPORT ON FACTORY ORDERS IS DUE OUT.

ONCAM=Stacey Tisdale


A FIBER OPTICS CONFERENCE IN DENVER COULD PUT COMPANIES LIKE QWEST COMMUNICATI NS, CISCO SYSTEMS, AND NORTEL NETWORKS IN THE SPOTLIGHT.

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8/27-8/31
Host: The National Fiber Optics Engineers YOU CAN EXPECT ANALYSTS TO GIVE AN OVERVIEW OF THIS RED HOT INDUSTRY, AND COMPANIES TO PRESENT NEW AND UPCOMING PRODUCTS.

ONCAM=Stacey Tisdale


ALSO KEEP AN EYE ON COMPUTER NETWORKING COMPANY "EMULEX" OVER THE NEXT FEW DAY . A VERY CONTROVERSIAL 60 PERCENT PLUNGE FOR THE STOCK IN EARLY TRADING FRIDAY. THERE WERE REPORTS ON THE INTERNET THAT EMULEX WAS RE-STATING EARNINGS, AND THE C-E-O WAS RESIGNING DUE TO AN S-E-C INVESTIGATION.
BUT THE INFORMATION WAS LATER PROVEN TO BE A HOAX.
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FOR MORE ON THE WEEK ON WALL STREET, CLICK ON C-B-S DOT MARKETWATCH DOT COM,

ONCAM=Stacey Tisdale


I'M STACEY TISDALE IN NEW YORK.
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A pilot was injured in a small plane crash in Carroll County. Freddie Wolf Jones of Galax had just taken off from the Twin County Airport when the engine in his ultralight plane failed Saturday night. He crashed 50 yards shy of the runway.
Jones was taken to the hospital with a broken back. No one else was on the plane.


[11Cowboy-Shooting]


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Franklin County looked more like the wild west this weekend.
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The Single Action Shooting Society gives want-to-be gunslingers the opportunity to catch a few bank robbers.
Cowboy Action Shooting has been alive and well since 1994, and participants say it's a safe and fun way to be a hero.
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[TC: 05:59:39] ((WE BREAK INTO TWO DIFFERENT POSSES.)) butt butt butt butt butt butt [TC: 05:59:53] ((WE'VE GOT A TIMER, AND THE MISSES COUNT AS FIVE SECOND ADDED TO YOUR TIME. AND IF YOU SHOOT SOMETHING OUT OF ORDER, THAT'S LIKE 10 SECONDS ADDED TO YOUR TIME.))
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The Roanoke Rifle and Revolver Club and its members dress in cowboy AND cowgirl costumes.
They even manage to russle-up some interest in the next generation of shooters.
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[TC:06:01:00] ((LESLIE RYDER: MY DAD, HE TALKED ME INTO IT, I'VE BEEN AROUND GUNS SINCE I WAS SEVEN. I WATCHED HIM DO IT AND THEN I DECIDED TO START SHOOTING WITH HIM.))
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If you're interested in becoming a living legend, contact the Roanoke Rifle and Revolver Club.
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[Local-Recap]
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

The family of a Vinton man who committed suicide has filed a 60-million dollar wrongful death complaint against the Department of Veteran's Affairs.
Jack Ellis had already been diagnosed with lung cancer. The family claims Ellis killed himself because he was mistakenly told by a doctor on another visit that he had Alzheimer's disease.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]

Authorities are calling the fire at the former Scooches nightclub suspicious.
Crews were called to the nightclub around 8 yesterday morning after motorists reported seeing smoke pouring from the building's second floor. Firefighters found a small blaze, and quickly put it out. Damages haven't been estimated.

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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Virginia Tech police are on the lookout for local vendors selling phony Hokie products.
Tech police say they'll be patrolling parking lots looking for violations.
Violators will be asked to leave, and the public is encouraged to report violations to the police.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Now here's Keith Humphry with a preview of News 7 at Six.
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