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[ANCHOR=Jean]

[NEWSCAST=11]
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Coming up on News 7-
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[VO-NAT]


Despite the rise in gas prices... millions choose to travel by car this Labor Day.
More problems for Firestone.
And-- a dramatic hostage standoff caught on tape.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]


Those stories, plus the soggy forecast and Friday football highlights.
Stay with us.

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
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[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 11]



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[NAT SOUND CARS]
[RUNS=3]
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[VO-NAT]


The interstate is already crowded this holiday weekend but there is good news for some travelers.
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Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton. Jean has the night off.

[Travel]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-39 TC07:30]
[GRAPHIC=Holiday Travel]


Today's the start of the Labor Day weekend and the rainy weather's not stopping folks from hitting the road.
But there is one place that won't be packed with people this weekend.
[Double Boxes=Teresa and Kate/Microwave]


Kate Weidaw is at the Roanoke Regional Airport tonight.
I understand it isn't a busy weekend for traveling by air.
[Live=Kate Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=@Kate1]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke]


That's right Teresa.
In fact with college just beginning for many people and it being a short business week not many people choose to travel on Labor Day weekend by air.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=no lines]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;:00]
[SUPER=01-Jacqueline Shuck/Roanoke Regional Airport;:09]
[SUPER=01-Sgt. Dan Jessee/State Police;:21]
[SUPER=01-Laura Bullock/VDOT;:45]
[RUNS=1:02]
[OUT Q=need to go.]

((No lines and no crowds, this isn't what most people expect when they think of a holiday weekend.

[SOT 1:53:44]
[INQ=]

((JACQUELINE SHUCK: WHEN WE LOOK AT THE NUMBER OF HOLIDAYS DURING THE YEAR WHAT WE FOUND LABOR DAY JUST ISN'T A HUGE ONE FOR THOSE WHO ARE TRAVELING BY AIR.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 6]


But that's not the case every where.
[NAT SOUND CARS]
[RUNS= 2]


Cars and trucks are packing their way onto interstate 81.

[SOT 1:50:25]
[INQ=]

((SGT. DAN JESSEE: YOU NEED TO SLOW DOWN LEAVE YOURSELF PLENTY OF STOPPING DISTANCE AN D JUST BE CAUTIOUS AND COURTEOUS ON THE HIGHWAYS.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 6]


State police plan to be out in full force on the interstate keeping an eye on motorists speed and making sure folks have their seat belt fastened.
[NAT SOUND CARS]
[RUNS= 2]


And for Hokie fans heading to the Tech game Saturday remember to take the new exit 118 B.

[SOT 1:52:12]
[INQ=]

((LAURA BULLOCK: WE HAVE A BRAND NEW EXIT ON INTERSTATE 81 AND THAT DOESN'T HAPPEN EVERYDAY AND WE'D REALLY LIKE PEOPLE TO USE IT AND SEE HOW IT WOULD SMOOTH OUT THEIR TRIP TOWARDS BLACKSBURG.))
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[RUNS= 10]


Construction headaches should keep traffic clogged throughout Virginia. And with rainy weather expected all weekend long allow plenty of time to get where ever you need to go.))
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[Live=Kate Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke]



[Double Boxes=Teresa and Kate/Microwave]




[81-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=81 Accident]


Earlier this evening, holiday traffic was backed up for 16 miles on interstate 81 near Woodstock in Shenandoah County.
A 25 car pile up stopped traffic in both directions while authorities work to clear the scene.
Traffic is moving again, though there are still some delays in the south-bound lanes.

[Firestone]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Firestone Recall]


A new warning today from the federal government regarding Firestone tires.
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[VO-NAT 20:13:29]


The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says the treads on close to one and a half million Bridgestone/Firestone tires could separate.
The agency says it decided to issue a "consumer advisory" because the company refused to expand its voluntary recall beyond six and a half million tires.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=These tires]

((SUE BAILEY/NHTSA: THESE TIRES WE'RE TALKING ABOUT TODAY HAVE A HIGHER TREAD SEPARATION RATE THAN THE ORIGINAL TIRES IN THE RECALL, FOR THAT REASON THIS IS A SERIOUS RECOMMENDATION. I WOULD LIKE TO SEE THOSE TIRES REPLACED. ))
[SUPER=01-Sue Bailey/NHTSA;]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=tires replaced.]
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[VO-NAT]


Firestone disputes the government's warning about the one point four million tires.
But a spokeswoman says the company will provide free inspections at its service centers and participating retailers.

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[Anchor=Teresa]
[ss=HOLD]


She also says the company will fix any problems and will replace tires at no cost if customers are still concerned.


[Plane-Crash]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=00-34 TC28:42]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Traffic is back to normal in downtown Lexington.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington;]

Hazardous material crews have cleaned up three gallons of engine oil where the plane hit the sidewalk. They plan to bring the D-E-Q in next week to make sure the groundwater's not polluted. They've also sterilized the downtown area.
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[SOT 16:05:28]
[IN Q=The park]

((ROBERT FORESMAN/FIRE CHIEF: THE PARK IS GOING TO BE JUST AS SAFE AS IT WAS BEFORE BUT WE'RE GOING THE EXTRA MILE RIGHT NOW TO MAKE SURE WE DO EVERYTHING TO CLEAN IT UP.))
[SUPER=01-Robert Foresman/Lexington Fire Chief;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=to clean it up]
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[VO-NAT]

The F-A-A and the National Transportation Safety Board spent the day piecing together the plane. They plan to issue a factual report about the crash next week but might not know the cause until next year.
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[Pledge-Young]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=00-19 TC1:58:54]
[GRAPHIC=Fred Pledge]


Indicted Roanoke Police Officer Fred Pledge is looking for a new lawyer.
The judge in the case today asked the attorney who's BEEN representing Pledge to step aside.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Attorney Rickey Young is under indictment himself... in a case unrelated to the charges of drug dealing and racketeering against Pledge.
The government says Young failed to file a tax return.
Young says the charges are "a joke."
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[SOT 10:55;15]
[IN Q=The tax division doesn't]

((THE TAX DIVISION OF THE UNITED STATES JUSTICE DEPARTMENT DOES NOT BRING MAIL FRAUD COUNTS AGAINST PEOPLE FOR THAT TYPE OF JUNK. YOU CAN QUOTE ME ON THAT. I KNOW THEY DON'T. THE ONLY PEOPLE THAT BRING THAT IS THE U-S ATTORNEY'S OFFICE HERE IN ROANOKE. ))
[SUPER=01-Rickey Young/Tax Evasion Suspect]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=here in Roanoke.]
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[SS=None]


The Judge said he would contact Richmond Attorney David (baw) Baugh to see if he might consider representing Pledge as court-appointed counsel.

[Tech-Chief]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=00-26 TC1:22:45]
[GRAPHIC=Virignia Tech]


Virginia Tech's police chief is retiring.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/File Tape]


Mike Jones has worked at Tech for three decades.
He's been on paid leave since May-- when employees filed several complaints against him.
He was cleared of the still unspecified allegations but a university review board found what it called "a pattern of innapropriate gender and sexual banter" among Tech police department employees.
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[Clinton]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


President Clinton has decided to pass on plans to start up a controversial national missile defense system.
He says it's a call that should be made by the NEXT president.
Lee Cowan reports from Washington.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=When a test]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC; :13]
[SUPER=01-George W. Bush/(R) Presidential Candidate; :54]
[SUPER=01-Lee Cowan/Reporting; 1:19]
[RUNS=1:35]
[OUT Q=CBS News, Washington.]

(((NARR:)
When a test launch of the Pentagon's missile defense technology failed for a SECOND time in July -- candidates Al Gore and George W. Bush saw a troubled program rocketing their way.
Today ....the President handed it off - announcing he was delaying construction of a high power radar in Alaska -- that would have been the first step to deployment.
(CLINTON SOT 11:46:35)

"We should not move forward until we have absolute confidence that the system will work."
(NARR:)


The Pentagon has conducted only one successful intercept of a dummy warn head -- a technological feat military analysts describe as hitting a bullet with a bullet.
It was conceived as a protection against nations such as North Korea, or Iran -- who analysts warn could have nuclear ballistic capabilities within ten years.
In the face of such rogue threats -- George W. Bush criticized the administration for squandering an opportunity to protect the country.
(SOT/GEORGE W. BUSH/REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE 13:17:32)

"Should I be the president, I will seize the moment and develop an effective antiballistic missile system."
(NARR:)


But both Russia and China oppose any such defense -- and critics charge it could unravel years of arms control agreement.
Al Gore has indicated he wants a LIMITED missile defense system -- and applauded today's move as a chance to renew arms reduction talks while at the same time, waiting to see if the system will actually work.
(COWAN ON CAM:) "The White House says the delay wont change the ultimate timetable. If whoever wins the White House makes a decision sometime next year to move forward, the system could still be in place by 2007. Lee Cowan, CBS News, Washington." ))
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
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Another higher-ed center is expanding.
Find out where next on News 7.
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[VO-NAT]


And tense moments as a hostage drama unfolds before a T-V crew.
More on that later.
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[Sports-Preview]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=Sports-Preview]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Hey Sports...]
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[OUT Q=coming up in sports.]

((Hey Sports fans check this out tonight on the Big 7 It's week two of Friday Football Extra we'll check in with scores and highlights Virginia Tech officially pulls out of the B-C-A bowl game that was rained out last Sunday Virginia gets ready for its season opener at beautiful Scott Stadium and Jeremy Mayfield leads qualifying at Darlington.
All that and more coming up in sports.))
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[CEC]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=00-30 TC1:19:12]
[GRAPHIC=NOne]


Southside's Continuing Education Center in South Boston is expanding.
Students there can receive anything from associates to graduate degrees.
But more space is needed for the growing school that already has 62-hundred students.
Surae Chinn has more on the new project.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Students work]
[SUPER=03-South Boston; :00]
[SUPER=01-Tim Hamlet/Student; :12 quick]
[SUPER=@Bennett; :25]
[SUPER=01-Patricia Cormier/Longwood College President; :36]
[SUPER=@Surae1; :46]
[SUPER=01-Karetha Medley/Student; 1:12]
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[OUT Q=News7, South Boston.]

(([nats 13:21:50]
Students work elbow to elbow at the Continuing Education Center in South Boston.
Tim Hamlet would like to have a little more room when he studies. [12:57:33] ((TIM HAMLET/STUDENT: I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO MORE SPACE. I ALWAYS HAVE TO SEARCH FOR A NEW SEAT IF I DON'T COME IN ON TIME.)) [RUNS:04]
The search has ended. This old tobacco warehouse will be the new home for the CEC. A groundbreaking made it official.
[SOT 12:40:09]

((DEL. TED BENNETT/(D) HALIFAX CO.: IT IS SETTING A STANDARD AND HAS BEEN FOR OVER A DECADE NOW IN RECOGNIZING THE IMPORTANCE OF EDUCATION AND QUALITY OF LIFE FOR IT'S JOB QUALITY OF EDUCATION AND JOBS.)) [RUNS:11]
[SOT 12:31:43]

((THIS COMMUNITY SAYS IF THEY HAVE A DREAM AND WE GET SOME PEOPLE TO BUILD IT AND THEY WILL COME AND WE ARE GOING TO SHOW THEM WE CAN DO IT.)) [RUNS:07]
[SOT 13:53:47]

((SURAE CHINN/REPORTING: THIS 4 MILLION DOLLAR PROJECT NOT ONLY WILL PROVIDE MORE SPACE FOR STUDENTS BUT IT INCLUDES COMPUTER AND SCIENCE LABS AND A LIBRARY. IT WILL ALSO HELP REVITALIZE DOWNTOWN.)) [RUNS:10]
The historic building will be renovated inside and out. (11:55:14) Plans also include a complete landscaping project and a small business incubator for people needing help starting their own business.
The building is about seven times bigger than the current CEC facility.
[SOT 12:59:45 TAPE 2]

((KARETHA MEDLEY/STUDENT: IT'S KIND OF HARD ESPECIALLY WHEN WE HAVE A TEST AND NEED TO SPACE OUT AND FEEL FREE.)) [RUNS:05]
For Karetha Medley, Tim and their classmates this project is not just more brick and mortar it's an opportunity for continuing their education in a better environment. Surae Chinn News7, South Boston.))
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[SS=None]


The project should be complete sometime next summer.

[BWXT-Contract]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=BWX Tech.]


B-W-X Technologies in Campbell County has won another multi- billion dollar contract from the Department of Energy.
B-W-X-T will take over the management and operations of the Y-12 nuclear weapons complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

The plant manufactures secondary components for nuclear weapons, and also processes and stores enriched uranium.


The contract is worth two and a half billion dollars over the next five years.


[Morgan-Stewart]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=00-38 TC06:59]
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Poor sales and a bad location are responsible for a local store closing.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


That's what the manager of Morgan Stewart Galleries in Tanglewood Mall said today.
They say the store has never made a profit in it's three years at the mall.
They've been forced to slash prices in order to liquidate all furniture within a month.
The store's five employees will be furloughed after the closing is complete.
No other Morgan Stewart stores are closing.
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[Sara-Lee]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Sara Lee Active-wear wants to consolidate some of its Martinsville operations in an old Tultex building.
The company wants to consolidate three buildings into the former Tultex Customer Service Center and has agreed to purchase the building.
The building will be used as a distribution center.
[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


Still ahead on News 7, Jacey Birch has the soggy holiday forecast.
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[VO-NAT]


And a setback for Christopher Reeve's quest to walk again.
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[Hostage-Standoff]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A television crew became a first-hand witness to a dramatic hostage standoff.
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[VO-NAT]
[Super=X5052 (loads FX)]
[Super=X5045 (starts FX)]
[SUPER=75-Porto Alegre, Brazil]


Two armed men burst into a Brazilian Bingo Hall, taking more than thirty people hostage.
After fifty tense minutes negotiators convinced the two men to lay their guns on the ground, and come out.
Police recovered stolen bags of cigarettes, mobile phones and Brazilian currency worth about 220-thousand U-S dollars.
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[Super=X5043 (clears FX)]



[Reeve]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Christopher Reeve]


Actor Christopher Reeve is recovering from a broken leg.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File;]


A publicist says the "Superman" star broke his leg during routine physical therapy.
He had it reset a week later and is recuperating at his home in New York.
Reeve was paralyzed in a 1995 horse riding accident.
His spokesman says it's unclear what caused Reeve's leg fracture.
But it's probably linked to bone density problems, which are a constant concern to people with spinal cord injuries.
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[Tease3]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]


There's lots still ahead on News 7 at Eleven.
Roy Stanley is up next with sports.

[S-Eagles]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-67 (1:24:34)]
[GRAPHIC=Eagles/Warriors]


For the second week in a row, Mother Nature has postponed several games in the area.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rocky Mount/Eagles vs Warriors; :]


Lets go to Rocky Mount where the heavy rains forced the postponement of the Eagles and Magna Vista Warriors game.


The game will be made up tomorrow night in Rocky Mount at 7:30.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="First audio...]
[SUPER=01-Billy Miles/Eagles Head Coach; :]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=......in the afternoon."]
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[S-Byrd]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-75 (53:33)]
[GRAPHIC=Byrd/River]


They got the game in over in Vinton as William Byrd hosted the Golden Eagles of Staunton River
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Vinton/Terriers vs Golden Eagles; :]


It was a packed house as the two teams took the field.
In the first quarter, Staunton Rivers Jermaine Moyer gets the handoff from scrimmage and he takes it down the field and scores from 66 yards out and the Golden Eagles took the early 7 to nothing lead.
[SUPER=36-Staunton River/28/William Byrd/22/;]


But the Terriers came back getting the ball to Marcus English he scores from the 12 yard line to make it 7 to 6 but Staunton River goes on to win the game 28 to 22.
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[S-Cross]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-68 (1:31:04)]
[GRAPHIC=North Cross/Hugenot]


Over in Roanoke County North Cross gets a 21 to 7 win over visiting Hugenot.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./North Cross vs Hugenot Acad.; :]


It was the Raiders first game of the season.
Charlie Glenn takes the pitch from Stephen Morse and scores the six yard touchdown and the Raiders took the 6 to nothing lead after the extra point missed.
[SUPER=36-North Cross/21/Hugenot Academy/7/;]


The Raiders would score again in the first half Patrick Arbo hands off to Daniel Mirenda who scores on the five yard run to make it 12 to nothing and North Cross wins it 21 to 7.
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[FFe-Scores]

[SUPER=55-Amherst Co./Mon./Patrick Henry/11a.m./William Fleming/Sat./G.W. Danville/7:30;]



[SUPER=55-Bassett/Next/Martinsville/Fri./JJ Kelly/25/Coeburn/6/George Wythe/12/Radford/3;]



[SUPER=55-F.-Collinsville/6/Christiansburg/31/Pulaski Co./34/E.C. Glass/14/Tazewell/28/Lebanon/0;]



[SUPER=55-Cave Spring/14/Jefferson Forest/7/Floyd Co./7/Giles/34/Glenvar/6/Lord Botetourt/45;]



[SUPER=55-Bath Co./41/James River/0/Patrick Co./23/Dan River/24/North Cross/21/Hugenot Academy/7;]



[SUPER=55-Appomattox/8/Brookville/20/Alleghany/42/Parry McCluer/0/Narrows/32/Craig Co./16;]



[SUPER=55-Galax/6/Ft. Chiswell/29/Pocahontas/12/E. Montgomery/20/Randolph-Henry/14/Wm. Campbell/40;]



[SUPER=55-Northwood/14/P.H. Glade Spring/0/Liberty/26/Chatham/8/Magna Vista/Sat./Franklin Co./7:30;]



[SUPER=55-Staunton River/28/William Byrd/22/Chilhowie/0/Marion/6/Abingdon/14/John Battle/10;]



[SUPER=55-Lee/0/Richlands/44/Gate City/41/Virginia/0/Halifax Co./No/Dinwiddie/Rpt.;]



[SUPER=55-Riverheads/No/Stuarts Draft/Rpt./Blacksburg/No/Graham/Rpt./Rockbridge Co./No/Covington/Rpt.;]



[SUPER=55-Hargrave Military/No/Altavista/Rpt./Nelson Co./No/Rustburg/Rpt./Laurel Park/No/Gretna/Rpt.;]



[SUPER=55-Heritage/No/Tunstall/Rpt./Carroll Co./No/Grundy/Rpt./Rural Retreat/No/Holston/Rpt./][S-BCA]



[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-72 12011tc]
[GRAPHIC=BCA]

It's official, Virginia Tech has pulled out of the BCA bowl ending any speculation that they might play someone else at the end of the season. Neither Virginia Tech nor Georgia Tech wanted to play the game in December, and in fact,
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[vo nat con't]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Sunday; :00]

the Hokies would have withdrawn a long time ago, but athletic director Jim Weaver and head coach Frank Beamer both have a genuine concern for the fans that paid $35 a piece and never got to see the game. A marketing firm called the Gazelle Group handled ticket sales, and there is concern that those folks may not offer refunds. A decision concerning refunds is expected in the near future.
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[S-Tech]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=sp-65 (1:53:58)]
[GRAPHIC=tech]


Now that The Hokies have cleared up the BCA mess, they can now clear their heads for Akron. But for the second straight weekend they'll have to keep an eye on the sky.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="I'm gonna]

((nick sorensen:))
[SUPER=01-Nick Sorensen/Va. Tech Linebacker; :00]
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=....LOCAL FORECAST."]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]

The forecast on the playing field is for the Hokies to beat the Zips by 31 points or more. That may be asking a little too much, considering the the weather and the fact that Akron is a decent team.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="They're...]
[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Va. Tech Head Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=....MAKE A DIFFERENCE."]
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[S-UVA]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-66 1:32:36]
[GRAPHIC=UVa football]


The Virginia Cavaliers open the 2000 season tomorrow at Scott Stadium in a 3:30 kick off.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville; :00]


In addition to the excitement surrounding the first game, there is an electricity buzzing around Charlottesville in regards to the dedication of the new 86 million dollar expanded Scott Stadium and Carl Smith Center.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="me and a friend]
[SUPER=01-Jerton Evans/UVa Sophomore Safety; :00]

((JERTON EVANS/UVA SOPHOMORE SAFETY:))
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=....sitting in the stands"]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Jacksonville, FL/August 26th;]


The Cougars fell to Florida State last Saturday. The Seminoles repeatedly got to the BYU quarterback.
[SUPER=03-Provo, UT/September 25, 1999;]


Last year, the Cavaliers might NOT have limited Brigham Young to 3 points but the Wahoos DID have some success in disrupting the Cougars signal callers, recording key sacks to slow the BYU offense.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="we know]

((GEORGE WELSH/UVA HEAD FOOTBALL COACH:)) ((BYRON THWEATT/UVA SENIOR LINEBACKER:))
[SUPER=01-George Welsh/UVa Head Football Coach; :00]
[SUPER=01-Byron Thweatt/UVa Senior Linebacker; :10]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=.....work to our advantage"]
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[ANCHOR=Roy]
[GRAPHIC=uva football]

As of this afternoon, 12 hundred reserved seating tickets are left for the 3:30 BYU game.

[S-QUALIFY]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-71 11845TC]
[GRAPHIC=DARLINGTON]


No rain in Darlington this afternoon as the Winston Cup stars were able to get in first round time trials for Sunday Southern 500.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Darlington, SC/ESPN; :]

Jeremy Mayfield went out 13th and won his second pole of the year with a 169 point 444 mile an hour lap. But the big story is that point leader Bobby Labonte crashed in practice and had to scramble to make a qualifying effirt he was just 38th fastest.
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[WIPE TO MOTION] [WIPE TO MOTION]
[SUPER=#556]
[SUPER=X5016;]
[SUPER=0107-1. Jeremy Mayfield/169.444/2. Johnny Benson//3. Ward Burton//4. Mike Skinner//5. Mark Martin//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-6. Dale Earnhardt//7. Scott Pruett//8. Ken Schrader//9. Dale Jarrett//10. Jeff Gordon//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-11. Michael Waltrip//12. Jimmy Spencer//13. Dale Earharndt//14. Kenny Wallace//15. Jerry Nadeau//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-16. Rusty Wallace//17. Ricky Rudd//18. Brett Bodine//19. Bobby Hamilton//20. Mike Bliss//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-21. Elliott Sadler//22. Dave Blaney//23. Geoffrey Bodine//24. Matt Kenseth//25. Joe Nemechek//;]
[RUNS=:25]
[OUT Q=....last driver."]
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