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Coming up on NEWS 7 at SIX: We'll get a first- hand account of Friday night's gay-bar shooting from one of the victims.
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[TALENT=Keith]


We'll also hear more about how it happened.

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[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=six]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=sports head]
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Tonight on News 7 Sports, the Monday Night Tech 2000 report checks out the nearly 3 million hits the Michael Vick web site has taken so far. Plus, we'll hear from the Cavs, and
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[VO-NAT]

It's official - this Saturday's Tech - Boston College game will be right here on Your Hometown Station.
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[WX-Head]
[TALENT=Robin]
[SS=None]


Rain totals have topped an inch in some areas and more is moving in tonight. The wet and chilly details just ahead.


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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=ejo]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I couldn't believe it, you know]

((I COULDN'T BELIEVE IT, YOU KNOW. I JUST COULD NOT BELIEVE IT WAS HAPPENING.))
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=believe it was happening.]
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[VO-NAT]


Victims of Friday night's shooting are still recovering, while the suspect makes a court appearance and an anti-gay religious group plans to picket Danny Overstreet's funeral.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.

[Victim]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=00-39 TC18:21]
[GRAPHIC=Cafe Shooting]


Two of the those injured in Friday night's shooting remain in the hospital tonight. Iris P. Webb is listed in critical condition at Carilion Roanoke Memorial. John W. Collins is listed in stable condition.
[Double Boxes=Keith and Joe/Microwave]


Four others are now recovering at home, and today one of them told her dramatic story to Joe Dashiell.
[Live=Joe Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=@joe1]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke]


Keith, Kathy Caldwell had been at the Backstreet Cafe for about 30 minutes. She was returning to her table, when she heard Ronald Gay start cursing. She says he pulled a gun, raised it above his head and opened fire.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=As he started firing off the shots]
[SUPER=01-Kathy Caldwell/Shooting Victim; :00]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :18]
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[OUT Q=should not go unnoticed.]
(([SOT 17:04:53]
[IN Q=As he started firing off the shots]

((AS HE STARTED FIRING OFF THE SHOTS HE HAD THE GUN IN HIS RIGHT HAND. AS HE STARTED FIRING OFF THE SHOTS, HE WENT AROUND JUST LIKE THIS, PUT THE GUN BACK DOWN IN HIS POCKET, WALKED OUT THE DOOR AND DOWN THE ROAD.))
[RUNS= :16]
[OUT Q=walked out the door and down the road.]


Kathy Caldwell has a bullet wound in her right shoulder, and painful damage to her right hand... and she's feeling fortunate.
Recovering at home, Caldwell says events that took a few seconds to unfold on Friday night are now frozen in her mind.
[SOT]
[IN Q=Danny was laying in front of me dying]

((DANNY LAYING IN FRONT OF ME DYING. AND THERE WAS NOTHING I COULD DO. EVEN THOUGH I DIDN'T KNOW HIM. I DON'T WANT TO SEE ANYBODY DIE.))
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[OUT Q=don't want to see anybody die.]


There was help for the victims whose injuries were not as severe as Overstreet's. Caldwell says others in the Backstreet Cafe deserve praise for the way they attended to the injuries.
[SOT 17:19:16]
[IN Q=To be terrified themselves]

((TO BE TERRIFIED THEMSELVES, THEY STEPPED UP LIKE THEY WERE MEDICAL PERSONNEL, DOING WHAT A HOSPITAL WOULD HAVE BEEN DOING. AND THEY DID A WONDERFUL JOB. IT SHOULD NOT GO UNNOTICED.))
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[OUT Q=should not go unnoticed.]))
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[Gay]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[GRAPHIC=Ronald Gay]


As a teenager growing up in Nova Scotia, Ronnie Gay dreamed of becoming a Marine.
It was the late 60's. As American boys were heading to Canada to avoid the draft, Ronald Edward Gay came to the United States, became an American citizen, joined the Marine Corps and served a tour in Vietnam.
The V-A Medical Center in Salem confirmed that Gay was a patient. He was last seen on April 26. However, the V-A's last contact with him was by phone on July 11 when he indicated he would be leaving the area.
Tonight he's in the Roanoke City Jail.
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[IN Q=A man named]
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[SUPER=04-Friday Night; :16]
[SUPER=01-Donald Caldwell/Commonwealth's Attorney; :23]
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[OUT Q=apply to a homicide.]

(( The man named Gay is suspected of killing a gay man, BECAUSE he was gay.
Gay's brother says he doesn't believe Ronnie hated homosexuals. "He just hated his name," says Bill Gay by phone from his home in Nova Scotia.
According to Roanoke Police, however, Gay said he was going to "waste some faggots" just minutes before he opened fire at the Back Street Cafe.
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[SOT 1:18:15]
[IN Q=We certainly have ]

((WE CERTAINLY HAVE HAD PEOPLE KILLED BECAUSE THEY WERE PROSTITUTES, THINGS LIKE THAT. I'M NOT SURE ANYBODY'S BEEN SPECIFICALLY TARGETED APPARENTLY FOR JUST BEING GAY.)) [RUNS09]
[OUT Q=just being gay.]


Caldwell is exploring the possibility of additional charges with enhanced penalties... federal charges, perhaps.


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[SOT 1:17:15]
[IN Q=We have a]

((WE HAVE A HATE CRIMES STATUTE, BUT I DON'T THINK IT'S GOING TO APPLY TO HOMICIDE.)) [RUNS05]
[OUT Q=to a homicide.]))
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[V/O-NAT ]
Gay was arrested immediately after the shooting on a first- degree- murder warrant in the death of Danny Lee Overstreet. Gay will likely be indicted a week from today on six counts of aggravated malicious wounding.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Though he's a native of Canada, family members say Ronald Gay loves Roanoke, kept coming back here and to Smith Mountain Lake. His first wife was from the Penhook section of Franklin County.
His brother says he'd been camping in the mountains around Roanoke with some of his Marine Corps buddies before he came to town Friday night.


[Falwell]


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Roanoke police say searches of the campsite and Ronald Gay's motel room did not turn up any anti- gay literature, nor have they found any links with anti-gay groups.
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But the shootings have caught the attention of the leaders of the anti- gay Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas.
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[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/October 1999]


The Reverend Fred Phelps and his congregation have announced they're coming to Roanoke to picket the funeral of Danny Lee Overstreet.
We last saw Phelps in Lynchburg, protesting the meeting between the Reverend Jerry Falwell and gay minister Mel White last fall.
Falwell says he has no tolerance for those who commit violence against homosexuals.
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[IN Q=I have always]

((REV. JERRY FALWELL/LIBERTY U. CHANCELLOR: I HAVE ALWAYS PREACHED AGAINST THE ARYAN NATIONS AND THE BIGOTS AND THE HOMOPHOBES WHO WANT TO DO HARM TO HUMAN BEINGS. BUT DURING THE PAST YEAR, I'VE TRIED TO KEEP MY COMMITMENT TO MEL WHITE AND OTHERS IN CRYING OUT AGAINST ALL KINDS OF VIOLENCE IN ALL DIRECTIONS.))
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[OUT Q=in all directions.]
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Falwell says while he continues to preach that homosexuality is a sin, he does "not" believe his words have incited anyone to violence.
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[Bar-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=00-31 TC50:26]
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Many in the gay community are under the impression an employee at another Roanoke bar contributed to the tragedy.
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Information initially released by police gave some the impression Gay actually approached a Corned Beef and Company employee, showed him a gun and then asked for directions to the nearest gay bar.
But police and the owners of Corned Beef say that scenario is false.
An employee WAS approached by Gay in the back lot of the restaurant but the owners of the bar say Gay first ASKED for directions.
That's when the employee pointed down the road.
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[SOT]
[in q=At that ]

((AL POLLARD/CORN BEEF & CO. CO-OWNER: AT THAT POINT, MR. GAY OPENED UP HIS TRENCH COAT AND SHOWED HIM A GUN AND MADE SOME THREATENING REMARKS AND AT THAT POINT HE WENT OFF, OUR EMPLOYEE WAS SCARED, WENT INSIDE AND TOLD ANOTHER EMPLOYEE WHAT HAD HAPPENED.))
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[out q= had happened.]
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Pollard says that employee then notified police.
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[Overstreet-CWA]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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On the eve of Overstreet's death, his co-workers sent a letter to congress urging them to strengthen hate crime statues.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/August 15]


Overstreet was a member of the Communications Workers of America Union.
Employed at the Bell Atlantic building on Airport Road, he participated in the recent Verizon strike.
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[SOT]
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((DANNY OVERSTREET: NO CONTRACT, NO WORK.))
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[OUT Q=No work.]
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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The letter says CWA members understand that victims of hate crimes are more than individuals, they are representatives in their communities.
The CWA says more legislation would strengthen the existing federal hate crimes statute by including crimes committed against people because of their gender, disability or sexual orientation.

[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=NONE]


The Red Cross says Danville's blood supply is dangerously low.
Find out how you can help later on News 7 at Six.
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[VO-NAT]


And George Allen and Chuck Robb square off again this afternoon.
Hear what they had to say today... in just two minutes.
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[Senate-Race]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=equ]
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The Richmond Times-Dispatch bills it as a titanic battle between former governors -- both symbols of their parties' rise or return to power in Virginia.
But until last night's televised debate, and today's feisty follow-up in Fairfax, the U-S Senate race was more sniping than substance.
Ellen Qualls brings up to speed.
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[IN Q=He was slow]
[SUPER=203-Richmond/Last Night; :00 ]
[SUPER=201-George Allen/(R) U. S. Senate Candidate; :17]
[SUPER=201-Chuck Robb/(D) U. S. Senate Candidate; :25 ]
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(( He was slow to spark-- but now political analyst Larry Sabato says Chuck Robb's on fire.
He's partly fueled by a Washington Post analysis that shows George Allen's wildly popular education tax credit would do nothing for parents in the bottom 20 percent of the income bracket.
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((GEORGE ALLEN/R-U.S. SENATE CANDIDATE: IF SOMEBODY WANTS TO EXPAND IT TO MAKE IT LIKE AN EARNED INCOME TAX CREDIT, TO HAVE IT AVAILABLE TO THOSE THAT DON'T PAY TAXES, THAT'S FINE WITH ME.)) [runs:09 ]
[sot tape one 13:25:16]

((SEN. CHUCK ROBB: I CAUGHT THE END OF THAT THAT I WOULDN'T MIND IF SOMEBODY WANTED TO SAVE ME FROM MY PLAN. WHICH IS IN EFFECT WHAT YOU SAID. YOU SAID IF SOMEBODY IN EFFECT WANTS TO MAKE IT REFUNDABLE SO IT WOULD SOMEHOW APPLY TO THOSE FOLKS AT THE BOTTOM.)) [runs:14 ]
Last night, Robb also got a boost from sometime foe Doug Wilder.
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((WILDER: AS TO WHAT YOUR POSITION IS, I THINK THAT WAS THE QUESTION, WHAT IS IT?)) [runs:06]
Wilder played the role of impartial moderator-- but forced Allen into admitting he does NOT support the Roe versus Wade abortion ruling.
[SOT TAPE TWO 04:14:50]

((LARRY SABATO: VIRGINIANS TEND TO THINK OF ABORTION IN A LIBERTARIAN WAY...WILDER SIDED WITH ROBB.... KNOW ABOUT THEIR PAST FEUD.)) [RUNS:15]
So, as is often the case, Wilder is a wild card.
And the game's getting a little rougher.
The stakes are nothing short of control of the U-S Senate.
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((CHUCK ROBB: I UNDERSTAND THAT YOUR SISTER SAID YOU'RE HOPING TO GO INTO THE FIELD OF DENTISTRY SO THAT YOU CAN INFLICT PAIN AND GET PAID FOR IT.)) [runs:10]

[sot TAPE ONE 01:01:11]

((GEORGE ALLEN: I'LL TELL YA CHUCK, THE VIRGINIA WAY. YOU'VE BEEN UP IN WASHINGTON A LONG TIME, AND SOME OF THESE ANSWERS REALLY DO SHOW HOW OUT OF TOUCH YOU ARE WITH US HERE IN THE REAL WORLD.)) [runs:10]
There will be one more televised debate one month from now.
Ellen Qualls, News 7.))

[Microwave-Baby]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=tte]
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A 20-year-old woman in New Kent County will NOT fight charges that she killed her infant son in a microwave.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New Kent Co./File Tape]

Elizabeth Otte (OAT-ee) is NOT admitting guilt, but says there's enough evidence to find her guilty of involuntary manslaughter. Under the plea agreement, she faces at most ten years in prison. Otte's lawyers indicated earlier they had planned to use an insanity defense for the microwave killing.
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[Chapman]


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[WRITER=mjo]
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A Radford man will spend 9 years in prison for plotting to kill a judge.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford;]


21-year-old Derrick Chapman escaped a 30 year sentence recommended by a jury in April.
That's when he was convicted of conspiring to kill Circuit Judge Ray Grubbs.
The lighter sentence is still a sore spot with Chapman's friends and family, who say his co-conspirator should face the same penalty.
They crowded the courthouse, wearing T-shirts calling for equal justice.
Chapman's friend and co-conspirator, Christopher DeMoranville (Dee-more-AN-ville), got 3 years' probation after cooperating with police.
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[SOT 1:10:23 - :36]
[IN Q=Is Derrick innocent?]

((SPENCER DICKASON/CHAPMAN'S BROTHER: IS DERRICK INNOCENT? I WON'T SAY THAT DERRICK'S INNOCENT, BUT NEITHER IS THE OTHER PARTY INVOLVED. IT'S JUST THE PRINCIPLE OF IT. ONE CAN'T ACCEPT FOR WHAT TWO DID. ))
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Chapman's attorney says he'll appeal.
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[Stocks]


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Wall Street could not extend Friday's rally. [TAKE DOW, NASDAQ & BLOOMBERG PAGE ]
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The DOW dropped 39 points while NASDAQ lost 63.
The Bloomberg News 7 Index gained a fraction of a point.
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[Blood-Shortage]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=00-29 TC1:44:47]
[GRAPHIC=Blood Supply]


A national blood shortage but Danville's supply has reached a critical low.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


Over the weekend, the blood donor center dropped more than one hundred units of blood.
It went from about 200 units to 85.
Now the hospital is calling for all types of blood.
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[SOT 40:04]
[IN Q=You can never]

((AMY GORE/DONOR ROOM TECHNICAL: YOU CAN NEVER REALLY TELL HOW MUCH YOU ARE GOING TO USE OVER THE WEEKEND. ONE OR TWO PATIENTS AT THE MOST CAN COME IN AND COMPLETELY WIPE OUT A BLOOD BANK AND THIS JUST HAPPENED TO BE OUR WEEKEND.))
[SUPER=01-Amy Gore/Donor Room Technician;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=to be our weekend.]
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The hospital says donating blood is good for the body because it helps lower blood pressure and it's good to replenish the blood cells.
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[Pinnacle Page]
The Danville blood donor center is at 150 West Main Street. It's open daily.
The number is area code 804 799-3743.
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[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=six]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=sports head]
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Coming up tonight on the Big 7, plenty of football news from Charlottesville and Blacksburg, plus the Monday night Tech 2000 report -
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[VO-NAT]

focuses on a number of interesting topics including a new CD that pays tribute to Beamer Ball's unbeaten regular season in 1999.
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[S-Tech2000]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-77]
[GRAPHIC=TECH 2000]


After a week off, the Hokies return to Big East action this Saturday when they take on Boston College in a 3:30 kickoff. Tonight's Tech 2000 report centers on web sites, emails, CDs and turf control.
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[SUPER=03-Greenville, NC; :00]
[SUPER=01-Cory Bird/Va. Tech Turf Handler; :20]
[SUPER=01-Bryan Johnston/VT Sports Information; :48]
[SUPER=01-Randy Alcorn/VT Fan & Songwriter; 1:31]
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[OUT Q=...VIRGINIA TECH WAY (DISSOLVE OUT)]
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(( The Boston College game will mark Tech's second road trip of the season, and for the Hokies' defense that means another chance to fill up the lunch box. After every road win the a designated defender packs the pail with a piece of turf. ((CORY BIRD:)) Take the scissors to BC - they play on artificial turf. There's nothing artificial about the success of Michael Vick's Heisman web site. Since the site was launched on July 25th, nearly three million folks have visited the site. That's an average of 53 thousand hits a day - and not surprisingly many are from women. ((BRYAN JOHNSTON:)) And there are other emails that are entertaining in their own way. ((BRYAN JOHNSTON:)) While you're surfing Vick's site, you may want to head on over to www.tech championship-pie dot com. That's where you'll find Tech fan Randy Alcorn. The Blacksburg resident has recorded a four song CD tribute to last season's success. ((RANDY ALCORN:)) One of the tunes "Tech Legend" is a tribute to kicker Shayne Graham. He recently got to meet Alcorn and hear the tune.)) ((NAT SOUND ENDING))


[S-Jerry]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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Tech coaching icon Jerry Claiborne died yesterday of a heart attack he was 72.
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[VO-NAT]

He also was Frank Beamer's head coach and the man to take Tech to two Liberty Bowls in 1966 and 1968. He won 61 games during his tenure that began in 1961 and he took pride in playing a tough schedule.
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[OUT Q=...GOOD COMPETITION."]
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[vo nat CON'T] Claiborne coached 10 years at Tech and was named Southern Conference coach of the year in 1963.
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[S-Woody]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-72 1:40:56]
[GRAPHIC=Clemson]


Clemson is back in the top 10 for the first time since 1991. Tonight, Steve Mason takes a look at the main reason why, the Tigers' own version of Michael Vick.
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[SUPER=01-Angelo Crowell/UVa Linebacker; :16]
[SUPER=@Steve1; :21]
[SUPER=01-Tommy Bowden/Clemson Head Coach; :40]
[SUPER=01-Woodrow Dantzler/ACC's Leading Rusher & Passer; :46]
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[OUT Q=.....news 7 sports"]
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((Woody Dantzler is ranked 13th nationally in rushing, stats that took a huge boost after his 220 yard two touchdown ground game against Virginia. The junior is also the nations third rated passer, diversity not easily figured out. ((:)) ((:)) ((:)) ((:)) Antwoine Womack has taken on the bulk of the UVa running duties since Arlen Harris's knee injury September second against BYU. Harris's absence has been felt. ((:)) ((:)) Harris is running laps in practice this week, should be back in pads next week and hopes to play against Maryland Octob er 7th. Steve Mason news 7 sports.))