[1-News-Head]

[TALENT=Keith]

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[V/O-NAT]
As expected, not everyone is happy with the proposal to close five city fire stations in Roanoke.
We'll hear from some of those who DON'T like it.
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[TALENT=Keith]


Also coming up on NEWS 7: NEW TIRES. Those long-awaited replacement treads roll into town.

[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
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In sports, words from the NFL's sack leader in Redskin Marco Coleman, Virginia tech and Virginia talk about tomorrow's games and the Express opens the exhibition season tonight
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[VO-NAT]


while NHL star Marty McSorley may be nearing the end of his career, his verdict in sports.
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[WX-Head]
[TALENT=Robin]
[SS=None]


The cold front is moving through and the change in temperature will be dramatic starting tomorrow. Also forecasts for Tech and UVa.

[Video-Open]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=ejo]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I would have]
[RUNS=:04]
[OUT Q=closing down.]
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[VO-NAT]


Some Roanoke residents say the plan to consolidate city fire stations is a bad idea.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[GRAPHIC=News7at6]

Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.

[Fire-Plan]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#00-31 TC1:08:35]
[GRAPHIC=Fire Stations]


The Fire Department proposal would close five stations .. and replace them with two new ones.
But some residents living near the present stations say they're not happy with the plan.
[Double Boxes=Keith and Kate/Microwave]


Kate Weidaw outside station nine, at 24th and Melrose with more.
[Live=Kate Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=@Kate1;]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke;]
( ad lib)
(Rollcue: a place for the community)
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[SOT]
[IN Q=John Wallace and his wife]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-John Wallace/Proposal Opponent; :11]
[SUPER=01-Betty Hall/Proposal Opponent; :29]
[RUNS=1:13]
[OUT Q=still a proposal]




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[SUPER=05-Roanoke;]
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[Double Boxes=Keith and Kate/Microwave]



[Monty-Search]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=mjo]
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A roadside search for two suspects in a break-in has traffic backed up for 16 miles on Interstate 81.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;]


State police say a trooper spotted the two men driving a pickup truck, stolen from a home in Botetourt County.
They say that's when the men jumped out of the truck and ran into the woods near Denhill Road.
State police and county deputies are combing the area with dogs and a helicopter.
They say two other suspects in the break-in were nabbed in Pulaski County.
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[County-Drugs]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6p]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Drug Bust Pot]


Two students involved in the Northside High School drug investigation will be tried as adults.
They were indicted by the Roanoke County grand jury today.
One was charged with distribution of marijuana and LSD.
The other was indicted for conspiracy to distribute pot.
Petitions against the juveniles in the undercover investigation are still being drawn up.

[Cemetery]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6p]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=00-40 TC22:00]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Vandals have been busy at two cemeteries in northwest Roanoke.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


About 20 headstones at the Williams Memorial Park were marked with Nazi swastikas and racial profanity this week.


Police believe some juveniles who call themselves "Spyder Punks" did it.
No arrests yet.
Next door, vandals have also done some damage at Saint Andrew's cemetery.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We've also had]

((REV. LARRY MANNS/CARETAKER: WE'VE ALSO HAD SOME STONES DESTROYED, THAT WE'VE ALREADY REPAIRED. IT'S TERRIBLE, IT'S SAD THAT YOU WOULD SEE THIS IN A CEMETERY.))
[SUPER=01-Rev. Larry Manns/Caretaker;]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=in a cemetery.]
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[VO-NAT]


Manns says someone's also been using a storage shed for target practice.
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[Ford-Tires]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=00-33 TC1:06:25]
[GRAPHIC=Firestone Replacement Tires]


One thousand Goodyear tires have arrived in Roanoke. They're supposed to replace millions of recalled Firestone tires.
Magic City Ford says its the largest shipment of replacement tires the area has seen.
Jennifer Miele explains.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Millions of Firestone Tires]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=@file; :12]
[SUPER=01-George Hall/Explorer Owner; :18]
[SUPER=01-Shirley Niday/Magic City Ford; :41]
[SUPER=@jennifer2; 1:20]
[RUNS=1:29]
[OUT Q=JM News 7 Roanoke.]

(( Millions of Firestone Tires have been on recall since August.
George Hall found out his were part of that recall just last week.
Hall says stories about accidents accidents and deaths that occurred when incorrect tire pressure caused tread to peel away forced him into action.
[SOT]
[IN Q=I wanted my]

((GEORGE HALL: I WANTED MY TIRES REPLACED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, SO I WOULDN'T BE THE NEXT VICTIM.))
[OUT Q=the next victim.]

[RUNS06]
When he called around to Ford dealerships, he quickly learned that replacement tires were hard to come by.
But last night, the area's largest shipment of replacement tires rolled in to town.
Magic City Ford received 1000 Goodyear tires.
They began replacing Firestone tires almost immediately.
[SOT]
[IN Q=Calls, yes, people]

((SHIRLEY NIDAY/MAGIC CITY FORD: CALLS, YES, PEOPLE WANTING TO KNOW ABOUT THE TIRES, WANTING THEM CHECKED, WANTING THEM CHANGED. WE JUST COULDN'T CHANGE THEM BECAUSE WE JUST DIDN'T HAVE THE TIRES. BUT NOW, THAT'S NOT A PROBLEM.)) [OUT Q15]
[RUNS=not a problem.]


Other area dealerships can't even get replacement tires.
Hall says he's relieved that Magic City replaced his this quickly.
Still, Magic City says it wasn't easy to get the tires.
[SOT]
[IN Q=We'd been looking]

((SHIRLEY NIDAY/MAGIC CITY FORD: WE'D BEEN LOOKING FOR THEM IN THREE STATES TO TRY TO GET THEM, WE JUST COULDN'T GET THE TIRES. AND SO FINALLY THEY CAME IN YESTERDAY AFTERNOON. IT'S BEEN NON-STOP EVER SINCE.))
[OUT Q=ever since.]

[RUNS10]
Ford Ranger tires are also under investigation .... magic city recommends customers with concerns stop by. Ranger tires may soon become part of the recall; another bump in the road for Firestone, Ford, and their customers.
Jennifer Miele, News 7, Roanoke.))

[Torgersen-Hall]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-27 TC1:40:55]
[GRAPHIC=Virginia Tech]


Virginia Tech is even more high-tech now, thanks to the addition of a state-of-the-art technology center.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]


The university unveiled the 30-million-dollar Torgersen Hall today.
The building boasts 30 miles of fiber-optic cable and several thousand ethernet ports.
It's open to students, faculty and citizens who want to get their hands on the latest technology.
But don't expect to see the building's namesake, former president Paul Torgersen, teaching there.
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[SOT 16:24:52 - 16:25:00]
[IN Q=No, I don't think so.]

((PAUL TORGERSEN/14TH TECH PRESIDENT: NO, I DON'T THINK SO. I THINK IT'S A LITTLE TOO OSTENTATIOUS FOR ME TO TEACH OR HAVE AN OFFICE IN MY OWN BUILDING, SO I'M GOING TO STAY OVER IN ENGINEERING WHERE I BELONG.))
[SUPER=01-Paul Torgersen/14th Tech President;]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=where I belong.]
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[VO-NAT]


The center will allow professors to webcast their lectures and students to use virtual reality in class.
Tech calls it an opportunity for faculty members in ALL disciplines to use new technology in teaching.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=NONE]


Is a new Virginia Lottery ad promoting the Standards of Learning... or Senate Candidate George Allen's record?

We'll get to the bottom of that next on News 7.
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[VO-NAT]


And find out about a one of a kind tour you can take by cabin cruiser or by car, right here in Southwest Virginia.
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[SOL-Ad]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-38 TC23:59]
[GRAPHIC=Standards of Learning]


A 1-point-2 million dollar television ad campaign promoting Virginia's Standards of Learning is now airing across the state.
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[VO-NAT]


The S-O-Ls are also the centerpiece of Republican U-S Senate candidate George Allen's education record.
Critics say the timing raises questions.
Common Cause of Virginia is an advocate for ethics in government.
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[SOT 06:00:23]
[IN Q=I just think]

((STEVE CALOS/COMMON CAUSE: I JUST THINK IT'S TOO COINCIDENTAL THAT THIS IS HAPPENING RIGHT HERE AT ELECTION TIME. THAT THEY'RE TRYING TO PROMOTE AND DEVELOP PUBLIC SUPPORT FOR ONE OF THE PROGRAMS THAT'S BEING PROMOTED BY JUST ONE OF THE CANDIDATES IN ONE OF THE MAJOR RACES.))
[SUPER=01-Steve Calos/Common Cause;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=the major races.]
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[VO-NAT]


The ads are paid for by the Virginia Lottery -- with money from the public school budget.
A spokesman for the Lottery says the ads are in NO way intended to affect Allen's bid for the Senate.
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[TALENT=Keith]
[SS=VA Lottery]


The Lottery says the ads are just a continuation of the same campaign that ran in June and July.
This campaign runs until two days before the election.
Governor Jim Gilmore says through a spokesman that the ads are appropriate.

[AED-Survivor]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-34 TC47:30]
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Police officers know that saving lives can be part of their job description.. that took on a new meaning for a Campbell County deputy recently.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Mark Schmitt was on routine patrol when he heard an emergency call for a woman with heart failure.
Thanks to a grant from the Centra Health Foundation, Schmitt's patrol car was equipped with an automatic external defibrillator.
The device helped bring Dorothy Hypes back to life before the rescue squad arrived.
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[SOT 14:07:22]
[IN Q=I believe I]

((MARK SCHMITT/CAMPBELL CO. DEPUTY: I BELIEVE I GOT THERE RIGHT AT A CRITICAL MOMENT WHERE IT COULD HAVE WENT EITHER WAY. FORTUNATELY WE HAD A-E-D AND HAD IT VERY HANDY AND WERE ABLE TO GET IT ON HER.))
[SUPER=01-Mark Schmitt/Campbell Co. Deputy;]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=get it on her.]
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[VO-NAT]


Forty patrol cars throughout central Virginia now carry the defibrillators.
Law enforcement officers have been trained to use them since they often are the first on the scene of a medical emergency.
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[Cherry-Hill]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=00-37 TC43:57]
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South Roanoke residents opposed to the Cherry Hill Condominium project are taking the case to court next week.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Neighbors want construction of the project to stop at three floors instead of the planned five.
Monday they'll seek an injunction against further construction until the matter has been heard in Roanoke Circuit Court.
The South Roanoke Neighborhood Petition Committee hired counsel yesterday.
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[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Stocks took a tumble before noon, and stayed down the rest of the day. [TAKE DOW, NASDAQ & BLOOMBERG PAGE ]
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[SUPER=x5102;]
[SUPER=430-y/128.58/10596.54/y/111.06/3361.04/y/2.80/114.47;]


The Dow dropped 129 points. NASDAQ fell 111. The Bloomberg-News 7 local index lost almost three points.
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[VO]

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[SUPER=434-i1e/48/i1!/58f/i1c/50e/i1c/55!/i&/45e;][SML-Homes]



[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=00-32 TC1:14:40]
[GRAPHIC=Smith Mt. Lake]


The Smith Mountain Lake Home Tour kicked off today, promoted as the nation's only tour you can take by car or boat. What a twenty-dollar ticket really buys you is a chance to gawk inside some of the lake's richest homes. Tina Tenret shows us a peek.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Here's how]
[SUPER=01-Gordon Weeks/Tour Taker; 1:05]
[SUPER=@Tina2; 1:12]
[RUNS=1:28]
[OUT Q=Tina Tenret News7 ]

(( Here's how most people take the Smith Mountain Lake Home Tour. Cutting cross the water's much quicker than country roads. Bill Taylor skipped work to jet set.
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[SOT 12:06:44]
[IN Q=It's a quick]

((BILL TAYLOR/TOUR TAKER: IT'S A QUICK WAY TO GET AROUND AND YOU DON'T NEED TO CONTEND FOR THE BIG SLOTS WHERE THE OTHER BOATS NORMALLY GO. WE'RE HAVING A GREAT TIME.)) [RUNS:05]
[OUT Q=GREAT TIME]

The Tompkins home was just built, with views from every room including the closet. Their master bedroom suite has 11 corners, to capitalize on the scenery.
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[SOT 11:48:53]
[IN Q=They've done a beautiful]
((NAT SOT: THEY'VE DONE A BEAUTIFUL JOB COORDINATING THE TILE WITH THE WALLS WHICH ARE ELEPHANT GRAY.))

[RUNS:07]
[OUT Q=elephant gray]

In its ten year lifespan, the Home Tour has raised more than a million dollars for local charities. 1500 volunteers set up this weekend's event. Ten homes range from a condo to a cottage on the putting green.
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[SOT 12:37:13]
[IN Q=Nat sot]
((NAT SOT OPENS DOOR. WELCOME. COME IN. THE SMART HOME IS A NANTUCKET STYLE COTTAGE AND THE FEELING HERE IS BIG, BOL

D, BRIGHT AND BEAUTIFUL.)) [RUNS:07]
[OUT Q=BRIGHT AND BEAUTIFUL]

Visitors must wear paper booties over their shoes and cannot snap pictures for security reasons. But a few ideas always wind up stolen.
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[SOT 12:51:15]
[IN Q=I have a new]

((GORDON WEEKS/TOUR TAKER: I HAVE A NEW HOUSE HERE ON THE WATER AND I'VE SEEN A LOT OF THINGS I'LL PICK UP IN TERMS OF THINGS TO DO IN MY HOUSE.)) [RUNS:07]
[OUT Q=in my house]

The organizers of the home tour are already scouting out prospects for next year's batch. They're seeking something unique --
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[SOT ]
((nat sot waving goodbye??))

[RUNS:03] because after ten years -- the Smith Mountain Lake Home Tour is still gaining speed. Tina Tenret News7 ))

[Sports tease]


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[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=]
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The Hokies and the Cavaliers are both home tomorrow, words from both sides, the Express talks about playing it's exhibition game tonight at the Ice Station
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[VO-NAT]
and we will hear from the NFL's leading sack artist, #99, Washington Redskin Marco Coleman.
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[S-Hockey]


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[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-73]
[GRAPHIC=NHL]


National Hockey League veteran and former Boston Bruin Marty McSorley was found guilty today of assault with a weapon for hitting another player with his stick during a game in Vancouver against the Canucks last year.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Vancouver, BC; :00]


The conviction is the first of an NHL player for an on ice hit since 1988. He now must decide a new course of action.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Marty]
[SUPER=01-Paul Kelly/McSorley's Attorney; :00]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=conclusion"]

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[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-63]
[GRAPHIC=Express]


The Express players have been beating each other up for a week. Now the team gets physical with another team. Roanoke takes on the Richmond Renegades tonight at 7:30.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]

The exhibition game will face off at the Ice Station where the Express is conducted training camp.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="If]
[SUPER=01-Perry Florio/Express Head Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=.....alot of fun"]
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[anchor=steve]
[graphic=express]


Tickets are five bucks at the door.

[S-Tech]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-68 15017tc]
[GRAPHIC=BIG EAST]


The Virginia Tech Hokies are hoping for a happy homecoming tomorrow when they welcome the new and improved Temple Owls to town.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/1998; :00]

Two years ago, the Hokies played Temple in a game that will forever serve as a reminder of the importance of staying focused for years to come. In 1998, the Hokies lost 28-to-24 on another homecoming weekend. Since then, the team does not refer to opponents by their names. This week Temple is simply - NUMBER FIVE.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=SOMETIMES...]
[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Va. Tech Head Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=...PLAYING YOURSELF."]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Philadelphia, PA/Last Year; :00]

Last season Tech got a little revenge for that setback by pounding Temple 62-to-7, but was that enough to settle the score?
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[SOT]
[IN Q=NO WE...]

((ANDRE KENDRICK:))
[SUPER=01-Andre Kendrick/VT Senior Running Back; :00]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=...TO ANYBODY."]
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[S-UVa]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-66 1:58:07]
[GRAPHIC=ACC]


Virginia looks for it's second straight win, but Maryland stands in the way in a noon ACC clash in Charlottesville tomorrow.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Winston Salem, NC/Saturday; :00]


The Wahoos have some momentum coming into the game after last week's 27-10 win over Wake Forest in which Antwoine Womack rushed for 180 yards. The Terps are another ACC foe that gets up for UVa, forcing the Cavs to adjust.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="we]
[SUPER=01-George Welsh/10-8 Record vs. Maryland; :00]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=....last year"]
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[S-College]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=W & L Logo]


The undefeated Generals of Washington and Lee hit the road for a game at Catholic. Kickoff is 1 o'clock.
[GRAPHIC=VMI]


Winless V-M-I hosts Wofford at Alumni field the game is set for a 1 o'clock kickoff.
[GRAPHIC=College Football]


Averett College travel to St. Louis for a one PM start against Principia College


[S-Promos]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]
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[GO TO PINNACLE 13043] It's a huge college football weekend all the way around right here on WDBJ. Tomorrow at Noon, topped ranked Florida State battles number seven Miami, followed by undefeated Auburn against Mississippi State at 3.
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[GO TO PINNACLE 13041] Sunday check out an NFL double dip on your hometown station. Buffalo and Miami kick off at one. At 4:15 the Carolina Panthers host the Seattle Seahawks.
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[S-Skins]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-72]
[GRAPHIC=Redskins]


The Washington redskins will try to win their second straight Sunday as they take on NFC East rival Philadelphia at Veterans Stadium. The game re-unites Eagle running back and former Redskin Brian Mitchell with his old team. He spent 10 years with Skins but was released this past June. He says his emotions will be in check.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=It's not hard]

(())
[SUPER=01-Brian Mitchell/ Eagles Running Back; :00]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=.....makes mistakes"]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Landover, MD; :00]


The Redskins defense will have to stop Mitchell. Washington's D is rated 12th in the league, but the Skins have the league's number one sack artist in Marco Coleman. He attributes his 8 sacks through five games to his teammates.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="im]
[SUPER=01-Marco Coleman/21 Tackles This Season; :00]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=....good team defense"]
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[S-Sox]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-76 1:17:04]
[GRAPHIC=red sox]

The Boston Red Sox are up for sale.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Boston, MA; :00]

The announcement was made this afternoon. The owners were unable to get financing for a new 665 million dollar ballpark.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="my goal]

((JOHN HARRINGTON/RED SOX CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER:))
[SUPER=01-John Harrington/Red Sox Chief Executive Officer; :00]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=......next season"]
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[ANCHOR=STEVE]

The team is NOT expected to move.[GRAPHIC==RED SOX]