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[TALENT=Keith]

On NEWS 7 at SIX:

An account of the gay bar shooting from the man who sat next to the suspect.
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And Wiley Drive becomes a one-way street.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
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Tonight on News 7 sports, the Tech 2000 report is set to roll with birthdays, awards and a mound of mail.
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[VO-NAT]

Plus, we'll head to Charlottesville and see if the Cavs will be hamstrung without Dan Ellis at Florida State this coming Saturday.
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[WX-Head]
[TALENT=Robin]
[SS=None]


After a long dry stretch, passing clouds and showers tomorrow. After that, the long range forecast gets dry again. We'll explain.

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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=Video Open]



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[SOT 11:18:55]
[IN Q=When he came]

((WHEN HE CAME OVER, HE SAID, "CAN I SIT DOWN?" I SAID, "SURE, HAVE A SEAT."))
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[OUT Q=have a seat.]
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[V/O-NAT]
An eye witness to the shooting tells what he saw the night Ronald Gay showed up at the Back Street Cafe.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.

[Gay]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=00-50 TC02:54]
[GRAPHIC=Backstreet Shooting]


Barely three weeks after Danny Overstreet and six other people were shot in a gay bar...
[SS=Ronald Gay]

it was time today for Ronald Gay's preliminary hearing.
Testimony indicated the shots came without warning.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Ronald Gay went]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=04-September 22; :12]
[SUPER=01-Dalton Flowers/Witness to the Shooting; :16]
[SUPER=01-Carol Overstreet/Victim's Sister; 38]
[SUPER=01-Donald Caldwell/Commonwealth's Attorney; 1:00]
[RUNS=1:34]
[OUT Q=time of the crime.]

(( Ronald Gay went into the bar and bought a beer.
He sat down next to Dalton Flowers- -across from Danny Overstreet.
If Gay said anything in the next five to ten minutes, Flowers doesn't remember it.
He says he saw Gay just get up, take a step back....
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[SOT 11:20:55]
[IN Q=Reach in, pulled]

((REACH IN, PULLED OUT A GUN, SHOT DANNY, THEN SHOT JOHN, THEN SORT OF TURNED MY WAY. BUT IT WAS IN THE SEAT. I FELL OUT IN THE FLOOR. THEN HE SHOT OUT IN THE CROWD. THEN HE JUST TURNED AROUND AND WALKED OUT THE DOOR.)) [RUNS15]
[OUT Q=out the door.]


Overstreet's sister was in the courtroom, intent on hearing exactly how Danny died.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It was difficult]

((IT WAS DIFFICULT, BUT IT HELPS ME TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENED, TO KNOW WHAT HE WAS GOING THROUGH IN HIS LAST MINUTES.)) [RUNS09]
[OUT Q=his last minutes.]


The judge certified the first- degree murder charge.
Because all the other victims of the shooting survived, the Commonwealth cannot pursue the death penalty for Gay. In fact, existing charges may have to be reduced.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We placed six]

((WE PLACED SIX AGGRAVATED MALICIOUS WOUNDING CHARGES. AND ALMOST CERTAINLY SOME OF THOSE CHARGES ARE GOING TO BE REDUCED TO STRAIGHT MALICIOUS WOUNDING. SIMPLY BECAUSE WE ARE NOT GOING TO HAVE A SEVERE PERMANENT INJURY.)) [RUNS14]
[OUT Q=severe permanent injury.]


Caldwell says Gay's gun was loaded with full- metal jackets... bullets that don't expand, limiting the amount of trauma to the body.
A January trial date has been set, but will almost certainly be continued, as his attorneys question Gay's competence to stand trial and his mental condition at the time of the crime.))

[Carroll-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mjo]
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Investigators in Carroll County are still looking for one suspect in a murder there last night.
42-year-old Donald Ricky Allen of Christiansburg was shot once in the back of the neck in front of a house on Buffalo Road.
The sheriff says Allen had been there with three friends.
Two were questioned about the shooting. Investigators still want to talk to another, who's believed to be in Tennessee.
The sheriff says the shooting MAY be drug-related.

[Pitts-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=jmc]
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Pittsylvania County deputies are also investigating a murder.
Sheriff's deputies discovered the body of 47-year-old Sandra Oakes in her mobile home on Saturday.
They went to check on her because she hadn't been seen for a couple of days and relatives were worried.
Officials aren't saying how she was killed.

[City-Council]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=00-32 TC1:29:41]
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Roanoke City Council searched for a compromise today, as it considered whether to re-open Wiley Drive to cars.


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[SOT 15:38:53]
[IN Q=I promise you]

((LIZ BARBOUR: I PROMISE YOU, THAT YOU WILL SEE HEAVY USE OF THAT PARK BY THE CITIZENRY IF YOU CAN WAIT SOME TIME TO DECIDE HOW YOU REALLY WANT THAT PARK TO BE USED. AND I THINK SOME CREATIVE CUL DE SAC ING WILL ALLOW OLD PEOPLE, MOTHERS WITH CHILDREN LIKE MYSELF AND HANDICAPPED PEOPLE TO GET TO THE PARK.))
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[OUT Q=get to the park.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Opponents of the plan to re- open the road urged city council to delay a vote.
But Council member Bill Bestpitch suggested that one- way traffic would give cyclists and walkers more room, while maintaining access for everyone.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Make the entire length one way]

((BILL BESTPITCH/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL: MAKE THE ENTIRE LENGTH ONE WAY, PUT UP BARRICADES TO SEPARATE THE VEHICULAR TRAFFIC FOR THE AUTOMOBILES AND THE WALKERS... AND TRY TO MEET EVERYBODY'S NEEDS IN THIS ISSUE.))
[SUPER=01-Bill Bestpitch/Roanoke City Council]
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[OUT Q=in this issue.]
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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The decision appeared to satisfy few who spoke on the issue, but a majority of council agreed with Bestpitch.


[Truck-Wreck]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=00-36 TC1:01:43]
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A tractor trailer caught fire after hitting the rear of a dump truck in Botetourt County this afternoon.
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Authorities have charged the driver of the rig with reckless driving.
State police say Karvin Hardy Senior struck the rear of the dump truck as the driver was attempting to make a right hand turn on Route 460.
The tractor trailer caught on fire and traffic was backed up for miles.
But state police say no one was seriously injured.
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[Hunting-Rights]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=00-35 TC59:12]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Next month, voters will help decide whether hunting rights belong in the Virginia Constitution. A proposed amendment would guarantee people's right to hunt, fish and harvest game, subject to state law. But now a group of animal rights activists is suing, trying to strip the question from the November ballot. Tina Tenret reports.
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[SUPER=01-Carson Quarles/Dept. of Game & Inland Fisheries; :21]
[SUPER=01-Jeff Leitner/Fund for Animals; :53]
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[OUT Q=Tina Tenret News7]

(( Hunters say they're sick of being preyed upon -- that they're simply continuing an age-old tradition. As benefits, they say, they keep the deer population from exploding and beef up the state economy by buying equipment.
So they want fishing and hunting rights guaranteed in the Virginia Constitution.
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[SOT 10:41:25]
[IN Q=A LOT OF RIGHTS]

((CARSON QUARLES/DEP'T OF GAME & INLAND FISHERIES: A LOT OF RIGHTS AND PRIVILEGES ARE UNDER ATTACK BY SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS. IN TODAY'S ENVIRONMENT, I DON'T THINK YOU CAN TAKE ANYTHING FOR GRANTED THAT IT WILL ALWAYS BE THERE AND AVAILABLE.)) [RUNS15]
[OUT Q=AND AVAILABLE]
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[SOT 15:08:58]
[IN Q=This proposed amendment]

((JEFF LEITNER/FUND FOR ANIMALS: THIS PROPOSED AMENDMENT WILL NOT PROTECT HUNTING.)) [RUNS02]
[OUT Q=will not protect hunting]

Jeff Leitner of the Fund for Animals points out -- the General Assembly can still pass laws against hunting and fishing, even if this amendment passes. He's teamed up with the Humane Society and three Virginia residents to sue the State Board of Elections -- to yank this question off the ballot.
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[SOT 15:06:38]
[IN Q=This amendment]

((LEITNER: THIS AMENDMENT IS REALLY A FRIVOLOUS ATTEMPT BY SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS TO HIJACK THE VIRGINIA CONSTITUTION WITH POLITICAL STATEMENTS. CERTAINLY WE DON'T FEEL THE STATE CONSTITUTION IS AN APPROPRIATE PLACE FOR POLITICAL STATEMENTS.)) [RUNS14]
[OUT Q=for political statements]
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[IN Q=OPPONENTS DO WORRY]

((TINA TENRET/NEWS7: OPPONENTS DO WORRY THAT THIS AMENDMENT WILL STRIP LOCAL GOVERNMENTS OF THEIR POWER TO CONTROL HUNTING -- WITHIN CITY LIMITS, FOR EXAMPLE, OR IN SUBDIVISIONS. BUT DELEGATE VIC THOMAS FROM ROANOKE -- WHO SUPPORTS THE HUNTING AMENDMENT -- SAYS THEY WILL KEEP THEIR POWERS UNLESS THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY TAKES THEM AWAY.))
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[OUT Q=TAKES IT AWAY]

This Friday, a judge decides whether voters get to take a shot at this issue.
Tina Tenret News7 ))

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


Trouble in the Middle East surfaces in Blacksburg as a Virginia Tech Islamic group protests on Campus.
That's next on News 7 at Six.
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[VO-NAT]


And more than a Billion Virginia quarters will soon be on thier way to American's pockets.
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[Tech-Protest]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-37 TC54:46]
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Clashes in the Middle East sparked a student protest at Virginia Tech this afternoon.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]


More than 15 students from a campus Islamic group staged a silent protest on the drillfield.
They held signs condemning Israeli violence against Palestinians, pointing out that most of those killed were Palestinian.
They say the bloodshed impacts all Muslim people.
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[SOT 15:15:08 - :30]
[IN Q=Basically, what]

((HESHAM RAKHA/TECH PROFESSOR: BASICALLY WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO DO IS DEMONSTRATE TO THE PEOPLE IN THE U.S. THAT THERE IS ANOTHER SIDE OF THE STORY. WHAT'S SEEN IN THE MEDIA MIGHT BE JUST A SMALL PICTURE. AND IT'S NOT A COMPLETE PICTURE OF WHAT'S HAPPENING THERE. AND WHAT WE'RE SEEING IN TERMS OF PALESTINIAN REACTION IS A REACTION TO THE ISRAELI AGGRESSION TO THEM.))
[SUPER=01-Hesham Rakha/Tech Professor;]
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[OUT Q=aggression to them.]
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[VO-NAT]


Many of the students did not support today's peace summit and say that, for now, they believe peace is not attainable.
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[Va-Quarter]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-27 TC1:58:45]
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It is the tenth quarter minted because Virginia was the tenth state to ratify the Constitution.
And it was unveiled today at the cradle of democracy in America -- Jamestown.
Ellen Qualls has the story.
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[SUPER=03-Jamestown; :00 ]
[SUPER=@Gilmore; :29 ]
[SUPER=01-Kirsten Russell/Vinton Student; :58 ]
[SUPER=@Ellen1; 1:06 ]
[SUPER=01-Roxane Gilmore/First Lady of Virginia; 1:18]
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[OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Jamestown.]
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[runs:02]
Call it the big bang of American democracy.
The Susan Constant, the Godspeed, and the Discovery brought the first permanent English settlers to the New World in 1607.
Jim and Roxane Gilmore want the world to know the quadricentennial is just around the corner in 2007.
Today, U-S Treasurer Mary Ellen Witherow helped the Governor unveil what could be Virginia's most effective advertising vehicle: the new Virginia quarter, with the Jamestown ships on the back.
[sot 02:51:21]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: IN 2007, VIRGINIA WILL WELCOME THE WORLD. BUT THE COIN REMINDS US THAT IT WAS FROM THESE THREE SHIPS, THE SUSAN CONSTANT, THE GODSPEED, AND THE DISCOVERY, FROM THE LANDING OF THOSE SHIPS IN THIS PLACE HERE AT JAMESTOWN, OUR NATION WAS BORN.)) [runs:16]
Fourth graders from Vinton's Mineral Springs Christian school learned that Jamestown beat out Mount Vernon, Colonial Williamsburg, and the State Capitol for the honor.
They also learned life in Jamestown was NO treat.
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((KIRSTEN RUSSELL/VINTON STUDENT: AND THEY HAD TO BUILD THEIR BOAT, AND KILL FOOD, AND ACTUALLY LIVE IN THE WILDERNESS.)) [runs:09 ]

[sot TAPE TWO STANDUP 02:59:37]

((A KEY PART OF THE JAMESTOWN STORY THE GILMORES HOPE TO PROMOTE...EIGHT VIRGINIA INDIAN CHIEFS TO BOYCOTT THIS EVENT.)) [runs:15 ]

[sot TAPE TWO 03:01:30]

((ROXANE GILMORE/FIRST LADY OF VIRGINIA: WE'RE WORKING VERY HARD TO REACH OUT AND INCLUDE THEIR STORY AS PART OF 2007.)) [runs:07]
While Virginia mends fences at Jamestown, the U-S Mint has 40 more coins yet to be unveiled.
Next up is New York.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Jamestown.))

[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Blue chips managed to extend Friday's big rally, but technology stocks slipped. [TAKE DOW, NASDAQ & BLOOMBERG PAGE ]
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[SUPER=430-x/46.62/10238.80/y/26.52/3290.25/x/1.72/113.04;]


The DOW gained 47 points, but NASDAQ lost 27.
The Bloomberg News 7 Index gained nearly a point and three-quarters.
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[Police-Stable]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=00-34 TC1:01:01]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The Roanoke Police Department's four legged recruits are making themselves right at home in their new digs.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


The department's five horses have a new stable at the Roanoke Centre for Industry and Technology.
A ribbon cutting was held this afternoon.
Special thanks also went to Joe Wright... who helped spearhead the campaign to raise money for the new facility.
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[SOT 21:05:09]
[IN Q=The long]

((JOE WRIGHT/MOUNTED PATROL COMMITTEE: THE LONG RANGE GOAL IS THAT THE KIDS WILL BECOME FAMILIAR WITH THE OFFICERS AS THEIR FRIEND RATHER THAN THEIR ENEMY SO YOU GET A LOT OF REAL POSITIVE IMPACT FROM THAT AND I THINK THE COMMUNITY JUST PITCHED IN FROM PENNIES ALL THE WAY UP TO OUR BIG CONTRIBUTORS.))
[SUPER=01-Joe Wright/Mounted Patrol Committee;]
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[OUT Q=big contributors.]
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[VO-NAT]


More than 156- thousand dollars was raised by the Roanoke Foundation for Downtown Incorporated.
But the campaign is far from over.
The site still needs a lot of work...including a new fence.
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[Sports Tease]


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

Coming up tonight on News 7 sports, the Cavs may not have Dan Ellis for their battle with FSU in Tallahassee. Alonzo Mourning is out for the entire NBA season.
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[VO-NAT]

And if you think you have a lot of junk mail laying around the house wait until you see what Virginia Tech's Sharon McCloskey has to deal with on a weekly basis.
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[S-Tech2000]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-71 ]
[GRAPHIC=TECH 2000]


Tonight the Tech 2000 Report gives you a taste of what "Michael Mania" is really like. Plus, Tech once again dominates the Big East weekly honors, and Big Frank gets ready to blow out out the candles.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=FIRSDT AUDIO]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/94 Career Wins at VT; :14]
[SUPER=01-Wayne Ward/Big East Player of the Week; 1:17]
[SUPER=01-Sharon McCloskey/VT Associate Ath. Director; 1:35]
[RUNS=2:33]
[OUT Q=...THAT ANYMORE."]
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(( Frank Beamer turns 54 on Wednesday. And as he blows out the candles on his cake - his wish for a dream season this year is likely a lot more grounded than what you'd expect. ((FRANK BEAMER:)) Several of his players did just that against West Virginia and as a result Tech dominates this week's Big East honors.
Andre Davis is the offensive player of the week. He scored three TDs in three different ways in a span of six minutes and finished with 273 all-purpose yards against WVU. Cornerback Ronyell Whitaker is the conference's defensive player of the week. He had two interceptions against West Virginia to go along with 11 tackles. And the versatile Wayne Ward gets his 2nd straight award as Big East special teams player of the week after picking up a blocked punt. He also delivered the key block that opened the lane for Davis's 76 yard punt return. ((WAYNE WARD:)) Speaking of doing a good deed! ((NAT SOUND:)) Sharon McClockey is Virginia Tech senior Associate Athletic director. Among her many duties these days is handling the thousands of pieces of mail and sutograph requests Michael Vick has received since the start of practice back on August 10th.)) ((SHARON MCCLOSKEY:)) ((MIKE & SHARON:))
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[WIPE TO PINNACLE PAGE] In fact, the volume of requests has grown so quickly that Tech now fills each request with a special Michael Vick postcard - so that Vick can concentrate on school and football and not his penmanship.
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[S-FSU]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-74 1:23:59]
[GRAPHIC=ACC]

Virginia travels to Tallahassee to meet Florida State Saturday with some quarterback questions. Steve Mason explains.
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[SUPER=01-George Welsh/1 and 7 vs. Florida State; :33]
[SUPER=@Steve1; :40]
[SUPER=01-Byron Thweatt/UVa Senior Linebacker; :55]
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[S-Alonzo]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=sp-77 tc 1:27:01]
[ss=nba]


Maimi has lost center Alonzo Mourning for the season.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Miami, FL;]


Doctors say he is suffering from the same disease that required San Antonio's Sean Elliott to have a kidney transplant last year.
Mourning's doctors say his kidney function is good and he's in no need for dialysis or a transplant at this time.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=what's going]

((ALONZO MOURNING:))
[SUPER=01-Alonzo Mourning/Miami Heat Center;]
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[OUT Q=good things]
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[anchor=Mike]
[ss=hold]


Doctors think diet and medication can bring the condition under control.

[Promo]


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

Some Southeast Roanoke homeowners are upset over the Rescue Mission's plans to expand its services.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & Meredyth /Microwave;]

Meredyth Censullo is at the Mission tonight.
[LIVE= Meredyth FULL/Microwave]
[SUPER=@Meredyth1]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke]

At least two neighborhood residents have signed up to address city council in opposition to a potential expansion project by the Rescue Mission.
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[VO-NAT]

For months, the mission has solicited community reaction - which would include a home for women and children. One home - which does NOT belong to the mission, but sits adjacent to it - has already been torn down. Official plans for the site haven't yet been drawn up - because the Mission is still processing citizen comments. Members of the newly formed "Historic Belmont Preservation Association" say they don't think their input has been taken seriously - and so they'll voice their concerns this evening.
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[LIVE=Meredyth FULL/Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke;]

A representative of the mission will be at city council as well.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & Meredyth /Microwave;]

I'll have both sides, at 11.