[1-News-Head]

[TALENT=Keith]

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[V/O-NAT]
The final farewell for a Pittsylvania County Sailor and 16 others includes personal time with the Commander- in-Chief.
We'll have a LIVE report from Ellen Qualls in Norfolk.
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[TALENT=Keith]


And a verdict in the case of the Vinton babysitter on trial for child neglect.

[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
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Tonight on News 7 Sports - the only Hokie to score an offensive TD in the Carrier Dome two years ago talks about getting on the good foot this weekend. Plus, we'll have an update on Dan Ellis.
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[VO-NAT]

And the Redskins and quarterback Brad Johnson are not exactly on the same page tonight as the two suspend contract negotiations.
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[WX-Head]
[TALENT=Robin]
[SS=None]


Back to the simple "sunny days" forecast for the rest of the week. So we get severe in Weather School tonight.

[Video-Open]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=They have given]
[sot tape THREE 11:48:26 ]

((PRESIDENT CLINTON: THEY HAVE GIVEN US THEIR DEATHS. LET US GIVE THEM THEIR MEANING.))
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[OUT Q=their meaning.]
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[VO-NAT]
[sot tape TAPE THREE 12:01:54 CRYING $AILOR ]


Those who survived the deadly October 12th blast into the hull of the U-S-S Cole memorialize those who did NOT.
And a Pittsylvania County family is among those with an audience with the President.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at Six]


Good evening...

[Saunders]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-32 TC1:34:07]
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More than a hundred strong, Tim Saunders' family descended on Norfolk Naval Station today to remember him and 16 of his fallen comrades.
The nation responded with all its pomp and circumstance.
Ellen Qualls has the story.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Yea though I]
[SUPER=03-Norfolk; :09 ]
[SUPER=01-William Cohen/Secretary of Defense; :22 ]
[SUPER=01-Yvonne S. Bracken/Saunders' Cousin; :52]
[SUPER=01-Kevin Caple/Saunders' Cousin; 1:11 ]
[SUPER=01-Col. Olin Saunders/Saunders' Cousin; 1:28]
[SUPER=@Ellen1; 2:15 ]
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[OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.]
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((CHAPLAIN: YEA, THOUGH I WALK THROUGH THE VALLEY OF THE SHADOW OF DEATH, I WILL FEAR NO EVIL.)) [runs:08]
Flanked by the U-S-S Cole's sister destroyers and the aircraft carrier U-S-S Eisenhower, the survivors, the families, and a nation paid tribute to those on a peacekeeping mission gone awry.
[sot tape TWO 11:34:16 ]

((WILLIAM COHEN/SECRETARY OF DEFENSE: DEATH SNATCHED THEM AWAY IN ONE VIOLENT UNSUSPECTING MOMENT.)) [runs:04]

[sot tape THREE 11:36:58 ]

((WILLIAM COHEN/SECRETARY OF DEFENSE: AND WHEN WE'RE ALL JOINED TOGETHER WITH THEM AS ONE DAY WE MUST, WE KNOW THAT THEY'LL BE WEARING NOT A SAILOR'S CAP, BUT A SHINING CROWN.)) [runs:11 ]

[sot tape THREE 11;43:42 ]

((PRESIDENT CLINTON: OPERATIONS SPECIALIST SECOND CLASS TIMOTHY LAMONT SAUNDERS.)) [runs:04]
His remains are NOT yet back in Pittsylvania County.,
But if Tim Saunders could have been with his family on this day...
[sot tape ONE 10:01:09 ]

((YVONNE SAUNDERS BRACKEN/SAUNDERS' COUSIN: HE WOULD TELL US HOW MUCH HE LOVED US. I BELIEVE HE WOULD BE SO PROUD OF US BECAUSE WE'RE A VERY CLOSE FAMILY.)) [runs:12 ]
A career Navy man who'd just re-upped last year.
His cousin Kevin picked tobacco with him as a boy, and as a man, spoke with him a week before he shipped out.
[sot tape one 10:02:18 ]

((KEVIN CAPLE/SAUNDER'S COUSIN: I DON'T THINK HE REALLY WANTED TO MAKE THIS ONE. I DON'T KNOW WHY. BUT I COULD TELL BY THE WAY HE WAS TALKING TO ME, YOU KNOW?)) [runs:12 ]
Cousin Olin Saunders went to the Persian Gulf with Tim ... and now struggles for answers.
[sot tape two 11:00:00 ]

((COL. OLIN SAUNDERS/SAUNDERS' COUSIN: WE GOT TO GET MORE AT THE CAUSE OF WHY SOMEBODY SEEKS TO DO THIS IN THE FIRST PLACE...TO DEVOTE THE REST OF MY MILITARY AND CIVILIAN LIFE TO.)) [runs:14]
Two year old Noah Clodfelter could NOT sit through it.
He lost a father, Kenneth Clodfelter of Mechanicsville.
[sot tape THREE 11:44:38 ]

((PRESIDENT CLINTON: THE IDEA OF COMMON HUMANITY... SO PURELY EMBODIED... MUST SURELY CONFOUND THE HATE-FILLED TERRORISTS.... THEY ENVY OUR STRENGTH WITHOUT UNDERSTANDING THE VALUES THAT GIVE US STRENGTH.)) [runs:26 ]

[sot tape TAPE THREE STANDUP ]

((NOW THE FOCUS SHIFTS TO WASHINGTON... ELLEN QUALLS, NEWS 7, NORFOLK.)) [runs:20 ]))

[Regal]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=00-31 TC1:51:45]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]

A Roanoke woman with a three-year-old child is waiting for her husband to return from the U-S-S Cole in Yemen.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Tracy Regal says her husband is not injured, but he is suffering emotionally. Christopher Regal is the fire chief of the U-S-S Cole -- stuck with the rest of the crew aboard the bombed ship.
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[SOT 15:11:35]
[IN Q=I feel that]

((TRACY REGAL/U.S.S. COLE SAILOR'S WIFE: I FEEL THEY'RE STILL IN THE SURVIVAL STAGE RIGHT NOW AND I'M SURE THAT'S VERY DIFFICULT BECAUSE THEY'RE GOING THROUGH SO MUCH. THEY'RE HOLDING ON BY A STRING RIGHT NOW.))
[SUPER=01-Tracy Regal/U.S.S. Cole Sailor's Wife;]
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[OUT Q=who rides on a boat (double-out) ]
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[VO-NAT]

Tracy Regal says three-year-old Patrick gets excited to see his father's ship on T-V, and she saves newspaper clippings to show his father's role in history. She doesn't know when Christopher will return, but says he has stories to share.
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[SOT 15:12:54]
[IN Q=I'm going to]

((REGAL: I'M GOING TO TAKE IT JUST A DAY AT A TIME, LET HIM OPEN UP AND SEE WHERE IT GOES FROM THERE.))
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[OUT Q=FROM THERE]
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[VO-NAT]

Tracy Regal says in her husband's 14 year history with the Navy, this event has been the hardest on them.
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[Whitmire]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#00-41 TC12:22]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


It's been an emotional day for jurors in one Roanoke County Courtroom.
They've just decided if a Vinton woman bears responsibility for the drowning death of a child in her care.
[Double Boxes=Keith and Teresa/Microwave]


Teresa Hamilton is at the courthouse with an update on the case.
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(Rollcue:to come to the child.)
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[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]
[SUPER=03-Vinton/May 31; :24]
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[OUT Q=approached the pool.]
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[Double Boxes=Keith and Teresa/Microwave]



[Corporal-Punishment]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-37 TC57:33]
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Foster parents will have to wait until July to find out if they have the legal right to spank, shake or pinch children in a "non-abusive" way.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/File Tape;]


The State Board of Social Services voted today to delay a regulation that allows corporal punishment of children in foster care.
The board formed an ad hoc committee to study the issue further and make its recommendation by next summer.
The regulation, which permits hitting, pinching and binding of children that is QUOTE "not abusive," WOULD have gone into effect next month.
Child advocates say they're pleased with the board's decision.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=NONE]


A sales tax increase could help fix Lynchburg's schools-- but citizens may never get a chance to vote on it.
We'll explain when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


And find out how big sporting events could help the Roanoke Valley economy score big.
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[Violence-Tree]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-35 TC1:03:18]
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Students across Bedford County today took a visible stand against violence in their community.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


Faculty and staff at the county's three high schools planted trees to remember those who have died at the hands of violence.
The trees also honored students' commitment to solving problems through non- violent means.
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[SOT 9:37:40]
[IN Q=It is a]

((MARIE GARDNER/BEDFORD CO. SOCIAL SERVICES: IT IS A LIVING BEING SO TO SPEAK AND WE WANT THE STUDENTS TO BE ABLE TO SEE THAT ON A DAILY BASIS AS A LITTLE REMINDER. SOME FOLKS HAVE RIBBONS THAT THEY WEAR ON THEIR CHESTS TO REMEMBER FOLKS, MAYBE DUE TO AIDS OR CANCER THAT KIND OF THING. THIS TREE AT THE SCHOOL WILL REMIND STUDENTS THAT THEY ARE AGAINST IT AND THE COUNTY AS A WHOLE IS AGAINST IT.))
[SUPER=01-Marie Gardner/Bedford Co. Social Services]
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[OUT Q=is against it.]
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[VO-NAT]


Gardner says both middle and high school students have also signed pledges to not engage in any kind of violent activity.
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[Sales-Tax]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-36 TC1:02:58]
[GRAPHIC=Taxes]


Call it a referendum on a referendum... that's the process Lynchburg residents have to go through if they want to hike their sales tax by a penny to pay for better schools.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Lynchburg]


Groups on both sides of the issue held dueling news conferences today.
Supporters say the city needs that extra money to repair its schools.. but opponents believe they're already being taxed enough.
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[SOT 12:19:10]
[IN Q=Nobody]

((CARL HUTCHERSON/LYNCHBURG MAYOR: NOBODY, NO LOCALITY WANTS TO RAISE TAXES, WE DON'T WANT TO RAISE TAXES. BUT THE WHOLE CONCEPT IS HOW DO YOU IN FACT GENERATE 90 MILLION DOLLARS OVER A TEN YEAR PERIOD WITHOUT SOME KIND OF ADJUSTMENT?)) ((MARY ANN KERR/CITIZENS FOR RESPONSIBLE TAXATION: THIS ONE CENT PROPOSAL CAN DRAMATICALLY AFFECT MY FAMILY'S BUYING POWER. WHAT THE POLITICIANS DON'T UNDERSTAND IS THAT TAKING ONE MORE CENT WILL CHANGE THE STANDARD OF LIVING FOR WORKING PEOPLE LIKE YOU AND ME.))
[SUPER=201-Carl Hutcherson/Lynchburg Mayor; :00]
[SUPER=201-Mary Ann Kerr/Citizens for Responsible Taxation; :15]
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[OUT Q=you and me.]
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[VO-NAT]


If the referendum passes, Lynchburg will petition the General Assembly to change its city charter so it could vote on a sales tax increase NEXT November.
But Republican leaders today promised such a bill has "no" chance of survival in Richmond.
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[Young]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=khu]
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The judge in the criminal case against Attorney Rickey Young doesn't want to hear Young's claim of vindictive prosecution.
The Martinsville lawyer alleges he's the victim of selective enforcement- -that the feds went after him because he represents Roanoke police officer Fred Pledge.
But Judge James Jones says Young's allegations are "insufficient" to require a hearing on the matter.
Though Young is an experienced trial lawyer, he'll have to rely on HIS attorney in court. The judge has ruled Young will NOT be allowed to question witnesses or make his own closing argument to the jury.
Trial in the tax evasion case is set to begin Tuesday.

[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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A wild day on Wall Street. At one point the DOW was down some 400 points. [TAKE DOW, NASDAQ & BLOOMBERG PAGE ]
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It finished the day 115 points lower, closing below the 10-thousand level for the first time since March.
NASDAQ lost 42 points.
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[TAP]


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[TAPE#=00-33 TC1:26:03]
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Total Action Against Poverty celebrated its 35th anniversary today with congratulations and a call to action.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Supporters of the community action agency gathered at the Hotel Roanoke, where they heard from Virginia Attorney General Mark Earley.
Earley praised TAP's many programs, but he noted "the work begun is a job not yet done."
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It's a real community effort]

((MARK EARLEY/VA. ATTORNEY GENERAL: IT'S A REAL COMMUNITY EFFORT AND IT HAS SPAWNED PROGRAMS THAT HAVE REALLY HAD A STATEWIDE INFLUENCE. IT'S A REAL TESTIMONY TO WHAT PEOPLE CAN DO WHEN THEY JOIN HANDS TO HELP PEOPLE IN THEIR OWN COMMUNITY WHO ARE IN NEED.))
[SUPER=01-Mark Earley/Va. Attorney General;]
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[OUT Q=who are in need.]
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[VO-NAT]


TAP also presented its annual Noel C. Taylor Humanitarian Award today.
Longtime social services superintendent Corinne (core-INN) Gott received the honor this year, along with Roanoke Valley businessman and community leader Gordon Willis.
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[Visitors-Bur]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=00-34 TC1:05:46]
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The latest pitch for economic development in Roanoke comes in the form of youth sports.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


While kids play, parents pay..... for food, accommodations, and entertainment.
Now, the Roanoke Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau is marketing that idea.
Members have created a Roanoke Valley sports venue guide.
150 thousand copies will be sent to tournament organizers across the country.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Certainlyt we have]

((DAVE KJOLHEDE/CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU: CERTAINLY WE HAVE THE FACILITIES, THIS IS A NICE FAMILY ATMOSPHERE THAT WE HAVE. PEOPLE LIKE TO COME HERE... IT'S SAFE, IT'S CLEAN, IT'S HOSPITABLE. ALL THOSE THINGS FAMILIES LIKE. AND IT'S A NICE ENVIRONMENT TO HAVE THOSE ATHLETIC COMPETITIONS.))
[SUPER=01-Dave Kjolhede/Convention and Visitors Bureau]
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[OUT Q=those athetlic competitions.]
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[VO-NAT]


In March, the Roanoke Civic Center will host the Big South Basketball Tournament in conjunction with Radford University.
The bureau says sporting events like this will give area businesses and local tax revenue a big boost.
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[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
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Coming up tonight on News 7 Sports, the Redskins and Brad Johnson are on the outs, the Cavs talk about stopping Chris Weinke. We'll have an update on Dan Ellis.
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[VO-NAT]

And no it's not deedle deedle dumpling, my son John, but the only Hokies offensive player toe show up two years ago in the dome did have one shoe on and one show off.
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[S-Brad]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-74 12551TC]
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The Washington Redskins have been playing all season long with the burden of exhibiting perfection every time they step on the field. Now there is reason to believe the team chemistry will be put to its toughest test.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Ashburn; :00]

Quarterback Brad Johnson and his agent have broken off negotiation with the team until the end of the season. Brad is in the final year of a contract that pays him $3 million a season. And apparently his erratic play this year caused the team to back off its plans of signing him to an extension. Johnson's agent says this significantly reduces the chances that Johnson will be back in DC next year.
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[S-Ellis]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-77 12811tc]
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The Virginia Cavaliers are getting to the critical stage as far as their preparations for this Saturday's game at Florida State.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/October 7; :00]

Quarterback Dan Ellis, who injured his hamstring against Maryland on October 7th, practiced a short time with the team yesterday and today. The folks at UVa say they may not know if Ellis is able to play until later in the week.
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[S-Weinke]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-80 02:33]
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The Virginia defense faces it's stiffest challenge of the season by far Saturday at 3:30 when the Cavaliers tangle with Florida State in Tallahassee.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Miami, FL/October 7; :00]


The top weapon is quarterback Chris Weinke. He has tossed a nations best 20 touchdown passes through seven games, that's nearly three a game.
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[SUPER=01-Byron Thweatt/UVa Senior Linebacker; :00]
[SUPER=01-Ahmad Hawkins/UVa Defensive Back; :14]
[RUNS=:24]
[OUT Q=....that's what they want"]
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[S-Cuse]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-67]
[GRAPHIC=BIG EAST]

The Syracuse Orangemen come into this weekend's Big East battle with Va. Tech a double digit underdog. Plus, the Cuse is still stinging from its loss last Saturday to Boston College - a setback that dropped the team to 3-and-3 on the season.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I THINK...]
[SUPER=01-Paul Pasqualoni/Syracuse Head Coach; :00]
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[OUT Q=...THE DOME."]
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[S-Ferguson]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-75 12650TC]
[GRAPHIC=BIG EAST]

Last night we documented the many troubles the Hokies have had when it comes to winning football games in the Carrier Dome. Frank Beamer is 0-and-5 in the building including that heart breaking last second loss in 1998.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Syracuse, NY/November 14, 1998; :00]

That game always will be remembered for the way in which it ended, with Donovan McNabb hitting Stephen Brominski with a 13 yard pass at the buzzer. But the fact is - Tech was lucky to be in the game at that point. Defense and special teams kept the Hokies in front on a night when the offense ran just 30 plays committed 2 turnovers and produced just 152 yards.
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[IN Q="We didn't...]
[SUPER=01-Jarrett Ferguson/76 Yards Rushing in 1998 Game; :00]
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[OUT Q=....DO WELL."]
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Ferguson was the only offensive weapon on the last trip to the Dome as he scored the game's first TD on a 76 yard run.
He ran 75 of those yards with just one shoe.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=THE SHOE...]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=....a touchdown."]
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[S-Jones]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Jeff Jones]


Regardless what former UVA Head Basketball Coach, Jeff Jones does, he and his team will NOT play for a Colonial Athletic Association Tournament Championship.
A federal judge in Washington has ruled that American University can't participate in C-A-A championship tournaments since the school is leaving the conference for the Patriot League.

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[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[PINNACLE 13043] And don't forget Saturday afternoon WDBJ-7 has an outstanding doubleheader of college football coming your way as West Virginia takes on Notre Dame in Morgantown. Then right after that one, Alabama travels to Knoxville to take on the Vols at 3:30.
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[PINNACLE 13041] And on Sunday at one, the Titans take on the Ravens right here on Your Hometown Station. (-------------)