[1-News-Head]

[TALENT=Keith]

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[VO-NAT]


The ebb and flow of water levels at Leesville Lake ranges 13 feet in one day.
A look at that tops NEWS 7 at SIX.
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[TALENT=Keith]


And we'll look at the search warrant in the case of a well-armed Roanoker suspected of poisoning dogs.

[Sports-Head]


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

Tonight on News 7 Sports, the Tech 2000 report centers on the first BCS rankings of the season. The head of the state's sports hall of fame is in the valley tonight.
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[VO-NAT]

And Dan Ellis will be back under center when North Carolina invades Charlottesville this Saturday.
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[WX-Head]
[TALENT=Jacey]
[SS=None]


If we have to have the same weather everyday... it might as well be the beautiful kind. But small changes are in store... we'll talk about them.

[Video-Open]


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



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[VO-NAT]

People are sinking fortunes into land on Leesville Lake -- but their waterfront view may cost more than they think.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[GRAPHIC=News7at6]

Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.

[Leesville-Lake]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=00-36 TC1:08:48]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at Six]

[***ANCHOR TAG***] There's a hot new place for homes in our area that's still very much a secret: Leesville Lake. But as buyers build their castles on the shoreline -- word's spreading about one possible pitfall. Your front yard may be underwater one day, a bed of rocks the next. Tina Tenret shows us why -- and how this could hit homebuyers with hidden costs.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Leesville Lake is the new golden coast]
[SUPER=03-Campbell Co.; :33]
[SUPER=@Tina1; :44]
[SUPER=01-Sam Skillman/Homebuyer; 1:13 QUICK!!]
[SUPER=01-Tom Kirsop/Sales Manager; 1:25 QUICK!!]
[RUNS=1:43]
[OUT Q=Tina Tenret News7 Campbell County]

(( Leesville Lake is the new golden coast for homes. Unlike its animated neighbor Smith Mountain Lake, Leesville's 100-mile shoreline remains quiet, woodsy and secluded -- attracting well-to-do retirees and weighty striped bass. But before diving in -- beware: Your view could go from waterfront to rockbed in a day -- with no warning.
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[SOT 14:02:54]
[IN Q=I think we were]

((SAM SKILLMAN/HOMEBUYER: I THINK WE WERE ONE OF THE FIRST THREE COUPLES THAT WERE HERE.)) [RUNS:03]
[OUT Q=THAT WERE HERE]

Sam & Karen Skillman are designing their dream home: 15 rooms, seven bathrooms. Their broker told them upfront that the depth of Leesville Lake changes everyday by up to 13 feet. As the dam pumps water between Leesville and Smith Mountain Lakes to make electricity.
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[SOT 14:33:40]
[IN Q=One impact of the]

((TINA TENRET/NEWS7: ONE IMPACT OF THE CHANGING LAKE LEVELS IS THAT THE RAMP TO YOUR DOCK MAY BE PERFECTLY LEVEL ONE DAY, AND ANOTHER DAY IT COULD BE A STEEP SLOPE: A DROP OF UP TO 13 FEET FROM TOP TO BOTTOM.)) [RUNS:11]
[OUT Q=FROM TOP TO BOTTOM]

So as homebuyers flood the Leesville market -- the ones in the know build docks that float. They may pay extra to keep their shorelines from washing away. They steer clear of the logs that jut up when the water's down. And they accept that the lake sometimes swallows their beach, or litters it with debris.
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[SOT 14:04:10]
[IN Q=If you know that upfront]

((SKILLMAN: IF YOU KNOW THAT UPFRONT AND CAN WORK AT IT, IT'S NOT A BIG DEAL TO US.)) [RUNS:05]
[OUT Q=NOT A BIG DEAL TO US]

Selling agents push the positive:
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[SOT 13:40:11]
[IN Q=Really you look]

((TOM KIRSOP/SELLING AGENT: REALLY YOU LOOK AT SOME OF THE LAKES IN NORTH CAROLINA WHERE THEY'RE REALLY AFFECTED DRASTICALLY BY DROUGHT. WE REALLY DON'T HAVE THAT PROBLEM HERE BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTINUE TO FEED LEESVILLE FROM SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE.)) [RUNS:12]
[OUT Q=SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE]

He says the shifts in Leesville Lake won't drain its real estate business. He hopes new bidders WILL take the plunge -- with their eyes wide open. Tina Tenret News7 Campbell County))
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=Smith Mt. Lake]

Smith Mountain Lake is seven times larger than Leesville, so its levels vary by only two feet.

[Litton-Industries]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=500-16 TC1:08:50]
[GRAPHIC=Litton Plant sold]


100 workers are waiting to find out if they'll keep their jobs at Litton Industries' Roanoke facility.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The Network Access Systems Division is being sold. The company says the deal will be finalized within the next two days.
The company also says some employees will be let go -- no word yet on how many.
Litton's Roanoke branch specializes in video conference technology.
The company is also considering selling 12 navigation and electronic warfare businesses. That sale would affect more than nine thousand employees nationwide.
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[PCB]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=00-39 TC49:47]
[GRAPHIC=None]


State officials have uncovered another possible source of PCB contamination in the Staunton River.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Campbell Co.;]


For months, a 79 mile stretch of the river has been under a state health advisory.
Authorities say soil samples revealed that a wastewater storage pond at the Altavista treatment plant had levels of the cancer-causing chemical that require further evaluation.
The Environmental Protection Agency's cleanup guidelines usually target areas where concentrations are over 50 parts per million.
Sediment at the treatment plant contained 600 parts per million.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Early in the year, officials found that B-G-F Industries in Altavista was also a source of contamination.
The company expects to begin its clean-up in the spring of 2001.

[Stream-Study]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-33 TC1:28:34]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Bad news for Virginia's trout streams as well.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co./April 2000]


Volunteers tested more than 450 streams across the state last spring to determine if the waterways were still suffering from acid rain contamination.
While a few of the streams showed a slight improvement in water quality, acidification was getting worse in the rest.
That has led to a slow decline in the state's brook trout population.
Officials say the new numbers suggest that the 1990 Clean Air Act is not doing enough to protect the nation's ecosystem from pollution.
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[Bobby-Scott]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-34 TC1:13:43]
[GRAPHIC=Bobby Scott]


The contest for Virginia's most powerful post may get one more entrant.
Democrat Bobby Scott represents a congressional district that runs from Richmond to Tidewater.
But Scott has NOT ruled out a run for governor next year.
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[SOT 12:29:32]
[IN Q=I haven't]

((REP. BOBBY SCOTT/(D) THIRD DISTRICT: I HAVEN'T RULED OUT ANYTHING. I'M RUNNING FOR RE-ELECTION TO THE U-S HOUSE RIGHT NOW, AND HOPE THAT WE TAKE OVER THE HOUSE AND THAT I'LL BE CHAIRMAN OF A SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE. THAT WILL KEEP ME BUSY ALL NEXT YEAR. So you're not throwing your support behind Mark Warner right now? I'M THROWING MY SUPPORT BEHIND CHUCK ROBB, AL GORE, AND THE DEMOCRATS RUNNING FOR CONGRESS RIGHT NOW.))
[SUPER=01-Rep. Bobby Scott/(D) Third District;]
[RUNS=:23]
[OUT Q=right now.]
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[VO-NAT]


Since L-F Payne dropped out in May, Alexandria businessman Mark Warner has been the sole Democrat seeking the nomination for governor next spring.
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[Private-Clubs]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-35 TC1:08:58]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2000]


12 years ago, George Allen cast a vote that would have allowed private clubs that discriminate against women and minorities to get an A-B-C license.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Richmond/Last Night;]


Chuck Robb thinks it's relevant enough that he brought it up in last night's U-S Senate debate.
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[SOT 20:04:32]
[IN Q=]

((GEORGE ALLEN/R-U.S. SENATE CANDIDATE: THE REALITY IS LOOK AT MY RECORD AS GOVERNOR. AND WHAT WE DID WAS EMPOWER ALL VIRGINIANS WITH BETTER JOBS, BETTER EDUCATION, SAFER NEIGHBORHOODS, AND PROBABLY YOUR PRIME EXAMPLE OF AN INDIVIDUAL WHO MIGHT NOT HAVE LIKED OUR WELFARE REFORM AND PAROLE ABOLITION WAS PAUL GILLIS, PRESIDENT OF THE NAACP AT THAT TIME, WAS QUITE VICIOUS AND TOUGH ON US WHILE I WAS GOVERNOR. HE SUPPORTED CHUCK ROBB SIX YEARS AGO. NOW THOUGH HE'S SUPPORTING ME.))
[SUPER=201-George Allen/(R) U. S. Senate Candidate;]
[RUNS=:28]
[OUT Q=he's supporting me.]
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[VO-NAT]


In the 1988 vote, Allen and only one other member of the House of Delegates cast a vote supporting private clubs' exclusive policies.
95 delegates voted the other way.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=NONE]


Fans of the Waltons t-v show gather in Lynchburg.
We'll hear from Michael (Learn-id) Learned later in the newscast.
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[LIVE=Meredyth Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=03-Bedford]
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[Courthouse]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mce]
[TAPE#00-32 TC1:43:17]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The Bedford County Courthouse is undergoing an eleven million dollar facelift.
Today county supervisors and courthouse staff got a chance to inspect the progress.
[Double Boxes=Keith and Meredyth/Microwave]


Meredyth Censullo tagged along with the tour and has the view for us from Bedford.
[Live=Meredyth Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=@Meredyth1;]
[SUPER=05-Bedford;]


The project got underway in July of 1999 and is about 50-percent completed.
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[VO-NAT]


It includes adding about 30-thousand square feet of new space plus fixing up the 70-year old building.
Architects say so far, the renovations have gone smoothly with just a few surprises.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=with the foundation]
[SUPER=01-Scott Glass/Construction Supervisor]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=none at all.]
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[VO-NAT]


Project supervisors say construction should be completed on time by September of 2001.
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[Live=Meredyth Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Bedford;]


So far, construction is right on budget.
The County has spent just over six-million dollars.
[Double Boxes=Keith and Meredyth/Microwave]

and supervisors say they should finish on or below their 11-million dollar budget.

[Dog-Deaths]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=00-47 TC02:48]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Roanoke Police seized more than a dozen guns Friday from the man suspected of poisoning dogs along Memorial Avenue.
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[VO-NAT]


According to the search warrant return filed today, James William Bowers kept an arsenal that included a 9- millimeter Ruger, a .357-Magnum, an automatic rifle and a pellet rifle... 14 guns in all.
Bowers was once convicted of assault and ordered to surrender all firearms.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Friday]


Police obtained the warrant based on information from neighbors who said Bowers had shot at their dogs- -or threatened to- -before.
In addition to the guns and ammo, police seized a container of anti-freeze and some hamburger from Bowers' home.


They believe Bowers set meat out in neighbors' yards to entice the dogs, and that the meat was laced with anti-freeze.
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[Pulaski-Raid]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-37 TC1:00:02]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A drug informant who convinced police to raid the wrong house was found guilty of lying to authorities today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski/May;]


Johnny Wayne Sexton was ordered to repay the town 760-dollars for two doors busted down during the May drug raid.


On his bogus tip, authorities invaded the home of William and Geneva Summers in the middle of the night.
They found NO drugs -- just one frightened couple.
The Summers family has retained the help of Dublin attorney Tommy Baker.
Baker says the family may sue town police for not checking the tip out.
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[NABCJ-Gifts]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=00-38 TC41:32]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A group of criminal justice professionals in western Virginia is trying to make a difference by adopting two Roanoke City schools.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Today, Members of the National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice presented a gift of uniforms to students at the Noel C. Taylor Learning Academy.
Proceeds from a recent fundraising event also allowed the group to donate a selection of baby products to Roanoke's Maternal and Infant Education Center.
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[SOT 19:11:08]
[IN Q=What we wanted to do]

((WHAT WE WANTED TO DO WAS ADOPT A SCHOOL. AND YOU KNOW THE CHAPTER GOT TOGETHER AND WE CAME OVER HERE AND WE WALKED THROUGH BOTH OF THE SCHOOLS AND WE THOUGHT THIS WOULD BE A WORTHY PROJECT FOR THE CHAPTER TO GET INVOLVED WITH.))
[SUPER=01-Tony Reed/NABCJ Chapter President]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=to get involved with.]
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[VO-NAT]


The Southwest Virginia Chapter formed in March, and now includes about 20 members. Most are probation and parole officers from Danville, Martinsville and the Roanoke Valley.
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[Stocks]


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


A mixed start to the week on Wall Street. [TAKE DOW, NASDAQ & BLOOMBERG PAGE ]
[RUNS=:30]
[SUPER=x5102;]
[SUPER=430-x/45.13/10271.72/y/14.44/3468.70/y/0.84/111.75;]


The DOW climbed 45 points while NASDAQ fell 14.
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[VO]
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[SUPER=432-h#/59b/i#/27&/i!/38r/i2b/49g/i!/38e;]
[SUPER=433-i@/20&/i#/12/i1f/18/h1f/34g/ia/10a;]
[SUPER=434-if/44/i1!/63%/h1e/49r/i$/51%/hg/47#;]



[Waltons]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-31 TC2:02:28]
[GRAPHIC=None]


They came from all across America drawn by their love for a television show..
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Fans of "The Waltons" have been in the Lynchburg area all weekend for their annual get-together.
Today, they lunched with Michael Learned (LERN-id), who says getting the part of Olivia Walton helped turn her life around.
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[SOT 13:28:37]
[IN Q=It gave me]

((MICHAEL LEARNED/"OLIVIA WALTON": IT GAVE ME A BASE, A STRUCTURE, A PLACE TO BE. AND WORKING WITH EARL HAMNER WAS A TREAT AND I DIDN'T ALWAYS BEHAVE VERY WELL, BECAUSE WE WERE STRUGGLING WITH THE SCRIPTS SOMETIMES. THEY WERE ALL SO NICE AND DON'T YOU AGREE WHEN PEOPLE ARE TOO NICE, YOU JUST WANT TO HIT 'EM?))
[SUPER=01-Michael Learned/"Olivia Walton"]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=want to hit 'em?]
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[VO-NAT]


Learned says fans love the Waltons because they wanted their own families to be just like the t-v clan.
She and the rest of the cast still make trips back to Nelson County where the Waltons Museum is located.
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[Sports Tease]


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

Coming up tonight on News 7 sports, Rick Mast may be changing seats - AGAIN! Dan Ellis looks to kick up his hamstring at the Heels on Saturday.
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[VO-NAT]

And the Tech 2000 report examines where the Hokies will stand when the first BCS poll of the season comes on later tonight.
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[S-Tech2000]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-77 13025tc]
[GRAPHIC=Tech 2000]

Good evening folks and welcome to this week's Tech 2000 Report. The first BCS, or Bowl Championship Series, rankings of the season will be released tonight during half-time of Monday Night Football. It appears that Virginia Tech will debut in the number three spot in the initial rankings right behind Nebraska and Oklahoma. Not surprisingly, we're talking BCS and Big East honors tonight.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=FIRST AUDIO]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/November 26, 1999; :00]
[SUPER=03-Syracuse, NY/Saturday; :18]
[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/95 Wins At Va. Tech; :35]
[SUPER=03-New Orleans, LA/January 3; 1:01]
[SUPER=03-Pittsburgh, PA/October 30, 1999; 1:46]
[RUNS=2:05]
[OUT Q=...receiving yards a game."]
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[WIPE TO PINNACLE] (( Last year the Hokies and their fans were afraid that the BCS would pass them by even if they ran the table and pulled off a perfect regular season. Frank Beamer never questioned the complicated BCS formula, and in the end he looked like a prophet. This season, it is apparent that his Hokies will be in a similar spot if they keep winning. And while there's always a chance the Hokies could win out and still be left out, Beamer remains very much a pro-bowl and anti-playoff guy. ((FRANK BEAMER:)) And Beamer says it's experiences like the one his team went through for 10 days in New Orleans last season that continue to reinforce his belief in the current system. ((FRANK BEAMER:)) Beamer knows he needs to at least partially credit sophomore free safety Willie Pile for helping him avoid another Dome Disaster Saturday night. Pile's three interceptions in a single game tied both the Tech and Big East Conference records. He also had 10 tackles against Syracuse to earn Big East defensive player of the week honors. Pile and the Tech defensive backs better bring their A game to the field this Saturday when 6 and 1 Pittsburgh comes to town. Wide Receiver Antonio Bryant had 215 yards and a TD in catches against Tech last year. He currently leads the nation averaging over 140 yards a game.))
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And Your Hometown Station will put you right in the Hokie huddle the next two weeks. This Saturday you can catch the Pitt game at three right here, and then next Saturday November 4th at high Noon - it's Miami and Virginia Tech only on WDBJ-7.
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[S-Cavaliers]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-74]
[GRAPHIC=UVa football]

Saturday's FSU game is past. Saturday's UNC date is the focus for UVa. Steve Mason tells us who will be under center.


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[SOT]
[IN Q=first audio]
[SUPER=03-Tallahassee, FL/Saturday; :00]
[SUPER=01-Bryson Spinner/9 of 21, 130 Yards Saturday; :14]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/October 7; :24]
[SUPER=01-George Welsh/UVa Head Coach; :30]
[SUPER=@Steve1; :35]
[RUNS=:45]
[OUT Q=news 7 sports"]
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[S-Hall]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-72]
[GRAPHIC=VA. SPORTS HALL OF FAME]


The Virginia Sports hall of fame and museum located in Olde Towne Portsmouth is doing its best to make folks here in southwest and central Virginia feel like they are a part of the hall. Executive director Eddie Webb
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Portsmouth; :00]

will be a special guest tonight at the monthly meeting of the Roanoke Valley Sports Club. Webb hopes his visit will not only enlighten those in attendance about the hall's plans to build a new $9 million dollar facility, but that the hall also is committed to this part of the state. The Roanoke Valley will house the hall of fame's first satellite museum.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=WE WANT TO BRING...]
[SUPER=01-Eddie Webb/Va. Sports Hall of Fame Director; :00]
[RUNS=:22]
[OUT Q=...have a portion."]
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[S-Mast]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-76]
[GRAPHIC=MAST]


In one other NASCAR note, rumors have been flying for the past couple of weeks that Rick Mast is finished as a driver for A.J. Foyt after less than a season.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-2000 Season; :00]

This afternoon Rick told News 7 Sports that he definitely will finish out this season with Foyt and that there is a 50-50 chance he will be back in the Conseco Pontiac next year. However, Rick admits he is exploring other opportunities including the Kodak Chevy. Mast says he expects to finalize his plans for next year in the next two weeks, and he may end up in the best car of h(------------) is career.