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New paid firefighters in Roanoke county- tonight people come out to see if those emergency workers will be stationed near thier homes.
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The saga over a mouse- one family says it found in KFC chicken- The latest ahead.
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Plus camping out for Tech tickets.
News 7 is next-

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((I WANT TO KNOW WHY WE CAN'T HAVE THE MONEY APPROPRIATED TO GIVE THESE PEOPLE A REALLY DECENT FIRE DEPARTMENT.))
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[VO-NAT]


Roanoke County residents sound off, as the supervisors try to address their concerns about the county's emergency services.
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Good Evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.
Tonight, the Supervisors agreed to hire 20 additional paid fire and rescue staff members.
But the board also heard from many county residents who still have questions and concerns about the plan.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean and Joe /Newsroom]


Joe Dashiell is in the newsroom tonight with more on tonight's vote... and controversial decisions that are still ahead.
[LIVE=JoeD FULL/Newsroom]
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Jean, these are complicated concerns that won't be solved easily... tonight the Supervisors took what they hope will be a first step toward resolving critical public safety issues.
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[IN Q=County residents and representatives]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Michael Altizer/Mt. Pleasant Resident; :17]
[SUPER=01-Joe Coyle/Cave Spring Rescue Chief; :40]
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[OUT Q=interests of the county can be served.]


((County residents and representatives of the fire and rescue squads packed the public hearing.
While there was widespread support for hiring additional paid staff.... there was also concern that outlying areas such as Bent Mountain, Catawba, and Mount Pleasant will be left with inadequate coverage.
[SOT 02:07:22]
[IN Q=I think as far as Mt. Pleasant]

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[OUT Q=totally unacceptable.]


County officials say no decisions have been made on where the additional staff members will serve.
A task force that includes representation from all of the fire and rescue companies will make that decision onc
e the new employees have been trained. [SOT 02:27:27]
[IN Q=What we have]

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[OUT Q=interests of the county can be served.]))
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Another issue that must still be decided is fee for service... whether to charge county residents for ambulance calls.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith and JoeD /Newsroom;]


Jean, the supervisors say they have a large enough budget surplus to pay for the new positions for now... so they've delayed a decision on fee for service for several months.

[KFC]


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The Roanoke family that says it found a mouse in its K-F-C dinner now claims tests on the rodent are unfair.
But tonight the company that owns the K-F-C on Melrose Avenue- says the tests are fair. It says an independent lab is doing the testing and the company has no control over the results.
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A Vice President from the Tennessee based J-R-N incorporated said-- "The independent laboratory is exactly that.
It operates independently, we do not control the findings."
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


But LaTasha Cummings says her family found that J-R-N is not only paying for the mouse to be tested -- but also picked the lab where the test is taking place.
Cummings says she was under the impression the Health Department would pick the location -- since it agreed to act as third party.
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[IN Q=If they would have told us]

((LATASHA CUMMINGS; IF THEY WOULD HAVE TOLD US THAT JRN WAS PICKING-UP THE TAB AND THEY HAD PICKED THE LAB, DO YOU ACTUALLY THINK WE WOULD HAVE TURNED THE BOX OF CHICKEN OVER TO THE HEALTH DEPT.))
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[vo-nat]
The Health Department's Dick Tabb says he was under the assumption both parties were aware of the decision.
Tabb says all the health department was required to do was investigate the restaurant which it did, and found no signs of rodents.
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((DICK TABB: WE DID NOT HAVE CONTEMPLATION ABOUT WHAT'S FAIR AND NOT FAIR. WE DID OUR PUBLIC HEALTH JOB))
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[VO-NAT]


On the phone tonight J-R-N Vice-president Wallace (ay-Bear) Hebert said "We know two things about this object.
First of all it didn't come from inside the restaurant because the restaurant was inspected.
Secondly, our chicken is protected better than our national defense secrets. "
Hebert went on saying -- "The people of the Roanoke Valley can have confidence in the products we serve and we hope they can forget this unfair video because when our investigation is complete it will be in our best interest to share it with everybody."
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[Floyd-Fire]


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A Floyd County man who died in a fire last night -may have fallen asleep with a burning cigarette- That's according to investigators. They found Albert Smith deceased in bed with the two-story farmhouse in flames. He was 42 years old. Smith lived on Route 6-15 and worked at the Mayberry Funeral Home.

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An Amherst teenager pleaded guilty today to shooting his mother to death and wounding his father.
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15-year old Daniel Maddox pled guilty to murder, malicious wounding and firearms charges in the June 28th attack.

Maddox killed his mother in their home on Route 60 near Amherst, then ambushed his father an hour later.
John Maddox suffered gunshot wounds to the hand and shoulder.
Police did not determine a motive for the shootings, though the boy underwent a psychiatric evaluation before pleading guilty.
He'll be sentenced in January.
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[School-Hostage]


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A 14 year old who took students and a teacher hostage today will face charges.
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Police in Glendale Arizona say Sean Botkin could face as many as 30 charges of aggravated assault and kidnapping.
Police say Botkin was apparently upset about his home life and may have been looking for attention when he took a class captive at gunpoint today.
None of the 7th and 8th graders was hurt- and Botkin eventually surrendered to police.
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[Fifth-District]


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Southside Virginia's economy was the hot topic at a debate tonight between three men who want to represent the fifth district in Congress. Incumbent Congressman Virgil Goode, Democrat John Boyd and independent Joseph Spence squared off in Danville. Meredyth Censullo reports.
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[SUPER=201-Virgil Goode/(I) 5th Dist. Candidate;]
[SUPER=201-Joseph Spence/(I) 5th Dist. Candidate;]
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((Before a visibly divided crowd of supporters, the candidates for the 5th district argued over what has been done - and what needs to be done - to improve the economy in Southside. Mecklenburg farmer John Boyd, who has earned name recognition from his fight on behalf of the nation's black farmers, argued incumbent Congressman Goode has done little to improve the unemployment rate in Danville and surrounding areas - despite a booming national economy.

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((JOHN BOYD/(D) CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE: JOHN BOYD HAS A PLAN OF ACTION TO PUT PEOPLE BACK TO WORK IN THE FIFTH DISTRICT OF VA, BY OFFERING NOT CO-SPONSORING -LEGISLATION THAT HASN'T PASSED YET .. BUT WILL SPONSOR LEGISLATION THAT GONNA GO SOMEWHERE ON CAPITOL HILL.))
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Goode - who earlier this year left the Democratic party and is running as an independent - says he's a cosponsor of an act waiting to pass the Senate which would boost local economies.

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((VIRGIL GOODE/FIFTH DIST. CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE: THAT COMMUNITY RENEWAL ACT THAT WOULD HELP MUCH OF SOUTHSIDE VA BY CREATING EMPOWERMENT ZONES AND PROVIDING TAX CUTS TO EMPLOYEES.))
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Independent Candidate Joseph Spence says the way to boost the local economy is to reduce taxes on businesses in the private sector ..

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((JOSEPH SPENCE/FIFTH DIST. CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE: WHY SEND MONEY TO WASHINGTON WHEN WE CAN KEEP IT HERE AND IN THE DISTRICT IN VIRGINIA AND CREATE A LOT OF BUSINESSES AND JOBS?))
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All of the candidates agreed improving education in Southside could go long way in strengthening the economy .. Spence says children need to learn the basics before they enter the start using computers in schools. Boyd on the other hand supports computers in the classroom, saying it's the only way to compete with schools nationwide. Goode says federally mandated programs to fund education need to be improved. Meredyth Censullo, News 7 Danville. ))
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Boyd and Goode are scheduled to debate twice more before the November 7th election.

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How big is too big when it comes to the federal government?
Hear what the presidential candidates have to say next on News 7.
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[VO-NAT]


And a space shuttle hadn't touched down in California for four years-- until today.
Find out why Discovery landed there later in the newscast.
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[Sports-Preview]


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((HELLO EVERYONE, DENISE ALLEN WITH TONIGHT IN THE NEWS 7 SPORTS DEPARTMENT. IT'S LADY'S NIGHT ON THE HARDWOOD. HIGHLIGHTS FROM TONIGHT'S ACTION. PITT IS COMING TO BLACKSBURG. FIND OUT IF TECH IS READY FOR THIS BIG EAST MATCH UP. PLUS HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE HARDWATER. THOSE STORIES AND OTHERS IN SPORTS.))

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Al Gore and George W. Bush are exchanging knocks tonight- Both candidates head into the final stretch of the campaign with nighttime rallies- Terri Okita says both are hoping to gain key votes come election day.
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[SUPER=201-Terri Okita/Reporting; :22]
[SUPER=201-Karen Hughes/Bush Communications Dir.; :56]
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((IN A RACE THAT IS ALL BUT TIED...IN THE HOME STRETCH ... BOTH PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES MADE IT TO AL GORE'S HOME STATE OF TENNESSEE TUESDAY. FOR THE VICE PRESIDENT IT WAS AN OPPORTUNITY TO RALLY THE TROOPS -- AT HOME-- AND AT HIS CAMPAIGN HEADQUARTERS.
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STANDUP: EVEN WITH ALL THIS ENTHUSIASM-- GORE HAS YET TO SEAL THE DEAL HERE IN HIS HOME STATE-- WHERE THE RACE IS NECK-IN-NECK HE HAS NEVER LOST AN ELECTION IN TENNESSEE, BUT ACROSS THE STATE GEORGE W BUSH IS DOING WHAT HE CAN TO INVADE GORE'S TERRITORY.
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...HE WAS IN KNOXVILLE MOST OF THE AFTERNOON-- AT A MIDDLE SCHOOL....TRUMPING HIS RECORD ON EDUCATION.
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BUT AT THE SAME TIME, HIS TEAM WAS REACTING QUICKLY TO A NEW STUDY BY THE RAND CORP.--A NONPROFIT THINK TANK. IT SAYS TEXAS STUDENTS WHO SCORED HIGHER ON STATE TESTS.... SHOWED NO REMARKABLE IMPROVEMENT ON NATIONAL EXAMS.
SOT: KAREN HUGHES/BUSH COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR

THE TIMING OF THIS OPINION.....THE CONCLUSIONS ARE DEAD WRONG. THE RAND RESEARCHERS DENY THERE WAS POLITICAL MOTIVATION BEHIND THE RELEASE OF THE REPORT. BECAUSE IT IS SO POTENTIALLY DAMAGING TO THE SO-CALLED "TEXAS MIRACLE"--DEMOCRATS ARE LIKELY TO REFER TO IT -- FOR AT LEAST THE NEXT TWO WEEKS. TERI OKITA, CBS NEWS, NASHVILLE.))

[Robb]


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Onto the Senate election- when Candidate George Allen was asked WHEN abortion should be outlawed- he named a list that includes the point at which a fetus's beating heart is detected.
According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the medically recognized point at which a heart is beating is 22 days into pregnancy.
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The opinion was sought by Chuck Robb's campaign.
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((SEN. CHUCK ROBB/U-S SENATE CANDIDATE: I DON'T THINK IT'S REASONABLE OR MODERATE TO OVERTURN THE SUPREME COURT THAT BASICALLY PROTECTS WOMEN WITH THE RIGHT TO CHOOSE. I DON'T THINK IT'S REASONABLE OR MODERATE TO INVADE THE FIRST TRIMESTER IN TERMS OF OVERTURNING IT.))
[SOT 15:19:22]

((GEORGE ALLEN/R-U.S. SENATE CANDIDATE: TO JUST SAY GOSH YOU SHOULD STOP IT AT SEVEN WEEKS AND SIX DAYS, OR TEN DAYS AND FIVE AND HALF HOURS IS NOT THE POINT. TO ME THE POINT IN MY MIND AND MY HEART IS WHAT IS THE LEVEL OF DEVELOPMENT?
NOW WHEN YOU GET INTO DRAFTING THE LAWS, I DON'T KNOW IF YOU GET TO AN ACTUAL DATE OR A CUT-OFF DATE.))
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Allen says states should set abortion policy.
But Robb says the issue is much-debated in Washington, and the Senate confirms Supreme Court justices.

[Allen]


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Meanwhile, Twelve "real people" say Allen's their man, and they flew around the state with the candidate to speak with reporters.
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[SUPER=203-Henrico Co.]


It was day two of the Allen campaign's "Real People in the Real World Tour 2000."
Each supporter says Allen's heard their concerns... and Senator Chuck Robb has NOT.
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((JAMES MEADOWS/"REAL PEOPLE IN THE REAL WORLD TOUR": AND I KNOW HE HAS A JOB. BUT YOU STILL NEED TO COME AND TALK TO ME. I MEAN WE'RE THE VOTERS, AND I'M THE PEOPLE. SO THAT'S WHAT I WOULD LIKE. AND HE HAS NOT DONE THAT TO ME NOW. I MEAN, GOVERNOR ALLEN HAS PRETTY MUCH SMOKED HIM ON THAT ISSUE.))
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The campaign tactic borrows the name and logo of an M-T-V show about young people.
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[SOT 15:11:06]
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((GEORGE ALLEN/R-U.S. SENATE CANDIDATE: YES, I'M AWARE OF THE SHOW. AND WITHOUT MAKING ANY FURTHER COMMENTS, THE QUIETNESS AND LACK OF RESPONSE WILL LET YOU KNOW WHAT I THINK OF THE SHOW. IT'S A WONDERFUL SHOW. I'M SURE SOME PEOPLE MUST LIKE IT A GREAT DEAL.))
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It may not be a battle of unbeatens, but hundreds of students camped out and shelled out hundreds of bucks for tickets anyway.
We'll explain next on News 7.
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[VO-NAT]


And it may look like a dream, but NASA and a California company could soon make it a reality.
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[Tech-Tickets]


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Some Virginia Tech students have been camping out for DAYS to get a ticket to next month's Virginia Tech-UVA game.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]


Dozens spent the night outside of Cassell Coliseum-
And hundreds were there this morning when the doors opened, hoping to get tickets to the last home game of the regular season.
Rob Lemieux (Le-MEEW) was the first in line. The sophomore paid more than 500-dollars for 16 tickets.
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((ROB LEMIEUX/TECH SOPHOMORE: WE'VE BEEN OUT HERE SINCE 11:30 AM SATURDAY AND WE WERE THE ONLY PEOPLE OUT HERE, SO PEOPLE WERE COMING LOOKING AT US LIKE WE WERE A BUNCH OF IDIOTS. BUT WE'RE FIRST IN LINE NOW, SO I GUESS THAT WORKS.))
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[OUT Q=I guess that works.]
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The Tech men's basketball coach Ricky Stokes passed out donuts and tried to convert some of the football fanatics to basketball.
Tech sold out ALL 12-thousand student tickets available for the game this morning.
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[Shuttle-Landing]


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For the first time in more than four years- a space shuttle lands in California-
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Edwards AFB, CA]


After high winds prevented a Florida touchdown- the shuttle was detoured to California-
Discovery glided through the air- touching down on the Mojave Desert runway at Five Eastern time- ending a 13 day flight.
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((NOSE GEAR TOUCH DOWN...... NEXT WEEK.))
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The International Space stations first full time residents arrive next week.
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Coming up, high school hoops highlights, the Hokies prepare for another Big East challenge. Pitt visits Lane Stadium Saturday and action from the hardwater.
First our extra point.
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Hall of fame pitcher Nolan Ryan is resting comfortably in a Houston hospital tonight. He was admitted this morning after complaining of chest pains.
Ryan underwent double coronary bypass surgery in April.
Doctors have ruled out a heart attack.
Here are the boards.
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Alleghany visited Lord Botetourt last night in what is always a heated blue ridge district rivalry.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Daleville/Alleghany vs. Lord Botetourt;]


The Lady Mountaineers motored down 220 in hopes of picking up the district win.
Whitney Dix led the Lady Cavaliers with 17 points and she did it with five three pointers like this one.
Alleghany fires right back, number 22 Shannon Brown pulls up and drains the jumper for two.
[super=33-Alleghany/37/Lord Botetourt/53;]


But Lord Botetourt comes away with the win, Amber Graham gets the turn-around jumper in the lane. The Cavaliers pick up the 53-to-37 victory.
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The next stop is Glenvar hosting Giles.
The Spartans will have a long ride home as the Highlanders win big,
[super=33-Giles/20/Glenvar/55;]

beating Giles 55 to 20.
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[Anchor=Denise]
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Allison Fasnacht and Amanda Kite led Glenvar with 15 points a piece.

[S-Clemens]


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Game three of the world series is being played at Shea Stadium tonight.
The Yankees lead the series two games to none. The game is in the 7th inning. And the score was tied at two when I left the sports office.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY/Sunday;]


Sunday's game two is still creating a buzz, specifically this incident.
Baseball is fining Roger Clemens for throwing part of Mike Piazza's shattered bat toward the Mets' catcher.
Baseball hasn't announced the amount of the fine, but two officials with knowledge of it say it's a 50-thousand-dollar hit.
Clemens says he won't consider an appeal until after the world series.
Piazza says the whole thing is irrelevant.
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[S-Tech]


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The Pittsburgh Panthers are next up for the Hokies. And Mike Stevens says this team has the ability to cause Tech as many headaches as Syracuse did last weekend.
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(( In case your memory is either selective or short - we offer this reminder. Pittsburgh torched the Tech secondary for 427 yards last season - and simply put, this year's Pittsburgh team is much better than that one. ((BEN TAYLOR:)) The Tech secondary gave up two big plays early against Syracuse last Saturday and rest assured the young Hokie DBs will be tested early and often this week by Antonio Bryant and Latef Grim. ((WILLIE PILE:)) Pile had three interceptions against the Cuse and he has not only been named Big East defender of the week, but also he is the Football Writers of America's pick for national defensive player of the week. ((WILLIE PILE:)) While Tech will need to be defensive against Pitt, the players are anything but when it comes to addressing their third place standing in the first BCS poll of the season.)) ((LAMAR COBB:)) ((MIKE STEVENS:))

[S-State]


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The Hokies aren't the only Virginia team moving up national college football polls.
In One Double A, James Madison climbed one spot to number 15 in the AP and is 14th in the USA Today Poll.
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Richmond move up to number 16 in both polls.
Both teams have five and two records.




[S-Express]


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The Roanoke Express picked up its fourth straight win in Charlotte last night.
The Express beat the Checkers three to two after a shootout. Former Charlotte player Anthony Terzo got the winning goal for Roanoke.
Dave Gagnon had 21 saves for the Express.
Roanoke is in the midst of a five game road trip. And is four and two on the season.
The Express is back home Saturday night against Richmond.

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In the NHL, the Philadelphia Flyers were looking for their first win since October fifth.
In New York against a three and three Rangers team seemed a good place to start.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY/NHL-MSG;]


The Big Apple played host to more than just the world series last night. Hockey fans got to see a lot of scoring.


In the second period, the Flyers with the three-one lead, Brian Leetch makes the home crowd happy scoring his second goal of the season on the power play, bringing New York within one.
Justin Williams gets it back for Philadelphia. His third goal of the season gives the Flyers the four to two advantage.
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In the final period Peter White gets the score on the power play and Philadelphia gets its first win in seven games with the five-to-four victory over the Rangers.
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Have you ever dreamed you were flying?
NASA is teaming up with a California company to construct a personal jet pack-- so that dream may just become a reality in the near future.
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It's a project called Solotrek.
The prototype uses a gasoline powered piston engine.
Top speed is projected at 80 miles an hour.
The jet pack is designed to fly 50 to 100 feet off the ground-- so a helmet would be important - but for more reasons than one.
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((THERE IS NO DASHBOARD OR INSTRUMENT DISPLAY, ALL THE INFORMATION ABOUT HOW THE AIRCRAFT IS DOING WOULD BE PROJECTED IN THE HELMET.))
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NASA will begin testing in the near future.
Solotrek could some day help search and rescue missions, traffic reporters, emergency personnel and the military.
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