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[ANCHOR=Jean]

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Fire tonight at Rubatex in Bedford. A News 7 crew is there-
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[VO-NAT]


And fire also tonight at Yokohama in Salem-
Plus a tunnel collapse at Dulles International Airport-
And making 81 safer. What's being done?
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[Talent=Jean]


Plus we'll hear from Michael Vick and a decision on Cave Spring Football- next.

[Rubatex-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=00-45 TC06:25]
[GRAPHIC=Rubatex Fire ]


A fire at Rubatex has temporarily shut one of the plants primary manufacturing buildings down.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford]


The plant's manager says a production supervisor discovered the fire around 7 this evening.
About 15 employees were inside at the time.
All got out safely.
The exact cause of the fire is still unknown but it's believed to have started in the ventilation system of a curing oven.
Tonight's shift in that building has been cancelled, but the plant hopes to re-open it by morning.
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[SUPER=01-Larry Brookshire/Plant Manager]
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=HOLD]


Fire crews are still on the scene trying to clear smoke from the building.

[Yokohama Fire]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=00-44 TC08:18]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]


Another fire tonight- this one at Yokohama Tire in Salem.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]


It took firefighters about 45 minutes to put the blaze out-
Some mechanical equipment sparked the fire in the dust collection system just after six.
Firefighters extinguished the flames without any problems.
Production was not affected.
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[Shenandoah-Fires]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Forest Fires]


Forest Fires have closed parts of the Appalachian Trail, Skyline Drive and Shenandoah National Park in Virginia.
About 100 miles of the trail are closed between Thornton Gap and Skyland.
Forestry and parks officials have battled 78 fires since October 15th.
AVirginia Department of Forestry spokesman says two fires in theShenandoah National Park are still burning tonight.

[I-81]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=mce]
[TAPE#=00-40 TC46:53]
[GRAPHIC=I 81 Safety]

[***anchor tag***]
It's no secret that there are many accidents on Interstate 81.
Official sagree on that. Now the question is how to make 81 and other Virginia highways safer.
Tonight it wasn't just law enforcement- and transportation officials coming together, but people in the community too-
Meredyth Censullo reports.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./July 1998; :00]
[SUPER=01-Col. Gerald Massengill/State Police Superintendent; :16]
[SUPER=01-P. Dale Bennett/Virginia Trucking Association; :53]
[SUPER=@meredyth2; 1:35]
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[OUT Q=News 7, Roanoke.]

((Seven people were killed in this accident on Interstate 81 in Botetourt County in 19-98. That accident was an eye-opener for the Virginia State Police and Highway Safety Officials - who decided it was time they took a closer look at improving the interstate.

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((GERALD MASSENGILL/VSP SUPERINTENDENT: I DON'T KNOW OF ANYTHING IN OUR SOCIETY TODAY THAT AFFECTS THE QUALITY OF LIFE AS TO WHAT GOES ON ON OUR HIGHWAYS.)) [RUNS:07]
[OUT Q=our highways.]


900 people die on Virginia's highways each year. And I-81 has gotten a reputation for being one of the deadliest in the state. The Virginia Department of Transportation says speed and capacity issues near the 5 river basins the interstate crosses make it unsafe. Truck traffic has often been blamed.... but the Virginia Truckers Association says "no so fast." They say a truck is involved in an accident only about a third of the time - proportionate to the number of trucks on the road.

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[IN Q=A truck is...]

((P. DALE BENNETT: VA TRUCKING ASSOCIATION: A TRUCK IS INVOLVED IN THE CRASH...THAT DOENS'T MEAN THE TRUCK CAUSED THE CRASH. THERE HAVE BEEN INCIDENTS, SOME PUBLICIZED, WHERE ACTIONS BY OTHER DRIVERS CAUSED THE TRUCK TO BE IN IT AND THERE WAS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING THE TRUCK DRIVER COULD DO.)) [RUNS:13]
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Bennett says motorists need to be better educated about truck drivers' "blind spots" called "no zones." The panelists agree that's one way to make the interstate safer in the short term. Other short term solutions, they say, include efforts under way by VDOT to add guard rails on the interstate and to extend accel-decel lanes near exits. They say more visible police patrols are needed as well. But they say a longterm fix - which includes widening I-81, is still many years away - and, the panelists joke, might not be completed in their lifetime. Meredyth Censullo, News7, Roanoke. ))
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[GRAPHIC=81 Safety]

Eight people have died on I-81 this year. State police say so far that's below average.

[I-73]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=00-43 TC15:57]
[GRAPHIC=Interstate 73]


Antoher intestate could go through this region-
But if I-73 is built how would it affect the environment? Today V-dot released its environmental impact study.
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[VO-NAT]


VDOT's come up with four possible routes for the new interstate, spanning from Michigan to South Carolina.
[SUPER=03-Salem]


The study examined environmental factors such the number of houses and businesses that would be displaced, and the cost of each route.
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[SOT]

[TC:00:28:19]
[IN Q=This study is a full]

((LAURA BULLOCK/VDOT: THIS STUDY IS FULL UNCOVERING OF EVERYTHING WE KNOW ABOUT THE OPTIONS FOR I-73. EVERYTHING WE KNOW FROM NOT BUILDING I-73, TO POSSIBLY BUILDING A NEW INTERSTATE.))
[SUPER=01-Laura Bullock/VDOT Spokesperson]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=a new intersate.]
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[VO-NAT]


Two of the proposed routes run through Roanoke, and one of those would displace more homes and business than any of the others.
VDOT plans to hold four public hearings in December to discuss each of the routes.
Copies of the study will be available beginning November 10th by calling 1-888-I73-PLAN. Paper copies cost 61-dollars, and CD-ROM's are Fifteen- fifty.
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[Mason-Dixon]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=jmc]
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[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2000]


George Bush is holding his lead over Al Gore in Virginia, according to the latest News-7 poll.
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[TAKE FULL SCREEN BOARD]
Mason-Dixon research says the Republican candidate leads the vice president by eight points, well above the 4 percent margin of error.
Ralph Nader is picking up 3 percent of the likely voters, Pat Buchanan one percent.
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[Campaign]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


A new national poll indicates voters are growing comfortable with George W. Bush's qualifications and are more enthusiastic about him that Al Gore.
Bush leads in the new Pew poll for the first time since July.
The latest on the campaign- from Lee Cowan.
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[SUPER=203-Minneapolis, MN; :08]
[SUPER=201-George W. Bush/(R) Presidential Candidate; :29]
[SUPER=201-Al Gore/(D) Presidential Candidate; :55]
[SUPER=201-Lee Cowan/Reporting; 1:25]
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[OUT Q=CBS News, Minneapolis.]

(( It was another day where both candidates spent time in each other's back yards.
George W. Bush boldly marching into Minnesota, a state that hasn't given a Republican a win since Richard Nixon i

n 1972. GEORGE W. BUSH, REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: "...something like we're going to win here from the Duluth event?"
WIth polls showing Gore no longer has a lock on this state -- the Bush camp went after the message that seems to be playing the best here: tax relief -- painting the Vice President's ideas as a formula for economic disaster. GEORGE W. BUSH, REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE:
The Vice President responded in kind -- saying it was Bush's Social Security and Medicare plans -- which spell economic chaos -- an argument that sells very well in Florida -- where Bush's own brother is governor. AL GORE, DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE:
The fact that either candidate has a chance in these states shows just how volatile the race remains -- with polls see-sawing back and forth on almost a daily basis. COWAN: The key may be voter turnout -- both campaigns have spent millions in get out the vote efforts -- almost pleading with residents to take their enthusiasm to the polls. The first hurdle is to get them to decide in the first place. Lee Cowan, CBS News, Minneapolis.))

[Allen]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-37 TC1:14:55]
[GRAPHIC=Chuck Robb]


Chuck Robb served in Viet Nam...
[SS=Geroge Allen]


George Allen did not.
But one war veteran says Allen is the man who will be the better friend of the military if he's elected to the U-S Senate.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Lynchburg]


Former Navy Secretary James Webb today traveled the state with Allen, endorsing his Senate bid.
Webb says Robb has contributed to the decline of American military readiness.
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[SOT 15:28:17]
[IN Q=Certainly here]

((JAMES WEBB/FORMER NAVY SECRETARY: CERTAINLY HERE WE HAVE A SITUATION WHERE SENATOR ROBB COULD HAVE DONE A LOT MORE WITH THE KNOWLEDGE THAT HE LEARNED ON ACTIVE DUTY. IN MY VIEW, HE COULD HAVE BEEN A MUCH BETTER LEADER, BUT IT'S NOT SIMPLY A QUESTION OF WHO SERVED AND WHO DIDN'T. IT'S A QUESTION OF WHO CAN LEAD AND HOW HAVE THE RIGHT ANSWERS AND ASK THE RIGHT QUESTIONS LOOKING INTO THE FUTURE.))
[SUPER=201-James Webb/Former Navy Secretary]
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[OUT Q=into the future.]
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[VO-NAT]


Webb was Secretary of the Navy under President Reagan.
He endorsed Robb in 1994.
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[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


Construction at the airport may have played a role in the Singapore Airlines Crash.
The latest on the investigation next on News 7.
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[VO-NAT]


And a tunnel collapse at Dulles Airport in northern Virginia has a worker trapped tonight.
More on the rescue effort when we return.
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[Sports-Preview]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=sports preveiw]
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[IN Q=Denise Allen]
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[OUT Q=later in the newscast]

((DENISE ALLEN WITH YOU TONIGHT IN THE NEWS 7 SPORTS OFFICE...1000 CAREER WINS FOR THIS MAN PAT RILEY...CAVE SPRING LOSES BIG THANKS TO A VHSL RULING. MICHAEL VICK TALKS ABOUT HIS INJURY AND IT'S WEDNESDAY AND THAT MEANS HOMETOWN HOOPS WEEKLY. THOSE STORIES LATER IN THE NEWSCAST.))

[Singapore]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Singapore Airlines Crash]


New pictures tonight of the Singapore airlines crash- and new questions over what may have happened.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Taipei, Taiwan;]


Look at these exclusive CBS news pictures and you wonder how anyone survived.
And now disturbing suggestions about what caused the crash.
There are two "side by side" runways- but one is closed for repair.
Singapore Airlines is denying that the pilot may have used the wrong runway...but the pilot himself said he thought he hit something, and CBS News reports that investigators may have found a bulldozer hit by the plane.
The crash happened during a Typhoon- killing 79 people-
John Diaz survived.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((I THOUGHT I WAS DEAD. IT DIDN'T THINK I DIDN'T THINK I WAS GOING TO DIE.. I THOUGHT I WAS DEAD. )) ((IN SOME WAYS I GUESS THIS IS GOING TO BE MY FIRST THANKSGIVING. I'M NOT THE SAME PERSON I WAS 24 HOURS AND 15 MINUTES AGO.. NOT EVEN CLOSE.))
[SUPER=01-John Diaz/Crash Survivor;]
[RUNS=20]
[OUT Q=not even close.]
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[VO-NAT]


23 Americans were killed in the crash.
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[Dulles]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A tunnel collapsed at Dulles International Airport tonight- trapping a worker-
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Dulles;]


Fire and rescue crews are working to get the man out of the tunnel- the worker has apparently been trapped since about seven tonight.
The tunnel is under construction- it will eventually be an underground walkway with moving sidewalks to shuttle passengers from the main terminal to concourse B.
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[Pyramid-Scheme]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#=00-42 TC26:28]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Danville isn't the only jurisdiction hoping to get to the bottom of a get rich scheme.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


Yesterday, Danville's Police Chief announced that 52 people had been indicted by a grand jury for their alleged participation in a "pyramid scheme".
By investing two- thousand dollars-- participants were expected to get rich by convincing more people to get involved.
Unlike Danville-- Pittsylvania County officials say they won't seek indictments.
They plan to pursue warrants in general district court.
Both jurisdictions have been investigating for months.
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[sot 02:06:57]
[in q=There's been]

((NEAL MORRIS/DANVILLE POLICE CHIEF: THERE'S BEEN SOME CRITICISM OF THE LENGTH OF TIME WE TOOK BUT I THOUGHT WE DID IT IN A VERY REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME CONSIDERING THE VOLUME OF PEOPLE WE HAD TO TALK WITH. ))
[SUPER=01-Neal Morris/Danville Police Chief; ]
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[out q=talk with.]
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Three Danville police officers were among those charged by the grand jury with a misdemeanor.
Morris says he does NOT expect them to lose their jobs.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


A Halloween prank may not be a treat for some college fraternity members.
We'll explain when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


And bad news for lobster lovers... An bad Atlantic storm could put a dent in the stock
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[Blood-Services]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=00-46 TC12:06]
[GRAPHIC=Blood Supply]


Roanokers will have one less place to donate blood.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Virginia Blood Services has closed its Roanoke Center.
For two years the company was the supplemental supplier for Carilion Health System.
But V-B-S decided unless Carilion chose it as its main supplier -- it would not sign another contract -- and would close shop.
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[IN Q=We choose not to renew]

((LAURA CAMERON/VIRGINIA BLOOD SERVICES: WE CHOSE NOT TO RENEW IT BECAUSE WE CHOOSE TO FOCUS ON OUR FULL SERVICE HOSPITALS AND WE HAVE SOME OTHER GREAT OPPORTUNITIES COMING UP))
[SUPER=01-Laura Cameron/Virginia Blood Services]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=opportunities coming up.]
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[VO-NAT]


Carilion says it chose the American Red Cross as its primary supplier because of its long history in the region and the ability to go into other regions in an emergency situation and bring blood to this area.
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[SOT20:55:53,blood supply tape]
[IN Q=Virginia Blood Services]

((ERIC EARNHART: VIRGINIA BLOOD SERVICES PROVIDED ABOUT 5 PERCENT OF THE BLOOD AND BLOOD PRODUCTS THAT OUR PATIENTS REQUIRED AND RED CROSS HAS ASSURED US THAT THEY WILL BE ABLE TO COVER THAT AMOUNT))
[SUPER=01-Eric Earnhart/Carilion Spokesperson]
[RUNS=]
[OUT Q=cover that amount.]
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[VO-NAT]


Virginia Blood Services says if asked it will provide blood to the area on an informal basis.
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[Halloween-Theft]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=none]


It was a trick- not a treat, and now it's landed several college students in trouble.
Police in Louisiana have cracked down on a pack of alleged Halloween thieves.
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[VO-NAT 17:31:52]
[SUPER=03-Baton Rouge, LA]


Here is the loot- 332 pumpkins, 24 scarecrows, nine ghosts, eight skeletons and one straw broom.
Eight men mostly L-S-U students- are under arrest for allegedly stealing the goods.
The arrests came after a tip to police that the men were unloading trucks of pumpkins at a home near campus.
It was apparently a fraternity pledge stunt. The stunt could end in a record for the students- they could face felony charges if the dollar amount of the stolen goods is high enough.
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[Lobsters]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Lobster may be a little harder to come by in the near future, thanks to a storm off Canada's Atlantic Coast.
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[VO-NAT]
[Super=X5052 (loads FX)]
[Super=X5045 (starts FX)]
[SUPER=75-Pr. Edward Isl., Canada]


Thousands of pounds of lobsters washed up on the north shore of Prince Edward Island, along with tons of sea kelp and other fish.
Many of the crustaceans were loaded with eggs that will never hatch and grow to maturity, replenishing the stock.
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[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-70 2:03:54]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Coming up, Cave Spring has to forfiet football games, Michael Vick talks about his injury, and there's a new sponsor for Martinsville's Saturday races.
First our extra point.
Injuries to Carolina Panther tight ends have opened the door for former UVA star Casey Crawford.
Wesley Walls is out for the remainder of the season with a
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=75-Spartanburg, SC; :00]

torn ACL and MCL in his left knee.
Kris Mangum is doubtful for Sunday's game with a banged up shoulder.
That means Crawford should start Sunday against the defending Super Bowl champion St. Louis Rams. This will be his first game action of his NFL career.
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[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-79 1453TC]
[GRAPHIC=CAVE SPRING ELIGIBILITY?]


The question concerning eligibility with the Cave Spring high school football team was resolved yesterday in Charlottesville. Mike Stevens has the details.
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[SUPER=@mike1; :00]
[SUPER=04-Friday Football Extra; :20]
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[OUT Q=....NEWS 7 SPORTS."]
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((This afternoon Cave Spring administrators had an opportunity to present their case before the Virginia High School League's appeals committee in Charlottesville. VHSL Executive Director Ken Tilley first reviewed the Cave Spring case and found the player to be academically ineligible according to a league rule that states that a student cannot take a class twice and have it count for credit twice.

Cave Spring argued that the young person, who took a foreign language class twice to improve his grade, did technically meet eligibility guidelines, but the four committee members who heard the Knights' case today ruled otherwise. The infraction was first discovered by Salem athletic director Sandy Hadaway after the student transferred to Salem high school several weeks ago. The student practiced with the Spartans for a couple of days last week, but did not play in the Spartans game last Friday night against Alleghany. As a result of today's ruling that basically resulted because Cave Spring's guidance and athletic administration failed to catch the repeated class on the child's transcript, the Knights will miss the upcoming playoffs and the six teams the Knights beat earlier in the year - Northside, Jefferson Forest, Blacksburg, Salem, William Fleming and Franklin County will each be credited with an additional win. To make matters worse, the Knights must now regroup and be ready to host Pulaski County on Friday night. The ineligible player in question began the season as a back up lineman. As for the Roanoke Valley district title, Pulaski County has now clinched at least a tie for the crown and can win it outright with a win on Friday night. Mike Stevens News 7 Sports.))

[S-Vick]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-74 13710TC]
[GRAPHIC=VICK]


Michael Vick met the media yesterday afternoon in Blacksburg for about 15 minutes, but his trademark smile was missing. It's tough to smile when your says injured right ankle is only about 65 percent healthy.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]


Vick missed practicing for the second straight day, and it looks more and more like he will have to miss Saturday's game in Miami.
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[IN Q=BITE]
[SUPER=01-Michael Vick/Va. Tech Quarterback; :00]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=SUCK IT UP."]
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[VO NAT CON'T] Vick's condition is forcing the coaches to practice Andre Kendrick at quarterback this week. Kendrick had over 82 TDs as a high school quarterback and was a Friday Football Extra player of the week while at E.C. Glass.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I'M EXCITED...]

((ANDRE KENDRICK:))
[SUPER=01-Andre Kendrick/82 TDs at E. C. Glass; :00]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=...MY OPPORTUNITES."]
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[WIPE TO PINNACLE 13043] And you can keep an eye on Kendrick, Vick and the rest of the Hokies this Saturday at Noon right here on WDBJ-7.
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[S-Hoops]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-75 1:35:46]
[GRAPHIC=Ticker]


In Hometown Hoops Weekly--
Steve Mason begins a two part series on the increasing number of knee injuries among high school female basketball players.
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[IN Q=first audio]
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[SUPER=01-Julie Goodman/William Byrd Guard; :31(QUICK!!)]
[SUPER=01-Nicole Bailey/William Byrd Forward; :37(QUICK!!)]
[SUPER=03-Vinton; :43]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :50]
[SUPER=01-Dr. T. K. Miller/Roanoke Orthopedic Surgeon; 1:00]
[SUPER=01-Bill Pratt/William Byrd Head Trainer; 1:31]
[SUPER=03-Bassett; 1:50]
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[OUT Q=.....1-800-777-wdbj"]
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((STEVE MASON:LAST YEAR, RESEARCHERS AT THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE AMERICAN ORTHOPEDIC SOCIETY FOR SPORTS MEDICINE FOUND THAT SERIOUS KNEE INJURIES AMONG FEMALE ATHLETES IS FOUR TO SIX TIMES HIGHER THAT THAT OF THEIR MALE COUNTERPARTS. IN GIRLS BASKETBALL, IT SEEMS EVERY GAME YOU GO TO, A PLAYER OR SEVERAL PLAYERS ARE WEARING KNEE BRACES AS A RESULT OF KNEE INJURIES. HOMETOWN HOOPS CHECKED INTO THIS STORY. ((:)) ((:)) ((:))
Three William Byrd players, three anterior cruciate ligament tears. All three young ladies also have the same orthopedic surgeon, Dr. T.K. Miller who has a few theories as to why female athletes are suffering knee injuries. ((:)) William Byrd trainer Bill Pratt recently took over the Terriers training duties. ((:)) in our second segment of our two part series on female high school basketball players and knee injuries we will take a look at rehabilitation, the psyche of an athlete after surgery, we will also check in with Bassett coach Lisa Black to see what she is doing to prevent ankle injuries among her Lady Bengals and Dr. Miller will give us some preventative me

asures athletes can take to prevent knee injuries.))[S-Racing]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-73 (2:05:39)]
[GRAPHIC=Martinsville Speedway]


A new sponsor will be headlining the Martinsville Speedway's Saturday race days next year.
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[VO-NAT]


The Craftsman Truck Series will wear the colors of Advance Auto. The April 7th race will be called the Advance Auto Parts 250.
Advance Auto also will sponsor the Featherlite Modified tour race that is set for October 13th.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :]


It's not the company's first involvement with racing at the speedway. Advance sponsored the Busch Grand National and Late Model Stock car doubleheader in 1993 and 1994.
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[SUPER=01-Clay Campbell/Martinsville Speedway President; :00]
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[OUT Q=.........great things."]

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