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Coming up on News 7-
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The Oregon numbers are now in. Who won- the latest next.
Plus the overweight toddler taken from her parents goes home today.
And it's playoff time- All the action coming up-
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[Talent=Jean]


Plus the chilly weekend forecast-
News 7 is coming up next.

[Recount]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Al Gore wins Oregon- and its seven electoral votes- but it's Florida that really counts and George W. Bush has the lead there.
[Double Boxes=Jean and Drew/Newspath]


Drew Levinson is in Tallahassee tonight with more-
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[SUPER=705-Tallahassee, FL;]
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=]
[SUPER=701-George W. Bush/(R) Presidential Candidate;]
[SUPER=701-Al Gore/(D) Presidential Candidate; quick!!]
[SUPER=701-James Baker/Bush Recount Monitor;]
[SUPER=701-William Daley/Gore Campaign Chairman;]
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[OUT Q=]

((Three days and "counting" since Election Day and the "counting" goes on in Florida. Poll workers will be back on the job Saturday, counting millions of ballots by hand. At stake is who will be the 43rd President of the United States. As legal challenges to the Florida vote loom, the battle over the ballot box is also being fought -- in the court of public opinion. Republican George W Bush met with his vice presidential candidate Dick Cheney--and make plans for a "potential" administration.
George W Bush, R-Presidential Candidate: and Democrat Al Gore played a bit of touch football.
Al Gore, D-Presidential Candidate: "We're gonna win this game." (referring to football game) Both sides are letting high-powered emissaries duke it out... James Baker, Former Secretary of State: "We will therefore vigorously oppose the Gore Campaign's efforts to keep recounting over and over until happens to like the results."
William Daley, Gore Campaign Chairman: "What we are seeing here is democracy in action. A careful and lawful effort to ensure that he will of the people is done." Oregon goes Gore, but New Mexico is undecided.))
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=HOLD]
[SUPER=701-Bush leads by 327/67 of 67 counties reporting]


The difference in Florida now stands at just 327 votes, according to an unofficial Associated Press tally.
Still outstanding- -a partial hand recount in three Florida counties and an undisclosed number of absentee ballots.
[SUPER=701-Gore leads by 64/in New Mexico]


The race in New Mexico, a state originally in Gore's column, is now too close to call.
The Vice-President's lead is now down to 64 votes.

[Soldiers]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
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Troops Overseas had to have their ballots postmarked by November 7th, but those ballots have ten days to make it to the United States.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=703-Pristina, Yugoslavia]


No doubt those ballots will be closely watched in Florida-
80 Floridians are based in Kosovo- Their ballots could be crucial in deciding the Presidential election.
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[SOT10:07:17]
[IN Q=]

((WE'RE ONE THOUSAND MILES AWAY MAKING THE VOTE AN EXCITING TIME FOR US.)) [BUTT TO 10:07:41] ((IT CAN GO EITHER WAY. FOR ME EITHER BUSH OR GORE WOULD DO A GOOD JOB IN OFFICE.))
[SUPER=701-Sgt. Zergoran/U. S. Soldier; 00]
[Super=701-Sgt. Steve Guevara/U. S. Soldier;10]
[RUNS=18]
[OUT Q=good job in office.]
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[VO-NAT]


For these troops it's not just voting in a new president, but a new commander in chief of the Armed Forces.
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[Absentee-Ballots]


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Students from the Sunshine State who go to college here in Virginia are weighing in on the controversy
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=703-Roanoke Co.]


The student body at Hollins University includes about 30 young women from the state of Florida.
Many of them voted by absentee ballot in the presidential election... and the prospect of a continuing court battle brings differing opinions.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=This is a presidential election]

((ALEX MILLER/GORE SUPPORTER: THIS IS A PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION. HE'LL BE RUNNING. HIM OR BUSH WILL BE RUNNING THE COUNTRY FOR THE NEXT FOUR YEARS. IT'S VERY IMPORTANT ISSUE AND IT SHOULD BE CARRIED ALL THE WAY.)) ((STASSA EDWARDS/BUSH SUPPORTER: I THINK WE SHOULD WAIT UNTIL THE OVERSEAS BALLOTS COME IN AND WHOEVER THEY GO IN FAVOR TO... I THINK IF THEY GO IN FAVOR TO AL GORE OR TO GEORGE W., THE LOSER SHOULD STEP FORWARD AND CONCEDE HIS DEFEAT AND LET THE COUNTRY GO ON WITH ITS BUSINESS.))
[SUPER=701-Alex Miller/Gore Supporter; :]
[SUPER=701-Stassa Edwards/Bush Supporter; :]
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[OUT Q=go on with its business.]
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The students agree on at least one issue. They hope the controversy will prompt changes in their home state... so that Florida's electoral process will be less vulnerable to confusion or fraud.

[Electoral-College]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[TAPE#=00-48 TC06:59]
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Already there are calls to do away with the Electoral College.
[SS=Rick Boucher]


Congressman Rick Boucher says he'll introduce legislation next year to begin the process of amending the Constitution.
[SS=Bob Goodlatte]


Congressman Bob Goodlatte says he would oppose that move, saying the Electoral College protects rural areas and prevents the need for a NATIONWIDE recount.
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[VO-NAT]


In an interview with Keith Humphry late today, the Roanoke Republican also said he opposes a court-ordered re-vote.
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[SOT 16:38:15]
[IN Q=We have laws]

((WE HAVE LAWS THAT SAY THAT ELECTIONS TAKE PLACE ON ONE PARTICULAR DAY. AND NO COURT CAN RECONSTRUCT THAT OCCASION BY RE-HOLDING AN ELECTION IN ONE COMMUNITY. IT WOULD BE UNFAIR TO THE REST OF THE COMMUNITY TO DO THAT.))
[SUPER=701-Rep. Bob Goodlatte/(R) 6th District;]
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[OUT Q=to do that.]
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[ANCHOR=JEan]
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"People die, move away, change their minds," Goodlatte points out. So he says we cannot hold the election again... even some small part of it.

[Middle-East]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
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Clashes in the West Bank and Gaza today claimed the lives of five Palestinians-
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Jerusalem, Israel]

and an Israeli soldier-
Officials fear further violence could overshadow Sundays White House meeting between Israeli president Ehud Barak and President Clinton.
[Super=03-New York, NY;]


Meanwhile, Yasser Arafat visited the United Nations Security Council today-
He's demanding a U-N force to protect Palestinians civilians in Jerusalem, The West Bank and Gaza Strip.
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[VMI-Cannons]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[GRAPHIC=VMI Seal]


If you visit V-M-I you may notice something different on the parade grounds, the five cannons that have stood there for over a century look different.
The historic guns have been restored.
Kate Weidaw explains why these cannons are so important to VMI.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Col. Keith Gibson/VMI Museums Program Dir.; :00]
[SUPER=03-Lexington; :10]
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[OUT Q=News 7, Lexington.]
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((COL. KEITH GIBSON: OVER THE YEARS THEY'VE BECOME DETERIORATED THE WOODEN MEMBERS HAVE TAKEN THE RUN OF THE ELEMENTS THROUGH OUT THE YEARS.))
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Since 1848 these five cannon have been a part of VMI history. VMI's most well known faculty member Stonewall Jackson used them to teach artillery.

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((COL. KEITH GIBSON: HE WOULD BRING CADETS OUT HERE AND PARADE WITH THEM TEACH THEM ARTILLERY TACTICS USING THESE VERY GUNS.))
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In the 1860's the cannon fired the first hostile shots in the Shenandoah Valley.

[SOT 50:10]
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((COL. KEITH GIBSON: IN THE VERY EARLY PARTS OF THE WAR ONE OF THEM WAS LOST THERE WAS ORIGINALLY SIX GUNS HERE ONE REMAINS IN THE POTOMAC RIVER YET TODAY.))
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Restoring the cannon meant painting the original colors back on, red for the wooden parts and black for the metal. The colors were used so the guns could be distinguished from others used in battle. Today they continue to be a part of living history the next generation can enjoy. Kate Weidaw News 7 Lexington.))
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
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A Southside college is getting a new name.
Find out which one when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


And say goodbye to gymnastics and lacrosse at Radford.
Two new sports will be making a splash in their places.
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[Sports-Preview]


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[IN Q="Hey sports...]
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[OUT Q=....in sports."]

((Hey sports fans here's what's happening tonight, The high school football playoffs opened tonight all over the state Bobby Labonte can clinch his first Winston Cup Points title at Homestead this weekend, Virginia Tech will take on Central Florida without two key players and the Generals of Washington and Lee prepare for the Division Three Soccer playoffs.
All that and more in sports.))
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[Radford-Teams]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Two Radford University varsity teams got the ax today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford;]


The university's Board of Visitors voted to demote the gymnastics and lacrosse teams to club sports.
They'll be replaced with a varsity women's swimming and diving team next year.
University officials say they did not have the money to maintain all 20 athletic teams at their current levels.
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[SOT 33:03 - :21]
[IN Q=After looking]

((GREIG DENNY/ATHLETIC DIRECTOR: AFTER LOOKING AT ALL OF OUR OPTIONS, WE NEED TO DO LESS BETTER. I KNOW IT'S VERY HARD FOR STUDENT ATHLETES THAT ARE GYMNASTS AND LACROSSE PLAYERS TO UNDERSTAND AT THIS TIME, BUT I THINK IT'S THE RIGHT DECISION FOR OUR ATLHLETIC PROGRAM AND THE UNIVERSITY FOR THE LONG-TERM GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT OF OUR PROGRAM.))
[SUPER=01-Greig Denny/Athletic Director;]
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[OUT Q=development of our program.]
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[VO-NAT]


Gymnasts and lacrosse players who received scholarships will continue to get them through graduation.
But if they want to compete at the Division One level, they'll have to transfer to another school.
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[Averett]


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Averett College will no longer be a college.
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[SUPER=03-Danville]


Instead, the private school in Danville will become Averett UNIVERSITY next July.
Officials say the academic programs it offers and the master's degrees it awards meet the requirements for university status.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We think this will]

((FRANK CAMPBELL/AVERETT PRESIDENT: WE THINK THIS WILL ENABLE US TO RECRUIT MORE STUDENTS. IT WILL ENHANCE OUR OFF-CAMPUS PROGRAMS AND OTHER PLACES IN THE COMMONWEALTH. WE THINK THIS WILL ALSO SET THE PACE FOR THE 21ST CENTURY.))
[SUPER=01-Frank Campbell/Averett President;]
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[OUT Q=21st century.]
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Campbell also says Averett might have trouble competing with peer institutions if it were to remain a college.
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[Ferrum]


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A faculty member gave Ferrum College a million dollars tonight.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]

History professor Bud Skeens hopes his money will pay for a history scholarship and improve the tennis program he created.
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[SOT 12:59:35]
[IN Q=My love for this school]

((BUD SKEENS/FERRUM DONOR: MY LOVE FOR THIS COLLEGE -- THERE ARE A LOT OF WAYS I CAN EXPRESS IT BUT THIS IS JUST ONE OF THEM. THEY HAVE BEEN A PART OF ME FOR 36 YEARS AND I'M TRYING OT MAKE ME A PART OF FERRUM.))
[SUPER=01-Bud Skeens/Ferrum Donor;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=part of Ferrum]
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[VO-NAT]

Skeen's gift is part of a 13- million- dollar fundraising campaign that started two years ago. The college has pulled in nine million dollars so far and plans to spend part of it on a new weight room, a classroom for the library, and student scholarships.
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[Overweight-Child]


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That overweight girl- taken from her parents in New Mexico- is now back home.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Albuquerque, NM;]


Anna Marie Martinez- Regino is the three year old taken into state custody because she weighed 120 pounds.
The family is celebrating her return with a welcome home party.
A state social worker said the overweight girl would die unless she followed a special diet, exercised more and used a breathing machine while she slept.
The state had accused Anna Marie's parents of feeding her solid food after a doctor recommended putting her on a liquid diet.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
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He suffered a devastating wound in Vietnam.
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[VO-NAT]


But coming up on News 7, find out how one man used clay to rebuild his life.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=That's a]

((IT WAS CRAWL UP IN A CORNER AND FEEL SORRY FOR MYSELF AND DIE. OR YOU GET UP AND MAKE THE BEST OUT OF WHAT YOU GOT LEFT.))
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[OUT Q=what you got left.]
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[Soulforce]


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About twenty Lynchburg residents are headed to the nation's capitol this weekend to protest what they say is the Catholic church's intolerance towards homosexuals.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


They're all members of the Christian group Soulforce, led by gay minister Mel White.
The group will protest outside the annual gathering of the Roman Catholic Bishops Conference.
They hope to convince the church to ease up on what they feel are anti- gay teachings.
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[SOT 10:06:55]
[IN Q=I see the]

((ANNE JOHNSTON/SOULFORCE MEMBER: I SEE THE RHETORIC OF THE CHURCH AS PROVIDING JUSTIFICATION FOR PEOPLE TO CONTINUE HATING PEOPLE IN THE GLBT COMMUNITY AND SEE THIS AS AN AMAZING OPPORTUNITY TO START A DIALOGUE WITH THEM.))
[SUPER=01-Anne Johnston/Soulforce Member; :00]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=dialogue with them.]
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[VO-NAT]


Officials with the Catholic diocese in Richmond say the church preaches against homosexual acts but respects the rights of its gay and lesbian members.
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[Ames]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]


The registers have not been ringing at Ames Department Stores.
So the company says it will be closing some of its outlets, including some it bought from Hills two years ago.
The Connecticut retailer lost about 37 million dollars in the third quarter.
None of the Ames stores in Virginia will shut down.
But six in West Virginia, with some 300 employees, will go out of business.

[Vets-Calls]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=00-49 TC07:00]
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Instead of charging for cell phone calls -- U-S Cellular was giving away its service today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]


But only to veterans, in honor of Veterans Day.
The veterans could make as many calls as they wanted-- to anyone in the United States.
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[SOT15:13:47]
[IN Q=This opportunity]

((TOM DEANE/VETERAN: THIS OPPORTUNITY ON VETERANS DAY TO CALL TALK TO MY OLD COMMANDING OFFICER THAT WAS REAL SPECIAL))

[SUPER=01-Tom Deane/Veteran]
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[OUT Q=real special]
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[VO-NAT]


U-S Cellular say this was its way of thanking veterans in the Roanoke Valley for their service.
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[SOT15:21:23]
[IN Q=I think maybe a lot of times]

((I THINK MAYBE A LOT OF TIME THEY'RE NOT ABLE TO MAKE LONG DISTANCE CALLS FOR THE LENGTH OF TIME THAT THE WANT TO AND AS MANY AS THEY LIKE AGAIN WE WE'RE LOOKING FOR A WAY TO HELP AND THIS IS WHAT WE CAME UP WITH))
[SUPER=01-Michelle Neu/U.S. Cellular]
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[OUT Q=came up with]
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[VO-NAT]


U-S Cellular is also offering the service again tomorrow at the VA Medical Center in Salem from 12-30 to 2-30 p-m.


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[Veteran-Artist]


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A Kansas veteran is now making pottery-- but he's never seen it or held any of it in his hands.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Westmoreland Co., KS]


Bill (Wed-uh-kihnd) Wedekind lost his eyesight and both hands in Vietnam.
His grandmother suggested pottery during his recovery.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((BILL WEDEKING/VIETNAM VETERAN; IT MADE ME FEEL USEFUL. I COULD ACTUALLY DO SOMETHING. AND I COULD DO SOMETHING A LOT OF OTHER PEOPLE COULDN'T DO.))
[SUPER=01-Bill Wedekind/Vietnam Veteran]
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[OUT Q=people couldn't do. ]
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[VO-NAT]


Now he's turning his art into business. He and his wife are getting ready to set up an internet site.
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[Tease3]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dse]


Still ahead on News 7-- Robin Reed will be here with the chilly forecast.
But Next, Roy Stanley has high school football playoff action.

[S-Northside]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
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[TAPE#=SP-75 (1:46:23)]
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Over at Northside tonight, The Vikings hosted Blackburg in the region 3 Division 4 first round playoff game.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Vikings vs Indians; :]


In the fourth quarter, Vikings are at the 50 Tommy Morgan calls his own number rolls right fakes the option and takes off up the field with some nice moves to score the touchdown to make it 14 to 10.
[SUPER=36-Blacksburg/10/Northside/20/;]


The Vikings get it back after an interception and this time Morgan hands off to John Armstrong he goes over the right side following his blocking and scores the T-D and the Vikings go on to win it 20 to 10.
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[S-Salem]


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[WRITER=rst]
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Northside will play Salem next week. The Spartans beat Lord Botetourt 41 to nothing in the Region 3 Division 4 playoffs.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Daleville/Spartans vs Cavaliers]


Botetourt quarterback Anthony Ford left the game in the first quarter with a back injury.
But not before Salem on the second play of the game hands the ball to Roger Waddell he is off to the races on the 71 yard touchdown run and the Spartans took the 7 to nothing lead early in the game.
[SUPER=36-Salem/41/Lord Botetourt/0/;]


Then 27 points later Brooks Andrews scores from the 10 yard line and the Spartans beat the Cavaliers 41 to nothing.
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[S-Giles]


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In Giles tonight, The Spartans hosted Grayson County in the Region C division 2 playoff game.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pearisburg/Giles vs Grayson Co.; :]


The Spartans move the ball through the air Scott Stafford hauls in this pass from the 50 and takes it to the Grayson County 20 yard line a 30 yard gain setting up a score.
[SUPER=36-Giles/36/Grayson Co./21/;]


Then a few plays later Carson Ward gets the ball and he takes it into the end zone on the 35 yard run to make it 20 to 6 Spartans and Giles holds on to win the game 36 to 21.
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[FFE-Scores]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
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[WRITER=rst]
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[GRAPHIC=FFE Logo]


That's just a start of the high school action Mike Stevens will have more later on Friday Footbal Extra and here are some of tonight's scores.
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[IN Q="First score.]
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[OUT Q=...last score.]
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[SUPER=55-Radford/3/George Wythe/0/Martinsville/14/Marion/7/E. Montgomery/14/Bath Co./53;]



[SUPER=55-Tunstall/12/Magna Vista/42/C.D. Hylton/28/G.W. Danville/14/Blacksburg/10/Northside/20;]



[SUPER=55-Patrick Henry/13/Pulaski Co./30/Salem/41/Lord Botetourt/0/Brunswick/6/North Cross/0;]



[SUPER=55-Brookville/19/Liberty/40/Stonewall Jackson/16/Riverheads/28/Grayson/21/Giles/36;]



[SUPER=55-I.C. Norcom/14/Heritage/26/Hampton/28/Lake Taylor/12/Northwood/6/Rural Retreat/41;]



[SUPER=55-Rustburg/28/William Campbell/0/Graham/25/Gate City/37/Albemarle/0/Culpeper Co./35;]



[SUPER=55-J.J. Kelly/Sat./Powell Valley/1:30/Rye Cove/Sat./St. Paul/1:30/Appalachia/Sat./Pound/1:30;]



[SUPER=55-Haysi/Sat./Honaker/1:30/Amelia Co./0/Buffalo Gap/35/Handley/Sat./R.E. Lee/1:30.;]



[SUPER=55-Tazewell/No/Grundy/Rpt./Brooke Pointe/No/Potomac/Rpt.;]




[S-Tech]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=sp-79]
[GRAPHIC=TECH FOOTBALL]


The Virginia Tech football team is in Orlando tonight getting ready for tomorrow night's battle with Central Florida. But the Hokies are hardly at full strength. Michael Vick made the trip, but he isn't expected to play. Wide receiver Andre Davis did not even travel to Florida.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=BITE]

((DAVE MEYER:))
[SUPER=01-Dave Meyer/Va.Tech Quarterback; :00]
[RUNS=:27]
[OUT Q=ON SATURDAY."]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Miami, FL/Last Saturday; :00]

With the offense at less than full strength, expect UCF to get a heavy dose of Lee Suggs. In short this is a very dangerous game for the Hokies.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=THEY BECAME...]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=...loss to Miami."]
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[S-College]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=VMI Logo]


V-M-I is back in action tomorrow afternoon in Lexington. The Keydets host The Citadel at 1 oclock.
The two teams are at the bottom of the Southern Conference.
[GRAPHIC=W & L]


Washington and Lee hits the road tomorrow. The Generals travel to Swarthmore for a 1 oclock kickoff. W & L needs a win to get back to 500.
[GRAPHIC=Ferrum]


Ferrum is also on the road tomorrow. The Panthers have a one olcock kickoff at Wesley the winner is the conference champion.
[GRAPHIC=Liberty Logo]


Liberty University has a home game tomorrow at Williams Stadium. The Panthers will host Charleston Southern at 1-thirty.



[S-Promos]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=College football]


College football heats up all across the country tomorrow. You can catch a major
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SEC battle right here on your Hometown Station at 3pm. That's when South Carolina and Florida meet.
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Then on Sunday, keep it right here on WDBJ for NFL today at noon followed by the Ravens and Titans game at one o'clock. All of this action on your Hometown Station.

[S-Generals]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-84 (11:03)]
[GRAPHIC=W & L Logo]


The Generals of Washington and Lee are gearing up for the Division three soccer playoffs this weekend in Newport News.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington; :]


W & L earned the top seed in the N-C-Double-A Division three south region.
The coaching staff admitts that this may not be the most talented team to hit the field. But the Generals finished the regular season 18 and 1.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="The Team...]

((ROLF PIRANIAN/W & L HEAD COACH: THE TEAM CHEMISTRY JUST HAS BEEN GREAT WE'VE BEEN IN A LOT OF TIGHT GAMES AND ALWAYS CAME OUT TO WIN THEM. IT'S ALWAYS SOME ONE ELSE TOO. THE SCORING HAS BEEN A LOT OF GUYS PUTTING THE BALL AWAY FOR US.))
[SUPER=01-Rolf Piranian/W & L Head Coach; :]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=.......for us."]
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[VO NAT]
The Generals only loss came to ODAC rival Roanoke College just over a month ago.
Since then W & L finished the season with 11 straight wins heading into the first round game against Frostburg State.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="We finished...]

((PAUL WALLACE/JUNIOR MIDFIELDER: WE FINISHED A LOT OF OPPORTUNITIES EARLY IN THE YEAR THAT GAVE US SOME BIG WINS EARLY ON AND WE REALLY CARRIED THAT MOMENTUM THROUGH THE REST OF THE SEASON AND OUR DEFENSE REALLY HAS BEEN GREAT.))
[SUPER=01-Paul Wallace/Junior Midfielder; :]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=....has been great."]
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The Generals will play Frostburg State Saturday at Christopher Newport.



[S-Qualify]


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Steve Park will start on the pole for Sunday's Pennzoil 400 at Homestead Florida. He qualified with a speed of 156 point 440. Points leader Bobby Labonte will start third and here are the top 25.
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[MOTION]
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[SUPER=X5016;]
[SUPER=0107-1. Steve Park/156.440/2. Ricky Rudd//3. Bobby Labonte//4. Jimmy Spencer//5. Casey Atwood//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-6. Joe Nemechek//7. Dale Jarrett//8. Ward Burton//9. Brett Bodine//10. Kurt Busch//;]
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[SUPER=0107-11. Mark Martin//12. Dale Earnhardt, Jr.//13. Tony Stewart//14. Johnny Benson//15. Sterling Marlin//;]
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[SUPER=0107-16. John Andretti//17. Rusty Wallace//18. Mike Skinner//19. Dave Blaney//20. Stacy Compton//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-21. Jerry Nadeau//22. Jeremy Mayfield//23. Bill Elliott//24. Darrell Waltrip//25. Rick Mast//;]
[RUNS=:25]
[OUT Q=....last drive."]
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[S-Express]


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[GRAPHIC=Express/Dayton]


The Roanoke Express was back at the Roundhouse tonight taking on Dayton. And Dayton beats the express tonight 3 to 2.
Roanoke hosts Trenton tomorrow night at the Roundhouse.