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Coming up on News 7-
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The absentee ballots are being counted- the latest numbers coming up from Florida.
The search is on for a man accused of kidnapping a woman and her kids from Salem.
And why you're paying more for events at the Roanoke Civic Center.
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[Talent=Jean]


Plus flurries in the forecast?
News 7 is next.

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George W. Bush's victory plans are on hold.
The Florida Supreme court halts the certification process-
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[SOT 16:18:57]
[IN Q=]

((IT IS NOT THE INTENT OF THE ORDER TO STOP THE COUNTING AND THE CONVEYING TO THE SECRETARY OF STATE OF RESULTS OF ABSENTTEE BALLOTS OR ANY OTHER BALLOTS.))
[RUNS=08]
[OUT Q=or any other ballots.]

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
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Florida's Secretary of State was going to declare a winner in Florida's election tomorrow- but the court order stops that.
The counting is going on though-
[SUPER=701-Bush leads by 652/63 of 67 counties counted]


With overseas vote counts complete in 63 of 67 counties, The Associated Press shows Bush now leads Al Gore by 652 votes overall.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean and Drew /Newspath;]


Drew Levinson is following the story and joins us with the latest.
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[SUPER=705-Tallahassee, FL]
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[***ROLLED FROM NEWSPATH***]
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[SUPER=701-Craig Waters/FL Sup. Court Spokesman;]
[Super=701-Al Gore/(D) Presidential Candidate;]
[SUPER=701-James Baker/Bush Spokesperson;]
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[OUT Q=the ongoing recounts.]

((AFTER A SEESAW DAY OF LEGAL RULINGS-- THE SCALES OF JUSTICE LANDED VICE PRESIDENT AL GORE ON THE UP SIDE... AT LEAST FOR NOW. FIRST.... A LATE AFTERNOON RULING FROM THE FLORIDA SUPREME COURT --MADE UP OF ALL DEMOCRATIC APPOINTEES-- EFFECTIVELY STOPPING THE REPUBLICAN SECRETARY OF STATE FROM CERTIFIYING THE STATE'S VOTE-- AND NAMING THE NEXT PRESIDENT THIS WEEKEND. CRAIG WATERS/FLORIDA SUPREME COURT SPOKESPERSON THE COURT HAS ENTERED AN ORDER ACCEPTING JURISDICTION IN THE CASE THAT WAS BROUGHT HERE ON THE CERTIFICATION FROM THE CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS. THEN-- JUST A FEW HOURS LATER --MIAMI-DADE COUNTY REVERSED ITSELF --DECIDING TO RECOUNT ALL OF ITS BALLOTS AGAIN. ...AND A FEDERAL APPEALS COURT IN ATLANTA PAVED THE WAY FOR THAT TO BEGIN....SAYING ESSENTIALLY IT IS A STATE MATTER-- AND REFUSING TO STOP THE ROUND-THE-CLOCK EFFORTS THERE-- AS WELL AS IN PALM BEACH AND BROWARD COUNTY.... ALL DEMOCRATIC STRONGHOLDS. AL GORE I AM VERY PLEASED THAT THE HAND COUNTS ARE CONTINUING. THEY'RE PROCEEDING DESPITE EFFORTS TO OBSTRUCT THEM. JAMES BAKER/BUSH CAMPAIGN SPOKESPERSON THE RULINGS ARE BY NO MEANS THE END TO THE LITIGATION FIGHT. BOTH SIDES ARE DUE BACK-- BEFORE THE STATE SUPREME COURT ON MONDAY--WHERE THE SEVEN JUSTICES WILL CONSIDER THE VALIDITY OF THE ONGOING RECOUNTS. ))
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[SUPER=701-Gore wins NM by 487]


And in another state, New Mexico- Al Gore has officially won there. The vice president picks up the states five electoral votes.
The vote is tight- Gore only wins New Mexico by 487 votes. The returns will be made official there when the state canvassing board meets November 28th.

[Liberty-Counsel]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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While the election tangle may be going on in Florida, Virginia is getting involved.
Earlier this year the Orlando based religious freedom law firm Liberty Counsel merged with Jerry Falwell Ministries of Lynchburg.
Liberty Counsel says the recount process in Florida violates the equal protection of voters in counties where there is no manual recount.
However some organizations say Falwell's involvement with Liberty Counsel violates the seperation of church and state.

[Voting-Machine]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A Fairlawn company hopes all the voting confusion in Florida will help it profit.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=703-Pulaski Co.;]


Quad Media makes electronic voting booths that give instant results.
They're also accessible to people with all types of disabilities.
The company started developing portable interactive kiosks five years ago.
Less than two percent of communities use electronic voting, but some states and the federal government are pushing for it.
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[SOT 1:31:15 - '30]
[IN Q=NATS: We feel that]

((BERNARD LAFLEUR/QUAD MEDIA CEO: WE FEEL THAT A LOT OF COMMUNITIES MAY GO OUT AND BUY SOMETHING TO REPLACE THEIR PUNCH CARD SYSTEMS. WE DO NOT WANT TO SEE THEM PURCHASE SOMETHING THAT DOESN'T MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT. AND BE IN THIS SITUATION AGAIN IN ANOTHER FOUR YEARS. ))
[SUPER=701-Bernard LaFleur/Quad Media CEO;]
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[OUT Q=another four years.]
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[VO-NAT]


The kiosks run about 10-thousand dollars each, but developers say multiple uses make them worth it.
After the election's over, they can be set up for public access to the Internet.
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[Salem-abduction]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The abduction drama that began in Salem yesterday played out in suburban Maryland today.
Kimberly Powell managed to escape from her ex-husband- -carrying the kids to safety.
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[SUPER=03-Prince Georges Co., MD]


The Powells spent last night in an Extended StayAmerica motel. Around 10 this morning, police say, Kimberly Powell managed to slip out of the room with the children.
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[SOT 13:11:40]
[IN Q=It's our understanding she went]

((SGT. TIM GUTHRIE/SALEM POLICE: IT'S OUR UNDERSTANDING SHE WENT TO THE LAUNDROMAT. SHE INFORMED THE ATTENDANT THERE OF THE ABDUCTION THAT HAD TAKEN PLACE. THE ATTENDANT NOTIFIED POLICE, ACTUALLY KEPT HER THERE....))
[SUPER=01-Sgt. Tim Guthrie/Salem Police]
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[OUT Q=actually kept her there....]
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[VO-NAT]


And police mounted a massive manhunt for Glenn Powell. He was on foot, but shortly before nightfall, police in Prince Georges called off the search.
[SUPER=03-Greensboro, NC]


The family of five had lived in an "up-scale" Greensboro neighborhood, though their time there was marred by domestic strife- -including an armed-assault charge against Glenn that was eventually dismissed.
Kimberly and the children only recently moved into her step-father's house on Parkdale Drive.
[SUPER=03-Salem/Yesterday]


That's where her step-father says Glenn broke in, armed with a gun, and ordered Kimberly and the children to leave with him yesterday morning.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]


Glenn Dexter Powell remains at large. It's believed he's in suburban Washington.

[State-Revenues]


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According to the legislature, the hole in next year's state budget could be anywhere from 200 million to 480 million dollars.
The Gilmore administration says it won't take a guess until next month -- and it can't say what's happening to the car tax cut.
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[SUPER=03-Richmond]


State Finance Secretary Ron Tillett says already scaled-back revenue projections are NOT being met.
We asked if agencies were being forced to cut their budgets.
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((RON TILLETT/VIRGINIA FINANCE SECRETARY: I'M NOT AWARE OF ANY CUTS...I'D PROBABLY KNOW THAT.))
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((DEL. KEN PLUM/D-RESTON: THE GOVERNOR HAS TO COME TO US...NOT GIVING TEACHER SALARIES AN INCREASE.))
[SUPER=01-Ron Tillett/Virginia Finance Secretary;]
[SUPER=01-Del. Ken Plum/(D) Reston; :10]
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[OUT Q=an increase.]
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A revenue shortfall could trigger a stop in the phase-out of the car tax.
The state picked up the tab for 47-point-5 percent of your car tax this year.
It's scheduled to pay 70 percent next year.

[D&S]


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A 148-million dollar expansion at Volvo spared some of its workers from layoffs,
[SS=Layoffs]

but it may spell doom for another local company.
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[SUPER=03-Dublin;]


D and S Distribution stores and transports parts used to make trucks in Volvo's Dublin plant.
At least 97 percent of its business comes from Volvo.
But now that Volvo has built its own, on-site warehouses, D and S has lost its means of support.
The company told its 134 workers that if they can't replace Volvo's business soon, they'll be laid off.
Volvo union leaders say 88 of their jobs were saved because of the warehouse expansion.
D and S hopes to find new clients soon.
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[LA-Police]


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Did a jury have it out for three L-A police officers? The jury convicted the officers of corruption this week-
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[SUPER=03-Los Angeles/Wednesday;]


Now, an alternate juror in the trial charges the jury was biased-
She testified at a special hearing today saying the jury foreman told her at the outset of the trial that the defendants were guilty-
The jury convicted three of four police officers who were accused of framing gang members.
A judge has now ordered the jury foreman and another alternate juror to testify at a hearing next week.
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[Train-Ax]


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An Amtrak Train crashed with a semi-truck in Florida today-
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[VO-NAT 18:11:11]
[SUPER=03-Osceola Co., FL;]


It happened on tracks not far from Walt Disney World.
The tractor trailer was apparently stalled on the tracks.
Two passengers and two train crew members were slightly hurt. The Florida Highway Patrol says the injured were treated as the site of the accident.
The train did not derail.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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It's been five years since a Bedford woman was shot and killed.
Now police are treating it as a murder-- We'll have the latest coming up on News 7.
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[VO-NAT]


And millions of bucks-- and they're all fake.
It's one of the biggest U-S counterfeiting operations ever.
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[Sports-Preview]


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(( ALRIGHT EVERYBODY, STEVE MASON BACK IN THE HOUSE TONIGHT IN SPORTS. BIG GEORGE LYNCH LEADS THE 76ERS TO A FRANCHISE RECORD 9 AND OH START, A BAD BEGINNING TO A WEEKEND FOR RICKY AS CUP CARS QUALIFY FOR THE SEASON ENDING NAPA 500 TODAY, THE HOKIES TALK ABOUT THEIR SEASON OPENER AND VIRGINIA PLAYERS VOICE THEIR CONCERN OVER THEIR OVERSLEEPING FANS, ALL OF THIS IN SPORTS.))

[Money-Bust]


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George Washington and Tom Jefferson are showing up in Colombia.
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[SUPER=03-Valle del Cauca, Colombia]


It is the biggest U-S dollar counterfeiting operation ever uncovered in Colombia.
The counterfeiters had apparently been operating for 10 years- They're accused of producing millions in fake bills and distributing them in the U-S and Europe.
Colombia officials say the criminals had been cranking out millions in an underground room producing millions of dollars in the mountains of Colombia.
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[Patterson]


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A fifth person has come forward in Bedford County, claiming sexual abuse at the hands of well- known radio personality Jim Patterson.
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[SUPER=03-Bedford]


Patterson pleaded guilty today to five counts of taking indecent liberties with four young boys in the early 1980's.
Police say he used his position as a Boy Scout leader and radio station manager to try and entice the boys into performing indecent acts.
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((RANDY KRANTZ/BEDFORD CO. PROSECUTOR: BECAUSE HE PERSUADED THEM TO ENTER A VEHICLE IN THE COUNTY OR CITY OF BEDFORD AND TRANSPORTED THEM AND BASED ON THE PATTERN OF BEHAVIOR, WE COULD ARGUE THAT HE ALREADY THE PRE-FORMED INTENT TO MAKE THE INDECENT PROPOSAL. THAT GAVE US JURISDICTION AND THAT IS A FELONY.))
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[OUT Q=that is a felony.]
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Two new charges were sworn out against Patterson this afternoon stemming from an incident in the summer of 1999 and involving a boy under the age of ten.
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[Sluder]


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Five years after her death, Loria Sluder's death is now being deemed a murder.
Bedford Police have executed the first search warrant in a year-long investigation.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford]


Sluder died from a gun shot wound to the head in June of 1995. She was found at the mobile home of her estranged husband Roy.
For years- police believed her death was a suicide.
But an unnamed source convinced police to re-investigate the case as a murder.
Bedford Police have searched Roy Sluder's home for blood samples and shotgun shells. Police also came away with a piece of ceiling and a light switch cover.
No charges have been filed. The investigation should be completed by early next year.
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[Center-Accident]


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A collision between a small car and a large garbage truck sent one man to the hospital with critical injuries this afternoon.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The vehicles collided around 1:30 at the intersection of 14th Street and Centre Avenue Northwest.
Police say 19- year- old Michael Adam Graham of Vinton was driving a Ford Mustang that was hit broadside by the private trash truck.
Graham was taken to the hospital where he is listed in critical condition tonight. No charges have been filed, but police say their investigation continues.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
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The Roanoke Civic Center is cashing in on a new parking policy-- to the tune of a hundred thousand dollars.
That's next on News 7.
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[VO-NAT]


And later-- a bedside wedding for the parents of a six month old boy with pneumonia.
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((EW CAN'T COME BE HERE WITH US SO WE'RE HERE WITH HIM.))
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[OUT Q=here with him.]
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[Civic-Center]


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You're paying two dollars more to watch a hockey game in Roanoke this season but there are discounts available if you know where to look.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

The Civic Center is adding a dollar surcharge to every ticket -- whether it's a hockey game, craft fair or concert -- rather than charge a two dollars per car for parking.
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[SOT 10:38:07]
[IN Q=We anticipate]

((WE ANTICIPATE THAT OUR REVENUES WILL EXCEED 100-THOUSAND-DOLLARS OVER OUR ACTUAL REVENUES PLUS IT WILL DECREASE OUR OPERATING EXPENSE FOR THE PARKING LOT SO IT DEPENDS ON ATTENDANCE.))
[SUPER=01-Jim Evans/Roanoke Civic Center Mgr.;]
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[OUT Q=depends on attendance]
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[VO-NAT]

But attendance is lagging at the big moneymaker, hockey games. The Express has hiked ticket prices by a dollar -- on top of the civic center's dollar surcharge. Fans with a Kroger plus card can get a dollar back though.
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[SOT 12:34:18]
[IN Q=They can get]

((THEY CAN GET IT ON KIDS AND ADULTS PRICED TICKETS. NEXT WEEK WITH PEPSI, IT'S GOING TO BE KIDS FREE 12 AND UNDER ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT SO IT'S GOING TO COST FAMILIES LESS.))
[SUPER=01-Mike Doyle/Roanoke Express;]
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[OUT Q=families less]
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[VO-NAT]

The Express takes on one of the best teams in the league, Trenton, at home tomorrow night.
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[New-Hospital]


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Stonewall Jackson Hospital is building a new home -- and tearing down its old facility.
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[SUPER=03-Lexington]


A ground break ceremony was held today for the twenty million dollar facility that's expected to be completed in the fall of 2002.
Construction has already started.
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[SOT27:11]
[IN Q=Basically what we're doing is replacing]

((BASICALLY WHAT WE'RE DOING IS REPLACING APPROXIMATELY 75 TO 80 PERCENT OF OUR EXISTING FACILITIES THAT WE'RE CONSTRUCTED IN THE 1950'S AND THE MOST RECENT ADDITION WHICH IS THE 1983 ADDITION THAT HOUSES OUR PATIENTS ROOMS WILL REMAIN IN OPERATION BUT WILL UNDERGO SIGNIFICANT RENOVATIONS))
[SUPER=01-Robert Huch/Stonewall Jackson Hospital CEO]
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[OUT Q=renovations]
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Hospital officials say the new hospital will geared largely towards out patient services.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Still ahead on News 7, Robin has the chilly weekend forecast.
But Steve Mason's up next with high school playoff highlights and more in sports.

[S-Northside]


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We start over in Viking real-estate where Northside faced the Salem Spartans for a second time this season. This meeting, the most important, the Division III Region IV title game.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Spartans vs. Vikings; :00]

In the first quarter, Salem down 3-nothing with the ball on their 25. Roger Widell takes the handoff, fins a seam on the left side, busts this one wide open down the left sideline for the 75 yard touchdown run. Spartans go up 7-3.
[SUPER=36-Salem/10/Northside/6;] Northside would notch it's second field goal from David Long who boots a 32 yarder

but Salem advances to the state playoffs with a 10-6 victory.
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[S-Vista]


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Martinsville and Magna Vista went to war in the Region IV Division four championship game.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Ridgeway/Bulldogs vs. Warriors; :00]


In the first quarter, Magna Vista strikes first when quarterback Alexay Hairston hits Deon Moore on a 24 yard TD pass play to make it 6-nothing Warriors at the half.
[SUPER=36-Magna Vista/12/Martinsville/0;]Magna Vista added the only other TD of the game on it's opening drive of th

e third quarter. John Lieteau scores from 11 yards out, Warriors win 12-nothing and will host meet Salem in the first round of state.
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[S-Score]


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Our Friday Football Extra post game party is just starting to livin up, lets take a look at the scores.
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[FFe-Scores]

[SUPER=55-Martinsville/0/Magna Vista/12/Pulaski Co./28/Culpeper/20/Radford/6/Giles/20;]



[SUPER=55-Salem/10/Northside/6/Hampton/0/Heritage/41/Rural Retreat/28/Bath Co./53;]



[SUPER=55-L. Central/28/Riverheads/31/Rustburg/44/Liberty/7/Grundy/12/Gate City/42;]



[SUPER=55-Hopewell/7/Dinwiddie/28/Varina/35/L.C. Bird/14;;]


[S-UVA]


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[WRITER=sma]
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Virginia battles ACC rival N.C State in Charlottesville tomorrow in a 2:30 NON televised game.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville; :00]

University sources say fans have had trouble getting to Scott Stadium in time for the noon games on TV, so UVa officials opted for the 2:30 kickoff.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="]
[SUPER=01-George Welsh/12-6 Record vs N.C. State; :00]
[SUPER=01-Brad Barnes/UVa Senior Offensive Tackle; :16]
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[OUT Q=....can't get up"]
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[VO-NAT]

UVa officials say it will be a game day decision on whether quarterback Dan Ellis can play on that bad hamstring. Sources say freshman QB Bryson Spinner has taken most of the snaps in practice this week.

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[ANCHOR=steve]
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[WRITER=sma]
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The Virginia Tech Lady Hokies opened their basketball season tonight at the Cassell against the Liberty Flames.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Flames vs. Hokies; :00]


The Lady Hokies were smoking before tip off and we're not just talking about their grand entrance.
Early in the first half, Tech's Emily Lipton steals the ball from a Liberty player and goes coast to coast for the lay up to give the Lady Hokies a four point lead.
Liberty's Monique Leonard answers at the other end, she's gonna rip rope from three point land as the shot clock expires, Tech still up 13-7.
[SUPER=34-Virginia Tech/72/Liberty/51;]The Lady Hokies Teri Williams then makes good on the Devina Simmons pass wit

h the easy bucket. 20-16 Tech late in the first half and the Lady Hokies win 72-51.
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[S-CAVS]


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The 25th ranked Virginia men's basketball team defeated Long Island 96 to 50 tonight at University Hall in Charlottesville. Stephon Don Don scored a career high 17 points to lead the Wahoos and Travis Watson tallied 16 points in the win.
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The Radford men's basketball team fell to Richmond 97-62 tonight. Peanut Arrington lead all Highlanders with 14 points.
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The Liberty Flames topped Tusculum 84-58.
[GRAPHIC=ODAC]

In the ODAC, Hampden Sydney beat New York Tech 108-62 and W & L lost to Gettysburg 67-46.

[S-RC]


[ANCHOR=steve]
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[WRITER=sma]
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Speaking of the ODAC, the Roanoke men tip off their 15th annual Salem Bank and Trust tournament tomorrow at the Bast Center. Trinity and Clark play at 5:30 and the Maroons, ranked as high as third in the country, takes on Moravian at 7:30. Three canned goods gets you in free.

[S-Sixers]


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For the first time in franchise history, the Philadelphia 76ers are 9 and OH.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Philadelphia, PA/Heat vs. Sixers; :00]

The answer for the Heat is....passing. Watch former Patrick Henry star George Lynch find Theo Ratliffe underneath for two. 52-52 in the third.
Then, Allan Iverson finds Lynch for the bucket, two of big George's seven points on the night. Sixers over Miami 94-73. Now your scores. [WIPE TO MOTION]
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On to Hockey and the Express dropped it's fifth straight, losing to Trenton 3-nothing on the road. Roanoke is now 7 and 8 on the season. Richmond beat Greensboro 7-4.

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Jeff Gordon took the pole in Bud pole qualifying for the NAPA 500 Sunday, the final Winston Cup race of the season, whi
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Ricky Rudd, whose average finish is 11th this season, gets loose in qualifying, spins the Havoline 28 Ford and hits the wall. He was last today.
Look at Rick Mast go, he puts the Conseco Pontiac in the 11th starting spot.
Stacy Compton had a decent run, qualifying 27th in the Kodiac Ford. But no one could touch Jeff Gordon. He scorches the field with a lap of 194 point 274 miles an hour. Now your top 25.


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Little E was 29th, Elliott Sadler 37th, Jeff Burton 41st and Darrell Waltrip 49th.


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It wasn't a fairy-tale wedding for a Pennsylvania couple, but it was special none- the- less.
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A Harrisburg couple tied the knot at Penn State Children's Hospital today.
Their six-week-old son is hospitalized there.
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((JOHN WOLFE/FATHER; HE'S THE BEST MAN AND HE ALSO GAVE HIS MOTHER AWAY AT THE SAME TIME.))
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Jon Brandon Wolfe is getting over a case of pneumonia and should be out of the hospital within a week.
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