[1-News-Head]

[TALENT=Keith]

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[V/O-NAT]
A massive search in the suburbs north of D-C fails to locate the suspect in yesterday's Salem abduction. We'll let you know what's become of the Powell family.
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[TALENT=Keith]


Also coming up on NEWS 7: Will revenue projections meet the demands of the diminishing car tax?

[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


In sports, Virginia and Virginia Tech open their men's basketball seasons this weekend, George Welsh and one of his players talk about their fans need for better alarm clocks,
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[VO-NAT]


and an alarming day at Atlanta for Ricky Rudd as he puts the Havoline Ford into the wall in qualifying.
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[WX-Head]
[TALENT=Robin]
[SS=None]


The weekend weather brings more clouds than sun and more cold temperatures than warm. Plan accordingly. More on the forecast and our Friday WeatherSchool just ahead.

[Video-Open]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=Video Open]
[GRAPHIC=News7at6]



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[VO-NAT]

The ordeal of a woman and three children abducted in Salem comes to an end in Landover, Maryland.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]

Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.

[Salem-abduction]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=00-34 TC1:39:16]
[GRAPHIC=NEws 7 at Six]


Kimberly Powell managed to escape from her ex-husband- -carrying the kids to safety.
Suspect Glenn Dexter Powell remains at large in suburban Washington.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Prince Georges Co., MD]


The Powells spent last night in an Extended StayAmerica motel. Around 10 o'clock 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]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=actually kept her there....]
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[VO-NAT]


And police mounted a massive manhunt for Glenn Powell. Though he's said to be on foot, shortly before nightfall, police 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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[State-Revenues]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#00-36 TC1:49:24]
[GRAPHIC=VA Budget]


How big is the hole in the next state budget?
The Gilmore administration is NOT offering a number.
But today, the second legislative money committee in two days heard various estimates.
[Double Boxes=Keith and Ellen/State Microwave]


Ellen Qualls is in our Richmond newsroom.
[Live=Ellen Full/StateMicrowave]
[SUPER=@Ellen1;]
[SUPER=05-Richmond;]


Keith, House analysts say we face a shortfall of upwards of 200 million dollars.
Senate analysts say 480 million.
Remember, Jim Gilmore's number one priority as governor is "no car tax," which will eventually cost more than a BILLION dollars a year.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=So as lawmakers]
[SUPER=01-Ron Tillet/Virginia Finance Secretary; :18]
[SUPER=01-Del. Phil Hamilton/(R) Newport News; :26]
[SUPER=01-Del. Ken Plum/(D) Reston; :45]
[RUNS=1:09]
[OUT Q=major budget crisis in Virginia.]

(( So as lawmakers try to get a preview of what the Governor's budget will include on December 20th... his finance secretary explains how to tap into the Rainy Day Fund.
[sot 10:58:37]

((RON TILLETT/VIRGINIA FINANCE SECRETARY: IF IN FACT, YOU HAD REVENUE SLOWING, OR SOME OTHER ACTION THAT BROUGHT YOU TO REDUCE YOUR APPROPRIATIONS MORE THAN 192 MILLION DOLLARS, THAT OPTION'S ON THE TABLE. FOR THE LEGISLATURE. AS WELL AS THE GOVERNOR.)) [runs:15]

[sot TAPE ONE 11:17:16]

((DEL. PHIL HAMILTON/R-NEWPORT NEWS: IF WE MADE A DECISION...WHATEVER EXPENDITURES WE FEEL ARE PRIORITY.)) [runs:16 ]
[sot TAPE TWO 11:27:39 ]

((DEL. KEN PLUM/D-RESTON: WHEN WE LEFT LAST YEAR, WE LEFT SOME PROGRAMS UNFUNDED... WORST CASE SCENARIO... MAJOR BUDGET CRISIS IN VIRGINIA.)) [runs:24 ]))
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[Live=Ellen Full/State Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Richmond;]


The car tax goes to 70 percent phase-out next year.
That means the state pays 70 percent.
Or, if Ron Tillett can't make the budget picture brighter, a revenue trigger halts it-- leaving Jim Gilmore with a car tax only half phased out when he leaves office.
[Double Boxes=Keith and Ellen/State Microwave]
(Question: So is there any talk of budget cuts?)



[D&S]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-37 TC1:29:10]
[GRAPHIC=Volvo]


A 148-million-dollar expansion at Volvo is saving the jobs of some employees, but it also may be sealing the doom of another local company.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Dublin;]


D and S Distribution stored and transported parts used to make trucks at Volvo's Dublin plant.
Volvo made up at least 97-percent of the company's business.
But since Volvo built on-site warehouses to store its OWN parts, D and S has lost its means of support.
D and S currently has 134 employees.
Human resources managers there say if they can't replace Volvo's business, they'll have to cut back significantly on staffing.
Volvo union leaders say the expansion provided jobs for 88 workers who were just laid off from their truck assembly lines.
D and S officials are hoping to find new customers soon.
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[Voting-Machine]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-42 TC39:55]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2000]


There likely won't be a President-Elect until at least next week.
The Florida Supreme Court has ordered Secretary of State Katherine Harris to delay certification of the state's presidential vote totals.
She had planned to certify the vote and declare a winner at noon tomorrow.
The court indicated that hand recounts in Broward and Palm Beach counties should continue, and set a hearing for Monday afternoon.
Meanwhile, a Fairlawn company hopes to capitalize on all the vote count confusion in Florida.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski Co.;]


Quad Media makes electronic voting booths that give instantaneous results and are accessible to people with all types of disabilities.
The company started off 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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[BUMP SOTS]
[IN Q=NATS: Batman and Robin,]
[NATSOT 1:22:12 - :14]
((NAT SOT MACHINE: BATMAN AND ROBIN, INDEPENDENT, IS NOW CHECKED.))
[SOT 1:29:40 - :49]

((BERNARD LAFLEUR/QUAD MEDIA CEO: WE'RE STILL BASICALLY BACK IN THE DARK AGES. IF YOU THINK OF PUNCH CARDS, THAT'S A 1950S TECHNOLOGY. IN MOST PARTS OF THE COUNTRY, WE COULD BE BASICALLY VOTING WITH A QUILL. ))
[SUPER=01-Bernard LaFleur/Quad Media CEO;]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=with a quill.]
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[VO-NAT]


The kiosks run about 10-thousand dollars each, but developers say their 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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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=NONE]


The Roanoke Civic Center is cashing in on a new parking policy.
Still ahead on News 7 at Six, we'll see if it's hurting attendance.
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[VO-NAT]


And work is already underway-- but folks in Lexington are celebrating the ground-breaking for a new hospital.
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[Patterson]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-40 TC1:13:01]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


Additional charges are pending against a Bedford radio personality accused of taking indecent liberties with children.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford]


59- year- old James William Patterson pleaded guilty to five felony counts today.
The incidents took place in the early 1980's at W-B-L-T radio station and on Boy Scout camping trips outside of central Virginia.
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[SOT 13:26:01]
[IN Q=Because he]

((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.))
[SUPER=01-Randy Krantz/Bedford Co. Prosecutor]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=that is a felony.]
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[VO-NAT]


Krantz says Patterson used his position as a Boy Scout leader and general manager of W-B-L-T to try and persuade the boys to perform indecent acts.
Two new charges were sworn out this afternoon involving an incident in the summer of 1999 with a boy under the age of ten.
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[Sluder]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=00-39 TC1:09:30]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Invest.]


A five-year-old unsolved shooting in Bedford is now being treated as a murder. A search warrant has been issued, the first in an investigation that started a year and a half ago.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford]


Loria Sluder died of a gunshot wound to the head at the mobile home of her estranged husband Roy in June of 1995.
Police originally treated her death as a suicide.
After prodding from Sluder's family and an unnamed source, police began to consider it a homicide. Investigators recently searched Roy Sluder's home for blood samples, clothing, and shotgun shells. They also took a 20 inch piece of ceiling and a light-switch cover.
The investigation will take until early next year. No charges have been filed.
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[Andrews]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Accident Invest.]


In Bedford County, what was first reported as a traffic accident has now led to murder charges being filed against a woman.
34- year- old Tammy Jane Andrews was arrested yesterday on a second degree murder warrant.
Police say Andrews was behind the wheel of a car on May 20th when she allegedly ran over and killed her boyfriend, Francis Todd Penton.
Andrews had initially told police Penton was driving when his car crashed and he was thrown from the vehicle.

[Smith]


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


A Roanoke man was arrested this week for impersonating a U-S Marshal.
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[TAKE FULL SCREEN PICTURE]
Twenty- eight year old Brian W. Smith allegedly convinced a woman she was "in grave danger from a drug gang."
He said he'd been assigned to protect her and re-locate her to safety in another country.
Smith allegedly got her to withdraw money from her bank account and rent cars to advance what he claimed was a "deep undercover drug operation."
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=None]


U-S Marshal Larry Maddox considers it a "severe case of stalking."
Smith has a history of fraud charges. He's now in the Roanoke City Jail.

[Stocks]


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


A roller coaster end to a roller coaster week on Wall Street. [TAKE DOW, NASDAQ & BLOOMBERG PAGE ]
[RUNS=:30]
[SUPER=x5000;]
[SUPER=270-y/26.16/10629.87/y/4.75/3027.13/y/0.66/114.27;]


The DOW dropped 26 points today, NASDAQ fell five.
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[New-Hospital]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=00-41 TC41:07]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A new home is in the works for Stonewall Jackson Hospital.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington]


Construction is already underway for a new five story building that will replace the old hospital.
Most of the old hospital will be torn down.
Hospital officials held a ground breaking ceremony today.
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[SOT27:30]
[IN Q=It's a twenty million dollar building]

((IT'S A TWENTY MILLION DOLLAR BUILDING IT WILL ALSO HAVE TWO MILLION DOLLARS WORTH OF NEW FURNISHINGS AND EQUIPMENT AND WILL BE GEARED LARGELY TOWARDS OUTPATIENT SERVICE WHICH IS NOW ABOUT 60 TO 65 PERCENT OF WHAT WE DO))
[SUPER=01-Robert Huch/ Stonewall Jackson Hospital CEO]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=we do]
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[VO-NAT]


Officials say a new hospital is needed to meet the needs of the Rockbridge area's growing older population.
The building is expected to be completed by the fall of 2002.
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[Civic-Center]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=00-48 TC18:32]
[GRAPHIC=none]

A family of four will fork over an extra eight bucks to see a Roanoke Express hockey game this season. That's because last spring, the Civic Center started charging a dollar more per ticket to any event, and the Express raised their prices by another dollar. Tina Tenret checked how much the Civic Center's made -- and some tips for getting those bucks back.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=nat sot]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jim Evans/Roanoke Civic Center Mgr.; :31]
[SUPER=01-Mike Doyle/Roanoke Express; 1:01]
[SUPER=@Tina1; 1:18]
[RUNS=1:29]
[OUT Q=Tina Tenret News7 Roanoke]
(((///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
((nat sot hockey))

[RUNS:03] Watching this weekend's hockey game will cost you eight to fifteen bucks a seat. And if you think you've been parking for free at the Roanoke Civic Center --
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[SOT]

((dixie chicks concert)) [RUNS:03] you're wrong. Last spring the Civic Center scrapped its two dollar per car parking fee but tacked a dollar onto every ticket, whether for a concert or a crafts fair. In six months the venue has raked in an extra 30-thousand-bucks and expects to finish the year with an extra 100-thousand-dollars.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 10:40:48]
[IN Q=If we can improve]

((JIM EVANS/CIVIC CENTER MANAGER: IF WE CAN IMPROVE OUR BOTTOM LINE BY 100-THOUSAND-DOLLARS THAT'S 100-THOUSAND-DOLLARS THAT'S NOT NECESSARY FROM TAX MONEY FOR OPERATIONS ON A DAILY BASIS.)) [RUNS:09]
[OUT Q=DAILY BASIS]

Or, it means extra cash for goodies like brand name concession stands -- a new scoreboard -- and handicapped seating.

But with hockey turnout already down -- will an extra eight or ten bucks scare families off?
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 12:33:10]
[IN Q=I don't think]

((I DON'T THINK IT WILL REALLY AFFECT OUR ATTENDANCE.)) [RUNS:03]
[OUT Q=affect our attendance]

You've just got to know about the new discounts.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 12:32:53]
[SOT ]
[IN Q=You can present]

((YOU CAN PRESENT YOUR KROGER CARD AT THE BOX OFFICE AND GET A DOLLAR OFF ANY OF THE ADULT OR CHILD PRICED TICKETS. WE HAVE A MAJOR PROMOTION STARTING WITH PEPSI NEXT WEEK WHERE KIDS CAN GET IN FREE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT. BUTT BUTT BUTT TINA TENRET/NEWS7: THIS WEEKEND THE ROANOKE EXPRESS TAKES ON TRENTON -- ONE OF THE TOP RANKED TEAMS IN THE LEAGUE -- AND HOPING FOR A WINNING SEASON BOTH ATHLETICALLY AND FINANCIALLY. TINA TENRET NEWS7 ROANOKE)) [RUNS:26]
[OUT Q=Tina Tenret News7 Roanoke]))



[Sports tease]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


Qualifying from Atlanta, the Express wishes they could forget the Titans Tech's football team has the weekend off while Virginia takes on N.C. State in a non-telvised game, the Cavs talk about that,
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[VO-NAT]

and UVa's men's hoops team opens tonight against Long Island.
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[S-Qualify]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-77]
[GRAPHIC=ATLANTA]

The 34th and final Winston Cup race of the season is Sunday at the Atlanta Motor Speedway. Jeff Gordon captured the top spot in Bud Pole qualifying while other drivers did not fare as well.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Hampton, GA/espn2; :00]


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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[WIPE TO MOTION]
[SUPER=#556]
[SUPER=X5016;]
[SUPER=0107-1. Jeff Gordon/194.274/2. Jerry Nadeau//3. Dale Jarrett//4. Dave Blaney//5. Todd Bodine//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-6. Mark Martin//7. Jeremy Mayfield//8. Dale Earnhardt//9. Bobby Labonte//10. Wally Dallenbach//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-11. Rick Mast//12. Ward Burton//13. Ken Schrader//14. Terry Labonte//15. Joe Nemechek//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-16. Jimmy Spencer//17. Tony Stewart//18. Steve Park//19. Sterling Marlin//20. Rusty Wallace//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-21. Johnny Benson//22. Brett Bodine//23. Matt Kenseth//24. Kurt Busch//25. Michael Waltrip//;]
[RUNS=:25]
[OUT Q=...Last driver."]
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[TALENT=steve]
[GRAPHIC=ATLANTA]

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


[S-UVA]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-86]
[GRAPHIC=ACC]


The Virginia football team closes out it's ACC schedule tomorrow against N.C State in Charlottesville. The game kicks off at 2:30 and is NOT televised.
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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.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="]
[SUPER=01-George Welsh/12-6 Record vs N.C. State; :00]
[SUPER=01-Brad Barnes/UVa Senior Offensive Tackle; :16]
[RUNS=:26]
[OUT Q=....can't get up"]
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[S-College]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Liberty]


In other games, Liberty takes on Appalachian State on the road at two PM tomorrow.
[GRAPHIC=ODAC]


Two ODAC teams battle in the first round of the Division III playoffs tomorrow. Emory & Henry hosts Western Maryland and Bridgewater tackles Washington & Jefferson on the road, both games are at noon.

[S-Cavs]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-76]
[GRAPHIC=UVa basketball]

The college basketball season begins for the 25th ranked Virginia men's team tonight. The Cavaliers open with Long Island University at 7:30 PM at University Hall.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/1999 Season; :00]


UVa center "slash" forward Travis Watson was the ACC's fourth leading rebounder a season ago despite being the shortest center in the league. The Cavaliers feel rebounding was one area that needed improving this season. Fans will see tonight.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="i think]
[SUPER=01-Travis Watson/UVa Sophomore Forward; :00]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=....improve it"]
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[S-VT]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-81 (11:21)]
[GRAPHIC=Tech Hoops]


The Virginia Tech mens's basketball team opens the season tomorrow hosting V-M-I at the Cassell.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :]


The preseason hype for both teams has been centered around youth.
Both teams will rely heavily on freshman in their starting lineups.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="They're going...]
[SUPER=01-Ricky Stokes/Virginia Tech Head Coach; :]
[RUNS=:27]
[OUT Q=....as well."]
[ANCHOR=Steve]
[GRAPHIC=Hold Logo]


The Hokies and Keydets will tip it off at the Cassell at 2 oclock.

[S-Express]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-88]
[GRAPHIC=Express/Trenton]


The Roanoke Express is in Trenton tonight trying to snap a four game losing streak.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]


The Titans post the ECHL's second best record at 9 and 2 and the Express knows it will have to be on it's toes to win.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="i think]
[SUPER=01-Perry Florio/Express Head Coach; :00]
[SUPER=01-Ben Schust/Express Leading Scorer; :21]
[RUNS=:27]
[OUT Q=....pick the game up"]

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