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Coming up on News 7-
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It's not over yet- Despite some major knocks to Al Gore's campaign- a live report coming up.
Should it stay or should it go? The latest on the Victory Stadium debate.
So you want to go the gator bowl? Coming up, a look at lodging-
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[Talent=Jean]

News 7 is next.

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A major blow to Al Gore's campaign- A judge in Leon County Florida says no to Gore's request for hand recounts.
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((THE EVIDENCE DOES NOT ESTABLISH ANY ILLEGALITY, DISHONESTY, GROSS NEGLIGENCE, IMPROPER INFLUENCE, COERCION OR FRAUD IN THE BALLOTS OR COURT PROCESSES.))
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[OUT Q=or court processes.]
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[Recount]


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This is not over yet though- Lawyers for Al Gore are turning back to the Florida Supreme Court- where they'll ask the justices to overturn today's decision.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean and Terisa /Newspath;]


Terisa Estacio is covering the ongoing dispute and sorts it all out for us- from Tallahassee.
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[***ROLLED FROM NEWSPATH***]
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[IN Q=after a]
[SUPER=701-Judge Sanders Sauls/Leon Co. Circuit Court ]
[SUPER=701-David Boies/Gore Attorney]
[SUPER=701-George W. Bush/(R) Presidential Candidate]
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[OUT Q=process entirely.]

((After a whirlwind of court decisions, the U.S. Presidency tonight--could be slipping even further away from Al Gore.

It was the Florida Circuit Court that dealt the vice president-- his latest and possibly heaviest-- blow.
SOT: Judge N. Sanders Sauls/Leon County Circuit Court

Even before the decision was announced... the Gore team was preparing its appeal.
SOT: David Boies/Albert Gore's Attorney

The circuit court decision -- followed a ruling by the US Supreme Court....which set aside the manual recounts...and sent the case back to Florida's Supreme Court for explanation.
With two court decisions under their belt-- the Republicans were all but smiles-- and again--- gingerly continued mount

ing pressure on Gore to concede the election.
SOT: George W Bush/Republican Presidential Candidate

"Time for Democrats and Al Gore to consider their actions" (Paraphrased) The Democrats are trying to maintain a positive posture, but even they admit they are running out of time and options.
While the December 12th deadline for choosing electors in Florida looms large, the state legislature is sure to act before Dec. 18 and avoid the elimination of Florida from the process entirely. ))
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[Goodlatte]


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Will Congress be called on to choose the next President? That's one possible scenario-
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=703-Lynchburg]

if Florida's presidential electors are somehow disqualified.
But Sixth District representative Bob Goodlatte says the matter will more likely be decided in the courts.
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[SOT 12:17:41]
[IN Q=Or by]

((REP. BOB GOODLATTE/R- 6TH DISTRICT: OR BY VICE PRESIDENT GORE SIMPLY SAYING 'I DON'T WANT TO PUT THE COUNTRY THROUGH THIS'. IT IS VERY DIFFICULT TO ACCEPT A LOSS IN SUCH A VERY, VERY CLOSE CONTEST, BUT NONETHELESS, FOR THE GOOD OF THE COUNTRY, I HOPE THAT HE WOULD SEE FIT TO DO THAT.))
[SUPER=701-Rep. Bob Goodlatte/(R) 6th District]
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[OUT Q=to do that.]
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[VO-NAT]


Goodlatte was in Lynchburg today, donating just over a thousand dollars to the Legacy Museum of African American History.
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[Roanoke-Fatal]


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An elderly Roanoke man died this evening after he was hit by a car.
92-year old (Bow-in) Bowen Louis Schrader was hit around 4:30 this afternoon on Signal Hill Avenue Northwest.
The driver of the car said he saw Schrader, then was blinded by the sun.
Schrader was taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital where he died.

[Car-Seats]


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Knowing how to put children in safety seats correctly could be the difference between life and death.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC]


New video shows what can happen when a child is improperly restrained.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety video shows child-sized dummies smashed by airbags and thrown into windows.
The Institute says until children are 12 months old and at least 20 pounds- they should be placed in rear-facing safety seats in the back seat of a car.
After that- they should be moved into front-facing safety seats- but still in the back seat.
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[Brediger-Home]


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The 12-year-old hiker injured at Dragon's Tooth last month is back at home in Roanoke tonight.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./November;]

Sam (Bread--igur) Brediger suffered a skull fracture and went into a coma when he slipped and fell more than 75 feet November 11th. He's been recovering at the Kluge (Clue-Gee) Childrens' Rehab Center in Charlottesville.
[SUPER=04-Saturday;]

Hundreds turned out at Hidden Valley Junior High Saturday for a benefit to raise money for Sam's medical bills. More than 14-thousand dollars was donated. Sam is continuing his recovery at home.
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[Victory-Stadium]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Roanoke City Council took up the future of Victory Stadium today, but the debate will last a while longer.
Joe Dashiell reports on the steps council took this afternoon, and the questions that still need answering.
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[SUPER=01-George Miller/William Fleming High School; :09]
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((Members of City Council, and citizens who use Victory Stadium agree... the current condition of the Roanoke landmark is an embarrassment.
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[IN Q=Now that i've retired from football]

((NOW THAT I'VE RETIRED FROM FOOTBALL, I'M STILL ANSWERING QUESTIONS FROM FORMER ATHLETES AND PRESENT ATHLETES ALIKE, COACH WHY DO WE HAVE TO PLAY UNDER THESE CONDITIONS, WHY IS IT THAT WE CAN GO ELSEWHERE AND PLAY UNDER MUCH BETTER CONDITIONS THAN PLAYING AT HOME. I'D RATHER PLAY AWAY.)) [RUNS:20]
[OUT Q=rather play away.]


But what they don't agree on... is what to do about the problem.
Some, including Mayor Ralph Smith, want to renovate the structure, while other members favor building a new smaller facility.
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[IN Q=I could not agree more]

((I COULD NOT AGREE MORE WITH THOSE WHO THINK THAT WE ARE FAR PAST THE TIME TODAY TO FINALLY BE HAVING THIS DISCUSSION IN PUBLIC WITH THE PARTICIPATION AND OBSERVATION OF THE PUBLIC.)) [RUNS:14]
[OUT Q=observation of the public.]


The resolution city council approved did not settle the issue... but it may move council closer to a decision.
The next round comes December 18th when City Manager Darlene Burcham will reveal her recommendation.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))

[M'ville-unemployment]


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Virginia's unemployment rate is at its lowest point in decades.
The same goes for Roanoke, Lynchburg and Danville.
According to the numbers Martinsville is also recovering.
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That's good news considering Tultex shut down and laid off 25- hundred workers in 1998- After that, the city's unemployment rate jumped from five percent to almost 20 percent.
But recent back-to-school staffing and holiday- retail hiring has slimmed Martinsville's unemployment rate down to about eight percent.
All of the three former Tultex buildings have been sold - one to Sara Lee Activewear.
Sara Lee plans to hire some 300 hundred workers once its distribution center is up and running.
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[Gator-Tickets]


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There are still plenty of tickets available for Hokie fans who want to go to the Gator Bowl...
But travel agents say lodging is scarce.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]


Virginia Tech's ticket office has sold more than 12-thousand seats -- at 40 dollars apiece -- to the Gator Bowl so far.
Tech expects as many as 20-thousand Hokie fans to descend on Jacksonville for the game.
But travel agents say they'll have a hard time finding a hotel room nearby.
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[SOT 17:43 - 17:54]
[IN Q=Clemson having]

((BILL ORTEGA/UNIVERSITY TRAVEL OWNER: THE MAJOR OBSTACLE IS HOTEL ROOMS. CLEMSON HAVING THE JUMP ON US FOR TWO WEEKS ALREADY TOOK MOST OF THE ROOMS, SO THERE'S NOT REALLY THAT MANY ROOMS AVAILABLE. THE PRICES HAVE GONE UP CONSIDERABLY BECAUSE THE DEMAND IS THERE.))
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University travel offers a three-night package, including airfare, that runs from one-thousand to 11-hundred-50 per person for a double room.
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[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
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From suspense novels to old-time tales of Southwest Virginia.
An award-winning author returns to his roots next on News 7.
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[VO-NAT]


And later, chainsaws take down a relic of World War Two-- in the middle of a German forest.
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[Sports-preview]


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((Hey folks this is Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office on this Manic Monday that would see Roanoke College lose again at home, and VMI give UVa fits at Cameron. Plus, Norv gets fired as his offensive assistant gets promoted. Plus, Vick fails to get an invite to the Heisman ceremony and Frank gets framed by Faith tonight on the Big 7.))

[Baldacci]


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His suspense novel "Absolute Power" was turned into a major motion picture.
Now the award winning author is going back to his roots.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

Richmond-born David Baldacci (Bal-da-chi) stopped briefly at the Ram's Head Book Shop in Roanoke tonight to sign copies of his new release "Wish You Well." Baldacci says the novel is set in rural Southwest Virginia - and draws on stories his mother and grandmother told him.

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[IN Q=The story is...]

((DAVID BALDACCI/AUTHOR, "WISH YOU WELL": THE STORY IS FICTIONAL IN "WISH YOU WELL" BUT THE SETTING IS NOT. I'VE CHANGED THE NAMES A LITTLE BIT, BUT HOW THE CHARACTERS IN THE BOOK GREW UP, LIVED, SURVIVED THE DYNAMICS OF THE REGION WITH THE COAL MINES, TOWNSFOLK, FARMERS...THATS ALL BASED ON THE LIFE THEY LIVED IN THE 30S AND 40S.))
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Baldacci is making stops in three dozen Southern cities to promote the book.
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[Rapper-Preacher]


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From authors to former rap stars- Mase (mace) will be making a stop in Lynchburg this holiday season.
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[VO-NAT]
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The former international rap star will deliver a Christmas Eve service at Court Street Baptist.
He's now known as Minister Mase, and has turned away from a multi- million dollar career as a rapper to preach to young people.
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[SOT 19:46:24]
[IN Q=He also began]

((JASON GIAMBRONE/COURT ST. BAPTIST CHURCH: HE ALSO BEGAN GOING INTO THE SAME COMMUNITIES, TRYING TO REACH THE SAME PEOPLE THAT HE REACHED AS A RAP ARTIST IN A NEGATIVE WAY, AND IS NOW GOING INTO THOSE COMMUNITIES TO REDIRECT THE YOUNG PEOPLE AND YOUNG ADULTS IN THOSE COMMUNITIES.))
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The service featuring Minister Mase will get underway Christmas Eve at two.
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[bane]


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Charges have been brought against a Roanoke man and his wife for allegedly building homes without contractors' licenses.
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Phillip Bane and his wife Patricia were responsible for building this house on Autumn Lane. State inspectors found a cracked foundation, interior wall damage, and vinyl siding that wasn't properly attached to the house. So they worked with the city prosecutors to bring charges against the Banes. The city has forced the couple to stop construction in the past for building violations. They will be tried in January.
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Phillip Bane has refused to talk to News7.

[DeMoranville]


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He was on probation for conspiring to kill a Mongtomery County judge.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford/October 8;]


But an October standoff with police in Radford may put 29-year-old Christopher DeMoranville behind bars for a while.
A judge sentenced him to seven months in jail on misdemeanor charges today.
Meanwhile, eight felony charges of assaulting officers were sent to a grand jury.
Police say DeMoranville held officers at bay for 11 hours when they went to arrest him at a Radford mobile home.
It was just three months earlier that Demoranville pled guilty to conspiring to kill a Circuit Court judge.
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[Botetourt-Explosion]


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An 18-year-old in Botetourt County who helped make an explosive that killed his friend now faces felony charges.
Sheriff's deputies have charged Geoffrey Glass with making, possessing and transporting a firebomb. His friend 20-year-old Mike Henry died when the firecracker went off last month. Two boys who were there did NOT take part in making the explosive, according to the commonwealth's attorney. Glass will be arraigned December 28th.

[NW-Clinic]


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Residents of Northwest Roanoke will now have better access to health care right in their own backyard.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The Kuumba (Ku-oom-ba) Community Health and Wellness Center has moved-in.
The center offers family medicine for all ages.
And anyone can come regardless of ability to pay.
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[SOT 33:50]
[IN Q=I think it's great]

((EVELYN MANNING/PATIENT: I THINK IT'S GREAT. WHEN I HEARD IT WAS A CLINIC HERE AND ACCORDING TO INCOME. SO MANY PEOPLE DON'T HAVE INSURANCE AND CAN NOT AFFORD TO GO TO THE DOCTOR AND THEREFORE THINGS JUST GO RIGHT ON BY AND IT'S ESCALATING TILL IT'S OUT OF CONTROL))
[SUPER=01-Evelyn Manning/Patient]
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[VO-NAT]


The Center is not a free clinic -- but does offer a sliding scale fee for those who qualify.
The Center is on Melrose Avenue and is open Monday thru Friday.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
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It's not Big Brother keeping an eye on the Roanoke City Market and other landmarks-- it's a new website.
Coming up on News 7, find out how to log on.
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[VO-NAT]


And black panther sightings are rare--this one's even more so.
We'll explain why when we return.
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[Swastika-Tree]


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Forest rangers in Germany put chain saws to a cluster of trees today-
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[SUPER=75-Zernikow, Germany;]


Take a look from above and you'll see why- The trees form a huge swastika- It's believed a forest warden planted them in 1938 out of enthusiasm for Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler.
Today chain saws roared- foresters began cutting the 25 of the 57 trees-
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[Webcam]


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Bet you never knew you were being watched as you walked past the Patrick Henry Hotel downtown.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

But tiny cameras are broadcasting live pictures onto a website called cam-around-town dot-com. The electronic eyes are mounted on the city market building, inside the Z-101 studios, on top of the Patrick Henry Hotel downtown and on the Amerisuites hotel on Hershberger. One woman logs onto the website to see Community Hospital.
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[SOT 11:26:30]
[IN Q=She said]

((SHE SAID SHE LIKED OUR SITE BECAUSE SHE WATCHED THE LIGHTS GO ON AND OFF AT COMMUNITY HOSPITAL AT NIGHT, WHEN IT WAS SHOWING.))
[SUPER=01-Tom Starke/Website President;]
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[OUT Q=when it was showing]
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[VO-NAT]

Starke says the site got 120-thousand-hits in October alone. People have logged on from Tonga, Australia, Vietnam, and Morocco. Next week five new cameras go up at the Mill Mountain Zoo, showing the Roanoke Valley, the snow leopards and the llamas.
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You can find a link to the cam-around-town site in the Webwatch section of our homepage at WDBJ-7- dot- com.
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[Panther]


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A cougar sized cat has been seem roaming one Canadian community just across the border from Buffalo.
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[VO-NAT 16:02:47]
[SUPER=03-Lake Erie, ON]


Now the manager for the S-P-C-A in Fort Erie Ontario videotaped what appears to be a black panther.
The weekend sighting confirms reports of a panther or mountain lion roaming a wooded area of Fort Erie for about 4 years.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=16:02:18]

((TOM LEACH/SPCA: THE THING IS HE'S BEEN SEEN DURING THE DAY, THAT COULD BE A BIT OF A CONCERN.))
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[OUT Q=a concern.]
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[VO-NAT]


The 200 pound cat has been sighted about 25 times.
Officials are considering bringing in a trapper to capture the animal.
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[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-74 15633tc & Extra]

Hoops highlights from Cameron Hall as VMI gives UVa fits. The Roanoke men continue to struggle on the hardwood. We'll hear from Norv Turner as his replacement, plus Vick on the heisman and Georgia fires it's football coach. But first in tonight's Extra Point -
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[VO-NAT]

Faith Hill and husband Tim McGraw were in Richmond last night at the Coliseum. They are favorites of Tech coach Frank Beamer, who had a chance to meet the two before last night's bowl announcement kept him in Blacksburg
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :10]

However, he did get an early Christmas present to ease the pain of not seeing Faith. Roanoke disc jockey Lisa Jo Elliott of Jammin' WJJS pulled a few strings and managed to get Beamer a poster from the couple's "Soul to Soul" tour personally autographed to Frank - best wishes Faith and Tim. Now some college basketball scores.
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[S-VMI]


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The 16th ranked Virginia Cavaliers came across Afton Mountain last night and rolled into Lexington
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to tangle with Bart Bellairs's VMI Keydets at Cameron Hall.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington/UVa vs. VMI - HTS; :00]

UVa head coach Pete Gillen was an assistant at VMI from 1976-to-78 when the Keydets sued to rock the pit. Last night his Cavs were the ones doing the rocking as they jumped out to a 12 point halftime lead. But VMI played a solid game against the Cavs and when Eric Mann scored in the low post the lead by 72-to-65 with 9 minutes and 30 seconds to play. But that's when Roger Mason Junior but the Cavs on the his back and took over.
[SUPER=33-Virginia #16/89/VMI/70;]

Virginia outscored VMI 17-to-5 the rest of the way to post the 89-to-70 win. Mason finished with 23 as UVa moves to 5 and 0 and VMI falls to 1 and 4.
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[S-Roanoke]


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The Roanoke College men's basketball team is finding out the hard way in this early part of the season than playing with bulls eye on their chests can, at times be a trying experience. The Maroons fell to 1 and 2 in the ODAC after losing
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Randolph-Macon vs. Roanoke; :00]

to Randolph-Macon last night at the Bast Center, as Alex Phillips led Roanoke on to the hardwood. Off the opening tip, Roanoke gets aggressive as Jason Strickland rips the ball away from a couple of stunned Yellow Jackets and takes it all the way to the hole for the layin. The Maroons are in front. Roanoke would work the ball around to Phillips. He will take the long jumper and get a friendly bounce on the baseline as it appeared Roanoke would have an easy night at the office.
[SUPER=33-Randolph-Macon/63/Roanoke/54;]

But Macon's Tim Smith takes the outlet pass, pulls up and drains the jumper as Randy Mac hands Roanoke its second straight home setback by getting the 63-to-54 win.
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Roanoke committed 30 turnovers, shot just 35 percent. The Maroons played again without the services of preseason all-American guard Brad Dunleavy, who is injured.

[S-Turner]


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The Redskins fired head coach Norv Turner yesterday morning after seven sub-par seasons. Sunday's missed field goal against the Giants sealed his fate, but Turner has been in trouble for a long time. He coached 109 games in Washington and lost 59 of them.
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[OUT Q=...right now."]
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One of Turner's top offensive assistants Terry Robiskie, who also coached with the Raiders will take over the team as head coach on and interim basis.
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[S-Skins]


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[WIPE TO ENG#!!!!!!!!!!!!!!]



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[SUPER=01-Terry Robiskie/New Redskins Head Coach; :00]
[SUPER=01-Daniel Snyder/Redskins Owner; 19]
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[OUT Q=...IN WASHINGTON."]
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Robiskie has been coaching in the NFL for 19 years - 7 with the Redskins. His first challenge is beating Dallas this coming Sunday on the road.

[S-Vick]


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Michael Vick will not be at the Heisman festivities this Saturday night. The invitations went out today and Vick did not get one.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/October 28; :00]

Vick was the favorite to win the award in the preseason. But an ankle injury suffered against Pittsburgh killed his Heisman hopes. I asked Michael if had a heisman ballot - would he put himself in the top five?
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[SUPER=01-Michael Vick/8 TD Passes This Season; :00]
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[OUT Q=...my way sometimes."]
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[ANCHOR=Mike]
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The four finalists for the 2000 Heisman that will announced this Saturday night are Chris Weinke, Drew Brees, LaDainian Tomlinson and Josh Heupel

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[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[GRAPHIC=UVA FB]

The Virginia Cavaliers now know they will be playing the Georgia Bulldogs in the O'ahu Bowl on Christmas Eve night in Hawaii at 8:30 eastern time.
[GRAPHIC=GEORGIA]

But they don't know who'll be coaching Georgia. Last night the Bulldogs fired Jim Donnan after a 7-and-4 season. If he isn't allowed to coach the bowl game, the Georgia players say they might not play.
[GRAPHIC=WELSH]

Virginia coach George Welsh says he definitely will coach the bowl game But as of tonight, his plans for next season are still up in the air.
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[SUPER=01-Jerton Evans/UVa Safety; :00]
[SUPER=01-Brad Barnes/UVa Senior Offensive Lineman; :]
[SUPER=01-Dan Ellis/UVa Senior Quarterback; :]
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[OUT Q=seven wins"]

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