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Coming up on News 7-
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The state has the right to take over your land for progress- but some people want changes to that law.
Also tonight the sports team dresses up and awards the top football players in the region.
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[Talent=Jean]


Plus a pacifier recall to tell you about.
News 7 is next.

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The Presidential Race is not over yet.
Florida's Republican Controlled Legislature now calls a special session for Friday- to possibly appoint its own slate of Presidential Electors.
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((MY PRIMARY GOAL IS TO ENSURE THAT FLORIDA'S VOTERS ARE NOT DISENFRANCHISED.))
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[OUT Q=are not disenfranchised.]
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[Presidency]


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Al Gore's lawyers call the move questionable and disappointing.
While George Bush's lawyers insist lawmakers made the decision with no input form them.
Meanwhile the battle over votes goes on in two Florida courtrooms.
Democrats are challenging nearly 25-thousand absentee ballots-
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Terisa Estacio is in Tallahasee tonight- with the latest.
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[SUPER=701-Sandra Goard/Seminole Co. Elec. Super.;]
[SUPER=701-John McKay/FL State Senate President;]
[SUPER=701-George W. Bush/(R) Presidential Candidate;]
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((The Florida Supreme Court will be center stage again tomorrow-- in the drama that has become the presidential election 2000. Wednesday-- it was the dueling cases of absentee ballots....and democratic claims they were tampered with in two Florida counties. Sandra Goard, Seminole County Election Supervisor's Deposition Read by a Proxy: "Had anyone ever requested on behalf of any political party the opportunity to add the voter identification number to any request form in the past? No." A ruling in his favor in either Seminole or Martin case, could throw out thousands of ballots....and effectively hand Vice President Al Gore-- the White House. Republicans. But in one scenario....even that kind of a ruling could be superceded.... by the republican-dominated Florida Legislature....which now says it will convene in special session beginning Friday to appoint its own slate of electors. It is determined to avoid Florida's elimination from the Electoral College when it meets on December 18th. John McKay, President of Florida State Senate. We must be prudent and timely, not trying to preempt, prejudge, just protect florida voters" The Bush team meanwhile is moving ahead with what it hopes is a transition to the White House. George W Bush: "I can tell you this...when it comes to a White House staff I've pretty much made up my mind as to who should serve."))
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[Hillary]


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Who will move INTO the White House- is not known- but we do the Clinton's are moving out.
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The First lady won't be going far- when she goes to work- Today the Senator elect got a look at her new surroundings-
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((REPORTER: GOOD AFTERNOON. HILLARY: HELLO HOW ARE YOU.. GOOD TO SEE YOU.))
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The Freshmen senator-elect from New York joined several other female members of the Senate- for an informal meeting.
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[Goins]


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Governor Gilmore refused to stop the execution of Christopher Goins tonight.
The convicted murderer was pronounced dead just after nine o-clock
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[SUPER=03-Richmond/October 1994;]


Six years ago, Goins killed five members of his pregnant girlfriend's family, wounded his girlfriend and her daughter, and killed the fetus she was carrying.
It was the worst mass murder in Richmond history.
Goins turned 27 yesterday.
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[Farmville-Murders]


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The man accused of killing his ex-wife and her mother won't stand trial-- he was found temporarily incompetent today.
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53-year old Reginald Varner was also ordered to a mental facility.
His lawyer says he could be found competent to be tried later.
[SUPER=03-Farmville/July]


In July, Varner's ex-wife, Susan Varner, and her mother, Suzanne Arena, were found murdered in their homes.
The two owned Suzi's Antiques, a downtown Farmville shop that supplied Hollywood with movie costumes and sold vintage garments to celebrities.
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[Bedford-Murder]


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A shooting early this morning in Huddleston killed one man, and left a 17- year- old charged with murder.
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Authorities were called to the home on Johnson Mountain Road shortly before six A-M.
There they found 43- year- old Peter Martinez (MAR-tin-ez) lying on the bedroom floor. He had been shot in the head.
They arrested a 17-year old, who also lived in the home.
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((WE HAVE A MOTIVE, BUT WE'RE NOT GOING TO COMMENT ON IT AT THIS TIME, DUE TO THE SENSITIVE NATURE OF THE CASE.))
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Investigators are not releasing the suspect's name because he is underage.
Neighbors say the victim shared the house with his wife Dawn, and his 17- year-old son Eric. Dawn Martinez was not injured.
The suspect is being held in the Lynchburg Detention Center.

[Stewart-Fire]


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FEDERAL investigators poured over the scene of a fatal house in Roanoke.
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It has been nearly five years since Christine Duncan and her four grandchildren died in the house on Stewart Avenue.
It was only last year that local officials determined that someone set the fire. It HAD been ruled accidental.


[SUPER=04-Today]


Today A-T-F agents began reconstructing the house, using a process called "Forensic Mapping."
They'll produce a three-dimensional digital image of the house by computer that'll help local fire investigators determine the exact cause of the fire.
Officials say they have suspects in mind, but so far no arrests have been made.
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[Pacifier-Recall]


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About 16-thousand baby pacifiers are being recalled because of a choking hazard.
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[TAKE FULL SCREEN BOARD]
The consumer product safety Commisson says the Pacee pacifiers - produced by Small Beginnings - are intended for premature babies.
But the package doesn't say that and the smaller pacifiers are a choking hazard for normal sized babies. [TAKE NEXT PAGE]
The pacifiers are blue with a butterfly-shaped shield.
They come in a plastic bag with a picture of a baby sleeping with a teddy bear.
No injuries have been reported.
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[Eminent-Domain]


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As several controversial projects move forward in western Virginia, opponents are joining forces to change state law.


They hope to modify the statute that allows local governments and utilities to acquire property without a landowner's consent.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Meredyth /Newsroom;]

Meredyth Censullo has more on a battle that's brewing over the right of eminent domain.
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The proposed biomedical center in Roanoke, I-73, the AEP Power line and the Virginia Gas Pipeline project have all made headlines. All will impact homes and businesses that stand in the way. So project opponents and property owners who fear they won't be compensated fairly are looking to the Virginia General Assembly for help.
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(("SMPAC" opposes the Virginia Gas Pipeline Project. The I-73 "Regional Action Network" doesn't want an interstate crossing the Blue Ridge Parkway. And there's opposition to new power lines and a proposed biomedical center.
Now members of these groups have formed the Virginia Property Rights Coalition, to insure if their land is condemned, they'll receive what they consider fair and just compensation.
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((THEY GET THAT INITIAL OFFER, LOOK AT IT, CALL AN ATTORNEY, THE ATTORNEY SAYS "I'M GONNA CHARGE YOU X, Y, Z...THEY SETTLE BECAUSE THEY FIGURE "I MAKE MORE MONEY IF I SETTLE VERSUS GOING THROUGH ALL THE HEARTACHE OF A COURT CASE - .)) [RUNS:18]
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Brad Allen is on the Virginia Property Rights Coalition's board of Directors. He says property owners who take condemnors to court over the value of their land should be compensated for legal fees if they win .. Right now, they aren't, even if a judge rules in their favor.

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((IF THEY MAKE A FAIR OFFER THIS NEVER HAPPENS...NO ONE GOES TO COURT, NO LITIGATION EXPENSES ARE AWARDED...THIS IS WHAT WE CALL A FAIR CHECKS AND BALANCES.)) [RUNS:11]
[OUT Q=and balances.]))
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Meanwhile, the city of Roanoke will be keeping a close eye on the proposed legislation.
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In it's 2001 legislative program, city council went on record opposing new restrictions on the eminent domain powers of state and local governments.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Governor Gilmore says he's ready to make good on his promise of four-thousand new teachers.
Find out what else the governor has in store for Virginia's schools when News 7 returns.
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And a special flight from China touches down in Northern Virginia-- carrying two new residents for the Washington Zoo.
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[Sports-Preview]


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((ALRIGHT EVERY BODY, STEVE MASON IN THE 7 HOUSE TONIGHT. OUR FRIDAY FOOTBALL EXTRA AWARDS BANQUET WELCOMED TECH'S LEE SUGGS TO THE TABLE, MIKE STEVENS WILL HAVE A RECAP AND WORDS FROM SOME TOP NOTCH PLAYERS AND COACHES. BRAD JOHNSON FIRES A SHOT HEARD AROUND THE REDKSINS OWNERSHIP OFFICE, UVA BATTLES OHIO WHILE TECH TAKES ON ELON, ALL OF THIS HOT OUT OF THE OVEN IN SPORTS.))

[Winesett]


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A Wythe County man who fell through the floor of his outhouse four months ago moves into a new house next month.
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75-year-old Coolidge Winesett spent three days trapped under his privy in August, after the floorboards broke.
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Next month, he'll move into his new, FREE home with indoor plumbing.
It was paid for with state grants made available through a community assistance program.
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((COOLIDGE WINESETT: THE BIBLE SAYS BEWARE OF THE UNEXPECTED. AND THAT WAS THE MOST UNEXPECTED THING THAT HAPPENED TO ME.)) ((MAXINE WALLER/VA WATER PROJECT PROGRAM DIRECTOR: MR. WINESETT WHEN HE FELL IN THE PRIVY, IT WAS A TRAGEDY, BUT OUT OF THAT TRAGEDY, WE'VE HAD A MIRACLE.))
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Waller says that many people who heard about Winesett's accident and need indoor plumbing are seeking help.
People around the country sent Winesett more than three-thousand dollars in checks and cash.
He plans to use it to buy furniture and a new porch where he can play the fiddle with friends.
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[SOL-Questions]


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You can now see the Standards of Learning test questions for yourself.
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Virginia's Department of Education put last spring's English, math and science questions on the Internet .. along with answers and an explanation of each question's purpose.
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[TAKE WEB WATCH FS]
For a direct link to the S-O-L question site, log onto to WDBJ7-dot-com, and click "Webwatch."
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[Gilmore-Education]


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Students who "narrowly fail" the S-O-L tests may be allowed to immediately retake them in the same academic year.
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That proposal will be part of Governor Jim Gilmore's final budget- That's according to an administration source who spoke to News 7.
Tomorrow, the Governor will also announce he's kept his promise to fund four thousand new teachers.
In previous budgets, the Governor had given localities money for about 39- hundred new teachers.
His new budget will cover the final 100 teachers.
Gilmore will unveil his entire budget in two weeks.

[Pope]


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An American businessman is sentenced to 20 years in prison in Russia- for spying-
Tonight, a call from American officials to free Edmond Pope.
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His wife Cheryl says 20 years in a prison camp amounts to a death sentence for her husband who suffers from bone cancer.
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((CHERYL POPE: I REALLY BELIEVE THAT IF WE DON'T GET HIM TO A HOSPITAL SOON HE WILL DIE.))
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Pope's lawyers called the trial biased- It was a closed trial before a special judge-
The security service made its case- based on secret videotape showing Pope meeting with scientists in Moscow.
But that was Pope's business- He was on his 27th trip to Russia to look for technology to market in the U-S when he was arrested in April.
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(( WE HAVE SEEN NO EVIDENCE THAT MR. POPE WAS GUILTY OF THE CHARGES THAT WERE BEFORE THE COURT.))
[SUPER=01-Jake Siewert/White House Spokesman;]
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[OUT Q=before the court.]
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[Vo-Nat]
American officials are calling for Popes' release on Humanitarian grounds-
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Next on News 7, union organizers picket a Lynchburg plant.
Find out why when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


And you won't have to travel all the way to Route 66 to get your kicks.
That's because Route 66 is coming to the Smithsonian.
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[BWX-Union]


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Half of the employees at B-W-X Technologies in Lynchburg have expressed interest in joining a union.
They say unionizing would secure vacation and overtime pay.
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[SUPER=03-Campbell Co.]


Retirees rallied in support even though there's no guarantee a union would help them.
Some of their insurance premiums have jumped from 14 dollars to 11 HUNDRED dollars a month.
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((GEORGE WAKSMUNSKI: THEY'VE BEEN PROMISED THIS RETIREE HEALTH CARE. NOW IT'S BLATANT SWITCH. FOR THIRTY YEARS THEY THOUGHT THEY WOULD HAVE IT. NOW WHEN THEY GO TO USE IT IT'S BEEN TAKEN AWAY. SO IT SHOWS A WEAKNESS THAT THE WORKERS INSIDE HAVE TO PROTECT WHAT THEY DO HAVE. AND THAT'S WHAT THEY PEOPLE JOINING THE UNION WANT TO DO, THEY WANT TO PROTECT WHAT THEY DO HAVE.))
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The company says employees enjoy steadily increasing benefits, and are virtually the highest compensated workforce in the area.
Still, retirees are encouraging current employees to vote for a union within the next few months.
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[Route-66]


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There is a song about the road- and now part of the famous road- is going on a "road-trip."
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[VO-NAT 17:23:15]
[SUPER=03-Geary, OK]


Slabs from Route 66 are headed to the Smithsonian Institution.
A dozen nine-thousand pound sections taken from Route 66 in Oklahoma were loaded onto an 18-wheeler for the trip to D-C.
The roadway slabs will be part of an exhibit called "America on the Move"
Route 66 was most popular in the 50's and 60's- It connects Chicago to Santa Monica California.
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[S-Extra]


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Plenty of sports for you tonight including our Friday Football Extra banquet. But first our extra point. Winston Cup Champion Bobby Labonte is in New York this week.
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[SUPER=76-2000 Season; :00]

He's on tour for Champion's week. Labonte registered four wins this season and was a model of consistency. He had 19 top 5's and 24 top ten finishes. Labonte says it's finally starting to sink in that he's won the championship.
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[S-FFE]


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Friday Football Extra passed out a pile of postseason hardware last night at the Salem Civic Center Mike Stevens has the highlights of another eventful evening of football from our 17th annual awards banquet.
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[SUPER=01-Ben Foutz/2000 FFE Coach of the Year; :51]
[SUPER=01-Willis White/Salem Head Coach; 1:13]
[SUPER=01-Mike Scharnus/Rustburg Head Coach; 1:22]
[SUPER=01-Jeff King/Lee Cook Lineman of the Year; 1:48]
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(Our 14 players of the week from the just completed season took a couple of stockings full of merchandise ranging from

plaques to shirts to highlight reels. But it was the coaches that really took home of the goodies. Each year coaches from around the area are asked to pick our best coaches of the season. Chris Jones, who turned the Bath County program around in his first year won the Group A honor, while Northside's Jim Hickam won the Group Two A honor in his 27th season at Northside. And the Group Three A honor went to Joel Hicks. The Pulaski County Cougars played their final season as Group Three A member this season. Cave Spring's Ben Foutz who went through the ringer this season when one of his players was found to be ineligible received the empathy and admiration of his peers as he was named Friday Football Extra top overall coach for 2000. (((BEN FOUTZ:)) Salem and Rustburg the two state champs from the area shared the Friday Football Extra team of the year award. ((WILLIS WHITE:)) ((MIKE SCHARNUS:)) Pulaski was the biggest winner of the night. David Hale was selected the recipient of the Noel C. Taylor Scholar Athlete award while Six - Six Tech bound Jeff King was named the recipient of the Lee Cook lineman of the year honor.)) ((JEFF KING:)) ((MIKE STEVENS:))

[S-Johnson]


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First Norv Turner is let go and it looks like Redskins' quarterback Brad Johnson is not far behind him.
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Johnson has lost the starting quarterbacks job to Jeff George, who relieved Johnson this past weekend against the Giants and almost rallied Washington to a late fourth quarter victory.
The demotion and the writing on the wall has Johnson hot and he's taking some shots at team owner Dan Snyder.
Johnson says the decision to start George was made by Snyder and not interim coach Terry Robiskie.
Robiskie did not dispute the remark. Johnson's contract is up at the end of the season. He intends to become a free agent.
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[S-UVA]


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The 16th ranked Virginia Cavaliers put their undefeated record on the line against Ohio last night at University Hall.
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[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/Bobcats vs. Cavaliers; :00]


The Cavs leading scorer so far this season is that guy, Roger Mason, he rips rope on this shot in the first half and he would finish with 15 points on the night.
Travis Watson also helped the Cavaliers cause, here he takes the full court pass and finishes for two of his 16 points on the evening.
The Bobcats head coach Larry Hunter would not let his team lay down and plays
[SUPER=34-Virginia/90/Ohio/71;]

like this one kept Ohio close, the Bobcats trailed 40-33 at the half.
But UVa sharp shooter Keith Freil hit four three pointers, scored 16 points. His first trey sparked a 9-OH run that led to a 67-45 lead with 10:30 remaining and UVa improves to 6 and OH, it's best start since 1992.
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[S-VT]


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The Virginia Tech men's basketball team was also at home last night. The Hokies took on visiting Elon.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Phoenix vs. Hokies; :00]


The Hokies emerged from the Cassell Coliseum smoking and started out hot.
On the first play of the game, Tech's Brian Mathews steals the rock, dishes to Brian Chase and he gets to Chris Exilus who finishes with the basket and the Hokies were rollin.
Elon comes right back. Dennis Gaskins hurts the Hokies from outside with the three point bomb, but the long range game could not bring Elon close to Tech tonight.
[SUPER=34-Virginia Tech/66/Elon/53;]


Watch Chase take the nice pass and answer the Phoenix three pointer with one of his own, ripping rope from the left side.
Tech blocks a shot and then gets the ball down court to John Smith who puts the exclamation point on the hoop...who let the dogs out, Tech wins 66-53 and improves to 3 and 4 on the season.
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[S-VMI]


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VMI shot a cool 31 percent and committed 25 turnovers tonight in a 57-48 loss to Morehead State.
Adam Trombley was the only Keydet to score in double figures with 10 points. VMI is

one and five.[S-NBA]


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Dallas, TX/FOX SPORTS; :]


The Knicks watching the Mavericks pull away in the fourth quarter.
Former Tar Hell Star Hubert Davis would lead the Mavericks in the period hitting the jumper as the Mavericks went up by 20 points.
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Davis would hit 8 points in the period and 15 in the game as the Mavericks cruise to the 94 to 85 win over the New York Knicks.
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A specially outfitted Federal Express plane brought two visitors from China today who will call the U-S home for the next ten years.
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Giant Pandas Mei Xiang (may-SHONG) and Tian Tian (t-YEN t-YEN) arrived at Dulles International Airport this afternoon after a 17-hour flight.
The black and white bears are on loan to the National Zoo in exhange for a $10-million donation to promote panda conservation in China.
The Zoo spent around 2-million dollars to renovate the panda house in anticipation of their arrival - but the pandas will be quarantined for the time being so they can adjust.
Visitors should be able to see them some time in January.
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