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Coming up on News 7-
A top official in Lynchburg is resigning.
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The Indians may be the school mascot but some don't like it- We'll have latest- on a possible name change.
Plus a water main break leaves some high and dry tonight.
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[Talent=Jean]


And forties in the forecast?
News 7 is up next.

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He's spent eighteen years at a job he loves.. but now a long- running dispute over an alleged conflict of interest is forcing Lynchburg's economic development director to step down.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Good evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.

[Cobb]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Lee Cobb says he has no choice but to submit his resignation tomorrow morning and start looking for other work.
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The reason: Cobb says city council has ignored his warnings about councilman Stewart Hobbs' business relationship with the city.
Hobbs' company.. Virginia Aviation.. is the fixed base operator at the Lynchburg airport.
When he was awarded the contract in 1998, Hobbs was told he could not vote on anything that might appear to be a conflict of interest.
Lee Cobb says Virginia Aviation has not met the terms of the lease, but when he aired his concerns, city council did nothing.
Cobb told News7 tonight quote-- "they don't believe me and they do believe Stewart Hobbs".
Hobbs says council investigated all these complaints but decided they were groundless.
We'll have more on this story for you tomorrow on News7.
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[E-Toys]


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Bad news for E-Toys-- The troubled Internet toy retailer is slashing its workforce and will close its European operations.
700 of its one-thousand E-Toys and BabyCenter employees will be let go-- nearly 400 immediately-- the rest by the end of March, when the company may run out of operating cash.
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[SUPER=03-Blairs/File Tape]


Its warehouse operations in Pittsylvania County and Ontario California will remain open, but warehouses in Greensboro, North Carolina and Commerce, California will close in the next 30 to 60 days.
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[B'Burg-Mascot]


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Blacksburg High School's Indian mascot is the only Native American mascot left in this area.
But an American Indian Coalition wants it retired- saying its offensive.
Tonight the community came together to have their say on the matter.
Kate Weidaw has more.
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[SUPER=01-Eric Miller/Coal. For Amer. Indian Concerns; :11]
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[SUPER=01-Nandini Asstr/For Change; :49]
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((The Indian has been the symbol of Blacksburg High School for 50 years but members of the Unified Coalition for American Indian Concerns says it stereotypes their culture.

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((ERIC MILLER/UNIFIED COALITION FOR AMERICAN INDIAN CONCERNS: I ASSURE YOU THE MASCOT HAS TO CHANGE SOME HOW AND SOME WAY BECAUSE IT IS VERY OFFENSE.))
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But before anything is changed the community is giving its thoughts on the matter. Mike Smith, a 1972 graduate of Blacksburg High School says his entire family has been apart of the Blacksburg Indians and it's a tradition that shouldn't change.

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((MIKE SMITH/AGAINST CHANGE: IT'S SOMETHING THAT WE'RE PROUD OF AND IT'S NOT SOMETHING WE'RE MAKING FUN OF AND WE WANT TO SEE IT STAY AS THE BLACKSBURG INDIANS.))
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Others say the school should respect the concerns of Native Americans.

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((NANDINI ASSTR/FOR CHANGE: IT'S NOT RIGHT THE NATIVE AMERICANS HAVE BEEN SAYING THAT THEY DON'T FEEL GOOD ABOUT IT AND THAT'S ENOUGH FOR ME.))
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But not all Native Americans are against the change. Zane Bigman a native of the Navaho Reservation in Arizona and an Assistant Volleyball Coach at the school says the Indian symbol is positive.

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((ZANE BIGMAN: KEEPING THE INDIAN MASCOT HERE AT THIS SCHOOL OPENS, LET ME REPEAT THAT, OPENS A DOOR FOR INDIAN EDUCATION...INSTEAD OF TAKING IT AWAY LET'S EDUCATE ABOUT THE FEATHER.))
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The mascot change does come at a price of 99-thousand dollars, that would pay to change everything from uniforms to flags and signs. How the money would be raised is still a question. The high schools task force will make a recommendation to the school board later this month. Kate Weidaw News 7 Blacksburg.))

[Water-Break]


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Roanoke public works crews are fixing a water main break near the intersection of Fifth and Elm tonight.
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The break was discovered about seven and is causing problems in other parts of Southeast Roanoke as well.
No word yet on how many homes are affected.
But it could be several hours yet before the problem is fixed.
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[Heating-Bills]


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People around the nation are getting bad news in the mailbox- those long promised high heating bills are finally hitting home.
Demand is up for natural gas- that's already in short supply-
As Cynthia Bowers reports, it may get worse before it gets better.
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[SUPER=01-Jim Bernstein/MN Dept. of Commerce; :27]
[Super=01-Wayne Tuggle/Graysville, AL Mayor; :46]
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((The problem is not only widespread, its about to get worse. The major gas company in Colorado plans a rate hike that would double last year's bill. Kansans are already paying twice what they did last year, and were told today to expect another increase of 20%. The
situation is even worse in Minnesota utility bills have jumped 115% this year, 58% in just the last month.

Jim Bernstein: Cmsr. MN Depart of Commerce People right now are worried because they've seen prices go up - they're hitting historic highs. Like this Minneapolis bill which soared to 600 dollars. The pinch is being felt even as far south as Graysville Alabama where the city owned utility has raised rates 90% since November and cut off gas to delinquent customers. Wayne Tuggle Mayor of Graysville: Its just a situation we have to face, nothing we can do about it, we have to work our way thru it. Chicago' mayor says his 175 million dollar heating assistance fund is already running low, forcing him to seek federal help so the city can continue providing heat to needy families. Energy Secretary Bill Richardson promised an extra 20 million dollars in relief, but no immediate remedy. Bill Richardson Secy of Energy: We think with natural gas, within a year the situation will be better, but because of the increased demand we're going to go through some tuff times. Gas companies say they are just passing on their costs....but with rates shooting up so rapidly it's suddenly Americans patience that is suddenly in short supply. Cynthia Bowers CBS news, Chicago.))

[Brush-Fires]


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Hundreds of Southern Californians are out of their homes tonight-
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while firefighters battle a raging wildfire-
Winds died down a bit today- but it wasn't enough to control the dry brush- from burning out of control.
The wildfire has already charred more than ten thousand acres of land- and has destroyed several homes.
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[DE-Fire]


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A grease fire is to blame for yesterday's fire that killed 11 family members.
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Investigators say they found a cooking pot on the stove and a cut up potato nearby. They say it appears someone was heating cooking oil to make french fries and fell asleep.
There were two smoke detectors in the house- but neither had batteries. Someone called 9-1-1 from the house but it was too late.
All eleven family members died of smoke inhalation.
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[Recall]


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A car recall to tell you about.
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[TAKE RECALL PAGE FS]
Ford is recalling about 300-thousand 1995 Ford Contour and Mercury Mystique sedans.
The company says cooling fan bearings may be too tight- raising the risk of fire.
149-fires have been reported so far. If you own one of the vehicles expect a letter from Ford- the company will fix the problem for free.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Say goodbye to George-- the magazine started by J-F-K Junior is going out of business.
Find out why when News 7 returns.
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And next-- hundreds protest the possible closing of a Southside mental hospital.
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[Sports-Preview]


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((Hey sports fans here's what's happening tonight on the big Seven. Cave spring routs Patrick Henry in girls basketball Michael Vick meets with his family and coaches to discuss his future Marty Shottenheimer the new Redskin head coach met the media today and Marshall Faulk is the A-P offensive player of the year.
All that and more coming up in sports.))
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[Mental-Health]


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Will is stay or will it go?
Many southside residents want to know whether the state plans to close the Southern Virginia Mental Institute in Danville.
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Nearly three hundred people turned out today for a public forum.
The state's Commissioner of Mental Health told the crowd how the state wants to privatize mental health care.
But he would not say for sure whether that involves closing the facility.
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((RICHARD KELLOGG/COMMISSIONER OF MENTAL HEALTH: THERE ARE VERY FEW INDIVIDUALS THAT CANNOT BE TREATED IN COMMUNITY SERVICES IF THE SERVICE STRUCTURE IS THERE.)) ((JACK BROWN/OPPOSES CLOSING THE HOSPITAL: IT WOULD BE A HARDSHIP ON THE FAMILIES TO GO VISIT THEM AND THE PEOPLE HERE THATS TRYING TO GET WELL WOULD FIND THEMSELVES IN A STRANGE PLACE.))
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[SUPER=01-Jack Brown/Opposes Closing; :07]
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Commissioner Kellogg has made a recommendation to the governor.
But until Governor Gilmore decides whether to adopt the plan, Kellogg won't reveal the details of that recommendation.
Whatever plan Gilmore chooses, he must first get the approval of the General Assembly which convenes next week.
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[Thomas]


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His attorneys claim that media coverage ruined his chance for a fair trial in Pulaski County.
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But that's where Jeffrey Allen Thomas is set to stand trial next month for the capital murder of Radford teen Tara Munsey.
Thomas' attorneys had asked for a change of venue.
Today, the judge said he'd try to seat an impartial jury before he'd consider moving the trial.
Thomas is charged with Munsey's capital murder during what prosecutors call either a rape or attempted rape last January.
Forensic lab reports filed in Circuit Court indicate that his sperm was found on her thigh.
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[Diamonstein]


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A man who wants to be the next Lieutenant Governor announced his candidacy today.
The Newport News native made a stop in Roanoke.
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Democrat Alan Diamonstein (DiamonSTEEN) has been a member of the Virginia House of Delegates for 30 years.
He says he won't have to rely on campaign promises -- instead he will rely on his record in office.
Diamonstein says he's not pleased with the way the Gilmore administration is handling the car tax reduction.
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((ALAN DIAMONSTEIN: THE CAR TAX REPEAL IS ABSOLUTELY CORRECT, THE CITIZENS WANT IT, BUT WE'VE GOT TO DO IT IN A WAY WITHOUT TAKING THE TOBACCO TAX MONEY THAT SHOULD BE USED FOR HELP FOR THE FARMERS OR HEALTH ISSUES.))
[SUPER=01-Alan Diamonstein/(D) Candidate for Lt. Gov.]
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Diamonstein kicked off his campaign in Newport News this morning.
After tonight's visit to Roanoke, he headed to Northern Virginia.
Diamonstein joins two other Democrats seeking the nomination -- (Gerald) Jerrauld Jones and Timothy Kaine.
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[Allen-Warner]


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A first-ever 50-50 split in the U-S Senate has Trent Lott and Tom Daschle puzzling over power-sharing.
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But it's NOT clear yet just how friendly the 50-50 Senate will be.
Virginia's two Republican Senators say power-sharing is NOT likely.
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((SEN. GEORGE ALLEN/R-VIRGINIA: I THINK PEOPLE ARE MISSING THE WHOLE BALL...NEEDS 60 VOTES.... SIDE OF THE AISLE.))
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((SEN. JOHN WARNER/R-VIRGINIA: THERE ARE THINGS THAT ARE DESPERATELY IN NEED OF BEING DONE.... MEDICAID SYSTEM.))
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Senator Allen says power-sharing may be more difficult in Washington than it turned out to be in Richmond a few years back.
That's because committee staffs on Capitol Hill are all partisans, hired by the committee chairmen.

[George]


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George- the magazine of politics and celebrity- is going out of business.
The magazine has actually increased its circulation since the death of its founder- John F. Kennedy Junior. But advertisers have lost interest.
The March issue will be George's last.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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It's full steam ahead for renovations to Lynchburg's train station.
A progress report is next on News 7.
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[VO-NAT]


And later-- you can't smoke it, but find out how you can get the taste of a Cuban cigar with a sweet twist.
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[Train-Station]


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Lynchburg officials say they'll be lobbying this year's General Assembly to keep financing a plan for expanded passenger rail service across the state.
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Meanwhile, the city is spending 3 and a half million dollars to renovate and repair its 85- year- old Kemper Street train station.
The building will eventually house a Greyhound bus terminal and a visitors center.
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((BOB WHITE/LYNCHBURG ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: THIS IS AN IMPORTANT PROJECT FOR THE REVITALIZATION OF THE CITY AS A WHOLE AND OF THE INNER CITY IN PARTICULAR, AND AS ALWAYS, IT FITS STRONGLY AND FITS WELL WITH THE CITY COUNCIL'S REVITALIZATION GOALS.))
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Amtrak was the first to benefit from the facelift when it moved its ticket counter into new rooms downstairs.
Rail officials hope the new surroundings will help boost local ridership.
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[Dentist]


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Southwest Virginia will soon get its first pediatric dental clinic for needy children.
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The clinic is under construction inside Roanoke Community hospital.
Carilion has already hired a pediatric dentist, Dr. Gabriel Brown.
He's from Curacao (Ker-a-sow) in the Netherlands Antilles (an-Till-ees).
He says he loves children -- and is excited about being able to help those in need.
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((DR. GABRIEL BROWN: I JUST WANT THEM TO BE HAPPY -- AND PAIN FREE. I WON'T BE ABLE TO SOLVE ALL THE PROBLEMS I'M NOT GOD BUT AT LEAST I'LL DO MY BEST))
[SUPER=01-Gabriel Brown/Pediatric Dentist]
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[OUT Q=my best]
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The clinic will provide routine and emergency dental care for unde-rinsured children and those with no insurance.


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((TOM ADAMS/CARILION DENTAL CARE: I THINK IT WILL MEAN A GREAT DEAL, THERE ARE PROBABLY 40-THOUSAND CHILDREN IN THIS ARE THAT ARE IN NEED OF DENTAL CARE))
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The clinic is scheduled to open in the Spring.
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[S-Extra]


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Michael Vick meets with his family and coaches to decide his future Marty Shottenheimer is ready to take over the Redskins and Marshall Faulk is the A-P's Offensive Player of the year.
But first out Extra Point.
Norv Turner's name has come up in connection with the Arizona Cardinals.
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[SUPER=76-NFL; :]


Turner just recently ruled out a job with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
And today an Arizona newspaper says that Turner has chatted with Cardinal head coach Dave McGinnis about the Offensive coordinator Job.
Turner tells the paper that he has an interest in the Arizona job but also says he would like to be a head coach.


And here are tonight's numbers.
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[S-Cave]


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Jessica Randolph scored 13 points to lead the Lady Knights of Cave Spring over Patrick Henry 83 to 30.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Cave Spring vs Patrick Henry; :]


The Lady Knights come out under the spotlight.
Then Cave's Jenny carter gets it out on the fast break and scores the easy layup for the early lead.
The Knight's would keep running the floor this time Jessica Caldwell takes it coast to coast for the score.
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Patrick Henry's Maya Chapman led the Patriots with 16 but Cave Spring beats the Patriots 83 to 30.
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[S-Ladies]


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The Lady Hokies have had a baptism by fire in the Big East. They are oh and two in the conference and nine and four overall.
Virginia Tech lost its Big East opener at Rutgers 61-53.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Last Night;]


Last night third ranked Notre Dame wore down the Hokies to pick up the 75-64 win.
But while the two losses may seem like setbacks, Virginia Tech's play and fans are impressing people.
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[SUPER=01-Muffet McGraw/Notre Dame Head Coach; :02]
[Super=01-Tere Williams/Virginia Tech Forward; :18]
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[ANCHOR=Roy]


The Lady Hokies face Big East rival Miami at the Cassell on Sunday. Tip off is four o'clock.

[S-Vick]


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Michael Vick has been holding the entire "Hokie Nation" hostage ever since he revisited the possibility that he might not return to school next year, and enter his name in the NFL draft. Vick has until next Friday to declare himself eligible for the 2001 draft, and the Hokies have until then to convince him to stay in school.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Jacksonville, FL/Last Week; :00]

Yesterday head coach Frank Beamer met with Vick and his Mom in hopes of convincing them that another year of college football would be best for Vick's career in the long run. Beamer also had some backup help today as Vick's position coach Rickey Bustle joined in the meeting, along with the man who recruited Vick out of Warwick high school, Tech assistant coach Jim Cavanaugh. Tech's assistant athletic director for NCAA compliance, Tim Parker also was part of the group that met with Vick and his mom.
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During a conference call Vick also spoke to Bill Polian, the General Manager of the Indianapolis Colts, Charlie Casserly the G-M of the new N-F-L franchise, the Houston Texans and Philadelphia Q-B Donavan McNabb.
New Redskins coach Marty Schottenheimer meets the media in Washington. More later on Mornin.

[S-Poll]


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[WRITER=rst]
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The Associated Pres has released its final college football poll. and the Sooners of Oklahoma are at the top. Miami is second and Florida State dropped to number 5.
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Virginia Tech checks in at number 6 and here are the rest of the top 25.
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[S-Skins]


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New Redskins head coach Marty Schottenheimer began earning his 10 million dollar salary yesterday afternoon when me met the press.
And with the permission of Daniel Snyder Schottenheimer plans to bring his style to Washington.
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[SUPER=01-Marty Schottenheimer/Redskins Head Coach; :]
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[OUT Q=.....badge of honor."]
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[S-Faulk]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
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[WRITER=rst]
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St. Louis running back Marshall Faulk is the Associated Press N-F-L's offensive player of the year.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NFL; :]


This is the second year in a row that he's won the award.
Faulk, selected the League's M-V-P, set an N-F-L record this season with 26 touchdowns. He led the N-F-C with 2-thousand 189 combined yards. He carried the ball for 13-hundred and 59 yards and caught the ball for an additional 830 on 81 receptions.
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[S-Salem]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
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[WRITER=rst]
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Salem place-kicker and safety Nic Schmidt will become a Virginia Tech Hokie in 2 years.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :]


Salem head coach Willis White says that Schmidt has committed early to play for the Hokies.
Schmidt was 40 for 41 on Extra points and he hit 15 of 18 field goals with the longest a 48 yarder.
Schmidt is also a safety for the Spartans.
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[TALENT=roy]
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Schmidt had 51 tackles, 10 assists and he intercepted 4 passes. Schmidt has played football for only 3 years of his life.
That's it for sports, have a great day everybody.

[Cigar-Chocolate]


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Everyone has heard of chocolate cigars, but how about cigar flavored chocolates?
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Well, after two years of perfecting his recipe, Michel Belin has created the first chocolate with a hint of Havana...Cuba's most famous cigar.
Critics hail his newest creation as the perfect balance between spicy-ness and bitterness.
Belin was voted France's best chocolate maker of 2000.
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