[HEADLINES]

[TALENT=Kimberly]

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845 and counting--
As rescuers dig through the rubble of this morning's massive earthquake in India, the body count continues to rise.
We'll have the latest.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And the ruling is NOT in favor of a Roanoke County judge trying to stay on the bench.
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[TALENT=Jacey]
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The sun is back in place today and temperatures are on the rise... the warming weekend forecast is straight ahead.


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Spend part of your lunch hour with us-- News 7 at noon is next.




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A Roanoke county circuit court judge struggles to keep his job.

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[Willett]


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Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom. Judge Roy Willet went to Richmond this morning, hoping to save his spot on the Circuit Court bench in Roanoke County. But it didn't work.
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The judge met privately with Republican legislators this morning.
Salem Delegate Morgan Griffith then informed the Joint Judicial Selection subcommittee that Judge Willett would not be re-appointed.
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[SOT @ 1:23]
[IN Q=I know that one]

((I KNOW THAT ONE OF THE THINGS WE WERE GOING TO CONSIDER WAS THE JUDGESHIP FOR THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT. AS FAR AS I UNDERSTAND, NO CANDIDATE WAS INVITED TO APPEAR IN FRONT OF US THIS MORNING ON THAT JUDGESHIP.))
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[OUT Q=on that judgeship.]
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Democrats could still force a vote on the House floor, but Griffith says he plans to ask the Salem- Roanoke County bar for a nominee to fill Willett's position.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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If the legislature cannot agree on a replacement before the General Assembly adjourns February 24th, it'll be up to the Governor to name a new judge for Roanoke County.

[Lewis-Gale]


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Lewis-Gale clinic is continuing the legal fight against two of its former doctors.
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The clinic has gone to the Virginia Supreme Court to try to stop Doctors Preston Waldrop and Gregory Riebel from practicing.
A Salem judge denied the clinic's request for a temporary injunction.
Lewis-Gale wants the high court to review that decision.
The clinic maintains that the doctors are violating the non-compete clause in the agreement they signed.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Lawyers for the doctors say the contract was invalid, because it's too broad and un-enforceable.[Earthquake]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=kmc]
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The death toll continues rising in one of the most densely populated spots in the world.
Nearly 850 people are reported dead after this morning's seven-point-nine magnitude earthquake struck Indian and Pakistan.
Stephen Clark has the latest on the grim search for survivors..
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[SUPER=03-Gujarat State, India;]
[SUPER=03-New Delhi, India;]
[SUPER=01-Atal Bihari Vajpayee/India Prime Minister;]
[SUPER=01-Stephen Clark/Reporting;]
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[OUT Q=Clark for CBS news.]
((---
(LOCATOR: GUJARAT STATE, INDIA)


THE QUAKE HIT AT 8:46 IN THE MORNING. AT 7-point-9 ON THE RICHTER SCALE IT IS THE BIGGEST QUAKE ON THE INDIAN SUBCONTINENT IN HALF A CENTURY.

quick sot-a great tragedy has occurred (:04)


A GREAT TRAGEDY HAS OCCURED, SAID INDIA'S PRIME MINISTER..WHO ALSO SAID HIS COUNTRY WILL MEET THE EMERGENCY ON A 'WAR FOOTING".... AND INDEED THE COUNTRY LOOKS LIKE IT IS AT WAR.
THE GREATEST DAMAGE IS NEAR THE QUAKES EPICENTER ON INDIA'S BORDER WITH PAKISTAN. IN AHMEDABAD HUNDREDS ARE KNOWN DEAD, PERHAPS THOUSANDS ARE BURIED BENEATH THE RUBBLE.

SOT-hindi soundbite of victim (:02)

AT LEAST 12 FAMILIES ARE STILL TRAPPED INSIDE THE BUILDING, THIS MAN SAYS. I DON'T KNOW IF THEY'RE ALIVE.

SOT-hindi soundbite of victim (:02)

WE HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR THREE HOURS, THIS MAN SAYS, BUT NO ONE HAS COME, NO ONE IS LISTENING TO OUR CALLS.

IN THE CAPITAL CITY OF NEW DEHLI, THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE WERE LINED UP TO WATCH THE ANNUAL REPUBLIC DAY PARADE WHEN THE QUAKE HIT. THERE WAS LITTLE DAMAGE THERE BUT PEOPLE COULD FEEL THE QUAKE.

( SOT, Atal Bihari Vajpayee/Indian Prime Minister)

this is the time for the people to rally round and fight the calamity that has overtaken us (:13)
THE QUAKE IS THE MOST POWERFUL TO STRIKE INDIA SINCE 1950 WHEN AN 8.5 TEMBLOR KILLED MORE THAN 15-HUNDRED PEOPLE. IN NEW YORK, STEPHEN CLARK FOR C-B-S NEWS __))

[Ohio-Quake]


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The earth also shook closer to home--
A minor earthquake hit northeastern Ohio last night.
No injuries were reported.
Officials say the quake, measuring four-point-five on the Richter Scale was centered in Lake Erie.
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This video store was just one of the buildings rattled by the earthquake.
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[SOT 10:06:23 ]
[IN Q=Well my manager]

((CHUCH LYTLE/STARLIGHT VIDEO OWNER: WELL MY MANAGER, BECKY CALLED ME. THERE WAS, SHE SAID, SHE COULD SEE THE WAVE GOING ACROSS THE FLOOR AND WHEN THE WAVE WENT ACROSS THE FLOOR ALL THE TAPES CAME DOWN. ))
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[OUT Q=TAPES CAME DOWN.]
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Meanwhile, Canadian news sources say the tremor was felt as far away as Toronto.
A milder tremor was reported in the same area a week ago.
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A man from Chester led police on a chase through Radford and Christiansburg early this morning.
Before 59-year-old Carl Carden was stopped, police say he had rammed one motorist, hit two police cars and almost run down some people leaving a night club.
Authorities tried twice to deflate his tires to slow him down.
Carden's car finally ended up in a ditch. Police had to break the glass in it to get him out.
Carden is in the Montgomery County jail, on charges of attempted murder of a law enforcement officer.

[County-Schools]


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Roanoke County teachers have a new early retirement plan.
The school board passed the plan last night by a vote of 3 to 1 with one member absent. Kate Weidaw has the details.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;:00]
[SUPER=01-Kitty Boitnott/Education Association;:17]
[SUPER=01-Susanne Wiseman/Retired Teacher;:41]
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((Under the new early retirement plan current teachers will receive a 20 percent supplement and health benefits for five years. However the health benefits are capped at 25-hundred dollars. Retired teachers will receive the same benefits for seven years instead of five.

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((KITTY BOITNOTT/EDUCATION ASSOCIATION: WE'VE NOT SEEN ANYTHING IN WRITING BUT IT'S OUR FEELING THAT GIVEN THE RESOURCES THEY HAVE AND ALL THE THINGS THEY STARTED OUT TALKING ABOUT DOING THEY'VE COME UP WITH A FAIRLY DECENT COMPROMISE.))


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But some retired teachers who planned on receiving a 30 percent supplement under the old plan say the new plan may make money tight.

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((SUSANNE WISEMAN/RETIRED TEACHER: IT DOES PUT US IN A POSITION OF HAVING TO FIGURE OUT IF WE CAN AFFORD TO STAY RETIRED OR COME BACK IN UNDER THE OPTION OF COMING BACK INTO THE SCHOOL SYSTEM.))
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((KATE WEIDAW/REPORTING: THE EARLY RETIREMENT PLAN COULD BE REVAMPED AGAIN SINCE THE SCHOOL BOARD AGREED TO REEVALUATE THE PLAN EVERY YEAR. KATE WEIDAW NEWS 7.))
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[Bush-Cabinet]


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President Bush says each time America has called on Colin Powell, he's answered that call.
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This morning at the White House, Powell took the oath of office as the nation's 65th Secretary of State.
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((COLIN POWELL/SECRETARY OF STATE: I THINK WE HAVE ENORMOUS OPPORTUNITY AHEAD OF US. THERE WILL ALSO BE CHALLENGES AND THERE WILL ALSO BE DANGERS. BUT I LOOK FORWARD TO PLAYING MY PART, MR. PRESIDENT, AS YOU STRUCTURE THE FOREIGN POLICY OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE AND TAKE THAT FOREIGN POLICY TO THE WORLD.))
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[OUT Q=to the world.]
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[ANCHOR=KIMBERLY]
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Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld is also being sworn in today.
Next week, the Senate Judiciary Committee is expected to vote on controversial Attorney General nominee John Ashcroft.

[XGR]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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When Governor Jim Gilmore is in Washington heading up the Republican party...
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[SUPER=03-Richmond;]

, Democrats have a name for him. They call him "Governor Gone More."
And when he's in Richmond, Democrats call him Governor "Spill More."
At a mock funeral for fiscal responsibility, they said his mis-management has wasted more than 368 million dollars -- and his budget does too much borrowing from the past and the future.
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[SOT 11:18:10]

((DEL. DICK CRANWELL/D-VINTON: THE GOVERNOR HAS WASTED ENOUGH MONEY TO PAY FOR THE CAR TAX.))
[SOT 11:12:07]

((DEL. AL POLLARD/D-LANCASTER CO.: PRESS REPORTS AND TALKING TO FOLKS IN THE LOCAL COURTHOUSES INDICATE THAT THE ADMINISTRATION HAS HELD BACK TAX REFUNDS IN ORDER TO MAKE THE BOOKS BALANCE. IT'S WRONG, AND IT SHOULDN'T HAPPEN IN VIRGINIA.))
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((GOV. JIM GILMORE: IF THEY HAVE A BETTER AND MORE SOUND AND RESPONSIBLE APPROACH, I'M CERTAINLY OPEN TO LOOKING AT IT. BUT THE PEOPLE OUGHT TO GET THEIR TAX CUT, THEY OUGHT TO GET IT ON TIME.))
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[SUPER=01-Del. Al Pollard/(D) Lancaster Co.; :06]
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[OUT Q=get it on time.]
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Fellow Republicans in the Senate continued their almost daily criticism of the Governor's budget, too.
Yesterday's topic was cuts to public safety.
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[Abortion]


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It's a promising piece of state legislation for abortion opponents-- A bill that would make women wait 24 hours after seeing a doctor BEFORE they can have an abortion is now heading to a friendlier commitee.
The Senate Rules Committee pulled the bill out of the Education and Health committee it narrowly failed in last year... and moved it to the Courts of Justice Committee.

[Telemarketing]


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Telemarketers' calls may annoy you.
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But they provide more than 40-thousand jobs in Virginia.
Attorney General Mark Earley has authored a bill to limit the times they call and allow you to sue them.
A fellow Republican calls it a job destroyer.
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[SOT SENATE 01:25:43]
[IN Q=What we]

((SEN. RUSS POTTS/R-WINCHESTER: WHAT WE HAVE HERE IS ONE OF THE WORST PIECES OF LEGISLATION EVER INTRODUCED ON THIS FLOOR.))
[SOT SENATE 01:22:54]

((SEN. LESLIE BYRNE/D-FALLS CHURCH: WE CAN'T BLOCK CALLS BY PUTTING OUR NAME ON A MASTER LIST... ALL WE CAN DO IS SUE. AND WE CAN SUE EACH AND EVERY TELEMARKETER. AND SO MAYBE WE SHOULD CALL THIS THE FULL EMPLOYMENT FOR LAWYERS ACT.))

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[SUPER=01-Sen. Leslie Byrne/(D) Falls Church; :09]
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Despite the criticism, the Senate passed the bill on a 31 to 9 vote.
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[SOT 14;35:45]
[IN Q=Legitimate telemarketers]

((ATTORNEY GEN. MARK EARLEY: LEGITIMATE TELEMARKETERS PRETTY MUCH OBEY THESE THINGS AS GOOD BUSINESS PRACTICES NOW. BUT THIS IS GOING TO ALLOW CONSUMERS TO FIGHT BACK WHEN THEY'RE ABUSED))
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[OUT Q=they're abused.]
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The bill now heads to the House of Delegates.
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[Penn-Murder]


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The murder of Roanoke landlord Jimmie Lee Penn remains unsolved.
But now his family members are hoping a new hotline will help find his killer.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/October 1, 1998;]


Penn was shot and killed on October first, 1998 outside a rental home he owned on Patterson Avenue.
Despite a 10- thousand dollar reward, and a continuing police investigation, no arrests have been made.
Penn's relatives believe someone in the community has information on the crime, but may be afraid to come forward.
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[SOT 23:59:00]
[IN Q=And I think by establishing]

((RENEA TAYLOR: AND I THINK BY ESTABLISHING THIS NEW NUMBER, PEOPLE WILL BE MORE WILLING TO COME FORWARD BECAUSE IT'S NOT DIRECTLY INTO THE POLICE STATION. AND THEY CAN REMAIN ANONYMOUS. THEY DON'T HAVE TO SAY WHO THEY ARE, OR WORRY ABOUT US KNOWING WHO THEY ARE OR THE ACTUAL MURDERERS FINDING OUT WHO THEY ARE.))
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[OUT Q=finding out who they are.]
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Anyone with information on the murder of Jimmie Lee Penn is encouraged to call 540- 265- 8300.
The toll-free number is 888- 265- 8300.
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[Concorde]


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The Concorde's manufacturer is testing a new device that it hopes will prevent a future disaster in the air.
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[SUPER=03-Istres, France;]


The new device would help reinforce the fuel tanks of the supersonic jet.
The two week of rigorous testing come after last July's fatal crash that killed more than 100 people.
The tests are expected to prove that the Concordes are ready to have their air- worthiness certificates re- instated.
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[Kangaroo]


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A Kangaroo is missing from its Floyd County home.
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Captain, a four-month-old kangaroo, slipped out the door of a house near Check last Friday.
[SUPER=03-Floyd Co.;]


Buddy Staples brought him from Texas to his year-round petting farm for exotic and domestic animals.
The kangaroo quickly became part of the family.
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[SOT 6:54:18 - :37]
[IN Q=He's extremely ]

((BUDDY STAPLES: HE'S EXTREMELY PEOPLE-ORIENTED. IF I'M LAYING ON THE SOFA, HE'S LAYING RIGHT BESIDE ME. HE'LL PLAY WITH THE OTHER ANIMALS IN THE HOUSE. HE ENJOYS BEING AROUND PEOPLE. ))
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[OUT Q=being around people.]
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Staples hopes Captain found shelter in a nearby barn.
He says kangaroos can't survive cold temperatures.
If you spot the kangaroo, call the Staples Farm or the Floyd County Sheriff's Department.
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[School-Phones]


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Cell phones will help keep some students safe both inside the classroom and out.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Suncom donated twenty digital wireless phones to high schools in Lynchburg and Bedford County yesterday.
The phones will be used by school officials during emergencies, both on and off campus.
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[SOT 13:37:58]
[IN Q=If they go]

((ALAN LEONARD/SUNCOM MARKETING MANAGER: IF THEY GO ON A FIELD TRIP, IF ANYTHING WERE TO HAPPEN INSIDE THE SCHOOL BUILDING ITSELF. LET'S JUST SAY FOR WHATEVER REASON, THE LAND LINES WEREN'T ABLE TO BE USED, OR THEY JUST WEREN'T CLOSE TO A PHONE, THEY'D BE ABLE TO HAVE THESE WIRELESS PHONES TO USE FOR EMERGENCIES.))
[SUPER=01-Alan Leonard/Suncom Marketing Manager]
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[OUT Q=use for emergencies.]
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The phones are pre- programmed to dial 911, the local fire and police and the high school's main office number.
They also come equipped with headsets so driver's ed teachers can use them to teach kids how to talk and drive in a safe manner.
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[Pitts-Death]


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Before we get to sports we have some breaking news this afternoon.
A medical examiner's report confirms what investigators had suspected. The death of a four year old boy in the result of foul play ... specifically, "blunt trauma".
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Matthew Giusto's body was found by his mother five days ago .. in the home they shared with her boyfriend in the Hurt area of Pittsylvania County. He was last seen alive the night before.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

[GERAPHIC]
Investigators are not releasing any information on whether they have any suspects in the case.

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Now two of those Cavaliers have something else in common. Tiki Barber and Anthony Poindexter are also former Friday Football Extra players of the week.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./1992; :00]


New York Giant running back Tiki Barber was WDBJ's Friday Football Extra player of the September 18th, 1992.
[SUPER=03-Martinsville/1993;]


The following November, Barber's UVa teammate and now Baltimore Raven safety Anthony Poindexter was our player of the week. Both Barber and Poindexter will talk about being players of the week and Steve Mason will tell us how the Marti(------------) nsville Bulldogs have a special connection to the Super Bowl, that story tonight at six.