[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

America may be united in its fight against terrorism, but some Muslim citizens are living in fear of misdirected anger
.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

And, new technology will help Roanoke County's police officers serve and protect.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]

Tonight on News 7 sports, the Tech 2001 report focuses on the Hokies top ranked defense. UVa looks to rebound against the Heels.
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[VO-NAT]

While Brett Bodine drops in on the New River Valley Speedway to tune up for this week's racing events at Martinsville.

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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


Record cold temperatures, that's the local weather story. With another round of readings expected tonight. The full forecast details coming up.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 4-Shot]


News 7 is next.
[Video-Open]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=Video Open]
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Another round of air strikes in Afghanistan.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


While closer to home, Christians pray for those involved in the attacks...
and Muslims fear for their safety.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


And I'm Shannon Young.
[National-Update]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Todays attacks came almost 24 hours to the minute after Sunday's strikes.
[ANCHOR=Keith]
[GRAPHIC=Enduring Freedom]


Today's raids hit targets around the Afghan capital of Kabul and the Taliban stronghold of Kandahar.
They were also accompanied by more humanitarian food drops.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=143- /Yesterday]


U-S military leaders are still assesing the success of yesterday's attacks.
Naval officers on the U-S-S Enterprise say the bombing runs had a "very high success rate.''
Taliban insist yesterday's strikes missed their mark.
[SUPER=143-Washington, DC]


In Washington authorities are preparing for the worst.
Attorney General John Ashcroft says all federal and local law enforcement agencies have been put on the highest alert, but he says even that is not enough.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Every American]

((JOHN ASHCROFT/U. S. ATTORNEY GENERAL; EVERY AMERICAN SHOULD BE VIGILANT AND WE ARE COUNTING ON EACH AMERICAN TO HELP DEFEND OUR NATION IN THIS WAR.))
[SUPER=141-John Ashcroft/U. S. Attorney General;]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=in this war]
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[Muslims]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-38 38 TC1:27:57]
[GRAPHIC=Enduring Freedom]


As the U-S military response continues abroad, Muslims here at home fear for their safety.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & Steve/L'Burg Bureau;]


Steve Smallshaw talked with some of them today... He's in our Lynchburg newsroom.
[LIVE=Steve/FULL L'Burg Bureau]
[SUPER=149-Steve Smallshaw/ssmallshaw*wdbj7.com]
[SUPER=145-Lynchburg]


Muslims here say there has been an air of tension in their community since the September 11th terrorist attacks.. and now that the U-S military is responding, they're concerned about the revenge many Americans seem to be seeking.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Matthew Gardner]
[SUPER=143-Charlotte Co.; :00]
[SUPER=141-Matthew Gardner/Muslim; :12]
[RUNS=1:24]
[OUT Q=treated that way.]

(( Matthew Gardner is an Air Force veteran.. he has a wife, a daughter, a full- time job.
He's also a Muslim.. an affiliation that forces him to deal with suspicion, misunderstanding.. and lately, fear.


[SOT 12:54:25]

((MATTHEW GARDNER/CHARLOTTE CO. MUSLIM: OUR MAIN FEAR, JUST LIKE ANY OTHER MUSLIM IS GOD.. WE FEAR GOD FIRST. AND WE ARE ALSO AMERICANS AND WE HAVE TO LIVE HERE AND WE WANT EVERYONE TO KNOW THAT IS IN THIS COMMUNITY AND THE SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES THAT WE ARE NOT BAD PEOPLE.))
[RUNS= 20]
[OUT Q=not bad people.]


Gardner's is one of about two dozen families who make their home in this neighborhood near Red House.
Even before September 11th, they were the subject of scrutiny in this rural area of Charlotte County.
Then came the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, D.C.
And two weeks ago, federal agents raided the area and arrested Vincente Pierre on gun-running charges.. the government says Pierre is a leader of a terrorist cell linked to the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center.
Residents here realize Pierre's arrest probably confirmed many people's suspicions about their community.
[SOT 13:01:01]

((GARDNER: WE UNDERSTAND THAT YOU DON'T TRUST US AS MUSLIMS MAYBE, BUT PERHAPS A LITTLE UNDERSTANDING ABOUT THE RELIGION OF ISLAM WOULD HELP IN YOUR UNDERSTANDING OF US AS PEOPLE AND YOU WOULD UNDERSTAND THAT WE ARE STILL CITIZENS OF THIS COUTNRY AND WE DESERVE TO BE TREATED THAT WAY.))
[RUNS= 17]
[OUT Q=treated that way.] ))
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[LIVE=Steve/FULL L'Burg Bureau]
[SUPER=145-Lynchburg;]


Gardner says there have been isolated incidents of harassment and vandalism at their community over the years, but nothing major so far.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & Steve/L'Burg Bureau;]


The sheriff's department has increased its patrols in Red House over the past month.


[Prayer-Service]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=01-20 TC1:12:17]
[GRAPHIC=America Responds ]


As the military action resumed today in Afghanistan there were more prayers in Western Virginia.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=143-Roanoke]


Roanokers gathered in the chapel of St. John's Episcopal Church at midday.
They offered prayers for victims of the terrorist attacks, for men and women in the military, and for world leaders dealing with the crisis.
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[SOT 02:24]
[IN Q=It's hard to know as a christian]

((FR. JAMES HUBBARD/ST. JOHN'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH: IT'S HARD TO KNOW AS A CHRISTIAN HOW TO PRAY. I THINK THE LEAST WE CAN DO IS TO PRAY FOR OUR LEADERS, THAT THEY'LL HAVE WISDOM, AND THEIR RESPONSE TO THE TRAGEDIES OF SEPTEMBER 11TH ARE MEASURED AND WISE.))
[SUPER=141-Fr. James Hubbard/St. John's Episcopal Church;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=are measured and wise.]
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[VO-NAT]


Hubbard says he is encouraged that more people appear to be turning to the church and finding comfort in their religious faith.
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[Goodlatte]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=01-32 TC2:02:52]
[GRAPHIC=Bob Goodlatte]

Roanoke Congressman Bob Goodlatte says America is right to fight back against its attackers.
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[SOT 9:00:34-9:00:58]
[IN Q=So, while we're gonna do everything we can...]

((REP. BOB GOODLATTE/ R-6TH DISTRICT: SO, WHILE WE'RE GONNA DO EVERYTHING WE CAN TO FIND THE PEOPLE AND ARREST THEM IN THIS COUNTRY, THERE IS NO FOOLPROOF SYSTEM AND, THEREFORE, GOING AFTER THEM WHERE THEY EXIST AND ESTABLISHING THE PRINCIPAL FOR ALL TIME THAT NO NATION'S STATE ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD CAN HARBOR INTERNATIONAL TERRORISTS IS A VERY IMPORTANT THING TO DO.))
[SUPER=141-Rep. Bob Goodlatte/(R) 6th District;]
[RUNS=:24]
[OUT Q=is a very important thing to do.]
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[GRAPHIC=Enduring Freedom]

When asked if he agrees with America's bombing campaign against Afghanistan Goodlatte responded that he thinks President Bush is being "measured in his response."

[Police-Computers]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=01-46 TC42:08]
[GRAPHIC=War on Terrorism]

Meanwhile, Goodlatte says installation of on-board computers in Roanoke County police cruisers is a small step towards protecting the U.S. from terrorists since they'll alert officers to the identities of those with a background of terrorist activities.
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[VO-NAT :21]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

Goodlatte this morning presented the department with a more than 370-thousand dollar grant from the Justice Department. The money will pay for laptop computers to be mounted in every patrol car. The technology will give officers access to information in state and national databases that they currently need assistance from a dispatcher to find.
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[SOT 8:59:27-8:59:47]
[IN Q=One, it makes officers more efficient...]

((REP. BOB GOODLATTE/R-6TH DISTRICT: ONE, IT MAKES OFFICERS MORE EFFICIENT AND CAN ACCOMPLISH THAT AND GET THAT INFORMATION FROM DATA BANKS IMMEDIATELY. TWO, IT'S ONE LESS THING THE DISPATCHER HAS TO DO HERE. THEY'RE NOW ABLE TO FOCUS THEIR ATTENTION MORE ON THE OTHER CALLS THAT COME INTO THEM.))
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=other calls that come into them.]
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[VO-NAT]

The department hopes to have the computers installed by December first.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
[SS=NONE]


Will the candidates for governor debate again?
We'll try to get to the bottom of that question next on News 7 at Six.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


And some Botetourt County students raise money to help the families involved in terrorist attacks and to help themselves feel better.
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[Debate]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-49 TC35:01]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

When and if Mark Earley and Mark Warner go head to head in another debate remains to be seen.
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[GRAPHIC=Warner-Earley]

The two were supposed to do just that before a statewide audience yesterday here at WDBJ 7 but the event was canceled because of air raids in Afghanistan. Democrat Mark Warner says he's promised to do one more debate before the election and he wants it on Thursday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=403-Buena Vista/September 3;]

Warner wants to convert a luncheon date with a civic group into a debate hosted by a Norfolk T-V station-- and tape it for re-broadcast later by other stations. Mark Earley's camp says on one condition-- ONLY if it can schedule another debate that would be aired LIVE before a state-wide audience.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Virginians want]

((RICHARD CULLEN: VIRGINIANS WANT A GOVERNOR WHO'S TESTED WHO CAN DEMONSTRATE LEADERSHIP AND TO SAY I CAN'T FIND ANYTIME TO DEBATE QUITE FRANKLY THAT'S REMARKABLE AND I DON'T THINK VIRGINIANS WILL STAND STILL FOR IT.))
[SUPER=401-Richard Cullen/Earley Campaign Chairman;]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=STAND STILL FOR IT.]
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[VO-NAT]

The Earley camp says Warner is scared to answer tough questions after his performance during the last televised debate. Former governor Doug Wilder moderated the last forum.
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[sot 00:03:04]
[in q=I don't see ]

((DOUG WILDER/FORMER GOVERNOR; I DON'T SEE HOW ANYONE WOULD EXPECT, MARK, MARK WARNER TO BE A SCINTILLATING LIGHT IN ANOTHER DEBATE SO I DON'T THINK THE EXPECTATION LEVEL WOULD BE MAYBE WHAT SOME PEOPLE WOULD THINK.))
[SUPER=401-Doug Wilder/Former Governor; ]
[runs=11]
[out q= people would think.]
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[anchor=Shannon]
[ss=HOLD]

A spokesman for Warner says the Earley camp is simply trying to deflect attention away from last month's Mason Dixon poll... which shows Mark Warner ahead by six percentage points.

[Redpath]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=01-51 TC38:22]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2001]


The only candidate who showed up for yesterday's debate was the one who wasn't invited.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=403-Roanoke]


Bill Redpath, the Libertarian candidate, was planning to protest his exclusion from the statewide debate.
In an interview this afternoon, he said the voters of Virginia haven't been served by the current campaign.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We're ultimately going to have three]

((BILL REDPATH/L- CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: WE'RE ULTIMATELY GOING TO HAVE THREE OR FOUR HOURS OF TOTAL DEBATE BETWEEN THE MAJOR PARTY CANDIDATES AND TOTAL EXCLUSION OF THE MINOR PARTY CANDIDATES , AND I DO NOT THINK THIS PROCESS SERVES THE VOTERS OF VIRGINIA WELL AT ALL.))
[SUPER=401-Bill Redpath/(L) Candidate for Governor]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=voters of Virginia well at all.]
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[VO-NAT]


Redpath says state politics have become a horse race in which strategy is more important than issues or ideas.
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[Optical-Cable]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=01-31 TC1:48:32]
[GRAPHIC=Optical Cable]

A member of Optical Cable's board of directors has quit, even as the company sells its holdings in the NASDAQ 100 Index. The Roanoke- County- based fiber optic firm says the sale netted the company about 1-point-six million dollars.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./File Tape]

In a news release today, Optical Cable's VICE President said selling the index shares was part of a policy not to invest excess cash in anything other than money- market funds. We also learned today that Board member Thomas Brock resigned last week citing "recent developments." He was apparently referring to company chairman Bob Kopstein facing margin calls and having to sell large blocks of company stock.
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[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Wall Street greeted news of U-S military attacks on the Taliban in Afghanistan rather quietly. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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[SUPER=440-y/51.83/9067.94/x/0.65/1605.95;]
[ANCHOR=SHannon 2-Shot]


The DOW lost 52-points.
NASDAQ gained a fraction of a point.
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[Slavery-Museum]


[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=01-39 TC1:04:07]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The National Slavery Museum will be built in Fredericksburg.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
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[VO-NAT :15]


The museum will be built just off Interstate 95 along the Rappahannock River.
Former governor Doug Wilder made the announcement today, after a site selection committee had evaluated Richmond, Hampton, and Petersburg also.
We asked Wilder "why Fredericksburg?"
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[SOT 15:04:51]
[IN Q=It certainly didn't come to my]

((DOUG WILDER/FORMER GOVERNOR: IT CERTAINLY DIDN'T COME TO MY MIND WHEN I WAS ASKED TO GO THERE, QUITE FRANKLY I HAD QUESTIONS AS TO WHY, WHAT'S UP THERE?...NATURAL BEAUTY.. SO MUCH IN TERMS OF OUR VISION.))
[SUPER=01-Doug Wilder/Former Governor;]
[RUNS=:25]
[OUT Q=in terms of our vision.]
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[VO-NAT :09]


Wilder says the vision includes a replica of a slave ship, and a water feature is important.
The museum is expected to cost more than 100 million dollars.
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[Colonial-School]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=01-33 TC1:29:35]
[GRAPHIC=America Responds]


Flags and patriotism were flying high at a Botetourt County elementary school today.
The school's 460 students joined together to raise money for the victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
As Marya Jones reports, lending a hand to victims is helping the students feel better.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=NATS: Grand Old Flag]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sarah Taylor/5th Grader; :27]
[SUPER=01-Grace Blaylock/5th Grader; :45]
[SUPER=01-Colleen Schrier/5th Grader; :51]
[SUPER=@Marya2; 1:01]
[RUNS=1:09]
[OUT Q=MJN7, Botetourt Co.]

(([NATS: "GRAND OLD FLAG"] ((NATS: GRAND OLD FLAG.)) [RUNS:03]
You can see and hear the patriotism at Colonial Elementary School these days. [nats kid: 2:13:18 - :19] ((NATS KID: we love america!)) [RUNS:01]
The school's 460 students joined together last week in a penny drive for victims of the Sept. 11th terrorist attacks.
They wheeled out what they collected -- too much to be counted by hand -- in five wagons.
[sot 2:30:37 - :45]

((SARAH TAYLOR/5TH GRADER: I THINK IT'S MAKING EVERYBODY FEEL HAPPY THEY'RE HELPING PEOPLE THERE IN MANHATTAN. .)) [runs:07]
The students also made two banners, filled with messages of love and support.
One will be sent to a school in New York City ... the other to the daycare at the Pentagon.
[sot 2:33:49 - :52]

((GRACE BLAYLOCK/5TH GRADER: TO MAKE THEM FEEL BETTER. A LOT OF THEM PROBABLY LOST THEIR PARENTS. )) [runs:06]
Colleen Schrier suggested the drive.
[sot 2:26:17 - :24]

((COLLEEN SCHRIER/5TH GRADER: EVERYBODY WAS SAD AND THEY LIKED THE IDEA THAT WE'RE GOING TO RAISE MONEY.)) [RUNS:07]
The money will go to the American Red Cross to help with rescue and relief efforts. [bring up Grand Old Flag singing]
At this school, kids are backing up their patriotism with their pennies. [maybe end with adorable shot of little boy holding up flag at 2:13:26]
Marya Jones, News-7, Botetourt County.))

[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SPORTS TEASE]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


Coming up tonight on the Big 7, Cup star Brett Bodine drops in on the New River Valley Speedway today. Virginia hopes to avoid getting tarred this Saturday at UNC.
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[VO-NAT]

And after blanking West Virginia - the Virginia Tech defense is riding high ranked number one in the nation. More in tonight's Tech 2001 report.
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[S-Tech2001]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-106 331TC]
[GRAPHIC=TECH 2001]

The Hokies have jumped up to grab the number five spot in the newest Top 25 coaches' poll. But when it comes to defense - the Hokies are ranked number one in the country.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=FIRST AUDIO]
[SUPER=03-Morgantown, WV/Saturday; :00]
[SUPER=01-Ben Taylor/Big East Defensive Player of the Week; :30]
[SUPER=01-Jim Davis/Va. Tech Defensive End; 1:01]
[SUPER=01-David Pugh/Va. Tech Defensive Tackle; 1:12]
[SUPER=01-Jake Houseright/Va. Tech Linebacker; 1:20]
[SUPER=03-Washington, PA; 1:47]
[RUNS=2:08]
[OUT Q=...OUTSIDE DISTURBANCES."]
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((BEASLEY GROWL:)) (( The Tech defense has been just plain old scary this season. Through five games the Hokies have pitched 3 shutouts. No, the competition hasn't been world class - but in this day and time of wide open football shutouts are few and far between. The most recent pasting of West Virginia has earned linebacker Ben Taylor Big East player of the week honors.
Taylor had 11 tackles and a sack against WVU. ((BEN TAYLOR:)) Running the ball against the Hokies this season has been Technically impossible. The Hokies rank number one in the nation in rushing defense - giving up just 39 yards a game. That forces teams to pass - which also has a problem - Tech is second in the nation in passing defense. First in the country overall. ((JIM DAVIS:)) ((DAVID PUGH:)) ((JAKE HOUSERIGHT:)) Andre Davis complimented the Tech defense at West Virginia with 206 all-purpose yards. He has been names this week's Big East special teams player of the week. ((ANDRE DAVIS:)) In all, the WVU trip proved to be problem free for Tech from start to finish. The team stayed an hour away from Morgantown in Washington, Pennsylvania. Their bus ride to the stadium with police escort proved to be uneventful, as well.

In fact, the security presence at Mountaineer Field was designed to keep an eye on the fans more than any outside disturbances.))
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[S-Cavs]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-109 1:20]
[GRAPHIC=ACC]

Virginia hopes beating UNC this Saturday will ease the pain from a 41-21 Maryland loss. Steve Mason has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=first audio]
[SUPER=03-College Park, MD; :00]
[SUPER=01-Al Groh/UVa Head Coach; :13]
[SUPER=@Steve1; :27]
[SUPER=04-October 28, 2000; :36]
[SUPER=01-George Stanley/UVa Nose Tackle; :48]
[RUNS=1:08]
[OUT Q=...News 7 sports"]
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[anchor=mike]
[graphic=hold ACC]

Also, the Virginia/Florida State game at Scott Stadium October 20th kicks off at 7:45.

[S-River]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-103 10558TC]
[GRAPHIC=NEW RIVER]


The Winston Cup stars will be in Martinsville this weekend, but today one of the circuit's drivers was at New River.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford; :00]

Brett Bodine, dropped by the track today for a private test session. Bodine got his first look at the track back in May at the race of champions, and he says the place is a perfect tune-up for Martinsville.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="This is the car...]
[SUPER=01-Brett Bodine/31st In Points Standings; :00]
[RUNS=:25]
[OUT Q=...AT MARTINSVILLE."]

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