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Coming up on News 7-
Hurricane Iris may have struck miles away.. but it may have killed several Virgnians.
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The latest on U-S attacks in a live report...
Plus the future of buses in one local city.
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[Talent=Jean]


And what's going on with United Express service in Lynchburg.
News 7 is next.

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((NAT SOUND OF MISSILE AND PLANE TAKING OFF))
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This is the scene aboard a U-S aircraft carrier.... U-S officials say airstrikes on Afghanistan have damaged or destroyed more than 80 percent of targets-
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((WE DROPPED BOMBS ON A TERRORIST CAMP.. A TERRORIST TRAINING CAMP.)) [BUTT TO 20:29:24] ((WE HOPE WE CAN DO SOMETHING AND DECREASE THE CHANCES OF THIS HAPPENING AGAIN.))
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[OUT Q=of this happening again.]
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[vo-nat 05 plus pad]
Those are the words tonight of the servicemen executing the attacks on Afghanistan.
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[SS=News 7 at Eleven]



[Attacks]


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The Pentagon is displaying before and after pictures showing damage in Afghanistan-
pictures of a terrorist training camp and an airfield.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean and Teri /Newspath;]


For the latest on Operation Enduring Freedom... we go to Teri Okita who is live in Washington-
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Defense contractors were just five days away from completing renovations on the Pentagon when terrorists crashed a jetliner into the building.
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[SUPER=143-Roanoke]

The renovations were designed by the Roanoke architectural firm of Hayes, Seay, Mattern and Mattern. It's been an eight- year project that "Pen-Ren"- the Pentagon Renovation Office, expanded to incorporate anti-terrorism measures.
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[SOT 15:11:50]
[IN Q=The contrustion]

((MIKE BISCOTTE/ARCHITECT; THE CONSTRUCTION ON THE MAIN RENOVATION DESIGN HAD ALREADY STARTED WHEN PENREN CAME TO US. "WE'VE IDENTIFIED THIS THREAT WE WANT TO MITIGATE. CAN YOU GUYS HELP US DO A DESIGN TO TAKE CARE OF THIS?"))
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[VO-NAT]

Biscotte designed a strengthened facade for the building that includes hollow steel tubing, blast- resistant windows and geo-textile fabric. That hardened surface treatment will now be applied to all five sides of the Pentagon.
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[Anthrax]


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More than 700 people are waiting to learn if they've been exposed to a deadly strain of anthrax.
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Meanwhile, investigators say they've found no further sign of it in the Florida office where a man who died of the disease worked.
The Florida health department also says there have been no additional cases of contamination.
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((DR. STEVEN WIERSMA/FL STATE EPIDEMIOLOGIST; BASED ON THE LACK OF ANY POSITIVE RESULTS OUTSIDE OF THE WORKPLACE, OUR OWN TEAM HAS DISCONTINUED TAKING ANTIBIOTICS EXCEPT FOR THOSE PEOPLE INVOLVED IN SAMPLING INSIDE THE WORKPLACE ENVIRONMENT.))
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Authorities are investigating the source of the anthrax.
The F-B-I believes the strain was manmade, but so far there's no evidence that it was an act of terrorism.
The possessions of the 19 hijackers were tested and no traces of the deadly bacteria were found.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Meanwhile, the Manassas area man with flu-like symptoms who tested negative for anthrax today is still being treated for the disease as a precaution.
Governor Jim Gilmore says a follow-up test is being done by the state labs in Richmond, and results will be available Thursday.
On Friday, the Department of Health began conducting what it calls "active enhanced disease surveillance" in select Virginia hospitals.

[Metro-Train]


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Quite a scare for people at a Metro train station near D-C- after a man scuffled with police, sprayed some kind of substance from a jar... and fired a shot in the air.
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But tonight police say the substance was just a cleaning fluid.
The scuffle happened at the Metro station in Temple Hills, Maryland-
Police say the man was carrying a gun, a knife and the jar... He released some of the chemical inside the station...
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((JOHN FARRELL/PRINCE GEORGES CO. POLICE CHIEF; IT APPEARS TO BE AN ISOLATED INCIDENT WITH ONE INDIVIDUAL WHO HAD SOME KIND OF DISPUTE.))
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Police were able to arrest the man.
About 15 to 20 people reported feeling nauseus.
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[United-Express]


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United Airlines says it still plans on pulling its commuter service out of the Lynchburg airport, but city officials question whether the plan is even legal.
Steve Smallshaw tells us city officials want a face- to- face meeting with United to talk about it.
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(( As it tries to stem the flow of red ink, United Airlines announced last week it was discontinuing its commuter service between Lynchburg and Washington Dulles airport.
By law the airline has to give the affected city 90- days notice before pulling out.. United is asking Lynchburg to trim that to 60 days so it can be gone by the end of November.
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((JULIAN ADAMS/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: WE CAN BE JUST AS WITHOUT SERVICE ON DECEMBER 30TH AS WE CAN ON NOVEMBER 30TH, AND MAYBE HAVE THE ILL WILL TO GO WITH IT.))
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But the question remains whether United Express can take off at all.
The relief bill passed by Congress says any airline that gets billions in federal help has to keep flying to cities it already serves.
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((MARK COURTNEY/LYNCHBURG AIRPORT MANAGER: FROM CONVERSATIONS I'VE HAD WITH CONGRESSMAN GOODLATTE THIS PAST MONDAY, IT'S CLEAR THAT HIS POSITION IS THAT THE AIRLINE CANNOT PULL OUT OF LYNCHBURG AT ALL.))
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So the city wants to sit down with United representatives and talk about it.
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((BERT DODSON/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: IF WE DON'T LOOK 'EM IN THE EYE AND TELL 'EM 'HEY, THIS IS GOING TO AFFECT OUR COMMUNITY', THEY DON'T CARE.. I AGREE WITH JULIAN, I MEAN THEY CARE, BUT THEY CARE LESS ABOUT US THAN THEY DO OTHER MARKETS. WE CARE ABOUT OUR MARKET.))
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The meeting could happen in two weeks.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))

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Plans to expand a private school in Lynchburg sailed through city council tonight.
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New Covenant Schools has about 200 "K- through 12th grade students in two separate campuses right now.
It wants to build a three-million dollar new facility on 50 acres of land off Fleetwood Drive.
The new campus would allow New Covenant to eventually double its enrollment.
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((JOHN HEATON/NEW COVENANT SCHOOLS: THE SCHOOL GROWS ABOUT 15 TO 20 PERCENT A YEAR, WHICH I THINK IS INDICATIVE OF THE DESIRE FOR THE KIND OF PROGRAM WE OFFER. IT'S A CLASSICAL, CHRISTIAN EDUCATION AND IT'S VERY SOLID, ACADEMICALLY RIGOROUS AND IT SEEMS TO BE CATCHING ON IN LYNCHBURG.))
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[OUT Q=catching on in Lynchburg.]
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The school's raised about two million dollars toward the project so far.
New Covenant hopes to break ground by the end of this year.
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First night is a New Year's Eve Tradition.. but not this year... We'll tell you why.
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Plus ..... people come out... They want the wheels on the bus to keep going round and round.... on their routes.

The story on Blacksburg Transit next.
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[*****anchor tag******] Many Virginia Tech students residents rely on the Blacksburg Transit for rides to class and work-- as well as the grocery store. That's why a proposal to cut back on service is drawing heat from some students. Teresa Hamilton reports-- criticism of the proposal was loud and clear in Blacksburg tonight.
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(( If Blacksburg Transit eliminates bus service after ten pm Monday through Saturday and completely wipes out service on Sundays... it's students such as these who turned out for this public hearing who'll be affected.
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((WE'RE TALKING ABOUT INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS......AS THEY COULD. )) ((BASICALLY WE'RE......IT'S A LONG WALK.)) But safety was the main issue echoed here.... Many students stay on campus late at night to study in the library and to work in labs... Many also rely on the bus to get them home after a night of drinking.
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((IT SCARES ME..... DRIVING DRUNK.)) Blacksburg Transit says the cuts are a matter of money... that as fuel costs have gone up funding from the town and university to keep the BT running has not kept pace. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Blacksburg. ))
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Another public hearing will be held tomorrow-- with a final decision by the town and university expected in early November.

[Route-122]


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Some Smith Mountain Lake merchants are opposing a highway plan becaues they say it'll bypass their businesses.
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Franklin County anticipates a lot more traffic on Route 122 in the next decade.
To prepare, the county studied options, including widening the road ... or creating a bypass around Westlake Corner.
Area business owners like developer Ron Willard say the bypass would rob them of business.
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((RON WILLARD/DEVELOPER: I'M CONCERNED THAT SOMEBODY'S STUPID ENOUGH TO PUT SOMETHING AS A BYPASS. ALL WE HAVE TO DO IS TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE EXISTING ROAD, MAKE FOUR LANES AND ACCEPT THE PLAN THAT WESTLAKE WAS HEADED TOWARD.))
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((TIM KRAWCZEL/PLANNING DIRECTOR: AS THE ABILITY OF THE ROADS TO HANDLE THE TRAFFIC BREAKS DOWN, THEN MOTORISTS WILL SEEK OTHER WAYS AROUND THE AREA TO AVOID IT.))
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The Board of Supervisors will have the final say on how to improve Route 122.
The planning commission will make its reccomendation in the next few weeks.
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[Goodyear]


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Layoffs will be hitting the Goodyear plant in Danville.
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Officials say as many as 275 hourly and salaried workers could lose their jobs as the company cuts back production. Layoffs will also hit four other Goodyear plants. Company officials blame the economy....saying the layoffs will remain in effect as long as the market place remains unpredictable.
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Several scuba divers from Richmond.. are caught in Hurricane Iris.
We'll tell you what we know next...
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and this is not a flashback... OJ is back in court. Details ahead.
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[Simpson]


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O-J Simpson's back in court.. this time for what prosecutors are calling road rage.
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Jury selection began today...but it may not be easy finding jurors.
Most all potential jurors had heard about the 1994 charges when Simpson was accused of killing his wife and her friend.
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((JUDGE ANYONE ELSE HAVE ANY.. EVIDENCE YOU'LL HEAR.))
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Already several candidates have been excused. One woman says she could not be fair.
Simpson is accused of scratching another motorists face and then reaching into the man's car and pulling off his sunglasses.
Prosecutors say they'll push for prison time if Simpson is convicted.
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[First-Night]


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The New Year's Eve in downtown Roanoke will not include First Night this year.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/December 31, 2000]


Festival in the Park has organized the family-oriented, alcohol- free event in the past, but the recent change in leadership made that more difficult this year.
Officials say a possible alternative is a community celebration of the arts.
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((STU ISRAEL/FESTIVAL EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR; I THINK IT WOULD BE A GREAT EVENT FOR THE COMMUNITY, ESPECIALLY IF WE CAN TIE TOGETHER ALL THE ARTS ORGANIZATIONS, THE MUSEUMS THE THEATERS, THE BALLET THE OPERA, THE SYMPHONY AND FESTIVAL IN THE PARK AND WHOEVER ELSE WOULD LIKE TO JOIN IN.))
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Israel says it too early to say if that will happen, because plans have not been finalized.

[Scuba-Divers ]


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Members of the Richmond Dive Club gathered today shedding tears for fellow club members - who died last night when Hurricane Iris struck Belize.
15 club members are confirmed dead, two others are still missing.
Three have been rescued.
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[VO-NAT 19:48:38]


Glenn Prillaman was the club's president and is among those who were killed.
A friend says his wife is taking the news especially hard.
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((SO THIS IS VERY HARD FOR HER, KNOWING THAT MANY PEOPLE THAT HAVE DIED, AND KNOWING THAT COUPLES ARE LEAVING BEHIND CHILDREN IS VERY HEARTBREAKING.))
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[OUT Q=children is very heartbreaking.]
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Twenty divers and eight crew members were on a dive boat when Iris struck with winds up to 140-miles per hour. The boat had been tied to a dock when the storm came ashore, and capsized in about twelve feet of water.

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High school girls basketball and major league baseball post season play,
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Frostburg, MD; :00]


But first our extra point. Redskins team officials say defensive end Bruce Smith has ``no'' structural damage in his right shoulder, according to an M-R-I exam. Smith dislocated the joint in the Skins loss to the Giants Sunday. He is expected to sit out at least two to three weeks.
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[go to scores] [GO TO SCORES] [WIPE TO MOTION]
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[S-MLB]


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Michael Jordan dominated in short bursts last night during his first public competition in more than three years.

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[SUPER=03-Wilmington, NC; :00]


Jordan played in front of his hometown fans at The University of North Carolina in Wilmington last night. He scored 13 points in 18 minutes of a Washington Wizards' intrasquad scrimmage before sitting out the final 20 minutes.
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[S-Cleveland]


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Major League Baseball post season play began last night. Arizona beat St. Louis 1-nothing in game one of their best of five national league division series. Curt Shilling tossed a three hitter in the shutout win.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Seattle, WA/WFXR; :00]


On to the American League division series featuring Cleveland and Seattle. The Mighty Mariners who won well over a 100 games this season were shut out by the Indians as Cleveland pitcher Bartolo Colon pitched eight shut out innings. He struck out 10 and allowed
[SUPER=35-Cleveland/5/Seattle/0;]

just six hits.
Ellis Burks did most of the offensive damage going 3 for 4 with this homer. Cleveland wins 5-nothing.
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[S-Astros]


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The Braves would expose the Houston bullpen yesterday in winning game one of their best of five National League Division Series.
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[SUPER=03-Houston, TX/Fox Family; :00]


Tied 3-3 in the eighth, the Braves would face former Ferrum star Billy Wagner, but Chipper Jones crushes Wagner's first pitch, a three run homer.
[SUPER=35-Atlanta/7/Houston/4;]

and Atlanta wins 7-4.
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[S-Hoops]


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Lots of girls basketball action last night. We start with Auburn at Glenvar.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Eagles vs. Highlanders; :00]


The Eagles were looking to take flight against the Highlander on Glenvar's home court.
In the first quarter, Rebecca Downor takes the rock and is gonna hit the shot from outside and Glenvar was up by a bucket.
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Then, Auburn's Laurie Smith finds an open lane, she drives stops and pops the jumper but the Eagles were still down by two.
The Highlanders Allison Fasnacht intercepts the pass and then puts it in, Glenvar wins 62-30.
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[S-Girls]


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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[VO-NAT wipe to #eng!!!!!!]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Indians vs. Spartans; :00]


On to Salem where the Spartans took on Blacksburg. Watch Salem's Jessica Bass drive hard to the hoops, she gets the basket and the foul.
Blacksburg kept it close all night. Kimmie Robinson rips rope from two point land to tie it
[SUPER=33-Salem/58/Blacksburg/57;]

up at 39 a piece in the third.
The Spartans hang tough. Stephanie Bradshaw gets the long rebound and scores, Salem holds on for a 58-57 win.
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[S-Express]


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Roanoke Express head coach Perry Florio announced today that he has traded goalie Steve Brier to the Cincinnati Cyclones in return for cash. Brier was highly touted coming into camp.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]


But Florio said today that goalie Dennis Bassett impressed him during training camp and simply won the job. Bassett was a back up in Trenton and Richmond last season and his renegade colors bother his new teammates.
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[S-Hokies]


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Boston College represents the biggerst test of the season to date for Virginia Tech. Mike Stevens says these Eagles are most dangerous on the ground and not in the air.
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[S-Craven]


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The Winston Cup cars hit the Martinsville Speedway this Friday for the Old Dominion 500 race weekend.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville/Last Week; :00]

A number of teams tested at the track last week including Ricky Craven, the driver of the Tide Ford. Craven is currently 22nd in the points standings with 3 top five finishes. He qualified 18th at Martinsville back in April and after a tough couple of seasons, he's again counting his blessing this year.
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Qualifying gets underway this Friday at 3pm.