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Two postal workers are dead in Washington DCTERMS. Was it Anthrax? We'll have the latest.
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O-J Simpson is back in court. This time on the witness stand.
Plus a full court press for local children.
And we told you about a cat with 25 toes.. Now we'll show you one with more than that.
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News 7 is next.

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Two Washington DC Postal workers are hospitalized with anthrax... and two others are dead.. probably by anthrax.
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((IT IS VERY CLEAR THAT THEIR SYMPTOMS AND THEIR DEATH ARE LIKELY DUE TO ANTHRAX.))
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The postal facility is closed and thousands of workers are being bused to hospitals for testing.
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((I THINK WE SHOULD HAVE BEEN TESTED LAST WEEK RIGHT ALONG WITH THE FOLKS ON THE HILL.))
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While investigators try to figure out who's behind the attacks.
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[Anthrax-Attacks]


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Investigators don't know how the Washington workers were infected.... but they say it's possible yet another undiscovered anthrax letter made its way through the main postal sorting facility.
Three anthrax letters have been discovered so far.
All came in the same boxy type printing and all were mailed from Trenton New Jersey.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Teri /Newspath;]


Teri Okita is live in Washington with the latest.
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((WHILE THOUSANDS OF D.C. AREA POSTAL WORKERS ARE BEING TESTED FOR ANTHRAX EXPOSURE.... OFFICIALS ARE SEARCHING FOR WAYS TO PROTECT THEM AND STILL KEEP THE MAIL MOVING IN OUR NATION'S CAPITAL. JOHN POTTER/U.S. POSTMASTER GENERAL "WE ARE GOING TO INTRODUCE TECHNOLOGY SO THAT WE CAN ERADICATE AND SANITIZE THE MAIL AS IT MOVES THROUGH OUR SYSTEM." BUT THAT WILL TAKE TIME... AND MANY POSTAL EMPLOYEES ARE MORE CONCERNED ABOUT THE PRESENT... AND WHY ANTHRAX TESTING WASN'T STARTED MUCH SOONER. POSTAL WORKER "I THINK WE SHOULD HAVE GOTTEN TESTED LAST WEEK, RIGHT ALONG WITH THE PEOPLE UP ON THE HILL." THE POSTMASTER GENERAL ALSO CONFIRMED THAT ANTHRAX PROBABLY KILLED TWO WORKERS FROM A FACILITY THAT DELIVERS MAIL TO CONGRESS. IN ADDITION, TWO POSTAL EMPLOYEES ARE IN THE HOSPITAL SUFFERING FROM INHALATION ANTHRAX AND SEVERAL OTHER WASHINGTON AREA PEOPLE HAVE DEVELOPED SYMPTOMS CONSISTENT WITH ANTHRAX. OVER AT THE CAPITOL.... THE HOUSE AND SENATE WILL RECONVENE ON TUESDAY. LT. DAN NICHOLS/CAPITOL POLICE SPOKESMAN TO DATE WE HAVE NO NEW POSITIVE ENVIRONMENTAL SWABS TAKEN FROM ANY OF THE HOUSE AND SENATE OFFICE BUILDINGS OR THE CAPITOL." WHILE THE CAPITOL BUILDING WILL BE OPEN, SEVERAL CONGRESSIONAL OFFICE BUILDINGS WILL REMAIN CLOSED PENDING TEST RESULTS. OVERSEAS..... THE MILITARY CAMPAIGN PUSHES FORWARD WITH U-S AIRSTRIKES IN AFGHANISTAN SHIFTING FROM MILITARY TARGETS TO TALIBAN TROOPS. THE PENTAGON DENYS CLAIMS BY THE TALIBAN THAT IT SHOT DOWN A HELICOPTER OR THAT U-S PLANES HIT A HOSPITAL KILLING 100 PEOPLE.))
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[Red-Cross]


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A Roanoke County couple will be among those lending support to victims of last month's terrorist attacks.
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Jim and Dot Hollandsworth left for New York this afternoon. The retired Roanoke County minister and his wife volunteer for the American Red Cross and were asked if they would be willing to help.
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((JIM HOLLANDSWORTH/AMERICAN RED CROSS VOLUNTEER: AT FIRST WE DIDN'T DIDN'T BOTH RETURING THEIR CALL BECAUSE...JUST THREE DAYS AGO. ))
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The Hollandsworths will stay in New York for 13- days. About a dozen American Red Cross volunteers from our area have assisted with relief efforts in New York, Pennsylvania and Washington D-C.
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[Couric]


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A leader of Virginia's Senate was remembered today during a memorial service in Charlottesville. Emily Couric lost her fight with pancreatic cancer last week.
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Today, More than 200 mourners filled St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Charlottesville to say their final goodbyes.
NBC Today show co-host Katie Couric honored her older sister saying she was proud when people recognized her as "Emily Couric's sister."
Country musician Mary (Chape-in) Chapin Carpenter sang two songs in memory of her friend.
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[AIDS-NAACP]


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The Roanoke NAACP wants to stop the spread of AIDS among local minorities.
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The group today joined with the Roanoke City Health Department and other organizations to declare a "health state of emergency". They say H-I-V and AIDS are spreading more rapidly through minority groups than whites, and among women faster than men. One expert says education should start at church.
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((DALE ANTHONY/ADVISORY COUNCIL ON AIDS: EVERYONE IN A PERSON OF COLOR'S FAMILT, SOMEONE GOES TO CHURCH. IF PASTOR SAYS "WE'RE GONNA BEGIIN TO EDUCATE OUTSELVES ABOUT THIS DREADFUL DISEASE" THAN THAT'S WHAT'S GONNA HAPPEN, EVNE IF HE SAYS "JUST PICK UP A PAMPHLET ON YOUR WAY OUT."))
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Events like "home health parties" and "workshops of hope" will be held over the next two weeks to teach community members about AIDS and ways to prevent the disease from spreading.
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[Celebrity-Golf]


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Celebrities are hitting the links to help raise money for Children with AIDS.
Chris Lawrence has the story from the links.
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((It was supposed to be fun. Stars playing golf to raise money for children with AIDS. And everyone got a laugh when Sylvester Stallone came up short Good putt, Sly. Halfway house. But his partner putted well enough to win a new Mercedes. SYLVESTER STALLONE/ACTOR: I did so badly in putting that he had to rise to the occasion. So it was a strategy thing! CHRIS LAWRENCE/CBS NEWS: But with U.S. troops on the ground in Afghanistan, some stars had half their mind on the golf course here. The other half, a world away. Everywhere, reminders of September 11th. But for some, not enough. JOE: A little too much gaiety, I think. Joe Pesci still sees too much partying in Hollywood. JOE PESCI/ACTOR: Sunset Blvd is still jammed and crowded, you know. People don t realize there's war going on sometimes. Others say, despite the war and anthrax scares, they re taking President Bush's advice to get back to normal. KENNY G/MUSICIAN: 99.999% of our country is safe. And we gotta believe that. So I ve just been going out and doing the things I normally do. Actor James Caan says the country can be even more united. And should be. JAMES CAAN/ACTOR: I have a hard time now with peace marches. I have a hard time with people talking about hugging and kissing. We ve committed ourselves to fight. And while that fight continues, so too does this one. The golf classic raised more than half a million dollars for children with AIDS. Chris Lawrence CBS News Los Angeles.))

[L'Burg-Murder]


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The suspect in a Lynchburg murder and armed robbery is still at large.
Police are still searching for the murderer of 20- year- old Michael A. Mosley, who was shot to death Wednesday night, near a friend's car on Bedford Avenue.
Police say 24- year- old Christopher Brusant Smith approached the car and demanded money, then shot Mosley.
Two men inside the car handed over their wallets.
Smith is charged with murder, two counts of armed robbery and three counts of using a firearm in commission of a felony.
Anyone with information as to Smith's whereabouts is asked to call Lynchburg police.

[MIlls]


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The former general manager of Roanoke's public radio station will have to wait a little longer to be heard in federal court. This afternoon... less than 48 hours before trial in U-S District Court was set to begin- -the judge took the case off his trial docket. Witnesses- -including the President of Virginia Tech- -had already been subpoenaed to appear on Wednesday.
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Station Manager Steve Mills was demoted, then let go last year, in a dispute primarily over whether to air The New York Metropolitan Opera. The dispute came to a head when Mills referred to listeners who complained about his decision to take it off the air as "Opera Nazi's."
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Referring to Tech's decision to terminate Mills, Judge Sam Wilson said: "If they don't want him to be independent, it's their business, isn't it?" The judge has yet to issue a formal opinion.

[Simpson]


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OJ Simpson says the other driver started it... Simpson took the stand in the road rage trial today.
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He's accused of reaching into a car of another motorist, grabbing the glasses off his face and scratching the man in the process.
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((O. J. SIMPSON/DEFENDANT; DID YOU EVER REACH INTO THE VEHICLE AND TAKE OFF THE GLASSES? SIMPSON: HE WAS NEVER WEARING GLASSES, NOT AT ALL NEVER.))
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Simpson says it was the other driver who instigated the dispute.
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((I SAID LOOK MAN IF I CUT YOU OFF, I APOLOGIZE. YOU CAN'T DO THIS MAN. I GOT A COUPLE OF KIDS IN THIS CAR. YOU COULD CAUSE AN ACCIDENT,,, SOMEONE CAN GET KILLED. AT THAT HE BLEW UP. HE PUFFED UP LIKE A BULL FROG AND GOT ANIMATED AND JUST WENT OFF.))
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[Vo-nat]
If Convicted Simpson could get 16 years in prison.
His testimony was interrupted by another defense bid for a mis-trial. The judge denied that request.
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Still ahead on News 7-- the future of Optical Cable.
Could small shareholders face a forced buyout too?
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[***USE NAT SOUND UNDER***]
And fun and fundraising meet as teachers and community leaders hoop it up to raise money for a local school
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[Sports-Preview]


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((Hey folks this is Mike Stevens back in the News 7 Sports office as the first BCS rankings of the season are hot off the presses. One of the area's Generals gets promoted to a Knight. The Seminoles big play man gets some ACC props, while Al Groh refuses to prop up his slumping Cavs. All that plus Lord Botetourt upsets Fleming tonight in girls' basketball right here on the Big 7.))
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[Basketball-Fundraiser]


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A group of local teachers put their skills to the test on the hardwood tonight... But this wasn't your average basketball showdown...
Teresa Hamilton reports--- fundraising was the name of this game.
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There was no shortage of energy and crazy antics at William Byrd High....as local teachers, administrators and members of the community put their best foot forward against the Harlem Wizards...
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((IT'S A GOOD CROWD AND I'VE TRIED TO DRUM IT UP WITH STUDENTS AT MY SCHOOL TOO AND IT'S ALWAYS A LOT OF EXCITEMENT, A LOT OF FUN AND ANTICS AND JUST A LOT OF FUN.)) [runs08]
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The event is a fundraiser for the Mount Pleasant P-T-A... which actually brought the Wizards to Roanoke Valley a year ago. [take su] ((Last year the two teamed up to raise over four thousand dollar to purchase new playground equipment.)) [runs10] This year-- the P-T-A hopes to raise enough money to purchase a lighted sign for the front of Mount Pleasant elementary as well as accelerated reading material for each classroom.
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((IT WAS SUCH A GREAT SUCCESS AND WE DID SO WELL THAT WE FELT LIKE WE COULD BUILD UP ON WHAT WE DID LAST YEAR AND MAKE IT EVE BETTER SO WE HOPE THAT WILL HAPPEN FOR US TONIGHT.)) [RUNS13]
[OUT Q= for us tonight.]

The Harlem Wizards are also doing some celebrating of their own... this is their 40th anniversary. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Vinton.))

[Optical-Cable]


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A hostile takeover of a Roanoke County Fiber Optic company could be bad news for more than just the company president.
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Thomas Mann at Lynchburg College says Optical Cable's shareholders need to be aware that the potential for a forced buyout is there.
Millions of shares belonging to the company's president are up for grabs -- they may be sold to pay off his debt.


If one "entity" buys him out, they can force other shareholders to relinquish their investments as well.
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((THOMAS MANN/LYNCHBURG COLLEGE FINANCE PROFESSOR; IT JUST HAS TO BE SOMETHING CALLED A REASONABLE PRICE. THE MARKET PRICE IS WHAT IS NOW, THAT'S THE PRICE AND THEY ARE ABOUT OUT AT THAT.))
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If a forced buyout happened today, for example, shareholders would receive only today's market price -- a dollar-28 per share -- no matter what they paid for it.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Reasons for a forced buyout include unlimited decision making abilities with no shareholders to answer to.


[Truck-Fire]


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It wasn't until people started honking at him that James Young noticed something was terribly wrong with his truck.
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The construction worker and his passenger got out of the truck safely before it erupted in flames.
The fire and black smoke made a spectacle on Route 122 near Smith Mountain Lake this afternoon.
Firefighters doused the flames before they hit the gas tank.
They believe that something ignited oil that was leaking from the truck.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The Concorde flies again...but it's not ready for paying passengers just yet.
Find out why next on News 7.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus, the water level at Smith Mountain Lake is dropping and merchants say their business is drying up as well.
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[WEB-ADDRESS]
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[Web Address Announce] [Pinnacle 4885ess]

[Concorde]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The Concorde Supersonic jet made two quick trips across the Atlantic today.
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The British Airways plane landed at New York's Kennedy Airport - and within three hours.. took off again for London.
The jet had left Heathrow Airport earlier in the day for New York, after a short delay caused by fog. All of the one hundred passengers were airline employees.
Today's test flight was partly designed to check ground services including check-in, boarding and catering.
Regular commercial flights will resume on November ninth.
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[Lake-Levels]


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Some Smith Mountain Lake merchants say low lake levels are making it hard to keep business afloat.
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The lake is four feet below normal this year.
That leaves many boats stuck in the mud...
Rocks are jutting up that normally would be submerged ... and some buoys are no longer floating.
Marina owners say fewer customers are using their boats and buying gas.
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((MARK DETOURNILLON/MARINA OWNER: FOR THE LAKE LEVEL TO BE LOW SINCE JULY HAS REALLY HURT US. AND I THINK THERE SHOULD BE BETTER CONTROLS AND REGULATIONS AS FAR AS SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE.)) [BUTT BUTT BUTT]
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((MIKE THACKER/AEP: WHAT WE TRY TO DO IS BALANCE THE IMPACTS OF THE DROUGHT ON THE LAKE USERS AS WELL AS THE DOWNSTREAM INTERESTS.))
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American Electric Power sets the lake levels from a control room in Roanoke.
Rainfall was 16 inches below normal this year, so A-E-P got permission to release less water from the lake into the rivers it feeds.
Some businesses and residents feel that should have been done sooner.
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[S-Extra]


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The Hokies land in the five spot in the first BCS rankings. NASCAR fines 11 crew members. And Fleming battle Botetourt on the girls' hardwood. And UVa is going through some "Groh-ing Pains" these days.
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[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/Last Saturday; :00]

The ACC postseason honors were passed out tonight as while UVa's Mike Abrams was named - special teams player of the week for his outstanding punting. The play that turned the momentum last Saturday earned Florida State's Abdual Howard defensive honors. Howard's third career interception was returned 80 yards for a third quarter touchdown, as his Florida State Seminoles defeated Virginia 43-7. He also had 5 tackles. FSU hosts Maryland this weekend. UVa travels to State. More on the Cavs in a moment.
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[S-BCS]


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The first BCS rankings of the season are out, and while there are few picky points, the rankings are basically just like most folks expected they would be in this initial week.
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[GO TO PINNACLE PAGE] As you look at this poll - remember that the lower the number the better your ranking. Defending national champ Oklahoma is number one, as expected. The Sooners and number two ranked Nebraska play this Saturday at Noon. UCLA is third, Miami fourth and the Hokies are fifth. As you can see there is a big disparity between the number posted for Oklahoma and Tech. More on that in a second. Note that Texas and Michigan, each with one loss are ahead of unbeaten Maryland in the 8 spot. The BCS is based on four items - Poll Average, Strength Of Schedule, Team Losses and Quality wins.
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The Hokies were hurt by two things. First their strength of schedule was rated 47th and one of the computers - Kenneth Massey's had Tech rated 17th. One computer, however, had the Hokies 2nd.
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Miami, the number one team in both of the polls, was fourth in this first BCS ranking because the Canes strength of schedule is rated just 92nd. And the Massey computer had the Canes ranked 11th. Tech and Miami play December 1st.

[S-Botetourt]


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There was a big upset in girls high school basketball last night as Lord Botetourt handed Fleming its first setback of the season in the Blue Ridge district.
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[SUPER=03-Daleville/William Fleming vs. Lord Botetourt; :00]

Lord Botetourt under head coach Chuck Pound has been playing better and better each week. And last night in this rescheduled game they were able to put it all together. The Cavs jump on the Colonels early as Amber Graham hits the three pointer. It's five to nothing and they would never look back. Fleming's big inside star Olivia Grant gets free underneath and turns Kim Hairington's assist into a basket. She gets the hoop and the harm. But back comes Botetourt. Renee Guilliams will stop and pop the jumper. Lord Botetourt led by 15 points at the half time break. Fleming coach Cynthia Brown was fit to be tied. Fleming rallies with 46 ticks left on the clock and gets to within two points as Grant scores again for the Colonels.


[super=33-William Fleming/40/Lord Botetourt/46;]

But Botetourt would win it from the line as Ashley Johnson drains it. Botetourt beats Fleming 46-to-40.
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[S-Lax]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Jim Stagnitta, who has guided Washington & Lee lacrosse to a dozen straight winning seasons is leaving the Generals for a major promotion. Stagnitta has been hired as the new head coach at division one Rutgers. He replaced Dennis Daly in November of 1989 and never looked back at W &L.
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[SUPER=03-Lexington/Last Season; :00]

His teams won 136 games and lost just 42 in his 12 seasons. Last year the Generals went all the way to the national semi-finals. In all, W&L made 5 appearances in the NCAA tourney during his stay. His W&L teams also won 6 ODAC titles in those 12 years. Stagnitta is 39.
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[S-UVa]


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The Virginia Cavaliers hope to end a three-game slide this weekend in Raleigh against N.C. State. Steve Mason has more on a UVa squad that is suddenly a game under 500.
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This week's game with the Wolfpack is not being televised by the ACC. However, tonight the league announced that UVa's home game on November 3rd against Wake Forest will be on TV with a noon kickoff.

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NASCAR lowered the boom on 11 crew chiefs today fining them from $25 thousand to $250 dollars for cheating at Talladega.
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The winner's crew chief got the biggest fine. Tony Eury was fined $25 thousand dollars because Dale Earnhardt Junior's winning car was one 18th of an inch to low. Others were fined for having illegal or unapproved rear deck lids, fuel cells, windshield clips and air deflectors.
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The most interesting fine was levied against Terry Spalding, a member of Jimmy Spencer's team. Spalding was fined $5000 dollars and placed on indefinite suspension from NASCAR for selling credentials to get into t

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Earlier this month, we told you about a cat in Michigan who holds the Guiness Book of world records for number of toes.
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Well-- there's a new toe champ.
A Medford Oregon woman saw the same story on her local station and realized that her cat Muffy not only went toe to toe with the Michigan cat, but in fact, should be declared the new champion.
Muffy has 28 toes.
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