[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=SHannon 2-Shot]

Police are searching for a bomb in downtown Roanoke.
We'll have a live report from near the SunTrust building.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

Plus, after a taking a sub-standard turn the Hokies logo returns from sea.
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[Sports-head]


[ANCHOR=steve]
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In sports, some strange but true stories from the Tech football training room, the Salem Avalanche schedule is out,
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[VO-NAT]


and the Yankees talk about the fans that love to hate them and their opponent in the World Series.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


One final blast of summer warmth for Wednesday then fall returns with a vengeance this weekend. The frost details just ahead.
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[ANCHOR=SHannon 4-Shot]


News 7 at Six is next.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


A large portion of downtown Roanoke is closed off tonight.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Police and firefighters are investigating a possible bomb in the Sun Trust building.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


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


And I'm Shannon Young.
[Roanoke-Scare]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#01-48 TC1:00:25]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Police and firefighters are roping off even more of downtown Roanoke as we speak.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


This, after two police dogs detected something suspicious in a package delivered to the SunTrust Bank building today.
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Teresa Hamilton is in downtown Roanoke and joins us now with more on the situation.
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(Rollcue: received a threatening call. )
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[***MIC IS HOT****]
[IN Q=According to police...]
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[OUT Q=that was just a short time ago.]
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[Post-Office]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=01-56 TC04:39]
[GRAPHIC=Anthrax Scare]


Several workers at the main post office in Roanoke were tested for exposure to anthrax today.
The tests were negative.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


A postal official says the workers were evacuated early this morning after a white powder was found on a mail processing machine.
A hazardous materials unit responded, and took samples of the substance for analysis
The results have not come back yet .
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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The president of the postal workers union in Roanoke, Dan Dixon, says he's upset that employees were sent back into the area before the powder was identified.
[TAKE VIDEO]

[Planned-Parenthood]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[TAPE#=01-36 TC1:15:19]
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Week]


All clear at the Planned Parenthood offices in Roanoke and Lynchburg.
Planned Parenthood officials say the F-B-I told them lab tests found no trace of Anthrax on two suspicious letters.
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[Telegate]


[ANCHOR=keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mjo]
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A Clifton Forge call center will be shutting down -- leaving 120 people out of work.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Clifton Forge/File Tape;]


Telegate U-S-A, formerly known as C-F-W, informed workers today that it will close by the end of the year.
Operators there handle directory assistance calls for long distance companies.
Telegate U-S-A officials say business has been decreasing as their clients cut back on service.
Company leaders are meeting with Telegate's union next week to discuss severance packages.
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[L'burg-Airport]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-44 TC1:07:30]
[GRAPHIC=Lynchburg Airport]


Lynchburg is still trying to convince United Airlines it can't legally pull service out of the Lynchburg airport.. but so far airline officials don't appear to be listening.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


United Express plans to discontinue its four daily flights to Washington Dulles by January.
Airport manager Mark Courtney says United representatives claim they're too short-staffed and too busy to meet with city leaders and discuss the issue.
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[SOT 8:46:40]
[IN Q=However I've really]

((MARK COURTNEY/LYNCHBURG AIRPORT MANAGER: HOWEVER, I'VE REALLY NOT GOTTEN ANY CAPITULATION WHATSOEVER FROM THEM IN TERMS OF EVEN CONSIDERING THE POSSIBILITY THAT THIS AIRLINE BAILOUT LEGISLATION WOULD FORCE THEM TO REMAIN IN THE MARKET.))
[SUPER=01-Mark Courtney/Lynchburg Airport Manager]
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[OUT Q=remain in the market.]
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[VO-NAT]


Courtney says he's still trying to set up a meeting with city council, airline officials and congressional leaders to talk about the pullout.
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[County-Supers]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=01-33 TC1:40:34]
[GRAPHIC=Interstate 73]


The proposed route of Interstate 73 was back before the Roanoke County Supervisors this afternoon.
As expected the board reconsidered a recent vote on the controversial project.
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[VO-NAT]


At issue was the alternative that will carry the new highway from Interstate 581 through Mount Pleasant.
Two weeks ago, supervisors voted to oppose that plan.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


But board member Butch Church said he had made a mistake and today the board reversed itself.
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[IN Q=I think it's ]
[SUPER=01-Bob Johnson/Hollins Supervisor; :00]
[SUPER=01-Joe McNamara/Windsor Hills Supervisor; :11 ]
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[OUT Q=not accurate at all.]
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Windsor Hills Supervisor Joe McNamara says he was simply voting in favor of Interstate 73.
The measure opposing alternate 6-A failed.

[Floyd-Fatal]


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A head-on collision this morning in Floyd County killed two children and an adult.
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[TAKE MAP FULL]
It happened on Route 221 near Copper Hill.
State police say 41-year-old David Lawson of Copper Hill crossed into the oncoming lane of traffic and hit a farm truck.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Lawson and two children riding with him -- ages 4 and 8 -- died at the scene.
The farm truck's driver, Skip Conner, was taken the hospital.

[Fatal-Roanoke]


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A Northwest Roanoke teenager who was thrown from the back of a car yesterday has died from her injuries.
Roanoke Police say 15-year-old Brittany Anthony was sitting on the trunk of a friend's car, when her friend pulled away.
Anthony fell onto the pavement, injuring her head and neck.
Police say the 17-year-old driver said she did NOT know the girl was sitting on the trunk.
Anthony was a student at William Fleming High School.

[Monty-Fatal]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-38 TC1:44:05]
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Christiansburg Police say an elderly man who was driving on the wrong side of a road has died.
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[SUPER=03-Christiansburg/Yesterday;]

Officers say Hugh Edwards hit another car while going the wrong direction on North Franklin Street yesterday. The 87-year-old apparently turned into oncoming traffic as he pulled out of a shopping center parking lot. He was taken to Montgomery Regional Hospital where he died. The driver and passenger of the other car were treated and released.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=SHannon 2-Shot]
[SS=NONE]


Mark Earley's stand on taxes gets an endorsement.
That's next on News 7 at Six.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


And later... one flag's journey from the top of the world to Blacksburg
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[Earley]
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[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=01-46 TC1:40:43]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


The National Taxpayers Union waded into the confusing tax claims in the Virginia governors race to make what it says is a rare endorsement.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
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[SUPER=403-Richmond; ]


The anti-tax group picked Republican Mark Earley.
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[SOT TAPE ONE 12:05:59]
[IN Q=The candidate standing to my ]

((JOHN BERTHOUD/NATIONAL TAXPAYERS UNION: THE CANDIDATE STANDING TO MY RIGHT IS GONNA BE A GOVERNOR WHO IS GONNA FIGHT AGAINST INCREASING THE TAX BURDEN.))
[SUPER=01-John Berthoud/National Taxpayers Union;]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=increasing the tax burden.]
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In 1997, Mark Earley took the NO tax increase pledge that Democrat Mark Warner and Republican Senator John Warner have refused to take.
But earlier in that same year, Earley co-patroned a bill in the State Senate to raise the sales tax.
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[SOT TAPE TWO 12:21:12]
[IN Q=Ah! Well you have to read the bill. ]

((MARK EARLEY/R-CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: AH! WELL YOU HAVE TO READ THE BILL. WHAT THE BILL DOES IS IT WAS OUR FIRST STAB IN THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO REDUCE THE CAR TAX... AND INCREASED THE SALES TAX.))
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[OUT Q=and increased the sales tax.]
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Americans For Tax Reform had already endorsed Earley.
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[Katzen]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[TAPE#=01-20 TC1:28:46]
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Republican Jay Katzen's way behind in fundraising.
His own party former chairman said he's "never had his fingerprints on a major piece of legislation that passed."


But he's in a statistical dead heat in the race for lieutenant governor of Virginia.
Richmond Bureau Chief Ellen Qualls has his story.
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[IN Q=Jay Katzen's proudly endorsed by]
[SUPER=401-Jay Katzen/(R) Candidate for Lt. Governor; :37]
[SUPER=420-Ellen Qualls/equalls*wdbj7.com; 1:10]
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[OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.]

(( Jay Katzen's proudly endorsed by the National Rifle Association.
He's been a member since age 16.
But a world of experiences has passed since Katzen's youth, as the son of surgeon who was pre-med at Princeton himself until he admitted he didn't really want to be a doctor.
A 23 year career in the Foreign Service took him all over the globe, and taught him five exotic languages.
He's served the House of Delegates from Fauquier County since 1994.
He ran briefly for lieutenant governor then, before yielding to John Hager.
Since 1999, he's put 164-thousand campaign miles on his car.
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((JAY KATZEN/R-LT. GOV. CANDIDATE: WE KEEP A GENERAL LOG OF THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE I'VE BEEN FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO MEET AND TALK TO...DOING THE JOB THAT I NEED TO DO.))
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His signature legislative effort is tuition tax credits for private school students.
It eventually died in the House this year, after its closest chance at passage.
Former party chairman Randy Forbes says Katzen "never had a leadership role in the House."
He characterizes himself as:
[sot tape 11:24:05 ]

((JAY KATZEN/R-LT. GOV. CANDIDATE: SUPPORTIVE OF THE TEAM. A LEADER IN CERTAIN AREAS. I'M VERY PROUD ... GOVERNOR'S SCHOOL OF AGRICULTURE.))
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Katzen says his experience in state government and around the world makes him a better candidate then former Richmond Mayor Tim Kaine.
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((JAY KATZEN/R-LT. GOV. CANDIDATE: PARTICULARLY NOW, HAVING LIVED IN THOSE SHADOWY AREAS WHERE OUR ADVERSARIES LIVED AND EMERGED FROM. ))
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Katzen's and his wife Paddy have three adult sons, and two grandchildren.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))


[Stocks]


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Investors locked in some profits from yesterday's rally on Wall Street. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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[SUPER=440-y/36.95/9340.08/y/3.65/1704.43;]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


The DOW dropped 37 points.
NASDAQ fell four.
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[Nutter-Shuler]


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[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2001]

The race for the 7th District House of Delegates seat is heating up.
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[VO-NAT :19.5]
[SUPER=403-Christiansburg;]

Today Republican candidate Dave Nutter attacked part of Jim Shuler's education record. Nutter says it took the Democrat 5-years to support background checks for teachers and school employees. He says Shuler voted against it in 19-95 and only changed his mind in 2000 when Republicans took control of the House.
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[SOT 1:17:41]
[IN Q=were going to need]

((DAVE NUTTER/(R) 7TH DISTRICT DELEGATE CANDIDATE; WERE GOING TO NEED DELEGATES WHO KNOW WHAT THE RIGHT ANSWER IS THE FIRST TIME, I WON'T NEED FIVE-YEARS TO FIGURE WHAT'S IMPORTANT AND TRY TO SET IT RIGHT, I'LL GET IT RIGHT THE FIRST TIME.))
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[OUT Q=GET IT RIGHT THE FIRST TIME.]
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[VO-NAT]

Jim Shuler did not return calls to News 7. Nutter says he's talking about this issue because a new political flyer says Shuler is a supporter of safe schools.
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[Tech-Flag]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-37 TC1:23:46]
[GRAPHIC=Virginia Tech]


A Virginia Tech flag is back on campus today after a long trip.
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[VO-NAT :20]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

The Tech emblem flew aboard the submarine U-S-S Scranton as it surfaced at the North Pole in June. The sub is based in Norfolk, Virginia and acts as a support for the University's aspiring naval officers. Tech's ROTC naval units can visit the Scranton, and its commander and staff help students chart their way to a naval career.
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[SOT 13:00:15 -:10]
[IN Q=a lot of my]

((COMMANDER USS SCRANTON; A LOT OF MY GUYS ARE FROM THE AREA SOME OF THEM ARE VERY STRONG VIRGINIA TECH SUPPORTERS SO IT WAS NEAT TO BE ABLE TO FLY THE FLAG THERE AND BE ABLE TO COME AND PRESENT THE FLAG TODAY ))
[SUPER=01-USS Scranton Commander;]
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[OUT Q=PRESENT THE FLAG TODAY.]
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[VO-NAT]

Tech Provost Mark McNamee was presented with the flag which will be displayed at locations on campus.
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[Sports tease]


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The World Series starts Saturday, thoughts from the bronx bombers, UVa talks about it's pass rush,
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and a Virginia Tech football player whose pain threshhold and ability to come back fast from injury are second to none.
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[S-Series]


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[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=sp-99]
[GRAPHIC=Yankees/Diamondbacks]

Saturday in Arizona, the World Series begins with game one between the Yankees and the Diamondbacks. The Bronx Bombers will face a team with a one-two pitching punch as good as there is in baseball.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="I've]
[SUPER=01-Joe Torre/New York Yankees Manager; :00]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=......can throw at ya"]
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[S-AVS]


[ANCHOR=steve]
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[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-109]
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The Salem Avalanche announced the schedule for the 2002 season.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]


The 2001 Carolina League champions will open the 2002 campaign and the defense of it's first league title in 14 years at Salem Memorial Stadium Friday April 5th against the Potomac Cannons in a three game series. There are 71 home dates next season for the Avs, including 31 weekend dates.
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[S-Hokies]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-103]
[GRAPHIC=BIG EAST]


The Hokies host Syracuse this Saturday in another sold-out noon kickoff at Lane Stadium. Tech is a 17 point favorite, and Mike Stevens says one Hokie already has proven that he knows how to beat the odds.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=FIRST AUDIO]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/This Afternoon; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jake Houseright/Va. Tech Senior Linebacker; :21]
[SUPER=01-Mike Goforth/VT Head Athletic Trainer; :38]
[SUPER=@mike1; 1:02]
[SUPER=01-Larry Austin/Va. Tech Senior Cornerback; 1:22]
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[OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."]
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((Just over a week ago Jake Houseright underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee to have the meniscus cartilage trimmed. This ultrasound treatment stimulates the healing process, but Houseright already is recovering so well, that he has been cleared to play the entire game against Syracuse. ((JAKE HOUSERIGHT:)) ((MIKE GO FORTH:)) The senior from Gate City has had 5 different knee surgeries since arriving at Tech. Yet he's never backed down from rehabilitation or wavered in his desire to play. ((JAKE:)) ((MIKE:)) ((MIKE STEVENS:)) ((LARRY AUSTIN:)) Sophomore Eric Green will start in Austin's place at the field corner position where he started 5 games last season. In Blacksburg, Mike Stevens News 7 Sports.))

[S-UVA]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-105]
[GRAPHIC=ACC]


The Virginia Cavaliers have only a few bright spots in their three game losing streak, which they will try and snap this Saturday against ACC rival N.C. State.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/Last Saturday; :00]


One of them is the pass rush. The Cavs have 18 sacks this season, which places them fourth in the conference. The 18 sacks have already topped last year's total and there are still five games to play.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="most]
[SUPER=01-Al Groh/UVa Head Coach; :00]
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[OUT Q=.....success doing that"]
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[S-Express]


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[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-97]
[GRAPHIC=Express]

The Holiday season is just around the corner and the Roanoke Express is in a giving mood.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]

Majority team owner Ashby Coleman announced today that season ticket holders may turn in any unused tickets for selected Tuesday nights throughout the regular season. The first ticket turn in night will be December 11th.
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[2-Roanoke-Scare]
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


An update now on our top story... a large part of downtown Roanoke is still off limits.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
[Double Boxes=Keith-Shannon & Teresa/Microwave]


Teresa Hamilton's in downtown Roanoke.
What's the latest?
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