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Coming up on News 7-
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The latest case of anthrax..at a Virginia mail facility... Plus a warning to Americans from the Vice President.
Brush fires burn... not just one... but twelve tonight.
George Lynch is heading closer to home.
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[Anchor=Jean]


Plus just how low will the temperatures go...
News 7 is next.

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The latest person with anthrax is a State Department employee who worked at this mail handling facility in Sterling Virginia-
Another New Jersey postal worker also tentatively diagnosed with anthrax.
And an NBC employee tests positive for the skin form of the disease...
Meanwhile more anthrax is found in the Senate building where a tainted letter was found last week.
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((TOM DASCHLE: WE KNOW THERE IS AMPLE CONTAMINATION IN THE QUADRANT TO CAUSE CONCERN AND DENY ACCESS TO THE QUADRANT FOR THE FORESEEN FUTURE.))
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[OUT Q=the foreseen future.]
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[Anthrax-Afghan]


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Tonight a warning to Americans.... be prepared for even more casualties in this war on terrorism- perhaps more casualties here at home than overseas.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean and Drew /Newspath;]


For the latest on what's going on to combat anthrax.. and to fight the Taliban.. we go to Drew Levinson who is live in Washington.
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[***ROLLED FROM NEWSPATH***]
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[SUPER=01-Dick Cheney/Vice President; :05]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Tom Daschle/(D) Majority Leader; :33]
[SUPER=01-Tom Ridge/Homeland Security Director; :57]
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[OUT Q=in a ground offensive.]

((It was a grim warning for a country at war against terrorism. Dick Cheney/Vice President: For the first time in our history, we may see more casualties at HOME rather than from our troops overseas. The Vice President speaking before Republican Governors, telling them this war now has two fronts. Fighting anthrax at home. And battling the Taliban and Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan. Meanwhile as more cases of anthrax crop up, including one State Department mail handler, there was news of still more contamination on Capitol Hill. Sen. Tom Daschle/Majority Leader: Investigators say the latest cases don't appear to be new attacks, but infections from the same letters. But they still don't know who made it, who MAILED it and where it came from but they are certain all the letters are CONNECTED. Tom Ridge/Director Homeland Security: Clearly, we are up against a shadow enemy, shadow soldiers, people who have no regard for human life. They are determined to murder innocent people. In the skies of Afghanistan, US warplanes are continuing their bombing raids. And American forces may soon get more high-powered help. British commando troops are on alert to take part in a ground offensive.))
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[Mailroom-Safety]


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Mail handlers seem to be saddled with the greatest threat of exposure to Anthrax these days.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

So Carilion's Director of Occupational Medicine set out to allay the fears of government and private mail sorters. He reviewed the route the letter to Senator Daschle took from a mailbox in New Jersey.
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[IN Q=The letter was]

((DR. HETZAL HARTLEY/CARILION OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE; THE LETTER WAS PICKED UP IN TRENTON, BRANCH BRENTWOOD, SENATOR DASCHLE, 100'S OF PEOPLE, IT NEEDS TO BE A SIGNIFICANT DOSE. IT'S NOT, "OH, I'VE TOUCHED IT, NOW I'M GOING TO DIE."))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Hetzal Hartley/Carilion Occupational Medicine]
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[OUT Q=now I'm going to die.]
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[VO-NAT]

Dr. Hartley says as many as eight to 40-thousand spores of Anthrax have to be deeply inhaled and trapped in the lungs to cause infection.
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[Police-Anthrax]


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A rash of anthrax scares has forced Lynchburg police to find a new way of responding to them.
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The new policy designates one police officer per shift as the 'haz-mat officer', who responds to and evaluates any anthrax-related calls.
That person will then decide whether a full-scale response is necessary.
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((LT. TOM LAWTON/LYNCHBURG POLICE DEPARTMENT: IF HE THINKS THERE MIGHT BE SOMETHING TO IT, HE'LL GO AHEAD AND CALL SQUAD TWO FROM THE FIRE DEPARTMENT. THAT GUY WILL COME ON OUT, HE'LL ASSESS THE SITUATION WITH HIM. IF THEY FEEL THERE MIGHT BE SOMETHING TO THIS THING, THEN THEY'LL HAVE A FULL HAZ-MAT RESPONSE AND THEY'LL COME OUT AND TAKE CARE OF IT.))
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Police have taken samples from at least twelve separate incidents.
Testing is being held off while authorities wait to see if anyone involved develops symptoms of anthrax exposure.

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[Food-Safety]


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After attacks from the air and in the mail- officials worry the nation's food supply could be next.
The government considers the most likely targets to be fruits and vegetables that people eat raw, and cattle that could be infected with foot and mouth disease.
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((SEN. DICK DURBIN/(D) ILLINOIS; AMERICA HAS THE SAFEST FOOD SUPPLY IN THE WORLD, BUT WE CAN DO A BETTER JOB BECAUSE OF THE THREAT OF BIOTERRORISM WE MUST DO A BETTER JOB., AND THAT MEANS CHANGING LAWS TO MAKE CERTAIN WE GIVE AUTHORITY TO FEDERAL AGENCIES TO TAKE FOOD OUT OF CIRCULATION THAT IS DANGEROUS TO AMERICA AND ITS FAMILIES.))
[SUPER=01-Sen. Dick Durbin/(D) Illinois;]
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[OUT Q=AND ITS FAMILIES.]
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Durbin says food safety is handled by 12 agencies He'd like to see one common agency do the job.
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Congress is considering hiring hundreds of new food inspectors and lab technicians- and empowering the government to seize or recall tainted products and inspect food makers records.
Food Safety expert Mike Doyle says consumers best defense is to cook foods properly or at least peel or wash them.


[Brush-Fire]


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Fire crews are on high alert tonight.
High winds and low humidity have sparked brush and forest fires all over Southwest Virginia.
Firefighters battled twelve separate fires today and tell Justin McLeod this could be just the beginning of a dangerous fall fire season.
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((((NAT SOUND OF FIRE; 31:08))
Firefighters are sounding the alarm. ((NAT SOUND OF FIREFIGHTERS WORKING))
They're fighting a losing battle.
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((CYLDE HODGES/ELLISTON FIRE DEPT: CONDITIONS ARE EXTREMELY BAD AT THIS TIME.)) [Runs02]
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At times, wind gusts reached more than 40 miles per hour Thursday afternoon.
That made it difficult to fight this brush fire near Ironto in Montgomery County.
Within minutes, flames had consumed more than three acres.
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High winds along with extreme dry conditions allowed this fire to eventually consume more than 15 acres.
Under those conditions, fires ignite and spread more rapidly.
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((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: THEY'RE A COUPLE OF FACTORS THAT HAVE FIREFIGHTERS FEARING FOR THE WORST. ONE BEING THE FACT THAT FIRE SEASON HAS STARTED EARLY AND THATS MAINLY BECAUSE THE LEAVES HAVE FALLEN EARLY. BUT THE MAIN FACTOR IS THE LACK OF RAIN. WE'RE MORE THAN 10 INCHES BELOW NORMAL RAIN FALL FOR THIS YEAR.)) [Runs15]
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((NAT SOUND OF FIRE))
And that deficit reaches more than 20 inches when you factor in the rainfall from the last three years.
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((JIM CLARK/VA DEPT. OF FORESTRY: WE NEED RAIN. THERE ISN'T ANY RAIN IN THE FORECAST FOR OVER A WEEK. WE'RE EXPECTING MORE OF THE SAME FOR AT LEAST A WEEK.)) [Runs06]
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That's why the National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning.
It also has firefighters asking the public for help.
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((CLYDE HODGES/ELLISTON FIRE DEPT: THERE SHOULDN'T BE ANY KIND OF OUTDOORING BURNING AT THIS TIME. PEOPLE SHOULD BE EXTREMELY CAREFUL WITH ANYTHING OUTDOORS, THROWING A CIGARETTE DOWN OR ANYTHING OF THAT NATURE.)) [Runs07]
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Its a mixture of human nature and mother nature that has firefighters hoping for the best but preparing for the worst.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Montgomery County. ))
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Firefighters are still working to contain a fire on Jasper Mountain in Pittsylvania County.
That fire has consumed nearly a hundred acres.

[Warner]


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Twelve days and counting before Virginians cast their ballots for governor.. and the candidates are leaving no corner of the state untouched.
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[SUPER=403-Nelson Co.]


Democrat Mark Warner started his day in Richmond, traveled to Norfolk and ended up in Lynchburg earlier this evening.
He also spoke with supporters outside the Lovingston Fire Department in Nelson County.
Warner says his internal polls show him with a solid lead heading into Election Day.
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((MARK WARNER/D- CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: WE FEEL VERY GOOD ABOUT WHERE WE STAND AT THIS POINT. NOW I'M SURE THAT THE RACE MAY TIGHTEN UP, BUT WE FEEL GREAT GOING INTO THESE LAST TWELVE DAYS.))
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Warner says he continues to be disappointed with the tone of Mark Earley's campaign.
He promised voters to "set a new tone" in Richmond if he's elected.
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Republican Mark Earley was also in the area tonight, speaking at a Rotary Club meeting at the Hotel Roanoke.
Earley focused on what he said would be his priorities as governor-- the security of Virginians, investing in education and transportation and keeping taxes low.
He also said he was pleased to get an A-minus grade from the National Rifle Association.
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((MARK EARLEY/(R) CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR; THE SECOND AMENDMENT RIGHT TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMS IS NOT ABOUT HUNTING. HUNTING IS A SEPERATE ISSUE. IT'S REALLY ABOUT PEOPLE BEING ABLE TO PROTECT THEMSELVES, PROTECT THEIR HOMES THEIR COMMUNITIES AND THEIR NATION. AND IT THINK WE ALL RECOGNIZE NOW MORE THAN EVER HOW IMPORTANT THAT IS.))
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The N-R-A says: "certainly Mark Earley has NOT always been everything gun owners would like in a candidate," having voted for the one- gun- a-month law.
But his A-minus reflects a record that is "on balance, pro-gun."
Democrat Mark Warner got a "C" from the gun- rights group.
It says Warner has "altered his public stance on issues of concern to gun owners several times" in past years.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A Sportsmen for Warner spokesman doesn't dispute Warner's grade.
But he says "the only way Mark Earley gets an A-minus on guns is if he graded it himself."

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A pedestrian crossing North Main Street in Blacksburg died after being hit by a pick-up truck.
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It happened about 7:30 this evening.
Officers have identified the victim as 59 year old Robert Daniel Fain of Blacksburg.
Blacksburg Police say it's too early to know exactly what led to the accident.
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Still ahead on News 7, bad news for a company that employs more than 600 people in Central Virginia.
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And later, the bus that some say started the modern civil rights movement goes on the auction block.
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[Sports-Preview]


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((Hey folks this is Mike Stevens back in the News 7 Sports office with girls hoopla from tonight, plus volleyball news and the Friday Football Extra rundown for week 9. Lynch is headed back to the Tarheel state and the Express is headed out of town, but just for the weekend. Tonight on the Big 7.))
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[M/A-COM]


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A high-tech Lynchburg firm is ready to make a major investment in the Hill City.
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City leaders and officials with M/A-COM (MAY-com) Wireless Systems broke ground today on a 16-million dollar research and development facility.
The Lynchburg Industrial Development Authority will own the building and lease it to M/A-COM over the next twenty years.
M/A-COM makes two-way mobile radio systems.. it recently won a share of a billion dollar federal contract for the Department of Defense.
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[Henry-Development]


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Henry County and the City of Martinsville hope some new blood will breathe new life into a hurting economy.
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Today, officials announced the hiring of the former director of Virginia's Economic Development Partnership to become the new CEO of the county's office of Commerce.
His name is Wayne Sterling.
He'll work full-time for Henry County and part-time with Martinsville to help bring economic development to the region.
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[IN Q=Everything in the marketplace]

((WAYNE STERLING/HENRY CO. OFFICE OF COMMERCE: EVERYTHING IN THE MARKETPLACE WE WILL LOOK AT. AND THERE WILL BE SOME WE CAN'T QUALIFY FOR AND CAN'T GET BUT EVERYTHING THAT WE THINK WE CAN QUALIFY FOR WE ARE GOING TO GO AFTER.))
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Sterling will begin his new role November 5th.
The announcement is a new chapter in an often difficult relationship between the city and the county.
Officials from both localities hope this partnership will be the first of many in the future.
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[Optical-Cable]


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Optical Cable Corporation will know soon who posted what it calls "inside information" on the world wide web.
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[VO-NAT]


A man with a screen name of "stockin-up2001" posted a company customer list on a yahoo message board.
A Roanoke County judge granted company officials a subpoena that will allow yahoo to release the name of the individual.
That, while Optical Cable's President Bob Kopstein continues his court battle with six brokerage firms to which he owes millions.
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[IN Q=This has nothing to do]

((KEN HARBER: THIS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE OTHER ISSUES THAT THE COMPANY IS DEALING WITH. NO MATTER WHEN THIS HAPPENED, WE WOULD HAVE RESPONDED TO IT.))
[SUPER=01-Ken Harber/Optical Cable Vice-President]
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[OUT Q=responded to it.]
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A Texas company says it is aggressively pursuing Kopstein to sell his shares.
Fiber Systems International makes connectors, Optical Cable makes fiber, so the two may be a good fit.
Kopstein did not return our calls about the potential buyout.

[Ericsson]


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Another possible breach of confidentiality, this time at Ericsson.
The company was advised to release its financial report a day early after figures of the report were released to the media, though not all were correct.
Ericsson posted a third-quarter net loss of 374-million dollars.
The company's Director has also chosen not to seek re-election.
Com-Net Ericsson employs about 650 people at its central Virginia plant.

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The Fall Furniture market is over in High Point North Carolina-
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[SUPER=03-High Point, NC]

and it wasn't the best of years.
The slow global economy coupled with the recent terrorist threats made for an off-year.
It's estimated 15-thousand fewer buyers showed up that the expected 85 thousand that usually attend the show.
Market is where thousands of international buyers and sellers of furniture converge on High Point twice a year.
Overall sales numbers from the market are still being tallied.
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It's hosted plays, concerts and movies for decades...
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But the curtain will drop for good at the Grandin Theater if a new non-profit group fails.
We'll explain when News 7 returns.
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[WEB-ADDRESS]
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[Web Address Announce] [Pinnacle 4885ess]

[Bus-Auction]


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An important piece of American history is up for grabs on e-bay. It's supposedly the bus Rosa Parks was riding when she paved the way for Civil Rights activists.
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[VO-NAT 13:41:27]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery, AL;]

More than 45 years ago Parks was arrested when she refused to give up her seat on the bus to a white man. A Montgomery Alabama family bought the bus in the early 1970's to use for storage. Today is sits on a grassy lot waiting for the highest bidder. The owner says there is no way for him to prove that this is THE bus in which Parks rode.
He has no proof, simply his father's word that the manager of the Montgomery City Bus Line Company told him it was Parks' bus. Currently, the price tag is over 100-thousand dollars.
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[Grandin]


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A piece of Roanoke history will soon be dark.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

The Grandin Theatre will close on November 12th. But one group is pushing to make a sequel in the life of the old theatre. The Grandin Theatre Foundation wants to raise 1 and a quarter million dollars to re-open the theatre as a non profit business. The group wants to buy the building and upgrade the equipment. They hope to reopen the Grandin Theatre sometime next year.
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[S-Extra]


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Everything from girls' hoops to the Lynch trade, to the Friday Football ledger to an update on the Express is on the way but first in tonight's Extra Point. If you think the Redskins have been catching the heat, how about Tampa Bay. The preseason Super Bowl favorites are a not-so-super 2 and 3 heading into this week's game with the Vikings.
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[S-Byrd]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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We begin with girls hoops in the Blue Ridge. The Regular season champ, Fleming, has already been crowned, but Botetourt has been on fire of late.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Vinton/Lord Botetourt vs. William Byrd; :00]

Last night William Byrd and head coach Marcee Cook were the ones trying to slow down the Cavaliers. Byrd's Kristin Bailey passes to Meghan Plunkett. Meghan will knock in the jump shot in the third quarter to attempt to fire up a comeback. But L.B. built a double digit lead and kept coming as Kristin Graham gets the steal and the breakaway. And the Cavs are on top 53-to-26. Botetourt again. Renee Guilliams passes to Whitney Dix. She spots up and knocks in the jump shot from the wing.
[SUPER=33-Lord Botetourt/67/William Byrd/34;]

Byrd get a late bucket from Leslie Short - but not nearly enough of them. Botetourt wins it 67-to-34.
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[S-Lynch]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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George Lynch got caught up in a three-way deal yesterday involving the Sixers, the Hornets and the Golden State Warriors.
Lynch was traded to Charlotte for Derrick Coleman. The Sixers say despite Coleman's excessive baggage and underachieving ways - he better suits their needs.
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[SUPER=01-Billy King/Sixers General Manager; :00]
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[OUT Q=...CAN REBOUND."]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC/1999; :00]

George does all of those things and more. In fact if you watch this little piece of tape, you'll see Lynch taking Coleman to school. In his 8 years in the league, the former Patrick Henry great has averaged 8 points and 6 rebounds in 526 games. Lynch broke into the league with the Lakers and then headed to Vancouver before landing in Philly. Hornets coach Paul Silas says he's exactly what the Hornets need.
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[S-Volley]


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In Western Valley district volleyball last night Franklin County closed out the regular season with a three games to none win over rival E.C. Glass. That means that Franklin County and Patrick Henry tie for the regular season title. The Eagles and Patriots will now have a special playoff match this Saturday morning at Cave Spring high school at 10am. Speaking of Cave, the Knights beat George Washington last night. Cave Spring will be a dangerous fourth seed in the district tournament.
[GRAPHIC=UVA]


UVa punter Mike Abrams, this week's ACC special teams player of the week, has been named one of 10 finalists for the Ray Guy award - that is given annually to college football's best punter. Abrams is averaging 43 yards a kick. The winner will be announced on December 6th.

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[ANCHOR=Mike]
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The high school football season is almost history with week number 9 now upon us. Here's tonight's Friday Football Extra schedule of games with the home team listed on the bottom of each matchup.
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The Washington & Lee Generals' men's soccer team wrapped up the regular season title in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference tonight with a 3-to-1 win over Bridgewater. The Generals head into the playoffs with ten wins overall, and a stout 8 and 1 conference mark.

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Starting tomorrow night the Express plays back to back road games this weekend. Steve Mason has more on a hot team that could use a few more fans once it gets back home in the Roundhouse.
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((Players lined up for pictures for the November third home game at the Ice Station. For Roanoke, a 5-1 and OH record can be deceiving. ((PERRY FLORIO/EXPRESS HEAD COACH:)) ((STEVE MASON:)) ((ASHBY COLEMAN/EXPRESS MAJORITY OWNER:))
Work on fighting maybe but not scoring. Mike Omicioli leads the Daniel Berthiaume is the league's leading goalie in wins, minutes and saves. This January, he will be 36, he compensates for youth with wisdom. ((:))
In the third period, Roanoke has nine goals, just one short of the goals scored in the first two periods combined. Steve Mason News 7 sports.))
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Tomorrow night Roanoke is at Charlotte and then at Wheeling on Saturday evening.