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Coming up-
U-S authorities say anew order may have been issued for an attack on Americans.
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While America's leader throws out the first pitch at Game three-
and a mother says this snake is safe to be around her nine children.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]


Another drug store is closing some shops.
News 7 is next.

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((PLEASE WELCOME THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.. CHEERS.. ORGAN MUSIC BEGINS))
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A sign seems to capture the mood at Yankee Stadium... where tonight President Bush gives a thumbs up and throws the first pitch at tonight's World Series Game three....
Meanwhile the first New York City case of inhalation anthrax.. ....a 61 year old hospital worker in critical condition tonight.
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[ANCHOR =Jean]
[SS=News 7 at Eleven]



[Terrorism]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Also tonight U-S authorities suspect Osama bin Laden's inner circle may have issued new orders for attacks on Americans.
They say it's possible terrorist cells may be willing to act without a central order from Afghanistan.
But they caution it's also possible the terrorists are planting false information.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean and Jen /Newspath;]


Jennifer Miller is following the story and has the latest from Washington.
[LIVE=Jen /FULL Newspath]
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[SUPER=01-Rudy Giuliani/New York Mayor;]
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[SUPER=01-Tom Ridge/Homeland Security Director; ]
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((AIMING FOR SOME SEMBLANCE OF NORMALCY ... PRESIDENT BUSH THREW OUT THE FIRST PITCH, IN YANKEE STADIUM, FOR GAME THREE OF THE WORLD SERIES. BUT AMERICA'S PASTTIME IS NOT WHAT IT USED TO BE ... THE COMMANDER IN CHIEF'S VISIT CAME WITH A-THOUSAND POLICE OFFICERS, BOMB SNIFFING DOGS AND HAZARDOUS MATERIALS TEAMS ... HARDLY A DISTRACTION FOR THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS ... NOW ON HIGH ALERT. Guiliani: "That's what the city needs, for the Yankees to win the World Series." BUT THE CITY ALSO NEEDS TO FIGURE OUT HOW A 61-YEAR OLD EMPLOYEE AT MANHATTAN'S EYE, EAR AND THROAT HOSPITAL CONTRACTED INHALATION ANTHRAX ... THE FIRST SUCH CASE IN THE STATE. PUZZLED HEALTH OFFICIALS SAY SO FAR ... THIS PARTICULAR CASE IS NOT LINKED TO ANTHRAX IN THE MAIL. MEANWHILE, A SECOND POST OFFICE IN WASHINGTON D-C HAS NOW TESTED POSITIVE FOR THE BACTERIUM. THE U-S POSTAL SERVICE SAYS IT'S OPERATING IN UNCHARTED WATERS AND WILL NEED BILLIONS OF DOLLARS TO PROTECT THE MAIL. Generic bite of John Potter/US Postmaster General "The mail and the nation have never experienced anything like this."

Bite of postal worker: "the biggest thing we want is some answers, how safe are we?" ON THE MILITARY FRONT .... THE PENTAGON SAYS U-S TROOPS ARE ON THE GROUND IN AFGHANISTAN .... AS MORE STRIKES ARE LAUNCHED AT THE TALIBAN'S FRONT LINE. BUT AMERICA'S REAL BATTLE TONIGHT IS BEING FOUGHT UNDER THE SHADOW OF SECURITY .... FOR NORMALCY. TOM RIDGE: Continue to live your lives, continue to be America...but be aware, be alert, be on guard".))
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[Local-Alert]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Local authorities are taking notice of the warning to be on high alert for terrorism.
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Roanoke County and other area law enforcement agencies are putting extra officers on the road.
They'll patrol neighborhoods, water treatment plants and other public utilities.
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((RAY LAVINDER/ROANOKE CO. POLICE CHIEF: WE ARE CERTAINLY AWARE OF THE SITUATION THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY AND WE'RE DOING EVERYTHING WE CAN TO MAKE THE ROANOKE VALLEY A SAFE AND COMFORTABLE PLACE TO LIVE AND WE HOPE THE CITIZENS WILL WORK WITH US AND DO WHATEVER WE CAN TO HELP EACH OTHER OUT.))
[SUPER=01-Ray Lavinder/Roanoke Co. Police Chief;]
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[OUT Q=help each other out.]
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[VO-NAT]


Halloween is still on for Wednesday in the city and the county.
Valley View Mall says its festivities will NOT stop because of the latest warnings.
The mall will have extra security.
It's trying to bring in customers with special one-day bargains, as well as trick or treating and hayrides.
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[L'burg-Cipro]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The threat of anthrax has hit close to home for a Lynchburg man and his two sons.
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Tim Spencer delivers newspapers and mail between Lynchburg and Washington D-C.
On October 19th, Spencer and two of his sons were inside the Brentwood postal facility.. the next day it was closed due becuase of Anthrax.
The three of them are now taking the antibiotic Cipro, and wondering whether they've been exposed.
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((TIM SPENCER/POSSIBLE ANTHRAX VICTIM: I THINK IT WAS MORE SCARY FOR THEM BECAUSE LIKE, PEOPLE DIED.. AND I THINK IT AFFECTED TIMMY PROBABLY MORE THAN IT DID TYLER, HE'S JUST A LITTLE OLDER AND CAN UNDERSTAND A LITTLE MORE.. BUT I THINK WE'RE DOING OKAY.))
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Federal officials turned down Spencer's request for Cipro, so he paid the 320-dollar pharmacy bill himself.
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[Giles-Ax]


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There's a messy situation tonight on Route 460- in Giles County. State police say a tractor trailer hauling 61 cows overturned between Rich Creek and Narrows around 10-thirty. Authorities say approximately 10 of the animals died at the scene...the remaining cattle are running loose. The driver of the rig was airlifted from the scene. Right now-- authorities say one west bound lane is all that's open.

[Wythe-Murder]


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A 16-year-old Wytheville teen faces murder charges. Officials say the teen is related to the victim, 33-year Ronnie Wayne Newberry. Police responded to West Washington Street last week and discovered Newberry's body. 35-year-old Shelby Newberry was also seriously injured. Officials say additional charges are pending against the teen.

[Roanoke-Sheriff]


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Roanoke Sheriff George McMillan says it's a simple case of poor planning. But his Republican challenger says it's another example of partisan politics within the department.
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Roanoke deputy Octavia Johnson and her supporters, including Mayor Ralph Smith, laid out some of their allegations in an afternoon news conference. Johnson's supporters took issue with the fact she is NOT allowed to campaign wearing her deputy's uniform and was NOT granted election day off.
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((RALPH SMITH/ROANOKE MAYOR: SHE IS A CANDIDATE FOR OFFICE IN THIS CITY. SHE REQUESTED THE DAY OFF, ELECTION DAY TO WORK THE POLLS, HAVE YOU EVER HEARD OF A CANDIDATE THAT HAD TO WORK ON THE DAY OF THEIR OWN ELECTION. ))
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Sheriff McMillan held his own news conference today surrounded by supporters... He says Johnson did NOT ask for election day off UNTIL September when the maximum number of deputies had already been granted the day off. McMillan also addressed Johnson's claim that morale within the department is low.
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((GEORGE MCMILLAN/ROANOKE SHERIFF; I HAVE THE FULL SUPPORT OF MY STAFF. WE WILL AS BEST I RECALL, AROUND 100 DEPUTIES WHO'VE VOLUNTEERED ON THEIR OWN WHO'VE COME TO ME, NOT ME COME TO THEM AND WHO'RE GOING TO WORK THE POLLS ON ELECTION DAY.))
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Sheriff McMillan says he will NOT change his mind-- he says Johnson will still have to work election day.

[McEachin-Hill]


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Richmond civil rights lawyer Oliver Hill returned to the Roanoke Valley tonight to support Donald McEachin's bid for Attorney General.
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Hill grew up in Roanoke, and rose to national prominence during the civil rights era, when he and his legal team helped to dismantle legalized segregation. He received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1999.
Tonight, Hill joined Democrats in Salem as they rallied for local candidates, and the statewide Democratic ticket.

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((DONALD MCEACHIN/D- CANDIDATE FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL: IT'S A GREAT BOOST OF SUPPORT. AND IT'S VERY FLATTERING, BECAUSE AS I SAID IN THERE, WITHOUT OLIVER HILL, THERE CAN'T BE A DONALD MCEACHIN. I AND MY WHOLE GENERATION LITERALLY STAND ON THE SHOULDERS OF THAT GREAT MAN.))
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Others at today's rally included Lisa Collis (KAH-liss) the wife of gubernatorial candidate Mark Warner, and Dana Martin, the Democrat challenging Salem Delegate Morgan Griffith.
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A major drug-store chain is closing some 200 stores.
Details when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


And would you let your kids play with a python?
The government had to step in to seperate a woman's children from this snake.
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[Sports-Preview]


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[Snake]


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Parents are supposed to protect their children... but some parents in Canada were keeping a huge snake in the house with her kids.
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Check out these pictures.. unbelievable to most...
But the mother of nine kids says the snake is no threat to her children- the youngest is only nine months old.
Now the Children's ministry has stepped in. It's ordered Kerry Anne Koop and her husband to get rid of the snake... or risk having their children taken away.
The python is 18 feet long.. and weight 140 pounds-
The mother says she'll remove the snake to a safe house until a final court ruling is made.
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[CVS]


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200 C-V-S Pharmacies across the country will close by January -- which ones though we don't know.
The news came today after the chain reported a 16 percent drop in third quarter earnings.
C-V-S blames a lack of new drug introductions, the growth of the mail order drug industry, and a national shortage of pharmacists.
The CVS announcement comes just weeks after Rite-Aid closed its five Roanoke stores, along with others around the country.

[Optical-Cable]


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Tomorrow's the day ... Roanoke County's only publicly traded company will present sink or swim numbers about its earnings.
Optical Cable Corporation's president promises the report will calm investor nerves.
As Business Reporter Jennifer Miele tells us, a good report could bring the stock price back up.
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(( Optical Cable's earnings report marks the first time the company's president addressed shareholders directly in writing since his own financial troubles took their toll on the company's stock price.
Bob Kopstein owes several brokerage firms millions of dollars -- and to get it back they've begun to dump his stock.
That dumping has driven the stock price down more than 90 percent from a year ago.
Still, analysts maintain that the stock price has little to do with the company's operations.
What we're looking for in the earnings report is a drop in operating expenses since Optical Cable trimmed its workforce.
We're also keeping an eye out for sales revenue originating in Asia.
Kopstein has continuously made trips to China in hopes of penetrating that market.
We'll have a full report on News 7 at six.
Jennifer Miele, News 7, Roanoke County.))

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US Airways today posted a third quarter loss of 766 million dollars.
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As part of a restructuring plan, the company says it's reduced capacity by 23 percent, reduced its workforce by 11-thousand, and is continuing its effort to raise federal funds.
U-S Airways posted one third of its losses- since September 11.
That's 309 million dollars in about 20 days.
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[Delta-Safety]


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Airports have been busy beefing up security since the terrorist attacks - and one airline has come up with a way for all eyes to be on passengers.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA; 13:31:34]

Delta has a monitor that, if installed, would allow pilots to see what is going on behind the locked cockpit doors. But that's not the only precaution the airline is considering. There is also a transponder that would ensure contact with air traffic controllers.
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[VO-NAT]

These are just a few possibilities for airlines to think about while trying to make travelers believe the skies are still friendly.
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[FORD]


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The Ford Motor Company has a new C-E-O. For the first time since 1979, a member of the Ford family will be in charge.
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William Clay Ford Junior is taking over for (Jack) Jacques Nasser who is stepping down.
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((WILLIAM CLAY FORD JUNIOR/NEW FORD CEO: TODAY WE WILL BEGIN A NEW CHAPTER IN THE FUTURE OF FORD... I WILL TAKE OVER AS CEO, APPLAUSE))
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[Vo-nat 09 plus pad]
Nasser's fate became the subject of speculation after Ford was plagued by eroding sales, questions about vehicle quality and the ongoing Firestone tire problems.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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They made aviation history nearly a hundred years ago.
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Now modern science is being used to figure out why the Wright Brothers' ideas took off.
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[WEB-ADDRESS]
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[Web Address Announce] [Pinnacle 4885ess]

[Grammys]


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Awards went out today.. at the second annual Latin Grammys
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The big winners... Tropical Diva (Sell-ia Crus), Spanish Songwriter Alejandro Sanz, and Columbian Rock Soloist (Juan-ess) Juaness.
The show was originally scheduled for September 11th, but the show was reduced to a low key celebration in Los Angeles...
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((JIMMY SMITS/ACTOR/GRAMMY HOST: ALL OF OUR... WILL GO ON.))
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The original show was supposed to have many musical performances- Best new artist Juaness was the only performer at this informal show.
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((NAT MUSIC))
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As for the Emmy awards- either the third time will be the charm or the emmy's will be history this year.
The producers say the show will either take place Sunday or it won't happen at all.
The ceremony honoring T-V's accomplishments has been postponed twice already.
The show will be smaller than originally planned and will air Sunday here on WDBJ.

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=dse]
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The Wright Brothers' glider is flying again, at least in a wind tunnel.
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Researchers in Hampton are testing a full-scale reproduction of the 1901 glider this week to determine how the aircraft performed.
The wind tunnel tests are part of ongoing research being done by Old Dominion University and the Wright Experience.
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[SOT]
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((KEN HYDE/WRIGHT EXPERIENCE; WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO LEARN IS HOW THEY WERE ABLE TO INVENT THE FLYING MACHINE IN FOUR SHORT YEARS WHEN THE ACADEMIC AVIATION COMMUNITY COULD NOT DO IT FOR MANY MANY YEARS.))
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The aircraft was the second glider designed by the Wrights before their historic flight at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina in 1903.
Since many of the Wrights' blueprints were not saved, builders of the 1901 reproduction were forced to rely on old photographs.
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High school girls hoops for ya and MJ's debut, but first our extra point.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]

The Express does not play again until Friday. Last night the team broke out their favoirte Holloween costumes at Salem's Lee-Hi Lanes.
The women's gymnastics team looked in shape and focussed on the next olympics. Head coach and rising jockey Perry Florio even introuduced us to with his assistant coach Mark Bernard.
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[S-Jordan]


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[WRITER=sma]
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The NBA season tipped off last night and it was Super Tuesday at Madison Square Garden where Michael Jordan made his return.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY/TBS; :00]


NBA commissioner David Stern dedicated the game and the entire season to the victims of the September 11th terrorists attacks.
Jordan had a smile on his face as he took the Garden floor, he received a mix of boos and cheers when he was introduced.
MJ would make his presence know early as he takes the rock hard to the iron for the lay up and Washington's second basket for the first quarter lead.
The Knicks come right back at MJ and the Wizards with a crafty shooter in his own right. Alan Houston rips rope from just inside the three point line.
His airness would not put on a dunk show, but would score on the Knicks with his mental
[SUPER=32-Washington/91/New York/93 ;]

game, here coming off the pick and hitting a long J.
Spike Lee auctioned off one courtside seat for over 100 thousand, the money went to the September 11th relief fund.
Jordan would finish with ___ points as his Wizards lose to the Knicks.
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[S-Craig]


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[VO-NAT WIPE TO #ENG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!]
[SUPER=03-New Castle/Knights vs. Rockets; :00]


Lets go to Craig County where the Rockets took on James River in a key Pioneer District match up.
In the third period, Charley Shell gets the rock behind the three point line and rips rope to put the Rockets up by 16.
[SUPER=33-James River/41/Craig Co./50;]


James Rivers comes back when Jennifer Windsor takes the pass and is gonna make good on the shot off the glass.
Craig would not be denied at least a share of the district title as Ashlei Tripp scores, Rockets win 50-41.
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[S-Volley]


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Volleyball would replace basketball over at Patrick Henry high school last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Hilltoppers vs. Patriots; :00]


The Western Valley District volleyball tournament semifinals would match the Patriots against E.C. Glass.
Patrick Henry would take game one 15 to 9 and game two was a little easier as PH wins 15 to 5.
The Hilltoppers would battle back in game three, winning 15 to 12 and that forces a fourth game.
The Patriots are victorious 15 to 5 in that final game and advance to the District tournament title game.
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[anchor=steve]
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Patrick Henry will meet Franklin County in the title match Thursday at Franklin County. The Eagles topped Cave Spring last night in other semifinal 15-11, 15-12 and 15-10.

[S-Hokies]


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Virginia Tech must quickly forget about the Orangemen and turn the attention to the always dangerous Pitt Panthers. MIke Stevens has more on transition time from Blacksburg.
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(( The so-called experts all thought Tech would beat Syracuse handily - the problem is - the Hokies believed the hype and didn't take care of business. ((FRANK BEAMER:)) Avoiding more trouble this weekend will be up to the Tech seniors - who plan to get everyone back to the basics. ((LARRY AUSTIN:)) Winning and playing well would sit just fine with the Tech defenders in the past two weeks two dry erase boards have been destroyed. Defensive coordinator Bud Foster also literally ripped a hat in half. The short term is letting off steam - the long term is how it affects equipment manager Lester Karlin. ((CHAD BEASLEY:)) ((MIKE STEVENS:)) ((FRANK BEAMER:)) It does appear that Barber and his holder lined up the sucker stick before he stepped back and stroked the 45 yard kick. Foster ran on the field and picked up the sucker and emphatically showed it to the officials - who were not impressed. ((CARTER WARLEY:)) The sucker didn't cost Tech the win, but it did prove that taking a licking doesn't set well this team. In Blacksburg, Mike Stevens News 7 Sports.))


[S-Ross]


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Former ACC coach Bobby Ross worked very hard to make Maryland and Georgia Tech into huge successes. Now he's relaxing.
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The former Detroit Lions head coach is enjoying retirement in Lexington. He has attended VMI football practices and he supports head coach Cal McCombs.
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Game Three of the world series between New York and Arizona is in the 8-th inning and the Yankees lead 2-1. New York took the early lead on Jorge Pasada's solo homerun to left in the second. Then, in the top of the fourth Matt Willi ams connected on a sacrifice fly that scored a run.