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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

The Governor- elect is all ready to name names in the new Warner Administration.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

And if you can't make the trip, you can still get together electronically.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=mike]
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Tonight on News 7 Sports the Tech basketball team loses its starting point guard to a broken hand. The Roanoke Dazzle is ready to do just that with an exhibition game Saturday night.
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[VO-NAT]

And Boston College suspends the nation's top rusher for this week's game with Miami.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


Winds in advance of a dry front will boost temperatures tomorrow, and drop them on Friday, I've got your complete Hometown Forecast.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 4-Shot]


News 7 is next.
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[IN Q=You will see the most]
[sot tape 11:45 ]

((MARK WARNER/D-GOVERNOR-ELECT: YOU WILL SEE THE MOST BIPARTISAN ADMINISTRATION IN VIRGINIA HISTORY.))
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[OUT Q=bipartisan administration in Virginia history.]
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-shot]


A Republican landslide in the House is the morning after hangover Democrat Mark Warner faces.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Warner says he's ready to govern across party lines.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Good evening, I'm Shannon Young.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-shot]


And I'm Keith Humphry.
[Warner]
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Democrat Mark Warner won Virginia's most powerful post last night with a promise to end gridlock, pass budgets, and solve problems.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


At the same time, Republicans took sole control of the House of Delegates, advancing their majority from 52 to 64 seats out of one hundred.
[Double Boxes=Keith-Shannon & Ellen/State Microwave]


Ellen Qualls is in our newsroom.
Sounds like a recipe for trouble.
[Live=Ellen Full/State Microwave]
[SUPER=@Ellen1;]
[SUPER=05-Richmond;]


Well, Mark Warner thinks he has a mandate to bring "a fresh approach" to Richmond.
Lawmakers who took part in this year's failure to amend the budget may agree.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The time for campaigning is over.]
[SUPER=01-Mark Warner/Governor-Elect; :00]
[SUPER=03-Richmond; :05]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/Last Night; :56 ]
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[OUT Q=professionalism, accountability, and openess.]
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((MARK WARNER/D-GOVERNOR-ELECT: THE TIME FOR CAMPAIGNING IS OVER. IT'S NOW TIME FOR GOVERNING.))
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Toward that end, Warner named a transition team filled with low-key players who garner a considerable amount of respect across party lines -- including former fifth district Congressman L-F Payne.
Warner says he's tremendously proud of his victory -- one he says was built by reaching out to Republicans and rural voters, without alienating traditional Democrats.
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((MARK WARNER/D-GOVERNOR-ELECT: BUT IT WILL REQUIRE THAT BROAD COALITION, AND THAT BIPARTISAN APPROACH FOR GOVERNING.))
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((MARK WARNER/D-GOVERNOR-ELECT: THIS ADMINISTRATION WILL BE ONE OF BI-PARTISANSHIP, DIVERSITY, AND INCLUSION. IN TERMS OF MANAGEMENT STYLES, WE'LL LOOK FOR CREATIVITY, INNOVATION, AND SERVICE. AND THOSE STYLES WILL BOTH BE RECOGNIZED AND REWARDED. AND WE WILL FOCUS AS WELL ON PROFESSIONALISM, ACCOUNTABILITY, AND OPENESS.))
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Mark Earley made NO public appearance today after last night's defeat.
Republican Attorney General- elect Jerry Kilgore simply put out a news release naming his own transition team and some top staff picks right off the bat.))
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[Live=Ellen Full/State Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Richmond;]


Governor Jim Gilmore held a conference call to put the Republican National Committee spin on things.
But he also hinted broadly that the state's fiscal health is much worse now than it was a year ago, when he was insisting the car tax phase-out move to 100 percent by the time he leaves office.
No matter what he puts in his December budget, the new governor has to solve that puzzle.
[Double Boxes=Keith-Shannon & Ellen/Microwave]
(QUESTION: So what is Gilmore's partisan spin on the election?)


Mark Warner's win, or for that matter the Democrat in New Jersey, is NO bellwether on the Republican party.
Gilmore calls Warner's win "a personal victory" and "a masterful effort," achieved by embracing Republican principles.
He and Mark Warner will jump on a plane together tomorrow, by the way, for an annual economic development trip to New York.

[City-Hall]


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The old City Hall building in Covington is one step closer to the wrecking ball.
A group known as the Friends of old city hall today failed to obtain a permanent injunction to prevent the demolition of the building.
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[SUPER=03-Covington]


The group challenged Covington City Council's decision to market the building, saying the 30 days that council gave prospective developers to submit bids just wasn't enough time. The group also said an ordinance to provide funding was improper.
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[SUPER=01-Temple Kessinger/Covington Mayor]
[SUPER=01-Philip Strother/Friends of Old City Hall Attorney; :14]
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[OUT Q=grandfathers of this community.]
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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The Alleghany County Circuit Court denied the injunction request, saying plans for the demolition of the Old City Hall had long been in the works, and that the decision was one for City Council and not the courts. Meanwhile, the group Friends of Old City Hall says it plans to take the case to the Virginia Supreme Court.

[Brush-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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A Roanoke Hotel was evacuated, and a dozen cars were damaged when trees and brush caught fire this afternoon.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


No one was injured, but the flames spread quickly along a hedge between the Wyndham Hotel and the new studios of WDBJ-7.
The Roanoke Fire EMS Department is estimating property damage at 100- thousand dollars.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I think the fire department]

((TONY FRITZ: I THINK THE FIRE DEPARTMENT PUT IT OUT PRETTY QUICK. NOBODY SAW IT UNTIL IT REALLY GOT STARTED, SO IT GOT INTO THE FRONT END OF THESE AUTOMOBILES, BUT IT'S BEEN A GOOD CAR. I THINK IT PRETTY WELL TOTALED THE FRONT END OF IT.)) ((CARY SALYER: THAT CAN BE REPLACED. AT LEAST NOBODY GOT HURT.))
[SUPER=01-Tony Fritz/Abingdon Resident; :00]
[SUPER=01-Cary Salyer/Bedford Co. Resident; :15 QUICK!]
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[OUT Q=nobody got hurt.]
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[VO-NAT]


Firefighters say the flames were 40 to 50 feet in the air when they arrived.
Investigators were searching for the point of origin this afternoon, but said they do not know yet how the fire started.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
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Business travel may not be booming but businesses that provide video teleconferencing are.
See how one area company is cashing in next.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


And get an inside look at a multi-million dollar expansion at Valley View Mall.
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[Travel]
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


To travel or not to travel?
That's the question on many corporate minds... and more often than not, the answer is no.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Now a local company is reaping the benefits of the airlines' misfortune. [***NEWS 7 @ 6 MB GRAPHIC***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & Jennifer/MB Set]


And business reporter Jennifer Miele is here to tell us about that.
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[SUPER=@jennifer1]


Keith and Shannon, since September 11th many business travelers have been afraid to fly.
And with planes grounded for days afterward, many others simply COULDN'T fly.
Business didn't just stop.... but it did change channels.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;:]
[SUPER=01-Mike Hack/Meridium Software Development;:]
[SUPER=01-Jason Adkinds/KMC Telecom;:]
[SUPER=01-Mel Ludovici/Martin Travel;:]
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(( This is video conferencing at KMC Telecom in downtown Roanoke, and business is booming.
For companies with several locations in more than one state, it's a cost-efficient way to carry on. [NAT SOUND] [RUNS04]
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((MIKE HACK/MERIDIUM SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT: I WOULD SAY SEVERAL HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS A YEAR IS WHAT WE SPEND ON TRAVEL EXPENSES.)) [RUNS06]
Mike Hack counted a hundred and twenty seven business trips for his software development staff between Roanoke and Houston last year.
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((JASON ADKINS/KMC TELECOM: FOR THE AMOUNT IT COST HIM FOR ONE TRIP HE CAN DO VIDEO CONFERENCING EVERY DAY.)) [RUNS04]
The price is right -- and so is the timing.
Since the September 11th attacks, Hack says his staff's a little leery of air travel.
And they aren't the only ones... Roanoke Regional Airport served half as many travelers this September than last.
Though leisure travel is making a comeback, business travel is apparently grounded.
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((MEL LUDOVICI/MARTIN TRAVEL: I THINK IT'S PARTICULARLY QUIET THIS NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER TOTALLY UNRELATED TO THE TERRORIST ATTACK AND MORE RELATED TO THE ECONOMIC CONDITIONS MOST COMPANIES ARE LOOKING AT.)) [RUNS10]))
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[LIVE=Jennifer /FULL MB Set]


KMC officials say the company is obviously not facing those same, poor economic conditions at this point.
Though they expect business to slow down SOMETIME, they are hoping to get and keep many businesses hooked on video conferencing.
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(QUESTION: So how much does video conferencing cost?)



[Belk]


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An anchor store at Valley View Mall opens its door, again.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Nine months and seven million dollars later, the newly renovated Belk is officially open for businesses.
The store boasts new clothing lines, including a Ralph Lauren shop for women, and expanded cosmetics, fashion accessories and shoe departments.
All that under new lights, new floors and wider isles.
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((LARRY STUART/BELK MARKETING: THIS HAS BEEN A GROWING MARKET FOR US AND OVER THE LAST FIVE YEARS THIS STORE HAS JUST...WE COULDN'T HAVE ENOUGH MERCHANDISE FOR OUR CUSTOMERS. WE'VE ADDED NEW DESIGNERS, NEW BRAND NAMES AND OUR COSMETIC AREAS EXPANDED.))
[SUPER=01-Larry Stuart/Belk Marketing Vice-President]
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[OUT Q=cosmetic areas expanded.]
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[VO-NAT]


The new Belk is now a 115-thousand-square-foot building.
Management says it hopes the new look will entice Christmas shoppers into buying.
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[Stocks]


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Cautious investors decided to lock-in some profits-- sending stocks to a mixed close. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW dropped 37-points.
NASDAQ gained two and a half.
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[Patrick-County]


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Election results are now in from Patrick County, where election officials had to deal with hundreds of write-in votes.
The big problem was a school board race in which the only candidate on the ballot was called up to active military service. Three others then started write-in campaigns.
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[Take Leader 675]
The votes were finally tallied today, and Bobby Mangrum won the battle of the write-ins in the Smith River District. Even though he withdrew, Douglas Dunlap still got 80 votes.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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And in the same district, write-in votes defeated the only candidate on the ballot for County Supervisor.
Dewey Baker received 343 votes, but his write-in challenger, Crystal Harris, earned the victory with 460 votes.

[Lupus]


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Thousands of Americans are living with Lupus. A chronic disease in which the body attacks itself.
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For Jan Williams it has meant living with flare-ups for the past 20 years.
She has to take medication every day just to keep her body from attacking its own organs.
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[IN Q=There is no need in getting frustrated]

((JAN WILLIAMS/LUPUS PATIENT; THERE IS NO NEED IN GETTING FRUSTRATED ABOUT IT -- I WAS HOPING WITH ALL AIDS RESEARCH SOMETHING WOULD COME OUT OF IT --IT'S JUST THE EXACT OPPOSITE OF AIDS WE HAVE TOO MANY ANTIBODIES ..AIDS PEOPLE HAVE NONE OR TOO FEW OR NONE))
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[OUT Q=too few or none]
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Rheumatologist Garry Bayliss says while the condition can be life threatening, it is treatable.
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[IN Q=We have treatments that can help]

((DR. GARRY BAYLISS/LEWIS-GALE CLINIC; WE HAVE TREATMENT THAT CAN HELP WITH THE SYMPTOMS OF LUPUS AND CAN HELP LESSEN THE SEVERITY OF THE DISEASE --BUT WE DO NOT HAVE A CURE FOR LUPUS))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Garry Bayliss/Lewis-Gale Clinic]
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[OUT Q=do not have a cure]
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The disease mainly affects women, especially those of child- bearing age.
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[Sports Tease]


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Coming up tonight on News 7 Sports, fines - fired up coaches - and a suspended star are all making news.
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[VO-NAT]


And the Roanoke Dazzle held its first media day this morning a week before the team must cut down to its 11 man roster.
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[S-Fine]


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The NFL lowered the boom on trouble New York Jet defensive back Damien Robinson. The league fined him $20 thousand dollars today for trying to rip Aaron Brooks' head off of his shoulders on Sunday night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New Orleans, LA/ESPN - Sunday; :00]

The former UVa star was heading for the goal line when he stopped cold. But watch Robinson, number 22, grab him by the face mask, bend him backwards and attempt to seriously injured Brooks. Brooks was OK - Robinson's wallet is now a lot thinner.
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[ANCHOR=MIKE]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD JETS]

Last month, Robinson was arrested at Giants Stadium after an assault rifle and ammunition were found in the trunk of his car. He was fined one game check, worth about $30,000, by the Jets.

[S-ACC]


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The Virginia Cavaliers have lost 5 in a row and things aren't getting any better because the Ramblin Wreck of Georgia Tech will visit Scott Stadium this Saturday.
And both coaches say the outcome could be determined by the play from the quarterback position.
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[SUPER=01-Al Groh/Virginia Head Coach; :]
[SUPER=01-George O'Leary/Georgia Tech Head Coach; :]
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[OUT Q=....in the conference."]
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[S-WDBJ]


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[GO TO PINNACLE 6998] Saturday here on Your Hometown Station we'll have the Wake Forest-North Carolina game at Noon, followed up by the Auburn-Georgia slugfest in the SEC.
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[GO TO PINNACLE 6999] Sunday will bring us the Steelers in Cleveland facing the Browns at one with both teams looking to bounce back in the win column.
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[S-BC]


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The Marquee game in the Big East this weekend has lost some of its luster. 6-and-2 Boston College will have to battle top ranked Miami without star running back William Green.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/October 13; :00]

Green, who is the nation's leading rusher, averaging over 145 yards a game, has been suspended for one game for breaking an unidentified team rule. Green already has rushed for 11 hundred and 64 yards this year and scored 16 touchdowns. The only game he was held under 100 yards was against Virginia Tech.
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[S-Foster]


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The Virginia Tech men's basketball team that showed so much promise in its preseason exhibition game last week has literally suffered a bad break.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Last Week; :00]

Junior guard Eric Branham, who was expected to be the team's starting point guard this season is out indefinitely after fracturing his right hand in practice. He transferred to Tech from Hagerstown Junior College. The 5-11 guard will have the injury reevaluated at the end of the week.
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[S-Dazzle]


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The Roanoke Dazzle held its first media day this morning at Hollins College.
The N-B-D-L team is preparing for a final cut next Wednesday. Roy Stanley has this report.
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[SUPER=01-JaRon Rush/UCLA; :17]
[SUPER=01-Skip Youngblood/Old Dominion; :30]
[SUPER=01-Derrick Hines/Elizabeth City; :51]
[SUPER=01-Kent Davison/Dazzle Head Coach; 1:13]
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((15 players suited up for the media as the Dazzle went through a morning practice at Hollins College.
The players had their pictures taken for the Dazzle media guide. But 4 of those players will be cut before the team opens the regular season.)) ((JARON RUSH/UCLA:)) ((SKIP YOUNGBLOOD/OLD DOMINION:)) ((Also among that group is former Fleming Star Derrick Hines. Hines put on a show during a camp in Atlanta a week ago and although he's the smallest player in camp he still has a shot at making the team.)) ((DERRICK HINES/ELIZABETH CITY STATE:)) ((Dazzle head coach Kent Davison has coached several of the players in camp before. But his worst nightmare will occur on November 14-th when the roster must be trimmed to 11 by 5-PM.)) ((KENT DAVISON/DAZZLE HEAD COACH:)) ((ROY STANDUP:)) (----------)