[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

Henry County braces for layoffs as a major employer faces an uncertain future.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

And Virginia Tech is preparing for battles, but not on the football field or basketball court. We'll show you how the school could help fight terrorism.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
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Tonight on the Big 7, Coach K is set for life, Dodge is docked an inch, Beamer and Groh weigh in on the recruiting factor in the battle for bragging rights.
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[VO-NAT]

And now we can all brag a little - Roanoke's own Derrick Hines makes the final cut with the Roanoke Dazzle!
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


Temperatures on the way up but the rain is still pretty far away. Weather details next.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 4-Shot]


News 7 is next.
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[WRITER=dse]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=There's not]

((THERE'S NOT A CITIZEN IN THIS AREA WHO ISN'T DIRECTLY AFFECTED BY THIS. AND IT'S GOING TO TAKE THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY TO GET THROUGH IT.))
[RUNS=:07 ]
[OUT Q=to get through it.]
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


V-F Imagewear comes forward with a devastating announcement.
[ANCHOR=SHannon 2-Shot]


Its Henry County plants are up for sale and 23-hundred jobs will go if no buyer surfaces.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


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


And I'm Keith Humphry.
[VF-Imagewear]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#01-34 TC1:51:20]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Today's layoff announcement is part of a company-wide restructuring plan affecting 13-thousand V-F employees.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Officials say the clothing made in our area can be manufactured much cheaper off shore.
[Double Boxes=Keith-Shannon and Jennifer/Microwave]


Business Reporter Jennifer Miele is in Martinsville tonight.
Jen how are people reacting to the announcement?
[Live=Jennifer Full/Microwave]
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[SUPER=05-Martinsville;]
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(Rollcue:reevaluate its financial situation.)
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[SUPER=01-Tim Hall/Henry Co. Spokesman; :00]
[SUPER=01-Carl Reynolds/VF Imagewear Employee; :25]
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[OUT Q=the loss of tax revenue.]
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[Double Boxes=Keith-Shannon and Jennifer/Microwave]
(QUESTION: Will these employees be eligible for NAFTA benefits?)



[Gilmore-React]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=01-46 TC1:53:34]
[GRAPHIC=VF Cutbacks]


Governor Jim Gilmore says unemployment benefits he increased for northern Virginians in the wake of the terrorist attack on the Pentagon may help laid off workers in Henry County and Bassett.
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[IN Q=I've already increased the]
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((GOV. JIM GILMORE: I'VE ALREADY INCREASED THE ....WITHOUT REGARD TO WHAT REGION THEY'RE A PART OF.))
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[OUT Q=what region they're a part of.]
[Anchor=Shannon]


The Governor says he'll have more to say on the matter tomorrow in a news conference on state budget issues.
Governor- elect Mark Warner issued a statement on the V-F layoffs today.
Warner says the layoffs are "regrettable," and emphasize the need for one of his campaign promises: "a top-level Economic Crisis Strike Force that can be dispatched immediately when a community is plunged into economic crisis."


[Red-Cross]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[GRAPHIC=Red Cross]

*All* the money raised by a Red Cross fund set up after September 11th will now go to the victims and their families.

The Liberty Disaster Fund spurred controversy after it was revealed some of the money would be used to prepare for possible future attacks. The chairman of the Red Cross says donors have since indicated they want all the funds directed toward people affected by the September eleventh attacks. The account has raised more than a half Billion dollars.


[Anti-Terrorism]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-55 TC19:32]
[GRAPHIC=War on Terrorism]


The state's preparedness and security panel is meeting at Virginia Tech for the first time today. Presentations from faculty members included work on bioterrorism, as well as bio and cyber security. Tech researchers are also talking about their leading efforts in wireless technology. New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel Cannon shows us how the University's research can provide vital information during a disaster.
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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :23]
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((Nats NY DISASTER When a disaster hits and all communication is lost, response and recovery suffers. Cell phones get jammed, problems more difficult to solve.
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[SOT 17:05:10]
[IN Q=how do you ]

((CHARLES BOSTIAN/VT PROFESSOR OF ENGINEERING; HOW DO YOU MAP IT HOW DO YOU COORDINATE YOUR SUPPLIES HOW DO YOU CALL FOR HELP HOW DO YOU FIND BLUEPRINTS FOR BUILDINGS HOW TO YOU CONSULT MEDICAL AND RESCUE EXPERTS.))
[OUT Q=medical and rescue experts]

Tech professors say the answer is in their advancement of wireless technology. This broadband communications network moves information quickly. NATS TC The system can be set up at sites in a short time. In provides internet access, NATS TC 16:32:55 [WHAT'S THE SITUATION WITH DEBRIS] voice communication and messaging capability.
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((WE THINK THAT IN THREE TO FOUR MONTHS WITH FULL FUNDING WE COULD DEVELOP A FIELD DEPLOYMENT SYSTEM THAT WOULD BE READY FOR TRIALS.))
[OUT Q=READY FOR TRIALS.]

The wireless prototype is in its 2nd year of development. The total research project is a 4-year effort with about 1 and a half million in funding - half of it's original proposal.
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[IN Q=BUT AS YOU CAN ]

((BUT AS YOU CAN IMAGINE, SINCE THE TRAGIC EVENTS OF SEPT 11TH THERE IS MUCH MORE INTEREST IN THIS PROJECT THAN BEFORE THAT.))
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((RACHEL CANNON/RCANNON@WDBJ7.COM; ADDED INTEREST MEANS RESEARCHERS ARE THINKING ABOUT WHEN THIS TECHNOLOGY CAN ACTUALLY BE USED IN THE FIELD. TECH PROFESSORS SAY AFTER TRIALS IT COULD TAKE ABOUT A YEAR TO PUT A TEAM TOGETHER TO MARKET AND MANUFACTURE THE TECHNOLOGY. RACHEL CANNON, NEWS 7, BLACKSBURG.))
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
[SS=NONE]


He kidnapped his wife and kids a year ago and is now headed to prison... but his wife still lives in fear.
Find out why next on NEws 7.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


And Roanoke's Christmas tree is up, but don't look for any lights just yet.
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[Powell]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=01-49 TC56:14]
[ANCHOR=SHannon 2-Shot]


"The day he gets out is the day he's coming after me." That's why Kimberly Powell says she still lives in fear of her estranged husband.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
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[VO-NAT]

Almost exactly a year ago Glenn Powell abducted her at gun-point, taking the three children along with them to Washington.
[SUPER=03-Landover, MD/November 16, 2000]

A psychiatrist testified today that Powell didn't see anything wrong with what he was doing- -taking the kids to see the Washington Monument. Dr. Conrad Daum says Powell has a "borderline" I-Q of 77. The prosecutor says Powell had twice kidnapped the kids before, but nothing happened to him.
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[SOT 13:49:50]
[IN Q=I think Dr. Daum]

((CRAIG JACOBSEN/PROSECUTOR; I THINK DR. DAUM HIT IT ON THE HEAD, THAT THESE WERE SLAPS ON THE WRIST, THAT BECAUSE HE HADN'T BEEN PUNISHED FOR THAT, HE FIGURED HE COULD DO IT AGAIN.))
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[OUT Q=he figured he could do it again.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

The judge today wondered why Kimberly Powell stayed with her husband as long as she did. She declined the discuss the case with us on camera, but chalked it up to "stupidity."
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=Legal Scales]

Judge James Turk ordered Powell to serve 13 and a half years in prison and pay his wife 85-hundred dollars for medical bills. She and the children have been in counseling ever since the incident. Powell still faces STATE charges in Salem where he stands to get up to 48 years in prison if convicted on all counts.



[Brock]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=01-39 TC1:35:11 ]
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If your tools have been stolen recently, you may want to call Roanoke City Police.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Recognize any of these?
Roanoke Police want to return them to their rightful owners.
Officers recovered 10 to 20-thousand dollars worth of stolen equipment in the van of a Botetourt County man yesterday.
Police say they caught Bruce Calvin Brock leaving a home on Long Acre Drive in Northeast Roanoke.
He's been charged with grand larceny.
Police now have dozens of unclaimed drills, saws and sanders.
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[WIPE TO CRIMELINE FS]
If you recognize any items OR the suspect, call the Crime Line at 3-4-4 - 8-5-0-0.
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[Transition]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=01-43 TC1:44:56]
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It's legacy time for Jim Gilmore.
The Governor today told reporters "you're going to miss me when I'm gone."
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[VO-NAT :25]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


One legacy he'd like us to forget is the budget impasse, which perhaps ironically, has left zero money in the budget for Mark Warner's transition.
The Governor HAS provided office space for Warner's team -- but NO money yet for staff salaries and other expenses.

A quarter million dollars had been slated for the transition, but that amendment was never passed when the unprecedented budget deadlock occurred this spring.
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((L. F. PAYNE/TRANSITION CHAIRMAN: WELL WE NEED SOME MONEY, BUT CLEARLY WE HAVE A LOT OF VOLUNTEERS. THIS IS A VERY LEAN OPERATION, AND THE IMPORTANT THING IS THAT WE DO A GOOD JOB FOR THE GOVERNOR-ELECT, AND THAT WE GET A GOVERNMENT SET UP THAT'S GOING TO PUT VIRGINIA FIRST.))
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Governor- Elect Warner's team says the Gilmore administration has been extremely helpful... and that all is going smoothly, despite the lack of funding.
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((GOV. JIM GILMORE: WE HAVE TRIED TO GOVERN WITH CLASS AND THAT WE SHOULD WE DEPART THE OFFICE WITH CLASS. AND THAT MEANS PASSING OVER THE REINS OF OFFICE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE VOTE OF THE PEOPLE IN GOOD SPIRITS AND GOOD WISHES AND IN A WAY TO HELP THE NEW GOVERNOR-ELECT GET GOING IN THE BEST POSSIBLE WAY. AND THAT'S WHAT WE'RE DOING.))
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[OUT Q=and that's what we're doing.]
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[SS=None]


Tomorrow morning, Governor Gilmore will start briefing Governor- Elect Warner on the budget and revenue situation.

[Workforce]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=01-44 TC1:27:18]
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Roanoke County educators are teaming up with business leaders to build the next generation of workers.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Dozens of people came together at the Patrick Henry Hotel this morning to talk about training challenges facing growing businesses in the area. Participants are looking ahead to figure out which skills will be most necessary five years down the road. They'll then build school programs to teach those skills. This morning's discussion centered on Roanoke's new biomedical center.
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[IN Q=Part of our challenge, in addition...]

((TOM MCKEON/DIRECTOR, ROANOKE HIGHER EDUCATION CENTER: PART OF OUR CHALLENGE, IN ADDITION TO THINKING ABOUT WHAT NEW PROGRAMS SHOULD WE BE DEVELOPING, IS MARSHALING THE RESOURCES AND PROGRAMS WE ALREADY HAVE AND LETTING PEOPLE KNOW WE ALREADY HAVE A NUMBER OF THINGS IN PLACE THAT WILL SUPPORT THE BIOMEDICAL INDUSTRY.))
[SUPER=01-Tom McKeon/Roanoke Higher Education Center Director;]
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[OUT Q=support the biomedical industry.]
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Results of the meeting are expected to be posted on the Roanoke County Schools' webpage within a month.

[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
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[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
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A record jump in retail sales last month kept Wall Street moving forward today. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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[SUPER=440-x/72.66/9823.61/x/11.08/1903.19;]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


The DOW gained 73 points.
NASDAQ rose eleven.
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[King-Tree]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=01-37 TC2:00:39]
[GRAPHIC=Martin Luther King]


Tonight, the late Martin Luther King, Junior, and his widow, Coretta Scott King, are honorary Virginians.
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[VO-NAT :19]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Governor Jim Gilmore and the First Lady planted a tree with Mrs. King this afternoon at the Capitol.
Mrs. King honored the Governor for pushing a separate King Holiday through Virginia's General Assembly.
The Governor says the first tribute to an African-American in Capitol Square is long overdue.
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[sot tape 16:32:30 ]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: MY GOAL IN THIS ADMINISTRATION HAS BEEN TO DO LONG OVERDUE THINGS.))
[sot 16:22:47]

((CORETTA SCOTT KING: AND SO LET THIS TREE BE A SYMBOL OF FREEDOM AND HOPE LIKE THE GREAT PATRIOT IT MEMORIALIZES. MAY IT GROW STRAIGHT, TALL, AND STRONG.)) [NO GILMORE SUPER]
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[OUT Q=straight, tall, and strong.]
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[VO-NAT :09]


Tomorrow, the Governor and Mrs. King will unveil the new King Center website, made possible by a 73 thousand dollar grant from Virginia.
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[Holiday-Tree]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=01-45 TC1:42:59]
[GRAPHIC=Christmas]


It's BEGINNING to look a bit more like Christmas in downtown Roanoke.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


The city kicked off the season by setting up its holiday tree at First Union Plaza.
The 35-foot spruce was donated by Botetourt County resident Donald Brown.
The tree will be lit in a ceremony November 30th.
It'll takes more than two-thousand lights to decorate it.
Though it's changed locations over the years, the tree-lighting has been a Roanoke tradition for half a century.
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[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]

Coming up tonight on News 7 Sports - Derrick Hines survives the final cut with the Dazzle. We'll examine how the Tech-UVa game impacts future recruits.
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[VO-NAT]

And remember this Tech recruit? Michael Vick goes to work producing a PSA for the Boys and Girls Clubs of America.
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[S-Dazzle]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-105]
[GRAPHIC=DAZZLE]


This was cut day for the Roanoke Dazzle as the NBDL team had to get rid of four players and trim its final roster down to 11 players. The official list of cuts includes Carl Thomas, Lee Wilson, Clayton Shields and Alvin Jefferson and that means Roanoke's Derrick Hines has made the team.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]

The William Fleming and Elizabeth City State product has been the sentimental favorite to make the team since he was signed back in September. His play has been somewhat erratic, but he was aided by the fact that the Dazzle had too many forwards and the fact that the rules require each team keep two first year pros.
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[OUT Q=...THE BEST FOR ME."]
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[ANCHOR=MIKE]
[GRAPHIC=DAZZLE]

With Hines on the team area fans immediately have someone to cheer for. The Dazzle opens the season with three home games next week - beginning with this Sunday night's season opener at six o'clock against the Mobile Revelers.

[S-Duke]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=COACH KRZYZEWSKI]

In one other basketball note, Duke University has signed head basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski to a lifetime contract.
The school gave Coach K a ten year contract extension that will keep his at Duke through the 2011 season. He has won 3 national titles.

[S-MLB]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=sp-98]
[GRAPHIC=mlb]


The Baseball Writers of America announced their manager of the year selections tonight.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-MLB; :00]

Philadelphia's Larry Bowa gets the honor in the national league after leading the Phillies to within a whisker of the playoffs. Seattle's Lou Piniella gets the junior circuit award. His Mariners won more games than any other club in baseball history with 116 wins.
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[S-Nascar]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-97 15125TC]
[GRAPHIC=NASCAR]


The NASCAR Winston Cup season is basically over, Jeff Gordon has all but wrapped up the title, and Bill Elliott is back in victory lane.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-This Season; :00]

So leave it to the powers that be at NASCAR to tinker with the cars with just two races to go. Dodge dominated Miami so now NASCAR says the Intrepids must shave one inch off the area below the bumper, impacting the front-end downforce on the car. Nascar believes this will make Ford, GM and Dodge more even.
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[S-Recruits]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-94 15743tc]
[GRAPHIC=TECH-UVA]

Saturday's 73rd meeting between UVa and Virginia Tech is for state bragging rights amongst the fans of both schools - but how much does it really influence high school athletes who are being recruiting by both schools? It seems recruiting is affected very little by the outcome of this annual game.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I THINK...]
[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Virginia Tech Head Coach; :00]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Last Season; :11]
[SUPER=01-Al Groh/Virginia Head Coach; :28]
[RUNS=:46]
[OUT Q=...where they all went."]
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[ANCHOR=MIKE]
[GRAPHIC=TECH/UVA]

The overlap in recruiting is really not as great as you might think. Only about 30 percent of the athletes Tech recruits each year also are pursued by UVa. In fact of Virginia's 22 starters only four were recruited by Virginia Tech.

[S-Vick]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-99 15931TC]
[GRAPHIC=MIKE VICK]


Michael Vick got his first NFL start last week, and now his first Public Service Announcement since turning pro is ready to roll. Here's Vick's effort on behalf of the Boy's and Girl's Clubs of America.
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[SOT]
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[SUPER=04-Public Service Annoucement; :00]
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[OUT Q=dog tags freeze (you fade)]

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