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Coming up on News 7-
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We all know it's dry out.. but do you know what to do to protect your home from a brush fire? We'll have some tips.


Two accidents tonight.. back up traffic for miles.
Plus see ya later alligator... Your eyes aren't deceiving you. We'll tell why a gator on a treadmill may help scientists.
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News 7 is next.


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[SOT 10:52:25]
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((ANYTIME YOU HAVE FUELS ON THE GROUND NEXT TO A HOME IT'S A BAD SITUTAITON SO KEEP IT CLEANED UP AS WELL AS YOU CAN.))

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[OUT Q=as well as you can.]
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From backyards to the back woods, experts say the forest-fire danger is real.
And they want homeowners and hunters to be extra careful.
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[Deer-Season]


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Foresters are asking hunters to be cautious as the general firearms season kicks off.
Deer are plentiful...
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[SUPER=03-Craig Co.;]


... but the ground is drier than ever.
135 acres burned in Montgomery and Craig County in the last few days.
100 firefighters are here from Washington, California and Oregon to help fight fires- and battle any news ones that break out.
They say hunters can help by obeying the ban on open fires and being careful with cigarettes and sparks from muzzle-loaders.
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[SOT 3:07 - :19]
[IN Q=The hunters]

((JERRY JACOBSEN/U.S. FOREST SERVICE: THE HUNTER'S HAVE BEEN PARTICULARLY GOOD THIS YEAR. I THINK IN THE BACK OF THEIR MINDS THEY KNOW THAT THE GOVERNOR MAY CLOSE HUNTING SEASON SO FOR THAT REASON THEY'RE ON THEIR BEST BEHAVIOR.))
[SUPER=01-Jerry Jacobsen/U. S. Forest Service;]
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[OUT Q=best behavior.]
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Foresters say this is the driest fall fire season in state history.
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[Fire-Danger]


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Fire officials are also cautioning homeowners to be just as careful.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./November 9;]

Several homes were threatened by a forest fire in the Poage's Mill area of Roanoke County. So officials are offering these tips to keep families safe in the event of a brush fire. They say mulch should be kept several inches away from your home... They also say yards should be free from tree limbs, pine needles and leaves. Fire officials say gutters and roofs should also be clear of debris. They also urge people to remove tree limbs that extend over their roof because fire can spread quickly.
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[SOT 10:50:57]
[IN Q=A lot quicker]

((STEVE POFF/ROANOKE CO. BATTALION CHIEF; A LOT QUICKER THAN MOST PEOPLE THINK AND I THINK THAT'S THE PROBLEM WITH PEOPLE WHO'VE NEVER BEEN EXPOSED TO REAL DRY CONDITIONS THE WAY THE FUELS ARE ON THE GROUND RIGHT NOW WHEN WIND COMES ALONG IT WILL JUST MOVE VERY QUICKLY AND YOUR CHANCE OF OUTRUNNING IT OR BEING ABLE TO....ARE ALMOST NILL.))
[SUPER=01-Steve Poff/Roanoke Co. Battalion Chief; ]
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[OUT Q=almost nill.]
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Fire officials also say it couldn't hurt to keep a water hose in your yard.
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[Brush-Fire]


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Two teenagers are charged with setting a brush fire a couple of weeks ago while skipping class at William Fleming High School.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/November 7;]


The fire started near the Wyndham Hotel in Roanoke and quickly spread to the hotel's parking lot, damaging several cars and destroying others.
Police say the dollar loss may exceed 800-thousand dollars.
The suspects are 13 and 16 years old.
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[Roanoke-Ax]


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State Police say an agressive driver caused the eight- car accident that brought traffic to a halt along 5-81 in Roanoke tonight.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

The wreck happened in the northbound lanes near the Orange Avenue exit shortly before 6 this evening. State Police say a driver of a red sedan with a license plate beginning with "C-A" cut off another vehicle causing the pileup. Authorities say the aggressive driver then sped off. Troopers say no one was seriously injured, and anyone with information about the car is asked to call police.
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[WIPE/WIPE/WIPE]

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[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]

Another accident.. this one on Interstate 81 in Botetourt County slowed traffic. State police say the driver of a pick-up lost control in the northbound lanes near exit 150 and hit the guardrail. The accident backed up traffic for more than an hour and a half.
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[SS=81 Accident]


No one was seriously injured-- and police say no charges will be filed.

[Wythe-Ax]


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One woman is dead... after a van carrying a church group crashed.
That accident happened on I-77 in Wytheville.
State Police say 49-year-old Dreama Faye Shepherd was killed when the driver fell asleep at the wheel and lost control.
A total of 11-people... seven-children and four-adults were in involved.
Three were airlifted to Roanoke Memorial Hospital-
The Tazewell County church group was returning from a trip to New York.

[Afghanistan]


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A 25 million dollar reward is out for Osama bin Laden and the U-S is dropping fliers in Afghanistan to let people know about it.
Meanwhile four journalists are missing in Afghanistan... two from the U-S. As Teri Okita reports.. the journalists are presumed dead.
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[SUPER=01-Donald Rumsfeld/Secretary of Defense;]
[SUPER=01-Teri Okita/Reporting;]
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((TRACK: MORE THAN 50-AMBASSADORS FROM MUSLIM NATIONS JOINED PRESIDENT BUSH FOR A BLESSING AND THE CUSTOMARY RAMADAN MEAL. AT THE DINNER, THE PRESIDENT DEFENDED HIS DECISION TO CONTINUE THE FIGHTING IN AFGHANISTAN DURING THE ISLAMIC HOLY MONTH.
SOT: (Bush 17:52:27) The terrorists have no home in any faith. Evil has no holy days.
(NATSD OF ANY FIGHTING OR BOMBS OR GUNS)

TRACK: THE TALIBAN IS LOSING territory QUICKLY, BUT ITS TROOPS ARE STILL HOLDING OUT TO THE SOUTH IN KANDAHAR AND TO THE NORTH IN KUNDUZ. THE TALIBAN HAS OFFERED TO NEGOTIATE AN END TO THE WAR WITH THE U-S, BUT WASHINGTON HAS REFUSED AGAIN.
(Super: Donald Rumsfeld/Secretary of Defense)
SOT: (martin pkg) Any idea that those people should end up in some sort of negotiation that would allow them to leave t

he country and go off and destabilize other countries, engage in terrorist attacks on the united states, is something that I would certainly do everything that I could to prevent. TRACK: OSAMA BIN LADEN MAY BE RUNNING OUT OF PLACES TO HIDE IN AFGHANISTAN, BUT HE STILL HAS POCKETS OF LOYAL TALIBAN SOLDIERS SOME WHO ARE SUSPECTED OF KILLING FOUR INTERNATIONAL JOURNALISTS ON THEIR WAY TO KABUL. WITNESSES SAY SIX GUNMEN STARTED FIRING AT THEM.
MOS SOT

I saw the shooter, they were shooting the journalists. He actually saw the journalists shot? Yes. TRACK: THE JOURNALISTS WERE FROM PAKISTAN, AUSTRALIA, ITALY, AND SPAIN AND THE AMBUSH SUGGESTS THERE IS LITTLE SECURITY ANYWHERE IN THIS FRACTURED COUNTRY.
(Super: Teri Okita/Reporting)

STANDUP: The Pentagon is hoping to avoid sending U-S ground troops cave-to-cave in search of Osama Bin Laden by offering 25-MILLION dollars to anyone who can find him and turn him over. Teri Okita, CBS News, Washington.))


[Attacks-Brides]


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Since the September 11th attacks it seems more couples want to spend their lives together
While there are no firm figures to back it up.. many retailers are reporting a jump in sales of wedding merchandise such as gowns and rings.
An events director at David's Bridal says fall is usually the quietest time of the year- but she says the 144 store chain has seen a big increase in brides since September 11th.
Online jewelry store Blue-nile dot com says sales of diamond engagement rings are up 20 percent from last year.

[SBA-Loans]


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Help is on the way for small businesses hurting since September 11th.
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The Small Business Administration is offering disaster loans to small businesses.
Small businesses may borrow up to one and a half million dollars to pay operating expenses at a four percent interest rate with payments up to 30 years.
To apply for a loan or for more information, call the SBA at 1-800-359-2227.
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[Anthrax]


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The F-B-I is working on a plan trying to figure out who sent anthrax laced letters to Senators Tom Daschle and Patrick Leahy.
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Investigators say they're convinced the same person sent both.
The F-B-I and the Centers for Disease Control hope an agreed upon approach will lead to the source.
Meanwhile new methods are being tested to de-contaminate anthrax tainted buildings.
One option is a form of chlorine gas.
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((KIP HOWLETT/CHLORINE CHEMISTRY COUNCIL; A DOSE THAT WILL KILL ANTHRAX IS NOT GOING TO BE HEALTHY FOR US. YOU'D HAVE TO CLEAN OUT THE AIR.. AND MAKE SURE IT DOESN'T GET OUT INTO THE COMMUNITY.))
[SUPER=01-Kip Howlett/Chlorine Chemistry Council;]
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[OUT Q=INTO THE COMMUNITY.]
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One plan is to pump the gas through Tom Daschle's two story office suite... The gas would then have to be pumped out to protect the neighborhood.
This Postal facility in New York is simply being wiped with bleach... while lawmakers are frustrated at the lack of a uniform way of de-contaminating buildings.
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A new Victory Stadium is a step closer to reality.
Find out when you might be able to watch a game there when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


And the effort to keep the silver screen shining at the Grandin gets a shot in the arm from the City of Roanoke.

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[Sports-Preview]


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[OUT Q=...THE BIG 7."]

((Hey folks this is Mike Stevens back in the News 7 Sports office as the Lady Hokies upset 16th ranked ODU tonight at the Cassell. The Hokies' Ben Taylor may not have been a hit with Virginia fans - but he is with the Big East. Speaking of big hits - Barry Bonds wins the MVP and the Express loses one of its big goal scorers to a promotion tonight on the Big 7.))

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A vote by Roanoke City Council has cleared the way for construction of a new football stadium and amphitheater.
Today, council agreed to purchase land for the project.
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Back in May, Council approved the plan to replace victory stadium with a new facility near the Civic Center.
The city already owns most of the 21 acres it will need... and officials believe the multipurpose facility can be designed and constructed within the next three years.
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Today, Council member Alvin Hudson raised questions about the 275- thousand dollar purchase price... which is well over the parcel's assessed value, but city officials say the property is the only land the city will have to purchase for the new stadium.

[City-Council]


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Meanwhile, City Council has thrown its financial support behind the effort to save the Grandin Theatre. Today, council committed 500- thousand dollars to the project over six years.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape]


By coming up with 100- thousand dollars immediately, and 80- thousand dollars a year for five years after that, the city will enable the Grandin Theatre foundation to acquire the property.
But the decision wasn't unanimous. Mayor Ralph Smith said he supports the renovation, but believes the foundation is paying too much for the property
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[IN Q=We have an institution that has developed a 60- thousand]

((REV. NELSON HARRIS/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL: WE HAVE AN INSTITUTION THAT HAS DEVELOPED A 60-THOUSAND MEMBER CONSTITUENCY. IT HAS IN PLACE RELATIONSHIPS WITH FILM DISTRIBUTORS THAT ARE GOING TO BE KEY TO THE SUCCESS OF THIS OPERATION, HAS EQUIPMENT ON THE PREMISES FOR THE PURPOSES OF BEING A MOVIE THEATRE, SO WE'RE JUST NOT ACQUIRING REAL ESTATE. WE'RE ACQUIRING THE BUSINESS, ITS CLIENTELE, ITS REPUTATION AND ITS ASSETS.))
[SUPER=01-Rev. Nelson Harris/Roanoke City Council]
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[OUT Q=its reputation and its assets.]
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The city's contribution is a dollar for dollar matching grant, so supporters of the Grandin must raise an equal amount from other sources.
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[Pulaski-Furniture]


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Production at Pulaski Furniture is at a standstill all this week because of damage from a fire on Sunday.
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[SUPER=03-Pulaski/Today;]

Today, President and C-E-O John Wampler says the incident will NOT have long time effects on the company.
[SUPER=04-Sunday;]

The fire broke out early Sunday morning. Investigators believe the cause was a spark in the dust bin system. Wampler says the damage was limited but because the boiler needs repairs, the factory will be closed until Monday.
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[SOT 24:21:27]
[IN Q=WE DON'T HAVE A SOURCE]

((JOHN WAMPLER/PULASKI FURNITURE PRES. AND CEO; WE DON'T HAVE A SOURCE OF HEAT FOR THE FACTORIES SO ITS PRETTY MODERATE WEATHER WE CAN HANDLE THE TEMPERATURE BUT WHAT YOU HAVE TO CONTROLS ARE LIKE HUMIDITY LEVELS AND HEAT LEVELS IN THE PLANT TO FINISH PROPERLY, SO THAT 'S WHAT REALLY SHUT DOWN, LED TO THE CLOSING.))
[SUPER=01-John Wampler/Pulaski Furniture President and CEO;]
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[OUT Q=LED TO THE CLOSING.]
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[VO-NAT]

Employees may qualify for unemployment during the time they're off. Wampler says quick response time and layout of the facility helped contain the fire.
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[Jordan]


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An Amherst County man and his daughter have been found guilty of conspiring to cheat the I-R-S out of nearly two million dollars in taxes.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Prosecutors say Danny and Brandi Jordan helped hundreds of people file fraudulent tax returns by claiming business expenses they didn't incur.
Those persons would then pay the Jordans thirty percent of their refund.
It's a system Jordan still maintains is legal.
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[SOT 00:31:29//00:32:38]
[IN Q=His case was]

((CRAIG TILLER/DEFENSE ATTORNEY: HIS CASE WAS THAT EVEN IF IT'S NOT ALLOWABLE, IF IT TURNED OUT THAT HIS CONCLUSION WAS WRONG, HE CERTAINLY GENUINELY BELIEVED IT AND HAS SOME SUBSTANTIAL REASONS FOR BELIEVING THAT AND SO HE WAS ACTING IN GOOD FAITH.. AND HAD NO INTENTION TO DEFRAUD ANYBODY OR STEAL ANYTHING FROM ANYBODY.)) ((JOE MOTT/ASST. U.S. ATTORNEY: IT WAS A SCAM BASICALLY, THERE WAS NO SUBSTANCE TO THE DEDUCTIONS THAT WERE GOING ON THE TAXPAYER'S RETURN, AND NOTHING OBJECTIVE ABOUT IT. IT WAS JUST A NUMBER THAT DAN JORDAN AND BRANDI JORDAN INVENTED TO PUT ON THESE RETURNS.))
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A jury found both Jordans guilty on all 22 counts in the indictment.
They'll be sentenced in March.
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[Skakel]


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Kennedy nephew Michael Skakel will be tried an adult- even though he was just 15 when his neighbor was killed.
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Connecticut's Supreme Court dismissed Skakel's appeal to have his case heard in juvenile court.
Skakel is accused of the 1975 beating death of Martha Moxely. Both were 15 at the time-
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((MICKEY SHERMAN/SKAKEL'S DEFENSE ATTORNEY: I'M GONNA ALLOW A JUDGE AND JURY TO LISTEN TO ALL THE EVIDENCE. I'M GOING TO DO EVERYTHING I CAN TO PROMOTE EVERYTHING I CAN TOWARD LETTING THE JURY HEAR AND TASTE AND FEEL AND SMELL EVERYTHING RELATED TO THIS CASE AND AT THAT POINT I THINK THE JURY WILL FIND HIM NOT GUILTY.))
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[OUT Q=FIND HIM NOT GUILTY.]
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[VO-NAT]


Trial is scheduled to being early next year.
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[Warner-Transition]


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One fifth of those advising the new Democratic "governor- elect" are Republicans.
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[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


Mark Warner says he wants an administration that looks like Virginia, so he's chosen those who reflect it best as his Transition Advisory Committee.
Republican Lieutenant Governor John Hager says he expects G-O-P members will have a significant voice.
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[IN Q=We've been together on]

((LT. GOV. JOHN HAGER: WE'VE BEEN TOGETHER ON A NUMBER OF OCCASIONS AND I'VE ALWAYS FOUND HIM TO BE VERY OPEN-MINDED AND WORK IN A COOPERATIVE FASHION FOR THE COMMON GOOD.))
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[OUT Q=cooperative fashion for the public good.]
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One of the first challenges he'll need advice on- is a 1-point-2 BILLION dollar budget gap revealed last week.
Warner looks first to current Governor Jim Gilmore for answers.
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[SOT 14:24:01 ]
[IN Q=Clearly one of the things]

((MARK WARNER/D-GOVERNOR-ELECT: CLEARLY ONE OF THE THINGS WE'RE LOOKING AT IS HOW WE MEET SOME OF THE SHORTFALLS.))
[SUPER=01-Mark Warner/(D) Governor-Elect;]
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[OUT Q=some of the shortfalls.]
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Warner says expect his first Cabinet pick as early as next week.
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Lots of magicians make things dissappear... but Harry Potter is making lots of green appear in his bank account.
We'll explain next.
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[VO-NAT]


And gators get a work-out... in the name of science.
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[WEB-ADDRESS]
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[Web Address Announce] [Pinnacle 4885ess]

[Harry-Potter]


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Harry Potter's breaking the bank.. and breaking records.
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[SOT 11:04:17]
[IN Q=NAT SOUND MUSIC...]

((NAT SOUND MOVIE..... SWORDS .. MUSIC ETC. NOW WHAT DO WE DO?))
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[OUT Q=NOW WHAT DO WE DO?]
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[VO-NAT]


Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone took in 90 point three million dollars in its first three days.. giving it the largest movie weekend in history.
The weekend sales were 18 million more than the old record held by The Lost World- Jurassic Park.. four years ago.

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[Gator-Treadmill]


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A new fitness program can help shed some pounds AND scales...
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[SUPER=03-Salt Lake City, UT;]


This is actually NOT the latest craze in reptile fitness.
It's a scientific experiment that may shed some light on how dinosaurs breathed.
The University of Utah scientists are only using small alligators, since they are easier to handle.
They were using birds in the experiment...but, they keep flying off the treadmill.
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[S-Extra]


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Tech women's hoops, Big East props for Big Ben, plus Steve Mason has news of an Express personnel loss, and an uplifting update on Bobby Burrell are on the way. But first in tonight's Extra Point.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/Saturday; :00]

The play in which Bryson Spinner suffered a concussion in the Tech game over the weekend happened so fast it looked like any other quarterback hit. In fact, Spinner got up and stayed in the game for two more plays. But if you look at this in slow-motion you'll see just how violently Spinner's head hits the turf. He'll have two weeks to get ready for Penn State on December 1st.
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[S-Tech]


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The Virginia Tech women's basketball had a lot of questions about itself before the start of the season. But now after opening the year with wins over Richmond and 16th ranked Old Dominion - the Hokies are getting some answers.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Monarchs vs. Hokies; :00]

The Montgomery County Christmas store helps many, many families in the New River Valley and last night they held a toy drive before the game. Senior Sarah Hicks continues to lead by example as she turns Nicole Jones' pass into a three pointer. It's 32-to-27 Tech in the second half. Old Dominion's Sharon Francis would answer that bomb with a three of her own as the Monarchs cut the lead down to two points. But back come the Hokies as Emily Lipton gets the rock to Chrystal Starling. Chrystal had a game high 20 points for the Hokies. The Monarchs kept chopping away as Lucienne Berthieu makes the layin and Old Dominion takes a one point lead on Tech.


[SUPER=33-Old Dominion #16/62/Virginia Tech/68;]

But the Hokies would not be denied as Starling and Jones work it inside as the Lady Hokies beat 16th ranked ODU 68-to-62.
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The Tech men are home tonight against Rhode Island in a 7pm tip.


[S-Burrell]


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Thanksgiving will have a special meaning for Alleghany County native Bobby Burrell. The front tire changer for Ricky Rudd, who suffered a head injury during a pit road accident earlier this month, got to home from the hospital yesterday. Burrell spent several days in intensive care in Miami, before being moved to a regular room in Charlotte. He's now home, still bruised and still a little dizzy - but he's expected to make a full recovery.

[S-Taylor]


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Virginia Tech linebacker Ben Taylor is the Big East conference's defensive player of the week.
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Taylor, who is a finalist for the prestigious Butkus Award matched his career high 18 tackles against UVa last Saturday. He also had a quarterback sack, a quarterback hurry and he forced a fumble. For the season, Taylor leads the Hokies with 109 tackles and four and a half quarterback sacks. The Hokies are off this week before hosting number one Miami on December 1st.
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The Hurricanes are back on top on the college football polls, but they are still second behind Nebraska in this week's Bowl Championship Series rankings that were released yesterday afternoon. Miami closer the gap on Nebraska just a bit, but more importantly widened its lead over third place Oklahoma.

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The Roanoke Express faces a busy week that includes holiday skating and a weekend road trip. Unfortunately, Steve Mason says the team will have to experience it all without one of their top players.
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((STEVE MASON:)) ((PERRY FLORIO:EXPRESS HEAD COACH:))
((Center Mike Omicioli has made a full recovery from a monster cheap shot to the head from Dayton's Chris Thompson Saturday. But that's only part of the good news. The team rallied around their fallen player, a reaction that further unified the Express. ((:)) The Express has lost 2 of 3 at home. Three thousand and 51 is the average attendance for a team that is in second place in the Northeast Division behind defending ECHL champion Trenton, a team Roanoke beat this past Friday. ((RICK KOWALSKY/EXPRESS RIGHT WING:))
The most intriguing match up of the week, Friday at Toledo. The Storm ended Roanoke's 2001 season. Express assistant coach Mark Bernard was the Toledo goalie at the time and it's his first time on the bench against his old team. ((:))
Speaking of Goalies, Daniel Berthiaume leads the league in wins with 8. Steve Mason News 7 sports.))

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Baseball's new homerun king is also this year's National League Most Valuable player. Barry Bonds who hit 73 homers this year and is a near-unanimous pick by the baseball writer's of America. Bonds is also the first player ever to win this award 4 times. He first captured it back in 1990. He earns this MVP at the age of 37.
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Bonds is free agent - and reportedly is looking for a 5 year $100 million dollar contract.