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Coming up on News 7-
Advance Auto may be opening a new facility in Roanoke...
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Low tar cigarettes... one study says what you don't know COULD kill you.
People in one area church fight to make their area safer.. after a shooting there.
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[Talent=Jean]


Plus Tech prepares for a Hurricane... News 7 is next.

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[VO-NAT 08.5]


If you think light cigarettes are easier on your body than regular ones.... think again.
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[SOT 20:33:31]

((THIS IS THE LARGEST PUBLIC HEALTH FRAUD IN THE PAST FIFTY YEARS.))
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[OUT Q=THE PAST FIFTY YEARS.]
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[VO-NAT 03 plus pad]


A heavy message today.. about light cigarettes.
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[ANCHOR =Jean]
[SS=news 7 at Eleven]



[Cigarettes]


[ANCHOR=Jea]
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While they may be low tar... they carry a high risk.
That's the finding of a new study that says low tar or light cigarettes are not any better for you than regular ones.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-]


The National Cancer Institute says after 50 years of data collection.. the evidence shows that switching to low tar or light cigarettes does not reduce the risk of smoking related illnesses.
The reason isn't so much in the cigarette, but in the way the smoker puffs.
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[SOT 20:33:55]
[IN Q=]

((THEY PULL HARDER ON THE CIGARETTE. THEY TAKE BIGGER PUFFS THEY INHALE DEEPER. THEY SMOKE MORE CIGARETTES PER DAY.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. David Burns/Study Editor;]
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[OUT Q=cigarettes per day.]
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[VO-NAT]


Anti tobacco advocates are praising the study.. saying the terms "light" and "low tar" are misleading consumers.. and should be banned.
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[SOT 20:34:20]
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((PHILIP MORRIS DOES NOT.... NO SUCH THING AS A SAFE CIGARETTE.))
[SUPER=01-Mike Pfeil/V.P. Communications, Philip Morris;]
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[OUT Q=as a safe cigarette.]
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[vo-nat]
A Philip Morris spokesman did say the tobacco giant would support greater regulation over the use of the terms light and low tar.
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[Advance-Auto]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A new Advance Auto facility in Roanoke ...
That information came from an internal company memo today.
Company insiders tell News 7 it's likely Advance will consolidate all of its Roanoke offices into one.
The Roanoke-based auto parts maker currently runs managerial operations on Airport Road, Cross Roads Mall and near Valley View Mall.
An official announcement will be made tomorrow afternoon.
Advance Auto has stores in 38 states and employees 28-thousand people.

[KB-Toys]


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New jobs in Pittsylvania County brought about a small sigh of relief from Southside officials worried about the area's struggling economy.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.]


The KB Toys Distribution Center will now double as a customer service call center.
70 new hires will start immediately and up to 200 more will come on board over time.
KB plans to pay the new full-timers competitive wages.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We've already]

((WE'VE ALREADY INVESTED OVER ONE HUNDRED THIRTY THOUSAND DOLLARS INSIDE THIS FACILITY TO TAKE 50 PERCENT OF CUSTOMER SERVICE CALLS AND E-MAILS.))
[SUPER=01-Mike Wagner/KB Toys]
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[OUT Q=and e-mails.]
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[VO-NAT]


Pittsylvania County thanked KB by offering both a State and American Flag to remember September 11th.
To show its support for America, KB will send out tiny flag stickers in each of their shipments this holiday season, free of charge.
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[Sterling]


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The man who heads up Henry County's commerce office... apparently resigned from a similar job in South Carolina under pressure.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co./October 25]


Wayne Sterling was the Chief of Staff for the South Carolina Commerce Department before coming to Henry County.
The Associated Press says Sterling resigned that postition in September after an internal investigation questioned some spending from an account funded by private donations.
The investigation alleged that Sterling used money from the privately funded account for personal golf outings.

A spokesman for the South Carolina governor's office said the spending problems were resolved with the departures of Sterling and Communications Director Beth Braswell.
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[Afghanistan]


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U-S forces are focusing on two goals in Afghanistan- seizing areas where the Taliban has control.. and finding Osama Bin Laden.
As Teri Okita reports, more U-S marines are getting ready to go in.
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[SUPER=01-Gen. Tommy Franks/Central Command;]
[SUPER=01-Donald Rumsfeld/Secretary of Defense;]
[SUPER=01-Lakhdar Brahimi/U. N. Special Rep. for Afghanistan;]
[SUPER=01-Teri Okita/Reporting;]
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(( THE PENTAGON KNOWS THAT THE TALIBAN'S LEADERS ARE STILL HOLDING STRONG IN KANDAHAR. (graphic/martin pkg) NOW, ITS ALSO FOCUSING ON THE RUGGED AREA BETWEEN KABUL AND KHYBER SPECIFICALLY, A PLACE CALLED TORA BORA WHERE suspected terrorist OSAMA BIN LADEN MAY BE SEEKING REFUGE. Gen. Tommy Franks/Central Command: Those are the places, right now, that we have been led to pay very close attention to. THE MARINES ARE ALSO WORKING TO CHOKE OFF ANY POSSIBLE TERRORIST ESCAPE ROUTES OUT OF AFGHANISTAN. IT NOW APPEARS THAT A THREE-DAY REVOLT BY TALIBAN PRISONERS AT A FORTRESS IN MAZAR-E-SHARIF IS OVER. HUNDREDS OF FIGHTERS FROM BOTH SIDES HAVE BEEN KILLED, BUT THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE WARNS NOT TO GET COMPLACENT. Donald Rumsfeld/Secretary of Defense: Anyone who thinks its over in those towns, is wrong. It just isn't. They are dangerous places. UNLIKE PAST WARS, DIPLOMATIC TALKS DIDN'T WAIT UNTIL THE FIGHTING WAS OVER. WHILE THE TALIBAN AND OPPOSITION FORCES ARE EXCHANGING GUNFIRE, IN GERMANY, MEMBERS OF AFGHANISTAN'S MAJOR FACTIONS ARE EXCHANGING IDEAS ON WHERE THE COUNTRY GOES FROM HERE. ALL GROUPS ARE THERE, EXCEPT THE TALIBAN. Lakhdar Brahimi/U.N. Special Representative for Afghanistan)
SOT: You who are making this responsibility, must now show unprecedented courage and leadership. You must place the in

terests of your people first. The hope is to create a preliminary plan to govern Afghanistan through power-sharing, and the United Nations is offering BILLIONS of dollars in aid to Afghanistan IF its leaders can hammer out an agreement. Teri Okita, CBS News, Washington.)

[Tribunals]


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One group is blasting President Bush's creation of secret military tribunals.... calling them a terrifying assault on democracy.
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The panel of legal scholors said the order proves that Osama bin Laden is right about American oppression.
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The panel was called together by Virginia congressman Bobby Scott in Richmond today.
The President's order is aimed at suspected terrorists and their accomplices, allowing the U-S military to secretly detain, try, and execute prisoners outside of the nation's court system.
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[SOT TAPE ONE 13:46:16]
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((MARVIN MILLER/CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEYS ASSOC.: I DON'T KNOW IF YOU'VE STUDIED STALIN OR MAO OR THE HISTORY OF THE SOVIET UNION, OR THE HISTORY OF CHINA, AND THEIR EVOLUTION IN THEIR POLITICAL PROBLEMS, AND LOOKED AT SOME OF THE INFORMATION THAT'S COME OUT FROM THE KGB SINCE GLASNOST, BUT WHAT WE HAVE HERE ARE MODELS BASED ON WHAT THEY DID IN THOSE COUNTRIES.))
[sot TAPE TWO 14:06:35]

((REP. BOBBY SCOTT/D-3RD DISTRICT: WE MAY TAKE LEGISLATIVE ACTION. BUT I MEAN IT'S-- THE LEGISLATIVE ACTION THAT WE NEED TO TAKE IS TO DECLARE THAT AN ACCUSED PERSON IS ENTITLED TO A TRIAL. I MEAN, IT NEVER OCCURRED TO ANYONE THAT YOU'D NEED LEGISLATIVE ACTION FOR THAT PURPOSE.))
[SUPER=01-Marvin Miller/Criminal Defense Attorneys Assoc.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Rep. Bobby Scott/(D) 3rd District; :23]
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Congressman Scott, whose district stretches from Tidewater to Richmond, says he thinks his constituents have little understanding of how threatening the President's order is to democratic values and individual rights.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The Bush administration says the secret trials will be fair, and that people believed to be foreign terrorists should NOT have the same rights as U-S citizens.

[Giles-Fatal]


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A woman who was moving to Pearisburg died in a Giles County accident today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Giles Co.;]

State Police say 20 year old Linda Hitchcock died when she hit a water delivery truck head-on near Newport. Authorities believe she was traveling East on Route-460 when the car skidded on gravel, she overcorrected and crossed the median into oncoming traffic. The driver of the water truck, Steven Douglas Richmond, was taken to Montgomery Regional Hospital for his injuries. Westbound lanes on 460 were closed for almost two hours.
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[Neighborhood-Plan]


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Residents of a Northwest Roanoke neighborhood say they won't be forgotten.
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[VO-NAT]
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Some 70 people met tonight with city officials... searching for ways to make the area around Saint Gerard's Catholic Church safer.
In January of this year, members of the Church were shaken by a shooting near the front door.
The incident left one man injured, and bullet holes in the building.
Church members and neighbors are now focusing on four areas... speeding traffic on Orange Avenue... poor lighting along residential streets... dilapidated housing... and what they see as a need for more community policing.
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((DEBRA FOON; THE POINTS THAT WE RAISED WITH THE OFFICIALS ARE POINTS THAT I KNOW ARE A CONCERN THROUGHOUT THE CITY, BUT WE FELT THAT WE WERE A FORGOTTEN COMMUNITY.))
[SUPER=01-Debra Foon]
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City officials and residents say tonight's meeting was a success.
They'll meet again in January.
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[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
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New regulations were supposed to make air travel safer... but there may not be enough people to make them work.


Details are next on News 7.
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[VO-NAT]


And later, Ford recalls one of it's newest models.
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[Sports-preview]


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[Mineta-Planes]


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Some say aviation security is now on a collision course with reality.
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[VO-NAT 09]


The Transportation Secretary says he won't meet the new aviation security law's 60 day deadline to hand screen all checked baggage for bombs.
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((NORMAN MINETA/TRANSPORTATION SECRETARY; THERE AREN'T ENOUGH PEOPLE. THERE AREN'T ENOUGH BOMB SNIFFING DOGS TO BE ABLE TO DO THE JOB.))
[SUPER=01-Normen Mineta/Secretary of Transportation;]
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28 thousand new airport screeners will be needed.
Mineta says there is also the issue of airport worker security.
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[SOT14:04:43 ]
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((MINETA: ONE OF THE THINGS WE WANT TO GET AWAY FROM ARE THESE KINDS OF IDENTIFICATION CARDS, BECAUSE THESE THINGS AS WE KNOW ARE SUBJECT TO FRAUD.))
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[vo-nat]
Mineta says he'd like to use handprints, eye and face identification to screen airport personnel.
Mineta says his goal is develop a system to screen cargo without delays... and to have several thousand air marshals on flights by next June.
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[Airport-Park]


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The short term parking lot at Roanoke Regional Airport is once again open for business.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

The lot opened at ten this morning- It's been closed since the week of September eleventh.
But things will be different...
The airports hired a commercial security provider to check every car that goes into the lot. They'll look for large items that may contain exlosives. Officials say cleaning out your car before heading to the airport will help prevent delays. You can still park in the long term lot without going through security.
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[B24-Bodies]


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Two Army Air Corps crew members from Southside Virginia will be laid to rest next week... 56 years after their bomber went down over New Guinea.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NEWS 7 Film Archives ]

The B-24 Liberator was on a bombing mission March 5, 1944.
Without warning the plane went down in a heavy thunderstorm. The defense Department says attempts to locate the wreckage and crew at the time were unsuccessful. The Pentagon reported today that remains of the 10-man crew were located in Mandang Province in the late 1980's. They include Lieutenant George Ellison of Danville and Sergeant Joel Williams of Meadows of Dan.
Their remains were just recently shipped back to their families in the States.
The crew will be honored at Arlington National Cemetery next week.
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[US-Airways]


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The airline providing the most service to Roanoke is in for a big change at the top.
US Airways President and C-E-O Rakesh Gangwal (rah-KESH' GAHNG'-wahl) has resigned. The new C-E-O is familiar with the job. Steven Wolf held the same position in the 1990's.

[Kennell]


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The president of Downtown Roanoke, Incorporated is leaving.
Matt Kennell has resigned to take a similar job in Columbia, South Carolina.
Kennell has been the head of Roanoke's downtown business group for seven years.
[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
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The state wants to help you take on telemarketers.
Find out how when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


And your eyes aren't deceiving you... some trees in the area are blooming.
We'll tell you why.
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[WEB-ADDRESS]
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[Web Address Announce] [Pinnacle 4885ess]

[Ford-Wheels]


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Ford Motor Company is recalling more than 250-thousand of its 2000 and 2001 Focus compact cars.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-Ford Motor Co.]

There haven't been any accidents or injuries in connection with the recall...but Ford studies showed that road salt could corrode rear-wheel bearings and cause them to wear prematurely and create noise from the rear of the vehicle. Ford Focus' sold in 21 northern U-S states and six Canadian provinces are covered in the recall where salt is used on the roads. Affected customers should receive a notice from Ford early next month.
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[Telemarketing]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=01-49 TC1:10:30]
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You already have the right to take illegal telemarketers to court.
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[VO-NAT :14]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


But a new notepad reminds you what you need to do.
The Attorney General has printed up 500 free notepads that prompt you to write down telemarketers you've asked NOT to call.
If they call again, they're breaking the law.
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[SOT 14:27:47 ]
[IN Q=The best thing you can]

((RANDY DAVIS/ATTORNEY GENERAL'S SPOKESMAN: THE BEST THING YOU CAN DO AFTER YOU HAVE WRITTEN INFORMATION THAT THE SAME PERSON HAS CALLED BACK AFTER BEING TOLD NOT TO OR ASKED NOT TO, IS TO CONTACT THE ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE AND THEN WE CAN ADVISE THE PERSON AS TO WHETHER IT WOULD BE BEST TO TAKE IT TO A COUNTY ATTORNEY, A CITY ATTORNEY, OR A COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY.))
[SUPER=01-Randy Davis/Attorney General's Spokesman;]
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[OUT Q=or a Commonwealth's Attorney.]
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In the cases of the worst offenders, the Attorney General's office may prosecute the telemarketing company itself.

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[SD-Snow]


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Snow and lots of it.. in Sioux Falls, South Dakota...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Sioux Falls, SD]


Eleven inches in all.. enough to break a single day record.... some places got even more.. Up to 18 inches.
So today, the shovels were out in force.
People used scrappers to clear their windshields...
And then this guy just resorted to using what he could to clear the snow.
Schools across the eastern part of the state were closed.
What better reason to make snow angels.....
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[Tree-Blossoms]


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[WRITER=ejo]
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It's a blossoming problem. Our recent warm weather is fooling some trees.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


These Autumnalis (autum-NAHL-iss) cherry trees at Roanoke Regional Airport are supposed to bloom twice a year .. once in spring and once in fall .. but not THIS late in the season.
Tree expert Larry Boitnott (BOYT-not), who planted these trees, says this year's drought, and generally warm weather this fall, combined to create an unsually late second blooming.
Boitnott says the trees should not be harmed by these later-than-normal autumn blossoms.
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[S-Extra]


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Cave Spring and Roanoke Catholic battle, Tech takes on East Carolina and the all ACC football team is released, but first our extra point.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-Major League Baseball; :00]

The baseball Barry Bonds swatted for his record 73rd home run is headed to trial. A judge ruled today it's unclear who should keep the million-dollar memento. Judge David Garcia ruled the ball should remain locked up until a trial answers whether it belongs to Alex Popov or Patrick Hayashi. The custody dispute is believed to be the nation's first trial over fan ownership of a ball hit into the stands at a major league stadium. The judge did not set a date, but the trial likely won't start until next baseball season.
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[GO TO SCORES] [WIPE TO MOTION]
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[S-Hoops]


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Hometown Hoops presents a match up of heavyweights at cave Spring as the Knights hosted Roanoke Catholic in a boys exhibition.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Celtics vs. Knights; :00]

Or should we say men, that's Roanoke Catholic 6 foot 9 220 pound center Tadas Mankovius. He is an exchange student for Catholic.
This is the first of two meetings between the two and it featured Duke bound J.J. Redick against J.R. Reynolds, who is likely headed to an ACC school.
Redick would start fast and furious scoring 14 points in the first half. Here he goes baseline and nails the jumper.
J.R. Reynolds answers, he gets the rebound, runs the floor and hits the jumper in the first quarter.
[SUPER=33-Roanoke Catholic/69/Cave Spring/70;]


Redick would return the favor at the other end as he pulls up and sinks another J, J.J. finished with a game high 27.
Reynolds would score 10 points in the third and finished with 21 points, but Matt Nowlin was Catholic's leading scorer with 22.
Cave's Junstin Harris added 16 on the night and the Knights win in a close one 70 to 69.
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[S-Tech]


[ANCHOR=steve]
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[WRITER=sma]
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The Virginia Tech men's basketball team took on East Carolina at the Cassell last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Pirates vs. Hokies; :00]


The Hokies emerged from the tunnel through a wall of smoke and then Ricky Stokes team would catch fire.
Tech scores right off the tip off as forward Bryan Matthews shoots the three pointer from
[SUPER=33-East Carolina/62/Virginia Tech/90;]

the top of the key, it falls and the Hokies are out in front.
Then, on the East Carolina drive, the ball gets loose and Tech's Brian Chase scoops up the rock, finds Carlos Dixon and he scores on the lean in jumper.
The Pirates come right back. Brandon Hawkins gets the ball to Erroyl Bing and he maneuvers himself in for the basket.
But Tech was to much. Watch Joe Hamilton with the second and third effort under the iron, he gets 2 and Tech wins 90 to 62 to improve to 3 and 1.
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[S-UVa]


[ANCHOR=steve]
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[WRITER=sma]
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The Virginia men's basketball team takes on Michigan State tomorrow night at the Richmond Coliseum in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville; :00]


The wahoos are 3 and OH on the season and ranked 8th and 9th in the two major national polls but know they face a tough opponent.
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[SUPER=01-Pete Gillen/UVa Men's Basketball Coach; :00]
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[anchor=steve]
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On other hoops note. Liberty University men's basketball coach Mel Hankinson announced today that G.W. Danville star Brian Henderson has signed a national letter of intent with the Flames.

[S-Hokies]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[WRITER=mst]
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Virginia Tech will get the ultimate test this saturday when number one ranked Miami comes to Blacksburg. Mike Stevens has more.
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[SUPER=01-Grant Noel/16 Touchdown Passes This Season; 1:10]
[SUPER=01-Ben Taylor/109 Tackles; 1:22]
[SUPER=@mike1; 1:36]
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[OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."]
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[S-Skins]


[ANCHOR=steve]
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[WRITER=sma]
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The Redskins 13-3 win over the Eagles Sunday was a history maker for washington. The Skins are now the first NFL team to start OH and 5 and then win five straight.
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[SUPER=01-Lavar Arrington/Redskins Linebacker; :00]
[SUPER=01-Darrell Green/Redskins Cornerback; :10]
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