[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

A proposal to ban 15-passenger vans can't seem to pick up momentum.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

And The Olympic Committee awards a local company a blue-ribbon contract.
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[Sports-Head]


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

Tonight on the big 7, Beamer and Groh go toe to toe recruiting and now they talk about their respective classes. The field for the Bud Shootout is set.
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[VO-NAT]

And we'll hear from Theresa Earnhardt as a bronze stature memorializing her husband is unveiled in Daytona.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


What a wild change in weather. From the 30s and snow showers to 60 degrees and sunshine. All in 48 hours. We'll explain in a moment.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 4-Shot]


News 7 is next.
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[SOT 02:18:00]
[IN Q=Yes 48]

((YES 48. NO 49. THE BILL FAILS ENGROSSMENT BY ONE VOTE.))
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=by one vote.]
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


The ban on 15- passenger vans comes up for a vote in the House of Delegates...
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


And twice, supporters of the measure come up short.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


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


And I'm Keith Humphry.
[Van-Ban]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=01-58 TC1:10:48]
[ANCHOR=Ketih 2-SHot]


The legislation has come to be known as Jessika's Cause, named for Jessika Lewis, the Roanoke girl who was killed in a church van accident last summer.
[ANCHOR=SHannon]


But today, her story and the research her family brought to lawmakers were not enough.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & JoeD /Microwave;]


Joe Dashiell is at the state capitol tonight with more on a decision that came down to a couple of votes.
[LIVE=JoeD /FULL]
[SUPER=@joe1;]
[SUPER=05-Richmond]


Keith and Shannon, the legislation was narrowed in committee to exempt private schools... but supporters of the measure faced strong opposition.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=House Bill 460]
[SUPER=04-July 1, 2001; :00]
[SUPER=01-Del. Morgan Griffith/(R) Salem; :13]
[SUPER=01-Del. Bobby Orrock/(R) Thornburg; :44]
[RUNS=:50]
[OUT Q=will be opposing the measure.]
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[LIVE= JOED /FULL]
[SUPER=05-Richmond;]


Bobby Orrock was not alone. the measure failed by a vote the first time around... and when Delegate Griffith managed to bring it up a second time, it failed by two votes.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & JoeD /Microwave;]


Keith and Shannon, barring an unsual political maneuver, supporters of the ban on 15- passenger vans will have to wait until next year.

[Dudley]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=02-02 TC23:11]
[GRAPHIC=None]


FEDERAL authorities have filed criminal information against Altavista's former rescue squad treasurer for obtaining money by false pretenses.
Edward Daniel Dudley faces five years in prison and a fine of 250 thousand dollars if he enters a guilty plea as expected.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Altavista/February 2001]


The investigation began last February when the squad's newly elected Treasurer noticed financial irregularities and reported them to Virginia State Police.
Five months after the investigation began, nine members resigned their positions saying they were unhappy with the direction the squad was going.
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[Neely]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Keith Neely]

Former Christiansburg Attorney Keith Neely will not get a new trial. The same judge who presided over the federal jury trial nine years ago today adopted the recommendation of a federal magistrate who reviewed the case last summer. Neely has served almost six years of a ten year sentence for his part in a drug conspiracy and money laundering scheme.

[Pulaski-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-56 TC1:21:18]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A fire destroyed an apartment and damaged another in Pulaski today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski;]

Officials say an electrical short in the microwave caused the blaze. It started just after 10 a-m in an apartment building on Memorial Drive. About 40-firefighters from three departments fought the flames. No one was injured. The owner says he has insurance and is glad everyone got our safely. Damage is estimated at 40-thousand dollars.
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[School-Info]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=School Info]


Many schools in Southwest Virginia are still dealing with last night's snow and ice.
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[TAKE SCHOOLTOUCH FS]
Bland County Schools will operate on a one hour delay tomorrow.
Carroll County schools will be delayed two hours.
Classes in Giles County will be one hour late.
A two hour delay will be in effect for Grayson and Tazewell Counties.
And Wythe county schools will operate on a one hour delay.
Are they out of the woods yet?
Let's talk to Robin Reed.
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[Medal-Ribbon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-55 TC1:53:14]

[***ANCHOR TAG***]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-SHot]

A Southwest Virginia company will be taking first, second and third place at the Winter Games in Salt Lake City this month.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

The Paxar factory in Hillsville is producing 9-hundred Olympic ribbons to hold the winners' medals.
[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=None]


New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel Cannon takes us to the place where part of the highest athletic award is being made.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Nats]
[SUPER=03-Hillsville; :00]
[SUPER=01-Mark Adair/Director of Manufacturing; :11]
[SUPER=01-Steve Hoffmann/Technical Director; 1:10 QUICK]
[SUPER=@Rachel2; 1:15]
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[OUT Q=RC, News 7, Hillsville]

((Nats The weaving machines in this Hillsville plant are working at Olympic speed. A team at Paxar concentrated specifically on the ribbons.
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[SOT 4:01:18]
[IN Q=when youy]

((MARK ADAIR/DIRECTOR OF MANUFACTURING; WHEN YOU HAVE GOT SOMETHING THAT THEY KNOW IS GOING TO GO OUT THERE AND GOING TO BE SEEN, YEAH, THEY TAKE A LITTLE EXTRA PRIDE IN PRODUCING THAT.))
[OUT Q=THAT]

The Olympic Committee came with several ribbon designs over a few months before approving the 4th and final version. Officials say producing it was challenging and detailed.
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[SOT 2:01:25]
[IN Q=it took]

((MARK ADAIR/DIRECTOR OF MANUFACTURING; IT TOOK SEVERAL DAYS TO WAVE ITS AN INTRICATE WEAVE A TUBULAR WEAVE APPROXIMATELY 18-THOUSAND PICS IN THE LANARD ITSELF AND THAT MEANS INDIVIDUAL YARNS.))
[OUT Q=YARNS]

The ribbon sports three shades of blue...is 40-inches long and 2-inches wide. It reads Salt Lake 2002 and "light the fire within." Also included are the five Olympic rings woven in blue.
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[SOT 1:45:28]
[IN Q=ITS SMETYHING]

((IT'S SOMETHING WE CAN SHOW OFF OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY THIS SMALL TOWN OF HILLSVILLE CONTRIBUTES TO THE WORLD.))
[OUT Q=THE WORLD]

Paxar has factories around the world.
New York based CEO Paul Griswold says "We at Paxar are extremely proud of our involvement in the creation of what is perhaps the world's most recognized and highly sought athletic award."
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[SOT 14:30:26]
[IN Q=a lot]

((A LOT OF PEOPLE WERE ANXIOUS TO SEE IT MADE OR TO SEE WHAT IT LOOKED LIKE WHEN WE WERE ALL FINISHED WITH IT. ))
[OUT Q=WITH IT.]

And a lot of athletes are anxious to see it around their necks. Rachel Cannon, News 7, Hillsville.))
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=None]

Paxar is the third largest employer in Carroll County and it's expanding. Officials say they recently bought a second building, hired 30-workers and are looking to add nearly 20-more in the near future.


[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
[SS=NONE]


Police officers from around the country are coming to Central Virginia... not for a bust, but for a memorial.
Details are still ahead on News 7 at Six.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=KEith 2-Shot]


And from the mountains of Nepal to the mountains of Western Virginia... see how an area college professor is figuring out if Eastern plants can treat Western illnesses.
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[Web Address Announce] [Pinnacle 4885ess]

[Comm#1]


[Hollins-Nepal]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=02-05 TC37:40]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Next time you feel the flu coming on, you might want to reach for some garlic...
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


And did you know you can spice up your food to kill bacteria?
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]


Those are just two of the tips a Hollins University biology professor says Americans can learn from other cultures.
Every year, Robin Taylor heads to Nepal, to study how people there use plants as medicine.
She visits Nepali healers and learns their remedies for common maladies.
Then, she and her students test them in the lab, to find out how they measure up to Western medicines.
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[SOT 29:36 - :55]
[IN Q=To see students]

((ROBIN TAYLOR/HOLLINS BIOLOGY PROFESSOR: TO SEE STUDENTS SAY, "WOW. THIS PLANT KILLED STAPHLOCCOCUS." AND THAT'S A BACTERIA YOU GET IN CUTS AND WOUNDS.... AND NEPALI HEALERS TOLD YOU IT WOULD DO THAT. I JUST LOVE THAT.))
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[OUT Q=just love that.]
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[VO-NAT]


Taylor hopes to find new ways to treat bacterial infections and other illnesses.
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[Higher-Education]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=01-62 TC1:11:37]
[GRAPHIC=Mark Warner]


Governor Mark Warner says he hopes to "take the politics out of higher education." Today, he created a commission that will review potential appointees to the governing boards of Virginia's public colleges and universities.
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[SOT 11:16:26]
[IN Q=In some cases]

((GOV. MARK WARNER: IN SOME CASES APPOINTMENTS SEEM TO HAVE BEEN MADE MORE AS POLITICAL STATEMENTS WITH A GOAL TO PROMOTE A CERTAIN IDEOLOGY RATHER THAN TO PROMOTE WHAT MAY BE IN THE BEST INTERESTS OF THE INSTITUTION.))
[SUPER=01-Gov. Mark Warner;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=interests of the institutions.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


The presidents of the state's colleges and universities joined the Governor for today's announcement. Schools in western Virginia say they haven't had problems with board appointments, but support the Governor's commission.
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[SOT 11:40:12]
[IN Q=I think to take ]

((GEN. JOSIAH BUNTING/VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE: I THINK TO TAKE ANY POLITICAL CALCULATION OUT OF THESE APPOINTMENTS MAKES A GREAT DEAL OF GOOD SENSE, ESPECIALLY IN TIMES LIKE THESE.)) [11:41:12] ((DOUGLAS COVINGTON/RADFORD UNIVERSITY: I THINK THAT IT'S AN EXCELLENT IDEA. I THINK THAT IT WILL INSURE SOUND GOVERNANCE AND TRUSTEESHIP FOR THE BAORD OF VISITORS IN HIGHER EDUCATION, PUBLIC HIGHER EDUCATION IN VIRGINIA.))
[SUPER=01-Maj. Gen. Josiah Bunting/VMI Superintendent; :00]
[SUPER=01-Douglas Covington/Radford Univ. President; :11]
[RUNS=:22]
[OUT Q=higher education in Virginia.]
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[VO-NAT]


The Governor's Advisory Commission will include former Virginia Tech President Paul Torgersen (TOR-geh-sen).
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[County-Bar]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=01-53 TC1:48:38]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Roanoke lawyer Charlie Dorsey could be one of the Valley's new Circuit judges.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]

The Glenvar native won the endorsement today of the Salem- Roanoke County Bar Association. It took three ballots for him to win a majority of the 62 ballots cast. Because he got the nod last year from the CITY Bar Association, he may have an advantage over the sizable field of candidates.
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[SOT 13:01:30]
[IN Q=It's a different pool ]

((CHARLIE DORSEY/JUDICIAL ENDORSEMENT WINNER; IT'S A DIFFERENT POOL OF PEOPLE WHO ARE INTERESTED. IT'S A DIFFERENT YEAR. THE CITY'S GOING TO CONSIDER EVERYONE WITH THAT IN MIND.))
[SUPER=01-Charlie Dorsey/Judicial Endorsement Winner]
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[OUT Q=consider everyone with that in mind.]
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[VO-NAT]

Dorsey says he's going to try to contact each of the more than 400 members of the Roanoke Bar before the city association meets Tuesday. Skip Burkart won the other endorsement in the County today. After nearly 20 years as Roanoke County Commonwealth's Attorney, he was delighted to win the support of the local bar.
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[SOT 12:56:55]
[IN Q=I'm in an adversarial]

((SKIP BURKART/JUDICIAL ENDORSEMENT WINNER; I'M IN AN ADVERSARIAL POSITION AGAINST THE VAST MAJORITY OF THOSE ATTORNEY ON A REGULAR BASIS. BUT I TRY TO DO MY JOB, BE DIPLOMATIC, RESPECTFUL, AND I DON'T PLAY FAVORITES. AND IT THINK THAT WHY THEY SUPPORT ME.))
[SUPER=01-Skip Burkart/Judicial Endorsement Winner]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=and it think that why they support me.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape]

Whoever is selected to serve on the bench will replace Judges Robert Pattisal and Dianne Strickland who have indicated they plan to step down this year.
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[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Wall Street tried, but in the end couldn't snap its losing streak. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
[RUNS=:30]
[SUPER=x5000;]
[SUPER=440-y/27.95/9625.44/y/30.51/1782.20;]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


The DOW dropped 28 points.
NASDAQ fell 30 and a half.
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[Police-Ceremony]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-59 TC54:17]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


On Monday, Bedford's D-Day Memorial will help honor soldiers who wore a different uniform in a different war.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Hundreds of police officers from around the country are expected to pay tribute to their comrades who were killed in New York City on September 11th.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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[IN Q=More than three]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY/September 11; :00]
[SUPER=01-Mike Brown/Bedford Co. Sheriff; :17]
[SUPER=03-Bedford; :28]
[SUPER=@ssm1; 1:02]
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[OUT Q=News7, Bedford.]

((More than three hundred police officers and firefighters rushed into the World Trade Center on September 11th and never came back.
Much has been made of the sacrifices the fire service made that day, but Bedford County sheriff Mike Brown says many feel law enforcement has been somewhat forgotten.
[SOT 11:08:12]

((MIKE BROWN/BEDFORD CO. SHERIFF: I THINK WE NEED TO KEEP IN FRONT OF THE COUNTRY WHAT THE POLICE SERVICE HAS LOST.. IT'S OUR BLEAKEST DAY.))
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[OUT Q=bleakest day.]


So Brown is inviting police officers from around the country to Bedford County next week to honor the 71 officers killed in the line of duty that day in New York City.
The response has been tremendous, with more than 300 officers expected here, rain or shine.
[SOT 11:10:45]

((MIKE BROWN: ONE, I KNOW, POLICE OFFICER SAID IN RESPONDING `HEY, I DON'T CARE WHAT KID OF DAY IT'S GOING TO BE, IT'S GOING TO BE A GREAT DAY, BECAUSE AFTER THE CEREMONIES.. WE'RE GOING TO BE ABLE TO GO HOME TO OUR LOVED ONES, SOMETHING THAT THE OFFICERS THAT LOST THEIR LIVES IN NEW YORK WILL NEVER BE ABLE TO DO.))
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[OUT Q=be able to do.]

[Standup 11:22:20] ((Monday's ceremony will conclude with a 21-gun salute and the playing of "Taps" just a few minutes before ten.. exactly five months to the minute after the first World Trade tower fell. Steve Smallshaw, News7, Bedford.))
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[OUT Q=News7, Bedford.] ))



[Sports Tease]


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

Coming up tonight on the Big 7, Frank Beamer and Al Groh both check in to analyze their recruiting classes. Plus it's been a bust day at Daytona with the unveiling of the Earnhardt statue,
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[VO-NAT]

and the drawing for starting spots in this coming Sunday's Bud Shootout all-star race.
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[S-Daytona]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-110 4720TC]
[GRAPHIC=DAYTONA COUNTDOWN]

The Countdown to Daytona is winding up in a hurry. Tomorrow the drivers will be on the track, but today they were busy honoring a legend.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Daytona Beach, FL; :00]

The much anticipated 14 foot tall statue of Dale Earnhardt was unveiled outside of Daytona USA on Speedway Boulevard.

The Bronze statue depicts Earnhardt following his one and only Daytona 500 victory with trophy in one hand and fist in the air. His widow Theresa Earnhardt helped dedicate the piece of art work.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=BITE ]
[SUPER=01-Theresa Earnhardt/Dale's Widow; :00]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=...what you give."]
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[VO NAT CON'T] Also today, 22 Winston Cup drivers drew starting positions for Sunday's Budweiser Shootout all-star race. Jeff Gordon, who won the most poles last year went first and drew the last spot, while Kurt Busch gets the pole. Here's how they will line up.
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[SUPER=0107-1. Kurt Busch//2. Kenny Wallace//3. Tony Stewart//4. Ken Schrader//5. Bill Elliott//;]
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[SUPER=0107-6. Ricky Rudd//7. Terry Labonte//8. Ryan Newman//9. Dale Jarrett//10. Jimmy Spencer//;]
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[SUPER=0107-11. Casey Atwood//12. Rusty Wallace//13. Sterling Marlin//14. Bobby Labonte//15. Ricky Craven//;]
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[SUPER=0107-16. Dale Earnhardt, Jr.//17. Stacy Compton//18. Mark Martin//19. Jeff Green//20. Geoffrey Bodine//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-21. Todd Bodine//22. Jeff Gordon;]
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[OUT Q=.....LAST SCORE."]
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[Anchor=MIKE]
[GRAPHIC=BUD SHOOTOUT]

The Bud Shootout takes the green flag on Sunday afternoon at 2:15.


[S-Recruits]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-120 1114TC]
[GRAPHIC=NATIONAL SIGNING DAY]

Yesterday's National Signing Day produced desirable results for both Virginia Tech and UVa.
[GRAPHIC=UVA/VT]

However, if you're judging the two classes on paper alone, Virginia won the battle this year by hauling a 26 player class that includes four Parade All-Americans.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=first audio]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/Last Season; :00]
[SUPER=01-Al Groh/UVa Head Coach; :15]
[SUPER=04-Friday Football Extra; :29]
[SUPER=04-1990 Season; :59]
[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Virginia Tech Head Coach; 1:05]
[RUNS=2:16]
[OUT Q=...JUDGE THESE CLASSES."]
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(( Al Groh returned to his alma mater last year and took his share of lumps. But this off-season he and his assistants were determined to get better and eventually get even. ((AL GROH/UVA HEAD COACH:)) Groh says many of these recruits including linebacker Ahmad Brooks from CD Hylton will play as freshman. The chance to play, and also play for Groh made a difference. ((AL GROH:)) UVa's best class since Terry Kirby and Chris Slade arrived in 1989 did not go unnoticed in Blacksburg. ((FRANK BEAMER:))
The Hokies signed 20 players in a class led by Marcus Vick. His arrival in Blacksburg had a lot to do with a triangular relationship between Michael Vick, Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb and new tech quarterback coach Kevin Rogers. ((FRANK BEAMER:)) The bottom line is that it's too early to tell which of these classes will pan out to be the best. Recruiting is far from an exact science. Guys like John Engleberger, Corey Moore and Ben Taylor were lightly recruited at best.)) ((FRANK BEAMER:))