[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

A Campbell County murder trial has tantalizing connections with past and present homicides in other parts of Centr
al Virginia.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

We put you behind the wheel of a Roanoke police car as it chases a suspect at speeds of up to 90 miles an hour.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
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UVa's backfield is in motion. Gibbs weighs in on Spurrier.
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[VO-NAT]

And the upsets already have begun at the US Open as Jelena Dokic is kkocked out.

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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


Decent rains today though heavier east than west. It will come to an end soon. The latest forecast is just ahead.


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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-SHot]


News 7 is next.
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[SOT 6:45:02]
[IN Q=She's told]

((SHE'S TOLD ME THAT THE PEOPLE FROM DOWN IN THAT AREA, THE SAME ONES THAT KILLED HER HUSBAND FRANK ARE THE SAME ONES THAT ARE GOING TO KILL HER WHEN SHE GETS OUT OF JAIL.))
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=gets out of jail.]
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Twists and turns in the Campbell County murder trial of Elizabeth (fair-uh-NAH-chee) Farinacci.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Prosecutors say Farinacci killed her husband to cover up another murder.. but she now claims a possible connection with the Short murders in Henry County.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


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


And I'm Shannon Young.


[Farinacci]


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[NEWSCAST=6pm]
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Both sides have a theory about who shot Frank Farinacci in his Campbell County home in February.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Prosecutors say his wife did it, she says it could be any number of other suspects.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & Steve/L'Burg Bureau;]


Steve Smallshaw is in our Lynchburg bureau to help sort out the first day of testimony...
[LIVE=Steve/FULL]
[SUPER=@ssm1]
[SUPER=05-Lynchburg]


Keith and Shannon, we're finally learning more about the apparent connection between Frank Farinacci's murder in February and the disappearance of Jeffrey Quick in Nelson County four years ago.
Prosecutors say Frank Farinacci killed Quick and his wife helped dispose of the body.. but when Frank decided to confess, Elizabeth killed him.
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[IN Q=48-year-old]
[SUPER=03-Rustburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Neil Vener/Prosecutor; :18]
[SUPER=01-Invest. Ed Watkins/Nelson Co. Sheriff's Dept.; :41]
[SUPER=03-Campbell Co./February 13; :57]
[SUPER=01-Invest. Rob Thompson/Campbell Co. Sheriff's Dept.; 1:01]
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[OUT Q=she just said 'people'.]

(( 48-year-old Elizabeth Farinacci refused to look at photographs of her dead husband as they were shown to the jury in this first day of testimony in her murder trial.
Prosecutor Neil Vener also pointed out Elizabeth never showed any interest in rushing to her husband's side the morning he was shot.
[SOT 2:36:33]

((NEIL VENER/PROSECUTOR: SHE WAS NOT HYSTERICAL, SHE WAS NOT CRYING, SHE WAS AWFUL CALM FOR A WOMAN WHOSE HUSBAND WAS LAYING IN THE GARAGE BLEEDING TO DEATH.))
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[OUT Q=bleeding to death.]


That's because police believe Elizabeth killed her husband and enlisted two friends to concoct an alibi.
Her motive they say? To cover up her involvement in the murder of Jeffrey Quick.
Frank Farinacci had been a suspect in Quick's disappearance and investigators say he was ready to confess.
[SOT 6:52:24]

((INVEST. ED WATKINS/NELSON CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: MY RESPONSE TO HIM WAS I KNOW ONE SIDE OF THE STORY, I NEED TO KNOW YOUR SIDE OF THE STORY. AND MR. FARINACCI RESPONDED 'I'M GOING TO TELL YOU, I'M GOING TO TELL YOU, BUT NOT TODAY.'))
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[OUT Q=but not today.]


About a week later, Farinacci was dead.
Elizabeth Farinacci has told police it could have been friends of Frank or members of the Pagans motorcycle gang who killed him.. and she now fears for her own life.
[SOT 6:45:34]

((INVEST. ROB THOMPSON/CAMPBELL CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: SHE SAYS NO, THE SAME PEOPLE THAT KILLED FRANK I'M SURE WILL KILL ME. Prosecutor: DID YOU ASK HER WHO THESE PEOPLE ARE? Thompson: YES. Prosecutor: AND WHAT DID SHE SAY? Thompson: SHE JUST SAID PEOPLE.))
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[LIVE=Steve/FULL]
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Farinacci also made some vague references about two Mexicans who she thinks could have killed Michael and Mary Short and abducted their daughter Jennifer.. and that the same people she's afraid of are from the Henry County area.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & Steve/L'Burg Bureau;]


The jury will get to hear more tomorrow.

[Missing-Girl]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=02-38 TC02:02]
[GRAPHIC=Jennifer Short]


Investigators in Henry County say they've looked into claims similar to Farinacci's... but they've found NO evidence of drugs in any of the Short's residences.
As it stands now, there are still no suspects in the kidnapping of Jennifer Short or the murders.
But Sheriff Frank Cassell says he believes his investigators are talking to people who may know something about the crimes.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.]


Cassell says investigators have interviewed dozens of people associated with the Shorts and given as many as a dozen lie detector tests.
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[IN Q=We might very ]
[SUPER=01-Frank Cassell/Henry Co. Sheriff]
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[OUT Q=the actual perpetrator.]
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[VO-NAT]


Investigators are still hoping to locate a man who may have harrased Mary Short when she worked at the Pluma plant a decade ago.
Deputies are still working around the clock on the case.
Cassell says the state compensation board has promised to come through with some money to pay the overtime.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=HOLD]


A reward in the case is up to 13-thousand dollars. The City of Martinsville chipped in a thousand dollars last night.

[Pulaski-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=02-23 TC1:13:59]
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Pulaski Police are still looking for a suspect in an early morning shooting...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski;]

Officials say shots were fired around four this morning in the front yard of this home on Newbern Road. The body of 24-year-old Amanda Killen was found by officers. They say it appears she was shot. According to investigators - - Killen's husband Jerry is the person who called for help.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]

At this point they're NOT calling him or anyone else as a suspect in the case.

[West-Nile]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jsu]
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State Health Officials say it appears that two more people may have contracted the West Nile Virus.
This brings the total number of probable HUMAN cases in Virginia to three.
One case involves a 42 year old man from Hanover County. He remains hospitalized in stable condition. The other a 65 year old Fairfax County man. He has already been released from the hospital.
Lab samples have been sent to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention to confirm the cases,.

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


Wedding and engagement announcements are common. But you could soon see same- sex commitment announcements in one local newspaper.
More on that when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Plus we'll go inside the rebuilt Pentagon... less than a year after a hijacked jet liner crashed into it.
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[Times-Union]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=02-27 TC1:11:58]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


With the nationwide debate over gay marriage, newspapers across the country have been reviewing their policies on publishing announcements of same sex unions.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Recently, the New York Times said it would begin publishing commitment ceremony announcements...
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & JoeD /Newsroom Pod;]


Tonight, Joe Dashiell reports the Roanoke Times is making a similar change.
[LIVE= JoeD /FULL]
[SUPER=@Joe1;]


Keith and Shannon, the Roanoke Times has decided to accept the announcements... provided the union is recognized by a government entity, and at least one partner is a native or resident of the newspaper's circulation area.
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[IN Q=The Roanoke Times considered the change]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Wendy Zomparelli/Roanoke Times Publisher; :16]
[SUPER=01-Rev. Catherine Houchins/Metropolitan Community Church; :40]
[SUPER=01-Warren King/Shenandoah Baptist Church; :52]
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[OUT Q=and I think that's what happened.]


((The Roanoke Times considered the change before the New York Times announcement focused fresh attention on the issue.
President and Publisher Wendy Zomparelli says a submission to a Landmark Communications paper in Fayetteville, NC prompted the review.
[SOT 12:08:08]
[IN Q=There are some folks]
[RUNS= :15]
[OUT Q=end up being upset.]


A recent series on gay life in western Virginia brought the newspaper both praise and vocal criticism.
And word of the wedding announcement policy brought more of the same.
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[IN Q=I think it says]
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[OUT Q=that's what's happened.]))
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[LIVE= JoeD /FULL]


Representatives of the Roanoke Times say they haven't received any requests to publish announcements of commitment ceremonies.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & JoeD /Newsroom Pod;]


Keith and Shannon, Given the fact that Vermont is the only state that currently recognizes same sex unions, they aren't expecting very many.

[Hobson]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=0-2-24 TC1:33:08]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]

Charges advanced today against the suspect in a high- speed chase that wrecked two Roanoke police cars in June.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

John Hobson had been sitting at the light on Williamson Road spinning his rear wheels. When a patrolman pulled in behind him, Hobson turned onto Hershberger Road and took off.
[SUPER=04-Police Videotape]

Officer J-W Hicks flipped on his lights and siren, activating a video camera that recorded the chase on tape. It shows Hobson's Camaro crossed the double yellow line four times amid on-coming traffic to get past east-bound vehicles in his way.
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[SOT 16:22:30]
[IN Q=]

((J. W. HICKS/ROANOKE POLICE OFFICER; AS THE PURSUIT CONTINUED, WE GOT UP TO 80 T0 90 MILES AN HOUR ON HERSHBERGER ROAD.))
[SUPER=01-J. W. Hicks/Roanoke Police Officer]
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[OUT Q=on hershberger road.]
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[VO-NAT]

The Camaro turned right onto Plantation, but Officer Hicks couldn't make the turn without broad siding two northbound vehicles.
[SUPER=04-June 21]

He ran into a tree, and wrecked the police cruiser. Another patrol car involved in the chase also ran off the road and caught fire. In court today Judge Julian Raney found Hobson guilty of reckless driving, fined him 100 dollars and certified a felony charge of eluding police.
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[Carter]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=02-35 TC15:26]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]

The Pulaski man charged with a teenager's drug death earlier this year will NOT face a murder charge .. but the drug distribution charge has been certified to a grand jury.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski;]

Police say 32 year old Edward Lee Carter sold cocaine 16 year old Gaelen (GAY-len) Woods, who later died of an overdose. She was an 11th grade student at Pulaski County High School.
After a preliminary hearing today, a judge dismissed the murder count at the Commonwealth's request.
We will have reaction from the courthouse on News 7 at 11.
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[CRC-Israel]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=rca]
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A Blacksburg business leader is looking at the economic future of our region with a world view ...
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[VO-NAT :17]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

Joe Meredith heads Virginia Tech's Corporate Research Center. He's just returned from Israel ... where he met with 60-high tech companies. They're interested in locating offices in Blacksburg to reach the U-S Market. Meredith says Israel is a good choice for the park.
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[SOT 23:42:03]
[IN Q=they have]

((JOE W. MEREDITH/CRC PRESIDENT; THEY HAVE VERY, VERY GOOD TECHNOLOGY THERE ARE VERY FEW LANGUAGE BARRIERS TO WORKING WITH THE ISRAELIS AND ONE OF THEIR TRUE COMPETENCIES TODAY IS AN IMPORTANT AREA OF INTEREST TO THE UNITED STATES AND THAT'S HOMELAND SECURITY.))
[SUPER=01-Joe W. Meredith/CRC President;]
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[OUT Q=HOMELAND SECURITY.]
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[VO-NAT]

The next step is for the C-R-C is to pick twenty of the Israeli companies to visit Blacksburg. Meredith says by internationalizing the research park .. it can become a producer of world class technologies. The C-R-C has also been in discussions with Germany, Austria and Japan.
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[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
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[WRITER=dse]
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Wall Street took a hit for the second straight day. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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[SUPER=440-y/130.32/8694.09/y/33.40/1314.38;]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


The DOW dropped 130 points.
NASDAQ fell 33.
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[Pentagon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=02-33 TC35:40]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


The one year anniversary of the September 11th attacks is only two weeks away.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Pentagon officials say they'll be ready.
Meghan Muldoon has more.
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[IN Q=THIS IS HOW THE WESTERN FACE]
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[SUPER=01-Rachel Decker/Pentagon Renovation Project; :12]
[SUPER=@Meghan2; :28]
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[OUT Q=Meghan Muldoon, News7, Arlington]


((This is how the western face of the Pentagon looked almost one year ago.
This is how it looks today.
The reconstruction of the Pentagon is being called the Phoenix Project.
[SOT 09:31:02-14]

((RACHEL DECKER/PENTAGON RENOVATION PROJECT: THE PHOENIX PROJECT, IS, OF COURSE, THE NAME PHOENIX BASED UPON THE MYTHOLOGICAL BIRD THAT ROSE FROM THE ASHES. I THINK THAT'S REALLY WHAT THE PROJECT ITSELF AND THE RECONSTRUCTION OF THE PENTAGON HAS EMBODIED.)) [RUNS12]
Since October, construction crews have worked 24 hours, 7 days a week rebuilding what was destroyed on September 11th.
They will complete the project next week, underbudget and ahead of schedule.
[SOT 09:35:22-28]

((RACHEL DECKER/PENTAGON RENOVATION PROJECT: THE BOTTOM LINE WAS THAT THE TERRORISTS DIDN'T GET US AND THAT WE WANTED TO RECONSTRUCT THE MILITARY HEADQUARTERS AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE.)) [RUNS06]
What can't be replaced, the lives of the 184 people who died in the attack, will be memorialized here next to a new chapel built just a few feet from where the plane hit.
All five floors of the damaged wing are reoccupied.
Three thousand displaced employees are back in the building and back at work.
[SOT 09:36:13-27]

((RACHEL DECKER/PENTAGON RENOVATION PROJECT: THEY ARE BACK AND IT'S ALMOST LIKE SNUBBING THEIR NOSES AT THE TERRORISTS. HERE THEY ARE LOCATED IN THEIR OFFICES BEING ABLE TO NOT STAND IN AN OFFICE THAT'S EMPTY AND VACANT BUT THEY'RE ACTUALLY ABLE TO PERFORM THEIR MISSIONS, SIT AT THEIR COMPUTERS, UM, AND WORK PRODUCTIVELY.)) [RUNS14]
As workers put on the finishing touches and the clock ticks down to the first year anniversary, the once defaced Pentagon, the symbol of American might, stands stronger and prouder than ever.
Meghan Muldoon, News 7, Arlington.))

[192nd-Guard]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=02-34 TC20:15]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Some Virginia National Guard members have just learned their call-up to active duty will now run at least two years.

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[VO-NAT from 99-3 1:50:03]
[SUPER=03-Henrico Co./1999]

They are members of the 192nd Fighter Wing, based in the Richmond area. They've been providing security services at Air Force installations since their call-up last fall. About 75 airmen have been informed they will remain on active duty for a second year. The National Guard will not say where they will be stationed.
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[Sports Tease]


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

Coming up tonight on the Big 7 - Joe Gibbs offers his thoughts on the Skins. The US Open tennis championship nears the end of round one.
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[VO-NAT]

And Steve Mason takes a look at how UVa hopes their is strength in numbers at the runningback spot this week in Tallahassee.
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[S-Spurrier]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-124 TC5934]
[GRAPHIC=Redskins]

Tomorrow night - the Redskins close out the preseason against the defending Super Bowl champion Patriots at home. So far, Steve Spurrier has guided the Redskins to a perfect 4 and oh mark this pre-season. That stat hasn't gone unnoticed by former Washington coach Joe Gibbs.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=BITE]
[SUPER=01-Joe Gibbs/124 Wins as Redskins Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:27]
[OUT Q=gonna have to fill."]
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[ANCHOR=MIKE]
[GRAPHIC=REDSKINS]

The Skins open the regular season on Sunday September 8th at Fed Ex field against the Arizona Cardinals.

[S-Backs]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-133 32:51]
[GRAPHIC=UVa]


Florida State has better athletes and more depth. But UVa has one advantage over the Seminoles as Saturday's 3:30 kick off approaches. Steve Mason has more on the mysterious four horsemen.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/Last Thursday; :00]
[SUPER=01-Al Groh/UVa Head Football Coach; :11]
[SUPER=01-Marquis Weeks/One Carry Against Colorado State; :30]
[SUPER=01-Alvin Pearman/Scored two Touchdowns vs. Rams; :45]
[SUPER=01-Wali Lundy/96 Rushing Yards vs. Colorado State; :58]
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[SUPER=01-Michael Johnson/86 All Purpose Yards vs. Rams; 1:21]
[SUPER=04-2001 Game vs. Florida State; 1:35]
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[OUT Q=...News 7 sports"]
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((Which offensive players does the Seminoles defense prepare for? UVa has them guessing at quarterback, and also at running back where Al Groh used four against Colorado State. ((:))
But are there enough carriers to go around. Sophomore Marques Weeks had just one carry against in the opener. ((:)) True Freshman Wali Lundy touched the ball 26 times and racked up 184 all purpose yards. ((:)) Incumbent Alvin Pearman, who had 14 touches and scored twice against the Rams, sees no problem in sharing the ball. ((:)) ((:)) ((:))
The Running backs have there hands full against a Florida State defense that has held Uva to an average of five point

s in the last two meetings. Steve Mason News 7 sports.)) [S-Tech]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=sp-126 5355tc]
[GRAPHIC=tech]


Several Hokies got their first taste of college football this past Sunday as 25 freshman either true or redshirt played against Arkansas State. In fact, eight of the 9 Tech touchdowns in the game were scored by either freshmen or sophomores. One of those making a major impact was true freshman Mike Imoh, who says he's ready for LSU.
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[SUPER=01-Mike Imoh/50 Yards of Offense & TD vs. ASU; :00]
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[OUT Q=...IT WILL BE FOCUSED."]
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[S-Tennis]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-128 5334TC]
[GRAPHIC=TENNIS]


The US open tennis championship in New York wrapped up all of its first round matches today. With 17th seed Pete Sampras winning his opening match in straight sets.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY/USA;:00]

Some of the women moved on and played second round matches including fifth seed Jelena Dokic. The Yugoslavian was knocked out of the event by six-foot two inch Russian teenager Elena Bovina. She easily dispatched of Dokic 6-3 and 6-2.
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[talent=mike]

The other upset victim today was Wimbledon finalist David Nalbandian, the men's 16th seed. [graphic=tennis]