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Coming up on News 7-
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Reaction from the family of Elizabeht Smart after the death of a potential suspect in the case. Jazz great Lionel Hampton passes away after a long illness. Some pint-sized critters help make up Bedford's own Fantasyland.
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]

Plus, Brent says the fall like weather will continue. News 7 is next

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A man arrested at a Swedish airport after a loaded pistol is found in his carry-on luggage insists he was NOT planning a hijacking.
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Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.

[Sweden-Plane]


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The man who reportedly took flying lessons in the mid 1990's is being looked at for possible ties to terrorism.
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29- year old Kerim Chatty was arrested Thursday at an airport in Sweden as he was preparing to board a flight to England for an Islamic conference. The man's attorney says there's an explanation for why his client had a gun in his bag, but he didn't say what it was.
Some Swedish and U-S intelligence officials are also denying that the incident was part of a plan to crash the plane into a U-S embassy in Europe-- But one analyst says the denials could be a tactic to keep suspects off-guard.
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[SUPER=01-Martin McCauley/Terrorism Expert; ]

((U-S EMBASSIES IN WESTERN EUROPE ARE HIGH PROFILE TARGETS SO THEREFORE IT WOULD BE NORMAL, ONE COULD ALMOST SAY NORMAL, TO ATTEMPT TO ATTACK THESE EMBASSIES.))
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[vo-nat] Several sources tell CBS News-- Chatty took flying lessons at an aviation school in south Carolina in the mid- nineties-- though he did not complete the course. He was reportedly studying for certification on commercial aircraft.
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[Smart-Update]


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Family members are hopeful they will eventually find Elizabeth Smart even after the top potential suspect in her case died yesterday.
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[VO-NAT 16:10:19]
[SUPER=03-Salt Lake City, UT;]

Richard Ricci passed away in his hospital bed after suffering a brain hemorrhage on Tuesday.
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[IN Q=We know that]

((CYNTHIA SMART-OWENS/ELIZABETH'S AUNT: WE KNOW THAT WITH HIS PASSING THERE'S INFORMATION THAT HE HAD. HE KNEW WERE HE WENT DURING THAT TIME, WHAT HE DID WITH THE THINGS HE TOOK FROM THE CAR AND WE CAN'T ASK HIM BUT WE KNOW THAT OTHER PEOPLE DO HAVE SOME OF THESE ANSWERS.))
[SUPER=01-Cynthia Smart-Owens/Elizabeth's Aunt;]
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[OUT Q=of these answers]
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Authorities became suspicious of Ricci when they discovered he took his Jeep off the lot of a mechanic before the kidnapping and returned it three days later. The Smart family says they believe Ricci did not act alone and are hoping someone will come forward with information.

Elizabeth was kidnapped at gunpoint from her bedroom in June. So far there have been no leads as to her whereabouts.


[Henry-County]


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Volunteers and investigators in Henry County have been getting a much needed boost from the American Red Cross.


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The Red Cross has been supplying food and drinks for those working the case and assisting in the search for nine year old Jennifer Short. Others in the community have also been helping out-- from supplying posters of Jennifer to distributing them around the area. Investigators from surrounding communities have also been helping out over the past two weeks.
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[SOT 02:27:09]
[IN Q=WE'VE RECEIVED ]
[SUPER=01-Capt. Kimmy Nester/Henry Co. Sheriff's Office; ]

((WE'VE RECEIVED A MULTITUDE OF ASSISTANCE FROM VARIOUS AGENCIES AND LAW ENFORCEMENT SO THIS HAS JUST BEEN A POSITIVE RESPONSE BY THE COMMUNITY AND ALL OF OUR NEIGHBORS AROUND US.))
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Investigators say there are no new leads to report in the search for Jennifer and whoever killed her parents.
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[81-Guardrail]


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Some new improvements have been completed along Interstate 81 designed to keep motorists safe during this busy holiday weekend.
And as Justin McLeod reports-- one feature in particular may prevent one of the most deadly types of accidents.
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[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Stephanie Turner/Motorist; :09]
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[SUPER=01-Jason Bond/V-Dot Spokesperson; :59]
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((((NAT SOUND OF CARS FLYING BY ON TAPE 1 AT 29:54))
Anyone who has ever driven along Interstate 81 usually has the same complaint.
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[IN Q=It's definetely always crowded]

((STEPHANIE TURNER/MOTORIST: IT'S DEFINITELY ALWAYS VERY CROWDED, LOTS OF TRUCKS. IT'S DANGEROUS.))
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A dangerous road that is forcing V-Dot to make improvements.
This summer, work crews have been replacing guardrails on I-81 in Pulaski and Botetourt County.
Compared to the old ones, these guardrails are more crash resistant and built to last longer.
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[IN Q=Another thing you'll notice]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: ANOTHER THING YOU'LL NOTICE ABOUT THESE NEW GUARDRAILS IS THAT THEY ARE DOUBLE SIDED. THAT'S TO PREVENT CROSSOVER ACCIDENTS WHICH CONTINUE TO BE A PROBLEM HERE ON I-81.))
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((NAT SOUND OF CARS DRIVING WITH GUARDRAIL IN THE SHOT))
The double sided guardrails are located in specific places where vehicles have been known to cross the median.
Crews have also installed new guardrails in areas that haven't had them in the past.
The total project is costing more than six million dollars.
V-Dot says it's money well spent.
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[IN Q=No one really knows]

((JASON BOND/V-DOT SPOKESPERSON: NO ONE REALLY KNOWS HOW LONG IT'S GOING TO FUNDING BECOMES AVAILABLE TO WIDEN I-81 SO IN THE MEANTIME V-DOT HAS PROGRAMED SHORT TERM SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS FOR 81.))
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They are improvements motorists say will help save lives.
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((STEVE ROYALL/MOTORIST: IN CASE SOMEONE FALLS ASLEEP AND TRIES TO FALL ASLEEP AND CROSS OVER INTO THE ON-COMING LANE SO IT'S GOOD FOR SOMETHING LIKE THAT BUT I HADN'T NOTICED I HADN'T PAID ANY ATTENTION, ONCE I GET ON THE ROAD I JUST DRIVE.))
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It is a drive that will soon seen even more safety improvements.
V-Dot plans to install new guardrails in Roanoke County and Montgomery County by next spring.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Botetourt County. ))

[Blood-Drive]


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An organization known for helping people needs some help of its own.
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Blood donations are typically down around the holidays.
So today, the American Red Cross held a blood drive at the Tanglewood Mall.
The current blood supply for the entire Appalachian Region is less than two days.
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((NANCY LARSEN/AMERICAN RED CROSS: I THINK A LOT OF THAT IS SIMPLY BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE ON HOLIDAY TAKING KIDS OUT FOR LAST VACATION AND THE LAST TYPE OF THING BUT WHAT FOLKS NEED TO REMEMBER IS THAT IS THE TIME WE NEED BLOOD THE MOST IS ANYTIME AROUND A HOLIDAY BECAUSE THE USAGE IS HIGHER.))
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The Red Cross says it continues to have critical need for "O" negative blood.
More than a hundred people came out for today's blood drive which collected nearly 84 pints of blood.
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[MDA-Firefighter]


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Area firefighters are letting their feet do the talking this weekend.
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Roanoke City, Roanoke County, and Salem firefighters teamed up today for the valley-wide "Fill the Boot" campaign.
Today, they collected money at area Kroger stores to help raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association which is holding its annual telethon this weekend.
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((DANNY IRVIN/ROANOKE CO. FIREFIGHTER: THE PARTNERSHIP WITH THE MDA AND THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF FIREFIGHTERS HAS BEEN GOING ON FOR TWENTY SOME YEARS. THE IFF IS ACTUALLY THE LARGEST CONTRIBUTOR TO THE MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY ASSOCIATION SO WE'RE HAPPY TO BE PART OF THAT AND HOPE TO GROW THIS PROGRAM BIGGER AND BIGGER AS THE YEARS COME.))
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Today, area firefighters raised several thousand dollars through the "Fill the Boot" campaign.
All proceeds raised will help M-D-A patients and their families in Southwest and Central Virginia.
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Still to come on News 7 at 11, a local professor says Major League Baseball could learn a few things about how to treat its fans from the minor leagues...
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and Lionel Hampton, one of the legends of jazz, dies today at the age of 94.
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[Sports-preview]


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((Hey, everybody, Travis Wells here in the News 7 Sports office. The holiday weekend is the first big weekend of college football and that was a good thing for some, and not so good for others. The Hokies and Tigers are set for the spotlight on Sunday, while the Avs are almost set for the offseason. Rain is Jeff Burton's Gain at the Track too tough to tame. We're kickin' it in sports, in just a few.))

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The Earth Summit is being held in South Africa this year and in keeping with tradition thousands were on hand today to protest.
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Armed police monitored the event and fencing around the summit was reinforced with razor wire. The meeting is being held in a mostly white suburban area. Just miles away hundreds of thousands of blacks live in poverty. Poverty and AIDS were some the topics of the protests and many said the future of Africa must be determined by Africans-- not Americans or British. No violence has been reported, but police did fire stun grenades to break up a small unauthorized march.
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[Lionel-Hampton]


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The music community is mourning the death of a jazz legend...
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Vibraphone virtuoso Lionel Hampton died in New York today after a long illness. Hampton played with a who's who of jazz, everyone from Louis Armstrong to Charlie Parker and Quincy Jones. In 1936 Hampton joined Benny Goodman on a New York City stage, breaking through a color barrier that had kept black and white musicians from performing together onstage. Hampton was 94 years old.
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[Diana-Vigil]


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For many it's hard to believe-- Today marks the five year anniversary of the death of Princess Diana. But the anniversary remembrance has been very low-key. The royal family, along with her sons William and Harry, marked the day privately at their Scottish estate.
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[Minor-League]


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Major league baseball could learn a lot from the minor leagues.
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That's the opinion of Woody Farrar who teaches a course in American sports history at Virginia Tech.
Farrar says southwest and southside Virginia are extremely fortunate to have a number of minor league teams--- from Bl

uefield to Pulaski, Salem and Danville. But Farrar believes there is a reason so many minor league teams have settled here.
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((WHAT AMERICA BEST REPRESENTS YOU CAN FIND IN THE ROANOKE AND NEW RIVER VALLEY AREA AS I SAID THIS TO ME IS WHAT AMERICA IS ALL ABOUT, IF YOU WANT TO GET AN IDEA OF WHAT AMERICA IS ALL ABOUT YOU GO DOWN AND SEE THE RANGERS OR THE AVALANCHE.))
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Farrar says major league players could learn a few lessons from the minor league. He says the area's minor league teams are successful-- because they're extremely fan friendly.
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Coming up on News 7 at 11, Florida State runs roughshod over the Cavaliers. Highlights ahead in sports.
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Plus, this plant is raising quite a stink at Virginia Tech. A rare and smelly flower finally blooms in Blacksburg. The story a little later in the newscast.
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[Fantasyland-Animals]


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It's not your average barnyard fare, but one Bedford attraction is showing off its pint-sized critters. In this week's Time Off Shannon Young takes us to Fantasyland Animal Park.
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((They are not your typical backyard pets. But Bob Pauley's 23-acre slice of Bedford landscape is home to a host of animals, from zebra to deer to pot bellied pigs and a couple curious ostriches.
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[IN Q=They have powerful kicks...]

((BOB PAULEY: THEY HAVE POWERFUL KICKS. THEY COULD KICK A FOOTBALL FROM HERE TO BEDFORD, NO PROBLEM.))
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You're invited to get acquainted. Some, like the goats, can't wait to make friends.
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((BOB PAULEY/FANTASYLAND ANIMAL PARK: HE'S BILLY THE KIDD. HE ONCE WAS A KIDD AND WE NAMED HIM BILLY.))
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[OUT Q=and we named him Billy.]

But it's the center pen that draw the most attention. For 37-years Pauley, a former horse breeder, has been fascinated with miniatures.
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((BOB PAULEY: IT WAS A CHALLENGE TO ME TO BREED THE SMALLEST IN THE WORLD, WHICH I'VE DONE.))
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From 11-to 22-inches tall at birth to about two feet tall at full height, the horses weigh from 70 to 200-pounds. That's about a fifth the weight of a full size horse. They are Arabians, Appaloosas, Paints and Pintos, to name a few, and Pauley says all can expect a long, healthy life.


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((BOB PAULEY: THEY LIVE ACTUALLY, FOR THE MOST PART, LONGER THAN BIG HORSES 'CAUSE THEY'RE NOT RIDDEN, DROVE HARD, WHATEVER YOU DO WITH BIG HORSES.))
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[OUT Q=whatever you do with big horses.]

Fantasyland's fondness for smallness doesn't stop there. Take a gander at the giftshop.
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[IN Q=This is a miniature stagecoach...]

((BOB PAULEY: THIS IS A MINIATURE STAGECOACH THAT WAS USED IN THE MONROE-MADDUX SHOCK COMMERCIAL.))
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((AND THIS IS AN EXACT DUPLICATE OF THE CONESTOGA WAGON IN THE SMITHSONIAN IN D.C. EXCEPT IT'S JUST A MINIATURE.))
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[OUT Q=except it's just a miniature.]

The little attractions appeal to little people. From mid-March to mid-November the park welcomes youngsters of all ages, especially those in school groups, youth groups, church groups and day care centers.
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[IN Q=Well, I think it's quite educational...]

((BOB PAULEY: WELL, I THINK IT'S QUITE EDUCATIONAL, GETS KIDS AWAY FROM THE COMPUTER GAMES.))
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... and back to nature. Shannon Young, News 7, Bedford.))
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Folks are having a grand old time at Virginia's Explore Park this weekend.
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Music is just one of many things that makes up the seventh annual Appalachian Folk Festival.
The event celebrates the traditions of western Virginia's Appalachian heritage.
Organizers want to remind the public the event goes on rain or shine.
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((ROGER ELLMORE/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: OVER THE YEARS, WE'VE GOTTEN BETTER BETTER ATTENDAGE AND WE NOW HAVE SOME INDOOR THEATERS AND VENUES TO DO THE ENTERTAINMENT SO WE PUT THIS ON WHETHER IT IS RAIN OR SHINE AND WE JUST HOPE EVERYBODY COME OUT AND HAVE A GOOD TIME.))
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The Folk Festival continues tomorrow from 11 to 7 and then Monday from ten to six.
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The Virginia Cavaliers had won their last four conference openers entering today's contest with Florida State. Both the Cavs and the Seminoles already had a game under their belts as Virginia tried to knock off FSU for just the second time in ten tries.
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Bobby Bowden and Burt Reynolds shared a laugh before the game, but the Noles were no joke in this one. Roanoker Tom Hagan has his punt blocked out of the endzone for a safety midway thru the first quarter, and Florida State, was just getting started.
Greg Jones then breaks off this nice TD run. He pops it to the outside and finds the zone. Jones tallied 173 yards on the ground and the Noles led 23 to nothing at the half.
Matt Schaub came on in relief of Marques Hagans at quarterback in the second half. Schaub threw three
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scoring tosses, but Florida State rolls over UVa 40 to 19.
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Elsewhere in the ACC, North Carolina was upset by Miami of Ohio 27 to 21, while Maryland tried to spoil Tyrone Willingham's Notre Dame debut in the Kickoff Classic.
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Ralph Freidgen's offense was stifled all night long tonight. The Irish didn't do much either except kick five field goals. Vontez Duff got the only touchdown of the night right here. He takes the punt and finds a seam.
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Vontez says he's takin' it to the house 76 yards for 6. Notre Dame shuts out Maryland by a final of 22 to nothing.
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[S-Huskies]


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[WIPE to ENG!!!!]
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[VO-NAT]
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Washington and Michigan clashed in a Pac-10/Big Ten showdown today at the big house.
Chris Perry was a brick house. He rushed for 120 yards and three scores for Michigan in this one. The Wolverines led 14 to 13 at the half.
But in the fourth quarter, check out Rich Alexis. He scampers 59 yards down the sideline to setup a Washington TD and a 29 to 28 Huskies lead.
Late in the game, Michigan fails to convert this third and ten. But there's a flag on the play. Washington had 12 men on the field, so instead of a 59 yard field goal attempt, Phillip Brabbs lines it up from 44 yards out and he nails it. Brabbs who had missed two field goals earlier in the day goes from goat to hero, and
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Michigan beats Washington 31 to 29.
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[S-LSU]


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Virginia Tech will take over the national spotlight tomorrow as the Hokies tee it up with LSU for the first time in school history. Mike Stevens gets us set for kickoff with a few pregame tidbits.
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(( The biggest crowd to ever see a college football game in the Commonwealth will wedge its way into Lane Stadium to see if the Hokies are anywhere near as good as they looked against Arkansas State. ((DE ANGELO HALL:)) ((MIKE IMOH:)) Perhaps no one if more excited about returning to the field on Saturday than senior Lamar Cobb from Gretna. Cobb was one of three players suspended for the season opener - before that he already had lost his starting job at defensive end.)) ((LAMAR COBB:)) ((BUD FOSTER:)) ((MIKE STEVENS:))

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To the diamond where tonight the Salem Avalanche closed out the home schedule with the neigboring Lynchburg Hillcats, who were still in the hunt for a wildcard playoff spot.
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The folks who turned out tonight braved a few rain showers and fall like temps at Salem Memorial.
The Hillcats Landon Jacobsen struggled on the hill tonight. In the bottom of the first he walks Cory Sullivan with the bases loaded scoring Melvin Rosario from third and it was 1-nothing Avs.
Still in the first Dan Phillips singles into right field plating Casey Lambert from second for a 2-nothing cushion.
Lynchburg got a run back in the third when Ray Navarette pops up in the infield and nobody can find it. Chris Buglovsky the pitcher thinks he has it, but drops it off the heel of his glove. Randy Meadows comes
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across, but the Avs win it by a final of 6 to 3.
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[S-Busch]


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Rain has been the theme at Darlington this weekend. Today, Jeff Burton survived a couple of delays and went to victory lane in the weather shortened Gatorade 200.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Darlington, SC/TNT; :00]


After a four and a half hour delay, the cars took to the track, but Jamie McMurray wished he hadn't. He needed a few rain drops to cool things off after smacking the wall. After just 73 laps, the wet stuff returned and that was fine with Jeff Burton, who probably had the best car anyway. He took the checkered flag in the rain shortened event. It was his 3rd straight Busch series win at Darlington.
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[Tech-Plant]


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Hundreds are lining up this weekend over a big stink in Blacksburg.
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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg]


They are there to see this Indonesian native A-Titanum (ty-TAHN-um) flower which is now blooming at the Virginia Tech Biology Greenhouse.
Nicknamed the corpse flower, the plant produces a rotten fish like smell.
But that hasn't stopped the public's curiosity.
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[SOT 8:55:22]
[IN Q=It just overwhelms them]

((DEBBIE WILEY: IT JUST OVERWHELMS THEM THEY COVER THEIR NOSE OR THEY'LL KINDA CRINKLE UP AND GO UGH.))
[SUPER=01-Debbie Wiley/Greenhouse Coordinator; ]
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[OUT Q=crinkle us and go ugh]
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This only the 20th time this plant has bloomed since it was first introduced to the U-S in 1937.
It will only bloom probably for another day or so.
You can see it for yourself at the Virginia Tech Greenhouse from ten until two tomorrow.
It is located down the road from Lane stadium. (------------)