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Coming up on News 7-
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Police want your help finding a man who harassed Jennifer Short's mother.
How trains out west could affect the future of passenger service in this region.
Plus it's not a dog eat dog world .. but a dog help dog one.. we'll explain-
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News 7 at Eleven is next.

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Iraq tonight says it will allow weapons inspectors in... with no conditions.
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[Iraq]


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Good Evening.
The question has long been- does Iraq have weapons of mass destruction.
Tonight's move that allows inspectors in- could hold off a war with Iraq- although President Bush is dismissing Iraq's offer- calling it merely a tactical step.
Teri Okita has more from Washington.
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((AFTER YEARS OF IGNORING THE UNITED NATIONS' DEMANDS, IRAQ HAS NOW AGREED TO RE-ADMIT U-N WEAPONS INSPECTORS WITHOUT ANY CONDITIONS. KOFI ANNAN/U.N. SECRETARY-GENERAL: "They are ready to start immediate discussions on the practical arrangements for the inspectors to resume their work."

IRAQ'S ABOUT-FACE COMES JUST DAYS AFTER PRESIDENT BUSH TOLD THE U.N. GENERAL ASSEMBLY THAT IRAQ MUST COMPLY WITH SECURITY COUNCIL RESOLUTIONS OR FACE SEVERE CONSEQUENCES. AND DURING A SPEECH IN IOWA MONDAY, THE PRESIDENT MADE IT CLEAR THAT SITTING BACK AND WAITING IS NOT AN OPTION. Bush: If Iraq regimes continue to defy us and the world, we will move deliberately, yet decisively, to hold Iraq to account. SECRETARY OF STATE COLIN POWELL URGED THE SECURITY COUNCIL TO SET A QUICK DEADLINE FOR SADDAM HUSSEIN. Colin Powell/Secretary of State: The political dynamic has changed, and there s a great deal of pressure now being placed upon Iraq to come into compliance. SAUDI ARABIA IS ONE OF THOSE NOW PUTTING PRESSURE ON SADDAM. THE SAUDIS SAY THEY LL GO ALONG WITH ANY U-N RESOLUTION, INCLUDING POSSIBLE MILITARY ACTION, BUT THEY DON T AGREE WITH UNILATERAL STRIKES BY THE U-S. AND LIKE THE LAST GULF WAR, THEY'LL ALLOW U-S TROOPS TO USE THEIR BASES AS A STAGING AREA. Teri Okita/Reporting: WHITE HOUSE OFFICIALS SAY THEY ARE VERY SKEPTICAL ABOUT IRAQ'S OFFER TO ALLOW U.N. INSPECTORS BACK IN. THEY SAY SADDAM'S PAST BEHAVIOR HAS LEFT THEM VERY SUSPICIOUS. TERI OKITA, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.))


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Henry County authorities know more about a man who harassed Jennifer Short's mother... and they're asking the public for help finding him.
Investigators say a white man confronted Mary Short while she was working at Pluma ten years ago... and the man had to be forcibly removed.
They NOW say the man was spotted outside the plant several other times in a white pickup truck.
Employees didn't remember his name, but they helped create two sketches of the man.
They're not being made public.
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[TAKE PINNACLE]
If you have any information, you're asked to call 276 - 638 - 8751.
Authorities say an obscene answering machine message is apparently NOT related to the murders OR the kidnapping.
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The obscene message was left on the family's answering machine for Mary Short two days before the couple was killed and their daughter was snatched from her bed.
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Sheriff Frank Cassell would not disclose WHO left the message... but says investigators identified the person through phone records.
Cassell says the caller has been ruled out as a suspect.
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Advocates of passenger rail service hope that one day soon, the TransDominion Express will link Bristol and Richmond, Lynchburg and Washington, DCTERMS.
They're lobbying Virginia lawmakers, [***NEWS 7 @ 11 MONITOR GRAPHIC***]
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But as Joe Dashiell reports, they're also looking toward the Pacific Northwest.
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Jean, backers of the TransDominion Express believe the return of passenger rail is more than just a pipe-dream.
They say it only takes a ride on a successful rail line through Oregon and Washington State to believe it could succeed here.
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((Climb aboard the Amtrak Cascades, and you'll find modern equipment, and european style coaches...
And on most trips very few empty seats.
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((IT IS IMPRESSIVE HOW THEIR RAIL PASSENGER SERVICE HAS REALLY GROWN IN THE LAST 10- YEARS, AND IT'S PROJECTED TO HAVE PHENOMENAL GROWTH.))
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Kay Strickland recently rode the Cascades... with members of the General Assembly and other backers of the Trans-Dominion Express.
She told members of Roanoke City Council the state-financed, Amtak-operated rail-line is a viable model for Virginia.
Robert Manetta went along as a representative of Roanoke's business community.
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((THEY STARTED WITH ONE TRAIN A DAY. NOW THEY'RE MAKING HARD PLANS FOR HAVING ONE TRAIN AN HOUR, GOING ALL UP AND DOWN THAT CORRIDOR. WITH 85 PERCENT OCCUPANCY, YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT A HELL OF A SUCCESS.))
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They know that this may not be the year, given the state's budget problems...
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But more planning is required, Jean, and they believe influential legislators are now on board... ready to support the project when funding becomes available.

[Watershed-Protection]


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Virginia is getting more than one-and-a-half million dollars to protect its watersheds.
The Emergency Watershed Protection Program tries to eliminate threats to life and property caused by floods, wildfires, tornados and hurricanes.
The federal program funds work such as clearing debris from clogged waterways, restoring vegetation and stabilizing stream banks.
It's not yet clear where Virginia's share will be used.

[Angelone]


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It was the last day on the job for Ron Angelone, the head of Virginia's prison system.
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Angelone, the architect of the state's two super-maximum prisons in Wise County, announced his retirement earlier this year.
The often-controversial prison chief has been on the job for eight-and-a-half years.
A department spokesman says Angelone spent the day cleaning out his office and saying goodbye to staff.
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((ATTORNEY GENERAL JERRY KILGORE: HE'S DONE A FANTASTIC JOB IN REDUCING ASSAULTS ON STAFF AND OUR PRISONS AND MAKING OUR PRISONS THE SAFEST IN THE NATION. THE ESCAPE RATE WAS NEGLIGIBLE IN HIS LAST FEW YEARS IN OFFICE WHICH IS A GREAT RECORD TO LEAVE UNDER. HE'S LEAVING THE DEPARTMENT IN A LOT BETTER SHAPE THAN HE FOUND IT.))
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Angelone plans to remain in Richmond in semi-retirement, perhaps serving as an expert witness and doing part-time work for other prison systems.
Governor Mark Warner's spokeswoman says the governor is "very close" to naming a new prisons director.
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Still ahead on News 7, the latest on the dangerous cleanup at a Tennessee train derailment.
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((Hey folks Mike Stevens back in the News 7 Sports office - as two Hokies win Big East player of the week honors for their efforts against Marshall. Bryan Randall gets the official call from Beamer to start against A&M. Steve Mason checks in from UVa as the Cavs return from their Bye week. And Clay Campbell stops by the Roanoke Valley sports club to offer some thoughts on NASCARs red hot points race. Toni

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Blood on David Westerfield's jacket- apparently one of the key items that swayed the jury in his case.
Today that jury recommended the death penalty for Westerfield for the killing of Danielle Van Dam.
Manuel Gallegus now with more on today's verdict.
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((AFTER FIVE DAYS OF DELIBERATING, A JURY DECIDED DAVID WESTERFIELD SHOULD BE EXECUTED FOR KILLING 7 YEAR OLD DANIELLE VAN DAM.
-SOT-we the jury in the above entitled cause determine the penalty shall be death.

WESTERFIELD SHOWED NO REAL REACTION TO THE DECISION HE SHOWED LITTLE EMOTION DURING MOST OF HIS TRIAL. -QUICK NAT- WESTERFIELD LIVED TWO DOORS DOWN FROM THE VAN DAM FAMILY IN A QUIET SAN DIEGO SUBURB. DANIELLE DISAPPEARED FROM HER BEDROOM LAST FEBRUARY. EARLY ON WESTERFIELD CLAIMED HE DIDN'T KNOW MUCH ABOUT THE GIRL...BUT HE WAS SUSPECTED. EVENTUALLY THE GIRLS BLOOD WAS FOUND IN HIS MOTORHOME AND ON ONE OF HIS JACKETS. FOR THE JURORS, THAT WAS KEY-
-SOT-TONY, JURY FOREMAN

I think the blood on the jacket was one of the most significant pieces of evidence in this case. WESTERFIELD'S DEFENSE TRIED TO SHOW THAT DANIELLE'S PARENTS, DAMON AND BRENDA, LED A LIFESTYLE THAT PUT THEIR CHILDREN AT RISK. BUT THE COUPLE AND THE PROSECUTION INSISTED THEIR PERSONAL LIFE HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH THEIR DAUGHTERS ABDUCTION. -NAT- AS THEY LEFT THE COURTHOUSE, THE VAN DAMS MADE NO COMMENT. AND DAVID WESTERFIELD'S MOTHER ALSO HAD NOTHING TO SAY TO REPORTERS. WESTERFIELD WILL BE OFFICIALLY SENTENCED IN NOVEMBER. -STAND-UP- THE JUDGE COULD STILL REDUCE THE SENTENCE TO LIFE IN PRISON. AND UNDER CALIFORNIA LAW ALL DEATH PENALTY CASES ARE AUTOMATICALLY APPEALED. MANUEL GALLEGUS, CBS NEWS LOS ANGELES.))

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He is the man the FBI says wanted to be the 20th hijacker on September 11th. Tonight he is in U-S custody along with four others.
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Ramzi Bin Alsheibh- is a key suspect in the attacks.
U-S officials told CBS news a raid on a home of five Al Aaeda suspects turned up passports belonging to members of the bin Laden family.
In a recent interview bin Alsheibh bragged that he coordinated the hijackings.
The reporter who did the interview described him as charismatic.. a future Osama bin Laden.
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((YOSRI FOUDA/REPORTER. HE HAS A SERENE CHARM. HE HAS A ZEST, RELIGIOUS KNOWLEDGE, BUT AT THE SAME TIME HE ECLIPSES HIS MASTER WITH UNPRECEDENTED EXPERIENCE, FIELD EXPERIENCE, COORDINATING AN UNPRECEDENTED OPERATION.))
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The F-B-I says bin Alsheibh changed his plans to be a hijacker when he was refused a U-S visa.
Instead he provided money and logistical help to hijacker Mohammed Atta- his former roommate.
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Meanwhile near Buffalo New York, suspect number six made his first Federal Court appearance.
22 year old Mukhtar Ali Al Bakri- An American citizen was arrested in Bahrain last week on his wedding day. [12]
Federal authorities say he's one of the Buffalo 8- an alleged terrorist cell trained in Afghanistan- operating in a Buffalo suburb.
Five were arrested Friday.. two remain at large. [23.5]
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((PETER AHEARN/FBI: THE FACT THAT WE HAVE EVIDENCE THAT STRONGLY SUPPORTS THE FACT THEY WERE IN A TERRORIST TRAINING CAMP IS A CONCERN.))
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The six arrested so far all attended the local High school- All married- One was an all star soccer player.
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((ABDUL NOMAN/SUSPECT'S UNCLE; MY NEPHEW IS AN ALL AMERICAN BOY. HE LOVES THIS COUNTRY, HE PLAYED SOCCER SINCE HE WAS SEVEN YEARS OLD.))
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But federal investigators say they were either unemployed or part time workers. Men who the FBI says went to Afghanistan and trained in terrorist camps.
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Officials say clean-up of a sulfuric acid spill near Knoxville, Tennessee could take days.
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The spill happened yesterday when a Norfolk Southern train partially deriled- It's cargo .. more than ten thousand gallons of the acid- Heavy fog has slowed the cleanup-- emergency crews are having a hard time telling the difference between white acid-vapors and the fog. About three- thousand people have been evacuated from their homes.
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((INA MITCHELL/EVACUEE: I MEAN OF COURSE THERE IS THE DANGER WITH THE CHEMICAL AND ALL THAT... AND YOU DON'T WANT TO RISK ANYTHING ESPECIALLY NOT WITH THE KIDS. ON THE OTHER HAND IT'S JUST A HUGE INCONVENIENCE AND I HAVE SOME APPROPRIATE WORDS FOR IT THAT I JUST WOULDN'T SAY ON CAMERA ))
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The local sheriff says about half of the evacuees will be able to return home late tonight-- the rest should go tomorrow. The cause of the derailment is under investigation.
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[Dutch-Inn]


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A local landmark is back in business "100- percent" after rebuilding from a devastating fire...
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Collinsville's Dutch Inn is once again a full service hotel, restaurant and lounge. Parts of the location opened earlier this month.
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The Inn was closed for 17-months after a fire last March. Officials say renovations are making the business more modern and more accomodating for larger groups.
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((PAT FLINT/RESTAURANT MANAGER; I THINK THERE'S A LOT OF EXCITEMENT WITH THE REOPENING BECAUSE WE'VE REALLY HAD GREAT BUSINESS. // WE STARTED SELLING GIFT CERTIFICATES LIKE 3 MONTHS BEFORE WE OPENED AND THAT WAS SO ENCOURAGING TO KNOW THAT PEOPLE WERE REALLY READY FOR US TO BE BACK.))
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Flint says regular customers are back. The Dutch Inn had been operating in Collinsville for over 30-years. It's back just in time to serve fans coming to Nascar's race at Martinsville in October.
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You've heard of seeing eye dogs helping people.
Now a seeing eye dog is helping another pooch.
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Poodle Megan is blind and relies on her sister Millie to show her the way.
The Pet's owner went to several vets- hoping to find help for Megan's eyes- but instead was advised to put the dog to sleep- an option she would not consider.
As Millie started to look after Megan, Megan began to rely on her sister more and more, following her every step.
Millie now wears a bell so Megan can hear where she's going.
The dogs are inseparable- Megan's confidence has grown so much that now sometimes she charges off.. dragging Millie behind her.
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This weekend's rain was welcome... but was it enough?
That's next on News 7.
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And later, see why a local furniture company is thinking big.
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[Drought]


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The National Weather Service says the rain we got over the weekend was just "a drop" compared to what we actually need.
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The Weather Service reports about one to three inches of rain fell across the area over the weekend-- enough to help the drought situation short-term, but, not nearly enough to make it go away.
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((STEVE NOGUEIRA/NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE: WE'RE LOOKING AT MANY MANY MONTHS OF BELOW NORMAL RAINFALL, THE ONLY WAY WE'RE GOING TO STRAIGHTEN THAT OUT IS WITH MANY MONTHS OF ABOVE NORMAL RAINFALL.))
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Officials say over the last 20-months, the total rainfall for our area is about 32-inches below the average.
But, because we've been in a dry period for so long, they say we should enter a wetter period sometime in the near future, possibly this winter.
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Carvins Cove remains 33-point-2 feet below the top of the dam.
77 percent of its capacity is gone.
Officials say the rain the past couple of days may bring the cove's feeder creeks up a bit.
So, the water level in the reservoir could go up slightly.
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Meanwhile, city officials say they don't anticipate tougher water restrictions.
City manager Darlene Burcham told city council today she is impressed with residents' conservation. And she said the city continues to develop other sources of water.

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Much- needed water is finally being pumped into the Amherst County reservoir, now that crews have completed a three- and - a- half mile pipeline from the James River.
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The county plans to pump about a million gallons of water every day from the James to offset extremely low levels in the Graham Creek reservoir. Officials say mandatory restrictions will still remain in effect.
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((DAN FRENCH/AMHERST CO. SERVICE AUTHORITY: EXTREMELY SERIOUS, THIS IS THE WORST DROUGHT OF THE LAST 100 YEARS, INCLUDING THE 1930'S DROUGHT. THIS IS SOMETHING THAT WE'VE ALL GOT TO DEAL WITH AND CONSERVATION IS A GOOD MODE OF OPERATION EVEN IN NON-DROUGHT YEARS, BECAUSE IT MAXIMIZES THE RESOURCES WE HAVE AVAILABLE.))
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The county's reservoir is about seven feet below capacity. Restrictions have cut water usage by about twenty percent... the county's goal is a thirty percent reduction.
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NASCAR notes as the president of the Martinsville Speedway drops in on the Roanoke Valley sports club. Awards for the Hokies, RC Slocum speaks, and the Cavs get ready for the Zips.
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First in tonight's Extra Point - Frank Beamer announced today that Bryan Randall will get his second career start against the Texas A & M Aggies. Randall will have to be on his game Saturday. A&M is number one in the nation against the run allowing just over one yard a carry and 67 yards a game.
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And don't look now, but NASCAR's Winston Cup series has a new point leader.
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[SUPER=0112-1. Mark Martin/3545/2. Sterling Marlin/3539/3. Jimmie Johnson/3505/4. Tony Stewart/3486/5. Jeff Gordon/3478

/;] Thanks to Sunday's events at New Hampshire - Mark Martin now leads Sterling Marlin. It's the first time Martin has led the points this year, and only the third time he's been in this position since 1990.
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[SUPER=0112-6. Rusty Wallace/3399/7. Bill Elliott/3354/8. Ryan Newman/3353/9. Matt Kenseth/3325/10. Ricky Rudd/3318/;]

Every single driver in the top 10 still has a legitimate shot to win the title with 9 race to go.
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This might end up being the closest ten man battle in history, but things will have to stay tight to top the tightest three man duel that took place in 1997 when Jeff Gordon beat Dale Jarrett by 14 points and Martin by 29.
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Last night, the president of the Martinsville Speedway, Clay Campbell, was the guest speaker for the monthly meeting of the Roanoke Valley Sports Club.
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We asked Clay if having this many guys in contention this late in the season was good for anything other than selling tickets.
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Before Martinsville hosts the Cup drivers on October 20th, the track will welcome the Mid Atlantic region's best Late Model Stock car drivers to town for the Taco Bell 300 on Sunday September 29th.
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The 7th ranked Hokies roll into College Station, Texas Saturday to battle Texas A & M. The Hokies are slim three point favorites for the game.
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This afternoon - the Big East conference named Kevin Jones its offensive player of the week. He had 171 yards and three touchdowns in the rout of Marshall last Thursday. Linebacker Mikal Baaque earned Big East defensive honors. In his third game as a starter the sophomore had 8 tackles a pass breakup and this key interception against Marshall.
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A&M beat Rickey Bustle and Louisiana Lafayette 31-to-7 in its opener and then barely got by Pitt 14-to-12. The Aggies head coach knows those types of performances won't get it done against Tech.
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[IN Q=VIRGINIA TECH...]
[SUPER=01-R. C. Slocum/Texas A&M Head Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=...WIN THAT GAME."]
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[S-UVa]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-128 10700tc]
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UVa returns to the Scott Stadium turf this Saturday afternoon hoping to rout the hapless Akron Zips. The 1 and 2 Cavs are favored by 23 points. Steve Mason gets us up to speed on the Wahoos after their bye week.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=FIRST AUDIO]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/Yesterday Afternoon; :00]
[SUPER=01-Al Groh/UVa Head Coach; :13]
[SUPER=01-Angelo Crowell/Averaging 11 Tackles a Game; :38]
[SUPER=01-Kwakou Robinson/UVa Freshman Defensive Lineman; :50]
[SUPER=@steve1; :59]
[SUPER=01-Marques Hagans/205 Total Yards This Season; 1:06]
[SUPER=01-Art Thomas/UVa Junior Cornerback; 1:23]
[RUNS=1:55]
[OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS]
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[S-WDBJ]


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[GO TO PINNACLE 13098] If you are looking for a traditional college football classic Saturday - we've got it right here on Your Hometown Station. Coverage from Knoxville begins at 3 - as the Tennessee Volunteers play host to the Florida Gators at Neyland Stadium. Saturday right here on WDBJ-7.
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[Officer-Hit]


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We have some breaking news to tell you about.
Roanoke police are on the lookout for a driver who hit an officer.
It happened just after 10:30 on Center Avenue in Northwest Roanoke.
Officers were responding to a shooting call, when a car clipped an officer in an alley, hit another car and took off.
The officer is fine and the shooting call turned out to be a false report.
Police are looking for a late model Chevy Cavalier.

[Bassett]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Finally tonight, a local furniture company thinks bigger is better...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bassett;]

Today Bassett Furniture introduced "The Big Chair"- a new promotional tool. The chair will travel the country to openings of Bassett Furniture Direct stores. Its first stop this weekend is Texas where four stores are opening. The chiar is big- it weights five thousand pounds.
It took ten people, five months to make it. This is not the first time Bassett has built big.... in 19-58 it created a big chair for a customer. It still stands in Washington D.C. (------------)