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Coming up on News 7
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One day after word that a Roanoke Valley woman may have West Nile Virus- officials tell people how they can protect themselves.
The latest as the search goes on for a sniper shooter-
And snow in some parts of the nation.
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[Talent=Jean]


Plus a charge is dropped against Winona Ryder.
News 7 at Eleven.

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[VO-NAT]


For more than 25 years- -a man serving a life sentence for double murder in Carroll County is said to have kept a "hit list" of people he holds responsible for his incarceration.
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[Easter]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[SS=NEws 7 @ 11]

Last year Melvin Easter allegedly contacted an inmate who'd been released from prison, hoping to get his revenge.
Keith Humphry has more.
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[IN Q=Easter was brought]
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[SUPER=01-Tom Bondurant/Federal Prosecutor; :12]
[SUPER=10-Bob Leonard/Victim/May 1994; :32 QUICK]
[SUPER=10-Melvin Easter/Convict/May 1994; 1:05 QUICK]
[SUPER=@Keith2; 1:20]
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[OUT Q=KH, News 7.]

(( Easter was brought all the way from Red Onion state prison for his initial appearance on the new FEDERAL charges. He's accused of trying to persuade Edward DeHart, Junior to commit various acts of violence.
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[SOT 13:48:50]
[IN Q=He asked them]

((HE ASKED HIM TO DO SPECIFIC THINGS BY WAY OF FORCE AND VIOLENCE, SHOOTING MR. LEONARD IN THE KNEE CAPS, FOR EXAMPLE.)) [RUNS08]
[OUT Q=caps, for example.]

BOB Leonard has lived with this nightmare since he was 16, when Easter locked him in the trunk of a car, while Easter and his wife went about murdering Leonard's mother and grandfather.
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[SOT Beta 3:30]
[IN Q=I could hear]

[RUNS03]
[OUT Q=the gun shots.]

Leonard recounted the gruesome tale for us eight years ago, part of his crusade to make sure Melvin Easter never qualified for parole.
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[SOT 5:10]
[IN Q=Everything I do]

[RUNS05]
[OUT Q=to do that.]

Leonard came all the way from Cana for Easter's brief arraignment, though he declined to discuss the case this time. Back in 1994, Easter DID talk with us, insisting that the robbery and murders were his wife's idea and that while he went along with it, he'd changed while in prison.
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[SOT 7:55]
[IN Q=I wish I]

[RUNS03]
[OUT Q=make it right.]

Prosecutor Ton Bondurant has seen the interview and scoffs at Easter's expression of remorse.
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[SOT 13:49:10]
[IN Q=Seems like]

((IT SEEMS LIKE HIS ACTIONS HERE DON'T MESH WITH WHAT HE SAID A FEW YEARS AGO.)) [RUNS05]
[OUT Q=a few years ago.]

The judge set the trial for two days in December. If Easter's convicted he could get up to ten years added to his sentence.))

[West-Nile]


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[GRAPHIC=West Nile Virus]


Until there is a good freeze, the West Nile Virus will be a threat.
And with a probable HUMAN case in the Roanoke Valley, health officials say residents need to protect themselves against mosquitos.
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[SUPER=04-File Tape]


Infected mosquitos transfer the virus to humans.
That's why health officials along with Virginia Tech have been conducting mosquito surveillance.
Their goal to figure out where the mosquitors that carry the virus breed.
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[SOT2:37:32]
[IN Q=What we'd like to do is]

((DR. MOLLY O'DELL/DISTRICT HEALTH DIRECTOR; WHAT WE'D LIKE TO DO IS PREVENT THE MOSQUITOS FROM BECOMING ADULTS BY STRATEGICALLY USING LARVACIDE ON STANDING WATER BREEDING SO THAT'S OUR REAL FOCUS))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Molly O'Dell/District Health Director]
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[OUT Q=our real focus]
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In the meantime protect yourself against mosquitos by wearing insect repellent with deet and long, loose clothing.

Mosquitos are most active at dusk and dawn.
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[Vinton-Police]


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The Vinton Police Department is celebrating a big achievement tonight.
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Dozens of law enforcement officers gathered to congratulate the department on achieving state accreditation.
Vinton officers have been working for about two years to meet the 215 standards set by the state.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=they come in]

((HERB COOLEY/VINTON POLICE CHIEF; THEY COME IN, LOOK AT YOUR DEPARTMENT. TAKE IT APART BASICALLY FROM TOP TO BOTTOM. AND SEE THAT YOU HAVE YOUR POLICIES IN ORDER.))
[SUPER=01-Herb Cooley/Vinton Police Chief; ]
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[OUT Q=policies in order.]
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Chief Cooley says most of the changes the department had to implement were administrative.
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[Sniper]


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It has now been two weeks since the serial sniper began a murderous spree-
Eleven people shot- nine dead-
Thousands of leads, but tonight NO suspect.
As Aleen Sirgany reports- darkness may have made it just too difficult for witnesses to get a good look at the shooter.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Capt. Nancy Demme/Montgomery Co., MD Police Dept.; :07]
[SUPER=@Rumsfeld; 1:00]
[SUPER=@Sirgany1; 1:23]
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[OUT Q=standard outcue.]

((WHAT APPEARED TO BE THE MOST SOLID LEADS TO DATE IN THE SEARCH FOR THE SNIPER ARE NOW FALLING APART. Capt. Nancy Demme/Montgomery County Police "Unfortunately because of darkness, and distance and perhaps excitement and adrenaline at the time they are unable to come up with a composite." WHEN THE ATTACKER OR ATTACKERS LAST STRUCK ON MONDAY NIGHT, WITNESSES REPORTEDLY SAW THE SHOOTER FOR THE FIRST TIME...BUT BECAUSE THE EYEWITNESS ACCOUNTS ARE CONFLICTING THE ONLY THING POLICE CAN TELL THE PUBLIC FOR SURE IS. Capt. Nancy Demme/Montgomery County Police What we do have is an individual who is causing terror in the hearts of the public ." WITH NINE DEAD, THOUSANDS OF LEADS AND NO SUSPECT, INVESTIGATORS ARE TURNING TO THE MILITARY FOR HELP. RECONNAISSANCE PLANES LIKE THIS ONE, LOADED WITH STATE OF THE ART EQUIPMENT, WILL LOOK DOWN FROM THE SKIES TO ASSIST IN THE SEARCH FOR THE SHOOTER. BUT INVOLVING THE U-S MILITARY IS CONTROVERSIAL...IT'S ILLEGAL FOR THE ARMED FORCES TO PARTICIPATE IN LAW ENFORCEMENT, BUT THE PENTAGON SAYS IT WILL DO ALL IT CAN WITHIN THE LAW TO HELP TRACK DOWN THE SNIPER. Sec. of Defense Donald Rumsfeld: "WE ARE LEANING FORWARD AND AGREED TO PROVIDE SOME ASSISTANCE OF VARIOUS TYPES." WHILE AIRPLANES WATCH FROM ABOVE, POLICE ARE STILL RELYING ON THE PUBLIC BELOW...EVEN GIVING INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO BE A GOOD WITNESS. Capt. Nancy Demme/Montgomery County Police "Commit what you saw to memory, have a pen available on your person and if a pen is not available, write it on your hand."))

[Knox]


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The judge in the case of Roanoke Physician Cecil Knox remains convinced the charges don't provide enough information for the lawyers to prepare an adequate defense. Doctor Knox was not in court today. He's fighting lymphoma and was apparently not well enough to attend the hearing.


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[VO-NAT]
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His nurse, Beverly Boone, was there, arguing through her attorney that the case should be dismissed because it's not specific enough.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Meanwhile, a Legal Defense Fund has been established to help Knox pay his legal bills, estimated to be approaching one million dollars.


[Bradburn]


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Last summer, a Roanoke drug deal lead to robbery and murder.
Today, a third defendant pled guilty in the case.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


23-year old Robert Alfonso Bradburn wasn't carrying a gun, and he didn't fire the shot that killed Ryan Fischer.
But prosecutors say he agreed to the robbery that led to the shooting.
Today, he pled guilty to conspiracy, robbery and murder... in exchange for the dismissal of five other charges.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Two other defendants have already pled guilty to charges stemming from Fischer's murder.
Bradburn will be sentenced in January.

[Bowman]


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A court in Canada may decide tomorrow if it'll release information gathered on a North Carolina man to local investigators.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Yellowknife, Canada/Last Week;]


Garrison Bowman could be deported from Canada as early as this week for questioning in the U-S.
Tomorrow morning, a Canadian judge will decide what material can be sent to investigators working the Short Family murder case.
Authorities say Bowman is NOT a suspect -- just a person they really want to talk to.
Canadian prosecutors say drunk driving charges against Bowman are still "under review."
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[Iraq]


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Congress passed it last week. Today the President signed it into law.
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[SUPER=03-Washington, DC]


We are talking about the resolution authorizing President Bush to go to war against Iraq.
As one person said- it was just the hammer he was looking for and he immediately used it to hit the U-N security council over the head.
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((I HOPE THE USE OF FORCE WILL NOT BECOME NECESSEARY YET THE CONFERRING THREAT POSED BY IRAQ IS NECESSARY.))
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[OUT Q=by Iraq is necessary.]
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The statement comes as the U-N Security council begins open debate on Iraq.
The U-S is reportedly leaning heavily on France- which has so far refused to sign onto a U-S draft resolution demanding Iraq dis-arm.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=None]


Part of President Bush's "axis of evil" admitted it has a secret nuclear weapons program.
North Korea told U-S officials it is no longer bound by a 1994 agreement with the United States banning such work.
The White House is consulting with South Korea and Japan, and with members of Congress, on what comes next.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Still ahead on News 7, more details on Governor Warner's budget cuts and how state agencies and colleges are going to deal with them.
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Plus an actress in trouble with the law is off the hook on one charge.
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[Sports-preview]


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(( Hey, folks, Mike Stevens back in the News 7 Sports office - as the Express prepares for its home opener at the Roundhouse. The Terps will pay tomorrow night despite the uncertainty on the beltway. A couple of Hokies make a national watch list for defensive ends. This Hokies makes the cover of SI, While this former Hokie still isn't sure if he's ready to play.

All that plus Hometown Hoops Weekly tonight on the Big 7.))[Police-Chase]


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Some late-breaking news tonight... a Roanoke man is in custody after leading police on a chase through the Roanoke Valley.
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The man was stopped finally stopped on Interstate 81 about an hour ago.
The chase began around 10 o-clock on Elm Avenue in Roanoke.
The suspect first went South into Roanoke County, then back north through the city and onto the Interstate.
That's where Roanoke County officers used spike strips to stop the vehicle.
Police have not yet identified the man, but say multiple charges are pending.
They also say he had a child in the car.
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[Budget-reaction]


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Virginia revenues jumped more than ten percent in September over the same month last year.
The announcement came one day after Governor Mark Warner announced cuts to help close a budget shortfall expected to pass one-point-five billion dollars.
Virginians are still digesting the effects of the state's fiscal diet.
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[NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


The governor slashed 858-million dollars from state government.
Over 18-hundred state workers lost their jobs.
But many areas like law enforcement, K-through-12 public education and direct care for mental health escaped the budget axe, this time.
Government officials say everything goes back on the table for the next round of cuts.
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Warner will propose additional reductions when he submits his budget to lawmakers in December.
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[Community-Colleges]


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Students will pick up the tab for many of the budget cuts at Virginia's community colleges.
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[VO-NAT]
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Virginia Western is one of 23 community colleges facing cuts of eight- percent this year and 10- percent next year.
Thursday, the State Board for Community Colleges will consider raising tuition to help out.
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((ROBERT SANDEL/VWCC PRESIDENT: THAT WILL BE THE DETERMINING FACTOR FOR US ABOUT HOW THE REST OF OUR BUDGET WILL BE IMPACTED. BECAUSE NO MATTER WHAT THE TUITION INCREASE IS, IT'S NOT GOING TO COVER THE SHORTFALL THAT WE'RE GETTING FROM THE STATE.))
[SUPER=01-Robert Sandel/VWCC President;]
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[OUT Q=from the state.]
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Sandel (SAN-dul) says that even WITH a tuition hike, the college MAY have to lay off workers, increase class sizes, drop some programs AND make more instructors part-time.
The State Board for Community Colleges will discuss the tuition increase at the Hotel Roanoke tomorrow afternoon.


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[Radford-Cuts]


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Officials at Radford University may consider themselves lucky tonight.
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[VO-NAT]
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The university is on the low-end of the state budget cuts, with a nine-percent reduction.
But, officials say that's still three-million dollars--which could force them to raise tuition next Spring.
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((DAVID BURDETTE: A STEP WE'D NOT LIKE TO TAKE, BUT, ON THE OTHER HAND GIVEN THE TOTAL COST OF EDUCATION WE KNOW THAT STUDENTS AND PARTICULAR PARENTS WANT TO MAINTAIN ACCESS TO CLASSES AND ABILITY TO GRADUATE IN FOUR YEARS))
[SUPER=01-David Burdette/V. P. for Business Affairs]
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[OUT Q=four years]
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[VO-NAT]


The university has already reduced its Spring class schedule by seven percent... but, officials say may also have to lay off workers.
They say all of these recommendations will go to the Board of Visitors for approval next month.
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[DMV]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Customers at the Department of Motor Vehicles will notice some additional traffic at the agency.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Stete budget reductions mean the DMV is laying off 550-employees. Some service centers and weigh stations will cut back hours while others will be closed. All customer service centers will shut their doors on Wednesday - - their slowest day of the week. With the cuts, DMV will save the state about 45-million dollars over two years. Officials say the changes will hurt service and convenience. The list of locations closing is expected November first.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Still ahead on News 7, we'll head south of the border... the Virginia border that is... for a furniture fan's dream.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus winter makes an early visit in some parts of the country.
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[Commercial]

[Winona-Ryder]


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A judge in Beverly Hills has dropped one of the charges against actress Winona Ryder.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Beverly Hills, CA]

Today, the judge dismissed a drug charge against Ryder. She was accused of possessing drugs that she had no prescription for. Ryder's attorney says it took too long for the charge to be dropped - but he's happy that the truth is now out.
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(( MARK GERAGOS/RYDER'S ATTORNEY: I APPLAUD THEM FOR THE DECISION. IT'S HIGHLY SIGNIFICANT BECAUSE I THINK IT'S BEEN ONE OF THE THINGS THAT HAS BEEN OUT THERE AND HAS BECOME ALMOST AN URBAN LEGEND, IF YOU WILL, THAT THERE WAS SOME KIND OF ILLEGAL DRUG...AND CLEARLY THERE WAS NOT. ))
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[OUT Q=there was not. ]
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The 30-year-old WILL stand trial for three other charges - grand theft, commercial burglary and vandalism. Prosecutors say she stole more than 6-thousand dollars worth of clothing and accessories from a Saks Fifth Avenue store.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=Legal Scales]

The trial is scheduled to start October 24th.

[Snow]


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It's snowing in some places around the nation-
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Sioux Falls, SD]


Sioux Falls, South Dakota got it's first snow of the season-
The dusting of heavy flakes did stick in a few spots but it melted off fairly quickly.
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[S-Extra]


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Hometown Hoops Weekly is coming up along with Tech and ACC football notes, plus some items from the Express and NASCAR. But first in tonight's Extra Point -
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[SUPER=04-NFL; :00]

Michael Vick told reporters today after practice that he is ready to play this weekend. Vick missed last week's game with shoulder sprain. Officially, the Falcons listed him as questionable for their game with the Panthers. Coach Dan Reeves says it will be a game time decision. It also will be a rematch of the 1999 Sugar Bowl. The Panthers announced today that they will start Chris Weinke.
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[go to scores] [go to break]
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[OUTCUE=last score."]
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[S-Hockey]


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The Express season home opener is Friday against Greensboro.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]


The team practiced yesterday morning and the safety nets ordered in September will not arrive until the end of the month. The Canadian manufacturer is backed up with net orders from other teams.
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[OUT Q=......so its' important"]
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Rookie left wing David Silverstone was given Terrence Tootoo's locker. Tootoo's number will be retired Friday and his family will be in attendance.
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[OUT Q=.....exciting that way"]
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[S-Todd]


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Todd Bodine started a big wreck at Charlotte on Sunday - today he was placed on probation by NASCAR. Officials say he is on probation for careless driving until the end of the year and that he will receive an indefinite suspension if he misbehaves again. Bodine is entered in this weekend's Old
[GRAPHIC=MARTINSVILLE]

Dominion 500 at Martinsville. The race is being called a complete sell-out of more than 86 thousand. In fact, the public relations director Mike Smith says the only tickets that will go on sale Sunday morning are the one thousand seats in the family section.
[GO TO ENG#!!!!!!!!!]




[S-Jamie]


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[WIPE TO ENG#!!!!!!!!!]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville/Last Wednesday; :00]

In one other note - Jamie McMurray's car owners have said he will not race at Martinsville this weekend. However, there appears to still be a chance he and, not Mike Bliss, will drive the Coors Dodge. Just today, NASCAR inquired about his test session, as a rookie last week.
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[S-ACC]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Maryland hosts Georgia Tech tonight in College Park. Officials say postponing or canceling the game was never seriously considered, although security will be stepped up considerably. Maryland coach Ralph Friedgen say his team can only play, hope and trust those in charge.
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[IN Q=I DON'T...]
[SUPER=01-Ralph Freidgen/Maryland Head Coach; :00]
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[OUT Q=...around em."]
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[SUPER=03-Morgantown, WV/October 5;]

Freidgen's team is coming off a 48-to-17 win over West Virginia and felt like it was important to play tonight.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=BITE]
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[OUT Q=...GET BACK INTO IT."]
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[S-Tech]


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The Tech Athletics Ticket Office announced yesterday that 2,000 tickets are now available to the general public for the November 20th game against West Virginia at Lane Stadium. WVU returned the tickets when it was unable to sell them for the Wednesday night game. They are $36 a piece.
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[VO-NAT]

Also, Virginia Tech is finally getting some recognition in Sports Illustrated this week. Roanoke native Lee Suggs is featured on a special fold-out cover. The magazines hit newsstands this morning according to the Anderson News Company which distributes them in the area. They will be in Kroger and Wal-Mart stores first.
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[S-Ends]


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Two Hokies defenders are on the watch list of 38 players for the brand new Ted Hendricks Defensive End of the Year award. The list was released yesterday and...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chestnut Hill, MA/Last Thursday; :00]

Nathaniel Adibi, the junior from Hampton, who has 20 tackles in the first six games of the season including eight for losses is a part of it. He also had 6 quarterback sacks, seven hurries and he has forced two fumbles.
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/LSU Game; ]

Fellow junior Jim Davis, has 16 tackles, four and a half sacks and six tackles for losses and five quarterback hurries. They have keyed a "sack" resurgence at the defensive end position.
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[OUT Q=...STUDY OUT OPPONENT."]
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[S-Hoops]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Hometown Hoops Weekly is setting up shop in Henry County tonight. Steve Mason takes us to Bassett where the Piedmont district leading Bengals are finding some interesting ways to stay motivated and a step ahead of the competition.
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[SUPER=01-Caveka Manns/Bassett Senior Forward; 1:26]
[SUPER=01-Tom Hering/36-8 Two Year Record as Bassett Coach; 1:49]
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[OUT Q=..hometown hoops weekly"]
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((STEVE MASON:)) ((SHIRLEY MCCALL/BASSETT SENIOR FORWARD:))
((McCall is the leading scorer for the bengals, averaging 21 points a contest, good enough for second in our Hometown Hoops Weekly coverage area. She is one of four senior starters who know first hand how to win a state championship. Forward Laken Byer, who knocks down 17.5 points a contest, was also a key member of the 2000 state champion Bengals, but this team is different. ((LAKEN BYER/BASSETT SENIOR GUARD:))
Bassett's roster includes five seniors who have been to the regionals the last three years and state twice and they hope to not only win a state title this season but leave a mark on the underclassmen. ((CAVEKA MANNS/BASSETT SENIOR FORWARD:))
The bengals lost to William Fleming in the state quarterfinals last year and head coach Tom Hering felt, even though the Piedmont District prepares a team for the payoffs, he had to mae some out of district scheduling changes. ((TOM HERING/36-8 IN SECOND SEASON AT BASSET:))
Hering's stradegy is working. Bassett is a perfect 8 and OH i district play so far this season. In Bassett, Steve Mason, News 7 sports.))

[Furniture-Market]


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It's a furniture mecca just south of the border- the Virginia- North Carolina border that is.
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Furniture buyers and sellers are descending on High Point- North Carolina-
It is the International Home furnishings market-
The market opens tomorrow and runs through next Wednesday.
Hotels are booked- and officials hope for a better showing this year compared to last.
The 9-11 attacks last fall- put a damper on travel. (------------)