[1-News-Head]

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[V/O-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Not a suspect- -technically, no longer even a material witness- -Gary Bowman is released from jail, though he'll have to return to talk about the murder of the Short family.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

And another local day-care center gets ready to close.

[Sports-head]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
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Tonight in sports, the NFL hits Darren Woodson in the wallet, the Pitt Panthers talk about Saturday's contest with Tech at Lane Stadium,
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[VO-NAT]


and Notre Dame's Ty Willingham weighs in on Tech, BC, and the BCS.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


Our rather wet October will also end of a cold note as temperatures tumble into the weekend. The coldest air of the season is on the way. So is your forecast in just a few minutes.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 4-Shot]


News 7 is next.
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[SOT 3:08:29]
[IN Q=When all this]

((WHEN ALL THIS IS BEHIND ME, YOU'RE GONNA GET IT WITH BOTH BARRELS.))
[RUNS=:03]
[OUT Q=both barrels.]
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Garrison Bowman is out of jail and back in North Carolina...
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


The government says he's cooperated and there's no reason to hold him.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


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


And I'm Shannon Young.
[Bowman]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=02-35 TC1:24:32]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Bowman has been held in the Roanoke City jail for the last week as a material witness in the slayings of Jennifer Short and her parents.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


But today a U-S magistrate freed Bowman and dismissed the material witness warrant -- at the government's request. [***BOWMAN MONITOR GRAPHIC***]
[TOSS ACROSS=Keith-SHannon & Marya /Pulpit;]


Marya Jones was in federal court today and has more... Marya?
Keith and Shannon, this afternoon Gary Bowman headed back to North Carolina with two friends.
[LIVE= Marya /FULL Pulpit]
[SUPER=@Marya1;]


That's where he'll stay until he goes before a federal grand jury on November 12th to answer questions about the case.
He's not accused of anything ... but investigators say he's still someone they'd like to talk to more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Gary Bowman]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00 QUICK!]
[SUPER=01-Garrison Bowman; :07]
[SUPER=01-Tom Bondurant/Asst. U. S. Attorney; :34 QUICK]
[SUPER=01-Bill Cleaveland/Bowman's Attorney; :41]
[SUPER=01-Danny Sizemore/Bowman's Friend; :1:00]
[RUNS=1:09]
[OUT Q=not leave him alone.]

(( Gary Bowman emerged from 26 days in jail, only to acknowledge his ordeal is far from over.
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[SOT 3:08:22 - :32]

((GARRISON BOWMAN: I'M NOT REALLY FREE YET... WE'RE JUST GOING THROUGH THE STAGES. OTHER THAN THAT I HAVE NO COMMENT.
WHEN ALL THIS IS BEHIND ME, YOU'RE GONNA GET BOTH BARRELS, BELIEVE ME. )) [RUNS:10]
Bowman has NOT been charged with any crime related to the murders of Jennifer, Michael and Mary Short.
His attorney says Bowman doesn't even KNOW them.
And after being held for a week as a material witness and questioned twice by investigators ... prosecutors asked the magistrate to let him go.
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[SOT 2:04:39 - :44]

((TOM BONDURANT/ASST. U.S. ATTORNEY: HE'S TALKED TO THE AGENTS, HE'S COOPERATED. WE HAVE NO REASON TO BELIEVE HE WON'T SHOW UP AT GRAND JURY. )) [RUNS:05]
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[SOT 2:14:27 - :35]

[cover first few seconds with cut-away of media] ((BILL CLEAVELAND: THERE ARE OTHER PEOPLE THAT HAVE BEEN WILLING TO COOPERATE AND WHO HAVE PROVIDED INFORMATION IN AN ATTEMPT TO ASSIST THE GOVERNMENT WHO HAVEN'T BEEN ARRESTED TO DO IT.)) [RUNS:08]
Bowman's friends John Beasley and Danny Sizemore drove up from North Carolina to take their friend back home.
They hope Bowman will be able now to clear his name, though they worry for his safety.
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[SOT 1:43:33 - :43]

((DANNY SIZEMORE/BOWMAN'S FRIEND: WE GOT FOOLS OUT THERE. PEOPLE WHO THINK HE'S GUILTY AND PEOPLE WHO THINK HE'S NOT. AND BETWEEN JOHN BEASLEY AND I ,WE WILL NOT LEAVE HIM ALONE. )) [RUNS:10]))
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[LIVE=Marya /FULL]


So far, nothing has linked Bowman to the Shorts EXCEPT his landlord, who raised the first suspicions about his involvement.
Today, investigators from the F-B-I, Henry County and Rockingham County are in Inuvik, Canada, searching Bowman's van for forensic evidence.
[TOSS ACROSS=Keith-Shannon & MArya /Pulpit;]


And Keith and Shannon, they acknowledge that if there's nothing in the van that links Bowman to the crime, they may have to reevaluate whether he's a witness.

[Keeling-Murders]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=02-33 TC1:56:19]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation]


Authorities in Pittsylvania County are releasing little information about the early morning murder of a father and son.
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[VO NAT :18]
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.;]

The body of 25 year old Charles Lewis, was found at a home on Loop Road in Keeling this morning. His father, 51 year old Julian Clifton Lewis, Junior died a short time later. Both had been shot. Sheriff Harold Plaster wouldn't say much about the crime but did confirm the neighborhood is usually quiet.
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[SOT 59:24-59:47]
[IN Q=We don't get very many calls...]

((HAROLD PLASTER/PITTSYLVANIA CO. SHERIFF: WE DON'T GET VERY MANY CALLS OUT HERE. IF YOU START SPECULATING YOU MAY GO DOWN THE WRONG PATH. I'D RATHER BE STRAIGHTFORWARD, GET MY INFORMATION, THEN RELEASE IT.))
[SUPER=01-Harold Plaster/Pittsylvania Co. Sheriff; :07 into bite]
[RUNS=:23]
[OUT Q=get my information, then release it.]
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[VO NAT :05] Neighbors say the Lewis's moved to Loop Road only a month or two ago.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]

Sheriff Plaster says autopsies are expected to be conducted in Roanoke.

[Boty-Fatal]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jmc]
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[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]


A teenager was killed when his Jeep Cherokee overturned in Botetourt County today.
State Police say 17-year-old Travis Ray Bird was thrown from the vehicle and crushed in the accident on Colonial Road.
Police say Bird ran off the road and hit a driveway just after 8:30 this morning.
He was not wearing a seat belt.

[Sunshine-Station]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=02-38 TC1:11:11]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Lewis Gale Clinic is getting out of the day-care business.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

Sunshine Station will close at the end of the year. A spokesman for the clinic says it can better use the space. The day-care center will be converted to a facility for psychiatric care. Lewis Gale Clinic has made arrangements with Honey Tree Early Learning Centers to absorb at least some of the 115 children currently at Sunshine Station.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=None]

Kathy McLeod at Honey Tree says she has five staff openings. So depending on how many of the Sunshine kids make the move over to Honey Tree, she expects to be able to hire at least some of the 22 staffers who now work at Sunshine Station.

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


It could be a big boost for Virginia's colleges and Universities... but voters have to approve it first.
We'll take a look at the upcoming education bond vote when News 7 at Six returns.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


And we'll hear from a local lawyer who's taking his family halfway around the world to fight child slavery.
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[Richards]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=02-34 TC1:24:06]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


She's a Democrat running in a conservative district.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


She's the cash-strapped challenger taking on a well-financed incumbent.
[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=Richards]


But Meredith Richards will tell you she's excited about her chances of winning next week.
Steve Smallshaw profiles the woman who wants to replace Virgil Goode in Congress.
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[SOT ]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Chatham/May 18; :00]
[SUPER=01-Meredith Richards/(D) 5th District Candidate; :23]
[SUPER=03-Bedford; :39]
[SUPER=@ssm2; 1:39]
[RUNS=1:44]
[OUT Q=News7, Bedford.]

(( It is a race that might be characterized as a David versus Goliath type struggle.
Meredith Richards is the Charlottesville Democrat who, until her nomination, was virtually unknown in the southern, more conservative part of the district.
But this former psychologist and educator says six years on Charlottesville city council has convinced her she can do more to help others.
[SOT 00:48:19]

((MEREDITH RICHARDS/D-5TH DISTRICT CANDIDATE: WHEN I SEE THE DISTRESS IN THE REST OF THIS DISTRICT, MY HEART GOES OUT TO THE PEOPLE WHO NEED HELP AND NEED JOBS AND I THINK WE'VE DONE IT, I THINK I KNOW HOW TO DO IT, I HELPED DO IT IN MY HOMETOWN AND I WANT TO TAKE THAT TO THE FIFTH DISTRICT AND I WANT TO HELP THE FIFTH DISTRICT.))
[RUNS= 17]
[OUT Q=the Fifth District.]


Her challenge has energized the normally staid incumbent Virgil Goode.
They've appeared together on the campaign trail a half dozen times, and Goode has pulled no punches about what he says is Richards' liberal record.
[natsot 00:37:52]

((AND LET ME TELL YOU WHAT MRS. RICHARDS DOESN'T TELL YOU, AND SHE IS MIGHTY FLIGHTY WITH THE TRUTH..))
[RUNS= 05]


Richards has responded with a pleasant smile and a polite reply.
This type of campaigning, she says, helps no one.
[SOT 00:42:38]

((BUT THE MORE THEATRICS THAT HE CAN ENGAGE IN THE LESS WE'RE ABLE TO TALK ABOUT THE THINGS THAT ARE IMPORTANT.))
[RUNS= 08]
[OUT Q=are important.]


The main issue for the Fifth is economic development.
Richards says Goode has done nothing while plants have closed and jobs disappeared.
If elected she'd hire an economic development coordinator whose job would be to direct federal funds to the area to help revitalize a stagnant economy.
[SOT 00:51:18]

((THE QUESTION YOU HAVE TO ASK IS IN SIX YEARS, HAS OUR CONGRESSMAN BROUGHT PROSPERITY TO OUR REGION? IF HE HASN'T, IT'S TIME FOR A CHANGE.))
[RUNS= 10]
[OUT Q=for a change.]


Richards hopes enough voters agree with her to make a difference next Tuesday.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Bedford.))
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=Goode]


Tomorrow on News 7 at Six, we'll profile Richards' opponent, Republican Virgil Goode.

[Miriello]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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A former Washington and Lee University food purchasing agent has been acquitted on three charges of embezzling from the school.
Dee Miriello (meer-ee-ELL'-oh) was accused of helping former Washington and Lee chef Greg Pearce embezzle 70-thousand dollars from the school.
Pearce kept cash rebates from food distributors.
Miriello admitted receiving three to four-thousand dollars in cash per year for several years.
But she said Pearce gave the monoey to her in lieu of a raise.
Miriello resigned from Washington and Lee in March.

[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
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Investors did some cautious buying today as they attempted to extend the market's three-week rally. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
[RUNS=:30]
[SUPER=x5000;]
[SUPER=440-x/58.47/8427.41/x/26.06/1326.60;]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


The DOW gained 58 and a half points.
NASDAQ rose 26.
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[VO]
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[SUPER=#555; Reset]

[Education-bond]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=02-36 TC1:20:30]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


When voters go to the polls next week, they will be asked what they think about the state borrowing millions of dollars for Virginia's colleges and universities.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Meghan Muldoon takes a closer look at that question.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=IF APPROVED, THE HIGHER EDUCATION]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]
[SUPER=01-Arther Purves/Fairfax Co. Taxpayers Alliance; :]
[SUPER=@MarkWarner; :]
[SUPER=@meghan1;]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=MM, News 7, Richmond]


((If approved, the higher education bond will raise 846 million dollars for classrooms, libraries and labs on Virginia's college campuses.
Virginia Tech is expected to receive 72 million dollars from the bond, Radford University 27 and a half million dollars and VMI 35 million dollars.
But opponents say the bond will cost the state millions of dollars in interest --money Virginia can ill afford in its current budget crisis.
[SOT 13:57:52]
[IN Q=IF YOU SELL 900]

[RUNS:09]
[OUT Q=WHENEVER YOU BORROW.]

But Governor Mark Warner says with interest rates so low, now is the ideal time to invest.
[SOT 14:20:42]
[IN Q=WHAT WE'RE EXPERIENCING]

[RUNS:10]
[OUT Q=LONG TERM CAPITAL INVESTMENTS.]



Supporters say Virginian schools need the money to make room for the 32-thousand additional students they will receive in the next several years.
The bond, they say, will help sustain Virginia's reputation for having world-class universities -- two of which recently produced Nobel prize winners.
[SOT 14:13:33-46]
[IN Q=IT IS MY HOPE]

[RUNS:13]
[OUT Q=.]


But bond opponents say state schools have enough money already.
[SOT 13:58:27]
[IN Q=COLLEGE FUNDING]

[RUNS:07]
[OUT Q=FOR THESE EXPENSES.]


The higher education bond referendum enjoys bipartisan support but proponents say their biggest concern isn't a political one.
With few competitive races on the ballot this year, they say, the only thing that can hurt higher education is lower voter turnout.
Meghan Muldoon, News7, Richmond.))

[Richmond]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=02-37 TC1:06:36]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Family and friends, a beautiful home and a good income. Those are just some of the things one Roanoke family is giving up to be part of a much larger cause. Rachel Cannon has more on what lies ahead for them thousands of miles away from the Star City.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=03-New Delhi, India; :15]
[SUPER=01-John Richmond; :21]
[SUPER=01-Linda Richmond; 1:24]
[SUPER=@Rachel2; 2:00]
[RUNS=2:10]
[OUT Q=RC, News 7, Roanoke.]

((2:35:29 PACKING BOOKS Attorney John Richmond is packing up his office in downtown Roanoke. In few days he and his wife Linda, pregnant with their second child, and their daughter 1-year-old Grace Lauren, are beginning what they call an adventure. They're moving to India to be part of an organization that fights injustice and oppression.
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[SOT 2:17:18 - :36]
[IN Q=THE GREAT]

((JOHN RICHMOND; THE GREAT THING ABOUT THE INTERNATIONAL JUSTICE MISSION IS THAT THERE IS SO MANY GROUPS THAT ARE FEEDING THE HUNGRY CLOTHING THE POOR HEALING THE SICK AND THOSE ARE AWESOME THINGS BUT THERE'S NOT A LOT OF FOLKS OUT THERE WHO ARE HELPING THE OPPRESSED THOSE GIRLS WHO MIGHT BE STUCK IN BROTHELS AGAINST THEIR WILL CHILDREN WHO ARE IN SLAVERY. ))
[OUT Q=IN SLAVERY.]

Child bonded slavery is a real problem in India and Richmond believes he can use his training to help. Living and working in Cha-NYE, he and other I-J-M employees will work with the Indian government and court system to free children. His inspiration comes from seeing the situation there on a recent trip.
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[SOT 2:23:41]
[IN Q=images]

((IMAGES COME TO LIFE, ALL OF THE SUDDEN YOU SEE THE KIDS AND SEE THE FOLKS AND THE CONDITIONS IN WHICH SOME OF THEM LIVE AND KNOW THERE'S NOT A LOT OF HOPE IN THE CIRCUMSTANCES THERE IN.))
[OUT Q=IN]

Linda shares her husband's vision. Married for 9-years, they share a deep belief in their Christian faith. Linda, now 6-months pregnant, will give birth in India and have to adjust to whole new lifestyle.
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[SOT 2:40:08]
[IN Q=every once]

((LINDA RICHMOND; EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE IT KIND OF CROSSES MY MIND WHAT AM I DOING BUT WE BOTH REALLY FEEL COMPELLED TO GO FOR AND FOR A COUPLE OF YEARS JUST TO DO WHAT WE CAN TO HELP THE SITUATION THERE AND LOOK FORWARD TO HOPEFULLY COMING BACK TO ROANOKE. ))
[OUT Q=ROANOKE]

Their families are both excited and cautiously concerned. Safety was a factor they considered but it in the end, going India is a commitment worth making
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[SOT 2:27:16]
[IN Q=i know]

((I KNOW THAT WE'LL PROBABLY BE CONCERNED FOR OUR SAFETY WHETHER IT JUST BE THE PART OF LIVING IN A FOREIGN CULTURE WHERE WE ARE NOT SURE HOW TO INTERACT OR UPSETTING THE FOLKS WE'RE PROSECUTING BUT WE'RE CONFIDENT THAT THEY'RE ARE SAFETY MEASURES IN PLACE.))
[OUT Q=IN PLACE]

The family leaves soon for the IJM's offices in D.C. and will head to India right after Christmas. So while oppressed children thousand of miles away may not know it, they have a family here in Roanoke who thinks they're worth fighting for. Rachel Cannon, News 7, Roanoke.))

[Sports tease]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
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[GRAPHIC=]


Coming up, a look at some common threads between this weekend's Tech-Pittsburgh matchup and the one at Notre Dame between the Irish and BC, plus
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[VO-NAT]


we'll hear from the nation's leading scorer as he gets set for his sophomore season on the hardwood in Lexington.
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[S-Pitt]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-131 TC11910]
[GRAPHIC=Va. Tech]


Virginia Tech continues preparations for Saturday night's date with Pittsburgh-- a team that is 12 and 2 over the past fourteen games dating back to last season.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsburgh, PA/Last Week; :00]


The Panthers needed a field goal in overtime to knock off Boston College last Saturday. Their only two losses have come at the hands of Texas A&M and Notre Dame. Walt Harris has been impressed with what he's seen of the Hokies.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Walt Harris/Pitt Head Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:40]
[OUT Q=looking forward to the opportunity."]
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[S-Irish]


[ANCHOR=travis]
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[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-125 TC12005]
[GRAPHIC=NCAA Football]


Boston College steps out of the Big East this week for a trip to South Bend where the Eagles will try and derail the Notre Dame train. Irish Head Coach Tyrone Willingham knows that BC is battle tested.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Tyrone Willingham/Notre Dame Head Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:29]
[OUT Q=heckuva football team."]
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[VO-NAT]


Willingham says his club is taking one game at a time and that he hasn't given much thought to the fact that the Hokies are behind the Irish in the BCS yet ahead of them in the two polls.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=to accomplish anything."]
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[S-Keydets]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-130 TC13208]
[GRAPHIC=VMI]


Don't look now but hoops season is just around the corner, and area college teams have already begun to get ready.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington; :00]


In Lexington, the new video board at Cameron Hall isn't the only new thing on post this season. Bart Bellairs has an entirely new staff that includes Grafton Young, former Roanoke College standout Kevin Martin, and one time Radford star Don Burgess.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Kevin Martin/New VMI Assistant Coach; :04]
[SUPER=01-Don Burgess/New VMI Assistant Coach; :21]
[RUNS=:43]
[OUT Q=to another level."]
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[VO-NAT]


The two will have the chance to coach the nation's leading scorer from a year ago in Jason Conley. Conley will move from small forward to shooting guard this season. But no matter what position he's playing, the sophomore is just trying to keep things in perspective.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Jason Conley/VMI Sophomore Guard; :00]
[SUPER=01-Bart Bellairs/VMI Head Coach; :16]
[RUNS=:28]
[OUT Q=keep things in perspective."]

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