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Coming up on News 7-
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He is the man police wanted to talk to in the Jennifer Short murder case.
Tonight an exclusive interview with Garrison Bowman.. What he has to say about it all.
Plus Jerry Seinfeld has new material.. We have a preview. all coming up ...
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[Anchor=Jean]


Tuition is going up at another area college.
News 7 is next-

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((I'VE GOT NOTHING TO HIDE.))
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Garrison Bowman is out of jail and ready to clear his name.
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[Bowman]


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Bowman is in North Carolina, staying with friends until he appears before a federal grand jury on November 12th.
He sat down for an interview today with Marya Jones, saying he looks forward to clearing the cloud of suspicion that surrounds him.
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(( Now that Gary Bowman's out of jail, he's got two things on his mind...
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((GETTING THIS RESOLVED AND GOING ON WITH MY LIFE.)) [RUNS04]
Bowman's staying with friends in North Carolina until he goes before a federal grand jury to answer questions about the murder of a family he says he's never met.
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((GOD KNOWS I'M INNOCENT. I KNOW I'M INNOCENT.)) [RUNS:02]
Bowman has not been charged with ANY crime related to the Short family murders.
He was held as a material witness for a week, questioned twice and released after prosecutors said he'd cooperated.
He says he's not sure why a man he called a friend implicated him.
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[SOT 17:36:01]

(( HE TREATED ME LIKE HE WAS A SON, LIKE I WAS HIS FATHER AND I WAS FLABBERGASTED ABOUT THE REMARKS HE MADE. )) [RUNS:09]
According to court documents, Bowman's former landlord told investigators that Bowman threatened to kill a Virginia mobile home mover.
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[SOT 17:26:17 - :26]

(( DID YOU EVER TELL HIM THAT YOU WERE GOING TO KILL SOME VIRGINIA MOBILE HOME MOVER ? NO. DID YOU EVER THREATEN HIM WITH A PISTOL WHEN HE SHOWED UP AT YOUR HOME? I DON'T OWN A PISTOL, I HAVE NEVER OWNED ONE. )) [RUNS:09]
Since being released from jail, Bowman's gotten a haircut, bought some clothes and even tried to line up a carpentry job ... normal activities to help him forget the stress of the investigation.
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(( ONE INVESTIGATOR, HE'S PRETTY NEAR POSITIVE THAT I DID IT AND HE SAID IF YOU DID IT YOU WILL BURN IN HELL. I SAID, "NO I WON'T. GOD KNOWS I DIDN'T DO THIS. I MIGHT BURN FOR SOMETHING ELSE, BUT I AIN'T GONNA BURN FOR THIS ONE BABY. ")) [RUNS:13]
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[SU 1:19:27] ((MARYA JONES/NEWS-7: INVESTIGATORS RETURNED FROM CANADA WITH SEVERAL ITEMS SEIZED FROM A SEARCH OF BOWMAN'S VAN. THEY'LL BE SENT TO ROANOKE'S CRIME LAB. SHERIFF FRANK CASSELL SAYS BOWMAN IS NO LONGER THE FOCUS OF THE INVESTIGATION BUT HE'S STILL SOMEONE INVESTIGATORS WANT TO KEEP TALKING TO. BOWMAN SAYS HE'S ALREADY TOLD THEM EVERYTHING. MJN7.)) [RUNS:17]))

[WM-Tuition]


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William and Mary students and parents may have to shell out a little more for tuition.
The college's finance committee voted unanimously today to recommend raising tuition by 400 dollars.
The tuition increase is designed to help the college compensate for a nearly five-million dollar reduction in state money.
The action must be approved by the full board of visitors, which meets in November.
If approved, the increase will go into effect in the spring semester.

[State-Budget]


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Meanwhile, state lawmakers lend a sympathetic ear, but gave no guarantees today, as local officials pleaded for help from Richmond.
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Elected officials from the Alleghany Highlands, the New River Valley and the Roanoke Valley joined forces at the Salem Civic Center.
They said state budget cuts are threatening essential services, and some advocated a tax increase, if necessary.


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((DEL. CHIP WOODRUM: WE'VE GOT TO MAKE A CHOICE OF WHETHER WE WILL REDUCE SERVICES EVEN FURTHER, OR DO WE INCREASE REVENUES TO SUPPORT THE SERVICES. THAT'S THE VERY CLEAR QUESTION.)) ((DEL. MORGAN GRIFFITH: I WOULD BE HESITANT TO SAY WE SHOULD RAISE TAXES. I WILL NOT RULE IT OUT COMPLETELY, BUT I WILL TELL YOU IT WILL BE THE LAST RESORT FOR ME NOT THE FIRST.))
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[OUT Q=for me not the first.]
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=Budget Cut]


Governor Warner has already cut more than 800- million dollars, but lawmakers say more bad news is coming.
The budget shortfall for the next biennium could eventually top two billion dollars.


[Halloween]


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It was definitely a spooky night at the Roanoke Civic Center.
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Jamin W-J-J-S hosted the second annual Roanoke Valley Halloween Celebration in the exhibit hall.
Kids were treated to a free night of food, crafts, and games like pin the tail on the *pumpkin*.
Roanoke Dazzle and Express players also took part.
Organizers say this gives kids a safe alternative to traditional trick and treating.
Tonight's event attracted nearly three hundred kids.
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[Pulaski-Fatal]


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A woman from Barren Springs died in a car accident early this morning.
State police say 34-year-old Betsy Selfe lost control of her vehicle on Route 100 in Pulaski County.
The car ran down an embankment and struck a tree.
Police say Selfe died at the scene.
She was not wearing a seat belt.

[Hampton-Ax]


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An accident in a Hampton tunnel- kills two people today.
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Police say their car spun out of control in the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel- The crash shut down the "westbound tunnel tube" for more than four hours this morning.
A tractor trailer was hit- the driver of the truck was not hurt.
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[Sniper]


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The sniper suspects are now wanted for murders in at least two other states-
Today Baton Rouge Louisiana authorities charged the two with a fatal beauty shop shooting... and that's not all.
Aleen Sirgany has more.
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((THIS TIME, POLICE SAY THEY'VE LINKED THE ALLEGED SNIPERS TO A SHOOTING DEATH OF A WOMAN IN BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA. BACK ON SEPTEMBER 23RD, HONG BALLENGER WAS ROBBED AND FATALLY SHOT IN THE HEAD ... AS SHE LEFT HER JOB AT A BEAUTY SUPPLY STORE. CHIEF PAT ENGLADE/BATON ROUGE POLICE DEPT.: Ballistics comparisons by the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab have now positively linked the .223-caliber bullet used to murder Ms. Ballinger with the weapon used in several of the DC-area sniper killings. BATON ROUGE IS THE HOMETOWN OF JOHN ALLEN MUHAMMAD. HE AND ACCUSED ACCOMPLICE JOHN LEE MALVO WERE VISITING THE AREA AT THE TIME OF THE MURDER. MUHAMMAD AND MALVO ALREADY FACE MULTIPLE STATE AND FEDERAL CHARGES FOR A FATAL SHOOTING IN ALABAMA ... ALONG WITH A SERIES OF SNIPER ATTACKS IN MARYLAND, VIRGINIA AND WASHINGTON DC THAT LEFT 10-PEOPLE DEAD AND 3-WOUNDED THERE. AND NOW INVESTIGATORS ARE FORMING A TIME-LINE. THEY BELIEVE THE ALLEGED KILLERS FIRST STRUCK IN ALABAMA ON SEPTEMBER 21ST ... THEN BACK-TRACKED TO LOUISIANA, KILLING A SECOND VICTIM TWO DAYS LATER. THEY THEN HEADED EAST TO WASHINGTON ... WHERE THE KILLING SPREE CONTINUED. ALEEN SIRGANY CBS NEWS POLICE SAY MUHAMMAD AND MALVO MAY ALSO BE LINKED TO A SECOND SHOOTING IN BATON ROUGE. MEANWHILE, DETECTIVES AROUND THE COUNTRY ARE TAKING A SECOND LOOK AT THEIR UNSOLVED MURDERS ... TO SEE IF THERE MIGHT BE A SNIPER CONNECTION IN THOSE CASES. ALEEN SIRGANY, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.))

[Enron]


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A federal grand jury in Houston has returned an indictment against a former Enron Chief.
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Enron's former Chief Finanical Officer Andrew Fastow- faces 78 charges- that he masterminded schemes to inflate Enron's worth.
Hi attorney says when the truth comes out- Fastow will be set free.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Meanwhile Martha Stewarts troubles are affecting her empire.
A quarterly earnings report shows a sharp drop in earnings- down 42 percent-

[Earthquake]


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Italian authorities now say 13-children died at a nursery school after an earthquake there.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-San Giuliano Di Puglia, Italy]


The building's roof collapsed on about 50 children and staffers-
They were attending a Halloween party when the quake hit.
Rescuers guided by voices used cranes, blow torches and their bare hands to reach the victims. They freed six children and a teacher well after nightfall.
So far 26 people have been pulled out-
The tremor registered 5 point four on the Richter scale- It hit about 136 miles southeast of Rome.
Two women in a nearby village were also killed.
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[Tease1]
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The election's just a few days away, but the latest dispute in one local race isn't over platforms or records... it's a wrangle over residency.
We'll explain when News 7 returns.
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Plus police search for answers in the murder of a rap music pioneer.
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[Sports-Preview]


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((Hey, folks, Mike Stevens back in the News 7 Sports office - as David Stern drops in on the Star City today. The NBDL draft was tonight and a former Cavalier was scooped up by the Dazzle. The ODAC preseason coaches gathering also took place today. Plus, Fiddler head to the NHL.

And Vick talks about the Ravens tonight on the Big 7.))[run-DMC]


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Police are still searching for the killers AND the motive in the slaying of one of rap music's pioneers.
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[IN Q= rock a rhyme...]

((SONG: "ROCK A RHYME, TO ROCK A RHYME THAT'S RIGHT ON TIME IS TRICKY."))
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[OUT Q=...is tricky.]
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Jason Mizell, better known as Jam Master Jay, is credited as the pioneer of sampling and record scratching, which is the backbone of many of today's rap beats.
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[IN Q= We wouldn't have...]

((SELWYN SEYFUHINDS, FORMER EDITOR 'THE SOURCE': "WE WOULDN'T HAVE HIP HOP, WE WOULDN'T HAVE MUCH OF TODAY CONTEMPORARY MUSIC WITHOUT THOSE GUYS."))
[SUPER=01-Selwyn Seyfuhinds/Former Editor of 'THE SOURCE']
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[OUT Q=...without those guys.]
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The trio "Run DMC" was also well known for catapulting rap into the main streem and for NOT promoting violence or the gangster lifestyle.
Jam Master Jay was shot to death in a recording studio where he was producing an album for another artist.
According to police, two men were let into the studio where Jay was shot in the head, and another man was shot in the leg.
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No criminal charges will be placed against an A-B-C agent accused of giving moonshine as a gag gift.
Special prosecutor Don Caldwell says there's not enough evidence to charge Agent Bev Whitmer.
Whitmer presented two game wardens with mason jars containing a clear liquid at a farewell dinner in Franklin County back in May.
At the time, he described the liquid as "water."
But the two wardens said it smelled and tasted like liquor.
They later dumped it out.
Caldwell says because the evidence was thrown out, it's impossible to prove what it was...
AND since A-B-C keeps no inventory of its seized moonshine, it's impossible to say ANY was taken by Agent Whitmer.


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No alcohol at a new restaurant and lounge in Galax ...but, not by the owner's choice.
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Gail Slicker is the owner of the Branding Iron, which opened in June.
But, since then, Slicker says she hasn't been able to serve alcohol, because the pastor across the street has appealed her license.
Ronnie Harrison of the Landmark Baptist Church says he doesn't want alcohol served across from his church, because he says it promotes bad behavior.
The two will appear in front of the A-B-C board next month.
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[Cline-Elrod]


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A controversy is brewing in the race for the 24th District House of Delegates seat.
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[SUPER=03-Lexington;]

Democrat Mimi Elrod has launched advertisements questioning the residency of her opponent, Republican Ben Cline. Elrod states that her opponent claims his parents' house in Rockbridge County as his permanent residence, instead of the condominium he OWNS in Washington D-C, and pays little or no taxes to the county.
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((MIMI ELROD/(D) CANDIDATE FOR HOUSE OF DELEGATES; I THINK THIS IS AN IMPORTANT ISSUE, AND I THINK HE WOULD HAVE NEVER TOLD OTHER PEOPLE ABOUT IT. HE WOULD NOT HAVE MADE THAT CLEAR. I THINK HE IS MISREPRESENTING HIS RESIDENCY.)) ((BEN CLINE/(R) CANDIDATE FOR HOUSE OF DELEGATES; I KNOW THE PEOPLE, THE ISSUES THAT ARE OF IMPORTANCE TO THEM, I'M RUNNING ON THE ISSUES AND I'M VERY DISAPPOINTED THAT MY OPPONENT HAS BROKEN HER PROMISE TO RUN A POSITIVE CAMPAIGN, AND LAUNCHED NEGATIVE AND INACCURATE ATTACKS.))
[SUPER=01-Mimi Elrod/(D) Candidate for House of Delegates; :00]
[SUPER=01-Ben Cline/(R) Candidate for House of Delegates; :13]
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Cline calls his condominium a temporary residence, while he's in the capitol working for Bob Goodlatte. Cline also says his pickup truck is registered in the county, and any taxes from that are paid to Rockbridge.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Jerry Seinfeld has a new act... but is it still a show about nothing?
Find out when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus these are no mad scientists... they're actually physics students doing a halloween-themed experiment.
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[Commercial]

[Seinfeld]


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[anchor tag!]
He had us all saying don't double dip a chip... and yada yada yada...
Now four years after his show wrapped up Jerry Seinfeld has new material and a new movie.
You can see him tonight on David Letterman- but who wants to wait-
Amy Stone has a preview.
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(( was huge, i was bigger than life AND JERRY SEINFELD STILL IS...FOUR YEARS AFTER WRAPPING UP HIS SHOW ABOUT NOTHING... ((letterman)) HARDLY, HE'S ADDED BEST SELLING CHILDREN'S AUTHOR, MOVIE STAR AND MOST IMPORTANTLY FATHER TO HIS REPERTOIRE. SEINFELD'S BEEN PLUGGING, COMEDIAN...A BEHIND THE SCENES DOCUMENTARY SHOWING THE CHALLENGES OF CREATING STANDUP COMEDY... ITS RECEIVED RAVE REVIEWS. ESPECIALLY FROM WIFE, JESSICA...WHO'S SAYS IT'S REAL AND IT'S SPECTACULAR It's refreshing to see something gritty and real, that's what he's like, a regular guy HIS PRIDE AND JOY IS DAUGHTER SASCHA...SHE AND JESSICA HAVE PROVIDED PLENTY OF NEW MATERIAL...JUST LIKE ON HIS FORMER SITCOM, SEINFELD SPENDS MUCH OF HIS TIME ON THE UPPER WEST SIDE OF MANHATTAN...CHANCES ARE ON ANY GIVEN DAY YOU'LL SEE THE COMEDIAN WANDERING THE NEIGHBORHOOD PICKING UP MORE FODOR FOR HIS ACT...SOME OF WHICH YOU MAY HEAR TONIGHT, WHEN HE DOES BRAND NEW STANDUP ON THE LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN... One subject he's steered clear of...the controversy concerning his parking garage, this is the place where seinfeld houses his collection of porsches...construction took place for years, upsetting several residents with all the heavy drilling...it even uprooted businesses THE GARAGE SHARES A WALL WITH PRACTICE YOGA... michael von stange, yoga instructor 4:54 at the end of the class relaxing...hellish sound from next..all for jerry's porsches HE HAS GIVEN THE OWNERS A CASE OF WINE AND IS BUYING THEM A TREE TO PLANT OUT FRONT...FOREMOST ON HIS MIND IS HIS FAMILY WHICH WILL BE EXPANDING IN MARCH Hey that's great. AMY STONE CBS2 NEWS))
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[Anchor=Jean]
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You can catch Seinfeld's new standup routine on Letterman right here on WDBJ- coming up after News 7.

[Parrott]


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They say speaking a second language is a good skill to master... even for a parrott.
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((SAY HOLA... HOLA... HURRY... RIBA RIBA...))
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That's right, Echo the parrot is bilingual.
Echo even imitates other animals.
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[IN Q=Let's do a]

((LET'S DO A CHICKEN... LET'S DO A ROOSTER... LET'S DO A SHEEP... BAA BAA.))
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[VO-NAT]


The Amazon Parrot just won third place and three-thousand dollars in the "People and Their Amazing Animals" Pet Talent Contest.
Echo's owner says she will keep the money, since the parrot really doesn't have much use for it.
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[S-Extra]


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Plenty of hoops from the girls' court to the ODAC to the NBDL with David Stern But first in tonight's Extra Point -
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/2001 Season; :00]

Former Express forward Vern Fiddler was called up by the Nashville Predators today. He will make his NHL debut on Saturday night in Los Angeles against the Kings. He began this season with the Milwaukee Admirals of the AHL.
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[S-Fleming]


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We begin this morning with a huge Blue Ridge district girls game at Northside.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Northside vs. William Fleming; ;00]

It was trick or treat inside the Vikings gym, and of course the Northside fans were decked out in Green. But the Fleming Colonels got their share of the treats. Bekah Strutt inbounds to Corrie Fertitta. She takes the quick shot and scores on the play for the Vikings. The Colonels' Khadijah Whittington brings the ball down, weaves through traffic and schools the Vikings with the drive for two. Northside comes back with Brittnie Hughes breaking inside and converting from a wicked angle to keep the Vikings close.
[SUPER=33-William Fleming/28/Northside/43;]

Fleming's Nicky Bolden would hit the jumper. But Northside improves to 12-and-1 in the Blue Ridge with the 43-to-28 win.
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[S-NBDL]


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NBA Commissioner David Stern was in Roanoke today to pump up the NBDL. Travis Wells talked with one of the most powerful men in sports.
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((David Stern was given a key to the Star City Thursday afternoon, and now the NBA Commissioner would like to find the key to jump starting the NBDL in its second season. The league average for attendance in its inaugural season was just over 1600 fans per game in the eight D-League arenas. Stern hopes to not only improve those numbers but also the ones for team revenues and corporate sponsorship. If marked improvement is seen this year, league expansion might not be too far down the road.
Stern:
The Commish promoted the league as one of opportunity. Twenty two NBDL players started training camp with an NBA team this season, and four have started the season on NBA rosters. Stern believes that Roanoke provides the perfect training ground for tomorrow's stars.
Stern: Travis: Stern:
Davison :

The Dazzle opens training camp on Sunday and the regular season will get underway on November 15th. In Roanoke, Travis Wells, News 7 Sports.))


[S-Draft]


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The NBDL draft was held yesterday. The Roanoke Dazzle chose Mikki Moore as its first round pick
The Dazzle used it second round pick to add more local flavor to the team.
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[SUPER=04-1995 Season; :00]

Roanoke selected Jamal Robinson, the former UVa star - who played in 122 games for the Cavs from 1994 through 97 and was a captain one of those years. He has played internationally in Cyprus, France, Italy, and Lebanon, and stateside in the CBA, USBL, and NBA. He played 6 games with the Miami Heat in 2000.
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The UVa player most fans wanted here in Roanoke didn't make it. Adam Hall was taken in the 6th round by Columbus. Greenville took Donald Hand and former WVU star Greg Jones. Kris Hunter, who was with Roanoke last year, was picked by Fayetteville.

[S-Hoops]


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There was even more hoopla at the Salem Civic Center today. Steve Mason checks in on the ODAC's preseason media day.
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[IN Q=]
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((Hampden-Sydney enters the season having won five of the last six ODAC tournaments. ((TONY SHAVER/HAMPDEN-SYDNEY HEAD COACH:))
But the Tigers are picked to finish second behind Randolph-Macon. Roanoke is picked to finish third. The parity of the league this season is evident in some of the lowers selections. ((:))
The ODAC poll is sharing the spotlight with its' national brethren. The yellow Jackets, who like Sydney return five starters, are Street and Smith's number four pick and the Tigers are the D-III News six pick.)) ((:)) ((:))

((:))[S-Vick]


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The Atlanta Falcons, and the electrifying Michael Vick will be setting up shop this Sunday right here on Your Hometown Station.
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[GO TO PINNACLE 12999] Sunday afternoon at one - the Falcons host the Baltimore Ravens. Vick, who is the only starting quarterback in the NFL to NOT throw an interception so far this season - says despite the fact that Ray Lewis will not play - the Ravens are still plenty tough on defense.
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Vick also will be featured on the NFL Today this Sunday. CBS Sports' Deion Sanders spent some time in Atlanta with Vick earlier this week.

[pumpkin-drop]


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You could call it an Orange Squish-
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It is the annual pumpkin drop at Old Dominion University.
This is not just for kicks- It is actually an exercise in physics.
Each year physics students drop pumpkins off of the roof- aiming at a target area below.
The object is to have students design catchers for the pumpkins that can capture them and keep the pumpkins in one piece.
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