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Coming up on News 7-
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Governor Warner restores a local man's right to vote in time for Tuesday's election. A major earthquake rocks Alaska. The Virginia Tech Hokies fall in the polls after yesterday's loss to Pitt.
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]

Plus, Brent says prepare to start the work- week with showers. News 7 is next.

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Candidates around the region wrap up another day of campaigning, with less than 36- hours to go before voters head to the polls.
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[anchor=Teresa]
[ss=News 7 at 11]

Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.

[24th-District]


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The polls will open at six A-M Tuesday, and the candidates were doing plenty of last minute campaigning today.
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[SUPER=03-Amherst Co.]


In the 24th district, Republican Ben Cline is hoping to become the state Delegate to fill Vance Wilkins seat for the next year.
He favors keeping taxes low, promoting job growth, and opposes abortion.
He spent part of the day campaigning in Amherst County.
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[IN Q=The race is winding]

((BEN CLINE/(R) CANDIDATE FOR HOUSE OF DELEGATES: THE RACE IS WINDING UP TO A CLIMAX AND I'M JUST EXCITING ABOUT THE RECEPTION WE'RE GETTING FROM OUR POSITIVE CAMPAIGN BASED ON THE ISSUES AND WE'RE JUST GOING TO KEEP EMPHASIZING THOSE ISSUES.))
[SUPER=01-Ben Cline/(R) Candidate for House of Delegates; ]
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[SUPER=03-Lexington]


Cline's opponent is Democrat Mimi Elrod.
She supports education, economic development, and abortion rights.
She spent part of her day working the phones at her campaign headquarters in Lexington.
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[SOT 9:46]
[IN Q=I'm very hopeful]

((MIMI ELROD: I'M VERY HOPEFUL. I AM A DEMOCRAT, THIS IS A REPUBLICAN AREA SO WE KNEW IT WAS GOING TO BE AN UPHILL BATTLE BUT I'VE HAD A LOT OF WONDERFUL HELP.))
[SUPER=01-Mimi Elrod/(D) Candidate for House of Delegates; ]
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Governor Warner will lend his help tomorrow at a campaign stop in Lexington.

[Rockbridge-Court]


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Voters in Rockbridge County and Lexington will have to choose whether to approve a new courthouse project.
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The current building in downtown Lexington is more than a hundred years old.
A referendum on Tuesday's ballot would allow Rockbridge County and the City of Lexington to spend up to 13-million in bonds to build a new courthouse and parking deck.
Supporters say the current facility is cramped and inadequate, and does not provide enough security for visitors and court personnel.
Opponent say the project costs too much and would destroy a part of history.
Even if the referendum doesn't pass, the circuit court judge could condemn the building, and force the localities to construct a new courthouse.
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[Patrick-School]


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Patrick County residents will be deciding another local issue-- the future of their schools.
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[SUPER=03-Stuart/February]


The school board wants to build a middle school, arguing the current elementary schools are overcrowded.
The project would cost nearly 14-million dollars.
But some residents are opposed to any tax increase to pay for the school.
They also fear kids would have to travel long distances to get to the middle school.
If passed, the facility would most likely open by the 2004 school year.
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[Voting-Rights]


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In most cases, convicted felons are prohibited from voting, but a recent change in policy is reinstating voting rights to certain non-violent offenders. Justin McLeod has the story of the first convicted felon to earn this right under new rules.
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[SUPER=01-Aubrey Wingfield; :11]
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[OUT Q=JM, News 7, Franklin County]

((((NAT SOUND OF PULLING MATERIALS OUT OF ENVELOPE))
In this envelope is years of hard work.
It is work that finally gives Aubrey Wingfield the right to vote.
[SOT 1:40]
[IN Q=It will be a good]

((AUBREY WINGFIELD: IT WILL BE A GOOD FEELING, SOMETHING THAT I'VE MISSED DOING A FEW YEARS.))
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[OUT Q=doing a few years]


Years that go back to the 1960's.
Aubrey was caught making his own whiskey.
He paid a fine and has had no problems since.
But because he is a convicted felon, he lost his right to vote for life.
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[IN Q=I can't dispute that]

((AUBREY WINGFIELD: I CAN'T DISPUTE THAT. THEY HAVE THEY'RE REASONS. IT'S A DETERRENT AND IT SERVES AS A DETERRENT.))

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[OUT Q=as a detterent]


The governor however does have the power to restore someone's voting rights.
So about five years ago, Aubrey filled out the 13 page application.
Finally three weeks ago, Governor Warner restored Aubrey's voting privileges.
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[IN Q=There are hundreds]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: THERE ARE HUNDREDS OF CASES LIKE THIS ONE ALL ACROSS VIRGINIA, CONVICTED FELONS WHO CANNOT VOTE. THAT'S PARTLY WHY GOVERNOR WARNER CHANGED THE POLICY IN SEPTEMBER, MAKING IT EASIER FOR SOMEONE TO GET THEIR VOTING RIGHTS BACK.))
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((QUICK NAT SOUND OF AUBREY TALKING))
Aubrey is so far the first and only person in the state to regain his rights under the new rules. [GRAPHIC]
The new procedures make it easier to have your civil rights restored if your felony was non-violent, was not related to distribution of drugs, or if it wasn't pertaining to election laws.
The rules are designed for people like Aubrey Wingfield.
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[IN Q=I like to have the right]

((AUBREY WINGFIELD: I LIKE TO HAVE THE RIGHT TO HAVE A SAY IN WHAT GOES ON IN MY COMMUNITY AND BE ABLE TO VOTE.))
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He says he will do just that at the polls on Tuesday.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Franklin County.))

[Elections]


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Americans who go to the polls on Tuesday will determine who controls Congress. It's a decision that could have an enormous impact on the direction the country takes over the next two years. Teri Okita reports-- both parties know there's a lot at stake.
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[SUPER=03-St. Paul, MN; :00 ]
[SUPER=03-Miami, FL; :30]
[SUPER=01-Terry McAuliffe/DNC Chairman; 1:04]
[SUPER=01-Karen Hughes/Adviser to President Bush; 1:15]
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[OUT Q=CBS News, Washington.]

(( THE BATTLE FOR CONTROL OF CONGRESS HAS RISEN TO PRESIDENTIAL HEIGHTS....WITH THE 'COMMANDER IN CHIEF' STUMPING IN 15 STATES FOR LAST MINUTE GOP VOTES..

PRESIDENT BUSH - "The best candidate for the future of Minnesota is the

next United States Senator, Norm Coleman."
COLEMAN IS LOCKED IN A KEY SENATE BATTLE WITH WALTER MONDALE, WHO'S RUNNING IN PLACE OF LATE SENATOR PAUL WELLSTONE.
THE MINNESOTA MATCHUP IS ONE OF SEVERAL RACES THAT COULD SHAPE THE

FUTURE OF CONGRESS.
LOCATOR: MIAMI, FL
(nat sot - former president clinton... "You ought to make him the next

governor of florida - come on up here bill...)
FORMER PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON IS HOPING TO TIP THE SCALES IN FAVOR OF THE DEMOCRATS....BY CAMPAIGNING ALONGSIDE CANDIDATES LIKE BILL MCBRIDE. HE'S TRYING TO BEAT OUT PRESIDENT BUSH'S BROTHER FOR THE FLORIDA GOVERNORSHIP.
SUCH HIGH-PROFILE CAMPAIGNING ... LEADING UP TO TUESDAY'S ELECTION ... ILLUSTRATES WHAT'S AT STAKE ... NOT JUST CONTROL OF THE HOUSE AND SENATE, BUT PRESIDENT BUSH'S FUTURE CONGRESSIONAL AGENDA.

PRESIDENT BUSH SOT 'get out there and vote'


DEMOCRATIC LEADERS ACCUSE THE PRESIDENT OF CARING MORE ABOUT CAMPAIGNING, THAN RUNNING THE COUNTRY.

SOT - TERRY MCAULIFFE/DNC CHAIRMAN

" I wish he'd put 1/10 of the time he has spent campaiging for his candidates around the country, focused on the economy and our country would be better off today for it."
BUT REPUBLICANS SAY THE PRESIDENT HAS A LOFTIER GOAL IN MIND.
KAREN HUGHES/ADVISER TO PRESIDENT BUSH "The president feels very strongly that there is something the American people can do to work with him, to help him get the economy moving, and that's to elect a house and a senate that will work with him to accomplish those things."
STANDUP: TERI OKITA/REPORTING When it comes to issues, neither side really has a bigger advantage. Democrats and independents who were polled say the economy is most important. Republicans believe it's fighting terrorism. Teri Okita, CBS News, Washington. ))

[Budget-Cops]


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Law enforcement agencies have dodged budget cuts so far, but some worry their time might come soon.
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[SUPER=03-Richmond/October 15th]


Two weeks ago, Governor Warner announced he's slashing 858-million dollars out of state government.
The Virginia State Police and sheriff's department escaped the cuts this round.
But at least one area sheriff fears cuts will come eventually and wonders what effect that will have on fighting crime.
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[SOT 39:26]
[IN Q=It's going to be disastrous]

((FRANK CASSELL/HENRY CO. SHERIFF: IT'S GOING TO BE DISASTROUS TO US BECAUSE THE COUNTY CAN'T PICK IT UP. THEY'RE MORE BROKE THAN THE STATE.))
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[SUPER=03-Henry Co./April]


In Henry County, any state cuts will most likely mean lay-offs.
Sheriff Cassell says he cannot cut personnel in the jail because of overcrowding so lay-offs will most likely have to come from road deputies.
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Still ahead on News 7 at 11, viewers respond to election issues, and peace activists...
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and fog causes a massive pile-up in Southern California. We'll have that story and more when the News continues.
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[Sports-preview]


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((Hey, everybody. Travis Wells here in the News 7 Sports Office. Coming up later, the Skins ground the Seahawks, while Vick is off but the Falcons still win the battle of the birds in Atlanta. Kevin is jonesing tonight for the Hokies. We'll tell you why, plus here's Johnny. Benson takes the checkers for the first time ever. All that and more in just a few.))

[South-Boston]


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Police have arrested a South Boston man on charges that he stole a car from a murder scene. 29-year old Dwayne Glass was arrested earlier today - charged with grand larceny.
Police say he stole a Chevy sedan from the scene where 88-year old Joseph Conley was killed early yesterday morning. Glass has NOT been charged with Conley's murder ... Police say THAT's still under investigation and charges are pending.


[Feedback]


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Our viewer mail this week centered on the state bond referendum, and one activist's peace mission to Iraq. Assignment editor Joe McKean has their comments in this week's Feedback.
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((Supporters of the bond issues Virginians will vote on this Tuesday say the education and parks projects the money will finance are necessary. And they say that current financial conditions make this a good time for the state to take on more debt.
A Troutville viewer (Gerald Tobey) disagrees, saying: "After reading and hearing the reports of the state budget shortfalls, the negative aspects of the reduction in the car tax, the layoffs of employees and the 15% cuts throughout offices in Virginia, how can we approve the borrowing of $900 million for higher education and $119 million for state park renovations? What does this say to the state employees that no longer have their jobs! What does it say to the taxpayers who now do not receive the services that they have come to expect! The improvements may be needed at our universities and in our state parks, but what about the fiscal responsibility to our taxpayers?"
Peace activist Nathan Musselman's plans to join a group traveling to Iraq brought a protest from a viewer who attended the news conference announcing the trip last week (Penny LaDeur): "He told the story of the Iraqi people and the devastating effect American sanctions and war had on the people. He said the purpose of his visits to Iraq was to connect with the people and support them. He is actually putting his life on the line going back to Iraq even in the face of possible attack by the US This is an uncommon gesture and yet you made no mention of that fact. Your report made it sound like a nice foreign visit like any other."
We appreciate hearing your views on our news coverage and issues in the news.
Send your letters to PO Box 7, Roanoke, 24022-0007...faxes to 343-7269...and email to news@wdbj7.com.
Joe McKean, News-7.))




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The future of a divisive battle at Ferrum College should come to light tomorrow.
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[SUPER=03-Franklin County]


The college has been considering moving the Blue Ridge Institute Farm museum to make way for a grocery store.
Last May, the college's board delayed the vote to allow the new school's president to give her opinion.
Last week, Dr. Jennifer Braaten told News 7 she supports keeping the museum where it is.
The board is meeting this weekend in Charlottesville and is expected to vote on the proposal.
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[WRITER=rle]
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Still ahead on News 7 at 11, a major earthquake rocks Alaska...
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and a little later-- these kittens in Seattle were considered trash a few months ago, but now they're a bundle of joy. We'll have that and more coming up.
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[VA-Profile]


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The Hotel Roanoke has seen changes in its many years, and to one man it was living history.
Rachel Cannon brings us his story in this week's Virginia Profile.
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[SUPER=01-Melvin Bryant/Retired Engineer; :23]
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[OUT Q=RC, News 7, Roanoke.]

((3:54:12 (Melvin talking) It's easy to go back in time talking to Melvin Bryant. Just having celebrated his 91st birthday this week, he has plenty to say about the Star City and the Hotel Roanoke. The place he worked for almost 40-years.
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[SOT 3:32:55]
[IN Q=i had]

((MELVIN BRYANT/RETIRED ENGINEER; I HAD THE MAINTENANCE OF THE ENTIRE HOTEL HANDLING CONVENTIONS THAT CAME IN A LOT OF SIDE WORK THAT WENT ON IT WAS GOOD TO BOOK THEM BUT YOU HAD A LOT OF REQUESTS THAT THEY WANTED TO HAVE. ))
[OUT Q=HAVE]

Hotel Roanoke was and still is the place for conventions. Bryant says in his time they had everything from hospitals officials, to cattle to cars in their ballroom. As might be expected, there was a crisis every now and then. Bryant recalls only a couple weeks notice to host a huge group of schools.
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[SOT 3:39:48]
[IN Q=we]

((WE CHANGED THE SET UP IN THE BALLROOM ABOUT EVERY HOUR YOU KNOW ALL THE SCHOOLS WOULD COME IN TO PERFORM AND EACH HAD A DIFFERENT DESIGN SO BUT WE WOULD TAKE CARE OF IT AND MAKE THEM HAPPY.))
[OUT Q=HAPPY]

Happiness for Bryant is sifting through his pictures and clippings date back to the 1930s. He rattles off dates and names - - stories and anecdotes, even though he retired back in 19-76. And while plenty of famous faces came through these doors, it's the friends he made that make the most lasting impression.
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[SOT 3:43:35]
[IN Q=really ]

((REALLY THAT'S THE THING I MISS MORE ABOUT MY HOTEL WORK THAN ANYTHING ELSE IS ALL THE MANY FRIENDS THAT I ME WHILE I WAS THERE.))
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Bryant is very proud of the Hotel and his participation in a piece of Roanoke's history. But these days it's the future of his family that brings him the most joy. Rachel Cannon, News 7, Roanoke.))


[Pile-Up]


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Nearly 2-hundred cars and semi-trucks were involved in a massive pile- up in California this morning.
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[VO-NAT 16:22:05]
[SUPER=03-Long Beach, CA]

The accident occured on Interstate 7-10 in Long Beach California, about 25-miles south of Los Angeles. Police say about 41 people were injured in the wreck that was apearantly caused by fog. Nine of those were critically injured-- and many had to be cut from their vehicles. One man who escaped injury says all he could see on the horizon were cars piled in all directions but you could hear all the crashing and banging.
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[AK-Earthquake]


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An earthquake of substantial magnitude struck about ninety miles south of Fairbanks, Alaska this afternoon.
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[SUPER=03-Anchorage, AK]

The U-S Geological Survey says the quake measured seven-point-nine, but officials in Alaska put the quake a little lower. The earthquake was strong enough to be felt two-hundred and seventy miles south in Anchorage, but there have been no reports of major damage.
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[Ski-Resorts]


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It will soon be time to hit the ski slopes. Recent rain and cold temperatures have led some ski resort operators in Virginia and West Virginia to plan opening the slopes in the next few weeks.
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[vo-nat ]
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In West Virginia, Snowshoe Mountain already has three inches of natural snow on the ground and was running its snow-making machines last week. At Massanutten near Harrisonburg, the season will start over the Thanksgiving weekend. Wintergreen Resort in Nelson County has not yet set an opening date.
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[S-Skins]


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The Washington Redskins won for the second straight week and got back to the .500 mark after beating up on the Seattle Seahawks.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Seattle, WA/Fox Sports; :00]


The Skins were without Stephen Davis who didn't even make the trip out west.
Shane Matthews picked up the slack though. This touchdown pass to rookie Darnarian McCants gave the Skins a 7-nothing cushion.
Rod Gardner then took this swing pass to the house from 19 yards out and it was 14 to 3 Washington. Matthews was a modest 10 of 27 for 114 yards.
[SUPER=30-Washington/14/Seattle/3/;]

The Skins defense kept the Hawks out of the endzone and Washington adds another to the win column 14 to 3 over Seattle.

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[S-Falcons]


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Michael Vick wasn't spectacular today against the Ravens. He threw for just 136 yards and had his first interception of the season. But Vick was good enough to lead the Falcons to their fourth straight win.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/Ravens vs. Falcons; :00]


Vick and the Falcons were driving late in the first quarter, but the southpaw was picked off by Bernardo Harris as he tried to go over the middle.
Vick got some help from the defense when the Ravens Jeff Blake lost the handle on the pigskin and former Virginia standout, Patrick Kerney scooped it up and ran it in for the touchdown. Atlanta led it 17 to 10 at halftime.
Vick then turned in the play of the day. Eluding the rush with the spin o rama. He fired a dart off his
[SUPER=30-Baltimore/17/Atlanta/20/;]

back foot to Brian Finneran at the one. That led to a T-J Duckett touchdown run and the Falcons beat the Ravens 20 to 17, although it wasn't pretty.
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[S-Bills]


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In Buffalo, Drew Bledsoe had a forgettable day against his former team, the New England Patriots.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Orchard Park, NY/Patriots vs. Bills; :00]


Bledsoe was sacked four times by the Pats this afternoon, and was intercepted once. Although he did throw for 300 yards, his former backup, Tom Brady got the better of the matchup. Brady threw for 310 yards and
[SUPER=30-New England/38/Buffalo/7/;]

four TD's, including two to Antowain Smith and one to Kevin Faulk. New England ripped the Bills by a final of 38 to 7 jumping right back into the AFC East race.
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[S-Hokies]


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The Virginia Tech Hokies fell to 7th in the Coaches poll and 8th in the A-P poll following last night's loss to the Pitt Panthers, and the bad news doesn't stop there.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]


Tailback Kevin Jones is listed as doubtful for this week's game at Syracuse with a pulled hamstring. Jones is scheduled for an MRI on Monday.
With or without Jones, Frank Beamer knows that his team simply has to improve.
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And the Syracuse game has been set for 3-30 and will be televised by ESPN.
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Virginia will also play at 3-30 this weekend at Penn State. That game will be televised by ABC.

[S-Race]


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Johnny Benson had finished 2nd three times in his Winston Cup career. Today at Rockingham, Benson shed the bridesmaid label, winning his first career race in the Pop Secret 400 at Rockingham.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rockingham, NC/TNT; :00]


To the Rock we go, where Bobby Hamilton and Michael Waltrip got together just 25 laps in for the day's first caution. Mike Wallace was caught up in the aftermath and finished 43rd.
Then late in the race, Ward Burton and Brett Bodine tangled and Burton got the worst of it, mashing the back end of the Cat machine. He wound up 40th.
Johnny Benson got past Mark Martin with 29 laps to go and Benson held off Martin and Kurt Busch to claim his first ever victory after 226 career starts.
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Stewart is still the points leader but the lead is down to 87 points over Mark Martin, who's car by the way, failed the post race inspection because of an illegal spring. A fine could be on the way Monday.

[S-Golf]


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We finish up on the links where Vijay Singh captured the Tour Championship this afternoon just outside Atlanta.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/ABC Sports; :00]


Tiger Woods was never a factor after a double bogey on the opening hole. He struggled to a final round of even par 70.
Singh was dialed in all day though. He fired a final round of 3-under 67 thanks to three straight birdies. Singh took home 900 thousand dollars for winning the season's final event.
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[Kittens-Rescued]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=net]
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They were tossed away like trash-- but tonight they're thriving.
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[VO-NAT 19:14:38 - -:18]
[SUPER=03-Seattle, WA]

A couple of months ago six young kittens were rescued from a recycling bin in Seattle, Washington. Abby, Buffy, Emma, Jake, Samson and Mickey were just ten days old when they were dumped in the bin. Thanks to some dedicated foster parents... all six fur balls are now healthy, happy and ready for a new home.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=This group]
[SUPER=01-Christine Titus/Seattle Animal Shelter; ]

((THIS GROUP WHEN THEY CAME IN.. THEY WERE SO YOUNG THAT THE HAD TO BE BOTTLE-FED EVERY TWO HOURS THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT... AND THAT WAS ABOUT TEN WEEKS AGO, AND AS YOU CAN SEE, THEY'RE DOING REALLY WELL NOW!))
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[OUT Q=well now. (laughing)]
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[VO-NAT - :05+]

The Seattle Animal Shelter is currently looking for good homes for the kittens. (------------)