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Coming up on News 7-
Hokie Tickets that were a hoax... Police catch up with one person they say was selling fake tech tickets.
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The man known as the Cowardly Dr. Smith..... passes away.
Plus this was not supposed to happen. We'll have the story behind this fiery fall.
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[Anchor=Jean]


Plus an election preview..
News 7 at Eleven is next.

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It could be a big success in the war against terrorism. A missile fired by the C-I-A kills one of Al-Qaida's top leaders and some of its members.
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[Al-Qaida]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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U-S officials say the Al-Qaida members were traveling in a car earlier today, when an- unmanned C-I-A drone fired a missile at the car and blew it up.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Marib, Yemen]

This was all that was left at the site in Yemen today - after the blast.
The car was carrying Abu-Ali and five of his men. Abu has been wanted by Pentagon officials for quite a while now. They say he played a major role in the bombing of the U-S-S Cole that killed 17 Americans.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=He's been an individual...]

((DONALD RUMSFELD/SECRETARY OF DEFENSE : HE'S BEEN AN INDIVIDUAL THAT HAS BEEN SOUGHT AFTER AS AN AL-QAIDA MEMBER AS WELL AS A SUSPECTED TERRORIST CONNECTED TO THE USS COLE, SO IT WOULD BE A VERY GOOD THING IF HE WERE OUT OF BUSINESS.))
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[OUT Q=out of business.]
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[VO-NAT]

The C-I-A has been operating its predator drone over Yemen for months now, and the Pentagon also has U-S- commandos nearby waiting for a chance to kill or capture other Al-Queda operatives known to be hiding there.
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[VA-Terrorism]


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Emergency communications at Virginia's colleges and universities need improvement.
That's the latest recommendation from the state's anti-terrorism task force.
The "Secure Virginia Panel" said it's critical for university emergency response teams to be able to communicate with students and faculty.
The panel also recommended that colleges have emergency shelter plans in place, as well as backup power and water supplies.
Governor Warner approved the recommendations today and says he'll ask for federal funding to make them happen.



[VA-Guard]


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Today marked the start of one year on active duty for hundreds of Virginia Army National Guardsmen from this area.
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[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Members of the 116th Infantry are being called up as part of "Operation Enduring Freedom", America's ongoing war on terrorism.
120 soldiers from the Lynchburg headquarters said goodbye to their friends and family this morning as they prepared to head out.
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[SOT 10:49:34]
[IN Q=They're ready to]

((MAJ. GENERAL CLAUDE WILLIAMS/VA NATIONAL GUARD: THEY'RE READY TO GO DO THE MISSION, AND WE KNOW THAT, WE HAVE FULL CONFIDENCE IN THAT, AND THAT'S WHAT MAKES IT NICE THAT WE HAVE TRAINED SOLDIERS READY TO GO OUT AND DO THE NATION'S WORK AT ANY CALLING AND THAT'S WHAT THE CITIZEN-SOLDIER'S ALL ABOUT.))
[SUPER=01-Maj. Gen. Claude Williams/VA National Guard]
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[VO-NAT]


The Guard will spend a month at Fort Bragg in North Carolina for pre-mobilization training before they're deployed overseas.
Their call-up is expected to last at least one year.
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[Cline-Elrod]


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The candidates say it's been more of a sprint than a marathon. Tomorrow, voters in the 24th District will decide who replaces Vance Wilkins in the House of Delegates.
Today, Democrat Mimi Elrod and Republican Ben Cline hit the home stretch with some high- ranking allies.
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Elrod rallied supporters in Lexington with the help of Governor Mark Warner.
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[IN Q=I was successful in this district]

((GOV. MARK WARNER: I WAS SUCCESSFUL IN THIS DISTRICT A YEAR AGO AND SHE'S RUN THE SAME TYPE OF CAMPAIGN, REACHES OUT TO VOTERS ACROSS PARTISAN LINES AND STRESSES THOSE ISSUES THAT ARE IMPORTANT TO A RURAL COMMUNITY.))
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[OUT Q=important to a rural community.]
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Cline brought his campaign, and 6th District Congressman Bob Goodlatte, to the Bontex plant in Buena Vista.
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[IN Q=I hope they would]

((REP. BOB GOODLATTE: I HOPE THEY WOULD TAKE INTO ACCOUNT THAT HE IS THE ONLY CONSERVATIVE CANDIDATE IN THE RACE WHO REFLECTS THEIR VALUES, OF LOWER TAXES, STRONG FAMILIES AND LIMITED GOVERNMENT. AND HE IS THE CANDIDATE WHO CAN HIT THE GROUND RUNNING, NO TRAINING REQUIRED AT THE TAXPAYERS EXPENSE.))
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[OUT Q=the taxpayers expense.]
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Both candidates say they'll be out early, voting as soon as the polls open, and working precincts for much of the day.

[Promo-Election]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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News 7 will provide complete election coverage tomorrow night.
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[Election Tomorrow FS #1301]

We'll bring you live updates and the latest returns throughout the evening. Our coverage begins when the polls close at 7.
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[Web Page FS #1300]

And you will find up-to-the-minute results on all contested races throughout the evening on our web page at WDBJ7-dot-com.
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[TN-Lottery]


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Tennessee players buy about ten million dollars of Virginia lottery tickets every year.
But that could change tomorrow, when residents in the Volunteer State decide on a state lottery.
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Churches are among the leading opponents... organizers on that side of the issue say the lottery breeds poverty.

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((JAMES PORCH/TN BAPTIST CONVENTION; SOME WILL SAY ON ONE HAND THAT IT'S JUST A GAME. BUT IT'S MUCH MORE. THIS IS A DECISION THAT WILL NOT BE REVERSED. ))
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Those in favor of the lottery believe the money will help education and the state shouldn't turn its back on it.

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((STEVE COHEN/TN STATE SENATOR; I WANT TO SEE KIDS GO TO COLLEGE AND COME OUT DEBT FREE AND I WANT TO SEE THE STATE PROSPER AND HAVE SOME PRE-KINDERGARTEN.))
[SUPER=01-Steve Cohen/TN State Senator; :02 QUICK!!!]
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[OUT Q=some pre-kindergarten.]
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Supporters say the lottery could generate 900-million dollars.

[National-Election]


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A handful of tight races tomorrow will determine who controls Congress- Today political powerhouses are rallying to get out the vote.
Teri Okita has a look at some of the key races-
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[SUPER=01-Walter Mondale/(D) Senate Candidate; 1:07]
[SUPER=01-Norm Coleman/(R) Senate Candidate; 1:14]
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((MAKING A FINAL CAMPAIGN BLITZ IN FOUR STATES WITH CLOSE RACES, PRESIDENT BUSH RALLIED VOTERS TO GET TO THE POLLS TUESDAY FOR THE ALL-IMPORTANT MID-TERM ELECTIONS. Bush: CONTROL OF BOTH THE HOUSE AND SENATE IS AT STAKE WITH THE PRESIDENTS LEGISLATIVE AGENDA HANGING IN THE BALANCE. ALL 435-HOUSE SEATS ARE OPEN, BUT REPUBLICANS ARE SLIGHTLY FAVORED TO RETAIN CONTROL THERE. IT'S THE SENATE THAT'S STILL UP FOR GRABS. OF 34-SENATE SEATS, REPUBLICANS WOULD HAVE TO WIN 21 TO TAKE CONTROL. THESE 10-STATES HAVE SENATE RACES TOO CLOSE TO CA
LL: NEW HAMPSHIRE, MINNESOTA, MISSOURI, ARKANSAS, COLORADO, NORTH CAROLINA,

SOUTH DAKOTA, LOUISIANA, GEORGIA, AND TEXAS. Mondale: "No, I'm asking the questions now!
IN THE UNPRECEDENTED AND CLOSELY-WATCHED MINNESOTA CAMPAIGN, REPUBLICAN NORM COLEMAN SQUARED OFF AGAINST FORMER VICE-PR

ESIDENT, WALTER MONDALE WHO STEPPED IN TO RUN AFTER SENATOR PAUL WELLSTONE WAS KILLED. AND THE KID GLOVES WERE OFF DURING THIS DEBATE.
Walter Mondale/D-Minnesota Senate Candidate: You have a campaign here that is a poster child for what is wrong in polit

ics. you've taken not thousands, but millions of dollars from the special interests, from the enrons, from the world.com's.
Norm Coleman/R-Minnesota Senate Candidate:

Mr. vice president let me say very, very, very respectfully, when we talk about special interests and corporate america, that's been your world. that's the world in which you've lived. Teri Okita/Reporting: The party in power in the White House traditionally LOSES seats in the mid-term elections. Democrats hope history and voter unease about the economy will work to their advantage. But President Bush seems upbeat that the GOP will buck historic trends. Teri Okita, CBS News, Washington.))

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A group of Radford High school students is among the elite. This May, they'll be performing and working with some of the best musicians in the world. Teresa Hamilton has more on the group's trip to Carnegie Hall.
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(( The 35 or so students who make up Radford High school's "Concert Choir" are practicing for their upcoming Christmas concert. But in a matter of months-- these high school students will be performing before an even larger audience.
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((BEANO WESTON/RADFORD HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR: WHEN SHE FIRST TOLD US WERE ALL LIKE THIS IS AMAZING, I MEAN THIS IS HUGE, HUGE DEAL TO US.)) [RUNS07]
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Next spring-- these dedicated and talented students will realize a musicians dream having been selected to perform at Carnegie Hall in New York City. [nat sound? ]
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((LAUREN FINMAN/RADFORD HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR: THIS IS GOING TO BE A MOMENT, I'LL REMEMBER FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE, I CAN'T WAIT TO GO, I'M JUST SO EXCITED. )) [RUNS05]
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((AUTUMN EAST/RADFORD HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR: I'M ECSTATIC, I MEAN CARNEGIE HALL IS A SINGER'S DREAM AND THIS IS A ONCE IN A LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY FOR ME, I'M NEVER GOING TO GET TO DO IT AGAIN, SO IT'S AMAZING.)) [RUNS11]
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The trip is also expensive-- at 12- hundred dollars per student. But the choir is doing what it can with various fundraisers. Parents will also be chipping in-- but more money is needed.
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((LOIS CASTONGUAY/CHOIR INSTRUCTOR: WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR IS ANY KIND OF PERSONAL OR CORPORATE SCHOLARSHIP MONEY FOR STUDENTS WHO CAN'T AFFORD TO PAY FOR THE TRIP, WE WON'T DENY ANY STUDENT WHO WANTS TO GO, WE'LL FIND A WAY FOR THAT TO HAPPEN.)) [RUNS14]
[OUT Q= THAT TO HAPPEN.]

Castonguay has been singing her student's praises for years-- her hope now is that the community will do the same. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Radford. ))
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Still ahead on News 7, the curtains up at an historic theater... now neighborhood businesses hope to cash in.
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Plus a fun ride turns into a fiery crash... The latest on the crew when we return.
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[Sports-Preview]


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((Hey, folks, Mike Stevens back in the News 7 Sports office - as NASCAR lowers the boom on Mark Martin. Kevin Jones' MRI exam is moved to tomorrow morning. Steve Mason checks in with the Cavs - who know it's gut check time.

And a former Avalanche hurler wins NL rookie of the year honors tonight on the Big 7.))[Harris]


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He was best known for his role as Dr. Smith in the TV-Series Lost In Space.
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Actor Jonathon Harris has died.
HE portrayed the Cowardly Dr. Smith in the 1960's sci-fi series.
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((JONATHAN HARRIS/ACTOR/FILE TAPE; YEOWW!!!! IF ANYONE HAD EVER SAID THAT WOULD BECOME A CLASSIC CULT WORLDWIDE I WOULD'VE SAID OH FINE, REALLY THAT'S VERY NICE AND THAT I IN MY DOTAGE WOULD BECOME A CULT FIGURE I'D SAY OH C'MON GET REAL GET A LIFE.))
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In Recent years Harris provided voices for the films- A Bug's Life- and Toy Story 2.
Harris had a heart problem.
He was 87-years old.
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[Tech-Tickets]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=myr]
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A major loss Saturday for the Virginia Tech Hokies, but, a big win for police.
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Police arrested 39-year-old Alonzo Thornton of Maryland at the game, on three charges of obtaining money by false pretenses.
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/September;]


Witnesses identified Thornton as the man who sold them fake tickets during the September Marshall game... where officials recovered about 30-counterfeit tickets.
But, police say this is not the end to the investigation.
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((DEBRA DUNCAN/VT POLICE CHIEF: I THINK WE HAVE ONE OF THEM. I DON'T THINK THAT HE WAS OPERATING ALONE. I DON'T THINK HE'S THE ONLY PERSON, BUT, HE'S CERTAINLY ONE OF THE MAJOR PLAYERS. 10:59))
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[VO-NAT]


Police say Thornton did not have any fake tickets when they arrested him, but, he was carrying several hundred dollars.
They say he is also being charged at the University of Maryland for selling fake tickets there.
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[Grandin-Road]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=rca]
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Business owners on Grandin Road say the newly renovated Grandin Theatre is helping sales.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Daily Grind owner Luella Banks says she had to cut store hours when the theatre was dark. Now they stay open late because of movie goers. Local leaders say the theatre re-energizes the area because it's a destination.
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((TOM HANES/GREATER RALEIGH COURT CIVIC LEAGUE; THE GRANDIN THEATER WAS THE FOCAL POINT FOR THAT WHOLE AREA SO THE FACT THAT IT'S RE-OPENED WITH GRASSROOTS SUPPORT FROM THE COMMUNITY IS VITALLY IMPORTANT IN THE HEALTH OF THAT ENTIRE DISTRICT.))
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[OUT Q=THAT ENTIRE DISTRICT.]
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The next challenge for Grandin Road is to fill several empty store fronts. Leaders say the theatre and the area's historic designation will help make that possible.
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[Volcano-Ash]


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It's tough to see in Quito Ecuador-
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It's not rain.. nor snow that's causing trouble... this is volcanic ash.
Health officials are warning the city's nearly one and a half million people to stay indoors.
Some people are using masks ..
others are carrying umbrellas-
People are out with brooms to sweep the ash away.
So far no reports of fatalities from this volcano.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Finishing a marathon is tough enough... try doing it with a 130 pound dive suit.
Meet a man who's doing it right now when News 7 returns.
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[Commercial]

[CMA-Awards]


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[***anchor tag***]
The countdown is on to Wednesday's Country Music Association Awards.
Right now it seems newcomers and big stars have one thing in common... they're all nervous.
Jennifer Miller is in Nashville with a behind the scenes preview.
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[SUPER=01-Kix Brooks/Nominee; :13]
[SUPER=01-Ronnie Dunn/Nominee; :19 QUICK!!!]
[SUPER=01-Alison Krauss/Nominee; :29]
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((With only a few rehearsals left, showtime for the cast and crew of the Country Music Association Awards is fast approaching. And there are still a few kinks, like coordinating more than two dozen sets with twelve different cameras. Kix Brooks/Brooks and Dunn, Nominee TV is nervous because you never know what's on the other side of the camera. Ronnie Dunn/Nominee: Then you worry about the camera angles too and you know you want to look pretty. Brooks and Dunn aren't the only ones a little worried. Allison Krauss....who's up for three awards... still doesn't have an outfit and her stylist is out of town. Alison Krauss/Nominee I have a friend who says if you go into your closet by yourself you look homeless and drunk. New singer Joe Nichols just gets to sing one short song...but boy is he nervous...It's his first ever CMA show. Joe Nichols, Performer Looking out in the crowd and seeing super star,Allan Jackson and all these big names...ooooooh. Bridge And the house will be packed with country music's finest performers. Rising country star Rebecca Lynn Howard will be on stage...just inches from her star studded audience. ebecca Lynn Howard/Performer I'm just praying they don't stand me beside someone like Reba or Shania. I will freak out if they do that. It seems that everyone has a major attack of nerves ... from future stars...to super stars. All hoping their star will shine perfectly at the main event. With forty million expected to tune in...it's music's evening.... of country heaven.))
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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You can catch the CMA's right here on your hometown station- Wednesday night.

[Balloon]


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A fun ride in a hot-air balloon turned into a fiery mess that almost killed some crew members in Japan this morning.


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[VO-NAT Conus 4:02:37/ 25 sec + pad]
[SUPER=03-Saga, Japan]

Take a look at this.... The basket portion of the balloon exploded into flames mid- air. Now, the crew WAS able to get out in time and only suffered minor burns and bruises. They said they were trying to reduce the balloon's altitude when they lost control. Four gas- burners fell to the ground, but no one was hit and the balloon ended up landing in a nearby rice field. The crew was in the air to compete in an international balloon festival.
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[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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The New BCS drops Tech to 10th. Steve Mason checks in from UVa with the Penn State bound Cavs. And a former Avalanche star is the rookie of the year. But first in tonight's Extra Point -
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-This Season; :00]

Mark Martin was docked 25 points tonight for cheating at Rockingham. NASCAR says he used an illegal front spring. It means Martin is now 112 points behind Tony Stewart in the points race with two races to go. Martin lost the title due to a similar fine in 1990. That year he lost the Cup to Dale Earnhardt.
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[S-Rookie]


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A former member of the Salem Avalanche is this year's National league rookie of the year.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-MLB; :00]

Jason Jennings, who finished this year with the Colorado Avalanche with a 16-and-8 marks gets the honor of the baseball writers of America. Those 16 wins were the most by any NL rookie since 1980. He played with Avalanche in 2000 when he went 7-and-10 in 22 starts with the Avalanche. He won 7 straight games for Colorado from April to June.
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[ANCHOR=MIKE]
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Toronto's Eric Hinske wins the American League honor.

[S-BCS]


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The New Bowl Championship Series standings are out and Oklahoma is riding high in the number one spot, yet another team is keeping Miami out of second.
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The win over Rutgers and falling from first to second in the AP poll did not to help the Canes Oklahoma's lead is more than a three and a half point lead over Ohio State and nearly four points over Miami. The Hokies fell all the way to 10th spot, while Notre Dame dropped to the 7 spot.
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[S-WDBJ]


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[GO TO PINNACLE 12997] Speaking of Notre Dame - you can watch the Irish try to bounce back here on WDBJ-7 this Saturday and Notre Dame battles Navy.
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[GO TO PINNACLE 12998] Right after that one - Miami takes on Tennessee in what should be an extremely interesting game. Both of them right here on WDBJ-7.
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[S-Injury]


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The Hokies will be ailing when they head into the Carrier Dome this Saturday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Last Saturday; :00]

Tech trainer Mike Goforth told us this afternoon that Kevin Jones looks much better today, but that he is still doubtful for Saturday's game. His MRI exam is set for tomorrow morning at seven. Vegas Robinson is still doubtful for the Orangemen. He will miss his third game on Saturday. And Justin Hamilton, the redshirt freshman receiver also is out with a lateral ankle sprain.
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[S-UVA]


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Thanksgiving is three weeks away, but the meat of UVa's schedule is about to be served up. The 6-and-3 Cavs are coming off a bye week - with 19th ranked Penn State on deck. Steve Mason has more from a UVa team that says it's ready for the stretch run.
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[SUPER=01-Rich Bedesem/UVa Linebacker; :24]
[SUPER=01-Wali Lundy/425 Yards Rushing This Year; :36]
[SUPER=01-Darryl Blackstock/UVa's Third Leading Tackler; :42]
[SUPER=01-Al Groh/UVa Head Coach; :56]
[SUPER=01-Jerton Evan/UVa Senior Safety; 1:12]
[SUPER=01-Matt Schaub/20 Touchdown Passes; 1:36]
[RUNS=1:59]
[OUT Q=....NEWS 7 SPORTS."]
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The UVa-Penn State game kickoff at 3:30 Saturday.

[S-Narrows]


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In girls' hoops last night - Narrows was focused on clinching at least a tie for the Mountain Empire district title - but rival Fort Chiswell stood in the way.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Narrows/Ft. Chiswell vs. Narrows; :00]

The Green Wave came into last night's game with a perfect 10-and-0 district mark. Narrow's Erica Lindsey, the team's top scorer, will block the shot at one end and then hustle down to finish the job at the other. She had 19 points this evening. Ft. Chiswell answers with Becca Cox. She knocks down two of her 12 point on this shot for the Pioneers. Green Wave guard Heather Farrell would later extend the Narrows' lead with this jumper from the right side. She also would met 19 points. Ft. Chiswell stays close as Tonya Arnold - makes the fake and hits the jumper. But Narrows' Britta Stables would seal the deal
[SUPER=33-Ft. Chiswell/36/Narrows/66;]

as Narrows beats Ft. Chsiwell 66-to-36 on senior night.
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[S-Forest]


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Jefferson Forest high school has a new boy's basketball coach this morning. Donnie Norman, who was an assistant last year, takes over the top job with the Cavaliers. He teaches at Forest Middle school and has more than a dozen years of coaching experience.

[Marathon]


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The New York Marathon is grueling for just about any athlete- but try covering 26 miles in a 130 pound dive suit.


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[VO-NAT 12]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]


That's exactly what one man is doing for charity.
While the marathon is over for most runners- Lloyd Scott from London still has a long way to go- 21 miles left at the time of this interview.
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[SOT 57]

((HE'S A GREAT GUY... I JUST HAVE ONE QUESTION. HOW DOES HE RELIEVE HIMSELF?)) ((LLOYD SCOTT: EVERYONE ASKS THAT QUESTION I HAVE A STRATEGICALLY CUT SLIT IN THE SUIT.))
[SUPER=01-Lloyd Scott/Marathon Runner;]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=in the suit.]
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[VO-NAT 04.5]


The helmet weighs 40 pounds, the boots- 25 a piece-
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[SOT 1:27]
[IN Q=]

((REPORTER: LLOYD WHY? LLOYD SCOTT: I JUST THOUGHT IT WOULD BE THE MOST RIDICULOUS THING TO COMPLETE A MARATHON IN.))
[RUNS=06]
[OUT Q=a marathan in.]
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[Vo-nat 13 plus pad]
But it is for a good cause.
As a former firefighter who's survived Leukemia, the marathon's given him the chance to raise money for CLIC- cancer and leukemia in Childhood- and also for families of firefighters who died on 9-11. (------------)