[1-Polls]

[ANCHOR=Kim]

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[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=02-51 TC 3:30]
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Today's the day Virginians head to the polls.
Voters in our area will elect a U-S Senator, three Congressmen and a replacement for Vance Wilkins in the House of Delegates.
They'll also decide whether the state will borrow money to finance parks and college building projects.
[DOUBLE BOXES 1304 ESSC =Kim / Marya Microwave;]


Marya Jones is out at Northside High School, where poll workers are getting ready to open for business.
Kimberly, the polls open at 6 this morning and workers here are setting up for a before-work rush.
[LIVE=Marya /FULL]
[SUPER=419-Marya Jones/mjones*wdbj7.com]
[SUPER=405-Roanoke Co.-Northside Precinct;]



Because this is an off-year election, a statewide turnout of about 25 to 30 percent is expected.
Here at the Northside precinct, the norm is around 50 percent.
Even though there aren't many heated races, voters will have plenty to decide. ((ROLLCUE:... plenty to decide.))
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[OUT Q=attorney general in 2001]


(( Republican Senator John Warner faces NO challenge from Democrats in his bid for a fifth term.
His only opponents are Independent candidate Nancy Spannaus and Liberterian Jacob Hornberger.
In the 5th Congressional District, Republican Virgil Goode is seeking a fourth term. He's challenged by Democrat Meredith Richards, a Charlottesville City Council member.
In the 6th District, Republican Congressman Bob Goodlatte is seeking his sixth term un-opposed. But Roanoke activist Martin Jeffrey is mounting a write-in campaign.
And in the 9th, Democrat Rick Boucher is going for his 11th term...
He's challenged by Jay Katzen, a Republican who lost his bid for attorney general in 2001.))
[LIVE=Marya /FULL]
[SUPER=405-Roanoke Co.-Northside Precinct;]


Voters also have to consider a one-billion dollar bond referendum that would borrow money to pay for college construction projects and parks.
[DOUBLE BOXES 1304 ESSC=Kim /Marya Microwave;]


We'll be back when the polls open at 6 with a look at that. Kimberly?


[11Cline-Elrod]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=02-44 TC43:01]
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Today, voters in the 24th District will decide who replaces Vance Wilkins in the House of Delegates.
Democrat Mimi Elrod and Republican Ben Cline were joined by some high- ranking allies in the final hours of campaigning yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington;]


Elrod rallied supporters in Lexington with the help of Governor Mark Warner.
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[SOT]
[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.))
[SUPER=@markwarner; ]
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[OUT Q=important to a rural community.]
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[SUPER=03-Buena Vista;]


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.))
[SUPER=@Goodlatte;]
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[OUT Q=the taxpayers expense.]
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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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.

[National-Election]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2002]


Nationally, American voters will decide which party controls the U-S Senate.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]


Holding the Presidency and slightly favored to retain control of the House, Republicans are hoping to dominate the Senate.
Of the 34 Senate seats up for grabs, the G-O-P would have to win 21 to take control.
Yesterday, Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura appointed an Independent to complete the last two months of Paul Wells

tone's term.
Meanwhile, the candidates for his seat, Walter Mondale and Norm Coleman debated for the first and only time.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=YOu have a campaign]
((WALTER MONDALE/D- MINNESOTA SENATE CANDIDATE: YOU HAVE A CAMPAIGN HERE THAT IS A POSTER CHILD FOR WHAT IS WRONG

IN POLITICS. YOU'VE TAKEN NOT THOUSANDS, BUT MILLIONS OF DOLLARS FROM THE SPECIAL INTERESTS, FROM THE ENRONS, FROM THE WORLD.COM'S. ))
((NORM COLMAM/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. ))
[SUPER=01-Walter Mondale/(D) Minnesota Senate Candidate; ]
[SUPER=01-Norm Coleman/(R) Minnesota Senate Candidate;]
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[OUT Q=your world.]
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[VO-NAT]
While Minnesota's race is tight, Senate match-ups in at least nine other states are also too close to call.
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[11Election-Monitor]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=02-34]
[GRAPHIC=election 2002]


If there are any problems during the election of federal officials today-- a Roanoke woman will be on hand to investigate them.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Assistant U-S Attorney Sharon Burnham was recently appointed District Election Officer for Western Virginia. She says it's important for citizens to feel their voting rights are secure. Burnham says she'll stay in close contact with F-B-I officials who'll be on hand to help investigate possible election fraud.
But, most importantly Burnham says she encourages people to get out and vote.
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[11Promo-Election]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
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News 7 will provide complete election coverage tonight.
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[Election Today FS #1302]

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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[11VA-Guard]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=02-46 TC14:30]
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In other news this morning, hundreds of Virginia Army National Guardsmen from this area are now on active duty.


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[VO-NAT]
[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 yesterday 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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[OUT Q=soldier's all about.]
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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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[Marketwatch]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]


In business news, Wall Street has extended its momentum into a new week.
Jean Lee has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
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[SUPER=01-Jean Lee/Reporting; :00]
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[OUT Q=I'm Jean Lee, CBS Marketwatch in NY.]

((The markets were off and running from the get-go, and although

(gr)

there was a bit of profit-taking near the end of the day, the Dow managed to close up the better part of 1-percent...

(gr)

while the Nasdaq charged up 2.6-percent.

(gr)

The market celebrated Microsoft's news from Friday. That's when a judge mostly approved a proposed settlement, of the federal antitrust case against the software giant.

(oc)

Investors are also anticipating an interest rate cut later this week. Poor economic numbers over the last few weeks, has convinced the market, that the Federal Reserve will slice the overnight rate, by 25-basis points when it meets on Wednesday.

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One of the best performers on the Dow was Disney, which gained 5.7 percent, ahead of its quarterly results on Thursday. Investors bought into the stock after a favorable mention in this week's edition of Barron's.

(gr)

General Motors finished with a slight loss, even though Banc of America lifted its fourth-quarter earnings estimate -- a reward for the automaker upping its production schedule. Back on Friday, GM revealed that that October sales fell 32 percent.

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Well if you're getting the itch to travel this holiday season, airlines definitely want your business! Some of the big carriers are offering coast-to-coast round trip fares, of about 200-dollars! Travelocity has listed round-trip fares from low-cost carriers, including Kansas City to Atlanta for $192 dollars, and Chicago to Indianapolis at $102 dollars.
BUT look out for ticket change-fees and other penalties.

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Track all the latest news at our website, cbs.marketwatch.com.

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at the nasdaq i'm jean lee, cbs marketwatch in NY.))



(tape tosses to stocks)

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[Terrorism]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A U-S official confirms that American forces were behind the killing of a top Osama bin Laden associate in Yemen.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


The man was one of several al-Qaida members who were inside a car when a missile struck it on Sunday.
Five others were killed, as well.
The American official says the attack was believed to have been conducted by a C-I-A aircraft.
It's the first overt U-S attack on suspected al-Qaida operatives outside Afghanistan.
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[Winona-Ryder]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
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It's now up to the jury whether Winona Ryder was shopping or shop- LIFTING at a Saks Fifth Avenue store.
Jury deliberations are expected to begin today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Beverly Hills, CA;]


In closing arguments, the prosecution portrayed the 31- year- old actress as a shoplifter just out for thrills.
The charges against her include grand theft, burglary, and vandalism.
The defense, meanwhile, described Ryder as a victim of lying security guards.
If convicted, Ryder faces up to three years in prison.
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[11Grandin-Road]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=02-37 TC1:15:55]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]


Business owners on Grandin Road say the newly renovated Grandin Theatre is helping sales.
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[VO-NAT :14]
[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.))
[SUPER=01-Tom Hanes/Greater Raleigh Court Civic League;]
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[OUT Q=THAT ENTIRE DISTRICT.]
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[VO-NAT]

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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[VOB-Radford-Choir]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=02-49]
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Hard work and dedication is paying off in a big way for a group of Radford High school students.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford; ]

The school's "Concert Choir" has been selected to perform at Carnegie Hall in New York City this spring. The choir's 35 or so students are excited about the chance to work and perform with some of the best musicians in the world.
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[SOT 11:04:23 11:03:40]
[IN Q=We're very]

((KITTIE HAMPTON: WE'RE VERY DEDICATED AND WE ALL HAVE A PASSION FOR MUSIC, I WOULD SAY, SO WE LOVE IT. ))
((AUTUMN EAST: 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.))
[SUPER=01-Kittie Hampton/Radford High School Senior; :00]
[SUPER=01-Autumn East/Radford High School Senior; :06]
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[VO-NAT]

The trip will cost 12-hundred dollars per student. The choir is currently involved in small fundraisers-- but is hoping that corporate sponsors will step forward-- because each student will be allowed to go regardless of whether they can pay.
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[bump-chyron]

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[11Tech-Tickets]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=02-45 TC12:45]
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In other news, a major loss Saturday for the Virginia Tech Hokies, but, a big win for police.
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[VO-NAT]


Police arrested 39-year-old Alonzo Thornton of Maryland at the game, on three charges of obtaining money by false pretenses.
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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[SOT 10:52]
[IN Q=i think]

((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))
[SUPER=01-Debra Duncan/Va. Tech Police Chief;]
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[OUT Q=major players]
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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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[AM-Colgan-Air]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=02-40 46:05]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]


In business news, New York is now just one flight away, thanks to new non-stop service at Roanoke Regional Airport.
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[VO-NAT :11]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Monday;]

Yesterday, the airport welcomed Colgan Air, one of 13-carriers that operates for US Airways Express. As of Sunday, Colgan's flying three non-stop flights a day to La Guardia on turbo-prop planes.
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[SOT 15:02:31-15:02:45]
[IN Q=They are sort of state of the art...]
[SUPER=01-Jacqueline Shuck/Roanoke Regional Airport;]

((JACQUELINE SHUCK/ROANOKE REGIONAL AIRPORT: THEY ARE SORT OF STATE OF THE ART IN TERMS OF TURBO-PROPS. THEY'RE NOT THESE LITTLE TEENY TINY 19-SEAT KIND OF THINGS. THERE'S A FLIGHT ATTENDANT, THERE ARE RESTROOM FACILITIES, THERE'S BEVERAGE SERVICE AND SO FORTH SO, IT SHOULD BE A COMFORTABLE RIDE.))
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[OUT Q=it should be a comfortable ride.]
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[VO-NAT :12]

Roanoke has had non-stop service to New York in the past but Shuck says it hasn't been consistant. US Airways Express is offering introductory, round-trip, mid-week fares to La Guardia of 170-dollars.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=HOLD]

Now here's a look at your local stocks.

[Stocks]
[Trigger]

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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=02-42 TC1:08:00]
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A question on today's ballot would give wrongfully convicted people a better chance of being exonerated.
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[VO-NAT]


Voters are being asked to approve a measure to permit the state Supreme Court to free an innocent person based on DNA testing.
The proposed Constitutional amendment would create an exemption to the 21-day-rule for new DNA evidence.
Virginia's 21-day-rule limits the introduction of new evidence to a three-week period following a conviction.
It is the most restrictive limit in the nation.
Supporters says the measure is needed to prevent innocent people from spending their lives in prison for something they didn't do.
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[SOT 11:53:53]
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[SUPER=01-Stephen Benjamin/State DNA Task Force]
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[OUT Q=EXONERATE HIMSELF.]
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[VO-NAT]


The ballot measure has support from both prosecutors and defense attorneys.
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[11VA-Terrorism]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=None]


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 and says he'll ask for federal funding to make them happen.

[S-Tech2002]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=TECH 2002 174025TC]
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Is it the hall of fame or the hall of shame? In this week's Tech 2002 report - Mike Stevens says there was a little of both at Lane Stadium over the weekend.
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[OUT Q=...a nice Tuesday!]
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(( In this morning's Tech 2002 Report the search for the key to unlock the Tech offense is a hot topic along with the fact that there were too just many Fitzgeralds in the house last Saturday night. The Hokies have begun preparing for Syracuse and rest assured the offense will get tweaked once or twice as this week continues. In the team's last three games - the Hokies have turned the ball over 10 times. And say what you will, but the passing game is still just averaging 124 yards a game. On the season, Tech's opponents have almost twice as many yards through the air. And the penalties also continues to mount. The team has been whistled for 63 so far this season. ((FRANK BEAMER:)) ((BRYAN RANDALL:)) While the Hokies were searching for consistency - Pittsburgh freshman Larry Fitzgerald was making a habit of landing in the endzone. The true freshman from Minneapolis caught three touchdown passes to earn Big East player of the week honors. Fitzgerald leads the Big East in receiving. He wasn't the only Fitzgerald to make his mark on the field last Saturday. Lynchburg native Mickey Fitzgerald was inducted into the Virginia Tech Sports hall of fame. The former EC Glass star played at Tech from 1976-79 and like many - was close to the late Tech trainer Eddie Ferrell.
((MICKEY FITZGERALD:)) A knee injury cut short his Tech career, but he still played pro football for the Eagles, Falcons and Memphis Showboats - plus he was a sumo wrestler in Japan. He takes great pride in having played a part in putting Tech on the national map.)) ((MICKEY FITZGERARD:)) ((MIKE STEVENS:))

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