[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

The sniper suspects will be tried first in Virginia.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

And voters may think they've nixed a new courthouse in Lexington, but they have not heard the end of this.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
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Tonight on News 7 Sports - we'll tell you why Tech's Ricky Stokes is the Marathon man. Plus, the rundown for the final week of Friday Football Extra's regular season is on the way.
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[VO-NAT]

And Tech's DeAngelo Hall is officially out for the Syracuse game this weekend. He will not even travel with the team.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


Those of you hoping for a late season warm-up will get your wish this weekend. Sunshine and mid 60s for most. Details ahead.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


News 7 at Six is next.
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[SOT 15:56:32]
[IN Q=It is appropriate]

((IT IS APPROPRIATE. IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT THE ULTIMATE SANCTION BE AVAILABLE FOR THOSE WHO HAVE COMMITTED THESE CRIMES.))
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=who have commited these crimes.]
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


The sniper suspects are turned over to Virginia authorities.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


As the state takes the lead in their prosecution.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


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


And I'm Shannon Young.
[Sniper-Shootings]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=02-37 TC1:19:08]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Attorney General John Ashcroft made the announcement this afternoon...
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Prosecutors in northern Virginia will get the first crack at the two sniper suspects.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-SHannon & JoeD /NEwsroom;]


Joe Dashiell in is in the newsroom tonight with more on the decision.
Keith and Shannon, Ashcroft said he conferred with officials from all of the jurisdictions where the shootings occurred before deciding who would take the lead.
[LIVE= JoeD /FULL]
[SUPER=@Joe1;]


For a variety of reasons, Ashcroft said, Virginia was the appropriate choice.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We believe that the first]
[SUPER=@Ashcroft; :00]
[SUPER=01-Paul Ebert/Prince William Co. Prosecutor; :28]
[RUNS=:38]
[OUT Q=so these folks qualify.]
(([SOT 15:56:04]
[IN Q=We believe that the first]

((WE BELIEVE THAT THE FIRST PROSECUTIONS SHOULD OCCUR IN THOSE JURISDICTIONS THAT PROVIDE THE BEST LAW, THE BEST FACTS, AND THE BEST RANGE OF AVAILABLE PENALTIES.))
[RUNS= :15]
[OUT Q=best range of available penalties.]


In Virginia, the range of available penalties includes the death penalty.
And this afternoon, federal marshals transferred John Allen Muhammad and John Lee Malvo to lock-ups in Prince William and Fairfax Counties.
[SOT]
[IN Q=The Death Penalty]

((PAUL EBERT/PRINCE WILLIAM CO. PROSECUTOR: THE DEATH PENALTY IS RESERVED FOR THE WORST OF THE WORST. AND I THINK FROM THE EVIDENCE THAT ALL OF YOU ARE AWARE OF OVER THE LAST MONTH OR SO, THESE FOLKS QUALIFY.))
[RUNS= :10]
[OUT Q=these folks qualify.]))
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[LIVE= JoeD /FULL Newsroom Pod]


Prince William County Commonwealth's Attorney Paul Ebert says his office wil move as quickly as possible to prosecute the case.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & joeD /Newsroom;]


Keith and Shannon, John Allen Muhammad could be in court as early as tomorrow morning.

[Short-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=02-36 TC1:32:29]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Invest]


The man who raised suspicions about Garrison Bowman is now himself being questioned by investigators in the Short Family murder case.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@file]


As outlined in a search warrant afidavit, Bowman's landlord Gary Lemons, told investigators Bowman had threatened to kill a Virginia mobile home mover.
He also claimed he saw Bowman installing a false floor in his van.
Sheriff Frank Casell says that floor turned out to be a platform for Bowman's bed.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[SS=HOLD]


Lemons agreed to take a lie-detector test today.
Sources confirm that on November 12 he'll appear before the same federal grand jury as Bowman.
Sheriff Cassell says both Bowman and Lemons are people investigators are interested in talking to more.

[Wythe-Body]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=02-39 TC57:31]
[GRAPHIC=None]


State police have discovered the body of a Wytheville woman reported missing last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Austinville;]


61-year-old Rebecca Duncan-Watson was found dead in the New River near Austinville this morning.
Officials say, yesterday afternoon, she took a cab to the post office where she was last seen.
Investigators say the woman had been suffering from a medical condition which may have caused her to become disoriented.
The cause of death is unknown at this time but, police do *not* suspect foul play.
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[Execution]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=02-41 TC31:47]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Governor Mark Warner says he has no plans to halt the execution of a Pakistani man... despite new warnings of possible counter attacks by terrorists.
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[VO-NAT]


The State Department says the scheduled execution in Virginia next week "may trigger retaliatory attacks against American interests."
Mir Aimal (eye-mall) Kasi (KAH'-zee) is to be put to death November 14th for killing two C-I-A employees and wounding three others outside C-I-A headquarters in 1993.
Despite the threats, the governor says Virginians should feel safe.
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[SOT 12:48:59]
[IN Q=WE NEED TO GO]
[SUPER=@MarkWarner]
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[OUT Q=NORMAL PROCEDURES.]
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[VO-NAT]


The F-B-I issued a separate warning of possible attacks during the holy month of Ramadan which started yesterday.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
[SS=NONE]


Some area voters said no to a new courthouse... but they could end up with a new one anyway.
[ANCHOR=keith 2-Shot]


Find out why next on News 7 at Six.
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[SOT 15:40:42]
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((NAT SHOOTING... CLEAR!))
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[OUT Q=Clear!]
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Plus realism rules at a new police training facility in the area.
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[Rockbridge-Courthouse]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=02-38 TC1:20:35]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Tuesday, voters in Rockbridge County and Lexington turned down a request to build a new courthouse, but they may end up paying for a new one anyway.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Today, a Circuit Judge issued a "show cause" order to the Rockbridge County Board of Supervisors and Lexington City Council to get the Century-old building repaired or replaced. [***COURTHOUSE MONITOR GRAPHIC***]
[TOSS ACROSS=Keith-Shannon & Richard/Pulpit;]

Richard Lesko was in Lexington today and joins us with more.
The order states the current courthouse complex is too old and run down to meet the needs of the people.
[LIVE=Richard/FULL]
[SUPER=@Richard1;]

Voters balked at the 13-million dollar price tag for a new courthouse on election day. But now, they could still end up paying the bill.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Lexington; :00]
[SUPER=01-Nancy Stagner/Rockbridge Co. Board of Sups.; :29]
[SUPER=01-David Hawkins/Courthouse Construction Advocate; 1:00]
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[OUT Q=that we really want]

(( Virginia Code states when court facilities are deemed insecure, out of repair, or pose a risk to the health of the public, a judge can order a referendum on the issue, and then force a locality to find some way to fix the problems. County and city leaders, as well as court personnel had campaigned to get the referendum passed to build the new courthouse, but 62 percent of the voters said the proposal was out of order.
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[SOT - 46:01]
[INQ=We tried to come up...]

((NANCY STAGNER/ROCKBRIDGE CO. BOARD OF SUPS.; WE TRIED TO COME UP WITH A SOLUTION THAT WOULD WORK, AND IT DIDN'T WORK.))
[RUNS= 6]
[OUTQ=and it didn't work.]

Now that the order's been filed, a five-person panel of architects and engineers will investigate the problems with the building before the two sides meet in court. But the issue could also wind up in Richmond. The localities could ask the General Assembly for permission to build a new courthouse on a non-contiguous site, or they must figure out a way to renovate the aging building.
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[SOT - 1:01:15]
[INQ=Now there will be...]

((DAVID HAWKINS/COURTHOUSE CONSTRUCTION ADVOCATE; NOW THERE WILL BE AN OPERATION OF VIRGINIA LAW THAT WE AS CITIZENS HAVEN'T SEEN BEFORE, SO IT'S GOING TO BE AN INTERESTING VENTURE, AND A DIFFICULT ON FOR LOCAL FOLKS TO CONTROL AND GET THE ANSWER THAT WE REALLY WANT.))
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[OUTQ=answer that we really want.]))
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[LIVE=Richard/FULL]

Under existing rules, the courthouse must be located in Lexington instead of Rockbridge County because of a revenue sharing agreement the localities enacted in 1988.
[TOSS ACROSS=Keith-SHannon & Richard/Pulpit]

And, now some are wondering if it's time to take another look at that agreement in hopes of finding a new site in the County.

[GOP-taxes]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=02-40 TC1:10:42]
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Heed the voice of voters and reject any new tax increases.
That's the message some Republican lawmakers took to Governor Mark Warner today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


The group of conservative lawmakers says it's clear that Virginians want the budget balanced through spending cuts and not tax increases.
They criticized Warner's role as the chief proponent for a regional sales tax referendum which was rejected Tuesday.
The Republicans say: despite the proposal's defeat, they are concerned that the governor may resort to raising taxes to fill the state's budget shortfall.
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[SUPER=01-Sen. Bill Bolling/(R) Hanover Co.; :00]
[SUPER=@MarkWarner; :09]
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[OUT Q=AND THAT'S WHAT WE'VE DONE.]
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[VO-NAT]


Warner says he was happy to support the transportation referendums as were many Republicans.
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[Barr-Labs]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=02-43 TC1:05:46]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]


Barr Laboratories is reporting strong sales in its latest earnings report despite no longer being the only producer of a specific drug.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Forest/File Tape;]

The pharmaceutical company lists net earnings of 41-point-9 million or 92-cents per share. The numbers are down compared to last year ... but Barr says that's because the company then had exclusive sales of Fluoxetine. Officials say, excluding sales of the drug, ... revenues went up and earnings more than doubled. Barr Labs produces more than one hundred name-brand and generic medicines.
The company has a facility in Bedford County.
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[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
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[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
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A sales warning from Cisco and some profit-taking sent stocks lower. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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[SUPER=x5000;]
[SUPER=440-y/184.22/8586.79/y/41.81/1377.18;]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


The DOW dropped 184 points.
NASDAQ fell 42.
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[VO]
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[Church-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=02-35 TC1:34:21]
[GRAPHIC=None]

In about a month, Lexington should receive an early Christmas present.
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[VO-NAT - :21]
[SUPER=03-Lexington]

Work is continuing on the Lexington Presbyterian Church, which burned in the summer of 2-thousand. Workers are putting the finishing touches on the interior painting. Then, chandeliers will be hung, and exterior work will be completed. Next week the church should receive its new pews, which are curved to fit in the church, and have unique woodworking on the backs.
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[SOT - 03:31]
[IN Q=It has taken some of...]

((FRANK PARSONS/CHURCH RECONSTRUCTION MANAGER; IT HAS TAKEN SOME OF THE MOST SKILLED CRAFTSMEN UP IN THE AMISH REGION OF PENNSYLVANIA TO DO THIS AND WE'RE VERY EXCITED ABOUT HAVING THESE BEAUTIFULLY, HISTORICALLY ACCURATE PEWS TO REPLACE THE ONES WE LOST IN THE FIRE.))
[SUPER=01-Frank Parsons/Church Reconstruction Manager;]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=the ones we lost in the fire.]
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[VO-NAT - :05+]

The reconstruction work should be completed by December 8th.
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[Shoot-house]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=02-34 TC1:36:54]
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Every day police officers go out and serve warrants on citizens without incident. Once in a while they encounter some resistance, and they can't always be sure WHAT'S in store for them.
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[IN Q=Police department, search]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sgt. Mac Babb/Roanoke Police Tac Team]
[SUPER=01-Ray Lavinder/Roanoke Co. Police Chief]
[RUNS=1:22]
[OUT Q=right around $36,000.]
(([NAT SOT shot at the front (outside) of the house]

((KNOCK, KNOCK. "POLICE DEPARTMENT. SEARCH WARRANT")) [RUNS02] So they try to be prepared for anything. That takes practice. But you can't just commandeer somebody's home and start a gun battle inside. Here in the Roanoke Valley four local law enforcement agencies BUILT a house just for this purpose.
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[SOT 15:34:45]
[IN Q=OR]

((WHERE WE CAN ACTUALLY PUT LIVE ROLE PLAYERS IN HERE, ARM THEM WITH WEAPONS AND HAVE AN EXCHANGE OF GUNFIRE, SO WE CAN DETERMINE HOW AN OFFICER WOULD RESPOND TO A SITUATION WHEN THERE WAS LIVE FIRE COMING AT THEM.)) [RUNS:11]
[OUT Q=]

In this exercise, an armed man was hiding in the house. A team of eight Tac Team officers from the Roanoke City and County police and sheriff's departments flowed through the house, located the suspect in a back room and subdued him. The entire exercise takes only a matter of seconds, but is recorded on videotape and reviewed with the trainees afterwards to see how they did. The bad guy- -played by City Police Evidence Technician Jeff Ham- -was uninjured, though he came away bearing the marks made by colored cartridges of soap.
All the walls- -inside and out- -are re-inforced with 3/8ths-inch thick steel plates, capable of standing up to a live round from the most powerful handgun.
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[SOT 15:46:30]
[IN Q=]

((WE USED THE BUILDING SKILLS OF OUR DEPARTMENT MEMBERS AND WE USED SOME INMATE LABOR, AND I THINK THE TOTAL COST WAS RIGHT AROUND $36,000.)) [RUNS:08]
[OUT Q=right around $36,000.]))
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=None]

Today's demonstration served to dedicate the shoot house as a combined effort of all four departments. It stands on the site of the old Dixie Caverns landfill on the western edge of Roanoke County.

[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]

Coming up tonight on the Big 7 - the Friday Football Extra schedule for the final week of the regular season is on the way - plus DeAngelo Hall if officially out for the Cuse.
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[VO-NAT]

And Hokies basketball coach Ricky Stokes will be on the run this weekend. We'll tell you why right after this quick break.
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[S-Offense]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-131]
[GRAPHIC=CRAWFORD]


The Tech football family was pumped up last night when Michael Crawford returned to practice with the team.
[GRAPHIC=TECH]

But the reality of the situation is that once Saturday rolls around - fans will be focused right back in on football - and that means many of them will be bashing the Tech offense.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]

The Hokies offense has been offensive to some - who are quick to rail on the team on various web sites. The brunt of the criticism has been directed at first year offensive coordinator Bryan Stinespring, who despite growing up in Clifton Forge, doesn't have a full set of Teflon armor to deflect the negative remarks.
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[IN Q=I THINK]
[SUPER=01-Bryan Stinespring/VT Offensive Coordonator; :00]
[SUPER=01-Billy Hite/VT Associate Head Coach; :18]
[RUNS=:49]
[OUT Q=...you bethcha."]
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[S-Hall]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-132 12943TC]
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Stinespring will be without Kevin Jones Saturday, and the defense will not have either Vegas Robinson or DeAngelo Hall.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/This Season; ;00]

A lower back problem will keep DeAngelo from even traveling to Syracuse. Ronyell Whitaker and Garnell Wilds will start at cornerback on Sunday. Hall also is the team's best kick returner.
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[ANCHOR=MIKE]
[GRAPHIC=TEXAS A&M]

Also, the start time for next year's Texas A&M game was released this afternoon. The Aggies and Hokies will hook up on Thursday night, September 18th in 2003.

[S-FFE]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-124]
[GRAPHIC=ffe]


It is hard to believe - but the high school football regular season comes to a close tomorrow night with the 11th week of play. The playoffs begin next week, but first we need to take care of business tomorrow night. Here's the week 11 schedule of games with, as always, the home team listed on the bottom of each matchup.
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[S-MLB]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-126 14636TC]
[GRAPHIC=bam]

The baseball writers of America passed out their top junior circuit pitcher award today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-MLB; :00]

The Oakland A's Barry Zito gets this year's Cy Young award winner in the American League. He beat out Pedro Martinez for the honor. The left handed Zito was 23-and-5 this past season.
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[S-Stokes]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-130 14000TC]
[GRAPHIC=TECH]


When Ricky Stokes took over the Virginia Tech basketball team in 1999 - he knew that building the program into a contender would be more like running in a marathon than a sprint.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]

To that end, Stokes will find out exactly what sticking to a task for the long a haul is like this weekend. Saturday he's returning to his hometown to run in the 25th annual Richmond Marathon.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="As a player...]
[SUPER=01-Ricky Stokes/Va. Tech Head Basketball Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=....ALL YEAR LONG."]
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[VO-NAT con't]

To get ready for the 26 point 2 mile event he has trained by running over 600 miles during the past four and a half months. Tech associate athletic director Jon Jaudon (JAW-DON) will race with him along with Ricky's older brother Bobby Stokes.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=ONE THING....]
[RUNS=:21]
[OUT Q=...SO CAN WE."]

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