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A husband and wife are found dead in Pittsylvania County.
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The state closes the DMV office in Bedford- Tonight a drive to get the office back.
Reaction from players after a high school football player is killed-
Plus Michael Jackson wears a mask as he makes his way to court.
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[Talent=Jean]


News 7 at Eleven is next.

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[Vo-nat]
Beefing up the fight against terrorism-
Tonight the United States House votes to form a new department of Homeland Security.
This as intelligence analysts say they are 95 percent sure that it is Osama bin Laden's voice on a tape aired on the Al Jazeera network.
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[Homeland-Security]


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The house vote was 229 to 121- The measure would prompt the biggest U-S government re-organization in a half century.
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[vo-nat 13 plus pad]
The Department of Homeland Security would include all or parts of 22 existing agencies- including the Coast Guard, the Border Patrol and the Secret Service.
The Senate is expected to give final Congressional approval within a week.
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[Bin-Laden-Tapes]


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Counterterrorism experts are busy analyzing the recording they believe IS Osama bin Laden.
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[VO-NAT 7.5]


They're trying to figure out if bin Laden embedded messages on the tape ordering his followers into action.
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((PRESIDENT BUSH: IT REMINDS, SHOULD REMIND ALL AMERICANS AND REMIND OUR FRIENDS AND ALLIES THAT THERE IS AN ACTIVE ENEMY THAT CONTINUES TO HATE.))
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In the past messages like bin Laden's have preceded major attacks- and U-S officials say chatter among known and suspected terrorists about attacks is almost as high as it was in the months leading up to 9-11.
But just like then- there is nothing that says where or when.
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((WHOEVER PUT THIS TAPE OUT HAS PUT THE WORLD ON NOTICE YET AGAIN THAT WE'RE AT WAR.))
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[vo-nat 14 plus pad]
bin Laden mentions several recent attacks including the murder of a U-S marine in Kuwait, the bombing of a tanker off Yemen and the blast at a Bali nightclub.
According to the voice on the tape, these were simply acts of Muslims defending their religion.
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[Kilgore]


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The execution of a Pakistan native convicted of killing two C-I-A employees will be carried out tomorrow night under tight security.
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Attorney General Jerry Kilgore says the state is following the advice of federal officials in beefing up security around the prison in Jarratt and the state Capitol in Richmond.
He won't say exactly what steps are being taken.
Federal authorities have warned about possible terrorist attacks in retaliation for the execution of Mir Aimal Khan Kasi (KAH-zee).
Kilgore says Virginia should NOT bow to such terrorist threats.
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Kilgore says he's hopeful the jury's verdict WILL be carried out tomorrow night.
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[Pitts-Bodies]


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Authorities are investigating two suspicious deaths in Pittsylvania County.
A sheriff's department official says deputies found 73-year old Willie (HAR-ston) Harston and his wife 68-year old Clara Belle Harston dead in their Blairs home this morning.
Investigators have not yet been able to determine a cause of death.
Autopsies will be performed by the medical examiner in Roanoke.
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[TAKE FULL SCREEN BOARD]
Anyone with information is asked to call Pittsylvania County Crimestoppers at 1-800-791-0044.
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[Bedford-DMV]


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Renewing your license or updating your vehicle registration takes a little longer if you live in the Bedford County area. Last month, the state closed down Bedford's D-M-V office as part of the Governor's state-wide budget cuts. [***NEWS 7 @ 11]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Teresa /Pulpit;]

Teresa Hamilton is here now with more on efforts to salvage the office.
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[SUPER=@Teresa1;]

Jean, tonight the Bedford County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a resolution asking the Governor to reconsider his decision pointing out Bedford city and county represent the fastest growing locality west of Richmond.
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[SUPER=03-Bedford;]

Now that the D-M-V office on Forest Road in Bedford is closed-- residents must travel either 32 miles to Lynchburg or 26 miles to Roanoke. The resolution approved tonight argues this is not only inconvenient for residents- but is creating an economic hardship for local businesses and car dealerships. The resolution also argues the state is actually wasting money in deciding to close this particular branch.
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((PLEASE REOPEN THE DMV OFFICE, IT' THE FASTEST GROWING AREA OF THE I-95 CORRIDOR THIS SIDE OF RICHMOND AND THE RENT HAS TO BE PAID ON THE BUILDING THROUGH OCTOBER 2004 ANYWAY.))
[SUPER=01-Dale Wheeler/Bedford Co. Board Chairman;]
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[out q= 2004 anyway.]
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The supervisor would like to see the office reopened on a full time- or even part time basis.
[DOUbl E BOXES=Jean & Teresa/Pulpit;]

Jean, the resolution was actually forwarded to the board by delegates Lacey Putney and Kathy Byron-- and Senator Steve Newman who's signatures are already on it.

[Drought]


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Governor Warner has relaxed statewide drought restrictions.
And it now appears that Roanoke County may lift its own mandatory conservation measures.
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Recent rainfall has raised the level of the Roanoke River, allowing the county to pump more water into the Spring Hollow Reservoir.
Supervisors Chairman Butch Church says he expects the board to consider easing restrictions on water use at its next meeting.
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[IN Q=I have confidence.]

((BUTCH CHURCH/SUPERVISORS CHAIRMAN: I HAVE CONFIDENCE AND I THINK, I'M SPEAKING FOR ONE NOW, THE BOARD WILL PROBABLY LIFT RESTRICTIONS COME THIS TUESDAY, AT THE VERY LEAST HAVE A WORK SESSION.))
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The Spring Hollow Reservoir is now at about 70 percent of its capacity, a level that is close to normal for this time of the year.

[Henry-Jobs]


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New jobs are coming to an area hard hit by layoffs.
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[SUPER=03-Martinsville;]

Today Governor Warner joined local officials in announcing 4-hundred new jobs in Martinsville. Activewear, a new textile company formed by former VF Imagewear executives, is now hiring. The company will produce fleece fabric in a facility that housed V-F. It closed in April, leaving 23-hundred people out of work.
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((GOV. MARK WARNER; WHAT I WANT TO MAKE SURE...GET THEIR FAIR SHARE.))
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4-hundred thousand dollars from a state grant and the tobacco fund helped seal the deal. Activewear officials say an available trained workforce is a major reason they chose Henry County. Starting tomorrow, applications can be filled out at the Virginia Employment Commission on Spruce Street.
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[Wythe-Jobs]


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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rural Retreat;]


The Governor began his announcement tour this morning in Rural Retreat.
That project will expand operations at the Klockner-Pentaplast factory, creating 108-new jobs, through a 34-million dollar investment.
Klockner-Pentaplast is the largest producer of rigid film in the country.
Based in Gordonsville, it employs over 200-people at its Rural Retreat facility, and nearly one thousand statewide.
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[Church-Pews]


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The rebuilding at Lexington Presbyterian is in the home stretch.
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Workers are busy installing the church's distinctive pews.
A Pennsylvania company was one of the few in the world that could re-create the benches destroyed by fire two and a half years ago.
Services are scheduled to be back in the sanctuary on December 8th... and church officials say the Lexington community is looking forward to it.
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Iraq says no to war and yes to the U-N.
Details on that next on News 7.
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Plus a warm welcome for Michael Jackson... but it's not for a performance... it's for a lawsuit.
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[Sports-Preview]


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((Hey, folks, Mike Stevens back in the News 7 Sports office - the football folks at Magna Vista are reeling tonight. Travis Wells tells us how they are coping with the tragic death junior lineman Trevor Cox. National signing day is bonanza for the Blacksburg Indians - as two players ink D-1 papers. Plus, what in the world is this coach doing in cuffs?

Tonight on the Big 7.))[Iraq]


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Iraq today accepts a tough new United Nations resolution saying it wants to save the Iraqi people from war.
Iraq today says it will prove to the world it does not have weapons of mass destruction-
Aleen Sirgany reports-
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[SUPER=10-Colin Powell/Secretary of State/Courtesy: BBC;]
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((AN ADVANCE TEAM OF WEAPONS INSPECTORS SHOULD ARRIVE IN IRAQ ON MONDAY ... NOW THAT BAGHDAD HAS BEGRUDGINGLY ACCEPTED A TOUGH, NEW U.N. RESOLUTION. MOHAMMED ALDOURI/IRAQI AMBASSADOR TO THE U.N.: "Despite its bad contents, we are prepared to receive the inspectors within the assigned time table." IN A LETTER TO THE SECURITY COUNCIL ACCEPTING UNCONDITIONAL INSPECTIONS... SADDAM HUSSEIN'S FOREIGN MINISTER RAILED AGAINST THE UNITED STATES AND GREAT BRITAIN -- AND CALLED THE U.N. ACTION UNJUST AND ILLEGAL. BUT PRESIDENT BUSH SAYS SADDAM'S DAYS OF DECEIT AND DENIAL ARE LONG GONE -- IT'S NOW TIME FOR HIM TO DISARM. PRESIDENT BUSH: "It's his choice to make and should he choose not to disarm, we will disarm him." DESPITE A LAST-MINUTE SHOW OF DEFIANCE BY THE IRAQI PARLIAMENT ... BAGHDAD MANAGED TO AGREE TO THE RESOLUTION BY FRIDAY'S DEADLINE. STILL, WHITE HOUSE SKEPTICISM REMAINS HIGH. MANDATORY COURTESY: BBC COLIN POWELL/SECRETARY OF STATE: "If we see the inspectors are running into one gray area after another ... that's a clear indication Iraq doesn't intend to cooperate." AND NOW, IRAQ MUST ADHERE TO A STRICT TIMETABLE ... WHICH GIVES THE COUNTRY LESS THAN A MONTH TO DECLARE ALL ITS WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION. MEANTIME, THE INSPECTORS MUST GET READY TO BEGIN THEIR WORK BY DECEMBER 23RD. ALEEN SIRGANY, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.))

[Michael-Jackson]


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One of the most famous entertainers in the world took the stand today - to fight a multi -million dollar lawsuit.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Santa Maria, CA]

Michael Jackson arrived at a California courtroom today like he was going on-stage - with hundreds of fans cheering for him. His outfit included a surgical mask... no word on why. Jackson's promoter is suing him for 21 million dollars for breach of contract. He is accusing Jackson of being a no-show at two concerts -- one in Hawaii, and one in Australia. Thirty excited fans were allowed into the small courtroom - chosen by lottery.
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[Bishops]


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Today, America's Catholic bishops approved revisions to the church's sexual abuse policy.
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[SUPER=03-Washington, DC]

Under the new policy - every priests who is PROVEN guilty of abuse will be barred from ALL church work. Bishops will now conduct the investigations, which can be kept confidential to protect the reputation of the priests.
Also - priests who maintain their innocence can request a trial before a tribunal of clerics, and may appeal to the Vatican. Church officials say the revisions will protect the rights of accused priests - while keeping molesters away from children.
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(( CARDINAL FRANCIS GEORGE/CHICAGO ARCHDIOCESE : "WE ARE SOMETIMES ASKED TO CHOOSE BETWEEN THE ACCUSER AND THE ACCUSED. WE CANNOT CHOOSE ONE OR THE OTHER. WE HAVE TO CHOOSE BOTH. WE HAVE TO LOVE BOTH."))
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Also under the new policy - victims must bring claims by the age of 28.
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[Bus-Accident]


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Counselors say students at Jefferson Forest High School are holding up well just 24 hours after a classmate was killed in a car accident.
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15-year-old Brittany Groover died after the car she was riding in hit a schoolbus at Forest Middle School.
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Twenty counselors were on hand today at Forest-area schools to help students and faculty deal with the tragedy.
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((JENNIFER FAUST/SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST: THE STUDENTS HERE ARE HANDLING THINGS REMARKABLY WELL, THEY'RE VERY SUPPORTIVE OF ONE ANOTHER, THEY'RE REALLY REACHING OUT TO ONE ANOTHER. CERTAINLY THE TONE IS SERIOUS AND SOMBER BUT THE KIDS ARE HELPING EACH OTHER GET THROUGH IT.))
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Faust says a "steady stream" of students came to talk with counselors today.
State police are still investigating the accident and "no" charges have been filed.
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[Bunting]


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The Superintendent of Virginia Military Institute is stepping down next month.
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[SUPER=03-Lexington]

Keith Humphry got together with Lieutenant General Josiah Bunting today for an "exit interview." It was during Bunting's tenure that V-M-I was compelled to admit women under court order. While the superintendent had opposed co-education at V-M-I, he now concedes the publicity proved to be a tremendous bonanza.
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((WE WERE FASCINATED BY HOW INTERESTED THE COUNTRY SEEMED TO BE IN THIS LITTLE OPERATION HERE. Fascinated and surprised? FASCINATED AND SURPRISED. ABSOLUTELY. THE COUNTRY SAW US AS A PLACE LABORING TO DO RIGHT AND THE COUNTRY, SPEAKING GENERALLY LIKED THAT.))
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Bunting says this year's pool of applicants is 60 to 65-percent larger than last year... and last year set a record.
[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Still ahead on News 7-- treasures from the deep. But they're not from the Titanic or another luxurious ocean liner.
They're from a civil-war submarine.
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Plus a big tree for the Big Apple.
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[Commercial]

[Hunley]


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A mystery of the deep is sparkling-
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charleston, SC]


It is the jewelry recovered from the sunken Hunley Submarine.
Scientists found the diamond ring and broach between two layers of cloth.
They believe the jewels belonged to the captain- George Dixon-
They think he was carrying the jewelry in his jacket or pants pocket-
The ring is gold with nine diamonds.
The broach contains 37 diamonds- totaling about two carats.
But was the jewelry a gift .. perhaps from a woman? Scientists are trying to figure that out.
Dixon's famous gold coin was also displayed.
The bent relic reportedly saved Dixon's life when it stopped a bullet earlier in the Civil war.
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[Tornado]


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Video released today shows just how massive one of the tornadoes was Sunday that ripped through Ohio.
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[VO-NAT 14.5]
[SUPER=04-Ohio State Police Video;]


This video was taken from inside an Ohio State Trooper car- The officer was sitting in his car when he saw the giant twister approaching.
The dash cam in the officers car caught the tornado as it moved across farm fields toward Van Wert.
The officer kept tracking the storm by moving the camera on its swivel and re-positioning his car as the tornado passed.
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[S-EXTRA]


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We'll head down to Ridgeway tonight where the Magna Vista Warriors are getting ready for the playoffs with some mighty heavy hearts.
But first tonight's Extra Point -
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Huntington, WV/ESPN-Last Night; :00]

Last night we were updating on the closing seconds of Marshall win. Well, after the win was clinched and the fans were partying on the field, one fan was pushed to the ground and had to be carted off on a stretcher. One of the Miami of Ohio coaches, Jon Wauford is accused of doing the shoving. He was led off the field in handcuffs and charged with misdemeanor battery. His court date has been set for December 13th. Wauford has been suspended with pay along with another Miami coached who trashed the coaches' box out of frustration.


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[S-Cox]


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For the second time in just a few weeks, tragedy has struck the local high school football community. As the Magna Vista Warriors prepare for Friday's playoff date with Marion, the team is also dealing with the loss of tackle Trevor Cox in a car wreck Tuesday night. Travis Wells has more from Henry County.
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[SUPER=01-Mike Duffy/Cox's Former Little League Coach; :54]
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((Joe: Good medicine for the kids. As the Magna Vista Warriors left the practice field Wednesday, they leaned on each other. Flowers sat outside the school not far from where 17 year old Trevor Cox died in a two car accident on Tuesday night. The offensive and defensive lineman had been a part of Joe Beckelheimer's program for the past three seasons.
Joe: Mike:
Beckelheimer's Warriors knocked off GW Danville in their season opener, just a week after that team went through a similar tragedy, losing running back David Fitzgerald in a drowning. Beckelheimer called Eagles Coach Everett Woods this week for advice. Woods urged his counterpart to keep everything as routine as possible, which includes playing this Friday night.
Joe:
Cox will be buried on Friday morning wearing his blue home uniform. His teammates will carry his silver road jersey to the field later that night, prior to the Marion game which is set to kickoff at 7 o'clock. In Henry County, Travis Wells, News 7 Sports.))

[S-Martin]


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The Winston Cup season wraps up Sunday and today Roush Racing got what it wanted - the chance to appeal the 25 point penalty NASCAR slapped on Mark Martin at Rockingham.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rockingham, NC; ;00]

The National Stock Car Commission has scheduled a hearing on the appeal for Saturday morning in Homestead, Florida. Representatives from Roush Racing will meet with commission chairman George Silvermann and two other members from a 22-person list of commission members. Martinsville Speedway President Clay Campbell is on the commission, but he will not be hearing the appeal.
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[S-Sign]


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National signing day for basketball, and the Blacksburg Indians certainly did their part to put ball point pens in their place.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]

Blacksburg high has been the most successful team in the area this season. The Indians are currently the only unbeaten team in the area at 23-and-0. This afternoon two of the Indians top players signed division one scholarship players. Britney Anderson, who transferred to Blacksburg from Richmond's Meadowbrook high this year is now officially headed to Virginia Tech.
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Fellow Blacksburg star Ashley Young also ended a long journey as she inked scholarship paper with Radford University where she will play for new Highlanders head coach Jeri Porter.
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RU also signed two girls from High Point, North Carolina and Radford men's coach Byron Samuels made 6-5 Reggie McIntyre from South Carolina his first recruit.

[S-Harper]


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UVa's Jermaine Harper has been suspended indefinitely from the men's basketball team.
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[SUPER=03-Charlottesville; :00]


Harper has been practicing with the Cavs this season, and with the graduation of Adam Hall and Chris Williams, he was projected to be a key contributor this season. The sophomore shooting guard from Gardena, California appeared in 29 games last season averaging 6 points per game. UVa officials would now comment on what led to the suspension, but early Tuesday, Charlottesville officials charged him with driving under the influence. Harper is 21 years old.
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[S-Alou]


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The Giants have a new skipper.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-MLB; :00]

Today the defending national league champs hired Felipe Alou to replace Dusty Baker. Alou managed the Expos and played for the Giants back in the 50s & 60s.
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[S-WDBJ]


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[GO TO PINNACLE 12997] And Your Hometown Station is the place to be this weekend for the Virginia Cavaliers as they try once again to become bowl eligible. The Cavs are sitting on six wins a need a victory over NC State to clinch a winning season. Catch the game Saturday at Noon.
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[GO TO PINNACLE 12998] Right after that one - it's on the SEC as Georgia and Auburn hook up at 3:30.
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[GO TO PINNACLE 12999] And Sunday - the doubleheader action from the NFL has the Steelers and Titans at one followed by the Dolphins and Ravens at four.
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[Rockefeller-Tree]


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It may seem a little early to get into the Christmas spirit, but that is not stopping the folks at New York's Rockefeller Center.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]


The center's Christmas tree arrived this morning.
The tree is 76 feet tall and 43 feet wide- It was lifted into place by a large crane.
The seven ton tree originally came from a home in Bloomsbury, New Jersey.
It's owners sent a photo of the tree in their yard to the folks at Rockefeller Center in the hopes that it might be used.
The tree will be decorated and lit on December 4th. (------------)