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Coming up on News 7-
The controversial Atkins diet is back in the news- the results of the latest study may surprise you.
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[VO-NAT]


A Campbell County man is dead- and another man is behind bars.
Why people in 40 cities plan to rally at Walmart stores? We'll have the story.
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[Talent=Jean]


News 7 at Eleven is next.

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[vo-nat 08]
Should the word of God.. the ten commandments be allowed on public state buildings?
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[SOT 1:30]
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((WE HAVE IT NATIONAL ANTHEM. WE HAVE IT IN OUR U.S. CONSTITUTION. WE'VE GOT IT EVERYWHERE. IT'S THE ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF GOD. IT IS NOT THE PROMOTION OF RELIGION.))
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[OUT Q=OF RELIGION.]
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But critics say it is.
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[Ten-Commandments]


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Today a federal judge sided with the critics- ordering God's word thrown out of one Alabama State building.
The battle has played out in several states across the nation- the latest battlefield just happened to be Alabama.

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[SUPER=03-Montgomery, AL]


That's where the ten commandments.. chiseled into 53-hundred pounds of granite- must now go.
Alabama's chief Justice Roy Moore ordered the monument installed last year-
Moore is a very public Christian- who campaigned for his justiceship as the "Ten Commandments judge."
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[SOT 39]
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((CHIEF JUSTICE ROY MOORE: IS IT CONSTITUTIONAL TO ACKNOWLEDGE GOD? OF COURSE IT IS. THE CONSTITUTION WAS BASED ON THE ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF GOD.))
[SUPER=01-Roy Moore/Alabama Chief Justice]
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[OUT Q=acknowledgement of God.]
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But today a federal judge ruled the monument promoted religion- a constitutional violation.
The monument must go within 30 days.
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[SOT 14]

((RICHARD COHEN/SOUTHERN POVERTY LAW CENTER: IT REPRESENTS NOTHING MORE THAN AN EFFORT BY THE CHIEF JUSTICE OF ALABAMA TO PROMOTE HIS OWN BRAND OF CHRISTIANITY.))
[SUPER=01-Richard Cohen/Southern Poverty Law Center;]
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[OUT Q=BRAND OF CHRISTIANITY.]
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Across the nation, Federal Courts are divided.
In Texas one federal judge ruled this Ten Commandments marker on the grounds of the state house there WAS constitutional.
Another federal judge rejected a similar marker at Kentucky's state house.
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[Campbell-Murder]


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A 26 year old is dead- murdered this afternoon in Campbell County.
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[VO-NAT]

Sheriff's officials say Teon Harvey was killed in the town of Brookneal around two this afternoon. Authorities have arrested a suspect. 29-year old Vince Adams is charged with murder and use of a firearm.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Officials haven't released any other details on what may have led to the murder.

[Sniper-Capitol]


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The sniper suspects may visited Capitol Square in Richmond.
Now some are wondering if more security is needed around the capitol.
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Brenda Macurik (ma-KUR-ick) says she recognizes John Muhammad and John Lee Malvo as two of the visitors to the tourist information center near the Capitol.
She says they came in the week of the shooting in Ashland and asked for a road map of Virginia.
Lieutenant Governor Tim Kaine says the fact that the sniper suspects were so close to the Capitol is "chilling."
He says Capitol Police may need to rethink some of their security measures.
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[Iraq]


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The United Nations' top inspectors are now in Baghad-
It is supposed to be a peaceful mission- but before it's even really begun more coalition warplanes have come under attack.
The U-S is accusing Iraq of violating a resolution. Iraqis say the airplanes are violating their airspace.
Teri Okita has the latest.
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[SUPER=01-Scott McClellan/White House Deputy Spokesman;]
[SUPER=01-Hans Blix/Chief U. N. Inspector; ]
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((UNITED NATIONS WEAPONS INSPECTORS WERE BARELY ON IRAQI SOIL, BUT THAT DIDN'T STOP THE WHITE HOUSE FROM ACCUSING IRAQ OF ALREADY VIOLATING THE NEW U.N. RESOLUTION. COALITION WARPLANES HAVE COME UNDER REPEATED ATTACK IN IRAQ'S NO FLY ZONE, EVEN THOUGH BAGHDAD AGREED TO THE TOUGHER MEASURES. SCOTT MCCLELLAN/WHITE HOUSE DEPUTY SPOKESMAN - "Firing upon our aircraft or British aircraft is a violation, it is a material breach." THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION SAYS IT WON'T TAKE ITS COMPLAINTS TO THE U.N. SECURITY COUNCIL JUST YET. THIS GIVES CHIEF U.N. INSPECTOR HANS BLIX AND HIS TEAM A CHANCE TO CARRY OUT THEIR MISSION OF FINDING WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION. HANS BLIX/CHIEF U.N. INSPECTOR: "We have come here for one single reason, and that is that the world wants assurances that there are no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq." AN ADVANCE TEAM OF EXPERTS QUICKLY SETTLED-IN, AND THEN BEGAN LAYING THE GROUNDWORK FOR INSPECTIONS ... SET TO BEGIN NEXT WEEK. THE INSPECTORS ARE FOCUSING ON A CONFIDENTIAL LIST OF 700 TO 800 POTENTIAL SITES WHERE WEAPONS MIGHT BE STORED. THEY'RE ALSO RELYING ON HIGH-TECH SPY PLANES, SATELLITE PHOTOS, AND EYEWITNESS ACCOUNTS. AND IRAQ HAS ITS OWN DEADLINE TO MEET. THE GOVERNMENT HAS UNTIL DECEMBER 8TH TO HAND-OVER A DETAILED REPORT OF ANY CHEMICAL, BIOLOGICAL, OR NUCLEAR WEAPONS PROGRAMS. IN A LETTER TO THE U.N. SECURITY COUNCIL, IRAQ ACCUSED U.S. AND BRITISH WARPLANES OF VIOLATING IRAQI AIRSPACE MORE THAN A THOUSAND TIMES SINCE SEPTEMBER -- FORCING THE COUNTRY TO DEFEND ITSELF. BUT PENTAGON OFFICIALS SAY THEY'LL WAIT TO SEE A PATTERN OF IRAQI MISDEEDS BEFORE GOING BACK TO THE COUNCIL. TERI OKITA, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.))

[bin-laden]


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U-S intelligence has concluded it was Osama bin Laden on the tape- released last week-
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The White House spokesman confirmed that today- saying it's clear the tape was made in the last several weeks.
[Super=03-Washington, DC;]


Technical experts, linguists and translators with the C-I-A and National Security Agency have been analyzing the tape- comparing it with previous bin Laden recordings.
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((SCOTT MCCLELLAN/WHITE HOUSE SPOKESMAN: AGAIN IT'S A REMINDER WE ARE AT WAR ON TERRORISM. ITS A REMINDER THAT WE NEED TO CONTINUE DOING EVERYTHING WE CAN TO GO AFTER THESE TERRORIST NETWORKS AND THEIR LEADERS WHEREVER THEY ARE AND WE WILL.))
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[OUT Q=AND WE WILL]
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The audio tape aired last week on an Arabic T-V channel.
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[Airport-Screeners]


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Security at airports is a job that calls for almost 50-thousand people. That's how many people the government is requiring.
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The Transportation Security Administration has met tomorrow's deadline to hire 47-thousand security screeners at airports throughout the nation.
The new federal workers have received more than 100 hours of training-- and only a handful of the former private screeners met federal standards and were kept on. Today passengers said the change is noticeable.
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((ROCHELLE HOUSE/PASSENGER:I HAVE TO TAKE OFF MY SHOES MORE, THEY DO MY BAG SEARCHES MORE AND I AM CONSTANTLY BEEPING MORE WHEN I GO THROUGH THE DETECTOR.))
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[VO-NAT]

Homeland Security director Tom Ridge says we must acknowledge that terrorism is a permanent threat to our airports.


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[Kaine-bill]


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One state official is asking Virginia's hunters to help shoot down hunger.
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Lieutenant Governor Tim Kaine is introducing a bill to benefit Hunters for the Hungry.
This non-profit group provides donated venison to families in need.
Kaine's legislation would allow hunters to make a two dollar donation to the charity when purchasing their hunting licenses.
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Since the program was started eleven years ago, Virginia hunters have donated nearly one and half million pounds of venison.
Yet each year Hunters for the Hungry is unable to accept thousands of deer due to a shortage of funds to process the meat.
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Kaine says each two dollar donation would provide 13 servings of red meat to a needy family.
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[Atkins-Diet]


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It's the diet that says it's ok to eat bacon and eggs... just NOT the toast.
Now one study gives support to diets like the Atkins plan.
The study looked at 120 overweight volunteers-
After six months, people on the Atkins diet lost an average of 31 pounds.
Total cholesterol fell for all people in the study- and those on the Atkins diet had an increase in good cholesterol-
They also had a sharper drop in trigylcerides- that could help reduce one's risk of heart disease.
Researchers say they still can not recommend the Atkins diet broadly.
The lead researcher is at Duke University.
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It has more than just a new name.
We'll take you to the re-born Villages at Lincoln when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]

[***USE NAT SOUND UNDER***]
And this is no movie... it's the destructive end to a police chase.
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[Sports-preview]


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[DMV]


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Virginia's economy is NOT getting much worse... but it's not getting much better either.
In fact, the economy is still too weak to generate enough state revenue to meet even a flatlined budget forecast for the current year.
And since the money is short-- the lines are long-
That's the reality at the Department of Motor Vehicles these days.
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Changes include the closing of two locations in our area, all centers are shutting their doors on Wednesdays and hours are being cut. Dennis Montgomery visits D-M-V regularly as part of his job. He's in charge of the car fleet at Salem Tools. He went to register two new vehicles last week - but left because of huge lines.
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((DENNIS MONTGOMERY/SALEM TOOLS CFO; AS A BUSINESS PERSON I DON'T HAVE THE LUXURY OF TIME SPENDING 3 OR 4 HOURS TO REGISTER A VEHICLE AND I WOULD SUGGEST THAT EVEN INDIVIDUALS ARE NOT GOING TO SPEND THAT KIND OF TIME IF THEY DON'T HAVE TOO.))
[SUPER=01-Dennis Montgomery/Salem Tools CFO;]
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DMV is asking people to be patient- and it's encouraging them to do DMV business through the mail or on the DMV website. One tip for next week ... holiday hours mean centers will be closed Wednesday through Friday. Offices re-open on Saturday and are expected to be very busy.
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[Monty-Budget]


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Service at the D-M-V might not be the only thing slowing down... at least in Montgomery County.
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[SUPER=03-Christiansburg;]


Residents could see slowdowns at four of the county government offices... as a result of state budget cuts.
The cuts total over 100-thousand dollars for the remainder of the fiscal year... forcing salary reductions and the elimination of at least nine-positions.
But, officials say it's the RESIDENTS who may feel the most impact.
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((BOBBY PARKER/MONTGOMERY CO.: I THINK WHAT CITIZENS MAY BE FACED WITH IS A LONGER TIME TO GET CRIMINAL CASES PROSECUTED IN THE CASE OF THE COMMONWEALTH'S ATTY'S OFFICE, IN THE CASE OF THE CIRCUIT COURTS MIGHT BE A LONGER TIME TO GET A PASSPORT APPLICATION MARRIAGE APPLICATION, TO RESEARCH A GENEALOGY RECORD A DEED OR A WILL. 2:18))
[SUPER=01-Bobby Parker/Montgomery Co. Spokesman]
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[VO-NAT]


The county treasurer, commonwealth's attorney, clerk of the circuit court and the commissioner of revenue presented their budget plans to the board of supervisors this evening.
Officials say supervisors could approve the proposals as early as next week.
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[Wal-Mart]


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It advertises lower prices but has even lower union membership.
Organized labor is picking up its efforts to unionize the nation's largest corporation, Wal-Mart.
Labor leaders are getting civil rights, religious and women's groups to help apply pressure against Wal-Mart to improve wages and working conditions.
Rallies are scheduled Thursday in 40 cities.
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[SUPER=03-Bonsack/September]


Wal-Mart is the world's largest private company, and none of its more than one-million employees belongs to a union.
Organizers say Wal-Mart keeps unions out with intimidation, harassment and threats.
A Wal-Mart spokesman says the company is not anti-union, but says it feels they would interfere with the close relationships within its stores.
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[Advance-Earnings]


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The third quarter was kind to Advance Auto.
The Roanoke-based car parts retailer saw its quarterly profit rise 45-percent to 77-cents a share.
The company's sales also grew-- to the tune of nearly 32 percent.
Advance expects a good fourth quarter as well with earnings of 38 to 42-cents per share.

[Lincoln-Terrace]


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One of Roanoke's public housing communities has a new look, a new name... and officials say, a new way of life.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Major improvements have transformed Lincoln Terrace... with a mix of attractive apartments, duplexes and single family homes.
Today, the city celebrated big changes in the community, now called The Villages at Lincoln.
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[IN Q=For someone to get a job]

((JAMES BUMBRY/RESIDENT COUNCIL PRESIDENT: FOR SOMEONE TO GET A JOB , GO OUT AND GET AN EDUCATION AND DEVELOP THEIR LIVING, IT'S ONCE IN A LIFETIME.)) ((REP. BOB GOODLATTE: I THINK IT'S GOING TO MEAN THAT WE'LL SEE PEOPLE GOING THROUGH HERE TO GREATER OPPORTUNITY. AND LIVING HERE AS A PART OF THE GREATER ROANOKE COMMUNITY RATHER THAN BEING TRAPPED IN THE TRADITIONAL OLD HOUSING PROJECTS OF THE PAST.))
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[VO-NAT]


A new Opportunity Center brings a variety of services, including day care and training, under one roof.
Residents are required to sign contracts and pursue personal goals that will help them improve their lives and ultimately move beyond public housing.
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[Chase]


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It had cameras, action and drama.. but this was not a movie.
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[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA;]


This car chase was for real.
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The car hits a Brinks truck, skids out and smashes into a tree.
It started in Hollywood and ended on the streets of south Los Angeles.
A freelance photographer caught it all on tape.
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((PAUL ANDEREGG/PHOTOGRAPHER: I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT ELSE TO DO.. JUST INSTINCT TO GO WIDE. AND HE CAME RIGHT AT ME, RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME.))
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Police surrounded the car with guns raised- ready to fire.
The driver did not stop when officers ordered him to and ended up underneath the tree.. the tree chopped in half.

The driver is going to live- Air bags saved his life, but they didn't save him from being arrested.
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Still ahead... plans to honor fallen policemen in the Roanoke Valley move forward.
We'll show it to you next.
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[VO-NAT 07.5]


And thousands bring out the tents and the tunes.. at the chance for fame.
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((NAT SOUND MUSIC GIRLS SINGING FOR TWO SECONDS))
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((FOR SOMEONE TO SEE ME AND SAY SHE IS A TRIPLE THREAT. SHE CAN SING SHE CAN MODEL THAT'S ALL I WANT.))
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[VO-NAT]


The story coming up.
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[Fallen-Police]


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The Roanoke Police Department has chosen a Blacksburg artist to create a memorial to fallen officers.
And today, members of Roanoke City Council gave their blessing to the project.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Lawrence Bechtel (beck-TELL) brought a scale model of his design, a sculpture he calls "Officer Down."
It depicts one officer who has been wounded, and a second officer kneeling beside him.
The memorial will be placed outside the new Roanoke Police building, and the department hopes to unveil it in the Spring of 20-04.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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One speaker questioned whether the city should be spending almost 100- thousand dollars on the sculpture during a tight budget year, but Mayor Ralph Smith said the police building was designed with the sculpture in mind... and council approved it unanimously.

[Snow]


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Power is still out for thousands in the Northeast- after a Nor-easter rolled through.
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[VO-NAT 19 plus pad 15:53:29]
[SUPER=03-Albany, NY;]


The storm left ice and snow and knocked out power to about 26-thousand people in Upstate New York alone-
Slick roads are making it tough for crews to get where they're going-
[Super=03-Syracuse, NY; 15:55:04]


That's means getting power back could take awhile.
This is what it looked like near Syracuse- The National Weather service reports up to seven inches of snow in the Adirondacks and Catskills.
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[S-Extra]


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Preseason NIT hoops action, plus the Express's leading scorer is called up and the Hokies talk about WVU.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NFL; :00]


But first our extra point. former Cave Sopring and UVa star Ronde Barber, now a pro bowl cornerback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, had surgery today on on his broken left thumb and is questionable for this week's game against the Green Bay Packers. Barber was injured in the third quarter of Sunday's 23-10 Bucs win over Carolina.
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[go to scores] [go to break]
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[S-UNC]


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In the pre-season men's college basketball NIT first round, 11th ranked Xavier beat St. Peters 87-48 and Rutgers topped Columbia 60 to 36. North Carolina met Penn State.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chapel Hill, NC/ESPN2; :00]


The Tarheels line up littered with six freshmen for Matt Dougherty.
Watch last year's Indiana high school player of the year Sean may make the nice move and rip rope.
[SUPER=33-North Carolina/85/Penn State/55;]Penn State went on a 18-3 run in the second half led by Brandon Watkins wh

o scores two points here, but it was 71-47 UNC with just over eight minutes left in the game.
Rashad McCants, one of the Carolina freshman, scored a game high 28 points as UNC wins by 30, 85-55.
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[S-Nets]


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On to NBA action where the defending Eastern Conference champion New Jersey Nets smoked the Denver Nuggets.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-East Rutherford, NJ; :00]


Right to the action, Richard Jefferson with the steal and the basket and the foul for the Nets.
Jason Kidd was on fire from three point land last night, here he rips rope for the fourth time from behind the arc.
[SUPER=32-New Jersey/99/Denver/79;]Kerry Kittles then finishes the break with the hoop, 70-40 at this point and N

ew Jersey rolls over Denver 99 to 79.
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[S-Express]


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To the ice. Roanoke Express head coach had to convince former player Vern Fiddler not to retire. Its' a good thing Florio is persuasive.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chicago, IL/FOX; :00]


Fiddler, recalled to the NHL recently, scored his first NHL goal over the weekend. The Nashville Predators rookie finds the back of the net on the rebound from Clarke Wilm's shot. The Blackhawks won 4-2 but Fiddler had a goal and an assist. His old coach can 't believe he's hit the big time.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


One other Express note. Forward Dylan Gyori (G-eeri) was called up by the American League Hershey Bears yesterday. Gyori leads the Express in scoring with four goals and 20 assists.
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[S-Hokies]


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Tech- and West Virginia renew their border war Wednesday in Blacksburg. The Mountaineers haven't won at Lane Stadium in a decade - but Mike Stevens says that means nothing to the Hokies.
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[IN Q=FIRST AUDIO]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Bryan Randall/Virginia Tech Quarterback; :17]
[SUPER=01-Vegas Robinson/Will Start Against WVU; :48]
[SUPER=01-Rich Rodriguez/West Virginia Head Coach; 1:13]
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[OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."]
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[S-UVA]


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The 7 and 4 Virginia Cavaliers will try and knock 18th ranked Maryland Saturday in Charlottesville at 5:30. Jason Snelling continues to earn respect for the UVa freshmen class .
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Durham, NC; :00]


The freshman fullback has caught three touchdowns and has racked up 238 receiving yards in 10 games. Impressive considering he came out of L.C. Bird high school as a four year starter at running back. But he was confident he could make a successful transition.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Jason Snelling/238 Receiving Yards This Season; :00]
[SUPER=01-Al Groh/UVa Head Coach; :14]
[RUNS=:36]
[OUT Q=....playing time increase here"]
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[VO-NAT]


The six foot one, 221 pound freshman attributes his success to the competitive surroundings growing up at home.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=.....young age"]
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[VO-NAT]


In other UVa notes, tailback Marquis Weeks is the ACC back of the week. He rushed for a a career high 129 yards on 19 carries in the upset win over the Wolfpack.
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Virginia cornerback Jamaine Winborne is the conference defensive back of the week. He had six tackles, two pass break ups and recovered a fumble.

[American-Idol]


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Why would thousands of people line up at the Rose Bowl....
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[VO-NAT11.5]
[SUPER=03-Pasadena, CA;]


These people are not waiting for a football game or concert tickets.
They want the chance to become a star.
They're in line for final auditions for the TV show "American Idol."
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[SOT 16 ]
[IN Q=]

((NAT MUSIC... GIRL SINGING..))
[RUNS=08]
[OUT Q=BELIEVE IN YOURSELF.]
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[vo-nat 07]
The winner of last summers show won a million dollar recording contract and a number one single.
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[SOT 36]

((CHANCES ARE LIKE A MILLION TO ONE. BUT I'M SO EXCITED TO BE HERE.)) ((I'M JUST HERE TO GET MY FOOT IN THE DOOR AND THAT'S ABOUT IT.)) ((YOU KNOW THIS IS A CHANCE TO BE DISCOVERED.))
[RUNS=06]
[OUT Q=TO BE DISCOVERED.]
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[VO-NAT 07 plus pad]


Tens of thousands of contestants have come out to audition over the past month at sites across the country. (------------)