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It may have been the weather. It could have been pilot error. The cause of a deadly plane crash is still uncertain.


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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR= 2-Shot]

And cold weather is shopping weather. So a lot of people started early.
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[Sports-head]


[ANCHOR=steve]
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In sports, we will hit many angles in the Tech/Virginia game tomorrow, the Tech basketball team battles American tonight, the Blacksburg girls hoopsters are in action tonight
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[VO-NAT]


and the Redskins lose a key player for the season after the Dallas game.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


Some weather surprises for Saturday afternoon as the big Northwest wind blows and Mr. Wind Chill makes an appearance. Details and your college gameday forecast ahead. [Video-Open]
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Investigators are on the scene of the fatal plane crash in Bland County.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Police release the victims' names, as a search for the cause of the crash begins.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Good evening, I'm Shannon Young.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


And I'm Keith Humphry.

[Plane-Crash]


[ANCHOR=Keith 2-shot]
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Police have identified the pilot and passenger in Wednesday's plane crash in Bland County.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-shot]


66-year-old Robert Brown and 62-year-old Rebecca Anderson, both from Florida, were killed. [TAKE PLANE CRASH IN BAM 4174]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith and Shannon/Meghan PULPIT;]


Meghan Muldoon was at the crash site today and she joins us with more.
Keith and Shannon, investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board arrived at the scene today around noon.
[LIVE=Meghan/FULL]
[SUPER=@meghan1; ]


They will return tomorrow to try to determine what caused the fatal crash.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=THE SINGLE-ENGIRE PIPER ARROW]
[SUPER=03-Bland Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jill Andrews/Nat'l Transportation Safety Board; :26]
[RUNS=:58]
[OUT Q=PART OF THE ENTIRE INVESTIGATION.]

(( The single-engine Piper Arrow crashed nose-first into a remote wooded area on Round Mountain near Bastian.
Authorities believe the plane was en route from Florida to Bluefield, West Virginia.
Investigators are checking gauges, the angle that the plane hit the ground and the pilot's flying record.
They say they will publish a preliminary report on their findings next week.
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[IN Q=WE USUALLY FOCUS ON THREE]
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[OUT Q=TIME OF ACCIDENT.]


Crews found the plane yesterday, after sleet and snow hampered their search Wednesday night.
Investigators say the weather may have been a contributing factor in the crash.
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[OUT Q=PART OF THE ENTIRE INVESTIGATION.]))
[LIVE=Meghan/FULL]


Investigators say it will take six to nine months to determine the cause of the crash.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & Shannon/Meghan PULPIT;]


They added that about 80 percent of the time, pilot error is to blame.

[Musselman]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Peace Activist Nathan Musselman has checked in from Baghdad. The young man from Roanoke who was detained by Israeli troops in Palestine last Spring is now in Iraq.
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[SUPER=01-Susie Fetter/Musselman Friend; :40]
[SUPER=01-Bob Fetter/Musselman Friend; 1:07]
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[OUT Q=as a species.]

(( He arrived three weeks ago, part of a group from the United States called Voices in the Wilderness. They're protesting the impending war with Iraq. Musselman has e-mailed Bob and Susie Fetter, Mennonite friends in Roanoke, with his first impressions of Baghdad. Musselman wrote to them last week. "Though worn by the U-N sanctions," he says, "the streets of the capital are lively." While acknowledging what he calls the "sham of a democratic process" in the Iraqi Parliament, Musselman says the opinions expressed by members of Parliament actually reflect those he found in the "markets, institutions and taxi cabs of Baghdad."
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[SOT 1:02:04]
[IN Q=The so-called]

((THE SO-CALLED STREET VOICE IS AN ANGER ABOUT VIOLATION OF SOVEREIGNTY AND PEOPLE COMING IN. "WHO ARE THEY TO TELL US," KIND OF THING. ))
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[OUT Q=kind of thing.]

Musselman included some reflections from another member of the team. Elizabeth Roberts says "the place feels tired." Of Iraqi's in general, Roberts concludes: "They wait and worry and go on living."
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((YOU DO HAVE TO KEEP GOING. I THINK THAT'S PART OF OUR MAKE UP AS A SPECIES.))
[RUNS=: 08]))
[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Roberts recounts visiting a school where staff members fire a rifle into the air when the national flag is raised, "so the children get used to the sound of explosions."

[Shopping]


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[Shopping]
It's one of the busiest shopping days of the year. Black Friday is the day that retailers hope their profits leave the red and soar into the black. Local stores say they're off to a great start....
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon /Rachel Microwave;]

Business Reporter Rachel Cannon is at one of the most popular places to shop in Roanoke ... Valley View Mall. Rachel?


[LIVE=Rachel/FULL]
[SUPER=@Rachel1;]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke;]

Shannon, there's been a very good turnout today and that's being attributed to a couple things. Believe it or not, cold weather. Officials say when it's cold, people get in the holiday shopping mood. Then there're the good deals and the fact that this year there's a week less of shopping time between Thanksgiving and Christmas.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Leslie Dudley/GM Valley View Mall; :23]
[SUPER=01-Mandy Miller/Shopper; :37]
[SUPER=01-Toni Rhodenizer/Manager Radio Shack; 1:33]
[SUPER=01-Tammy Rivers/Shopper; 1:53]
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[OUT Q=TO GO IN HIS STOCKING]

((01:07:35 (handing bag - ENJOY THE REST OF THE DAY -THANK YOU.) Retailers didn't know what to expect this Black Friday. The national outlook was a moderate 4-percent increase in sales. But when stores opened in the early morning hours and lines went out the door. They were pretty sure the holiday spirit is alive and well in Roanoke.
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[SOT 01:04] (COVER!!)
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((WE'VE HAD AN OUTSTANDING OPENING DAY.))
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[BUTT BUTT]
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[SOT 01:01:43]
[IN Q=it's the ]

((LESLIE DUDLEY/GM VALLEY VIEW MALL; IT'S THE FIRST TIME IN PROBABLY AS MUCH AS FIVE YEARS THAT CUSTOMERS HAVE FOUND IT NECESSARY TO USE OUR OVERFLOW PARKING LOT. ))
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A day of shopping madness is a tradition for a lot of people. Mandy Miller and her mom make it an all day affair.
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[SOT 00:57:24]
[IN Q=we like]

((MANDY MILLER/SHOPPER; WE LIKE TO GET IN THE CROWDS A LOT OF PEOPLE DON'T BUT WE LOVE THE CROWDS.))
[OUT Q=THE CROWDS.]

And the deals. Stuck in a sluggish economy, bargain hunting is something on everyone's mind this season. Miller says she can't spend as much as she did last year.
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[SOT 00:57:59]
[IN Q=you gotta]

((MANDY MILLER/SHOPPER; YOU GOTTA WATCH YOUR NICKELS AND DIMES THIS YEAR SO WE'RE JUST TRYING OUR BEST BUT YOU CAN GET REALLY GOOD GIFTS FOR CHEAP.))
[OUT Q=FOR CHEAP.]

Valley View officials are also recognizing a new trend. The mall is becoming a destination for shoppers far and wide.


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[SOT 01:01:57]
[IN Q=THE EXPANSION ]

((THE EXPANSION OF HECHT'S BELK AND THE ADDITION OF OLD NAVY AND SEVEN OTHER NEW STORES TO THE MALL INCLUDING ANN TAYLOR LOFT, THEY'RE BRINGING IN REGIONAL TRAFFIC FROM OUTSIDE THE ROANOKE AREA.))
[OUT Q=ROANOKE AREA.]

NATS TC 00:51:07 "WERE NOT DOING A WAITING LIST CURRENTLY BUT SOME STORES ARE." If you have kids on your Christmas list, this car gadget is a must. Zip Zaps are being dubbed the HOT present this year. At around 20-bucks, the fast moving remote controlled car is zipping off shelves.
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[SOT 00:46:38]
[IN Q=they started ]

((TONI RHODENIZER/MANAGER RADIO SHACK; THEY STARTED IN HONG KONG AND ASIA AND WE JUST IMMEDIATELY STARTED SELLING THEM ANDS WE CANNOT KEEP THEM IN THE STORES. ))
[OUT Q=STORES.]

Customer demand determines the "hot toy" and Tammy Rivers is one mother who wants one. Her son requested a Zip Zap for Christmas. Radio Shack, the exclusive carrier, is out when she gets there, but ultimately he will have it on Christmas morning.
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[SOT 00:51:51]
[IN Q=i think]

((TAMMY RIVERS/SHOPPER; I THINK IT'S NEAT IT'S NEAT AND I'LL PROBABLY COME BACK FROM 2 TO 4 AND GET ONE TO GO IN HIS STOCKING.))
[OUT Q=HIS STOCKING.].))
[LIVE=Rachel/FULL]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke;]

An example of how hot these Zip Zaps are. They're selling on E-Bay, the internet auction website, for more than three times its retail price.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon/Rachel Microwave;]

But I know some parents were telling me today, at least the hot toy is actually very affordable...in store's it's about 20-dollars. Shannon.


[Election-Turnout]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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The state says voter turnout in the election this month was better than expected.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/November 5]


The official count shows over 1-million 661-thousand people cast ballots this time.
That's more than 39 percent of the registered voters in Virginia.
Most election analysts predicted the turnout would be around 35 percent.
Officials believe the sales tax referendums in Northern Virginia and Hampton boosted voters' interest in this year's election.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
[SS=NONE]

Still to come on the newscast, after years on the drawing board, Lynchburg's first artist colony is being sculpted into shape.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


and how has this year's crop of Christmas trees weathered the cold snaps and drought?
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[Tree-Drought]


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Despite frost and drought, quality Christmas trees are not hard to find.
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[VO-NAT :19]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Harley Cox has a tree stand on Williamson Road. He gets his trees from West Virginia but says you could wind up buying a tree from just about anywhere depending on the stand you purchase from. As far as *locally* grown trees are concerned, drought didn't affect the crop as much as cold weather early in the year.
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[SOT 27:56-27:18]
[IN Q=This past May there was a ...]
[SUPER=01-Harley Cox/Christmas Tree Dealer;]

((HARLEY COX/CHRISTMAS TREE DEALER: THIS PAST MAY THERE WAS A WIDESPREAD FREEZE... WHAT HAPPENED, WHEN THE FREEZE TOOK PLACE, IT STOPPED THE GROWTH FROM TAKING PLACE.))
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[OUT Q=stopped the growth from taking place.]
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[VO-NAT :07]

Depending on its height, Cox says you'll probably pay between 35 and 55 dollars for a tree this year.
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[Riverviews]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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After ten years of hoping and planning, Lynchburg's first artist colony is about to become a reality.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Officials with Riverviews this week closed on a 900-thousand dollar construction loan that will help transform this riverfront warehouse into artists' lofts and gallery space.
Organizers say the project will help revitalize the Lynchburg riverfront by drawing more people downtown.
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[SOT 14:47:06]
[IN Q=There's always]

((BARBARA CORNETT/RIVERVIEWS ARTIST: THERE'S ALWAYS A MARKET FOR THE ARTS. THE ARTS BRING IN PEOPLE ALL THE TIME, IT'S BEEN PROVEN IN EVERY CITY IN THE COUNTRY THAT'S DONE ANYTHING DOWNTOWN WITH THE ARTS, IT'S A REAL MARKETABLE PLACE FOR THE ARTIST AS WELL AS FOR THE CITY ITSELF.))
[SUPER=01-Barbara Cornett/Riverviews Artist]
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[OUT Q=the city itself.]
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[VO-NAT]


Riverviews will contain 36 residential units and 20 studio and commercial units.
About two thirds of those spaces are already reserved.
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[Hollins-President]


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The new president of Hollins University says it's about time the world knows about the school's glowing reputation.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[VO-NAT :23]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

It's been four months since Nora Kizer Bell stepped into the institution's top spot but she says she'd had her eye on Hollins for years. As President of Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia, Bell says she questioned why Hollins wasn't considered one of the "Tier One" schools, like Smith and Bryn Mawr.
Now, she says it's time to elevate Hollins' stature through marketing and public relations.
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[SOT 1:53:34-1:53:48]
[IN Q=We will simply try to let the academic...]

((NORA KIZER BELL/PRESIDENT, HOLLINS UNIVERSITY: WE WILL SIMPLY TRY TO LET THE ACADEMIC COMMUNITY KNOW WHAT OUR FACULTY ARE DOING BY PROMINENTLY FEATURING THE FACULTY AND THE ACADEMIC PROGRAMS IN AREAS THAT ARE SO STRONG.))
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[OUT Q=areas that are so strong.]
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[VO-NAT :07]

Bell took over for Interim President Walter Rugaber in July. She is the woman's school's tenth president.
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[Sports tease]


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A big college football Friday, highlights of the Texas, Texas A & M game, The Cavaliers talk about stopping Bryan Randall and Ernest Willford,
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[VO-NAT]

and Kevin Jones had a career day against the Cavaliers last season, an effort he hopes to duplicate tomorrow.
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[S-Texas]


[ANCHOR=steve]
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[WRITER=sma]
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WE start with college football as Texas hooked up with Texas A & M.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Austin, TX/ABC; :00]


This would be a one sided battle as the Longhorns whipped A & M 50 to 20 behind the arm of Chris Sims. Sims passed f
or 278 yards and three touchdowns to lead 10th [SUPER=34-Texas/50/Texas A & M/20;]ranked Texas to a 10 win season. The

Long Horns have secured consecutive 10 win seasons for the first time since 1969.
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[S-Runners]


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[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-130 15821tc]
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One of the keys to tomorrow's 84th meeting between Virginia and Virginia Tech will be how well UVa handles the Tech running game. As a tandem, Lee Suggs and Kevin Jones have rushed for 24 touchdowns and nearly 2000 yards.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/Last Year; :00]

And last year, with Suggs out rehabbing his knee, Jones rushed for a career high 181 yards on 37 carries against the Cavaliers in Charlottesville.
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[SUPER=01-Kevin Jones/181 Yards vs. UVa Last Year; :02]
[SUPER=01-Lee Suggs/1092 Yards Rushing This Year; :25]
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[OUT Q=...WE STILL CAN."]
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[S-Matt]


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The Hokies will face the ACC player of the year in Virginia quarterback Matt Schaub. His school record 26 touchdown passes have put the Hokies on the defensive.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=BITES]
[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/7 & 8 Against Virginia; :00]
[SUPER=01-Willie Pile/Va. Tech Senior Safety; :13]
[SUPER=01-Lamar Cobb/Va. Tech Senior Defensive End; :28]
[SUPER=04-Last Year; :36]
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[OUT Q=...LET'S THEM DO."]
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[S-Randal]


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The Cavaliers will have to contend with a dual threat quarterback in Tech's Bryan Randall who has passed for 1700 hundred passing yards and 328 rushing yards.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Almondo Curry/UVa Cornerback; :00]
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[OUT Q=....playes on us"]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-College Station, TX;]


When randall is on, opponents can often find Ernest Willford. Tech's star receiver has six TD catches and averages 20 yards a reception. He is 6 foot 4 and resembles UVa's Billy McMullen in stature, but according to the Cavs, not in ability.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Jerton Evans/UVa Senior Safety; :00]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=.....play our best against them"]
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[S-Lewis]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[WRITER=mst]
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One Tech player who will be sorely missed tomorrow had successful surgery this morning at Montgomery Regional Hospital.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]

Defensive Tackle Kevin Lewis had the pectoral tendon in his left shoulder repaired. Lewis's recovery will require six weeks of immobilization followed by six weeks of rehab. He will not be able to lift weights for three to four months.
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[S-Skins]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-127 14444TC]
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The Washington Redskins lost to the Cowboys for the 10th straight time yesterday and in the process lost one of their top defenders.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Carlisle, PA; :00]

Linebacker Jeremiah Trotter has a torn ligament in his right knee and will miss the rest of the season. An MRI exam today showed a torn ACL that will require reconstructive surgery and up to six months of rehabilitation.


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[S-Hoops]


[ANCHOR=steve]
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[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-125 TC14311]
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In basketball, Tech hosts American University in a 7 o'clock tip off. The Eagles are coached by former UVa player and coach Jeff Jones who will be reunited tonight with his former teammate Ricky Stokes, whose Hokies are 2 and 1.
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[SOT]
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[SUPER=01-Ricky Stokes/Hokies Head Coach; :00]
[SUPER=01-Terry Taylor/Averaging 19 Points per Game; :18]
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[OUT Q=pitch in and do it."]
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[S-Ladies]


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Because of the Tech-Uva game on Saturday the Blacksburg girls basketball team will play Carroll County in its state quarterfinal matchup tonight at Christiansburg High School. Lady Indians Coach Mickey McGuigan compares this team to his 92 state championship team.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Mickey McGuigan/Lady Indians Head Coach; :00]
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