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Coming up on News 7 Saturday Morning....... A Virginia Tech student remains in serious condition after falling more than 20- feet from an apartment balcony.
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And there's talk of the Boston College Eagles flying to the A-C-C. We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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[Iraq]


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Four suspects are being detained after the latest raids in Iraq.
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Soldiers stormed three houses early this morning in Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit.
Two of the suspects are believed to be linked to Saddam's special security forces.
Tikrit has become a center for bankrolling and coordinating attacks on American soldiers.
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[11Short-Call]


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A Collinsville man is the latest person facing charges for giving false information to Henry County investigators about the Short murders. Officials say 18-year old Christopher Michael Fackler lied when he called investigators and told them that a certain person had information about the case. Fackler has been charged with making a false police report, and making an annoying phone call. He has been released on 1-thousand dollars bond.

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Police are hoping the string of falls in recent weeks will teach Virginia Tech students to drink responsibly. That after two more students fell from a balcony yesterday morning.
Blacksburg police say 20- year- old Devin Welch was hosting a
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20th birthday party for Elisabeth McFadyen (McFAD-YEN) at his Hunter's Ridge Apartment before both students fell more than 20 feet from the balcony.
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McFadyen remains in serious condition and is being treated for spinal injuries. Welch is in fair condition. Both were drinking when the accident happened. Blacksburg Police say they battle underage drinking on a daily basis, but one student says awareness is key.
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[IN Q=There has to be increased]
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[OUT Q=choices students make]
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Police say they do NOT plan to file any underage drinking charges against McFadyen or Welch.

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Unless there are some surprise last-minute plays, the Atlantic Coast Conference expansion could have its 12th member by the end of the weekend.
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C-B-S Sportsline is reporting that the A-C-C schools are prepared to vote 7-to-2 to invite Boston College to join the conference. A-C-C presidents are expected to hold a conference call tomorrow to make the official vote. If invited, sources say Boston College would say yes.
That's an answer that would be easier to make now that a Connecticut Superior Court judge has dropped the ACC as a defendant in a lawsuit filed by Big East schools. Miami remains a defendant, charged with conspiring with the ACC to damage the Big East.
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[1-Scores]


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The Cubbies are halfway home in their quest for their first World Series appearance since 1945.
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Doug Glanville's pinch-hit triple in the eleventh inning drove in the winning run for Chicago.
That gives the Cubs a 2 to 1 edge in the best of seven Championship series.
Game four is tonight. Florida rookie Dontrelle Willis takes on Matt Clement in a matchup of 14 game winners.
In a side note, Willis and Clement were traded for each other in 2002.
Now here's a look at last night's scores.
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[SARS-Update]


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Health officials worldwide are gearing up for the SARS virus as winter approaches.
But soon they may have a new weapon to fight the disease.
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[VO-NAT]
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Researchers at U-Mass Medical School in Boston have produced an antibody against the disease.
They used genetically altered mice to do it.
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((DR. DONNA AMBROSINO: WE WERE ABLE TO MAKE PROTEINS THAT MAKE THE SARS VIRUS AND THEN INJECT THOSE PROTEINS INTO SPECIAL MICE WHICH HAVE HUMAN ANTIBODIES AND SHOW THAT THESE MICE ARE MAKING HUMAN ANITBODIES THAT ARE EFFECTIVE AGAINST THE SARS VIRUS.))
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It may be a least a year before they can start developing a vaccine.
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[5-School-Fitness]


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Studies suggest that more and more school age children's nutrition levels are going down while their weight continues to go up.
A state task force is taking aim at the problem.
Yesterday, the wife of Governor Mark Warner visited two Roanoke schools to see how they're working to improve fitness and nutrition.
Joe Dashiell has the story in today's focus on health.
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[SUPER=01-Adam Tarpley/Health and Physical Education Instructor; :43]
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((Seventh Grader Miriam McGeath had an audience as she climbed on a stationary bike for a fitness evaluation.
First Lady Lisa Collis looked on, as teacher Adam Tarpley showed off a new system that can track students' weight, blood pressure and other health indicators.
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[IN Q=The equipment is fancy and great]

((THE EQUIPMENT IS FANCY AND GREAT, BUT WHAT THEY WANT TO DO IS USE THE EQUIPMENT AND THE INFORMATION TO IMPROVE THE KIDS P.E. ACTIVITY. SO THEY'RE GOING TO UTILIZE IT IN DESIGNING A PROGRAM . SO IT'S A GREAT IDEA.))
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[OUT Q=so it's a great idea.]


A swimmer and softball player McGeath is in great shape... but public health experts say obesity among children is growing at an alarming rate.
And Tarpley says physical education is changing.
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[IN Q=The days of one ]

((THE DAYS OF ONE PERSON CLIMBING A ROPE WHILE THE REST OF THE CLASS WATCHES, THOSE DAYS ARE LONG SINCE OVER. THE FOCUS IS GOING TO BE ON TOTAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS AND THAT'S WHAT WE'RE DOING HERE AT WILSON. ))
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[OUT Q=what we're doing here at Wilson.]


During morning visits to Woodrow Wilson Middle School and Fairview Elementary, Collis also stopped in the cafeteria, where simple changes can have a major impact on the nutritional value of school meals.
Collis says it will take time, but she hopes that more Virginia Schools students will sharpen the focus on fitness, and students will take those lessons to heart.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))
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Coming up on News 7 Saturday Morning...... They're used to battling it out on the gridiron, but now two southside teams are preparing to join forces.
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And thousands are being sued for stealing a company's satellite signal... and many without knowing it.
We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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They may be on opposing sides, but soon two Henry County high schools will be hitting the gridiron on the same team.


Many sports teams in the county will have to find ways to consolidate along with the schools next year.
As Justin McLeod discovered there's already a game plan to deal with any potential problems.
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((((NAT SOUND OF THE FOOTBALL GAME))
What you see here will soon be no more.
Next fall, students at Laurel Park will move over to Magna Vista.
As a result, there will be one combined football team.
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((CASEY CHILDRESS/MAGNA VISTA H.S. JUNIOR: SOME PEOPLE ARE PRETTY UPSET ABOUT IT, NOT REALLY KNOWING WHAT IT'S GOING TO BE LIKE NEXT YEAR.)) ((SIERRA REDD/MAGNA VISTA H.S. SOPHMORE: WITH ME THEY WILL BE WELCOME WITH OPEN ARMS BUT WITH OTHERS I DON'T KNOW.))
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There are a lot of unknowns.
Should Magna Vista keep its school colors, name, and mascot?
And if so, is that unfair to the students from Laurel Park.
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[IN Q=I think we should]

((DESIREE HENDERSON/LAUREL PARK JUNIOR: I THINK WE SHOULD KEEP OUR COLORS BECAUSE I REALLY LIKE OUR COLORS CAUSE I REALLY LIKE OUR COLORS AND I THINK WE SHOULD KEEP OUR COLORS JUST TO REMEMBER LAUREL PARK.)) ((J.D. REA/MAGNA VISTA: IF WE ARE CRYING BECAUSE WE HAVE MONEY PROBLEMS WHY DO WE WANT TO GO OFF AND CHANGE COLORS AND THE NAME AND ALL THAT STUFF, IT WILL JUST BE MORE MONEY.))
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The school system agrees.
It has already said it will not spend the 1/2 million dollars needed to change everything from band uniforms to new helmets.
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((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: THE SCHOOL SYSTEM HAS FORMED A 15 MEMBER COMMITTEE TO DEAL WITH THESE COMPLICATED ISSUES. AFTER TWO MEETINGS, MEMBERS ARE ALREADY DISCUSSING A POSSIBLE COMPROMISE, KEEP A LITTLE OF MAGNA VISTA AND BRING SOMETHING OVER FROM LAUREL PARK.))
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((QUICK NAT SOUND OF GAME))
As an example, Magna Vista could still be called the warriors but the mascot would be the Laurel Park Lancers.
A similar situation would happen for Fieldale Collinsville students who will attend Bassett High School next year.
The committee will make a recommendation by November but the school board will have the final say.
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[IN Q=As long as we can]

((WINTER FINNEY/LAUREL PARK SOPHMORE: AS LONG AS WE CAN COME TOGETHER AND BE COOL WITH EVERYBODY IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT THE MASCOT IS OR THE NAME IS.))
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It is that optimism that could be the ticket for a winning season next year.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Henry County.))


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More than 9-thousand people are being sued by a satellite TV company for stealing its signal.
But many of them did nothing wrong. All they did was buy a computer product.
Byron Pitts explains.
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((John Demarco Jr. is one of those 'fix it' guys. His son AND daughter have computers DAD built by hand. (SOT/JOHN DEM
ARCO) IT WAS JUST ANOTHER HOBBY.' But John's HOBBY... has him in hot water with satellite company DIRECTV. (SOT/JOHN

DEMARCO,SUED BY DIRECTV) 'I BOUGHT A COMPUTER THAT HAD A SMART CARD READER AND WRITER AND THE BOOK TO GO WITH IT AND NOW THEY'RE SAYING I'M STEALING TV? John Demarco is one of at least 9-THOUSAND people nationwide being sued by DIRECT T
V. (NATSOT EQUIPMENT DUMPED ON TABLE) The company claims 'smart card' technology is 'KNOWINGLY' being used to steal dir

ectv's satellite signal....GIVING customers hundreds of free tv channels: DIRECTV claims it's lost nearly a BILLION dollars. Money they hope to regain... from the names on a mailing list... of those who purchased the smart cards over the
internet. But here's the problem. (SOT/) Have you ever owned direct tv? NO. Do you want directv? Never, NOT AFTER THI

S.' (STANDUP) According to the experts... smart cards have other uses. It's possible people listed in DIRECTV's lawsui
t.... never intended on stealing a satellite signal. SOT/BOB SCHERMAN, SATELLITE BUSINESS NEWS (14:23:48) 'THIS IS ONE

OF THE MAJOR FAILURES OF DIRECTV MANAGEMENT IS THAT THEY HAVE SPENT A HUGE AMOUNT OF MONEY PURSUING AN ANTI-PRIVACY CAMPAIGN THAT HAS NOT REDUCED THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE STEALING DIRECT TV. DIRECTV declined our request for an on camera interview, but did answer a few questions in writing saying ... the company insists THESE DEVICES ARE DESIGNED FOR THE SOLE PURPOSE OF STEALING DIRECTV'S PROGRAMMING.' As for... John Demarco he's been forced to hire a lawyer. The lawsuit h
e says... could cost him 2 to 10-thousand dollars... so he's selling his wife's new car (SOT/DEMARCO) 'DIRECTV HAD A B

IG POND IN FRONT OF THEIR BUILDING AND IT WAS FULL OF CARP AND THEY SUSPECTED THAT THERE WAS A PIRANHA IN THE POND AND THEY THREW IN A STICK OF DYMANTE AND THEY GO LOOK WE FOUND THE PIRANHA BUT THEY KILLED EVERYTHING ELSE AT THE SAME TIME. You are one of those carps? ABSOLUTELY.' A federal judge in South Carolina dismissed 8-cases... but DIRECTTV is filing more across the country every day.. Byron Pitts CBS NEWS Stanhope, NJ. ))
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A judge approves the sale of Pillowtex, a glass factory clears a hurdle in Roanoke County, and Governor Warner introduces a program to put more Virginians to work. Donald Graham has more in this week's Business Review.
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(( [MUSIC AND GRAPHICS] This week in review.... [MUSIC AND GRAPHICS]
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Pillowtex is finally sold. A federal judge approved the sale of the bankrupt company's assets to a group of liquidators for 128 million dollars.

The buyers say they plan to sell those assets rather than operate them. About a thousand people lost their jobs in Fieldale when the plant closed in July. [MUSIC AND GRAPHICS]
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Plans for the new Cardinal Glass Factory are one step closer to fruition. The Roanoke County Planning Commission voted to remove restrictions that were designed to protect the view from the Blue Ridge Parkway. [MUSIC AND GRAPHICS]
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Governor Warner says many Virginians could double their income just by earning a G-E-D.
He's teaming up with NASCAR to help educate workers about the economic benefits of a high school degree.
The governor's new workforce development initiative also focuses on training workers for jobs that exist.
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((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: THE FACT THAT NASCAR HAS DECIDED TO PUT THEIR TIME, ENERGY AND RESOURCES BEHIND PROMOTING THE NEED FOR VIRGINIANS TO GO AHEAD AND SIGN UP AND GET THEIR GED IS A GREAT WAY TO GET TO OUR GOAL OF DOUBLING FROM 10,000 A YEAR TO 20,000 A YEAR OF GEDS BEING OFFERED.)) [RUNS16]
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Warner says raising the education level of Virginians will help attract new businesses to the state. [MUSIC AND GRAPHICS]
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A Roanoke Company is helping Iraq turn the lights on. Virginia Transformer Corporation was hired to construct six transformers to be used in a power station in Iraq. The company has four weeks to complete the project which normally takes nearly 3 months. Each transformer will make enough electricity for up to 25 thousand homes. [MUSIC AND GRAPHICS]
[TAPE#=03-35 TC1:09:08]

Officials with a Salem company being investigated by the Environmental Protection Agency are talking. KIK Virginia released a statement today saying "we are responding to the concerns expressed and are cooperating with the investigators." The E-P-A alleges the company violated the clean water act by discharging high levels of chlorine into the Roanoke River. KIK Virginia has NOT been charged with any violations. For News 7, I'm Donald Graham and that's this week's Business Review. [MUSIC AND GRAPHICS] ))