[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

A witness who was on death's door nine years ago testifies for Dr. Knox. A widow of another Knox patient comes to the
doctor's defense.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

And the latest in the Jenni Northrup kidnapping investigation.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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Tonight on News 7 sports - a profile of UVa's Chris Canty and words from Bobby Bowden with the big game in Charlottesville coming up Saturday night.
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[VO-NAT]

And the Cubs are finding out that hooking a "fish" - especially a Marlin is a lot tougher than it looks.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Brent]
[SS=None]


Breezy conditions will stick around through the evening, but winds will start to diminish overnight. The sun will be the main feature in your Thursday forecast.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 4-Shot]


News 7 is next.
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[SOT 11:57]
[IN Q=If I go home]

((IF I GO HOME TONIGHT AND TAKE TOO MUCH OF MY MEDICATION, WHOSE FAULT IS IT. IT SHOULDN'T BE MY DOCTORS'. IT SHOULD BE MY FAULT.))
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=be my fault.]
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

The widow of one of Dr. Knox's patients testifies on the DOCTOR's behalf.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

And then Cecil Knox takes the stand himself to defend his controversial use of OxyContin.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


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


And I'm Shannon Young.
[Knox]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=03-32 TC1:49:13]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

Half a dozen more former patients testified today, as well.
[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=Cecil Knox]

One said Knox enabled her to "live a normal life." Another said a Doctor's visit with Knox was "always an uplifting experience."
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]
[SUPER=01-Sherry Boyer/Knox Patient's Widow; ]
[SUPER=04-August 10, 1994; ]
[SUPER=01-Pete Whitlock/Former Knox Patient; ]
[SUPER=01-Jeff Boone/Defendant's Stepson; ]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=out of town.]

(( Sherry Boyer said she doesn't think she'd be here today, if it wasn't for Dr. Knox. She was not only a patient herself, her husband Don is one of the 31 patients of Dr. Knox the government cited in the indictment. Don Boyer is one of Knox' patients who died. Sherry says he was out of his mind with pain. [18:33] ((HE WAS 38. HE KNEW RIGHT FROM WRONG. IF HE CHOSE TO TAKE MORE THAN WAS PRESCRIBED, THAN HE SHOULD BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE, NOT DR. KNOX.)) [RUNS:12] She says if Knox had thought her husband was selling his prescriptions, the Doctor would have "detoxed him" and not seen him any more as a patient. [2:39] ((THE MORPHINE, THE MS CONTIN, THE DAROVOCET DEMEROL. YOUR BODY CAN ONLY TAKE SO MANY DRUGS.)) [RUNS09] Pete Whitlock is another Knox patient who's gone to the Doctor's defense. When we first met him, he'd gone to Hospice and was preparing to die. ((I'M NOW TERMINALLY ILL DUE TO THE ACCIDENT.)) [1:02]
Today, he says, Dr. Knox saved him. It's the opposite of the story so many of the government witnesses told. Whitlock says Knox told him he was overmedicated and needed to quit taking a dozen pills a day. [5:22] ((AND THEN I WAS STUCK ON MORPHINE AND ALL THESE OTHER DRUGS THE OTHER DOCTOR HAD PRESCRIBED. AND DR. KNOX SAYS I CAN HELP YOU. YOU'RE ON TOO MUCH MEDICATION. AND IN JUST WEEKS I WAS WITH DR. PATEL COMING OFF MEDICATION.)) [RUNS:19] Knox's office manager is named along with him in the drug conspiracy, but Beverly Boone's stepson testified today that she was out of town- -out of the country in some cases when many of the "overt acts" in the conspiracy were committed.
[25:05] ((ONCE A YEAR. MY DAD AND MY MOM WOULD TAKE A TRIP TO JAMAICA. THAT WAS THEIR SPECIAL PLACE TO GO.)) [RUNS:05]))
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=None]

Dr. Knox testified he put his white lab coat in the closet and left it there, around the time he moved his practice to Second Street in Roanoke. He admitted smoking marijuana after hours, but denied ever trading prescriptions for pot.

[Dan-River]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=03-43 TC18:42]
[GRAPHIC=Dan River]


Things have gone from bad to worse for Danville's largest employer.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville/File Tape]


Dan River announced it failed to meet third quarter expectations.
Net sales declined to 104 million dollars, down 30-percent from this time last year.
As a result, the company breached its contract with its lenders and had to renegotiate to avoid a penalty.
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[SOT 3:45:02]
[IN Q=I believe the economy]

((PAUL HIGGINS/LEGG MASON ANAYLST: I BELIEVE THE ECONOMY HAS PLAYED A FACTOR, THE INDUSTRY PLAYS A FACTOR, THE INTENSE COMPETITION FROM OVERSEAS PLAYS A SIGNIFICANT FACTOR AND THOSE FACTORS COMBINED CAN ACTUALLY PUT A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF PRESSURE ON A TEXTILE COMPANY.))
[SUPER=01-Paul Higgins/Legg Mason Anaylst]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=on a textile company]
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[VO-NAT]


Dan River hinted meeting fourth quarter expectations would also be difficult.
The company stock tumbled today, opening at a $1.75 but closing at $1.27.
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[Tax-amnesty]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=03-41 TC28:23]
[SS=None]


There are signs that Virginia's economy is turning around.
The state treasury is reporting some higher-than-expected infusions of cash.
[DOUBLE BOXES=SHannon & Meghan/State Microwave;]


Richmond Bureau Chief Meghan Muldoon has the details.
The state received two bits of good news today.
[LIVE= Meghan /FULL State Microwave]
[SUPER=@Meghan1]
[SUPER=05-Richmond]


For the first time in three years, state revenues went up and the tax amnesty program is proving a success.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=STATE REVENUES FOR JULY, AUGUST]
[SUPER=03-Richmond; :00]
[SUPER=01-Ken Thorson/Virginia Tax Commissioner; :35]
[RUNS=:54]
[OUT Q=ACTIVITY IN THE LAST TWO WEEKS.]

(( State revenues for July, August and September grew by eight-point-four percent over the same period last year.
That's almost double what state officials had projected.
A spokesman for Governor Warner warns that while the numbers are encouraging it is too soon to say that Virginia is out of the woods.
Also helping to fill up the state coffers are Virginia's deliquent taxpayers.
With less than three weeks remaining, the tax amnesty program is on pace to meet its target goal of 48 million dollars.
The state has already collected 10 million dollars and they expect that amount to more than triple as the deadline approaches.
[SOT 14:39:07]
[IN Q=BASED UPON EXPERIENCE]

((KEN THORSON/VA TAX COMMISSIONER: BASED UPON EXPERIENCE THAT WE HAD BACK IN 1990 AS WELL AS IN OTHER STATE THERE'S A TENDENCY THAT'S WHEN WE EXPECT TO SEE THE RUSH OF ACTIVITY IN THE LAST TWO WEEKS.)) [RUNS:20]
[OUT Q=ACTIVITY IN THE LAST TWO WEEKS.]))
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[LIVE= Meghan /FULL State Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Richmond;]


The amnesty deadline is November 3. To assist the last-minute taxpayers, the tax department has reopened their district offices, including the one in Roanoke.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Meghan /State Microwave;]

Officials are warning there may be delays for those waiting to the very end to settle up.

[Northrup-Case]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=03-36 TC1:01:13]
[GRAPHIC=Northrup]

The investigation into an alleged kidnapping in Roanoke is over.
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[VO-NAT :30]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/September;]

Roanoke police say Jenni Northrup and her mother have decided that continuing with the investigation into Jenni's alleged abduction would be too emotionally draining. They asked that the case not be pursued. Jenni disappeared from the Williamson Road area in late September. The 16-year old turned up in Central Virginia a week later claiming to have been kidnapped by two men. No arrests have been made. Police say, unless they hear from anyone with information to support the kidnapping claim, the case is closed.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
[SS=NONE]


The Bedford area hopes to tap into a 13-billion dollar business.
Find out what's in store when News 7 at Six returns.
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[VO-NAT]

[***USE NAT SOUND UNDER***]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Plus the howl of the wind is replaced by the drone of wood chippers across much of Southwest and Central Virginia.
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[Power-Outage]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=03-35 TC1:19:19]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Crews across the region are busy cleaning up the aftermath of strong winds.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
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[VO-NAT - :15]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Gusts from the storm last night and early this morning neared 60 miles an hour. That's higher than most areas saw during Hurricane Isabel. The winds toppled trees and branches, and at one point put more than eight -thousand American Electric Power customers in the dark.
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[SOT - 16:14]
[IN Q=We have had a lot...]

((TODD BURNS/AEP SPOKESMAN; WE HAVE HAD A LOT OF DAMAGE AS A RESULT OF THE WINDS. TREES FALLING DOWN, TEARING DOWN A LINE AND BREAKING A POLE. AND THOSE ARE ALWAYS A LOT MORE LABOR INTENSIVE TO RESTORE THAN MERELY REPLACING A FUSE.))
[SUPER=01-Todd Burns/AEP Spokesman; ]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=than merely replacing a fuse.]
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[VO-NAT - :12+]

A-E-P has been working on restoring the outages since the storm began. Less than one-thousand customers in our area still without power. More than nine-thousand Dominion Power customers are also out, mostly in Northern Virginia.
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[Griffith-Emick]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=03-33 TC1:29:09]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2003]


The democratic candidate for the 8th District House of Delegates says voters are disadvantaged by his opponent's refusal to debate him.
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[VO-NAT :23]
[SUPER=03-Salem;]

Mark Emick today held a news conference in Salem to voice concern over incumbent Morgan Griffith's assertion that a debate is unwarranted. At the request of Roanoke College, the Emick camp had proposed four dates for a possible joint meeting. Griffith responded with a letter saying such a request just weeks before the election "smacks of political gamesmanship". Emick disagrees.
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[SOT 1:48:07 -1:48:19]
[IN Q=You can't say "I represent you..."]

((MARK EMICK/D-HOUSE OF DELEGATES CANDIDATE: YOU CAN'T SAY " I REPRESENT YOU" AND THEN, WHEN YOU HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO EXPRESS HOW THAT REPRESENTATION IS PROGRESSING, YOU CAN'T TAKE A PASS.))
[SUPER=01-Mark Emick/(D) House of Delegates Candidate;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=you can't take a pass.]
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[VO-NAT :16]

Griffith says it's past the time in a campaign when debates are scheduled but that he and Emick have at least a few more joint appearances planned before November. His office says other opportunities for debates have fallen through because of scheduling conflicts.
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[Bell-Emick]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=03-34 TC1:43:29]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


State Senate candidates Brandon Bell and Stephen Emick shared a stage today, but staked out different territory on economic development.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Speaking to members of the Kiwanis Club, Emick said the state should use incentives to aggressively pursue large manufacturers, such as car makers, to bring high paying jobs to the region.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=And the fact that]

((STEPHEN EMICK/(D) STATE SENATE CANDIDATE: AND THE FACT THAT WE'VE LOST SOME CLOSE COMPETITIONS WHERE WE WERE FINALISTS CRUSHES ME BECAUSE I KNOW WE'VE GOT THE LAND, WE'VE GOT THE FACILITIES WE'VE GOT THE INFRASTRUCTURE.))
[SUPER=01-Stephen Emick/(D) State Senate Candidate; :]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=we've got the infrastructure.]
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[VO-NAT]


Bell suggested that the state must do more to help existing businesses and potential entrepreneurs.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Which is better]

((BRANDON BELL/(R) STATE SENATE CANDIDATE: WHICH IS BETTER, TO BRING IN ONE PLANT THAT EMPLOYS A HUNDRED PEOPLE, OR HELP A HUNDRED PEOPLE START THEIR OWN BUSINESS. WELL IF A HUNDRED PEOPLE START THEIR OWN BUSINESS THEY'RE GOING TO POSSIBLY EMPLOY OTHER PEOPLE.))
[SUPER=01-Brandon Bell/(R) State Senate Candidate; :]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=posible employ other people.]
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


The candidates also discussed their plans for Interstate 81. In addition to widening the highway, Emick supports rail improvements to divert truck traffic. Bell proposed a state tax credit forVirginia trucking companies to minimize the impact of tolls on local businesses.

[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
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Stocks finished slightly lower, despite another strong batch of corporate earnings reports. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
[RUNS=:30]
[SUPER=x5000;]
[SUPER=440-y/9.93/9803.05/y/4.09/1939.10;]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


The DOW lost ten points.
NASDAQ dropped four.
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[FluMist]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=03-42 TC26:29]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Forget needles... The flu vaccine is now available in a nasal spray.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape]


It's called FluMist. While doctors says it's just as effective as the shot it can only be used by people aged 5 to 49 who don't have any chronic diseases.
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[SOT 1:02:33]
[IN Q=It's a live virus there]

((DR. LIANNA LAWSON/LEWIS-GALE CLINIC; IT'S A LIVE VIRUS THEREFOR THERE ARE CERTAIN PEOPLE THAT YOU CAN'T GIVE THE FLUMIST TO. ANYONE WHO IS IMMUNE COMPROMISED. YOU ALSO CAN NOT GIVE IT TO ANYONE WHO MAY EXPOSE SOMEONE WHO IS IMMUNE COMPROMISED TO IT. THERE HAS TO BE 21 DAYS SEPARATION BEING AROUND ANYONE WHO IS IMMUNE COMPROMISED))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Lianna Lawson/Lewis-Gale Clinic; ]
[RUNS=20]
[OUT Q=who is immune compromised. 3rd Reference!]
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[VO-NAT]


FluMist takes up to a week to become effective. Some local health care providers are already offering the nasal spray to patients. The Health Department, however, will NOT be offering it.
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[Visitor-Center]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=03-39 TC57:18]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Tourism is a 13 billion-dollar-a-year industry in Virginia and officials in Bedford City and County would like to see a bigger piece of that pie.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford]


Local leaders today broke ground on a new, 10-thousand square foot welcome center to replace the current current facility near the D-Day Memorial entrance.
The project will cost more than two million dollars, but experts say the city and county can't afford "not" to make the investment.
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[SOT 14:42:28]
[IN Q=A quality welcome]

((DOUG MCALISTER/FORMER ECONOMICS PROFESSOR: A QUALITY WELCOME CENTER, A QUALITY TOURISM PROGRAM, THEY'RE IMPORTANT TO US, WE KNOW THAT. NO, THEY'RE CRITICAL, AS WE LOOK AT THE ECONOMY TODAY AND WHAT WE FACE THIS CENTER IS CRITICAL AS WE CONTINUE TO GROW THE ECONOMIC VITALITY OF THE BEDFORD REGION.))
[SUPER=01-Doug McAlister/Former Economics Professor]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=of the Bedford region.]
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[VO-NAT]


The center will house a community room, gift shop and museum gallery.
It should be finished next summer.
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[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=sports tease]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Coming up tonight on News 7 sports - the Big League playoff chaos is in full swing against tonight. Bobby Bowden talks about letting down against the Cavs,
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[VO-NAT]

and Steve Mason dirts up some with UVa's Chris Canty.
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[S-MLB]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-158 5548tc]
[GRAPHIC=MLB]

The Red Sox and Yankees are playing game six of their American League championship series at this hour in New York. Right now in the 5th the Yanks lead it 5 to 4. Tonight, the Cubs and Marlins face off for the right to represent the National League in the world series.
Last night the Cubs blew a 3-to-nothing lead as the "Fighting Fish" scored 8 runs in the 8th to even up the series.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=BITE...]
[SUPER=01-Jack McKeon/Florida Marlins Manager; :00]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=...GAME OF BASEBALL."]
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[S-Canty]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-159 1:10:31]
[GRAPHIC=UVA]


UVa faces an incredibly athletic seventh ranked Florida State team Saturday night. But Steve Mason says the Noles better watch out for an over achieving, loud mouth, NFL impersonator in blue and orange.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/Wake Forest vs. UVa; :00]
[SUPER=01-Chris Canty/7.5 Tackles a Game, 2 Sacks This Season; :11]
[SUPER=03-Columbia, SC/UVa vs. South Carolina; :45]
[SUPER=@Steve1; :50]
[SUPER=01-Al Groh/UVa Head Football Coach; 1:07]
[SUPER=04-Duke vs. UVa; 1:16]
[SUPER=01-Almondo Curry/UVa Defensive Captain; 1:25]
[SUPER=03-Chapel Hill/UVa vs. North Carolina; 1:33]
[RUNS=1:39]
[OUT Q=...News 7 sports"]
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((Chris Canty has started a ritual after he makes a tackle or sacks the quarterback. He kicks the ground. ((CHRIS CANTY/7.5 TACKLES A GAME, 2 SACKS:))
Canty has been kicking up a bunch of dirt these days. In fact the junior leads all ACC defensive lineman in tackles with 45 this season. Amazing for a player who entered the UVa program looking more like a basketball player or a tight end than an athlete that plays on the defensive line. ((:)) ((STEVE MASON:)) ((AL GROH/UVA HEAD COACH:)) ((ALMONDO CURRY/UVA DEFENSIVE CAPTAIN:))
Canty and the Wahoos will try and stop Florida State's offense, a group that averages nearly 420 yards a game. Steve Mason news 7 sports.))

[S-ACC]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-162 256TC]
[GRAPHIC=ACC]


UVa may be catching Florida State at the right time. While some would argue that the Seminoles will roll into Charlottesville madder than a hornet after losing to Miami - FSU veteran head coach believes his team could be ripe for the picking.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=BITE]
[SUPER=01-Bobby Bowden/Florida State Head Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:28]
[OUT Q=...this week."]
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[ANCHOR=MIKE]
[GRAPHIC=ACC]

Florida State is favored by 7 and a half points.

[S-Petty]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-160 TC10710]
[GRAPHIC=Kyle Petty]


Kyle Petty is teaming up with Kroger for tomorrow night's autograph session at the Salem Civic Center. All the proceeds will benefit Kyle's Victory Junction Gang camp for terminally ill children. The camp is currently under construction in Level Cross, North Carolina.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Kyle Petty/Georgia Pacific Dodge Driver; :00]
[RUNS=:29]
[OUT Q=big deal for us."]

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