[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

A painful loss to West Virginia is enough punishment for Coach Beamer's unsportsmanlike behavior.
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[VO-NAT :04]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

And cops will benefit as Roanoke criminals literally pay for breaking the law.
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[Sports-head]


[ANCHOR=steve]
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In sports, an emotional, tearful Virginia Tech football meeting today, a recap of the loss, the Friday Football Extra week nine menu,
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[VO-NAT]


and game five of the world series hits the diamond tonight, will it be as exciting as game four?
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


An upward trend in temperatures start tomorrow with beautiful sunshine. I'll have your forecast.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 4-Shot]


News 7 is next.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Frank is apologizing for Un-Beamer-like behavior.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


And Virginia Tech says that's good enough.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


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


And I'm Keith Humphry.
[Beamer]
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


For some, Beamer's slap to a player's helmet was just one more low blow in a disappointing game.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


But the university has reviewed the coach's actions and says he won't be punished. [***Sideline Smack in Monitor***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & Marya /BAM;]


Marya Jones has been following this story all day and has more on why.
Keith and Shannon,
Virginia Tech officials call Beamer's actions "regrettable," but say there's no school policy to punish them.
[LIVE= Marya /FULL BAM]
[SUPER=@Marya1;]


The Big East, NCAA and game officials say that decision is up to Tech.
So, in the end, everything was settled with a simple apology.
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[IN Q=How uncharacteristic]
[SUPER=04-ESPN; :00]
[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/VT Head Football Coach; :15]
[SUPER=01-Ernest Wilford/Wide Receiver; :32]
[SUPER=01-Larry Hincker/VT Spokesman; :48]
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[OUT Q=solidly behind him.]
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[SOT @ 1:25:16 on Tech/WVU field tape]

((ANNOUNCER: HOW UNCHARACTERISTIC IS THIS OF FRANK BEAMER?)) [RUNS:03]
Even the announcers were surprised...
Frustrated by the Hokies' poor performance -- and wide receiver Ernest Wilford's penalties -- Beamer smacked Wilford's helmet and grabbed his arm.
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[SOT 11:14:35 on Beamer bites tape]

((FRANK BEAMER: I JUST ... I SLAPPED HIM ON THE HEAD GEAR AND I DIDN'T MEAN THAT. I APOLOGIZE FOR THAT AND THAT SHOULD NEVER HAVE HAPPENED. )) [RUNS:12]
Wilford -- a senior from Richmond -- said afterward he had no hard feelings.
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[SOT 11:14:57]

((ERNEST WILFORD: YOU GOT NO PROBLEM WITH IT? WILFORD: NO, I LOVE COACH BEAMER. I LOVE COACH BEAMER. THAT'S ALL OVER WITH? ALL OVER WITH. HEAT OF THE MOMENT. )) [RUNS:06]
Big East, NCAA and game officials say only Virginia Tech has the power to discipline Beamer for what happened on the sidelines.
Tech says it already considers the matter closed.
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[SOT 6:05 on Hincker tape]

((LARRY HINCKER/UNIVERSITY SPOKESMAN: FROM OUR STANDPOINT, IT DOES NOT RISE TO ANY ACTIONABLE BEHAVIOR. MOREOVER, IT'S NOT REFLECTIVE OF THE WAY FRANK BEAMER HAS RUN THIS PROGRAM FOR TWO DECADES NOW. HE'S A MAN OF OUTSTANDING CHARACTER AND THE UNIVERSITY IS SOLIDLY BEHIND HIM.)) [RUNS:14]))
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[LIVE= Marya /FULL BAM]


Other schools schools haven't been so lenient. Indiana University reprimanded an assistant coach for a similar incident earlier this month.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & Marya /BAM;]


The NCAA issued a statement today-- saying only that physical confrontations like this one have no place in college athletics.
Keith and Shannon?

[Knox]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=khu]
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Jurors in the trial of Doctor Cecil Knox had some questions today- -the first day of their deliberations.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

All of the parties were summoned to the courthouse around 2-P-M. The six lawyers in the case spent nearly two hours with the judge, debating how to answer the jury's questions. When it was over one of the prosecutors dismissed the questions as "organizational." He did not find much significance in what the jury asked. The questions were technical... related to counts one and three of the indictment- -racketeering and the alleged racketeering conspiracy.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=HOLD]

The judge told the jury to disregard one element of the conspiracy, leaving two others the jury may still consider. There are about 65 other criminal counts in the indictment. The jury went home at five o'clock and will resume deliberations in the morning.

[Wal-Mart-Arrests]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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More than three-hundred contract workers at 61 Wal-Mart stores across the nation have been arrested on immigration violations.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co.;]

6 stores in Virginia were raided, including stores in Lynchburg, Madison Heights, Lexington and Harrisonburg. Authorities say the workers were members of cleaning crews hired through an outside company.
[SUPER=@file;]

They were arrested as they finished up their shifts early this morning. Law enforcement officials are investigating whether Wal-Mart executives knew about the violations.
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[Pulaski-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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Frost is expected to help the spread of what looks like an arson fire in Pulaski County.
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[SUPER=03-Pulaski Co.;]

Authorities say someone set the fire in a garbage dump near the Giles County border. 35 to 40 acres are now burning on the north side of Cloyd's Mountain. Despite rugged terrain, crews are trying to cut a line to contain the fire. About two dozen forestry firefighters battled the blaze today but a Department of Forestry says only about four workers will watch the fire overnight. No homes are threatened.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
[SS=NONE]


Roanoke's planning a new police academy... and wants those who have run-ins with officers to pay for it.
That's next on News 7 at Six.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Plus a new deal is percolating for a Star-City landmark.
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[City-Council]
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

Roanoke's Police Academy is looking for a new home which city criminals will help pay for.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon-Keith & Jennifer/NEwsroom;]

Jennifer Wishon has more from the newsroom tonight. Keith and Shannon- the Roanoke Police Academy trains officers for both the city and Roanoke County
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[SUPER=@Jennifer1;]

And quarters are becoming cramped.
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[VO=NAT]
[SUPER=04-July; :]

Police say they've outgrown their five- thousand square feet facility at the Jefferson Center and the Academy's director is looking at properties that would triple the space they have now.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

City council today approved a fee that will require some unlikely donors to contribute to the relocation fund. A three dollar assessment fee will now be added on to court costs to help support the relocation. One citizen showed up to object to the new fee, but councilman Bill Bestpitch says most citizens will avoid it by simply obeying the law.
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[SOT 13:54]
[IN Q=This fee only applies]

((BILL BESTPITCH: THIS FEE ONLY APPLIES TO THOSE PEOPLE WHO ARE CONVICTED OF AN OFFENSE IN THE CITY AND FRANKLY, I CAN'T THINK OF A BETTER GROUP OF FOLKS TO HELP US RAISE MONEY TO TRAIN THE POLICE OFFICERS WHO ARE GOING TO BE NEEDED IN THE FUTURE TO ENFORCE THOSE LAWS.))
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[OUT Q=enforce those laws]
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[VO-NAT]

Although it wasn't on the agenda, other citizens attended council to express their concerns about hazardous waste found at the site of the new stadium- amphitheater project near the Civic Center.
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[LIVE=Jennifer/FULL Newsroom]

Yesterday two neighborhood groups announced they plan to sue the city over construction at the site.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon/Jennifer;]

But Keith and Shannon, no one on council addressed the issue during the meeting.

[City-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
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The Roanoke task force that will tackle school safety is taking shape, and should begin its work by the middle of next month.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


City council created the group to address lingering concerns about school safety, the reporting of violence, and the role of school resource officers.
This morning, members of a steering committee hired a consultant to lead the group's discussions. They hope to have a list of 38 members by the end of next week, and a first meeting by mid-November.
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[SOT 07:54]
[IN Q=So I feel like]

((REV. NELSON HARRIS/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL; SO I FEEL LIKE, GIVEN THE BROAD DEFINITION OF SCHOOL COMMUNITY, THAT EVERY ELEMENT OF THAT SCHOOL COMMUNITY IS WELL-REPRESENTED ON THE TASK FORCE.))
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[OUT Q=on the task force.]
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Council asked for a report by the end of the year, but it now appears the group will require more time to complete its work.

[Coffee-Pot]


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A Roanoke landmark may soon be changing hands.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

The owner of the Coffee Pot says he's gotten "too old" to run the restaurant and night club and that he plans to sell to a young married couple. Carroll Bell's owned the nightspot for 25-years. He says he'll hang onto the property and just sell the business. The uniquely shaped building's been on the state and national historic register for years. Bell says he expects the new owners will carry on the Pot's lively roadhouse tradition.
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[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
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A mixed finish for Wall Street. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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[SUPER=440-x/14.89/9613.13/y/12.56/1885.51;]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

The Dow gained 15 points, the Nasdaq dropped 13.
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[NRV-Industries]


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Help may be on the way for soon-to-be out of work employees at New River Industries.
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[SUPER=03-Fairlawn;]

The company announced yesterday that fifty to one-hundred workers at the Fairlawn plant are expected to lose their jobs. Representative Rick Boucher is asking the federal government to provide those employees with workers' assistance. Amongh other services the funds would provide career counseling, job search assistance, and meal and transportation allowances. Boucher's also requested a health coverage tax credit. New River Industries weaves fabrics for apparels and outdoor furniture and has been operating out of its Fairlawn plant since 1992.
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[Warner-Danville]


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Two and a half years ago, it was just an idea.
Now it's just a few months away from helping Southside become a leader in research technology.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville]


Governor Mark Warner was in Danville today for a preview of the Institute for Advanced Learning and Technology.
The 93-thousand square foot facility is costing 15 million dollars to build.. but supporters say the area will reap the benefits for years to come by creating new jobs for the region.
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[SOT 14:34:31]
[IN Q=We have lost]

((SEN. CHARLES HAWKINS/R-CHATHAM: WE HAVE LOST THE LAST GENERATION OF CHILDREN THAT WE CAN LOSE. WE EDUCATE THEM AND THEY LEAVE BECAUSE THERE'S NOT A FUTURE HERE. WE WANT TO BUILD THAT FUTURE AND GOVERNOR WARNER, WITH YOUR HELP WE CAN DO IT.))
[SUPER=01-Sen. Charles Hawkins/(R) Chatham;]
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[OUT Q=we can do it.]
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[VO-NAT]


The Institute will provide training and research opportunities in a number of high-tech fields.
Virginia Tech announced today it will move a million dollars worth of polymer research to Danville when the facility opens next year.
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[Sports tease]


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Game five of the world series is tonight, words from the Marlins on stopping the Yankees, the complete week nine rundown for Friday Football Extra,
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[VO-NAT]


and the Hokies are sacked by WVU, Tech talks about what went wrong in a few minutes.
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[S-Series]


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Game five of the World Series is tonight between he Yankees and the Marlins. The series is tied at two games all and while best the best of seven series pressure is growing, New York remains calm.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Derek Jeter/Yankees Shortstop; :00]
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[OUT Q=..seen before."]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Miami, FL;]


While the series is tied the Yankees have the edge in pitching, giving up barely over two runs a game in four games.

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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Jack McKeon/Marlins Manager; :00]
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[OUT Q=.. a little bit anxious"]
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[S-FFE]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[WRITER=mst]
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Tomorrow night marks week number 9 of the high school football season. Here's the Friday Football Extra schedule. The home teams are on the bottom.
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[S-Hokies]


[ANCHOR=steve]
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Late this afternoon, Greg Roberts conducted a radio interview with Virginia Tech associate athletic director for football operations John Bellien on the Game. Bellein said the team and coaches had the most emotional meeting in well over 15 years and tears were shed by many, including head coach Frank Beamer. Travis Wells has a recap of a tough 28-7 loss in Morgantown.
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[SUPER=03-Morgantown, WV; :00]
[SUPER=01-DeAngelo Hall/Tech Cornerback; :29]
[SUPER=@travis1; :38]
[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/10 & 7 vs. WVU; :50]
[SUPER=01-Bryan Randall/4 INT's, Fumble vs. WVU; 1:08]
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[OUT Q=News 7 Sports."]

((As Wild and Wonderful West Virginia celebrated its second straight win over number 3 Virginia Tech, the highest ranked foe the Mountaineers have beaten, the Hokies were left to wonder exactly what happened. What happened was that the Eers rushed for 264 yards, Tech's offense sputtered and failed to reach the endzone for the first time all season, Bryan Randall threw three picks and the Hokies were penalized a season high 13 times.
DeAngelo: Travis: Beamer: Randall:
The 21 point loss was the worst beating for the Hokies since they dropped a 38-7 decision at Pittsburgh in 2001. Tech is now just 8 and 16 overall in Morgantown. Travis Wells, News 7 Sports.))
[Ferrum-Festival]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=03-44 TC18:29]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Each year, the Blue Ridge Folklife Festival highlights regional music, food, and crafts.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


And over the last three decades the event has become a popular October tradition.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Ferrum]


The Mountain Comforts Quilt Show has been a part of the festival for fifteen of those thirty years.
This year, 10 talented quilters have created colorful miniatures to help celebrate both anniversaries.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=They all express the flavor]

((LUCY RICARDO/QUILT SHOW COORDINATOR: THEY ALL EXPRESS THE FLAVOR OF THE BLUE RIDGE IN DIFFERENT WAYS, AND THE QUALITY OF WORKMANSHIP IS VERY GOOD.)) ((RODDY MOORE/BLUE RIDGE INSTITUTE: SO HERE WE ARE AT THE 30TH ANNIVERSARY. WE STILL HAVE A LARGE CROWD. WE ARE STILL FINDING NEW PEOPLE. WE'LL HAVE SOME NEW ARTISTS THIS YEAR WE'VE NEVER HAD BEFORE. WE'RE STILL CELEBRATING THE FOLKWAYS OF THE REGION.))
[SUPER=01-Lucy Ricardo/Quilt Show Coordinator; :00]
[SUPER=01-Roddy Moore/Blue Ridge Institute; : 09]
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[OUT Q=celebrating the folkways of the region.]
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[VO-NAT]


The Blue Ridge Institute will bring together Virginia's largest celebration of regional folkways on Saturday.

Events are scheduled from 10 to 5 on the campus of Ferrum College. (------------)