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Coming up on News 7-
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Why these students are making a plea to the school board in Roanoke County.
The officer manager for the doctor accused of illegally prescribing painkillers- talks with News 7 today.
And he was famous for his voice and his flashy jackets... Rod Roddy dies today.
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[Talent=Jean]


News 7 at Eleven is next.

[Video-Open]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[SOT 14:09]
[IN Q=Please don't change]

((KIRSTEN MENGERINK/ROANOKE CO. CAREER CENTER: PLEASE DON'T CHANGE IT WE LIKE IT THE WAY IT IS AND WE WOULD NOT LIKE IT VERY MUCH IF YOU CHANGE IT.))
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[OUT Q=if you change it]
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[VO-NAT]


Students make a plea to the Roanoke County school board in hopes of keeping a popular program as is.
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[ANCHOR =Jean]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 11]



[Career-Center]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11 PM]
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[TAPE#=03-49 TC02:44]
[GRAPHIC=NEws 7 @ 11]


Eight months ago, Roanoke County's alternative school was in danger of closing.
The idea caused such an uproar the school board tabled the plan and decided to study the issue more. [***NEWS 7 @ 11 IN MONITOR***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=JEan & Justin/BAM ;]


Justin McLeod is here now with an update on the school's future. Justin?
Jean, the plan currently under consideration would keep the school open but would shift its focus.
[LIVE= Justin /FULL BAM]
[SUPER=@justin1]


The school board held a special session tonight to explain the changes in detail.
The board then opened the floor for public comment, and members got an earful.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Vinton; :00]
[SUPER=01-Daniel Hartless/Roanoke Co. Career Center Student; :16]
[SUPER=01-Lorraine Lange/Assistant Superintendent of Instruction; :35]
[SUPER=01-Kirsten Mengerink/Roanoke Co. Career Center Student; :52]
[SUPER=01-Drew Barrineau/Roanoke Co. School Board Member; 1:16]
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[OUT Q=THAT MAY NEED CONCENTRATION]

((((NAT SOUND ON TAPE ONE AT 29:08 OF PARENT SAYING "THIS YEAR MY SON HAS BEEN SUCCESSFUL FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME."))
One by one, parents got up and expressed their gratitude for the Roanoke County Career Center.
It is an alternative school for students who often fail in the traditional classroom.
[SOT 11:29]
[IN Q=This school has]

((DANIEL HARTLESS/RCCC 8TH GRADER: THIS SCHOOL HAS LONGER CLASS PERIODS, MORE TEACHERS, LESS STUDENTS AND IT'S REALLY GREAT FOR KIDS WHO WANT TO LEARN.)) [Runs06]
[OUT Q=want to learn]


But those kids may soon see some major changes.
Currently, the Roanoke County Career Center takes students in grades 8 through 11.
The school system now wants R-C-C-C to become a six through eight school.
[SOT 7:53]
[IN Q=Research tell us that]

((LORRAINE LANGE/ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT INSTRUCTION: RESEARCH TELL US THAT THE EARLIER THAT WE GET THE CHILDREN WHO HAVE PROBLEMS THE MORE SUCCESSFULL THEY ARE GOING TO BE LATER IN LIFE.)) [Runs06]
[OUT Q=later in life]


But many of the 135 students who currently attend R-C-C-C disagree.
If the plan goes through, students in grades nine through eleven would return to high school.
[SOT 13:21]
[IN Q=People back at my]

((KIRSTEN MENGERINK/ROANOKE CO. CAREER CENTER STUDENT: PEOPLE BACK AT MY SCHOOL I DON'T REALLY GET ALONG WITH TOO WELL, THE PEOPLE HERE ONCE AGAIN THEY ARE REALLY NICE.)) [Runb05]
[OUT Q=are really nice]

((NAT SOUND ON TAPE 2 AT 4:09 SAYING "IF WE GET RID OF THIS SCHOOL WE ARE GOING TO HAVE PILES OF KIDS LEFT BEHIND."))
Many parents fear the worst if their kids return to the mainstream classroom.
The school system promises those students will be kept in small classes where they can receive plenty of academic support.
Administrators believe the move will also create more opportunities.
[SOT 17:28]
[IN Q=What you're doing]

((DREW BARRINEAU/SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER: WHAT YOU'RE DOING IS TAKING A PROGRAM WHAT'S BEEN PROPOSED TO TAKE THIS PROGRAM ACCELERATING GRADES SIX THROUGH EIGHT AND THEN WHEN YOU GET TO THE HIGH SCHOOL YOU ARE GOING TO EXPAND THE CURRENT PROGRAM TO BRING MORE KIDS INTO THE PROGRAM THAT MAY NEED CONCENTRATION.)) [Runs11]
[OUT Q=that may need concentration]))
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[LIVE= Justin /FULL BAM]


The school board is expected to vote on the plan at its November 20th meeting and if approved would take effect next fall.
One problem that will still exist is the condition of the old William Byrd High School which currently houses the alternative school.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Justin/BAM;]


Jean, adminstrators say they'll deal with that in the long term and that may mean having to move the program to another school in the future.

[Holcomb]


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A judge forwarded child molestation charges against a Giles County pastor to a grand jury- after a six hour hearing in which several of the victims testified.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Giles Co.;]

52 year-old Roger Holcomb of "Pembroke Church of God" faces charges of aggravated sexual battery and taking indecent liberties with a child. All of the alleged victims had developed a close relationship with Holcomb through his church and at their schools, where he was a substitute teacher. One of the alleged victims testified in court that when she spent the night at Holcomb's house, he got into bed with her and began fondling her.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=HOLD]

The little girl says after that, she told him to take her home, although she didn't tell her mother what happened until she knew he was in jail and couldn't hurt her. In all, Holcomb is accused of molesting FIVE children, ranging in ages from seven to 13.

[Methadone-Clinic]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=03-45 TC18:53]
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The Life Center of Galax has filed two appeals in an effort to open a methadone clinic in Roanoke County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


The drug treatment center is planned near the intersection of Colonial Avenue and Ogden Road, but the project has drawn strong opposition from residents in that area.
Today, an attorney representing the center appealed a recent zoning decision. He is also challenging whether restrictions placed on the property in a 1989 rezoning remain in effect.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Today's appeals are the last adminsitrative steps before the case goes to court.
The Board of Zoning Appeals is expected to consider the issue in December.

[CA-Wildfires]


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Wildfires raging in Southern California- have destroyed 11-hundred homes and 30 thousand more could be in danger.


At least 15 people have died- and tens of thousands are without power.
Tonight, as Elizabeth Sanchez reports, the President has declared a major disaster there- and the Governor has called in the National Guard.
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[SUPER=03-San Diego Co., CA; :13]
[SUPER=01-Don Faye/WildfireVictim; :36]
[SUPER=03-San Bernadino Co., CA; :48]
[SUPER=03-Simi Valley, CA; 1:16]
[Super=01-Karen Nordblom/Simi Valley Resident; 1:29]
[Super=01-Elizabeth Sanchez/CBS News; 1:33]
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[OUT Q=San Bernardino County, California.]

((ANOTHER SLEEPLESS NIGHT IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. AT LEAST SIX MAJOR WILDFIRES -- AND SEVERAL SMALLER ONES -- CONTINUE TO BURN... FROM THE MEXICAN BORDER TO L.A.'s NORTHERN SUBURBS. ONE OF THE AREAS HARDEST HIT -- SAN DIEGO COUNTY. POWERED BY DRY BRUSH AND HOT SANTA ANA WINDS, THE SAN DIEGO FIRES JUMPED FROM RIDGE TOPS TO ROOFTOPS. "Where are the firemen?" NEIGHBORS BANDED TOGETHER TO SAVE THEIR HOMES. OTHERS RETURNED TO AN EMPTY SHELL. HUNDREDS OF HOUSES -- AND A LIFETIME OF MEMORIES -- WERE REDUCED TO ASHES WITHIN MINUTES. DON FAYE/WILDFIRE VICTIM: It's a little bit like a pit in your stomach. It's an emptiness, and I start thinking about what you're going to do, and where you're going to live." "You run into your friends, oh they lost their home, they've lost their home. You know our friends homes are just gone." IN SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY, THE SO-CALLED GRAND PRIX AND OLD FIRES RACED THROUGH MORE ACRES OF LAND. THIS TIME, THEY TARGETED THE RESORT TOWN OF CRESTLINE, AND BEARED DOWN ON THE MOUNTAIN HAMLET OF DEVORE. "Hello, Sheriff's Department." OFFICIALS URGED RESIDENTS TO LEAVE. "The fire department is telling you to leave. You need to take off. It's not worth your life." ANOTHER HOT SPOT IS NORTHWEST OF LOS ANGELES IN SIMI VALLEY. THE FLAMES DEFIED NAYSAYERS BY JUMPING A MAJOR FREEWAY, AND COMING WITHIN FEET OF BACKYARDS. BUT ONCE AGAIN THE FIRE PROVED UNPREDICTABLE ... AND THE HOMES WERE SPARED. KAREN NORDBLOM/SIMI VALLEY RESIDENT: "I'm so thankful to be alive. I can't describe it." FIREFIGHTERS CLAIMED IT AS ONE SMALL VICTORY, BUT WITH FOUR OF THE STATE'S COUNTIES NOW DECLARED MAJOR DISASTER AREAS, THEIR MAIN FOCUS IS STILL ON PROTECTING HOMES. OFFICIALS SAY THEY CAN'T EVEN IMAGINE CONTAINING MANY OF THESE FIRES UNTIL LATER THIS WEEK. ELIZABETH SANCHEZ, CBS NEWS, SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY, CALIFORNIA.))


[Monday-Football]


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Monday Night Football is going on tonight.. just not at Qualcomm stadium.
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[VO-NAT]
[Super=03-San Diego, CA;]


San Diego officials said the game could not be played there because of the wildfires- the stadium is instead being used as a shelter for evacuees-
[SUPER=03-Tempe, AZ]


As for the Chargers-Miami Dolphins game- it moved to Tempe, Arizona where thousands lined up at Sun Devils stadium for free tickets.
People were asked to make a donation though to the San Diego Wildfire Relief fund.
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[Rod-Roddy]


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His voice and flashy suits were familiar to millions of daytime television viewers.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Everybody]

((EVERYBODY WANTS A NEW CAR.))
[SUPER=@file]
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[OUT Q=a new car.]
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[VO-NAT]


Rod Roddy, the voice of the Price is Right, died today at the age of 66.
Roddy had been hospitalized due to complications of colon and breast cancer.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=NOne]


Although breast cancer is most commonly linked to women, an estimated 15-hundred American men are diagnosed each year.
[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
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As the jury deliberates, one of the defendants in the Knox prescription drug case sits down with News 7.
The first part of our exclusive interview when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus a homecoming party for 100 Virginia soldiers returning from Iraq.
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[Sports-Preview]


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[OUT Q=THE BIG 7."]

((Hey, folks - Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office - as the Hokies drop out of the BCS top 15 - and find our they'll have a night time date with Pittsburgh. Steve Mason checks in with the Cavs as they get set for Rivers and company. Plus, the new Associated Press top 10 high school polls are out tonight. And Gordon win under yellow at Atlanta.

Right here on the Big 7.))[Iraq]


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President Bush says that America's success in Iraq is actually spurring violence there.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Baghdad, Iraq]

The President says the four bombs that struck Baghdad today indicate that insurgents have grown desperate because of the coalition's successes.
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[IN Q=there are terrorists in Iraq]

((THERE ARE TERRORISTS IN IRAQ WHO ARE WILLING TO KILL ANYBODY IN ORDER TO STOP OUR PROGRESS.))
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[OUT Q=in order to stop our progress]
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[VO-NAT]

Despite recent violence, the President and his aids are confident in the coalition's plan of action.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=we'll have rough days like we've had]

((PAUL BREMER/U. S. CHIEF ADMINISTRATOR IN IRAQ; WE'LL HAVE ROUGH DAYS, LIKE WE'VE HAD THE LAST COUPLE OF DAYS BUT THE OVERALL THRUST IS GOOD AND THE GOOD DAYS OUTNUMBER THE BAD DAYS))
[SUPER=01-Paul Bremer/U. S. Chief Administrator in Iraq]
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[OUT Q=the good days outnumber the bad days]
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[VO-NAT]

Today's attacks killed three dozen people and wounded more than 200.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

[Soldiers-Return]


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[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Virginia Beach]


Family and Friends spent the afternoon and evening preparing to welcome 100 solders home to Virginia Beach.
The members of the 19th Quartermaster Company spent six months operating a pipeline in Iraq.
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[Knox]


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[SS=Cecil Knox]

[***ANCHOR TAG***] The jury in the Cecil Knox case resumed deliberations today. While awaiting the verdict, News 7's Keith Humphry sat down with Dr. Knox's office manager today for an in-depth interview.
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(( Beverly Boone did not testify at the trial. She felt the government hadn't made out a case against her, so she decided not to take the stand. Though she maintains her license as a registered nurse, she was not working as a nurse. She managed the business side of Knox's office. [18:19:45] ((I'M NOT CHARGED WITH ILLEGALLY PRACTICING MEDICINE WHICH THAT WOULD HAVE TO BE. I'M CHARGED AS A PHYSICIAN.)) [RUNS:07] Dr. Knox IS a physician of course, licensed to practice medicine. The government argues that nothing happened at Southwest Virginia Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation without Boone's approval. She AND Knox are charged with practicing medicine "outside the scope of professional practice and not for a legitimate medical purpose." [18:19:19] ((I'M ALWAYS OUTSIDE THAT SCOPE. :02 And you are charged with everything the same as he is. EXACTLY. :06 WHETHER I WAS IN THE OFFICE, OUT OF THE COUNTRY OR NOT.)) [RUNS:11] Her step-son testified she WAS out of town when three of the prescriptions in question were written. If she's convicted on one count, she faces a minimum mandatory sentence of 20 to life. The judge would immediately revoke her bond. He'd have no discretion, under tough federal sentencing guidelines requiring prison time for drug distributors... whether it's abuse of prescription drugs or street drugs. [18:41:35 Starts on two-shot] ((IT'S A HORRIBLE THING TO PUT SOMEBODY THROUGH THIS, WHEN I KNOW I'M INNOCENT. I WOULDN'T WISH THIS EVEN ON THE PROSECUTION.)) [RUNS:10] Our interview touched on a wide range of specifics. We'll have more of Bev Boone's view of the case in Part II. Keith Humphry NEWS 7.))
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=None]

That'll be on NEWS 7 at 6 and 11 tomorrow.

[Bank-Merger]


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[WRITER=jja]
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[GRAPHIC=Business News]


Bank of America is now one of the biggest in America.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


The company announced a 47 billion dollar deal to take over Fleet Boston Financial.
That makes Bank of America the nation's second largest bank behind Citigroup- with branches stretching from California through the South to New England.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=HOLD]


A little more than a year after it bought Trigon Blue-Cross Blue-Shield, Anthem is buying another health care company and changing its name.
Anthem is buying WellPoint Health Networks in a 16-point-4 Billion dollar deal.
The combined company will be named WellPoint and will be based in Indianapolis.
It will serve nearly 26-million members, and operate as a Blue-Cross Blue-Shield licensee in 13 states.
[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[SS=None]


Celebrating 15 years of beating the odds.
More on the Virginia Lottery's birthday when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus 13-thousand and growing... as local high school students chip in to help one of their own.
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[Commercial]

[Byrd-Transplant]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=03-47 TC15:35]
[SS=None]


Students at William Byrd High School continue to give from the heart.
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[VO-NAT :38]
Andrew Spradling is in Minnesota, awaiting a heart transplant at the Mayo clinic.

His mother says the 15-year old was born with his heart on the wrong side of his body.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./October 9;]

Andrew's classmates learned about his situation earlier this month, and immediately went to work raising money. In just over three weeks they've raised close to 13-thousand dollars. Teacher Carol Webster says they're now working on raising another 10-thousand with help from local businesses. Insurance is expected to pay for all but 30-thousand dollars of Andrew's operation.
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[Cell-Phones]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
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We've all been there when a cell phone rings in a restaurant, library or church.
Now a new survey shows that people have different cell phone etiquette in different parts of the nation.
Southerners are most likely to shut their phones off in church.
Westerners are more apt to turn off their ringers in libraries, theaters, restaurants and schools.
Midwesterners will even put their phones on mute in retail stores.
Cingular wireless did the survey- saying people want the convenience of cell phones, but they also need to think about their neighbors.

[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=EXTRA POINT]
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We'll check the new high school top 10 polls from the Associated Press. Steve Mason checks in from UVa, while Jeff Gordon picks up another win - this one in Atlanta. But first tonight's Extra Point -
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Philadelphia, PA/NHL-Prism; :00]

The Philadelphia Flyers made quick work of the Montreal Canadians tonight. Tony Amonte, John LeClair and three other scored for Philly and Robert Esche out dueled Jose Theodore in goal by posting the shutout. Now tonight's scores.
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[GO TO SCORES]
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[OUTCUE=last score."]
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[S-Polls]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[TAPE#=SP-151 ]
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The brand new Associated Press top 10 high school football polls are out tonight, and once again teams from the Friday Football Extra coverage area are well represented.
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[GO TO GROUP A PINNACLE] In the Group A ranks - Gate City is a solid Number one, but Bath County is close behind in third. William Campbell also is creeping back near the top - now in the 6 spot. Radford is 7th and George Wythe is 8th. Powell Valley and Riverheads also plan to cause plenty of problems in the playoffs.
[WIPE TO ENG#!!!]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Last Friday; :00]

Speaking of causing problems - Heritage was down 13 points to unbeaten Liberty last week, but managed to come back and beat the Minutemen to stay perfect themselves.
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[WIPE TO PINNACLE GROUP AA] As a result - Hertiage moves up to third, while Liberty falls to seventh. In fact, the bottom of the poll is loaded with are schools. Carroll County, Amherst and Salem. Amazingly, Fleming and Blacksburg got a couple of votes, but Byrd did not get a single vote despite being 7-and-1.
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[S-BCS]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[TAPE#=]
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The Hokies were kicked completely out of the new BCS standings that were released tonight just after six. Tech falls all the way from third to 16th. Oklahoma and Miami remain 1 and 2. Tech is right behind new top 15 addition Tennessee and Oklahoma State.

[S-Pitt]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
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Those of you planning on traveling to Pittsburgh the following weekend for the Tech - Pitt game can now firm up your
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsburgh, PA; :00]

plans because the start time for the game at Heinz Field was set for 7:45pm this afternoon. The game will either be televised on ESPN or espn2.
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[S-UVa]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-160 11328tc]
[GRAPHIC=ACC]

The 5-and-3 Virginia Cavaliers take on N.C. State this Saturday in Raleigh in the first of three straight ACC games. Steve Mason has more the game that marks the crossroads for the Cavaliers' season.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=FIRST AUDIO]
[SUPER=@steve1; :00]
[SUPER=01-Al Groh/19 and 15 Record at UVa; :19]
[SUPER=01-Ottowa Anderson/Two TD Catches This Season; :26]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/Last Saturday; :33]
[SUPER=04-2002 N.C. State Game; :40]
[SUPER=01-Almondo Curry/Four Interceptions This Year; :46]
[SUPER=01-Marquis Hagans/Four TDs This Season; :53]
[SUPER=01-Jermaine Hardy/69 Tackles This Season; 1:11]
[RUNS=1:27]
[OUT Q=....NEWS 7 SPORTS."]
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[S-Race]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-152]
[GRAPHIC=NASCAR 2003]


Rain yesterday at Atlanta forced the Winston Cup series to spent an extra night in a hotel and race today in Bass Pro Shops 500.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Hampton, GA/TNT; :00]

Kevin Harvick finished 20th today and lost any chance of catching Matt Kenseth - who now has a 268 point lead in the race for the Winston Cup. Ryan Newman's crash with just five laps to go dropped the pole sitter from 5th to 29th and cleared the way for Jeff Gordon to win the race under caution. It's Gordon's second straight win on the circuit and third this season. Tony Stewart was second, followed by Jimmie Johnson, Bill Elliott and Bobby Labonte.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=WHAT AN...]
[SUPER=01-Jeff Gordon/Third Wins This Season; :00]
[SUPER=01-Matt Kenseth/Leads Points Race by 258 Points; :25]
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[OUT Q=...SO THAT WAS GOOD."]
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Other than Gordon and Kenseth, the biggest winner today was Dale Junior who finished 6th and passes Harvick to move into second place in the points' standings. The series now heads to Phoenix, Rockingham and Miami.

[S-Sox]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=sp-155 10237TC]
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Despite winning 188 games in the past two seasons, the Boston Red Sox got rid of manager Grady Little today. The team decided not to renew his contract and in the same breath said that the much talked about game seven decision to leave Pedro Martinez in against the Yankees did NOT cost him his job.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=THIS ]
[SUPER=01-Larry Lucchino/Red Sox Director of Baseball Operations; :09]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=...they may be."]
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[Lottery-Anniversary]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=03-43 TC28:10]
[GRAPHIC=VA Lottery]


The Virginia Lottery is celebrating 15 years of millionaires.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Since it began in 1989, the state lottery has taken in 13 BILLION dollars.
More than half of that was returned as prize money, while four and a half BILLION dollars has gone to the state to fund public education.
Lottery sales have defied the odds by continuing to grow despite economic downturns, advertising restrictions and what experts call "jackpot fatigue."
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