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[ANCHOR=Jean]

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Coming up on News 7 -
A warning goes out not to eat some fish caught locally.
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[VO-NAT]

So just what did that solar storm do. We'll have the story. Plus popping a pill may be the latest why to kick the smoking habit. And an eerie site as one man uses his ears to do more than listen.
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[Talent=Jean]


News 7 at Eleven is next.

[Catfish]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=03-40 TC48:47]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 @ 11]

Fish may be brain food but one local species could damage your liver. Health officials today issued an advisory about catfish. Shannon Young explains.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Smith Mountain Lake; :00]
[SUPER=01-Khizar Wasti/VA Department of Health; :22]
[SUPER=01-Dennis Cox/Fisherman; :40]
[SUPER=@Shannon2; 1:02]
[RUNS=1:12]
[OUT Q=Shannon Young, News 7.]

((You'd be hard pressed to find anglers in search of catfish in the broad daylight hours of October, a fact that's just fine with the Virginia Department of Health. The agency says recent testing shows *flathead* catfish in the Roanoke River and parts of Smith Mountain Lake are contaminated with PCBs, chemicals that may cause liver cancer.
[SOT 3:14-3:25 on BITES TAPE]
[IN Q=It is not an imminent threat...]

((KHIZAR WASTI/VA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH: IT IS NOT AN IMMINENT THREAT. IT IS A CAUTIONARY PRECAUTION IF YOU WANT TO CALL IT THAT AND IT IS BASED ON LONG-TERM CONSUMPTION.)) [RUNS:11]
[OUT Q=based on long-term consumption.]

The DOH recommends just one meal a month. But is the warning dire enough to reel in die-hard catfish-seekers?
[SOT 3:14:00-3:14:04]
[IN Q=To a certain extent...]

((DENNIS COX/FISHERMAN: TO A CERTAIN EXTENT. YOU'D HAVE TO EAT AN AWFUL LOT OF FISH BEFORE YOU'D GET SICK FROM IT.))

[RUNS:04]
[OUT Q=before you'd get sick from it.]

Dennis Cox says those who cast for catfish in the fall usually want a prize, not the protein. He adds that it would take a much more serious health threat to alter his time on the water.
[SOT 3:14:16-3:14:22]
[IN Q=Well, it doesn't really affect...]

((COX: WELL, IT DOESN'T REALLY AFFECT MINE A WHOLE LOT. I ONLY KEEP A FEW TO EAT ANYWAY. MOST OF THEM I JUST CATCH TO THROW BACK ANYHOW.)) [RUNS:06]
[OUT Q=to throw back anyhow.]

It's still safe to fish for bass which SML and the Roanoke River are known for. But if you have catfish in mind you might be better off simply enojying the view. Shannon Young, News 7.))


[Bonsack-Homes]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=03-42 TC41:41]
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Residents of a neighborhood near Bonsack are fighting to keep their children in Roanoke County schools, after learning their homes are actually located in Botetourt.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]


Because of a mistake made years ago, residents of Hill Drive have paid Roanoke County taxes, received Roanoke County services, and voted in Roanoke County elections.
But as some property owners have applied for building permits, and others have considered subdividing their land, it became apparent that the homes were located across the county line.
Eight children now attend Roanoke County Schools, and their parents don't want to move them.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It has surprized me]

((HEATHER SIMMONS/HIL DRIVE RESIDENT: IT HAS SURPRISED ME THAT APPARENTLY THIS HAS BECOME A REAL HILL TO DIE ON AND THAT THESE EIGHT KIDS CANNOT STAY WHERE THEY ARE. I DO NOT UNDERSTAND THE ARGUMENT. I THINK ANYBODY WHO HAS KIDS AND ANYBODY WHO IS IN THE SCHOOL SYSTEM WOULD UNDERSTAND THAT THIS IS A UNIQUE SITUATION.))
[SUPER=01-Heather Simmons/Hill Drive Resident;]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=that this is a unique situation.]
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[VO-NAT]


Officials from both counties will attend a community meeting on December third at the Blue Ridge Library.
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[Solar-Storm]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
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Most of us did not even notice today's powerful storm the sun sent our way.
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[VO-NAT]
[Super=04-NASA]


The geomagnetic storm collided with the Earth's magnetic field overnight.
While some airline communications were knocked out, there were no large power outages and no other major problems.


The highly charged particles could've posed a threat to electric utilities, satellite navigation systems and T-V broadcasts.
The storms may not be over yet. Space forecasters say there could be more turbulence on the sun for the next week.

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[CA-Wildfires]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
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The huge Cedar Fire near San Diego has claimed the life of a firefighter.
Three others are hospitalized- it's believed one is in critical condition.
Drew Levinson is in Southern California with the latest as fires rage closer to two resort communities.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Lou Sciocchetti/CA Dept. of Forestry; :17]
[SUPER=01-Tony Meyer/Homeowner; 1:00 (second mos)]
[SUPER=@Levinson1; 1:21]
[RUNS=1:38]
[OUT Q=San Bernardino County California]

((RIGHT NOW, HEAVY SMOKE AND WICKED FLAMES ... ARE THE ONLY VISITORS HEADED TOWARD THE POPULAR MOUNTAIN RESORTS OF LAKE ARROWHEAD AND BIG BEAR. MOST OF THE RESIDENTS HAVE LEFT -- LEAVING BEHIND THEIR VALUABLE HOMES -- AND THE FIREFIGHTERS TRYING TO SAVE THEM. LOU SCIOCCHETTI/CALIF. DEPT. OF FORESTRY: "You know, I've never quite seen a fire of this magnitude that's burned this hot, this fast, this large." CREWS WAITING FOR THE HOT SANTA ANA WINDS TO DIE DOWN -- DIDN'T WELCOME THE COASTAL BREEZES EITHER. THE COOL DRIFTS PUSHED THE FIRES UP CANYONS, AND CREATED EVEN MORE HAVOC. STILL, HOLD-OUTS STOOD THEIR GROUND. My house has been tagged with a yellow tag -- it means that I'm staying. IN SAN DIEGO COUNTY, ONE FIREFIGHTER WAS KILLED--AND SEVERAL OTHERS INJURED--WHILE BATTLING THE CEDAR FIRE. THE STATE'S LARGEST BLAZE HAS ALREADY CHARRED MORE THAN 230-THOUSAND ACRES...AND NOW THREATENS TO RAVAGE AN HISTORIC MINING TOWN. IN OTHER COMMUNITIES, THERE'S NOT MUCH LEFT TO SAVE. PARENTS WORRY ABOUT THE CHILDREN. TONY MEYER/HOMEOWNER: "It's not so hard with me. I think it's more with them. But we will survive." THAT'S THE VIEW FROM THE GROUND. HERE'S WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE FROM THE AIR. WHILE FLYING OVER SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY, YOU COULD ACTUALLY SEE THE SMOKE RISING ABOVE SAN DIEGO -- 100 MILES AWAY. CALIFORNIA HAS SEEN ITS SHARE OF DISASTERS, BUT THIS COULD BE THE WORST. GOVERNOR GRAY DAVIS ESTIMATED THE COST AT 2 BILLION DOLLARS. A HIGH COST TO PAY TO LIVE IN WHAT MANY PEOPLE CONSIDER PARADISE. DREW LEVINSON, CBS NEWS, SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY.))

[Schwarzenegger]


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California's Governor Elect went to work on Capitol Hill today where the fires were the hot topic.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC]

Governor Elect Arnold Schwarzenegger made the trip to Washington today in what was supposed to be a learning experience. Instead he got right down to business hoping to get federal assistance for his fire ravaged state.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It has destroyed homes;]

((ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER/(R) CA GOVERNOR ELECT IT HAS DESTROYED HOMES, 15 PEOPLE HAVE LOST THEIR LIVES SO WE HAVE TO GET HELP AS SOON AS POSSIBLE;))
[SUPER=01-Arnold Schwarzenegger/(R) California Governor-elect;]
[RUNS=:09;]
[OUT Q=to get help as soon as possible;]
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

[CO-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Douglas Co., CO]


Wildfires have forced thousands from their homes in Colorado as well.
Three-thousand homes and businesses have been evacuated in the southern suburbs of Denver.
Another blaze near Boulder is threatening several homes and other structures.
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[Price's-Fork]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=03-33 TC1:49:08]
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Stronger water pressure in the shower is on the way to some folks-- as Montgomery County celebrates the completion of its new water system.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;]

The system serves residents in Price's Fork and surrounding areas. Today officials demonstrated what the water pressure looked like before at 40-pounds, compared to what it is now at a hundred pounds.
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[SOT 1911]
[IN Q=getting a reliable]

((MIKE KIRK/MONTGOMERY CO. PSA DIRECTOR: GETTING A RELIABLE QUALITY AND QUANTITY OF WATER TO THE AREA AND PROVIDING FIRE PROTECTION NOT ONLY FOR THE AREAS LIKE THE SCHOOL AND THE KIDS HERE BUT PROTECTING AREAS THAT NEVER HAD FIRE PROTECTION, IN THIS PARTICULAR SECTION OF THE COUNTY, IT'S TREMENDOUS.))
[SUPER=01-Michael Kirk/Montgomery Co. PSA Director;]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=it's tremendous]
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[VO-NAT]

The new system will provide water directly from the New River, rather than local wells. About 300-residents in the area have had to rely on a single-well system, after the other became contaminated nearly two years ago.
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[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


Scott Peterson is back in court as prosecutors try to build a case against him.
New details on evidence in the murder case when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


Forget the patch... a pill may soon help people stop smoking.
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[Sports-Preview]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[RUNS=:22]
[OUT Q=THE BIG 7."]

((Hey, folks - Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office - as Ferrum and Roanoke trade volleys. Congress has some issues with the BCS's current format. George Allen pays up his bet on the same day the folks in West Virginia break out a new DVD. Plus, the Frank and Larry show is good to go tonight on the Big 7.))

[Smoking-Pill]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=tbr]
[TAPE#=Net]
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Giving up smoking has proved impossible for far too many people.
But a new medication could some day help them break the addiction.
Dr. Mallika Marshall has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Every year,]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Nancy Rigotti/Mass. General Hosital; :09]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Mallika Marshall/Reporting; :43]
[RUNS=1:01]
[OUT Q=CBS NEWS]

((EVERY YEAR, MILLIONS OF SMOKERS TRY TO KICK THE HABIT. BUT MANY OF THEM GIVE UP WHEN THEY START TO SUFFER NICOTINE WITHDRAWAL.
SOT: DR. NANCY RIGOTTI/MASS GENERAL HOSPITAL/BOSTON.

THEY HAVE TROUBLE CONCENTRATING, TROUBLE SLEEPING THE FEEL RESTLESS AND CRUMMY... TRACK: MANY PEOPLE TO TURN TO NICOTINE REPLACEMENT PRODUCTS TO HELP THEM QUIT SMOKING... BUT THEY DON'T WORK FOR EVERYONE. THAT'S WHY RESEARCHERS AT MASS GENERAL HOSPITAL IN BOSTON--ARE NOW CONDUCTING A STUDY TO SEE WHETHER A NEW TYPE OF MEDICATION CALLED VA-RA-NY-CLEEN CAN HELP.
SOT: DR. NANCY RIGOTTI/MASS GENERAL HOSPITAL/BOSTON.

THE WAY IT WORKS IS IT GETS INTO THE BRAIN AND SITS ON THE NICOTINE RECEPTOR SO IT FOILS THE BRAIN INTO THINKING THAT THERE IS NICOTINE THERE SO PEOPLE DON'T DEVELOP THE UNCOMFORTABLE SYMPTOMS OF NICOTINE WITHDRAWAL. TRACK: ...AND IF THEY HAPPEN TO LAPSE BACK INTO THE HABIT... THE DRUG IS ALSO DESIGNED TO DAMPEN THE EFFECT OF NICOTINE... IT'S THIS DUAL-ACTION THAT HAS DOCTORS HOPEFUL THEY WILL SOMEDAY SOON HAVE SOMETHING TO OFFER THEIR PATIENTS WHO JUST CAN'T SEEM TO SNUFF OUT THOSE CIGARETTES. DR. MALLIKA MARSHALL CBS NEWS.))

[Peterson]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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In a California courtroom- prosecutors are trying to convince a judge they have enough evidence to bring Scott Peterson to trial.
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[VO-NAT 34]
[SUPER=03-Modesto, CA]


Prosecutors opened their case with DNA evidence that reportedly shows hair found in Peterson's boat could belong to Laci.
The single hair was apparently found in a pair of pliers in the boat.
The defense disputed the evidence saying the hair may have been tampered with.
The defense also argued attorney Gloria Allred - who is representing Scott Peterson's admitted mistress, Amber Frey, should be banned from the court.
The judge ruled Allred could stay in the courtroom- as long as she doesn't discuss anything said on the stand with her client.
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[SOT 53]
[IN Q=]

((GLORIA ALLRED/AMBER FREY'S ATTORNEY; I UNDERSTAND WHAT MY ROLE IS AND I'M GOING TO FULFILL MY ROLE. WHETHER OR NOT MR. GERAGOS IS COMFORTABLE WITH THAT, LIKES THAT OR DESIRES THAT, THAT'S THE WAY IT'S GOING TO BE.))
[SUPER=01-Gloria Allred/Amber Frey's Attorney;]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=it's going to be.]
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[Vo-nat 11 plus pad]
Prosecutors have indicated their key witness could be Amber Frey.
Telephone records show Frey and Peterson exchanged 76 phone calls over nine weeks before and after Laci Peterson's death.
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[Rice]


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[WRITER=mjo]
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A man accused of killing two Appalachian Trail hikers will have to wait nine more months for his day in court.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/April 2002;]


Today, a federal judge postponed Darrell David Rice's trial until August.
The ruling came at the request of prosecutors, who want to re-test physical evidence that suggests ANOTHER man was at the crime scene.
Rice is charged with killing two women at a campsite in the Shenandoah National Park in 1996.
His trial WAS supposed to start LAST week, then NEXT Monday. It's now set to begin August 9th.
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[Goins]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=03-36 TC1:16:08]
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Milen Goins' (Go-enz) friends say they have no idea why he shot and killed his cousin right in front of them.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Fincastle/September;]


But the judge needed no explanation to send first-degree murder charges against him to a December grand jury.
A witness testified that Goins and his cousin had been joking and drinking beer with two friends in their mobile home.
He said Goins left the room, came back with a gun and shot David Bowman in the chest.
Deputies caught Goins in North Carolina three days later and say he tried to get away on the way back to Botetourt County.
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[Security]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=03-35 TC1:34:20]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Law enforcement and first responders have taken steps to prepare for another terrorist attack.
But can other parts of society, like businesses, help in the event of another attack?
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[VO-NAT - :17]
[SUPER=03-Lexington;]

More than three hundred government and business leaders are meeting at V-M-I to discuss how businesses can prepare for attacks, and lead a smooth economic recovery. Organizers say this conference is especially important since terrorist groups have threatened to strike again in a different manner.
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[SOT - 19:04:10]
[IN Q=]

((GEORGE FORESMAN/COMMONWEALTH PREPAREDNESS DEPUTY; THEY INTEND TO STRIKE AMERICA ECONOMICALLY, AND THE SIMPLE FACT IS THAT FROM A PHYSICAL STANDPOINT WE'RE VULNERABLE, BUT NOT OVERLY VULNERABLE, BUT FROM AN ECONOMIC STANDPOINT WE RECOGNIZE THAT WITH A SERIES OF POTENTIALLY MORE ISOLATED ATTACKS, IT CAN CREATE AN ECONOMIC RIPPLE.))
[SUPER=01-George Foresman/Commonwealth Preparedness Deputy; ]
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[OUT Q=create an economic ripple.]
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[VO-NAT - :03+]

The three-day conference wraps up tomorrow morning.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[SS=None]


One group hopes to give a shot in the arm on election day... but not to a political campaign.
Why the Health Department is taking vaccine to the voters next.
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[VO-NAT]


And later, some say "put your back into it."
This strongman might say "put your ears into it."
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[Commercial]

[Vaccination]


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Heath officials in the Roanoke Valley voted for election day to launch a new campaign.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape; ]


They wont' be backing any candidates -but supporting the flu shot.
They're hoping to encourage people 55 and older to get vaccinated, especially those who live in the zip codes 24012, 24018, and 24153.
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[SOT19:53;22]
[IN Q=We have have higher rates of sicknessd ]

((KATHY BROWN/PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE; WE HAVE HIGHER RATES OF SICKNESS AND DEATH WITH THE FLU AND PNEUMONIA IN THOSE PARTICULAR ZIP CODES THAN IN THE REST OF THE STATE))
[SUPER=01-Kathy Brown/Public Health Nurse; ]
[RUNS=08]
[OUT Q=rest of the state]
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[VO-NAT]


As part of the Vaccinate and Vote Campaign, health official will be giving out FREE flu shots to any who votes.
( ++++++++++)

[TAKE FS ]
The shots will be given at Preston Park Primary School in Northwest Roanoke from 9 am to 2pm on Tuesday.
No matter where you vote --you can still come to that location for your free vaccination.
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[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=EXTRA & SP-157 10244tc]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]

Volleyball from Ferrum, BCS politics for the Capital. George Allen makes good on his bet - and Larry Coker gets ready for Tech's best shot. But first your Extra Point -
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Berea, OH/July; :00]

Running back William Green pleaded innocent today to charges of marijuana possession and driving under the influence.
Green was arrested Monday after police received a cell phone call from a motorist reporting a possible drunken driver. An officer found a bag of marijuana weighing 3.2 grams in Green's car. He and his attorney refused comment on the case. [go to scores]
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[OUTCUE=last score."]

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[ANCHOR=MIKE]
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[GRAPHIC=volleyball]

We begin tonight with some college volleyball from Ferrum where the Panthers hosted Roanoke College.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Ferrum/Maroons vs. Panthers; :00]

Ferrum head coach Kelly Caputo came in looking for the upset tonight over the Maroons. Midway through the first game, Roanoke's Ashley Ferris from Northside will split two Ferrum defenders for the kill. Roanoke took the opening game 30-to-20. Ferrum would play well throughout the match, as Angela Vonwergers puts some power behind this one and drops it in the back corner for the point., but Ferrum lost game two 30-to-22. Ferrum's Kyle Hatten will send this one cross court to
[super=34-Roanoke/0/Ferrum/3;]

get Ferrum on the board again. But Roanoke takes game three 30-to-22 and the match 3 games to 0.
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[ANCHOR=MIKE]
[GRAPHIC=VOLLEY]

Roanoke is now 21-and-10, Ferrum falls to 8 and 17.

[S-BCS]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-150 12330TC]
[GRAPHIC=BCS]


The Bowl Championship Series, or BCS if you will, was under scrutiny today in Washington - as U.S. Senators told the football powers that be that the current system that determines college football's national champion needs to be shutdown and repaired.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC; :00]

In fact, Senator Joseph Biden went as far as to say that the BCS and the bowl games need to be eliminated and replaced by a straight playoff format.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=BITE]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Joe Biden/(D) Delaware; :01]
[SUPER=01-Myles Brand/NCAA President; :22]
[RUNS=:40]
[OUT Q=...THE MARKET TESTS"]
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[ANCHOR=MIKE]
[GRAPHIC=BCS]

Tulane President Scott Cowen, who hates the B-C-S system, told those in attendance that since 1998, the 63 BCS schools have received $450 million bucks from major bowl games compared to just $17 million for the other 54 division one football playing universities.

[S-Bet]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-153 11228tc]
[GRAPHIC=BAM]


There was at least one lighthearted mixture of sports and politics today on Capitol Hill.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC; :00]

Virginia Senator George Allen had to make good on his bet to West Virginia Congresswomen Shelly Capito. The Hokies cost him a gallon of peanuts.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=BITE]
[SUPER=@allen; :00]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=...VIRGINIA'S GOURMET PEANUTS."]
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[S-DVD]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-154 5558TC]
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In one more note from the Tech-WVU game -
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Morgantown, WV/Last Wednesday; :00]

The Mountaineer Sports Network already has produced a DVD of last week's win over the Hokies. The $15 dollar DVD features the game, the post game lockeroom celebration and a rendition of "Take Me Home Country Roads."
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[S-Miami]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-162 1015TC]
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While Tech has managed to play Miami close each of the past two seasons - the Hokies also have gained a true appreciation for just how hard it is to beat the Canes.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/2001; :00]

Not only has Miami beaten Tech each of the last three seasons, but the Canes have won 39 straight regular season games. And since 1983 - no team in the land has played better on the road. Miami has won 82 percent of its road game in the last 20 years.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=BITES]
[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/5 and 7 Against Miami; :01]
[SUPER=01-Larry Coker/Miami Head Coach; :19]
[RUNS=:41]
[OUT Q=...to be at their best."]
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[S-Hoops]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=twe]
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[GRAPHIC=Tech hoops]


The Seth Greenberg era begins in Blacksburg on Friday night when the Hokies host EA Sports in an exhibition at the Cassell.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]


Greenberg is Tech's 3rd different coach in the past 6 seasons and the Hokies are anxious to improve on last year's 11 and 18 campaign. There is also some anxiety where guard Carlos Dixon is concerned. Dixon is coming back slowly from a broken bone in his foot.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Seth Greenberg/Hokies Head Coach; :01]
[SUPER=01-Carlos Dixon/Averaged 15.5 Pts. Last Season; :22]
[RUNS=:27]
[OUT Q=one day at a time."]
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[VO-NAT]


Dixon and Bryant Matthews are the only two seniors on a Hokie club that must grow up quickly.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[RUNS=:24]
[OUT Q=will be that way."]
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[S-Skins]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-159 12011TC]
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The Washington Redskins are desperate for help on the defensive line and sometimes desperate times call for desperate measures.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NFL; :00]

Today the Skins signed Darrell Russell to a one-year $800 thousand dollar deal. Russell was reinstated by the NFL after 1� seasons away from the game after he tested positive for the drug Ecstasy. He passed his physical today, and will likely play next week against the Cowboys. He's the 7th tackle acquired by the team since 2002.
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[Ear-Weight]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=ejo/jja]
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This man may say "lend me your ear"- chances are his are a bit sore tonight.
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[SUPER=03-Tblisi, Georgia;]


He is the new Mr. Muscle ears.
We'll show you why.
23- year old Lasha Pataraia (pata-RYE-ia) amazed a crowd by pulling a delivery van with his ears for a distance of more than 8 meters.. that's almost nine yards.
Then he did one better by beating the current Guinness World Record title for Mr. Muscle Ears, lifting 55 and a half kilograms -- that's 122 pounds -- and holding it for just under 20 seconds. (------------)