[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

15 families wake up to discover they no longer live in one county but another. How that happened.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

And how to avoid getting sick from eating too much flathead catfish.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
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Tonight on News 7 sports - Congress takes a shot at the BCS. The Seth Greenberg era is about to open,
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[VO-NAT]

and Larry Coker and Frank Beamer weigh in on the sudden added importance of Saturday night's game.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


A quiet weather stretch means warm days and cold nights. More on the forecast just ahead.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 4-Shot]


News 7 is next.
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[WRITER=dse]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I want our kids to stay]

((I WANT OUR KIDS TO STAY WHERE THEY ARE.))
[RUNS=:03]
[OUT Q=stay where they are.]
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


A boundary mistake near Bonsack leaves 15 families in limbo.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


They're frustrated with changes that are being forced upon them.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


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


And I'm Keith Humphry.
[Bonsack-Homes]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=03-42 TC40:02]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


For years they believed they were Roanoke County residents.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


But now they've discovered their homes sit across the county line in Botetourt.
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[SS=None]


and tonight, Joe Dashiell reports that news is bringing some unwelcome changes.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=On school days, a roanoke County bus climbs]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co. ; 00]
[SUPER=01-Heather Simmons/Hill Drive Resident; :13]
[SUPER=01-Dallas Simmons/Hill Drive Resident; :42]
[SUPER=01-Scott Ferguson/Hill Drive Resident; :52]
[SUPER=@Joe1; 1:10]
[RUNS=1:26]
[OUT Q=JD News 7 Botetourt County]


((On school days, a Roanoke County bus climbs Hill Drive.
But come January a year from now students who live here may not be on a Roanoke County bus route any longer.
[SOT 23:12:28]
[IN Q=We have done nothing]

((WE HAVE DONE NOTHING. WE HAVEN'T MOVED. WE JUST WAKE UP THIS MORNING WE'RE ROANOKE COUNTY, AND IN A COUPLE OF MONTHS WE'RE NOT. AND THAT'S HARD TO UNDERSTAND, AND VERY HARD TO EXPLAIN TO OUR KIDS.))
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[OUT Q=very hard to explain to our kids.]


Because of a mistake made many years ago, fifteen families have been paying Roanoke County taxes, receiving Roanoke County services, voting in Roanoke County elections, attending Roanoke County schools.
But as property owners built additions, and others considered subdividing their land, it became apparent the homes were actually in Botetourt.
[SOT]
[IN Q=We want the kids to grow and prosper]

((WE WANT THE KIDS TO GROW AND PROSPER IN THE COMMUNITY AND ATTEND THE SCHOOLS THEY STARTED IN WITHOUT DISRUPTION.)) (( IT'S VERY HARD ON THEM. THEY KNOW WHAT'S HAPPENING. THEY DON'T UNDERSTAND, AND MY SON IS STUDYING GOVERNMENT AT THIS TIME AND HE'S VERY PUZZLED WHY ITS BEING HANDLED LIKE THIS.))
[RUNS= :22]
[OUT Q=why it's being handled like this.]


Parents have been frustrated in their efforts to find a solution, but that may be changing. [STAND-UP CLOSE]
Officials from both Roanoke and Botetourt Counties have scheduled a community meeting for December third at the Blue Ridge Library, and they've invited school board members to attend.
Residents hope the meeting will provide some of the answers they've been asking for.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Botetourt County))



[Catfish]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=03-40 TC47:43]
[GRAPHIC=None]


It may be time to scale back on your catfish consumption.
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[VO NAT :17]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;]

The Virginia Department of Health says recent tests of *flathead* catfish in the Roanoke River and some parts of Smith Mountain Lake show PCB contamination. The agency recommends just one catfish meal a month and says the smaller, younger fish are less likely to be contaminated.
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[SOT 2:37-2:52]
[IN Q=This is usually present in...]

((KHIZAR WASTI/VA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH: THIS IS USUALLY PRESENT IN THE SEDIMENT AND MOST OF THE BOTTOM-FEEDING FISH AND THE OLDER AND LARGER FISH, THEY TEND TO ACCUMULATE THESE CHEMICALS IN THEIR FATTY TISSUE.))
[SUPER=01-Khizar Wasti/VA Department of Health;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=chemicals in their fatty tissue.]
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[VO NAT :13] If you do eat catfish experts advise eliminating the fat and skin where PCBs tend to concentrate. Pregnant and nursing mothers and young children are urged to avoid the fish.
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[Goins]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=03-36 TC1:16:08]
[GRAPHIC=Milen Goins]


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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[Rice]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=03-45 TC20:08]
[GRAPHIC=None]


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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[Advance-Auto]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Advance Auto]


Advance Auto is celebrating record third-quarter earnings and a two for one stock split.
The Roanoke-based company made just over 45 million dollars last quarter.
The company's stock hit an all-time high today, before falling a few cents to close at $78.20.

[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
[SS=NONE]


Go to the polls and get stuck.
Still ahead on News 7, why the health department is offering free flu shots to voters.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


And this is no accident. One community is gushing over it's new water system.
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[Vaccination]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=03-43 TC29:49]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Health officials will be campaigning on election day.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


They're throwing their support behind the flu vaccine.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape]


It's part of the Vaccinate and Vote campaign. Volunteers will be set up on Tuesday at 27 precincts in the Roanoke valley promoting the flu shot.
Health officials will also give FREE vaccinations to anyone who votes. They're hoping to target those 55 and older.

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[SOT19:52:17]
[IN Q=So we thought this would be]

((KATHY BROWN/PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE; SO WE THOUGHT THIS WOULD BE A VERY GOOD TIME TO INITIATE THIS PROGRAM TO INCREASE IMMUNIZATION AWARENESS ABOUT FLU AND PNEUMONIA VACCINATIONS AND ALSO TO INCREASE OUR IMMUNIZATION RATES IN THIS POPULATION))
[SUPER=01-Kathy Brown/Public Health Nurse; ]
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[OUT Q=rates in this population.]
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[TAKE FS ]
The Free flu 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 while supplies last.
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[Newman-Clarke]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=03-34 TC2:00:57]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2003]


A few years ago, Bob Clarke donated 250 dollars to Steve Newman's State Senate campaign.
He says he did it hoping it would help Newman-- quote-- "do a better job".
Now Clarke is taking matters into his own hands and running against the incumbent Republican in the Lynchburg-area district.
Steve Smallshaw takes a look at that race.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I'm not a]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Bob Clarke/(D) State Senate Candidate; :18]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Steve Newman/(R) Lynchburg; 1:04]
[SUPER=@ssm1; 1:18]
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[OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.]
(( [SOT 10:47:17]

((I AM NOT A POLITICIAN, I'M A BUSINESSMAN..))
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[OUT Q=a businessman.]


But after 42 years of running a successful company, Bob Clarke says he wants to give something back
Clarke's taking on Steve Newman because he feels the Republican hasn't done enough to create job opportunities, especially when it comes to funding education.
[SOT 10:49:24]

((BOB CLARKE/D-SENATE CANDIDATE: WE SEE IT HERE AT SOUTHERN AIR ALL THE TIME, KIDS COME OUT OF HIGH SCHOOL AND NOT ABLE TO DO THE BASIC MATH AND THINGS THEY REALLY NEED TO KNOW TO GET A JOB, AND THAT'S WHAT I'M ALL ABOUT.))
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[OUT Q=I'm all about.]


Clarke has also worked hard on workforce training for the area and he wants to duplicate that success in Richmond.


He says Lynchburg needs a senator who's more focused on jobs and not social issues.
[SOT 10:52:44]

((CLARKE: HE'S DEALT WITH A LOT OF SOCIAL ISSUES, SOME HOT BUTTONS THAT.. I THINK THE REAL TOUGH ISSUES IS EDUCATION, WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.. THOSE ARE THE THINGS THAT I THINK ARE MOST IMPORTANT.))
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[OUT Q=are most important.]


But Newman.. a self-employed public relations consultant.. says residents need someone who will represent their values and that Clarke has strayed too far left for central Virginia.
[SOT 14:00:39]

((SEN. STEVE NEWMAN/R-LYNCHBURG: WE'VE DISAGREED OF COURSE ON THE DEATH PENALTY, ON PARTIAL-BIRTH ABORTIONS, ON HOMOSEXUAL CIVIL UNIONS WHERE HE'S VEERED VERY MUCH TO THE LEFT, AND I THINK ON PRO-JOBS ISSUES, SO WE'VE COME OUT AS BEING THE PRO-JOBS, PRO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CANDIDATE.))
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[OUT Q=candidate.]

[Standup ] ((On the money side, Steve Newman continues to enjoy more than a two-to-one advantage over Bob Clarke...by Election Day, Newman figures to have spent close to 300-thousand dollars trying to keep his job.))
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[OUT Q=keep his job.]
[SOT 13:58:23]

((NEWMAN: THE MOST IMPORTANT THING NOW IS TO MAKE SURE THAT LIKE-MINDED PEOPLE GET AND VOTE THIS TUESDAY. IT'S GOING TO BE A LOW TURNOUT YEAR POSSIBLY BUT WE JUST NEED EVERY VOTE THIS YEAR.))
[RUNS= 11]
[OUT Q=vote this year.]


It's the one thing both candidates agree on.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg. ))


[Botetourt-Sheriff]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=03-38 TC1:07:29]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2003]


In Botetourt County, the incumbent Sheriff is facing a challenge from one of his deputies.
As Marya Jones reports, the battle focuses mostly on one big internal debate.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=All in all]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.; :05]
[SUPER=01-Ronnie Sprinkle/Botetourt Co. Sheriff; :15]
[SUPER=01-Tommy Guill/Botetourt Co. Sheriff Candidate; :37 QUICK!]
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[OUT Q=make it better.]
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[SOT 11:04:30]

((RONNIE SPRINKLE: All in all, it's a pretty nice place to be.))
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For the last four years, Ronnie Sprinkle has lived his dream -- becoming sheriff in the county he grew up in and following in his father's footsteps.
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[SOT 11:06:40]

((RONNIE SPRINKLE: IT'S A COMBINATION OF MY FATHER AND HANGING AROUND POLICE OFFICERS ALL MY LIFE. IT GETS IN YOUR BLOOD.))
[RUNS= :09]


During his first term, he helped the department earn state accreditation, a new public safety building and sought COUNTY money for raises when state funds fell short.
But now he's facing a challenge from one of his own.
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[SOT 8:48]

((TOMMY GUILL: THE ATMOSPHERE NOW IS REALLY TENSE JUST COMING TO WORK. AND A LOT OF PEOPLE DON'T LIKE COMING. ))
[RUNS= :04]


Tommy Guill's been a Botetourt deputy for 29 years.
He says low morale -- and 23 people who've left the department because of it -- prompted him to run.
Sprinkle cites other reasons for the turnover.
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[SOT 11:12:02]

((SHERIFF SPRINKLE: THERE'S SOME WHO HAVE RETIRED, THERE'S SOME WHO'VE LEFT FOR PERSONAL REASONS, THERE'S SOME WHO'VE LEFT UNDER INTERNAL INVESTIGATIONS. AND I WISH I COULD HAVE EVERYBODY TO LOVE ME BUT YOU KNOW WITH THIS BIG OF AN ORGANIZATION, THAT'S NOT POSSIBLE. ))
[RUNS= :20]


Guill says deputies would be happier under his plan, which would base promotions on testing AND institute grievance procedures.
That's earned him the endorsement of the Virginia Police Benevolent Association ... and the support of more than a few fellow deputies.
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[SOT 10:38]

((TOMMY GUILL: I STARTED FROM THE BOTTOM AND WORKED UP AND IF FEEL LIKE I HELPED BUILD THE PLACE. AND I FEEL LIKE I CAN MAKE IT BETTER. ))
[RUNS= :08]))
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[LIVE=MARYA/FULL]
[SUPER=@Marya1;]


Guill also hopes to do more community policing and start a citizen's academy.
Those turnover rates, however, are only likely to go UP after the election.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Marya/Newsroom]


Whoever wins, there are bound to be some contracts that aren't renewed in January.
Shannon?

[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Wall Street extended yesterday's gains. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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[SUPER=x5000;]
[SUPER=440-x/26.22/9774.53/x/4.30/1936.56;]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


The DOW rose 26 points today.
NASDAQ gained four.
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[Security]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=03-35 TC1:33:19]
[GRAPHIC=None]


How can businesses lead a recovery after a terrorist attack?
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington;]

Business, government, and military leaders are talking about just that at a Homeland Security conference at VMI this week. The goal of the conference is to get beyond law enforcement and first responder issues, and talk more about what the business community can do to prevent the economy from slipping after an attack.
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[SOT - 19:03:48]
[IN Q=The time has come...]

((GEORGE FORESMAN/COMMONWEALTH PREPAREDNESS DEPUTY; THE TIME HAS COME TO HAVE THE NEXT LEVEL OF DISCUSSION, THE DISCUSSION ABOUT HOW DO WE ENSURE THE ECONOMIC STABILITY OF A SMALL BUSINESS OR A LARGE BUSINESS, A SMALL COMMUNITY OR A LARGE COMMUNITY OR A STATE, WE'RE THE NATION AS A WHOLE IN A POST 9/11 ENVIRONMENT. ))
[SUPER=01-George Foresman/Commonwealth Preparedness Deputy; ]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=post 9/11 environment.]
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[VO-NAT]

The three day conference wraps up tomorrow morning.
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[Price's-Fork]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=03-33 TC1:48:12]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Montgomery County is turning up the pressure on its new water system.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;]

Today the county celebrated the completion of the new Price's Fork water system. Officials demonstrated what the water pressure looked like before at 40-pounds, compared to what it is now at a hundred pounds. About 300-residents in the area have had to rely on a single-well system, after the other became contaminated nearly two years ago. Officials say the new system is more reliable, providing water directly from the New River, rather than local wells.
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[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]

Coming up tonight on the Big 7 - the BCS has its day in DCTERMS. Larry Coker says he knows the Hokies are now desperate for a win,
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[VO-NAT]

and the Seth Greenberg era is about to start in Blacksburg. We'll check in some of the early season practices in a moment.
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[S-BCS]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-150 12330TC]
[GRAPHIC=BCS]


The Bowl Championship Series better known as the BCS took a beating today in Washington - as U.S. Senators told the 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.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=BITE]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Joe Biden/(D) Delaware; :00]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=...a playoff system."]
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[ANCHOR=Mike ]
[SS=Tech/WVU]

Also, on capital hill today - George Allen paid off his best to West Virginia congresswoman Shelly Capito for Tech loss last Wednesday. It cost him a gallon of peanuts.

[S-Miami]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-162 1015TC]
[GRAPHIC=TECH/MIAMI]


We won't really know until Saturday night if the Hokies have truly been able to shake off the aftereffects of the West Virginia loss. But one thing is for sure - if they find a way to beat Miami they will have truly done something.
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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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[ANCHOR=MIKE]
[GRAPHIC=TECH/MIAMI]

In the 7 games Tech has played against Miami at Lane Stadium - the Hokies have won 3 and the Canes have taken home 4.



[S-Pack]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-158 TC10620]
[GRAPHIC=ACC Football]


The Virginia Cavaliers head to Raleigh and Carter Finley Stadium this weekend to battle NC State. For State's Chuck Amato, there's only one word to describe Saturday's matchup.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Chuck Amato/N.C. State Head Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:30]
[OUT Q=a whole lot of points scored."]
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[S-VT]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-155 TC10314]
[GRAPHIC=Virginia Tech Basketball]


Seth Greenberg and his hoopin' Hokies got no love today from the Big East coaches. Tech was picked to finish dead last in the 14 team league which goes back to one division this season.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]


The Hokies will be a youthful bunch with just two seniors, six sophomores, and six freshmen. One of those freshmen is Greenberg's first recruit, Zabian Dowdell who averaged 23 points per game as a senior in Florida. The youngster is expected to be Tech's starting point guard.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Zabian Dowdell/Hokies Freshman Guard; :00]
[RUNS=:23]
[OUT Q=makes me want to play harder."]

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