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[VO-NAT]
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Coming up on News 7 Saturday Morning....... A federal jury acquitts Doctor Cecil Knox on most counts, but another trial may be on the horizon.

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[11Knox]


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NOT guilty.
After five days of deliberation, a federal jury has found Cecil Knox not guilty on all counts - at least the ones they could agree on. The jury was unable to reach a verdict on the racketeering and fraud charges. As Keith Humphry reports, that sets up the prospect of another trial.
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[IN Q=The next Knox]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=07-Dr. Cecil Knox; :18]
[SUPER=01-Rusty Fitzgerald/Prosecutor; :46]
[SUPER=01-Tammy Akers/Sister of Ex-Knox Patient; 1:18]
[SUPER=01-David Damico/Bill James' Attorney; 1:43]
[SUPER=01-Tony Anderson/Dr. Knox's Attorney; 2:05]
[SUPER=@Keith2; 2:13]
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[OUT Q=Humphry, News 7.]

(( The next Knox trial is no doubt a long way off. For now, Cecil Knox is free to go- -free from the cloud of criminal charges that have hung over him for 2-and-a half years. He called his acquittal an affirmation of the kind of care he gave his patients [1:46:35] ((EXTREMELY GRATEFUL FOR ALL THE SUPPORT AND HARD WORK OF EVERYONE. HAVE A WAYS TO GO THOUGH. Keith Humphry: News-7: There's got to be some anxiety about those remaining counts. ACTUALLY THERE IS NO ANXIETY. VERY GOOD AND VERY POSITIVE ABOUT IT.))
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While Knox was acquitted on all but one of the drug counts, the doctor can be re-tried on charges the jury left unresolved. The prosecutor left no doubt about it. [1:42:58] ((THE PRESENT INDICTMENT WILL GO BACK TO TRIAL, DIFFERENT JURORS. THE REMAINING CHARGES WILL HAVE TO BE TRIED. And you will pursue the case? CERTAINLY, ABSOLUTELY.))
[RUNS =:08]

Many of Dr. Knox's patients stuck it out for the entire eight-week trial. [1:44:15] Doug Douglas cites himself as just one example of a patient whose loyalty to Knox was unshaken by the government's evidence. Tammy Akers was moved to tears. Though she'd been a Knox patient, too, she testified for the government. The death of her brother constituted one of the principle charges. [23:25] ((THIS IS SO UNFAIR. MY BROTHER WAS A QUADRIPLEGIC AND HE COULDN'T PUT MEDICINE IN HIS BODY. AND DR. KNOX IGNORED HIS CALLS AND MY BROTHER'S PHYSICIAN'S CALLS.))
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Most of the counts against Knox Office Manger Beverly Boone were resolved in her favor. She was acquitted on all the rest, though, she too still faces re-trial for racketeering. The jury was unable to reach a verdict in any of the counts against counselor Bill James. [1:45:25] ((I THOUGHT THE EVIDENCE CAME OUT FAVORABLY, AND I THINK HE IS IN FACT INNOCENT. WHY THE JURY CAME UP WITH WHAT THEY DETERMINED TODAY, I CANNOT SAY.))
[RUNS =09]

[1:54:35 overhead] ((THERE ARE EFFECTIVELY 300+ ACTS...)) The defense team was still reeling from the enormous complexity of the case... even as they took care not to celebrate their win too hard, knowing this case may not be over. [1:53: 35] ((WE WILL BE PREPARED TO DEFEND ANY ALLEGATIONS THAT THEY BRING AGAINST DR. KNOX AGAIN.))
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Cecil Knox left the courthouse- -surrounded by family, friends and supporters- -exuding optimism. [1:48:30] ((I THINK I'M GOING TO BE BACK, BACK IN PRACTICE.))
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Keith Humphry, NEWS 7))

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The methadone clinic contraversy is heading to court.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


The Life Center of Galax wants to open the Roanoke County clinic near the intersection of Colonial Avenue and Ogden Road.
The center has already filed appeals with the Board of Supervisors and the Board of Zoning Appeals.
And Wednesday it filed the lawsuit in circuit court to clear the way for the drug treatment program.
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Two men were killed while trying to remove the tires from a 53 foot trailer.
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It happened around eight last night on the 39-hundred block of Old Catawba Road.
Officials say the trailer apparently shifted off of its supports and pinned 43 year old Ronald Caldwell and 46 year old Robert Thomas against the wall of an out building.
Both men were pronounced dead when rescue crews arrived.
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The massive wildfire in Southern California has now destroyed some 34-hundred homes and burned more than 750 acres.
And the fire is still threatening another major community.
Kelly Cobiella (Kobe-Yey-UH) has details.
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[SUPER=01-Gray Davis/California Governor; 1:02]
[SUPER=01-Kelly Cobiella/Reporting; 1:08]
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((IN THE RESORT TOWN OF BIG BEAR...A COMBINATION OF DENSE FOG, COLD AIR, AND LIGHT SNOW...HELD BACK THE FLAMES FOR ANOTHER DAY. -AND- FIREFIGHTERS SEIZED THE MOMENT.

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THEY CUT NEARLY 30-MILES OF FIRE LINE...AND CREATED HUGE BREAKS. WITH STRONG WINDS EXPECTED TO RETURN BY NEXT WEEK, CREWS KNOW THEY HAVE PRECIOUS LITTLE TIME TO GAIN THE UPPER HAND.

(SOT: CHIEF DANA VAN LEUVEN/BIG BEAR CITY FIRE DEPT.) - 12:16:19

"The fire behavior has been so extreme that we just can't let anything to chance whatsoever"
THAT MEANS THOUSANDS OF RESIDENTS WAITING IN EVACUATION CENTERS WILL HAVE TO WAIT A WHILE LONGER.

(MOS)

"They're telling us it may be another three weeks before we can go home."

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"Q: So they won't let us up to see our homes? A: Oh, absolutely not."
BUT IN MANY PARTS OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, OWNERS HAVE NO HOMES TO RETURN TO --

(SOT: STEVE(no last name given)/HIS NEIGHBORS LOST HOMES)

"There are a lot of people out there that are going to be looking for some help."
GOVERNOR GRAY DAVIS AND GOVERNOR-ELECT ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER HOPE TO MAKE IT EASY FOR THOSE SEEKING HELP. THEY ATTENDED THE OPENING OF A ONE-STOP DISASTER AID CENTER FOR DISPLACED RESIDENTS.

(SOT: GOV. GRAY DAVIS/(D) CALIFORNIA)

"The least we can do is put a check in their hands and help put them back on their feet.

(STANDUP)

NEXT WEEK, PRESIDENT BUSH WILL GET A FIRST-HAND LOOK AT THE DEVASTATION CAUSED BY THE CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES. HE SAYS HE'LL USE THE VISIT TO PROMOTE HIS PLAN FOR THINNING THE FORESTS. KELLY COBIELLA, CBS NEWS, SAN BERNARDINO.))


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Fire damaged an apartment complex in the New River Valley.
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Officials say the fire at Meadowview Apartments, located on Route 11 in Pulaski, was contained to the third floor.

Police would not comment on what may have started the fire, but say no one was hurt.
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More than 100-thousand Americans will be diagnosed with colon cancer this year, most of them will be seniors. [JOY/GUEST TWO SHOT]
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Here to tell us more about this type of cancer is Doctor Joseph Baum. He will be the guest speaker at an upcoming conference on the topic.




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The Colon Cancer Prevention Seminar will be held on November 13th from 11 am to 3pm at the Montgomery County Government Center. You must register by November 6th. For more information call 540-382-6975. (XXXXXXXX)
Don't go away. News 7 Saturday Morning will be right back.
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Skip school and your parents could be evicted from their home. Sound harsh -- well it's a new truancy program in Tennessee to crackdown on student absenteeism.
Eric Phillips explains.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Chattanooga, TN/Friday; :00]
[SUPER=01-John Hayes/Chattanooga Housing Authority; :18]
[SUPER=01-Eric Philips/Reporting; :42]
[SUPER=01-Jessie Register/Hamilton Co., TN Schools Superintendent; :54]
[SUPER=01-Ann Asberry/Residents Association; 1:13]
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((BATTLE ACADEMY IN DOWNTOWN CHATTANOOGA TENNESSEE IS A PUBLIC SCHOOL IN A ZONE THAT SERVES MANY OF THE CITY'S PUBLIC HOUSING RESIDENTS... BUT LOCAL HOUSING AUTHORITY OFFICIALS SAY TOO MANY CHILDREN IN PUBLIC HOUSING ARE MISSING TOO MUCH SCHOOL. "50 percent of our children had missed 10 or more days of school last year and that's significant." SO THE CHATTANOOGA HOUSING AUTHORITY PARTNERED WITH THE HAMILTON COUNTY SCHOOLS AND RESIDENTS TO FORM A TRUANCY PROGRAM..BOTTOM LINE, PARENTS CAN BE EVICTED IF THEIR CHILDREN MISS TOO MUCH SCHOOL. "It's the only real leverage that we have in those cases." --standup-- The housing authority's truancy program first came about after residents in one public housing community complained that school aged children were hanging out on the street during the day when they should have been in the classroom. "Children who come from lower socio-economic status don't have as good off attendance as other children do and we know the reason for that is the lack of a support system." ANN ASBERRY WITH THE RESIDENT'S ASSOCIATION SAYS THIS TRUANCY PARTNERSHIP WILL PROVIDE THAT SUPPORT SYSTEM. "All we want parents to understand is that nobody is here to evict you. We're here to support you." THOUGH HOUSING OFFICIALS SAY EVICTION WOULD BE A LAST RESORT, THE THREAT IS REAL... ITS ALREADY BEEN MADE PART OF THE STANDARD LEASE. IN CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE, I'M ERIC PHILIPS REPORTING. ))
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=#4070;weekend headline banner]

Coming up on News 7 Saturday Morning...... The Cecil Knox case comes to an end... at least for now.
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And fire ravages this street in California, destroying all of the houses....except one. We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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[2-11Knox]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=03-44 TC30:43]
[GRAPHIC=Cecil Knox]


A federal jury has acquitted Cecil Knox - at least on all counts they could agree on. The jury was deadlocked on the racketeering and fraud charges. As Keith Humphry reports, that sets up the prospect of another trial.
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[IN Q=The next Knox]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=07-Dr. Cecil Knox; :18]
[SUPER=01-Rusty Fitzgerald/Prosecutor; :46]
[SUPER=01-Tammy Akers/Sister of Ex-Knox Patient; 1:18]
[SUPER=01-David Damico/Bill James' Attorney; 1:43]
[SUPER=01-Tony Anderson/Dr. Knox's Attorney; 2:05]
[SUPER=@Keith2; 2:13]
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[OUT Q=Humphry, News 7.]

(( The next Knox trial is no doubt a long way off. For now, Cecil Knox is free to go- -free from the cloud of criminal charges that have hung over him for 2-and-a half years. He called his acquittal an affirmation of the kind of care he gave his patients [1:46:35] ((EXTREMELY GRATEFUL FOR ALL THE SUPPORT AND HARD WORK OF EVERYONE. HAVE A WAYS TO GO THOUGH. Keith Humphry: News-7: There's got to be some anxiety about those remaining counts. ACTUALLY THERE IS NO ANXIETY. VERY GOOD AND VERY POSITIVE ABOUT IT.))
[RUNS= :17]

While Knox was acquitted on all but one of the drug counts, the doctor can be re-tried on charges the jury left unresolved. The prosecutor left no doubt about it. [1:42:58] ((THE PRESENT INDICTMENT WILL GO BACK TO TRIAL, DIFFERENT JURORS. THE REMAINING CHARGES WILL HAVE TO BE TRIED. And you will pursue the case? CERTAINLY, ABSOLUTELY.))
[RUNS =:08]

Many of Dr. Knox's patients stuck it out for the entire eight-week trial. [1:44:15] Doug Douglas cites himself as just one example of a patient whose loyalty to Knox was unshaken by the government's evidence. Tammy Akers was moved to tears. Though she'd been a Knox patient, too, she testified for the government. The death of her brother constituted one of the principle charges. [23:25] ((THIS IS SO UNFAIR. MY BROTHER WAS A QUADRIPLEGIC AND HE COULDN'T PUT MEDICINE IN HIS BODY. AND DR. KNOX IGNORED HIS CALLS AND MY BROTHER'S PHYSICIAN'S CALLS.))
[RUNS =:10]

Most of the counts against Knox Office Manger Beverly Boone were resolved in her favor. She was acquitted on all the rest, though, she too still faces re-trial for racketeering. The jury was unable to reach a verdict in any of the counts against counselor Bill James. [1:45:25] ((I THOUGHT THE EVIDENCE CAME OUT FAVORABLY, AND I THINK HE IS IN FACT INNOCENT. WHY THE JURY CAME UP WITH WHAT THEY DETERMINED TODAY, I CANNOT SAY.))
[RUNS =09]

[1:54:35 overhead] ((THERE ARE EFFECTIVELY 300+ ACTS...)) The defense team was still reeling from the enormous complexity of the case... even as they took care not to celebrate their win too hard, knowing this case may not be over. [1:53: 35] ((WE WILL BE PREPARED TO DEFEND ANY ALLEGATIONS THAT THEY BRING AGAINST DR. KNOX AGAIN.))
[RUNS =:07]

Cecil Knox left the courthouse- -surrounded by family, friends and supporters- -exuding optimism. [1:48:30] ((I THINK I'M GOING TO BE BACK, BACK IN PRACTICE.))
[RUNS =:02]

Keith Humphry, NEWS 7))

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Radford's Police Chief and two police officers have been indicted on misdemeanor charges following a state police investigation.
Chief Wesley Terry is charged with petit (petty) larceny, malfeasance (mal-FEE-since) in office and three counts of obtaining criminal history information under a false pretense.
Officers Peter Rutzinski and Christopher Caldwell were each indicted for a single offense of malfeasance (mal-FEE-since) in office.
According to a news release from special prosecutor Fred King, the indictments allege that the three officers conducted a search without a proper warrant, and that chief Terry took a knife and sheath from the residence.
All three have been placed on administrative leave.

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Two more U-S soldiers have been killed in Iraq. This time in a roadside bombing in Mosul.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Baghdad, Iraq]


The latest attacks come after rumors in Baghdad that bombings and other resististance action would strike the capital.
There's even a leaflet circulating delaring an Iraqi day of Resistance and urging a three-day general strike.
The leaflet has been attributed to Saddam's ousted Baathist party.
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He's led mission trips to Africa and Asia, now a Roanoke Vally minister is taking a closer look at Iraq.
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[VO-NAT]


David Fuller has made more than a dozen visits to southern Sudan, and he has lead mission trips to other trouble spots around the world.
Next week, he and two other associates will travel to Baghdad.
They hope to network with other organizations and churches to provide humanitarian relief and christian ministry there.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=That's why you have to go]

((DAVID FULLER: THAT'S WHY YOU HAVE TO GO. YOU HAVE TO SEE IT YOU HAVE TO TASTE IT YOU HAVE TO UNDERSTAND IT YOURSELF, BEFORE YOU CAN BE IN A POSITION TO KNOW HOW TO ADDRESS IT.))
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Fuller was planning to stay at the Al-Rashid hotel before it suffered a rocket attack last weekend, but he says the recent violence has not dissuaded him from making the trip.

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Three more cows have been shot and killed in the Riner area.
The Montgomery County Sheriff's Department says the cows were found yesterday.
This shooting occurred on a different farm from a shooting last weekend,
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In that incident, two pregnant cows were shot and killed.
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./Monday;]

One of the cows and her calf died. The other is still alive... the fate of her calf unknown. No arrests have been made.
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A former law-school student accused of a shooting spree in Grundy says he's innocent of three slayings.
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[SUPER=03-Grundy/September 26]


At the end of a hearing yesterday, Peter Odighizuwa told a Buchanan County judge he is NOT guilty by reason of insanity.
The judge says he didn't ask for a plea and told the defendant to enter his plea later.
The trial is set for May 24th.
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The Cedar fire -- California's largest wildfire is 65-percent contained. But many wonder if more could've been done earlier on to keep this blaze under control.
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[VO-NAT]


Two pilots ready to respond the first day with air support say they were told not to --because the cut off time was to close to sunset.
A decision those in the U-S Forest service still stand behind.
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[IN Q=We feelt their efforts]

((WE FEEL THEIR EFFORTS PROBABLY WOULD'VE BEEN FUTILE RESULTING IN UNNECESSARY RISK TO THEIR SAFETY))
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[OUT Q=to their safety]
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The U-S Forest Service points out the national policy requires air fire fighting to cease a half our before sunset.
But still some affected by the fire --wonder if more could've been done earlier.
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[SOT1:30]
[IN Q=I have a lot of gratefullness]

((I HAVE A LOT OF GRATE FULLNESS AS WELL. I'M NOT REALLY POINTING FINGER AT THIS POINT. I DID WONDER WHY WE WEREN'T GETTING ANY AIR SUPPORT))
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The Cedar Fire has consumed some 275-thousand acres.
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One California homeowner believes God saved his home from the wildfire.
That's because his is the only home not destroyed on his block.
Jason Carroll explains.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=One street in a Suburb on San Diego]
[SUPER=03-San Diego, CA/Friday; :00]
[SUPER=01-Steve Homel/Scripps Ranch Resident; :19]
[SUPER=01-Elyse Homel/Daughter; 1:02]
[SUPER=01-Jason Carroll/Reporting; 1:54]
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[OUT Q=jason carroll, cnn, san diego california. ]

((ONE STREET IN A SUBURB OF SAN DIEGO....DESTROYED BY FIRE. FORTY-EIGHT HOMES USED TO STAND HERE ON PINE CASTLE STREET IN SCRIPPS RANCH NOW THEY'RE GONE. ALL... BUT ONE...STEVE HOMELS' HOME "When we left here it was like the end of the world was going on it was dark the flames were coming over top and we ran for it. And we didn't there would be anything left, least of all our house." HOMEL GAVE US A TOUR SHOWING HOW CLOSE THE FLAMES CAME TO BURNING HIS FAMILY'S HOME "This is the only damage to the house." HE STOPPED AT TIMES TO GREET NEIGHBORS, ONE NEXT DOOR WHO LOST HER HOME... "How are you!" AND THE NEIGHBOR WHO LIVED BEHIND HIM. HER HOUSE DESTROYED IN THE FIRE AS WELL "He's so lucky. I'm so happy for him." WHY IS HOMEL'S HOUSE STILL STANDING? HIS DAUGHTER HAS NO IDEA. "There's no rational reason for why my home is here. I'll forver be asking why did our house stay and what can I do for every one else and obviously guilt even though there shouldn't be its just a blessing from god." "I think it was kind of a miracle. it was as if someone was standing there saying not this house. that's why i think i say its god's message to have hope." MAYBE THE HOUSE IS STILL HERE BECAUSE OF A CONCRETE STYLE ROOF INSTALLED JUST ABOUT A WEEK AGO. OR MAYBE IT WAS A MESSAGE HOMEL FAXED TO HIS HOME WHEN THE FIRE WAS AT ITS WORSE. "I took a blank piece of paper wrote a message on it and we got confirmation and the fax was there when we walked in the house." IT READS, GOD BLESS THIS HOUSE AND THE FIREMEN WHO PROTECT IT... ONE MAN BELIEVES HIS PRAYER WAS ANSWERED. JASON CARROLL, CNN, SAN DIEGO CALIFORNIA. ))
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[BOTH MICS HOT] Coming up - More FFE Highlights are on tap as an unbeaten team clinches its district on the road.
[ANCHOR=Brent]

and
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[VO-NAT]

the naked truth about Meg Ryan's latest release. See if she makes the critic's cut in today's Movie Review.
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[2BIRTHDAYS] 11/02/03
Sunday:

[SUPER=130-75/Mary Lee Sharp/Covington] this is the widow of Irv Sharp our original Mornin show host!



[SUPER=130-84/Arlona Saunders/Drakes Mill]



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[SUPER=130-6/Grayce Bishop/Christiansburg]



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[SUPER=130-43/Wanda Hodge/Christiansburg]


Anniversary:
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No Pictures:

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[SUPER=131-/Debbie Haynes/Snow Ceek]


[SUPER=131-/Windell Doyle/Snow Creek]