[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

The Government asks for a new trial date to prosecute Dr. Cecil Knox again.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

And candidates bet voters will turn out in their favor... but it's the betting *issue* that's drawing the most attention.
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[Sports-head]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


In sports. The Express skates with kids challenged by cerebral palsy, the Hokies say they have the Panthers in the pitts of their stomachs
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[VO-NAT]


and the Big East moves forward by inviting five new schools to join the conference.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


From record highs today to readings well below normal this weekend. Our November roller-coaster ride continues.
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[ANCHOR=shannon 4-Shot]


News 7 is next.
[Video-Open]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=Video Open]
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[SOT 1:42:44]
[IN Q=The counts that]

((THE COUNTS THAT HAVEN'T BEEN DECIDED STILL NEED TO BE DECIDED BY SOME JURY SOMEWHERE.))
[RUNS=:04]
[OUT Q=jury somewhere.]
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

Friday night the prosecutor pledged to retry the Knox case.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

Today the judge tells the lawyers he intends to schedule another trial soon... so a jury in Lynchburg can consider the case.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


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


And I'm Keith Humphry.

[Knox]


[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
[NEWSCAST=]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=03-49 TC07:30]
[GRAPHIC=None]

The government filed a formal request with the court today for a new trial date.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Friday]

In a conference call with the attorneys today, the judge made it clear he does not intend to endure another eight-week trial. He's urging the government to streamline its case against Dr. Cecil Knox and two co-defendants. Though Judge Samuel Wilson has yet to issue a formal change of venue, he indicated it would be impossible to try the case again in Roanoke because of all the publicity engendered by the first trial. The jurors acquitted Doctor Cecil Knox on more than half the charges. The Roanoke-based jury was deadlocked on the rest. Knox still faces a couple of illegal drug distribution counts, plus charges of racketeering and fraud.
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[Hurley]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=03-46 TC21:15]
[GRAPHIC=Soldier Killed]


A soldier from Clifton Forge is being remembered as a role model.
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[VO-NAT :17]


First Lieutenant Joshua C. Hurley was killed in Iraq this weekend when his vehicle was hit by an explosive device.
[SUPER=03-Alleghany Co.;]


The 24 year old graduated from Alleghany High School and the Virginia Military Institute. He was known for being active in sports and setting a good example.
(///// SOT at :17 /////)
[SOT 16:12:07-16:12:23]
[IN Q=Josh was just a good student...]

((DONNA VAUGHN/DIR. OF GUIDANCE: JOSH WAS JUST A GOOD STUDENT, A GOOD ATHLETE, A GOOD CITIZEN. FOR AS LONG AS I CAN REMEMBER HE WANTED TO GO INTO THE MILITARY. JUST A REALLY GOOD YOUNG MAN.)) [BUTT BUTT BUTT]
[SOT 16:15:18-16:15:32]

((JOHN HUTCHISON/GUIDANCE COUNSELOR: VERY QUIET, STUDIOUS, HE WRESTLED. NICE, POLITE YOUNG MAN. ALWAYS KNEW WHAT HE WANTED TO DO. HAD HIS MIND SET FROM HIS SOPHOMORE YEAR ON GOING TO VMI.))
[SUPER=01-Donna Vaughn/Director of Guidance; :00]
[SUPER=01-John Hutchison/Guidance Counselor; :17]
[RUNS=:30]
[OUT Q=from his sophomore year on going to VMI.]
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=None]

Lt. Hurley joined the Army in 2001 and was assigned to the 326th Engineer Battalion of the 101st Airborne Division. He is survived by a wife who also served Operation Iraqi Freedom, a sister and his parents.

[PM-Turnout]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=03-40 TC57:56]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2003]


So far, no real suprises in voter turnout this election day in the Roanoke Valley --except in the town of Vinton.


It appears to be an issue, not a candidate, spurring many people to the polls.
Joy Sutton joins is here with details.
Shannon,
When I checked at 3pm --less than a third of those registered had voted in the Roanoke Valley.
[LIVE= Joy /FULL Microwave]
[SUPER=219-Joy Sutton/jsutton*wdbj7.com]
[SUPER=205-Roanoke]


But there was one exception, in the town of Vinton with more than 36 percent voter turnout.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=203-Vinton; :00]
[SUPER=201-Thomas Beheler/Vinton Voter; :12]
[SUPER=201-Dottie Patton/Vinton Voter; :21 QUICK]
[SUPER=201-Diane Henson/Roanoke Co. Registrar; :38]
[RUNS=:55]
[OUT Q= GO DOWN A LITTLE BIT.]

(( The race is on in Vinton --and it's the issue of horse racing not candidates --that some say has many people heading to the polls.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT15:22:33]
[IN Q=Off track betting.]

(( OFF TRACK BETTING.. I THINK THAT'S THINK THE TOWN NEEDS TO RAISE MONEY SO I CAME OUT TO SUPPORT IT )) [RUNS07]
[OUT Q=to support it]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT15:19:18]
[IN Q=I think tha'ts what has brought a lot of people]

((I THINKS THATS WHAT HAS BROUGHT A LOT OF PEOPEL OUT BECAUSE THIS IS AN OFF YEAR ELECTION AND WE DON'T NORMALLY GET TURNOUT LIKE WE'VE GOTTEN )) [RUNS06]
[OUT Q=like we've gotten]


The Roanoke County Registrar's office says voter turnout is typically lower on a non-presidential election year.
And so far that has proven true in the rest of the Roanoke Valley.
In Roanoke County, the voter turnout appears to be lower than past years.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT16:09:52]
[IN Q=It's a little misleading]

((IT'S A LITTLE MISLEADING WHEN GO TO DMV -- INCREASED AMOUNT OF PEOPLE ON ROLE --SO EACH... SO IT'S MAKING A PERCENTAGES GO DOWN A LITTLE BIT)) [RUNS18]
[OUT Q=go down a little bit]))
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[LIVE= Joy /FULL Microwave]
[SUPER=205-Roanoke;]


There is still time to get out and vote --you have to 7pm.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Joy/Microwave;]


Shannon,


[Western-Turnout]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=03-42 TC46:52]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


Voters are turning out in the New River Valley, for one of the largest Sheriff's races in history.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Giles Co.;]

A half-dozen candidates are running for Sheriff in Giles County, making it the largest Sheriff's race in the county in the last 20-years. The last time the area saw a race that big was in 1995, when six people ran for Treasurer. All six Sheriff candidates are running as independents. They hope to take over for Sheriff Larry Falls, who is retiring after 16-years.
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[Bell-Fralin]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=03-33 TC1:55:03]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2003]


Republicans in the Roanoke Valley hope to retain Bo Trumbo's Senate seat, and claim Vic Thomas' desk in the House of Delegates.
Today, Brandon Bell and William Fralin kept up the pace in the final hours of the campaign. [***WDBJ7.COM ELECTION IN MONITOR***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & JOeD /Newsroom;]


And Joe Dashiell caught up with both Republicans this afternoon.
[LIVE= JOeD /FULL NEwsroom]
[SUPER=219-Joe Dashiell/jdashiell*wdbj7.com]


Keith, in the wake of redistricting, both these districts are said to favor the GOP, but today the two Republicans were taking nothing for granted.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I'm Brandon Bell]
[SUPER=203-Botetourt Co.; :00]
[SUPER=201-Brandon Bell/(R) State Senate Candidate; :17]
[SUPER=203-Roanoke; :]
[SUPER=201-William Fralin/(R) House of Delegates Candidate; :43]
[RUNS=:55]
[OUT Q=we'll know tonight, but I hope so.]

(([NAT SOUND OF BRANDON BELL]
[SOT 08:31:21]
[IN Q=I'm Brandon Bell]

((I'M BRANDON BELL, GOOD TO SEE YOU TODAY. THANKS FOR COMING OUT HERE AND VOTING.))
[RUNS= :04]
[OUT Q=coming out here and voting.]


Colonial Elementary near Blue Ridge was just one of many stops for Brandon Bell.
He hit all five jurisdictions in the 22nd Senatorial District... before returning to his home precinct to cast his ballot.
[SOT 08: 33:46]
[IN Q=For the most part]

((FOR THE MOST PART PEOPLE HAVE THOUGHT THIS THROUGH AND MADE UP THEIR MIND BEFORE GOING OUT TO THE POLLS, SO I THINK IT WILL BE A LOT OF WHICH SIDE IS THE MOST MOTIVATED TODAY IN GETTING OUT THE VOTE.))
[RUNS= :10]
[OUT Q=today in getting out the vote.]


William Fralin was also up early, voting first then working the polls in the 17th House District.
[SOT 08:26:29]
[IN Q=Appreciate you coming out]

((APPRECIATE YOU COMING OUT, SURE WOULD APPRECIATE YOUR VOTE.))
[RUNS= :03]
[OUT Q=sure would appreciate your vote.]


Fralin says he needs a good turnout in South Roanoke and Roanoke County, but expects to do well throughout the district.
[SOT 08:22:19]
[IN Q=I got a terrific response]

((I GOT TERRIFIC RESPONSE I REALLY HAVE IN ALL DIFFERENT PRECICINTS. I THINK IT'S A BROAD BASED APPEAL, I HOPE SO. WE'LL KNOW TONIGHT, BUT I HOPE SO.))
[RUNS= :13]
[OUOT Q=we'll know later tonight, but I hope so.]))
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[LIVE= JOeD/FULL Newsroom]


Supporters of Bell and Fralin plan to watch the returns tonight at the Wyndham Hotel.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & JoeD/Newsroom ;]


Keith we'll be there to see how the night unfolds for Roanoke Valley Republicans.

[Stephen-Mark]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=03-35 TC1:40:17]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


Two brothers seeking seats in the General Assembly hope voters will buy their message that two Emicks are better than none.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Roanoke Co.;]


Mark Emick, a vice president of workforce development at Virginia Western, is seeking to topple House Majority Leader Morgan Griffith.
The Democrat says he's been surprised how open voters are to him in a Republican-leaning district.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 58:25]
[IN Q=I have a much more positive feeling]

(( ))
[SUPER=201-Mark Emick/(D) House of Delegates Candidate;]
[RUNS=19]
[OUT Q=across the district.]
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[VO-NAT]


His older brother, Stephen, is in a hot battle for the open 22nd District Senate seat, against Brandon Bell.
The retired Norfolk Southern engineer says he feels some pressure, knowing the race is a priority for Democrats.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:02:08]
[IN Q=When you're encountering]

(())
[SUPER=201-Stephen Emick/(D) State Senate Candidate;]
[RUNS=18]
[OUT Q=I'm cautiously optimistic.]
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[Griffith]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=03-44 TC36:42]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2003]


House Majority Leader Morgan Griffith hopes he can lead a Republican charge, and extend their lead in the General Assembly.
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[VO-NAT - :10]
[SUPER=203-Salem;]

Instead of hopping from precinct to precinct, Griffith spent the day in his home base of Salem. He says his leadership experience will help carry him back to Richmond.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT - 28:42]
[IN Q=]

((DEL. MORGAN GRIFFITH/(R) SALEM; IT'S NOT JUST THAT I'M HIGH UP, BUT YOU DON'T GET TO THOSE PLACES WITHOUT ALOT OF HARD WORK. I'VE DONE THAT OVER THE YEARS, AND THE PEOPLE OF THE 8TH DISTRICT KNOW THAT I'VE WORKED HARD FOR THEM AND WILL CONTINUE TO WORK HARD FOR THEM))
[SUPER=201-Del. Morgan Griffith/(R) Salem; ]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=WORK HARD FOR THEM (2X)]
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[VO-NAT - :04+]

Griffith is trying to win his sixth term in the House of Delegates.
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[Wyatt-Bowman]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=03-45 TC26:38]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


The democratic candidate for the 17th House district tried to sway undecided voters as they headed to the polls today.
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[VO-NAT - :9]
[SUPER=203-Roanoke Co.;]

Linda Wyatt was out meeting voters early and often throughout the day. She says she knew it would be a tough campaign when she started 6 months ago.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((LINDA WYATT/(D) HOUSE OF DELEGATES CANDIDATE; WE'RE HOPING FOR THE BEST. WE KNEW IT WAS AN UPHILL BATTLE WHEN WE STARTED BUT WE'VE GOTTEN A LOT OF POSITIVE RESPONSES AS WE'VE GONE ALONG, SO I FEEL PRETTY GOOD ABOUT IT.))
[SUPER=201-Linda Wyatt/(D) House of Delegates Candidate; ]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=pretty good about it.]
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[VO-NAT - :11+]

Independent Candidate Gary Bowman is also in the running for the 17th House Seat. Bowman says he can best represent Virginia because he is not bound by party or special interest ties.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
[SS=NONE]


Still ahead on News 7, more last-minute campaigning from across Central and Southwest Virginia.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Plus the big-picture of today's elections from political analyst Tom Morris.
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[LIVE=Justin Full/Starlink]
[SUPER=219-Justin McLeod/jmcleod*wdbj7.com;]
[SUPER=205-Henry Co.]
(Justin adlibs live tease)
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[Henry-School]
[NEWSCAST=6 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=1:16:16 on 03-39]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
[SUPER=#206]


Voter turnout is high in Henry County.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


There are several races getting a lot of attention especially the school board race.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & Justin /Starlink;]


Justin McLeod is live in Henry County to tell us why. Justin?
[LIVE=Justin /FULL Starlink]
[SUPER=219-Justin McLeod/jmcleod*wdbj7.com;]
[SUPER=205-Henry Co.]
(adlib.. .becasue of it.)

[***ROLLED FROM STARLINK***]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=201-Elizabeth Stone/Henry Co. Registrar; :00]
[SUPER=203-Henry Co.; :08]
[SUPER=201-Debbie Sharpe/Henry Co. Voter; :31]
[SUPER=201-Thomas Stokes/Henry Co. Voter; :41]
[RUNS=:52]
[OUT Q=as great as this.]
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[LIVE= Justin /FULL Starlink]
[SUPER=205-Henry Co.;]
(adlib)
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & Justin /Starlink;]


[Morris]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 3-Shot]

Helping us decipher the results of today's balloting is Tom Morris, political scientist and President of Emory and Henry College.
[ANCHOR=Keith 3-Shot]

Doctor Morris what will you be watching as the returns come in tonight?

[SUPER=201-Dr. Tom Morris/Emory and Henry College]
(adlib interview)



[Stocks]


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


After a few days of gains, investors took some profits today. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
[RUNS=:30]
[SUPER=x5000;]
[SUPER=440-y/19.63/9838.83/y/9.73/1957.97;]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


The DOW fell 20 points.
NASDAQ lost ten.
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[VO]
[SUPER=271-i/0.49/79.16/i/0.03/46.53/i/0.24/28.08/i/0.60/67.90/i/0.45/75.54;]
[SUPER=272-i/0.01/39.24/h/0.01/16.60/h/0.11/7.46/i/0.50/61.17/i/0.14/28.66;]
[SUPER=273-i/0.01/6.99/i/0.12/38.10/i/0.44/17.26/i/0.07/20.60/i/0.09/6.50;]
[SUPER=274-i/0.07/9.90/i/0.05/68.65/i/0.33/32.89/i/0.40/45.47/i/0.38/58.66;]
[SUPER=#555; Reset]


[Central-Races]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=03-41 TC40:57]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2003]


After 42 years in office, you might think Virginia's longest-serving lawmaker could rest a little easier when it comes to seeking re-election.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Bedford Co.]


But Bedford-area delegate Lacey Putney says he's taking nothing for granted on this Election Day.
Putney worked the polls in Forest this afternoon.. greeting voters and asking for their support.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 15:28:27]
[IN Q=But I believe]

((DEL. LACEY PUTNEY/I-BEDFORD: BUT I BELIEVE THAT THE MESSAGE THOSE OF US WHO RUN ON A CONSERVATIVE PLATFORM, I THINK THE MESSAGE HAS COME THROUGH LOUDLY AND CLEARLY TO THE CONSTITUENTS IN OUR AREA AND I HAVE EVERY REASON TO BELIEVE THAT WE'RE GOING TO BE PLEASED WITH THE RESULTS TONIGHT.))
[SUPER=201-Del. Lacey Putney/(I) Bedford]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=with the results tonight.]
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[VO-NAT]


Putney says his efforts to help re-open the Bedford D-M-V office resonated with a lot of voters.
He's being challenged by Lynchburg firefighter Art Lipscomb.
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[Coverage-Promo]
[ANCHOR=Keith]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2003]

Once the polls close at 7, News 7 will bring you updated vote counts of key races throughout the evening.
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[Take Election Web Page FS] And for continuously updated results of all races in the region, you can go to our home page any time tonight at wdbj7-dot-com.
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[Sports tease]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


The Big East has extended invitations to five school and in the process raded Conference USA,
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[VO-NAT]


and the Hokies say they will try and make the Pitt Panthers play beat the clock this Saturday.
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[S-East]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-1163 13:50]
[GRAPHIC=Big East]

The Big East has responded to the losses of Miami, Virginia Tech and Boston College to the ACC by inviting five Conference USA teams in Louisville, Cincinnati, South Florida, Depaul and Marquette.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NCAA; :00]

Louisville, Cincinnati and South Florida will compete in all sports but Marquette and Depaul do not have football. Mike Tranghese could not help one last stab at those departing.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Mike Tranghese/Big East Commissioner; :00]
[RUNS=:30]
[OUT Q=.....going to be exciting"]
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[S-Tech]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-157 10540TC]
[GRAPHIC=TECH/PITTSBURGH]


With DeAngelo Hall out for the first half of the Pittsburgh game, the Hokies figure that the best way to beat the Panthers is to keep their offense, and in particular, Heisman trophy candidate receiver Larry Fitzgerald off the field.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Last Saturday; :00]

In order to do that - the Hokies plan to serve up a big dose of Kevin Jones and Cedric Humes - running the ball and running the clock.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=BITES]
[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/7 & 3 Against Pittsburgh; :02]
[SUPER=01-Jake Grove/Va. Tech Senior Center; :13]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=...AGAINST THEM."]
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[ANCHOR=STEVE]
[GRAPHIC=DEANGELO HALL]

In one other note, DeAngelo apologized to his defensive teammates yesterday afternoon for getting suspended.

[S-Carson]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-154 59:33]
[GRAPHIC=UVa]


UVa freshman walk on fullback and former Giles standout Carson Ward remains in the hospital from head injuries sustained during a fight with members of a Virginia fraternity at a holloween party over the weekend. His former Giles football coach Steve Ragsdale has been monitoring his condition at the UVa Medical Center.

(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Steve Ragsdale/Coached Ward 3 Years at Giles; :00]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=.....since the surgery"]
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[S-Express]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-155 1:06:55]
[GRAPHIC=Express]




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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]


In Express news, goalie David Belitiski is the ECHL goalie of the week. He spear headed three straight wins for the Express and in games Friday, Saturday and Sunday, he maintained a 1.67 goals against average and a .943 save percentage(------------) .