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Coming up on News 7-
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Area school teachers say they don't have the support they need.
Bad news for an area textile maker... and it may not get better anytime soon.
Welcome Home... a local soldier returns from Iraq.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]


Plus want your home phone number for your cell phone?
News 7 is next.

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[SOT 13:51:52]
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((JEAN WARREN/ROANOKE CITY TEACHER: TEACHERS ARE FRIGHTENED. WE FEEL LIKE SITTING DUCKS.))
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[OUT Q=sitting ducks]
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[VO-NAT]


Roanoke City teachers say they have very little support and they want the school board to do something about it.
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[City-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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They want answers and they want changes.
It all stems from the recent death of a teacher accused of assaulting a student. [***NEWS 7 @ 11 IN MONITOR***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Justin/BAM;]


Justin McLeod is here now with more on tonight's school board meeting. Justin?
Jean, to say teachers are angry would be an under statement.
[LIVE= Justin /FULL BAM]
[SUPER=@justin1]


Tonight, they questioned current policy, demanded immediate changes, one even went as far to ask the school board to put the superintendent on administrative leave.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :06]
[SUPER=01-Jean Warren/Roanoke City Teacher; :19]
[SUPER=01-Jane Ockrim/Roanoke City Teacher; :48]
[SUPER=01-Melinda Payne/Roanoke City School Board Member; 1:05]
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((ANITA PRICE/ROANOKE EDUCATION ASSOCIATION: WE ARE HERE BECAUSE WE NEED ACKNOWLEDGMENT THAT WE HAVE A PROBLEM.)) [Runs04]
[OUT Q=we have a problem]


A problem that prompted more than 70 Roanoke City teachers to show up at Monday night's school board's meeting.
They feel the Roanoke school system needs to do a better job supporting its teachers.
[SOT 13:53:11]
[IN Q=Please look through]

((JEAN WARREN/ROANOKE CITY TEACHER: PLEASE LOOK THROUGH OUR EYES WHEN HOW FRIGHTENING IT IS TO HAVE OUR DIGNITY STRIPPED AS A PROFESSIONAL TO THINK THAT IT IS FROM THE STUDENT'S STANDPOINT THAT THEY COME OVER OURS.)) [Runs10]
[OUT Q=come overs ours]


Many believe that is what happened with Ron Mayfield.
He is the Roanoke City teacher who committed suicide after being accused of assaulting a student.
A police investigation cleared Mayfield of any wrong doing but his family claims he was never notified.
Teachers say there are still too many questions and not enough answers.
[SOT 13:48:38]
[IN Q=is policy going]

((JANE OCKRIM/ROANOKE CITY TEACHER: IS POLICY GOING TO BE REVISED? IF SO HOW LONG BEFORE A POLICY IS IN PLACE?)) [Runs06]
[OUT Q=policy is in place]


School officials have said repeatedly they followed proper procedure in the investigation.
However one school board member wonders if there should be changes.
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[IN Q=I am always troubled]

((MELINDA PAYNE/SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER: I AM ALWAYS TROUBLED WHENEVER WE LOSE GOOD TEACHERS NO MATTER WHAT THE WHY IT HAPPENS. I JUST HOPE THAT WE LEARN FROM THIS AND I THINK WE HAVE. SOME THINGS WILL BE CHANGING.)) [Runs11]
[OUT Q=will be changing]))
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[LIVE= Justin /FULL BAM]


What exactly those changes will be is unclear at this time since the school board only listened tonight.
Meantime, the Roanoke Education Association will soon conduct a school safety survey asking teachers among other things whether they feel school administrators are supportive of their disciplinary actions.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Justin/BAM;]


Jean, the R-E-A hopes to have it completed by Thanksgiving and plans to present those results to the school board at a later date.

[Tech-Forum]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Action speaks louder than words. That is what many students and faculty at Virginia Tech are saying about the university's efforts to increase campus diversity. Myranda Stephens has more.
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[SUPER=01-Beth Wafford/VT Faculty Member; :21]
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((During Monday's campus-wide diversity forum, Virginia Tech officials said one of their main goals was to increase minority recruitment and retention. But with the elimination of many diversity programs, many believe it's doing just the opposite. One example of that, they say, is the decision to no longer waive application fees for underrepresented students.
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[RUNS15] ((BETH WAFFORD/FACULTY: HOWEVER, WAIVED APPLICATIONS ARE STILL BEING ALLOWED FOR THE CORPS OF CADETS, AND I GUESS I'M WONDERING WHY THE UNIVERSITY DOES NOT UNDERSTAND, THAT BY SAYING THAT, WE WANT CADETS MORE THAN WE WANT A DIVERSE STUDENT BODY.)) The university began closely examining its race-related programs back in April, following a decision to cut and then reinstate its Affirmative Action policies. As a result, 16-programs were either modified or discontinued.
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[RUNS13] ((PATRICK COUNCIL: IT SEEMS TO ME THAT THIS COMMITEE WENT ON A SEEK AND DESTROY MISSION IN TERMS OF DIVERSITY BECAUSE I DON'T SEE ANYTHING THAT CAME FROM THIS THAT BENEFITTED THOSE OF US OF COLOR.)) But, university officials say their goal is to develop a system that's fair to ALL students, not just those of a certain race or ethnicity. Officials say while they do want to increase diversity, there are other ways.
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[RUNS05] ((MARK MCNAMEE/VT PROVOST & V.P. FOR ACADEMIC AFFAIRS: IT'S CERTAINLY NOT THE INTENTION OF THE UNIVERSITY TO IMPLY THAT ONE GROUP OF STUDENTS IS MORE DESIRABLE FOR ANOTHER.)) Officials say while Monday's two-hour forum may not have been the end-all solution to all of its diversity problems, they do believe it's a start. Myranda Stephens, News 7, Blacksburg.))

[Dan-River]


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A dismal third-quarter means job-cuts for textile-maker Dan River... but not in Danville.
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The company said today it lost 103.5 million dollars in the third quarter. Sales were down nearly 30 percent.
Dan River's closing a manufacturing facility in Sevierville (Severe-ville) , Tennessee, eliminating 416 jobs. Most of the work that's performed there will be moved to Danville.
The company says the fourth quarter doesn't look any better and it's already scheduled several weeks of production downtime.
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[Boucher-Arsenal]


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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford;]


Meanwhile, The Defense Department has awarded 2 major contracts to the Radford Army Ammunition plant. The contracts total more than 130 million dollars and could create up to 180 new jobs. The facility will soon be nation's only manufacturer of TNT.
The Arsenal will also be making 25 millimeter training ammunition. Congressman Rick Boucher is also urging the Department of Defense to create a new multi-million dollar plan to upgrade the entire plant.
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[Cell-Phones]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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How would you like your cell phone number to be the same as your home number?
You may soon have that ability.
Federal regulators gave the go ahead so consumers can switch their home phone number to their cell number.
In some cases, cell customers will be able to switch their cell number to a conventional phone.

[Obesity]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Are television commercials to blame for the growing weight problem among American children?
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC]

A new study by the Center for Science and Public Interest says junk food marketing aimed at youngsters is fueling an obesity epidemic among children.
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[IN Q=for every dollar spent;]
((MARY STORY/UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA FOR EVERY DOLLAR SPENT BY THE USDA ON CHILD NUTRITION EDUCATION, $10 IS SPENT BY T

HE FOOD INDUSTRY PROMOTING SUGARY FOODS, HIGH FAT SNACKS, SOFT DRINKS.))
[SUPER=01-Mary Story/University of Minnesota;]
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[OUT Q=high fat snacks, soft drinks;]
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[VO-NAT]


The advertising industry says obesity is a complex issue and trying to single out TV ads as the cause is missing the point.
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[Soldier-Return]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A homecoming tonight for one Bedford soldier who's been in Iraq since March.
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((THIS IS THE GUY I WANT TO SEE.... GOOD TO SEE YOU TOO.))
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[OUT Q=good to see you too.]
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[VO-NAT]


Hugs and tears at the Roanoke Regional Airport tonight-
Ray Perdue arrived back on home turf after nearly a year away and the last eight months in Iraq.
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[SOT 10:45]
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((PFC RAY PERDUE: I FEEL LOVED. IT FEELS GREAT TO BE HOME ESPECIALLY AFTER EIGHT MONTHS WE'VE BEEN OUT FOR EIGHT MONTHS.))
[SUPER=01-PFC Ray Perdue, II/U. S. Army]
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[OUT Q=for eight months.]
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A special surprise for Perdue tonight- his buddy since 9th grade who enlisted with him was there at the airport.


Paul Lawhorn injured his foot in Iraq and came home in May.
The past eight months have not always been easy for Perdue's parents- wondering how he's been but tonight they're feeling.
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[SOT 13:59]
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((RELIEVED HAPPY TO HAVE HIM HOME... FELT GREAT TO HOLD HIM PUT MY ARMS AROUND HIM.))
[SUPER=01-Tammy and Ray Perdue, Sr./Parents;]
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[OUT Q=PUT MY ARMS AROUND HIM.]
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Private First Class Perdue says he'll spend his two week break with family and friends then it is back to Iraq where he serves as a gunner with the military police.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The feds said they were stealing trees.
Tonight a verdict in the unusual case.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus a local capital murder defendant has some big names on his side... forensic experts who testified in the O-J Simpson and Lacy Peterson cases.
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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 we check out the new AP top 10 high school polls. Kevin Jones gets all Big East honors, Jermaine Taylor does the same in the ODAC. This young lady is bringing her heat to Tech. Dontrell's earned him a rookie of the year honor, and Steve Mason check in from UVa. Tonight on the big 7.))[Picard]


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A Franklin County capital murder case that hinges on a footprint is in for a challenge from some of the nation's top forensic experts.
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[SUPER=03-Rocky Mount;]


As the trial of Christopher Picard started, prosecutors decided NOT to seek a death sentence, saying it didn't rise to standards required by law.
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co./September 2002;]


Lori Metts Hodges Boyd, a Franklin County teacher's aide and bus driver, was found strangled in her burning car in September of last year.
Prosecutors say footprints and fingerprints implicate Picard.
Defense attorneys say he touched some of the items after stumbling across them in a field.
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[IN Q=Lori Metts Hodges Boyd]

((WILLIAM STANLEY/DEFENSE ATTORNEY: LORI METTS HODGES BOYD WAS A GREAT PERSON AND THAT IS UNCONTESTED BUT WHAT WE HAVE IS A MAN WHO HAS SPENT 13 MONTHS IN JAIL NOW FOR A CRIME HE DID NOT COMMIT.))
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[OUT Q=he did not commit.]
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[VO-NAT]


Defense attorneys say thousands of shoes similar to Picard's were sold at Walmart.
They've called more than 60 witnesses to fight the charges.
The former head of the FBI crime lab who testified in the O.J. Simpson trial will be there.
So will an expert from the Laci Peterson murder case.
Opening arguments will start Tuesday morning.
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[Turgeon]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The government said they were stealing trees.
Tonight a jury found them guilty on all counts.
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[VO-NAT]

Normand Turgeon, along with Greg Mueller and Ken Griffith,
[SUPER=03-Floyd Co.]

scoured land records in Floyd County looking for property that belonged to out-of-state residents. In some cases the owner was behind in paying taxes or hadn't been to visit the property in years. The defendants then claimed the property under a provision of state law known as "adverse possession" and illegally sold the timber rights.
They'll be sentenced later.
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[Home-Alone]


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It seems the unthinkable- setting your own home on fire and leaving your children to find a way out on their own.


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[VO-NAT 26.5]
[SUPER=03-Campbell Co., KY]


But that's what police say a Kentucky mother did.
Officials say Rebecca Deaton placed smoldering cigarette butts from an ashtray into a trash can in the kitchen and left.
Fire officials credit Deaton's ten year old daughter for the safe rescue of her two younger siblings.
The girl woke up coughing, got her sisters out of bed and ushered them all out a window to safety.
Police say the mother arrived at the scene apparently drunk.
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((DETECTIVE MARTY HART/CAMPBELL COUNTY KENTUCKY POLICE: WHEN SHE ORIGINALLY ARRIVED AT THE HOUSE SHE WAS INTOXICATED. MOTOR VEHICLE PASSED THE FIRE CHIEF AND SEVERAL OFFICERS ON THE SCENE.. ALMOST STRIKING A COUPLE OF THE OFFICERS OPENED THE GARAGE DOOR AND ENTERED THE GARAGE NOT KNOWING THE HOUSE WAS ON FIRE.))
[SUPER=01-Det. Marty Hart/Campbell Co., KY Police;]
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[OUT Q=the house was on fire.]
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[VO-NAT 05 PLUS PAD]


The mother now faces charges. The house has 50 thousand dollars in damage.
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[Deer-Hunting]


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A controlled hunt is on in Roanoke, where sharpshooters have begun their efforts to reduce the population of deer within the city limits.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The former police officers hired to implement the city's deer management program were out early this morning.
Officials insist that safety is their top priority, but that assurance hasn't quieted criticism of the program.

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[SOT 02:20:51]
[IN Q=No matter how careful]

((SUSAN FRIEDMAN: NO MATTER HOW CAREFUL YOU TRY TO SCREEN THE AREA, I THINK THERE'S ALWAYS GOING TO BE ROOM THERE FOR DANGEROUS SURPRISES.))
[SUPER=01-Susan Friedman/Roanoke Resident]
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[OUT Q=room for dangerous surprises.]
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Sharpshooters will initially work on public property that has been reviewed for safety.
They will use a special remington rifle equipped with a scope and noise suppression.
And Officials say shots will be taken from an elevated position to minimize the risk of stray bullets.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11]
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A Virginia farmer is circling the wagons as he fights for black farmers.
We'll show you when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus in 1983 the first mini-vans were trend-setting.
20 years later they're still going strong.
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[I-81]


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The Virginia Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration have signed an agreement to begin the environmental study of Interstate 81.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


The first tier of the study will consider major issues, including the use of tolls, rail alternatives and the segregation of cars and trucks. Officials hope it will be completed by mid-2005.
The plan also promises many opportunities for input from local governments, special interest groups and the public at large.
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[Black-Farmer]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=mmu]
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A Virginia man is riding 200 miles in his long-time crusade for black farmers... but not in his car.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


John Boyd Junior is driving a mule-drawn wagon to the U-S Capitol to protest the government's treatment of black farmers.
Boyd and his mules, Jake and Jewel, made a stop today in Richmond.
He says many black farmers are unfairly denied federal loans and subsidies and are in danger of losing their farms.
Boyd started his trip in Mecklenburg County.
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[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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New top 10s for the Associated Press, a softball phenom picks Tech over Florida State. And UVa gets ready for a Thursday night date at College Park.
First tonight's Extra Point -
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bridgewater/Last Saturday; :00]

Bridgewater College wrapped up its third straight ODAC football title this past Saturday thanks in large part to the play of this guy senior Jermaine Taylor. Today, he was named the conference's defensive player of the week after racking up 12 tackles against Randolph-Macon.

He is the reigning ODAC player of the year.
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[S-Angela]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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One of the top softball players ever to come out of the area has decided to play her college softball at Virginia Tech. Angela Tincher of James River
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-Last Season; :00]

will sign her letter of intent to play for the Hokies on Wednesday. Tincher picked the Hokies over Florida State, Georgia Tech and Tennessee. This past season she pitched James River to a state title and struck out 222 batters and won 14 games. She also is a 4 point 0 student.
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[S-VHSL]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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[GRAPHIC=FRIDAY FOOTBALL EXTRA]

The Friday Football Extra area is alive and kicking again in the Associated Press top 10 high school football polls that are out tonight.
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[GO TO PINNACLE GROUP A] In the Group A ranked Bath is third behind Sussex Central and Gate City. William Campbell is 6th, the Radford Bobcats are 7th and George Wythe is 10th
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[VO NAT ENG#]

The Blacksburg Bruins tuned up for the playoffs last Friday night by clinching the inaugural River Ridge district title with a win over Christiansburg. The artist formerly known as the Indians crack the top 10 this week.
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[go to pinancle group aa ] The Bruins come in at the 9 spot. Gretna is still number one with Heritage third, Liberty 7th, Carroll County and Amherst fell out this week.
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[S-BCS]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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The brand new Bowl Championship Series rankings are out tonight and once again Oklahoma leads the BCS by a mile.

Southern Call is second, Ohio State third, LSU fourth, Texas is now fifth, but the big deal is that unbeaten TCU is now 6th. If the Horned Frogs can finish in the top 6 - they must get a BCS invite. TCU's strength of schedule is 87th in the nation. Tennessee, by the way, is now 6th, while the Hokies fall to 15th this week.


[S-Cavs]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[TAPE#=SP-152 12851TC ]
[GRAPHIC=ACC FOOTBALL]


UVa takes on Maryland this Thursday night in a battle of the third and fifth place ACC teams. Al Groh met with the media today as he normally does on Mondays, but he closed his lockeroom and put his players off limits to reporters. Steve Mason says with the Cavs in danger of falling to 5 and 5 this week - Groh is taking no chances.
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[SUPER=01-Al Groh/4-4 in November & December at UVa; :24]
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[OUT Q=....News 7 sports"]
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[S-Jones]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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[GRAPHIC=Big East]


Virginia Tech's Kevin Jones did everything he could to beat Pittsburgh this past Saturday night in the Big East battle for first.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsburgh, PA/Last Saturday; :00]

KJ rushed for a school record 241 yards and four touchdowns against the Panthers. For his efforts he has been named the Big East conference's co-offensive player of the week. Jones now leads the conference in rushing and is 7th nationally. For the season he has rushed for 11 hundred and four yards in nine games while averaging 6 yards a carry. Jones also has 14 touchdowns on the season.
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[ANCHOR=MIKE]
[GRAPHIC=BIG EAST]

Pittsburgh's Rod Rutherford, who passed for 300 yards against Tech, shares the honor with Jones this week.

[S-TV]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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[GRAPHIC=UVA]

ABC sports is taking a wait and see attitude on the UVa-Georgia Tech game on November 22nd. If the Cavs beat Maryland that game will be at 3:30. If UVa loses, the game will be at Noon.
[GRAPHIC=VT]

ESPN is also holding Tech hostage until after this coming weekend. The Hokies game with Boston College will either kick-off at 3:30 or 1 o'clock. There is NO television coverage for this Saturday's game at Temple.

[S-MLB]


[ANCHOR=MIKE]
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The Major League baseball writers of America have selected the rookies of the year for the just completed season.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-MLB; :00]

In the National League - pitcher Dontrell Willis of the world champion Florida Marlins took home the award with 17 first place votes. Willis had a 14 and 6 record and the lefty was 9-and-1 before the all-star break. In the American League - the Royals Angel Berroa edged the Yankees Hideki Matsui in the tightest balloting in 24 years.
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[Mini-Vans]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The vehicle touted as the "family room on wheels" is celebrating its 20th birthday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-1983;]


The first minivans were introduced this month back in 1983.
Since then, industry experts say sales have been steady and strong, averaging 1.2 million per year for the past ten years in North America.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=People are going]

((JEFFREY LEESTMA/AUTOMOTIVE HALL OF FAME PRESIDENT; PEOPLE ARE GOING TO LOOK BACK AT THE MINIVAN AND SEE IT AS ONE OF THESE WATERSHED TYPE VEHICLES, MUCH LIKE THE MODEL-T WAS, LIKE THE VOLKWAGEN BEETLE WAS. SOMETHING THAT NOT ONLY EFFECTED THE MARKETPLACE BUT REALLY CHANGED THE WAY PEOPLE USE THEIR VEHICLES.))
[SUPER=01-Jeffrey Leestma/Automotive Hall of Fame President;]
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[OUT Q=people use their vehicles.]
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[VO-NAT]


Currently, minivans account for about one of every 15 new vehicle sales in the U.S. (------------)