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A local man is arrested charged with killing a man and taking off with his SUV.
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A racy TV show is back on at Tech after protest. The latest on Sex Talk Live.
Plus the death penalty comes under fire- Could where a person lives determine whether they're sentenced to die?
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[Talent=Jean]


And a chilly forecast.
News 7 is next.

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[VO-NAT]


A controversial TV show at Virginia Tech is back again but is it a repeat performance of the last one?
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[ANCHOR =Jean]
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[Sex-Talk]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=03-49 TC09:41]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 @ 11]


Is it exploitation or education?
That was the heart of the debate over a "sex themed TV show" recently taped on the Virginia Tech campus.
Despite outcries from one lawmaker, "Sex Talk Live" is back.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Justin /Microwave;]


Justin McLeod was there for tonight's taping- Justin have they toned down the talk?
Jean, producers have made changes but they refused to tells what they are.
[LIVE= Justin /FULL]
[SUPER=@justin1]
[SUPER=05-Blacksburg]


They did allow us to go into the taping but would not allow cameras.
That troubles one Republican lawmaker who feels the producers are trying to prevent from the public from seeing what's really going on.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Stephanie Nicholas/Virginia Tech Student; :24]
[SUPER=01-Jarett Henshaw/Show Creator; :45]
[SUPER=01-Jeff Chang/Virginia Tech Student; 1:07]
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[OUT Q=WATCHING THE SHOW]

((((NAT SOUND OF PEOPLE OUTSIDE GOING INTO TAPING))
A little over sixty students showed up for the latest taping of Sex Talk Live.
The producers say it's entertaining but educational.
[SOT 20:22:04]
[IN Q=It's not educational]

((ANDREA BONIFACE/VIRGINA TECH FRESHMEN: IT'S NOT EDUCATION. IT'S DEFINITELY ENTERTAINMENT.)) [Runs02]
[OUT Q=definetely entertainment]


Entertainment that in the past has offered sexual counseling, sexual games, and sexual toys as prizes.
Some feel the show is degrading and protested outside.
[SOT 20:12:30]
[IN Q=They're asking]

((STEPHANIE NICHOLAS/VT STUDENT: THEY'RE ASKING WOMEN TO PARTAKE IN FAKE ORGASM CONTESTS AND DEEP THROATING BANANA CONTESTS AND SEXUAL POSITION CHARADES AND I JUST FEEL THAT IS NOT A VERY GOOD PORTRAYAL OF WOMEN.)) [Runs10]
[OUT Q=portrayl of women]


Others like Delegate Bob Marshall of Manassas find the show inappropriate altogether.
He's threatened to shut off funding if Virginia Tech doesn't pull the plug.
[SOT 20:16:01]
[IN Q=Some people might]

((JARETT HENSHAW/SHOW'S CREATOR: SOME PEOPLE MIGHT DISAGREE WITH US TALKING ABOUT SEX AND THINGS LIKE THAT AT A PUBLIC UNIVERSITY BUT WE ALSO HAVE THE RIGHT TO TALK ABOUT IT IF WE LIKE.)) [Runs09]
[OUT Q=about it if we like]


Even so, the producers have toned down the show.
There are still sexual games and plenty of sexual talk, but the sexual toys are now wrapped up and contestants can request a non sexual prize.
[SOT 20:23:12]
[IN Q=I think it is funny]

((JEFF CHANG/VIRGINA TECH FRESHMEN: I THINK IT IS FUNNY. IT'S APPROPRIATE FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS, IT'S NOT LIKE THERE'S HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS HERE WATCHING THE SHOW.)) [Runs05]
[OUT Q=watching the show]))
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[LIVE= Justin /FULL Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Blacksburg;]


Volunteers with the show checked I'D's to make sure everyone was over 18.
As for Delegate Bob Marshall's threats to pull funding for Virginia Tech, he said over the phone today he wants to see what the latest taping was like before moving forward.
[DOUBLE BOXES=JEan & Justin /Microwave;]


Jean, officials with the university have asked the producers to tone down the show but point out it's an independent student organization and separate from the university.

[Rumley]


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Henry County deputies have made an arrest in the deadly shooting of a Martinsville man.
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[TAKE PINNACLE FS]
18-year old Marcus Jerome Rumley was arrested and charged with second degree murder today.
Investigators believe Rumley shot 28-year old Fredriquez (Fred-reek-ezz) Monzale Finney several times Monday, then took his Ford Expedition SUV.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=Marcus Rumley]


Rumley's being held in the Henry County jail without bond.

[Picard]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=mjo]
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Christopher Picard is a free man, but investigators are working to change that.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]


A new lead took prosecutor Cliff Hapgood and investigators back to a field in Glade Hill today where they believe Lori Boyd was killed.
The search was sparked by a letter prosecutors received Monday.
The field is where some of Boyd's belongings -- and signs of a struggle -- were found last October.
[SUPER=03-Rocky Mount/Yesterday;]


Christopher Picard lives nearby -- and says he just came across the items and touched them.
The 23-year-old, on trial yesterday for capital murder, was released after prosecutors announced they had new evidence to pursue.
Picard told News-7 he's innocent.
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[Death-penalty]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=03-38 TC1:29:47]
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A new study finds that where you live in Virginia has a lot to do with whether you'll be sentenced to die.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond; QUICK!!!]


A report published by the A-C-L-U says the state's death penalty system is riddled with flaws.
It says prosecutorial misconduct and incompetent defense lawyers contribute to the wrongful convictions and executions of innocent people.
The report also shows a geographical bias.
For example, murder defendants in Bedford are 20 times more likely to get the death penalty than those on trial in Roanoke.
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[SOT 14:01:45]
[IN Q=THE SINGLE MOST IMPORTANT]

((RACHEL KING/ACLU: THE SINGLE MOST IMPORTANT FACTOR IN DETERMINING WHO ENDS UP ON DEATH ROW IS THE PROSECUTOR WHO DECIDES WHETHER TO BRING A CAPITAL CASE. WE FOUND GEOGRAPHY AND RACE CONTINUE TO PLAY A ROLE IN THAT CHARGING DECISION. STEVEN BENJAMIN/CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY: THE SYSTEM IS CRIPPLED, THE SYSTEM IS INDEED BROKEN.))
[SUPER=01-Rachel King/ACLU; :00]
[SUPER=01-Steven Benjamin/Criminal Defense Attorney; :12 QUICK!!!]
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[OUT Q=THE SYSTEM IS INDEED BROKEN.]
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[VO-NAT]


The report recommends a moratorium on executions until reforms are put in place.
A spokeswoman for the governor says Warner believes there are already adequate safeguards in place.
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[Sniper-Trial]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=cdo]
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Both defendants in the sniper trials face the death penalty.
[GRAPHIC=John Muhammed]


Attorneys for John Allen Muhammad wrapped up their defense quickly today and with little drama.
Stacy Case has more from Virginia Beach.
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[IN Q=it took just five witnesses;]
[SUPER=03-Virginia Beach; :00]
[SUPER=01-Stacy Case/CBS News; 1:30]
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[OUT Q=Stacy Case CBS News Virginia Beach, Virginia;]

((IT TOOK JUST 5 WITNESSES AND LESS THAN TWO HOURS. BY LUNCHTIME WEDNESDAY, DEFENSE ATTORNEYS FOR SNIPER SUSPECT JOHN ALLEN MUHAMMAD HAD FINISHED THEIR WORK. IN THE VIRGINIA BEACH COURTROOM, THE DEFENSE CALLED A PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR. JOHN NENNA TESTIFIED HE REENACTED THE SHOOTING SCENES AT THIS GAS STATION IN SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY, VA NAT: from middle school shooting TRACK: AND AT THIS MIDDLE SCHOOL IN MARYLAND. THE PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR, PAID BY THE DEFENSE, REFUTED PROSECUTION WITNESSES WHO SAID THEY SAW MUHAMMAD'S FACE AND HIS CAR. NENNA TESTIFIED THE DISTANCE BETWEEN THE CAR AND WITNESSES HINDERED THEIR VISION. NAT: capture scene (car) TRACK: THE DEFENSE ALSO CALLED A MARYLAND POLICE OFFICER WHO
TESTIFIED HE FOUND CIGARETTE BUTTS IN THE CHEVY CAPRICE MUHAMMAD WAS IN WHEN HE WAS ARRESTED--- EVEN THOUGH THERE'S NO

EVIDENCE MUHAMMAD OR ALLEGED ACCOMPLICE, LEE BOYD MALVO SMOKED. NAT: shooting scenes various TRACK: DEFENSE TESTIMONY SOUGHT TO DISCREDIT SOME OF THE GROUNDWORK LAID BY PROSECUTORS DURING THREE WEEKS OF TESTIMONY FROM NEARLY 150 WITNESSES. BUT BY DAY'S END, MUHAMMAD'S ATTORNEYS APPEARED SORELY OUTMATCHED. THE JUDGE DENIED THEIR REQUEST TO THROW OUT THE DEATH PENALTY. USING STRONG LANGUAGE, JUDGE LEROY MILLETTE SAID EVIDENCE SHOWS MUHAMMAD AND MALVO WORKED AS A TEAM TO PLAN AND EXECUTE THE KILLINGS. IN NEARBY CHESAPEAKE, A JURY WAS SEATED IN MALVO'S SEPARATE TRIAL. HIS ATTORNEYS WILL ARGUE MUHAMMAD BRAINWASHED THE IMPRESSIONABLE 18 YEAR OLD. STAND UP CLOSE: STACY CASE/CBS NEWS MALVO'S ATTORNEYS WILL USE THE INSANITY DEFENSE. OPENING STATEMENTS IN HIS TRIAL START THURSDAY AS WELL AS CLOSING ARGUMENTS IN MUHAMMAD'S TRIAL. A VERDICT IS EXPECTED IN THE ELDER SUSPECT'S CASE AS EARLY AS THE END OF THIS WEEK. STACY CASE CBS NEWS, VIRGINIA BEACH, VA))




[Iraq]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Iraq Latest]


U-S forces are now on the offensive in Iraq-- going after insurgents before they can hurt more Americans.
U-S troops destroyed a warehouse in Baghdad that the Pentagon says was a meeting place for attackers.
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[VO-NAT]
[Super=03-Nasiriyah, Iraq;]


But the other side hit today too- A suicide bomber drove a tanker truck into the headquarters of the Italian paramilitary police.
18 Italians died in the blast- the deadliest attack yet on allied forces.
Also today a U-S soldier was killed when a bomb went off near patrol in the Sunni Triangle- and another died in a roadside bombing yesterday.
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[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


The bids are in but will they break the bank? The latest on Roanoke's stadium controversy.
Plus Rush is off painkillers...
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[VO-NAT]


but Courtney Love's in court over them. Those stories are still ahead on News 7.
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[Sports-preview]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[OUT Q=THE BIG 7."]

((Hey folks Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office with a MAC Daddy of game from Oxford, Ohio. Matt Schaub talks about tomorrow night's date with the Terps in College Park. Vick returns to practice in Hotlanta, while the Dazzle g

ets a new logo in the Noke tonight on the Big 7.))[City-Stadium]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=03-35 TC1:51:59]
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Roanoke City officials say they have their work cut out for them, after construction bids for the new stadium and amphitheater came in higher than expected.
Six companies submitted bids ranging from 13 point four million dollars to 14 and a half million- As Joe Dashiell reports city officials were hoping for something less.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :11]
[SUPER=01-Phil Schirmer/City Engineer; :25]
[SUPER=01-Brian Wishneff/Citizens for a Sensible Stadium Decision; :45]
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(( [OPEN ON NAT SOUND OF BID OPENING 14:05:14]
[IN Q=R.L. Price construction]

((R.L. PRICE CONSTRUCTION INCORPORATED, BASE BID 14 MILLION.))
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[OUT Q=14 million.]


As Sharon Gentry opened the six bids, a collection of contractors, city officials and reporters tallied the results.
The site work that's now under way came in under budget, and city offiicals had hoped for the same with the construction bids, but that was not to be.
[SOT]
[IN Q=today, we're pleased]

((TODAY WE'RE VERY PLEASED WE GOT THE RESPONSE THAT WE DID. THEY'RE A LITTLE BIT HIGHER THAN WE HOPED FOR OBVIOUSLY, WE NEED TO GO BACK AND LOOK AT OUR BUDGET AND ASSESS WHERE WE WANT TO GO NEXT.))
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[OUT Q=where we want to go next.]


Meanwhile, stadium Opponent Brian Wishneff says the bids support his argument that the city will have trouble completing the project for the 18-million dollars city officials have set aside.
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[IN Q=His only choice normally]

((HIS ONLY CHOICE NORMALLY IS TO ADJUST THE SCOPE OF THE PROJECT OR THE QUALITY OF THE PROJECT, WHICH MEANS CUT DOWN THE SIZE OR CUT DOWN ON SOME ASPECT OF THE PROJECT.))
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[OUT Q=some aspect of the project.]


State law allows the city to negotiate with the apparent low bidder, Thor Incorporated. Or the project could be redesigned to bring it under budget.
City engineer Phil Schirmer says members of his staff will take a week or two to analyze the bids and consider their options.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))

[Renfro-Closing]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Federal help is on the way for hundreds of laid off workers in Pulaski.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski]


Congressman Rick Boucher says all 315 workers of the Renfro Corporation will get help from the U.S. Department of Labor with job retraining and health insurance premiums.
The sock manufacturer announced yesterday it's closing its Pulaski plant. Company officials blame competition from foreign markets and dropping prices for the closing.
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[SOT:3:09:30:00]
[IN Q=Certainly, pricing]

((DAVID GREEN: CERTAINLY PRICING PRESSURES FROM AROUND THE WORLD HAVE NEGATIVELY AFFECTED OUR BUSINESS AND WITH THOSE PRICING PRESSURES COMES THE OVERALL DECLINE IN DEMAND FOR APPAREL.))
[SUPER=01-David Green/Renfro Corporation; :00]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=demand for apparel.]
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[VO-NAT]


Renfro laid off 166 workers last August. The plant will officially close on January 10th.
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[Rosie]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=Net]
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Rosie O'Donnell doesn't win her case in court- but she doesn't lose it either.
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[VO-NAT 18,5]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY]


A judge today ruled neither side caused the other to suffer damages- and neither side will get a dollar.
The publisher of Rosie Magazine had sued Rosie O'Donnell for 100 million dollars for walking out on the magazine- O'Donnell countersued for 125 million saying she was left out of key editorial decisions.
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[SOT 58]
[IN Q=]

((ROSIE O'DONNELL: I HAVE NO VENGENCE TOWARD THE COMPANY. I WILL NEVER SEPAK ABOUT THE COMPANY OR ANY OF ITS ECMPLOYEES AGAIN. NOT BECAUSE I SIGNED A CONFIDENTIALLITY AGREEMENT \. I AM SIMPLY HAPPY THAT IT IS FINALLY OVER.))
[SUPER=01-Rosie O'Donnell;]
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[OUT Q=IT IS FINALLY OVER]
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[VO-NAT 12 plus pad]


The judge today blasted the publisher saying how can anyone sue for damages when the magazine was losing money?
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[Love-Arraigned]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
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Singer Actress Courtney Loves pleads innocent today to drug charges-
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Beverly Hills, CA]


But before the hearing she rambled to reporters about missing money, an affair with a married man and throwing a sleeping pill at a police officer.
Love is accused of illegally possessing two prescription painkillers.
She was arrested after allegedly trying to break into the home of her former boyfriend in Los Angeles last month.
Police were later called to the home for treatment of a drug overdose.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

[Limbaugh]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


Rush Limbaugh is taking over the microphone again starting Monday.
Limbaugh completed a five week treatment program for addiction to painkillers, but that doesn't mean he's off the hook.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=None]


Authorities are still investigating Limbaugh's alleged drug use- and questions over whether he illegally bought painkillers.
[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[SS=None]


You may already feel it... change is in the air.
Robin has the forecast when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus they look cute and playful in the water, but they can bring big bucks on the black market.
Why someone may be killing seals off the U-S coast next.
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[Commercial]

[Dead-Seals]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=cdo]
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Officials in New Hampshire believe the suspicious deaths of seals is the act of poachers, looking to make a killing on the black market.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New Castle, NH]

As many as six seals have been found mutilated in recent weeks. Some people believe the male genitalia can be a powerful aphrodisiac.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=a lot of different cultures believe;]

((AGENT CHRIS SHOPPMEYER/ NATIONAL MARINE FISHERIES A LOT OF DIFFERENT CULTURES BELIEVE THE PARTS HAVE SOME KIND OF VALUE AS A CURE ALL FOR AILMENTS OR FOR APHRODISIAC PURPOSES.))
[SUPER=01-Agent Chris Shoppmeyer/National Marine Fisheries;]
[RUNS=:14;]
[OUT Q=for all ailments of for aphrodisiac purposes;]
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[VO-NAT]

The black market price for seal parts is several hundred dollars an ounce. But anyone convicted of poaching faces stiff fines and time in federal prison.
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[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=extra point]
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Vick is back, Marshall will not be, the Dazzle gets a new look, and we'll check on some of today's signings. But first tonight's Extra Point - Glen Hayman earned first team all ODAC honors today
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/This Season; :00]

along with Maroons' midfielder Donny Smith who played at PH. Goalie Harper Thorsen, Blacksburg product earned second team honors along with forward Elliott Stallings - another former Shelly Blumenthal pupil.
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[S-Marshall]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-161 1857TC]
[GRAPHIC=MARSHALL]


For the first time since 1997 - the Marshall football team will not be playing for the MAC conference title. Tonight Marshall was hammered by Miami of Ohio 45 to 6.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Oxford, OH/espn2; ]

This play says it all. Miami quarterback Ben Roethlisberger lofts the 14 yard pass to Matt Brandt. He gets dusted, but keeps his feet and rolls in for the first TD of the night. 24th ranked Miami of Ohio would simply crush the Thundering
[super=36-Marshall/6/Miami of Ohio #24/45;]

Herd 45 to 6 ending a five game losing streak to Marshall and in the process clinching the east division in the MAC.
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[S-ACC]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
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[GRAPHIC=UVA/MARYLAND]


Tomorrow night Virginia will be in the national spotlight against the Maryland Terrapins in College Park. The Cavs need a win to keep from dropping to 5-and-5 on the season.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=WELL, THERE'S A LOT...]
[SUPER=01-Matt Schaub/13 TD Passes & 8 Interceptions; :00]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=...COME OUT VICTORS."]
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[ANCHOR=mike]
[graphic=uva/maryland]

Maryland is favored by 6 points.

[S-Vick]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-150 12832TC]
[GRAPHIC=VICK]

Michael Vick finally returned to the practice field today for the first time since he blew up his ankle and fibula back in the preseason on August 16th.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Flowery Branch, GA; :00]

There's a chance that Vick will dress for the Saints game this weekend, but there is virtually no chance he will play.

If all goes well, he could make his first start of the season against Tennessee the following week.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=BITE]
[SUPER=01-Michael Vick/First Practice Since August 16; :00]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=...A GOOD THING."]
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[S-Dazzle]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-154 TC10216]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke Dazzle]


Roanoke Dazzle Head Coach Kent Davison will make his first cuts of the preseason tomorrow morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]


Among those hoping to make the grade are former Virginia stars Curtis Staples and Adam Hall. If those two make the squad, they would join another former Wahoo, Cory Alexander in the NBDL.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Kent Davison/Dazzle Head Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:27]
[OUT Q=that's a bonus."]
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[VO-NAT]


The Dazzle unveiled a new logo this afternoon. It contains a star and train tracks symbolic of Roanoke's railroad history.
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[S-Tincher]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-157 TC11008]
[GRAPHIC=Angela Tincher]


The best softball player in our end of the state made her college choice today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Buchanan; :00]


James River's Angela Tincher inked her letter of intent to play for the Virginia Tech Hokies next season.
The senior fireballer led the Knights to a state title last year with a record of 23 and 1, striking out 225 batters.
She becomes the first ever player from James River to sign a Division One scholarship.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=BITE]
[SUPER=01-Angela Tincher/Signs with Virginia Tech; :00]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=where I wanted to go."]
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[S-Hartman]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-155]
[GRAPHIC=Soccer]


There was at least one soccer commitment today as Hidden Valley senior Phil Hartman has made his college choice.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-Last Season; :00]

Hartman has verbally committed to play college soccer at the University of Richmond. The center midfielder will accept a 75 percent scholarship to play for the Spiders. Hartman's older brother John is playing at UVa where he is a junior.
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[S-Woods]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-162 14:04]
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Emory and Henry's football roster has two former Friday Football Extra players of the week in Andy Mullins and Todd Woods. Steve Mason says this year the two have had to be like one.
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[SUPER=01-Lou Wacker/22nd Season as Wasps Head Coach; 1:00]
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((In nine games Woods has 12 touchdown passes and is averaging about 195 yards per contest, second in the ODAC. But even the well prepared Radford Bobcats Norm Lineburg product has struggled with college football. ((:))
He's also picked up one interesting habit. Woods keeps his mouth piece around his ear. He first observed senior quarterback and former Salem star Andy Mullins doing it. ((:))
Their friendship has grown and Woods has been forced to grow up quickly. ((STEVE MASON:IF STARTING AS A FRESHMAN WASN'T HARD ENOUGH, WOODS HAD TO DEAL WITH SOMETHING MUCH MORE DIFFICULT THAN COMPETING FOR A JOB. ANDY MULLINS WAS TRYING TO COPE WITH THE PASSING OF HIS MOM AFTER A LONG FIGHT WITH LOU GEHRIGS DISEASE. MULLINS PLAYED AS LONG AS HE COULD BUT HAD TO STEP AWAY FROM THE GAME FOR HIS FAMILY AND IN THE PROCESS, WOODS BECAME THE WASPS STARTER.)) ((LOU WHACKER/22ND SEASON AS WASPS HEAD COACH:)) ((:)) Woods broke the ODAC record for passing yards in a game when he dropped 488 on Hampden-Sydney. But his Wasps are 4 and 5. ((:))
The Wasps will try and finish at 500 Saturday at Guilford. Steve Mason News 7 sports.))

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The Salem V-A now has its own MRI.
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That means veterans will no longer have to travel to other hospitals for an MRI.
Doctors say it will mean quicker test results and faster treatment.
The MRI is available five days a week. While the service is free for veterans, this technology cost the VA more than 3 million dollars. (------------)