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Coming up on News 7-
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Police raid Michael Jackson's Neverland ranch-
What kind of state taxes will affect your wallet? We'll find out what's going on in Richmond.
Plus why Britney Spears and Mickey Mouse are both celebrating this week.
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[Talent=Jean]


And we could see flooding locally.
News 7 at Eleven is next.

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[SOT 15:49:41]
[IN Q=We're in for the long]

((BUTCH LEWIS: WE'RE IN FOR THE LONG HAUL TO MAKE REAL CHANGE.))
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[OUT Q=to make real change]
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[VO-NAT]


Two groups are now working separately to make schools safer in Roanoke.
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[City-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Two minds are better than one.
That is the idea behind a new coalition that met tonight to deal with violence in Roanoke City Schools.
So how is this different from a similar task force set up by the city? [***SCHOOL VIOLENCE FS***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=JEan & Justin /BAM;]


Justin McLeod is here now with an answer. Justin?
Jean, there are some noticeable differences between the two groups.
[LIVE= Justin /FULL BAM]
[SUPER=@justin1]


Members are appointed for one, the other is made up volunteers.
The city task force will meet for a few months while the coalition is permanent.
Despite the differences, both have the same goal, improving safety in our schools.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Butch Lewis/RSVP Coalition Co-Founder; :23]
[SUPER=01-David Trinkle/School Board Member; :39]
[SUPER=01-Steve Guardipee/Roanoke Resident; :57]
[SUPER=01-Paula Wilder/Task Force Facilitator; 1:35]
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[OUT Q=EVERYBODY ELSE'S OPINIONS ABOUT THIS]

((((NAT SOUND OF ALICE SPEAKING SAYING "WE FELT THIS WAS A GROUP ALONG THAT COULD WORK ALONG THE TASK FORCE" AT 15:54:52))
They call themselves the Roanoke School Violence Protection Coalition.
Founders Alice Hincker and Butch Lewis concede RSVP was formed in part because they were excluded from the city's task force.
But they say the group is about more than just sour grapes.
[SOT 15:48:26]
[IN Q=We're going to roll]

((BUTCH LEWIS/RSVP COALITION CO-FOUNDER: WE'RE GOING TO ROLL UP OUR SLEEVES, GET TO WORK AND BRING ABOUT SOME REAL CHANGE AND THIS CHANGE IS GOING TO POSITIVE FOR THE COMMUNITY.)) [Runs06]
[OUT Q=for the community]


One person who had his doubts is current school board member David Trinkle but he showed up anyway to see what the group is all about.
[SOT 16:11:02]
[IN Q=The more I thought]

((DAVID TRINKLE/SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER: THE MORE I THOUGHT ABOUT, THE MORE I SAW FROM THIS GROUP, THIS IS A HIGH ENERGY GROUP, A LOT OF WORK AND ENTHUSIASM INVOLVED IN THIS GROUP)) [Runs07]
[OUT Q=in this group]


It is a group that anyone can join.
The first meeting attracted about 25 people and includes educators, former administrators, and parents who are fed up with the school system.
[SOT 16:09:10]
[IN Q=Certainly I felt it]

((STEVE GUARDIPEE/ROANOKE RESIDENT: CERTAINLY I FELT IT WAS AN EDUCATIONAL ISSUE WITH MY SON. WE DECIDED TO PULL OUR SON OUT OF WOODROW WILSON MIDDLE SCHOOL AND HAVE HIM HOME SCHOOLED THIS YEAR.)) [Runs07]
[OUT Q=schooled this year]

((NAT SOUND OF COALITION MEETING))
The coalition has hired a facilitator and hopes to eventually bring to Roanoke several well known school safety experts.
The group plans to focus on several issues including the role of a school resource officer, violence prevention, and crisis preparedness.
These issues will most likely be discussed by members of Roanoke's school safety task force.
It held its second meeting Tuesday night and some members welcome another group.
[SOT 15:45:12]
[IN Q=Our work here]

((PAULA WILDER/TASK FORCE FACILITATOR: OUR WORK HERE IS NOT TO JUST SHARE OUR OWN OPINIONS ABOUT THIS BUT TO GET ORGANIZED SO WE CAN GO OUT IN THE COMMUNITY TO COLLECT EVERYBODY ELSE'S OPINIONS ABOUT THIS.))))
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[LIVE= Justin /FULL BAM]


The task force plans to do that by holding several public forums.
Organizers hope to schedule one for December and another in January before issuing a report next spring.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Justin /BAM;]


Meantime Jean, the RSVP coalition plans to meet again December 2nd at the Roanoke Valley Governor's School.

[Bush-Textiles]


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Last night, we told you how the textile industry is fighting for its life against Chinese imports.
Well, today President Bush took action, though it may be too late for the thousands of Virginia textile workers who've lost their jobs.
The president invoked the so-called China Safeguard, which allows temporary quotas on some textiles imported from that country.

[Sheriff-Demotions]


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With elections just two weeks behind them, some local sheriffs have wasted no time in knocking political opponents and their supporters down a notch.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./Last Month]


Tommy Guill, a 30-year veteran who opposed Botetourt County Sheriff Ronnie Sprinkle, was demoted from lieutenant to deputy and put back on shift work in the jail.
[SUPER=03-Henry Co./Last Month;]


In Henry County, Sheriff Frank Cassell has demoted his opponent's son.
Shane McPeek, son of Michael McPeek, was taken off patrol and moved to the jail.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The demoted deputies have no legal recourse.
According to policy, they serve "at the sheriff's pleasure."

[City-Police]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Roanoke's city manager says recent complaints about the city's "pay for performance" system are unfounded.
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Sergeant Bob Chandler is one of about 150 officers filing grievances against the police department.
It's because of a pay system that gives employees raises based on their supervisors' evaluation scores.
The problem is, supervisors and officers say they're being instructed to lower scores to save the city money.
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[SOT 2:33:57]
[IN Q=The employees of this city]

((SGT. BOB CHANDLER/ROANOKE CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT: THE EMPLOYEES OF THE CITY OF ROANOKE DO NOT LIKE THIS PROCESS, DO NOT FEEL IT'S FAIR AND THEY DO NOT WANT TO CONTINUE ON WITH IT. ))
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[OUT Q=continue on with it.]
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City Manager Darlene Burcham says she never told anyone to limit scores on evaluations.
She says by her calculations, 60 percent of the officers are actually getting raises HIGHER than the standard "2- and a quarter" percent citywide increase.

[Jackson]


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The King of Pop may be in trouble with the law yet again.
Police raided Michael Jackson's ranch today, but exactly why isn't known.
Elizabeth Sanchez reports from California.
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[SUPER=03-Near Santa Barbara, CA; :00]
[SUPER=01-Brian Oxman/Jackson Family Attorney; :28]
[SUPER=@Sanchez2; 1:11]
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[OUT Q=CBS News, Los angeles.]

(( The two hour raid by police and prosecutors came on the same day the King of Pops latest album titled Number Ones hit store shelves. Early Tuesday, investigators swarmed Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch near Santa Barbara. They would only say it was part of a criminal investigation. An attorney who has represented Jackson in the past says the search warrant involved sexual abuse allegations brought by a young boy.
Brian Oxmam, Alleged family attorney It's something that bothers all of us, that all of the time, every time we turn over our shoulder were looking at problems.
From Las Vegas, an official Jackson spokesperson said they knew few details about the investigation. The singer is in Las Vegas with his three children making a video, but was nowhere to be found today. The raid comes nine months after Jackson admitted in interview that he slept in the same bed as children, seeing nothing wrong. The latest allegations sound familiar. More than a decade ago, the Pop superstar found himself in a scandal when a 13 year old boy accused him of molestation. No charges were ever filed and they reached an out of court settlement.
The Santa Barbara's D-A office and Sheriff's department will release more details in a news conference on Wednesday morning. This latest trouble comes a week before Jackson's special on CBS. Elizabeth Sanchez, CBS News, Los Angeles.))

[Peterson]


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After weeks of testimony, Scott Peterson's preliminary hearing is over.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Modesto, CA]

A judge has ruled that he WILL stand trial for the murder of his wife, Laci and their unborn son Connor. Peterson's parents said they expected the decision and his defense team had little reaction.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=no matter what you say;]

((MARK GERAGOS/ PETERSON DEFENSE ATTY. NO MATTER WHAT YOU SAY IN THIS CASE IT HASN'T BEEN EASY FOR ANYBODY AND IT'S TRULY A TRAGEDY.))
[SUPER=01-Mark Geragos/Peterson Defense Attorney]
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[OUT Q=and its truly a tradgedy;]
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[VO-NAT]

Even though the case is based mostly on circumstantial evidence, finding an impartial jury is expected to be tricky. Detectives theorize Peterson killed his pregnant wife last December 23rd.
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[Amherst-Chase]


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A North Carolina man faced felony charges in three jurisdictions after leading police on a high-speed chase through central Virginia this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Amherst Co.]


The pursuit reached speeds of more than 90 miles an hour before ending near the entrance to Sweet Briar College on Route 29 in Amherst County.
Authorities say the driver.. 32-year-old James Edward Sinclair Junior.. was a shoplifting suspect from Greensboro where police had been looking for him.
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[SOT 16:14:09]
[IN Q=They informed me]

((LT. TOM LAWTON/LYNCHBURG POLICE: THEY INFORMED ME THAT HE WAS GOING TO BE FACING SOME CHARGES FROM THEM DUE TO THE FACT THAT HE WAS ALLEGEDLY INVOLVED IN SOME TYPE OF SHOPLIFTING AND ENDED UP IN A STRUGGLE WITH A SECURITY GUARD AND THE SECURITY GUARD MANAGED TO SLAP ONE OF HIS HANDCUFFS ON HIM.))
[SUPER=01-Lt. Tom Lawton/Lynchburg Police Department]
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[OUT Q=handcuffs on him.]
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[VO-NAT]


Sinclair was still wearing the handcuffs when police stopped him.
A passenger in his car was released from police custody and will not face any charges.
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[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[NEWSCAST=11p]
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Will efforts to reform Virginia's tax code mean higher taxes?
We'll take a look at the possibilities when News 7 returns.
Plus a decision in one state that could have nation-wide ramifications.
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[SOT 19]
[IN Q=We are a]

((WE ARE A COUPLE THAT IS WORTHY OF THE PROTECTION OF MARRIAGE.))
[RUNS=04]
[OUT Q=protection of marriage.]
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[VO-NAT]


Today Massachusetts' highest court agrees, but the fight over gay marriage is far from over.
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[Sports-preview]


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[Gay-marriages]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Today's Massachusetts Court ruling calling for a ban on Gay marriages is already stirring things up in Washington.


Congressional Republicans are repeating calls for a constitutional ban on gay marriages.
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[VO-NAT 13.5]
[SUPER=03-Boston, MA]


The high court in Massachusetts today ruled that banning gay marriage is unconstitutional and called on the state to figure out a solution.
That paves the way for the first legalized gay marriages in the nation.
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[SOT 23]
[IN Q=]

((JULIE GOODRICH/PLAINTIFF: AFTER 16 AND HALF YEARS TOGHTER WE ARE FINALLY GETTING MARRIED AND PROTECTING OUR FAMILY.))
[BUTT TO 34] ((DAVID WILSON/PLAINTIFF: AS YOU NOITCE ROB IS ON CRTUCHES FROM HIP REPLACEMENT SURGERY WE NEVER HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT GOING TO HOSPITAL AND NEGOTIATING OUR WAY.))
[SUPER=01-Julie Goodrich/Plaintiff; 00]
[Super=01-David Wilson/Plaintiff; 08]
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[OUT Q=NEGOTIATING OUR WAY.]
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The ruling gives the Massachusetts legislature 180 days to take what the court is calling appropriate action.
But the state's Governor says he'll fight it.
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[SOT 1:07]
[IN Q=I'm going to]

((GOV. MITT ROMNEY/(R) MASSACHUSETTS: I'M GOING TO WORK FOR A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT WHICH WILL PRESERVE MARRAIAGE AS A RELATIONSHP BETWEEN A MAN AND A WOMAN.))
[SUPER=01-Gov. Mitt Romney/(R) Massachusetts;]
[RUNS=05]
[OUT Q=and a woman.]
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[Vo-Nat 10 plus pad]
No other state has legalized gay marriage, though Vermont has recognized civil unions since 2000.
Some legal analysts predict this fight could make it all the way to the U-S Supreme Court.
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[Martha]


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Martha Stewart isn't getting any breaks from the judge in her trial.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY]

Her attorneys tried today to get fraud and obstruction of justice charges dropped before her trial begins in January. But the judge ruled against them.
The fraud charge alleges Stewart deceived her stockholders by publicly declaring her innocence in regard to the Imclone insider-trading scandal. But the judge brushed aside defense arguments that the charge violates Stewart's free-speech rights under the First Amendment. The allegations surround her decision to sell thousands of shares of Imclone stock just before the prices plummeted.
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[Tax-Reform]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Will Virginians soon be paying more taxes?
The governor says he'll reveal his tax reform plan within the next two weeks.
Richmond Bureau Chief Meghan Muldoon gives us an idea of what taxpayers can expect.
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[IN Q=Virginians will have to wait another week]
[SUPER=03-Richmond; :00]
[SUPER=01-Bob Holsworth/Political Analyst; :11]
[SUPER=@Griffith; 1:10]
[SUPER=@MarkWarner; 1:37]
[SUPER=@Meghan1; 1:46]
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[OUT Q=MM, News 7 Richmond.]

(( Virginians will have to wait another week or more before they learn what is in Governor Warner's tax reform plan.
But many political observers are already betting, it won't be revenue neutral.
[SOT 06:31:16]

((BOB HOLSWORTH/POLITICAL ANALYST: I THINK THE GOVERNOR IS GOING TO TRY AT A MINIMUM TO COME UP WITH A PACKAGE OF TAX CUTS AND YOU MIGHT SAY TAX INCREASES THAT HE HOPES IN THE LONG RUN WILL PROVIDE MORE REVENUE TO THE STATE THEN ITS GETTING RIGHT NOW.)) [RUNS:14]
Many believe that the governor may push for an increase in the state's cigarette tax.
Another potential target is the tax credit that allows all Virginians 62 years of age or over, rich or poor, to write off $6,000 of their income.
The deduction doubles at age 65.
But how can will the Democrat governor get any tax increases through the Republican-controlled legislature?
[SOT :35:19]

((BOB HOLSWORTH/POLITICAL ANALYST: HE'S GOING TO HAVE TO INCLUDE, TO GET ANY REPUBLICAN SUPPORT, TAX CUTS IN THIS. HE'S GOING TO HAVE TO FIND A WAY TO REDUCE THE TAX BURDEN ON LOWEST INCOME OR FULFILLING PROMISES ON FOOD TAX OR CAR TAX. )) [RUNS:18]
The House Majority Leader says most Republicans are not going to fall for that.
[SOT 23:34:40]

((DEL. MORGAN GRIFFITH/R-SALEM: NOW IF THE GOVERNOR IS PROPOSING A MASSIVE TAX INCREASE AND USING THE ELIMINATION AS A SMOKE SCREEN I THINK THAT IS GOING TO RUN INTO DIFFICULTIES IN THE HOUSE.)) [RUNS:13]
Warner says that without tax reform, the state faces annual budget shortages through the end of the decade.
And he says if lawmakers can't agree on a tax reform package before they adjourn in March, he will call them back to Richmond to finish the job.
[SOT 53:38]

((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: I THINK THERE IS GOING TO BE MORE THAN ENOUGH TIME FOR THE LEGISLATORS IF THEY WANT TO TAKE MORE TIME THAT WILL BE THEIR CHOICE BY NOT ROLLING UP THEIR SLEEVES AND DOING THE WORK NOW.)) [RUNS:09]
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Rain is on the way and a flood watch is in effect.
Robin has the details when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus, we know Britney's a star... now she has a star.
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[Commercial]

[Bus-Service]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[TAPE#=03-40 TC1:18:10]
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Roanoke could soon be a bus ride away for folks in the New River Valley.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg]


The region is considering a new transit route. Valley Metro's been awarded a 3-year grant to start the service, but it needs Blacksburg Town Council to get on board. Under the proposal, 2 buses would run Monday through Saturday. It's estimated a one-way trip will take an hour and a half and cost riders 3-bucks.
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[SOT:7:33:11:00]
[IN Q=I think that]

((REBECCA MARTIN: I THINK THAT THERE IS CERTAINLY VALIDITY TO RUNNING THE ROUTE, TO SEE WHAT'S GONNA HAPPEN AND I THINK THAT'S WHAT THE METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION WAS VOTING ON WAS THAT LET'S GET IT OUT THERE AND LET'S SEE WHAT IT'S ACCOMPLISHING))
[SUPER=01-Rebecca Martin/Blacksburg Transit;]
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[OUT Q=it's accomplishing.]
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[VO-NAT]


It's not known who will foot the bill when the grant runs out. Valley Metro's hoping to start the route this Spring. The Blacksburg town council will vote on the transit plan in December.
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[S-Extra]


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Jefferson Forest, Carroll County state volleyball tournament action, the Dazzle and the Maryland Terripins hit the hard wood and The Hokies talk about what's at stake in their last two games,
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NBA;]


but first our extra point. The Orlando Magic, off to a 1-and-10 start this N-B-A season, has fired head coach Doc Rivers. Assistant Johnny Davis, who has one year of N-B-A head coaching experience, moves up to run the team.
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[S-Cave]


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[GRAPHIC=VHSL volleyball]


We start with VHSL state quarterfinal volleyball action as Cave Spring and Abingdon hit the floor.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Abingdon; :00]


The Knights would make the long trip to Abingdon and would not leave empty handed.
Cave Spring battled in a back and forth first game that the Knights would barely win by the count of 25-23 and that would give them the confidence they needed.
Game two was not nearly as difficult for Cave Spring as the Knights make good on a few kills to win the middle contest 25-14.
Cave Spring wins the final game 25-12 and advances to the semifinals Friday in Williamsburg where the Knights will either meet Grafton or Stonebridge. Cave Spring is now 24 and 2.
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[S-Forest]


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Over in Forest, Jefferson Forest took on Carroll County in another double A quarterfinal.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Forest/Cavaliers vs. Cavaliers; :00]


As we had in the regionals here again..the Cavaliers against the Cavaliers, don't be confused like our photographer Rob Chewning was.
In the first game, Carroll County scores when Carlie Overfelt sets Emily Hefflin who makes good on the kill but Jefferson Forest still had the lead 16-10.
Then, the Lynchburg Cavaliers Kristen Gregory waits for her chance to send one over that cannot be returned. Jefferson Forest wins game one 25-11.
Late in game two, Forest scores on the shot set up by Julie Peters. Carroll County cannot handle the spike.
Jefferson Forest wins game two and three 25-7 and 25-18 to advance to the state semifinals where the Cavs will meet either Loudon County or Lafayette Friday at Jamestown
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[S-Dazzle]


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The Roanoke Dazzle traveled to College Park tonight to battle 25th ranked Maryland.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-College Park, MD; :00]


Dazzle coach Kent Davison looking worried early and he had reason to be as he would watch his team commit 17 first half turnovers and shoot 3 of 18 early. Maryland converted many of those give a ways into points.
The UVa connection provided some scoring punch. Curtis Staples hit two three pointers for the Dazzle, this one [SUPE
R=34-Roanoke/81/Maryland/72;]brought Roanoke to within 12.


Staples would remain hot throughout the game. He was 6 of 11 from three point land and finished with 20 points and leads the dazzle to a 81-72 win.
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[S-Baileys]


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The Martinsville Speedway added a new sponsor earlier today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]

The track announced that it has secured sponsorship for each and every one of its 2004 events. The final piece of the puzzle was put in place today when Bailey's Tobacco, a Virginia based family owned company in southside stepped up to sponsor the super bowl of Late Model stock car racing.
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[SUPER=01-Clay Campbell/Martinsville Speedway President; :03]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville/October 6th; :12]
[SUPER=01-Mac Bailey/Bailey's CEO; :37]
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[OUT Q=...THAT'S VERY IMPORTANT."]
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[S-Beamer]


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The fact that both the Hokies and the Boston College eagles will both be playing their final games in the Big East is hardly the most important element to this conference clash this Saturday. Winning tops the list, especially for post season purposes for each school.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=BITE]
[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/8 and 2 Against Boston College; :00]
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[OUT Q=...GET THOSE THINGS BACK."]
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[ANCHOR=steve]
[GRAPHIC=BIG EAST]

The Hokies are a two touchdown favorite.

[S-MVP]


[ANCHOR=steve]
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Barry Bonds is running out of digits for the National League MVP awards. Today he added number six.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-MLB; :00]

He got 28 of the 32 first place votes cast by the Baseball Writer's of America to easily win the award over Albert Pujols and Gary Sheffield. Surprisingly, Pujols only received 3 first place votes. Bonds is now the only player to win the MVP three years in a row. Former Houston Astro and now Philadelphia Philly Billy Wagner, who faced Bonds this season, says his vote would have gone to the second place choice.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Billy Wagner/Philadelphia Phillies Closer; :00]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=......magical season for him"]
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[Britney-Star]


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Britney and Madonna are together again- only this time on a CD.
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[VO-NAT 04.5]
[SUPER=04-Jive Records]


Britney spears newest CD showcases a song featuring both singers.
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[SOT 07]
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In the Zone is Spears fourth album-
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It's been a busy week for Britney Spears.
She also received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
It is something Spears says she dreamed about since she was a little girl.
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[Mickey]


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When she was a little girl Spears was a Mousketeer on the Mickey Mouse Club...
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But Mickey Mouse pre-dates her by many years.
Today the favorite mouse of many celebrates his 75th birthday.
Mickey made his film debut in 1928.
It was the first of more than 100 cartoons starring the animated mouse- including Fantasia, his first feature length cartoon. (------------)