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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

High Water. Roads closed. Residents rescued by boat. We'll take you there tonight.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

And measure the impact of too much rain on one local farmer.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Tonight on News 7 sports - the Express is skating at the roundhouse in about an hour. Liberty University changes its look -
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[VO-NAT]

and Kevin Jones is one of eight semi-finalists for the Doak Walker award.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


This time the rain came in sideways but thankfully it didn't last long. Now it turns rather windy overnight.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 4-Shot]


News 7 is next.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Up to four inches of rain pushes streams out of their banks.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Many in the New River Valley have to head for higher ground...
While some Rockbridge County residents say they're leaving for good after the second flood in two months.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


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


And I'm Shannon Young.
[Giles-Flooding]
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[TAPE#=03-36 TC1:36:12]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Folks across Western Virginia, and especially in the New River Valley, are hoping to dry out tonight.
[ANCHOR=Keith]


Flash floods tore through much of the region... and are still causing problems tonight.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & Rachel /Microwave;]


New River Valley bureau chief Rachel DePompa spent the day in Giles County. She joins us from our Blacksburg Newsroom. Rachel how much damage did you see?
Quite a bit, Keith and Shannon.
[LIVE= Rachel /FULL Microwave]
[SUPER=@Rachel1;]
[SUPER=05-Blacksburg;]


Dozens of homes are filled with water tonight. Giles county is even opening a shelter in Narrows at the High School. We're hearing that route 61 is now closed and boat rescues are underway. It's been a long day for the entire region.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Giles Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Steve Davis/Giles Co. Fire and Rescue; :19]
[SUPER=01-Garnet Darnell/Flood Victim; :35]
[SUPER=01-June Young/Flood Victim; :49]
[SUPER=@Rachel1; :59]
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[OUT Q=TAKE CARE OF THE PROBLEM]

((Nats- rushing water... It looked like a river came through this home. nats- gushing water
It's what many folks in the region awoke to this morning. Flooded basements and businesses...
nats- car going through water
and roads you might second guess crossing.

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[SOT:20:59:00]
[IN Q=It's kind of unusual]

((STEVE DAVIS: IT'S KIND OF UNUSUAL FOR NOVEMBER TO DROP THIS MUCH RAIN THIS QUICKLY. WE HAVE SOME ROADS THAT ARE BLOCKED UP WITH RAIN. WE HAVE SOME MUDSLIDES.)) [RUNS:06]
[OUT Q=some mudslides.]


Nats creek-
Creeks began spilling over their banks around 9 in the morning; The rushing water devastating roads. Garnet Darnell lost the only path to his home.

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[SOT:14:57:39:00]
[IN Q=That's my driveway]

((GARNET DARNELL: THAT'S MY DRIVEWAY. I'VE LIVED THERE FOR 25-26 YEARS AND I'VE NEVER SEEN IT LIKE THAT. IT'S REALLY ROUGH.)) [RUNS:10]
[OUT Q=It's really rough.]


This was the first flooding folks on Big Stoney Road have seen in more than a decade.

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[SOT: 14:55:24:00 ]
[IN Q=]

((JUNE YOUNG:I JUST STARTED GRABBING THINGS THAT I THOUGHT I WOULD NEED. YOU DON'T THINK IT'S GONNA HAPPEN TO YOU, BUT IT DOES)) [RUNS:06]
[OUT Q=but it does.]


Many in Pembroke have seen this before.

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[SOT:14:49:30:00]
[IN Q=Here's where the]

((RACHEL DEPOMPA: HERE'S WHERE THE PROBLEM IS. A LOT OF THE COUNTY'S DRAIN PIPES ARE TOO SMALL. THESE 2- ARE BRAND NEW AND THE COUNTY'S HOPING TO USE FEDERAL FUNDS TO PUT EVEN MORE LIKE THESE TWO IN.)) [RUNS:11]
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[IN Q=We are just]

((STEVE DAVIS :WE ARE JUST NOW RECEIVING MONEY FROM THE FLOOD THAT OCCURRED SOME 18 MONTHS TO 24 MONTHS AGO TO FIX THE PROBLEM WITH THE DRAIN PIPES THAT ARE UNDER THE ROAD BEING TO SMALL TO CARRY THE WATER LOAD. THEY'RE GOING TO INSTALL LARGER PIPES AND THAT SHOULD TAKE CARE OF THE PROBLEM)) [RUNS:11]
[OUT Q=of the problem.]))
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[LIVE= Rachel /FULL Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Blacksburg;]


Giles County wasn't alone in this. There was similar flooding in Pulaski, Carroll, Floyd and Montgomery counties. We've even heard several reports of people having to be rescued from their homes.
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Keith and Shannon, many roads will remain closed tonight. And police are urging everyone to stay off any roads that are covered in water.

[Rockbridge-Flooding]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[WRITER=rle]
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Meanwhile, a community hit hard by flooding two months ago again faced rising waters today.
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[SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co.;]

The South River in Rockbridge County jumped its banks in places, flooding roads and threatening houses. The flooding was not as bad as when Hurricane Isabel dumped nearly a foot of rain upstream in September. But now some residents are saying they've had enough of dealing with rising water.
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[SOT - 14:30]
[IN Q=It's not safe to be here...]

((JOHNNY NOEL/SOUTH RIVER RESIDENT; IT'S NOT SAFE TO BE HERE. THEY SAY THERE'S MORE RAIN COMING, THE BRANCHES ARE BACKING UP, AND WATER'S COMING DOWN. I'VE GOT TO GET MY KIDS OUT OF HERE, THEY CAN'T TAKE THIS.))
[SUPER=01-Johnny Noel/South River Resident; ]
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[OUT Q=they can't take this.]
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Rockbridge County officials say they have rescued several people stranded by rising water, but nobody was in any immediate danger.
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[Bluefield-Flooding]


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[**WIPE**WIPE**]

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

One of the hardest-hit communities in the region is Bluefield, Virginia. Town officials say, at one point, the downtown area was under about three feet of water after three intersecting creeks all rose above their banks. There are no serious injuries reported.
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[Schools]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Some schools closed early today.
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[TAKE SCHOOLTOCUH FULL]
Some will stay closed.
Classes in Bland County and Greenbrier County West Virginia are cancelled for tomorrow.
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(Keith Toss to Robin)



[Water-Authority]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Five government leaders are now charged with the task of managing runoff from storms like today's.
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[VO-NAT :19]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Officials with Roanoke and Roanoke County today named most of the seven people who'll sit on the Western Virginia Water Authority. They include Fuzzy Minnix, Elmer Hodge and Mike Altizer from the County and Darlene Burcham and Rupert Cutler from the city. Their immediate goal is informing the public about the panel.
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[SOT 23:44:46-23:45:02]
[IN Q=A major undertaking of this type...]

((ELMER HODGE/ROANOKE CO. ADMINISTRATOR: A MAJOR UNDERTAKING OF THIS TYPE NEEDS TO BE EXPLAINED TO CITIZENS. WE'LL ALSO NEED THEIR FEEDBACK. WHAT WOULD THEY LIKE TO SEE US DO WITH BILLING? WHAT CAN WE DO TO MAKE IT EASIER TO PAY THEIR BILLS, SPREAD THAT OVER TIME OR WHATEVER.))
[SUPER=01-Elmer Hodge/Roanoke Co. Administrator;]
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[OUT Q=spread that over time or whatever.]
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Elmer Hodge says the Water Authority will be holding community meetings and visiting civic leagues to discuss its purpose. The group still has to name two more members, set water and sewer rates, come up with a budget and have its application to the State Corporation Commission approved. The authority is expected to be fully functional by July first.

[Farm-Water]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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Between repeat flooding and Hurricane Isabel, this year's excessive rainfall has hurt many farmers and their crops. But, as Myranda Stephens, tells us, not all are complaining.
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[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.; :00]
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[RUNS05] ((THIS TREE IS COMING OVER, THIS IS COMING OVER FROM THE WIND AND THE WEATHER, THE RAIN 32)) With all of this year's heavy rains, Danny Johnson has literally tried to turn water into wine.
[SOT 11:00:13]

[RUNS07] ((WE'VE LOST A LOT OF TREES, SOME TREES HAVE COMPLETELY DROWNED OUT WHICH MEANS, THEY'VE DIED 20)) Johnson says he lost about 10-thousand apple bushels just from the damage caused by Hurricane Isabel, alone. At five dollars a bushel, that's 50-thousand dollars down the drain.
[SOT 03:03]

[RUNS19] ((THE BAD PART IS NOT THE CROP OF APPLES YOU LOSE, THE BAD PART IS THE PRODUCTION LOST FROM THE TREE THAT YOU SPENT 10, 12, 15-YEARS BABYING AND BRINGING INTO PRODUCTION AND PRUNING, ALL THE EFFORTS THAT GO INTO IT THAT YOU LOSE YOU LOSE THAT TREE YOU LOST A LOT 03:22))
[STANDUP SOT 11:57:17]

[RUNS07] ((REPORTER: JOHNSON SAYS HE'S ABLE TO GET BY THROUGH HIS VACATION RENTAL HOUSE AND WINERY, BUT NOT ALL FARMERS ARE AS LUCKY 24)) But, there is help. The Department of Agriculture has declared 20-counties in Virginia disaster areas. That means farmers can apply for low-interest emergency loans and other assistance through the U-S-D-A. And while the rain has caused a lot of damage for farmers this year, Johnson says it could be worse.
[SOT 6:06]

[RUNS12] ((IF WE LOOK AT THE WHOLE BIG PICTURE, WE'RE A WHOLE LOT BETTER OFF WITH THE RAIN, THAN WE WERE WITHOUT IT. I KNOW I'D RATHER GO THROUGH THIS YEAR LIKE WE DID THAN GO THROUGH THE PAST SEVERAL YEARS LIKE WE'VE BEEN SO EXTREMELY DRY 6:18))
Because in his business, one bad apple, or in this case one bad year, doesn't spoil the whole bunch. Myranda Stephens, News 7, Bedford County.))

[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
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It may be ok in Massachussetts. But still ahead on News 7, Virginia's top officials pledge the Commonwealth won't say "I Do" to when it comes to gay marriage.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Plus a pay-out pays off in Central Virginia, where state money will help a big employer expand.
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[Blacksburg-Fall]
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The town of Blacksburg is charging three people who hosted a private concert that proved fatal.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/September 29;]


Charges against the three Solar Haus residents stem from a September 29th concert.
One person died and five others were injured when they fell out of a third-story window.
Blacksburg officials say building resident Clint Parson and Virginia Tech students Ashley Pack and Lenore Oliphant violated town code by NOT getting a permit. The town says it would have been denied.
All three face misdemeanors and a fine of up to 500 dollars.
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[Gay-marriage]


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There won't be any same-sex wedding ceremonies taking place in Virginia...that from state officials.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@file; ]


Attorney General Jerry Kilgore says the ruling in Massachusetts legalizing gay marriage will have no effect in Virginia.
Kilgore says the federal Defense of Marriage Act guarantees states the right to define marriage.
And he says Virginia is under no obligation to recognize same-sex unions performed in other states.
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[IN Q=OUR LAW IS CLEAR THAT]

((ATTORNEY GENERAL JERRY KILGORE: OUR LAW IS CLEAR THAT WE SUPPORT MARRIAGE BETWEEN A MAN AND A WOMAN. WE DON'T SUPPORT GAY MARRIAGES IN VIRGINIA.))
[SUPER=@Kilgore]
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[OUT Q=DON'T SUPPORT GAY MARRIAGES IN VIRGINIA.]
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[VO-NAT]


Kilgore blasted yesterday's action by Massachusetts' highest Court as an attempt to undermine the institution of marriage.
Lieutenant Governor Tim Kaine also spoke out against the ruling.
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[Schrader-Bridgeport]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Economic development experts will tell you sometimes you have to spend money to make money.. and that was certainly true in Altavista today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Altavista]


Over the next two and a half years, Schrader-Bridgeport will spend five million dollars to expand its Altavista plant and add 50 new jobs.
To help make it all possible, the town, Campbell County and the state are providing some financial incentives.. about 350-thousand dollars total.
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[SOT 10:45:14]
[IN Q=But as this]

((BRIAN BAUER/SCHRADER-BRIDGEPORT GM: BUT AS THIS DAY SHOWS, THE GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS OF VIRGINIA ARE WILLING TO PUT THEIR SUPPORT BEHIND OUR INDUSTRIES. ONLY IN THIS WAY CAN WE ENSURE THAT WE NOT ONLY MAINTAIN BUT GROW OUR BUSINESS HERE IN ALTAVISTA.))
[SUPER=01-Brian Bauer/Schrader-Bridgeport GM;]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=here in Altavista.]
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[VO-NAT]


Schrader-Bridgeport employs about 280 people in Altavista now.
The company makes valves for the automotive industry.
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[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
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Stocks finished in positive territory for the first time in five sessions. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW rose 66 points.
NASDAQ gained 18.
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[Explore-Park]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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Explore Park is looking for an executive director.
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[SUPER=04-June 30;]

The park's interim director confirms Roger Ellmore resigned last Friday. Ellmore had served Explore Park since 1997 and saw the attraction through its loss of state funding.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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He's accepted a job with the 4-H Educational Conference Center at Smith Mountain Lake. His first day as the facility's executive director will be December first.

[Crisis-Training]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=jsu]
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A local psychologist says many people in need of mental health services end up in the criminal justice system.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]


That's why Doctor John Heil (HIGH-uhl) is helping to train local officers on how to deal with people with mental illnesses.
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[SOT2:01:17]
[IN Q=We are working on helping them]

((DR. JOHN HEIL/LEWIS-GALE CLINIC PSYCHOLOGIST; WE WORKING ON HELPING THEM APPROACH PEOPLE THEY WAY WE AS PSYCHOLOGIST APPROACH THEM. WITHOUT THEM LETTING GO OF THE SKILLS THEY HAVE AS POLICE OFFICERS ))
[SUPER=01-Dr. John Heil/Lewis-Gale Clinic Psychologist; ]
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[OUT Q=as police officers.]
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[VO-NAT]


The Roanoke County Police Department started this crisis intervention team program three years ago. Over the years the program has expanded to include other localities as well.
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[SOT1:1512]
[IN Q=We stareted the program]

((SGT. TOM KINCAID/ROANOKE COUNTY POLICE DEPT.: WE STARTED THE PROGRAM TO TRY AND REDUCE ANY TYPE OF CONFLICT WE HAVE WITH PEOPLE WHO ARE DIAGNOSED WITH A MENTAL HEALTH ISSUE THAT MIGHT BE IN CRISIS))
[SUPER=01-Sgt. Tom Kincaid/Roanoke Co. Police Department]
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[OUT Q=that might be in crisis]
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[VO-NAT]


The Roanoke County Police Department now has at least four officers on each shift trained in the program.
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[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Coming up tonight on News 7 sports - Kevin Jones makes the Walker cut, the Express looks to stay perfect at home tonight,
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[VO-NAT]

and we'll hear from the newest member of the MLS - 14 year old phenom Freddy Adu.
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[S-Jones]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-150]
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The Hokies Kevin Jones topped the 3000 career yardage mark last weekend
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsburgh, PA/November 8; ]

and tonight he has been named one of 8 semi-finalists for the Doak Walker Award. The award is given to the best running back in college football. He has 12 hundred and 54 yards and 15 Tds so far this season. He is just 150 yards away from the all-time single season rushing record of 1403 yards set in 1981 by Cyrus Lawrence.


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[S-ACC]


[ANCHOR=mike]
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ACC rivals UVa and Ga. Tech meet for the 26th time this Saturday.
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[SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA; :00]


The yellow Jackets defense is rated in the top 25 against the run but it is UVa's versatile passing game that the Rambling Wreck will pay closest attention to .
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[OUT Q=.....challenge for the game"]
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[S-LU]


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Liberty University is changing the long-time LU logo that's been the school's trademark since achieving Univeristy status in 1985.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/This Morning; :00]

Today the Flames unveiled a new uptown design that the school hopes will give athletics a new identity. The logo was designed by Lynchburg based Prototype Advertising. The new logo will be used on all athletic uniforms, publications, merchandise and marketing.
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[S-Express]


[ANCHOR=mike]
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[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-156 1:15:46]
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The Roanoke Express battles Las Vegas tonight at the Roanoke Civic Center and Steve Mason says the odds look pretty darn good for the home team.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=@Steve1; :00]
[SUPER=01-Tony MacAulay/Express Head Coach; :20]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :32]
[SUPER=01-Dave Belitski/Express Goalie; :52(QUICK!!!!!)]
[SUPER=01-Tim O'Connell/Express Defenseman; 1:05]
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[OUT Q=...Round House wrap up"]
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((STEVE MASON:)) ((TONY MACAULAY/EXPRESS HEAD COACH:)) ((The Wrangles can bet on facing one of the best goalies in the ECHL right now in Dave Belitski. the five foot six inch net minder is playing big, going 6 and 1 in his last seven with a a 2.43 goals against average. ((DAVE BELITSKI/EXPRES GOALIE:))
Roanoke's special play ca be traced to it's special teams. The Express is ninth in the league in penalty kills with an 85 percent success rate.)) ((TIM O'CONNELL/EXPRESS DEFENSEMAN:))

((:)) [S-Adu]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-155 TC11438]
[GRAPHIC=Soccer]


The MLS is taking its youth movement to a whole new level. Today the league announced the signing of 14 year old world soccer prodigy Freddy Adu.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY; :00]


Adu will play for DC-United choosing the MLS over several offers from the top European clubs. He will become the youngest player in the modern era of professional sports teams when he makes his debut next season.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Freddy Adu/Signs with MLS; :02]
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