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Coming up on News 7-
Did you feel the room shaking today? The latest on the earthquake that hit Virginia.
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If you were affected by flooding a few weeks ago, new help is on the way. We'll explain.
Plus why these co-eds are chanting outside the state capital.
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[Talent=Jean]


News 7 at Eleven is next.

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From Richmond to Roanoke, Virginians are checking for damage tonight.
This after a strong earthquake shakes much of the state.
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[Earthquake]


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It lasted less than a minute but it was enough to shake up a lot of people.
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The National Earthquake Information Center in Colorado confirms an earthquake of a magnitude of four-point-five hit Virginia shortly before four o'clock.
It was centered about 30 miles west of Richmond in Columbia.
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Justin McLeod has more now from eye witnesses and the experts. Justin?
Jean, the quake was felt more than a hundred miles away from the epicenter.
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A geology professor from Virginia Tech say there were actually two earthquakes.
They appeared to have caused just minor problems but for a few seconds this afternoon it seem the whole state was on the move.
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[SOT 22:51:04]
[IN Q=Wow all of sudden]
[SUPER=01-Kitura Conner/Roanoke Co. Resident; :00]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :08]
[SUPER=01-Joe Hodge/Roanoke Co. Resident; :28]
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[OUT Q=EXPECT TO SEE ANY SERIOUS DAMAGE]

((((KITURA CONNER/ROANOKE CO. RESIDENT: WOW, ALL OF SUDDEN MY CHAIR STARTED SHAKING AND THE HOUSE SHOOK REAL BAD AND IT WAS LIKE IF IT WAS ON STILTS I FEEL LIKE THE HOUSE IS GOING TO FALL OVER.)) [Runs08]
[OUT Q=TO FALL OVER]


The house is still standing but her next door neighbor did receive some damage.
Here at the Hodge home in the Hollins area, there are cracks in the inside and outside walls.
A grandmother clock stopped, some ornaments were shaken off the Christmas tree, and a few items like this coke can flew off the shelves.
[SOT 22:48:29]
[IN Q=Everything just shook]

((JOE HODGE/ROANOKE CO. RESIDENT: EVERYTHING JUST SHOOK. I WASN'T SURE IF I HAD PROBLEMS WITH MY GAS FURNACE WHATEVER, WASN'T SURE BUT IT DID ALARM ME I WOULDN'T SAY SCARRED ME BUT I WOULD SAY IT ALARMED ME.)) [Runs09]
[OUT Q=it alarmed me]


It also alarmed many folks in the Richmond area. ((NAT SOUND OF ALARM GOING OFF ON RICHMOND TAPE AT 1:45))
Alarms sounded in some state office buildings prompting Attorney General Jerry Kilgore and his staff to evacuate.
[SOT 19:39:43 on feed tape from 7 to 9]
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((RICHMOND RESIDENT: WE HAD TO WAIT FOR THE COMMOTION TO STOP AND WE WERE THINKING OH WAS THAT AN EARTHQUAKE, WHAT WAS THAT?)) [Runs07]
[OUT Q=what was that]


It was a earthquake that was centered about 30 miles west of Richmond and measured 4 point 5 on the Richter scale.


Virginia Tech geological professor Martin Chapman says it was not a strong earthquake by national standards, but unusually strong for Virginia.
[SOT 9:40:40]
[IN Q=It's a moderate]

((MARTIN CHAPMAN/VT DEPT. OF GEOLOGICAL SCIENCES: IT'S A MODERATE EARTHQUAKE IT'S RIGHT AT THE BORDER LINE WHERE YOU BEGIN TO SEE DAMAGE. AN EARTHQUAKE THIS SIZE YOU WOULDN'T EXPECT TO SEE ANY SERIOUS DAMAGE.)) [Runs10]
[OUT Q=any serious damage]))
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[LIVE= Justin/FULL BAM]


That appears to be true so far. There have been no reports of any serious damage throughout the state.
Although this was a moderate earthquake it is not the largest, that came in 1897 when a 5.8 magnitude quake centered in Giles County rolled through Virginia.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Justin /BAM]


Jean, Martin Chapman of Virginia Tech says there have been over 250 earthquakes in Virginia since 1977 but most of them were too small to even be felt.


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A waterline broke at a Roanoke elementary school, but it's not clear if the damage was caused by the quake.
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Classes are canceled tomorrow at Fishburn Park Elementary School.
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Crews have been working tonight to fix the problem.
School officials say a water line leading to the school ruptured.
They're not yet sure what caused the problem, but they are considering the possibility it was caused by the tremors.
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[Flood-Relief]


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Federal money is now available for people in this region hit by flooding a few weeks ago.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Giles Co./November 20]


President Bush today declared five counties and one city in Southwestern Virginia eligible for federal disaster relief.
The counties include Bland, Buchanan, Giles, Smyth, Tazewell and the city of Galax.
That emergency declaration means people can pick up the phone and register with FEMA for federal and state disaster money.
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[TAKE Pinnacle board]
The number to call is 1-800 621-FEMA.
The phones are open seven days a week between 8 a-m and 6 p-m.
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[Monty-Recall]


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The votes have been counted again in Montgomery County, and they confirm the earlier results. Richard Shelton is the next County Treasurer.
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[Take Pinnacle 1003] Election officials re-checked each of the county's voting machines and hand-counted all the write-ins today -- They came up with exactly the same totals as before. Shelton defeated incumbent Freda Conner by 47 votes.
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[Short-Investigation]


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The investigation into the murders of Jennifer Short and her parents have taken Virginia investigators back to Canada.
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They're looking for a woman in British Columbia... believing she may have had contact with a person of interest in the case last year.
Raffelina Sirianni of C-F-J-C television talked to investigators.
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That was Raffelina Sirianni of C-F-J-C television reporting.
Gary Bowman is so far the only named "person of interest in the case.
He was deported from Canada last year on an immigration violation and questioned by Henry County investigators. But he has never been charged.

[Missing-Student]


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Authorities now say they believe it is unlikely they'll find missing College student Dru Sjodin (Show-deen) alive.

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Police have confirmed blood found in the suspect's car is a match with Sjodin.
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((DAN HILL/GRAND FORKS CO. SHERIFF: THE BLOOD DID COME BACK. IT WAS A MATCH WITH DNA TAKEN FROM HER TOOTHBRUSH.))
[SUPER=01-Dan Hill/Grand Forks Co. Sheriff;]
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[OUT Q=from her toothbrush.]
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Investigators also say they found one of Sjodin's (Show-deen's) shoes near a river three days after she vanished.
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((THE ROOMMATE IDENTIFIED THE SHOE AS BEING DRU'S.))
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Police also say a knife was found in suspect Alfonso Rodriguez's car .. and they say the trunk had been cleaned thoroughly before his arrest.
Court documents also reveal Rodriguez admitted to being in the same mall as Dru the day she disappeared, but the movie he told people he went to see wasn't showing in that area.
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[Emergency-contraceptives]


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Virginia college students concerned about losing access to emergency contraceptives took to the streets today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


About twenty co-eds carried signs and chanted outside the State Capitol.
They say they are protesting Delegate Bob Marshall's attempt to ban the use of the "morning after pill" on Virginia's college campuses.
Marshall says he won't be dissuaded.
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[IN Q= I DON'T SEE THAT TAXPAYERS HAVE ANY BUSINESS ]

((DELEGATE BOB MARSHALL/R-MANASSAS: I DON'T SEE THAT TAXPAYERS HAVE ANY BUSINESS OR OBLIGATION TO FUND PERSONAL SEXUAL BEHAVIOR OF COEDS OR FRATERNITY HOUSE PLAYBOYS. THIS IS NOT SOMETHING WE SEND OUR CHILDREN TO SCHOOL FOR. ANNA PRIDAY/STUDENT PROTESTER: WE'RE RESPONSIBLE ENOUGH TO DECIDE DECISIONS ABOUT OUR OWN REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH IT'S NOT RIGHT FOR THEM TO IMPOSE THEIR MORALS ON COLLEGES STUDENTS ESPECIALLY ABOUT SOMETHING SO PERSONAL LIKE OUR REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH.))


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[OUT Q=SO PERSONAL LIKE OUR REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH.]
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Opponents of the morning after pill say it is a form of early abortion.
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Still ahead on News 7, a new endorsement puts Howard Dean in the Democrats cross-hairs... but a new poll show President Bush is still winning over Virginians.
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Plus health care workers in our part of the state say they're running out of flu shots.
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[Sports-preview]


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((Hey folks Mike Stevens back in the News 7 Sports office as Kevin Jones wins the 2003 Dudley Award. Fleming gets back on the practice field this afternoon, while Salem hits the hardwood for the first time this season. De Angelo decks the hall with a big east honor, and Bobby Ross is the new head coach at Army - tonight on the Big 7.))

[Dems-Debate]


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They all want to be President of the United States.. and tonight eight democrats faced off in New Hampshire.
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[SUPER=03-Durham, NH]


Tonight's debate was overshadowed by former Vice President Al Gore's endorsement of Howard Dean.
One after another, the field ganged up on Dean and Gore- the other candidates saying the race isn't over and we're not going to have a coronation.
The debate will be featured on an expanded version of Nightline on ABC tonight.
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[Gore-Dean]


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It's not yet Christmas but Al Gore did deliver Howard Dean a powerful political present.
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((AL GORE/FORMER VICE PRESIDENT; I'M VERY PROUD AND HONORED TO ENDORSE HOWARD DEAN TO BE THE NEXT PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.))
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[OUT Q=next President of the United States;]
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While the endorsement gave Dean a boost, it came as bad news for Joe Lieberman's campaign. Lieberman wouldn't say if he has any ill feelings towards his former running mate, but he admitted he didn't see it coming. Dean supporters hope Gore's endorsement will help bring in the votes of moderate democrats who tend to think Dean may lean to far left.
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[Mason-Dixon]


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President Bush appears to be cruising to another victory here in Virginia...according to a News 7 Mason-Dixon poll.
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(( 56 percent of Virginians polled last week say President Bush is doing an excellent or good job.
And in head-to-head match-ups, Bush leads every potential Democratic challenger.
[slide 2] Retired General Wesley Clark comes the closest to beating Bush.
In that match-up, Bush still leads by 15 percentage points.
[slide 3] When Virginians were asked who they support in the Democratic primary election, former Vermont Governor Howard Dean led the pack.
Senator Joe Lieberman and Wesley Clark rounded out the top three.
None of the other candidates polled in double digits.))
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[NRV-Jobs]


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A local community college is paying closer attention to the New River Valley's jobless.
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[SUPER=03-Pulaski]


New River Community College invited more than 11-hundred unemployed workers from the region to a free workshop in Pulaski today. Officials are trying to help people find new careers or change directions completely. They had local companies and unemployment officials on hand, plus information on going back to school.
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((JACK LEWIS: I KNOW THAT THIS WILL OPEN DOORS FOR MANY WHO ACTUALLY THOUGHT ABOUT COMING TO COLLEGE ALL OF THERE LIVES AND THIS JUST MAY BE THE OPPORTUNITY FOR THEM TO COME DO IT.))
[SUPER=01-Jack Lewis]
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[OUT Q=come do it.]
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The region's unemployment rate rose 3.4 percent last month. It's expected to rise again in January when the Renfro Plant in Pulaski closes.
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Robin says rain is on the way.
The full forecast is still ahead on News 7.
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Plus see how these local police dogs are teaching Chinese law enforcement officers new tricks.
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[Commercial]

[Flu-Shots]


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Supplies of the flu shot are dwindling across the region.
In fact, health officials and some health providers in the Roanoke Valley say what they do have left is already spoken for at this point.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape]


Health providers DO say they have plenty of the nasal version of the vaccine Flu Mist. But you have to be between ages five and 49 and healthy to get it.
After taking it, you can't be around anyone whose immune system is compromised for at least 21 days.
Health officials say one reason for the shortage is that the flu season hit earlier than expected this year.
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[IN Q=We are already seeing]

((DR. MOLLY O'DELL/DISTRICT HEALTH DIRECTOR; WE ALREADY SEEING PEOPLE WITH INFLUENZA INCREASINGLY REPORTING TO DOCTORS OFFICES, ER AND HOSPITALIZATION RATES GOING UP AND THIS IS SIGNIFICANT SEASON ALREADY WITH INFLUENZA AND IT HAS PROBABLY HAS NOT PEAKED YET ))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Molly O'Dell/District Health Director; ]
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[OUT Q=has not peaked yet]
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Health departments in Franklin and Patrick Counties are still taking new appointments for the flu shot.
Lewis-Gale Clinic also has 2-thousand doses left. But officials are somewhat limiting that supply to people at increased risk for the flu.

[Wireless-911]


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A Southside Virginia dispatcher was able- -for the first time- -to locate a cell phone caller who needed help but couldn't tell the call center where he was.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chatham ]

Dispatcher David Morgan was on duty Thanksgiving morning, when Steve Cochran called. Cochran was visiting Gretna from Northern Virginia. He'd been hit in the head and needed help.
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[SOT 11:58]
[IN Q=But he told]

((DAVID MORGAN/DISPATCHER; BUT HE TOLD ME HE DID NOT KNOW WHERE HE WAS. HE TRIED TO GIVE MY PARTNER AND I THE LOCATION OF A STORE AND A CHURCH, BUT IT REALLY WASN'T TOO MUCH HELP.))
[SUPER=01-David Morgan/Dispatcher]
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[OUT Q=too much help.]
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[VO-NAT]

What's called "Phase-Two" technology kicked in. Because Cochran had the right equipment, his cell phone spit out longitude and latitude coordinates... that were then automatically displayed on a county map. The arrow pointed to within 159 feet of the house on Rockford School Road where Cochran was staying.
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[S-Extra]


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KJ gets another all-American honor and wins the Dudley award tonight. Fleming gets back on the field for its short work week and its state date. DeAngelo is special and Bobby Ross is back in coaching. But first tonight's Extra Point -
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[SUPER=04-NCAA;:00]

Norm Sloan, the man who coached NC State to its 1974 national title is dead tonight at the age of 77. He died at Duke Medical Center of pulmonary fibrosis. He won 627 games in his career at State and the University of Florida. Sloan was 77.
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[S-Salem]


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We begin tonight with some high school basketball as the Salem Spartans finally opened up their season tonight against Lord Botetourt.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Lord Botetourt vs. Salem; :00]

Salem has heralded 6-6 freshman Kenny Belton, but tonight he was in street clothes on the bench with a bad case of the flu. The Spartans played pretty well without him - A.J. Dowell hits the three ball from the right side and Salem takes a 10-to-2 lead. Salem would keep pouring it on as Jeremy Adams takes the pass from Carter Tate and he converts the easy layin for the Spartans. The lead is 13. Botetourt Luke Guard will get physical inside for the Cavs with board and putback for the Cavs.
[SUPER=33-Lord Botetourt/37/Salem/67;]

But this was Salem's night as Tate gets the steal and the coast to coast drive. Salem beats Botetourt 67 to 37.
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[S-Fleming]


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The William Fleming Colonels are upbeat and ready to roll despite having to prepare for their state final game in just four day's time.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/This Afternoon; :00]

Less than 24 hours after beating Magna Vista, Fleming was back on the practice field cramming for Saturday's state final against Powhatan.
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[OUT Q=...do fine against anybody."]
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The Fleming-Powhatan game is Saturday at 12:30 at Liberty University.

[S-Dudley]


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Kevin Jones is making sure he picks up plenty of hardware on his way out of the state. Tonight, Jones was named the recipient of the Dudley award.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/The Downtown Club; :00]

15 media members statewide have picked the best college player in the state for the past 14 years. Jones got 10 of those 15 votes to easily outdistance Matt Schaub and Hampden-Sydney's Conrad Singh.
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[SUPER=01-Kevin Jones/2003 Dudley Award Winner; :00]
[SUPER=01-Matt Schaub/Two-Time Dudley Award Runner-up; :09]
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[OUT Q=...to be back here."]
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Jones and Schaub are both from Pennsylvania
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Roanoke's Lee Suggs won the honor last year.

[S-American]


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Jones also made another all-America team today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-This Season; :00]

Both he and Jake Grove were named first team all-Americans by the Sporting News. This is the third first team honors each player has received this postseason. By making their third first team, Jones and Grove are now considered consensus all-Americans.
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[S-Hall]


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DeAngelo Hall was named a second team all-American by the Sporting News today and he snagged major honor from the Big East.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]

Hall has been named the conference's co-Big East special teams player of the year. He returned 30 punts this season for an average of 15 yards a kick. He returned two for scores against Syracuse. Hall who played offense as well this season also earned all first team Big East honors as both a kick returner and a defensive back.
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[OUT Q=....take my game."]
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[VO NAT CON'T] DeAngelo had 80 tackles, an interception and 5 TDs this season - two on offense, two on special teams and one on defense.
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[S-Ross]


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Richmond native and current Lexington resident Bobby Ross is the new head coach at West Point.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville; :00]

The VMI was given the Army job today. He inherits a team that just finished its season 0-and-13. Ross has been visiting college programs off and on over the last few years including UVa where Ross's son Kevin is the running backs coach. Expect his son to follow him to New York.
Ross won a national title at Ga. Tech in 1990 and took the Chargers to the Super Bowl in 1994. He turns 67 years old two weeks from today.
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[S-NASCAR]


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Winston is out - Nextel is in and soon there may also be a new points system.
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Matt Kenseth beat Dale Junior for the title this year despite winning just one race. The proposed plan would lock in the top 10 drivers after the 26th race and then reset the totals to zero and have those 10 guys fight it out the rest of the season. Had they done that this year, Kenseth would have finished 7th and Jimmie Johnson would be the champ.
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Roanoke's K-9 unit received some international attention today.
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A delegation from the People's Republic of China watched as Roanoke officers led their animals through a number of training exercises.
The group included Chinese customs officials who use dogs in anti-drug and anti-terrorism operations.
The visitors are studying U-S training methods, and after the demonstration, a leader of the group said he left with a "great impression" of the city's canine cops. (------------)