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Coming up on News 7......
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The Hotel Roanoke is evacuated tonight- What's going on there. A live report coming up.
Why local construction workers are taking their voice to Richmond.
Plus they're rivals so why are the Hokies and the Wahoos teaming up? We'll tell you.
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News 7 at Eleven is next.

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A report of an explosion forces the evacuation of the Hotel Roanoke.
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[Hotel-roanoke]


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What people actually heard was the sound of pipes bursting.
As a result, the entire hotel and conference center was evacuated.
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Justin McLeod is out side the Hotel Roanoke tonight. What's the situation?
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((ROLLCUE:...because of significant water damage.))
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[OUT Q=floor to floor right now.]
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[Roanoke-Fatal]


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A man is dead tonight after crashing his car into a home in Roanoke.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Police say 40 year old Jonathan Wayne Roberts was travelling on Noble Avenue, when his car crossed Lane Street and hit the deck of this home. He was taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital where he later died. Police are still investigating the cause of the accident and Roberts' subsequent death.
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Another accident- this one in Montgomery county this morning killed a man and sent two other to the hospital. Police say 66 year old Bernard Feldman of Floyd County was driving north on Route 615 when he crossed the center line and hit a pick-up truck head on. Feldman was not wearing a seatbelt and was killed. An eight- year old passenger in Feldman's vehicle and the driver of the pickup-- 68 year old William E. Mills of Pilot-- were taken to Montgomery Regional Hospital.
Their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

[Road-construction]


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Road construction workers from Southwest Virginia travelled to Richmond today.
They say those in hard hats have fallen upon hard times.
Meghan Muldoon has more.
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They brought their equipment, they set up orange cones and they wore their vests and hard hats.
But these highway construction workers are not in Richmond to build roads but, rather to build a case for more transportation money.
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((FRANK BUCK/W & L CONSTRUCTION AND PAVING: WE'VE GOT A LOT OF PEOPLE OUT OF WORK WE COULD SURE USE SOME EXTRA FUNDS. IF THERE'S ANY WAY THEY CAN DO TAXES OR WHATEVER THEY GOT TO DO.)) [RUNS:08]
The road workers say that while there are more drivers on Virginia's roads, there has been no significant funding increase for highway projects since 1986.
They say the state needs to raise more money.
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((DAVE GEORGE/FORT CHISWELL CONSTRUCTION: IT DOESN'T TAKE MUCH TAXES WHEN YOU SPREAD IT OUT OVER THE WHOLE STATE TO MAKE A LOT OF MONEY PEOPLE PROBABLY WOULDN'T EVEN FEEL IT. )) [RUNS:10]
But many House Republicans question whether V-DOT is using the state's transportation dollars wisely.
And they are not convinced that raising taxes is the best path to take.
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((DELEGATE SCOTT LINGAMFELTER/R-WOODBRIDGE: SHOULD WE GO TO PARENTS WHO ARE TRYING TO BUY BOOKS AND BUY CLOTHES AND SAVE FOR COLLEGE TUITION AT THE VERY SAME TIME TAKE THEIR MONEY AWAY WHEN THEY ARE TRYING TO DO THOSE THINGS FOR ADDITIONAL STATE SPENDING. I THINK WE NEED TO SPEND WITHIN OUR MEANS.)) [RUNS:19]
But the state's highway workers say that without better roads, Virginia is going nowhere.
Meghan Muldoon, News 7, Richmond.))

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A man wanted for questioning in a Tennessee murder case has turned up in Roanoke.
Today, Police moved in and made an arrest as the suspect was leaving his room at a local motel.
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Roanoke Police received a tip from Tennessee authorities that 50- year- old Gerald David Thomas might be in the area.
Last night, they found the car he was driving in the parking lot of the Ramada Inn on Franklin Road. After staking out the motel for 12 hours they took him into custody.
Carilion employees who work nearby were told to stay home until the incident was over.
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[IN Q=We've had snow days.]

((TAMMY RIVERS: WE'VE HAD SNOW DAYS. WE'VE HAD FLOODS, BUT NO THIS IS THE FIRST ONE OF THESE. THE FIRST ONE OF POTENTIAL SHOTS FIRED. RIGHT THAT KIND OF SCARES YOU A LITTLE BIT.))
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[OUT Q=scares you a little bit.]
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[SUPER=03-Loudon Co., TN/Tuesday]


Investigators wanted to talk with Thomas about the death of a Kingsport woman.
43- year- old Adwinna Pamela Hughes was found shot to death earlier this week in Loudon County, Tennessee.
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Thomas is now in federal custody, facing firearms and drug charges.

[Haiti]


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The U-S is telling Americans to get out of Haiti while the getting's good.
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This on the same day the Pentagon says it's sending a military team in to assess the security of the U-S embassy there.
The embassy has also imposed a curfew on its personnel at night.
Opposition leaders are demanding that President Jean Bertrand Aristide step down- but he says he's rather die defending his country.
Secretary of State Colin Powell says the international community must do what it can to help Aristide.. Haiti's elected leader.
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[SF-Lawsuit]


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The City of San Francisco is now suing the state of California to make same sex marriages legal.
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This on a day when some people who oppose same sex marriage found themselves in handcuffs- after police say a demonstration got out of hand.
The city lawsuit filed today challenges the state constitution and it comes one week after the mayor gave his blessing to the weddings.
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((DENNIS HERRERA/SAN FRANCISCO CITY ATTORNEY: MAYOR NEWSOME TOOK A FORWARD STEP AND WE FULLY AGREE WITH HIM THAT HIS POSITION IS JUSTIFIED AND THE CALIFORNIA CONSTITUTION PROVIDES THERE SHOULD BE EQUAL OPPORTUNITY UNDER THE LAW NOT JUST FOR STRAIGHT PEOPLE BUT FOR GAY AND LESBIAN PEOPLE AS WELL.))
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[OUT Q=lesbian people as well.]
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Judges are already considering court challenges from groups that want to stop gay marriages-
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[Gay-Marriage]


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Four gay marriages were played out on the Virginia Tech campus today to send a message.
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The ceremonies were only symbolic and the couples weren't really romantically involved.
Several hundred people gathered on Tech's Drill Field for the event hosted by the University's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Alliance.
Same-sex marriages are illegal in the Commonwealth, and for the moment, all other states.
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The check will soon be in the mail for 93-thousand Virginians... thanks to an anti-trust settlement with the record industry.
Two years ago, eight music distributors and retailers agreed to settle a lawsuit alleging the companies conspired to inflate the price of C-D's.
Tomorrow, the attorney general's office will start mailing checks for 13-dollars and 86-cents to Virginians who filed claims.
The companies will also give nearly two million dollars worth of C-D's to Virginia libraries, schools, shelters and public radio stations.
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A longtime friend could be big trouble for Martha Stewart.
What the friend had to say in court when News 7 returns.
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And more trouble for the University of Colorado and its football coach.
The latest on the growing sex-abuse investigation next.
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(( Hey folks - Mike Stevens back in the News 7 Sports Office with high school tournament highlights from throughout the region as we check out the results in four districts. Plus, it's all about the competition in this week's ACC Connection. And the Ice Man cometh - details tonight on the Big 7.))
[CO-Sex]

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The University of Colorado got more bad news today -- a seventh woman comes forward, saying she was raped by football players. Accusations of rape and sexual abuse involving the football program have surfaced over the past three weeks. Jennifer Miller has more on the recent controversy.
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[SUPER=01-Gary Barnett/Colorado Football Coach; :54]
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((THE CLOUD OF SUSPICION HANGING OVER THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO FOOTBALL PROGRAM IS DARKENING. THURSDAY THE BOULDER POLICE DEPARTMENT CONFIRMED A NEW RAPE ALLEGATION AGAINST A FOOTBALL PLAYER. THE WOMAN SAYS SHE WAS DRINKING WITH 2 PLAYERS AT AN OFF-CAMPUS BAR, SHE PASSED OUT AND LATER REALIZED SHE HAD BEEN SEXUALLY ASSAULTED. POLICE SAY ONE PLAYER HAS BEEN CLEARED THE OTHER PLAYER IS BEING INVESTIGATED.
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"CONCERN FOR WOMEN'S SAFETY."
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THE NEWS COMES ON THE HEELS OF SEXUAL ASSAULTS REPORTED BY 5 OTHER WOMEN, AMONG THEM CU FOOTBALL KICKER KATIE HNIDA.


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SHE CLAIMS SHE WAS RAPED IN THE SUMMER OF 200 BY A TEAM MATE....AND ON OTHER OCCASIONS WAS VERBALLY AND SEXUALLY ASSAULTED. BUT IN A RECENT NEWS CONFERENCE CONCERNING THE ALLEGATIONS....HEAD COACH GARY BARNETT DIDN'T HAD THIS TO SAY ABOUT HER ON-FIELD PERFORMANCE.
SOT: GARY BARNETT/COLORADO FOOTBALL COACH

``It was obvious Katie was not very good. She was awful,'' he said. ``Katie was not only a girl, she was terrible. OK? There's no other way to say it.'' THE COACHES REACTION TO THE ALLEGATIONS CONCERNS THE SCHOOL...
SOT: ELIZABETH HOFFMAN/PRESIDENT, COLORADO UNIVERSITY

"His remarks about her were extremely inappropriate and insensitive. Rape is a horrific allegation, and it should be taken very seriously." AND WHEN ONE OF THE OTHER WOMEN COMPLAINED TO THE COACH...POLICE REPORTS, SAY BARNETT TOLD THE ALLEGED VICTIM, HE WOULD BACK HIS PLAYER 100 PERCENT IF SHE FILED CRIMINAL CHARGES. THURSDAY THE PLAYERS. RALLIED BEHIND THE COACH.
SOT: Scott Nemeth/Student/UC

Gary Barnett is an upright moral man..I stand by him as my coach my leader and my mentor. THE UNIVERSITY IS INVESTIGATING AND COACH BARNETT HAS BEEN SUSPENDED WITH PAY. JENNIFER MILLER, CBS NEWS, BOULDER, COLORADO))


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It could be the most damaging testimony so far in the trial against Martha Stewart.
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Stewart's longtime friend took the stand saying three days after Stewart dumped her Imclone stock, she told her- company CEO Sam Waksul (Wax-sull) had tried to sell his own shares.
The friend went on to say that Stewart told her "isn't it nice to have brokers who tell you those things?"
The testimony is perhaps the most damaging against Stewart who has told investigators she had no memory of being tipped about the stock's imminent plunge in value.
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We planned to bring you a story tonight about the use of V-Chips in televisions, but due to breaking events we won't be able to do that.

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Some area cable customers were worried about paying extra for ESPN.
Tonight there's an apparent resolution to the dispute.
We'll have that story...
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and see how the rivaly between Tech and UVA will bring in big bucks for both schools... when News 7 returns.
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[Cox-ESPN]


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It looks like Cox cable customers won't have to pay more for ESPN.
Cox had been fighting back against the 20 percent annual fee increases typically required by the sports channel and had threatened to make E-S-P-N a premium network, like H-B-O.
But Disney and Cox announced a deal today, though the terms are not being divulged.

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Highlights from 8 of tonight's high school basketball district tournament games is on the way, plus the ACC connection. But first tonight's Extra Point -
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Next Friday - the "Ice Man" is coming to Roanoke. George Gervin, who once played in the Civic Center in the early 70s as a member of the Virginia Squires, will be at next Friday's Dazzle game to help the city celebrate Black History Month. The basketball hall of famer will be part of "Retro Weekend" as the Dazzle turns back the clock, trims prices and even encourages Disco Music.
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[S-Salem]


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Lets start with high school basketball tournament action tonight.
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[SUPER=03-Salem/Titans vs. Spartans; :00]


The Salem Civic Center hosted the Blue Ridge District boys final four and in the first game Grant Smythers and his Spartans
battled the Titans of Hidden Valley and their coach Chris Morris.
We pick it up in the second half. Salem on the move. Carter Tate dishes to Kenny Belton under the basket and he finishes.
[SUPER=33-Salem/49/Hidden Valley/32;]The Titans struggled in the third quarter but came alive in the fourth. Hunter M

iller drives hard to the hoop for two.
But Belton and the Spartans would hold back the Titans with the 49-to-32 win.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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Salem would await the winner of the Pualski/Blacksburg game for the district tournament title game. Sam Wheeler was fired up
as were the Cougars in a game that would end the season for one of these two.
In the first quarter, Brandon Anderson dishes to Derrick Burks who buries the trey from the left side.
The Bruins Harrison LaPuasa then gives to center John Bailey on the break and he finishes with the kiss off the glass. 2 point Cougar lead.
Pulaski's Austin Twine makes the nice bounce pass to Ernie Hodge
[SUPER=33-Blackburg/50/Pulaski Co./51;]

who finds the net and Pulaski advances to the Blue Ridge title game tomorrow at eight with the 51 to 50 win.
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[S-Bulldogs]


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In the Piedmont District semifinals, Laurel Park and Fieldale-Collinsville took the floor at Bassett for what possibly, was the last time in each school's history.
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[SUPER=03-Bassett/Lancers vs. Bulldogs; :00]


The Lancers battled regular season champ Martinsville in tonight's opener.
Brian Hairston did his part for Laurel Park getting free underneath for the easy lay-in early.
But the Bulldogs answered as Durron Mitchell dials long distance for 3. He led the 'Dogs with 20 points on the night.
Later, Hasan Davis found Marcus Martin down low for two more. Martinsville led by 11 after three quarters.
[SUPER=33-Laurel Park/54/Martinsville/64/;]

The 'Ville had to hang on down the stretch. Shaquan Beamer finishes things off. Martinsville survived by 10, 64 to 54.
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[S-Trojans]


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[SUPER=03-Bassett/Cavaliers vs. Trojans; :00]


In the nightcap, Fieldale-Collinsville drew Tunstall.
Brandon Dillard got the Cavs off to a good start with the strong move to the rack for the deuce.
But the Trojans outscored F-C 27-7 in the second quarter. Chad Hardway with the nifty move in traffic.
Then check out, Marcus Hairston from long range.
[SUPER=33-Fieldale-Collinsville/49/Tunstall/70/;]

Tunstall advances and grabs a regional berth with a 70 to 49 win.
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[S-Heritage]


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The Seminole district played two tonight in Amherst as the Lancers played host to the boy's semi-finals.
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[SUPER=03-Amherst Co./Heritage vs. Staunton River; :00]

The opening game of the doubleheader featured Heritage and Staunton River. The Pioneers led at halftime and built on that advantage in the third as Donald Alexander takes the rock inside. He missed on his first try, but gets the putback. The Golden Eagles had to play catchup all night long and McKinley Forrest takes the inbounds pass and drive under the basket for the reverse layin. Heritage was just too tough in this one as Damian Clark gets the board, passes to Frisco Sondidge who take it for the slam on the other end.
[SUPER=33-Heritage/59/Staunton River/34;]

Forrest would throw this one up, and John Bratton will slam it home, but Heritage rolls to the 59-to-34 win.
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[SUPER=03-Amherst Co./Brookville vs. Amherst Co.; :00]

In the second game, Amherst County had the advantage of playing on its home floor. Brookville's Brian Viar will take the pass down low and he will square up and knock in the tough baseline three pointer for the Bees. Amherst could have Kentrell Toliver would then hollar back with a pass inside to Dillon Baker. And he will score to keep things tight. Brookville comes right back, though, as Viar finds Ben Heldreth for the three pointer as the Bees continue to hit from the outside.
[SUPER=33-Brookville/55/Amherst Co./53/In Overtime;]

Amherst stay right in it. Marcus Rose makes the long pass down court to Toliver, and he spins in for the bucket. The Lancers lose this one in overtime.
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[S-Franklin]


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In the Group Three A ranks, the Franklin County boys hosted Patrick Henry in the Western Valley district semi-finals.

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[SUPER=03-Rocky Mount/Patrick Henry vs. Franklin Co.; :00]

The Mount was hopping tonight as the home team looked to earn a spot in tomorrow night's championship game. The Eagles would use their height advantage in this one as Lewis Witcher - the six-eight center gets his own miss to go in the opening half. PH's Anwar Smalls will try to neutralize that size by going right at the heart of the Eagles' defense on this drive. But this was all about second chances. Patrick Preston puts in his miss.
[SUPER=33-Patrick Henry/40/Franklin Co./43;]

Franklin County wins it tonight 43 to 40 over PH.
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[S-ACC]


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If you're a betting man - you may want to steer clear of the ACC the rest of this season. Steve Mason says right now the league is too tough to tame.
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[SUPER=01-Gary Williams/Maryland Head Coach; :32]
[SUPER=01-Oliver Purnell/Clemson Head Coach; :52]
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[SUPER=01-Rashad McCants/ACC Leading Scorer; 1:11]
[SUPER=01-Brad Daugherty/TV Basketball Analyst; 1:20]
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((Duke is number three, Wake Forest is 15th, Georgia Tech 16th, N.C State 18th and North Carolina 19th. Not only are five of the nine ACC basketball schools ranked in the top 20 put they have maintained those rankings while playing the 13th toughest combined schedules according to CollegeRPI.com. ((:)) ((:)) ((:))
But why is the ACC among the nations best conferences, there are varying opinions.)) ((:)) ((:)) (( BE SURE TO TUNE INTO YOUR HOMETOWN STATION THIS WEEKEND AS THE ACC JOINS FORCES WITH THE BIG TEN AND BIG EAST. SATURDAY NOTRE DAME AND CONNECTICUT SET THE STAGE FOR UVA AND CLEMSON.
THEN SUNDAY CATCH BIG TEN RIVALS WISCONSIN AND MICHIGAN BEFORE THE MARYLAND DUKE GAME, RIGHT HERE ON WDBJ-7 STEVE MASON FOR YOUR WDBJ-7 ACC CONNECTION.))
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[Hokie]


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Bitter rivals... Hokies and Hoos are actually teaming up for once.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]


For the first time, U-V-A and Tech have both agreed to license rivavlry products such as shirts and hats that take little digs at each other.
Officials say its the first of many new things to come now that Tech's headed to the A-C-C.
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[SOT:3:10:33:00]
[IN Q=We're having an]

((LOCKE WHITE/DIR. OF LICENSING AND TRADEMARK:HAVING AN EXCEPTIONAL YEAR THIS YEAR AND WE WANT TO KEEP THE BALL ROLLING
AND WE WANT TO KEEP ALL OUR FANS AND ALUMNI BUYING VIRGINIA TECH PRODUCTS.))
[SUPER=01-Locke White/Dir. of Licensing and Trademark;]
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[OUT Q=tech products.]
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[VO-NAT]


This year's Tech merchandise is already outselling last year's products.
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