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Coming up on News 7-
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Sign of trouble on 81.. after a sign falls off a trailer and causes a big backup.
Hokie Fans are firing up for the season kickoff..
and a sky diving dog? It's not for fun. This dog is on a serious mission.
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Plus a frozen chicken recall.
News 7 at Eleven is next.

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They usually direct traffic on the highway.
Tonight a runaway sign made a mess of it.
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[81-Accident]


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An accident involving highway equipment caused some major delays on Interstate-81.
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[SUPER=03-Pulaski Co.]

Both northbound lanes of 81 were blocked for about two hours this evening at mile marker 94 near Pulaski.
A truck lost a road sign when the trailer unhitched from the truck. An eyewitness says the sign went airborne and hit an oncoming tractor trailer, causing it to jackknife.
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[IN Q=I was scared to death]

((ROBBIE HINER/EYE WITNESS:I WAS SCARED TO DEATH BECAUSE IT'S HARD FOR ME TO STOP AND I'M IN A LITTLE CAR. THESE BIG EIGHTEEN WHEELERS, THEY CAN'T STOP ON A DIME YOU KNOW. IT'S JUST A MIRACLE THAT NO ONE GOT HURT.))
[SUPER=01-Robbie Hiner/Witness]
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[OUT Q=miracle that no one got hurt.]
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State police say the driver of the tractor trailer was taken to the Pulaski hospital complaining of lower back pain.

Troopers say the trailer's safety chain was hooked up, but it snapped when the trailer unhitched. Both lanes are now open.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]


[Bradshaw-Ax]


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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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A 22 year old man was injured in an accident on Bradshaw Road today, though his name and condition still have not been released. The wreck happened just after two this afternoon. Police say this gold Toyota Corolla was traveling at a high speed when the driver lost control of his car and hit a tree. Lifeguard 10 was called to the scene, but the victim was transported by ambulance instead.
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[Tech-Rally]


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There was plenty of Hokie pride in Blacksburg tonight.
With the big game just days away, hundreds turned out for a pep rally at Virginia Tech. [***PEP RALLY GRAPHIC IN MONITOR***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Justin /BAM;]


Justin McLeod was among them and joins us now. So Justin what are fans saying about Saturday's game?
Jean, they're optimistic but also realistic.
[LIVE= Justin /FULL BAM]
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After all, U-S-C is the number one ranked team.
Fans admit it will be a tough game but they say they have a secret weapon.
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Several hundred Virginia Tech students turned out for a pep rally sponsored by the Alumni Association.
It is a chance to introduce the freshmen to the Hokie experience and of course get them pumped for the first game of the season.
Virginia Tech plays the Trojans Saturday at Fed Ex field in Landover Maryland.
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((KATE HERBERT: I THINK THAT WE'RE GOING TO HAVE MORE FANS THERE WHICH MEANS WE ARE GOING TO BE REALLY LOUD AND I THINK WE WILL DO PRETTY WELL.)) ((BRIAN MASTALER: WE'VE NEVER BEEN TO A GAME EARLY IN THE SEASON BEING THE UNDERDOG. I KINDA LIKE OUR CHANCES BEING THE UNDERDOG, NEVER DONE IT BEFORE I THINK WE ARE GOING TO WIN THIS GAME.))
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[SUPER=01-Brain Mastaler/Virginia Tech Senior; :08]
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Win or lose, fans are excited about the upcoming season especially now that Virginia Tech is part of the A-C-C.
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((ELIZABETH HART: I THINK BEING IN THE ACC IS GOING TO BE EXTREMELY EXCITING FOR THIS TOWN, NEW CHALLENGE FOR THE HOLIES, AND JUST BRAND NEW ASPIRATIONS FOR US.)) ((ALISE SVIHLA: IT ADDS A GREAT LOCATION FOR ALL THE FANS TO GO TO. WE CAN TRAVEL TO ALL THEGAMES THIS YEAR AND I THINK THAT'S WONDERFUL.))
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[SUPER=01-Alise Svihla/Virginia Tech Senior; :10]
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Something that hasn't been wonderful is the Marcus Vick controversy.
Fans say it's time to put it behind them and play some football.
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((TY BROGAS: I THINK WE HAVE A COUPLE OF KINKS TO WORK OUT BUT I THINK WE WILL FINISH STRONG AND FINISH TO A BOWL THIS YEAR.)) ((BRIAN MASTALER: I THINK OUR COACHING STAFF IS STRONG ENOUGH TO SEPARATE OFF THEFIELD AND ONE THE FIELD AND I THINK OUR TEAM IS GOING TO COME BACK STRONGER THAN EVER AND THEY'RE GOING TO BE READYTO PLAY FOOTBALL.)) ((JOHN TABB: I'M GLAD THEY TOOK THE ACTION THEY DID. WE DON'T KNOW PEOPLE LIKE THAT, PLAYING FOR US AND I KNOW THE STUDENT BODY FEELS THE SAME WAY.))
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[SUPER=01-John Tabb/Virginia Tech Grad Student; :16]
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Tonight, Many of the student body was sporting the new Hokie Zone shirt.
On the back has a top ten list that says you know you're in the Hokie Zone when.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Justin /BAM]


And Jean, number one was, you've beat two hurricanes in one season alluding to Hurricane Isabel and Tech's win against Miami last year.

[Vioxx]


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New evidence that one of the most popular arthritis medicines around may hurt the heart.
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A large new FDA study found patients taking high dose Vioxx were three times more likely to have a heart attack than those not taking similar medication.
And even at lower doses, Vioxx was linked to more heart problems than its competitor, Celebrex.
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((DR. DEEPAK L. BHATT/CLEVELAND CLINIC HEART: IF I WERE SITTING ON THE FDA WHAT I THINK I WOULD DO IS REALLY URGE PHYSICIANS NOT TO USE HIGHER DOSES OF THIS AGENT VIOXX AND REALLY RECONSIDER EVEN USING THE LOWER DOSES.))
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[OUT Q=using the lower doses.]
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Today, the FDA said it planned no immediate action on Vioxx and that heart risks are already mentioned on the drug's label.
Merck, which makes Vioxx, stands by its safety.
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((ALISE REICIN/MERCK, VP CLINICAL RESEARCH: THERE HAVE BEEN SIX OR SEVEN OBSERVATIONAL STUDIES AND I WOULD SAY HALF OF THEM HAVE SHOWN VIOXX DOESN'T HAVE AN INCREASED RISK OF HEART ATTACK.))
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Even if the FDA takes no action, the news may be trouble for Vioxx sales. One of the nation's biggest HMO's Kaiser Permanente provided data for the FDA study and now says its considering the risks, it's examining wehter to restrict Vioxx use for its patients.
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[Chicken-Recall]


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A recall of some frozen chicken that may contain metal.
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ConAgra foods is recalling more than 85 thousand pounds of its Banquet Frozen chicken breast strips... saying they may contain pieces of metal.
Consumers have complained, but so far no reports of injuries.
The chicken was distributed nationwide and all packages bear the code P-107.
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[VA-Census]


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The percentage of Virginians living in poverty or without health insurance is growing.
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According to census figures, nine-point-three percent of Virginians were living in poverty over the last three years.
That's up from 8- point- 7 percent for the pervious three years.
During the same period, 12 and a half percent of Virgnians were uninsured. That's up from 12 percent.
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The current figures are still lower than the national average.


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Volvo's New River Valley Plant is getting the credit for a boom in business.
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Truck deliveries are up 22-percent worldwide, 57-percent in North America. All of the trucks sold in North America are built at the Dublin plant. Company officials says they've created 400 new jobs at the facility and more are on the way. The president of the United Auto Workers Local 20-69 says workers are proud of the company's success and the new jobs, but are still disappointed about one thing.
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((CHARLIE BARBETTINI: IN THE SALARY GROUP WE HAVEN'T GROWN IN PROPORTION TO THE RATE INCREASES LIKE WE HOPED WE WOULD WE ARE IN NEGOTIATIONS WITH THE COMPANY ON TRYING TO GET MORE JOBS UP FRONT FOR THE SALARY GROUP, WE FEEL LIKE BELONG TO THOSE PEOPLE.))
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The Union and Volvo are currently in negotiations about creating more salaried positions.
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He admits to killing his landlord, but Muhammed Majeed says he's a victim too.
Find out why when News 7 returns.
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And did a woman slip through security and bring down a Russian airliner?
The latest on the investigation next.
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[Sports-preview]


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((Hey, everybody. Travis Wells here in the News 7 Sports Office. Coming up later, this Trojan has been knocked off his horse. Adam Peters is getting his kicks as a VMI sophomore and things are looking up at Lord Botetourt. Plus, Dale, Jr. lays the hammer down at Thunder Valley. All that and more on the way in sports.))
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A top Russian Aide now says terrorism is the main theory behind the crash of two planes there.
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While there is no OFFICIAL explanation of what brought the jets down- An aviation source tells CBS News one of the airlines believes a woman -- wearing an explosive belt -- was likely responsible.
Since women are rarely frisked, she could have passed through security undetected.
A woman with a Chechen name is the only crash victim whose body has not been claimed.... but officials say there is no proof she was a terrorist.
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[Iraq]


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The Italian journalist being held hostage in Iraq may have been executed today.
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[SUPER=04-Al-Jazeera Broadcast]

Arab television is reporting that Enzo Baldoni was executed almost a week after he was reported missing by the Italian Foreign Ministry. The kidnappers had issued an ultimatum to the Italian government to pull their troops out of Iraq or Baldoni would be killed. Baldoni was last believed to be in Najaf.
[SUPER=03-Najaf, Iraq]

And in Najaf today the Grand Ayatollah, Al Sistani, did in an hour what has taken other negotiators weeks. A potential peace deal has been reached that may end the fighting there. Militia loyal to Muqtada al-Sadr would lay down their weapons and the U-S and coalition forces would pull out of Najaf.
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[Peterson]


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More tapes of Scott Peterson are played in court today- jurors heard his reaction to news that searchers found an anchor, but not his missing wife, Laci.
Brian Andrews has more from court.
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(("I love his voice" SCOTT PETERSON'S MOTHER - RESPONDING TO REPORTERS' QUESTIONS THIS MORNING ABOUT HEARING HER SON'S VOICE ON WIRETAPS PLAYED IN COURT... CONVERSATIONS IN WHICH SCOTT IS HEARD LYING TO HER... TELLING HE'S IN FRESNO.... WHEN HE'S REALLY AT THE BERKLEY MARINA WHERE DIVERS ARE SEARCHING FOR LACI'S BODY. WHEN DIVERS TURNED UP AN OLD ANCHOR.... SCOTT'S REACTION WAS CAPTURED ON TAPE. "Hi Scott this is Mom.... Just wanted you to know it was a boat anchor, of course, we knew it wasn't laci.. but I just wanted you to know.
(Scott whistles)."

PETERSON LATER GAVE THE NEWS TO A FRIEND... SEEMING DISMISSIVE OF THE SEARCH EFFORT. "Just got a call from the Chief of Police. They pulled up an anchor, a big old boat anchor.. yeah, we'll, they've got 88 people other there... Jesus.. and they came up with an anchor." OTHER SECRETLY RECORDED CALLS SHOW PETERSON LYING ...SAY PROSECUTORS - TO HIS MOTHER AGAIN... ABOUT FOLLOWING UP ON A TIP THAT LACI MAY HAVE BEEN SPOTTED IN WASHINGTON STATE. THE DEFENSE INSISTS SCOTT CALLED POLICE IN LONGVIEW, WASHINGTON.... AND UNDER CROSS-EXAMINATION, INVESTIGATOR STEVEN JACOBSON TESTIFIED SCOTT'S CALL TO AUTHORITIES THERE WAS -NOT- RECORDED... THAT, IN FACT, A NUMBER OF CALLS SCOTT MADE WEREN'T CAPTURED ON WIRETAPS. YESTERDAY, JACOBSEN TESTIFIED THAT IN THE VERY FIRST PART OF THE INVESTIGATION INTO LACI'S DISAPPEARANCE, PETERSON'S FORMER MISTRESS, AMBER FREY, WAS BRIEFLY CONSIDERED A SUSPECT. BRIAN ANDREWS, CBS NEWS.))

[Majeed]


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A landlord-tenant dispute that escalated into murder resulted in a 38 year sentence tonight for Muhammed Majeed.


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The 24-year old Pakistani immigrant said he came to this country seven years ago seeking a better life. After 9-11 he says he personally felt the anger of Americans aimed at anyone from the Middle East.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./July 8, 2003]

Last summer he gunned down his landlord because Chris Hanes refused to return a 575-dollar security deposit. Majeed went to Hanes' home armed with a loaded gun and a full extra clip. Nevertheless, Majeed said he felt like HE was the victim... the victim of "angry American people."
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((MUHAMMED MAJEED/DEFENDANT; I DID NOT SHOOT HIM BECAUSE I WANTED TO SHOOT HIM. IT JUST HAPPENED.))
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Judge Robert Doherty settled on a sentence at the high end of the guideline range: 35 years in prison plus three years on a firearms charge.
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Is it one student's hometown pride or a promotion for drugs?
School administrators try to decide that question.
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Plus this dog loves to take the plunge.
Still ahead on NEws 7, find out why it's not just for fun.
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[Hempstead]


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A school in Georgia is getting a lesson in geography.
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[SUPER=03-Gwinnett Co., GA]

Caron Jones didn't think twice when her son wore a T-shirt to school that had her hometown on the front-- Hempstead. School officials at Grayson High School, in Georgia, believed the T-shirt was sending a different message, one that had to do with marijuana. Jones's son was pulled from his classroom until the school checked into the shirt and found that Hempstead was a real town. The Jones family is still looking for an apology from the school and say they will fight until they get it.
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[Skydiving-Dog]


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We've all heard of rescue dogs... but one dog named Cara takes the job to new heights.
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[SUPER=03-Juniper, FL]


You see Cara is a skydiving dog and a world record holder at that.
Cara is a five year old pure bred- She and Mike Forsythe are members of FEMA's urgent search and rescue task force in south Florida.
A few weeks ago, Cara strapped to Forsythe made her 58th jump.. from a record setting 30 thousand 100 feet.
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((MIKE FORSYTHE/FEMA SEARCH RESCUER; SHE HAS HER OWN OXYGEN MASK... HER OWN GOGGLES. TO HER IT IS THE ULTIMATE CAR WINDOW. SHE LOVES IT. SHE LOOKS FORWARD TO IT.))
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Cara's jumps are not just for fun. They are serious work. She has worked at ground zero and at other disaster sites.

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((IN FOREIGN COUNTRIES WHERE THERE HAVE BEEN MUDSLIDES AND THINGS, THEY DON'T HAVE THE RESOURCES, AND SOMETIMES IT CAN TAKE UP TO 15 HOURS BY GROUND TO GET THERE. SO WE DEVELOPED THIS TEAM.))
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[OUT Q=developed this team.]
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When Cara's not busy skydiving.. she likes to relax at home.. for her that means herding sheep and volunteering at local hospitals.
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[S-Extra]


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Coming up, the NCAA says "no" to USC's Mike Williams, Adam Peters is ready to kick things into high gear during his sophomore season at VMI, and Lord Botetourt gets the Friday Football Extra focus, but first our extra point,
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[SUPER=03-Bristol, TN/SPEED; :00]


51 cars went out in Busch qualifying today at Bristol, and Dale Earnhardt, Jr., turned in the fast lap at 126.57 miles per hour. Junior starts on the pole for tomorrow night's Food City 250, while Tony Raines will be on the outside.

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[S-Tech]


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Mike Williams won't be suiting up for USC this Saturday night at Fed Ex Field, or anywhere else this season.
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This afternoon, as the Trojans were exiting practice and heading to the airport to head east - they found out that the NCAA had denied the all-American receiver's appeal to regain his college eligibility.
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Carroll insists that Williams' absence will not affect his team's play against the Hokies.
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[OUT Q=...the season."]
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[S-Peters]


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The VMI Keydets wrap up preseason camp with Saturday's scrimmage at Alumni Field, and former PH standout Adam Peters can't wait to give his leg a rest.
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Peters is glad to have the rat line behind him, and the sophomore is trying to take on the placekicking duties as well as his normal punting responsibilities.
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Peters averaged just under 49 yards per punt a season ago.
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[S-Cavs]


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The Lord Botetourt Cavaliers are glad to be back on the gridiron after gaining some momentum down the stretch in 2003.
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[SUPER=03-Daleville; :00]

Botetourt ended last year with a 3 and 7 record, but the team's finish was strong, closing out the season with three consecutive wins. This year, Coach Robinson is depending on junior quarterback Matt Witt to lead the offense. Witt started eight games last year as a sophomore and totaled over 900 yards passing and nearly 900 more rushing.
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The Cavaliers seem to be in good shape on offense, but the defense welcomes a mix of players with six returning starters and several sophomores who will be asked to do a lot.
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[GO TO PINNACLE 612] And we hope you can join us for our Friday Football Extra preseason special coming your way tonight at a special 7pm start time - right here on WDBJ-7
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[WIPE TO ENG!!]

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In NFL preseason action tonight, Pittsburgh's Duce Staley rushed for a TD against his former team, the Eagles. This 14 yard run put the Steelers on top early.
[SuPER=30-Pittsburgh/27/Philadelphia/21/;]

Donovan Mcnabb was doing his best Michael Vick imitation on this run for a first down. He also tossed a touchdown pass to L-J Smith in the 2nd quarter, but the Steelers won it 27 to 21.
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[S-Olympics]


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The US Women's soccer team won the gold today over Brazil 2-1 in overtime, in what was the last game in international competition for Mia Hamm, Brandi Chastain, and Julie Foudy.
And the US men's basketball team finally found its outside touch today in beating previously unbeaten Spain 102-94. Stephon Marbury set Olympic records for points with 31 and three pointers with 6. The Americans are now just two wins away from the gold medal.
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The US will get Argentina in the semifinals.
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After 16 months and 7 million dollars, Buena Vista's new municipal golf course is ready for the public.
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Dozens of people shot around the course today in a special round for V-I-P's. The Vista Links is a 18 hole, par 72, links style course. City officials hope it will appeal to golfers who want a challenging course for a reduced cost. Greens fees range from 10 to 27 dollars. The course opens to the public tomorrow. (------------)