[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

A 10-million dollar fraud case is unsealed in federal court.
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[ENG#=1]
[VO-NAT]

And a three year old out wandering on her own is re-united with her mother.
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[Sports-head]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
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[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=2]


Tonight in sports, Tech, UVA, and Ferrum get primed for home games tomorrow, and
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[VO-NAT]


Ryan Newman lays down the fast lap of the day at Richmond International Raceway.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


Heading into the weekend with a fair amount of sunshine which should make all outdoor activies very pleasant. Details ahead.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 3-Shot]


News 7 is next.
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[WRITER=dse]
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[ENG#=3]
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[SOT 12:29:05]
[IN Q=600 plus people]

((600+ PEOPLE LOST THEIR JOBS. SOME OF THE PEOPLE HAD WORKED THERE ALL THEIR LIVES, NEVER WORKED ANYWHERE ELSE. THEY WERE DEPENDENT UPON THEM FOR THEIR RETIREMENT. THEY DEPENDED UPON THEM FOR HEALTH INSURANCE.))
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[OUT Q=for health insurance.]
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[VO-NAT]

Top officials of the Burruss Company are indicted in a 10-million dollar fraud case. Lawyers for the two men accuse the government of rehashing a case that's already been settled in civil court.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[GRAPHIC=News7at6]


Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry. Shannon is off tonight.

[Burruss]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=04-33 TC27:33]
[GRAPHIC=NEws 7 @ 6]
[ENG#=4]

The nine- count indictment was unsealed this afternoon by a U-S Magistrate Judge. The nature of the charges is not new. The fact that the government is making a major criminal case out of it is.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jennie Waering/Prosecutor; :30]
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[OUT Q= IN 1999 AND 2000]

(( Former Burruss president John Alvis Jackson seen here on the right along with company Treasurer Larry Andrew Carey are charged with bank fraud, felony theft, money laundering and conspiracy. Among the specific charges: that Jackson and Carey deliberately inflated the company's lumber inventory by 16-million dollars, resulting in a loss to the bank of 10-million. The government says Board Member Grant Wilson discovered the loss. The defense claims Wilson took the money. [12:28:15] ((AND MR. WILSON DID RECOUP SOME OF HIS INVESTMENT WHEN HE BOUGHT IT OUT OF BANKRUPTCY IN THE EARLY 90'S. HOWEVER, SINCE THAT TIME, THE COMPANY HAD BOUGHT SEVERAL FACILITIES....)) :10 [12:28:30] ((SO THEY ADDED TO THEIR ASSETS, THERE WAS A FIRE IN BROOKNEAL IN 1996. SO, MANY THINGS WENT ON IN THIS COMPANY BEFORE THE FRAUD HAPPENED IN 1999 AND 2000.)) :10
[RUNS17]))
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[V/O-NAT ] The company abruptly shut down in the Fall of 2000, throwing six or seven hundred people out of work. Waering says the government brought the criminal case against Jackson and Carey in large part because of those workers.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=None]

The two men were released on 15-thousand dollars unsecured bond, pending trial.

[Child-Found]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=04-32 TC36:18]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=1]


Roanoke City Police are trying to find out how a three- year- old was allowed to wander away from her apartment this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

The manager of Salem View Apartments off Westside Road called police after finding the little girl whom neighbors identify as Maya (My- uh) Mann.
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[SOT 6:26:57]
[IN Q=She couldn't talk a whole]

((LT. C. C. PERKINS/ROANOKE CITY POLICE: SHE COULDN'T TALK A WHOLE LOT, SHE COULD SAY THE 'TWO' AND SHE COULD POINT WHEN ASKED "WHERE DO YOU LIVE." WE CANVASSED THE ENTIRE AREA AND HAD OFFICERS AND DETECTIVES OUT TRYING TO FIND OUT WHERE THE GUARDIANS OR PARENTS WERE.))
[SUPER=01-Lt. C. C. Perkins/Roanoke Police Department;]
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[OUT Q=guardians or parents were]
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[VO-NAT]

Police interviewed the young girl's uncle who they say was supposed to be baby-sitting. Neighbors say the girl's mother, Tia, leaves early in the morning for school and believe Maya wandered outside when she heard other children playing.
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[SOT 6:33:29]
[IN Q=They probably thought]

((MISS TAYLOR: THEY PROBABLY THOUGHT THE BABY WAS STILL ASLEEP AND SHE JUST GOT UP AND OPENED THE DOOR AND COME ON OUTSIDE BECAUSE SHE PROBABLY HEARD OTHER KIDS OUTSIDE AND SHE WAS PROBABLY COMING OUT TO SEE WHAT THEY WERE DOING.))
[SUPER=01-Miss Taylor/Salem View Apartments Resident;]
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[OUT Q=what they were doing]
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[VO-NAT]

Maya has been released back into the custody of her mother.
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[Baby-Formula]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=04-27 TC1:35:38]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=2]

When it comes to baby formula- -like so many other things- - it seems, they don't make it as well anywhere outside the U-S-A.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Night]

Two men from the African nation of Mauritania were apprehended at a Kroger store last night with a large cash of baby formula. Upon leaving the store they asked an off-duty police officer, for directions to the next nearest Kroger store. That raised suspicions, so the officer called the department's homeland security officer. Federal agents arrived within minutes. They arrested S. O. Mohamed-Mahmoud, an undocumented alien from Mauritania. The other Kroger shopper had proper papers and was allowed to leave. F-B-I Agent Kevin Foust explains that American baby formula is such a superior product, it sells for substantially higher price on the black market in Mauritania and elsewhere.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=None]

He says this is the second time in six months Mauritanians have been apprehended buying up baby formula in Roanoke. The first time they came with a map, pinpointing the location of every Kroger store between here and Richmond.

[Tech-Preps]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=04-25 TC1:57:33]
[GRAPHIC=Virgnia TEch]

Get ready for crowded streets in Blacksburg this weekend. Hokie football is coming home tomorrow.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & Rachel /Microwave;]

New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel DePompa spent the day going over the game plan for the fans. Rachel?
[LIVE= Rachel /FULL Microwave]
[SUPER=@Rachel1;]
[SUPER=05-Blacksburg;]

Keith I've already seen a few hokie decorated cars drive by this afternoon. Fans are already arriving for the first home game of the year. Just as weeks of plans are finally coming together.
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[IN Q=The field]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;:00]
[SUPER=01-Tom Gabbard/Assistant Sports Director;:23]
[SUPER=@Rachel1;:33]
[SUPER=01-Col. Rock Roszak/VA Tech Corps of Cadets;:50]
[SUPER=01-Locke White/VA Tech Merchandising;1:09]
[SUPER=01-Lindsey Leisher/VA Tech Student;1:23]
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[OUT Q= HOKIE BIRD STOMPS ON THE GROUND]

((NATS: LINE PAINTING...
The field.... lined and drying...
Hokie pride... beginning to show.
NATS OF BOXES WITH SHIRTS
The first home game of the year is less than 24 hours away and there are a few things fans need to know. The 52 million dollar construction project at Lane Stadium is still underway. It means, some of you will have to change your routines a little.

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[SOT:3:03:00 ]
[IN Q=Those that are]

((TOM GABBARD: THOSE THAT ARE USED TO USING THE MAIN NORTHWEST ENTRANCE TO THE STADIUM ON THE WEST SIDE. WILL HAVE TO ALTER THEIR ENTRANCE. A LITTLE BIT FURTHER NORTH, A LITTLE BIT FURTHER SOUTH. :13)) [RUNS:10]
[OUT Q=further south.]



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[SOT: 4:46:09:00]
[IN Q=They're gonna cut]

((RACHEL DEPOMPA: INSTEAD THEY'RE GONNA CUT A WHOLE IN THIS SECTION OF FENCE SO YOU CAN WALK DOWN THROUGH THE CONSTRUCTION TO GET TICKETS OR JUST GET INSIDE.)) [RUNS:08]
[OUT Q=just get inside.]


The pre game ceremony will have a surprise in the skies. A B-52 bomber in honor of September 11th and fallen soldier. Lt. Tim Price.

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[SOT: 1:24:00 ]
[IN Q=I don't think]

((COL. ROCK ROSZAC: I DON'T THINK ANYBODY'S HAS SEEN A B-52 AROUND BLACKSBURG AROUND HERE. WE'VE HAD A B1 AND A B2 AT GAMES IN THE LAST FEW YEARS. BUT THE B52 H MODEL GOT A WING SPAN OF 188 FEET SO IT WILL BE A PRETTY BIG THING UP THERE IN THE SKY.)) [RUNS:10]
[OUT Q=in the sky.]


Tailgators even have a new choice of drink.... Hokie Bird wine from the Chateau Morrisette.

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[SOT: 6:46:00 ]
[IN Q=As the back]

((LOCKE WHITE: AS THE BACK OF THE LABEL SAYS IT CAN GO FROM TAILGATE TO TABLE CLOTH.)) [RUNS:07]
[OUT Q=table cloth.]


And expect to see quite a bit of orange. These shirts for the September 25th NC State game are selling out fast.

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[SOT: 17:35:02:00]
[IN Q=I'm sure a lot]

((LINDSEY LEISHER: I'M SURE A LOT OF PEOPLE WILL BE WEARING THEM. TONS OF PEOPLE HAD THEM ON AT THE USC GAME. I SAW AL OT AT THAT GAME. AND THEN WE'VE SOLD 3-THOUSAND MORE SINCE THEN.)) [RUNS:08]
[OUT Q=since then.]


Even with all the preparations there's still one big question.

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[SOT: 17:38:02:00 ]
[IN Q=Can Western?]

((RACHEL DEPOMPA: CAN WESTERN MICHIGAN WIN??? HOKIE BIRD GOES NUTS. )) [RUNS:05]
[OUT Q=(Hokie bird stomps on the ground) ]))
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[LIVE= Rachel /FULL Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Blacksburg;]

Obviously, the hokie bird will be rooting for Tech. Kickoff is at 1:00 tomorrow.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & Rachel /Microwave;]

Keith, V-Dot says you better arrive early because there will be heavy traffic on 81 and 460 for most of the day.

[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith]
[WRITER=dse]
[SS=NONE]
[ENG#=APRISA]


The gun-related deaths of two youngsters last week bring new urgency to a local safety program.
That story when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


And they were just a few years old when terrorists attacked the United States.
But these elementary school children got a lesson in the past today and offered hope for the future.
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[1st-Wx]
[Gun-Locks]

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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=04-26 TC1:54:50]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=1]

Two children have died in accidental shootings this month. A trio of local organizations teamed up today to try to prevent any more.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

The Roanoke Sheriff's Office, Carilion, and the National Kids Safe Campaign handed out free gun locks at Valley View Mall today. They say putting on a lock is just a simple act that can prevent a fatal accident.
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[SOT - 8:55:56]
[IN Q=Also if they're able...]

((JILL LUCAS/ROANOKE KIDS SAFE COALITION PRESIDENT; ALSO IF THEY'RE NOT ABLE TO COME TODAY, THE ROANOKE CITY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT DISTRIBUTES THEM ANYTIME, JUST WALK IN THE FRONT DOOR, ASK FOR A GUN LOCK AND WILL GIVE A GUN LOCK TO YOU NO QUESTIONS ASKED.))
[SUPER=01-Jill Lucas/Roanoke Kids Safe President; ]
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[OUT Q=no questions asked.]
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[VO-NAT]

Parents who stopped by to pick up the locks encouraged other gun owners to take every precaution with firearms.
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[SOT - 9:04:16]
[IN Q=It's a big step...]

((JESSE WOMACK; IT'S A BIG STEP IN STOPPING A LOT OF HARM COMING TO YOUR KIDS AND FAMILY MEMBERS. I THINK IT'S A GOOD IDEA. I THINK IT'S A GREAT IDEA.))
[SUPER=01-Jesse Womack; ]
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[OUT Q=good idea. It's a great idea. (double out)]
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[VO-NAT]

Organizers say a gun lock is a good start, but every parent should teach their kids what to do if they find a gun.
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[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=dse]
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Stocks ended the week higher. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW gained 24 points today.
The NASDAQ rose 25.
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[9/11]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=504-06 TC1:05:07]
[GRAPHIC=9-11]
[ENG#=1]

Tomorrow marks three years since the September Eleventh attacks. Today students across the region gathered to remember.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Vinton;]

At Herman L. Horn Elementary School in Vinton students made hundreds of paper doves to represent their hopes for peace.
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[SOT 6:44:44]
[IN Q=Once the twin towers]

((BRECKEN SETTLES: ONCE THE TWIN TOWERS FELL...A LOT OF PEOPLE DIED IN THAT AND WE JUST MADE THOSE DOVES FOR THE PEOPLE WHO LOST THEIR LIVES AND SO THERE WILL BE PEACE ON EARTH.))
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[OUT Q=peace on earth]
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[VO-NAT]

In Lynchburg, students at Sandusky Middle School donned their patriotic pride at a freedom flag ceremony.
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[SOT 10:30:13]
[IN Q=Certainly, in our lifetime]

((JAY SALES/SANDUSKY MIDDLE SCHOOL PRINCIPAL: CERTAINLY, IN OUR LIFETIME, IT'S THE MOST TRAGIC THING WE'VE HAD TO ENDURE, BUT TODAY, WE WANTED TO SPEND A FEW MINUTES ..... JUST THE REST OF US.))
[SUPER=01-Jay Sales/Sandusky Middle School;]
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[OUT Q=the rest of us]
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[VO-NAT]

The Freedom Flag, designed by a Richmond man, serves as Virginia's official symbol of September Eleventh. Students heard from EMS officials and Lynchburg Police Chief Charles Bennett.
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[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=APRISA]


Coming up, we'll set the field for tomorrow night's Chevy Rock 'n' Roll 400 in Richmond,
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plus preview what is shaping up to be a busy Saturday of college football around the state.
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[S-Qualify]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-182]
[GRAPHIC=Nextel Cup]
[ENG#=1]


Ryan Newman is currently in 8th in the Nextel Cup Points Standings, but needs a good showing this weekend in Richmond to stay there.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/TNT; :00]

Today Newman took a big step by laying down a fast lap at RIR that topped the 128 mile an hour mark. He starts on the pole right next to Mark Martin. Here's the complete rundown for the Chevy Rock N' Roll 400.
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[wipe to qualifying boards]
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[SUPER=0107-1. Ryan Newman/128.700/2. Mark Martin//3. Jimmie Johnson//4. Joe Nemechek//5. Jeff Burton //;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-6. Ricky Rudd//7. Jeremy Mayfield//8. Greg Biffle//9. Jeff Gordon//10. Jeff Green//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-11. Kasey Kahne//12. Rusty Wallace//13. Carl Edwards//14. Dale Earnhardt, Jr.//15. Tony Stewart//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-16. Matt Kenseth//17. Kurt Busch//18. Bobby Labonte//19. Michael Waltrip//20. Elliott Sadler//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-21. Scott Wimmer//22. Bobby Hamilton, Jr.//23. Terry Labonte//24. Sterling Marlin//25. Dale Jarrett//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-26. Brian Vickers//27. Kevin Harvick//28. Robby Gordon//29. Casey Mears//30. Shane Hmiel//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-31. Kyle Petty//32. Ken Schrader//33. David Green//34. Mike Bliss//35. Scott Riggs//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-36. Jamie McMurray//37. Brendan Gaughan//38. Ward Burton//39. Jimmy Spencer/Prov/40. Todd Bodine/Prov/;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-41. Mike Wallace/Prov/42. Derrike Cope/Prov/43. Kirk Shelmerdine/Prov/;]
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[S-Tech]


[ANCHOR=Travis]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-175 4825TC]
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[ENG#=2]


The Virginia Tech - Western Michigan game tomorrow at Lane Stadium should provide Tech with a better gauge of just where it is as a program this season.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Landover, MD; :00]

The defensive personnel has been tweaked a bit for this game, in the hope that the big plays that have plagued the team in its last four losses dating back to last year can be eliminated.
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[IN Q=BITE]
[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/18th Season at Virginia Tech; :00]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=...THE FOOTBALL GAME."]
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[VO-NAT CON'T]

The Hokies, of course, will be without freshman backer Xavier Adibi. His running mate Vince Hall will not only get his first start, but also play in his friend's honor.
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[IN Q=BITE]
[SUPER=01-Vince Hall/Makes First Start at Linebacker Tomorrow;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=...UNTIL HE COME BACK."]
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[talent=mike]
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Tech not only has never lost to Western Michigan, but the Broncos have never scored a point against the Hokies.

[S-UVA]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-176 1:14:24]
[GRAPHIC=ACC]
[ENG#=3]


Virginia and North Carolina open ACC play tomorrow at 3:30 at Scott Stadium where the Cavaliers have beaten the Tarheels 11 straight times, the longest home winning streak for UVa in the conference.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chapel Hill, NC/2003 Season; :00]


Despite the fact UVa has won two straight and six of the last eight games between the two, the South's oldest rivalry is still very heated.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Chris Canty/UVa Defensive End; :00]
[SUPER=01-Marquis Weeks/UVa Safety; :22]
[RUNS=:31]
[OUT Q=be a good game"]
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[VO-NAT]

William and Mary scored 38 points in Carolina's win over the Tribe in the Heels opener and corrections must be made against UVa.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-John Bunting/UNC Head Football Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=.....execute very well"]
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