[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

A whopping rate hike in store for independent power company customers.
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[ENG#=1]
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

And new information on the alcohol death of a Tech student- -including the on-camera account of one of his friends.
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[Sports-head]


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


In sports, qualifying results from the Monster Mile, plus we'll preview the weekend in ACC football
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[VO-NAT]


as Bryan Randall is set to become the all time leader in career offense for the Hokies.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


It looks like we will successfully navigate the weekend without any weather problems. We will watch our friends to the south deal with hurricane Jeanne. That story and a tropical WeatherSchool coming up.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 4-Shot]


News 7 is next.
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[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=Video Open]



[ENG#=3]
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

Communities from Southside to the New River Valley grapple over how to cover the rising cost of electricity.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

That after signing deals to buy power for millions more than they're spending now.
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[ANCHOR=Ketih 2-Shot]


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


And I'm Shannon Young.
[Power-Deals]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=04-24 TC1:38:49]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-shot]

They're some of the handful of Virginia communities that distribute power on their own.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

It's something that's allowed them to keep costs down in the past, but a spike in wholesale prices now has them feeling sticker shock. [***ELECTRIC SHOCK GRAPHIC***]
[TOSS ACORSS=Keith-Shannon & Jennifer/BAM;]

Jennifer Wishon joins us with more on what this means for customers. Keith and Shannon, some businesses in Danville could pay as much as 60- percent more than they're paying now.
[LIVE=Jennifer/FULL BAM]
[SUPER=@Jennifer1;]

Other communities also expect their rates to go up, but exactly how much is unclear.
[ENG#=4]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]
[SUPER=01-Melinda Payne/City of Salem Spokeswoman; :50]
[RUNS=1:16]
[OUT Q=to absorb some of the costs]

((Danville, Martinsville, Bedford, Radford, Salem and the Botetourt-Craig Cooperative all have contracts with the Cinergy Corporation that expire next year. At least four localities have already signed new deals with American Electric Power, - each spending millions more annually than they're now spending with Cinergy. In Danville, for example, assuming the current rate structure remains the same - electric rates for households will increase by 40- percent. Commercial customers will see a 50- percent hike and the cities' largest consumers will see increases up to 60- percent. That means customers now paying 60- dollars a month will likely pay 84- dollars for the same amount of power starting in July. Martinsville, Bedford and Radford have also signed with AEP. Meanwhile, the City of Salem is still negotiating with Cinergy.
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[SOT 27:08]
[IN Q=We're not sure where]

((MELINDA PAYNE: WE'RE NOT SURE WHERE WE'RE GOING TO BE WITH OUR RATES. WE'RE GOING TO CONDUCT A RATES STUDY... TO SEE WHAT WE CAN BARE, WHAT THE MARKET CAN BARE AND WHERE WE NEED TO BE.))
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=where we need to be]

All localities plan to conduct rate studies. Officials in Martinsville and Bedford say they anticipated rate increases and already have plans in place to absorb some of the costs.))
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[LIVE=Jennifer/FULL BAM]

Officials blame high fuel costs and the de- regulation of the electricity business for the higher prices.
[TOSS ACROSS=Keith-Shannon & Jennifer/BAM;]

Keith and Shannon, the localities that have already signed only locked in at these rates for one year. The hope is that energy prices will go down by the time their next contract rolls around.

[Burrow]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=04-30 TC59:50]
[GRAPHIC=Richard Burrow]
[ENG#=1]


Just two witnesses took the stand today in the federal fraud trial of Richard Burrow in Charlottesville.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville]


The former D-Day Memorial president is accused of misleading banks and donors into giving the project money as he rushed to complete it before June of 2001.
Current D-Day president William McIntosh was back on the stand today, telling the jury he spent months trying to figure out which pledges were still valid and how much money the memorial owed its creditors.
Prosecutors are trying to show Burrow used questionable donations as collateral for bank loans to keep the project afloat.
A bookkeeper for the granite company that supplied the stone for the monument says she had trouble contacting Burrow about unpaid bills.
The trial will resume Monday morning.
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[Tech-Death]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rde]



[GRAPHIC=None]

[**TWO TAPES**TWO TAPES**] Visitation is underway in Northern Virginia for a Virginia Tech student who died of apparent alcohol poisoning. 22 year Thomas Ryan Hauser died early Sunday morning after a night of drinking.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Rachel/Microwave;]

New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel DePompa spoke with Hauser's friends. Rachel we also hear you have new information about the investigation? Yes, Shannon,
[LIVE=Rachel /FULL Microwave]
[SUPER=@Rachel1;]
[SUPER=05-Blacksburg;]

Friends -- and police sources close to the investigation -- both say some of the information first released does not reflect exactly what happened. Both friends and police sources tell us:
[ENG#=2]
[TAPE#=04-33 TC47:11]
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[VO-NAT]

Hauser and his friends were not bar hopping the night he died.
They drank beer at an apartment for two hours and then went to ONE bar. Sharkey's around midnight.
They left at last call and no one saw Hauser showing any signs of being too drunk.
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[LIVE=Rachel Full/Blacksburg]

And a source close to the investigation tells me they have found no wrongdoing by the bar, and no charges will be filed. Police are still waiting on the Toxicology report. I met with 10 of Hauser's friends last night before they left for the funeral. Only one felt comfortable going on camera.
[ENG#=3]
[TAPE#=04-27 TC1:57:30]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Always smiling.]
[SUPER=01-Susan Stefantz/Hauser's Friend;:00]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;:10]
[RUNS=1:08]
[OUT Q=this as a lesson learned.]
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[SOT: 31:38:00]
[IN Q=Always smiling.]

((SUSAN STEFANTZ: ALWAYS SMILING. ALWAYS HAPPY. DEFINITELY THE GUY YOU GO TO IF YOU'RE FEELING DOWN BECAUSE HE CAN MAKE YOU SMILE.)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=make you smile.]


Friends of Tom Hauser have been gathering together the last few nights. Remembering, talking and laughing and crying.
[INSERT PICTURE OF HAUSER for about 12 seconds. You can overlap into the sound bite a little] Tom Hauser was 22 years old. A Virginia Tech history major. He wanted to follow in the foot steps of his mother and be a teacher. Friend say he was a best friend to everyone.

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[SOT: 32:28:00 ]
[IN Q=Once he found]

((SUSAN STEFANTZ: ONCE HE FOUND YOU AS A FRIEND HE WASN'T GOING TO LOSE YOU AND THAT'S WHY HE HAD SO MANY PEOPLE THAT ARE THINKING ABOUT HIM RIGHT NOW. BECAUSE HE TOUCHED SO MANY LIVES.)) [RUNS:11]
[OUT Q=so many lives. ]


His life ended Sunday in this apartment. Friends say it was a normal night of fun in Blacksburg. They say Hauser never showed any sign of being too drunk until they started walking home. Once home they laid him on his side and watched him to make sure he was okay until around 4:30 in the morning.
[INSERT graphic in the middle of the next sound bite. start the picture when she says... "It just happened to be him"]


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[SOT: 34:03:00 TO :15]
[IN Q=EVERYBODY AROUND]

((SUSAN STEFANTZ: EVERYBODY AROUND HERE LIKES TO DRINK. THIS CASE WAS NO DIFFERENT, IT COULD HAVE BEEN YOU, IT COULD HAVE BEEN ANY OF US, IT JUST HAPPENED TO BE HIM. AND I THINK WE ALL NEED TO TAKE THIS AS A LESSON LEARNED.)) [RUNS:12]
[OUT Q=LEARNED]))
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[LIVE= Rachel /FULL Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Blacksburg;]

Hauser will be buried tomorrow in Arlington.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Rachel/Microwave;]

Shannon, His friends are planning to hold a memorial service at Virginia Tech, sometime next week.


[Radford-Breakin]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=04-23 TC2:06:03]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[ENG#=4]

Radford University Police are warning students to lock their doors.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford;]

Police say a man entered Muse Hall around 6:00 Thursday morning and attempted to assault a person. The attacker got away and police are now investigating. Police say the residence hall room was left unlocked. They are reminding every student to lock their doors and to report any suspicious activity or people. If you have any information on this case, you're asked to call University Police.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Ketih 2-Shot]
[WRITER=dse]
[SS=NONE]
[ENG#=APRISA]


It was closed most of yesteray, and the trouble's not yet over for drivers who travel one Roanoke County road.
More on that when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


And Norfolk Southern wants to bring more trains and trucks to Southwest Virginia... and local leaders say it could also bring more businesses.
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[1st-Wx]
[Regional-Summit]

(MINI OPEN)



[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=04-31 TC1:01:20]
[GRAPHIC=Norfolk Southern]
[ENG#=1]


Norfolk Southern wants to run more than trains through our area.
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[VO-NAT :17]
[SUPER=03-Bedford;]

At a regional leadership summit today, the Assistant Vice President of the company's marketing and sales division presented the possibility of building an intermodal (inter-MOE-duhl) facility in the Roanoke Valley. The terminal would be an intersection point for rail and truck traffic to swap freight.
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[SOT ]
[IN Q=There are a lot of international...]

((JEFFREY HELLER/NORFOLK SOUTHERN: THERE ARE A LOT OF INTERNATIONAL COMPANIES THAT WANT TO IMPORT OR EXPORT. AT THIS POINT THERE'S REALLY NO WAY OTHER THAN TRUCKING FROM NORFOLK... IS WHAT HAPPENS TODAY.)) ((DARLENE BURCHAM/ROANOKE CITY MANAGER: CLEARLY, WITH AN INTERMODAL FACILITY IN THE REGION MORE COMPANIES WOULD BE LOOKING AT US. I THINK MANY OF THESE COMPANIES WOULD MOVE TO THE ROANOKE VALLEY IN ORDER TO BE CLOSER TO THESE FACILITIES.))
[SUPER=01-Jeffrey Heller/Norfolk Southern; :00]
[SUPER=01-Darlene Burcham/Roanoke City Manager; :16]
[RUNS=:30]
[OUT Q=to be closer to these facilities.]
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[SS=None]

The project is on hold pending the federal government's approval of a transportation bill. The bill would provide funding for what the company calls The Heartland Corrider", a rail line from Norfolk through Roanoke to Columbus, Ohio.

[116-Repairs]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=04-32 TC50:39]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=2]


Expect some delays again on Route 116 in Roanoke County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Yesterday]


Tomorrow, VDOT will repair damage from yesterday's tanker truck accident near the top of Windy Gap Mountain.
Traffic will be reduced to one lane from 8 a-m to 4 p-m.
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[Bedford-Vandalism]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=tbr]
[TAPE#=netD]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=3]


Deputies believe a 16 year old boy vandalized two churches in Bedford County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;]


Authorities believe the boy spray painted racial and religious slurs at the First Baptist Church and the Mount Zion United Methodist Church.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[GRPAHIC=None]


The boy has been charged with malicious damage to church property, racially motivated property damage and arson.
The boy's name is not being released due to his age.

[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
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A mixed end to the week on Wall Street, thanks to record high oil prices. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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[SUPER=440-x/8.34/10047.24/y/6.95/1879.48;]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


The DOW rose eight points today.
The NASDAQ lost seven.
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[SUPER=274-h/0.30/14.50/h/0.97/68.62/h/0.17/40.31/h/0.50/46.30/h/0.27/52.81;]
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[SPONSOR ANNOUNCE]
[COMMERCIAL]
[Ukrainians]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=04-28 TC1:35:59]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


The communities are thousands of miles apart, their cultures very different.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


But this month a group of professionals from western Ukraine are getting to know western Virginia.
[ANCHOR=Keith ]
[SS=None]


Tonight, Joe Dashiell has an update on WDBJ7's professional exchange with the Ukrainian radio and television company Vehza (VE- zhuh).
[ENG#=1]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=OPENS ON NAT SOUND]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Monday; :00]
[SUPER=39-Larysa Freyishyn/Vezha Employee; :23]
[SUPER=03-Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine; :39]
[SUPER=39-Olena Tretyak/Vezha Employee; :59]
[SUPER=39-Anzhelika Demyanova/Vehza Employee; 1:08]
[SUPER=@joe2; 1:18]
[RUNS=1:34]
[OUT Q=JD News 7 Roanoke]

(([OPENS ON NAT SOUND OF CITY COUNCIL VISIT]
Their two week stay brought a welcome from Roanoke Mayor Nelson Harris... and visits to the Mill Mountain Star, Virginia's Explore Park and Washington DCTERMS.
But Anzhelika Demyanova, Laryssa Freyishin, and Olena Tretyak have spent most of their time here comparing notes with employees of WDBJ7.
[SOT]
[IN Q=Of course]

((OF COURSE YOUR PROGRAMMING AND YOUR NEWSCAST HERE IS SOMEWHAT DIFFERENT FROM THE WAY WE DO THINGS BACK IN UKRAINE, BUT THERE ARE MANY THINGS THAT ARE IN COMMON IN REPORTERS' WORK AND IN NEWS COVERAGE.))
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[OUT Q=and in news coverage.]


Vehza broadcasts from Ivano Frankivsk, a city of 250- thousand in western Ukraine.
WDBJ employees who travelled there in April, found a well- established news department and a sales staff eager to learn about U-S business practices.
The Ukrainians who visited Roanoke came in search of new ideas to help boost station revenues.
[SOT]
[IN Q=I know that]

((DEFINITELY I AM CERTAIN IT WILL WORK. WE WILL ADAPT SOME OF THE WAYS AND TECHNIQUES BACK IN UKRAINE.)) ((THE MOST IMPORTANT THING FOR US THAT WE LEARNED I THINK IT IS TEAMWORK THAT MIGHT BE A DEFINING WORD.))
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[OUT Q=might be a defining word.]


The Ukraine Media Partnership Program is funded by the U-S State Department to strengthen independent newspapers, radio and television.
WDBJ's relationship with Vezha will continue with another visit to Ivano-Frankivsk before the end of the year.

Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))

[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mst]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=APRISA]


Coming up, Tech's Bryan Randall is poised to reach an individual milestone, Syracuse weighs in on Marques Hagans,

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[VO-NAT]


and Jeremy Mayfield grabs the top spot in Nascar time trials at Dover Downs.
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[S-Qualify]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-183 TC3603]
[GRAPHIC=Nextel Cup Chase]
[ENG#=1]


Jeremy Mayfield and Ryan Newman rebounded from a miserable race last weekend at New Hampshire to claim the front row for the MBNA 400 at Dover.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Dover, DE/TNT; :00]


Mayfield laid down the day's quickest lap at 159.40 miles per hour to claim the season sweep of Dover poles.
Newman gave it a run but had to settle for the outside. Here's the complete starting lineup for Sunday's race.
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[wipe to qualifying boards]
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[SUPER=0107-1. Jeremy Mayfield/159.405/2. Ryan Newman//3. Brian Vickers//4. Elliott Sadler//5. Michael Waltrip //;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-6. Bobby Labonte//7. Rusty Wallace//8. Matt Kenseth//9. Jimmie Johnson//10. Jamie McMurray//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-11. Dale Jarrett//12. Mark Martin//13. Kurt Busch//14. Ricky Rudd//15. Carl Edwards//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-16. Dale Earnhardt, Jr.//17. Ward Burton//18. Scott Riggs//19. Greg Biffle//20. Kasey Kahne//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-21. Jeff Gordon//22. Bobby Hamilton, Jr.//23. Tony Stewart//24. Joe Nemechek//25. Brendan Gaughan//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-26. Casey Mears//27. Kyle Petty//28. Jeff Green//29. Scott Wimmer//30. Kevin Harvick//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-31. Ken Schrader//32. Robby Gordon//33. Jeff Burton//34. Sterling Marlin//35. Kevin Lepage//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-36. Jimmy Spencer//37. Tony Raines//38. Terry Labonte//39. Jeff Fuller/Prov/40. Joe Ruttman/Prov/;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-41. Geoffrey Bodine/Prov/42. Morgan Shepherd/Prov/43. Kirk Shelmerdine/Prov/;]
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[OUT Q=...last driver]
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[S-Tech]


[ANCHOR=Travis]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=sp-185 4211TC]
[GRAPHIC=tech]
[ENG#=2]


Virginia Tech hosts N.C. State tomorrow, and for Hokies quarterback Bryan Randall it could be a memorable day in more ways than one. The often-under-appreciated senior needs just 128 yards to pass Maurice DeShazo to become Tech's all-time career offensive leader.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=BITE]
[SUPER=01-Bryan Randall/5978 Yards of Offense; :00]
[RUNS=:30]
[OUT Q=...PEOPLE CAN'T TAKE AWAY."]
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[TALENT=TRAV]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD TECH]

Tech officials say the game with State is a complete sellout.

[S-UVA]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-174 1:20:42]
[GRAPHIC=UVa]
[ENG#=3]


12th ranked UVa is favored to beat Syracuse by 26 points tomorrow in their 3:30 kick off at Scott Stadium.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Syracuse, NY; :00]


Despite the odds, the Cavaliers know the Orange will be a load to handle.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Al Groh/UVa Head Football Coach; :00]
[SUPER=01-Darryl Blackstock/UVa Junior Linebacker; :17]
[RUNS=:28]
[OUT Q=...out of them real quick"]
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[VO-NAT]


According to Syracuse, UVa's new quarterback is one of the many reasons the Cavs have whipped their 3 opponents.

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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Paul Pasqualoni/Syracuse Head Football Coach; :04]
[SUPER=01-Damien Rhodes/Syracuse Running Back; :16]
[RUNS=:22]
[OUT Q=......role after that"]
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[S-FSU]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-184 TC4542]
[GRAPHIC=ACC]
[ENG#=4]


Elsewhere in the ACC, Miami got past Houston last night despite another subpar performance by Brock Berlin who threw for just 99 yards. The other Sunshine State power, Florida State is having QB troubles of its own and heading into Bowden Bowl 6, the offense has been simplified to aid Chris Rix.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Bobby Bowden/Florida State Head Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=offense has played better."]
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[S-Games]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=NCAA]


In other games involving area teams tomorrow, VMI is at William and Mary for a 1 o'clock kickoff , Washington & Lee visits Centre College, and Ferrum hosts Shenandoah.

[Andy-Griffith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=04-34 TC48:26]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
[ENG#=]


Sheriff Andy Taylor is now a permanent resident of Mount Airy North Carolina... as is his son Opie.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Mount Airy, NC]


The T-V duo has been immortalized in a statue unveiled today by the actor who played the beloved sheriff.
Mount Airy is Andy Griffith's hometown and the was the inspiration for much of the television show. (------------) We'll hear from Andy Griffith tonight on News Seven at Eleven.