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Coming up on News 7-
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A police chase reaches speeds of up to 100 miles an hour on 81 and 581- police say the suspects were throwing loot out on the interstate.
No need to wait in line for flu shots----- We'll tell you why.
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and why it may cost you more to buy tires in Virginia...
News 7 at Eleven is next.

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A Police chase tonight begins in the New River Valley and ends in Roanoke. The suspects are four women accused of shoplifting.
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((BOB CARPENTIERI/VIRGINIA STATE POLICE: A CHRISTIANSBURG OFFICER SAID THEY WERE IN EXCESS OF 100 MILES AN HOUR.))
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[Police-Chase]


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It started in Christiansburg and topped 110 miles a hour.
More than six officers from three different agencies were in pursuit and it all ended 30 miles down the road on 581 in Roanoke. [***NEWS 7 @ 11 in MONITOR***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=JEan & Justin /BAM;]


Justin McLeod is here now with details. So Justin how did this all begin?
Jean, it started at the New River Valley Mall.
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Four women were observed allegedly stealing merchandise from Sears and that's when the cops were called in.
Christiansburg Police caught up with the suspects on the 460 bypass and it quickly turned into a high speed chase that continued on interstate 81.
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The pursuit ended around 7:40 this evening on the exit ramp from 581 south to Peters Creek Road.
State Police deployed stop sticks which flattened two of the tires.
A trooper then attempted to force the vehicle onto the exit ramp but the driver side swiped the cruiser.
The suspect's car then ran off the road and all four women were taken into custody.
State Police point out it was Christiansburg's call but say the chase was justified.
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((BOB CARPENTIERI/STATE POLICE: IT DEPENDS ON SEVERAL FACTORS. THE SEVERITY OF THE INCIDENT OR CRIME AND ALSO THE NUMBER OF THE AMOUNT OF TRAFFIC ON HERE, THE TIME OF DAY, ALL THOSE FACTORS YOU HAVE TO WEIGH, IF IT IS JUST A MINOR TRAFFIC INFRACTION WE ENCOURAGE OUR OFFICERS TO DISENGAGE IN THE PURSUIT.))
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The four women who are in the twenties face a number of charges.
The driver Shelia Williams is charged with felony attempt to elude, felony shoplifting, reckless driving and assault on a state police trooper.
Ruth Barrett, Shelitta Williams, and Shalinda Hairston are all face felony conspiracy to commit grand larceny.
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They're all from Roanoke and currently being held at the Roanoke County jail.
Police tell us the women allegedly stole two thousand dollars worth of merchandise from Sears.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Justin /BAM;]


Jean, officers say the suspects threw some of that merchandise out of the window on the interstate.

[SOL-Graduation]


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Are Virginia's high school seniors making the grade? The state seems to think so.
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Governor Warner announced today that 94-percent of high school seniors in the class of 2004 graduated.
That was the first year students were required to pass the Standards of Learning tests to earn a diploma.
State officials are calling the passing rate a great achievement.
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((THOMAS JACKSON/VIRGINIA BOARD OF EDUCATION: IT IS A TREMENDOUS SUCCESS STORY FOR VIRGINIA. I THINK IT BODES WELL FOR THE FUTURE AND IT TELLS US THAT ALL CHILDREN CAN LEARN AND WE NEED TO BE DIRECTING OUR RESOURCES APPROPRIATELY AND WE WILL HAVE SUCCESS.))
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The figures also show that more than twenty six percent of students who were freshmen four years ago, dropped out, left the state, or failed to graduate with their class.
But the governor points out the number could have been larger if not for the state's Project Graduation program.
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[IN Q=People across Virginia]

((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: PEOPLE ACROSS VIRGINIA AND STARTING WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION WE PUT TOGETHER THE KINDA OF ONLINE TUTORIALS, SUMMER ACADEMIES, THE EXTRA HELP SO THAT THE KIDS IN JEOPARDY OF FAILING GOT THE EXTRA HELP THEY NEEDED.))
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We were able to get individual school system's results through the Department of Education.
Although some high schools did better than others, we found no school system had a graduation rate below eighty percent.
The graduation requirments do become tougher in the year 20-07.
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[Disaster-Declaration]


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The federal government is coming to the aid of those flooded by remnants of Hurricane Jeanne last month.
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Today, president Bush approved disaster aid for the cities of Roanoke and Salem as well as Alleghany, Craig, Floyd, Giles, Montgomery, Patrick, and Roanoke counties.
Individuals will be eligible for housing assistance, low interest loans, and grants.
Those same communities were also approved for a Hazard Mitigation program which provides funds for government projects that help protect homes and businesses against future damage.
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[Tire-Dumps]


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Car-owners will pay a little more for new tires to help get rid of old ones.
The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality today announced plans to get rid of the remaining 342 tire dumps around the state over the next 18 months.
The cleanup project will be financed by a three-year increase in the recycling fee consumers pay when they buy tires.
The effort to cleanup old tire dumps began in 1992. There were 23 million tires littered across the state then. It's down to just three million now.

[Warner-Spending]


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An audit of Governor Mark Warner's office has turned up questionable transfers of money.
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Auditor Walter Kucharski (Kuh-char-ski) reported his findings to the House Appropriations Committee today. He says Governor Warner used a surplus in the Secretary of the Commonwealth's office to pay the salaries of political appointees- something the Warner administration defends.
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((JOHN BENNETT/SECRETARY OF FINANCE: THE SECRETARY OF THE COMMONWEALTH'S OFFICE HAS A LONG STANDING TRADITION OF BEING TREATED AS A BRANCH OR ARM OF THE OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR. BUT I'LL ADMIT THAT IT'S ARGUABLE AND WE'RE RELYING ON WHAT HAS BEEN TRADITIONAL PRACTICE.))
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Bennett says the governor has worked to break the tradition and has cut 80- political- appointee- positions in order to save money. But, starting in July, supplemental transfers will be a thing of the past.
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((WALTER KUCHARSKI: THE WAY THE LANGUAGE HAS BEEN REWORKED FOR STARTING IN THE NEXT FISCAL YEAR THERE IS NO QUESTION THAT THEY CANNOT DO THIS AGAIN.))
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At that point Governor Warner will likely have to decrease his staff or ask for more funding.
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[Flu-Shots]


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Stop standing in line-
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for flu shots that is. That's the message from Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson today. Panicked seniors have been waiting in long lines at pharmacies and supermarkets around the country to get flu shots since news of a shortage surfaced this month. He says the situation isn't an emergency and that the flu season has not yet started.
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((TOMMY THOMPSON/SECRETARY OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES; WE'RE TRYING TO REDEPLOY THE VACCINE TO AREAS THAT DONT HAVE IT AND SO RIGHT NOW THERE IS NOT A FLU BREAKOUT SO THERE IS NOT AN EMERGENCY. WE'RE ASKING PEOPLE TO USE COMMON SENSE. RELAX.))
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Thompson says wait at home rather than in lines and that everything possible is being done to get the vaccines to people that need them most- seniors and young children.
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Presidential voting starts in some states.
The latest from the campaign trail when News 7 returns.
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And some members of Roanoke City Council speak out against a proposed drug treatment clinic... but can they actually stop it?
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[Sports-Preview]


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(( Hey folks Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office with a look at the new Associated Press high school football polls. And the New ACC logo. Plus, the first BCS standings are out. We'll see how UVa's preparing to bounce back. And Junior has to eat his words and his points tonight on the Big 7.))[Election]

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Election Day is just 15 days away- and all indications are it's a tight one.
With the race neck and neck.. the first voting took place today in four states including Florida and Texas.
And as Aleen Sirgany reports, while voters are casting ballots, the candidates are taking their messages to the people.
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((AS VOTERS BEGAN CASTING THEIR BALLOTS EARLY IN FLORIDA, (Locator: Orlando, FL) SENATOR JOHN KERRY TRAVELED AROUND THE SUNSHINE STATE ... URGING RESIDENTS TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF LAWS ALLOWING THEM TO VOTE BEFORE ELECTION DAY. SEN. JOHN KERRY, D-PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: "Florida well may decide the outcome of this race." BUT KERRY ALSO USED HIS SPEECHES TO ATTACK PRESIDENT BUSH -- SPECIFICALLY ON IRAQ. HE CITED A REPORT THAT SAID THE U.S. COMMANDER IN IRAQ WARNED THE ADMINISTRATION SUPPLIES WERE SO POOR...IT THREATENED THE TROOPS' ABILITY TO FIGHT. SEN. KERRY: The fact is that he has never provided our troops with the adequate support and adequate numbers that they deserve. PRESIDENT BUSH ALSO ARRIVED IN FLORIDA TO ATTEND A PRIVATE DINNER WITH SUPPORTERS. HE'LL CONTINUE CAMPAIGNING THERE ON TUESDAY, TO TRY TO CAPTURE THE STATE'S 27 ELECTORAL VOTES ... AND AVOID A REPEAT OF THE 2000 RECOUNT. THE PRESIDENT ALSO HAS HIS EYES ON NEW JERSEY -- A STATE ONCE CONSIDERED UNATTAINABLE FOR BUSH -- BUT NOW APPEARS IT COULD BE UP-FOR-GRABS. ALEEN SIRGANY/CBS NEWS: AL GORE EASILY WON NEW JERSEY IN 2000, BUT POLLS SHOW THE RACE HERE MUCH TIGHTER THIS TIME AROUND. THE STATE LOST 700 RESIDENTS IN THE SEPTEMBER 11TH ATTACKS, AND POLLS SHOW FEAR OF ANOTHER ATTACK TOPS VOTERS CONCERNS.
PRESIDENT BUSH TOLD THE CROWD IN MARLTON THAT KERRY STILL HAD A PRE-SEPTEMBER 11TH VIEW OF THE WORLD. PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH: " Will we stay on the offensive? (crowd) YESS!!!!!. Or respond only after we're attacked. (crowd) NO!!!!!!" BOTH CANDIDATES ROLLED OUT NEW TELEVISION ADS FOR THOSE VOTERS STILL TORN. A CBS NEWS/NEW YORK TIMES POLL SHOWS 47-PERCENT OF LIKELY VOTERS NATIONWIDE WOULD CHOOSE PRESIDENT BUSH ... WHILE 45-PERCENT WOULD BACK KERRY. AND ABOUT HALF OF THOSE POLLED SAY NATIONAL SECURITY IS THE MOST IMPORTANT ISSUE THIS PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION. ALEEN SIRGANY, CBS NEWS, MARLTON, NEW JERSEY.))



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Did Scott Peterson lie about using concrete mix to work on his driveway?
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The defense says no.. and today they brought a concrete expert to the stand as they begin the defense case.
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Prosecutors claim Peterson made several anchors to weigh down his wife's body in the San Francisco Bay.
But Peterson says he made only one anchor and used the rest of the concrete for his driveway.
A defense expert testified that the concrete in the driveway and the homemade anchor is the same exact mix .. potentially showing that Peterson was telling the truth.
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((CHUCK SMITH/LEGAL OBSERVER: IT WAS A DAGGER THROUGH THE HEART OF EVIDENCE SUPPORTING THE PROSECUTION IN THIS CASE.))


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[Vo-nat]
Before the defense started its case today- Scott Peterson's attorney's today asked that the case be dismissed.
The judge said no.
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[Pulley]


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The murder trial of a former minister from Pittsylvania County began today in North Carolina.
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Rick Pulley is charged with killing his wife more than five years ago.
37-year-old Patty Jo Pulley disappeared in May of 1999 ... her body was found near a bridge in Caswell County, North Carolina more than three years later.
The 48-year-old Reverend Pulley was arrested two months later and charged with the killing.
Jury selection began today. His trial is expected to last at least a week.
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[City-Council]


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A controversial methadone clinic is set to open next month in Roanoke.
Today, members of City Council said they oppose the location and hope discussions with the company will continue.
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City officials have been criticized for not doing more to stop the clinic, but today four members of council made their strongest statements yet opposing the facility.
Sherman Lea said he is troubled by the clinic's proximity to schools, and said he hopes CRC Health Corporation will reconsider.
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((SHERMAN LEA/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL: I THINK THIS COMPANY IF IT WANTS TO DO WELL IN THIS CITY SHOULD BE WILLING TO SIT DOWN AND TALK WITH CITY LEADERS AND WORK OUT SOME FORM OF COMPROMISE, BUT THE HERSHBERGER ROAD LOCATION IS ABSOLUTELY THE WRONG LOCATION AND I OPPOSE IT VEHEMENTLY.))
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City officials say they have no legal authority to stop the clinic at this point.
CRC Health Corporation is close to winning state approval for the facility, and though it still requires a business license, CRC plans to open on Hershberger Road next month.
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Robin says we're in for a warm-up.
The forecast is still ahead on News 7.
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Plus a para-glide pilot spends a long night... a long way up.
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[Paragliding]


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Talk about a long night-
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This paraglider spent more than six hours on top of a spruce tree. Dr. Charlie Phillips was paragliding along the Oregon coast yesterday when a gust of wind carried him into Ecola State Park. He became tangled in the tree and was left dangling by his support wires 150 feet above the ground. The fire department, rescue teams and a coast guard helicopter were all called in to help but it was loggers who were finally able to free him. Using lights from the helicopter they climbed the tree and used pulleys and ropes to lower him. Phillips was not seriously injured in the ordeal.
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[S-Extra]


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The high school football polls are out. Plus, plenty of ACC news and a big league baseball update. But, first tonight's Extra Point. The Nextel Cup circuit rolls into Martinsville this week with Kurt Busch clinging to a 24 point lead on Dale Earnhardt, Junior in the Chase for the Championship.
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[SUPER=03-Talladega, AL/October 3 - NBC; :00]

Junior's appeal of his fine and loss of points for cussing in Victory Lane in Talladega was upheld today. The National Stock Car Racing Commission said in it's ruling that Dale Junior is an important ambassador for the sport and that he has a responsibility to keep his language in check. In other words quit cussing.
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[S-Sox]


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The Boston Red Sox continued their quest to reverse the curse. Tonight, the Sox stayed alive by beating the Yankees 5-to-4 in 14 innings.
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[SUPER=03-Boston, MA/FOX-MLB; :00]

For the second straight night it was big David Ortiz coming through. His single to center in the bottom of the 14th inning chased home Johnny Damon with the winning run.
[super=35-New York/4/Boston/5/Yanks Lead 3-to-2;]

The Sox win 5-to-4 and now trail in the best of seven game series 3 games to 2 with game 6 tomorrow night in New York.

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This one came down to two former Salem Minor Leaguers on the hill in the final three innings, as former Buccaneer Tim Wakefield outdueled Esteban Loaiza for the win.
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In The National League The Astros won three to nothing.

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Last week's upsets on Friday Football Extra have spilled over to affect the statewide Associated Press polls that are out tonight.
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[go to aprisa aa board] Gretna moves up from second to first, but the rest of the poll features some serious movers and shakers as Liberty of Bedford jumps from 9th to fourth.
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The Minutemen got the job done last Friday night with a 16-to-14 win over previously unbeaten Amherst behind the play of O.B. Blake.
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[go to second aprisa aa] Pulaski fell completely out of the poll, and Salem dropped from first to 7th. Christiansburg for some reason is still behind Salem. Cave Spring is now 10th.
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[wipe to group A aprisa] In the Single A ranks, Gate City is unbeaten and number one with George Wythe third for another week.
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[go to second group a] Floyd County is 9th this week with William Campbell 8th.
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[S-ACC]


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Since 1991, when the ACC expanded to bring in Florida State, the conference's logo has basically looked like the seal over my shoulder. This year they simply added a few dots to welcome Tech and Miami.
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But next year the Coast stretches all the way to Boston and this afternoon a brand new logo was released for next season. This will take effect on July 1 of 2005. The league also announced the new names of the ACC's six team divisions.
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One will be known as the Atlanta, and the other the Coastal. The latter is where Tech and UVa will call home. The Coastal will include the Hokies, Hoos, Georgia Tech, North Carolina, Duke and Miami.

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Virginia has taken a beating since it was overwhlemed by Florida State - falling in the polls and in the eyes of the so-called experts. And Steve Mason says the menu today was a healthy serving of Humble Pie.
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[S-Cuse]


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Tech is off this week, but this afternoon the school announced that it has worked out a new two year agreement to play Syracuse. Tech goes to the Carrier Dome in 2010, and Orange comes to Blacksburg in 2011.

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The first BCS standings of the season were released tonight. The Bowl Championship Series will ultimately determine the two teams that will battle in the national championship on January 4th in the Orange Bowl.
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[SUPER=03-Landover, MD/August 28; :00]

No surprise at the top of the first BCS poll, as number one ranked and defending National Champ Southern Cal holds down the number one position. However, the number two team in the BCS is a bit of a surprise. Miami and not Oklahoma is second in the standings.
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[GO TO BCS PINNACLE] This despite the fact that the Canes are third in one poll and fourth in the other this week. Two thirds of the ranking is based on the polls, while the other third is based on six computer rankings - and that's where Miami made up all of its ground. Auburn and FSU round out the top five. As you can see the Cavaliers are 15th and the Hokies 25th.
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[TOSS TO BREAK]

[Dumpster-Dogs]


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It's a place for rehabilitation and second chances. Now a local prison is the training ground for some "homeless hounds."
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[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.]

In addition to its 352-inmates, the Botetourt Correctional Center is now playing host to a number of dogs and puppies.
It's all a part of the "Pen Pals" program which teams an inmate and a dog together for an eight to ten-week period.
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((RICHARD WILSON & SAPPHIRE/INMATES: IT GIVES THEM A SECOND CHANCE. WE WORK AND TRAIN 'EM TO GET WHERE THEY'RE ADOPTABLE AND SOMEONE WOULD WANT THEM. AND IT'S GOOD FOR US BECAUSE IT TEACHES US RESPONSIBILITY AND GIVES US SOMETHING TO DO.))
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The program is not only helping the inmates and the dogs- it's helping the Roanoke Valley SPCA make up for the lack of volunteers.
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