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Coming up on News 7-
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Roanoke County supervisors vote on whether to offer incentives to a developer and his upscale shopping center. Plus, the NTSB says human error caused one of the worst air disasters in America's history. And we'll fly you to the moon... and beyond as we check out the largest moon orbiting Saturn.
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News 7 is next.

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[VO-NAT]


New controversy tonight for an upscale shoppping center planned for Roanoke County.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[Keagy-Village]


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Opponents of the Keagy Village project along Route 419 see a window of opportunity.
They lost the zoning issue but now they're back fighting plans to use publics funds for a private development.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Justin /Microwave;]


Justin McLeod is is outside the Roanoke County administration building tonight.. So Justin how much does the developer want?
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[SUPER=05-Roanoke Co.]
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((ROLLCUE:...say no to this request.))
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[SUPER=01-Elmer Hodge/Roanoke Co. Administrator;:16]
[SUPER=01-Marlene Perrott/Opposes Keagy Village;:31]
[SUPER=01-Joe McNamara/Roanoke Co. Supervisor;1:01]
[SUPER=01-Richard Flora/Roanoke Co. Supervisor;1:10]
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[Celanese]


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One of Giles Counties largest employers is laying off hundreds of people.
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[SUPER=03-Giles Co.]

Starting in 2005, Celanese Acetate will phase out its filament line. The company has been a pioneer in the acetate filament industry since the 1920's. It's a product often found in clothing and household goods. The move will put up to 325 people out of work.
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[IN Q=It's sad]

((DEBBIE HILL-MCMAHAN: IT'S SAD... AND THERE'S NOTHING YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT. I MEAN, I JUST DON'T KNOW WHAT TO SAY. THEY KIND OF LEFT US. THEY CALLED US IN A MEETING TODAY AT 10:00 AND SAID HEY.. YOU KNOW THIS IS HOW MANY PEOPLE IT MIGHT AFFECT.))
[SUPER=01-Debbie Hill-Mcmahan/Losing Job;]
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[OUT Q=people it might affect.]
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[VO-NAT]

The company will wait until January to start phasing out jobs. Officials say they will try to help employees find other work. Celanese currently employees about a thousand people.
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[Radford-Shooting]


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Radford police today made another arrest for last weekend's shooting of three people.
Kerry Wayne McPherson, Junior of Blacksburg is charged with aggravated malicious wounding for Saturday's shooting on Lawrence Street.
A New York man also faces charges.
The injuries to the three victims were not life-threatening.

[Plane-Crash]


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Federal investigators continue to gather information about Sunday's fatal plane crash in Patrick County. Now they're preparing to remove the wreckage of the Hendrick Motorsports plane from the mountainside.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Patrick Co.;]


Investigators returned to Bull Mountain for a second day to document the crash site.
They recovered an instrument panel that could provide some useful information.
And they are now expecting an aircraft recovery team that will begin removing pieces of the plane so they can be taken to a Delaware facility for further analysis.
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[SOT 04:49:08]
[IN Q=We have to strike]

((BRIAN RAYNER/NTSB INVESTIGATOR: WE HAVE TO STRIKE A BALANCE BETWEEN FINDING EVERYTHING AS IS, AND GETTING AS MUCH EVIDENCE OUT AS YOU CAN BEFORE THE ENVIRONMENT TAKES OVER. WE HAVE WEATHER COMING THIS WAY, AND WE WANT TO GET SOME OF THESE ITEMS UP AND OUT AS QUICKLY AS WE CAN.))
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[OUT Q=and out as quickly as we can.]
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[VO-NAT]


Because the terrain is so challenging, Brian Rayner says the recovery team will probably use a helicopter to remove the plane from the mountainside.
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[Spencer-Airport]


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Days after the crash, some are questioning the safety of the Blue Ridge Airport.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Spencer]

But, Matt Broughton -who has been flying for nearly 20-years- says those claims are ridiculous. Broughton says on a clear day you can see the landing strip, anchored by trees on each side and mountains on the horizon.
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[SOT@11:40:52.01]
[INQ=It's a safe airport...]

((MATT BROUGHTON, LAWYER/PILOT: IT'S A SAFE AIRPORT. IT'S A VERY REASONABLE APPROACH ASSUMING SOMETHING DOESN'T GO WRONG LIKE PILOT ERROR OR FAILURE OR SOMETHING.. IT'S SAFE.. THE ACCIDENT SHOULD NOT HAVE HAPPENED...))
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[OUTQ=..should not have happened.]
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[VO-NAT]

Broughton and other pilots continue to ask why the crew was more than seven-miles away from the airport and if they were exercising the approved missed -approach procedure which is available for every pilot.
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[Flight-587]


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The crash of an American airlines jet just weeks after September 11th was caused by human error.
Federal investigators say the co-pilot of Flight 587 responded too aggressively to turbulence. Bianca Solorzano reports.
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[IN Q=Less than two minutes...]
[SUPER=01-Robert Benzon/NTSB; :16]
[SUPER=01-Bianca Solorzano/CBS News; :50]
[SUPER=01-Matthew Fox/NTSB; 1:14]
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((LESS THAN TWO MINUTES AFTER DEPARTURE, AMERICAN AIRLINES FLT. 587 WAS OUT OF CONTROL. IT'S TAIL SECTION HAD TORN OFF, SENDING THE PLANE INTO A DEADLY DIVE THAT ENDED IN A RESIDENTIAL NEIGHBORHOOD. A RESULT... SAYS THE NTSB OF PILOT ERROR.
SOT: ROBERT BENZON, INVESTIGATOR-IN-CHARGE/NTSB

"SEVERAL TECHNICAL AND HUMAN CHARACTERISTICS COMBINED CONTRIBUTED TO THIS ACCIDENT." WHEN THE SMOKE CLEARED, 265 PEOPLE PERISHED, FIVE OF THEM ON THE GROUND. THE CRASH WAS THE SECOND WORST AIR DISASTER IN U.S. HISTORY nats... AFTER THREE YEARS OF INVESTIGATION, GRIEVING FAMILIES OF THE VICTIMS ARE FINALLY GETTING SOME ANSWERS. THE NTSB HAS PLACED THE BLAME SQUARELY ON THE ACTIONS OF THE CO-PILOT, WHO'S AGGRESSIVE USE - OF THE PLANES RUDDERS RIPPED THE TAIL FIN FROM IT'S ANCHORS. SOLARZANO ON-CAMERA BIDGE: THE NTSB SAYS AMERICAN'S TRAINING PROGRAM IMPROPERLY ENCOURAGES PILOTS TO RESPOND TO THIS TYPE OF EMERGENCY IN A DANGEROUS MANNER.
(NAT: NTSB MEETING)

AMERICAN AIRLINES SAYS THE MAKER OF THE PLANE...AIRBUS...DIDNT WARN ABOUT THE DAMAGE OF SHARP RUDDER MOVEMENTS UNTIL AFTER THE WRECK. AIRBUS DISAGREES. AND WHEN IT COMES TO AIRCRAFT FLAWS .. THE NTSB SAYS IT'S FINDINGS ARE CLEAR.
SOT: MATTHEW FOX/NTSB

"THERE WAS NO SIGN OF ANY MATERIAL DEGREDATION OR ANY OTHER FACTORS THAT COULD HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO THIS ACCIDENT." THE STAKE ARE HIGH FOR BOTH THE AIRLINE AND THE MANUFACTURER. THEY ARE AT ODDS OVER WHO WILL PAY THE LARGEST SHARE OF DAMAGES TO THE VICTIM'S FAMILIES. THERE ARE 500 AIRPLANES WITH THE SAME RUDDER DESIGN AS FLT. 587 IN OPERATION AROUND THE WORLD. AMERICAN IS THE ONLY AIRLINE THAT USES THOSE PLANES TO CARRY PASSENGERS.))

[Abortion]


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The Commonwealth today appealed a ruling that blocks a ban on so- called partial birth abortions.
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[VO-NAT]
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Both sides were heard in the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals. The state solicitor general says he believes the case should go to trial.
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[IN Q=We had oral argument.]

((WILLIAM THRO/STATE SOLICITOR GENERAL: WE HAD ORAL ARGUMENT. WE WERE VERY PLEASED WITH THE COURTS QUESTIONS. THE COURTS SEEMED RECEPTIVE TO OUR ARGUMENTS, WE ARE CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC. OUR MAJOR ARGUMENT IS THAT THERE IS AN INSUFFICIENT RECORD TO DECLARE THIS STATUTE UNCONSTITUTIONAL.))
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Legislation banning the procedure went into effect in July of last year and was struck down eight months ago. That after a federal judge ruled the ban violated privacy rights and failed to make an exception for the health of the woman. A decision on today's appeal is expected within the next four months.
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What issues will Virginians base their votes on next week?
Results of the latest News 7 poll next.
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Plus one of the Washington area snipers tries to avoid a death sentence.
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[Sports-Preview]


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[Mason-Dixon]

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With just a week until the election, President Bush is holding his lead in Virginia.
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The latest News Seven Mason-Dixon Poll puts the President's lead over Senator John Kerry at six points, the same margin as a month ago.
When voters were asked what one issue will most influence their vote next week, Homeland Security and Terrorism came out on top.
22 percent said Iraq. 20 percent said the economy and job creation.
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[Hastert]


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First it was the Vice President who came to town stumping for him.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]

Today, the Speaker of the House spent a few minutes in Roanoke promoting Kevin Triplett's candidacy in the Ninth Congressional District. Dennis Hastert says it's one of a dozen or so races across the country that could make a difference in Congress.
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((REP. DENNIS HASTERT/U. S. HOUSE SPEAKER; YOU KNOW THIS IS AN IMPORTANT RACE FOR US. I RUN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EVERYDAY WITH ABOUT AN 11-VOTE MARGIN. IF WE CAN PICK UP SOMEBODY LIKE KEVIN TRIPLETT....))
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[OUT Q=like Kevin Triplett]
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...he figures: one more Republican in the House would make his job that much easier.
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Hastert is in Texas tonight, appearing on behalf of another Republican. He estimates he will have visited 200 Congressional Districts by election day.

[Malvo]


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The youngest of the two D-C snipers reached a plea bargain with prosecutors today in connection with two of the 2002 shootings.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Spotsylvania Co.;]

Lee Boyd Malvo entered an *Alford Plea* which spared him the death penalty. That means Malvo admits prosecutors have enough evidence to convict him in the crimes, but does not actually admit to committing them. He'll will receive two consecutive life sentences for the murder of Kenneth Bridges and the attempted murder of Caroline Seawell.
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[IN Q=There is no appeal]

((WILLIAM NEELY/SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY, VA PROSECUTOR; THERE IS NO APPEAL FROM THAT. IT REPRESENTS FINALITY FOR THE VICTIMS OF THIS CRIME. IT IS MY UNDERSTANDING FROM MR. MALVO'S DEFENSE COUNSEL THAT HE PLANS TO DROP HIS APPEALS IN HIS OTHER CASES AND TO SERVE HIS LIFE SENTENCES.))
[SUPER=01-William Neely/Spotsylvania Co. Prosecutor;]
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[OUT Q=his life sentences.]
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[VO-NAT]

Malvo was also convicted last year and sentenced to life in prison for the murder of Linda Franklin, one of the 10 people killed over a three-week span of sniper slayings. Malvo's accomplice, John Allen Muhammad, is on Virginia's death row for one of the murders.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

[Peterson]


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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Redwood City, CA;]

Meanwhile, Scott Peterson's defense team has rested its case after only a week and a half. The final testimony came from a Modesto police officer . Analysts say there were no home-runs for the defense. The attorney for prosecution witness Amber Fry, Peterson's former mistress, says the defense ran out of steam. Peterson's family, however, says the defense did what it needed to do and that the truth will set Peterson free. The prosecution will present rebuttal witnesses tomorrow. Closing arguments are set for Monday.
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Still ahead on News 7, searching for clues after a huge fire in Southside.
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Plus the Cassini spacecraft takes a close look at one of Saturn's moons.
What experts hope to see next.
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[Tobacco-Fire]


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A piece of Southside history went up in flames earlier this morning.
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Just before two, the old Planter's Tobacco warehouse on Wilbourne Avenue caught fire.
These pictures show the intensity of the flames. Firefighters spent several hours bringing the blaze under control.
[SUPER=03-South Boston; :12]


The building and its contents, including about twenty tons of tobacco, were destroyed ... and neighboring businesses suffered as well.
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[SOT 20:00:41]
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((MICK REED/SOUTH BOSTON POLICE CHIEF: ACTUALLY AT ONE POINT, THE FLAMES WERE SO INTENSE THAT YOU COULD SEE THE GLASS THERE WAS MELTED ACROSS THE STREET. AND WE HAVE SOME DAMAGE TO A LOT OF THE BUILDINGS THAT SURROUND THIS AREA.))
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State police and A-T-F agents are looking into the cause of the fire.
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[Cassini]


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Scientists are about to get their closest look ever at Saturn's giant moon.
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[VO-NAT :27]

The international Cassini spacecraft was to pass within 745 miles of Titan some hours ago, but data just recently began beaming into NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab. Titan is a kind of planet-wannabe, and the only moon with an atmosphere Along with taking photos, Cassini will use its imaging radar to make topographical maps and determine whether Titan has a liquid or solid surface. In two months, a probe from Cassini will parachute into Titan's atmosphere, sending back pictures and data.
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[S-Extra]


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Tech/Wake Forest men's soccer, Robby Gordon will start his own Nextel Cup team and Hokies and cavaliers,
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-Major League Baseball; :00]


But first our extra point. San Francisco Giants slugger Barry Bonds has been selected The Sporting News' 2004 baseball player of the year. That's after hitting .362, setting a record with 232 walks and topping 700 career homers. The award was based on a vote by 552 players. The 40-year-old had 45 homers and drove in 101 runs this past season.
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[STRAIGHT TO BREAK]

[S-Soccer]


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We start with a little European football tonight. Virginia Tech hosted Wake Forest in ACC men's action.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg]

The Hokies came into tonight's game with a 1-3-0 ACC record behind Wake Forest's record of 3-1-0. Watch as Wake's Scott Sealy accepts the pass and tries to put one past Tech's goalie Chase Harrison. Harrison makes a great save again on a Sealy shot, turning the ball away.
[SUPER=34-Wake Forest/2/Virginia Tech/0;]

But, after a scoreless first half Wake's offensive couldn't be stoppped in the second. Wake Forest goes on to win 2 to nothing. Tech's last home game of the season will be Saturday against number one Virginia.
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[S-Robby]


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Robby Gordon says he's leaving Richard Childress Racing at the end of the season with the intention of racing for his own Nextel Cup team in 2005.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NASCAR; :00]

Gordon, who has run a part-time Busch Series schedule this year with his own team, says he's been putting the pieces in place for a Cup team for most of 2004. Gordon and Childress both say the parting is amicable. Going into Sunday's race at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Gordon is 23rd in the season standings.
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[S-Hendrick]


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Hendrick Motorsports will hold a candlelight service tomorrow in honor of the ten people who died Sunday when a team plane crashed. The public memorial service will be held at the Hendrick Motorsports complex.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Harrisburg, NC; :00]


NASCAR race fans have been leaving flowers and sitting outside the Hendrick Motorsports racing headquarters this week, obviously their faces indicate total disbelief. Many of the Nextel Cup drivers are experienced pilots with thousands of flight hours, like Rusty Wallace. Mark Martin lost his father in a plane crash. They were just a few of the many drivers who reacted with great sadness to this tragedy.
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[SUPER=01-Rusty Wallace/#2 Miller Lite Dodge Driver; :06]
[SUPER=01-Dale Jarrett/#88 UPS Ford Driver; :33]
[SUPER=01-Mark Martin/#6 Viagra Ford Driver; :40]
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[OUT Q=........nices guys in the sport"]
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[S-Hokies]


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22nd ranked Virginia tech will face a Georgia tech offense Thursday ranked 8th in the ACC.
[GRAPHIC=XAVIER ADIBI]

Mike Stevens says the Yellow Jackets might lose a little more sting against the Hokies with Xavier Adibi making his return just two months after his right bicep was ripped away from his shoulder.
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[SUPER=03-Landover, MD/August 28; :00]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :09]
[SUPER=01-Mike Goforth/VT Director of Athletic Training; :27]
[SUPER=01-Xavier Adibi/Returns to the Lineup Thursday; 1:11]
[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/0 and 1 Against Ga. Tech; 1:25]
[SUPER=@mike1; 1:35]
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[OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."]
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[S-UVA]


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13th ranked Virginia is healing up during this bye week and the pass defense could use a shot in the arm as well.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Durham, NC/Saturday; :00]


Duke registered season highs in yards passing and in TD passes against the Wahoos. UVa's pass defense is rated seventh in the ACC and only two other teams are giving up more yards per catch on average.
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[SUPER=01-Jermaine Hardy/UVa Senior Safety; :00]
[SUPER=01-Phillip Brown/UVa Freshman Cornerback; :14]
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[OUT Q=...amnesia as a defensive back"]
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[Henry-College]


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A free ride to college -- and a degree in half the time.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville;]


That's the vision of former J-M-U president Ronald Carrier, who is leading an effort to build a new college in Henry County. Carrier says the college would offer a two-year bachelor's program and free tuition for students, through scholarships and work. He says it would also draw a majority of its students from Henry County.
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[SOT 1353]
[IN Q=it should help]

((RONALD CARRIER/FMR JMU PRESIDENT: IT SHOULD HELP THOSE WHO ARE NOT REPRESENTED IN HIGHER EDUCATION NOW, GET AN OPPORTUNITY TO GO TO HIGHER EDUCATION.))
[SUPER=01-Ronald Carrier/Former James Madison Univ. President;]
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[OUT Q=go to higher education (2ND REF)]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-April;]

Organizers initially considered building the college on this donated land, but now appear to be leaning toward downtown Martinsville to help revitalize the area. State officials began reviewing the plans this week. (------------)