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Coming up on News 7-
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[VO-NAT]

They already made history once this season. Can the Red Sox do it again? Plus, Virginia schools are entitled to lottery profits. But the millions might not stretch as far as you think. And, a couple of balloon artists get twisted with their Halloween decorations.
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[ANCHOR=Shan]


News 7 is next.

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Red Sox fans are on the edge of their seats.
Police are on edge too.
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[Boston-Preps]


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Boston's World Series curse may be about to end.
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[SUPER=05-Boston, MA]


And that possibility has Red Sox fans going crazy.
The Sox are beating the Cardinals 3 to nothing in the 8th innning.
If they hold on, it will be the team's first World Series title since trading Babe Ruth to the New York Yankees in 1919.
[ENG#=2]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Boston, MA/Last Week]


Authorities hope any victory celebrations tonight won't be a repeat of last week.
Thousands took to the streets when the Sox won the American League series.
Police from surrounding communities have swarmed into Boston, ready to clamp down on any celebrations that get out of hand.
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[Lottery]


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Red Sox fans may be feeling lucky tonight, but in Virginia it's kids who are hitting the jackpot thanks to the state lottery. [***LOTTERY IN MONITOR***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Justin /BAM;]


Justin McLeod is here now with details. Justin help us understand, since kids can't play the lottery?
Shannon, it's because all lottery profits must go towards education.
[LIVE= Justin /FULL BAM]
[SUPER=@justin1]


This year, it totals more than 400-million dollars. Now that may seem like a lot but area schools say the pay-off is not as big as you may think.
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[SUPER=04-Virginia Lottery; :00]
[SUPER=01-Penelope Kyle/Lottery Director; :17]
[SUPER=01-Don Stowers/Pulaski Co. Schools; :36]
[SUPER=01-Richard Flora/Roanoke Co. Schools; 1:00]
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((((NAT SOUND OF LOTTERY DRAWING))
The Virginia Lottery brings in over a billion dollars a year.
After all the prizes are handed out and the lottery covers its operating budget, what's left is required to go to education.
[SOT 1:27:27; (feed tape)]
[IN Q=At the end of the]

((PENELOPE KYLE/LOTTERY DIRECTOR: AT THE END OF THE YEAR, ON JUNE 30TH, WE CONTRIBUTED 408 MILLION DOLLARS TO VIRGINIA'S PUBLIC SCHOOLS.)) [Runs06]
[OUT Q=PUBLIC SCHOOLS]

[GRAPHIC]
Schools receive their money based on the number of students.
So the bigger school systems obviously get more money.
They're allowed to spend the lottery funds anyway they see fit.
Pulaski County for example recently put a new roof on Dublin Middle School.
[SOT 1:42:11 (FEED TAPE)]
[IN Q=It just frees]

((DON STOWERS/PULASKI CO. SUPERINTENDENT: IT JUST FREES UP MONEY FROM OTHER MONIES THAT WE WOULD HAVE TO TAKE FROM SOMEWHERE ELSE TO TAKE CARE OF CAPITAL NEEDS.)) [Runs08]
[OUT Q=OF CAPITAL NEEDS]

((NAT SOUND OF CONSTRUCTION ON TAPE LABELED ROANOKE COUNTY))
Roanoke County uses its 1.8 million dollar lottery payment each year to pay off debt incurred from school construction.
Although it appreciates the money, administrators say the 408 million dollar figure is misleading.
[SOT 13:09:31 (ROANOKE COUNTY TAPE)]
[IN Q=Once you put that]

((RICHARD FLORA/ROANOKE CO. SCHOOLS: ONCE YOU PUT THAT OVER 120 SCHOOL DIVISIONS, 130 SCHOOL DIVISIONS IN THE STATE AND HOWEVER MANY MILLION STUDENTS, NO THAT'S NOT A LOT OF MONEY.)) [Runs11]
[OUT Q=A LOT OF MONEY]


But you wouldn't know that seeing all the billboards popping up in our area touting the lottery's record breaking year.
The state defends its record pointing out the payments grow each year.
[SOT 1:34:32 (FEED TAPE)]
[IN Q=In Virginia we make]

((PENELOPE KYLE/LOTTERY DIRECTOR: IN VIRGINIA WE MAKE UP ABOUT TEN PERCENT OF WHAT THE STATE SPENDS ON PUBLIC SCHOOL EDUCATION, WITHOUT THAT THERE WOULD BE A LOT THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO DO.)) [Runs12]
[OUT Q=NOT BE ABLE TO DO] ))
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[LIVE= Justin/FULL BAM]


Schools also benefit from the lottery in another way.
All unclaimed prizes must go into the state's literary fund which is used for things like teacher retirement funding.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Justin /BAM;]


Shannon, suprisingly unclaimed prizes add up to about 12-million dollars a year.

[Effinger]


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A Rockbridge County school WILL be renovated along with two others.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co./October 14;]

Effinger Elementary was originally left out of a plan to upgrade three schools at the same time. This week, the Board of Supervisors approved 3-point-8 million dollars for the work. School officials say now, all of the county's five elementary schools will be brought up to current standards. Effinger is the smallest school in Rockbridge County, with 116 students.
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[Victory-Stadium]


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If Roanoke keeps Victory Stadium it may look drastically different one day.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


During a citizen's committe meeting tonight, one member gave a presentation on a redesigned Victory Stadium.
Jan Wilkins recommends taking out the stands on the east side and replacing them with a stage.
He believes the plan would work if it's economically feasible.
The committee also heard from Virginia Amateur Sports on how a new stadium may bring more sporting events and revenue to the city.
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[Memorial]


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Race fans and friends of the Hendrick family gathered tonight to remember the victims of Sunday's plane crash.
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[VO-NAT 19:04:53 CBS]
[SUPER=03-Harrisburg, NC]


A few hundred people gathered outside the headquarters of Hendrick Motorsports near Charlotte.
Members of Motor Racing Outreach conducted the service in honor of the ten people who died when their plane crashed in Patrick County.
Private funeral services will be held tomorrow and Friday.
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[Plane-Crash]


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Patrick Co.;]


Earlier in the day a member of the Hendrick family visited the crash site in Patrick County.
Ricky Hendrick's brother-in-law, Marshall Carlson, arrived at the foot of Bull Mountain with two of Hendrick's close friends.
They came, he said, to find some closure and to thank the volunteers who rushed up the mountain after the plane crash, and have helped investigators ever since.
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[SOT 23:09:04]
[IN Q=It actually brings it a little closer]

((LESTER HARRELL/PATRICK CO. VOLUNTEER: IT ACTUALLY BRINGS IT A LITTLE BIT CLOSER TO YOU TOO. IT KIND OF GETS A LITTLE MORE EMOTIONAL TOO. I MEAN IT BRINGS OUT ANOTHER ASPECT FOR US. ))
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[OUT Q=another aspect of it for us.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-Yesterday]


Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board say the Hendrick plane did not transmit a distress call before the crash. Today, they confirmed that navigational aids at the Blue Ridge Airport were working properly.
An aircraft recovery team is now preparing to remove the wreckage and transport it to a facility in Delaware for further analysis.
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[Arafat]


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Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat is in critical condition tonight
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[VO-NAT]

after officials say he collapsed and was unconscious for nearly 10 minutes.
[SUPER=03-Ramallah, West Bank;]

Scores of Egyptian and Tunisian doctors have descended on Arafat's compound to treat him and are now assessing whether he should be sent to a hospital. Jordanian doctors- including his personal physician- are on their way to further aid in his treatment. His wife is expected to arrive tomorrow. A bodyguard said Arafat became ill during a meeting earlier today and was taken to the clinic inside the compound, where he then collapsed.
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[New-Fighter]


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The military unveiled its newest creation today-
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Marietta, GA;]

as the first F-A-22 Raptor rolled out of Lockheed-Martin's plant in Georgia. The fighter jet was the first off the assembly line and is now headed for Langley Air Force Base in Virginia. Air Force officials say it is the most technically advanced fighter ever built. The Raptors are being produced at a cost of about 130-million dollars each. The jet is described as operationally ready but will undergo some fine tuning before being flown to Virginia in a few months. The Pentagon's purchase plans call for 276 Raptors. The order extends through 2013.
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Still ahead on News 7, George W. Bush and John Kerry are in the home stretch.
We'll hear from both candidates, with less than a week to go.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus New York celebrates the hundredth birthday of a ground-breaking creation... its underground subway.
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[Sports-Preview]


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[OUT Q=.......in sports"]
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[Bush-Kerry]

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John Kerry continues to attack President Bush over nearly 400 tons of high-grade explosives that are unaccounted for in Iraq.
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[VO-NAT :12]
[SUPER=03-Cedar Rapids, IA;]

While campaigning in Cedar Rapids today, Kerry suggested the material could be used against US troops and said the President is trying to dodge responsibility for the materials' disappearance.
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[SOT :44 - 1:02]
[IN Q=We need a fresh start...]

((SEN. JOHN KERRY/(D) PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: WE NEED A FRESH START IN IRAQ. WE NEED A PRESIDENT WHO UNDERSTANDS WHAT'S HAPPENING, WHO WON'T MISLEAD THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, WHO'S WILLING TO ADMIT MISTAKES, WHO'S WILLING TO STAND UP. IF GEORGE BUSH CAN'T ADMIT THE MISTAKES, HE ISN'T GOING TO CORRECT THE MISTAKES.))
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[OUT Q=correct the mistakes.]
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[VO-NAT :04]
[SUPER=03-Pontiac, MI;]

President Bush fired back while campaigning in Pontiac, Michigan.
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[IN Q=If Senator Kerry had his way...]

((PRESIDENT GEORGE BUSH: IF SEN KERRY HAD HIS WAY...WE WOULD STILL BE TAKING OUR GLOBAL TEST.WE WOULD BE WAITING FOR YET ANOTHER UN RES TO MAKE US MORE SAFE...))
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[OUT Q=to make us more safe.]
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Bush says he's courting democrats whose``dreams and goals are not found in the far left wing'' of their party.
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[Absentee-Ballots]


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/File Tape;]

Tomorrow is the last day to submit an application by mail for an absentee ballot. To find out if you qualify to vote absentee or to apply for a ballot, you can contact your local registrars office.
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[TAKE WDBJ WEB ADDRESS FS] You can also download an application from the state board of elections website. There's a link from ours at W-D-B-J-7- -dot- -com. Just click on websites in the news.
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[SS=Campaign 2004]

Registrars must receive applications by mail or fax by five- p-m tomorrow. Voters have until Saturday to apply in person.

[Lowes]


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They've watched it slowly go up for about six months ... now central Virginia residents are ready to welcome another Lowes home improvement store.
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[SUPER=03-Amherst Co.]


Lowes is opening its second Lynchburg-area store in the River James shopping center in Madison Heights.
The store occupies land where K-Mart and several smaller operations used to sit ... all of them closed down more than a year ago.
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[SOT 15:09:38]
[IN Q=When you first]

((ROY CASH/AMHERST CO. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: WHEN YOU FIRST COME INTO MADISON HEIGHTS, THE FIRST THING YOU SAW WAS HOO, BIG EMPTY BUILDING RIGHT HERE. AND I THINK NOW WHEN PEOPLE COME INTO MADISON HEIGHTS THE FIRST THIING THEY'RE GOING TO SEE IS THIS BRAND NEW LOWES AND I THINK IT'S GOING TO MAKE THEM EXCITED.))
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[OUT Q=make them excited.]
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Cash says surrounding businesses will benefit from the increased traffic Lowes will bring.
The store will officially open next Wednesday.
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[Petty-Car]


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Say no to drugs and yes to education...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]

That was the word- Benny Vickers brought to kids at Clearbrook Elementary this morning. But, he didn't just preach to kids - he brought Richard Petty's Nextel number 43 race car with him. Vickers is a former drag racer. He told the kids saying no to drugs saved his life when he was a soldier in Vietnam. He said that determination led to his career in racing. Along with the anti-drug message- the kids got to take home a collectible truck.
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[Subway]


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New York is holding an underground party...
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[VO-NAT :30]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]

A party to celebrate the underground is more like it. The world's largest subway system turns hundred years old this week. The city accepted its first fare of one nickel on October 27th, 1904. Dubbed an "engineering marvel", the subway system opened after a four-year digging project during which workers carved out miles of underground tunnels 55 feet wide and 15 feet high. Today the system has more miles of track than any other transit system in the world and carries more than four million
passengers every day.
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Will we break out of the fog and drizzle?
Robin Reed's forecast is still ahead on News 7.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus this haunted house is lliterally built on air.
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[Commercial]

[Taped-Caper]


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Police in Indiana are looking for four suspects who robbed a jewelry store in broad daylight and in front of security cameras.
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[VO-NAT :17]
[SUPER=03-Hobart, IN;]

At about 10 this morning two men walked into Helzberg Diamonds in Hobart and pretended to shop. When an employee unlocked a display case, one of the men pulled a gun. They then herded employees into a back room and tied their hands while two other suspects emptied the cases.
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[IN Q=And they were so methodical....]

((LT. LEO FINNERTY/HOBART POLICE: AND THEY WERE SO METHODICAL. THEY KNEW EXAACTLY WHAT THEY WERE GONNA DO.))
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[OUT Q=what they were gonna do.]
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[VO-NAT :15]

The getaway car, aformer police car, was stolen. The suspects drove it to a restaurant where they split up into two trucks. Police say the robbers also stole a security vcr but missed another one, the one that recorded the whole incident.
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[Balloon-House]


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Thsi Halloween a couple of artists are putting the Boo in balloon.
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[VO-NAT :22]
[SUPER=03-Rochester, NY;]

They've created a haunted house in Rochester New York entirely out of balloons. It took 70-thousand to build the frame and displays in what they're calling "Balloon Manor." Larry Moss and Don Caldwell started working on the design in January. The house itself took five days to construct. All proceeds from the attraction, which opened tonight, will benefit a cancer center.
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[S-Extra]


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Tech's women's basketball team is handed a preseason ACC ranking, highlights of the lady hokies soccer team in action tonight, and Dale earnhradt Junior talks about the tragic hendrick family losses.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NBA; :00]

First our extra point. Brendan Haywood of the Washington Wizards was suspended for three games by the N-B-A for fighting during a pre-season game against the Chicago Bulls Monday night. Antonio Davis and Eddy Curry of the Bulls received two-game suspensions, Washington's Larry Hughes drew a one-game suspension and Bulls guard Kirk Hinrich was handed a ten-thousand dollar fine. The suspensions take effect with the opening of the N-B-A regular season next week.
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[STRAIGHT TO BREAK]

[S-Series]


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The Red Sox are justan inning away from ending an 86 year drought. Boston is leading St. Louis 3-nothing inthe bottom of the eigth in game four of the World Series. Boston already leads the series 3 games to none and they will sweep with a win tonight.

[S-Soccer]


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In the midst of some heavy fog tonight, Virginia Tech women's soccer team battled Marshall on their home turf for the last game of the regular season.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]

We pick up the game midway thru the first half with Tech leading 2-nothing. Hokie goalie Mallory Soldner made a quick jump to the corner of the net to stop this nice attempt by Marshall.
[SUPER=34-Virginia Tech/4/Marshall/0;]

Watch Tech show off some offensive skills as Meghan Devine passes it back to Mary Elizabeth Newton who tries to put one more on the board for Tech. But, the miss is no big deal. The Hokies go on to win 4 to zero.
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[S-Danny]


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19 year old Danny Karbassiyoon, the former Northside soccer star, is making waves in Europe.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]

He scored for the first time with London's Arsenal team for a 2-1 win over Manchester City in the Carling Cup. Karbassioon played for the Roanoke Star since he was 9 years old and graduated from Northside two years ago. He's on his second year contract with Arsenal.
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[S-golf]


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Ashley Plantation would lend its golf course to a Fund raiser for the West End Center tonight.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Daleville; :00]

Seventy golfers played night golf at the course this evening using florescent balls and lit yardage markers. Nine holes are playable in the night format for safety reasons in this second annual night captain's choice format.
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[SOT]
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[SUPER=01-Chip Sullivan/Ashley Plantation Pro; :00]
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[OUT Q=......the day time"]
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[S-History]


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Virginia Tech and Georgia Tech meet tomorrow night for the first time in 14 years. Mike Stevens takes us back in time.
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[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/November 3, 1990; :00]
[SUPER=03-Atlanta/November 10, 1990; :16]
[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Lost to GT 6-to-3 in 1990; :30]
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[OUT Q=....NEWS 7 SPORTS."]



[S-Cburg]


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Christiansburg's football team is 7 and OH for the first time in school history.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Last Week]

The Blue Demons Region III Division III power ranking puts them number one in the region and in the state, which means if the playoffs started today Christiansburg would have home field advantage until the state championship.
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[SUPER=01-Tim Cromer/Christiansburg Head Coach; :06]
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[OUT Q=....in our district"]
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[S-Racing]


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Nextel Cup drivers are greiving right along with fans this week over the Rick Hendrick family tragedy this past Sunday. Dale Earnhardt jr. knows about deep loss and joins the racing fraternity in supporting Rick Hendrick.
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[SOT]
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[SUPER=01-Dale Earnhardt Jr./Driver #8 Budweiser Chevy; :00]
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[OUT Q=...lean on"]
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[S-VT]


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The Tech women's basketball team is picked to finish in the middle of the ACC while North Carolina is the top selection.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]

The Hokies find themselves just ahead of Virginia in fifth spot in the ACC pre-season poll. But, the newcomers are ranked behind UNC, Duke, Maryland, and Miami .
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[Triplets]


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The terrible twos can be stressful for any parent.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Dublin;]

But, for Michael and April Moore, their two-year-old son Riley is just half the stress. The Moores are also parents of NATURAL identical triplets -- Anderson, Bay and Campbell, who are now six-months old. The couple does get some help from April's mom, but admits it can still get a little crazy at times.
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[SOT 14:33:55-01 & 40:30-38]
[IN Q=she's the biggest]

((APRIL MOORE: SHE'S THE BIGGEST HELP AND THEN I GET READY FOR WORK AND THEN THEY'RE GOING BACK TO SLEEP. //// MICHAEL MOORE: WHEN THEY'RE NOT SLEEPING, RILEY'S SLEEPING, AND THEN WHEN THEY WAKE UP, AND THEN RILEY'S WAKES UP, THEN RILEY'S AND THEN THEY'RE SLEEPING, IT'S CONSTANT THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE DAY.))
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[VO-NAT]

Only one in 8-thousand women give birth to triplets each year, and doctors say the odds of having identical triplets are even greater. (------------)