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Coming up on News 7-
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Roanoke's still wringing its hands over wringing out Victory Stadium and other flood prone areas. So when will the flood reduction project start to float? Plus, did the Pentagon improperly award contracts to Halliburton? The FBI wants to know. And, the candidates for president have carved out a place for themselves in pop culture.
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News 7 is next.

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The recent flooding highlighted the need for flood reduction in Roanoke, but will it ever be built?
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[SOT 18:16:49]
[IN Q=I think we are]

((BEV FITZPATRICK/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL MEMBER: I THINK WE ARE CLOSER RIGHT NOW THAN WE'VE EVER BEEN TO HAVING THIS FUNDING AND HAVING IT UNDER CONSTRUCTION))
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[OUT Q=it under construction]
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[Flood-Reduction]


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It's been talked about for more than four decades.
In fact, it's been in discussion for so long many feel Roanoke's flood control project will never get off the ground.
[***FLOOD REDUCTION IN MONITOR***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Justin /BAM;]


Are they right? Justin McLeod is here with an answer. Justin?
Shannon, let's put it this way it's closer than ever.
[LIVE= Justin /FULL BAM]
[SUPER=@justin1]


There are however a lot of cynics out there but city leaders and Congressman Goodlatte are confident it can happen within a year or two.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00 (QUICK)]
[SUPER=01-Bev Fitzpatrick/Roanoke Vice-Mayor; :12]
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((((NAT SOUND OF WATER FALL ON ROANOKE RIVER))
The Roanoke River is much calmer these days but a month ago it came out of it's banks and flooded many homes and businesses.
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[IN Q=It's the same houses]

((BEV FITZPATRICK/ROANOKE VICE MAYOR: IT'S THE SAME HOUSES AND THAT ARE BEING FLOODED OVER AND OVER. IT'S THE SAME BUSINESSES AND THESE PEOPLE ARE TIRED OF THIS AND WE NEED TO DO SOMETHING.)) [Runs08]
[OUT Q=to do something]


A flood control project could be the answer.
The city wants to widen the river's banks for ten miles within city limits and put up flood walls in certain places.


The project would cost more than 64 million dollars and the city has already earmarked 18 million dollars.
The rest would come from the federal government.
[SOT 14:45:35]
[IN Q=This is a matter]

((REP. BOB GOODLATTE/(R) SIXTH DISTRICT: THIS IS A MATTER OF EACH YEAR THE GOVERNMENT APPROPRIATED FUNDS AND BECAUSE OF THE TIGHT BUDGETARY CONSTRAINTS THE OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET DECIDED TO LEAVE THE FUNDS OUT OF THE PRESIDENT'S REQUEST.)) [Runs12]
[OUT Q=president's request]


Goodlatte is working to have those funds restored but says it could be several months before it happens.
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[IN Q=We have taken]

((REP. BOB GOODLATTE: WE HAVE TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF THE OPPORTUNITY TO PUT THE PICTURES OF VICTORY STADIUM AND OTHER AREAS ALONG THE ROANOKE RIVER THAT WE SEVERELY IMPACTED BY THIS FLOODING IN FRONT OF THE CHAIRMAN OF THE ENERGY AND WATER SUBCOMMITTEE AND OTHER KEY PEOPLE IN THE CONGRESS TO LET THEM KNOW HOW IMPORTANT IT IS THAT THIS PROJECT RECEIVE FUNDING.)) [Runs22]
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Roanoke is counting on it, city leaders hope construction on the flood control project can begin within two years.
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[IN Q=I think the scariest]

((BEV FITZPATRICK/ROANOKE VICE MAYOR: I THINK THE SCARIEST PART IS WE CAN DO THIS PROJECT AND WE WILL STILL WON'T HAVE THE GUARANTEE THAT WE WILL AVOID FLOODING.)) [Runs08]
[OUT Q=will avoid flooding]))
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The flood control project could however reduce flood damage by as much as 50-percent.
Once construction gets underway, it will be built in two phases.
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And Shannon, it will take nearly five years to complete.


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Four-thousand people paid their respects today at a funeral service for members of the Hendrick family killed in Sunday's plane crash.
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NASCAR drivers, crews and executives were among the many mourners this afternoon.
The two-thousand seats inside the Charlotte church were filled an hour before the service began.
Another two-thousand watched from overflow rooms.
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One of the four soldiers injured in a helicopter crash last night is in critical condition.
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[TAKE MAP FULL]
The army says two U-H-60 Blackhawk helicopters were involved in an accident last night in Buckingham County, about 50 miles west of Richmond.
According to the 82nd Airborne Division, the choppers were conducting night vision training when one of the machines developed unspecified trouble and crashed. The other returned safely to Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
One soldier is listed in critical condition at U-V-A Medical Center. Three others were treated for minor injuries.
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[Keagy-Village]


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It looks like the controversial Keagy Village project will move forward, even without tax incentives.
Without funding from Roanoke County, however, the development company says it will make some changes.
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The county got a letter today from Kahn Development, saying it will scale back some of the improvements it agreed to for the re-zoning.
The developer will still comply with V-DOT's requirements for access to the up-scale retail center.
The decision comes two days after county supervisors refused Kahn's request for almost a million dollars in incentives.
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[Kilgore-Drugs]


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Money received in a court settlement will buy prescriptions for low- income families in Virginia.
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[SUPER=03-Richmond;]

Attorney General Jerry Kilgore today presented money from a settlement with Medco Health Solutions. Virginia Primary Care and the Virginia Association of Free Clinics will split the more than 830- thousand dollars. Both groups have agreed to use the money to purchase prescription drugs for their clinics.
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[IN Q=We hear horror stories]

((NEAL GRAHAM/VIRGINIA PRIMARY CARE DIRECTOR: WE HEAR HORROR STORIES EVERY DAY OF PEOPLE WHO SIMPLY DON'T GET THEIR PRESCRIPTIONS FILLED, THEY STRETCH IT, THEY CUT THEIR PILLS IN HALF, THEY SKIP DOSAGE AND WHEN THEY DO THAT THE WHOLE ISSUE OF MEDICAL CARE BECOMES AN EXPERIMENT.))
[SUPER=01-Neal Graham/Virginia Primary Care Director;]
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[OUT Q=becomes an experiment]
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Clinic Asssociation director Mark Cruise says the need for free services has increased dramatically over the past three years.
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[Flu-Vaccine]


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The US is checking companies in Canada and Germany that may be able to provide an additional five (m) million flu shots.
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Health Secretary Tommy Thompson announced that if inspection teams[SUPER=04-File Tape;] from the Food and Drug Adminis

tration give the go-ahead the vaccines will be available in December.
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[IN Q=The scientists at FDA...]

((TOMMY THOMPSON/:THE SCIENTISTS AT FDA HAVE LOOKED AT THE DATA, AND NOW THE INSPECTORS AND THE REGULATORS ARE GOING TO GO TO GERMANY, AND INSPECT THE PLANT, AND TALK TO COMPANY OFFICIALS, ANALYZE THE PRODUCT, AND IF IT'S SAFE AND IT MEETS OUR STANDARDS, THEN WE WILL PROCEED TO THE NEXT STEP AND BRING IT IN.))
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[OUT Q=and bring it in.]
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Thompson also says 300-thousand flu shots that had been earmarked for federal workers will instead be given to people at the greatest risk.
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Two-thirds come from the Defense Department, which will use the nasal mist instead of the shot. He also announced that the Merck company is tripling production of a vaccine to prevent pneumonia, which is a major complication from the flu.

[Halliburton]


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The FBI is investigating whether the Pentagon improperly awarded no-bid contracts to Halliburton . Agents want to interview a Corps of Engineers contracting officer who says contracts worth (b) billions were unfairly awarded to a company subsidiary. Jennifer Donelan reports.
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[IN Q=It's another bombshell for the Bush campaign...]
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[SUPER=01-Sen. John Edwards/(D) Vice Presidential Candidate; :54]
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((IT'S ANOTHER BOMBSHELL FOR THE BUSH CAMPAIGN. THERE'S WORD THE FBI NOW HAS A CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION INTO HOW HALLIBURTON...ONCE LED BY VICE PRESIDENT DICK CHENEY... WON NO-BID CONTRACTS IN IRAQ. SOURCES SAY THE FBI WANTS TO INTERVIEW A TOP ARMY CONTRACTING OFFICIAL, WHO CHARGED EARLIER THIS WEEK THAT THE 7-BILLION DOLLAR CONTRACT WAS AWARDED IMPROPERLY. THE COMPANY WAS TASKED WITH RESTORING IRAQ'S OIL INDUSTRY AND FEEDING AND SUPPLYING U-S TROOPS. BUNNETINE GREENHOUSE ALLEGES THAT FAVORITISM AND RULE BREAKING LED TO THE CONTRACT. WHEN GREENHOUSE TRIED TO FIGHT THE NO-BID AWARD, HER ATTORNEY SAYS HER JOB WAS THREATENED:
SOT:Michael Kohn/Attorney for Greenhouse: There was great pressure being put on bunny greenhouse prior to that and she

was not giving in to the pressure. VICE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE JOHN EDWARDS WAS QUICK TO CHARGE CRONYISM:
SOT: Sen. John Edwards/(D) Vice Presidential Candidate: I think it is just a long pattern of favoritism that this admin

istration shows to their friends and the people they have close contact with. STAND-UP: A HALLIBURTON SPOKESWOMAN DISMISSED THE REPORT AS ELECTION POLITICS, BUT SAID THE COMPANY IS COOPERATING WITH THE INVESTIGATION. AND THE VICE PRESIDENT HAS DENIED HAVING ANY INFLUENCE IN THE DEAL. JDO, CBS NEWS, WASH.))

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Is your child's school making the grade.
A new state report next on News 7.
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Plus, was it all spin? Fox News host Bill O'Reilly and an employee bury the hatchet... and their competing lawsuits.
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[Sports-Preview]


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[OUT Q=.....THE BIG 7."]
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(( Hey folks Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office as the battle of the Techs heats up in Hotlanta tonight. Plus, we'll see what's in the ACC this weekend as it's now all conference all the time. Plus, Cave Spring wins its 19th volleyball match of the season, and this Redskins only wishes Joe Gibbs was smiling tonight. Right here on the Big 7.))[Accreditation]

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Achievement in Virginia's schools is improving, but there's still progress to be made.
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The Department of Education today announced eight out of every ten schools in Virginia are now fully accredited. That's a six- percent increase over last year. Good news considering reading, math and science standards for elementary students rose. Governor Mark Warner says more accredited schools will go a long way to improving Virginia's economy.
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[SOT 12:12:12]
[IN Q=The most important question]

((MARK WARNER: THE MOST IMPORTANT QUESTION I GET ASKED IS TELL ME ABOUT YOUR WORKFORCE. TELL ME AM I GOING TO HAVE WELL- TRAINED PEOPLE TO WORK AT THE JOBS THAT WE'RE GOING TO BE CREATING WHICH ARE 21ST CENTURY JOBS.))
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In the News 7 viewing area twelve school systems are now fully accredited. Still 23 of them are not.
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[SOT 11:58:08]
[IN Q=We have got to have]

((JO LYNNE DeMARY: WE HAVE GOT TO HAVE A STRONGER VOICE, I THINK, AT THE STATE WHEN STUDENTS ARE IN SCHOOLS THAT CONTINUE TO BE ACCREDITED WITH WARNING ALL THE TIME.))
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[OUT Q=with warning all the time]
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At schools under a warning, progress is being made but achievement doesn't meet state- requirements. Education officials say they'll use the data released today to decide how to best help struggling schools.
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[TAKE WEBSITE BOARD]
If you're wondering how your school fared, you can see the entire state report card by going to our website at WDBJ-7 dot com and clicking on websites in the news.
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Just because a school is accredited one year doesn't necessarily mean it will be the next.
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The Roanoke Academy of Math and Science was fully accredited last year.. but this year it got a warning.
The school's SOL scores increased this year- but new state standards meant the school fell just short of accreditation.
Even so, the school's principal says the tougher SOL's are a positive thing.
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[SOT 22:38:58 ]
[IN Q=]

((TONI BELTON/RMS PRINCIPAL: IT MAKES US WORK ON CERTAIN THINGS AND FOCUS ON WHAT WE'RE TEACHING THE CHILDREN, BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY WHAT THE CHILDREN ARE LEARNING.))
[SUPER=01-Toni Belton/RAMS Principal;]
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[OUT Q=the children are learning.]
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The school has several programs in place to help students with SOL's including after school and summer programs.
The HOST program counts on volunteers who come in for an hour a week to work one-on one with students.
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[Arafat-Health]


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Doctors say Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat is suffering from low blood platelet count but it's not leukemia.
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Arafat's personal physician say's there's no immediate threat to his life.
However, the Palestinian leader will undergo more testing.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=After talking]

((AFTER TALKING TO THE MEDICAL ADVICE OF THE PALESTINIAN, JORDANIAN, EGYPTIAN, AND TUNISIAN DOCTORS PRESIDENT ARAFAT DECIDED TO ACCEPT THIS MEDICAL ADVICE AND TO LEAVE FOR FRANCE TOMORROW MORNING TO BE SUBJECTED TO MORE MEDICAL CARE.))
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[OUT Q= more medical care]
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[VO-NAT]


French President Jacques Chirac (zhahk shih-RAHK') says his country is sending a plane to transport Arafat from Jordan.
This will be the first time in almost three years Arafat has left his compound, where he's been confined by Israel.

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[OReilly-Lawsuit]


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Fox News Channel's Bill O'Reilly didn't sexually harass his former producer and she didn't try to extort money from him.
That's according to a statement announcing an out-of-court settlement.
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[SUPER=04-August 2004]


Andrea Mackris had claimed O'Reilly made a series of sexually explicit phone calls to her.
O'Reilly's lawyer issued a statement saying both sides "regret this matter" and that all accusations have been withdrawn.
O'Reilly did get something out of the legal storm: his ratings are up by 30 percent since the case was filed.
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Will the ghosts and gblins get wet this weekend?
Brent has the forecast when News 7 returns.
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Plus some pumpkins with a presidential puss.
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Things have finally cooled down enough for investigators to start looking for clues in the wreckage of a burned-out tobacco warehouse in South Boston.
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The Planter's Warehouse was destroyed by fire early Tuesday morning ... but authorities don't know how the blaze got started.
They've called in a team of experts to examine the rubble ... including a specially-trained dog that can detect accelerants like gasoline.
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((PHILLIP DURHAM/ATF INVESTIGATOR: WE DON'T KNOW AT THIS POINT WHETHER WE'LL EVEN NEED TO USE THE CANINE, BUT HAVING IT HERE JUST IN CASE. WE ALSO HAVE CHEMISTS HERE WAITING TO HELP COLLECT EVIDENCE IF WE NEED TO AND TO MAKE PROPER EXAMINATIONS AND DETERMINATIONS.))
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The warehouse's owner now says about 300-thousand pounds of tobacco were lost in the fire.
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The Hokies and Yellow Jackets are working hard tonight in Hotlanta. We'll check out the ACC Connection for this week, and the list of games for Friday Football Extra - plus a little volleyball. But first your Extra Point -
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[SUPER=03-Ashburn/April 26; :00]

Star rookie Sean Taylor will not be on the field for this Sunday's game with the Green Bay Packers. Taylor was arrested early this morning on charges of driving under the influence and refusing a breathalyzer test. Police say Taylor flunked some field sobriety tests. He's currently free on bond. We'll be right back.
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[S-Tech]


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The 22nd ranked Virginia Tech Hokies were in Atlanta tonight taking Georgia Tech in a pivotal ACC Thursday matchup at Bobby Dodd Stadium.
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[SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/ESPN; :00]

The Ramblin Wreck was looking rather polished tonight as former Hokie Michael Vick was in attendance to check things out at Grant Field. Georgia Tech was the first to hit paydirt as Reggie Ball connects with Calvin Johnson in the back of the endzone to make it 7-to-nothing with 9:46 left before halftime. The Jackets would get a turnover and then another touchdown as P.J. Daniels rumbles in off the left side and just like that it was 14-to-nothing. But Tech would get back in the game thanks to a circus catch from sophomore David Clowney, who dives in the back of the endzone for the catch. It was 17-to-7 at half-time. Tech got a safety and then the big play it was looking for as true freshman Eddie Royal gets wide open and takes it 80 yards to the house to make it a 20-to-18 game. The Hokies then went for two, and Randall found Richard Johnson on his knees to tie the game at 20-all with just over 5 minutes to go. Tech would keep coming as Randall hits Josh Morgan on a 51 yard TD down the left side. It's 27-to-20
[super=36-Virginia Tech/34/Ga. Tech/20 ;]

Hokies with just 3:10 to play. The Hokies come back in the second half to win it 34 to 20.
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The ACC action continues this weekend with a full slate of action from Clemson to College Park. So far, 9 of the 24 games played in the conference this season have been decided by 7 points of less with three of those going to overtime.
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(( Miami remains the front runner in the conference with an unblemished record and a number three rankings in the polls. The Canes are at Carolina on Saturday against a Tarheel team that has been terrible on the road and virtually unbeatable in Chapel Hill. ((LARRY COKER:)) ((JOHN BUNTING:)) Florida State barely escaped Wake Forest last Saturday and this week, the Noles face another road test at Maryland. The Terrapins have been a major disappointment losing three straight games. ((RALPH FRIEDGEN:)) ((BOBBY BOWDEN:)) The Clemson Tigers are home on Saturday hosting NC State. The favored by one point.))
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And the game here on Your Hometown Station this Saturday is Wake Forest and Duke. Kickoff is set for Noon.

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The playoff picture is starting to shape up all across the Friday Football Extra coverage area as tomorrow night marks week nine of the regular season. Here's the complete schedule of games with the home teams listed on the bottom of each matchup.
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The Cave Spring Knights wrapped up the River Ridge volleyball title tonight with a dominating 3-games-to-none victory over Christiansburg.
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Knights' coaches Tamalyn and Mark Tanis celebrated senior night even though Cave doesn't have a single senior on the roster - so they honored the senior fans in the stands. The Knights would make it look easy as Erica Wiegand serves it right into the gap in front of the back line for the easy Cave Spring point. Later - the Knights would dominate the net as Maggie Wagner and Stacy Craighead double team the Christiansburg return and stuff it back on the other side. The Knights win 3-to-0.
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The Knights are now 19-and-1 heading into the district tourney next week.

[Voter-Fraud]


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There are new claims of possible voter fraud, this time in Oregon.
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[SUPER=03-Dallas, OR;]

The Polk County clerk is suspicious of 400 voter registration cards, all with the Republican Party checked. Most of the cards are for college students who say they had no idea they were registering with the Republican party. One student says she was approached about signing a petition for car insurance and was also given a card meant to "verify" her registration. The head of Oregon's Republican Party says it may have turned in the cards in question, but no one within the party altered them. The Secretary of State's office says all complaints from both parties will be investigated.
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[Pumpkin-Busts]


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You could be seeing the Candidates for President on more than masks this Halloween.
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[VO-NAT :25]
[SUPER=03-Columbus, OH;]

An Ohio woman has carved her pumpkin into likenesses of President Bush and Senator Kerry. Artist Jeanette Paras then added to the political theme by designing a pumpkin featuring Donald Trump. That gourd weighs a whopping 180 pounds and includes the Donald's famous "bad hair" day cut. Paras has been designing and creating giant pumpkin faces for 17 years. She wouldn't say which candidate she'll vote for. (------------)