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Coming up on News 7-
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Police pinpoint dozens of suspects in a south side drug ring. Plus, Jerry Falwell ties faith to politics. We'll tell you who he thinks will win if Christians vote their conscience. And if you drive a new mini-van or sedan, it may be being recalled.
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[ANCHOR=Shan]


News 7 is next.

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[VO-NAT]


A 13 month long- investigation leads to charges against dozens of suspected drug dealers in Southside.
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((THAT'S AN EXTREMELY SUCCESSFUL UNDERCOVER INVEST. AND ONE OF OUR LARGEST.))
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[OUT Q=of our largest.]
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[M'Ville-Drugs]


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Dozens of people now face state or federal drug charges, thanks to a more than year-long investigation in Martinsville
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville]


Tonight, police announced the indictment of 59 suspects on state charges. Another 15 suspects were referred to federal authorities.
Chief Mike Rogers credits the support and cooperation of residents.
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[SOT 16:56:59]
[IN Q=What we've]

((MIKE ROGERS/MARTINSVILLE POLICE CHIEF; WHAT WE'VE DONE TODAY SHOULD LET THEM KNOW THAT ALL THE TIPS THEY'VE BEEN GIVING US HAVEN'T FALLEN ON DEAF EARS.))
[SUPER=01-Mike Rogers/Martinsville Police Chief]
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[OUT Q=on deaf ears.]
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Most of the charges deal with possession or distribution of cocaine, heroin and marijuana.
Rogers says some of the suspects have already been taken into custody.

[Monty-Ax]


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An accident in Montgomery County this afternoon killed one person.
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[TAKE MAP FULL]
State Police say it happened about 3:15 on Route Eight, near the intersection with Childress Road.
Troopers say a Honda Civic was southbound when the driver crossed the center line, hit a hay-bailer, then hit a pickup truck head-on.
The driver's identity has not been released because police have not yet notified next of kin.
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[Missing-Hiker]


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Crews spent several hours tonight searching for a missing hiker tonight near Macafee's Knob in Roanoke County. A search team was sent out around 8 o'clock tonight and found the man around 10-thirty.
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[TAKE MAP FULL] Rescuers on all-terrain vehicles drove along the fire trail and would stop every so often and call for the man. Eventually- he answered. The man in his early twenties was hiking with a friend around one o'clock today. He was apparently having difficulty making the hike with his overweight dog when he told his friend to go on without him.
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[Bush-Kerry]


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With the Presidential election tomorrow, a CBS News poll indicates President Bush may have a one-point lead over Senator Kerry among voters nationwide. That's a virtual tie.
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[VO-NAT :17]

President Bush started his 6-state, 7-stop tour in the must-win state of Ohio. No Republican has ever won the white house without capturing that state. He then traveled to Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Iowa where the race is too close to call...but not according to Mr. Bush.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=No matter whether you agree with me or not...]

((NO MATTER WHETHER YOU AGREE WITH ME OR NOT, YOU KNOW WHERE I STAND, AND YOU KNOW WHERE I WILL LEAD THIS COUNTRY.))
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[OUT Q=I will lead this country.]
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[VO-NAT :13]

Meantime, Senator Kerry embarked on a three state blitz across the Midwest, ending his long day in Ohio. He started in Orlando, then went to Wisconsin and Michigan, a state still reeling from thousands of lost jobs.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Are you ready to...]

((SEN. JOHN KERRY/(D) PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: ARE YOU READY TO FIGHT FOR JOBS IN AMERICA THAT PAY MORE THAN THE JOBS THAT ARE GOING OVERSEAS? (cheers)))
[SUPER=01-Sen. John Kerry/(D) Presidential Candidate;]
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[OUT Q=that are going overseas? (cheers)]
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[VO-NAT :09]

Kerry will wake up in Wisconsin but will travel to Boston to cast his ballot. Bush will spend the night at his home in Crawford, Texas.
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[College-Vote]


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You've heard of soccer moms and NASCAR dads, but this year it's the young vote the candidates want.
The question is will this age group actually cast a ballot this election year? [***CAMPAIGN 2004 IN MONITOR***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Justin /BAM;]


Justin McLeod talked to some Virginia Tech students to find out. Justin?
Shannon, many told us they'll be voting tomorrow.
[LIVE= Justin /FULL BAM]
[SUPER=@justin1]


In fact, a recent poll found 72-percent of college students nationwide plan to vote this year.
But if history is any indication, many in this age group will be staying home on election day.
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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Laura Seamon/Virginia Tech Freshmen; :12 (QUICK)]
[SUPER=01-Jenny Crowell/Virginia Tech Freshmen; :24 (QUICK)]
[SUPER=01-Zachary Bailey/Virginia Tech Sophomore; :32]
[SUPER=01-Eric Brown/Virginia Tech Sophomore; :45 (QUICK)]
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[SUPER=01-Emily Kinsey/Virginia Tech Freshmen; :56]
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((((NAT SOUND OF PLAYING VIDEO GAMES))
In between playing video games, touch football, and studying, many Virginia Tech students say they'll make time to vote.
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[IN Q=I cannot imagine]

((LAURA SEAMON/VIRGINIA TECH FRESHMEN: I CANNOT IMAGINE NOT VOTING AND NOT HAVING A SAY IN THE POLITICAL PROCESS.)) [Runs04]
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But that hasn't always been the case.
Only 36 percent of eligible voters 18 to 24 voted in the 2000 election.
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((JENNY CROWELL/VIRGINIA TECH FRESHMEN: I THINK A LOT OF TIMES PEOPLE ARE TOO UP IN THE AIR AND JUST DON'T CARE ENOUGH TO GET OUT A VOTE.)) [Runs04]
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But college students say this year it's different.
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[IN Q=I think this]

((ZACHARY BAILEY/VIRGINIA TECH SOPHOMORE: I THINK THIS YEAR WITH THE MEDIA EMPHASIS ESPECIALLY ON MTV, GOING TO THE POLLS AND VOTING I THINK OUR AGE GROUP GOT THE MESSAGE TO GO OUT AND VOTE THIS YEAR.)) [Runs08]
[OUT Q=VOTE THIS YEAR]


The young vote also has a lot on its mind.
The main issues? Iraq and the economy.
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[IN Q=The war is one]

((ERIC BROWN/VIRGINIA TECH JUNIOR: THE WAR IS ONE FOR ME AND KINDA THE ECONOMY BECAUSE IT IS NOT DOING SO HOT RIGHT NOW.)) ((RICHARD ALLEY/VIRGINIA TECH SOPHOMORE: BEING A YOUNG PERSON I AM ALWAYS TRYING TO FIND A JOB OR JOB SECURITY.)) ((EMILY KINSEY/VIRGINIA TECH FRESHMEN: I ACTUALLY HAVE A FRIEND WHO JUST WENT INTO THE MARINES AND I'M WORRIED ABOUT HIM ENDING UP IN IRAQ.)) [Runs14]
[OUT Q=up in iraq]


They're obviously passionate about the issues but will they actually vote this election year?
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[IN Q=A lot of people]

((JENNY CROWELL/VIRGINIA TECH FRESHMEN: A LOT OF PEOPLE SAY THEY WILL BUT AT THE SAME TIME YOU CAN'T ACTUALLY TELL WHETHER THEY'RE GOING TO.)) [Runs04]
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We talked to several dozen Virginia Tech students.
Many told us they've already voted by absentee ballot and they're proud of it.
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[IN Q=All of my close]

((MIKE SCHMIDT/VIRGINIA TECH JUNIOR: ALL OF MY CLOSE FRIENDS WENT OUT AND VOTED, ONLY A HANDFUL OF PEOPLE THAT I KNOW DIDN'T THIS YEAR.)) ((EMILY KINSEY/VIRGINIA TECH FRESHMEN: I FELT LIKE IT WAS BIG DEAL TO VOTE FOR YOUR COUNTRY. IT MAKES A BIG IMPACT EVEN THOSE PEOPLE THINK THEY VOTE DOESN'T COUNT, I FEEL THEIR VOTE IS COUNTED.)) [Runs14]
[OUT Q=THEIR VOTE IS COUNTED] ))
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[LIVE= Justin /FULL BAM]


It's hard to tell who this age group will vote for.
Many of the polls this year have left out the youth vote.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Justin /BAM;]


Shannon, it's because many have cell phones with unlisted numbers and therefore couldn't be polled.

[Falwell-Election]


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The Reverend Jerry Falwell says America deserves to have John Kerry elected as its next president.
But he's urging Christians to pray for mercy and a George Bush victory.
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More than a hundred people turned out tonight in Lynchburg for a prayer service with politics as a backdrop.
Falwell says he's been urging evangelical Christians to vote their faith tomorrow and help re-elect President Bush.
He expects the religious right to hit the polls harder than they did in 2000.
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[SOT 11:30:30]
[IN Q=This time Christians]

((REV. JERRY FALWELL/THOMAS RD. BAPTIST CHURCH: THIS TIME CHRISTIANS KNOW GEORGE BUSH AND THEY LIKE HIM. BUT I CAN TELL YOU, I DON'T KNOW HOW IT WILL COME OUT TOMORROW NIGHT, BUT IF MR. BUSH WINS, IT WILL BE THE CHRISTIAN VOTE THAT OVERWHELMINGLY MADE THAT CHOICE.))
[SUPER=01-Rev. Jerry Falwell/Thomas Rd. Baptist Church]
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[OUT Q=made that choice.]
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[VO-NAT]


Falwell was in Pennsylvania over the weekend, campaigning with Georgia Senator Zell Miller and talk radio host Sean Hannity.
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[City-Council]


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More controversy today over a proposed methadone clinic, as members of Roanoke City Council expressed their concerns with the project, and their inability to do anything about it.
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[IN Q=We don't to disown the methadone clinic]

((MARY PAXTON/GARDEN OF PRAYER NO. 7: WE DON'T WANT TO DISOWN THE METHADONE CLINIC, AND WE UNDERSTAND THAT THEY NEED HELP, BUT THE HELP SHOULDN'T COME BY HURTING SOMEBODY ELSE.))
[SUPER=01-Mary Paxton/Garden of Prayer No. 7; ]
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[OUT Q=by hurting somebody else.]
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Today's council meeting brought more criticism from neighbors, who want city council to stop the clinic from locating on Hershberger Road.
But the meeting also included one speaker who supports the drug treatment facility.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We've got to have]

((BRIAN KINGREA/ROANOKE VALLEY DREAM CENTER: WE'VE GOT TO HAVE A VIABLE ANSWER, BECAUSE DRUGS AND ADDICTION TO DRUGS IS A PROBLEM IN OUR CITY. AND IT'S TIME FOR US TO STOP IGNORING. IT'S TIME FOR US TO STOP BEING AFRAID.))
[SUPER=01-Brian Kingrea/Roanoke Valley Dream Center;]
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[OUT Q=stop being afraid.]
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City officials say they continue to search for an alternative site, and hope that CRC Health Corporation will reconsider. But they also stressed that their options are limited.
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Still ahead on News 7, dozens of new jobs are headed to Southwest VIrignia.
We'll tell you where.
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[VO-NAT]


And police say vandalism turned even more violent when students got shot with a bb gun as they waited for their school bus.
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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 Bryan "The Brain" Randall gets an $18 thousand dollar grant. His teammate gets player of the week props from the ACC, while this Flame earns a similar honor in the Big South. The new AP high school football polls are out. Plus, we'll check in with Steve Mason and the Cavs in Charlottesville - right here on the Big 7.))
[Pellet-Shooting]

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Roanoke police say vandals got tired of egging cars- and instead used B-B guns to shoot at not just windows, but students waiting for the school bus.
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Ten students in all were hit by b-b's or pellets this morning- two neeeded medical attention including Ricky Eades.
The 14 year old was hit in the arm and leg, and one shot barely missed his eye.
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[SOT 17:56:30]
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((RICKY EADES/PATRICK HENRY FRESHMAN: WELL WE WERE STANDING AT THE BUS STOP AND A RED MINI VAN PULLED UP AND HE STARTED FIRING ROUNDS AT US.)) [butt to 17:57:36] ((YEA THIS IS THE FIRST TIME SOMETHING HAS HAPPENED TO ME. HOPEFULLY THE LAST.))
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[OUT Q=HOPEFULLY THE LAST.]
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Eades was at the bus stop at sixth street southwest and Elm Avenue, but suspects also fired shots at three other stops: at 24th and Melrose, 19th and Melrose and Norris Drive and Andrews Road.
Ricky Eades' mother says she'll drive her child to school from now on, but she says she doesn't blame the school for today's violence.
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[SOT 17:59:39]
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((PAM EADES/RICKY EADES' MOTHER: THEY CAN'T BE AT EVERY BUS STOP IT'S NOT THE POLICE FAULT EITHER. THEY DON'T KNOW SOME CRAZY KIDS GONNA BE RIDING AROUND SHOOTING PEOPLE.))
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[OUT Q=shooting people.]
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[vo-nat]
The vandals also struck 59 cars in Roanoke overnight-
Police have arrested five people. Four of them are underage-
The fifth is 18 year old Wilbert Hardy of Roanoke.
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[Franklin-Jobs]


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A wood products company will open a new factory in Rocky Mount, creating 150 jobs.
C-T-S-and-I Millwork will manufacture architectural products for the construction industry.
The company recently purchased Cooper Wood Products in Franklin County and also operates a facility in Roanoke.

[Peterson]


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Lawyers for Scott Peterson will begin their closing arguments in his murder case tomorrow.
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[VO-NAT :26]
[SUPER=03-Redwood City, CA;]

Today, prosecutors delivered their closing arguments, portraying Peterson as a would-be swinging bachelor who did not want to be encumbered with a wife and child.
Laci Peterson and their unborn son were found dead in the San Francisco bay in April 2003 four months after she went missing. But there's no weapon, no crime scene, no official cause of death. That's what the lead defense attorney will focus on tomorrow.
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[IN Q=Mark Geragos will argue...]

((CHUCK SMITH/COURT ANALYST: MARK GERAGOS WILL ARGUE REASONABLE DOUBT, REASONABLE DOUBT, REASONABLE DOUBT.))
[SUPER=01-Chuck Smith/Court Analyst;]
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[OUT Q=reasonable doubt. TRIPLE OUT]
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[VO-NAT :09]

The defense argument through the 23 weeks of trial is that someone else killed Laci Peterson. The jury could get the case as early as Wednesday.
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Robin says a cool-down is just a few days away.
The forecast when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus Chrysler recall thousands of mini-vans. We'll tell you why.
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[Commercial]

[Chrysler-Recall]


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Chrysler is recalling more than 250-thousand minivans and sedans tonight.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@file]

240-thousand minivans are being recalled because the radios may short circuit and cause a fire. The recall includes the Dodge Caravan and Chrysler Town and Country from the 2001 and 2002 model years. The automaker says the short circuit may result from water seeping into the radio.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[SS=REcall]

Also being recalled are more than eleven-thousand Sebring and Dodge Stratus sedans from the 2005 model year. An internal audit revealed improper installation of bolts in some rear seat belt retractors. Chrysler will perform repairs for free in both cases.

[Giles-Water]


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Residents in the Pearisburg area are being told to watch for rust or sediment in their water.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pearisburg]


Early this morning, a water main broke, forcing the closure of two schools and flooding the basement of the sheriff's office.
The leak was fixed this afternoon, but customers are advised to run the water for a minute or to two to flush out the system.
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[Almanac]


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We are shooting for highs near 80 on election day. If you are a warm weather fan, you know it won't last long. Leo has our November almamac.
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[S-Extra]


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We'll check out the new AP high school football polls, plus tons of ACC news and a player of the week honor at both Liberty U and Tech. But first tonight's Extra Point -
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Burgettstown, PA; :00]

President Bush brought out the heavy sports hitters at one of his last campaign stops earlier today in western Pennsylvania. In in Burgettstown he was assisted by Red Sox star Curt Schilling and former Steelers' great Lynn Swann.
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[S-VHSL]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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The Brand new Associated Press high school football polls are out tonight, and there is some moving and shaking in both the Group Two A and Group A rankings.
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[GO TO APRISA 12005] Gretna, which is one win away from a perfect season is the easy number one. The Liberty from our part of the stat is fourth. The unbeaten Minutemen take on Brookville this Friday.
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[go to aprisa 12006]
Salem moves up to 6th this week. Amherst County is 8th with Pulaski 9th. Those two come in while Christiansburg and Cave Spring fall out.
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[WIPE TO VO NAT!]
[VO NAT ENG#]
[SUPER=04-Friday Football Extra;]

In Group A, the area's only unbeaten Single A team - Floyd Co. is once again 8th this week. The Buffs have their biggest game of the season this Friday at home against Giles - for the Three Rivers title.
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[GO TO APRISA 12007] Lebanon made the biggest move this week coming from outside the poll to number four after beating George Wythe. Powell Valley is second this week.
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[GO TO APRISA 12008] There you can see Floyd in the 8 spot and the Maroons dropping from 3rd to 9th.
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[S-Randall]


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Bryan Randall - has joined former Hokie Andre Davis in winning an honors scholarship.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]

Randall has been named one of just 8 division one football players to earn the prestigious National Football Foundation - College Hall of Fame scholarship. It's a post-graduate grant worth $18 thousand dollars. Randall earned his undergrad degree in sociology in just three years as a Dean's list student, and is pursuing his master's at this time.
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[TALENT=MIKE]
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And, a Friday Football Extra alum also earned one of these scholarships today as Martinsville's Brandon Mason, an offensive lineman from Elon, was one of three to win this honor in Division One Double A.

[S-ACC]


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The giant killers at UNC and Maryland picked up the bulk of this week's Player of the Week honors in the ACC today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/Last Thursday; :00]

However, Tech freshman cornerback Roland Minor, who intercepted two Ga. Tech passes in the closing minutes of last Thursday's game has been named the league's defensive back of the week. Minor, who is from Washington, DC, returned the second pick for a touchdown. Vinnie Fuller won this honor earlier this season.
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[S-Cavs]


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The 12th ranked Virginia Cavaliers have accomplished one goal they set out to reach at the beginning of the season. Be in the hunt for the ACC title come November. Steve says, not only are they hunting, they are in position to make the conference kill. Steve Mason has more.
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[SUPER=01-Al Groh/6 and 1 This Season; :20]
[SUPER=01-Marques Hagans/6 TD Passes, 1, 372 Yards; :28]
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[SUPER=01-Tom Santi/UVa Tight End; :48]
[SUPER=03-College Park, MD; 1:18]
[SUPER=01-Alvin Pearman/153 All Purpose Yards a Game Average; 1:33]
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[OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."]
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[S-Miami]


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UVa fans can now plan for the Miami weekend which is coming up on Saturday, November 13th at Scott Stadium in Charlottesville. This afternoon UVa announced that the kickoff time for that game has been set for 3:30. That's UVa-Miami on November 13th at 3:30.

[S-BCS]


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The new BCS standings were released this afternoon and as expected the two Florida teams at the top took a tumble.
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[GO TO APRISA 1074] While USC and Oklahoma locked down their spots at the top, Miami and Florida State - last week's 3 and 5 took a fall - dropping to 10th and 13th. Auburn moves up to third, followed by the Cal Golden Bears and the Big Ten's Wisconsin Badgers. Virginia inched up two spots, as did the Hokies. Tech and UVa not only need to keep winning, but also hope for a little losing from some others.
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[S-Liberty]


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The Liberty Flames put the wood on Charleston Southern this past Saturday, and the man who led the team
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Last Saturday; :00]

offensively was named the Big South offensive player of the week today. Dre Barnes rushed for a season-best 211 yards against the Buccaneers, averaging 7.0 yards per carry, while recording his third rushing touchdown on the season. This tied for the second best rushing performance in Barnes' career and the 13th best in school history.
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[TOSS TO BREAK]

[Voting-Preps]


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Roanoke voting officials say they're prepared for tomorrow's big test.
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Tuesday will be the first time voters will use the city's new electronic voting machines. Today, officials delivered the machines to all of its precincts, with some help from representatives of the company that developed them.
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((BERYL BROOKS/ROANOKE CITY REGISTRAR: IT IS FORTUNATE THAT WE DO HAVE THE COMPANY WITH US, WHO WILL BE ROAMING CONSISTENTLY THROUGH THE DAY, FOR ANY PROBLEMS.))
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Officials also handed out voting supply kits to all of its chief poll workers, including what's known as a communication pack.
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((LAVERN GRISBY/ROANOKE CITY DEPUTY REGISTRAR: THIS COMMUNICATION PACK COMMUNICATES WITH THE TERMINALS AT THE POLLING PLACES. IT OPENS EACH TERMINAL AND CLOSES EACH TERMINAL. ))
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Bedford County and the city of Radford are the only other communities in our area that will use touch-screen voting tomorrow for the FIRST time.
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News 7 will bring you live election day coverage on all our newscasts tomorrow. C-B-S coverage begins at 6:30 tomorrow night. Once the polls close in Virginia at 7:00, we'll have live local updates every 30 minutes.
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We'll bring you updated numbers from key local races throughout the evening. For the latest results on every race in our area, you can go to our web page any time at w-d-b-j-7-dot-com. (------------)