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Coming up on News 7-
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Night-time drivers will want to aim their headlights away from 581-this week. We'll tell you when and why. Plus, the judge in the Scott Peterson trial tells jurors to work it out after they indicate they've reached an impasse. And, they say if you want to know a man, walk a mile in his shoes. We'll show you where you can find Saddam's.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]


News 7 is next.

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If you're traveling on 581 the next couple of nights you may want to change your plans. You could be at standstill for more than 30 minutes.
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[ANCHOR =Shannon]
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[581-Signs]


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It could be the lesser of two evils.
V-Dot needs to shut down a major highway but says it's better to do it at night than during the day.
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Justin McLeod joins us from 581 where the work is underway. Justin, how much of a disruption is it causing so far?
Shannon, so far so good.
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Currently, there are only a few lane closures here at 581 and Orange Avenue but in less than a hour the entire interstate is scheduled to be closed and the delay could be lengthy.
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((((NAT SOUND SHOWING THE SIGNS LYING ON THE SIDE OF THE HIGHWAY))
They've been sitting on the side of the highway for weeks.
Now, V-Dot is finally ready to put them up.
[SOT 17:41:43]
[IN Q=Some of these signs]

((JASON BOND/VDOT: SOME OF THESE SIGNS ON INTERSTATE 581 HAVEN'T BEEN REPLACED SINCE THE INTERSTATE WAS BUILT SO IT IS SIMPLY TIME TO REPLACE THEM WITH A NEWER STRUCTURE AND NEW SIGN.)) [Runs08]
[OUT Q=and new sign]


And it's definitely an undertaking.
The signs are so big the crane needed to lift them had to be assembled on site.
When it comes time to actually install the new signs, the entire interstate will have to be shut down.
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[IN Q=We are going to be using]

((JASON BOND/VDOT: WE ARE GOING TO BE USING WHAT WE CALL A ROLLING ROAD BLOCK WITH CONJUNCTION WITH THE STATE POLICE WHICH MEANS TROOPERS WILL BE POSITIONED ON EACH DIRECTION OF 581 AND THEY WILL HALT TRAFFIC AND SLOW IT DOWN ENOUGH TO GIVE THAT CRANE THE CRANE THE TWENTY OR THIRTY MINUTES THAT IT NEEDS TO DO ITS MOVEMENT.)) [Runs18]
[OUT Q=to do its movement]


The interstate is scheduled to be shut down at midnight and then again around 2:30.
During the 30 minute closure, various on and off ramps will be shut down from Hershberger Road to Elm Avenue.
Although the work is bound to inconvenience motorists, V-Dot believes the alternative is much worse.
[SOT 17:45:08]
[IN Q=By scheduling the work]

((JASON BOND/VDOT: BY SCHEDULING THE WORK AT NIGHT IT'S DEFINITELY LESS OF AN INCONVENIENCE THAN IT WOULD BE DURING THE DAY. IMAGINE TRYING TO DO THIS WORK DURING THE DAY WITH THE PEAK TRAVEL TIMES WITH ALL THE TRAFFIC ON INTERSTATE 581.)) [Runs10]
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It is important to point out this will all happen again tomorrow night so it may be best to avoid interstate 581 for the next couple of nights.
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Shannon, V-Dot is scheduled to do similar work on Interstate 81 near the 581 interchange in the next couple of weeks.


[Heart-Pill]


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A heart pill could be the first medication ever approved by the FDA for a specific race of people.
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[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]

The two-drug combination pill, BiDil, dramatically reduces deaths among blacks with heart failure. The condition affects five (m) million Americans, but blacks, like 61-year old Carroll Proctor, are two and a-half times more likely to develop it. Today researchers announced that Bidil--which never worked in the general population--worked spectacularly in African Americans.
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[IN Q=What was better about...]

((CARROLL PROCTOR/HEART PATIENT: W: WHAT WAS BETTER ABOUT BEING ON THAT DRUG? A: BEING ABLE TO DO THINGS THAT YOU COULDN'T DO BEFORE LIKE WALKING, RIDING A BIKE, SPENDING MORE TIME WITH YOUR GRANDCHILDREN.))
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[OUT Q=with your grandchildren.]
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Tests showed BiDil cut the heart failure death rate by 43 percent among blacks who had the condition. Experts say genetic differences among ethnic groups are so small the drug should probably help whites, too. The findings will be published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine.
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[Iraq]


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A US military offensive in the Iraqi city of Fallujah won't be quick, clean or easy. That's according to Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld. Bianca Solorzano has more on the battle.
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(( BY NIGHTFALL, U.S. TROOPS STORMED THE NORTHERN DISTRICTS OF FALLUJAH ... AND BEGAN SEARCHING ALLEYWAYS AND ROOFTOPS FOR SUNNI MILITANT FIGHTERS. THESE NEIGHBORHOODS ARE CONSIDERED THE INSURGENTS' TOUGHEST STRONGHOLDS, BUT AFTER MONTHS OF LAWLESSNESS, AMERICAN FORCES ARE NOW TAKING THE FIGHT TO THE REBELS -- IN THEIR OWN BACKYARDS.
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"If Iraq is to be a free and a peaceful society, one part of the country cannot remain under the rule of assassins, terrorists, and the remnants of Saddam Hussein's regime." THE TOP U.S. COMMANDER IN IRAQ SAYS SOME 15-THOUSAND TROOPS AND IRAQI FORCES SURROUNDED FALLUJAH, AS THE LONG-ANTICIPATED "OPERATION: PHANTOM FURY" CONTINUED FOR A SECOND DAY. CHOPPERS, WARPLANES, AND TANKS POUNDED THE OPPOSITION'S DEFENSES...WHILE THE MILITARY MOVED IN. REPORTERS ON THE GROUND ESTIMATE THE NUMBER OF INSURGENTS KILLED WILL BE HIGH.
(VOICE OF: MARK SPITZER/CBS NEWS - ALREADY FONTED)

"It's not clear how many fighters the insurgents might have lost, but the long line of flattened and smoking buildings along the Fallujah riverside suggest that the toll was not light." BUT THE CONCENTRATED ATTACK ON FALLUJAH FAILED TO INTIMIDATE MILITANTS ELSEWHERE IN IRAQ. LATE MONDAY, THERE WERE DEADLY CAR BOMBINGS NEAR TWO CHURCHES AND A HOSPITAL IN BAGHDAD. IN RESPONSE TO THE CHAOS, IRAQ'S PRIME MINISTER HAS DECLARED SIXTY DAYS OF EMERGENCY RULE. THAT INCLUDES IMPOSING A ROUND-THE-CLOCK CURFEW ON FALLUJAH.
(SOT: AYAD ALLAWI/IRAQI PRIME MINISTER)

"It has to be done. We are after terrorists and this is a cleaning operation against terrorists." U.S. OFFICIALS WON'T PREDICT HOW LONG THE OPERATION IN FALLUJAH COULD LAST. THEY DOUBT IT WILL BE THE FINAL SHOWDOWN, BUT THEY HOPE IT WILL MAKE IRAQ SAFER ... BEFORE ELECTIONS ARE HELD IN JANUARY. BIANCA SOLORZANO FOR CBS NEWS. ))

[Saddams-Boots]


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You probably don't want to walk in SAddam Hussein's boots but you might get to see them.
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[SUPER=03-Salt Lake City, UT;]

These dirty size nine's might not look like much...but, some Utah National Guard members believe the footwear they brought home belonged to the fallen Iraqi dictator. Officials at Fort Douglas say they are 90-percent sure the boots belonged to Hussein.
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[IN Q=You just gotta remember...]

((BOB VOYLES/FORT DOUGLAS MUSEUM DIRECTOR: YOU JUST GOTTA REMEMBER HE WAS ON THE RUN YOU DON'T KNOW HOW MANY MONTHS. HE JUST DIDN'T HAVE ANYBODY SITTING AROUND SHINING HIS BOOTS FOR HIM.))
[SUPER=01-Bob Voyles/Fort Douglas Museum Director;]
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[OUT Q=shining his boots for him.]
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[VO-NAT :11]

Two soldiers attached to the unit found the boots in an underground crawl space where Saddam was captured.
The National Guard will put the boots on display at the base museum next month.
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[Dinner-Theater]


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The curtain will be down next year at one popular theater in Franklin County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Ferrum/File Tape;]

The Blue Ridge Dinner Theatre says it will be "in the dark" in 2005, because of some major renovation work taking place at Ferrum College. Officials say they are still trying to work out some type of abbreviated season off-campus. In the meantime, they say patrons can look forward to an EXPANDED season in 2006. The Blue Ridge Dinner Theatre has been performing on the Ferrum campus for 25-years, with an audience of about 16-thousand a year.
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They've ignited a storm of controversy.
Still ahead, the fight over some school-book stickers.
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Plus the long-running dispute over sewage at an area trailer park ends up in federal court... and the owner faces criminal charges.
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[Sports-preview]


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((Hey folks Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office as Matt Schaub speaks out about arrest over the weekend in Charlottesville. Mike Imoh earns ACC player of the week honors. We'll check the new high school football polls, and check in with Steve Mason in Charlottesville. Plus Tech exhibition hoops on the big 7.))
[Hardy-trailer]

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The owner of a Bedford County trailer park is charged with polluting a tributary of the Roanoke River. D-J Cooper's history of alleged environmental violations goes back at least three decades.
As Keith Humprhy reports, this time Cooper is charged with a *crime*.
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(( Cooper faces 39 years in prison and a three and a quarter million dollar fine. At age 71 he's been fighting with regulatory authorities half his life. Such cases rarely result in criminal charges. [5:43] ((MOST OFTEN A PERSON WHO'S REGULATED UNDER THE CLEAN WATER ACT, AFTER BEING SUBJECT TO CIVIL ENFORCEMENT PROCEEDINGS, AS MR. COOPER HAS BEEN REPEATEDLY, COMES INTO COMPLIANCE WITH THE STATUTE.)) [RUNS:11] The Hardy Road Trailer Park was built in the mid-1960's, and the government says it's never been right. NEWS 7 documented conditions at the park more than a decade ago, citing numerous health issues, including questions of water quality. Cooper got a permit to operate a sewage treatment lagoon in 1992. By the late 90's, according to this latest federal indictment Cooper was in violation of the order 87% of the time. The state Department of Environmental Quality issued Cooper 274 violation notices just between November of '98 and August, 2000. Judge Glen Conrad released Cooper on bond, on the condition he not violate any state or federal laws. [04:15] ((THE UNITED STATES BELIEVES HE'S IN VIOLATION BY DISCHARGING EVERYDAY, BOTH OF FEDERAL LAW AND STATE LAW, FOR THE 2003 D.E.Q. ORDER.)) [RUNS:08]
Cooper will likely be back in court soon, if he cannot comply. Keith Humphry, News 7.))

[Peterson]


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Jurors in the Scott Peterson murder trial may be stuck.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Redwood City, CA;]

After three days of deliberations jurors told the judge they may be unable to reach a verdict. They asked the judge to re-read the jury instructions and make some clarifications- which is not unusual- according to court watchers, but is a sign that jurors are having trouble coming to a consensus. At least one court analyst says he believes the jury appeared to be having problems as far back as Friday. The judge's advice? Keep an open mind, listen to both sides and keep talking.
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[Evolution-Case]


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Should evolution be presented as scientific fact? This question sent a lawsuit to federal court today in Atlanta.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Cobb Co., GA/File Tape;]

A school in Cobb County, Georgia put stickers in three biology textbooks in 2002 that read *Evolution is a theory, not a fact regarding the origin of living things. This material should be approached with an open mind, studied carefully and critically considered.* The stickers were put in the books after more than two-thousand parents complained that the books used evolution as the only explanation for the origin of life. Now a group of parents and the A-C-L-U are arguing the stickers are a government endorsement of religion.
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((LARRY WELCH/COBB COUNTY RESIDENT; THE SCHOOL SHOULD HAVE A SAY IN TEACHING EVOLUTION AND I THINK THAT CREATIONISM SHOULD BE TAUGHT IN THE HOMES AND THE CHURCHES.))
[SUPER=01-Larry Welch/Cobb Co., GA Resident;]
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[OUT Q=and the churches.]
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The lawsuit claims the warning promotes the teaching of creationism. The U-S Supreme Court ruled in 19-87 that creationism could not be taught in public schools because it was a religious belief.
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[James-River]


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After 45-years and countless students - James River High School is ready to make a change.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Buchanan]

A committee was formed two-years ago to recommend renovations to the school. Among the items on the wish-list: a new gym, auditorium, library and science labs and classrooms. The project is estimated to cost nine-and a-half million dollars, but school officials say it would pay off for the community.
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((JAMIE TALBOTT/JAMES RIVER H.S. PRINCIPAL: THIS IS A SITUATION WHERE WE'RE WANTING TO OPEN UP THE LIBRARY AND WEIGHT ROOM TO OUR COMMUNITY MEMBERS. WE WANT TO MAKE JAMES RIVER HIGH SCHOOL THE FOCAL POINT OF THE COMMUNITY.))
[SUPER=01-Jamie Talbott/James River H. S. Principal]
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[OUT Q=... point of the community.]
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[VO-NAT]

A community meeting was held earlier this evening. Now, feedback will be taken to the school board where members will vote on the issue within the next two-months. Once "okayed" it would go to county supervisors for final approval.
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How long will the cold air stick around?
Robin's forecast is still ahead on News 7.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus it was supposed to be a new shopping area. Now it will be a new addition to a historic home.
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[Commercial]

[Radford-Prosecutor]


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Recounts are still pending in Radford, but the city swore in its new chief prosecutor and sheriff today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford;]

Democrat Chris Rehak took the oath of office this afternoon to be the next Commonwealth's Attorney. Rehak beat out Republican challenger Patrick Moore by ONE vote. Mark Armentrout was also sworn in as the city's first ever Republican sheriff. He won the seat over Interim Sheriff Terry Alley by just 26 votes. Alley has already asked the Circuit Court for a recount. Moore is expected to do the same tomorrow morning.
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[Food-Bank]


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Imagine choosing between paying the rent or buying groceries?
Half the eldery who depend on the Second Harvest food bank face that choice.
Now a new food bank is officially open.
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((EVERYBODY READY HERE WE GO.. APPLAUSE..))
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[OUT Q=here we go. applause.]
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The Food Bank celebrated its new location on Electric Road in Salem.
The old P-Y-A Monarch building is much bigger than the Shenandoah Avenue spot- it's 96-thousand square feet.
The food bank provides food for hundreds of thousands- Most are famlies with children- who've faced layoff, illness or a natural disaster.
The drive is now on to raise more than 3- million dollars to buy the building.
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[S-Extra]


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Tech exhibition hoop highlights, the new Statewide high school football polls, an honor for Imoh, and early season chatter on the UVa-Miami showdown. But first in tonight's Extra Point...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/Saturday Night; :00]

Matt Schaub, the former UVA football standout and current Atlanta Falcons back-up quarterback, is charged with assault and battery after allegedly being involved in a fight with a UVA student over the weekend in the corner district. Schaub is scheduled to go before a Charlottesville judge next Tuesday, the 16th. This afternoon - he commented on the charges.
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[S-Hoops]


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We begin tonight with some preseason college hoopla from the Cassell as the Tech men took over the EA Sports all-stars tonight.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/EA Sports vs. Virginia Tech; :00]

Second year head coach Seth Greenberg is trying to get his team ready for the guard dominated style of the play in the ACC. A good sign tonight was the return of Carlos Dixon. The lone senior on the team dropped in 14 points on 4 of 8 shooting. The real deal this season is Marquie Cooke, the heralded freshman point guard. He came off the bench tonight, played 32 minutes and led the team in scoring with 15 points. The Hokies also got some good guard play from Zabian Dowdell, who pulls up on the dribble drive and drops in the left handed "J". He had a dozen. Later, Jamon Gordon penetrates and dishes to Allen Calloway. And the former Tunstall star shows some
[super=33-EA Sports/73/Virginia Tech/75/Overtime;]

touch with the baseline jumper. Tech works overtime and beats EA Sports 75-to-73.
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[S-VHSL]


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The new Associated Press high school football polls are out tonight, and several teams are in the spotlight and on the hot seat for this the final week of the regular season.
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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 state is again fourth. The unbeaten Minutemen can lock up a perfect season Friday night against Staunton River.
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[go to aprisa 12006]
Salem is again 6th this week. Amherst County is 8th with Pulaski 9th. Those three teams are in effect battling for two playoff spots this Friday.
[ENG#=2]
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[WIPE TO VO NAT!]
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[SUPER=04-Friday Football Extra;]

Salem is the team that really needs to win over the Cougars to get in. The Spartans or the Cougars get the River Ridge title and a playoff spot with a win, but a loss likely means Amherst outpoints them both for the wildcard spot in Region Three, Division Four.
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[GO TO APRISA 12007] In Group A - George Wythe made the biggest jump of the week moving from 9th to 5th without even playing. Powell Valley is second and Gate City fourth.
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[GO TO APRISA 12008] Lebanon is 6th this week and William Campbell 9th. The Pioneers lost their first game of the season last week.
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[S-Imoh]


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The ACC's weekly player of the week awards were announced today.
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And the Hokies picked up their third player of the week honor since joining the conference.
[ENG#=3]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chapel Hill, NC/Saturday; :00]

Tailback Mike Imoh, who set the school's single game rushing record this past Saturday against North Carolina with 243 yards on 32 carries has been named the conference's offensive back of the week. The five-foot seven inch tailback had 294 all-purpose yards against the Tarheels.
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[talent=mike]
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UVa center Zac Yarbrough was tabbed the ACC's offensive lineman of the, and Ahmad Brooks the co-defensive lineman.

[S-Cavs]


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The game of the week in the ACC this week is in Charlottesville Saturday as Virginia takes on Miami. At the beginning of the season, UVa fans circled this game on the schedule. Three weeks ago those same fans wondered if they could stay on the same field with the Canes. Now, days before kickoff - UVa is favored by four points. Steve Mason attempts to put it all in perspective.
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[S-BCS]


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The Cavs and the Hokies continue to slowly move up the ladder in the Bowl Championship Series standings. The new numbers were released this afternoon.
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[GO TO APRISA 1074] and the top five teams all stay the same this week, with USC, Oklahoma, Auburn, California, and Wisconsin. Virginia jumps up three spots this week to the number 11. The Hokies also continue to climb slowly. Tech is 18th this week after spending last week at 20th.
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[TOSS TO BREAK]

[Poplar-Forest]


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Another 72 acres of what used to be Thomas Jefferson's Bedford County estate are back in private hands ... and safe from commercial development.
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[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


Poplar Forest borrowed three million dollars to buy up the land off Enterprise Drive where developers had been hoping to build a shopping center.
The property adjoins more than 500 existing acres Poplar Forest already owns ... and will eventually be used for a second entrance to the estate.
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