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Coming up on News 7-
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President Bush is in for four more years but some of his cabinet members want out. We'll have more on today's resignations. Plus, bag the rake and back-breaking work. Mowing your leaves could be better for everyone in the long run. And, this dentist literally trains one day a week -practicing out of a caboose.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]


News 7 is next.

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The expected Bush cabinet shuffle is in full swing. Today both Attorney General John Ashcroft and Commerce Secretary Don Evans resigned.
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[ANCHOR =Shannon]
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[Ashcroft]


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[ENG#=3]

Good evening. I'm Shannon Young. President Bush accepted both resignations while complimenting the men on their service to the nation. Patty Davis reports.
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[IN Q=They are two high profile...]
[SUPER=01-Patty Davis/CBS News; 1:04]
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[OUT Q=CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON]

((THEY ARE TWO HIGH PROFILE MEMBERS OF THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION ATTORNEY GENERAL JOHN ASHCROFT AND COMMERCE SECRETARY DON EVANS. TUESDAY THE WHITE HOUSE ANNOUNCED THEY ARE RESIGNING THE FIRST CABINET OFFICIALS TO MOVE ON SINCE THE PRESIDENTS REELECTION VICTORY. IN A HANDWRITTEN LETTER SENT TO THE PRESIDENT ON ELECTION DAY-- ASHCROFT SAID: THE OBJECTIVE OF SECURING THE SAFETY OF AMERICANS FROM CRIME AND TERROR HAS BEEN ACHIEVED. BUT ASHCROFT WHO HAS SUFFERED HEALTH PROBLEMS AND HAS BEEN A LIGHTNING ROD FOR HIS HANDLING OF THE WAR ON TERROR -- ADDED THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT WOULD WELL SERVED BY NEW LEADERSHIP.
EVANS -- A LONG TIME FRIEND OF MR. BUSH FROM TEXAS --- SAID IT WAS TIME TO RETURN HOME TO TEXAS.

THE PRESIDENT PRAISED BOTH MEN -- CALLING EVANS ONE OF HIS MOST TRUSTED FRIENDS AND ADVISERS WHO WORKED TO ADVANCE ECONOMIC SECURITY AND PROSPERITY FOR ALL AMERICANS. MR. BUSH SAID JOHN ASHCROFT HAS WORKED TIRELSSLY TO HELP MAKE OUR COUNTRY SAFER. THE BIG QUESTION NOW IS WHO WILL REPLACE THE TWO MEN.
(Standup) SEVERAL PEOPLE HAVE BEEN MENTIONED AS ASHCROFT'S LIKELY SUCCESSOR INCLUDING HIS FORMER DEPUTY LARRY THOMPSO

N AND FORMER NEW YORK MAYOR RUDOLPH GUILIANI. BUT SO FAR THE WHITE HOUSE IS NOT TIPPING ITS HAND. PATTY DAVIS, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.))

[Iraq]


[ANCHOR=Shan]
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Insurgents are warning Iraqis to stay at home Wednesday or put "their lives in danger.''
The warning posted on an Islamist Web site says attacks on coalition troops would be stepped up in retaliation for the U-S operation in Fallujah.
Meanwhile, the military says ten U-S service members and two Iraqi government troopers have been killed in the fight for that Iraqi city.
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[SUPER=03-Fallujah, Iraq;]

A brief statement says the dozen were killed as of tonight but also says there could be delays in announcing casualties as a matter of security. The statement says Americans are trying to ``prevent the anti-Iraqi forces and other terrorist elements from gaining useful battlefield intelligence.'' Officials give no details about where or how the troops were killed or whether some of them might have been among the deaths reported by the Pentagon earlier in the day.
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[Leaf-Collecting]


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Are you tired of raking and bagging your leaves?
If so, the city of Roanoke has another option that could save time, money, and the environment. [***LEAF GRAPHIC IN BAM***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Justin /BAM;]


Justin McLeod is here now with details. Justin, what is it?
Shannon, put away your rake and fire up the lawn mower.
[LIVE= Justin /FULL BAM]
[SUPER=@justin1]


It's called mulch mowing and Roanoke is launching a campaign to get more people to use it.
Think of it as a food processor for your yard, where you leave it all behind.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jenni Muench/Roanoke Resident; :08 (QUICK)]
[SUPER=01-Gary Hegner/Roanoke City Parks and Recreation Dept.; :59]
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((((NAT SOUND OF WOMAN BLOWING LEAVES))
This is the one thing most of us hate doing, getting rid of leaves.
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((JENNI MUENCH/ROANOKE RESIDENT: VERY TIME CONSUMING ACTUALLY, YEAH HOURS WORTH OF WORK.)) [Runs06]
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The city of Roanoke says one solution is mulch mowing.
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All you need is a regular lawn mower, a specialized mulching blade that costs about ten dollars and an enclosure to cover the discharge chute.
You then just mow.
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((GARY HEGNER/ROANOKE CITY PARKS AND RECREATION DEPT.: IT THEN TAKES THE LEAVES CHOPS REALLY FINELY. THE BLADE DOES MUCH A BETTER JOB THAN A NORMAL LAWN MOWER BLADE AND AGAIN WILL HELP DISPERSE THOSE LEAVES BACK INTO YOUR LAWN.)) [Runs08]
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Where they will then help fertilize your lawn.
The city says there are even more benefits. For one, this could cut down on leaf piles which tend to clog the city's storm drains.
It would also clear the streets of leaves which can be a hazard for pedestrians and motorists when wet.
Then there's the cost factor, the city spends several hundred thousand dollars each year for leaf collection.
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[IN Q=If it's taking us]

((GARY HEGNER/ROANOKE CITY PARKS AND RECREATION DEPT.: IF IT'S TAKING US LESS TIME TO COLLECT THE LEAVES THAT'S GOING TO SAVE A LITTLE TAX MONEY AND CERTAINLY IT'S GOING TO SAVE THE ENVIRONMENT AS WELL.)) [Runs08]
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But the biggest advantage to mulch mowing may be this, no more raking and bagging.
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((JENNI MEUNCH/ROANOKE RESIDENT: THAT IS A GREAT IDEA ACTUALLY. THAT WOULD SAVE ME A LOT OF TIME ACTUALLY.)) [Runs04]
[OUT Q=a lot of time actually]))
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[LIVE= Justin /FULL BAM]


There are some downsides to mulch mowing. Typically, you need to do it at least once a week and if there are a lot of leaves you may have to mow it several times.
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Shannon, Roanoke still does loose leaf collection but the vaccum truck now only travels through your neigborhood just one time.

[Peterson]


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It's back to square one for jurors in the Scott Peterson murder trial.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Redwood City, CA;]

Today a juror was dismissed after more than four days of deliberating. While the judge did not publicly say why the juror was dismissed, legal analysts suggest she may have refused to deliberate OR may have done her own illegal, outside research. Analysts say it's not unusual for jurors to seek out answers on their own. Now deliberations will start all over again with an alternate juror.
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[Tate]


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The trial for a man charged with murdering his EX-girlfriend will continue tomorrow in Franklin County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.; :00 QUICK!!!]

32 year old Stanley Tate of Danville, is on trial for the murder of 28-year old Charmane Tamika Davis, who was not only his ex-girlfriend, but the mother of his two children. Davis was found shot to death inside Tate's home near Smith Mountain Lake in May. Prosecutors say she was upset with Tate over another woman. Today, Tate and the "other woman", La Chrisa (La-Chrissa) Robertson, testified Davis was an intruder when she broke into the home.
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[VO-NAT]

After the shooting, Tate says he was so scared, that he drove to Pittsylvania County, where he left his gun with a friend, who got rid of it. Tate says he then drove to Maryland, where he hid out for five days, before turning himself in.
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Both the prosecution and defense have presented their cases. After closing arguments and the judge's instructions tomorrow, the jury should begin its deliberations.

[Boone-Foster]


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One of western Virginia's leading real estate companies is joining one of the nation's largest. Today, Boone & Co. Realtors announced it is merging with Fairfax-based Long and Foster.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Boone employees and agents received the news this morning during a meeting at the Roanoke Country Club. Family members said the decision was bittersweet, but ultimately the right move for the firm, its employees and agents, and the community.
With the acquisition of Boone & Co., and the July merger with Owens and Company, Long and Foster will have a 40 percent market share.
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[IN Q=It will bring]

((ALEXANDER BOONE: IT WILL BRING SO MUCH MORE SUPPORT TO OUR CLIENTS AND OUR ASSOCIATES, AND I THINK WE'LL HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY WITH LONG AND FOSTER'S RESOURCES TO GROW OUR REGION TREMENDOUSLY .)) ((WES FOSTER: WE'RE SO DELIGHTED TO BE HERE NOW SO STRONG IN THE ROANOKE MARKET WE WILL ALMOST FROM THE BEGINNING WILL ALMOST SELL ONE OF EVERY TWO HOMES IN ROANOKE AND THAT'S EXCITING.))
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[SUPER=01-Wes Foster/Long and Foster Chairman; :11]
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[OUT Q=and that's exciting.]
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[VO-NAT]

The deal does not include Boone Homes Incorporated. The housing development and construction firm is still owned by the Boone family, and will remain based in the Roanoke Valley.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[SS=None]

Long and Foster operates in seven states and Washington DCTERMS.
With sales of more than 40- billion dollars last year, it is the largest privately owned real estate broker in the nation.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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They sound too good to be true.
Still ahead on News 7, why the government says some diet ads are nothing more than "Big Fat Lies."
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And cold nights mean snow... and lots of it... at one area ski resort.
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[Sports-preview]


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((Hey folks Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office as the high school volleyball season winds down with the opening of regional play. Maurice Clarett opens up a can of worms in Columbus. Tech's Jimmy Williams is a Jim Thrope semi-finalist. The Dazzle steps up in the community today - as do the folks from the Scott Robertson Memorial. All that tonight on the Big 7.))[FTC-Diets]

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The Federal Trade Commission is cracking down on a *big fat lie.*
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It's suing advertisers that offer bogus weight loss products and promise easy ways to lose weight without the key components of diet and exercise.
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]

At a press conference today, the chairman of the F-T-C dubbed the latest effort to stop these fraudulent ads *Operation Big Fat Lie.*
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((DEBORAH MAJORAS/CHAIRMAN OF THE FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION; BY PROMOTING UNREALISTIC EXPECTATIONS, DECEITFUL ADVERTISING DISCOURAGES PEOPLE FROM TAKING EFFECTIVE STEPS TO MANAGE THEIR WEIGHT.))
[SUPER=01-Deborah Majoras/Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission;]
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[OUT Q=manage their weight.]
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The F-T-C says the ads offer false hope and encourage consumers to postpone making more difficult changes in diet and exercise that can make a real difference.
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For more on the F-T-C report, go to our homepage at wdbj-7-dot-com and click on Websites in the News.
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[Healthy-Virginians]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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More than half of all Virginians are overweight--
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]

something Governor Mark Warner hopes to change through his "Healthy Virginians Initiative." Warner made the announcement today before taking a mile- long walk with hundreds of state employees. He urged Virginians of all ages to take a 15- minute walk and cut 100- calories out of their diets each day. He says Virginia taxpayers spend more than 200- million dollars each year on health issues that arise out of unhealthy lifestyles. During the coming weeks the governor plans to focus on increased health education for children.
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[State-Budget]


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Don't expect Virginia lawmakers to fatten the budget, despite the fact that the state has a budget surplus and the seventh fastest growing economy in the nation.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville;]

Members of the House Appropriations Committee, joined by state leaders at a retreat in Charlottesville, say they'll think twice before going on a spending spree. Many hope history will serve as a reminder that the surplus should be used for one- time spending only.
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Some committee members praised last year's tax reform. They say even with a surplus making this year's budget will be tight.
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[IN Q=With car tax obligation]
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[OUT Q=pretty much eaten up]
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[VO-NAT]

An increase in defense and security spending is one reason analysts say the state economy is performing so well.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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He only has two weeks at home.
Still ahead, why one local soldier wanted to keep his leave a secret from his son.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus why one dentist is riding the rails to rid patients of cavities.
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[Commercial]

[Soldier-Returns]


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An Alleghany County soldier says he's thankful for all the packages and letters from home.
Staff Sergeant C-B Nelson is actually getting a taste of home right now.
He's on leave from Afghanistan, but he didn't tell his son he was coming home.
Jean Jadhon tells us that instead, he surprised him.
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[Super=03-Alleghany Co.; 28]
[SUPER=@jean2; :36]
[SUPER=01-Staff Sgt. C. B. Nelson/Army National Guard; 41]
[SUPER=01-Stephanie Nelson/C. B. Nelson's Wife; 49]
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((STAFF SERGEANT C.B. NELSON/NATIONAL GUARD: I WALKED INTO THE SCHOOL AND WAITED FOR HIM TO COME DOWN THE HALLWAY SO HE GO TO LUNCH SPEECHLESS YEA. HE WAS CRYING. I WAS CRYING EVERYBODY IN THE BACKGROUND WAS CRYING.
A father and son reunion after national guard service separated them for months.
For two weeks, C-B Nelson is trading the hills of Afghanistan for the hills of Alleghany County.
Time with the 3-116 Charlie Company for time with his wife and child- time to enjoy the little things he misses most. CB: JUST NOT BEING ABLE TO GET IN MY TRUCK AND GO DOWN THE ROAD. WAKE UP BESIDE HER SEE HIM IN THE MORNING. STUFF LIKE THAT. STEPHANIE: JUST WAKING UP KNOWING HE'S BESIDE ME GOING TO BED AT NIGHT TOGETHER THE LITTLE THINGS.
Nelson has seen a culture much different than southwestern Virginia- one where he says 40 people live in one home together- children go to school in tents- and women are beginning to realize their rights to work and learn. THERE'S A LOT MORE WOMEN COMING OUT NOT AFRAID GOOD CHANGE. IT MAKES ME FEEL LIKE WE'RE OVER THERE FOR A PURPOSE NOW. JEAN JADHON, NEWS 7, ALLEGHANY COUNTY.))

[Snowshoe]


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Many of us may be hoping for a warm-up... but not the folks at Snowshoe Mountain ski resort.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Snowshoe, WV]


With overnight temperatures around 20 on the West Virginia mountain, the snow guns are working overtime.
The resort flipped the switch on its snow-making equipment late yesterday afternoon.
If the weather holds, the slopes will open to skiers on November 24th.
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[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=mike]
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[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-178 1:19:37]
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[ENG#=APRISA]

Regional volleyball, a new inspiring local golf venture. And some possible hot water at Ohio State.
But first in tonight's Extra Point - the Roanoke Dazzle teamed up with the NBA for read to achieve day today.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]


Dazzle coach Kent Davison and his players read to students at Hurt Park Elementary.
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[SUPER=01-Kent Davison/Roanoke Dazzle Head Coach; :08]
[SUPER=01-Terry Taylor/Roanoke Dazzle Rookie; :22]
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[OUT Q=......somebody's life"]
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[S-Volley]


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The Region Three volleyball tourney opened tonight with Salem taking out Appomattox 3-to-nothing. Brookville beat Prince Edward 3-to-zip. Back here in the valley Lord Botetourt was upset by Rustburg in four games.
And in South county -
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./William Byrd vs. Cave Spring; :00]

The William Byrd Terriers - runnersup in the Blue Ridge had the tough task of taking on Cave Spring. We pick up the action in the opener - as Byrd's Katie Breene elevates and spikes the ball down to pull the Terriers within four points of the Knights. Cave Spring has lost just one time all season, and tonight number Katherine Jetton (JUH-TAHN) takes the set and she will hammer one down herself for the point. The Terriers one more time as Brittney Asbury serves up an ace as she finds the perfect spot for the Terrier point with nice placement. But Cave would win the opening game 25-to-20 and the match 3 games to zip when Jennifer Harvey
[super=34-William Byrd/0/Cave Spring/3;]

uses the soft touch to finesse one over. Cave advances to Thursday night's Final Four with the win.
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[talent=mike]
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The semi-finals are set for Thursday at Jefferson Forest high school.

[S-Clarett]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[ENG#=2]


The NCAA is certain to be interested in an article in this week's ESPN the magazine. Former Ohio State star Maurice Clarett says while he was in Columbus, he was given grades, cash, and cars. This afternoon Ohio State responded by saying - consider the source.
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[IN Q=bite]
[SUPER=01-Andy Geiger/Ohio State Athletic Director; :00]
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[OUT Q=...THE BEAHVIOR CONTINUES]
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[S-Jimmy]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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The Virginia Tech Hokies are off this week, but the honors continue to roll in for the team. Yesterday, Mike Imoh was named the ACC's offensive back of the week, and kicker Brandon Pace was named a semi-finalist for the Lou Groza award.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-This Season; :00]

This afternoon, Tech junior cornerback Jimmy Williams was named one of a dozen semi-finalists for the Jim Thorpe award that is given annually to the top defensive back in college football. The Hampton native has three interceptions this season, along with 35 tackles and 12 pass breakups. The list of 12 will be narrowed to 3 on November 22nd, and the winner will be announced December 9th in Orlando.
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[S-Schilling]


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[SUPER=04-MLB; :00]

The man who might win the American League Cy Young tomorrow underwent successful surgery today. Curt Schilling had his injured right ankle repaired this afternoon in a 3 hour procedure.
Doctors say Schilling's ankle and foot will be immobilized for about a month. He also needs six weeks of rehabilitation, so any delays might cause him to miss the start of spring training.
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[S-Tee]


[ANCHOR=mike]
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When the Scott Robertson memorial discontinued its scholarship program last year, they promised that they were simply putting their resources in a different area. Today, the tournament's founders put their money where their mouth is by unveiling the Roanoke Valley First Tee chapter. Steve Mason fills us in on this unique program.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Tom Robertson/Roanoke Valley First Tee Committee Chair; :19]
[SUPER=01-Mike Wise/Southwest Va. Boys & Girls Club President; :46]
[SUPER=04-Scott Robertson Memorial Jr. Golf Tournament; 1:02]
[SUPER=01-John Clarke/Scott Robertson Memorial Fund Chairman; 1:10]
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((Roanoke first Tee chairman Tom Robertson calls this chapter of the Scott Robertson memorial the latest of many dreams that have been coming true over the last 20 plus years. This dream involves a synthetic putting green, a short game area, a driving range and a learning center for all Roanoke Valley kids ages 8 to 18. ((:))
The first Tee program supporters laid out a plan to add another 500 thousand dollars to the half million in funding already raised. Partnering with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Southwest Virginia further cements the Scott Robertson Memorial organizations desire to teach golf as well as life skills to youth. ((:))
Scholarships will be available so all kids have a chance at first tee and the participants will be able top play at Countryside and Brookside golf courses. Maybe one day, a Roanoke valley first tee student will test the Scott Robertson junior golf tournament, but winning children, not championships is the passion.)) ((:)) ((:))
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[Dental-Caboose]


[ANCHOR=Shan]
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A dentist in North Dakota will get more than your teeth on track.
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[SUPER=03-Fairview, MT;]

One day a week, for more than 7-years now, Dr. Loye Ashton travels to Fairview Montana to see patients in a fully restored Great Northern railroad caboose. He says it's a chance to combine his love of trains with his work ... and that any hesitation on the part of his patients is usually overshadowed by curiosity.
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[IN Q=I don't have any trouble...]

((DR. LOYE ASHTON/DENTIST: I DON'T HAVE ANY TROUBLE WITH CHILDREN. I HAVE TROUBLE WITH ADULTS CLIMBING AROUND UP HERE. THEY SCARE ME TO DEATH.)) [BUTT BUTT BUTT]
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((WE GOT A LOT OF RETIRED RAIL PEOPLE AND EVERYTHING. IT WAS FUNNY TO SEE ALL THE LITTLE EXCUSES THAT THEY'D COME UP WITH TO COME IN AND TAKE A PEAK.))
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Ashton says he doesn't do full service dental work and even admits the caboose-office is really just a good excuse to get out of town.
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