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Coming up on News 7-
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Oh, dear. Roanoke takes its animal control solutions to another level. Plus, another American contractor is taken hostage in Iraq. And, this jolly old St. Nick is loaded, not with gifts but with calories. We'll tell you where to find the chocolate elf.
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News 7 is next.

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From sharpshooters to bait, Roanoke is about get even more controversial in dealing with it's growing deer problem.

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[SOT 51:14]
[IN Q=I see deer]

((LIN MELCHIONNA: I SEE DEER IN BROAD DAYLIGHT, NOT JUST A NIGHT.))
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[OUT Q=not just a night]
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[Roanoke-Deer]


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They are too many, they eat too much, and they gather too often near the roadways.
Most agree the deer problem in Roanoke is out of hand but they disagree on how to control it.
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Justin McLeod is here now with details about the city's latest plan. Justin?
Shannon, last year the city hired retired police officers to kill deer.
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This year, the city plans to hire a private company to bait and then kill.
Some say that's inhumane, others say it's right on target.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Lin Melchionna/Roanoke Resident; :10]
[SUPER=01-Maj. Steve Lugar/Roanoke Police Department; :44]
[SUPER=01-Nelson Harris/Roanoke Mayor; :56]
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[OUT Q=THEY OWN THE HOUSE]

((((NAT SOUND OF CARS DRIVING BY AT 33:04))
When you're out driving, you're bound to see them.
Some deer even take up residence in people's yards.
[SOT 47:04]
[IN Q=Frequently our neighbors]

((LIN MELCHIONNA/ROANOKE RESIDENT: FREQUENTLY OUR NEIGHBORS WILL CALL AND SAY WE SAW TEN TO TWELVE, FIFTEEN DEER IN YOUR YARD LAST NIGHT.)) [Runs06]
[OUT Q=last night]


Many have had similar experiences.
So last year the city of Roanoke hired sharpshooters to kill deer within city limits.
But they only took 109 deer.
This year, the city hopes to kill nearly 400 by hiring the federal agency and a private contractor called White Buffalo.
[SOT 16:05]
[IN Q=They will bait]

((MAJOR STEVE LUGAR/ROANOKE POLICE DEPT.: THEY WILL BAIT AREAS WHERE THEY FIND HIGH CONCENTRATION OF DEER FOR APPROXIMATELY TEN DAYS TO TWO WEEKS BEFORE THEY ARRIVE, AND ONCE THE DEER BECOME ACCUSTOMED TO THE BAITING AREAS THEY WILL THEN COME IN AND REMOVE THE DEER.)) [Runs14]
[OUT Q=remove the deer]


Some believe the use of bait is inhumane.
Others like Roanoke's mayor wonder if the 80-thousand dollar price tag is worth it.
[SOT 7:53]
[IN Q=I think that is]

((NELSON HARRIS/ROANOKE'S MAYOR: I THINK THAT'S A PRETTY EXPENSIVE OPERATION FOR SOMETHING I THINK PROBABLY IS GOING TO HAVE FAIRLY MINIMAL IMPACT.)) [Runs06]
[OUT Q=fairly minimal impact]


The mayor realizes there's a problem in Roanoke but he wants the state to deal with it.
Many frustrated residents don't care who handles the deer as long as someone does.
[SOT 47:20]
[IN Q=We drive into the]

((LIN MELCHIONNA/ROANOKE RESIDENT: WE DRIVE INTO OUR DRIVEWAY AND THE DEER STAND THERE AND LOOK AT US LIKE WHAT ARE YOU DOING HERE, THEY THINK THEY OWN THE HOUSE.)) [Runs07]
[OUT Q=own the house] ))
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Residents like Lin can call the city and request sharpshooters kill deer on their property.
This year's program will begin in a few weeks and last until February.
We should mention the sharpshooters will now be out from dusk until dawn.
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Last year Shannon, they were only out in the wee hours of the morning.

[Henry-Ax]


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Some scary moments this evening for some high school students from Henry County.
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They were involved in an accident just after five o'clock at the intersection of Routes 674 and 826 in Oak Level.
State Police say the driver of the pickup truck ran a stop sign and then hit a car carrying three kids to night school.
No one was seriously hurt, but the driver of the pick-up ran off.
Witnesses at the scene say he appeared intoxicated.
He faces hit and run felony charges and possibly others.
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[Iraq]


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An American General says the attack on Fallujah is ahead of schedule...
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though casualties continue to mount
18 U-S soldiers have been killed in the assault on the insurgent stronghold.... dozens more have been injured.
[SUPER=04-Al Jazeera]


Meanwhile, another American has been taken hostage.
An American contractor was seen on Al-Jazeera television today.
In the broadcast, Dean Sadek said all businesses should stop cooperating with U-S authorities.
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[Lalush-Memorial]


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Here in Virginia, the family of a soldier killed in Iraq a year ago hopes his memory will live on.
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[VO-NAT]
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Today, students at Lord Botetourt High School marked Veteran's Day with a special ceremony. The family of Marine Corps Sergeant Michael Lalush presented benches and a reflecting area which bears the names of three former students who died in the line of duty.
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[IN Q=He'd say why...]

((DAVE LALUSH, SON HONORED: HE'D SAY WHY ARE YOU MAKING SUCH A BIG FUSS. I WAS JUST DOING MY JOB. THAT'S WHAT THE SOLDIERS, THAT'S THE WAY THEY FEEL, THAT I KNOW...))
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[OUT Q=... that I know...]
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Sergeant Michael Stiglich and Lance Corporal Charles Morris, who both graduated in 1964 and were killed in Vietnam, are also honored. Sergeant Stiglich's family says the memorial has been a long time in the making.
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Eight veterans who took part in the Allied invasion of Normany sixty years ago were singled out at Bedford's D-Day Memorial for their contributions to American freedom.
The vets say memorials like the one in Bedford have helped raise public awareness about World War Two.
Local schoolkids presented them with cards and letters to show their appreciation.
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[Giles-Memorial]


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Hundreds came out in Giles County this afternoon to honor veterans with a brand new park.
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Veteran's Memorial Park in Narrows was unveiled during an hour long ceremony. Flags from every branch of the military surround a monument. The park honors veterans from all wars and from all times of peace.
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[SOT: 32:35:00 to :44; 34:30:00 to :39]
[IN Q=I've attended]

((DALE SINDOW/WORLD WAR II VETERAN; I'VE ATTENDED VETERANS DAY WITH PRESIDENT CLINTON IN ARLINGTON AND A LOT OF CEREMONIES LIKE THIS.. BUT NONE TOUCHES ME LIKE THIS DOES. JOE GOLLEHON/WORLD WAR II VETERAN; I HOPE THAT THEY WILL REMEMBER WHAT THE PRESENT SOLDIERS ARE DOING AND WHAT IS BEING DONE AND WHAT HAS BEEN DONE IN THE PAST.))
[SUPER=01-Dale Sindow/World War II Veteran; :00]
[SUPER=01-Joe Gollehon/World War II Veteran; :09]
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[OUT Q=in the past.]
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Officials still plan to add fencing, shrubs, sidewalks and special lightening. They hope to finish everything by next Veteran's Day.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

Volunteers at two facilities in the Roanoke Valley that cater to veterans, honored the soldiers they serve today. The Virginia Veterans Care Center hosted events throughout the day. A fish fry for lunch, provided by the AM-VETS group, fed the 240 veterans that live at the center. US Cellular was also on hand to offer free phone calls for those who wanted to talk to their families.
[SUPER=03-Salem]

Next door at the V-A hospital, patients gathered for a pizza bingo lunch. Miss Roanoke Valley, Megan Hoff, also visited the vets.
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[Flint]


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Franklin County Veterinarian Richard Flint has been called before the state Veterinary Board again. As Keith Humphry reports, his license remains suspended pending the outcome of a complaint filed nine months ago.
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[IN Q=Dr. Flint's license]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co./File Tape; :00]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.; :26]
[SUPER=01-Jack Mills/Bedford Co. Activist; :38 QUICK!!!]
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[OUT Q=KH, News 7]

(( Dr. Flint's license was suspended in May, after the Vet Board found he had violated nine separate state laws and veterinary regulations. The four-month suspension was due to expire September 26th. But the Board was still considering the case of a Persian cat Flint allegedly misdiagnosed in 2002. Paul and Reba Sink say "Sweetie" almost died in Flint's care, so they filed a complaint in February. Bedford County activist Jack Mills has taken an interest in Doctor Flint's case. He believes the Vet Board failed to act on the Sink's complaint until Flint was just about to get his license back. [22:37:45] ((THEY HAD NO RIGHT TO SIT ON THAT FROM 17 FEBRUARY TO THE MIDDLE OF SEPTEMBER.)) [RUNS:06] A committee of the state board will hold a hearing next week to air the Sink's complaint. Mills believes the Sinks are at fault for failing to follow the Doctor's advice. [22:17:35] ((DOC FLINT SAID TO HIM THEN, ACCORDING TO WHAT DOC FLINT TOLD ME, "YOU SHOULD TAKE THE CAT TO VIRGINIA TECH, AND LET THOSE PEOPLE FIGURE OUT WHAT'S GOING ON HERE, BECAUSE THIS ISN'T NORMAL.")) [RUNS:10] According to records Flint's office provided the Vet Board, "the owners declined to take the cat to Tech." There are two entries to that effect in Flint's records. However, the Sinks say Flint never recommended taking Sweetie to Tech. They have their own copy of her "Patient History Report" - -records Reba Sink got from Flint the last time she took Sweetie to see Doctor Flint. The February 6th entry makes no mention of "Virginia Tech." And there is no entry at all for March 10th, the second time Flint says he referred the case to Tech. The State Veterinary Board sent Flint a letter two weeks ago pointing out that "records provided the client... do not contain the same entries as the records" he "provided the inspector for the Department of Health Professions...." A committee of the board meets in Roanoke Wednesday. Keith Humphry, NEWS 7.))
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Still ahead, final prepartions for Yasser Arafat's funeral tomorrow.
But the spot where he'll be buried may not be his final resting place.
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And Delta pilots cut their own pay.
We'll explain why.
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[OUT Q=THE BIG 7."]

((Hey folks Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office as the Tech women get in their final preseason tuneup against the Netherlands. The Dazzle dishes out some cold cuts tonight. UVa's Ahmad Brooks is Butkus finalist. The UVa band is getting a ticket to ride, and Steve Mason is bowling in the ACC Connection - tonight on the Big 7.))[Arafat]

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Dignitaries from around the world are gathering in Cairo for Yasser Arafat's funeral.
Arafat WANTED the ceremony and burial to take place in Jerusalem's Old City .. but Israel refused, so he'll be laid to rest near his battered headquarters in the West Bank. Aleen Sirgany reports.
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[IN Q=The body of Yasser Arafat...]
[SUPER=03-Cairo, Egypt; :00]
[SUPER=03-Ramallah, West Bank; :30]
[SUPER=03-Near Paris, France; :54]
[SUPER=01-Diana Buttu/PLO Legal Advisor; 1:10]
[SUPER=01-Benjamin Netanyahu/Israeli Prime Minister; 1:18]
[SUPER=01-Aleen Sirgany/CBS News; 1:24]
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((THE BODY OF YASSER ARAFAT ARRIVED IN CAIRO, EGYPT LATE THURSDAY -- THE FIRST STOP IN HIS FINAL JOURNEY HOME. ARAFAT'S WIDOW CRIED AS AN HONOR GUARD CARRIED THE COFFIN FROM THE PLANE TO A HEARSE. THE CASKET WILL REMAIN AT A LOCATION NEAR THE AIRPORT ... WHERE A BRIEF MILITARY FUNERAL IS SET FOR FRIDAY MORNING. DIGNITARIES FROM AROUND THE WORLD ARE EXPECTED TO PAY THEIR RESPECTS -- INCLUDING MANY ARAB LEADERS -- WHO WOULDN'T HAVE ATTENDED A CEREMONY IN ISRAELI-CONTROLLED PALESTINE.
(quick nat - Ramallah, West Bank)

IN THE WEST BANK, CONSTRUCTION CREWS WORKED THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT TO PREPARE FOR ARAFAT'S BURIAL. HE'LL BE LAID TO REST IN A CONCRETE COFFIN AT HIS BATTERED COMPOUND IN RAMALLAH. BUT MOURNERS THERE -- AND IN GAZA -- SAY THEY HOPE THEIR FORMER LEADER PRESIDENT WILL EVENTUALLY BE BURIED IN THE HOLY CITY OF JERUSALEM. ISRAEL OPPOSES THE IDEA.
(nat - Near Paris, France)

WITHIN HOURS OF ARAFAT'S DEATH IN FRANCE, THE PALESTINE LIBERATION ORGANIZATION ELECTED FORMER PRIME MINISTER MAHMOUD ABBAS AS ITS CHAIRMAN -- PUTTING HIM ON TRACK TO BECOME THE NEXT PALESTINIAN LEADER. BUT AS THEY THINK ABOUT THE FUTURE, PALESTINIANS ARE ALSO REFLECTING ON ARAFAT'S PAST.
(SOT Diana Buttu/PLO Legal Advisor)

He will be remembered as the person who brought the Palestinians back from the brink of national extinction. MANY IN ISRAEL SEE THE NEW LEADERSHIP AS A NEW CHANCE FOR PEACE.
(SOT: BENJAMIN NETANYAHU/ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER)

"There is an opportunity for new leadership to emerge that will fight corruption, that will fight terrorism."
(STANDUP CLOSE)

PRESIDENT BUSH SAYS HE ALSO SEES THIS AS A SIGNIFICANT MOMENT IN PALESTINIAN HISTORY. ON FRIDAY, THE PRESIDENT MEETS WITH BRITISH PRIME MINISTER TONY BLAIR AT THE WHITE HOUSE TO DISCUSS PEACE IN THE MIDDLE EAST. ALEEN SIRGANY, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.))

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Last night, CBS pre-empted the last few minutes of CSI New York to run a special report on Arafat's death.
The entire episode will be re-broadcast tomorrow night at 10 o-clock.

[City-Market]


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The local owners of ten Subway restaurants say they were looking for a good location at a fair price, when they considered the Roanoke City Market Building. They say they were surprized by the negative reaction.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


River Bonhotel is proud of the Subway Restaurant that he and his brother Rupert recently opened on Plantation Road. It has the same decor they hope to bring to the City Market Building downtown.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The market building]

((THE MARKET BUILDING HASN'T BEEN UPDATED IN SO LONG. WE WOULD GIVE IT A NEW FRESH LOOK, AND PEOPLE WOULD REALLY RECOGNIZE IT AS A PLACE TO COME EAT MORE THAN THEY DO NOW. ))
[SUPER=01-River Bonhotel]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=come eat more than they do now.]
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[VO-NAT]


Tenants of the market building fear Subway and other national chains would take business from independent vendors, and threaten the local flavor of the food court.
Bonhotel argues that all of the businesses would benefit if the Subway helps to bring more customers to the building.
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Roanoke City Council plans to discuss the issue on Monday.

[Delta]


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Pilots at Delta airlines will voluntarily lose a third of their salary.
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[VO-NAT :26]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]

The 7-thousand pilots have approved a contract calling for one (b) billion dollars in wage concessions. The vote is a huge victory for Delta, which has said it needed the concessions to stay afloat. But company officials have warned that the agreement still may not be enough to avoid bankruptcy. Delta has lost more than six (b) billion dollars since early 2001. Since then, the airline has eliminated 16-thousand jobs and cut the pay of other employees.
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Robin says rain is on the way.
Find out how much when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus the Material Girl becomes the Literary Girl.
More on her string of successful children's books next.
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[Commercial]

[Madonna-New Book]


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She caused a stir with her music, videos and sex book.
But Madonna's latest works aren't nearly as controversial.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Where sand]

((MADONNA/SINGER-WRITER: WHERE SAND AND MOUNTAINS STRETCHED AS FAR AS THE EYES COULD SEE AND SNAKE CHARMERS WONDERED THE STREETS. THERE LIVED A LITTLE BOY NAMED ABDI.))
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[OUT Q=boy named Abdi]
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The book is called "The Adventures of Abdi," and tells the story of a young boy faced with a challenging mission.
The children's book isMadonna's fourth.
Her debut book, "The English Roses" was the fastest selling children's book ever in the United Kingdom.
Madonna's fifth book is already underway.
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[S-Extra]


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Everything from college hoops to Marching Bands is on the way - including the ACC Connection. But first tonight's Extra Point -
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[SUPER=03-Charlottesville; :00]

University of Virginia sophomore linebacker Ahmad Brooks is one of three finalists for the 2004 Butkus Award announced today by the Downtown Athletic Club of Orlando. The award is presented annually to college football's best linebacker.
Brooks leads the Cavaliers in tackling this season with an average of 8 a game. He also has six quarterback sacks and two interceptions. This week he was named the ACC's defensive player of the week for his play against Maryland.
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The college hoops season is fast-approaching and tonight the Radford men tuned up with an 81 to 61 win over Carson Newman.
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The Tech women were also home tonight in their final exhibition taking on the Netherlands.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Netherlands vs. Hokies; :00]

Netherlands head coach Meindert Van Veen is without his legs below each knee, but as you can see it does not slow him down one bit. It was tough to stop Erin Gibson tonight, as well. First she cleans up the Carrie Mason miss with the offensive board. Erin had a game high 25 points. Erin got a lot of help tonight from Kerri Gardin who dropped in 16 points. This from long range on the right wing. Then watch sophomore Kirby Copeland with the baseline drive and then the nice up and under move. She had 13 points and 3 steals. Then watch former Appalachia star and state player
[SUPER=33-Netherlands/78/Virginia Tech/88;]

of the year Roshana Jackson get it done. Tech wins it 88-to-78 and opens the season in the 23rd at JMU.
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[S-Media]


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The ODAC Women's basketball coaches gathered in Salem today and tabbed Randolph-Macon as the preseason pick to win it all.
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[VO-NAT]


Bridgewater was a close second. Roanoke was the number 4 pick, just in front of Lynchburg College.
Washington & Lee was picked 7th, Emory & Henry 8th, and Hollins 9th.
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[SUPER=01-Susan Dunagan/Roanoke Head Coach; :00]
[SUPER=01-Karen Harvey/Hollins Head Coach; :18]
[SUPER=01-Richie Waggoner/Lynchburg Head Coach; :31]
[SUPER=01-Mandy King/Washington & Lee Head Coach; :41]
[RUNS=:46]
[OUT Q=surprise some people."]
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[VO-NAT]


Folks around the ODAC are mourning the loss today of longtime Randolph-Macon hoops coach Hal Nunnally. Nunnally passed away yesterday at the age of 65. He led the Yellow Jackets to 431 wins and two ODAC titles in his 24 years as head coach.
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[SUPER=01-Brad Bankston/ODAC Commissioner; :00]
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[OUT Q=he created at Randolph-Macon."]
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[S-Dazzle]


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The Roanoke Dazzle opens up the season next Friday night, and today the team served up some serious cold cuts - cutting four players from the team.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Sunday; :00]

Both former Virginia Tech players were dropped from the team. Terry Taylor - the 290 pound power forward was sent packing today, as was point guard Brian Chase. The Dazzle also cut 7 footer Josh Sankes and guard Mark Davis.
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The team must still cut two players before the home opener on the 19th.

[S-Connect]


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The Hokies and Cavs tied atop the ACC standings with identical 4 and 1 records.
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[TAKE acc connection full screen]
As a result, the bowl folks are keeping an eye on the Commonwealth as Steve Mason tells is in this week's ACC Connection.
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[SUPER=01-Don Slesnick/Orange Bowl Committee; :50]
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[OUT Q=....for your WDBJ-7 ACC Connection"]
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((STEVE MASON:UVA AND VIRGINIA TECH ARE TIED FOR FIRST IN THE ACC. IF THE TWO SOMEHOW ENDED UP TIED FOR THE CONFERENCE TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP IT WOULD BE ONLY THE SECOND TIME IN ACC HISTORY THAT TWO TEAMS FROM THE SAME STATE FINISHED THE SEASON IN THE NUMBER ONE SPOT. IN 1963, N.C STATE AND NORTH CAROLINA FINISHED NUMBER ONE. TECH AND UVA EACH HAVE THREE GAMES REMAINING, BUT BOWL ACTIVETY IS STARTING TO HEAT UP THIS TIME OF YEAR.)) ((/GATOR BOWL REPRESENTATIVE:)) ((Since 1982, UVa and Tech have been to 25 bowl games and one national championship and after nearly a full season under the same conference umbrella, the first fruits of having the two Virginia schools in the league are apparent, especially to the Orange Bowl. (( /ORANGE BOWL REPRESENTATIVE:))
The Gator Bowl matches the second place teams in the ACC and Big East or Notre Dame. Coaches and Bowls disagree on whether the best teams or best match ups should decide who goes. ((:)) The ACC has made 31 appearances in the Peach Bowl but this will be the 13th year the bowl has matched the SEC and ACC against each other and the ACC leads 7 to 5. ((/PEACH BOWL REPRESENTATIVE:))
Four ACC teams are already bowl eleigible and 10 of the conference's 11 teams still have a shot at the post season. Steve Mason for your WDBJ-7 ACC Connection.))

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UVa's focus right now is all Miami - but someone is thinking ahead. Originally this season, the new UVa marching band was budgeted to travel only to the Virginia Tech game.
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But the UVa band has been such a boost to the team that the football program is now making plans to bring 70 band members to next week's away game in Atlanta against Ga. Tech. And get this, the seats down low where they can really bring the noise were taken by the UVa player's parents. But the UVa captains voted to move the parents to the upper deck and make room for the band.
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Cave Spring and Rustburg have earned spots in the state volleyball tournament. Tonight, Cave beat Brookville 3-to-nothing and the Red Devils took out Salem 3 games to 1 in the Region Three semi-finals. The championship of the region is Saturday night at 7 at Jefferson Forest .

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The Big Apple is about to deck out Rockefeller Center for Christmas.
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The city's tree today arrived from Suffern, New York. Years ago, the now-71-foot tall tree was purchased by a family to decorate their home. They then planted the tree in their yard to "see if it would grow" and it did. The tree will be lit on November 30th.
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Meanwhile, in Chicago, a holiday treat is rivaling the Rockefeller tree in size. It's a chocolate Santa Claus weighing in at 6-hundred pounds. Pastry chef Alain Roby carved the elf himself, sculpted sugar for Santa's beard and eyes, then painted him with food coloring. It's unclear whether the Santa can be eaten - but you might not even want to try since he'll be on display until January third. (------------)