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Coming up on News 7-
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[VO-NAT]

Virginia Tech's football team puts on the power despite a personal loss suffered by the coach. More on tonight's game with Maryland and the passing of Frank Beamer's mother. Plus, the FDA is challenged over Vioxx and a handful of other drugs. And a new concept in hunting could make pulling the trigger as easy as clicking your mouse.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]


News 7 is next.

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[VO-NAT]


More than sixty five thousand fans come out to support the Virginia Tech Hokies and a grieving coach Beamer.
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[SOT 7:12]
[IN Q=Our thoughts and]

((TONDA FUGATE/VIRGINIA TECH FAN: OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS WITH HIM AND WE KNOW THE TEAM WILL PUT IT OUT FOR HIM TONIGHT.))
[RUNS=:04]
[OUT Q=for him tonight]
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[ANCHOR =Shannon]
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[Tech]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=04-41 TC48:29]
[GRAPHIC=Tech/Maryland]
[ENG#=3]


Virginia Tech's hopes for an ACC Championship are still alive as the Hokies had no trouble slowing the Terrapins to a crawl tonight.
It's been an easy game for Tech but one of the toughest Frank Beamer has ever coached.
This morning, his mother passed away at the age of 86.
As Justin McLeod tells us, the game's 'seen plenty of sympathy, excitement and generosity
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Greg Huffman/Virginia Tech Fan; :13]
[SUPER=01-Debbie Vlahos/Virginia Tech Fan; :18 (QUICK)]
[SUPER=01-Jessica Watson/Contest Winner; :32 (QUICK)]
[SUPER=01-Gus Vlahos/Virginia Tech Fan; :42]
[SUPER=01-Tonda Fugate/Virginia Tech Fan; :52 (QUICK)]
[SUPER=@justin1; :56]
[SUPER=01-Linda Gross/Marching Virginian; 1:12]
[SUPER=01-Billy Hite/VT Associate Head Coach; 1:27]
[RUNS=1:40]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7, Blacksburg]

((((NAT SOUND OF THE GROUP SPELLING AT HOKIES AT 4:26))
It's always a party like atmosphere at a Virginia Tech home football game. ((QUICK NAT SOUND OF CHEERING))
But it's even better when it takes place when the sun goes down. (WIDE SHOT OF STADIUM AT BEGINNING OF TAPE)[SOT 5:0

3; 9:38]
[IN Q=Normally we are]

((GREG HUFFMAN/VIRGINIA TECH FAN: NORMALLY WE ARE PLAYING THIS 12 O'CLOCK GAMES THIS YEAR, NIGHT TIME IN LANE STADIUM IS REAL.)) ((DEBBIE VLAHOS/VIRGINIA TECH FAN: THE SOUND OF THE CROWD, THE ENTHUSIASM, IS SUPER.)) [Runs08]
[OUT Q=is super]


It's also super when you can go for free.
About forty fans won a contest sponsored by WDBJ. The station provided the ride, the food, and the tickets.
[SOT 13:34]
[IN Q=Without winning]

((JESSICA WATSON/CONTEST WINNER: WITHOUT WINNING I WOULDN'T HAVE BEEN ABLE TO MAKE IT TO THE GAME BECAUSE TICKETS WERE IMPOSSIBLE TO GET.)) [Runs04]
[OUT Q=IMPOSSIBLE TO GET]


It's also impossible for some fans to believe Virginia Tech is in first place in the ACC.
[SOT 8:46]
[IN Q=No one had]

((GUS VLAHOS/VIRGINIA TECH FAN: NO ONE HAD ANY ASPIRATIONS THAT THEY COULD DO AS WELL AS THEY DID AND I THINK THEY'VE TAKEN IT TO WHERE THEY NEED TO GO.)) [Runs06]
[OUT Q=need to go]


Many hope it leads to an ACC title.
[SOT 6:55]
[IN Q=Right now]

((TONDA FUGATE/VIRGINIA TECH FAN: RIGHT NOW WE CONTROL OUR OWN DESTINY AND HOPEFULLY WE CAN PULL IT OFF IN THE END.))

[Runs04]
[OUT Q=IN THE END]
[SOT 20:11]
[IN Q=There was another]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: THERE WAS ANOTHER WINNER AT THIS GAME AND IT HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH FOOTBALL, EVERY YEAR THE MARCHING VIRGINIANS HOLD A CAN DRIVE AT ONE OF THE GAMES. IT'S CALLED THE HOKIES FOR THE HUNGRY PROGRAM.)) [Runs10]
[OUT Q=FOR THE HUNGRY PROGRAM]

((QUICK NAT SOUND OF PICKUP TRUCKS DRIVING BY ON TAPE 2))
The goal was to collect more than sixty five thousand cans of food, one can from every fan.
[SOT 1:04]
[IN Q=They thought it]

((LINDA GROSS/MARCHING VIRGINIANS: THEY THOUGH IT WOULD BE A GOOD IDEA TO COLLECT FOR A LOCAL NEEDY ORGANIZATION AND THEY PICKED THE MONTGOMERY COUNTY CHRISTMAS STORE.)) [Runs06]
[OUT Q=christmas store]


Fans were obviously generous. They were also very sympathetic after hearing the news Frank Beamer's mother passed away Thursday morning.
[SOT 3:41]
[IN Q=The last thing]

((BILLY HITE/VT ASSOCIATE HEAD COACH: THE LAST THING SHE SAID TO HIM I WANT YOU TO COACH THAT GAME AND YOU TELL THE BOYS THAT SHE WANTS THEM TO WIN THOSE GAMES.)) [Runs07]
[OUT Q=WIN THOSE GAMES]


She got her wish. Virginia Tech won the game.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Blacksburg. ))
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[SS=HOLD]


Steve Mason and Mike Stevens will have more from Blacksburg a little later in sports.


[Giles-Fire]


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[WRITER=sra]
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Two people are missing after a suspicious fire in Giles County.
Deputies say a home on Spruce Run Road near Newport burned to the ground around 7 this morning.
Investigators say there was evidence of a struggle at the scene.
They also found remains of an animal in the debris.
Officers say they do not know the whereabouts of the woman who lived there or the man they believe is her boyfriend, although both their cars were parked outside the house at the time of the fire.

[Stevens]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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Four days of waiting and worrying are over for a Danville woman who now has her two-year-old grandson back home.


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[VO-NAT]


Police say A'Mario Stevens's mother and father worked to abduct him from his grandmother on Sunday ... she's had legal custody of the boy for one year.
[SUPER=03-Danville]


Police issued an Amber Alert for A'Mario and early this morning, Sharon Dickerson got a call from the boy's father ... telling her that A'Mario was on her front porch.
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[SOT 10:16:25]
[IN Q=I think of course]

((LT. MIKE MONDUL/DANVILLE POLICE: I THINK OF COURSE THE UNKNOWNS ARE ALWAYS THE HARDEST PART. DEALING WITH NOT KNOWING WHERE HE WAS, WHO HAD HIM, SPECIFICALLY WHO HAD HIM. IT WAS CLEAR THAT THE FATHER AND THE MOTHER BOTH HAD SOME KNOWLEDGE OF WHERE HE MAY BE BUT WE WEREN'T ABLE TO VERIFY A LOT OF THAT SO I THINK WHEN YOU'RE DEALING WITH LIMITED INFORMATION AND IT'S A BIG COUNTRY, WORLD FOR THAT MATTER, HE COULD HAVE BEEN ANYWHERE, IT'S HARD FOR US AND THE FAMILY.))
[SUPER=01-Lt. Mike Mondul/Danville Police Department]
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[OUT Q=us and the family.]
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[VO-NAT]


Police are still looking for the father whose name is Lamarcus Childress and an unidentified woman who aided in the abduction.
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[Gretna-Drowning]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=04-33 TC2:05:28]
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A much sadder ending to the story of another missing boy ... this one in Pittsylvania County.
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[VO-NAT]


Authorities say three-year-old Darrius (da-REESE) Robertson wandered away from his home on Farmers Mountain Road around ten this morning.
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.]


Volunteers spent several hours searching for the boy in nearby woods ... he was found dead in a creek about a mile from his home.
Police say there is *no* evidence of foul play.
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[Madison-bullet]


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A bullet was found at James Madison Middle School in Roanoke this week, but no gun and no word of how the ammunition got there.
The 9- millimeter bullet was found in a boy's bathroom Tuesday.
School Resource officers have watched surveillance video from the bathroom and spoken to a few students.

[Senate-Finance]


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The Chairman of Virginia's Senate Finance Committee wants to use the upcoming General Assembly session to take care of "unfinished business."
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville;]

Senator John Chichester told his colleagues, gathered for a retreat in Charlottesville, that the committee needs to "tidy up its affairs." He says programs approved last year, but not funded need to be top priority. The committee also heard from an economist who says Virginia must increase its productivity to compete in the global market. That's why Senator Roscoe Reynolds says he supports more funding for education.
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[SOT 18:09]
[IN Q=You're not going]

((ROSCOE REYNOLDS: YOU'RE NOT GOING TO GET BUSINESS GROWTH WITHOUT WORKERS THAT HAVE HIGH SKILLS AND IT'S SO ESSENTIAL THAT WE DEVOTE MORE RESOURCES TO HELPING WORKERS RAISE THEIR LEVEL OF PERFORMANCE.))
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[OUT Q=level of performance]
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[VO-NAT]

The committee also heard about options to improve transportation. Senator Chichester says transportation will eventually have to be taken off of "life support" and that he hopes progress can be made this year.
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[Planning-Commission]


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Two major projects in south Roanoke have approval from the Planning Commission.
Today, commission members approved rezoning for the Carilion biomedical research park planned along Reserve Avenue. They also rezoned property along Franklin Road for a new retail center that will include a Ukrops Grocery Store.
Both projects now go to city council.

[Clinton-Library]


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Thirty-thousand guests braved heavy rain today for the dedication of Bill Clinton's presidential library.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Little Rock, AR]


Four American Presidents, past and present, gathered at the grand opening.
The center cost 165 million dollars and features more than eighty-million items.
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[SOT :20]
[IN Q=What it is]

((BILL CLINTON: WHAT IT IS TO ME IS THE SYMBOL OF NOT ONLY WHAT I TRIED TO DO BUT WHAT I WANT TO DO WITH THE REST OF MY LIFE. BUILDING BRIDGES FROM YESTERDAY TO TOMMORROW.))
[SUPER=01-Bill Clinton/Former President]
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[OUT Q=yesterday to tommorrow]
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[VO-NAT]


The building will open to the public tomorrow, with visitors touring fourteen alcoves detailing Clinton's presidency.
The center includes the only full-size replica of the Oval office.
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A local rescue squad needs some fresh blood.
Why the Boones Mill group won't be answering calls when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus, can the government prevent another Vioxx mistake?
An F-D-A scientist says no.
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[Sports-preview]


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[ENG#=4]
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[OUT Q=in sports"]
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[Vioxx]

(MINI OPEN)



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An FDA scientist says consumers are ''virtually defenseless'' if drugs are proven to be unsafe after they're approved for sale. David Graham today told the Senate Finance Committee about Vioxx and at least five other drugs. Jennifer Donelan reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=From Capitol Hill, a warning about what may be in your...]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC; :00]
[SUPER=01-Dr. David Graham/FDA Medical Reviewer; :06]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Sandra Kweder/FDA Spokeswoman; :52]
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Donelan/CBS News; 1:14]
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[OUT Q=CBS News, Washington]

((FROM CAPITOL HILL, A WARNING ABOUT WHAT MAY BE IN YOUR MEDICINE CABINET...
Dr. David Graham/FDA Medical Reviewer
"I can tell you right now there are at least 5 drugs on the market today that I think need to be looked at quite seriously to see whether or not they belong there." THE WORDS AND OPINIONS OF DR. DAVID GRAHAM, A CAREER SCIENTIST WITH THE NATION'S TOP MEDICINE WATCHDOG... THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION. Dr. David Graham/FDA Medical Reviewer "In my opinion the FDA has let the American people down." BEFORE THE SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE, GRAHAM RAISED SERIOUS SAFETY QUESTIONS ABOUT...(take graphic) MERIDIA FOR WEIGHT LOSS, CRESTOR FOR HIGH CHOLESTEROL, THE ARTHRITIS DRUG BEXTRA, ACCUTANE FOR SEVERE ACNE AND SEREVENT, SOLD ALONE AND IN ADVAIR.
Dr. David Graham/FDA Reviewer
"We got reports of people dying clutching Serevent inhalers, asthma medicine that you inhale." GRAHAM ACCUSED THE F-D-A OF PROTECTING DRUG COMPANIES...NOT PATIENTS. HIS SCATHING TESTIMONY CLEARLY DIDN'T HAVE F-D-A APPROVAL. Dr. Sandra Kweder/FDA Spokeswoman "I do not have reason to believe that the set of five drugs is specifically more concerning than any other drugs that we review." LAWMAKERS REVIEWED THE RECENT WITHDRAWAL OF VIOXX FROM THE WORLDWIDE MARKET. AFTER THEIR OWN IN-HOUSE STUDY FOUND THE ARTHRITIS DRUG MAY BE CAUSING HEART ATTACKS AND STROKES...THE COMPANY, MERCK, PULLED THE PLUG...NOT THE F-D-A. JENNIFER DONALAN- One senator...suggesting someone may need to be watching the watchdog...said an independent board may need to be set up to double check FDA approved drugs. Jennifer Donelan, CBS News, Washington.))

[Mad-Cow]


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The Agriculture Department is trying to determine whether mad-cow disease has again struck in America.
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[VO-NAT :32]
[SUPER=@File;]

The agency says the suspect animal did *not* enter the food chain. It's now trying to trace the animal from where it was tested to the farm from which it originated. Mad cow disease attacks the animal's nervous system. People who eat contaminated meat can get a rare disease that's almost always fatal. In the only confirmed U-S case eleven months ago, a Canadian-born Holstein was found to have been infected. That one case prompted more than three dozen countries to refuse U.S. beef, hurting export sales and the farm economy.

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[VMI-Death]


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A graduate of Virginia Military Institute has been killed in Iraq.
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[TAKE WULLENWABER APRISA FS] 24-year old First Lieutenant, Luke Wullenwaber (wuhl-en-way-ber) died Tuesday when a car bomb exploded beside his military vehicle near Fallujah. Wullenwaber from Lewiston Idaho. He was a 2002 graduate of V-M-I where his brother is now a First Classman.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]

Wullenwaber is the fifth alumnus of V-M-I to be killed in the War in Iraq.

[Boones-Mill]


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The Boones Mill rescue squad has temporarily been shut down. Franklin County's Public Safety Director says the dwindling number of volunteers has been a major factor. He says only two certified volunteers remain. Rescue calls in Boones Mill will be handled by the surrounding rescue agencies closest to the scene. The fire department is still taking calls and residents should still call 9-1-1 for help.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[WRITER=dse]
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Still ahead on News 7, how the internet may soon let you hunt from right inside your home.
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[VO-NAT]

[***USE NAT SOUND UNDER***]
And in Britain, it's a country tradition that animal activists are hunting.
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[Commercial]

[Stern-Radios]


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Howard Stern's show won't move to satellite radio for at least another year, but he's already promoting it in his usual bold style.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY]


Thousands of people turned out at a rally held by Stern in New York's Union Square Park.
The controversial host gave out gifts of satellite recievers, boomboxes and subscription fees.
Sirius Satellite Radio, the company that will broadcasting Stern starting in January 2006, said it was prepared to hand out 20-thousand gifts.
Stern thanked his fans and blasted the Federal Communications Commission, which has repeatedly fined his show for indecency.
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[Arnold-Burton]


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[TAPE#=04-34 TC1:55:32]
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Some Roanoke County students didn't just hit the books today... they hit the speedway.
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((RACE CAR))
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[VO-NAT]

12 students in the Motor Sports class at Arnold Burton Technology Center got to take a spin on at the Motor Mile Speedway. They've spent the last year turning a donated 1999 Monte Carlo into their very own number 99 race car. The car topped out at about 65 miles an hour and managed a few laps before it had some engine troubles. Students say the process helped teach them more about the nation's fastest growing sport. Some of them even hope to turn the lesson into a future job in the industry.
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[S-Extra]


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[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=EXTRA POINT]
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[ENG#=APRISA]


Tech/Maryland highlights from Blacksburg, Emory and Henry coach Lou Wacker announces his retirement and the eagles Terrell Owens apologizes for his Monay Night Football pre game teaser.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NCAA Football; :00]

But first our extra point. A newspaper in Tennessee says Steve Spurrier has agreed to take over as football coach at South Carolina if Lou Holtz retires at the end of the season. The Tennessean of Nashville added an announcement regarding Spurrier is expected next week. South Carolina spokesman Kerry Tharp denied the report.
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[SUPER=0098-/Syracuse #5/58//Mississippi #12/46/2//j/Memphis #24/81//St. Mary's/66///;]
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[SUPER=0096-j/Cleveland/106//Charlotte/89///j/San Antonio/88//Philadelphia/80///;]
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[SUPER=0101-/Maryland/6/j/Virginia Tech #15/55///;]
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[OUTCUE=last score."]
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[S-Live]


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Multiple first half turnovers propelled 15th ranked Virginia Tech to a 55-6 win over Maryland at Lane Stadium tonight in Blacksburg. Mike Stevens has more on this dominating Tech prerformance on Worsham Field that was fueled by the passing of Frank Beamer's mother, Herma Beamer who died early this morning at her home in Fancy Gap.
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[SUPER=34-Virginia Tech/55/Maryland/6; 1:05]
[SUPER=@Mike1; 1:15]
[RUNS=1:35]
[OUT Q=News 7 Sports"]
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[S-Lou]


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[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-189 9:43]
[GRAPHIC=Emory and Henry]
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Emory and Henry head football coach Lou Wacker is retiring at the end of the 2004 season.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Emory; :00]


Wacker led the Wasps to a record 11 ODAC championships and took Emory and Henry to the NCAA playoffs five times. He was named conference coach of the year five times over his 23 year career. During the 1990's the team won 37 consecutive home games. During his tenure Wacker produced 30 All-Americans and had nearly a 100 percent graduation rate. Speaking of fine young men, Wasps quarterback and Norm Lineburg Radford high school product Todd Woods broke several ODAC records this year at quarterback and he set two new Emory and Henry records that had stood since 1968.
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[S-Terrell]


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[WRITER=sma]
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His actions have been called outrageous, inappropriate, and disrespectful but Philadelphia Eagles receiver Terrell Owens was apologetic today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-ABC; :00]


T.O. was apologizing for being part of a steamy, revealing promotion for Monday Night football when he starred with actors from the show "Desperate Housewives" this past Monday night.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Terrell Owens/Eagles Receiver; :04]
[RUNS=:21]
[OUT Q=....move on from that"]
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[S-Homestead]


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[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-186 11:00]
[GRAPHIC=Nextel cup]
[ENG#=4]


The Nextel Cup Championship comes down to this weekend at the Homestead-Miami Speedway Sunday at one o'clock. Kurt Busch leads Jimmie Johnson by just 18 points. Johnson has won four of the last five races to climb back into the title hunt, along with several other drivers who could win the Nextel crown.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Jimmy Johnson/2nd in Points Race; :00]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=and won"]
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[S-Clemens]


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[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-177 1:59:02]
[GRAPHIC=MLB]
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The Red Sox might be the world champs but much of baseball's attention is on whether or not 42 year old Houston Astros pitcher Roger Clemens will retire or not. He was 18 and 4 this past season and won his seventh Cy Young award.

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[SOT]
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[SUPER=01-Roger Clemens/2004 Cy Young Award Winner; :00]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=...more and more difficult"]
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[S-Dazzle]


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The Roanoke Dazzle's fourth season tips off tomorrow night at the Roanoke Civic Center against the Fayettville Patriots.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]


While Kent Davison had to cut two Hokies from the roster, he does welcome former Uva star Cory Alexander back to the team and the coach could not be happier.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Kent Davidson/Dazzle Head Coach; :06]
[RUNS=:25]
[OUT Q=..thats a fact"]
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[TOSS TO BREAK]

[Fox-Hunting]


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Fox hunting has long been a symbol of Britain's upper class.
But time is running out for the controversial sport.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@file;]


Today, the House of Commons voted to ban fox hunting.
The prohibition will go into effect in three months, but hunting supporters say they'll challenge it in court.
Fox hunting is a popular country sport in Britain, but opponents say it's cruel.
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[Remote-Hunting]


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[WRITER=syo]
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[ENG#=2]


Hunters who could do without the cold, the damp and the camouflage may soon be able to.
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[VO-NAT :22]

A Texas man is setting up a website that will allow hunters anywhere to aim and shoot from their desktop using remote controlled guns. The guns would be mounted on cameras at a game reserve outside San Antonio set up specifically for hunting. Rifle time will cost 15-dollars. Attendants will retrieve your kill and send it to you. Some hunters abhor the idea.
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[SOT :37 - :50]
[IN Q=I thought it was pretty distasteful.]

((JOE MORALES/HUNTER: I THOUGHT IT WAS PRETTY DISTASTEFUL. TO ME, IT'S WHAT I CALL A CANNED HUNT -- WHEN SOMEONE BRINGS IN ANIMALS AND PINS THEM UP JUST FOR PROFIT AND KILLS THEM.))
[SUPER=01-Joe Morales/Hunter;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=just for profit and kills them.]
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[VO-NAT :08]

The website, which is still being created, is believed to the the first of its kind. The Texas Park and Wildlife department says it's trying to ban the site because, among other things, it's unsafe. (------------)