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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Jean 2-Shot]

There's no age limit- -not even a minimum- -to be declared "crazy for the Hokies."
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

And taking stock of the farm vote in the up-coming Governor's race.

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[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Tonight on News 7 sports - Bryan Randall checks in as game week preparations for Miami begin. West Virginia is invited to the Gator Bowl.
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[VO-NAT]

And after getting grounded by their president on Saturday - UVa's bowl hopes have been rivived with a possible trip to Shreveport, Louisiana.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
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Back for more rain followed by gusty wind. The work week forecast just ahead.
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[ANCHOR=Jean 4-Shot]


News 7 is next.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

Hokie fever is growing in Blacksburg this week....
[ANCHOR=Jean 2-Shot]

With a share of the ACC title now clinched... fans have a new "sugary sweet" thought on theie minds.
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((ERIN PATTERSON: SUGAR BOWL... LAUGHS.. THAT WHAT WE'RE HOPING FOR.))
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[OUT Q=we're hoping for.]
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[ANCHOR=Jean 2-Shot]


Good evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


And I'm Keith Humphry.
[Tech-ACC]
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

With this weekend's win over Virginia, the Hokies have clinched the spot of A-C-C champions.
[ANCHOR=Jean 2-Shot]

To win the title "out right"... along with a B-C-S bowl bid... the team must beat Miami this Saturday.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Jean & Rachel /Microwave;]

New River Valley Bureau Rachel DePompa is outside Lane Stadium. Rachel I hear there's a little electricity in the air in Blacksburg this week?
[LIVE= Rachel /FULL Microwave]
[SUPER=@Rachel1;]
[SUPER=05-Blacksburg;]

Just a little Keith and Jean... The team is actually practicing right now... ADLIB.... ((ROLLCUE: And this town's already hopping.))
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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Last Season; :00]
[SUPER=01-Mike Buchanan/Hokie Fan; :15]
[SUPER=01-Aaron & Sheena Clark/Hokie Fans; :28]
[SUPER=01-Locke White/VA Tech Licensing; 1:18]
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((Fans are hoping for a repeat of last year... a victory over the Miami Hurricanes. But this year, there's more than just respect riding on a win... Sole ownership of the ACC title has to come through Miami.

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((MIKE BUCHANAN: I THINK WE CAN WIN.. THERE'S NO DOUBT, IF WE PLAY THE WAY WE HAVE THE PASSED FEW WEEKS I THINK WE CAN BEAT MIAMI.)) [RUNS:05]
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Parker Clark is certain as well. Though she's sleeping now, the two month old is actually the craziest Hokie fan around.

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[IN Q=She's a beautiful baby]

((SHEENA AND AARON CLARK: SHE'S A BEAUTIFUL BABY.. .LOVES HER HOKIES.. WE HOPE SHE WOULD HAVE WOKE UP FOR HER DEBUT.
BUT YOU KNOW.)) [RUNS:09]
[OUT Q=you know.]


This picture of Parker won the crazy for the hokies contest and a five thousand dollar check. Parker's actually part hokie.. part Michigan wolverine fan... to appease mom.
NATS: mom talking to baby...
They says she'll be dressed in all hokie gear come saturday.

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((SHEENA AND AARON CLARK: WHEN SHE GETS A LITTLE BIT OLDER WE'LL START TAKING HER TO THE GAMES AND STUFF. IT WILL BE A LOT OF FUN... PAINT HER FACE AND EVERYTHING ... YOU'RE NOT PAINTING HER FACE.. YOU ARE NOT PAINTING HER FACE.. YOU ARE NOT DOING THAT TO MY CHILD:57... OH COME ON)) [RUNS:14]
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And if you're looking for the ACC championship shirts to dress yourself in... They are in the works, but won't be ready until after the Miami game.

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[IN Q=And just within]

((LOCKE WHITE: AND JUST WITHIN PROBABLY 24.. 48 HOURS AFTER THAT OUR FANS WILL BE ABLE TO BUY ACC CHAMP PRODUCTS IN STORES ALL OVER HERE. )) [RUNS:09]
[OUT Q=over here.]))
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[County-Fatal]


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A 5-year old boy has died after he was injured in accident yesterday afternoon. Police say it happened around two on Thompson Memorial Boulevard in Roanoke County. Officers say 31-year-old Glovern Ray Phipps of Salem ran his pickup truck off the right side of the road and hit an embankment. Phipps' five-year-old son Ryan Danson Phipps, was taken to the hospital this morning, where he later died. Phipps was arrested for D-U-I. Officers say he could face more charges.

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Police are looking for a Lynchburg man they suspect shot a cab driver.
Lynchburg police believe 21 year old Desaun Steven Johnson shot the cab driver twice early Sunday morning.
Police have not located him and say he should be considered armed and dangerous.
If you have information, call the Lynchburg police.

[State-Voting]


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After examining all the complaints from election day, state officials say more education is necessary to make elections run smoother.
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The State Board of Elections categorized every call received on election day and found two major trends. Too many voters were told they couldn't vote without their I-D when they could have signed an affirmation of identity.
And many voters who weren't on the poll books were confused about casting provisional ballots.
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((JEAN JENSEN/STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS SECRETARY: WE REALLY HAVE GOT TO FIND A WAY TO GET THIS INFORMATION ABOUT HOW YOU VOTE ABSENTEE, WHAT YOUR RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES ARE AS A VOTER. WE'VE GOT TO GET THAT INFORMATION OUT TO THE PUBLIC.))
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[VO-NAT]

Jensen says problems associated with new electronic voting machines were minimal.
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[Farm-Bureau]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Politicians are already looking to the next election. Attorney General Jerry Kilgore says he's an ally of Virginia agriculture and an advocate for rural areas of the state.
Today, the likely Republican nominee for Governor courted the state's farmers, as members of the Virginia Farm Bureau gathered at the Homestead. [***NEWS 7 @ 6 IN MONITOR***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & JoeD/Newsroom;]

Joe Dashiell is in the newsroom tonight, with more on the Attorney General's visit, and the importance of the rural vote in the governor's race.
[LIVE= JoeD /FULL Newsroom]
[SUPER=@joe1;]

Keith, the rural vote helped Democrat Mark Warner win the governor's mansion in 2001. And political analysts say it's clear that voters in small town and rural Virginia will play an important role again in 2005.
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((Jerry Kilgore isn't afraid to paraphrase a country song, when he talks about his appeal in rural Virginia.
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((HOW I WAS COUNTRY, BEFORE IT WAS COOL TO BE COUNTRY IN THE UNITED STATES.))
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As members of the Virginia Farm Bureau sat down at The Homestead, Kilgore stressed his roots on a Scott County cattle and tobacco farm, and his work to end excessive regulation and taxation of Virginia farmers.
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((I'M WITH RURAL VIRGINIA ON ISSUE AFTER ISSUE. THAT'S GOING TO MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE IN THE UPCOMING ELECTION.))
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The rural vote made a big difference in the last election, helping to propel Democrat Mark Warner into the Governor's office.
And political analysts say the candidates understand they cannot ignore rural voters.
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((ROBERT HOLSWORTH: SO A CANDIDATE LIKE MARK WARNER REALIZED IN 2001 THAT HE MIGHT NOT WIN RURAL VIRGINIA, BUT HE HAD TO REDUCE THE MARGINS THAT FOLKS LIKE GEORGE ALLEN WERE WINNING IN RURAL VIRGINIA, AND WARNER WAS PRETTY SUCCESSFUL.)) ((TOM MORRIS: I THINK ATTORNEY GENERAL KILGORE HAS BIT OF AN ADVANTAGE DOWN STATE. CERTAINLY HE IS THE LOCAL FAVORITE IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA. HE'S FROM A RURAL AREA, BUT I THINK THE DEMOCRATS HAVE LEARNED THEIR LESSON AND KNOW NOT TO IGNORE RURAL AND SMALL TOWN VIRGINIA.))
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Lieutenant Governor Tim Kaine, the likely Democratic nominee, will speak to Farm Bureau members by video teleconference on Wednesday morning.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & JoeD /Newsroom;]

Keith, Robert Holsworth and Tom Morris say they're confident his campaign will also include a strong appeal to Virginia's rural voters.


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[ANCHOR=Jean 2-Shot]
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More places then ever offer quick cash. It's easy money, but what are the risks?
We'll take a closer look next on News Seven at Six.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


It's already one of the most visited sites in the Alleghany Highlands.
now many hope a new owner for Falling Spring will bring even more tourists.
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[1st-Wx]
[Easy-Money]
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You've probably seen them: stores offering quick cash- and pay day loans.
[ANCHOR=Jean 2-Shot]


They're popping up all over Virginia- more in this region than other parts of the state.
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[Easy Money Animation]
Tonight in part one of a special report, more on this easy money and how one woman found it's an easy way to get into debt. [WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]
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((Cash Advance Check into Cash. and Express Check.... Businesses like this have opened up in Roanoke, Lynchburg, Christiansburg... It seems almost every where you look you find one- since the General Assembly allowed them in Virginia. JULIE WHEELER/BBB: they actually passed legislation in 2002 that made this type of lending legal.
since then 600 pay day lenders have popped in the state...
A customer writes a check- The pay day lender then gives them cash and agrees to hold the check for a week or two..... for a fee.
People can borrow up to 500 dollars a pop.
People like this single mom who did not want to be identified. IT GETS DIFFICULT AT TIMES HAVING THE CAR PAYMENT AND THE RENT PAYMENT AND ODDS AND ENDS FOR THE KIDS.
So when she heard about fast cash- she tried it...... but when she had trouble paying one loan she borrowed another.
IT GOT TO THE POINT WHERE I HAD THREE PAY DAY LOANS AT ONE TIME. IT WAS VERY DIFFICULT BECAUSE YOU WOULD BORROW ONE TO PAY THE OTHER. IT REALLY GOT HARD. JEAN JADHON: THE MANAGER OF ONE LOCAL STORE SAID THE SERVICE IS MEANT FOR ONE TIME USE ONLY FOR EMERGENCY SITUATIONS BUT SHE ADMITTED SHE SEES THE SAME CUSTOMERS OVER AND OVER AGAIN.
Statistics back that up..
Iin 2003, more than two million pay day laons were made in Virginia.
Nearly 51 thousand people received 13 payday loans or more that year alone.
VIRGINIA GARRETSON: CONSUMER CREDIT: THE PAY DAY LOANS ONCE YOU GET INVOLVED WITH THEM IT'S A VICIOUS CYCLE.
One reason is the high fees.
The fee on a 200 dollar loan is 30 dollars, 500 dollar loans is 75 dollars..
That equals an annual interest rate of 391 percent. JULIE WHEELER: IF ANYBODY IS OUT THERE JUST SERIOUSLY THINK ABOUT IT BEFORE YOU DO IT.))
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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These buinesses are legal- they do tell customers about the fees upfront.
We did call numerous stores in the region. All referred us to corporate offices out of state.
Coming up tomorrow... would you turn over your car title for cash?
Many people are doing it. We'll find out why some say it's a great business.. others disagree.

[Stocks]


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A mixed start to the week on Wall Street. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW lost 46 points today.
The NASDAQ gained five.
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[Kizner]


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Martinsville city schools have a new superintendent.
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[TAKE KIZNER FS] Scott Kizner (Kihz-ner) will take over the position in January. Kizner most recently served as a school superintendent in Rhode Island, but has earned educational degrees at Virginia Tech, U-V-A and J-M-U.
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Kizner will replace Ira Trollinger, who left in June.

[Falling-Spring]


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A natural landmark in Covington has now fallen into the hands of the Commonwealth.
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Today, MeadWestvaco donated Falling Spring and its surrounding property to the Virginia State Park system. Unlike most falls in the Commonwealth that are cascades or slides, Falling Spring is a drop of about 150-feet "off an overhanging ledge." It's one of the most visited sites in the Alleghany Highlands, and officials say the donation is a big step toward increasing the area's recreation and tourism.
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[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Tonight on News 7 sports - Bryan Randall talks about sneaking up on the college football world this season. UVa may be bowling, afterall.
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And the Gator Bowl takes come suspense out of the postseason bowling activities, by picking West Virginia this afternoon.
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[S-Hokies]


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When the ACC schedule for this season was released back in February, most folks figured Tech's season would be over by the time they rolled in Miami in December 4th. The Hokies were picked to finish 6th in the preseason, but have defied the so-called experts by winning seven straight games to clinch at no less than a tie for the ACC title.
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In keeping with that underdog theme this season, Miami is favored by 6 points.

[S-BCS]


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The Hokies bowl scenario is really simple right now. Beat Miami and they're headed to New Orleans. Lose to Miami and they're headed to the Peach Bowl to play Florida.
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[go to bcs rankings 1074] The new BCS rankings have the Hokies and Canes closer than ever this season. And it's clear that the winner of the Tech-Miami game will without a doubt have the higher BCS ranking which in the case of a tie will determine which team represents the ACC in the BCS. The top four spots remain unchanged, and Oklahoma actually increased its lead over third place Auburn.
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[S-Gator]


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The Gator locked up one half if its matchup this afternoon by inviting West Virginia to represent the Big East.
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Bob Smith, Chairman of the Toyota Gator Bowl, officially extended the invitation to WVU head coach Rich Rodriguez during a three o'clock news conference this afternoon in Jacksonville. The 60th Annual Toyota Gator Bowl will be played on January 1, 2005 at 12:30 p.m. in Alltel Stadium - which also will play host to this season's Super Bowl.
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The Mountaineers had been the front-runner for the Big East's guaranteed B-C-S bowl bid before their 36-to-17 upset loss to Boston College two weeks ago. West Virginia then ended the regular season with another disappointing loss a 16-to-13 loss to Pittsburgh on Thanksgiving night. WVU finished with an 8-and-3 record, 4-and 2 in the Big East. The Mountaineers have made four previous appearances in the Gator Bowl losing all four. They most certainly will face Florida State in the January 1st game.
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[S-UVa]


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Just when it looked like UVa's football team would not be making a bowl trip this year - it now appears that it will making a trip to Shreveport, Louisiana for the Independence Bowl.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Last Saturday; :00]

After Saturday's loss to Tech UVa president John Casteen issued a statement saying that the Cavs would not take part in any bowl that conflicted with final exams. That knocked UVa out of the December Champs Sports Bowl, however, it appears that the ACC is now close to finalizing a deal to send the Cavs to the Independence Bowl on December 28th in Shreveport, Louisiana. The Washington Post says while the deal is not done it is close, and that Uva would likely play Oklahoma State in the Ark-La-Tex. The Independence bowl has an opening because South Carolina pulled out of the postseason last week.
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[S-ACC]


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Football fever has the ACC in its grasp right now, but the conference's bread and butter sport - basketball has a set a record today thanks to UVa.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville; :00]

Virginia is now a member of the top 25 checking in at the number 24 spot this week in the Associated Press poll. That gives the ACC a record-tying seven schools in the top 25 with Wake Forest still at the top at number one.
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[VUL-Photos]
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Lynchburg's oldest university is celebrating its past while looking to build its future.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
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Virginia University of Lynchburg began as a co-ed Baptist seminary for black students in 1886.
A photographic exhibit of those early years is on display at C-J-M-W Architects on Main Street through the end of December.
The university is currently raising money to renovate many of its older buildings.
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