[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

A Police chase ends in a fatal accident- details coming up..
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[ENG#=1]
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Jean 2-Shot]


And the Hokies board a charter plane.
Are they taking off for the ACC title? We'll head to to Miami for tomorrow's big game.
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[Sports-head]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
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[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=None]


[MIKE LIVE/STARLINK]



[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


Pretty good looking weekend forecast but it stays breezy. Details coming up. [Open]
[SUPER=#4054; News 7 at Six Headline Banner]
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[SUPER=@Keith1;]
[SUPER=@Jean1;]
[SUPER=@Mike1;]
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[Video-Open]
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[ENG#=3]
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Jean 2-Shot]

The Hokies arrive at the Orange Bowl.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

Virginia Tech gets set for tomorrow's big game at Miami.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


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


And I'm Jean Jadhon. [Tech-Miami]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=04-42 51:42]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ANCHOR=Jean 2-Shot]

You probably know the stakes by know .. the outright ACC championship and a trip to the Sugar Bowl.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Virginia Tech tackles the challenge tomorrow afternoon.
[MIAMI DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Jean & Mike/Starlink;]

Mike Stevens is at the Orange Bowl in Miami with the latest on the Hokie preparations.
[LIVE=Mike Full/Starlink]
[SUPER=219-Mike Stevens/mstevens*wdbj7.com;]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=201-Frank Beamer/6 & 7 against Miami; :00]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=a lot of history]
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[VO]
[SUPER=203-Miami, FL/This Afternoon;]
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[LIVE=Mike Full/Starlink]
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[TAKE MIAMI SATURDAY AM PROMO BOARD]
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[MIAMI/BLACKSBURG DOUBLE BOXES=Mike/Starlink & Rachel/Microwave;]




[Hokies]


[ANCHOR=]
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[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=04-53 04:46]
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[MIAMI DOUBLE BOXES=Rachel/Microwave & Mike/Starlink;]



[LIVE=Rachel Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=@Rachel1;]
[SUPER=05-Blacksburg;]


adlib
((ROLLCUE:...good bye and good luck.))
[ENG#=4]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=And what]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;:00]
[SUPER=01-Wayne Chapel/Hokie Fan;:08]
[SUPER=01-Bryan Randall/Tech Quarterback;:15]
[SUPER=01-Gabrielle Mimnich/Hokie Fan;:30]

[NO SUPER for guy at :44]
[SUPER=01-Mikal Baggee/Tech Linebacker;:47]
[SUPER=01-CJ Foreman/Hokie Fan;:56]
[RUNS=1:02]
[OUT Q=you know?]

((NATS: 40:37:00 HOKIES.. WELCOME TO THE ACC.. WHOO. 41
And what a welcomeand send off the team got..

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[SOT: 36:07:00 to :12]
[IN Q=They need ]

((WAYNE CHAPEL: THEY NEED ALL THE SUPPORT THEY CAN GET. WE'RE GOING DOWN THERE TO WHIP THEM LIKE A RENTED MULE.)) [RUNS:06]
[OUT Q=rented mule.]


NATS: 44:39:00 GO HOKIES... 3 LADIES

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[SOT: 50:24:00 ]
[IN Q=we love]

((BRYAN RANDALL: WE LOVE THEM TO DEATH YOU KNOW WE'VE GOT GREAT FANS.. AND FOR THEM TO COME OUT HERE AND SUPPORT US IN THE MORNING TIME IN THE COLD.. IT'S A GREAT THING.)) [RUNS:08]
[OUT Q=great thing.]


Hundreds of fans braved chilly conditions in blacksburg to see the team off... They chanted...
NATS: CROWD ACC CHANT.. 49:07:00...
and cheered as each player came outside to take his seat on the bus.

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[SOT: 43:31:00]
[IN Q=I am out]

((GABRIELLE MIMNICH: I AM OUT HERE, IT'S COLD, I'M FREEZING.. I DON'T CARE CAUSE I LOVE THIS TEAM :36)) [RUNS:04]
[OUT Q=this team.]


37:59:00 HOKIES YEAH.. VIRGINIA TECH FOOTBALL.. YEA... (CLOSE UP GUY SCREAMING)
Mike Zenker is getting married at the tech chapel on Saturday. He's hoping the hokie game's over before he walks down the aisle.

(///// SOT /////)
[SOT: 39:00:00]
[IN Q=I don't know]

((MIKE ZENKER: I DON'T KNOW WHICH ONE I'M MORE NERVOUS ABOUT THE GAME OR THE WEDDING.)) [RUNS:04]
[OUT Q=the wedding.]



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[SOT: 47:27:00]
[IN Q=i think]

((MIKAL BAAGEE: I THINK IT'S GREAT.. YOU KNOW.. THE FANS BEEN BEHIND US A ALL YEAR AND WE'VE JUST GOT TO GO DOWN THERE AND GET IT DONE. )) [RUNS:04]
[OUT Q=it done.]


These fans know there's a lot on the line. And all of them want the same thing.

(///// SOT /////)
[SOT: 40:07:00 ]
[IN Q=We've got]

((CJ FOREMAN: WE'VE GOT TO SUPPORT OUR TEAM SO THEY CAN GO DOWN THERE AND BEAT THE BE JESUS OUT OF MIAMI. YOU KNOW.))

[RUNS:07]
[OUT Q=you know?]))





[LIVE=Rachel Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Blacksburg;]




[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Jean & Rachel Microwave;]

Keith and Jean...


[D'ville-Police]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]


What started as a report of a stolen car ended in a fatal crash in Danville today.
Police say a suspected car thief drove away from an officer that had stopped him ... and later collided with another car at the intersection of Poplar and Memorial Avenues.
The crash killed a 63-year-old Danville woman.
The suspect was arrested after a short foot chase.

[Church-Vandals]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jbu]
[TAPE#=04-43 43:54]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=1]


Two brothers charged with vandalizing two Bedford County churches face arraignment next Tuesday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co./August]

15 year old Christopher and 16 year old Joshua Litter were indicted today on nine counts- in the vandalism of two churches in August. Both suspects are charged with racially-motivated property damage, malicious damage to church property, statutory burglary, grand larceny, and arson. The two although teenagers face charges as adults.
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[Fire-Safety]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=04-44 49:26]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=2]

If you've ever relied on an Oxygen tank for air, you know your life can depend upon them. Firefighters, lung patients, SCUBA divers... all count on someone having properly tested these cylinders.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It's a high]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Ken Dunker/Diving Enterprises; :16]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg/February, 2002; :1:07]
[RUNS=1:34]
[OUT Q=can trust them.]



(( It's a high-pressure business. Compressed gas cylinders- -or OXYGEN tanks as they're commonly called- -are built to bear 3-thousand pounds of pressure per square inch. [NAT of pressurizing tank?]
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[SOT 13:36:50]
[IN Q=There's a lot of ]

((THERE'S A LOT OF DEADLY PRESSURE THERE? YES. I WAS TOLD ONE TIME IT'S ABOUT THE EQUIVILENT OF TWO TO THREE STICKS OF DYNAMITE. IF THEY BLOW UP, THEY'RE PRETTY EXPLOSIVE, IF THEY GO.))
[SUPER=01-]
[RUNS= :09]
[OUT Q=if they go.]

Ken Dunker's firm, Diving Enterprises was notified two years ago of a criminal investigation pending against Fire Safety products. Fire Safety Products was just indicted, along with its principal employees, three men from Christiansburg. They're accused of certifying cylinders for re-use without performing the hydrostatic tests required to ensure they won't blow up the next time they're pressurized.
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[SOT 15:31:15]
[IN Q=D.O.T. is claiming]

((D.O.T. IS CLAIMING THAT THEY JUST STAMPED APPROVAL ON IT, AND THAT IT HAD NOT BEEN TESTED AS IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN.))
[RUNS= 14]
[OUT Q=agree with you.]

Dunker's not accused of any wrong-doing. He was simply a CUSTOMER of Fire Safety Products, one of those who relied upon the firm in Christiansburg and Princeton to re-certify cylinders. The government alleges Fire Safety Products stamped its approval on tanks that wouldn't have even passed a visual test, much less a hydrostatic test. As in many walks of life, looks can be deceiving. The 45-year old gray tank might be more reliable than a shiny new one.
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[SOT 15:34:35]
[IN Q=I've seen tanks]

((I'VE SEEN TANKS THAT GO BACK 70, 80 YEARS- -NOT SCUBA, BUT USED FOR FILLING AIR- -THEY'RE QUITE FINE. THAT'S WHY YOU DO ALL THAT TESTING, SO YOU CAN TRUST THEM.))
[RUNS= :12]
[OUT Q=can trust them.]))
[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Jean 2-Shot]
[WRITER=dse]
[SS=NONE]
[ENG#=APRISA]

Turmoil in Ukraine is felt in southwest Virginia. The details are just ahead.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-shot]
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[VO-NAT]


And word spreads about tomorrow's casting call for War of the Worlds.
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[SOT 7:20]
[IN Q=]

((BEGINNNING OF THE WEEK I THINK SIX PEOPLE KNEW BOUT IT NOW THE ENTIRE STUDENT BODY.. LAUGHS.))
[RUNS=05]
[OUT Q=entire student body laughs.]
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[VO-NAT]


Where to go, and what to bring, coming up.
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[1st-Wx]
[Break]
[First-Wx]
[ANCHOR=Robin]



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[Ukraine]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
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[TAPE#=04-38 2:01:43]
(MINI-OPEN)

[MINI-OPEN]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

The Supreme Court of Ukraine today declared the country's recent presidential run-off invalid.
[ANCHOR=Jean 2-Shot]

The justices ordered a new election within a month.
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[GRAPHIC=Ukraine]


Political turmoil in the former Soviet republic is now front page news around the world, and Joe Dashiell reports the reverberations are being felt in western Virginia.
[ENG#=1]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Irina Royter has settled in]
[SUPER=03-Ferrum; :00]
[SUPER=01-Irina Royter/Ferrum College Junior; :22]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :29]
[SUPER=@Joe2; :37]
[SUPER=01-Kelly Zuber/WDBJ7 Promotion Director; :50]
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[OUT Q=JD News 7]


((Irina Royter has settled in for her junior year at Ferrum College. But her thoughts are also with relatives in Ukraine.
[SOT 02:06:21 ]
[IN Q=So it's exciting]

((SO IT'S EXCITING, BUT AT THE SAME TIME IT IS KIND OF SCARY.))
[RUNS= :03]
[OUT Q=is kind of scary.]


Born in Russia, Royter grew up in western Ukraine and moved to the United States as a teenager.
Like the Ukrainians who have crowded into Independence Square, she supports opposition candidate Viktor Yushchenko, and the promise of a more independent Ukraine.
[SOT]
[IN Q=It's good]

((IRINA ROYTER/FERRUM COLLEGE JUNIOR: IT'S GOOD. IT'S DEFINITELY A POSITIVE THING I THINK BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE FINALLY STANDING UP AND FINALLY TIRED OF EVERYTHING THAT WAS GOING ON.))
[RUNS= :05]
[OUT Q=everything that was going on.]


Also watching developments in Kyiv are Marissa Hankins, Kelly Zuber and Greg Brock, three employees of WDBJ7 who were scheduled to arrive in the capital city this week.
The Ukraine Media Partnership Program carried WDBJ employees to Ivano- Frankivsk in April, and employees of the television station Vezha to Roanoke in September, but the exhange is now on hold.
[SOT]
[IN Q=The old reporter in me]

((KELLY ZUBER/WDBJ7 DIRECTOR OF PROMOTION AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS: THE OLD REPORTER IN ME WOULD LOVE TO BE IN THE MIDDLE OF ALL THAT ACTION, WHAT A HISTORIC TIME IN UKRAINE, BUT I UNDERSTAND OF COURSE THAT WE DON'T SPEAK THE LANGUAGE AND IT MIGHT BE DIFFICULT GETTING IN AND OUT OF IVANO FRANKVISK AND SO THERE ARE CERTAINLY PRACTICAL CONSIDERATIONS THERE.))
[RUNS= :18]
[OUT Q=practical considerations there.]`

Zuber hopes the trip will be rescheduled. Along with co-workers and a local college student she will be keeping a close eye on Ukraine as events continue to unfold.
Joe Dashiell News 7))

[Cherokee-Tobacco]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=04-40 1:19:03]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]
[ENG#=2]


Three dozen new jobs are headed to South Boston, now that a tobacco company is locating its headquarters there.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-South Boston]


Cherokee Tobacco dedicated its new distribution center today in the Halifax-South Boston Industrial Park.
The company makes ten varieties of Cherokee cigarettes which are marketed in the southeast.
Officials say expansion is just around the corner.
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[SOT 13:09:25]
[IN Q=We are licensed]

((CHARLES FULLER/CHEROKEE TOBACCO PRESIDENT: WE ARE LICENSED TO DO BUSINESS IN TWELVE STATES, WE ARE ONLY OPERATING IN SIX, AND WE WILL BE EXPANDING THAT VERY RAPIDLY THROUGHOUT THE COMING FEW YEARS.))
[SUPER=01-Charles Fuller/Cherokee Tobacco President]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=coming few years.]
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[VO-NAT]


Fuller says the area's workforce and highway system made Southside attractive.
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[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Jean 2-Shot]
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[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
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Investors welcomed another decline in oil prices, but that was tempered by a dissappointing employment report. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
[RUNS=:30]
[SUPER=x5000;]
[SUPER=440-x/7.09/10592.21/x/4.39/2147.96;]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

The Dow gained 7 points. Nasdaq advanced 4.
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[SPONSOR ANNOUNCE]
[COMMERCIAL]

[New-Tower]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=04-51 11:32]
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[ENG#=1]


Things are looking up at the Roanoke Regional Airport.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; ]

The airport will be converting air traffic control operations to the new 10 million dollar tower this weekend. The new tower incorporates upgraded technology. It'll also allow those in the tower to see ALL of the runways and taxiways.
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[SOT - 11:11:56]
[IN Q=We have new equipment...]

((DON POFF/FAA AIRWAYS FACILITIES MANAGER; WE HAVE NEW EQUIPMENT DOWNSTAIRS THAT WE DIDN'T HAVE IN THE OLD TOWER, WE HAVE MORE ROOM AND MODERN FACILITES. IT'S JUST LIKE GOING INTO A NEW HOUSE, IT HAS A LOT OF THINGS WE'VE BEEN LOOKING FORWARD TO. NEW EQUIPMENT, BETTER VISIBILITY, MORE SPACE.))
[SUPER=01-Don Poff/FAA Airways Facilities Manager; ]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=equipment, better visibility, more space.]
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[VO-NAT]

The new tower stands about 200 feet tall. Airport officials opened a time capsule today, one buried in the old terminal in 1951. There was a newspaper among other items. Much of it was severely damaged, though some things did survive and will be preserved.
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[War-Worlds]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=04-37 1:50:23]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=2]


A chance at stardom - and a chance to work with Tom Cruise.
It's bringing people from around the state to Lexington.
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[VO-NAT]


500 extras are needed for the upcoming Tom Cruise movie- the War of the Worlds.
[SUPER=03-Lexington]


The casting call is tomorrow at the Rockbridge County High School- where people are coming from near and far.
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[SOT 2:11]
[IN Q=]

((PHONE CALLS FROM PEOPLE AS FAR AWAY AS WASHINGTON DC AND NORFOLK.EXPECTING A LARGE NUMBER OF PEOPLE TO SHOW UP.))
[SUPER=01-Andy Bryan/Rockbridge H.S. Principal; ]
[RUNS=07]
[OUT Q=to show up..]
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[VO-NAT]


Some Washington and Lee Students will go- even though filming is the week after next.. ..the same time as finals.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 6:23 ]
[IN Q=]

((WELL I'M A SENIOR WITH A JOB ALREADY IT'S NOT GONNA BE TOO MUCH OF A CONFLICT FOR ME.. REPORTER: SO YOU MIGHT MISS FINALS TO BE IN THE MOVIE: I COULD SEE MYSELF MISSING SOME FINALS.)) [BUTT TO 9:04] ((LAUGHING.. I'D HAVE TO CHOSE FINALS SCHOOL COMES FIRST.))
[Super=01-Michael Diverio/W&L Senior; 00]
[Super=01-Kristen Evans/W&L Junior; 12 quick!]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=school comes first.]
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[VO-NAT]


The Casting Call is from 8 until four tomorrow.
250 extras will play national guardsmen fighting the martians. Another 250 will play survivors fleeing a martian attack.
Bring a photo and your clothing measurements.
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[Sports Tease]


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(KEITH & JEAN TOSS TO MIKE)


[MIKE LIVE/STARLINK]
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[S-Canes]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
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[GRAPHIC=VT/Miami]
[SUPER=@steve1;]


The Miami Hurricanes are favored by seven points over Virginia Tech in tomorrow's match up between the Hurricanes and the Hokies.
[MIAMI DOUBLE BOXES=Steve/Mike Starlink;]


One of the reasons for favoring the Canes has to be the unusually warm weather tech is not used to this time of year but bet your bottom dollar the Hokies will be ready, MIke Stevens is ready and joins us for I think his 50th report from the Orange Bowl today, Mike.
[LIVE=Mike/FULL]
[SUPER=219-Mike Stevens/mstevens*wdbj7.com;]
[SUPER=205-Miami, FL;]


((ROLLCUE:..Rolled from the truck.))
[ENG#=ROLLED FROM THE TRUCK]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=203-Miami; :00]
[SUPER=201-Frank Beamer/6 & 7 against Miami; :21]
[SUPER=203-Blacksburg/Last Year; 1:05]
[SUPER=201-Chris Myers/Miami Offensive Lineman; 1:17]
[RUNS=1:35]
[OUT Q=specially at night time.]



[LIVE= Mike /FULL]
[SUPER=205-Miami, FL;]


MIKE ADLIBS [TAKE SATURDAY PROMO BOARD FULL]

[DOUBLE BOXES=Mike/Steve;]



[S-JMU]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-186 17:25]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD NCAA]
[ENG#=2]


William and Mary hosts Deleware tomorrow at noon in a Division 1 double A quarterfinal football match up
[GRAPHIC=JMU]

James Madison is on the road against Furman in their quarterfinal game. Dukes head coach Mickey Matthews found out the Paladins give new meaning to the phrase home field advantage.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Mickey Matthews/37-33 Record as JMU Football Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=......in that stadium"]
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[S-NASCAR]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-176 1:53:12]
[GRAPHIC=Nextel Cup]
[ENG#=3]


The NASCAR awards banquet in New York city is tonight.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY; :00]

The Nextel Cup series handed out the Bud Pole award to Ryan Newman today at an awards ceromony. Tony Stewart takes home the USG man of the year award and Dale Earnhardt Junior captures the Grand Biscuits most popular driver award.
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