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Parole Board Chairman John Metzger has quit.
Coming up on NEWS 7 at SIX: We'll explain what he's accused of, what he admits to and what they say he did NOT do.

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And a post- election change of heart in Wythe County on the subject of prison construction there.

Sports-Head


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In sports, a look at the revised Division five football playoffs a site change for the group a Division one game between Bath County and Holston.
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And the Houston Oilers have a reached an agreement to re-locate in Nashville in a couple of years.
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Fast moving weather systems promise cool temperatures and possible complications this weekend. More on that coming up.

Metzger


ANCHOR=Keith
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George Allen's tough -on -crime parole board chairman has resigned.
An internal audit into his conduct has been turned over to Virginia State Police today.
John Metzger says he's been cleared of any criminal wrongdoing.
Democrats aren't satisfied, demanding more answers.
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Ellen Qualls is in our Richmond newsroom.
What has Metzger been cleared of, and what has he admitted?
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Keith, you remember Metzger from his time as the U.S. Marshal down in Roanoke.
He admitted today to an "autocratic" management style, telling what he called an "off-color" joke to two female board members, and "irreconcilable differences" with all four other board members, especially about his authority as chairman.
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(( But in a telephone interview, Metzger said he feels completely exonerated by the internal administration audit.
He says when he was first made aware of the falsifying of a parole warrant allegation, "at first blush it sure did look wrong" to him, but it's just an adminstrative error that's been corrected he says.
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((JERRY KILGORE/VA. PUBLIC SAFETY SECRETARY: WE'RE CERTAINLY NOT PROUD...READY TO MOVE FORWARD.))
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Not so fast.
House Democratic leader Tom Moss said the lesson is that rewarding political cronies with high public office can be a mistake.
Democrats would like Governor Allen to face a little more of this scandal.
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((SEN. MADISON MARYE: I KNOW VERY LITTLE... CALLED IN?))
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Secretary Kilgore told us this afternoon he HAS forwarded the audit to the State Police, with NO recommendation.
So if Colonel Huggins chooses to launch an investigation, that's up to him.
The parole board chairman's spot will be temporarily filled by Bruce Morris.
He's the Director of Criminal Justice Services, and the former Harrisonburg prosecutor. Q&A What becomes of John Metzger?






Wythe-Prison


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tal
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Corrections Corporation of America is no longer welcome in Wythe County.
The Board of Supervisors voted six-one, adopting a resolution OPPOSING any kind of state, federal OR privately- operated prison in the county.
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The board has been split on the issue since a four- to- three vote early this year to welcome C-C-A.
But two of those prison supporters were ousted in last week's election, and two other, Charles Dix and Carlton Rose reversed themselves today.
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((JOHN DAVIS/WYTHE CO. SUPERVISORS VICE-CHAIRMAN: PERSONALLY TO ME IT WAS VERY ENCOURAGING THAT THERE IS APPARENTLY A GESTURE OF RECONCILIATION TO WHERE WE CAN, THEY CAN COME TOGETHER TO DO THEIR JOB.))
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((TOM BRALLEY/PRISON OPPONENT: IF IT DON'T MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN RICHMOND I'M SURE THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE OUT THERE WHO WILL STILL BE SPEAKING OUT. AND THE GOVERNOR, WHAT ELSE, GOVERNOR, DO WE HAVE TO DO TO LET YOU KNOW WE DON'T WANT A PRIVATE PRISON?))
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C-C-A wants to build a minimum security prison on some farm land in Wythe County.
It's among three finalists for a state contract.
Corrections officials have said local government support would be a major factor in the decision.
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Beidler


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The money laundering trial of former Amherst mayor Roger Beidler (BIDE-ler) is underway in federal Court in Lynchburg.
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Authorities say Beidler helped convicted drug dealer Wendell Wood hide 100- thousand dollars in drug and gambling profits.
Beidler says he never knew the money he was investing for Wood in a real estate development came from illegal sources.
But investigators say Beidler divided the money into amounts smaller than 10- thousand dollars to avoid having to report the transactions.
His trial is scheduled to last two days.
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Danville-Intersection


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=THA
TAPE#95-80
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A Danville family arrested for blocking the intersection where two children were killed told a judge they're guilty.
But Robert Jones says his family is at fault for something OTHER than what they were charged with.
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Teresa Hamilton is in our Danville newsroom to explain.
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Keith, Robert Jones says the only thing the family's GUILTY of is trying to save someone else's life by drawing attention to the intersection where his grandchildren were killed.
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((ROBERT JONES/CHILDREN'S GRANDFATHER: NOBODY WOULD EVEN TALK TO ME UNTIL THE DAY THAT WE BLOCKED THAT INTERSECTION THEN AFTER THAT EVERYBODY WAS WILLING AND GLAD TO TALK TO US. ))
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That's why Robert Jones and his son, Ira, say they'd do it all over again.
This morning, Judge Ryland Dodson told Jones he sympathizes but he did break the law.
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The judge found the two GUILTY of improperly stopping on the highway.
Jones, his son and son-in-law were arrested when they blocked the intersection of Elizabeth Street and Route 265 using their vehicles.
Raymond Mustain was found NOT guilty because he didn't actually drive the cars.
Jones and his son were disappointed in the Judge's decision but don't regret what they did.
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((IRA JONES/CHILDREN'S UNCLE:I FEEL LIKE I SHOULDN'T HAVE BEEN FOUND GUILTY OF ANYTHING, EXPECT SAVING SOMEONE ELSE'S LIFE, CAUSE JAMI AND JAMES DIED IN THAT INTERSECTION AND SOMEBODY ELSE IS GOING TO DIE IN THAT INTERSECTION IF THEY DON'T DO SOMETHING FAST. ))
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Keith, the Virginia Department of Transportation has since made changes to the intersection, with larger stop signs and a 45 mile per hour advisory sign but the family says its NOT satisfied. They want an overpass. DBL BOX
(Q: What steps do the family plan to take now?)


Jones and his son were fined 50- dollars each and they do plan to appeal.
The family is also considering a wrongful death suit against the city, state and VDOT.
Tease#1

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Still to come on the newscast, Trigon agrees to repay customers who overpaid healthcare cost,
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and on the 19th Great American Smokeout, Connie Stevens looks at the health concerns of cigarette smoking in part four of our series Tobacco Under Fire.
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Trigon


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Insurance giant Trigon has agreed to hand over more money to policyholders for what Attorney General Jim Gilmore has called deceptive billing practices.
Gilmore says Trigon will now pay 50- million dollars to customers who did NOT apply for a refund earlier.
The company has already refunded about 20- million dollars as part of a settlement.
Trigon calls the now discontinued billing practice "co- payments."
Trigon reimbursed hospitals a lower amount than it was billing customers for, in a pre-arranged deal.
Policyholders who've moved in the last few years should contact the state treasurer to get their refund.

Cucci


ANCHOR=Keith
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TAPE#95-94
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The government has not given up trying to prosecute Victor Cucci for income tax evasion.
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The Covington businessman is serving a 14- year sentence for drug trafficking and money laundering.
The night he was arrested in 1991, the feds also seized Cucci's financial records.
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A federal judge ruled last May that the three- hour warrant- less search was illegal, that the government would not be allowed to use any of the documents taken from Cucci's home.
A day- long hearing concluded without a ruling today... with the government still contending bank records tell the story of Cucci's tax evasion- -withOUT relying on material taken from Cucci's home.

Thursday-Tobacco


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
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TAPE#95-88
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Day Four of our weeklong series "Tobacco Under Fire" falls on the 19th Annual Great American Smokeout. double box Connie/Keith
Connie Stevens joins us from the Wildflour Cafe at Roanoke's Towers Mall to discuss the health risks from smoking.
Keith, the Wildflour is just one of several smoke-free restaurants cropping up in the region.
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Many more are going Smoke Free-- just for the day-- in honor of the Smoke-Out.
It's been 30 years since the first Surgeon General's report on the matter-- and still, 50 million Americans regularly light up.
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((DR. LUTHER TERRY/FORMER SURGEON GENERAL: IT'S A VERY STRONG RELATIONSHIP AND PROBABLY A CAUSAL RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN HEART DISEASE AND CIGARETTE SMOKING.))
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Since Luther Terry's warning, Americans are dying at a rate of 420-thousand each year.
The three most common causes of death from tobacco products are lung cancer, emphysema and heart disease.
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IN Q=But tobacco does

((DR. DAVID O. LEWIS/MARTINSVILLE EMERGENCY PHYSICIAN: BUT TOBACCO DOES SO MUCH MORE. IT CAUSES 30% OF ALL CANCER. IT CAUSES CANCERS OF THE THROAT, THE LARYNX, THE ESOPHAGUS, THE BLADDER, THE KIDNEYS.))
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Smoking has also been traced to lumbar disk disease, osteoporosis, premature aging and wrinkling...and more.
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((PEOPLE WHO SMOKE ARE MUCH MORE PRONE TO SINUS INFECTIONS, BRONCHITIS, PNEUMONIA.))
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The risks don't just apply to smokers-- but also, to those exposed to their smoke, second-hand.
John Shone, had three reasons for deciding to kick the habit after smoking for 55 years.
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((JOHN SHONE/EX-SMOKER: IT GOT SO YOU CAN'T SMOKE ANYPLACE, NOT EVEN IN AIRPORTS. SECONDLY, IT IS A HEALTH RISK. AND THIRDLY, IT'S AN EXPENSIVE HABIT.))
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Opponents of the tobacco industry are critical of what they consider an obvious push to sell to teens.
The tobacco industry vehemently denies that claim, claiming too that it's product is NOT addictive.
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((I BELIEVE THAT NICOTINE IS NOT ADDICTIVE. I BELIEVE THAT NICOTINE IS NOT ADDICTIVE. ))
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And many smokers say it's their right to smoke.
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((DON ROY/MILAN BROTHERS: I THINK THAT ONCE YOU'RE AN ADULT, IF YOU WANT TO BE ABLE TO SMOKE OR DRINK OR EAT TOO MUCH THAT'S YOUR BUSINESS AND YOU SHOULD BE BE ABLE TO DO THAT.))
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Don Roy has even set up a smoking lounge in his Downtown Roanoke tobacco shop.
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((FOLKS CAN'T SMOKE IN THESE BUILDINGS, THEY CAN'T SMOKE IN THEIR OFFICES. THEY CAN'T SMOKE IN THE LOBBIES, YOU WALK DOWN THE STREET AND YOU SEE PEOPLE TAKING A SMOKE BREAK OUT ON THE SIDEWALK, AND THAT'S A SHAME.))
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At Martinsville's Hospital Emergency Room, Dr. David O. Lewis says about 25% of the patients he sees are there because of tobacco-related illnesses.
He believes most of America's health care woes wouldn't exist without tobacco.
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((YOU HAVE TO WONDER IF THE TOBACCO INDUSTRY IS BANKRUPTING THE MEDICAL SYSTEM. BECAUSE THE HEALTH CARE COSTS ALONE ARE 50-BILLION DOLLARS. NOW THE TOTAL DRAIN TO OUR ECONOMY IS 65 BILLION DOLLARS.))
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((I STILL GET A LITTLE URGE ONCE IN A WHILE BUT YOU CAN RESIST IT. BUT ANYBODY CAN QUIT IF YOU REALLY PUT YOUR MIND TO IT. I THINK IT'S WELL WORTHWHILE. ))
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75-percent of smokers say they'd like to quit-- but only about eight percent will be successful.
Many are finding out it takes tremendous will-power.
double boxes Connie/Tracy


Now, let's go to Tracy Altizer in our Blacksburg Newsroom to hear more about the final installment tomorrow of "Tobacco Under Fire." Friday-Tobacco
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Connie, Scientists at a company called CropTech here in Blacksburg are cultivating tobacco plants in which human genes have been inserted.
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Those plants are successfully reproducing an enzyme which is used to cure victims of Gaucher disease, a rare and potentially fatal illness.
They believe tobacco may be eventually used to mass-produce the drug needed to cure that illness, and possibly others as well.
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Tomorrow on NEWS-7 at Six we'll have more on that and other research which could spark a new blaze of glory for the golden leaf.
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Stocks


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
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Another strong showing on Wall Street...a big day on the bond market helped pushed stock prices sharply higher.
The DOW rose nearly 47 points to close at 49-hundred-69.
It was the DOW's third record close of the week.
The NASDAQ was UP three points.
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Kroger


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#95-92
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The Kroger supermarket chain has prevented a strike at its distribution center thanks to some last- minute bargaining.
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After more than seven hours of talks yesterday Kroger and Teamsters local 171 have a new contract proposal for the rank and file.
The 300 warehouse workers and truck drivers will vote on the new deal Sunday.
Now they just want to find out what's in the latest proposal.
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((DAVID FLORA/KROGER EMPLOYEE: WE NEED TO GO HOME AND SIT DOWN AND FIGURE ON IT A LITTLE BIT WHEN WE GET ALL THE FIGURES TOGETHER.))
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Kroger says "it is an outstanding offer which we are confident that the members will ratify".
The main issues in the contract dispute are working conditions and pay.
The Kroger warehouse in Roanoke County supplies approximately 60 stores, all the way from Winchester to Fayetteville, North Carolina.
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Sports Tease


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And coming up, The Patrick Henry Volleyball team gets ready for the State Tournament The Bath County Holston division one football game has been changed to a new site we'll tell you where.
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and we'll also check in at Heritage and Glass as they prepare for the revised Division five football playoffs.
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S-VHSL


ANCHOR=Roy
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WRITER=Roy
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The revised schedule of the Virginia High School League's Northwest Regional playoffs is now set.
The division was turned upside down yesterday after it was learned that E-C Glass used an ineligible player in its last two games against Albermarle and Heritage.
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Glass was forced to forfeit the wins thus giving the Western District championship to Heritage and it also puts the Pioneers in the Playoffs.
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((PEM APPERSON/HERITAGE HEAD COACH: ))
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The Hilltoppers dropped from number one to a number four seed in the division and will now hit the road for a game against Brooke Point.
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((BO HENSON/GLASS HEAD COACH: ))
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So, The revised schedule looks like this. Glass will travel to Brooke Point and Heritage will make the trip to Pulaski County.
Both games will be played tomorrow night at 7:30.
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S-Bath


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NEWSCAST=6pm
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Meantime, The site for this Saturday's Group A division one playoff game between Bath county and Holston has been changed.
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The game was to be played in Hot springs but 3 to 4 inches of snow fell in the area earlier this week and the cold temptures made it impossible to remove the mixture of snow and ice from Carl Williams field.
As a result the game is set for a one-thirty kickoff on Saturday at Alleghany High School in Low Moor.
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S-Oilers


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It's all set for the city of Nashville will have an N-F-L team in the 1998 football season.
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This afternoon in Nashville Houston oilers owner Bud Adams and Mayor Phil Bredesen signed a document promising to move his team to the Tennessee city.
The 292 million dollar deal is based on several conditions being met including the sale of luxury boxes and personal seat licenses.
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((BUD ADAMS/HOUSTON OILERS OWNER: ))
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The next hurdle for the move is approval by the Metro Nashville Council.

S-Volley


ANCHOR=Roy
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Patrick Henry's volleyball team is 19 and 2 and headed to the state tournament for the first time in school history.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00


The Lady Patriots' year began on unsteady ground when they lost their coach to Cave Spring. The savior was new coach Marty Swan, who has commuted from Blacksburg all season long to coach the team.
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(( ))
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SUPER=01-Rebecca Hogan/Outside Hitter; :11
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PH plays Indian River tomorrow night at 7, The state championship game begins at 2 Saturday.
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S-Tech


ANCHOR=Roy
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Instead of a lot of trash talk; the Cavaliers and the Hokies have thrown nothing but compliments at each other.
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Tech is giving up just about 75 yards on the ground per game. But keeping Tiki Barber and Kevin Brooks within those perameters will be tough.
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(( ))
SUPER=01-J.C. Price/Va. Tech Defensive Tackle; :00
SUPER=01-Brandon Semones/Va.Tech Linebacker; :00
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Barber and Brooks amassed 249 yards last year against in Blacksburg and are ready for Tech's eighth ranked defense.
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(( ))
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