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Next on News 7-
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A female student is booted out of VMI for two semesters.
The man driving Princess Di's car- may have been taking anti-depressants.
Plus we'll meet a world champion disc-golfer living in Roanoke.
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And changes on the way for 7-up. We'll tell you what's UP.
News 7 is next.

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Good Evening.
A female cadet is kicked out of Virginia Military Institute for one year-
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The suspension comes after the cadet hit an upperclassmen.
She's beens suspended for two semesters-
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There may not have been as many people aboard a Haitian ferry as originally thought.
Divers say they've spotted about 100 bodies on the sunken ferry. Original reports said up to 800 people may have been trapped.
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And if you like 7-up.
Changes on the way for the soda. We'll tell you what's UP.
Join us for News 7 at Eleven.

VMI


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A female rat is being sent home from VMI.
She's suspended for two semesters for striking an upperclassmen.
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The incident happened during normal rat-line drills.
VMI spokesman Mike Strickler says violence is not tolerated at the school.
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Strickler would not say much more about the incident.
But he allows this is not the first case of a freshman hitting an upperclassman.
It's just the first time a woman has been involved.
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((IT HAS HAPPENED IN THE PAST, BUT IN RECENT YEARS, THE PENALTY HAS BEEN SUSPENSION.))
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The woman is suspended for two semesters-- and Strickler said she'll be welcomed back if she wants to return next fall.
Sources say the woman is (An-gel-ica) Angelica Garza, from Northern Virginia.
Her father has reportedly said V-M-I handled the situation appropriately
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Haiti


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Divers are searching the water-
and helicopters are flying overhead off the coast of Haiti.
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The search goes on for more than 100 people trapped on two decks of a sunken ferry.
Divers spotted the bodies today- indicating the ferry was not as overcrowded as first reported.
Fifty people survived and so far 50 bodies have been recovered.
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Cove-Search


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Search teams and family members are frustrated as they enter day four of the search for a missing fisherman.
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It's believed 53-year old Cecil Donald Short drowned in the reservoir at Carvin's Cove while fishing Sunday morning.
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Family members say Short had naval training and was an excellent swimmer.
They say he may have had a stroke and fallen into the water.
The Virginia Game Department says they'll exhaust all resources before deciding when to call off the search.
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((SGT. STEVE PIKE/VA GAME WARDEN:WE'LL CONSULT WITH THE DIVER AND THE CANINE HANDLERS AND BASED ON THEIR OPINION OF WHAT'S HAPPENED HERE IF WE'VE COVERED THE AREA WELL ENOUGH ))
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Short's relatives say they'll keep vigil on the docks until they have some information on what happened.
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Pennington


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Frank Pennington will have to wait a while longer to try to clear his name.
He's getting a new trial for the murder of a Roanoke County woman.
But a judge today agreed to move the trial to next February.
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A jury two years ago convicted Pennington of the murder of Bonnie Sue Mullins.
Mullins was shot in the face at the front door of her home in the Mount Pleasant section of the county.
Pennington won his appeal, and was set to be re-tried next week.
But his attorneys today got more time to test possible new evidence, including a gun that's in the custody of the Franklin County sheriff.
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L'burg-Council


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Organizers of next month's Italian Festival in Lynchburg are breathing a sigh of relief tonight, now that they'll be able to sell beer and wine at their riverfront event.
That decision came at tonight's city council meeting, after a heated debate over the evils of alcohol.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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(( The precedent already had been set...for five years, Lynchburg has allowed alcohol to be sold on certain portions of city property.
Downtown supporters were pushing to expand that policy to include the newly- acquired riverfront.
They say if Lynchburg is going to revitalize its downtown, it needs to keep attracting events like Fair by the James, events where beer and wine are available.
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((GENE GALLAGHER/TOURISM ADVISORY COUNCIL: WE BELIEVE THAT WITHOUT THIS OPTION, EFFORTS TO AID THE REVITALIZATION OF OUR DOWNTOWN BY BRINGING PEOPLE TO POSITIVE EVENTS IN THE INNER CITY WILL BE DRAMATICALLY CURTAILED.))
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But several residents, including the mayor, opposed the policy altogether.
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((JIM WHITAKER/LYNCHBURG MAYOR: I THINK THAT HAVING ALCOHOL ON ANY CITY PROPERTY IS SENDING THE WRONG MESSAGE TO OUR CHILDREN.))
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After all the speeches it was the man who said nothing, councilman Bob Davenport, who cast the critical vote and helped pass the expanded policy.
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((The immediate winner of this vote is next month's Italian Festival, which was relying heavily on the sale of beer and wine to attract crowds and turn a profit this year. And the organizers of that event, the Sons of Italy, say the expanded policy will eventually benefit all of downtown Lynchburg.))
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((MICHAEL BUSCEMI/ITALIAN FESTIVAL ORGANIZER: IT'S NOT JUST A VICTORY FOR US, IT'S A VICTORY FOR THE CITY OF LYNCHBURG. THEY BUILT A NICE FESTIVAL AREA DOWN THERE, NOW THEY CAN ATTRACT MAJOR EVENTS TO COME HERE YEAR ROUND.))
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And convince others to keep coming back.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))

Breedlove


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A teacher's aide is accused of having consensual sex with a 13-year old student at Auburn High school in Riner.
25-year old John Breedlove of Roanoke was arraigned in Montgomery County General District Court today.
Sheriff's officials say the incident happened at the school last week while Breedlove was working.
If convicted-- Breedlove faces up to 10 years in prison.
toss-2-robin)
(ROBIN REED IS NEXT!)
(GO TO ROBIN!)

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A Roanoke auto parts company says it WILL reopen. We'll have that in just a moment.
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and new tests show the driver of Princess Diana's car had more than just alcohol in his blood.
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Diana


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A French Police report blames the crash that killed Princess Diana- on the driver Henri Paul.
New reports also show he had traces of anti-depressants in his blood.
Anthony Mason reports.
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((Reports all along have been that the Mercedes S-280 was travelling at a high speed. But cbs news has learned that a French Police Report says the car was clocked at 120 mph that night.... 4 times the speed limit.
A Mercedes spokesman confirmed today that car's top speed is more than 130 miles per hour.
WOLFGANG INHESTER: THE TECHNIQUE MAKES IT POSSIBLE TO GO 120 MILES PER HOUR. It's known that after Diana and Dodi Al Fayed left from the back entrance of the Ritz Hotel after midnight.... their car headed around the Place de la Concorde...pausing at a stoplight and then accelerating onto a straightaway along the river Seine toward the underpass at Place de L'alma.
Above that tunnel, a police traffic camera looks back along the route. it was on that night... so reportedly was a radar detector. Both may have recorded the approach.
ANTHONY MASON: THE FRENCH POLICE REPORT, SOURCES SAY, PLACES RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ACCIDENT ON THE DRIVER, HENRI PAUL. THE RESULTS OF A THIRD BLOOD TEST RELEASED TODAY CONFIRM HE WAS LEGALLY DRUNK.
Mr. paul's blood that night, according to all 3 tests, also contained traces of antidepressants.
The police report says there's no evidence that photographers in pursuit were responsible for the car's loss of control. Anthony Mason, CBS News, Paris.))


Albright


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Secretary of State Madeleine Albright is on her way to the Middle East.
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She says she hopes the trip will make some difference as she tries to put the Arab-Israeli peace process back on track.
Albright will visit Israel as well as other Middle Eastern countries drumming up support for renewed talks.
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Campaign-Finance


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The man who used to head the Democratic National Committee- says Democrats never intended to collect money from illegal foreign sources.
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Donald Fowler acknowledged that the Committee made mistakes during the 1996 campaign but says they were not intentional.
He says no one suggested they cut corners or avoid rules.
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Fowler appeared before a Senate panel looking into alleged fund-raising abuses.
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Vouchers


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If you're still making up your mind in the fall elections, here's one clear difference between the parties.
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Virginia Democrats today blasted Republicans for even considering vouchers.
That means public tax dollars going to pay private school tuitions.
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Cranwell says his estimate is just a starting point.
It comes from the 71-thousand Virginia students currently enrolled in private schools -- who would each get a voucher of around 23-hundred dollars each year.
The Democratic ticket opposes vouchers.
Republicans cautiously say they're willing to listen.
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((MARK MINER/GILMORE SPOKESMAN: HE HAS NOT ENDORSED ANY SPECIFIC PROPOSAL ON VOUCHERS BUT BELIEVES THEY SHOULD BE ON THE TABLE. THEY SHOULD BE PUT ON THE TABLE.))
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In the race for the House in Roanoke County, Republican Al Bedrosian agrees with Gilmore.
He wants to consider vouchers and charter schools for Virginia.

Gilmore-Mastectomy


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Republican candidate Jim Gilmore wants longer hospital stays for breast cancer victims.
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He stood in front of V-C-U's cancer center today to announce his Women's Right to Cancer Care plan.
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((JIM GILMORE/R-CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: IT'LL PROHIBIT DRIVE-THROUGH MASTECTOMIES, WHERE WOMEN ARE FORCED OUT OF HOSPITALS SOMETIMES WITHIN A FEW HOURS OF MASTECTOMY SURGERY.))
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Gilmore's wife Roxane says the candidate understands because he stood by her in a battle with Hodgkin's disease.
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((ROXANE GILMORE: DURING THAT TIME IN MY LIFE, HE WAS VERY SUPPORTIVE. IT WAS A TIME WE WEREN'T MARRIED. HE COULD HAVE GONE AWAY. BUT HE CHOSE TO STAY AND SUPPORT ME DURING A VERY DIFFICULT TIME IN MY LIFE.))
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Gilmore's NOT alone in his push for longer stays for mastectomy patients.
It's law in nine states.
And Democrat Don Beyer's in full agreement.
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Coming up a little later we'll see the new Chrysler and we'll tell you why it has a lot in common with soda bottles.
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and we'll meet a world champion golfer as he enjoys the last fling of the season. We'll introduce you to Don (Wetz-el) Wetzel and the sport of Disc Golf when we return.
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Shepherd's


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Shepherd's Auto Supply says it WILL reopen tomorrow.
The Roanoke auto parts store closed abruptly this week.
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An accountant for Shepherd's says the company shut down to take stock of how the business is doing.
She said Shepherd's needed to do that as part of its search for a new president.
Shepherd's owners have also hired a consultant to help plan the company's future.
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Disc-Golf


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There's a world champion golfer living right here in Roanoke.
His name is Don Wetzel--- and he doesn't play golf the traditional way.


Andrew Freiden explains.
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Don went to the Disc Golf World Championships in Michigan and blew away the field by 11 strokes.
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((DON WETZEL/WORLD AMATEUR MASTERS CHAMPION: MY WIFE HAD PUT A BANNER IN THE FRONT YARD THAT SAID, CONGRATULATIONS DON WETZEL AMATEUR MASTER DISC GOLF CHAMPION!))
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Sure, he's the champion, But what is disc golf?
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((SCOTT BOWMAN/PROFESSIONAL DISC GOLFER: IT'S THE SAME GAME AS STICK GOLF, OR BALL GOLF, EXCEPT YOU USE DISCS, AND THE HOLE IS A BASKET COMBINATION. ))
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Players use hard discs that fly farther, and weigh more than frisbees.
They use different discs for different distances--
Drivers off the tee, approach discs for in between shots, and putters for the close shots.
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((KEVIN MORRIS/AMATEUR DISC GOLFER: YOU GET THE SAME FRUSTRATION, AND AGGRAVATION, AND ELATION THAT YOU GET IN STICK GOLF. YOU GET ALL THAT IN THIS GAME FOR VERY LITTLE TIME, AND VERY LITTLE MONEY. AND YOU GET TO MEET A LOT OF NICE FOLKS. ))
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Don may be a world champion, but his playing partners in Roanoke don't let it go to his head.
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((MITCH HOEPPNER/PROFESSIONAL DISC GOLFER: IT'S KINDA NICE, BECAUSE IT'S KINDA NICE TO BEAT A CHAMPION. AND IT'S A LOT OF FUN. IT BRINGS RECOGNITION TO US.))
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((if someone would ask you, have you ever tried the real golf-- how would you answer that question? I WOULD ASK THEM THE SAME QUESTION BACK TO THEM, HA, HA, HA!))
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Don and his teammates just finished up their summer long league at Fishburn Park in Roanoke, and they invite anyone interested to come out and play.
Even if you're a stick golf player.
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S-Score


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The man has five NBA championship rings, his own cologne, a new $36 million dollar contract, and now his own line of clothes.
yesterday in New York, Michael Jordan gave the world a glimpse of what he plans to do when he retires.
Michael says he and Nike are teaming up to produce athletic fashions that are both functional and flashy.
His airness unveiled the first items to the New York fashion press yesterday at "Niketown."
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S-Girls


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Lets start on the hard wood where the Covington Lady Cougars stepped out of single A and into the double A ranks to battle Blue Ridge power Alleghany on th Lady Mountaineers home floor.
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Covington is led by FRESHMAN Frances Carvajal;.
But the youngster would bow to Alleghany and it's veteran; Carrie Brown.
The junior joined three Lady mountaineers in double figures with 12 points; including this nice finish off the inbounds dish from Tonya Rowland.
Alleghany's Nikki Brown turned in the top performance; registering 18 on the evening in blue collar fashion; cleaning up after her teammates.
The Lady Cougars would tie it at 15 in the first quarter. Shawanna Helton adds to Covington's point total with this basket.
Her teammate; Nikki Hanna would score 13; but it was not enough as Alleghany tops the Lady Cougars 70-57.
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WIPE TO HOMETOWN HOOPS BOARDS

S-Hometown


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full pinnacle hometown hoops
And don't forget to join Steve Mason each and every Wednesday during the high school hoop season for "Hometown Hoops Weekly."
Catch Steve later today on News 7 at five and 11 for the latest on girl's high school basketball.
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Also, coaches don't forget we can't get your scores on the air, if you don't call them in to us.
1-800-777-WDBJ.

S-Indians


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The Colorado Rockies made a big personnel move yesterday as they refused to renew the contract of vice-president of
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player personnel Dick Balderson. The 51 year old Balderson, who was a star pitcher at the University of Richmond, helped build the Rockies minor league system.
He has been replaced by 34 year Paul Egins.
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Back on the field last night the O's and Indians continued their series at Jacob's field.
The tribe led 3-to-nothing before Gerronimo Berroa ripped his 25th homer out of the yard to start the comeback.
Brady Anderson finished it with his 17th homer in the 8th.
And the O's win it 9-to-3 in a rain shortened affair.
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S-Tigers


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Scott Sanders retired the first 14 batters he faced and ended up with a one hitter yesterday. The only hit he surrendered was a single in the fifth.
He struck out 8, and got plenty of run support from rookie Juan Encarnacio who had a two run triple.
The Tigers beat the Rangers 4-to-nothing.
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S-Richie


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Off the field yesterday, the Phillies were saddened by the death of legendary player and broadcaster Richie Ashburn.
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The Hall of Fame centerfielder played for the Phillies from 1948 to 1959. He was a broadcaster for the team for the last 35 years.
Ashburn is also a two-time batting champion and for his career he hit .308 in 15 big-league seasons.
He is still considered one of the best lead-off hitters of all-time.
Richie Ashburn was 70.
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S-NHL


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The Hockey Hall of Fame is adding three new members, including one who is barely into retirement.
Today in Toronto, Mario Lemieux, Brian Trottier, and Glen Sather were elected to the hall. They will be inducted on November 17th.
Trottier doesn't have the name like Lemieux, but he does have six Stanley Cup titles with the Pens and Islanders.

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Still to come tonight, the Doctors may have gotten in the way of Jim Druckenmiller's second NFL start.
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And Steve Mason checks in from Blacksburg, where the Hokies are hoping nothing gets between them and a win over Syracuse this Saturday.
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S-Tech


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The Virginia Tech Hokies will be putting a 10 games home winning streak on the line this Saturday night when they entertain the very dangerous Syracuse Orangemen.
Steve Mason takes a look at the mathcup and a scenario not unlike the one the Hokies faced last season.
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S-Young


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Former Hokie Jim Druckenmiller may get another start this coming Sunday, and then again he may not even play.
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Earlier today, first stringer Steve Young was given the clearance by his doctors to play this week against the Saints after sitting out last Sunday with his third concussion in the last 11 months.
Young wants to play, but the Niners have yet to name their starter.
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Seven-Up


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Coca-Cola tried it a dozen years ago with New Coke -- The results were disastrous.
Now a source says Seven up is channging its flavor.
The Soft drink has been losing market share to Sprite.
Reportedly, the new Seven-Up will taste crisper and less sweet.


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Finally tonight, Chrysler's new car will have something in common with Seven-Up's bottle.
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In Frankfurt today, Chrysler unveiled a car that gets 50 miles to the gallon and weighs just 12-hundred pounds.
The Composite Concept Vehicle is made mostly from the same type of plastic as soda bottles.
It has a two cylinder engine and is expected to sell for about six thousand dollars.
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However Chrysler says it has no plans to market the car in the United Super=X5043 (clears FX) States.