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Coming up next on News 7 at 11.
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VO-NAT


Police call the death of an 18-year-old Virginia Tech student a freak accident.
Candidates for governer make a final swing through Southwest Virginia.
And we'll take a look at the power of El Nino.
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News 7 at 11 is next.

Student-Death


ANCHOR=Eric
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Virginia Tech police are calling the death of a student who fell from the window of her eighth floor dorm room a "freak accident."
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Blacksburg;


18-year old Melinda Marie Somers was found in the grass in front of Slusher Hall around 7 o'clock this morning by a newspaper delivery person.
A student who lives in the all-female dorm says it's almost impossible to fall from those windows.
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SOT 15:43:46
IN Q=Then that's

((MEREDYTH JARECKI/VA TECH FRESHMAN:THEN THAT'S WHEN I HEARD THAT THE SCREEN WAS CUT SO I GUESS SHE JUST HAD TO SCHIMMY OUT AND FALL, BUT I DON'T KNOW HOW SHE COULD HAVE DONE IT.))
SUPER=01-Meredyth Jarecki/Va Tech Freshman;
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OUT Q=done it


Virginia tech spokesman Larry Hincker says evidence indicates students had been partying in the dorm room and alcohol may be a contributing factor to the student's death.
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ANCHOR=Eric
SS=VA Tech


Hincker also says Somers' roommates were in the room at the time of the incident, but no one was aware she fell out of the window.
Somers was a sophomore Communications major from Arlington.
An autopsy is scheduled to be performed.

Gov-Campaign


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#=97-65
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The early morning rain didn't put a damper on campaigning today as Democrats and Republicans rallied in Southwest Virginia.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;


Supporters gathered at the Montgomery County Courthouse to help Don Beyer, L-F Payne and Bill Dolan kick off their tour of the "Fighting Ninth."
The swing is a campaign tradition covering the southwest portion of the state.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Meantime the Republican ticket of Jim Gilmore, John Hager and Mark Early shook hands this afternoon with Roanokers.
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SOT 4:10:36
IN Q=Now remember folks

((JIM GILMORE/(R) CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR:NOW REMEMBER FOLKS JUST SIX MONTHS AGO THE PLACE WHERE WE ANNOUNCED THAT WE WERE GOING TO HAVE EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION AND ANNOUNCED THAT WE WERE GOING TO CUT THE CAR TAX RIGHT HERE IN ROANOKE VIRGINIA.))
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VO-NAT


Beyer says Gilmore's campaign cry to cut car taxes is just a gimmick to get into office.
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SOT 10:32:19
IN Q=It reminds me

((DON BEYER/(D):IT REMINDS ME OF THE GUY WHO RAN FOR CLASS PRESIDENT PROMISING NO HOMEWORK WELL REMEMBER HOW DISAPPOINTED YOU WERE WHEN YOU STILL HAD HOMEWORK.))
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VO-NAT


The Democrats are headed to Richlands, Big Stone Gap and Clintwood tomorrow.
The Republicans are scheduled to campaign in Newport News, Fredericksburg and Annandale on Sunday.
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Falwell-Flynt


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Evangelist Jerry Falwell and ``Hustler'' magazine publisher Larry Flynt appeared together at the University of Virginia today.
They participated in a panel discussion about free speech.
Falwell sued Hustler in the 1980's over a parody ad, he won, but the Supreme Court overturned the award. Today, Falwell described Flynt as a ``good friend'' despite their strong disagreements.


El-Nino


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=11p
WRITER=sta
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The warm waters of El Nino lurk along the equator and reach from the coast of California to the coast of Chile, where winter has just come to an end.
It was a rough one in Chile, where the El Nino effect brought more rain and wind than any normal winter. Jonathan Freed reports from the Chilean coast.
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SUPER=03-Vina Del Mar, Chile; :00
SUPER=01-Luis Rasal/Meteorologist; 1:11
SUPER=01-Ivan Torres/Meteorological Center of Chile; 1:28
SUPER=01-Steve Anderson/Internet Publisher; 1:44
SUPER=20-Jonathan Freed; 2:11
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(LOCATOR: VINA DEL MAR, CHILE)


((Nats)
This is the power of El Nino.

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It's an environmental force that's left parts of Chile in shambles. For much of this past winter, El Nino severely pounded this South American country. Record rains, massive floods, and lives lost.

(SOT: tape 3 3:08:52) "Do you blame El Nino? Yes, that's right. That's the

reason why.")
El Nino's wrath is worrying many on America's West Coast. Some experts are convinced that the U-S has already seen a preview of El Ninowith the recent Pacific storms, like Hurricane Pauline, plowing through Acapulco. But other researchers aren't so sure. Still, Californians are looking south of the equator for answers. Chile and America's most populous state are like twin sisters in their hemispheres. They both have long temperate coastlines on the edge of El Nino's grip.
(NATS)

Here in Chile, El Nino split ships in two. Blew trees around like match sticks, and sent people running for cover. The storms were unheard of in this country.

(SOT: Luis Rasal, Meteorologist Tape 2 /3 01:13:02 At this moment we are

suffering the El Nino effect. BUTT to 01:16:04 You can see at this moment, the red color, the high temperature of the Pacific)
It's that high temperature band of water that is fueling El Nino. And many of Chile's meteorologists believe the effects could be felt for up to another year.

(SOT: Ivan Torres, Meteorological Center of Chile Tape 1 01:08:31 In Spanish

with English dub..."Here in Chile, we're expecting the next winter, or at least part of next winter, will be very rainy.") He says, "Here in Chile we're expecting that at least part of next winter will be very rainy."
That's why Americans are asking..."If it could happen to Chile, what's in store for the U-S?" Steve Anderson is the publisher of Chip News, Chile's only English language internet site.

(SOT: Steve Anderson, Internet Publisher " 5:05:05 Tape 5 I think you

probably have to expect the worse ... however the US is a developed country and I think the effect of El Nino in a country like Chile is usually more disasterous.)
Nobody's sure if El Nino will attack America in the same way. But Chile's experience with this Pacific weather-maker could provide a sneak peak of how wicked our winter could be.

(FREED STANDUP CLOSE TO COME)


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KKK-Costumes


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Wearing Ku Klux Klan costumes to class on Halloween got three Clifton Forge teens suspended from Alleghany High School.
Principal Phil Douglas says he first thought they were dressed as ghosts, but then saw the crosses around their necks.
Students and parents say they were upset by the incident.
About 17 percent of the school's 870 students are black.

Landslide


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WRITER=sta
TAPE#=NET
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Eight people are dead and 17 are still missing following a landslide in Portugal.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Azores, Portugal


Authorities say a mass of rocks fell on a group of houses.
The local population used ropes to clear the area before an air force helicopter arrived with a medical team to help the many injured.
Seven people were saved from the rubble and screams could still be heard from under the rocks.
Residents said as many as 17 people were buried in the rockslide believed to be caused by heavy rain fall.
Local weather reports said there had been up to 19 gallons of rain per 11 square feet registered in the region on Thursday and Friday.
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Car-Heist


ANCHOR=Eric
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The FBI put the brakes on two men wanted in connection with an armored car heist early this summer.
The two were arrested at a Fort Lauderdale hotel Friday night.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Stroud, OK/June 25, 1997;


The FBI says Bobby O'Neal Negri Junior and Michael Brandon Lutz were staying at the Doubletree Hotel for more than a month.
Negri was a Loomis-Fargo guard suspected of stealing 2-point-7 (M) million dollars from a truck during a breakfast stop at an Oklahoma McDonald's on June 27th.
Lutz is suspected of helping him.
The FBI says they made the arrest after receiving a tip the men were there.
So far, the money hasn't been recovered.
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WebWatch


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There are now three days before election day and those of you who are still undecided can read more about the candidates on the web.
This week's edition of WebWatch has more.
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((
Intro
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The race for the Governor's mansion continues on the web... at Beyer97-dot-org, you can learn more about Democratic candidate Don Beyer, and investigate his stand on the issues.
There's also a list of Beyer's newspaper endorsements.
You don't have to wait for another debate to compare candidates... just click on over to Gilmorenet-dot-com.
Jim Gilmore also has a list of his endorsements, and his position on various issues in the campaign.
You can also check out some of Gilmore's poll information.
To learn who and what else is on the ballot in Roanoke City, visit City-Net.
There's an on-line sample ballot to help you prepare for Tuesday, and once you've voted, City-net has a link to the Registrar's office, which will begin posting on-line election results about 9-pm.
Links to all these sites are located on the WebWatch page on the WDJB website, at WWW-dot-WDBJ7-dot-com.))

Folo-Election


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Tomorrow's On Record will have more on Tuesday's elections Sunday morning at 11.
Joe Dashiell will provide an election preview.
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VO-PINNACLE 1020 ELECTION PROMO BOARD
And News 7 will offer comprehensive election coverage on Tuesday night.
We're planning updates throughout the evening, an hour- long special at nine P- M, and a special edition of News 7 at Eleven.
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Jubal-Early


ANCHOR=Eric
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Those interested in the Civil War will get their fill at a symposium this weekend on Jubal Early.
The series of lectures is going on at Virginia Western Community College and features six speakers.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Franklin Co./File Tape;


A Civil War church service and a tour of the general's boyhood home will take place Sunday at the Jubal Early house in Franklin County.
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SOT 11:11:22:25
IN Q=All of the money

((TOM PERRY/JUBAL EARLY PRESERVATION TRUST:ALL OF THE MONEY FROM THIS EVENT GOES TO THAT. WE'RE GETTING A MATCHING GRANT FROM A LOCAL FOUNDATION AND SO ANYTHING HERE WE RAISE IT WILL DOUBLE AND ALL THAT GOES TO THE RENOVATION WORK))
SUPER=01-Tom Perry/Jubal Early Preservation Trust
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OUT Q=renovation work.
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VO-NAT


The Jubal Early Preservation Trust's goal is to raise 10 to 20-thousand dollars for preserving his home.
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Almanac


ANCHOR=andrew
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Halloween is behind us, and that means October is too.
What should we expect for November?
Patrick Evans has the answer in the this month's Almanac.
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Forecasts
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Cloudy/60-64;
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Cloudy/61-65;
SUPER=332-Periods/Of Rain/45-50/Showers Early/Partial Clearing/54-58;
SUPER=333-Showers &/Storms/48-50/Mostly Cloudy/Showers Possible/55-60;
SUPER=334-Periods/Of Rain/45-50/Partial/Clearing/50-56;
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S-Tech


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Virginia Tech used a strong ground game and three Shane Graham field goals to beat Alabama-Birmingham 37 to nothing at Lane Stadium this afternoon.
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SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Hokies vs Blazers; :00
SUPER=36-Virginia Tech/37/UAB/0/; :40
SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Virginia Tech Head Coach; :50
RUNS=1:01
OUT Q=......conference game."
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S-East


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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Syracuse, NY/ESPN; :


West Virginia and Syracuse hooked up in the Big East game of the week at the Carrier Dome.
The Orangemen scored first when Donovan McNabb escapes the Mountaineer rush and hooks up with Kaseem Sinceno on the 18 yard touchdown pass to make it 7 to nothing Syracuse.
But the Mountaineers answered in SUPER=36-Syracuse//West Virginia//;the

second quarter. Marc Bulger goes to the air and hits Chad Wable on the 2 yard touchdown pass but Syracuse wins it 40 to 10.
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S-UVA


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
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Virginia quarterback Aaron Brooks ran for two and passed for two touchdowns to lead Virginia to a 45 to nothing win over Maryland.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-College Park, MD/JP SPORTS; :


The first half was all Virginia quarterback Aaron Brooks on this play he hits Germaine Crowell on the 13 yard touchdown pass to make it 7 to nothing Cavaliers in the first quarter.
Brooks scored on a 7 yard run then he fakes the camera man and the Maryland defense on this play and races down the sideline for the 59 yard touchdown to make it 21 to nothing Cavaliers with three minutes left in the second quarter.
Trailing 31 to nothing early in the third, Maryland puts it in the air and completes this pass but its fumbled on the hit and Joe Williams recovers it at the 28 yard line of the Terps.
Several plays later Brooks rolls SUPER=36-Virginia/45/Maryland/0/;out

and hooks up with Kevin Coffey on the 8 yard touchdown strike to make it 38 to nothing and the Cavaliers beat the Terps 45 to Nothing.
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S-Ferrum


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=FB97-1
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In Division III football, Emory & Henry and Ferrum met At Adams Stadium in a fight for state bragging rights.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Ferrum/Wasps vs. Panthers; :00


Panther Pride was at it's highest in over a year as the cats came into their homecoming game with a 4 and 4 record.
Neither team managed to score ibn the first hal in a battle that became a defensive slugfest.
Ferrum would strike first in the third quarter. Panther freshman Cody Smith, a regular on defense, takes a snap on the offensive side of the ball and it pays off for Ferrum as he goes around the right side for a 69 yard touchdown gallop. 7-nothing Panthers.
The wasps got on the scoreboard on the very next possesion of the game as
SUPER=34-Emory & Henry/13/Ferrum/10;

Andrew Hockett splits the up rights and Emory & Henry trailed 7-3.
After a Ferrum Field goal; the wasps tied the game at 10 all on Henry Fitzgerald's long touchdown run on the reverse down the right side line and we are headed for overtime.
Finally in the 4th OT, after each team failed three times, Hockett boots a 20 yarder as Emory & Henry survives a 3 and a half hour marathon against Ferrum to win 13-10
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IN Q="I really

((LOU WACKER/EMORY & HENRY HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Lou Wacker/Emory & Henry Head Coach; :00
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OUT Q=...played real well"
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S-LIBERTY


ANCHOR=Roy
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Liberty knocked off 19th- ranked Cal- Poly San Luis Obispo in Lynchburg this afternoon 49 to 32.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Flames vs Mustangs; :


A little chalk talk early on for Liberty's offensive line..
In the second quarter, L-U's offense starts to click... Ben Anderson looking to go deep.. he finds Courtney Freeman down the right side line... Freeman takes it 42 yards into the end zone.. 7 to 3 Liberty.
Five minutes later, L-U up 14-3 and Craig Young takes the handoff, bounces off a couple of tacklers and races 20 yards for the score to bring the Mustangs within a field goal, 14-11.
Liberty had an answer for everything though, third quarter, Anderson dumps
SUPER=36-Liberty/49/Cal Poly/32/;it off to Robert Butz on the slant over the

middle.. he beats everyone to the end zone...Flames with the big upset this afternoon, 49- 32.
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S-College


ANCHOR=Roy
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WRITER=Roy
TAPE#FB97-4
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Gainesville, FL/CBS SPORTS; :


The big upset happened in Gainesville this afternoon.
Robert Edwards ran for four touchdowns as Georgia beat Florida for the first time in 8 years 37 to 17.
Now here's the rest of the scores.
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WIPE TO SCORES
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Overtimes/;
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Poly-SLO/32///;
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Forest/16///;
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St.#21/13///;
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St./20///;
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A&M#25/28//Overtime/j/Toledo#22/35//Miami, Ohio/28///:
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SUPER=0101-j/S. Mississippi/24//Cincinnati/17///j/Washington#7/27//USC/0///;
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Sports Tease


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And coming up, Davis Love the third has a shot at winning the P-G-A money title Liberty University head basketball coach Jeff Meyer turns in his whistle.
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VO-NAT ENG#


And the Roanoke Express was going for its second straight win at the Roundhouse tonight.
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SUPER=X5041 (clears tease FX)


S-Express


ANCHOR=Roy
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WRITER=Roy
TAPE#ICE-98
GRAPHIC=Express/Icecaps


The Roanoke Express was looking to win its second straight game at the Roundhouse tonight as the Raleigh Icecaps came to town.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Express vs Icecaps; :


The Zamboni smoothing the ice before tonight's opening faceoff.
The Express would get it going when Todd Norman centers this pass to Tim Christian who scores and Roanoke led 1 to nothing.
The Icecaps strike back Bryan Forslund picks up the loose puck and fires into the net to tie the score at 1 to 1 in the first period.
In the second period, Roanoke's SUPER=38-Roanoke//Raleigh//;Dave Trembley

gets it to his brother J.F. who scores to goal to make it 2 to 1 and the Express wins 5 to 4 in a shootout.
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S-Meyer


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S7-14
GRAPHIC=Liberty Logo


Liberty Head basketball coach Jeff Meyer is hanging up his whistle and moving to the front office at the University.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :


The University's Director of Athletics Kim Graham announced today that Meyer has accepted a position in Administration as an assistant to the President.
He will work in a number of areas involving athletics.
Liberty Assistant Randy Dunton will serve as interim head coach while the University begins a search for a new coach.
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((REV. JERRY FALWELL: ))
SUPER=07-Rev. Jerry Falwell; :00
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S-Golf


ANCHOR=Roy
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WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S7-17
GRAPHIC=PGA Logo


Davis Love the Third is in position to win this Year's P-G-A money title.
If Love, Who is tied for the lead, can win tomorrow and Tiger Woods finishes out of the Top 10 the title is his. Tiger is 7 shots back but Love shares the lead with Brad Faxon, David Duval.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Houston, TX/KHOU; :


And Bill Glasson who chips in for birdie on this hole is also in the group tied for the lead.
Glasson, Playing on a Medical Exemption, had six birdies and three bogeys (-------------) in his round.