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Coming up on News 7-
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Will a controversial video make it to some Central Virginia High schools. We'll have the latest.
Is one stretch of 220 dangerous? People who live near the highway speak out.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]


Plus we'll show you a dramatic shark attack caught on home video.
News 7 is next.

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((HARRY SMITH/SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER: IT'S OUT THERE, IN VERY VULGAR TERMS. WE'VE GOT TO HELP THESE KIDS TO LEARN HOW NOT TO AVOID THESE ISSUES, BUT LEARN HOW TO DEAL WITH THEM.))
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The Lynchburg school board decides tonight whether to give a passing grade to some controversial Family Life education videos.
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[Family-Life]


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Educators were trying to answer the question of how much children need to know about sex and abusive relationships.. and WHEN they need to know it.
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Some board members say the video entitled "What Kids Want to Know About Sex and Growing Up" was too graphic.. others say it's no worse than what the kids already deal with on the streets.
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((HARRY SMITH/SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER: AND I'M TOLD WE HAVE 11 AND 12 YEAR OLD GIRLS HAVING BABIES OVER THERE. THESE KIDS KNOW THIS LANGUAGE, THEY'RE DOING IT, PEOPLE. AND WE'RE SAYING `NO YOU SHOULDN'T HAVE ACCESS TO IT'.. THEY'RE DOING IT OUT THERE.))
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The board rejected the sex-ed video by a 5 to 4 vote.
By the same margin it APPROVED a video on abusive relationships, that some educators said was just too violent.
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((TRACEY SHAW/SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER: GENERALLY SPEAKING, THESE BRUTALIZING KIND OF VIDEO SCENES, FRANKLY I THINK THEY JUST DESENSITIZE US TO BRUTALIZATION.))
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A local citizens committee also picketed tonight's meeting.
It's unhappy the school board hasn't responded to its request for information on why so many black students are being suspended and so few black teachers are being hired.
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[Route-220]


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Each year for the past five years, someone has died in a car accident on Route 220 between the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Franklin County border. Tonight, Clearbrook residents voiced their concerns. David Johnson reports.
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(( Two weeks ago, Sherry West was killed in a car accident at the intersection of Route 220 and Back Creek Road in Roanoke County. Residents have placed a cross of flowers on the grass next to the site in rememberence of their neighbor and to warn other motorists about the dangers of the road. Clearbrook Civic League members acknowledge that improvements have been made north of that site, but they say it's not enough.
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((MIKE WRAY/CLEARBROOK CIVIC LEAGUE MEMBER; FROM CLEARBROOK AREA UP THERE AT THE SCHOOL ALL THE WAY DOWN TO THAT AREA IS IN DIRE NEED OF IMPROVEMENTS. IT'S IN DIRE NEED OF SOME TURNING LANES.)) [RUNS09]
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((JEFF ECHOLS/VDOT RESIDENT ENGINEER; CONSTRUCTION OF NEW ITEMS, SUCH AS TURN LANES THEN BECOMES BASICALLY A PRIORITY ON HAVING THAT MONEY IN PLACE TO BUILD WHATEVER THAT MAY BE.)) [RUNS09]
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Residents also suggested lowering the speed limit and requested stricter enforcement of the posted speed limit, something Roanoke County police say they're working on.
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((OFFICER TERRELL HOLBROOK/ROANOKE COUNTY POLICE; WE ARE RESPONDING TO THE COMPLAINTS. WE ARE INCREASING OUR RADAR ENFORCEMENT AND TRYING TO ENSURE THAT THE POSTED SPEED LIMIT IS BEING FOLLOWED.)) [RUNS09]
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Residents say they will write to legislators and do everything else they can to make the rides to their homes off of 220 a safe one. David Johnson, News 7.))

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Russian President Boris Yeltsin is promising to stick with reforms.
The pledge came as Yeltsin and President Clinton wrapped up day one of their summit.
Yeltsin said the past two years have brought disappointments but he's confident reforms are needed for Russia's chosen course.
The two leaders also talked about deals on plutonium for nuclear weapons and missle launches.
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No end in sight to the strike at Northwest Airlines.
Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater met with both sides today- but there doensn't appear to be any committment to resume talks.
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((IT REMAINS THE VIEW OF THE ADMINISTRATION THAT IT WILL NOT GET INVOLVED AT THIS TIME.)) [RUNS:08]
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Meanwhile Northwest today began laying off dispatchers and metorologists.
Flight attendants could be next.
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Firefighters in Southern California are working to put of wildfires-
Already the blazes have destroyed 26 homes- and hot windy weather is not helping.
Many residents don't know if they'll have anything to go back to.
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((WHEN I LEFT I COULD SEE MY MOTHERS ROOF ON FIRE AND THESE FIRE BALLS WERE DROPPING AND OF COURSE IT'S ALL BROWN GRASS THERE ADN I'M SURE I'VE LOST EVERYTHING.)) [RUNS09]
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The biggest fire- about 6-thousand acres in the Juniper Flats area of Riverside County- is still burning.
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Folks in Louisiana are preparing for Tropical Storm Earl.
Earl's been stirring things up int he Gulf of Mexico and it could explode into a hurricane by Tomorrow.
Heavy rains have already dropped 2 to 3 inches of water in fishing towns along the Louisian Coast.
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The DOW's 290-point gain has left many people wondering how to react to Wall Street's roller-coaster ride.
It may depend on your age.
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At least one veteran investor said he is sick of hearing about bear markets and bull markets.
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((BAYARD HARRIS/INVESTOR: THE JARGON'S PRETTY CONFUSING. I THINK IT'S EASIER JUST TO REFER TO IT AS GOOD OR BAD. IT'S FAIRLY EASY TO GET CONFUSED WHETHER YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT THE HORNS OF THE BULL OR THE CLAWS OF THE BEAR.))
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Another veteran, who is 66 said he is not too concerned that he lost a lot of money over the last month.
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((BILL POFF/INVESTOR: I HAVE REMARKABLY FEW RESPONSIBILITIES. I HAVE TO FEED ABOUT SIX CATS. AND SO FAR I HAVE DONE THAT VERY COMFORTABLY.))
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Some younger investors are starting to form their retirement plans -- and wondering if the stock market is the best place to put their money.
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((CHERISE COCHRAN/INVESTOR: WE SET UP THE PLANS AND LET THEM RUN THEMSELVES. THEN YOU SEE SOMETHING LIKE THIS AND YOU TALK ABOUT IT AT LEAST. YOU MAY NOT CHANGE IT BUT YOU TALK ABOUT IT.))
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Investors of all ages said they would stay in the stock market, because they think it's still the best long-term investment.

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DNA testing has confirmed that two little girls were switched at birth at the UVA Medical Center three years ago.


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The tests showed that Callie Johnson is the biological child of Kevin Chittum and Whitney Rogers...
Earlier tests indicated Rebecca Chittum is the biological child of Paula Johnson.
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That wasn't a surprise to Tommy Rogers, Callie's biological grandfather, but he says he has more questions.
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((TOMMY ROGERS/GRANDFATHER; I NEED TO KNOW HOW IT HAPPENED, I NEED SOME ANSWERS FROM THE HOSPITAL AS OF NOW, YOU KNOW, OF HOW THIS BECAME))
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But the Rogers say even the answer to that question won't ease the pain.
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((TRAVIS ROGERS/UNCLE; EVERY ONE OF US, WHEN WE GO TO BED AT NIGHT, WE HAVE TO RELIVE THE ACCIDENT, WE HAVE TO RELIVE THE ACCIDENT, WE HAVE RELIVE THE BABY SWITCH, WE HAVE TO RELIVE EVERYTHING OVER AND OVER AND OVER. AND THERE'S GOTTA BE A POINT WHERE IT STOPS, IT'S GOT TO.))
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The State Police and the State Health Department are still investigating the switch.

[Toss-2-Robin] Jean tosses to Robin in the Chromakey


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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Why are Japanese businessmen and growers touring Southside tobacco facilities?
That story is coming up on News-7 at Eleven.
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And there's a new method to remove that unwanted hair.
Where you can get it and how much it costs-- still ahead.
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(( Good evening Jean this is Mike Stevens in the News 7 sports office.
Jim Druckenmiller gets demoted today in Frisco, the Hokies are preparing for the Pirates, while Lord Botetourt and Glenvar were hot on the hardwood tonight.
It'll soon be safe to go back in this building, and hey check this out, Tiki Barber's email. Wanna read it. Find out how tonight in sports.))

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For about one thousand dollars and three sessions, you can forget about ever having to shave or use painful electrolysis or waxing again.
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Only a handful of hospitals across the country have this new hair removal system and The University of Virginia Health Sciences Center is one. A laser gun delivers a wave length light and in a flash, the hair is gone permanently and painlessly.
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((DR. RAYMOND MORGAN/UVA PLASTIC SURGEON: THE TIP OF THIS LASER APPARATUS IS ACTUALLY COOLED SO THAT IS CHILLS THE SKIN FOR THE PATIENT AND IT FEELS LIKE A COOL BLAST PASSING OVER THE SKIN AND THE LASER LIGHT FEELS A LITTLE TINGLY, BUT ALL OF THE PEOPLE THAT WE'VE TREATED SO FAR, NONE OF THEM HAVE REQUIRED ANY TYPE OF ANESTHESIA.))
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The Food and Drug Administration has approved the Light Sheer Laser System for physicians use only. Doctor Morgan says the new laser can potentially be used to treat other skin conditions that are difficult to manage because of hair growth in the area.
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Did you know China is the world's largest producer of tobacco?
But when it comes to flue-cured tobacco, the U-S might have an edge.
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Southside Virginia is known for ITS flue-cured tobacco.
That's why a group of Japanese growers paid a visit today to this Pittsylvania County tobacco farm.
The growers inspected the bright-leaf plants, studied the soil, and heard about field irrigation.
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((DAN ROBERTSON/TOBACCO GROWER: WELL, WE'RE HOPING THEY WILL LEARN TO GROW A QUALITY TOBACCO AND TOBACCO WITH FLAVOR AND AROMA WHICH GIVES IT A MUCH BETTER TASTE WHEN YOU PREPARE IT FOR THE CIGARETTTE.))
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This trans-world trip is-- in part-- sponsored by the Standard Commerical Tobacco Company in North Carolina.
From Virginia, the Japanese growers will visit tobacco farms in Kentucky.
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A Great White Shark attack caught on video.
It's a few minutes away on News-7 at Eleven.
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And we'll find out how a mother and daughter business in Farmville is cashing in thanks to movies like Titanic.
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Twenty years of rummaging through other people's attics paid off for two Farmville women.
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The owners of Suzi's Antiques specialize in vintage clothing, and they've provided period costumes for about a half dozen movies.
Their big break came when costumers for the movie "Titanic" called a few years ago.. and said they needed clothing for Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet and 17-hundred movie extras.
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((SUSAN VARNER/SUZI'S ANTIQUES: WE HAD A LARGE COLLECTION FROM THAT TIME PERIOD, IT'S ONE OF OUR FAVORITE TIME PERIODS, SO WE DID HAVE QUITE A BIG RESOURCE HERE IN THE STORE, BUT WHEN WE FOUND OUT HOW MANY PEOPLE THEY WERE LOOKING FOR CLOTHING FOR, WE HAD A LITTLE DROP IN THE BUCKET.))
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Varner WAS able to supply all the clothes..
"Titanic's" success has helped put their store and Farmville on the map.
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((SUZANNE MCCOY ARENA/SUZI'S ANTIQUES: WELL, IT'S HELPED IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD, LIKE I SAID, NOW PEOPLE KNOW WHAT WE'RE ALL ABOUT. AND THEY'VE BEEN LOOKING IN THEIR CLOSETS AND CALLING US AND SAYING `MY GRANDMOTHER HAD A CUTE LITTLE OUTFIT'.))
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The mother- daughter team are now working on finding clothes for the upcoming movie "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow".
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[Almanac]


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For record keeping purposes, summer ended yesterday. Early indications from the climate data base are mixed. Drought conditions were common in northern Virginia and even with excessive rain in parts of SW Virginia, we are generally dry too. Here are the numbers for September.
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The WNBA crowns its champion, Botetourt and Glenvar meet on the hardwood, the internet plays a big role in tonight's sports as we roll out the news from UVa and Tech.
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And speaking of the Hokies, former Tech quarterback Jim Druckenmiller got a big dose of reality yesterday as the 49ers demoted him to third team.
Ty Detmer was named the Niners backup to Steve Young.
That means the majority of his work will come before and after practices.
The number 3, or emergercy quarterback, plays on Sunday only after the first two are injured.
The Niners promise they haven't given up on Druck.
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The WNBA's second season came to a close last night in the same manner in which the first one ended, with the Houston Comets
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Be crowned champs. Houston icon Clyde "The Glide" Drexler was in the house last night watched the Comets glide past the Mercury.
Sheryl Swoopes had 16 points, and Cynthia Cooper,
[super=33-Phoenix/71/Houston/80;]

the league MVP added 23 as Houston win the series two games to one winning tonight 80-to-71.
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On the high school front last nightt two of the area's perennial powers met in Daleville as Lord Botetourt hosted Glenvar.
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The Highlanders have played a tough early season schedule and last night they were in another uphill battle.
In the second quarter Kim Daugherty comes up big with this bucket in the lane. She has 16 points for the Cavaliers.

Abby Fresh who led the Cavs tonight with a team high 17 helped extend the advantage as she takes this pass and hits the wide open three pointer.
Katrina Williams would do her best to keep Glenvar in the game. She scored a game high 24 points for the Highlanders.
Lara Nester would tie the game in the second half with this hoop.
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But Botetourt wins a tight one tonight 57-to-52.
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Speaking of numbers, the Mac Daddy took two more swats at Roger Maris' homerun record last night.
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In Miami against the Marlins, in the seventh, McGwire slams his 56th homer to tie Hack Wilson's 68 year old national league single season record. Notice onely one kid is chasing the ball.
Then in the ninth, McGwire to the same spot. This time the area is full of ball chasers.
McGwire now has 57 homers with 24 games to go.
He had this to say about breaking the the NL record.
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((MARK MCGWIRE/57 HOMERS THIS SEASON:))
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NASCAR's 50th anniversary season has featured some big moments and some shocking personnel moves.
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Tonight the five car Roush Racing Winston Cup operation dropped a bomb as it fired general manager Steve Hmiel.
For many years Hmiel formed a winning combinaton with Mark Martin and he was one of Roush Racing's first employees.


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Constructionworled in Charlottesville began the first of many 12 hour days this morning to repair 33 year old Univeristy Hall.
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The building was closed on August 12th after 32 cables in the metal tension ring that anchors the roof to the walls were found to be broken.
UVa officials hope the building can be repaired and reopened by the start of the hoop season.
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Still to come tonight plenty of football for you as we surf the net with the Barbers
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and check in with the Hokies who are in the dark when it comes to East Carolina.
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When East Carolina rolls into Tech this Saturday fans will be watching to see if Tech's young offensive line can hold back a veteran defensive front.
Denise Allen has more from Blacksburg.
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((Tech leads the series with East Carolina with six wins in 10 meetings and the Pirates are coming off a less than stellar five and six '97 season.
But four of those victories came in the last five games and an experienced Pirate defense awaits Tech's young offensive line.
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DENISE ALLEN/NEWS 7: OFFENSIVELY TECH KNOWS THEY'LL BE FACING EAST CAROLINA DEFENSIVE STANDOUTS SUCH AS RODERICK COLEMAN AND JEFF KERR.
BUT THE EAST CAROLINA OFFENSE REMAINS A MYSTERY.
tHE PIRATES HAVE CLOSED THEIR PRACTICES TO THE MEDIA, SO COACH BEAMER AND HIS STAFF HAVE TURNED TO THE INTERNET FOR ANSWERS, BUT WITH NO LUCK.
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When the Hokies run out on to Worsham field Saturday, freshmen and former William Fleming star running back Lee Suggs and Norfolk Q-B Michael Vick will probably have been redshirted.
That decision will be made Thurday.
Denise Allen News 7 Sports.))
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Also, former Staunton River standout Jarrett Ferguson has won a scholarship at Tech.
Ferguson walked on last season, and returned to school a bigger, faster fullback this summer with 35 more pounds.
He'll play fullback on Saturday.






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Former Virginia Tech traininer Eddie Ferrell who died this past Saturday night will laid to rest tomorrow.
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This afternoon the Tech athletic department announced that it is establishing an endowed scholarship in his honor.
The Edward G. Ferrell Memorial scholarship will provide assistance to student athletic trainers at the the university in the future.
Ferrell worked at Tech for 28 years - 19 as a head trainer.
He was 55.
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The Barber Twins, are opening up their feelings for the world to see.
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The NFL's official site on the world wide web is featuring a special section called the "Barber Brother's diary."
Throughout the season Tiki and Ronde are sharing their actual letters to each other at NFL dot COM.
You can check these out by logging onto WDBJ-7 dot com, and clicking on our webwatch section.
The letters are authentic and this one is signed Love Your Brother, Tiki.
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And don't forget this Saturday night West Virginia hosts number one ranked Ohio State in Morgantown at eight o'clock right here on Your Hometown Station.
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Two very different fisherman, a man and a Great White Shark, were after the same catch in our Video of the Day.
We warn you, it may be too intense for some viewers-
Steffano Cattalani had just caught a small shark and strapped it to the side of his boat.
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But someone else took an interest in his catch, an 18 foot long Great White Shark.
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Although the Great White did a number on the smaller shark, no one in the boat was hurt.
Cattalani was on a fishing trip with his son on the Adriatic sea.
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