[HEADLINES]

[TALENT=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


The search continues for a missing Virginia Tech graduate student.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And the end of the fiscal year is a time for celebration in Washington.
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[TALENT=Patrick]
[SS=None]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]


News 7 at noon is next.

[Missing-Student]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#98-59]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Family and friends this morning joined the search for a missing Virginia Tech student.
They're combing the mountainous area around the New River Gorge Bridge in Fayette County, West Virginia.
[Double Boxes=Melanie and Teresa/Starlink]


That's where we find Teresa Hamilton who joins us with the latest.
[Live=Teresa Full/Starlink]
[SUPER=@Teresa1;]
[SUPER=06-Fayette Co., WV;]
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[***Rolled from Starlink***]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Fayette Co., WV; :00]
[SUPER=01-Dave Sapp/Family Friend; :27]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=]




[Live=Teresa Full/Starlink]
[SUPER=06-Fayette Co., WV;]
( ad lib)



[Double Boxes=Melanie and Teresa/Starlink]
(Question: What can you tell us about the terrain?)


[Franklins-Furniture]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=98-57 TC1:05:36]
[GRAPHIC=Business Closing]


After 15 years of business, Franklin's Furniture is closing it doors.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]


The store moved out of its old location behind Tanglewood Mall because of construction of the new multi- plex theatre.
But the store owners says sales have dropped nearly 35- percent since Franklin's moved INSIDE the mall last November.
William Franklin says he doesn't see any chance of moving back to the former location.
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[SOT 22:21:31]
[IN Q=We've talked]

((WILLIAM FRANKLIN/STORE OWNER: WE'VE TALKED TO THE MALL LEASING PEOPLE AND THEY'RE NOT REALLY INTERESTED IN INVESTING ANY MONEY IN THE OLD BUILDING UNLESS THEY CAN SUBSTANTIALLY INCREASE THE RENT AND THAT DOESN'T FIT IN TODAY'S NUMBERS.))
[SUPER=01-William Franklin/Store Owner;]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=TODAY'S NUMBERS]
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[VO-NAT]


Franklin's Furniture is scheduled to close on Halloween.
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[Wilderness-Academy]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=98-]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The Wilderness Leadership Academy in Botetourt County will stay open for at least another five months.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


The Department of Education has given the school for troubled boys a provisional license.
The Department overruled its own inspectors who said the school should close.
Inspectors say the facility is filthy and children go unsupervised.
The school's headmaster, Colonel Gene Nervo, appealed the report.
The Department announced today that 15 students can stay at the Wilderness Leadership Academy as long as the school hires an individual to correct the problems.
It must also revise its policy manual, complete a restoration plan for the school, and revise its current brochure to accurately describe the program.
The school will undergo a full review next January.
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[Wreck-Survivors]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=NetR]
[GRAPHIC=None]


All but one of the people hurt in last week's pile-up on Interstate-81 are out of the hospital.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./Thursday;]


The Lousiana truck driver severely burned in the accident is still in critical condition.
Many of the other people involved are still trying to deal with what happened.
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[SOT UB 23:00:18]
[IN Q=I feel that was a lucky day]

((I FEEL THAT WAS A LUCKY DAY, ONE OF THE LUCKIEST DAYS OF MY LIFE, AS OPPOSED TO BEING A REAL UNLUCKY DAY. BUT CERTAINLY I REPLAY THE INCIDENT ALL THE TIME THINKING WHAT IF IT HAD BEEN ME.))
[SUPER=01-Justin Prillaman/Accident Victim;]

[RUNS:10]
[OUT Q=if it had been me.]
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[VO-NAT]


Several people in the accident say they're still sore with back and neck pain.
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[CLINTON]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#Net]
[GRAPHIC=Bill Clinton]


On this last day of the fiscal year, the White House is celebrating a big budget surplus, estimated at 70 billion dollars.
This is the first time the government has seen black ink since 19-69.
Republicans want to spend a portion of that money on a tax cut. They say the taxpayers deserve it.
But President Clinton wants to reserve all of the surplus until Social Security reform is passed.
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[SOT]

[11:31:23-33]
[IN Q=]

((CLINTON:WE HAVE DONE A LOT TO ....CAN PARTICIPATE IN IT. ))
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=IN IT.]
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[VO-NAT]

[7:13:18 ]
Meantime, The House Judiciary Committee is getting ready to release more grand jury testimony this week from some of President Clinton's top aides.
The committee may be granted the same broad powers in president clinton's case... as it had with president nixon.
Hearings on a possible impeachment inquiry are scheduled for next Monday.
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[interest-rates]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net]
[GRAPHIC=Interest Rates Down]


President Clinton's news follows yesterday's interest rate cut by the Federal Reserve Board.
Major banks are expected to cut their prime rates today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC;]

[4:22:10]
Yesterday's quarter percentage point cut was the first reduction in nearly three years.
The move was an effort to demonstrate to trouble financial markerts overseas that the U-S economy is still solid.
[SUPER=03-Tokyo, Japan;]


But it failed to stop Japan's (Nee-kay) NikKie index from plummeting more than 400 points today.
Japan has too many problems for a quick fix.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((CRAIG CHUDLER/SOLOMON BROTHERS ASIA: IT'S A VERY FRIGHTENING PLACE FOR A SHAREHOLDER TO BE...CONSIDERING THAT THIS ISN'T THE FIRST YEAR, OR THE FIRST MONTH OF A MAJOR CORRECTION...THIS IS THE NINTH YEAR OF A MAJOR CORRECTION. ))
[SUPER=01-Craig Chudler/Solomon Brothers Asia; ]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=a major correction.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]

[10:08:42]
And Wall Street continues to be less than thrilled with yeserday's conservative cut.
The markerts were down nearly 80 points within the first hour of trading this morning.
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[Georges]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net]
[GRAPHIC=Georges Aftermath]


Gulf Coast residents are slowly returning home to find what's left of their homes.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Mobile, AL;]


Forecasters say several rivers are expected to crest today after being swollen by the drenching rains of Hurricane ``Georges.''
And more rain is in the forecast.
In Mobile, Alabama streets have turned into rivers that can be crossed only by boat, homes are flooded.
More than a thousand are without power.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]

[4:05:11]
[IN Q= I LIVED THROUGH ]

((ALABAMA RESIDENT:I LIVED THROUGH OPAL AND A COUPLE OTHER HURRICANES THIS ONE BY FAR WAS WORST, I THINK IN TERMS OF VOLUME OF WATER THIS WAS ABOUT WORST THAT WE COULD HAVE. ))
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=WORST THAT WE COULD HAVE.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Mullet Point, AL;]


Federal funds will aid the clean- up effort.
President Clinton has declared parts of Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Florida disaster areas.
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[BEE-ATTACK]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A Florida toddler died yesterday after being stung more than 200 times by yellow jackets.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Tampa, FL;]

[10"06:34]
Police are now investigating why his parents waited seven hours before seeking medical help.
When paramedics finally arrived they tried unsuccessfully to revive the boy who was already unconsious.
Neighbors say the boys parents have a history of denying medical care for themselves and their children because it is against their religious beliefs.
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[S-Blevins]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#98-54 29:52]
[GRAPHIC=Michael Blevins]


A former teacher pleaded guilty in Wythe County circuit court yesterday to 12 charges relating to a sexual relationship with one of his students.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Smyth Co./May 7;]


35-year old Michael Blevins had already pled guilty in SMYTH County to similar charges pertaining to the same student.
Blevins was the girl's eighth grade science teacher at Rural Retreat high school.
He'll be sentenced in late November.
Blevins also faces trial in Montgomery County where he worked as a teacher and coach--- for allegedly having sex wit

h two other students.
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[5-Klan-Lawyer]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#598-35 28:36]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A Virginia attorney says he's fighting for the constitutional rights of an imperial wizard of the Ku Klux Klan.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Ebensburg, PA/May 1992;]


Pennsylvania Klan member Barry Black led a KKK rally down in Carroll County in August.
The rally ended with the burning of a 30 foot cross.
That's a class six felony in Virginia.
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


But it may surprise you to know that Black's attorney is African American.
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[SOT 15:33:58]
[IN Q=I believe]

((DAVID BAUGH/BARRY BLACK'S ATTORNEY: I BELIEVE IN THE CONSTITUTION. AND THIS PERSON HAS THE SAME RIGHTS I DO TO SAY WHATEVER HE WANTS.))
[sot 15:34:16]

((DAVID BAUGH/BARRY BLACK'S ATTORNEY: WHEN I TOLD MY WIFE I WAS THINKING ABOUT TAKING THE CASE, SHE WASN'T TOO THRILLED WITH THE IDEA. BUT I THINK HER CONCERNS WERE MORE CONCERNS ABOUT ME PERSONALLY, PLUS SHE HAS A FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHT TOO. SO SHE HAS THE RIGHT TO SAY SHE DOESN'T THINK I SHOULD DO THAT.))
[SOT]

((GREG GOAD/CARROLL CO. COMMONWEALTH'S ATTY: IT IS UNUSUAL CIRCUMSTANCES BUT YOU KNOW HE'LL BE THERE TO REPRESENT THE INTERESTS OF HIS CLIENTS AND YOU KNOW THAT IS NOT AN ISSUE OF THE CASE BUT IS IS UNUSUAL. ))
[SUPER=01-David Baugh/Barry Black's Attorney; :00]
[SUPER=01-Greg Goad/Carroll Co. Prosecutor; :25]
[RUNS=:34]
[OUT Q=is unusual.]
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[VO-NAT]


The A-C-L-U asked Baugh to represent Barry Black for what it believes will be the first Constitutional test of Virginia's decades-old cross-burning law.

(------0----------)[S-VA-Lottery]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#98-63]
[GRAPHIC=VA Lottery]


They will still draw the ping pong balls in Richmond -- and you can still get your winning numbers from us.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/File Tape;]


But the decade-old live lottery drawing show will been canned after this Thursday.
Virginia Lottery officials say actually broadcasting the drawing around the state cost too much.
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[SOT 11:33;27]
[IN Q=There are]

((ED SCARBOROUGH/VIRGINIA LOTTERY SPOKESMAN: THERE ARE DEFINITELY PEOPLE THAT ARE UPSET ABOUT THAT. WE EXPECT THAT. WE HAVE TO LOOK AT THE TOTAL NUMBERS OF CALLS THAT WE GET. SO WE URGE PEOPLE, IF THEY DO HAVE OPINIONS ABOUT IT, THEY NEED TO GET IN TOUCH WITH US.))
[SUPER=01-Ed Scarborough/Virginia Lottery Spokesman;]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=touch with us.]
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[VO-NAT]


Nineteen state lotteries have stopped broadcasting live drawings.
If sales slump, the live drawings could be brought back in Virginia.
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[TALENT=Melanie]
[SS=HOLD]


If you still don't trust the lottery and need to see the drawing for yourself, the Virginia Lottery invites you to Richmond to see it in person.
We'll show you the winning numbers as soon as we can get them during NEWS 7 at ELEVEN and again on News-7 Mornin'.

[E-Drinking-Law]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#98-70 TC 16:23]
[GRAPHIC=College Drinking]


Senator John Warner is taking a Virginia idea to fight to Capitol Hill.
A bill sponsored by Warner has now passed both houses of Congress, and awaits presidential approval.
It would knock down privacy laws that make it difficult for colleges to notify parents when a student has broken a drinking or drug-related law or policy.
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[vo-nat]
[super=03-Blacksburg/August;]

[from 98-56 TC 25:17 8/23 and 98-63 TC 21:09]
It's an idea that came from Attorney General Mark Earley's binge drinking task force.
This summer, Radford University instituted its own voluntary policy to notify parents of freshmen, under age 21, who are financially dependent on their parents.
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[Immunizations]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#=netP]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A local health care organization is stressing the importance of childhood immunizations.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; ]

At an immunization clinic last night, chicken pox and hepatitis B vaccines were administered to those who showed up with their shot records. The Community-Based Immunization Project is living up to its name.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 09 18 27]
[IN Q=There are folks]

((LIN YOUNG, RN/CBIP CHAIRPERSON: THERE ARE FOLKS FROM THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT, LEWIS-GALE, CARILION MEDICAL CENTER FOR CHILDREN, CHIP, AND KAWANIS AND THE AREA AGENCIES THAT PARTICIPATE.))
[SUPER=01-Lin Young/CBIP Chairperson; ]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=agencies that participate]
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[VO-NAT]


The next clinic is scheduled for next month at the Roanoke County Health Department in Salem.
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[Take Phone Number Full Screen]
For more information on updating vaccines, contact the Pediatric Clinic at 985-8284.
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[E-Fishburn-Park]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=98-68 8:16]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Kids at Fishburn Park Elementary have a sweet reason to keep coming to school.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Every day, from now on, when there's 100-percent attendance...
The principal promised to hand out snacks.
That's what he did yesterday.
All of the school's 400-kids showed up for class.
In return, they got popsicles and extra recess.
It beat spending all afternoon in the classroom.
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[SOT 14 48 00, 14 50 30 -- bump sots]
[IN Q=I'D PROBABLY]

((NICOLE HASKINS/FOURTH-GRADER: I'D PROBABLY BE WORKING. OR TAKING A BIG TEST./////14 50 30 STEVEN DAYTON/FIFTH GRADER: IT JUST DEPENDS ON WHAT WE DO WHEN. FOR INSTANCE, IF WE WERE TAKING THE STANDARDS OF LEARNING RIGHT NOW, I WOULD WANT TO BE OUTSIDE.))
[SUPER=01-Nicole Haskins/Fourth-Grader; :00]
[SUPER=01-Steven Dayton/Fifth-Grader; :07]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=BE OUTSIDE]
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[VO-NAT]


Principal Tom Dunleavy said he'll sweeten the deal if everyone keeps coming to class.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 14 51 22]
[IN Q=he said]

((BRANDON WILNER/FIFTH GRADER: HE SAID HE'D MAKE THE, UM, HE SAID HE'D GIVE US A LITTLE BETTER TREAT AND YEAH I'M KIND OF LOOKING FORWARD TO IT.))
[SUPER=01-Brandon Wilner/Fifth-Grader;]
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=FORWARD TO IT]
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[VO-NAT]


Next time there's perfect attendance, kids get two popsicles instead of one.
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[Sox]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-25]
[GRAPHIC=mlb]


It was opening day for major league baseball's divisional playoffs, and the afternoon would start off on a sour note for Cleveland, playing host to Boston at the Jake.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Cleveland, OH/Red Sox vs. Indians; :00]


The Red Sox were unstoppable.
Top of the first, with two men on, Vaughn hits his first of two homers on the day.
Vaughn would also smack a two run double to tie the American League record of 7 RBI's in a post season game.
[SUPER=35-Boston/11/Cleveland/3;]


But there was one scary moment for Boston. Outfielder Darren Lewis is hit in the head by Cleveland pitcher Jarrett Wright. Lewis would get up. And the Sox win the opener 11 to 3.
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[wipe wipe wipe][Yanks]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=ssa]
[TAPE#=net-]
[GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York/MLB-Fox;]


Some familiar faces watching the Yankees shutout Texas in New York.
In the second, Scott Brosius(BRO-shus) singles to score Jorge(HOR-hey) Posado. One- zip Yanks.
Still in the second, New York gets number two on a bizarre play.
Brosius is caught in a rundown when Todd Stottlemeyer gets Chuck Knoblauch at the plate.
In the confusion, Chad Curtis scores, to make it two-nothing New York.
The Yankees also had some hot gloves. In the fifth, Roberto Kelly goes up to steal the homerun away from Tino Martinez.
David Wells gives up five hits, striking out nine, as the Yankees go on to beat the Rangers 2 to nothing.
New York leads Texas one game to none.
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[Padres]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-21]
[GRAPHIC=MLB]


Pitching was the name of the game in the National League's opener, which pitted San Diego against the Astros.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Houston, TX/Padres vs. Astros; :00]


Houston's Randy Johnson entered the game with a 5- and- oh record at the Astrodome and he would keep it going in the first against Greg Vaughn
But the Padres Kevin Brown was even better. Brown sets a division series record by striking out 16 [SUPER=35-San Dieg

o/2/Houston/1;] batters on his way to firing a 2- hit shutout over eight innings.
The game was scoreless until the sixth when San Diego's Jim Leyritz brings in Tony Gwynn on the sac fly.
Padres win game one 2 to 1.
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[Tech]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=SP-24 tc 50:44]
[GRAPHIC=Tech football]


On to the gridiron, where there's been some trading going on between Virginia Tech's offense and defense.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Saturday;]


Nick Sorenson moved from safety to Q-B after Dave Meyer went down in the second half of Tech's 27-7 win against Pittsburgh.
And now freshman linebacker Jake Houseright will do more at fullback than just run short yardage situations.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Jake's going to]
[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Virginia Tech Head Coach;]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=time now]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Quarterback Al Clark missed Saturday's game with an injured foot.
He'll start throwing Thursday.
His back-up, Dave Meyer, has a separated shoulder and is out for at least a month.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

[Extra]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=extra]
[GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Durham, NC; :00]


UVA's Anthony Poindexter is the A-C-C defensive back of the week.
Against Duke, Poindexter caused a fumble, recovered two others and had two interceptions in UVa' 24-nothing win.
He's the Cav's leading tackle with 47 and the team leader in interception's with 3.
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[Giant-pumpkin]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#Net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


It's not Charlie Brown's great pumpkin, but it's close enough.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Cumberland, ME;]

[4:29:08]
A Maine farmer proudly showed off an 800 pound pumpkin yesterday at the Cumberland County fair.
The Massive Jack-O- Lantern- to - be earned Dick Blaney a blue ribbon and the envy of all the other farmers.
It also probably raised the eyebrows of the local bakers, wondering how many pies you can get from an 800 pound pumpkin. (----------------)