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Next on News 7-
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A warning goes out to all female UVa students after two students are attacked.
It appears there's a break in the string of bomb threats at two High schools in Giles County.
And we'll check out Lord of the Dance- It's in Roanoke tonight.
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News 7 is next. [Open]
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A break in the Giles County bomb threat case... After three straight days of intense investigation, officers appear ready to file charges
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[Giles-Investigation]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[TAPE#=98-68 51:16]
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Good evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.
It happened again this morning, students at Narrows high school were sent home by another bomb threat.
[Double Boxes=Jean and Eric]


Eric Earnhart is following the story tonight. Eric how close are police to making an arrest? [take Eric full]
Jean that could come as early as tomorrow. Giles and State police investigators will issue a joint statement tomorrow morning... They won't release any details yet, but based on what WE saw tonight, they are very close to filing charges.
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(( Pressure on investigators has been extreme, with bomb threats coming daily this week... Twice at Giles High School, and twice at Narrows High School.
Yesterday police were apparently able to determine where some of the calls were coming from... A pay phone at a Food Lion shopping plaza in Pearisburg, and another pay phone, a couple of miles a way, at the Save-A-Lot store.
This afternoon their investigation moved to a new level... with officers questioning several students at the Sheriff's office. By the end of the day, they said they were almost ready to make a statement.)) [take Eric full]
[super=@eric1]


Jean, the most interesting thing that happened tonight was the change in the investigators demeanor... for the past several days they've been working on this case almost non-stop... Tonight, at 5:30, the tension broke... everyone was relaxed and smiling, and said they'll be ready to talk about it tomorrow...
[double boxes=Eric and Jean]


Jean we have learned that if charges are filed tomorrow, there could be more than one arrest.

[UVA-Babies]


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The police investigation into how two babies were switched at birth three years ago at the University of Virginia Medical Center has come to a halt -- with NO clear answers.
NEWS 7 has learned the police report has been turned over to Commonwealth's Attorney in Charlottesville with NO clear findings of fault, no suspects or criminal allegations.
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Commonwealth's Attorney Dave Chapman is expected to talk to the families of Rebecca Chittum in Buena Vista and Callie Johnson in Greene County in a matter of days about any details he will be making public.
A source close to the investigation says the 1995 baby switch may have simply been a mistake.
The police investigation is expected to remain open indefinitely, just in case new information comes up.
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[Stalker-UVA]


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Police at the University of Virginia are stepping up efforts to find a man who raped a female student, and is suspected in the attack of another.
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Charlottesville authorities say the suspect struck again Saturday night, when he jumped from behind a church and attacked a 21-year old woman.
Police think the same man raped a 19-year-old woman under Beta Bridge at the University in October.
2 sorority house break-ins were also reported in October -- and the supsect in both break-ins matches the description of the attacker.
UVa is sending out e-mail warnings to all female students.
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[Poindexter]


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A Roanoke civil rights group is questioning an investigation that exonerated two Roanoke police officers involved in a pepper spray incident that left a man dead.
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Derek Poindexter was pepper sprayed by two officers who thought he was chewing crack. When Poindexter refused to spit it out, the officers sprayed him. He later died. The N-double-A-C-P says the officers' actions were out of line and adds they may not be solely responsible.
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((MARTIN JEFFREY/LOCAL NAACP PRESIDENT; WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT PEOPLE UNDERSTAND THAT THIS GOES BEYOND JUST THE DECISION OF THOSE TWO OFFICERS. TO THE DEPARTMENT AND THE POLICIES THAT SAY IT'S OKAY FOR YOU TO SPRAY PEPPER SPRAY IN THE FACE OF A MAN WHO'S HANDCUFFED. THAT'S JUST LUDICRIOUS.))
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[OUT Q=JUST LUDICRIOUS.]
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Poindexter's mother says she has taken the matter up with an attorney.
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[Rockbridge-Fires]


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A 19-month police investigation into suspicious fires in the Rockbridge region has ended.
And, several area firefighters are in custody.
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Charges against nine firefighters with the Lexington and Effinger Fire Department include arson and breaking and entering.
They could each face up to seven years behind bars.
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[SOT 23.50.04 - 23.50.20]
[IN Q=We have a good deal]

((CHRIS BLALOCK/ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT: WE HAVE A GOOD DEAL OF DAMAGES A LOT OF THESE HOMES, SOME OF THEM WERE UNDER REMODELING. THEY STILL HAD A VALUE TO THEM AND ANYTIME YOU BRING OUT FIRE EQUIPMENT AND RUN LIGHTS AND SIRENES IN EMERGENCY SITUATIONS YOU PUT THE PUBLIC AND THE FIREFIGHTERS AT RISK.))
[SUPER=01-Chris Blalock/Rockbridge County Sheriff's Dept.]
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At least 21 suspicious fires were reported over a 19-month period.
Authorities said all of those charged confessed and said they set the fires because they wanted to put their training to use.
Charges against two others are pending.
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For the first time in a quarter century impeachment hearings will get under way against a President.
The House Judiciary Committee begins hearings tomorrow-
It now appears special prosecutor Ken Starr is not the only witness on the Republicans list-
Clinton Attorney Robert Bennett and White House deputy counsel Bruce Lindsey may also be called.
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The House has elected Bob Livingston as it's next speaker.
Dick Armey stays on as majority leader-
And the only black REBUBLICAN in the House- is the next chairman of the Republican Conference.
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((REP. J.C. WATTS/R- OKLAHOMA: I'VE ALWAYS BEEN IMPRESSED THAT THEY'RE MORE CONCERNED WITH WHAT YOU BRING TO THE TABLE THAN YOUR SKIN COLOR. IT SURE DOESN'T HURT OUR EFFORTS TO SAY WE ARE A PARTY OF MANY PEOPLE.))
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A suprise in a San Diego courtroom.
Just after a lawyer entered a NOT guilty plea- the 20 year old suspect admitted to killing a boy in public restroom.


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((BRANDON WILSON/MURDER SUSPECT: I DID IT. I KILLED HIM. I KILLED THAT LITTLE BOY.))
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The boy was stabbed to death in a restroom last Saturday while his unsuspecting aunt waited out front.
Today in Court an exhange with the judge made it clear Wilson wanted it all over with.
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((JUDGE: YOU NEED TO GIVE YOUR ATTORNEY TIME TO PREPARE YOUR CASE. WILSON: I DON'T NEED AN ATTORNEY. JUDGE: YES YOU DO. WILSON: WHY? JUDGE: CAUSE YOU'RE IN A LOT OF TROUBLE. WILSON: I KNOW. I REALIZE THAT.. ))
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Wilson will get a preliminary hearing anyway. It's his constitutional right.
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[Fed-Ex]


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Federal Express pilots are talking strike just as the company approaches its busiest time of the year.
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((BYRON COBB/FED EX PILOTS ASSN: WE'RE JUST SEEKING PARITY WITH THE OTHER MAJOR CARRIERS. WE'D LIKE TO BE PAID FAIRLY THAT'S ALL AND SO IF YOU LOOK AT WHAT A UNITED CAPTAIN MAKES OR A DELTA CAPTAIN, JUST FAIRNESS.))
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The contract dispute is mostly over money- Pilots at the shipping giant want a 24 percent pay raise over three years.
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The Standards of Learning are designed to bring more accountability to students, teachers, and schools.
Early next month, the state will reveal how individual schools have fared in the first round of testing. [FULL SCREEN GRAPHIC]
Tonight, Joe Dashiell has more on the prospects for success as we continue our series, "Grade Expectations."
[Live=Joe Full/Newsroom]
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Jean, the standards of learning and the new tests are designed to improve academic achievement, but critics warn they are also placing more pressure on students and teachers.
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((The standards of learning now have a leading role in the classrooms of the commonwealth.
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A math problem played out on the blackboard is just one of the concepts these students must master.
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((I THINK WHAT WE'VE ENDED UP WITH IS SOME VERY REASONABLE AND ACHEIVABLE SCORES.))
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Roanoke City school officials say they're expecting a mixed bag, when report cards on individual schools are released in December...
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((WAYNE HARRIS/ROANOKE SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: WE WILL HAVE MANY CHILDREN WHO HAVE DONE WELL, BUT WE WILL HAVE SOME CHILDREN THAT WE WILL HAVE TO WORK WITH TO GET THEM AT THAT LEVEL THAT THEY'RE GOING TO BE ABLE TO BE AT LEAST PROFICIENT.))
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But they also promise that by 2006 when schools must meet minimum requirements or face the loss of accreditation, the students will be ready.
Jacob Bannister isn't anticipating any problems, but he says some others are anxious.
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((JACOB BANNISTER: I'M PRETTY GOOD AT TAKING TESTS AND I GET PRETTY GOOD GRADES, BUT SOME OF MY FRIENDS ARE PRETTY NERVOUS ABOUT IT. THEY'RE LIKE, OH WHAT AM I GOING TO DO. I NEED TO STUDY FOR THIS.))
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And that's a real problem, says one former Ohio teacher with firsthand experience.. JoAnn Carter says she retired from teaching after 25 years because of the proficiency testing in her state.
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((JOANN CARTER: IT IS PUTTING SO MUCH STRESS ON OUR TEACHERS, AND NOT TO SPEAK OF THE KIDS. WE HAVE KIDS THAT PHYSICALLY GET ILL THE MORNING OF THE TESTS, THAT'S HOW MUCH EMPHASIS THEY'RE PLACING ON IT.))
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Sixth Grade Teacher Stephanie Hogan says she is hoepful that won't happen in her classroom.
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((STEPHANIE HOGAN/SIXTH GRADE TEACHER: I THINK THE KIDS ARE RESPONDING REAL WELL. I THINK THEY KNOW THEY'LL BE ACCOUNTABLE FOR THESE AND WHAT THAT DOES IS PUT SOME RESPONSIBILITY, ALMOST LIKE A PARTNERSHIP. WE'RE WORKING TOGETHER TO TRY TO GET THEM READY AND I'M HOPING THAT WE'RE GOING TO BE ABLE TO DO THAT.))
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And what about those students who don't pass the standards of learning tests? The Roanoke City School System says it will intervene as early as possible to make sure student who need remedial help, receive it.
[Double Boxes=Jean/Joe]


Jean, the school system is now holding a series of public meetings on its promotion and retention policies. The next one is Monday night at Stonewall Jackson Middle School.[Toss-2-Robin] Jean tosses to Robin in the Chromakey

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Still to come-- workers are still busy tonight cleaning up 2-thousand pounds of steel pellets after a tractor-trailer accident this afternoon.
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And, after spending nearly a decade as a fugitive, a local man shows up on the FBI's most wanted list.
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((Hey Jean, big News on teh Big 7 tonight as Clemson fires head coach Tommy West. ((SOUNDBITE:))
The Express makes some moves today. We'll hear from Little E, and check in with Steve Mason with this week's Hometown Hoops Weekly. Tonight we'll meet a talented sophomore who already wears a size 14 men's shoe.
It's big stuff later tonight on News 7 sports.))
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[FBI-Fugitive]


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Federal agents have NOT forgotten about a double murder in Halifax County nearly 10 years ago -- The suspect is now on the FBI's Most-Wanted list.
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Pictures of Raymond Kalun Pin can be found on the FBI's internet site.
He's accused of killing Frank Syndor and Valencia Bouldin in 1989.
Authorities believe Pin stabbed Syndor over a poker game -- then killed Bouldin for witnessing the murder.
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[TAKE WEB WATCH PAGE FULL]
You can find a link to the FBI's internet site by going to the WDBJ7 home page and clicking on "Web Watch."[Danville

-Stabbing]


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Police in Danville are still trying to figure out why a woman stabbed her 8-year old son last night.
Pamela Wilson (ON-YEH-MEM) Onyemem is in jail without bail-- charged with malicious wounding.
Her son Justin is in good condition at Danville Regional Medical Center.
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[SUPER=03-Danville/Last Night;]


Police were called to the Cedarwoods Apartments on Ferry Road around 9:30 last night.
They found the boy with knife wounds to his chest, arms and hands.
Social services officials say a judge will decide where he'll stay when he's released from the hospital.
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[581-Accident]


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Traffic is still backed up on the Interstate-581 entrance and exit ramps to Orange Avenue in Roanoke tonight after this afternoon's tractor-trailer accident.
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The tractor-trailer overturned on the entrance ramp to 581.
Police say the driver climbed out the passenger side door and was only slightly hurt.
The truck was carrying almost 40-thousand pounds of steel pellets, and flipped as it tried to round the curve.
V-DOT hopes to have the debris fully cleared away by midnight.

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Still ahead, lawmakers pitch the new state budget to their constituents.
And later,
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[VO-NAT]

the sounds of Celtic music and the sights of Irish dance come together on a local stage.
Highlights from "Lord of the Dance" still to come.
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[lotto]
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Pick 3:
9-9-7

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Pick 4:
1-9-6-4

(one, nine, six, four)


< Cash 5:
9-13-17-18-28

(nine, thirteen, seventeen, eighteen, twenty-eight)


Lotto:
5-6-23-28-38-41

(five, six, twenty-three, twenty-eight, thirty-eight, forty-one)


Kicker:
9-1-5-2-8-3

(nine, one, five, two, eight, three)



(Copyright 1998 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


APNP-11-18-98 2309EST

[State-Budget]


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State Republicans are pitching their tax cut proposals by showing how they can help local people.
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[SUPER=03-Salem;]


A crowd of sheriff's deputies gathered today, eager to get the nine-percent raise offered by the Governor.
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((YOU MAY BE A DEPUTY SHERIFF WORKING AND YOU'RE BEING PAID $21,247 A YEAR AND YOU MAY BE WORKING BESIDE A TOWN POLICE OFFICER WHOSE SALARY IS $31,000 A YEAR AFTER THEY'VE BEEN THERE FIVE YEARS.))
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The Republican tax cuts would also give more money to police and all lottery profits to education -- a total of almost three-million-more dollars in Roanoke County.
But Democrats say they've suggested giving lottery money to schools before -- only to be shot down.
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((THREE TIMES THE REPUBLICAN MAJORITY ... STUDENTS IN VIRGINIA.))
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The tax cut proposals will go before the General Assembly when the session starts in January. [Forecasts]
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Clemson fires head football coach Tommy West!
The Express busts a move, and Steve Mason has Hometown Hoops Weekly.
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[SUPER=75-MLB;:00]


But first in tonight's Extra Point, the Texas Rangers' Juan Gonzalez was given the American League's MVP today.
He had 157 rbi, 45 homers and a 318 batting average.
Now some more numbers.
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[S-West]


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The Clemson Tigers' football program told the man named West to head in another direction last night.
The school fired head coach Tommy West, effective after Saturday's game with arch rival South Carolina.
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Clemson is just 2 and 8 this season with losses to both UVa and Virginia Tech.
West is just 29 and 28 in his five seasons in Death Valley.
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((TOMMY WEST:))
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[S-Bustle]


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Virginia Tech fans aren't going to want to hear it, but they know that Clemson grad Rickey Bustle, the Hokies' offensive coordinator, will be a candidate to replace West.
His name has been mentioned in connection with the job long before last night's firing.
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(BYE BYE)[S-Express]



[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=sma]
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The Roanoke Express returns to the ice tomorrow night in Johnstown, but yesterday the front office was busy.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/1998-99 Season; :00]


Right winger Pete Brearly was traded to the Charlotte Checkers for future considerations. So far this season, Brearly had just two goals in eight games for the Express. Last year, He was Roanoke's second leading scorer with 54 points.

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[ANCHOR=mike]
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The Express also released Andrew Tortorella. These moves make room for two players that have arrived in Roanoke from the New York Islanders and the Lowell Lochmonsters. Centerman Jason Stewart and defenseman Evgeny Korelev are new Express additions.

(BYE BYE)[S-Earnhardt]



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The Winston Cup circuit will officially complete its 98 season with an unofficial race this weekend in Japan.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-1998 Season; :00]


Among those competing is the reigning Busch series champion, Dale Earnhardt Junior.
He'll get his first taste of Cup competition over the weekend. Next year he will run five events with the big boys.

And he knows that many fans are banking on him to eventually knock Jeff Gordon off his throne.
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Still to come tonight Steve Mason joins us with our regular Wednesday night feature - Hometown Hoops Weekly.
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Tonight we will meet a super sophomore from Carroll County who is just barely scratched her potential.
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Hometown Hoops weekly checks into Frank Beamer's hometown of Hillsville tonight.
Steve Mason has the story of a Carroll County Hoopster who is one of the best kept secrets in the state.
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One of UVa's biggest rivals over the years was back on the sideline last night trying to reach a milestone.
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Lefty Driesell, the former Davidson, Maryland and JMU boss had his Georgia State team poised to knock off Georgtown last night and make the lefthander only the 11th coach to win 700 games in his career.
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But he'll have to wait another night as the Hoyas beat Lefty 83-to-68.
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Finally tonight -- it's the biggest selling performance video of all time in the U-S.
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And tonight "Lord of the Dance" came alive on a Roanoke stage.
The Irish Dance Troupe graced the Roanoke Civic Center -- minus its famed star -- American Michael Flatley.
Flatley formed the Celtic dance troupe in 1994.
Since March, "Lord of the Dance" has crossed the globe with stops in Holland, Belgium, and South Africa, among others.
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