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Coming up on News 7-
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The man convicted of killing a state trooper was scheduled to die tonight. That never happened.
We'll have the story.
Check out the pictures from high above the Carolina coast- no swimming in this pool thanks to Dennis.
And is it the end for Beanie Babies?
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[Talent=Jean]


News 7 is next. [Open]
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[Vo-nat]
This man was scheduled to die tonight- for killing a state trooper.
But no walk to the death chamber after an unusual move by the high court.
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[Weeks]


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Good Evening.
It's unusual and last minute-
Tonight the United States Supreme Court stepped in- halting the execution of Lonnie Weeks.
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[Vo-Nat]
The 27 year old North Carolina man was scheduled to die for the shooting death of a state trooper.
[Super=03-Dale City/1993;]


It was 1993 that Weeks was pulled over on Interstate 95 in Dale City-
A jury convicted him of fatally shooting Virginia State Trooper Jose (ka-VAH-zose) Cavazos six times-
The Supreme Court will consider a question regarding a judge's instructions to the jury that sentenced Cavazos to death.
Those arguments probably will be heard in December or January ... and a decision could come next summer.
The court action meant Governor Gilmore did not have to act on a clemency petition.
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[Murder-comments]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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While the Weeks case is put on hold, the President of the local N-double-A-C-P is offering to be a go-between, or at least an observer, for a more recent murder suspect.
Martin Jeffrey says he wants to ensure that Timothy Buford is apprehended without incident.
And he has issued a public appeal to Buford, to give himself up.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Jeffrey says tensions are running high and people in the African- American Community are running scared- -in the community at large, as well.
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((MARTIN JEFFREY/ROANOKE NAACP PRESIDENT: WE'RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER. WHETHER WE LIKE IT OR NOT- -WHETHER WE REALIZE IT OR NOT, THIS MAN IS A THREAT TO ALL OF US. TO THAT END WE ENCOURAGE HIM TO COME FORWARD.))
[SUPER=01-Martin Jeffrey/Roanoke NAACP President]
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[OUT Q=to come forward.]
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[VO-NAT]


Police have already apprehended 15-year old Tremaine Richardson, in the murder at Easley's Restaurant.
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[Murder-For-Hire]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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And here's a case that state police say COULD have turned into a murder.
43-year old Larry James Perkins of Floyd County is under arrest, charged with solicitation to commit murder.


State police say Perkins wanted his estranged wife killed .. for 20 thousand dollars. [Dennis]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Tropical Storm Dennis is still pounding the Eastern seaboard-
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[SUPER=03-Cape Hatteras, NC;]


High waves are crashing into the beach- sparing nothing in the way.
Take a look at this hotel swimming pool- it caved in under the storm's force.
Some people tried to use heavy equipment to battle mother nature- a feat that may have helped a little.
The driver of this truck- gave up and let the storm takes its course.
The only north south highway in Cape Hatteras is under mud- leaving many stranded.
The 50 mile long island is also without power and telephones.
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((I CAME OUT HERE FOR LABOR DAY WEEKEND AND GOT TRAPPED. THE FIRST TIME I DIDN'T EVACUATE AND IT CAUGHT ME. IT WAS NO FUN. WE HAVE NO WATER, NO POWER WE HAVE TO BRING SEA WATER IN TO FLUSH THE TOILET.)) [BUTT TO 15:00:07] ((SURVIVING ONE DAY AT A TIME THAT'S ALL WE CAN DO. JUST WISH FOR THE BEST YA KNOW.))
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[OUT Q=for the best-ya know.]
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[VO-NAT]
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This is what it looks like on Virginia Beach-
Forecasters say Dennis will likely linger for days off the coast- ruining at least part of the Labor Day weekend.


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[Toss-2-Robin]
There's still no sign that Dennis will leave the Carolina beaches before Labor Day weekend. Meteorologist Robin Reed is in our Weather Center.


[WX1] [11:00pm] [09/01/1999] [MCU]WEATHER OFFICE [WXPRO/FULL]WEATHER MAP WAKE UP FORECAST


[Toss back to anchor][Wildfires]


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As the Carolina coast deals with Dennis, the battle continues in California against raging wild fires.
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The forest and brush blaze northeast of Los Angeles is now 25 percent contained.
So far the fire has covered nearly 53-thousand acres.
The wildfires have destroyed dozens of homes and businesses with thousands of firefighters being called to battle the blaze.
Many are working together for the first time and with little rest.
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((CREW MEMBER: WE'VE HAVE BARELY GOTTEN SOME SLEEP, MAYBE A TOTAL OF SIX HOURS IN THE PAST THREE NIGHTS.))
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Firefighters hope to keep the fire from spreading toward Big Bear Lake and other mountain resorts.
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Here in Virginia, this summer's drought is blamed for a sinkhole that caused a huge backup today on Interstate 81 near Harrisonburg.
The sinkhole developed around one this afternoon, stretching across both southbound lanes.
The end-result: a ten-mile southbound backup. The repair work is expected to last until noon tomorrow.



[Book-Bags]


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Tightened school security at one Martinsville school meant more than 600 kids went back to school without their bookbags this year.
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The students came up with the idea themselves, concerned that weapons could be smuggled in.
Today was the students' third day with the no-bookbag policy. And it's still getting mixed marks.
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((STEVEN SPIVEY/8TH GRADER: IT'S A FIRST STEP. I FEEL A LITTLE BIT SAFER, BUT IT'S STILL NOT FOOL-PROOF.))
[OUT Q=still not fool-proof.]
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((HUONG DOAN/8TH GRADER: I LIKE NOT HAVING TO BRING A BOOKBAG, BECAUSE IT'S TOO HEAVY WITH ALL THE BOOKS INSIDE, SO IT KIND OF HURTS MY BACK.))
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[OUT Q=kind of hurts my back.]
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The kids have one set of textbooks at home and teachers keep one set in the classroom.
Administrators say there were no weapons problems inside the school last year... but that the precaution can't hurt.
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[WL-Students]


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30 incoming freshmen at Washington and Lee University are beginning their college careers in Roanoke's low-income housing, instead of on campus.
[Double Boxes=Jean/Kate]


Kate Weidaw joins us from the newsroom to explain.
[Live=Kate]
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This past Spring Washington and Lee University gave new freshmen the option of spending the last week of their summer vacation doing community service in Roanoke. But this isn't just any kind of community service .. it's a program that is teaching these teenagers about the real world before they get to college.
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((The day began for some of the 30 freshmen with moving furniture and wiping down walls at the Transitional Learning Center in Roanoke. This is not a typical scene for a freshman orientation, its a pioneer project started up by the program called TAP, Total Action Against Poverty.

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((DONNA SEGURA/ROANOKE TAP DIRECTOR: THEY ARE GOING OUT INTO THE POOR NEIGHBORHOODS AND DOING SURVEYS, THEY ARE WORKING AT TLC, THEY ARE WORKING WITH THE VIRGINIA CARES PROJECT THAT WORKS WITH EX OFFENDERS THEY ARE GOING TO THE JAIL ON FRIDAY.))
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For a week the students live in public housing at the Melrose Towers. For freshmen like Brian Chew, the experience working with the Head start program has made him value how he grew up.

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((BRIAN CHEW/FRESHMAN: I WANT TO GIVE THEM THE SAME ADVANTAGES I'VE HAD GROWING UP AND I KNOW IT HAS JUST BEEN CHANCE THAT HAS ENABLED ME TO HAVE WHAT THEY DIDN'T.))
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Freshman Mary Carol Mazza says she looks differently now at the less fortunate.

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((MARY CAROL MAZZA/FRESHMAN: THE POOR HAVE A FACE THEY'RE NOT JUST THE POOR THEY ARE REAL PEOPLE JUST LIKE ME.))
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And when their week long experience with the real world is finished TAP says it will make them better people.

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((DONNA SEGURA/ROANOKE TAP DIRECTOR: WHEN THEY GROW UP AND BECOME PROFESSIONALS THEY ARE NOT GOING TO BE BLINDED TO THEM AND THEY ARE MUCH MORE RESPONSIBLE CITIZENS IN THAT WAY.))
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When Washington and Lee first mailed the option out to students to join this orientation program over 75 students jumped at the opportunity, but only 30 were able to take part in the program.
[Double Boxes=Jean & Kate/Newsroom]

The students finish this program on Friday and will attend their regular orientation at W and L starting this Saturday.

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
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Are the days numbered for Beanie Babies? Still ahead, a web site message creates a mystery.
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Next, the parents of a seven year old girl say a toy store worker did something very wrong. But store managers say it's all made up.
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[Sports-Preview]


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((Hey folks - this is Mike Stevens in the News 7 sports office getting ready to introduce you to best little man who'll be on the field this Saturday at Tech.
Plus, is Carolina's defense good enough to slow down the Cavs.?
The Cavs pick Todd to split the uprights, and Mario goes shopping and buys a team instead of a tie. Details are coming up later on the Big 7.))


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A Bedford County couple is considering a civil suit against the Toys R Us store in Lynchburg, after their 7-year old daughter was allegedly assaulted by a store employee there.
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Richard and Tammy Artutis (are-TOO-tis) say the employee thought their daughter Amanda was trying to shoplift and confronted her in the women's restroom.
The woman allegedly stuck her hand in Amanda's pants to search for concealed merchandise, but found nothing.
The Artutises have sworn out a criminal warrant and may also sue the store.
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((RICHARD ARTUTIS/FATHER: TO SEE THAT THIS DON'T HAPPEN AGAIN ANY TIME IN THE FUTURE. THEY NEED TO BE ACCOUNTABLE FOR THEIR EMPLOYEES AND THE ACTIONS THEY TAKE WHEN THEY'RE IN THAT STORE. AND THIS IS SOMETHING THAT NEEDS TO BE RECONSIDERED, THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE TO FIX IT.))
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A Toys R Us store manager told News7 that there was an incident last night but that "no" assault occurred.
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[RMH-Smoke]


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A Botetourt County woman says when she went to the hospital to visit a relative, she never imagined she'd end up in the emergency room.
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Pat Deel suffers from reactive airway disease -- life-threatening allergies to tobacco smoke. 15 minutes into visiting her sick mother at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital -- she had an allergic reaction to cigarette smoke.
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((PATRICIA DEEL/ALLERGIC TO SMOKE: THAT WAS THE END OF MY VISIT. I DIDN'T EVEN GET TO TELL HER BYE. AND WHEN SHE HAD THE STROKE, I THOUGHT SHE HAD DIED BECAUSE SHE WAS HERE AT HOME, AND I NEEDED THAT VISIT WITH HER AND SHE NEEDED IT WITH ME.))
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[OUT Q=with me.]
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Hospital administration says R-M-H is a no smoking health care facility, but physicians can give certain patients special orders to smoke. For example -- terminally ill patients are allowed to smoke in their rooms if they are unable to be moved to the designated outdoor smoking area.
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[Well-Water]


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As the drought of 99 goes on, the City of Roanoke is now giving you a way to water your lawn and garden despite the ongoing restrictions.
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The catch is, you have to go get the water and haul it home.
The city has a spigot available 24 hours a day at the New Hope well system on Welcome Valley Road.
You have to bring your own tank, and are limited to 300 gallons.
You can also fill water tanks at the Utility Line Services complex on Hollins Road between 7-AM and 3-PM.
The water is NOT suitable for drinking.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Another amusement park accident today. The details are just ahead on News 7 at 11.
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Next, he was a drunk driver who killed 27 people. Today, he goes free .. and some people don't like it.
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[Lotto]

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Another amusement park accident today. Fourteen people, most of them children, were injured on a midway ride at the Canadian National Exposition.
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The injured were taken to hospital with cuts and bruises and neck and back injuries.
The ride called the Wave Swinger apparently collapsed while attempting to rise.
CNE officials say the ride was inspected this morning .
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[Church-Bus]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[There is an anchor tag!]
The man responsible for the nation's deadliest drunk driving accident is free- and that has some people angry.
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[SUPER=01-Janie Fair/Mother of Victim; 04-07 quick!]
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[OUT Q=to get out.]

((JANIE FAIR/MOTHER OF VICTIM: BASICALLY ALL I'VE DONE IS WORRY THAT HE MIGHT DO IT AGAIN AND I JUST HOPE AND PRAY THAT HE WILL NOT.
That's the sentiment of many after 46 year old Larry Mahoney walked out of prison today a free man.
Mahoney spent nearly 11 years in prison for the accident that killed 27 people-
It was May of 1988- that Mahoney drove his pickup truck on the wrong side of a Kentucky interstate- crashing into a church bus-
Mahoney- who had a blood alcohol level three times the legal limit- says he has no memory of the crash.
Survivors- though will never forget. KATRINA HENDERSON/SURVIVOR: TALKS ABOUT LOOKING BACK AND SEEING VICTIM'S WHO COULD NOT GET OUT.))
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Mahoney was sentenced to 16 years in prison- but was released early for good behavior.


[Almanac]


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The last few nights have been delightful indeed with temperatures nearly 20 degrees below normal. Patrick Evans has the cooler weather story of September in our monthly almanac.
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Coming up tonight Ricky and the dreadlocks are back, we'll check in with the little Duke named Delvin, Beamer and Torbush.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=75-New York, NY; :00]


But first in tonight's Extra Point, the NHL's board of Governors has approved Mario Lemieux's takeover of the bankrupt Pittsburgh Penguins.
He's heading up a group of investors who have already committed $52 million to buy the team.
It's valued at $85 million.
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For seven games and 25 at bats Mark McGwire couldn't go yard. He was seemingly stuck with 51 homers and losing more and more ground to Sammy Sosa.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-St. Louis, MO/Sportschannel-Cards; :00]


But tonight the Mac Daddy got back in the groove by blasting a solo homer off the scoreboard in the left field off of pitcher Ryan Dempster of the Marlins.
McGwire now has 52 homers for the season and he is number one all-time for first baseman, and surprise the Cards actually won this game 9-TO-3.
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[talent=mike]
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In the NFL tonight, the Saints must feel like they have hit a homer themselves as Ricky Williams and his bad ankle have been cleared to play in the season opener next week.

[S-Trade]


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Former UVa defensive lineman Jon Harris was traded tonight. The Eagles former number one pick in 1997 was dealt to the Packers for their 1996 top pick John Michels.
In his first two years in the league, the 6-7 Harris has been a disappointment.

[S-Beamer]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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The opening game for both schools is almost a guaranteed sellout.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]


As of this evening only 25 hundred tickets are still available for the one o'clock kickoff.
And that includes the new permanent bleachers above the north end zone that are being completed this week and will seat 2000.
The game is a mismatch on paper, but don't try telling that to Frank Beamer who had more than his share of success against division one teams when he coached at division one double-a Murray State.
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[S-JMU]


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A number of former Friday Football Extra stars will be on the field when JMU rolls into Blacksburg this Saturday.


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One Duke who is sure to make his mark on Worsham Field is Delvin Joyce, the former player of the week from Fieldale-Collinsville who walked on campus and ran his way into the record book.
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((In each of the past two seasons, Joyce has set and then reset JMU's single season all-purpose yardage record.
As a diminutive freshman he garnered 15 hundred and 63 yards rushing, receiving and returning kicks.
Last year while the Dukes were struggling through a 3-and-8 season, Joyce was again doing it all gaining over 17 hundred and 40 all-purpose yards.
And this Saturday his role on offense will expand ever farther. ((DELVIN JOYCE/JMU TAILBACK & RETURNER:))
Joyce is both elusive and explosive, but this year he hopes the offense as a whole will be more clock conscious and able to wear down the opposition. ((DELVIN JOYCE:))
Going against this Tech team is likely the biggest challenge any JMU squad has ever faced. But Joyce and his running buddy, former Liberty high school great Robert Carson say they're ready for the challenge. ((ROBERT CARSON:))
As for other local players look for Appomattox Lindsey Fleshman to start at wide receiver, Heritage product Antron Smith will get plenty of time at defensive tackle but Bassett's Cliff Wimbush and Cave Spring's Aaron Williams will not play Saturday.))


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A lot has been made this week of how UVa plans on stopping Ronald Curry, but don't forget someone has to slow down Thomas Jones and the Cavs, as well.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chapel Hill, NC/1998 Season; :00]


Linebacker Brandon Spoon will lead a young Carolina defense against the Wahoos this Saturday at Kenan Stadium. The senior is one of only four Tarheel defensive starters back from last year.
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((BRANDON SPOON/UNC SENIOR LINEBACKER:)) ((CARL TORBUSH/UNCE HEAD COACH:))
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[SUPER=01-Carl Torbush/UNC Head Coach; :22]
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[Sports Tease]


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Still to come tonight on the Big 7, the Cavs pick a kicker
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[VO-NAT]


and Carolina talks about its defense in diapers.
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[Lotto]

[SUPER=137-2 1 4/8 1 1 3/1 18 22 23 30/1 12 13 38 42 43/8 9 2 7 1 5][S-Cavs]



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This afternoon UVa head coach George Welsh announced that junior Todd Braverman will be the Cavaliers placekicker for the opener against the Heels.
Braverman battled David Greene throughout the preseason.
Braverman hit 12-of-19 field goals last season and scored 74 points.
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No many things have been hotter over the years than Beanie Babies, those cuddly stuffed animals with cute names...

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But by the turn of the century, the Babies may no longer be on store shelves.
Ty Incorporated announced over its Internet web site that it will no longer make the animals when the new year arrives.
This news caused a frenzy among avid collectors.
Many are buying the animals to complete their collections.
But the web site message is gone, and Ty won't say whether it's serious about "retiring" Beanie Babies.
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