[HEADLINES]

[TALENT=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


Rubatex opens a picket line on a second front.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And for some localities there will be no trick or treating on October 31st, we'll explain next.
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[TALENT=Patrick]
[SS=None]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]


News 7 at noon is next.

[Rubatex]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-29 TC1:33:02]
[GRAPHIC=Rubatex Strike]


The strike at Bedford's biggest employer has moved to a second front.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


A handful of Rubatex picketers took their job action to the corporate offices in Roanoke County.
Members of the United Steel Workers Local 2-40 wouldn't say why they moved the picket out of Bedford.
Last week Rubatex took out a restraining order.
It banned union members from blocking public roads and dropping sharp objects on the ground.
Meanwhile ... Rubatex has begun busing temporary workers into the Bedford plant ... saying it's to protect their safety.
The strike is in its fifth week.
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[Halloween]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Halloween]


Halloween is less than three weeks away...
But the designated night for trick- or- treaters may be different, depending on where you live.
(XXXXXXX)

[Take Full Screen Board]
Since Halloween falls on a Sunday this year, several cities and counties have decided to celebrate the holiday on Saturday, October 30th.
Those include Martinsville and Henry County, as well as Pittsylvania, Giles, Bath, and Carroll Counties.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=HOLD]


But most other communities, including the ROANOKE Valley are staying with tradition, and celebrating the holiday on October 31st.

[Pakistan]


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


Pakistan's army has surrounded the airport in Islamabad as well as the state-run radio and television facilities.


The move comes just hours after the Prime Minister dismissed the nation's army chief, while the military leader was on a visit to Sri Lanka.
Prime Minister Na-waz Sha-reef is reportedly inside the T-V headquarters.


[Ramsey]


[ANCHOR=mel]
[NEWSCAST=]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


There could be an announcement today or tomorrow from the JonBenet Ramsey grand jury.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Boulder, CO;]


That's the word from forensic expert Henry Lee, who consulted on the case of the slain child beauty queen in Colorado.
The grand jury is back at work this afternoon, and there's still no clue of which way its headed.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((BOB GRANT, ADAMS COUNTY DISTRICT ATTY.; "OBVIOUSLY JURIES DELIBERATE IN SECRET, ALL WE KNOW THEY'VE TAKEN SOME TIME TO DISCUSS THINGS, THEY'LL TAKE SOME MORE TIME THIS MORNING TO DISCUSS THINGS, NOBODY KNOWS WHAT THEY ARE GOING TO DO."))
[SUPER=01-Bob Grant/Adams Co. District Attorney;]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=they are going to do.]
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[VO-NAT]


The panel has until October 20th to make some sort of decision.
If jurors believe they have enough evidence, they could indict someone for the murder.
But they could also say nothing, and give the case back to prosecutors.
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[Gay-trial]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


It was one year ago today that Matthew Shepard died in a Wyoming hospital, five days after being badly beaten because he was gay.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Laramie, WY;]

[newspath 8pm 20:15:52]
Jury selection resumed this morning in the trial of one of his alleged attackers, Aaron Mckinney.
Attorneys are questioning potential jurors individually behind closed doors.
It's expected to take about two weeks to seat the panel.
A number of prospective jurors were excused yesterday.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((ROBERT BLACK/ASSOCIATED PRESS "..SOME JUST SAID THEY COULDN'T BE FAIR THEY DIDN'T ELABORATE. AT LEAST FIVE SAID THEY COULD NOT VOTE FOR THE DEATH PENALTY.."))
[SUPER=01-Robert Black/Associated Press;]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=not vote for the death penalty.]
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[VO-NAT]


Yesterday, McKinney's attorney said his client did play a role in the beating of Shepard, but said alcohol and drugs clouded his judgement.
McKinney's co-defendant, Russell Henderson, is already serving a life sentence after pleading guilty to murder and kidnapping charges in April.
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[Pole-rescue]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A mercy flight to rescue a cancer stricken doctor at the South Pole has been delayed by weather.
Two Air National Guard planes made the trip from the U-S to Christchurch, New Zealand.. Now the next leg of their flight has been postponed.
Jerry Bowen is in Christchurch.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]

[10:23;39]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Christchurch, N. Zealand; :00]
[SUPER=01-Col. Graham Pritchard/Mission Commander; :57]
[SUPER=01-Jerry Bowen/Reporting; 1:14]
[RUNS=1:22]
[OUT Q=New Zealand.]

(( An ill doctor stranded in the South Pole continues to wait today for a rescue mission.
High winds in the Antarctic coast is delaying a rescue flight on its way to the South Pole.
Two American C-130 cargo planes due to fly tomorrow (10/13) are postponing their flight for at least another full day.
The doctor, Jerri Nielsen, has a lump in her breast and has been treating herself with chemo-therapy.
The two planes were set to fly to McMurdo base on the Antarctic coast but high winds have reduced visibility at McMurdo.
After the planes arrives at McMurdo base, they will have to wait till the for another all clear signal before they could fly on to the South Pole to rescue Dr. Nielsen.))
[tease1] [HARD MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


O-J Simpson is back in the news with another 9-1-1 call.
We'll hear it when News-7 at noon returns.
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[VO-NAT ]


And the memory and message of a Columbine High School victim are kept alive thanks to her father.
First let's talk to Patrick Evans.
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[Talent=Patrick]

[Wx-Tease] [Weatherpro] [music up full] [comm1]

[Simpson-Call]


[ANCHOR=mel]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=OJ Simpson]


OJ SImpson is back in the news again.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Miami, FL;]

[6:12:57]
Over the weekend he called 9-1-1 in Miami, telling the operator that he needed help finding his girlfriend because she was on a drug binge.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]

[6:13:11]
[IN Q=]
((OPERATOR VOICE: "DOES ANYONE NEED RESCUE?" SIMPSON SOT: "...DOING DRUGS FOR TWO DAYS...WHO JUST GOT ARRESTED...COCAIN

E. I'M TRYING TO GET HER TO LEAVE HER HOUSE TO GO INTO REHAB RIGHT NOW." ))
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=REHAB RIGHT NOW]
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[VO-NAT]


Police responded by investigating the home of his girlfriend Christie Prody.
Prody and Simpson both deny that she was object of the 9-1-1 call.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]

[6:13:36-48]
[IN Q=OJ and I are trying to help....]
[SUPER=01-Christie Prody/Simpson's Girlfriend;]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=that's where I'm going.]
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[VO-NAT]


But according to a police report Prody was identified by Simpson as the girl who needed help.
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[Columbine]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=99-38 TC34:33]
[GRAPHIC=None]


You would expect Darrell Scott to be angry and bitter, his 17 year old daughter was killed earlier this year by two teen gunman at Columbine High School in Colorado.
But instead Scott is spreading a message of hope and sharing his daughter's testimony of faith with others.
Teresa Hamilton has the story from Giles County.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=April]
[SUPER=03-Littleton, CO/April 20; :00]
[SUPER=03-Giles Co.; :13]
[SUPER=07-Darrell Scott; :39]
[SUPER=07-Katherine Surface; :48 ]
[SUPER=@Teresa2; 1:03]
[RUNS=1:20]
[OUT Q=NEWS 7, Giles County.]

(( April 20th 1999. It's a day etched in Darrell Scott's memory, like no other. It's the day his 17- year old daughter, Rachel, was killed at Columbine high school-- a daughter Scott describes as deeply religious-- pointing to the diary entries she would write to God.
(////sot///// 8;09:31)
[in q=I want ]

((DARRELL SCOTT: I WANT SO MUCH FROM YOU, USE ME, TO REACH THE UNREACHED.))
[runs= 05]
[OUT Q= the unreached.]


Which is exactly what Darrell Scott is committed to doing.
He's sharing Rachel's love of life and Christianity-- with groups across the country-- such as this crowd at Riverview Baptist Church in Giles County-- where Scott talked about his desire to put prayer back in schools.
(//sot//// 20:07:27)
[in q=When you]

((WHEN YOU TAKE OUT SOMETHING GOOD, IT'S GOING TO BE REPLACED BY SOMETHING AND THERE WAS A VOID CREATED IN 1962.))
[runs= 06]
[OUT Q= in 1962.]
[SOT]
(///sot///)
[in q= It's a blessing]

((IT'S A BLESSING...WENT THROUGH.))
Scott says his daughter used to talk about the fact her life would be short...But, nevertheless, dreamed of becoming an actress and missionary-- which in a way she's doing-- in that her picture and life story is being shared around the country, through her father. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Giles County.))

[Unity-Day]


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


Diversity should NOT be a challenge... That was the message from Virginia Tech students who held the first annual Unity March.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg]


Students carried signs and chanted the word Unity as they walked through Virginia Tech's campus.
The theme of the march was "One Voice."
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=People see us]

((MICHELLE JEFFERSON/STUDENT: PEOPLE SEE US AND HEAR OUR VOICES SO THEY KNOW WE ARE NOT SOMETHING THAT IS WRITTEN ON PAPER WE ARE HUMANS WE'RE ALIVE.))
[SUPER=01-Michelle Jefferson/Student; :02]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=alive as humans]
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[VO-NAT]


As the peaceful unity march went through campus many students walking from class stopped to look and hear the students' message.
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[Antifreeze-Spill]


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


More than 700 gallons of antifreeze spilled into a Roanoke County creek yesterday.
But authorities said the chemical shouldn't pose a risk to people or the environment.
A contractor was removing a boiler at I-T-T Industries when a valve was opened.
I-T-T was told that the solution which spilled into Carvin Creek was about 50 percent water and was NOT dangerous.

[E-Sat-TV]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-34 1:12:36]
[GRAPHIC=Satellite TV]


Two of Western Virginia's congressmen are proposing legislation they hope will give satellite dish owners local
programming, --- and help TV stations reclaim some of their viewers.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The major satellite television providers ARE expanding the number of local stations they carry, but their plans include only a third of the nation's 211 television markets.
Rick Boucher and Bob Goodlatte are proposing more than a billion dollars in loan guarantees to encourage the construction of additional satellites for rural areas.
Local broadcasters are supportive.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=We think this is just going to give us]

((JIM SHAVER/WDBJ7 VICE PRESIDENT: WE THINK THIS IS JUST GOING TO GIVE US THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE COMPETITIVE LIKE WE HAVE BEEN OVER THE YEARS. THERE'S BEEN A SLIGHT EROSION OF OUR AUDIENCE BASED ON THE DIVERSITY OF SIGNALS. AND WE THINK THIS IS GOING TO HELP US COME BACK UP TO AN EVEN PLAYING FIELD. AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO THAT.))
[SUPER=01-Jim Shaver/WDBJ7 Vice-President]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=forward to that.]
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[VO-NAT]


If all goes according to plan, Boucher and Goodlatte say local stations in western Virginia could be available to satellite dish owners within two years.
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[E-Whitey-Taylor]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-31 1:51:51]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 99]

A Nascar Winston Cup champion is hoping to cheer Whitey Taylor into the General Assembly.
(//////////SOT /////)
[SOT 13:41:09]
[IN Q=Y'ALL MAKE]

((Y'ALL MAKE SURE YOU VOTE FOR WHITEY. WE SURE WILL.))
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]
[RUNS=:02]
[OUT Q=WE SURE WILL]
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[VO-NAT]

Bobby Allison thinks Taylor can beat Delegate Allen Dudley. Whitey Taylor's well-known for publicity stunts at his Franklin County speedway.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 12:58:35]
[IN Q=I get out there]

((WHITEY TAYLOR/(I) CANDIDATE FOR DELEGATE: I GET OUT THERE AND TALK TO PEOPLE. I WANT WHAT THEY WANT AND THAT'S WHAT I'M GOING TO DO.))
[SUPER=01-Whitey Taylor/(I) Candidate for Delegate;]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=that's what I'm going to do]
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[VO-NAT]

Taylor declared bankruptcy two years ago and says his wife is paying for this campaign. He wants smaller classrooms, better roads and higher paying jobs -- but he has no political experience.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 13:06:59]
[IN Q=the speedway]

((BOBBY ALLISON/FORMER NASCAR DRIVER: THE SPEEDWAY REALLY IS A PART OF THAT. YOU NEED A LOT OF PEOPLE TO PUT ON AN EVENT AT THE SPEEDWAY SO YOU HAD TO DEAL WITH A LOT OF PEOPLE ALL THE TIME. I THOUGHT IT WAS PRETTY NEAT WHEN HE CALLED ME AND TOLD ME THAT. I SAID WOW, AND YES I WILL COME HELP YOU.))
[SUPER=01-Bobby Allison/Former NASCAR Driver;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=come help you]
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[VO-NAT]

The election is November second.
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[anchor=Kimberly]
[graphic=hold]


Whitey Taylor chose to campaign at Wal-Mart. Managers there say they did not give him permission, and they do not endorse him.
[Tease2] [SOFT MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Scooters are causing a stir in Lynchburg.
That's the next story on News-7 at Noon.
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[VO-NAT ]


And meet number six-billion.
Find out who he is and where he's from when we return.
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[MUSIC UP FULL]
[COMM BREAK #2]


[E-L'burg-Scooters]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-27 1:42:12]
[GRAPHIC=Lynchburg Seal]


The growing popularity of motor scooters in Lynchburg has police there looking for ways to make them safer for both the riders and other motorists.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Police say many scooter drivers weave their vehicles in and out of traffic and don't stop for stop signs.
The result has been a large number of accidents in recent months.
Authorities want city council to amend Lynchburg's bicycle ordinance to include mopeds and scooters.
That would require owners to register their vehicles and wear helmets.
Council will vote tonight.
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[6billion-baby]


[ANCHOR=mel]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


In Sarajevo, it's not the sound of bombs that's getting international attention today but the sound of this.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]

[6:00;33]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Sarajevo, Bosnia;]
[RUNS=:03]
[OUT Q=BABY CRYING]
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[VO-NAT]

[video of mother]
Shortly after midnight a 29 year old Bosnian woman gave birth to the six billionth person on the planet.
The United nations estimated that the world's population would reach six billion today and decide to mark the event by naming the fist child born in Sarajevo as the symbolic "Baby six billion."
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[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE# none]
[GRAPHIC=stocks]


On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was DOWN 123 points.
[tease3] [SPORTS MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Still to come in sports, the Jaguars tore up the Jets in last night's N-F-L action,
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[VO-NAT ]

and the Red Sox advance to the A-L championship series with a come from behind win over Cleveland.
Patrick has the highlights next.
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[MUSIC UP FULL]
[COMM BREAK #3]


[S-AL]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=tar]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Indians/Red Sox]


The New York Yankees will face the Boston Red Sox in the A-L Championship Series.
The Sox ended the Indians' season with their 12 to 8 win last night.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Cleveland, OH/MLB - FOX Sports]


Boston can thank Pedro Martinez for his helping hand in last night's win.
He fired six no hit innings, striking out eight after entering the game in the fourth.
Troy O'Leary provided the offense for the Sox.
O'Leary drove in seven runs with his two homers, the first a third inning grand slam.
His three run bomb in the seventh was the go ahead run for the Sox.
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[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[SS=Braves/Mets]


The National League Championship series gets underway tonight in Atlanta.
Greg Maddux pitches for the Braves while Masato Yoshii (yoh-SHEE') goes for the Mets.

[Jets-Jags]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=tar]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=NFL]


Jacksonville's relentless defense improved the team's record to 4 and 1 with last night's 16 to 6 win over the Jets. The Jaguars sacked New York quarterback Rick Mirer four times and didn't allow a touchdown for the third time this season.
The only T-D in the game came from James Stewart's three yard run in the first quarter.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY/NFL - ABC]


You could say the teams were tearing it up.
In the third quarter, Jets lineman Darren Shelton tore the carpet, causing a ten minute delay.
It didn't slow down Jacksonville-- Mike Hollis kicked three field goals for the 16 to 6 win.
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[S-Cavs]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-51 40:57]
[GRAPHIC=UVa football]


If you think getting dumped by Duke was the pits.
Hang on. UVa defensive end Boo Battle has a sprained ankle and receiver Demetrius Dotson has a sprained knee that will keep both out of Saturday's game at NC State.
Steve Mason has more on the current Cavalier Catastrophe.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=first audio]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/Saturday; :00]
[SUPER=01-George Welsh/UVa Head Coach; :32]
[SUPER=01-Noel LaMontagne/UVa Tri-Captain; :46]
[SUPER=@Steve1; :58]
[SUPER=01-Ahmad Hawkins/UVa Wide Receiver; 1:13]
[SUPER=04-October 24th, 1998; 1:25]
[RUNS=1:35]
[OUT Q=news 7 sports"]
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((for everything that happened to the Cavaliers this season, add one more bit of adversity to the mix, bad luck. A busted Blue Devils play symbolized just how tough the year has been for the three and three Wahoos who have lost two regular season games in a row for the first time in six years. Four of Virginia's last five opponents, N.C. State, Florida State, Georgia Tech and Maryland are a combined 18 and 4 meaning UVa's reaching seven wins for a bowl bid translates into very little margin of era for the Cavaliers. ((GEORGE WELSH/UVA HEAD COACH:)) ((NOEL LAMONTAGNE/UVA TRI-CAPTAIN:)) ((STEVE MASON:)) ((AHMAD HAWKINS/UVA WIDE RECEIVER:))
Last October, the Cavaliers beat N.C. State and lost Anthony Poindexter for the season. The Wahoos hope to have flash backs especially of Pack quarterback Jamie Barnette, who was held scoreless in that game. Steve Mason, News 7 sports .))