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[TALENT=Keith]

On NEWS 7 tonight, you'll notice the election must be getting close as we look at two hotly contested sheriff's ra
ces and the racially- charged issue of voter IDs.
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[VO-NAT]


And we'll hear from a 95-year-old widow who says her nephew conspired with a local bank to defraud her.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
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In sports, qualifying from Talladega, someone has painted a hostile picture of the Byrd/Salem football rivalry that will be renewed tonight,
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[VO-NAT]


and speaking of battles, Tech and Syracuse gear up for one tomorrow night
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[WX-Head]
[TALENT=Robin]
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Looks like the second half of the weekend will be wetter than the first half. Details ahead.
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[SOT 13:52:09]
[IN Q=I did not]

((CAMERON QUINN/ELECTIONS BOARD SECRETARY: I DID NOT MAKE ANY DECISIONS BASED ON PARTISAN POLITICAL CONSIDERATIONS. Is there anything else you'd like to add? DO I NEED TO SAY ANYTHING MORE?))
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[OUT Q=anything more?]
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[VO-NAT]


The Governor's Secretary of the State Board of Elections is accused of conspiring with his Secretary of Administration to influence some close elections.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.


[Voter-ID]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-34 1:18:20]
[GRAPHIC=Voter ID]


On November 2nd, voters in Roanoke, Virginia Beach, Norfolk, and Fairfax County will need to present I-Ds or sign an oath under penalty of perjury to cast their votes.
Voters in six other localities, without such close elections, will do the same under a new pilot project.
Today, the State Board of Elections held an emergency secret session to sign off on the plan that the Democratic Party thinks is a conspiracy to influence the elections.
Ellen Qualls reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Cameron Quinn]
[SUPER=03-Richmond; :00]
[SUPER=01-Craig Bieber/Virginia Democratic Party; :24QUICK!]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Henry Marsh/(D) Richmond; :27]
[SUPER=01-Pina Brooks Swift/Board Chairwoman; :39]
[SUPER=01-Michael Brown/Board Vice-Chair; :48]
[SUPER=01-Ashley Taylor/Asst. Attorney General; 1:23]
[SUPER=@Ellen2; 1:33]
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[OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.]

(( Cameron Quinn is Governor Jim Gilmore's Secretary of the State Board of Elections.
On the witness stand last night in a lawsuit over the new voter IDs, Quinn acknowledged she and her deputy met with Gilmore's Secretary of Administration, Bryan Slater, and his deputy to discuss which localities should try out the new I-D system.
The meeting led Democrats to say the pilot project:
[sot 11:55:00 ]

((CRAIG BIEBER: --HAS BEEN A COMPLETE SHAM. THE PROCESS HAS BEEN A SHAM.))
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[sot 12:02:34]

((SEN. HENRY MARSH/D-RICHMOND: I DON'T TRUST THE FOX TAKING CARE OF THE CHICKENS LIKE THAT. I'M STRONGLY SUSPICIOUS THAT THERE'S SOME HANKY PANKY GOING ON.))
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Quinn says there was nothing partisan in her decision.
The other Republican on the board said only this:
[sot 13:50:57]

((PINA BROOKS SWIFT/ELECTIONS BOARD CHAIRWOMAN: I'M NOT GOING TO GET INTO PARTISAN POLITICS. THIS IS A NON-PARTISAN BOARD.))
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The lone Democrat supported Quinn's list after hearing her explanation.
[sot 13:26:05]

((MICHAEL BROWN/ELECTIONS BOARD VICE-CHAIR: WELL, I HAVE BEEN ASSURED IN THE EXECUTIVE SESSION THAT THIS WAS DONE IN A FAIR AND IMPARTIAL MANNER. AND THAT THE SECRETARY OF ADMINISTRATION DID NOT, IN FACT, PICK THESE PARTICULAR LOCATIONS.))
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Brown says if he thought the Governor's people HAD influenced Quinn in any way, he "absolutely" would have opposed the list.
It includes six localities withOUT close elections... including Bedford and Henry counties.
The Republican-controlled Attorney General's office defended the list of sites.
[sot 11:57:47]

((ASHLEY TAYLOR: THERE WERE URBAN AREAS SELECTED AS WELL AS RURAL AREAS...GEOGRAPHICALLY DIVERSE.))
[runs= :11]


The whole voter I-D plan is still facing legal challenge.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))




[Bedford-Sheriff]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-28 1:59:45]
[GRAPHIC=Bedford Co. Drug Busts]


It was just another in a series of high- profile roundups of alleged drug dealers in Bedford County..
But the TIMING of yesterday's arrests has one sheriff's candidate shaking his head.
[Double Boxes=Keith/Steve/Microwave]


Steve Smallshaw talked with one of Mike Brown's challengers.
[Live=Steve/Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=@ssm1]
[SUPER=05-Lynchburg]


Keith, Chuck Reid says he wasn't surprised when the Bedford Sheriff's department announced another roundup of drug suspects yesterday.
He just finds the timing.. three weeks before Election Day.. a little suspect.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Believe me]
[SUPER=01-Chuck Reid/Bedford Co. Sheriff's Candidate; :00]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co./Thursday; :13]
[SUPER=01-Mike Brown/Bedford Co. Sheriff; :26]
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[OUT Q=can grasp for.]
(([SOT 14:30:03]

((CHUCK REID/BEDFORD CO. SHERIFF'S CANDIDATE: BELIEVE ME, I HAVE MY SOURCES FROM WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT AND THE INFORMATION I RECEIVED A FEW WEEKS AGO IS THAT THEY HAVE PLANS TO HAVE SOMETHING GOING EACH WEEK UP UNTIL THE ELECTION.))
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[OUT Q=until the election.]


Sheriff Mike Brown says Thursday's drug bust originally was planned for August, but got pushed back because of an overloaded court docket.. and unlike many past drug roundups, he specifically did NOT invite t-v cameras along for the arrests.
[SOT 00:54:47]

((MIKE BROWN/BEDFORD CO. SHERIFF: NO, NOT POLITICAL. IT REALLY DOESN'T MAKE A DIFFERENCE TO ME WHAT ANYBODY SAYS, IF THEY THINK IT'S POLITICAL THAT'S FINE. LIKE I SAID, WE'LL ARREST 'EM ON ELECTION DAY.))
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[OUT Q=Election Day.]


Reid is also criticizing Mike Brown for his Blue Ridge Thunder task force, which targets alleged pedophiles on the Internet and brings them into Bedford County where deputies make the arrest.
[SOT 14:31:47]

((CHUCK REID: THERE'S NO WAY HE OR ANYBODY ELSE IS GOING TO CONVINCE ME THAT YOU'RE TRYING TO BETTER BEDFORD COUNTY WHEN YOU HAVE TO IMPORT CRIMINALS IN HERE.. CONTRARY TO WHAT THEY SAY OR WHAT EXCUSE THEY COME UP WITH, JUST TO GET CREDIT FOR AN ARREST.))
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[OUT Q=credit for an arrest.]
[SOT 00:57:12]

((MIKE BROWN: THIS IS A DETERRENT, IT'S PROVEN TO BE A DETERRENT. AND AS I SAY, HE'S GRASPING AT STRAWS, THAT'S FINE,THAT'S A STRAW HE CAN GRASP FOR.))
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[OUT Q=can grasp for.]))
[Live=Steve/Full/Microwave]
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Mike Brown admits he seeks out publicity for his department's efforts because it keeps citizens informed.
[Double Boxes=Keith/Steve/Microwave]


How much his high profile will help or hurt him at the polls remains to be seen. Keith?


[Reid-Donation]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-31 1:56:41]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 99]

Reid is facing some questions of his own... For the second time in this campaign - he's received a check from the family of a drug defendant.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;]

Chuck Reid accepted a thousand dollars from James Owen, whose son Sidney Tracy Owen faces felony drug charges. Reid runs the jail where Sidney Tracy Owen might he held, if he's convicted.
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[SOT 13:13:03]
[SOT 13:13:22]
[IN Q=What if he lands]

((TINA TENRET/NEWS7: WILL HE GET PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT BECAUSE HIS PARENTS GAVE YOU A THOUSAND DOLLARS? I'VE ARRESTED MY OWN KINPEOPLE BEFORE AND HAD TO PUT HIM IN JAIL, ONE INDIVIDUAL FOR BREAKING AND ENTERING AND GRAND LARCENY. BUTT BUTT BUTT IF I HAVE TO LOCK MY OWN KINPEOPLE UP I'M NOT GOING TO SHOW FAVORITISM TO ANYONE ELSE.))
[SUPER=01-Chuck Reid/(D) Candidate for Sheriff;]
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[OUT Q=anyone else]
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[VO-NAT]

James Owen gave Reid money the last election cycle, too, before his son was charged. But Reid also took 500-dollars recently from the Husteds -- their son was charged and later convicted of selling drugs. The sheriff says he would have refused these checks.
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[County-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke Co. Schools]


Catawba Supervisor Spike Harrison says he's a solid supporter of Roanoke County's school construction projects. Today he responded to charges that Democratic members of the board are playing politics with the issue.
Last night, School Board member Tom Leggette questioned whether the supervisors had a hidden agenda when they offered to take over construction of the new south county high school.
Since the supervisors have approved 30 million dollars for the high school, Harrison hopes the county can turn its attention to Glenvar Middle School. He's calling for a joint meeting of the boards, to discuss what he describes as "two badly needed projects."

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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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A veteran sheriff decides he wants his old job back... But the man he chose to fill his shoes won't step aside without a fight.
We'll have details, plus...
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[IN Q=I had to ]

((I HAD TO DO THIS, BECAUSE I LOVE MY FAMILY, AND I LOVE HIM. I JUST DON'T LIKE WHAT HE DONE.))
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[OUT Q=what he done.]
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95-year old Grace Smith of Roanoke tells how her nephew got her to put up her home for a 52-thousand dollar loan.


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A 95- year- old Roanoke widow says her nephew conspired with a local bank officer to defraud her out of 52-thousand dollars.
Her claim is the basis of a federal lawsuit filed last night.
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[IN Q=Grace Smith is]
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((
Grace Smith is a widow. She lives alone in the modest home she and her husband paid cash for years ago.
Last year when she was 94, her nephew, Ron Gravely, took her to the bank and got her to sign for a 52-thousand dollar loan against the house.
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[SOT 2:16:20]
[IN Q=You know I]

((YOU KNOW I DIDN'T KNOW THAT UNTIL THIS JUNE. AND THAT WAS LAST SEPTEMBER. I DIDN'T KNOW HOW MUCH IT WAS.))
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[OUT Q=how much it was.]


She says Ronnie had told her he needed ONE thousand dollars to help out his brother.
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[IN Q=He wanted to go ]

((HE WANTED ME TO GO ON A NOTE FOR HIM FOR SIX MONTHS.))
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According to the lawsuit, Smith put up her house for 36 months at 9-and-a-half percent. The reason for the loan was listed as "investment in nephew's business."
At the time, Gravely had a used car lot off West Main Street. Gravely says he didn't get any money, but the company used the money to buy some cars.
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[IN Q=I didn't know]

((I DIDN'T KNOW HOW MUCH MONEY HE HAD, UNTIL THEY WERE TALKING ABOUT FORECLOSING ON THE HOUSE.))
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[OUT Q=on the house.]
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[IN Q=i MADE ABSOLUTELY]

((I MADE ABSOLUTELY SURE THAT SHE WAS AWARE WHAT WAS GOING ON.))
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The loan officer denies Salem Bank & Trust has threatened to foreclose on Smith's home.
Andy Hoback says he was as careful with this loan as he's ever been with any loan.
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[SOT 2:38:40]
[IN Q=This wasn't the]

((THIS WASN'T THE ONLY LOAN SHE'S HAD WITH US. SHE'S VERY CAPABLE.))
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[OUT Q=was going on.]


The bank can't deny someone a loan on account of age.
Hoback says Smith qualified for the loan, but her nephew did not. That's why he got the money, but her name's on the note.
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[SOT 2:22:35]
[IN Q=You know a ]

((YOU KNOW A BANK WOULD KNOW BETTER THAN THAT A 94-YEAR OLD WOMAN WOULD HAVE THAT MUCH MONEY.))
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[OUT Q=that much money.]


For now, she has quit making the 543-dollar monthly payment, on the advice of her lawyer. She's still afraid the bank may foreclose.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Somebody please]

((SOMEBODY PLEASE GET THIS OFF OF ME, BEFORE THEY PUT ME IN THE GROUND AND HAVE TO GO TO MY FUNERAL.))
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[Sullivan]


[ANCHOR=keith]
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[WRITER=tha]
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A Dublin woman who tried to hire a "hit man" to kill her boyfriend will spend the next nine years in prison.
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[VO-NAT]


Peggy Jo Sullivan was sentenced today for possession of an unlawfully-made, unregistered bomb.
[SUPER=03-Pulaski Co./January 19; ]


The device was discovered earlier this year-- in the front seat of her pickup which was parked near a crowded restaurant.
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Stocks plunged at the opening bell, and finished with significant losses across the board. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE ]
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[Wythe-Sheriff]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=99-33 2:03:05]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 99]


The Wythe County sheriff's race is one of the more unusual campaigns in our viewing area.
For 18- years, voters put their trust in Wayne Pike but last year the veteran sheriff left for a higher-paying job in Richmond.
Now he wants his badge back, but the man he chose to fill his shoes isn't stepping aside without a fight.
Teresa Hamilton takes a closer look.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I'm ]
[SUPER=03-Wytheville; :00]
[SUPER=01-Kermit Osborne/Wythe Co. Sheriff; :43 ]
[SUPER=01-Wayne Pike/Wythe Co. Sheriff's Candidate; :59]
[SUPER=@Teresa2; 1:34 ]
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[OUT Q=NEWS 7, Wythe Co.]

((
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(( I'M KERMIT OSBORNE AND I'M RUNNING FOR SHERIFF.))
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[out q= with a brochure.]


Kermit Osborne is new to campaigning.
Although he's sheriff-- he didn't have to win an election to get the job. He was appointed in July of '98 when Wayne Pike left for a job with the state parole board.
But, with 24- years experience under his belt, Osborne feels it's a job he's qualified to keep.
Indeed--he's already overcome one hurdle in beating out Pike's son for the republican slot on the ballot. [nat sound: 14:25:14] ((WE'RE PROUD OF YOU, SO WE'LL BE BEHIND YOU.))
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Osborne says most of his deputies are also in his corner. Just this week-- a number of his staff volunteered to have their picture taken for an upcoming campaign ad. [NAT SOUND: 15:32:46] ((KERMIT OSBORNE/WYTHE CO. SHERIFF: IT'S VERY IMPORTANT TO ME TO HAVE THE SUPPORT OF THE PERSONNEL, AS, IT'S A BOOST TO YOU.))
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[out q= to you.]


So why would the majority of the county's deputies stand behind a man who's been their coworker far longer than their boss?
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[IN Q= I'll]

((WAYNE PIKE/WYTHE CO. SHERIFF'S CANDIDATE: I'LL TELL YOU WHY, MY RULES ARE SWIFT AND DEADLY, EITHER PERFORM YOUR JOB, YOU'RE THERE ON TIME, YOU LOOK GOOD, YOUR CAR'S CLEAN OR YOU'RE OUT OF THERE.))
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[out q= of there.]


Wayne Pike wants his job back-- a position he's held for nearly two decades.
He says he doesn't believe his opponent has the hands-on experience or money management skills needed to best serve the voters. [NAT SOUND-- 16:47:05]
[runs= 05]

((I JUST THINK YOU'VE DONE AN EXCELLENT JOB OVERALL.))
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[in q= As I ]

((WAYNE PIKE/WYTHE CO. SHERIFF'S CANDIDATE: AS I SAID, I COULD'VE STAYED ONE MORE YEAR WITH THE PAROLE BOARD AND MY SHERIFF'S CAREER WOULD BE GONE BUT I WANT TO RUN AT LEAST TWO MORE TERMS AS SHERIFF, I'M A HEALTH GUY, I WORK OUT, I'M IN GOOD SHAPE.))
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[OUT Q= good shape.]


Pike says working on the parole board gave him an incredible amount of knowledge he wouldn't trade... but viewed the job in Richmond as more servitude that something he wanted as a career. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Wythe County.))




[2City-Manager]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-32 1:32:16]
[GRAPHIC=Rke. Mgr. Search]


How much money should Roanoke's next city manager make?
That question is apparently the latest hitch in the search for the city's new chief executive.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


City council met in private this afternoon to discuss the search. The meeting produced no announcement.
A majority of council is said to support one of the two finalists, but the leading candidate is reportedly asking for more than some members of council want to offer.
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[anchor=Keith]


The chairman of the council's search committee says council will present a contract proposal to at least one of the candidates in the next few days.

[Sports tease]


[ANCHOR=steve]
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Tech and Syracuse exchange words the night before their huge Big East football kickoff clash, the Express talks about game number two against the Admirals
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[VO-NAT]


and we will bring the latest from Qualifying at Talladega Superspeedway.
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[S-Cuse]


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[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-50 3957tc]
[GRAPHIC=BIG EAST]


Tomorrow night's Big East showdown in Blacksburg kicks off at just after six. But Syracuse is already bucking for some respect - something the Orangemen think is long overdue.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="THIS IS KIND...]
[SUPER=01-Ian McIntosh/Syracuse Defensive Back; :00]
[SUPER=01-Anthony Midget/Va. Tech Senior Def. Back; 22]
[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Va. Tech Head Coach; :35]
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[OC=...needed to."]
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[S-UVA]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-53 20:11]
[GRAPHIC=ACC Logo]


The Virginia Cavaliers will try and snap a two game losing streak on the road tomorrow at 3:30 at North Carolina State.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/October 24th, 1998]

UVa beat the Wolfpack 23-13 last October in Charlottesville. Five of the last six meetings between the two schools have gone right down to the wire. Virginia has not lost three straight in over decade and doesn't look to start now.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="we]
[SUPER=01-George Welsh/UVa Head Coach; :00]
[SUPER=01-Noel LaMontagne/UVa Tri-Captain; :11]
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[OUT Q=...ready to go"]
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[S-Salem]


[ANCHOR=MIke]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
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[TAPE#=SP-51]
[GRAPHIC=FFE]

Sometimes when big rivalries heat up on the high school gridiron, emotions get out of hand. William Byrd and Salem play tonight, but it was
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[SUPER=03-Salem/This Afternoon; 00]


last evening that vandals broke into Salem Stadium and used orange paint to write "Byrd Rules" on the middle of the field.
Salem crews led by stadium manager Scott Sampson worked all day to cover up the graffiti by painting over it with green field paint.
But Salem head coach Willis White and his players know they will have to worry about more than a few pranksters come game time.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="Coach highfill]

((WILLIS WHITE/SALEM HEAD COACH:))
[SUPER=01-Willis White/Salem Head Coach;:00]
[RUNS=:15]
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[S-Qualify]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-54 (22:39)]
[GRAPHIC=Talladega Logo]


The Winston Cup Drivers are at Talladega this weekend and today it was Bud Pole qualifying day.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Talladega, AL/ESPN; :]


Joe Nemechek had the fastest car in practice and he would go out in the middle of the pack and capture the pole position with a speed of 198 point 331 miles per hour.
Chesapeake native Ricky Rudd had a good run today. His speed of 198 point 265 miles per hour is good enough for the outside pole.
Points leader Dale Jarrett would make the top 20. He turned in a speed of 195 point 397 miles per hour good enough for the 14-th starting spot.
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[TALENT=Steve]
[GRAPHIC=Hold Logo]


Several cars were still attempting to qualify we'll have the final run down tonight at 11.

[S-Soccer]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=SP-52 tc 24:20]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke College]


Roanoke College Women's Soccer, the Roanoke Wrath and area children are teaming up.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem;]


After Saturday's home game the women's team and the Wrath will hold a free soccer clinic for children ages six to 12.
The clinic is free but organizers are hoping people will donate money to help Wrath star Gary Rickets who was left paralyzed after a car accident in September.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Phil Benne]
[super=01-Dustin Fonder/Roanoke Wrath; :00]
[SUPER=01-Phil Benne/Women's Soccer Coach; :11]
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[ANCHOR=Steve]
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The clinic takes place at Elizabeth Campus following Saturday's noon game.

[S-Boards]


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[pinnacle 7501]
Finally , be sure to keep it right here on WDBJ tomorrow at 3 when SEC powers Alabama and Mississippi battle.
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[wipe to pinnacle 7503]
Sunday the Dolphins and Patriots play at one right here on your Hometown Station.
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[6PM WEATHER] [10/15/1999] [SS NONE] [ENG/FULL] LOCAL WEATHER VIDEO [ADD CHYRON/ENG/FULL] HIGHS & LOWS CURRENT STATS [CHYRON/FULL] WXSCHOOL QUESTION [AUDIO CART] [MUSIC UNDER] [COMMERCIAL] [CK/CHYRON/VIEWERNET] [CK/WXPRO]WEATHER MAPS [CK/CHYRON/5 PAGES] FORECASTS [ESS/FULL] EXTENDED FORECAST [CHYRON/FULL]WXSCHOOL QUESTION WXSCHOOL ANSWER[Forecasts]
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Thousands of students and alumni will pack Lane Stadium in Blacksburg tomorrow morning as ESPN's College GameDay program broadcasts live from Virginia Tech.
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[FULL SCREEN/ESS] News 7 Saturday Morning will be there, too .. with live reports and interviews from the Tech campus. Join us, starting at 8 A.M.
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This was the worst week ever on Wall Street.
Alan Greenspan spoke - and the market tumbled - but there may be more to it than that.
We'll have details at 11.

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