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Next on News 7-
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The Braves, Indians and Shawness have to go. Tonight some people are fighting to get rid of those names.
Lawmakers work into the night trying to keep taxes away.
Plus why 50 police dogs and their handlers are searching Danville.
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And another reason walking is good for you.
News 7 is Next.
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((THE IMAGE OF AN INDIAN CHANTING WAR HOOPS, WAVING A TOMAHAWK, AND RUNNING ABOUT WILDLY IS INDEED A NEGATIVE STEREOTYPE.))
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A local organization says school-sponsored stereotyping needs to stop.
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[Indian-Coalition]


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Many schools across the country use the Indian symbol as a mascot.
But as the new millennium approaches, Native American organizations say it's time for a change.
Tonight one local organization took its concerns to the Montgomery County school board.
Kate Weidaw has the details.
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((HENRY BRYANT: THE NATIVE AMERICANS SHOULD BE RECOGNIZED AS A GROUP OF PEOPLE.))
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The Unified Coalition for American Indians Concerns is not happy with the way their culture is represented in some local schools.

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((HARRY DYER/: OF ALL THE PLACES FOR STEREOTYPICAL TYPE OF DEPICTIONS TO BE IT SEEMS THE LAST PLACE IT SHOULD BE IN OUR PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND WE HAVE IT RIGHT HERE IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY.))
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Three schools in Montgomery County have Indian symbols as their mascot... the Blacksburg High School Indians, the Blacksburg Middle School Braves, and the Shawsville Shawnees. One parent told the school board that using Native American mascots teaches children it's okay to stereotype a culture.

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((ANNA DOLTON/PARENT: THE INDIAN LOGO HAS A BAD THING TO PUT IN THEIR HEAD BECAUSE IT DOESN'T TEACH THEM RESPECT FOR OTHER PEOPLE.))
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The school board did not comment on the organization's ideas to make changes. But the coalition says this is the perfect time for the board to make changes since new schools are in the works.

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((ERIC MILLER/: THIS IS THE PRIME TIME TO CHANGE UNIFORMS, GYM FLOORS, AND THE LOGO AND MASCOTS CAN BE CHANGED FOR THE NEW MILLENNIUM.))
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The coalition says until their culture is respected they will continue their fight against stereotypes. Kate Weidaw News 7 Christiansburg.))




[Chaney]


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A teacher's aide at Hidden Valley Junior High School has been charged with sexual offenses involving a minor.
Salem Police arrested 25-year old Jeffrey R. Chaney this afternoon.
Police say a 16-year old boy brought complaints to investigators. The alleged offenses began in 1996. The youth who complained was not a student at Hidden Valley.
Chaney is charged with taking indecent liberties with a minor, carnal knowledge without force, sodomy, and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
[Toss-2-Robin] Jean tosses to Robin in Weather Center

[WX1] [11:00pm] [10/19/1999] WEATHER OFFICE [WXPRO/FULL]WEATHER MAP WAKE UP FORECAST

[Toss back to anchor][Water-Contamination]


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Two months after finding "animal waste bacteria" in Buena Vista's water, health experts are just now saying the water can make you sick.
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Students at Southern Virginia college can't drink the water.
The cook BOILS water to make juice.
Restaurants are not allowed to serve fountain sodas.
Factories have shut off their water fountains.
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((DRINKING AND BRUSHING YOUR TEETH ... WATER YOU'VE BOILED.))
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But Susan Elkin has been mixing tap water in her disabled daughter's formula for months.
Until today, no one told her it was dangerous.
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((I WOULD HAVE JUST LIKED ... TOLD ABOUT IT MUCH EARLIER.))
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Health experts say they had to go through a chain of bureaucracy before getting the word out.
They are fighting the bacteria with chlorine but don't know when the water will be safe.
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[Joseph-execution]


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Governor Gilmore refused to intervene in the execution of Jason Matthew Joseph tonight.
Joseph was pronounced dead by lethal injection shortly after nine.
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[vo-nat]
Seven years ago, Joseph demanded money and a sandwich from a Portsmouth sub shop clerk.
He got both - but shot and killed the clerk anyway.
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Joseph is the 12-th man executed in Virginia this year.




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Some say he's too young to be tried as an adult-
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He 13 - he's perhaps one of the youngest ever to face murder charges as an adult.
Nathaniel Abraham was 11 when he was arrested for killing a man outside a convenience store.
Nate says he was aiming at trees- Prosecutors call it cold-blooded murder.
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((LISA HALUSHKA/ASST. PROSECUTOR: HE WAS BRAGGING ABOUT IT TO HIS FRIENDS BEFOREHAND HE SAID HE WAS GOING TO GO OUT AND SHOOT SOMEBODY AND THEN HE FOLLOWED THROUGH WITH HIS STATED INTENT.))
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Abraham could face life without parole.
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[Voter-ID]


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Those controversial state voter-ID cards are all printed up ... but have nowhere to go.
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A Richmond Circuit Court judge issued an injunction today.
It prohibits the state from sending these cards to voters before November's election.
The cards were going to voters in 10 different jurisdictions.
But state Democrats sued ... saying they go back to the days of Jim Crow laws ... and might keep minorities away from the polls.
The State Board of Elections says its pilot program was supposed to cut down on voter fraud -- NOT influence elections.
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In a statement released tonight, Governor Gilmore says he has asked Attorney General Mark Earley to appeal the injunction.
Gilmore also says the Department of Justice has approved the requirement as legal and fair for all voters... and not racially discriminatory.


[Wythe-Drugs]


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Sheriff Kermit Osborne is calling it the largest crack cocaine bust in Wythe County history.
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Yesterday-- indictments were issued for approximately 25 people in Wythe and Pulaski counties following a five month undercover investigation involving local and state police.
These suspects were arrested on charges pertaining to marijuana.
But Osborne says the majority of the indictments were for selling crack cocaine.
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((KERMIT OSBORNE/WYTHE CO. SHERIFF: THIS IS AN OUTSTANDING EXAMPLE OF WHAT CAN BE ACCOMPLISHED WHEN LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS COOPERATE BY ATTACKING A MULTI-JURISDICTIONAL PROBLEM WITH A MULTI-JURISDICTIONAL RESPONSE. ))
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Osborne's opponent, former Sheriff Wayne Pike, believes the arrests were timed to take place just weeks before the election-- pointing to his own record while serving as sheriff.
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((WAYNE PIKE/WYTHE CO. SHERIFF'S CANDIDATE: OF THE 74 COUNTIES IN VIRGINIA, WITH 50-THOUSAND PEOPLE OR LESS, THE WYTHE COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT ALWAYS LEAD THE NUMBER OF DRUG ARRESTS AND IN THE COUNTY CLOSEST TO US, WE WERE DOUBLE THEIR ARREST NUMBERS. ))
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The head of the Mountain Empire Chapter of the Virginia Police Benevolent Association - who's also a captain in the Wythe County Sheriff's Department - says to say the arrests were politically motivated is an insult to the officers involved.

[Budget]


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It doesn't happen often- Democrats and Republicans tonight agree- budget meetings with the President went well.
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((WE THINK IT WAS A GOOD MEETING. I THINK WE MADE PROGRESS TODAY.))
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The House Speaker says the President accepted GOP demands-
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((REP. DENNIS HASTERT/(R) HOUSE SPEAKER: A COUPLE OF THE THINGS WE DID AGREE WAS NOT TO RAID THE SOCIAL SECURITY TRUST FUND TO FUND ADDED SPENDING AND ALSO THE WHOLE ISSUE OF TAXES ARE OFF THE TABLE ESPECIALLY THE CIGARETTE TAX.))
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Lawmakers hope to have a budget to the President by next Tuesday.


[Gulf-War]


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The Pentagon is now questioning whether pills intended to help soldiers- really ended up hurting them instead.
A new study suggests the drug may be linked to Gulf Way Illness-
Lee Cowan has the latest.
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(( The drug -- known as PB -- was supposed to protect troops from exposure to nerve gas. But the report shows it may actually have
made them more vulnerable - and could be the culprit in causing a wide
range of lasting side effects.
But the Pentagon, stopped short of calling it a cause of Gulf War Syndrome - a collection of ailments that have plagued more than
100-thousand Gulf War vets with everything from chronic fatigue and muscle pain, to memory loss and sleep disorders.
DR. SUE BAILEY/UNDER SECRETARY OF DEFENSE
"I see no direct correlation between those that are sick and those that have taken it."
PB had been used during the 50's to treat a rare nerve and muscle
disease. Although the FDA never approved it for use as a deterrent against chemical weapons, it did grant the military a waiver to use it
in battle.
Critics see today's announcement as another example of the Pentagon's inability to live up to its mistake.

PAT EDDINGTON, FORMER CIA ANALYST
"We're creating essentially, friendly fire casualties by giving these
kinds of medications to these folks, without the testing they require."
A suggestion the Pentagon denies. BERNARD ROSTKER, UNDER SECRETARY, US ARMY: "We are not experimenting on our soldiers. We are provided them with the best protection that we can."
Lee Cowan, CBS News.))
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It's a disease that's becoming so common in America - some doctors are calling it an epidemic.
Coming up - how you can help keep Type 2 diabetes at bay.
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Plus - a shop owner in Mexico is arrested after a deadly explosion.
We're tell you why.
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[Sports-Preview]


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(( Hey folks this is Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office with news of Stacy Compton going for a ride at the rock. Tiki talks about his breakout performance on Monday Night Football. We'll hear from one of the Tech men opening the holes for Shyrone. Plus, the latest on Peter Warrick plea bargain and girls high school hoops later on the big 7.))

[Arora]


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A physician in Grundy promises never to practice medicine again.
Today Vasu Arora pleaded guilty to health-care fraud and illegally distributing drugs.
He'll forfeit his clinic and the Rite-Aid Pharmacy Building he owns in Grundy.
Though he hasn't been sentenced yet, Doctor Arora has to report to jail within 48 hours and stands to serve at least three years in prison.

[Fireworks]


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A fireworks explosion in Mexico leaves one dead and two injured.
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It's the second explosion in less than a month at a candy store illegally selling fireworks.
The first one - in September - killed 63 people and injured hundreds.
Last night's explosion could be heard miles away. The blast destroyed two homes and damaged several others. The owner of the shop has been arrested.
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[Pitts-Industry]


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Good news for Pittsylvania County workers.
A manufactured home company there is helping build the economy.
Princeton Homes Corporation says it's expanding ... bringing 66 new jobs.
The company is taking over the new shell building in the Pittsylvania Industrial Park.
Princeton Homes already employs 40 people.
With this expansion, it will invest one and half million dollars in the county.


[Diabetes]


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Another good reason to get off the couch and get moving.
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A study shows people who walk everyday cut their risk of Adult-onset diabetes.
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((DR. ROBIN GOLAND: EXERCISE HELPS THE BODY USE SUGAR MORE EFFICIENTLY AND THE PROBLEM IN TYPE 2 DIABETES IS THAT YOUR BODY DOESN'T USE SUGAR NORMALLY.))
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Doctors say it doesn't matter what type of exercise you do - as long as you do it.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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One man hopes the search for a new state song will leave him singing all the way to the bank... even though his entry has already been axed.
We'll explain.
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And - they're usually called man's best friend.
But in Southside, dozens of canines are being trained to be your worst enemy, if you're a criminal.
Stick around.
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[LOTTO]
[SUPER=136-9 8 0/7 1 2 6/4 12 13 14 25/3 30 32 35 37/5]



NIGHT DRAWING=

Pick 3:
9-8-0

(nine, eight, zero)


Pick 4:
7-1-2-6

(seven, one, two, six)


Cash 5:
4-12-13-14-25

(four, twelve, thirteen, fourteen, twenty-five)


The Big Game:
3-30-32-35-37 Big Money Ball: 5

(three, thirty, thirty-two, thirty-five, thirty-seven, Big Money

Ball: five)

[Police-Dogs]


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You might say that this week, Danville is going to the dogs.
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That's because more than 50 police dogs and their handlers from around the continent are being unleashed on the city.
The officers and work dogs are practicing searches and chases at locations around Danville.
It's all part of an annual program held by the state to train and certify police dogs.
Officers say their K-9 partners are even BETTER than human partners.
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((CHARLIE LUTZ/K-9 OFFICER: HE'S THERE TO PROTECT YOU AND CATCH THE BAD GUY. AND HE'S GOING TO SHOW YOU AFFECTION, JUST FOR YOU SHOWING A LITTLE AFFECTION BACK TO HIM.))
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((JIM TURNER/RICHMOND POLICE OFFICER: IF THE CITY OF RICHMOND LETS ME, I'VE GOT 14 YEARS BEFORE I RETIRE, I'M GOING TO WORK IN K9 FOR THE REST OF MY TIME IN THE CITY. AND IF I'M HAVING FUN AND HAVE A GOOD DOG, I'LL STAY LONGER. MIGHT HAVE TO CHASE ME AWAY WITH A STICK.))
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Officers say the dogs are the best tools for drug and bomb detection.
The K-9 teams will hone those skills this week and get their certification on Thursday.
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[STATE-SONG]


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An Alexandria man hopes lawmakers looking for a new state song will sing a different tune.
Ray Parker has filed a lawsuit - he's suing for ten million dollars in damages, because his song didn't make the cut.
He says the selection process is more about politics than good music.
Around 350 songs were submitted to replace "Carry Me Back to Old Virginny".
That list was narrowed down to 8 finalists this summer.


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NCAA; :00]

Florida State's Peter Warrick could be back on the field for this weekend's game with Clemson. Warrick's facing a felony grand theft charge in Tallahassee, but his agent says if a judge accepts a plea arrangement, Warrick's felony charge will be reduced to a misdemeanor. The plea would put Warrick in jail for 30 days early next year and require him to donate the clothing he obtained at an unlawful discount to charity. He also would have to spend a year on probation.
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((bye bye))


[S-Piedmont]


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We begin with girls' hoops in the Piedmont region.
First, with Martinsville and Bassett squaring off on the Bulldogs home floor.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville/Bassett vs. Martinsville; :00]

Lisa Black and her Lady Bengals had to play catch-up all night long as Scrooge Hairston and Lady Dogs looked to move up the district ladder. Bassett's Bonnie Byer got three of her 11 points on this bomb from the top of the key. Shirley McCall was the big gun for Bassett all night as she dropped in 26. This hoop cut the Dogs lead to 81-to-79 with under 90 seconds to play.
[SUPER=33-Bassett/82/Martinsville/86;]

But Martinsville was solid at the line - Serena Brandon also scored 26 as the Ville gets the 86-to-82 upset win.
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[S-Hoops]


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Over in Stuart last night, the state fourth-ranked Patrick County Cougars hosted Magna Vista.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Stuart/Magna Vista vs. Patrick Co.; :00]

Patrick County came in last night riding a 14 game winning streak. The Cougars' Emily Goad, the lone senior on the team, would provide the early offense - taking the nice passing and scoring underneath. Magna Vista trailed by as many as nine early, before Tasha Robertson makes the fake and finds the net for two.
[SUPER=33-Magna Vista/62/Patrick Co./64;]

Tamara Webster would also step up last night, as she drives in and scores. The Cougars improve to 15-and-1 with the tough 64-to-62 win.
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[S-Girls]


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Elsewhere last night - Floyd County beat Glenvar by 18, while the Three Rivers' queens from Shawsville whipped Auburn 56-to-37. Gretna is all alone in first in the Dogwood after beating Appomattox. Ft. Chiswell hammered Bland and Rural Retreat topped George Wythe by 10. And in the wide open Blue Ridge, Byrd stopped Salem 52-to-46 and Blacksburg beat Rockbridge County by 20.
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[GO TO FULL SCREEN PINNACLE 18072] And be sure to join Steve Mason today on News 7 at 5 and 11 for this week's installment of Hometown Hoops Weekly.
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((BYE BYE))



[S-Tiki]


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At this time last night the Giants-Cowboys game was a real snoozer. But at just about 11:40pm Tiki Barber served up the wake u call.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-E. Rutherford, NJ/ABC; :00]

Tiki broke open a 3-all game in the fourth quarter with two huge plays. The first this 85 yard punt return for a TD put the Giants in front 10-to-3. He later caught a 56 yard pass to set up the game winning field goal in the Giants 13-to-10 win. He had 233 all-purpose yards, and this afternoon we talked to Tiki on the phone from his home in New York City.
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[S-Line]


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So far this season Stith and the rest of the Tech backs have racked up just under 15 hundred yards in six games on the ground. Mike Vick and Dave Meyer have thrown for another 11 hundred yards. And in all - the Hokies have scored 34 touchdowns. The props need to go to the Hokies' offensive line.
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[S-Shyrone]


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Last Saturday; :00]

Lambo and the other big boys helped Shyrone Stith run for 140 yards and two touchdowns on 22 carries in Tech's 62-to-nothing romp over Syracuse and win Big East offensive player of the week honors. He averaged 6 point 4 yards a carry in the game as he racked up his 5th 100 yard game of the year. Stith leads the Big East in rushing with a 121 yards per game average.
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[Sports Tease]


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Still to come tonight - the former Late Model star at New River Valley and South Boston
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is about to enter Winston Cup Country again. The latest on Stacy Compton right after this break.
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Grit native Stacy Compton, is moving up to the Winston Cup ranks this week in Rockingham.
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Compton has been picked to drive the Cartoon Network, Melling Ford in this Sunday's Pop Secret Microwave Popcorn 400.

Compton also will have the opportunity to drive the car the rest of this season. Next week he also will close out his most successful year to date in the Craftsman Truck series on October 30 in the season finale in California. Compton is considered one of the top up and coming stars in NASCAR. Getting to this level is something he and his mom have worked hard to achieve.
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Stacy is fourth in the truck points race with 11 top ten finishes. Officially, he is under contract to drive the RC Cola machine one more season.


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[wipe to pinnacle page 7501] And this coming weekend, we have a football doubleheader for you on Saturday. Two of Tech's upcoming opponents will play at Noon, and then after that game Tennessee takes on Alabama.
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[pinnacle page 7503] The Sunday the NFL features Doug Flutie and Bruce Smith battling the Seahawks in a four o'clock kickoff.
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Taking care of the environment was top priority at a summit in the Star City today.
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Local high school students took part in Earth Summit '99, an event organized by the Clean Valley Council.
The students heard from a variety of speakers including Author and ecologist Daniel Botkin.
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Botkin says the most important environmental challenges of the next century will be what he describes as "green issues."
He says they include the future of endangered species, explosive population growth, and efforts to control pollution.
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A new electric car is ready to battle air pollution problems in Beijing.
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The Toyota E-Com is one of several cars at China's first electric car exhibition. The new space-age electric car doesn't produce any fuel emission. This is good news - especially for China - which is home to nine out of the ten most polluted cities in the world.
Automakers say the small E-Com is low-noise and perfect for navigating through congested streets and narrow alleys.

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