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Coming up on News 7-
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Hundreds of students rally in Lynchburg- We'll tell you why.
Two school bus accidents in the region today-
And singer Johnny Cash is hospitalized.
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Plus we'll tell you why your heating bill may go up this winter- while others will pay less.
News 7 is next.
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Joined by their hands and their common desire to end violence - hundreds turn out for a rally at a local school this evening.
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[anchor=Jean]
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Good evening. I'm Jean Jadhon.

[Liberty-Rally]


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The rallies started over a year ago - when Liberty High School lost one of its own to violence.
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Tonight hundreds of students, teachers and parents showed up at Liberty High School for a "Rally Around the Promise".
There were enough of them to encircle the entire school.. organizers say this third in a series of anti- violence rallies helps build morale among the students.
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[SOT 21:31:47]
[IN Q=These things help]

((JOHN EGGLESTON/RALLY ORGANIZER: THESE THINGS HELP BECAUSE THEY REMEMBER, THEY REMEMBER THE CAMARADERIE, THE TOGETHERNESS,THE ENJOYMENT OF LAUGHING AND BEING OUT IN FRONT, OF YOU GUYS COMING OUT AND GIVING THEM THE OPPORTUNITY TO SHOW EVERYBODY OUT THERE THAT 'HEY, WE ARE TOGETHER', SO I MEAN IT DOES A LOT FOR US.))
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[OUT Q=a lot for us.]
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[VO-NAT]


Eggleston and the students began their anti- violence rallies after the shooting death of Liberty High student Jamelle Poindexter.
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[Bedford-Bus]


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A school bus accident in Bedford County sends two young people to the hospital.
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It happened shortly after four on Gravel Hill Road. The bus was dropping off students from school when a pickup truck coming the other direction collided head on with the school bus.
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((TROOPER G.R. SNEAD/STATE POLICE: ACCORDING TO WITNESSES HE WAS IN THE CENTER OF THE ROAD HIT HIS BREAKS SLID ACROSS, THE ROAD, AND HIT THE BUS HEAD ON.))
[SUPER=01-Trooper G.R. Snead/State Police]
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[OUT Q=the bus head on.]
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One young person inside the bus and the juvenile driving the pickup were taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital with minor injuries.
Officials say weather may have been a factor.
Police say they may press charges against the pickup driver following an investigation.
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[B'burg-Accident]


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Another accident involving a school bus- this one in Blacksburg.
Police say the driver of a school bus in Blacksburg was stopped on North Main Street, preparing to unload children, when she was hit from behind.
The driver of the two door Nissan that caused the accident was charged with reckless driving.
Police say none of the children on board was injured.
Damage to the bus is estimated at 35-hundred dollars.
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[Toss-2-Robin] Jean tosses to Robin in Weather Center

[WX1] [11:00pm] [10/20/1999] WEATHER OFFICE [WXPRO/FULL]WEATHER MAP WAKE UP FORECAST

[Toss back to anchor][Dole]


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Before anyone's had a chance to go to the polls- Elizabeth Dole is out of the race for the Presidency-
The reason? Not enough money.
Phil Jones reports.
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[SUPER=01-Elizabeth Dole/Former Presidential Candidate; 26! - SUPER 2ND TIME SHE SPEAKS!!!]
[SUPER=01-Gov. George W. Bush/(R) Presidential Candidate; 1:06 QUICK!]
[SUPER=01-Steve Forbes/(R) Presidential Candidate; 1:20 QUICK! ]
[Super=01-Phil Jones/CBS News; 1:24]
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[OUT Q=Arlington, Virginia.]

((ELIZABETH DOLE EMERGED TODAY TO ANNOUNCE THAT SHE HAD DONE SOME "HARD THINKING" ABOUT HER PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN DURING A FLIGHT FROM SEATTLE ON SUNDAY NIGHT. DOLE: WHEN I ARRIVED HOME I TOLD BOB THAT THIS TIME THE ODDS ARE OVERWHELMING, IT WOULD BE FUTILE TO CONTINUE. THE BOTTOM LINE," SAID MRS. DOLE, "REMAINS MONEY." DOLE: WHEREVER YOU GO, YOU FIND YOURSELF ANSWERING QUESTIONS, NOT SO MUCH ABOUT GUNS IN THE CLASSROOM OR CHINA////BUT MONEY IN THE BANK AND ADS ON THE AIRWAVES. EVEN AFTER A SURPRISINGLY STRONG THIRD PLACE FINISH IN THE IOWA STRAW POLL THREE MONTHS AGO, HER CAMPAIGN REMAINED FINANCIALLY STRAPPED.
SHE JOINS THREE OTHER HIGH PROFILE REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES WHO ALSO RAN OUT OF MONEY AND QUIT.
NOW ONLY THREE PROMINENT CANDIDATES REMAIN: GOV. GEORGE W. BUSH, SENATOR JOHN MC CAIN, AND PUBLISHING TYCOON STEVE FORBES.
FRONT RUNNER BUSH, WITH HIS UNPRECEDENTED $60M RAISED, WAS APPROPRIATELY GRACIOUS TODAY. ELIZABETH DOLE IS A FRIEND, SHE'S A REALLY GOOD PERSON. SHE'S A TRAILBLAZER."
STEVE FORBES WAS THE ONE WHO STARTED HUGE PRIMARY SPENDING BY BANKROLLING HIS OWN CANDIDACY IN 1996 AND NOW AGAIN IN 2000. FORBES: "MY RESOURCES HELP LEVEL THE PLAYING FIELD AGAINST THE ESTABLISHMENT."
PHIL JONES/CBS NEWS: THAT'S IT FOR THE DOLE PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN, BUT AS MRS. DOLE PUT IT TODAY, "I'M A LONG WAY FROM TWILIGHT." AND SHE HAS CERTAINLY POSITIONED HERSELF AS THE LEADING CONTENDER FOR NUMBER TWO ON THE GOP TICKET. PHIL JONES,CBS NEWS, ARLINGTON, VA.))

[Voter-Ids]


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Lawyers in the Virginia Attorney General's office say the State Supreme Court has until Monday night to rule.
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After that, state lawyers say it will be too late to get a million voter ID cards mailed out to the ten cities and counties which will require them on election day.
The state is also asking the Supreme Court to make the Virginia Democratic Party pay the 300-thousand dollar cost of printing the ID cards - if the high court upholds a Richmond judge's ruling.
The Democrats successfully challenged the pilot Voter ID project in court this week.
The party says it could discourage some voters and impact legislative elections.
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The General Assembly narrowly approved the program this year to fight voter fraud.

[Giles-Prosecutor]


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Garland Spangler may NOT seek a second term as Giles County prosecutor, after all.
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Spangler says he's currently talking with friends and family about possibly withdrawing from the race.
It's too late to have Spangler's name removed from the ballot-- so Giles residents could still vote for him which is why Spangler says he'll go public with his decision soon.
Spangler says the past two years have been difficult-- citing publicity surrounding his job as prosecutor.
Earlier this year-- a three judge panel reprimanded Spangler for mishandling several criminal cases while prosecutor.
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Spangler is being challenged by attorneys Patrick Muldoon and Phillip Steele.

[Trade-Protest]


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Southside textile workers say a proposal before Congress could wipe out their jobs.
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Dozens of apparel workers gathered in Danville to protest two bills before the Senate that would lower tariffs on African and Caribbean textiles.
They hoped to send a message to Senators Chuck Robb and John Warner to reject the proposals.
Workers say NAFTA has already put 400-thousand Americans out of work. They're afraid the new trade proposal means more layoffs.
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((MYRTLE FITZGERALD: THIS NAFTA HAS REALLY AFFECTED OUR PEOPLE IN THIS AREA WITHIN A 25 MILE RADIUS, WE HAVE LOST HUNDREDS OF JOBS TO NAFTA. AND WHEN I GO TO WORK TODAY, I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW THAT I CAN GO TO WORK TOMORROW AND HAVE A JOB.))
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Senator Robb's spokeswoman said he would work to protect textile jobs. But he supports a version of the trade proposal that requires foreign sewing operations to use American fabrics.

[Bank-Robbery]


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Robbers hit a bank in Carroll County this afternoon.
It happened around 2:30 at the B-B and T bank on Fancy Gap Highway in Cana. The robber apparently handed the teller a note demanding money, but a weapon was never shown.
The man fled the bank with an undisclosed amount of cash- Police say he was driving a black Toyota pickup headed towards North Carolina. [++++++++++] [TAKE FULL SCREEN GRAPHIC] He is described as a white male, six feet tall, weighing 160 pounds. He has light brown hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a tee shirt, jeans, and a tan baseball cap. [TAKE FULL SCREEN GRAPHIC] If you have any information you can call the Carroll County Sheriffs Office at 540-728-4146 or the Twin County Crimestoppers at 540-236-7300. [++++++++++]


[Robbery-Suspect]


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Sheriff's deputies say they have the man who robbed and tied up a Henry County woman with a phone cord in her apartment early Monday morning.
Nicholas Apollo Streeter of Pen-hook is charged with four felonies, including abduction, stealing her money and car.
He's being held in the Henry County jail without bond.

[Amusement-Park]


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A day of fun turned into a day of fright for many
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park go-ers at Universal Studios in Florida.
The (Tera-dac-til) ride got stuck, leaving riders stranded for about an hour.
Rescuer workers brought in cranes to get people down from the ride- No one was hurt.
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[County-School]


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Roanoke County supervisors brought in an architect from out of state ...
They're trying to convince the school board there's a cheaper way to build a new high school.
But Scott Goldberg reports ... the supervisors still have a lot of convincing to do.
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(( They spent the morning taking a tour of the Woods End site ... and drove away with the North Carolina architect saying it just might cost more than his 28-million dollar estimate to build a new high school here.
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((ROBERT FERRIS/ARCHITECT: OUR PROTOTYPE WAS DESIGNED TO FIT ON A VARIETY OF SITES AND TO DO THAT ECONOMICALLY Scott: And could your prototype fit Woods End for 28 million dollars? FERRIS: I CAN'T ANSWER THAT ... I REALLY WOULD HAVE TO LOOK AT THAT IN MORE DEPTH))
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That's what bothers school-board member Tom Leggette.
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((LEGGETTE: I DON'T SEE HOW THIS IS A POSSIBLE TAX-DOLLAR SAVINGS ...))
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Leggette says in the time it would take to adapt the North Carolina prototype to the hilly Woods End site ... the cost for building the new high school will have grown higher than the 30-million-dollars the school board now plans to spend.
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((LEGGETTE: I RESPECTFULLY DISAGREE WITH WHAT'S GOING ON NOW. I THINK IT'S A WASTE OF TIME.))
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Supervisors like Harry Nickens still insist hiring the out-of-state architect WILL save money.
But the supervisors can't do that unless the school board relinquishes control of the high school project ...
Something the BOARD insists it has no intention of doing.
Scott Goldberg, News-7.
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Some natural gas customers could see a 40-percent hike in their bills this winter.
We'll have details.
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[VO-NAT]


And his music has touched America for decades.
Tonight, Johnny Cash is hospitalized, fighting pneumonia.
The story, coming up.
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[Sports-Preview]


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(( Hey folks this is Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office with Bonnie Ball from Blacksburg and Hometown Hoops Weekly from the Piedmont. Plus, we'll drop in on Tiki's chat room at NFL dot com and the Rockies ring the bell for Buddy later on the big 7.))



[Deer-Virus]


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With rifle- hunting deer season right around the corner, many hunters are worried about the virus killing deer in Virginia.
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But the Game and Inland Fisheries Department emphasizes the disease won't affect people - even if they eat the meat of a deer with the virus.
For the last week or so the organization has been receiving a number of phone calls about the virus.
Officials say a biting fly transmits the disease to the deer, causing the heart and lung muscles to hemorrhage in white tail deer.
The virus is not harmful to humans, pets, and livestock.
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[Utilities]


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Your home heating bill could increase by 40 percent this winter.
That's because natural gas supplies are going up in price-- directly affecting natural gas and home heating oil customers.
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((KEN SCHRAD/STATE CORPORATION COMMISSION: AND YOU'VE GOT TO KEEP IN MIND TOO THAT A LOT ELECTRICITY THAT'S BEING GENERATED NOW ESPECIALLY FOR PEAK LOAD, IN OTHER WORDS, WHEN EVERYBODY'S HEATING THEIR HOME, EVEN IF THEY HAVE ELECTRICITY FOR THEIR FURNACE, ALL THAT ELECTRICITY'S BEING GENERATED BY NATURAL GAS. SO IN THE LONG RUN, IT COULD HAVE AN IMPACT ON ELECTRIC BILLS AS WELL.))
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51-thousand Roanoke Gas customers in the Roanoke Valley will see only about a 14-percent increase.
The utility says it anticipated the cost increase and locked in rates early.
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Meanwhile, American Electric Power says it will shave about one-dollar 57 cents off the average consumer's home electric bill.
That's a price readjustment based on the cost of the fuel A-E-P uses to produce electricity.

[Cash]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Legendary singer Johnny Cash is battling pneumonia again.
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[17:01:34]
[SUPER=04-File Tape - 1997]


Cash is listed in serious condition at a Nashville hospital.
The 67-year-old almost died after a bout with pneumonia last year.
He was admitted to the hospital Sunday.
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[Ramsey]


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Someone vandalized Jon Benet Ramsey's gravesite.
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The words "No Justice in USA" were scrawled in red marker on the plain marble slab covering the grave.
Police say the vandalism was reported Monday after a grand jury in Boulder ended its 13-month investigation- WITHOUT indicting anyone.
The gravesite has been cleaned up- but police say they are investigating.
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[Henry-VEC]


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Despite big textile job losses, Henry County is boasting a landmark year in job growth and investment.
According to a state survey, Henry County ranked fourth out of 135 Virginia counties and cities in attracting new jobs.
Since January, the county has won more than one-thousand-seventy jobs.
The county also ranked seventh in attracting new investors ... with more than 72-million dollars being invested this year by companies. Most are companies that are expanding.

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It's called "Planned Pethood".
And the Humane Society hopes it will drastically cut the number of animals put to sleep in Southwest Virginia.
We'll explain.
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[VO-NAT]


And Mount Etna is putting on a show again.
The latest rumblings from the Italian volcano, coming up.
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[lotto]
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NIGHT DRAWING=

Pick 3:
0-7-6

(zero, seven, six)


Pick 4:
7-4-8-6

(seven, four, eight, six)


Cash 5:
2-17-22-23-30

(two, seventeen, twenty-two, twenty-three, thirty)


Lotto:
11-18-20-26-41-43

(eleven, eighteen, twenty, twenty-six, forty-one, forty-three)


Kicker:
2-4-4-8-0-2

(two, four, four, eight, zero, two)



[Video]


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It's nature's spectacle - and tonight's Video of the Day.
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Mount Etna continued erupting overnight- lava and smoke spewed out of the volcano.
Experts are monitoring this natural wonder- as fiery lava bursts into the night sky-
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((NAT SOUND OF LAVA) )
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Mount Etna erupts every few months attracting tourists- but the last major eruption was in 1992.
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[Halloween]


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The city of Roanoke is one of eight localities in the area now planning to observe Halloween a day early.
The following areas will observe Halloween Saturday, October 30-th: [++++++++] [TAKE PRE PRO FULL]
Bath, Carroll, Craig, Giles, Henry County, Martinsville, Pulaski, and Roanoke City... all observing Halloween on October 30-th. [+++++++] [take web address full]
You can find the complete list on our home page at WDBJ7.com [+++++++]






[humane-society]


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The price to get your pet fixed just took a nosedive.
The first low-cost clinic for pets is opening in Franklin County.
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Vets at the so-called Planned Pethood Clinic will spay or neuter your pets for thirty dollars or less.
Humane society employees are spearheading this project to cut the number of strays killed in shelters.
They say ten thousand animals were put to sleep in southwest Virginia last year alone.
The clinic is due to open next spring or as soon as volunteers can raise 100 thousand dollars.
There's a meeting for people who want to help the clinic tomorrow night at the Franklin County library.
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Coming we'll get in the chat room with Tiki, see why the Hokies are enjoying an off week. Plus, Bonnie Ball is ready to take over when Beamer Ball is finished this season. And Hometown Hoops Weekly is on the way.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=75-Denver, CO; :00]

But first in tonight's Extra Point - Buddy Bell, the runnerup for the 97 American League Manager of the Year Award, was named the new skipper of the Colorado Rockies today. Bell managed the Tigers for 3 seasons before spending last year with the Reds.
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[go to scores]
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[GO TO BREAK]

[S-Chat]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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David Letterman never came calling after Tiki Barber's Monday night performance, but last night the former Cave Spring Knight jumped on the information super highway
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[VO-NAT]

and took part in worldwide chat on NFL dot Com. Tiki chatted with fans from all over the country answering questions on topics ranging from his big game against the Cowboys to the meaning of his name - which by the way is "fiery timber king." Tiki answered close to 90 questions in a half hour. Before the chat he answered one for us on the conventional phone line. Are you stepping up your play this year to make amends for last season?
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[OUT Q=...to the plate."]
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Tiki made his acting debut in the off-Broadway production "Seeing Double" back in March. Tomorrow, he and teammate Jason Sehorn will be making cameo appearances on the soap opera - "The Guiding Light."
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[S-Suggs]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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Like UVa, the Hokies are enjoying an off-week this coming Saturday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]

The team has spent this week practicing inside Rector Field house. The break has come at a good time for several Hokies including Lee Suggs, who had a procedure done on his knee to have fluid drained.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="It helps us...]
[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Va. Tech Head Coach; :00]
[SUPER=01-Corey Moore/Va. Tech All-American; :16]
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[OUT Q=...stretch run."]
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[S-Hicks]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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Skip Hicks, the Washington Redskins second year running back, entered a no-contest plea yesterday in
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Frostburg, MD/July; :00]

Los Angeles. Hicks is one of 19 people charged and sentenced for illegally possessing and using a handicap parking pass in his vehicle. The scam occurred while Hicks was at UCLA. He was fined and ordered to perform community service
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((BYE BYE))



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Virginia Tech's Men's and Women's Basketball programs are about a week into practice.
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The Lady Hokies held their fourth workout yesterday afternoon at Cassell Coliseum.
Tech returns 3 starters from last year's N-C-Double-A Sweet 16 team that won a school-record 28 games.
But of the eleven players on the roster, seven of them have not received significant college basketball minutes.


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Count on former Lord Botetourt star Sarah Hicks to play a substantial role this season.
Former Glenvar standout Katrina Williams should also see time on a team that knows there is a big bull's eye across its jersey.
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The Lady Hokies open the season November 15th at home against the Liberty Flames in the pre-season N-I-T.
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The Hoopla continues on this Wednesday night as we join
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up with Steve Mason for this week's edition of Hometown Hoops Weekly right after this break.
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Wednesday's edition of Hometown Hoops Weekly travels into Piedmont territory. Here's Steve Mason with a look at one of the toughest districts in the state.
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