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A tour of the new south county high school site produces an even wider rift between school board members and Roanoke county supervisors.
That's our top story tonight on NEWS 7.
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[TALENT=Keith]


And beleaguered prosecutor Garland Spangler is thinking about dropping out of the Commonwealth's Attorney's race.



[Sports-head]


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Tonight on News 7 sports - Steve Mason will have a LIVE interview from Tech with women's head coach Bonnie Henrickson.
We'll look back on the Braves' series clinching win.
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[VO-NAT]

And UVa dominates the ACC player of the week selections, including the rookie of the week honor.
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[WX-Head]
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Rain is creating more flooding problems in eastern Virginia and North Carolina, but will gradually end overnight. Sunshine is on tap tomorrow.

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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[SOT 2:12:37]
[IN Q=my view ]

((TOM LEGGETTE: MY VIEW OF THE THING HASN'T CHANGED BY WHAT I HEARD TODAY AND THE BOTTOM LINE IS THEY WOULDN'T GUARANTEE ANYTHING.))
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[OUT Q=GUARANTEE ANYTHING]
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[VO-NAT]


Members of Roanoke County School Board plan to finish the high school they've started building -- even though the supervisors want to take over.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]

Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.


[County-School]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[TAPE#=99-34 1:26:38]
[GRAPHIC=Rke. Co. Schools]


County supervisors say an architect from North Carolina has a blueprint for saving taxpayers money.
But some school board members say he doesn't -- and in the end, it's the school board that has the FINAL say.
Scott Goldberg is in our newsroom ...
[Double Boxes=Keith and Scott/Newsroom]


with more tonight on who might win the battle to build the county's new high school.
[Live= Scott Full/Newsroom]
[SUPER=@Scott1]


Keith ... supervisors say an architect who designed what's basically a one-size-fits-all high school ... could save the county two-million dollars, building his prototype here.
But after a tour of the new high-school site this morning ... the ARCHITECT didn't necessarily seemed convinced ...


And neither do school board members ... one saying the supervisors just haven't done their homework.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;00]
[SUPER=01-Harry Nickens/Roanoke Co. Supervisor;32]
[SUPER=01-Robert Ferris/North Carolina Architect;56]
[SUPER=01-Tom Leggette/School Board Member;1:21]
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((
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[SOT]
[IN Q=natsound]

((NATS: CARS GOING THROUGH WOODS END MUD.)) [RUNS01]
[OUT Q=]


They drove through the same Woods End site ... but came away with three different impressions.
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[SOT 2:06:04]
[IN Q=it's a beautiful]

((ROBERT FERRIS: IT'S A BEAUTIFUL SITE. I THINK IT'S GOING TO BE A CHALLENGING SITE FROM A DESIGN STANDPOINT.)) [RUNS05]
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[SOT 2:13:08]
[IN Q=I RESPCTFULLY]

((TOM LEGGETTE/SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER: I RESPECTFULLY DISAGREE WITH WHAT'S GOING ON NOW. I THINK IT'S A WASTE OF TIME.))
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[OUT Q=WASTE OF TIME]
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[SOT 2:08:54]
[IN Q=I'M STILL CONVINCED]

((HARRY NICKENS/COUNTY SUPERVISOR: I'M STILL CONVINCED IT CAN BE DONE.)) [RUNS01]
[OUT Q=CAN BE DONE]


County supervisor Harry Nickens is convinced that giving supervisors control of the new building ... and letting North Carolina architect Robert Ferris build it ... would save money the county could spend somewhere else.
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[SOT 2:09:23]
[IN Q=we have]

((HARRY NICKENS: WE HAVE 120 MILLION DOLLARS WORTH OF PROJECTS. AND IF WE LET THE FIRST TWO OR THREE PROJECTS GET OUT OF LINE, THAT WILL DELAY OR IN FACT ELIMINATE SOME OF THE OTHER PROJECTS THAT NEED TO BE DONE. )) [RUNS12]
[OUT Q=TO BE DONE]
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[SOT 2:00:29]
[IN Q=nat -- there are a lot]

((NATSOUND: THERE ARE A LOT OF VARIABLES THAT YOU HAVE TO CONSIDER.)) [RUNS01]
[OUT Q=to consider]


But Ferris hasn't tried fitting his prototype on hilly terrain like Woods End.
When he tries to do that ... his 28-million dollar estimate could get bigger.
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[SOT 2:06:22]
[IN Q=our prototype]

((ROBERT FERRIS: 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.)) [RUNS14]
[OUT Q=IN DEPTH]


By the time Ferris and the supervisors figure that out ... school board member Tom Leggette guesses the price will go beyond 30-million-dollars ... what the school board was given to build the custom school it wanted in the first place.

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[SOT 2:13:01]
[IN Q=the board]

((LEGGETTE: THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS IS PLAYING CATCH-UP BALL AND THEY'RE WHERE WE WERE AT MONTHS AGO.)) [RUNS06]
[OUT Q=MONTHS AGO]))
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[Live= Scott Full/Newsroom]
It would take three votes from the school board to turn over control of the project to county supervisors ---


Three votes board members say the supervisors are NOT likely to get.
[Double Boxes=Keith and Scott/Newsroom]


Keith.


[Bedford-Bus]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=99-38 41:50]
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A school bus accident in Bedford County sends two young people to the hospital.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]

It happened shortly after 4 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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[SOT 49:11]
[IN Q=According]

((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.))
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[OUT Q=the bus head on.]
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[VO-NAT]

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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[Franklin-Fatal]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=tte]
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A 20-year-old man died today in Franklin County when his car hydroplaned and flipped.
Melvin Dandridge Junior was from Patrick Springs.
He was driving toward Roanoke on Route 220 when his car veered off the right side of the road, overturned, and landed upside down on a pipe.
He died at the scene.

[Utilities]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-37 1:15:26]
[GRAPHIC=Gas Bills]


Good news and bad news today for energy consumers.
The State Corporation Commission is warning natural gas and home heating oil customers that prices could rise 40 percent this winter.
That's because of smaller supplies and a projected higher demand nationally.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


The utilities pass their actual cost directly on to the customer.
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[SOT 15:46:43]
[IN Q=Actually, the]

((KEN SCHRAD/STATE CORPORATION COMMISSION: ACTUALLY, THE RESON WE'RE PUTTING OUT THIS ADVISORY IS THE LAST TWO YEARS, WE'VE BEEN PRETTY LUCKY. GAS PRICES HAVE BEEN ALRIGHT. THREE YEARS, WE SAW A 20 TO 30 PERCENT HIKE AND COMPLAINTS WENT THROUGH THE ROOF HERE AT THE COMMISSION. WE GOT MORE THAN 15-HUNDRED COMPLAINTS IN A FEW WEEKS' PERIOD OF TIME.))
[SUPER=01-Ken Schrad/State Corporation Commission;]
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Locally, Roanoke Gas says it locked in rates early -- and will only pass on about a 14-percent rate increase to its customers.
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Meanwhile, 465-thousand American Electric Power customers in Virginia will see a slight savings on their electric bill.
That's because the cost of the fuel A-E-P uses to generate electricity went down.
The average A-E-P customer will see a 2-point-6 percent decrease, worth about one-dollar-and-57-cents off the monthly bill.

[Giles-Prosecutor]


[ANCHOR=keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=99-35 1:35:27]
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Giles County Commonwealth's Attorney Garland Spangler may be dropping out of the race.
Teresa Hamilton explains as she takes a look at the candidates vying for the job.
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[IN Q=NEWS 7 ]
[SUPER=03-Pearisburg/File Tape; :00 ]
[SUPER=01-Phillip Steele/Commonwealth's Atty. Candidate; 1:06]
[SUPER=01-Patrick Muldoon/Commonwealth's Atty. Candidate; 1:31]
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(( NEWS 7 learned Spangler may be dropping out of the race when we contacted him about taking part in a campaign profile.
After a lengthy discussion, Spangler declined our request for an on-camera interview, saying he's currently talking with friends and family about possibly withdrawing from the race.
Spangler says the past two years have been difficult-- citing the intense media publicity that's surrounded his job performance.
Publicity-- which culminated-- with a three judge panel reprimanding the prosecutor for mishandling several criminal cases.
Spangler says he'll make a final decision by Monday.
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[in q=I believe]

((PHILLIP STEELE/CANDIDATE FOR PROSECUTOR: I BELIEVE I'M QUALIFIED TO DO THE JOB. VOTER: WELL, STARTING PRETTY YOUNG, I'D SAY, BUT THAT'S A GOOD WAY TO START. PHILLIP STEELE: WELL I'M 35. DO I LOOK 35? NO.))
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Phillip Steele is one of two candidates hoping to unseat Spangler.
As far as what he can offer voters-- Steele says experience is at the top of the list having worked as an attorney for ten years-- time that includes experience as an assistant prosecutor.
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[in q=I tell]

((PHILLIP STEELE: I TELL PEOPLE I'VE GOT A TRACK RECORD, A REPUTATION, I INVITE THEM TO GO TALK TO THEIR NEIGHBORS, TALK TO PEOPLE WHO'VE DONE BUSINESS WITH ME AS AN ATTORNEY.))
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[in q= Thank you]

((HOMEOWNER: THANK YOU FOR COMING BY. PATRICK MULDOON/PROSECUTOR CANDIDATE: THANK YOU FOR TAKING THE TIME OUT.))
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Patrick Muldoon is no stranger to campaigning-- having run an unsuccessful bid against Congressman Rick Boucher three years ago.... An experience that, the Giles County native says, may actually work to his advantage.
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[in q=People ]

((PATRICK MULDOON/PROSECUTOR CANDIDATE: PEOPLE KNOW WHO I AM, THEREFORE, IF THEY ARE THINKING OF DOING SOMETHING, THEY'LL SAY, THEY'VE GOT THAT PROSECUTOR PATRICK MULDOON OVER THERE, WE'RE GOING TO STAY OUT OF GILES COUNTY.))
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[OUT Q= giles county.]


As far as trial experience-- Muldoon has little having just recently graduated from law school.
But Muldoon downplays that factor-- saying he's spent time volunteering under Carroll County prosecutor Greg Goad.
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[in q=I have]

((I HAVE THE EXPERIENCE OF WORKING, I'M A CATTLE FARMER, I WORKED FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, I WORKED DOWN HERE AT CELANESE, SO I BASICALLY KNOW HOW THE PEOPLE IN GILES COUNTY FEEL.))
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All three candidates are running as independents. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Giles County.))








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Some Southside textile workers rally against legislation before the U-S Senate.
We'll tell you why.
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And you've heard of Planned Parenthood - now we'll tell you about Planned Pethood - it could be coming to a county near you.
Stick around.
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[WRITER=mjo]
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Southside apparel workers say their jobs are becoming less certain all the time.
And today, they struck out at a new proposal in Congress that they say IS certain to seal their doom.
[Double Boxes=ANCHOR/Microwave]


Marya Jones is in the Danville newsroom, where the textile workers protested today.
[Live= Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=@Marya1]
[SUPER=05-Danville]


Keith, textile workers here are blasting two proposals scheduled to come before the U-S Senate in the next several days.
The bills would ease the way for textile trade with Africa and the Caribbean.
But workers here say they pave the way to more unemployment.
(rollcue...to more unemployment.)
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[SUPER=01-Johnny Minter/Laid off from Tultex; :08]
[SUPER=01-Pat Hammock/Tultex Employee; 29]
[SUPER=01-Myrtle Fitzgerald/Health Tex Employee; 45]
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(( Johnny Minter has worked for 14 years at Tultex.
But this week, he was told he'd be laid off through February, as the company tries to improve its bottom line.
[SOT 16:08:27 - :33]

((JOHNNY MINTER: IF THEY DON'T DO SOMETHING ABOUT NAFTA, NONE OF US ARE GOING TO HAVE A JOB, OR WE'RE GOING TO BE OUT LOOKING FOR A JOB.)) [RUNS:06]
Minter is worried he may never get his job back if the Senate passes bills lowering tariffs on African and Caribbean textiles.
And he's not alone.
He joined dozens of textile workers today ... urging Senators Chuck Robb and John Warner to reject the proposals.


[SOT 15:57:04 - 15:57:10]

((PAT HAMMOCK: OPENING FREE TRADE TO AFRICA AND THE CARIBBEAN ONLY INVITES MORE OF OUR GARMENT AND TEXTILE INDUSTRIES TO FIND CHEAPER LABOR ELSEWHERE. )) [RUNS:06]
Protesters say NAFTA has already put 400-thousand U-S workers out of jobs.
In Pittsylvania and Henry County alone, it's meant the loss of more than one-thousand jobs since January.
[SOT 15:58:45 - :58]

((MYRTLE FITZGERALD: WE'RE SKATING ON THIN ICE. GARMENT WORKERS... I REALLY FEEL THAT IN THE NEXT FEW YEARS, WE'RE GOING TO BE EXTINCT IN THIS COUNTRY. SOMETHING NEEDS TO BE DONE TO SAVE THE GARMENT WORKERS, THEIR JOBS.)) [RUNS:13] ))
[Live= Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Danville;]


A representative for Senator Chuck Robb says he'll do his best to keep textile jobs here, but that he supports a version of the bill that allows foreign sewing operations to use American-made fabrics.
[Double Boxes=ANCHOR/Microwave]


That still didn't sit well with most of the apparel workers. Keith?


[Employment-Center]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=99-29 1:39:04]
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If you're looking for work, chances are you may not have a personal computer with a laser printer, a fax machine, and ready access to a copier.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Well, all that's available at no cost to job seekers at the Virginia Employment Commission's newly- expanded resource center.
You can get on the Internet, search the job market. Once you find something, you can use V-E-C's word-processing software to perfect your resume, make copies, send out a FAX, even call potential employers to set up an interview.
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[SOT 14:42:45]
[IN Q=It beats going]

((IT BEATS GOING AND GETTING A PAPER EVERY DAY OR LOOKING IN THE PAPER ALL THE TIME, BECAUSE YOU JUST GET THE SAME JOBS ALL THE TIME. NOT ONLY THAT, BUT YOU MEET PEOPLE WHO MIGHT HAVE AN IDEA FOR YOU.))
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[OUT Q=an idea for you.]
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[V/O-NAT]
They've always had ideas, now the V-E-C staff will also help you draft a resume, help you navigate the "net," and get the word out that YOU need a job.
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[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=ejo]
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Stocks continued their strong rebound today. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The Dow rose 187 points. NASDAQ jumped almost four per cent higher, up 100.
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[Humane-Society]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-27 1:48:16]
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A planned parenthood clinic - for pets - may be opening in Franklin County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]


Humane society volunteers are tired of killing stray dogs and cats.
They say shelters don't fix the problem.
So they want to open a regional clinic where you can spay or neuter pets for about half the Humane Society price.
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[SOT 10:32:17]
[IN Q=In this area alone]

((IN THIS AREA ALONE WE'RE KILLING OVER TEN THOUSAND ANIMALS. WE NEED TO REDUCE THOSE RATES QUICKLY. WE WANT TO BECOME A NO-KILL COMMUNITY AND IN ORDER TO DO THAT QUICKLY WE NEED TO REALLY INCREASE THE NUMBERS OF SPAYS AND NEUTERS BEING DONE AND WE NEED TO MAKE IT AFFORDABLE.))
[SUPER=01-Donna Essig/Franklin Co. Humane Society;]
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[OUT Q=affordable]
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[VO-NAT]

The operation costs thirty dollars or less. The Planned Pethood Clinic is set to open next spring... or as soon as volunteers raise 100-thousand dollars for medical supplies. There's a meeting for interested volunteers tomorrow night at the Franklin County library.
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[Halloween]


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[WRITER=chr]
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The city of Roanoke has joined the list of localities observing Halloween a day early this year.
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 homepage at WDBJ7.com [+++++++]





[Sports Tease]


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[WRITER=mst]
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College football news from Tech and UVa is on the way, plus a look back at last night's Braves-Mets marathon. And Steve Mason is the King of the Cassell tonight.
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[VO-NAT live microwave]


[STEVE AD LIBS TO THE BREAK WITH TEASE]
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[S-1999]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
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[GRAPHIC=Tech hoops]


The Virginia Tech men's and women's basketball programs began practice for their millennium seasons this past weekend. Men's coach Ricky Stokes gave his guys today day off
[Double Boxes=Mike & Steve/Microwave]


But the women went through drills and Steve Mason joins us from the Cassell Coliseum where head coach Bonnie Henrickson and her players just wrapped up practice.
[Live=Steve/Microwave]
[SUPER=@steve1; :00]
[SUPER=05-Blacksburg; :00]


Mike, The lady Hokies are coming off a season in which they won a school record 28 games and reached the round of 16 in the NCAA tournament. But for this year to be SWEET, several things have to happen. The team must replace some starters and learn to play with just 11 athletes on varsity.
Bonnie Henrickson joins us now. Coach, can you access your 1999 Lady Hokies after a week of practice.
[SUPER=01-Bonnie Henrickson/Virginia Tech Women's Coach; :00]

[PLEASE B-ROLL OVER HER FIRST ANSWER ONCE SHE HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED]
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[vo-nat 1999 SP-53]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Earlier This Afternoon; :00]
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[S-Hokies]


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[Steve continues LIVE interview]
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[vo-nat HOKIES SP-47] [B-roll over Mason's second question and her answer]
[SUPER=03-Greensboro, NC/1998 NCAA Sweet 16; :00]
[runs=:16]


Coach, talk about how last year's run has helped you this season, especially with the fact that you were on the court against arguably the most well know coach in all of women's basketball in Tennessee's Pat Summitt and the Lady Volunteers, heck, your girls played against Chamiqua Holdsclaw.
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[Live= Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Blacksburg; :00]
(Steve add libs and tosses back to Mike)
[Double Boxes=Steve & Mike/Microwave]






[S-Suggs]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-50]
[GRAPHIC=TECH FB]


The Virginia Tech football team is off this coming weekend.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]

The team has spent this week working out 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-UVa]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-51]
[GRAPHIC=UVA FOOTBALL]


UVa is off this week, as well, getting set for its big date with top ranked Florida State on October 30th.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Raleigh, NC/Last Saturday; :00]

The Cavs dominated this week's ACC player of the week awards as freshman wide receiver Billy McMullen was named rookie of the week after making two TD catches against N.C. State. Linebacker Yubrenal Isabelle was named defender of the week after the linebacker picked off a pass, recovered a fumble and recorded 7 solo tackles
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[talent=mike]
[graphic=hold uva]

Thomas Jones is the ACC's offensive back of the week, and tackle Brad Barnes was named the ACC's top offensive lineman.

[S-Braves]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-48]
[GRAPHIC=Mets/Braves]


If you fell asleep before the end of last night's game six, you weren't alone - the Braves also took a nap just before 11 o'clock.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/MLB - NBC]


The Braves jumped out to an early lead.
Mike Piazza's error allowed the first run of the game to come home.
Atlanta had a five nothing lead after the first inning.
But the Mets didn't go away.
Piazza redeemed himself in the seventh inning with this two-run homer to tie the game at seven.
The Mets took one run leads in the eighth and tenth innings but the Braves tied the game both times.
Then in the 11th, Kenny Rogers issued a bases-loaded walk to Andruw Jones.
[SUPER=35-N. Y. Mets/9/Atlanta/10/Braves Win NLCS;]


The Braves win 10 to 9 and will face the Yankees Saturday in game one of the World Series.
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[SUPER=335-A ''trace'' amount/of rainfall on one/square mile weighs about:/A. 4 tons/B. 40 tons/C. 400 tons]
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[SUPER=335-A ''trace'' amount/of rainfall on one/square mile weighs about:///C. 400 tons]
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