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On NEWS 7 at SIX tonight, a live report from the site of a fatal industrial fire in Patrick County.
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And the official word on Virginia Tech's new President.

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Tonight on News 7 sports, the King is looking to go back to Dodge. UVa is suddenly back in the bowl mix.
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The Hokies get blackballed in the BCS as Tennessee takes over the two spot.
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Meet the new President of Virginia Tech .. and learn why he was chosen to lead Virginia's largest University.
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Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.

[Tech-President]


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The board's decision was unanimous.
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Teresa Hamilton is on campus tonight, and has the reasons behind the board's decision.
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Firefighters in Patrick County are still hard at work ... battling a deadly fire at a paper plant there that killed two men.
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Marya Jones is live outside the International Paper plant in Stuart.
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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the fire. It's not the first time OSHA inspectors have visited the Stuart plant this year. They also looked into an accident there last Spring.
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An explosion in April sent four men to the hospital with severe burns.
OSHA cited International Paper for two safety violations.
That led to a fine of 67-hundred-50 dollars.
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The Executive Committee of the Honor Court at Virginia Military Institute has made a ruling on last week's beating of a freshman in barracks.
Until the Commandant, the Dean and the Superintendent talk to the five cadets allegedly involved, we won't know what the punishment may be.

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The President of the Junior Class at Virginia Military Institute this year is a young man named Bunting.
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Cadet Bunting and General Bunting stood side by side last week as they bestowed class rings on the Class of 2001.

While there are obvious advantages, it can also be tough to make your way in the world when you're the son of the Superintendent.
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People either expect more of you, or think you've somehow gotten where you are BECAUSE of your connections.
CHARLIE Bunting says it's not that much of a problem for him, because GENERAL Bunting is far removed in the chain of Command.
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((IF HE WERE THE COMMANDANT, IT WOULD BE A MUCH DIFFERENT STORY. BUT HE'S THE SUPERINTENDENT, SO HE'S FAR UP ENOUGH TO WHERE WE DON'T REALLY HAVE TO HAVE ANY CONFLICTS. AND ME FATHER AND I ARE GREAT FRIENDS ANYWAY. SO IT'S ACTUALLY PRETTY NICE.))
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So much so, Cadet Bunting asked his classmates to take a moment during the ring ceremony Friday to salute those who cared for them when they were "too young to crawl, too young to walk and far too young to march," as Charlie Bunting said.
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The Microsoft monopoly ruling may affect your future, whether you know it or not. That story is still ahead on News 7 at 6.
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((With a close one behind them, and a big game this weekend, the Virginia Tech football team is firing up the Hokie faithful... I'm Joe Dashiell, and I'll have more from Blacksburg in a moment.))
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The whole world was watching Microsoft today.
And if you're an investor -- even if you only invest in a 4-0-1-K -- you might want to watch the company, too.
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Scott Goldberg is in our newsroom tonight to tell us why.
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Keith ... a federal judge's ruling that Microsoft is a monopoly has the power to play with just about anyone's investments...
Because whether you know it or not ... if you play the market at all -- even just mutual funds ... there's a good chance you own at least a piece of Microsoft.
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To Bill Mercer ... Microsoft is much more than the name on the software he uses at work.
To this Roanoke investor ... it's a money machine that'll fund a good chunk of his retirement.
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His stockbroker advised him to buy it 12 years ago ... and Microsoft already has paid big dividends.
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((BILL MERCER: I HAD DECIDED TO ADD A ROOM TO MY HOUSE .. SOLD 100 SHARES OF MICROSOFT ... I TOLD HIM I WAS GOING TO TAKE A PICTURE OF IT TO SEND TO BILL GATES AND CALL IT THE BILL GATES ROOM.)) [RUNS09]
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But the Microsoft miracle hasn't just touched people who bought direct shares of the company. [pre pro]
Indirectly ... it's touched almost everyone who owns growth-oriented mutual funds ...
Popular funds that invest part of your money in Microsoft.
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But whether or not the federal government decides to break up the Microsoft monopoly ... stockbroker George Brammer says it's not time to break up the party.
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((BRAMMER: THE MOST OBVIOUS EXAMPLE WOULD BE AT&T, WHICH WAS BROKEN UP SOME YEARS AGO INTO QUITE A FEW PIECES. AND SOME OF THE PIECES TURNED OUT TO BE WONDERFUL INVESTMENTS.)) [RUNS09]
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So if Microsoft does break up ... you could end up owning stock in a number of successful high-tech companies.
If it doesn't ... you should find comfort in this:
After all they hype ... Microsoft fell less than two points today.
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Microsoft may have dropped a bit, but Wall Street moved upward today. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE ]
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It's generally been safe to fly in and out of the Lynchburg Regional Airport.. today it just got a little bit safer.
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The Federal Aviation Administration dedicated a new 77- foot terminal radar tower to serve central Virginia.
Previously, Lynchburg had "no" airport radar.. controllers in Washington D.C. and Roanoke kept track of planes flying in and out of the area.
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F-A-A officials say the new tower is part of their effort to upgrade and modernize the nation's airport radar systems.
Five other systems have already been installed in other parts of Virginia.
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Virginia Tech is number two in both national polls this week, its highest ranking ever.
The news isn't all good for Hokie fans though ... Tennessee moved ahead of Tech in the bowl rankings, so the Hokies are still third in line for a national championship bid.
Whatever happens at season's end, Joe Dashiell reports the Hokies are beginning to reap the benefits of their success this season.
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((Morgantown's misery was a Hokie High on Saturday, when Shayne Graham kicked a field goal in the final seconds to defeat West Virginia. [NAT SOUND OF CELEBRATION]
The collective sigh of relief is still evident in Blacksburg, where Tech students and other football fans are enjoying the school's best start since 1905.
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((CARLY GAGEN-CHEENEY/TECH FOOTBALL FAN: I'M REALLY PROUD OF MY TEAM. I'VE GONE OUT AND BOUGHT ANOTHER T-SHIRT, BUT SSHH, DON'T TELL MY MOTHER.)) ((KYLE KINDZIERSKI/TECH FOOTBALL FAN: WHERE I'M FROM, IN JERSEY, A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE LIKE YOU GO TO VIRGINIA TECH, NEVER HEARD OF IT, BUT NOW A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE A LOT MORE RESPECT FOR OUR SCHOOL.))
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At the University Bookstore on campus, sales of Virginia Tech t-shirts, caps and other items carrying the school's logo are up more than 20 percent over last year.
And officials there are hoping the Hokies' success will continue to keep the cash flowing.
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((WE'RE PLANNING TO GO ALL THE WAY. WE'RE PLANNING IF WE BECOME BIG EAST CHAMPIONS. WE'RE PLANNING IF WE BECOME UNDEFEATED. AND WE'RE PLANNING HOEPFULLY BECOMING NATIONAL CHAMPIONS, SO WE HAVE A PLAN IN PLACE AND WILL HAVE ALL THAT MERCHANDISE IN.))
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The Hokies' march toward national prominence is producing many benefits beyond the bleachers at Lane Stadium.
And the Tech faithful are hopeful the football team will take another step in that direction this weekend against Miami.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Blacksburg))

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Coming up tonight on News 7 Sports, the BCS continues to stands for "Bad Collective Schedule" for the Hokies as Tennessee Volunteers to move ahead of them in the new rankings. The King looks to get back in the big Dodge.
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And Steve Mason talks with the new Big man on Campus in Charlottesville,who was the Hoos talking bowls again.
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The Virginia Tech Hokies found out last Saturday in Morgantown that nothing in college football is a given. The Hokies learned the same valuable lesson this afternoon when the new Bowl Championship Series poll was released.
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Despite managing to do just enough to get past West Virginia in the closing seconds on Saturday, the Hokies find themselves stuck in third place in the new BCS rankings behind both Florida State and Tennessee.
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The strength of schedule factor continues to kill the Hokies. Despite wins over the weekend by UVa, UAB, Syracuse and Clemson - the Hokies strength of schedule is 60th compared to 9th for Tennessee and 16th for Florida State.
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Virginia dropped Georgia Tech to 14th in the polls with a 45-38 win Saturday. Steve Mason has more.
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((They shouted David Rivers for Heisman. While not to be taken seriously, he did lead UVa to the upset over the nation's seventh ranked team throwing, running, and snapping, infact his blocks were the only thing missing. ((:)) All joking aside, River did outshine the biggest Heisman hopeful in the pairs one night of head to head competition, a scenario that was almost day to day with three Georgia signal callers. ((:))
Rivers passed for three touchdowns but UVa has a rule that the starting quarterback, when coming back from an injury after missing a game, does not lose his starting job, which would mean Dan Ellis should start against Buffalo. ((:))
As far as post season chances, MicronPC.com bowl representative Keyna Cory has been following the Wahoos most of the season. ((:)) ((STEVE MASON:)) ((ISABELLE:))
The Cavaliers must beat Buffalo Saturday and Maryland to reach seven wins for a 13th straight season, Steve Mason News 7 sports.))


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Ray Evernham was the first big name to make the move to Dodge, and not it appears that the King and his court are following suit. Richard Petty, Kyle Petty and Adam Petty will all be part of the Dodge invasion in 2001.
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Richard got 175 of his 200 career wins in Chrysler products, but did you know that in 1969 the King swept both races at Martinsville driving a Ford Torino. That year he won 10 races but lost the driving title to David Pearson.
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The Roanoke Express "Birth Night" promotion from last Saturday has turned out to be a success in more ways than one.
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Saturday 36 pregnant women showed up at the game with Hampton Roads knowing that the first one to go into labor would win diapers for a whole year. Fortunately, there were not serious incidents at the game, and this morning Amanda Haymaker became the first in attendance to give birth. She and her husband have a new boy just under 8 pounds.
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