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((REAR ADMIRAL WILLIAM SUTTON/ U.S. NAVY; AT ABOUT 5 O'CLOCK THIS MORNING, DEEP DRONE LOCATED ONE OF THE BOXES.))
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[OUT=one of the boxes.]
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Some success in the search for what brought down Flight 9-90.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And the latest on an alleged beating at VMI.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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News 7 at noon is next.

[Egyptair-Crash]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=mel]
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A big break in the investigation of Egyptair Flight 9-90.
Early this morning the Navy recovered one of the two black boxes thanks to its deep sea robot.
N-T-S-B officials say it's the flight data recorder.
Lee Cowan is in Newport, Rhode Island with the details.
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[SUPER=01-James Hall/NTSB Chairman;]
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[OUT Q= CBS News, Newport Rhode Island.]

(((LOCATOR: NEWPORT, RI) NARR:
Success came after a long night of searching the ocean floor. But with the flight data recorder from EgyptAir flight 990 now in hand, investigators remained cautious about how much they may learn.
SOT/JAMES HALL, NTSB CHAIRMAN

How damage to the box may affect the data. NARR:
The so-called black box IS damaged at one end and until its examined at the NTSBs lab in Washington, investigators wont know whether all the data is still in tact.
SOT/JAMES HALL, NTSB CHAIRMAN

we will be very careful in transporting to Washington NARR:
Two underwater robots had been called in to look for the recorders. But after its first overnight dive, the latest arrival, a slightly more sophisticated civilian sub, was damaged by the wreckage.
In the end, it was the Navys Deep Drone the robot that has spent more than 11 hours combing the ocean floor unsuccessfully, that finally gave investigators the break they were looking for.
NAT/SOT


With only bits of wreckage recovered so far, the recorder information is crucial to solving what may have happened when the 767 plummeted into the ocean more than a week ago killing all 217 on board.
The jets other black box the cockpit voice recorder is just as valuable, but remains hidden somewhere in the wreckage on the ocean floor.
The search for that will continue throughout the day with good weather expected to last until sometime tomorrow. COWAN ON CAM: But that search is being complicated by the fact that investigators are still hearing two beacons sounding underwater one of them apparently separated from the data recorder as a result of the crash. Still, they say, two beacons are better than nothing at all. Lee Cowan CBS News, Newport Rhode Island.))

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[Rat-beating]


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Five male "rats" at Virginia Military Institute have been dismissed for beating up a classmate.
Before dawn last Friday-- the five men went into the barracks room of Theodore Frances.
They wrapped him up in his bedroll to restrain him and beat him.
In a news release issued by V-M-I this morning, General Josiah Bunting said "I simply will not have such conduct at V-M-I and neither with the Corps of Cadets."
Bunting endorsed the decision of a panel of cadets to dismiss all five men involved.

[Jackson-Students]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=mel]
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The public high schools in Decatur, Illinois are closed for a second day.
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[VO-NAT]
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[3:00:44]
This after the Reverend Jesse Jackson threatened to lead another march to protest the decision to expel seven students.
The were initially suspended for two years for fighting at a football game.
The suspension was reduced to one year after pressure from Jackson.
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[3:01:36-43]
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[OUT Q=to reorient their lives.]
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[3:02]
School officials have warned that Jackson and any other protester attempting access onto school grounds will be arrested.
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[Clinton-budget]


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[WRITER=mel]
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The budget battle may keep Congress in session longer than anticipated.
Members had hoped to adjourn tomorrow.
President Clinton says he is hopeful a budget deal could be met by tomorrow when the latest temporary spending measure runs out.
But there are significant differences between the White House and Republicans.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((CLINTON: MOST IMPORTANT IS THE COMMITMENT TO QUALITY EDUCATION AND OUR AGREEMENT TO HIRE A 100,000 HIGHLY QUALIFIED NEW TEACHERS TO REDUCE CLASS SIZE IN THE EARLY GRADES. ))
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[OUT Q=IN THE EARLY GRADES.]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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While Mr. Clinton wants to hire teachers, Republicans want to put the money in the form of block grants.
Also at issue are three spending bills.

[min-wage]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
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[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=none]
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Meantime, the Senate is busy today debating minimum wage.
Both sides of the aisle agree that it should be boosted by a dollar.
But Democrats want to do it in about two years, Republicans in three.
Just a few moments ago, the Senate approved the Republican plan. [tease1] [HARD MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Still ahead on News-7 a Noon, we'll meet Virginia Tech's new president.
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[VO-NAT ]


And we'l have the latest on still-burning fire at International Paper in Stuart.
First, let's talk to Patrick Evans.
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[Talent=Patrick]

[Wx-Tease] [Weatherpro] [music up full] [comm1]

[WALL-BUSH]


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Germany is remembering the day a divided city became one.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Berlin, Germany;]

[10:10:30]
It's the biggest celebration in Berlin since the Wall came tumbling down in 19-89. [10;07:41]
Former President George Bush marked the 10 year anniversary with a speech before parliament.
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((I LOVE THIS SPIRIT OF HARMONY AND SWEETNESS AND LIGHT THAT IS IN THIS CHAMBER TODAY AND I WOULD LIKE TO BOTTLE IT AND TAKE IT BACK TO OUR CONGRESS AND THE WHITE HOUSE. IT IS A WONDERFUL THING."))
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[OUT Q=It is a wonderful thing.]
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[VO-NAT]

[10:10;30]
Rock, folk and classical musicians will perform today on five stages in the no-man's land that cut the city in two.
The once-barren strip is now a bustling hub of development.
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[Dragging-Death]


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The third Texas dragging death trial is on hold today while a judge considers whether to move the trial out of Jasper.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Jasper, TX;]

[6:04:42]
Witnesses were scheduled to take the stand today in the case.
Instead the judge will wade through a mountain of news stories on the case.
Attorneys for Sean Berry say there are several reasons for a change of venue.
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[6:05:28-39]
[IN Q=All the way to the way...]
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[OUT Q=over the outakes.]
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[VO-NAT]


An appellate court is expected to rule today on whether a C-B-S producer is in contempt of court for refusing to give prosecutors a transcript and videotape from the Dan Rather interview with Berry.
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[Royal]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=dse]
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The man who killed a Hampton police officer in 1994 will be executed tonight unless the U-S Supreme Court or Governor Gilmore intervenes.
Thomas Lee Royal, Junior pleaded guilty to shooting the officer in the head.
Royal would be the 13th person executed in Virginia this year.

[E-Stuart-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=mjo]
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The site of Sunday's deadly fire in Stuart is still smouldering in some spots ...
But it's small enough that today, firefighters handed the job of monitoring it back over to International Paper.


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Patrick Co./Yesterday;]


The Occupational Safety and Health Administration says its investigators are on the scene, looking into causes of the fire.
Yesterday, emergency personnel said the two men who were killed may have sparked the fire while dismantling a wood silo - with a cutting torch.
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((CHRIS CORBETT: IT'S A FAIRLY VOLATILE OR COMBUSTIBLE MEDIUM AND IF A SPARK'S INTRODUCED TO HAVE A FIRE, POSSIBLY AN EXPLOSION...AND THAT APPEAR TO BE WHAT OCCURRED HERE.))
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[OUT Q=what occurred here.]
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[VO-NAT]


34-year-old William Walls from Greensboro and 38-year old Gene Gobble Junior from High Point were killed in the fire.
Both were contractors for a Greensboro company.
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[S-IP-OSHA]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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This fire marks the second time this year that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has investigated the plant.
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[VO-NAT]


Last April an explosion sent four men to the hospital with severe burns.
International Paper was cited and fined in connection with that incident.
OSHA found two safety violations and fined the company 67-hundred-50 dollars in fines.
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[E-Tech-President]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=tha]
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Charles Steger (Stee-ger) will lead Virginia Tech into the New Millenium.
Yesterday, Tech's Board of Visitors unanimously tapped Steger to be the school's 15-th President.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]


The 52-year old is a familiar face around campus.
Steger received his undergraduate, masters and P-H-D at Virginia Tech and is currently the school's Vice President for Development and University Relations.
He also led the university's recently-completed fundraising campaign, in which more than 337- million dollars was raised... An amount that exceeded the school's goal by 35- percent.
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[SOT ]
[IN Q=We felt]

((TOM RUST/BOARD OF VISITORS MEMBER: WE FELT THAT HE WOULD TRULY, HE HAD THE VISION FOR THE UNIVERSITY THAT WE SHARE AND THAT HE WILL HIT THE GROUND RUNNING AND THERE WOULD BE, TO USE A FOOTBALL TERM, NO FUMBLE AT THIS POINT IT WOULD BE A CONTINUED MOVE TOWARDS THE GOAL LINE. ))
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[VO-NAT]


Steger is taking over for Paul Torgerson-- who is retiring at the end of the year.
He already has a game plan.
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((I WILL WORK TO ADVANCE THIS FINE INSTITUTION WITH SKILL AND DETERMINATION.))
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Steger will take over January first.
He beat out 40 candidates for the job.
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[Tech-Bowl]


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[GRAPHIC=Tech Travel Plans]


While the Board of Visitors have their minds on a new president, a lot of students and football fans are thinking about going bowling.
Virginia Tech could go to Sugar Bowl this year... even though they are ranked number three.
Despite the rankings fans are already making preliminary travel plans for New Orleans.
Kate Weidaw has the story.
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[IN Q=if you think]
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[SUPER=01-David Barnhart/Travel Consultant; :17]
[SUPER=01-Joyce Bradford/AAA Branch Manager; :45]
[SUPER=01-Carly Gagen-Cheeney/Tech Fan; 1:05]
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((If you think waiting to make your travel plans to the Sugar Bowl is a good idea, some travel agents say - think again. Adventure Travel in Roanoke has already sold a fourth of their New Orleans package to Hokie fans not wanting to be left at home this year.
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((DAVID BARNHART/TRAVEL CONSULTANT: THE MORE TECH KEEPS WINNING THE MORE WE KEEP SELLING AND WE EXPECT TO BE FULLY SOLD OUT.))
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That's exactly what happened when the Hokies went to the Sugar Bowl in 1995. And with the team's last-minute win over West Virginia Saturday, fans are preparing just in case the team goes to New Orleans. But there are some things to keep in mind when you're looking for the best package deal that includes airline tickets, hotel, and of course Sugar Bowl tickets.
[SOT 7:52]
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((JOYCE BRADFORD/AAA BRANCH MANAGER:I THINK WHAT YOU NEED TO LOOK FOR IS, IS THIS A REPUTABLE TOUR COMPANY THAT HAS PUT THIS TOGETHER. THERE ARE A ZILLION DIFFERENT COMPANIES THAT ARE GOING TO COME OUT WITH THESE KINDS OF PACKAGES.))
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And while fans are making reservations they're also buying tee-shirts, hats, --almost anything with the Virginia Tech logo on it.
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((CARLY GAGEN-CHEENEY/VT FAN: DEFINITELY MORE SALES I CAN SEE A LOT MORE PEOPLE COMING IN HERE AND BEING BIGGER SUPPORTERS.))
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Even though the Hokies are still only contenders for the Sugar Bowl one thing is for sure -- Hokie fans don't want to miss a minute of the team's success this year. [STANDUP]
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((KATE WEIDAW/REPORTING: EVEN THOUGH HOKIE FANS ARE DISAPPOINTED WITH THE NUMBER THREE RANKING THEY ARE HOPEFUL THAT THE NEXT FEW WEEKS THE TEAM WILL IMPROVE THEIR STRENGTH OF SCHEDULE SO THEY HAVE A BID TO THE SUGAR BOWL. KATE WEIDAW NEWS 7 ROANOKE.))
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[Keith]


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[WRITER=tha]
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[GRAPHIC=Election 99 Recount]


Montgomery County's Commonwealth's Attorney is petitioning the circuit court for an election re-count.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/October 21]


Incumbent Phil Keith lost the election to Christiansburg Attorney Joey Showalter by 50-votes.
Keith says he believes he owes it to the voters to ASK for the re-count.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Worries about the collapse of Microsoft stock have so far proven unfounded.
We'll have the latest next on News-7 at Noon.
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[VO-NAT ]


And some top paintings hit the auction block.
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[E-Microsoft]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=sgo]
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If you have money in the stock market, you've probably been watching Microsoft.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


A number of local investors own stock in the company, either directly or through a mutual fund.
And since a federal judge called Microsoft a monopoly ... many were concerned about what the preliminary ruling might mean for their money.
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[SOT 1:27:24 ////// 1:32:17]
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((BILL MERCER/MICROSOFT INVESTOR: IT'S A CONCERN, OBVIOUSLY. BECAUSE IT'S A LARGE PART OF WHAT I'M GOING TO HAVE WHEN I RETIRE.///////1:32:09 -- GEORGE BRAMMER/AG EDWARDS: MANY PEOPLE, THROUGH THEIR 401 (K), HAVE POSITIONS IN MICROSOFT, WHETHER THEY KNOW IT OR NOT.))
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Microsoft makes up a significant part of some of the most popular funds.
So if the stock falls, it could have at least a small impact on many people.
So far, the stock is holding ground.
And many experts say if regulators break up Microsoft ... investors would cash in.
They would own stock in a number of smaller high-tech companies with the potential to make more money.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=HOLD]


Microsoft shares were down as much as eight percent at one point yesterday, but they rallied, and closed the session with a loss of about one-point-eight percent.
About 120 million shares of Microsoft changed hands, however -- nearly five times the usual number.

[impressionists-auction]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
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[WRITER=mel]
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[GRAPHIC=None]


In 18-74 one art critic compared a Claude Monet painting to wallpaper, saying he expected more than a mere impression.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]

[6:40:17]
Well, in 19-99 one of Monet's impressionist paintings has sold for 20 million 500- thousand dollars.
It was part of a Christie's auction last night of impressionist and post impressionist artwork.
Other top bids included a Vincent Van Gogh painting that went for 14-million and a Renoir that sold for 4 million 4- hundred-thousand.
All of the paintings came from private collections.
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[Stocks]


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On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was DOWN 106 points.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Still to come in sports, another Hokie team makes the Associated Press top-25 poll.
We'll tell you which one,
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[VO-NAT ]

and the Cowboys lost more than just a game last night-- they lost their offensive weapons.
Patrick has the details, next.
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[Cowboys-Vikings]


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The Minnesota Vikings came back from a 17 point deficit to topple the Cowboys 27 to 17.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Minneapolis, MN/ABC;]


Dallas got on the board first as Emmitt Smith rushed for two touchdowns within 18 seconds of each other.
But the second T-D was brutal for Smith.
He broke his hand on the 24 yard T-D run in the second, but Dallas goes up 17 to 7.
The injuries didn't stop there.
In the third, Aikman left the game with a mild concussion after this sack by Jerry Ball.
That gave the Vikes some comeback momentum.
[SUPER=30-Dallas/17/Minnesota/27//;]


Quarterback Jeff George threw two T-D passes in the fourth, sealing the win with this 47 yarder to Randy Moss.
The Vikings get the 27 to 17 victory.
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[S-BCS]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-44]
[GRAPHIC=TECH]

Frank Beamer spent part of last night on ESPN radio trying to explain it. Folks all over the country are trying to figure it out. "It" is the fact that Tech, despite being unbeaten, is still third in the brand new Bowl Championship Series Rankings that were released yesterday afternoon.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Morgantown, WV/Saturday; :00]

Despite escaping West Virginia with a 22-to-20 win - the Hokies failed to move up and grab the two spot behind Florida State. The Hokies are still third behind Tennessee and they can ill afford another poor outing like the one they had this past Saturday.
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[SUPER=01-Andre Kendrick/Va. Tech Running Back; :00]
[SUPER=01-Michael Vick/Va. Tech Quarterback; :14]
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[OUT Q=...stay focused."]
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[VO-NAT con't]

The strength of schedule again killed Tech. The Hokies schedule ranks 60th, while Tennessee is ninth.
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[Tech-Women]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=tar]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Tech basketball]


Virginia Tech football isn't the only Hokie team making the polls.
Yesterday, the top 25 Associated Press women's college basketball teams were announced and the Lady Hokies came in at number 17.
Tech finished last season at number 13.
Old Dominion was the only other state team to crack the polls at number 15, although Debbie Ryan's Virginia squad did receive some votes.

[S-Petty]


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Reports out of Level Cross and Randleman indicate that Richard Petty and the rest of the King's family - Kyle and Adam will all be part of the Dodge invasion into NASCAR in 2001.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville/1969; :00]

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. (------------)