[HEADLINES]

[TALENT=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


The search resumes for the cockpit voice recorder from Egyptair Flight 9-90.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And a shakeup in the Vinton police department as two officers resign in the middle of a grand jury investigation.
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[TALENT=Patrick]
[SS=None]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]


News 7 at noon is next.

[Egyptair]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Egyptair Crash]


Searchers are off to a rough start today as they search for the cockpit voice recorder from EgyptAir Flight 9-90.

The seas were calm enough early this morning to launch the Magnum underwater robot, but it had to be pulled from the water for repairs after about four hours.
With the flight data recorder yielding few clues to the crash, investigators are hoping the voice recorder will reveal what happened.
Investigators are considering several scenarios including a rapid decompression, terrorism, sabotage, hijacking or a problem with a passenger or crew member.
Jeffrey Kofman reports.
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[SOT]

[10:01:31]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Newport, RI; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jeffrey Kofman/Reporting; :51]
[RUNS=1:04]
[OUT Q=Newport Rhode Island.]



[Chicago-crash]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Plane Crash]


Recovery efforts have resumed at the crash site of a small plane that plunged into Lake Michigan.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chicago;]

[4;04:14]
It happened immediately after take off from a single-runway airport near downtown Chicago.
The twin-engine turbo prop was carrying two pilots and one passenger.
Divers searching the submerged plane for survivors found no one inside.
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[SOT]

[4:05;27-45]
[IN Q=I spoke with the divers...]
[SUPER=01-Bill Norris/Chicago Fire Department]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=and make the sweep.]
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[VO-NAT]


The plane is submerged in about 22 feet of water about 100 yards of shore.
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[Project-Impact]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=99-35 T2:01:02]
[GRAPHIC=Flood Control]


It hasn't been a problem this year, but the Roanoke Valley has a history of occasional severe floods.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/November, 1985;]


To help locate homes and businesses in the 100- year flood plain, local governments are working with Project Impact on a new, color- coded mapping system.
The regional effort has cost more than a half- million- dollars so far.
But officials say the Geographical Information System Maps provide important information for both home owners and emergency service workers.
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[SOT 10:19:39 ]
[IN Q=During the flood]

((MAUREEN CASTERN/PROJECT IMPACT: DURING THE FLOOD OF '85, THE FIRE DEPARTMENT DID WATCH A BUILDING THAT WAS COMPLETELY SURROUNDED BY WATER BURN AND WE'D LIKE TO TELL THE FIRE DEPARTMENT WHAT'S THE BEST WAY TO GET TO A LOCATION IF THERE WAS FLOODING.))
[SUPER=01-Maureen Castern/Project Impact;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=if there was flooding]
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[VO-NAT]


Project Impact is provided to Roanoke City, Roanoke County, Salem, and Vinton through a grant from FEMA.
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[D'ville-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-40 TC1:22:49]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]


A beer truck accident in Danville early this morning blocked off traffic on Route 58 all morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


Police say the beer truck's driver, Troy Patrick Samuels, lost control of the truck while driving around some S- curves near Main Street.
The truck overturned and lost a good amount of its cargo ... and spilled some diesel fuel.
But no one was injured.
It took several hours to clean up the beer ... and get the truck upright again.
The driver has been charged with failing to maintain control of the truck.
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[Vinton-Resignation]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=netR]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Vinton's two top cops have resigned amid a grand jury investigation of the Vinton Police Department.
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[VO-NAT]


Chief Rick Foutz and Lieutenant William Brown, Junior have retired effective immediately.
Now the town is scrambling to fill their positions.
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[SOT 7:56:55]
[IN Q=You're always concerned]

((YOU'RE ALWAYS CONCERNED WHEN YOU LOSE THE LEADERSHIP THAT WE HAVE AND MANY YEARS OF SERVICE AND THE IMPACT ON THE ORGANIZATION CAN NOT BE UNDERESTIMATED))
[SUPER=01-Clay Goodman/Vinton Town Manager]
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=under estimated]
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[VO-NAT]


Sergeant Andy Corbin will be in command at least until Tuesday when town council will meet to pick an interim chief while searching for a permanent replacement.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Clay Goodman would not comment on whether the investigation had an impact on the sudden retirements.
But he did say the town is providing its full support to the special grand jury.

[Switched-Babies]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Switched Babies]


Testimony has resumed in the custody battle for one of the two little girls switched at birth.
A psychiatrist is testifying about Rebecca Chittum's mental well-being.
Attorneys on both sides described the atmosphere inside the Buena Vista courtroom as tense and highly emotional.


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Buena Vista]


Paula Johnson is fighting for custody of four year old Rebecca.
Not only must she prove she would be a good mother to Rebecca, she must withstand the character attacks from the other side.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I don't think]
[SUPER=01-Mike Groot/Chittum Family Attorney; ]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=that doens't happen.]
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[VO-NAT]


The case has also polarized the Buena Vista community, where blue ribbons have sprouted everywhere in support of the Rogers and Chittum families.
More than 20 witnesses are expected to testify and that could push the proceedings into the weekend.
The judge in the case says he likely will NOT make an immediate decision.
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[Greenbrier]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=The Greenbrier]


West Virginia's premiere resort is getting a nod of approval.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-W. Sulphur Springs, WV/File Tape;]


The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs has made Southern Living magazine's Top Five resort list.
The list is based on a poll of the magazine's readers.
Poll results are in the magazine's November issue.
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[tease1] [HARD MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


The man who bought a gun for the Columbine high school shooters learns his punishment today.
That's just one of the stories still ahead on News-7 at Noon.
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[VO-NAT ]


And American targets in Pakistan are hit with rocket fire.
First, let's talk to Patrick Evans about our weekend forecast.
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[Talent=Patrick]

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

[Pakistan-explosion]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Explosion]


Officials say no Americans are among six wounded today in a series of explosions in the capital of Pakistan.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Islamabad, Pakistan;]

[4:42:29]
Officials say unknown attackers fired about seven rockets near the U-S Embassy, the U-N office, an American cultural center and other buildings in downtown Islamabad.
The attacks come just two days before a U.N. imposed deadline to turn over suspected terrorist Osama Bin Laden.
He's believed to be hiding out in Afghanistan, which borders Pakistan.
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[Manes-hearing]


[ANCHOR=mel]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


In the latest chapter of the Columbine shooting... Mark Manes is scheduled for sentencing today... for selling guns to gunmen Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris.
The gunmen killed twelve students and a teacher before killing themselves.
A portion of a transcript from a never-seen video made by the gunmen will be read in court.
John Blackstone reports.
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[SOT]

[10:10:09]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Littleton, CO/April 20; :08]
[SUPER=01-John Blackstone/Reporting; :56]
[RUNS=1:06]
[OUT Q= JB, Golden, CO.]

(((SCRIPT)
(SUPER: June/Golden, CO)

NARR: The brief excerpt from the tape will be read at the sentencing today of Mark MAY-ness. He has pleaded guilty to selling a semi-automatic handgun to Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris...
(SUPER: April 20/Littleton, CO)

one of the four guns they used to kill 12 of their classmates and a teacher in April. Several others were wounded.
The tapes Kelbold and Harris left behind are believed to reveal new details about the gun sale. Police believe the tapes describing events leading up the to shooting were made specifically for investigators to find. This is the second time that video tape has come to light providing new information about the attack on Columbine.
NAT SOT Guy describing surveillance tape "This is the real thing."

Last month, a surveillance tape that captured the beginning of the rampage was shown to a group of law enforcement personnel. A crew from a CBS affiliate in Albuquerque was present, and the tape was subsequently shown on CBS and other networks. Prosecutors insist these newly revealed tapes will never be made public.
O/C CLOSE PROSECUTORS SAY RELEASING THE TAPES WOULD HELP THE TWO TEENAGE GUNMEN ACHIEVE ONE OF THEIR GOALS....TO BE GLORIFIED AS CULT HEROES. JB,))

[E-AT-NS]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=99-42 56:59]
[GRAPHIC=Trail Crossing]


The Appalachian Trail wants a permanent arrangement with Norfolk Southern, allowing hikers to walk across the tracks where they intersect with the trail.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Troutville]


The railroad has been aggressively targeting such "at- grade" crossings, trying to eliminate as many of them as possible.
While the government has sued N-S over this three-one hundredths of an acre of land, Norfolk Southern would rather see a bridge or an underpass constructed.
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[SOT 13:07:45]
[IN Q=I suppose anything]

((I SUPPOSE ANYTHING WOULD HELP. IF A PERSON ISN'T FAMILIAR WITH CROSSING TRACKS. BUT HAVING WORKED FOR THE RAILROAD, I'M VERY FAMILIAR. "STOP, LOOK AND LISTEN."))
[SUPER=01-Ron Garten/Day Hiker]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=look and listen.]
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[VO-NAT]


The railroad concedes there has to be one or more places where the trail crosses the tracks. The company predicts the suit will be resolved through negotiations.
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[5-I-73]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=599-9 50:38]
[GRAPHIC=Interstate 73]

V-Dot is taking an extra six months to study the proposed Interstate I-73. Public hearings will occur next spring.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]

Legislators met yesterday in Franklin County, where I-73 takes on special meaning. People like Lois Slotnick want V-DOT to improve safety on Route 220 rather than spend money on a new road.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 2:33:52]
[IN Q=It's going to]

((IT'S GOING TO SPLIT THE COUNTY IN HALF .. FIRE SERVICES.))
[SUPER=01-Lois Slotnick/Franklin Co. Resident;]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=fire services]
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[VO-NAT]

But manufactured housing is Franklin County's key industry, and some people say I-73 would make it easier to truck in supplies. Walter Hughes says opponents of the road are wrong.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 2:05:55]
[IN Q=Most of them]

((MOST OF THEM WANT YOU TO RIDE A BICYCLE OR TAKE THE TRAIN. WE'VE HAD TRAINS IN FRANKLIN COUNTY BUT WE NO LONGER HAVE THEM BECAUSE PEOPLE DON'T WANT TO GO BACK TO THAT KIND OF LIFESTYLE. EVERYBODY WHO CAME HERE CAME IN A CAR.))
[SUPER=01-Walter Hughes/Franklin Co. Resident;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=came in a car]
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[VO-NAT]

The Commonwealth Transportation Board will decide by the end of next year whether to build I-73, to upgrade Route 220, or not to build at all.
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[E-Burcham]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-34 1:59:59]
[GRAPHIC=Burcham]


New city manager Darlene Burcham is getting a crash course in Roanoke life.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Yesterday, Burcham met with Mayor David Bowers at the Hotel Roanoke.
Though her selection wasn't unanimous, Burcham says she's looking forward to a fruitful relationship with city council.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 02:55]
[IN Q=I feel like I'm]

((DARLENE BURCHAM: I FEEL LIKE I'M THE KIND OF CITY MANAGER THEY WERE LOOKING FOR AND IT SEEMS LIKE THEY'RE READY FOR ME TO COME. AND I'M READY TO BE HERE JUST AS SOON AS THE FIRST OF THE YEAR ROLLS AROUND. AND I THINK WE'RE GOING TO MAKE A GREAT TEAM.))
[SUPER=01-Darlene Burcham/City Manager Designate]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=make a great team.]
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[VO-NAT]


Burcham will receive a formal introduction at Monday's meeting of city council.
She's now searching for a place to live, and says she plans to "bum around" Roanoke this weekend, to get a feel for the city.
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[E-O'Grady]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=99-48 13:56]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A harrowing experience in the Balkans made him a natioanl hero.
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[VO-NAT]
[super=04-June 1995]


Scott O'Grady's F-16 was shot down over Bosnia.
He ejected from the jet - and survived 6 days alone in enemy territory before a dramatic rescue and homecoming.
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Last Night]


Last night Scott O'Grady shared his story with an audience at Virginia Tech.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=We're not the]
[SUPER=07-Scott O'Grady]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=elated.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


O'Grady's lecture was entitled "Return with Honor."
He spent the afternoon signing copies of his book, by the same name.
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[Tease2] [SOFT MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Still ahead on News-7 at noon, Patrick will have the weekend forecast.
(-----------------)
[VO-NAT ]


And world's tallest mountain is a little taller today.
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[MUSIC UP FULL]
[COMM BREAK #2]


[Male-Contraceptives]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#=99-37 TC1:41:37]
[GRAPHIC=birth Control]


70-percent of men say they'd like more options for male birth control methods.
A University of Virginia researcher is trying to accommodate them.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; ]


Barry Hinton spoke to a packed classroom at Virginia Western Community College yesterday about the latest in male contraception.
He says right now hormone injections are available, but have to be taken daily.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT tc 00:55:41]
[IN Q=Now what they're]

((BARRY HINTON/UVA PROFESSOR: NOW WHAT THEY'RE TRYING TO DEVELOP IS A LONG TERM INJECTION FOR EXAMPLE LIKE AN IMPLANT OR SOMETHING AND THAT WAY POOR MAN DOESN'T HAVE TO TAKE AN INJECTION EVERYDAY IN ORDER TO HAVE A CONTRACEPTIVE.))
[SUPER=01-Barry Hinton/UVA Professor; ]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=have a contraceptive.]
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[VO NAT] And some female students say that eases their concern about men remembering to take the pill every day.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT tc 00:54:46]
[IN Q=Even though it's]

((SARAH GREGORY/STUDENT: EVEN THOUGH IT'S THE WOMAN WHO HAS THE PREGNANCY STILL, THERE ARE WOMEN WHO WOULD BE DECEIVING ABOUT IT SO THE TRUST ISSUE WOULD GO EITHER WAY.))
[SUPER=01-Sarah Gregory/Student; ]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=go either way]
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[VO-NAT]

Hinton is now working on a way to prevent sperm from fertilizing eggs.
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[Mount-Everest]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The highest point on earth just got higher.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File;]

[10:23:29]
Actually Mount Everest has just been re-measured.
The National Geographic Society says it's seven feet taller than previously thought.
That puts Everest at 29-thousand 35 feet.
The information was compiled by teams of climbers using special equipment to collect data from global positioning satellites.
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[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE# none]
[GRAPHIC=stocks]


On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was UP 31 points.
[tease3] [SPORTS MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Still to come in sports, the regular season is over, but our Friday Football Extra crews are still at work.
We'll preview tonight's regional football action,
(----------------)
[VO-NAT ]


And another member of the Petty racing family feels the need for speed.
Patrick has more, next.
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[MUSIC UP FULL]
[COMM BREAK #3]



[S-Petty]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-55]
[GRAPHIC=PETTY]


The Petty Clan has a celebrated 50 years in racing.
And last night the King and Kyle announced that another member of the family is preparing to race the tracks.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-MIami, FL; :00]


Adam Petty will make his Winston Cup debut in the year 2000, driving a limited number of events.
Adam will make his debut April second in Texas.
He also plans to race at Charlotte, Bristol and the fall race at Martinsville with Sprint continuing as his sponsor.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I don't...]
[SUPER=01-Adam Petty/Makes Winston Cup Debut in 2000; :00]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=...GO FROM THERE."]
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[S-Avalanche]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-50 (55:34)]
[GRAPHIC=Salem Avalanche]


The Salem Avalanche has hired a new field boss.
Former University of Tennessee great Alan Cockrell has joined the team.
Cockrell was an all-american in both baseball and football with the Vols in the early 80's.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Also, Dave Oster has resigned his general manager's position to become the GM of the California League's Elsinore Storm.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=IT'S THE...]
[SUPER=01-Dave Oster/Leaves Salem for California; ;00]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=...NEDD TO TAKE."]
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[VO NAT]
Oster has handled the day to day operations for the Avalanche for the past five seasons and team owner Kelvin Bowles says the franchise is in excellent shape.
He says the wheels are turning to find a replacement and he's considering several current staff members.
Bowles says there's no timetable in finding a replacement for Oster.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="THE STAFF...]
[SUPER=01-Kelvin Bowles/Salem Avalanche Owner; :00]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=...REPLACE THEM."]
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[S-FFE]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-47]
[GRAPHIC=FFE]


Tonight marks the regional semi-finals in the high school football season. Friday Football Extra will be on the road from Culpeper to Danville to Wytheville.
Here's a preview of the game's we'll highlight tonight.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=FIRST AUDIO]
[RUNS=:31]
[OUT Q=LOGO COMES FULL."]
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[S-Tech]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-45]
[GRAPHIC=UVA Football]


U-V-A's Thomas Jones is in the running for the Football News offensive player of the year award.
He was named as one of 15 semi-finalists for the award yesterday.
Jones already has three 200 yard games this season and leads the nation in rushing.
[graphic=tech Football]


A Hokie is also in the running for a similar honor with Football News.
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[VO NAT ENG#]
[SUPER=03-Morgantown, WV/Saturday; :00]


End Corey Moore is a semi-finalist for the defensive player of the year honor.
Moore leads the Hokies with 13 quarterback sacks.
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[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


And as Tech prepares for the big contest with Miami, News 7 Saturday Morning will be live on campus.
The Hokie Bird, Cheryl (CHAIR-ul) Beamer, "The Marching Virginians", and the "Skippers" cannon crew ..
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[TAKE FS GRAPHIC]
all on News 7 live from Lane Stadium, starting tomorrow morning at 8. (-------------)