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Coming up on News 7-
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Firefighters from New Mexico and Arizona are on the way to help battle the Roanoke County forest fire..
We will have a live report.
Hurricane Lenny is barreling toward more islands with 150 mile-an-hour winds.
And check this out- (Kill-a-way-a) erupts- mother nature lights up the night.
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News 7 is next.
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This is the scene on Fort Lewis Mountain- Firefighters are working through a third night to try and contain the wildfire.
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[Fire-Latest]


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Fire has destroyed one thousand acres and the blaze is still burning.
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Firefighters thought they had the blaze contained last night but wind whipped up and the flames jumped over the line overnight- This morning fire crews began the process once again of lighting backfires.
81 firefigthers, with the help of five bulldozers and two helicopters, are working to contain the fire that was a threat to homes and an F-A-A tower today.
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[Brush-Fire]


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Tonight the winds have calmed down,
And firefighters have 95 percent of the fire contained.
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Kate Weidaw is live near Fort Lewis Mountain.
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Q & A Jean: What are the plans for tomorrow?



[Firefighters]


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40 firefighters from New Mexico and Arizona have flown in to fight this fire, and the National Guard is trucking in equipment.
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[VO-NAT]
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Still 24-hour shifts are wearing the crews down.
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((THEY WENT IN AROUND SIX P-M LAST NIGHT AND IT WAS AROUND EIGHT BEFORE WE COULD GET THEM OUT THIS MORNING SO THAT WAS AROUND 14 HOURS AND IT WAS PRETTY COLD OUT THERE LAST NIGHT SO WHEN THEY CAME OUT THIS MORNING THEY WERE PRETTY TIRED.))
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Then the volunteers must work their day jobs. Firefighters say adrenaline pushes them forward.
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((EVERYBODY'S ENJOYING IT. MOST PEOPLE DOING THIS DO IT BECAUSE THEY ENJOY IT. SO LONG HOURS AREN'T AS BAD FOR THEM ON THIS AS IT WOULD BE ON SOME OTHER JOBS.))
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[VO-NAT]

About one hundred people from agencies around the state are also fighting this fire.
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[Toss-2-Robin] Jean tosses to Robin in Weather Center

[WX1] [11:00pm] [11/17/1999] [MCU]WEATHER OFFICE
Lenny passed south of heavily populated and vulnerable Haiti and the Dominican Republic on Tuesday, staying on its unusual west-to-east course. It then veered northeast today blasting St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands with winds of 150 miles-per-hour.
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[VO-NAT]
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Puerto Rican officials warn that Lenny could dump up to 15 inches of rain on the island. Thousands of Puerto Ricans are taking refuge in one of 191 government shelters. About 100,000 people were without water, and 90,000 were without electricity.
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[WXPRO/FULL]LENNY STATS WAKE UP FORECAST

[Toss back to anchor][B'burg-Explosion]


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The Blacksburg man who suffered severe burns in an explosion is in critical condition tonight.
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[VO-NAT]
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John Layman suffered burns to his face and hands in the blast-- which happened in the basement of his home last night.
Authorities believe the explosion was caused by a propane leak-- and that a pilot light MAY have ignited the gas.
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[Monty-Fatal]


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A Giles County woman died this afternoon when the pickup she was riding in struck a bank and overturned several times.
It happened on Route 460 in Montgomery County, near the Giles County line.
State police say the woman's husband, who was driving the pickup, suffered injuries that were NOT life-threatening.

No names are being released at this time.

[Egyptair]


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Could the Egypt Air Crash have been a bizarre suicide by one of the pilots?
Investigators say it's a possibility, but family members of the co-pilot are outraged.
Lee Cowan has the latest.
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((Without any known mechanical or weather problems, attention remains focused on a cryptic prayer believed to have been spoken by one of the flights co-pilots Gamil AL-Batouty seen here in a home video.
Although not scheduled to be flying the plane at the time, investigators believe somewhere between the autopilot being disconnected, and the beginning of the fatal dive, El Batouty utters: I have made my decision. I put my fate in God's hands.
Although the timing seems ominous, analysts point out the prayer could mean almost anything.
JAMES HALL, NTSB CHAIRMAN We have not chosen to characterize it because there is still some differences in some of the cultural interpretations of the Arabic language that is spoken on the cockpit voice recorder.
Egypts ambassador asked for the opportunity for a more extensive review of the evidence, trying to diffuse any perception that the U-S was rushing to judgment. NABIL FAHMI, EGYPTIAN AMBASSADOR TO THE US : One can easily draw conclusions, but they will not be based on any factual objective and scientific assessment of the facts. To do that we have to wait until we finish the investigation.
But in Cairo, El Batouty's family is outraged, accusing the US of a cover up. WALID EL BATOUTY, NEPHEW OF CO-PILOT We will not accept this. If they want to slander my uncle, well never accept this and were going to come back after them COWAN: Starting tomorrow, the NTSB will be turning control of the salvage operation over to the Navy who has been instructed to begin bringing pieces of the Boeing 767 to the surface as soon as possible. Investigators would like to start by finding what's left of the cockpit. Lee Cowan, CBS News, Washington.))


[Adams]


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Campbell County prosecutor Neil Vener calls him one of the most dangerous men he's ever dealt with.. but now 49-year old Elmer Adams will likely spend the rest of his life in prison.
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Adams was sentenced today on a total of 29 drug and firearms charges, but it was his PAST criminal history that made the difference today.
Adams killed his wife in 1975, another man in 1994 and had threatened to kill a number of police officers six years ago.
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((NEIL VENER/CAMPBELL CO. PROSECUTOR: HE DIDN'T CHANGE HIS WAYS, HE WAS MORE THAN WILLING TO KILL PEOPLE AS YOU HEARD FROM THE TESTIMONY TODAY, SO I THINK THE JUDGE BY HIS VERDICT HAS ASSURED THAT IT'S UNLIKELY HE'LL EVER GET A CHANCE TO HURT ANOTHER INNOCENT PERSON AGAIN.))
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Adams was sentenced to a total of 523 years in prison.
He'll be eligible for parole when he turns 65.
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[Dragging-Death]


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The fate of the third man charged in the dragging death of a black man is now in the hands of a jury.
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Prosecutors called Shawn Allen Berry a liar- saying although he isn't a racist- he committed the crime just for the fun of it.
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((GUY JAMES GRAY/DISTRICT ATTORNEY: IT WAS HIS TRUCK, HIS CHAIN, HIS DECISION TO PICK HIM UP. HIS DECISION TO DRIVE OUT IN THE WOODS. HE'S GOT MORE BLOOD ON HIM THAN THE OTHER TWO AND IT LOOKS LIKE HE WAS DRIVING THE TRUCK WHEN THEY WERE DRAGGING HIM SIMPLE FACTS, SIMPLE LAW.))
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Berry lived with the other two defendants. His attorney says Berry had no idea the two would beat and kill Byrd when he stopped to offer the disabled man a ride.
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((20:06:08)) ((LUM HAWTHORN/DEFENSE ATTORNEY: IN THE FINAL ANALYSIS, WHAT IT COMES DOWN TO IS DID SHAWN BERRY GO OUT AND INTENTIONALLY KILL SOMEONE ESPECIALLY IN A GRUESOME MANNER LIKE THIS AND THERE IS NO EVIDENCE IN THE RECORD THAT HE IS THAT KIND OF A PERSON.))
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The other two defendants were sentenced to the death penalty.
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[Health-Department]


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The Roanoke County Health Department in Vinton will move to a school until repairs are made to the Pollard Stteet Building.
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Health workers are preparing the now empty Roland (ROE-land) E-Cook Elementary school to open after Thanksgiving. The roof collapsed Monday on the Vinton Health Department. Public Health Director Doctor Molly Rutledge says she expects to use the school as a replacement for the next three to six months.
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Officials at Patrick County's only hospital are hoping that Chapter 11 bankruptcy will be the cure for their financial troubles.
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Patrick Community Hospital is running a debt of more than five million dollars.
Hospital officials say the money problems stem from poor financial oversight that left hundreds of thousands of dollars in services unbilled.
The hospital has even struggled to pay its 240 employees.
Chapter 11 bankruptcy would allow the hospital protection from creditors for four months while it comes up with a plan to repay them.
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Tax cuts, better roads, or health care?
How do Virginians think the state should spend tobacco settlement money?
The results of one poll, coming up.
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And the United Methodist Church decides what to do about a minister who performed a marriage ceremony for a gay North Carolina couple.
Details ahead.
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[Sports-Preview]


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(( Hey folks this is Mike Stevens in the News 7 Sports Office with highlights from tonight's women's NIT battle at the Cassell between the Hokies and Bulldogs. The UVa men pick their captains for the upcoming season. Steve Mason picks u the title 9 controversy in Hometown Hoops Weekly. And Dave Braine checks in on the Hokies. Later on the Big 7.))
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[Tobacco-Money]


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A new survey shows more Virginians want tobacco settlement money spent on health initiatives than either a tax cut or building new roads.
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A coalition of doctors and health advocates called "Spend Tobacco Money" on People announced the results of the VCU study today.
It's part of a lobbying effort against Governor Jim Gilmore's plan to build roads with 40 percent of the four BILLION dollars.
Tobacco communities are already promised 50 percent.
That left 10 percent for anti-smoking efforts.
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((DONNA REYNOLDS/AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION; AND SO WE FELT VERY POSITIVE ABOUT IT, BUT WE ALSO MADE IT CLEAR THAT WE WERE GOING TO COME BACK. ))
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The poll says most Virginians surveyed would prefer to use the tobacco windfall to keep kids from smoking, pay uninsured smokers' medical bills, and do medical research.
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[Creech]


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A Reverend who conducted marriage ceremonies for a gay couple in North Carolina has lost his ministerial credentials in the United Methodist Church.
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[99-38 59:11]
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Reverend Jimmy Creech ministered in Roanoke shortly after performing the controversial ceremony.
He said there is nothing in scripture that condemns a loving relationship between two people of the same gender.
But today a jury of Nebraska United Methodist ministers unanimously found that Creech broke church rules.
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Creech says he's not surprised by the outcome - but says he's disappointed that it was a unanimous vote.

[Know-Fraud]


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It's being called the largest anti-fraud effort ever.
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Public service announcements and postcards mailed to every household in America.... warning you against mail and telephone scam artists.
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Today, Virginia officials kicked off Project Know Fraud locally.
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((TOM GALLAGHER/VIRGINIA BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU: THERE'S NO STRONGER REMEDY FOR FRAUD THAN A CONSUMER WHO REFUSES TO BE CONNED. AND THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO DO.))
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It's estimated Americans lose 40 BILLION dollars a year to scams.
Project Know Fraud is being financed through a criminal forfeiture case in Iowa.


[Tease2]
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Parts of California are turned into a winter wonderland.
We'll show you.
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And speaking of wonder - it's mother natures power surge not visible to the eye that's creating quite a show in Hawaii.
The story, ahead.
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[LOTTO]
[SUPER=137-8 4 2/4 5 3 0/3 7 16 18 22/2 3 13 16 33 40/9 6 8 8 2 3]
NIGHT DRAWING=

Pick 3:
8-4-2

(eight, four, two)


Pick 4:
4-5-3-0

(four, five, three, zero)


Cash 5:
3-7-16-18-22

(three, seven, sixteen, eighteen, twenty-two)


Lotto:
2-3-13-16-33-40

(two, three, thirteen, sixteen, thirty-three, forty)


Kicker:
9-6-8-8-2-3

(nine, six, eight, eight, two, three)



[Video]


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It's a spectacular show of power harnessed beneath the Earth's surface.
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This week Hawaii's Kilauea volcano is lighting up the mountainside with enormous amounts of lava.
It's tonight's Video of the Day.
Geologists say the gigantic lava flow means there's been a huge surge of magma under the Earth's surface - and it's been getting larger as the week continues.
Volcanic activity is enlarging the Islands of Hawaii and even creating new ones.
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[Sierra-Snow]


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Road crews in the Sierra are already putting their snow equipment to work.
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Up to ten inches of snow fell in some areas of the Sierra overnight-
Blue Canyon California reported about four inches.
The temperatures are supposed to stay cold, so this snow will likely stick around.
It's great news for people who want to hit the slopes- not as great for those who had to shovel.
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[Weather] [11/17/1999] [WXPRO/FULL] Leonid Update Current Statistics Weather Statistics [MUSIC UNDER] [COMMERCIAL] [CK/CHYRON/VIEWERNET] [CK/WXPRO]WEATHER MAPS [CK/CHYRON/5 PAGES] FORECASTS [ESS/FULL] EXTENDED FORECAST [Forecasts]
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[SUPER=X5001][S-Extra]



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The Tech women look to move on in the preseason NIT. Steve Mason takes the rock down Barristers Row in tonight's Hometown Hoops Weekly. The Cavs name their captains. And Dave Braine weighs in on the Hokies.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=75-Concord, NC/May 1997; :00]

But first in tonight's Extra Point - Robby Gordon is returning to NASCAR next season. In 1997 Gordon raced in 20 events for owner Felix Sabates but he was considered a spoiled brat and he was eventually terminated. He has been successful in CART and he hopes to bring his southern California based operation to Charlotte. Turtle Wax and Hot Wheels will sponsor the car.
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[go to break]

[S-Tech]


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The Virginia Tech women were back home last night in the second round of the preseason NIT, but last night they met a talented bunch of Georgia Bulldogs.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Georgia vs. Virginia Tech; :00]

The Tech women knew they would have to play better than they did against Liberty to have a chance against the third ranked Bulldogs. One half of Georgia's talented twins, Kelly Miller hits the deep two pointer and Georgia is on top 12-to-6. But Tech would rally as Sarah Hicks, the former Botetourt star hits the three pointer. The Hokies regained the lead at the 12:35 mark of the first. Kelly Miller would hit another jumper to end the first half. But Tech hits the break with a 33-to-30 advantage. Amy Wetzel would keep Tech in front most of the second half this driving hoop makes it a 35-to-30 game.
[SUPER=33-Georgia #3/65/Va. Tech #18/60;]

Wetzel would finish with 14 points, 5 assists and 6 rebounds, but Georgia got the lead back with under six minutes to go. And Tech falls last night 65-to-60.
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[S-Hoops]


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Tis the season to make one's mark in the court. But in this week's installment of Hometown Hoops Weekly Steve Mason focuses not on the regionals, but on a battle that's taking place off the hardwood.
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((STEVE MASON:IN ALSTON VS. THE VIRGINIA HIGH SCHOOL LEAGUE, THE PLAINTIFF'S LAW SUIT IS A TITLE IX SEX DISCRIMINATION CASE. NANSEMOND RIVER AND LAKELAND HIGH SCHOOLS MOVED FROM DOUBLE A TO TRIPLE A A FEW YEARS BACK, WHICH FORCED SEVERAL FEMALE ATHLETES AT THOSE SCHOOLS TO GIVE UP A SPORT THEY PREVIOUSLY PLAYED BECAUSE THE GIRLS SEASONS CONFLICT. THE PLAINTIFF SAYS THE BOYS SEASONS DO NOT CONFLICT AND THAT IS NOT EQUAL AND THERE FOR SEX DISCRIMINATION.))
((The VHSL asked the University of Virginia to conduct a scientific survey to see when the girls wanted to play. The results indicated the vast majority wanted to leave the sports in the seasons they were in. ((VHSL ATTORNEY:))
Wake Forest women's basketball coach Charlene Curtis, who spoke at Salem earlier this year, is a VHSL expert witness, as is William Byrd athletic director Jane Layman, who uses girls single and double A basketball, which is played in the fall, as an example as to why she feels the seasons should stay where they are. ((JANE LAYMAN:))
The plaintiff says, regardless of exposure the fact that girls and boys seasons are not aligned equally violates Title IX. ((ALSTON:)) ((THE OCTOBER 18TH TRIAL HAS BEEN POSTPONED IN AN IRONIC TWIST OF EVENTS. OF THE 13 JURORS SELECTED THE ACLU, REPRESENTING THE PLAINTIFF, SCRATCHED THE ONLY THREE MEN.)) ((VHSL ATTORNEY:)) a new trial date has not been set, but the VHSL is pushing for January because it is the least busiest championship month of the year, Steve Mason Hometown Hoops Weekly.))

[S-UVa]


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Pete Gillen's Cavs open the season Friday night against Elon and then play VMI at home on Sunday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville; :00]

Yesterday the team members elected Donald Hand has one of their captains for the upcoming season. The 5-11 guard who started all 30 games last season was also a captain last year. His co-captain is Willie Dersch, the only senior on the Cavaliers' roster. Dersch averaged 10 points a game last year.
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[S-Chipper]


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The Atlanta Braves' Chipper Jones has become the first Brave since Terry Pendleton to win MVP honors.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/This Afternoon; :00]

Jones was named the National League's player of the year this afternoon, and for good reason. He hit 319 with 45 homers and knocked in 110 runs. Jeff Bagwell was second in the voting.
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[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Still to come tonight we will check in with an old friend, Dave Braine,
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[VO-NAT]

and see what the former Tech AD thinks of the Hokies rise to prominence.
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[S-Braine]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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A number of folks associated with the other Tech in the top 25 are keeping an eye on the Hokies every move.
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Former Virginia Tech athletic director Dave Braine, who now holds the same post in Atlanta, was recently in the Commonwealth with his wife and daughter. While his efforts are focused on Georgia Tech, the Hokies are always a topic of conversation.
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Georgia Tech's Mike Stamus joins Jack Williams and Doug Barton as three former Hokies now on the Yellow Jackets media relations staff.
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And folks mark your calendars for this Saturday afternoon at 3. Your Hometown Station has a front row seat for you for the War in the Swamp. The Noles and Gators hook up for bragging rights and BCS points right here on WDBJ-7.
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