[HEADLINES]

[TALENT=Melanie]

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[TAKE TOWER CAM LIVE]
Firfighters lose the upper hand on Fort Lewis Mountain.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And the focus of the EgyptAir crash probe is now on the plane's backup co-pilot.
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[TALENT=Patrick]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]


News 7 at noon is next.

[Brush-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#99-44]
[GRAPHIC=Ft. Lewis Mt. Fire]


Firefighters say it's a whole new battle.
The forest fire that's been burning since Monday on Fort Lewis Mountain is once again burning out of control.
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[TAKE POOR MOUNTAIN CAM]
This is a live picture of the fire in Roanoke County.
It's now burning across one-thousand acres and getting bigger.
Flames jumped over fire lines in four places last night.
The fire is threatening F-A-A towers that guide planes into Roanoke.
It's also getting close to more than a hundred homes in nearby subdivisions.
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[Double Boxes=Melanie and Scott/Microwave]


Some of those homes are near the Hanging Rock Golf Course.
That's where Scott Goldberg is this afternoon.
[Live=Scott Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=@Scott1;]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke Co.;]
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(Rollcue:in harm's way.)
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[SUPER=01-Chris Thomsen/Va. Department of Forestry;]
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[Live=Scott Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke Co.;]
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[Double Boxes=Melanie and Scott/Microwave]



[State-Fires]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Va. Brush Fires]


In addition to the Roanoke County fire, brush fires are burning in Page, Shenandoah, and Madison Counties.
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[TAKE FULL SCREEN MAP]
The Page County fire charred 600 acres before it was brought under control yesterday.
Fire crews are fighting a 200-acre fire in Shenandoah County.
And in Madison County, a fire charred 500 acres along the Skyline Drive.
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[Egyptair]


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


The mystery surrounding the crash of Egyptair Flight 9-90 continues to baffle investigators.
An investigation that the N-T-S-B remains in charge of... after Egyptian officials voiced concern over F-B-I involvement.
Lee Cowan has the latest from Washington, DCTERMS.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Walid El Batouty/Nephew Of Egyptair Co-Pilot;]
[SUPER=01-Jim McKenna/Aviation Week Magazine;]
[SUPER=01-Lee Cowan/Reporting;]
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[OUT Q=Lee Cowan, CBS News, Washington]

((Egyptian officials are growing increasingly uneasy that the US probe into EgyptAir flight 990 will likely turn into a criminal investigation.
After careful analysis of the cockpit voice recorder, attention is now focused on EgytAirs flight crew, particularly the back-up co-pilot, Gamil Al-Batouty.
Although not scheduled to fly that portion of the flight, those who reviewed the tape believe it may be his voice uttering a prayer -- words to the effect of I have made my decision. I put my fate in Gods hands.
Few can agree on what that means, but moments later the plane went into its fatal but controlled dive toward the North Atlantic, killing all 217 on board.
In Egypt, many charge Americans will view the prayer as a sign of religious fanaticism.
The co-pilots family says that attention has only intensified their grief.
SOT/ WALID EL BATOUTY, NEPHEW OF EGYPTAIR CO-PILOT

NARR:
Although the case was to be transferred to the FBI yesterday, that move is on now on hold to give Egyptian authorities more time to review the tape.
But aviation experts say it may be impossible to find a cause, especially if it turns out to be the result of a crewmembers mental state, and not a mechanical failure something the NTSB says is less and less likely.
SOT/JIM MCKENNA, AVIATION WEEK MAGAZINE

07:04:32 Short of being in the cockpit and having seen and experienced what those men saw and experienced, its very difficult to tell what was actually happening. COWAN ON CAM: Nevertheless, the NTSB is still planning on recovering pieces of the plane for analysis not an easy task. Winter seas are rough off the coast of Nantucket, and a salvage mission would be long and expensive retrieving pieces that most experts agree, will be small, and hard to piece back together. Lee Cowan, CBS News, Washington.))

[dragging-death]


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


A Texas jury today could begin deciding the fate of Shawn Berry -- the third white man charged in the dragging death of a black man.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Jasper, TX;]

[3:14:33]
The final witnesses have been testifying this morning.
Closing arguments will follow.
Berry testified yesterday, saying he was paralyzed in fear as the two men previously convicted in the case, John King and Lawrence Brewer, beat James Byrd Junior and chained him to the back of Berry's pickup truck.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]

(( MARY VARRETT/BYRD'S SISTER: I CAN ALMOST HEAR HIM BEGGING FOR MERCY AND THIS IS DIFFICULT. IT IS HARD ENOUGH TO LOSE A LOVED ONE, BUT TO KNOW THAT HE WAS TORTURED AND THEY WERE LAUGHING, THEY ENJOYED IT AND IT TEARS AT THE VERY CORE OF YOUR HEART.))
[SUPER=01-Mary Varrett/Byrd's Sister;]
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=Very core of your heart.]
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[VO-NAT]


If he's convicted, Berry could receive the death penalty.
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[Vinton-Council]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Vinton town council picks a veteran lawman to run the police department, until a new chief is hired.
But last night, dozens of angry people said the former chief should NEVER have been let go in the first place.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Vinton]


Friends and relatives spent more than an hour telling council members that the town's treatment of Ricky Foutz is unfair.
They believe he quit under pressure...facing no formal charges...and could at the very least have been suspended with pay.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=If you can't]

((TERRY OBENCHAIN/FOUTZ SUPPORTER: IF YOU CAN'T SAY ANYTHING UNTIL THE INVESTIGATION'S OVER, THEN SOMEBODY JUMPED THE GUN ON THIS BECAUSE YOU SHOULD HAVE WAITED BEFORE YOU GAVE THEM THIS OPTION.))
[SUPER=01-Terry Obenchain/Foutz Supporter; ]
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[OUT Q=gave them this option]
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[VO-NAT]


Council and town officials said it was Foutz's decision to quit...that he got a severance package...and that they've acted in the best interest of the town.
And they said there's a lot they can't talk about, until the special grand jury completes its work.
Council also hired former Martinsville police chief Dave Edwards to run the department until a permanent replacement is found.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Big improvements could be coming to Route 501.
That's one story still ahead on News-7 at Noon.
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[VO-NAT ]


And Puerto Ricans prepare for a visit from Lenny.
For more let's talk to Patrick Evans.
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[Talent=Patrick]

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

[Hurricane-lenny]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Hurricane Lenny]


Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands are bracing for one of the season's most powerful hurricanes.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-San Juan, Puerto Rico/Yesterday;]

[3:25:19]
Hurricane Lenny is now a category four storm, with winds near 135 miles per hour.
Those winds are already battering Puerto Rico.
Officials say around 100-thousand have lost water service and 90-thousand have no power.
Close to 5-thousand have evacuated to shelters.
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[Turkey-survivor]


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


She's has a broken arm, and kidney problems due to dehydration -- but she's alive.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Duzce, Turkey;]

[7:04:38]
Four days after Turkey was rocked by another killer earthquake a 42 year woman has been pulled from the rubble.


Since the quake hit Friday the weather has been cold and wet and many rescue teams said chances were slim of finding any more survivors.
The quake killed about 600.
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[E-B'burg-Explosion]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=99-42 59:52]
[GRAPHIC=Explosion]


A Blacksburg man was severely burned last night when an explosion blew the windows out of his house.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]


It happened around 5:45 at this home on Dehart Street.
A neighbor heard glass breaking and ran outside to see what happened.
That's when she realized Johnnie Layman was trapped inside.
After calling 9-1-1, Lisa Hurst grabbed a blanket and helped him out a broken window.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=He was ]

((LISA HURST/NEIGHBOR: HE WAS HYSTERICAL ABOUT HIS FACE AND HANDS THAT HE WAS WORRIED ABOUT ALL THAT AND FINALLY WHEN THE EMT WALKED UP HE GOT HIM CALMED DOWN ENOUGH TO EXPLAIN IT WAS A PROPANE TANK AND HE WAS LIGHTING A BUNSEN BURNER OF SOME SORT AND HE KEPT SAYING THE MISTAKE HE MADE WAS OPENING A WINDOW.))
[SUPER=01-Lisa Hurst/Neighbor;]
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[OUT Q=a window.]
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[VO-NAT]


Layman was blinded from burns to his face.
His hands were also badly burned.
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[E-Collapse]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-49 14:23]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The Roanoke County health department is setting up shop temporarily in the old Roland D Cook Elementary School in Vinton.
The facility may not be fully operational until after Thanksgiving though.
Yesterday, town officials also took steps to stabilize the building that collapsed and move forward with repairs.


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Vinton]


A powerful vacuum truck was called in to remove stone gravel from the roof and relieve pressure on the building.
Crews will shore up the structure, so the engineers can take a closer look at damage.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=What they'll do is look at]

((WHAT THEY'LL DO IS LOOK AT WHAT'S UP ON TOP OF THE ROOF RIGHT NOW AND DO SOME CALCULATIONS TO GET THE POUNDS PER SQUARE FOOT OF PRESSURE THAT'S BEEN PUT ON THAT ROOF AND THEY'LL TRY TO DETERMINE WHERE THE WEAK POINT WAS AND WHAT CAUSED THAT TO HAPPEN.))
[SUPER=01-Kevin Boggess/Assistant Town Manager;]
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[OUT Q=what caused that to happen.]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Some clinics could be back in business by week's end.
Pollard Street MAY reopen to traffic sometime today.


[E-Juvenile-Justice]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-39 54:31]
[GRAPHIC=None]


An emotional surprise for the people who run Virginia's juvenile prison system.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Director Gerald Glenn resigned after 19 months at the helm of one of the Commonwealth's most troubled agencies.
Despite criticism of Glenn from the Governor's own appointed board, the Gilmore administration praised Glenn for his "great dedication and selfless commitment."
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[IN Q=Day in and]

((GARY ARONHOLT/SECRETARY OF PUBLIC SAFETY: I WANT TO PRESENT TO YOU THE GOVERNOR'S DIRECTOR...FRIEND OF MINE.)) ((REV. GERALD GLENN/JUVENILE JUSTICE DIRECTOR: DAY IN AND DAY OUT, UNDER OFTENTIMES BARRAGES OF CONSTANT CRITICISM AND OSTRACISM, YOU GO OUT AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF THE YOUNG PEOPLE IN THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA. AND I AM PROUD OF YOU.))
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[SUPER=01-Rev. Gerald Glenn/Juvenile Justice Director; :16]
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[OUT Q=of you.]
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[VO-NAT]


Last week, the Board of Juvenile Justice "de-certified" the state's largest teen prison in Powhatan County.
Last month, it voted to disapprove Glenn's controversial offensive discipline techniques.
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[E-501-Widening]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-36 TC1:58:23]
[GRAPHIC=highway Improvements]


Improvements could be on the way for a twisting, often frustrating stretch of Virginia road.
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[Take FS Map]
Route 5-0-1 runs from the North Carolina border to Buena Vista-- and many a motorist has found themselves caught behind a slow- moving truck with no chance to pass.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Brookneal]


Now Halifax delegate Ted Bennett hopes to change that.
Bennett yesterday kicked off a petition drive where citizens can show their support for improvements to Route 5-0-1.
Bennett estimates widening the road to four lanes between South Boston and Rustburg would cost 160 million dollars.
He's hoping the petitions will help shake loose the necessary road money in next year's General Assembly.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Virginia's A-B-C laws are coming under fire from out-of state wine producers.
The details are still ahead on News-7 at Noon.
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[VO-NAT ]


And with just a week to go-- preparations for the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade are going into high gear.
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[E-Boty-Hunting]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-37 TC1:47:13]
[GRAPHIC=Hunting Season]

How would you feel about people hunting in your neighborhood? Some people in Botetourt County want to make it a crime to hunt in subdivisions. Tina Tenret explains why.
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[IN Q=Jerry Payne's neighbor]
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[SUPER=01-Dennis Crowder/Hunter; :39]
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[OUT Q=Tina Tenret News7 Botetourt County]

((Jerry Payne's neighbor built a tree stand 180 feet from Payne's home. Since then, Payne has been trying to ban hunting in subdivisions.
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[SOT 13:18:19]
[IN Q=I'm a hunter]

((I'M A HUNTER AND I CONSIDER MYSELF TO BE A RESPONSIBLE HUNTER. MANY HUNTERS ARE. BUT IT'S THAT INSTANT WHEN A DEER GOES ACROSS IN FRONT OF YOU AND YOU DON'T THINK ABOUT WHAT'S BEHIND WHERE YOUR BULLET'S GOING.))
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[OUT Q=your bullet's going]

Try telling that to Dennis Crowder. He just shot two bucks on his 75-acre plot in the middle of a neighborhood. He says so long as hunters watch where they aim, they do NOT need more laws.
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[SOT 12:30:05]
[IN Q=You can't prevent]

((YOU CAN'T PREVENT ACCIDENTS. MY BOY THIS YEAR ON THE FOOTBALL FIELD, A GUY HIT HIM AND BROKE HIS ARM. THERE'S GOING TO BE NO MORE HITTING ON THE FOOTBALL FIELD?))
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[OUT Q=on the football field]
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[SOT 13:57:00]
[IN Q=County supervisors say]

((COUNTY SUPERVISORS SAY MOST OF THE PEOPLE THEY'VE TALKED TO WANT TO BE ABLE TO DO ANYTHING THEY WANT ON THEIR LAND AND THEY DO NOT WANT MORE LAWS. THE COUNTY HAS APPOINTED A GROUP TO DISCUSS THIS ISSUE AND IT MEETS FRIDAY. TINA TENRET NEWS7 BOTETOURT COUNTY))
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[Wine-Lawsuit]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Lawsuit]


Two Virginia wine lovers and several out-of-state wineries have brought a federal lawsuit challenging state restrictions on the sale of wines made in other states.
Under state law, wineries and breweries from outside Virginia must be Virginia-licensed distributors to sell in the state.
The lawsuit filed yesterday in federal court in Richmond contends that Virginia's regulations violate the Constitution by restricting interstate commerce.

[will-smith]


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


They're already celebrating the new year in New York's Time Square, well sort of.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]

[3:35:06]
Confetti was dropped and a clocked dropped all in celebration of the release of Will Smith's new C-D Willennium.
Smith performed for hundreds of screaming fans who braved cold temperatures.
And thousands of fans in Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Miami and Orlando got to see the whole show via satellite.
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[WIPE/WIPE/WIPE]

[Macy's-Parade]


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


[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Hoboken, NJ;]

[3:36:56 or 6:36:23]
Before N-Y-C can ring in the OFFICIAL new year, it has Thanksgiving to celebrate.
And here's a first hand look at some of the floats that will be part of the year's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
The annual parade is the largest of them all and attracts hundreds of thousands of people.
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[Stocks]


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


On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was DOWN 20 points.
[tease3] [SPORTS MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Still to come in sports, last year's loss to Temple is still fresh in the Hokies' minds as they get set to take on the Owls this weekend,
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[VO-NAT ]

and Allen Iverson was not a welcome guest in D-C last night, as he leads Philadelphia over the un-magical Wizards.
Patrick has highlights, next.
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[S-Tech]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-47 10950TC]
[GRAPHIC=BIG EAST]


It is a game Virginia Tech will never forget.
Last year, Temple upset the Hokies on homecoming.
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[VO NAT ENG#]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/October 17, 1998;]


The Owls knocked Tech from the ranks of the unbeaten and out of the top 10 with a 28-to-24 upset win at Lane Stadium.
And just to make things a little more interesting this year. This 1999 Temple team is much better than the one that shocked the Hokies last year.
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[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Virginia Tech Head Coach; ;00]
[RUNS=:22]
[OUT Q=...TEST US GOOD."]
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[S-NBA]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-56 21:35]
[GRAPHIC=NBA]


It's been a dismal start for the Washington Wizards.
Last night things didn't get much better when Philly dropped into the nations capitol to take on the Wizards.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC/76ers vs. Wizards; :00]


Allen Iverson would score big for the 76ers, dropping in a game high 39 points, and leading Philadelphia to a 95-73 win over the Wizards.
[SUPER=32-Philadelphia/95/Washington/73;]


His counterpart, Rod Strickland answers Iverson with this J,
But Iverson came right back at the other end with a trey. Washington is now 1 and 7.
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[S-Pedro]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-57 7:42]
[GRAPHIC=MLB]


Boston's Pedro Martinez is the Baseball Writers of America's choice for the American League Cy Young award.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-MLB; :00]


Martinez was 23 and 4 this past season with a two point .07 ERA.
He joins Randy Johnson and Gaylord Perry as the only three pitchers to win the award in both leagues.
He lead the AL with 313 strike outs and is a good guess for the MVP award which should be announced shortly. (------------)