[BORDER-ARREST]

[ANCHOR=MEL]

[NEWSCAST=MORN]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A second Algerian man is behind bars in Washington state this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Seattle, WA;]

[3:02;01]
Authorities there are investigating a possible connection with an attempt last month to smuggle in explosives from Canada.
29 year old Abdel Hakim Tizegha (tiz-eh-GAH) was arrested outside Seattle on Christmas Eve.
He's charged with re-entering the U-S without permission and eluding customs officials.
On December 14th Ahmed Rassam was arrested and charged with bringing bomb making materials into this country.
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[ANCHOR=MELANIE]
[SS=NONE]


Meanwhile, a source says a second man has been arrested in New York in connection with the smuggling attempt.

[mideast-peace]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Mideast peace talks]


In Israel, a rally for peace.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]

[3:03:05]
[SUPER=03-Tel Aviv, Israel;]
[RUNS=:04]
[OUT Q=(marchers)]
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[VO-NAT]


Hundreds, marched through Tel Aviv last night, carrying torches and banners.
The rally was held to show support for Prime Minister Barak, as he embarks on a second round of peace talks with Syria.
[super=03-Shepherdstown, WV; :12]

[3:07:58]
Day two of peace talks resume today in Shepardstown, West Virginia.
President Clinton is NOT expected to make an appearance.
Yesterday he held separate talks with leader's from each country.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]

[3:06]
[IN Q=]

(( JAMES RUBIN:THIS IS A BIG, BIG DEAL. AND A DEAL THIS BIG IS GOING TO CARRY WITH IT A PRICE TAG. BUT WE BELIEVE THE PEACE IS SO IMPORTANT AND OUR VITAL INTERESTS COULD SO BE STRENGTHENED BY A PEACE AGREEMENT THAT IT IS WORTH OUR PLAYING AN IMPORTANT ROLE. ))
[SUPER=01-James Rubin/State Department Spokesperson]



[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=PLAYING AN IMPORANT ROLE.]
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[VO-NAT]


Both countries hope to end decades of hostilities.
Syria wants back the golan heights.... land Israel captured in 19-67.
In exchange Israel wants security guarantees.
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[11Youth-Haven]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=99-48]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Roanoke County's home for troubled girls has shut down-- but officials say they are looking at options for the facility.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]


Roanoke County officials closed Youth Haven (two) II last month-- saying there weren't enough girls enrolling in the program to keep it going financially.
Youth Haven II was started 14- years ago and the president of the home's advisory board says he isn't giving in.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 14:32:03]
[IN Q=Not at all]

((GEORGE BOWERS/YOUTH HAVEN ADVISORY BD.: NOT AT ALL, NEVER, BECAUSE IT'S TOO PRECIOUS A THING, IT'S A TOTAL BLUNDER AND MISTAKE TO CLOSE IT.))
[SUPER=01-George Bowers/Youth Haven Advisory Board;]
[RUNS=07]
[OUT Q=close it.]
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[VO-NAT]


County officials say they understand Bowers position but believe there are better uses for the facility.
(////sot//// 18:56:27)
[in q=There's just]

((ELMER HODGE/ROANOKE CO. ADMINISTRATOR: THERE'S JUST NOT THAT MUCH DEMAND FOR IT, WHEREAS AN OUTREACH PROGRAM WHERE WE CAN COUNSEL WITH THAT YOUNG WOMAN AND HER FAMILY AND MAYBE HAVE SOME GROUP MEETINGS AFTER SCHOOL WE CAN REACH TWO TIMES, THREE TIMES, AS MANY OF THE YOUNG WOMEN AND IT'S MUCH MORE COST EFFECTIVE FOR US.))
[SUPER=01-Elmer Hodge/Roanoke Co. Administrator; :00]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q= FOR US.]
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[VO-NAT]


Hodge says those options will be explored over the next month.
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[6Bateman]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=99-39 2:01:29]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2000]


Virginia's Tidewater region will be losing a lot of seniority in Congress this year.
First, Democrat Owen Pickett of Virginia Beach decided he would quit after 14 years in the House.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Newport News]


Another Tidewater congressman, Herb Bateman, said HE would not seek re-election this year, after 18 years in office.
Bateman had heart surgery last month and has been getting radiation treatments to fight cancer.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=The congressional schedule]

(( REP. HERB BATEMAN/R- FIRST DISTRICT: THE CONGRESSIONAL SCHEDULE IS DEMANDING ENOUGH AND TO COMPOUND IT HAVING TO GEAR UP FOR RE-ELECTION WOULD NOT BE IN ANYONE'S BEST INTEREST.))
[SUPER=01-Rep. Herb Bateman/(R) First District;]
[RUNS=07]
[OUT Q=anyone's best interest.]
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Bateman was known for his support of the military, and of the shipbuilding industry in eastern Virginia.


[6Nash]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=campaign 2000]


A man who ran for Roanoke city council and lost four years ago, is going to try it again.
Alvin Nash says he'll seek one of the three seats up for election this May.
Nash ran as a Republican in 1996.
This time, after what he calls a "brief involvement" with the GOP, he'll "return home" and run as a Democrat.


[11Baby-Scalded]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Roanoke City police officers were called to Carilion Community Hospital last night after a baby was brought in with burns and blisters to her legs and buttocks.
Officials say the 9 month old girl was apparently burned by hot water from a bath tub. Authorities say the baby was with the mother's boyfriend at the time the incident happened.
So far charges have not been pressed.



[11MAMSI]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#=99-52 30:29]
[GRAPHIC=None]


In about 30 days Martinsville city and school employees will find out how good their insurance coverage is.
That's when the first bills will be due since the city's only hospital dropped MAMSI insurance as a participating provider.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville; ]

800 employees are covered by MAMSI until the city's contract ends in June. [Pre-Pro] In a special alert to all employees, the city said that the hospital will continue to bill the insurance company, but after 30 days it will be the patient's responsibility. [VO NAT] City Manager Earl Reynolds Junior says no matter what type of insurance patients have, there are choices even if the hospital doesn't accept their plan.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT tc 12:12:22]
[IN Q=My physician]

((EARL REYNOLDS JR./MARTINSVILLE CITY MANAGER: MY PHYSICIAN IS A CARILION DOCTOR...AND THATS WHAT THE INSURANCE BUSINESS IS ALL ABOUT.))
[SUPER=01-Earl Reynolds, Jr./Martinsville City Manager; ]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=is all about.]
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[VO-NAT]

Several Martinsville doctors are also treating MAMSI patients as a non-participating provider.
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[11WREV]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-51]
[GRAPHIC=Internet]


There's a new "webcast" devoted to Roanoke personalities and stores.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


It's called W-R-E-V-dot-Net ....
A streaming audio and video site that launched yesterday from its studio at Tanglewood Mall.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:54:24]
[IN Q=people that]

((DOYLE EDGERTON/REV.NET PRESIDENT: PEOPLE THAT ARE IN LOCATIONS THAT CAN'T RECEIVE ROANOKE RADIO SIGNALS WILL BE ABLE TO RECEIVE LOCAL CONTENT ... MERCHANTS FROM ROANOKE WILL BE ABLE TO ADVERTISE THEIR WARES.))
[SUPER=01-Doyle Edgerton/Rev.Net President;]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=THEIR WARES]
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[VO-NAT]


W-R-E-V is run by Rev Net, the Internet Service Provider.
Its first webcast featured an interview with Congressman Bob Goodlatte.
W-R-E-V plans to be on the Web 24-hours a day, with local programming.
That will soon include simulcasts of News-7 at six, carried live every day.
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[Health-Check]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin Health Check]


In medical news, A new study says that older women who work out are less likely to develop diabetes. Mika Brzezinski has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Mika Brzezinski/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:24]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]


((Information:
ONCAM=MIKA

((on cam)) THERE'S MORE EVIDENCE TODAY ON THE BENEFITS OF EXERCISE FOR POST MENO-PAUSAL WOMEN.

VT=VO

((vo)) A NEW STUDY FINDS THAT OLDER WOMEN WHO WORK OUT ARE ABOUT HALF AS LIKELY TO DEVELOP DIABETES AS WOMEN WHO DON'T WORK OUT.
THE FINDINGS PUBLISHED IN THIS MONTH'S AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH, SUGGEST THE EXERCISE REGIMEN NEED NOT BE VIGOROUS.
THIS IS IMPORTANT RESEARCHERS SAY BECAUSE MANY OLDER WOMEN ARE NOT USED TO PARTICIPATING IN SPORTS.

ONCAM=MIKA

((on cam)) DOCTORS MAY SOON HAVE A NEW TOOL IN THEIR FIGHT AGAINST OVARIAN CANCER. THE EXPERIMENTAL DRUG EX-HER-IN HAS BEEN SHOWN EFFECTIVE IN KILLING HUMAN OVARIAN TUMOR CELLS IN MICE.
THE DRUG CAUSES THE BLOOD VESSELS IN THE TUMOR TO RUPTURE, EFFECTIVELY STARVING IT TO DEATH.
IN ORDER TO SURVIVE AND THRIVE, CANCER CELLS REQUIRE A STEADY SUPPLY OF BLOOD.
THERE'S NO WORD YET ON WHEN HUMAN TRIALS WILL BEGIN.

VT=VO

((vo)) FINALLY, SPERM COUNTS ARE RAPIDLY DROPPING HERE IN THE U-S AND THE ENVIRONMENT MAY BE TO BLAME.
OTHER PROBLEMS FACING AMERICAN MALES INCLUDE A RISE IN THE RATES OF GENITAL DEFECTS IN MALE INFANTS AND AN UNPRECEDENTED NUMBER OF TESTICulAR CANCER CASES IN YOUNG MEN.
SCIENTISTS BELIEVE MAN MADE CHEMICALS KNOWN AS ENVIRONMENTAL ESTROGENS ARE BEHIND THESE SCARY STATISTICS.
THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS SO CONCERNED ABOUT THE PROBLEM THAT ITS BEGUN A SCREENING PROGRAM TO DETERMINE HOW CERTAIN CHEMICALS EFFECT THE MALE REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM.

ONCAM=MIKA

((on cam)) AND THAT'S A LOOK AT THE DAY IN HEALTH. I'M MIKA BRZEZINSKI, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))


(ad lib to weather)

[2-HEADLINES]
[2-shot=Mel/Kmc]
[SUPER=#4049; Morning Headlines]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Here's a look at today's top stories.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Officials are trying to link an Algerian man arrested in Washington state and Ahmed Ressam (AH'-med res-AHM'), who they accuse of trying to smuggle bomb-making material into the U-S from Canada.
Abdel Hakim Tizegha (AB'-dehl hah-KEEM' tiz-eh-GAH') was arrested outside Seattle on December 24th.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]

A band of bad weather has hit the central part of the United States, spawning tornadoes and thunderstorms.
The weather is blamed for at least 18 injuries in western Kentucky and about a half-dozen in Mississippi. Storms destroyed homes, knocked out power and unleashed flash flooding.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Restaurants and sports bars in Virginia are geared up for what should be a huge night.
For those who didn't make the trip to New Orleans, T-V sets will will be tuned to the Sugar Bowl, where Virginia Tech faces Florida State tonight for the national college football championship.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this .
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[2-mideast-peace]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=mideast peace talks]


A march for peace in Israel.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]

[3:03:05]
[SUPER=03-Tel Aviv, Israel;]
[RUNS=:04]
[OUT Q=(marchers)]
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[VO-NAT]


Hundreds, marched through Tel Aviv last night, carrying torches and banners.
The rally was held to show support for Prime Minister Barak, as he embarks on a second round of peace talks with Syria.
[super=03-Shepherdstown, WV; :12]

[3:07:58]
Day two of peace talks resume today in Shepardstown, West Virginia.
President Clinton is NOT expected to make an appearance.
Yesterday he held separate talks with leader's from each country.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]

[3:06]
[IN Q=]

(( JAMES RUBIN:THIS IS A BIG, BIG DEAL. AND A DEAL THIS BIG IS GOING TO CARRY WITH IT A PRICE TAG. BUT WE BELIEVE THE PEACE IS SO IMPORTANT AND OUR VITAL INTERESTS COULD SO BE STRENGTHENED BY A PEACE AGREEMENT THAT IT IS WORTH OUR PLAYING AN IMPORTANT ROLE. ))
[SUPER=01-James Rubin/State Department Spokesperson]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=PLAYING AN IMPORANT ROLE.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Both countries hope to end decades of hostilities.
Syria wants back the golan heights.... land Israel captured in 19-67.
In exchange Israel wants security guarantees.
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[11Saunders-Barger]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-44 1:51:13]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


Two elderly Bedford County women could be headed to federal prison for embezzling two sisters out of their life savings.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


58- year- old Thelma Mae Barger and 67- year- old Dorothy Saunders.. Saunders is the one in the wheelchair.. pleaded guilty to a three- count indictment yesterday.
Prosecutors say the pair used their power of attorney to bilk Alice and Bettie McNeal out of more than 300- thousand dollars.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 10:09:27]
[IN Q=Basically they]

((TOM BONDURANT/FEDERAL PROSECUTOR: BASICALLY THEY FOUND A COUPLE OF VICTIMS WHO COULDN'T DEFEND THEMSELVES. THEY GOT IT IN THEIR HEAD THAT THEY WANTED TO BUILD THIS 12- THOUSAND 400 SQUARE FOOT HOUSE, WHICH IS ABOUT THE SIZE OF AN ECONO LODGE FROM WHAT I UNDERSTAND AND THEY RAN OUT OF MONEY.))
[SUPER=01-Tom Bondurant/Federal Prosecutor; :00]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=ran out of money.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Much of the money helped build this massive home near Huddleston.
Bondurant (BON-doo-rant) says that house will be seized if Saunders and Barger don't repay the money.
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[11Child-Support]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=nkr]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Virginia officials announced their new plan for getting back child support owed by parents. They'll start locking down the debted-parents' cars with pink and blue car boots.
The boots go on the car's front tire.... making the vehicle undrive-able. The lock-down will come with a note that says..."this vehicle has been seized by the sheriff for unpaid child support."

[11Bowl-Preps]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=99-47]
[GRAPHIC=Sugar Bowl]

New Orleans may be the place for the big parties during the Sugar Bowl, but if you didn't get to make the trip to the Big Easy some local night spots want you to know you can come party with them. Kate Weidaw has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=we've had numberous]
[SUPER=01-Deborah Steele/Cinema Grill Owner;:00]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;:04]
[SUPER=01-Al Polard/Corned Beef & Co. Owner;:18]
[SUPER=01-Tommy Martin/Hokie Fan;:49]
[SUPER=@Kate2;:55]
[RUNS=1:08]
[OUT Q=kw news 7 roanoke]



(([SOT 6:23:20]
[INQ=]

((DEBORAH STEELE: WE'VE HAD NUMEROUS PHONE CALLS, PROBABLY ENOUGH TO FILL UP 3 THEATERS.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 5]


The Cinema Grill has some of the biggest screens in town to watch the Sugar Bowl on and so far the theater is expecting 250 people. If you want to join the party plan on being there early Tuesday to get a seat.


[SOT 5:32:50]
[INQ=]

((AL POLARD: WE HAVE 48 TVs AND A STAFF THAT'S READY TO SERVE AND WE'RE GOING TO OFFER A LOT OF THINGS YOU CAN GET IN NEW ORLEANS HERE IN ROANOKE.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 9]


Corned Beef and Company will offer Hokie fans a lively atmosphere -- with a party that will go well past the Sugar Bowl. If you're looking for a smaller place to cheer on the Hokies, Shakers by Valley View Mall could be for you. With drink specials, halftime appetizers and a big screen TV, managers promise you won't be let down.

[SOT 7:11:33]
[INQ=]

((TOMMY MARTIN: I THINK THE BRAMBLETON DELI IS THE COOLEST PLACE IN ROANOKE SO I'M ALWAYS HERE SO I THINK IT'S APPROPRIATE I'M HERE WITH MY FRIENDS.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 7]


The Brambleton Deli has already reserved half of its restaurant -- and with a menu full of New Orleans style food it is sure to please any Hokie fan. Kate Weidaw News 7 Roanoke.))


[11Roanoke-Fight]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=99-50 58:37]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A mother and her son were assaulted with a baseball bat in the Wendy's parking lot near Tanglewood mall.

(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]


It happened at about eight thirty last night- So far police have not caught the suspects, but witnesses who were at Wendy's say five men were involved in the fight.
The mother was able to drive herself and her son to the hospital.
There is no word on their conditions.
Police say the suspects fled down Route 419.
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[6County-Supers]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke Co.]


The new chairman of the Roanoke County supervisors is Joe McNamara.
He represents the Windsor Hills district.
Cave Spring supervisor Fuzzy Minnix will be the vice chairman this year.
Their roles were designated at the board's organizational meeting yesterday.
Roanoke County has also hired a new economic development director: Business consultant David Porter from Everett, Washington.

[Local-Recap]
[SUPER=#4059;Local Recap]
[2-Shot=Mel/Kmc]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Roanoke City police officers were called to Carilion Community Hospital last night after a baby was brought in with burns and blisters to her legs and buttocks.
Officials say the 9 month old girl was apparently burned by hot water from a bath tub. Authorities say the baby was with the mother's boyfriend at the time the incident happened.
So far charges have not been pressed.

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


The new chairman of the Roanoke County supervisors is Joe McNamara.
He represents the Windsor Hills district.
Cave Spring supervisor Fuzzy Minnix will be the vice chairman this year.
Roanoke County has also hired a new economic development director: Business consultant David Porter from Everett, Washington.

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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]

W-R-E-V-dot-Net launched a streaming audio and video site yesterday from its studio at Tanglewood mall. The new "webcast" is devoted to Roanoke personalities and stores. W-R-E-V is run by Rev Net, the Internet Service Provider.
W-R-E-V plans to be on the Web 24-hours a day, with local programming.
That will soon include simulcasts of News-7 at six, carried live every day.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
(Kimberly mic hot)
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(Kimberly ad lib weather)



[Anchor=Melanie]
(Hokie High Promo)
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[Double Boxes=Melanie/Kimberly and Patrick]
(toss)
[ANCHOR=Patrick]
(live ad lib, tease tomorrow)
[Double Boxes=Melanie/Kimberly and Patrick]
(ad lib bye)


[6Hokie-High]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Sugar Bowl]


We will be bringing you a special hour-long broadcast tonight -
(+++++++++++)

[TAKE FULLSCREEN] as the Hokies make their bid for the national championship.
You can catch Hokie High at 7 p-m right here on your hometown station.
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