[News-Heads]

[ANCHOR=Jean]

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[WRITER=jja]
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Coming up-
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[VO-NAT]


An American held hostage on an Indian Airliner talks about the ordeal.
A decision about the Cuban boy caught in a custody battle-
Flames in one Roanoke neighborhood.
Plus a black trooper says his co-workers welcomed him with Klan hoods- he has pictures to prove it.
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[Talent=Jean]


News 7 is next.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=chr]
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[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 11]
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[SOT]

[20:09:10-20:09:19]
[IN Q=There was]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=is hijacked.]
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[VO-NAT]


For the first time tonight - the lone American aboard a hijacked jetliner speaks about the deadly ordeal.
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[India-Hijack]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11 pm]
[WRITER=che]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]


A California teacher spent eight days, along with 153 others, aboard the jet seized by Kashmiri militants.
Tonight, her firsthand account, with reporter Manuel Gallegus.
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[SOT 20:07:04]
[IN Q=Recently freed from]
[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jeanne Moore/Freed Hostage; :16]
[SUPER=01-Manuel Gallegus/Reporting; :40]
[RUNS=1:29]
[OUT Q= Manuel Gallegus, CBS News, Los Angeles.]

(( RECENTLY FREED FROM HER HOSTAGE ORDEAL, AMERICAN JEANNE MOORE TALKED ABOUT THE HORRIBLE CONDITIONS ABOARD THE INDIAN AIRLINES JET. JEANNE MOORE, FREED HOSTAGE: The heat was turned up with the fumes and the stench until you almost passed out. Sometime there was food, sometimes there wasn't food, sometimes there was 'don't move' and sometimes there was 'let's pray together.' MOORE WAS ONE OF 155 HOSTAGES, HELD CAPTIVE BY INDIAN /KASHMIRI MILITANTS FOR EIGHT DAYS SHE SAYS THE HIJACKERS WERE WELL TRAINED, AND THAT SHE WAS ALWAYS SCARED. Moore: Anytime the guys were walking around with guns in the hands, we were pretty scared of that. ABOUT THE FOURTH DAY, MOORE REALIZED SHE WAS THE ONLY AMERICAN ONBOARD. BUT THE HIJACKERS DID NOT SINGLE HER OUT. AT ONE POINT SHE WAS HIT BY ONE OF HER CAPTORS WHEN SHE BLEW A BUG OFF HER HAND. Moore: In general, the hijackers wanted to be entertaining when they were not being threatening. They were telling jokes. ONE PASSENGER WAS KILLED EARLY ON IN THE ORDEAL BUT EVERYONE ELSE WAS EVENTUALLY FREED THE INDIAN GOVERNMENT DID GIVE IN TO THE TERRORISTS AND RELEASE THREE POLITICAL PRISONERS. SOMETHING MOORE REGRETS. Moore: Yes I'm glad to be here, but I don't think people should be positively reinforced for their bad behavior DESPITE BEING SICK WITH PNEUMONIA, AND WEAKENED, THE 53 YEAR OLD SPECIAL ED TEACHER, SEEMED REMARKABLY WELL ADJUSTED. AND SHE DOES PLAN TO GO BACK TO INDIA Moore: They're not going to interrupt my life plans MANUEL GALLEGUS, CBS NEWS LOS ANGELES.))



[Airport-Hokies]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-49 45:57]
[GRAPHIC=Sugar Bowl]


The only way it could have been more perfect is if we won.
That's what one Hokie fan said today, as the team and hundreds of followers came back from the Sugar Bowl.
As Scott Goldberg reports ... the team that lost the national championship- got a winner's welcome.
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[IN Q=Nat sound]
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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :09]
[SUPER=01-Chris Cyrus/Tech Defensive End; :22]
[SUPER=@Scott2; :36]
[SUPER=01-Paul Barker/Tech Fan; :44]
[SUPER=01-Mara Barker/Tech Fan; :51 --quick]
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The Hokies landed in Roanoke separated from a handful of fans by a fence ... airport officials didn't let anyone on the tarmac.
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((natsound of welcome at lane stadium))
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But in Blacksburg, the players were greeted face-to-face ... at the stadium where they won every game this year ... by fans who didn't mind that the Hokies lost the big one.
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[SOT from blacksburg feed]
[IN Q=We've got the best]

((CHRIS CYRUS: WE'VE GOT THE BEST FANS THAT ANYONE COULD ASK FOR. THEY'VE BEEN WITH US THROUGH THICK AND THIN AND THEY'RE PROUD OF US EVEN THOUGH WE WENT DOWN THERE AND WE GAVE IT OUR BEST SHOT. SOMETIMES THE BALL DOESN'T BOUNCE YOUR WAY.))
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[OUT Q=bounce your way.]
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((natsound --- people rolling luggage in the airport))
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Legions of fans also flew back to Roanoke ... where 22 chartered jets landed after what felt like long flights from New Orleans ... with Hokie spirit still flying high.
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[SOT 1:52 "tech airport" tape]
[IN Q=it was]

((PAUL BARKER: IT WAS LIKE WE AIRLIFTED LANE STADIUM IN BLACKSBURG AND DROPPED IT IN NEW ORLEANS. I MEAN, THE FIRST COUPLE OF DAYS, THERE WAS NOTHING BUT HOKIES EVERYWHERE. IT WAS GREAT.))
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[SOT 1:32]
[IN Q=it was]

((MARA BARKER: IT WAS A PERFECT BOWL GAME, OUTSIDE OF NOT WINNING. (laughs)))
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Now all eyes look toward next year. [shot of vick getting off plane on "Team" tape at 17:34:14]
Fans are counting on Quarterback Michael Vick to lead them to the promised land ... and next time deliver a perfect ending.
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[SOT "tech airport" tape at 5:11]
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((FAN: OH, TWELVE AND 0. EASY.))
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Until then ... pride in this year's 11-win season is enough to keep Hokie fans on their high.
Scott Goldberg, News-7.))
[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The town of Blacksburg plans to honor the players and their coaches as soon as everyone gets back from New Orleans.



[Toss-2-Robin] Jean tosses to Robin in Weather Center

[WX1] [11:00pm] [01/05/2000] [MCU]WEATHER OFFICE [WXPRO/FULL]WEATHER MAP WAKE UP FORECAST

[Toss back to anchor][Cuban-Boy]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=Net]
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A 6- year- old Cuban boy who captured the nation's heart
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[vo-nat] will be sent back to Cuba to his father.
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[SOT 20:17:45]
[IN Q=We have determined]

((DORIS MEISS/INS: WE HAVE DETERMINED THAT ELIAN GONZALEZ BELONGS WITH HIS FATHER JUAN GONZALEZ.)) [BUTT TO PROTESTS IN AT 20:17:23] ((nat sound of protests))
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[OUT Q=nat sound protests.]
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[VO-NAT]


This was the scene in Miami-
Cuban exiles protested the news.
In the next nine days (El-ian) Gonzalez will be brought back to Cuba.
The boy was found floating on an inner tube on Thanksgiving. His mother and step father drowned during the trip to the United States.
The boy's relatives in Miami say they'll appeal one more time to keep Elian here.
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[Juvenile-Justice]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-51 29:27]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The controversial program- that teaches prison prison officers to hit and kick violent teen inmates has been suspended.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


That's what new juvenile Justice director Carl Peed did on day two on the job.
Peed was not happy either to see a demonstration of electro-shock stun techniques -- requested by a board member.
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[SOT 11:09;53]
[IN Q=The brain]

((THE BRAIN CAN ONLY THINK ABOUT ONE THING AT A TIME. USUALLY WHEN ELECTRICITY'S BEING APPLIED TO YOUR BODY, YOU'RE NOT THINKING ABOUT STABBING SOMEBODY ELSE.))
[sot 11:12:12 ]

((JODI LONGO/AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL: YOU AS A BOARD... FOR JUST THAT, TORTURE.))
[SUPER=01-Jodi Longo/Amnesty International; :10!!!!]
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[OUT Q=just that, torture.]
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[VO-NAT]


Board members quickly made it clear they're NOT considering using stun technology in Virginia juvenile prisons.
It IS used in adult prisons in Virginia.
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[Burcham]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=99-44 1:54:00]
[GRAPHIC=Darlene Burcham]


Changes are also being made in the city of Roanoke. The city has a new manager. Today she had a chance to meet people.
As Kate Weidaw reports, more than 2-hundred came out to say hello to Darlene Burcham.
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[IN Q=An endless]
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[SUPER=01-Martin Jeffrey/NAACP President; :44]
[SUPER=01-Pearl Fu/Multicultural Activist; :59 - QUICK!!!]
[SUPER=01-Elmer Hodge/Roanoke Co. Administrator; 1:16]
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(( An endless stream of people walked through the doors at the Jefferson Center to welcome Darlene Burcham to Roanoke and to her new position as city manager.

[SOT 4:55:56]
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((DARLENE BURCHAM/NEW ROANOKE CITY MANAGER: IT'S A GOOD FEELING TO BE SO WELL RECEIVED BY A COMMUNITY AND FOR SO MANY PEOPLE TO SEEM SO EXCITED ABOUT HAVING A NEW CITY MANAGER ABOUT HAVING THE OPPORTUNITY TO DO THINGS DIFFERENTLY THAN THEY'VE BEEN DONE IN THE PAST.))
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The Patrick Henry High School orchestra played for over 200 folks who attended the reception. Several local leaders filled the room like N-double A-C-P president Martin Jeffrey who says he's looking forward to working with Burcham.

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((MARTIN JEFFREY/NAACP PRESIDENT: INCLUSION I UNDERSTAND IS SOMETHING SHE DOES VERY WELL, ALMOST SECOND NATURE AND THAT IS GOING TO BE A MAJOR THRUST.))
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Multicultural activist Pearl Fu likes the idea of the new city manager being a woman.

[SOT 4:19:59]
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((PEARL FU/MULTICULTURAL ACTIVIST: I'M SO HAPPY SHE'S A LADY, IT'S SO NICE A LADY HAS A POSITION LIKE THAT IN THE CITY.))
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Roanoke County leaders even made an appearance at the reception. County Administrator Elmer Hodge says Burcham's experience in Norfolk will help improve the county's and city's relationship.

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((ELMER HODGE/ROANOKE CO. ADMINISTRATOR: I THINK SHE BRINGS TO THIS -- WORKING WITH A COUNTY A MAJOR COUNTY IN VIRGINIA AND I THINK THAT IS GOING TO HELP A LOT.))
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And what impresses most folks is Burcham's willingness to work not just with local leaders but with residents as well.



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((DARLENE BURCHAM/NEW ROANOKE CITY MANAGER: THE SOLUTIONS TO THE COMMUNITY'S PROBLEMS DON'T JUST REST WITH THE GOVERNMENT. THEY REALLY REST WITH THE TOTAL COMMUNITY AND I'M GOING TO INVITE THE COMMUNITY TO BE PART OF THE SOLUTION.))
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And from the turnout of her welcoming reception, it looks like she's on the right track. Kate Weidaw News 7 Roanoke.))





[Gas-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=99-56 21:35]
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It wasn't your typical afternoon in one Roanoke neighborhood today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Fire officials say a motorist backed into a gas line around three thirty, igniting the fumes.
At one point-- witnesses say flames were 25- feet in the air.
Nearby homes and apartments were evacuated as a precaution.
Resident were allowed to return about 30- minutes later-- once the gas company was able to shut the line off.
No one was injured.
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[Richmond-Anthrax]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=None]
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Another anthrax scare- this time at a Richmond homeless shelter that shares space with a Planned Parenthood office-


The Daily Planet shelter in Richmond got a letter threatening it contained anthrax spores yesterday.
A similar letter was received at Planned Parenthood of the Blue Ridge in Roanoke, and 18 other offices across the country.
Both Virginia letters are being tested by the F-B-I lab.
Six others turned out to be a hoax.




[Hillary]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=Net]
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New digs for the first lady.
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[VO-NAT 20:11:15]
[SUPER=03-Chappaqua, NY]


Hillary Rodham Clinton arrived at her new home in New York State tonight.
President Clinton and his wife settled in for their first meal and overnight stay in their 1-point seven million dollar home.
The home is in (CHAP-a-qua) Chappaqua- a well-to-do hamlet north of New York City.
President Clinton heads back to D-C tomorrow while the first lady stays in New York.
Hillary Clinton needs a New York residence so she can run for the U-S Senate.
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[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


Don't hold your breath for a new state song -
We'll tell you why the wait just got longer.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus... Poor taste or discrimination?
A black cop says the actions of his co-workers led to a nervous breakdown.
The story, ahead.
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[Sports-Preview]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
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[SOT]
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[OUT Q=.....in sports."]

((O-K sports fans here's what's happening tonight Frank Beamer talks about last night's loss against Florida State, The New Orleans Saints cleans house this afternoon firing Ditka his assistants and the general manager St. Louis Rams quarterback Kurt Warner is the N-F-L's most valuable player and the Roanoke Express hosted Huntington tonight at the Roundhouse.
All that and more coming up in sports.))
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[Trooper-KKK]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net]
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A black man says his co-workers showed up for a birthday party for him- wearing KKK hoods.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Houston, TX]


Darren Anderson says it happened- eleven years ago when he was a rookie trooper at the Texas Department of Public Safety.
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[SOT 15:11:58]
[IN Q=I didn't]

((I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT TO DO. I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT TO DO. OTHER THAN SMILE. LATER ON I WENT HOME I CRIED LIKE A BABY YES I DID.))
[SUPER=01-Darron Anderson/Former DPS Trooper; 00]
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[OUT Q=in bad judgement.]
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[VO-NAT]


Anderson recently lost his job claiming he had a nervous breakdown as a result of ongoing discrimination by his co-workers.
The D-P-S first learned of the allegations this week-
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The theme]

((16:32:30 THE THEME OF THE BIRTHDAY PARTY BACK IN 89 IN LIVINGSTON IS DEFINITELY IN POOR TASTE, DEFINITELY IN BAD JUDGEMENT.))
[SUPER=01-Lt. Bob Gilbert/Dept. of Public Safety;]
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[OUT Q=in bad judgement.]
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[Vo-nat]
The D-P-S fired Anderson last November. He had been on sick leave and is appealing.
A spokesperson also says Anderson is facing charges of arson, but those at the news conference say the charges stem from damage to his own car.
The D-P-S has faced charges of racism several times.
In fact the E-E-O-C found it discriminated in its promotion practices in the 80's.
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[Fowler-Obit]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=99-54 36:51]
[GRAPHIC=Fowler 1908 - 2000]


Roanoke native Joe Fowler has died.
A graduate of Roanoke College,
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[V/O-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]

Fowler was an active supporter of his Alma Mater.
He served five years as Chairman of the Roanoke College the Board of Trustees.
President Kennedy named Fowler under-secretary of the Treasury. Fowler rose to the full cabinet position under President Johnson.
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[SOT 50:49 from Archives tape]
[IN Q=a man walking]

((A MAN MAKING $10,000 CAN AFFORD A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF DEBT. A MAN MAKING $20,000 CAN CARRY A LARGER AMOUNT OF DEBT.))


[SUPER=10-Joe Fowler/US Treasury Secretary/1965]
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[OUT Q=LARGER amount of debt.]
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[V/O-NAT]
Fowler was explaining how the nation could afford to carry more debt in prosperous times.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[graphic=Hold]


Henry Hamill Fowler died Monday at the age of 91.
[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


Coming up - why you won't be humming a new state song anytime soon.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus - forget fireTRUCKS - Fireboats are saving homeowners on Smith Mountain Lake the big bucks.
We'll explain.
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[LOTTO]
[SUPER=137-6 3 3/2 8 3 7/4 5 11 18 32/4 8 21 28 31 44/4 8 7 0 2 0]
NIGHT DRAWING=

Pick 3:
6-3-3

(six, three, three)


Pick 4:
2-8-3-7

(two, eight, three, seven)


Cash 5:
4-5-11-18-32

(four, five, eleven, eighteen, thirty-two)


Lotto:
4-8-21-28-31-44

(four, eight, twenty-one, twenty-eight, thirty-one, forty-four)


Kicker:
4-8-7-0-2-0

(four, eight, seven, zero, two, zero)



[State-Song]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=599-16 1:09:16]
[GRAPHIC=State Song]


A new state song everyone can support- sounds good but it hasn't happened.
That's what a legislative subcommittee said today, as it voted to wait a year to pick one.
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[nat SOT music 14;46:21]
[IN Q=My]

((MY....KEEPS CALLING ME.))
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=calling me.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


The legislative subcommittee that started with more than 350 selections heard the 8 final songs.
Then they punted for a year-- telling the public to mull over the eight and give feedback.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I've been ]
[sot TAPE THREE 15;34:26]

((JIMMY DEAN/SONGWRITER: YOU KNOW, I'VE BEEN INVOLVED IN THIS THING FOR ABOUT THREE YEARS. I NEVER HAVE HAD THE FAINTEST IDEA WHAT THE HELL'S GOING ON AND I STILL DON'T.))
[SOT TAPE TWO 14:55:25]

((SEN. EMMETT HANGER/R-AUGUSTA CO.: BECAUSE EVERYONE SORT OF LIKES TO WEIGH IN WITH OPINION, YOU'RE SUBJECTED TO CRITICISM. AND SOME OF IT YOU KNOW IS UNDERSTANDABLE.))
[SUPER=01-Jimmy Dean/Songwriter;]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Emmett Hanger/(R) Augusta Co.; :10]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=understandable.]
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[TALENT=Jean]
[SS=Hold]


The subcommittee hopes to pick the new state song for the 2001 General Assembly to vote on.


[SML-Firefighters]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-47 1:02:10]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Residents at Smith Mountain Lake have found out they can save money by buying big boats --
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]

Big fireboats, that is. The Smith Mountain Lake Volunteer Firefighters protect lake-area homes with fireboats, not trucks. Theirs was the first department in the nation to earn insurance credit for fireboats, saving homeowners hundreds of dollars. They hope to pump up their eight-boat fleet.
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[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=Extra Points]
[GRAPHIC=Sports Logo]


A final word from the Hokies, Roanoke College played for the Domino Lewis Gale classic title and Virginia opens its A-C-C schedule in Blacksburg.
But first our Extra Point.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=75-Tallahassee/WCTV; :]


A huge crowd greeted the Seminoles of Florida State as they returned home after beating Virginia Tech and winning the national championship.
The Noles made A-C-C history becoming the first team to go wire to wire as the top team since the preseason ratings began in 1950.
And here are tonight's college basketball scores.
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[S-Express]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-60 (10:15)]
[GRAPHIC=Express/Blizzard]


The Roanoke Express moved into first place in the Northeast division with a 4 to 2 win over Huntington.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Express vs Blizzard; :]


It was a scoreless first period as the players take a break.
Then down 1 to nothing Huntington gets back in it as Butch Kabel intercepts the pass and he's on a break away beating Dave Gagnon for the short-handed goal and the game was tied at 1 to 1.
[SUPER=38-Roanoke/4/Huntington/2/;]


Late in the second The Express gets the lead back when Troy Lake gets the back handed slap shot to go and Roanoke goes on to win it 4 to 2.
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[TALENT=Roy]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD LOGO]


The win is the seventh straight for the Express. Roanoke will go for a franchise record 8 in a row Friday when Johnstown visits the Roundhouse.


[S-UVA]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-61 (14:32)]
[GRAPHIC=UVA Logo]


The Virginia Cavaliers opened play in the A-C-C tonight hosting 7-th ranked Duke at University Hall.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/Cavaliers vs Blue Devils; :]


The Blue Devils came out on the run Mike Dunleavy makes the steal and lays it for the score and Duke led by 7.
On the next trip down the floor Chris Carawell gets out quick and he scores the layup to make it 21 to 12 Duke.
But the Cavaliers rallied Roger Mason gets out on the run and scores completing a 9 to 0 Cavaliers run.
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And Cavalier point guard Donald Hand gives the Cavaliers their first lead with the three and Duke goes on to win it 109 to 100.
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At the Bast Center tonight, Roanoke College and Wooster would hook up in the title game of the Domino's Lewis Gale Classic.
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The Doctors versus the media would kick off the evening's activities.
Roanoke gets it out on the run Brad Dunleavy passes to Colby Leftwich he lays it in for the score and a 5 to 2 Maroon lead.
The Maroons then kick it outside Paris Butler nailing the three pointer.
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But Roanoke was just to strong Jason Strickland passes it underneath to Jaimar Mansel for the basket and Roanoke wins it 79 to 76.
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((THE SAINTS CLEAN HOUSE. MORE LATER ON MORNIN'.))



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And coming up in sports, the final words from Virginia Tech head football coach Frank Beamer. A clean up in the New Orleans Saints N-F-L franchise.
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And Rams quarterback Kurt Warner is the N-F-L's most valuable player.
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Most of the Hokies returned to the Commonwealth this afternoon, exhausted after last night's Sugar Bowl loss to Florida State.
Mike Stevens had a chance to talk to head coach Frank Beamer this morning before he too left the Big Easy.
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The New Orleans Saints cleaned house firing head coach Mike Ditka, his assistant coaches and the general manager.


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Ditka had a 15 and 33 record in his three years with the Saints including a 6 and 23 record in the last 29 games.
The 60 year old Ditka, who won a Super Bowl in Chicago in 1986, said the decision was clear cut and he didn't fight it.
He said if you don't get the job done you get out of there.
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St. Louis Rams quarterback Kurt Warner received the N-F-L's highest honor today.
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Well, today Warner was named the National Football League's Most Valuable player.
Warner, the only player other than Dan Marino to throw forr 40 touchdowns in a season, led the St. Louis Rams to the N-F-C's beat record.
He completed 325 of 499 passes for over 43-hundred yards and 41 touchdowns.
The Rams have a bye week before playing in the N-F-L playoffs.
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