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Can't meet the mortgage. Don't feel bad. The owners of Tanglewood Mall can't either. It's set for foreclosure later this month.
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And hospital emergency rooms are plenty busy, but it's not the FLU, here, yet.

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In sports, A big weekend for the Roanoke Express, Frank Beamer talks about a special season.
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And N.C. State names Florida State assistant Chuck Amato its new head coach.
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Clear and Chilly tonight around the region. Tomorrow we'll be in the same neighborhood temperature-wise, but winds will start to pick up.[open]
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A local shopping mall is for sale.
If you've got 40-million dollars, Tanglewood could be all yours.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]

Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.

[Tanglewood]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Tanglewood Mall is on the auctioning block.
This comes after its lender foreclosed on the property ... because its current owner couldn't afford the mortgage payments.
[Double Boxes=Keith and Scott/Microwave]


Scott Goldberg has been following this story ... and tells us what might happen now to the mall in Roanoke County.
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Keith ... what happened is Kane Realty ... the mall's owner based in North Carolina ... couldn't afford to keep paying its loan.
Now it looks like a company in Boston will seize the mall.
But even though this comes at a time when a number of stores have left and there's a perception that business here is not good ...
The mall's management INSISTS this foreclosure announcement is a new beginning ... NOT the beginning of the end.
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To the casual observer -- it hasn't looked like Tanglewood Mall's been doing very well.
Bankruptcy 3 years ago.
Empty stores. [NEWSPAPER PRE PRO]
And now: Foreclosure - a notice in the paper --- the mall will be auctioned off later this month.
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[SOT 16:55:25 ]
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((LYNDA MCNUTT: TANGLEWOOD MALL ABSOLUTELY IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS .))
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But the mall will not close --- says its marketing director --- it just needs an owner who can afford the mortgage.


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((LYNDA MCNUTT: ON JANUARY 27TH, ONCE THIS TRANSACTION TAKES PLACE, IT'S ONLY GOING TO BE A POSITIVE MOVE FORWARD FOR THIS PROPERTY.))
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The property spans nearly 54 acres --- home to the mall --- Barnes and Noble --- Kroger --- a restaurant and a movi

e theater.
Assuming there aren't any local buyers --- it's expected a Boston company that represents the mall's lender will tak

e over.
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[SOT 16:55:35 ]
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((LYNDA MCNUTT: HERITAGE REALTY WILL PUMP CAPITAL INTO THE PROPERTY . WE'LL SEE IMPROVEMENTS THAT WE'VE NEEDED FOR SOME TIME NOW.))
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((JEFF WENDELL: NOT A BIG DEAL))
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Jeff Wendell has been in business at Tanglewood for 27 years and has no plans to leave.
Though he, like other merchants, would like a new owner to fill the mall's empty holes and bring in more traffic.
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[SOT 16:50:09]
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((JEFF WENDELL: I DON'T WORRY ABOUT IT. IT'LL TAKE CARE OF ITSELF. IT'D BE NICE TO HAVE THE STORES FILLED ALL THE TIME . BUT IT'LL HAPPEN.))
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County records from last year say this property is worth 40-million dollars.
But it's expected that whoever buy this will spend millions of additional dollars on capital improvements.
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Keith.


[Tultex-Aid]


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[GRAPHICTultex Chapter 11]
Federal aid is on its way for workers laid off when Tultex filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy last month.
8-point-5 million dollars in total funds have been designated.
More than 26-hundred workers were laid off in Martinsville, South Boston, and Roanoke.
The federal aid will be used mostly for re-training and job search assistance.


[Ericsson]


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A major change is in the works for one of Lynchburg's biggest employers, but it will NOT mean the loss of any local jobs.
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Ericsson announced today it is selling off its private radio systems division to a company called Com- Net Critical Communications.
Com- Net is based in Pittsburgh, but the deal will keep the Lynchburg division and its 500- plus employees right where they are.
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((JOE HAGAN/ERICSSON CFO: WE FELT THAT ONE OF THE REAL CORE ASSETS OF THIS BUSINESS IS THE PEOPLE THAT WORK HERE, THE WORK ETHIC IS TERRIFIC AND I THINK THE COM-NET MANAGEMENT CAME TO UNDERSTAND THAT AS WELL.)) ((STEVE SAVOR/COM-NET CEO: ALL THE PEOPLE HERE, ALL THE EXPERTISE THAT WE REALLY NEED.. THAT'S WHAT WE'RE BUYING IS REALLY HUMAN RESOURCE POWER. THESE PEOPLE ARE COMMITTED, THEIR ROOTS ARE HERE, EVEN THE TRANSPLANTS FROM THE OTHER AREAS LOVE THE REGION. WE COULDN'T GET THEM OUT OF HERE IF WE TRIED.))
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Ericsson will retain a 20 percent interest in Com- Net.
The company plans to lease local production facilities and move out of Ericsson's headquarters.
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[Patrick-Hospital]


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Forty employees of Patrick Community Hospital are losing their jobs.
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The hospital has filed for bankruptcy protection, and officials say today's lay-off was necessary to reduce expenses.
The move should save about 700- thousand dollars a year.
About 20 percent of the hospital staff is affected, but the acting administrator says the facility still has enough employees to provide quality care to its patients.
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[Flu]


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Hospitals across the region are preparing for the flu bug.
It's already overwhelming parts of the nation, as close to us as Maryland.
No major outbreaks reported in Virginia yet, but as Tonya Flory reports, emergency rooms are getting ready.


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Sick patients are overloading Hospital Emergency Rooms across the country in what some cities are reporting the worst flu season in years. Southwest Virginia has managed to aviod the bug, at least for now, but they're preparing for late breaking cases.
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((LUCAS SNIPES/CARILION HOSPITAL DIRECTOR: WE KNOW THAT FLUCTUATIONS DO OCCUR, IN FACT OVER THE PAST WEEK, OUR EMERGENCY DEPARTMENTS HAVE BEEN 21-PERCENT BUSIER THAN USUAL.)) [RUNS:10]
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And Roanoke Memorial Hospital isn't the only Emergency Department treating fever, coughing and stuffy noses. Lewis-Gale Medical Center has the same problem.
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[IN Q=Our emergency]

((CAMI JONES/LEWIS-GALE ER DIRECTOR: OUR EMERGENCY ROOM HAS EXPERIENCED A LARGE INCREASE IN OVERALL PATIENTS AND MOST OF THEM HAVE BEEN FLU RELATED SYMPTOMS.)) [RUNS:09]
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Both hospitals have added staff to handle the virus which is especially dangerous for some people.
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((CAMI JONES/LEWIS-GALE ER DIRECTOR: IF YOU HAVE A PATIENT THAT HAS ASTHMA, IF YOU HAVE AN ELDERLY PERSON THAT GETS THE FLU CERTAINLY THOSE PEOPLE CAN GET IN TROUBLE A LOT FASTER AND THOSE ARE THE PATIENTS THAT WIND UP SEEING IN THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT. THOSE ARE THE PATIENTS GET ADMITTED.))
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and at RMH and Lewis-Gale those are the patients who will wind up waiting for bed as they start to fill up...and flu season has just begun.
Tonya Flory, News 7.))[Tease#1]

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Virginia's D-M-V is getting in on the Tech action. Still ahead, license plates you CANNOT put on your car.
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And it's turning into the "Golden Goalpost". Tech wants it back ... but "Big Al's" says the goalpost isn't going anywhere without a fight.
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Call it the Golden Goal Post.
It's a piece of Virginia Tech football history on display inside a Blacksburg bar. And everyone wants it.
Now Tech is calling an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty against the bar for HOLDING the goal post.
Marya Jones reports.
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After Virginia Tech fans tore down the goal posts to celebrate victory over Boston College... and the end to a perfect regular season ...
They marched a 30-foot section of it right into Big Al's bar.
And that's where it's stayed... becoming a bragging right for the bar and a piece of Hokie history that fans can write their names on.
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((JEFF KEENEY/TECH JUNIOR: IT'S DEFINITELY A PIECE OF TECH HISTORY. AND PULLING IT DOWN WAS A LOT OF FUN. (SMILES)))
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But once it was determined that the Hokies were Sugar Bowl-bound, Tech made it's goal to get the post back.
Big Al's says it's fended off more than one attempt by Tech's athletic director to reclaim it. But managers won't talk about it because they don't want to rock the boat.
Linda Keciorius, the owner of another Blacksburg bar says she'd handle it differently.
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((LINDA KECIORIUS/PK'S OWNER: DON'T GET ME WRONG IF THEY DIDN'T WANT IT BACK, I'D LOVE TO HAVE A PIECE OF IT FOR NOSTALGIA, BUT IF THEY WANT IT BACK, IT BELONGS TO THEM AND I THINK THEY SHOULD GET IT BACK, DEFINITELY.))
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But Tech students like Jeff Keeney and Jarrett Forrest say the post should stay where it is.
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((JEFF KEENEY: IT IS FOR THE FANS. THEY TOOK IT, THEY PUT IT THERE, THE PARADE DOWN MAIN STREET, THEY TOOK IT THERE.
I THINK IT WILL CONTINUE TO STAY THERE. I THINK THE FANS WILL KEEP IT THERE.))
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Big Al's plans to keep it there, too.
They've bolted it down.
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((MARYA JONES/NEWS 7: VIRGINIA TECH OFFICIALS SAY THAT MOST OF THE PIECES OF THE GOALPOST THAT WERE CARRIED OFF BY FANS WERE RETURNED VOLUNTARILY. THEY STILL PLAN TO GO AFTER THOSE THAT WEREN'T. WHAT THEY PLAN TO DO WITH THEM, HOWEVER, IS STILL A MYSTERY. MARYA JONES, NEWS 7, BLACKSBURG.))
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The state Department of Motor Vehicles is offering souvenir Virginia Tech license plates on-line. These are not regular registration tags. You can display them anywhere EXCEPT on your car.
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[TAKE FS]
If you would like to take a look, we have a direct link to the DMV Hokie plate website. Just log onto our home page at WDBJ7-dot-com, and click "Webwatch".
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On Wall Street today - a Dow industrials rally [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE ]
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led to a 131 point climb.
But a continued selloff in tech-shares sent Nasdaq on a 150-point plummet
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How would you like to live within steel walls? Steel houses are just cropping up around the nation -- there are three new ones at Smith Mountain Lake. You can save money on insurance and utilities because these houses are so efficient -- but Tina Tenret takes us inside a steel house to show us the hidden costs.
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((nat sot cutting steel with fire))
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This guy's sparking a trend in our area: steel houses. Three are under construction at the Smith Mountain Lake -- another in Rocky Mount.
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((YOUR HOMEOWNER'S INSURANCE IS A LOT LOWER. YOUR FIRE RISK IS A LOT LOWER BECAUSE OF THE USE OF METAL PRODUCTS.))
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Most builders are sticking with wood -- saving money on new tools and training. But with steel, you skip the termites.
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[IN Q=We don't have]

((WE DON'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT THE STEEL MOVING LIKE WOOD DOES. WOOD SHRINKS, IT EXPANDS, WOOD TENDS TO GET CROOKED AS YOU'RE USING IT. AND THE NICE THING ABOUT STEEL, IT STAYS VERY RIGID.))
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((TINA TENRET/NEWS7: CONSTRUCTION WORKERS SAY THEY CAN BUILD YOUR HOME FASTER AND EASIER OUT OF STEEL. FOR EXAMPLE, I CAN PICK UP THIS STEEL STUD NO PROBLEM. IT'S VERY LIGHT. THE SAME SIZE PIECE OF WOOD IS NOT ONLY HEAVIER, IT'S NOT NEARLY AS STRONG.))
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Still the owner of a local building supply store is not worried about losing his wood business. He says the price of wood doubled last summer due to rising demand.
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[IN Q=THERE'LL STILL BE]

((THERE'LL STILL BE A BETTER ADVANTAGE PRICEWISE WITH WOOD THAN STEEL.))
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Builders say this house costs about five percent more in steel than wood. When it's finished, it can look just like its wooden neighbor. But builders say the steel home will be here a lot longer. Tina Tenret News7 Franklin County
















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And coming up, Frank Beamer talks more about the Sugar Bowl N.C. State names a new head football coach.
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And Scott Gordon and the Express prepare for a big game at the Roundhouse this weekend.
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[S-Express]


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The red hot Roanoke Express moved into first place in the ECHL's Northeast division last night with a 4-to-2 win over Huntington. But Mike Stevens says the team isn't exactly resting on its laurels.
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(( Less than 12 hours after posting the team's seventh straight win, the Roanoke express was back at work practicing at the Ice Station. The team has huge three game home stand this weekend and a chance to set a franchise record for most wins in a row with one more victory. ((SCOTT GORDON/EXPRESS HEAD COACH:)) Winning streaks are often hard to explain - but good play usually isn't. And this case its Roanoke's consistent defensive effort that's made skating to seven straight wins possible. ((MIKE PERON/EXPRESS CENTER:)) The only negative thing accompanying this current streak is that some fans are still upset about the trade of Tim Christian to Toledo earlier in the week. The Express' all-time leading scorer, who was known for his work in the community hadn't scored a point in his last 16 games. ((BITES:)) The three game home stand begins Friday night at 7:30 against the Johnstown Chiefs. Mike Stevens News 7 sports.))[S-B

eamer]


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Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer is in Houston, Texas tonight. Beamer is one of 7 finalists for the Paul "Bear" Bryant national coach of the year award.
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[SUPER=03-New Orleans, LA/Tuesday Night; :00]

Before leaving for Texas, he told us that despite the disappointment of losing the national title to Florida State, he fully comprehends just how special of a season 1999 has been for his team.
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Bobby Bowden and Marshall's Bob Pruett are also among the seven finalists. Former president George Bush is the keynote speaker for ceremony.

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Florida State is losing assistant coach Chuck Amato. Today Amato was named as the new head football coach at N.C. State.
Amato is a former player and Assistant coach at N.C. State.
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Amato replaces Mike O'Cain who was fired in November after 7 seasons on the job.


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Major League Baseball has taken a step concerning John Rocker's commets to Sports Illustrated last month.
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The league has ordered Rocker to undergo psychological testing following the downrading remarks about homosexulas and minorities.
The Braves reliever will meet with Doctors before commissioner Bud Selig decides whether to impose discipline for Rockers comments to the Sports Illustrated last month.
The Braves have not taken any action against Rocker.
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Four seats are up for grabs on Roanoke City Council.
And the Democratic committee is meeting tonight ... to set the guidelines on how Roanoke's Democrats will choose their nominees.
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[VO-NAT]



Currently all 7 seven council seats are held by Democrats.
Mayor David Bowers, Carroll Swain, Jim Trout, and Linda Wyatt hold the positions up for grabs this year.
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Tonight on News 7 at 11 we'll tell how the Democratic committee will choose its nominees -- and how this could impact the elections.




[Goodwill]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Former "Love Boat" star and ex- Congressman Fred Grandy was in Salem this morning, announcing a merger that will better serve the needs of the region's disabled.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem;]


Grandy is the president and C-E-O of Goodwill Industries, International.
Goodwill is joining forces with ARC of the Roanoke Valley, the Franklin County Developmental Center, and the New River Valley Workshop.
Grandy says the more unified organization will strengthen services and provide more opportunities for physically and mentally challenged workers.
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[SOT 2:51:17]
[IN Q=More work and]

((FRED GRANDY/GOODWILL INDUSTRIES C.E.O.: MORE WORK AND BETTER WORK. I MEAN, THAT'S WHAT WE'RE IN BUSINESS TO DO IS BASICALLY BREAK DOWN BARRIERS FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES. AND THAT IS STILL A POPULATION THAT HAS BEEN FROZEN OUT EVEN BY A VERY BRISK ECONOMY. ))
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((CHRISTINE HURT/GOODWILL EMPLOYEE: MY FAVORITE THING IS THE OPPORTUNITY TO DO DIFFERENT JOBS.))
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[SUPER=01-Christine Hurt/Goodwill Employee; :13]
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[VO-NAT]


Grandy says right now, up to 70- percent of the nation's disabled are without jobs.
And in case you were wondering, Grandy, who played "Gofer" says he has no plans for any more "Love Boat" reunions.
He says the uniform's getting a little snug.
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