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Coming up on News 7-
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More layoffs and company shutdowns-
but believe it or note the job picture in the Roanoke Valley looks great. We'll explain.
A Cuban boy will stay in the U-S a little longer.
And with a hip and a hop- one wallaby takes zookeepers on quite a chase.
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[Talent=Jean]


News 7 is next. [Open]
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[VO-NAT]


Tultex lays off another 300.
A chain of Virginia copy centers shuts down.
Does that mean it's hard to find a job? Not around Roanoke.
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[Tultex]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-52 36:31]
[GRAPHIC=Tultex More Layoffs]


Martinsville's economy is once again socked by Tultex.
The apparel company is laying off all the production workers it had left in this country ... about 300 people.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville]


Tultex says it's going to stop making fleece in Martinsville.
Tultex would not say why the layoffs came today -- or if they're part of the company's restructuring plan.
Last month, Tultex laid off 11-hundred workers when it filed for Chapter-11 bankruptcy protection.
Those layoffs have made the city's unemployment rate skyrocket -- it's well above 15-percent ... by far, the highest in the state.
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[Roanoke-Jobs]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=99-51 32:05]
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The high unemployment rate in Martinsville is in sharp contrast with the record lows reported just an hour north in the Roanoke area.
The latest numbers in the Roanoke Region put the unemployment rate at an all-time low of one-point-six percent.
And as Joy Sutton reports, that means it's a good time to search for a job .. or move on to a better one.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Larry Cundiff]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Larry Cundiff/Job Seeker; :11]
[SUPER=01-Majorie Skidmore/Virginia Employment Commission; :25]
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[SUPER=01-Jeff Hurst/Job Seeker; 1:22]
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[OUT Q=Joy Sutton News 7, Roanoke.]


Larry Cundiff is at the Virginia Employment Commission searching for a job in distribution management.
He says already the job prospects are looking good.
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[SOT2:25:25]
[IN Q=I think the employment]

((LARRY CUNDIFF/I THINK THE EMPLOYMENT PICTURE IS GOOD RIGHT NOW IT SEEMS LIKE THERE ARE A LOT OF JOBS OUT HERE AND THE FIRST OF THE YEAR IS GOOD TOO BECAUSE MOST OF THE COMPANIES HAVE DIFFERENT BUDGETS AND STUFF NOW))
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[OUT Q=stuff now]


The Virginia Employment Commission says it's a good time to search for a job -- with many companies hiring -- and even paying more money.
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[SOT 2:29:27]
[IN Q=Certainly the salaries are being ]

((MAJORIE SKIDMORE/VIRGINIA EMPLOYMENT COMMISSION:CERTAINLY THE SALARIES ARE BEING DRIVEN UP THE LAW OF SUPPLY AND DEMAND WITH A ONE-POINT-SIX UNEMPLOYMENT RATE EMPLOYERS ARE HAVING TO PAY MORE AND THE MINIMUM WAGE OF 5-15 AN HOUR IS NOT ACTUALLY A MINIMUM WAGE))
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[SOT2:27:14]
[IN Q=Even fast food]

((JOY SUTTON REPORTING: EVEN FAST FOOD RESTAURANTS ARE TRYING TO LURE JOB SEEKERS -- OFFERING HIGHER WAGES JUST TO STAY COMPETITIVE))
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[OUT Q=stay competive]


And for those on the job hunt -- now more than ever it may be easier to qualify for a job.
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[SOT2:30:02]
[IN Q=They're looking at]

((MAJORIE SKIDMORE/VEC: THEY'RE LOOKING AT LABOR SOURCES MAYBE THEY WOULDN'T HAVE LOOKED AT BEFORE. THEY'RE LOOKING AT 15 YEAR OLDS. IF IT'S LEGAL FOR THEM TO DO THE WORK. THEY'RE LOOKING AT THE OLDER WORKERS. THEY'RE LOOKING AT THE GROUPS OF PEOPLE WHO MADE NOT HAVE HAD THE SAME OPPORTUNITY FOR EXAMPLE LOOKING AT THE DISABLED OR THOSE WHO MAY BE FELONS))
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[OUT Q=may be felons]
Add on the fact that many new companies are relocating to the area -- like Johnson and Johnson Innotech ---- and you

r job prospects start looking even better.
And for a soon-to-be college graduate Jeff Hurst it's all encouraging news.
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[SOT2:27:11]
[IN Q=It's hopeful]

((JEFF HURST/JOB SEEKER: IT'S HOPEFUL I MEAN. I'M NOT GOING TO GET EXACTLY WHAT I WANT RIGHT OFF. BUT I'M PRETTY SURE I'LL BE ABLE TO FIND SOMETHING))
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[OUT Q=something]


Joy Sutton, News 7, Roanoke.


















[copy-Cat]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=99-56 TC21:44]
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Record employment can't help everyone.
It seems Copy Cat Graphics could not imitate success well enough.
The chain closed all its Virginia stores-- they were in Roanoke, Charlottesville, Richmond and Virginia Beach.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


It's parent company, Ikon Office Solutions, says the printing centers will be consolidated into Ikon's digital production plants in Richmond and Norfolk.
60 jobs were eliminated in Virginia.
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[Lewis-Goode]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-49 51:00]
[GRAPHIC=Goode-Which Party?]


Still no word from Fifth District Congressman Virgil Goode on what his political plans are for the coming year.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Farmville]


Experts have been predicting that Goode will leave the Democratic party and run for re- election as an Independent this year.
Goode would neither confirm nor deny that today.
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[SOT 3:00:31]
[IN Q=I'm not making]

((REP. VIRGIL GOODE/D- FIFTH DISTRICT: I'M NOT MAKING ANY COMMENT AT THIS TIME. Reporter: If you were going to run for re-election as a Democrat, why would you not say you were going to run as a Democrat? GOODE: I'M JUST LOOKING FORWARD TO RUNNING FOR RE- ELECTION IN 2000.))
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[VO-NAT]


Goode has caught flak from fellow Democrats for attending a fundraiser for Republican George Allen last month, raising speculation that he may endorse Allen's Senate bid against Chuck Robb.
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[Robb]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-47 1:04:20]
[GRAPHIC=Chuck Robb]


Remember, Goode ran against Chuck Robb for the Democratic nomination in 1994, calling Robb "unfit" for office.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Hampton;]


So today, after a tour of NASA-Langley's shuttle research labs, Robb seemed unfazed by the suggestion that Goode might endorse Allen.
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[SOT 12:15:57]
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((ROBB: SURE WE CARE, BUT VIRGIL IS VIRGIL. HE IS A UNIQUE, SINGULAR FORCE...WE'LL RESPECT THAT.))
[sot 14:41:18]

((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: VIRGIL KNOWS HOW MUCH I LIKE HIM...BIG HELP TO ME AS GOVERNOR.))
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[SUPER=01-Gov. George Allen/(R) U.S. Senate Candidate; :10]
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[OUT Q=as governor.]
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[TALENT=Jean]
[SS=None]


Goode attended a George Allen fundraiser in Halifax on December 14th.
At the time, he told reporters he was there seeing old friends, and maybe making new ones.





[Trump]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=jha]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2000]


So how about this year's presidential race?
Only death will keep Donald Trump away.
That's what the millionaire said today .. in answer to questions over his running for the Reform Party's presidential nomination.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Minneapolis, MN]
The New York real estate developer held a joint news conference with Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura in the Tw

in Cities.
Ventura is promising to give Trump his "full consideration" if he decides to run for the parties presidential nomination.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Former Republican Pat Buchanan is also seeking the party's nomination. [Toss-2-Robin] Jean tosses to Robin in Weather Center

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[Toss back to anchor][Cuban-Boy]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=Net]
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6-year old Elian Gonzalez will not be going back to Cuba next week. His return has been delayed-
Jennifer Jones has the latest on the custody battle that's captured the world.
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[IN Q=The emotional]
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[SUPER=03-Miami, FL; ]
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((The emotional battle over little Elian Gonzalez of Cuba is reaching new heights.
(NATS)

Tens of thousands of people rallied Friday night in the island nation to demand the boy's return. In the spotlight tearful father wanting his son back in his arms.
(NATS)

But as the six year old spent another day in his newfound home of Miami, a new development. He's been subpoenaed by the U.S. House of Representatives which effectively puts his return back to Cuba off until at least next month.

(SOT, U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R-FL)
(Paraphrased)

"If the Executive branch won't do it then we'll go to the judicial branch"
And just as the attorneys and lawmakers are doing their share, so are the protestors. Hundreds of them vowing to paralyze south Florida if that's what it takes to keep Elian form returning to Cuba.
The fight began Wednesday when INS officials announced that the 6-year-old Cuban boy should return to his homeland to be with his father. Elian's mother drowned with 10 others, all of them fleeing Cuba. But Elian survived, rescued after two days of floating in an inner tube in the Florida straits. Too tough of a journey his family says, only to have Elian loose his new found freedom to Cuba.

(SOT Marileysis Gonzalez/Elian's Cousin)



(SOT, PRESIDENT CLINTON)



(STANDUP)))


[Stock-Market]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=Stock Market]


It's hard to keep the stock markets down.
After steep losses earlier this week, a record close today.
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[SOT 15:59:45]
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[VO-NAT]

[NO SUPER]
The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 269 points today, closing at 11 thousand 522 ... a new high.
No record for NASDAQ, but today's 155 point rise was the largest one-day point-gain ever.
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[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


Memo to bank robbers .. don't lock yourself inside. That story is still ahead on News 7 at 11.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=15:18:30]

((YOU KNOW WHAT THIS IS, PLAY LOTTO AND BOOGIE DOWN IT'S PARTY TIME!))
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[OUT Q=party time]
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[VO-NAT]


And why not party ... he's taking home 44 million dollars.
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[Sports-Preview]


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[OUT Q=....in sports."]

((O-K sports fans check this out Redskin running back Stephen Davis is set to return to the Redskin's starting lineup tomorrow against the Detroit Lions Roanoke College goes after a record tomorrow when they take on ODAC rival Washington and Lee and it was record night at the Roundhouse as the Express hosted the Johnstown Chiefs.
All that and more coming up in sports.))
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[Lottery-Winner]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
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He goes from just over minimum wage to millions- a short order cook wins New York's Millenium Millions-
The jackpot- one hundred million.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=15:17:53]

((I FILED THROUGH THE SECOND TICKET I PICKED UP AND BINGO, BULL'S EYE.))
[SUPER=01-Johnnie Ely/$100 Million Winner;]
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[OUT Q=BULLS EYE.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY]

Johnnie (Ee-lie) Ely- is the only person to get all the numbers right in New York State's special Millenium lottery drawing-
The short order cook from the south bronx is taking it all in one lump sum- bringing the total to more than 44 million.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=15:18:01]

((I DIDN'T BELIEVE MY OWN EYES SO I CALLED MY SON HE HAS GOOD VISION HE SAID YOU HAVE THEM ALL DADDY AND I SAID THERE IS ONLY ONE WINNER YEAR. HE SAID THAT'S ONE HUNDRED MILLION DOLLARS. THEN LIKE A FOOL I CALLED THE WIFE. ))
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[OUT Q=CALLED THE WIFE.. LAUGHTER.]
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[Talent=Jean]
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He says he plans to help out with the education of his family members and do some fishing.

[Cyberterrorism]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=The Internet]


Computer hackers have tapped into everything from air traffic Control towers to confidential personnel records-
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[Vo-Nat]
[Super=03-Washington DC;]

Now the government is stepping up its effort to crack down on cyber-terrorism and it wants your help.
President Clinton is asking for nearly 2-billion dollars to fight terrorism in cyberspace.
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[SOT 14:56:21]
[IN Q=]

((RICHARD CLARKE/NAT'L COORDINATOR FOR INFRASTRUCTURE PROTECTION: WE THINK THERE SHOULD BE A BURGLAR ALARM AND LOCK ON THE FILES ON CYBERSPACE.)) [butt to bite in pkg] ((WILLIAM DALEY/COMMERCE SECRETARY: THIS IS THE FIRST TIME IN AMERICAN HISTORY THAT WE IN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ALONE CAN NOT PROTECT OUR INFRASTRUCTURE.))
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[SUPER=01-William Daly/Commerce Secretary;07]
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[OUT Q=our infrastruture.]
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[VO-NAT]


The proposal calls for scholarships to be offered to students willing to enter the field of cyber policing in exchange for their public service afterward.
Civil rights groups warn anti-terrorism efforts can squash liberties.
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[Bank-Robbers]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


You've heard dumb bank robber stories before. Here's one you can add this one to the list.
Three suspects are in custody Iowa, after two of them accidentally locked themselves in the bank.
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[VO-NAT 15:05:37]
[SUPER=03-Des Moines, IA]


The Bank of America branch in Des Moines wasn't open for business yet, when the robbers were able to get into a side door this morning.
But once that door closed, they were stuck ... wearing grim reaper masks, trying to get out.
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[SUPER=01-Pastor Doug Holmgren/Witness]
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((PASTOR DOUG HOLMGREN/WITNESS: THE DOORS WERE STILL LOCKED BECAUSE THE BANK WASN'T OPEN. THEY WERE TRYING TO BEAT AND KICK THEM OPEN. A RED BLAZER SPED AROUND THE CORNER.))
[OUT Q=around the corner]
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[VO-NAT 15:05:45]


Police say an accomplice was driving the red getaway vehicle .. and drove through the bank door to get the other two out.
Police chased the van, and caught all three suspects.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


A local sheriff promotes his brother .. and demotes a rival. That story is still ahead on News 7 at 11.
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[VO-NAT]


And watch out .. we have a wallaby on the loose! Catching the critter turns into a big-time operation.
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[Brzonkala]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-50 1:06:41]
[GRAPHIC=None]


On Tuesday ... the Supreme Court considers whether women who are raped have the right to sue their attackers.
Today, the former Virginia Tech student at the center of it all made a rare appearance in front of reporters.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC]
Christy Brzonkala said -- quote --- we need laws on the books to prevent rape ... because the laws we have fail us.
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[SOT 15;52:40]
[IN Q=it's too traumatic]

((CHRISTY BRZONKALA/FORMER TECH STUDENT: IT'S TOO TRAUMATIC ... I DON'T WANT TO KEEP RELIVING WHAT HAPPENED TO ME, BUT I CAN TELL YOU RAPE IS LIKE HAVING YOUR SHOULD TORN OUT. THERE'S A LOSS OF CONTROL THAT'S ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO REGAIN AND I SPEAK FROM PERSONAL EXPERIENCE.))
[SUPER=01-Christy Brzonkala/Former Tech Student]
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The Supreme Court will hold a hearing on the Violence Against Women Act.
It's the law under which Brzonkala sued Virginia Tech and two Hokie football players ... saying she was raped ... and the university created a hostile environment for women.


[Boty-Sheriff]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Botetourt Co Sheriff's Shuffle]

The new Botetourt County sheriff is letting his chief rival keep his job -- but he's knocked him down a few pegs. Ronnie Sprinkle promoted his brother within the department. But he dropped his political rival Ken Smith down three ranks. He also moved his office downstairs to be more accessible to people.


[Passenger-Rail]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-45 1:37:57]
[GRAPHIC=None]

A Norfolk Southern spokesman says the Roanoke Valley can get not only passenger train service, but also less truck traffic on Interstate 81.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

The idea came up at today's conference at Roanoke's Transportation Museum. Spend a third of the money set aside for widening Interstate 81 -- and instead, straighten and add railroad tracks. That way, Norfolk Southern says, you can put freight trucks on trains AND get passenger service.
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[SOT 20:54:50]
[IN Q=Norfolk Southern]

((NORFOLK SOUTHERN AS A MATTER OF CORPORATE POLICY HAS NO FLATOUT OPPOSITION TO PASSENGER SERVICE USING OUR RIGHT OF WAY.))
[SUPER=01-Wiley Mitchell Jr./Norfolk Southern;]
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[OUT Q=right of way]
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[VO-NAT]

V-DOT says it will stick with widening the interstate for now -- Roanoke's mayor says he hopes this year's General Assembly will consider passenger train service for the Roanoke area.

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[ANCHOR=Roy]
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The Roanoke Express opened a three game series tonight at the Roundhouse and Roanoke College returns to the hardwood tomorrow.
But first our Extra Point.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=76-File; :]


Mike Tyson could fight at the Meadowlands on March 25-th if there are on setbacks in his bout with Julius Francis on January 29-th. He also must get a liscense to fight in New Jersey.
The possible opponent could be heavyweight Shannon Briggs.
Now here are tonight's numbers.
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[S-Express]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-47 (1:39:19)]
[GRAPHIC=Express/Chiefs]


Mike Peron scored 2 goals as the Express beat Johnstown 3 to 2 tieing a franchise record with their 8-th straight win.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Express vs Chiefs; :]


Express coach Scott Gordon giving out the play.
After leading 2 to 1 at the end of the first it turned into a defensive battle in the second. Express goal Daniel Berthiaume knocks away this Jody Skelly shot early in the second period.
[SUPER=38-Roanoke/3/Johnstown/2/;]


Then at the other end the Express gets it in front of the Chiefs net but Brian McKinney slams Joe Murphy in the back drawing a penality. Roanoke failed to score on the power play but Roanoke wins it 3 to 2.

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[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-58 (41:52)]
[GRAPHIC=High School]


Cave Spring upped its record to 10 and 1, beating Patrick Henry tonight 61 to 54.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Knights vs Patriots; :]


The Patriots starting lineup being introduced to the crowd.
Mike Perry grabs the lose ball under the basket then he dribbles it out behind the line and nails the three pointer.
But the Knights come right back J.J. Reddick throws down the three he would score 29 points in the game.
Patrick Henry comes right back pushing it up the court and Perry leaves it for Tyson Hawkins who lays it in for the score.
[SUPER=33-Cave Spring/61/Patrick Henry/54/;]


Cave Springs Tyler Lumsden finds himself wide open behind the three point line and hits it from the key and the Knights win it 61 to 54.
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[S-Roanoke]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=SP-54 tc1:07:03]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke College]


The Roanoke College Maroons are on a hot streak.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Wednesday;]


The Maroons have won nine straight since losing their season opener on November 19th.
Their nine and one record is even more sweet after last season's 12 and 13 outcome.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=it started]
[SUPER=01-Page Moir/Roanoke College Head Coach;]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=since day one]
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[VO-NAT]


Roanoke is undefeated in the ODAC. The team's success is due in part to dedicated players, many of whom stayed in Salem this summer and played summer ball.
Coach Moir says a win against Washington and Lee tomorrow, would be the first time one of his teams has started conference play at five and oh.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=W&L's won]

(())
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[OUT Q=towards the top]

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[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=UVA Logo]


Virginia guard Erin Stovall will not return to the team this season. Head Coach Debbie Ryan made the announcement last night after the Cavaliers upset North Carolina last night.
Stoval left the team indefinitely last month for personal reasons. The preseason All-A-C-C selection was the teams leading scorer.





[Sports Tease]


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And coming up in sports, Frank Beamer looks ahead to the Hokies 2-thousand season.
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And although he's not 100 per cent, Stephen Davis will start for the Redskins tomorrow in their playoff game with the Lions.
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The Virginia Tech Hokies finally have a chance to catch their breath after the greatest season in school history.
The players have now headed home to enjoy what's left of the school's winter break. But head coach Frank Beamer already is looking ahead to next season.
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The Hokies lose 23 seniors, with the biggest hits coming of defense where at least 7 starters will be gone from the nation's top rated defensive unit.

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The Washington Redskins have the home field and momentum heading into their N-F-L playoff game against the Detroit Lions.
But In the back of their minds, The Redskins also remember the 33 to 17 loss to the Lions just five weeks ago.
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The Kick off for the playoff game is 4 oclock in Landover.


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Meantime, Redskin running back Stephen Davis is not 100 percent but he's expected to start tomorrow's game against the Lions.
Davis, The league's touchdown leader, has missed several games because of a sprained ankle.
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Finally, zookeepers in Australia got more than they bargained for ... when they tried to catch a runaway wallaby.

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The animal had swum to the mainland from a nearby island.
Animal handlers from a nearby wildlife park feared he would get hit by a car and were determined to catch the bouncing beast.
But that task turned out to be more difficult than they expected.
Finally, with the wallaby trapped in the corner of a backyard, a handler pulled off the "catch of the day".
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