[1-News-Head]

[TALENT=Keith]


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[VO-NAT]


If Thanksgiving Day's any indication, brisk weather's making for a good season... for local hunters.
We'll check in at one checking station.
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[anchor=Keith]


And as folks across the region enjoy the holiday with their friends and families, plenty are helping those in need on this day of giving thanks.


[Sports-head]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


In sports, Tech football coach Frank Beamer talks about his inside ACC source, but could he help dad with UVa? The Wahoos talk about what they are thankful for,
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[VO-NAT]


and, in their annual bird day tradition, the Lions try and go over the top against the Patriots.
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[WX-Head]
[TALENT=Robin]
[SS=None]


Some Leftover clouds across our area right now will lead to a mostly clear night with temperatures dropping through the 20s... I'll have the details coming up.
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[SUPER=@Keith1;]
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[Rescue-Mission]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-55 8:38]
[GRAPHIC=Thanksgiving]


Six or seven hundred servings of turkey may sound like a bit much to you right about now.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


But that's what they dished out today at Roanoke's Rescue Mission.
The Rescue Mission is in the business of feeding and sheltering the homeless, recovering substance abusers, and families in crisis every day.
Today, they just put Thanksgiving fare on the menu.
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[SOT 04:06:11]
[IN Q=I didn't know]

((ANDREA ROTH/RESCUE MISSION/VOLUNTEER: I DIDN'T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT THIS PLACE...HAPPY THAT THEY DO STUFF ALL YEAR ROUND TOO.))
[sot 04:08:10]

((RONALD LEE FORE/DINER: I HAVE A PLACE OF MY OWN, BUT I COME HERE WHEN I GET LOW ON MONEY, INCOME, AND STUFF LIKE THAT. CAUSE I HAVE A HOUSE OF MY OWN... TAKES MONEY TO GET ME SETTLED.))
[SUPER=01-Andrea Roth/Rescue Mission Volunteer;]
[SUPER=01-Ronald Lee Fore/Diner; :14]
[RUNS=:30]
[OUT Q=get me settled.]
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[VO-NAT]


Rescue Mission normally serves nine meals a day.
Today, two big seatings are planned, and about 400 pies and cakes make the day a little sweeter.
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[81-Crackdown]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=00-45 16:50]
[GRAPHIC=81 Crackdown]


The efforts of Virginia State Police to crackdown on speeding have garnered some international praise.
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[VO-NAT]


Governor Gilmore ordered "saturated enforcement" on Interstate 81 beginning in February of LAST year.
It resulted in 33-THOUSAND speeding tickets being issued.
Police say the crackdown should be credited for a drop in traffic fatalities in Virginia in 1999.
Now... The International Association of Chiefs of Police has recognized Virginia State Police for the crackdown.
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[Deer-Hunting]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-37 1:36:11]
[GRAPHIC=Deer Hunting]


In forests and fields all along I-81, the hunt was on today for food of the four-legged variety.
Chilly weather, clear skies, and the lure of love brought the deer out.
The first day off many hunters have had since rifle season opened brought the guns out.
Ellen Qualls checked in at a local checking station.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Craig Co.;]
[SUPER=01-Ellen Horner/The Hunter's Den; :]
[SUPER=01-Todd Palmerton/Hunter; :]
[SUPER=01-Roger Sinclair/Hunter; :]
[super=01-Dan Baker/Hunter :]
[SUPER=@Ellen1; : ]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Craig Co.]

(( There's NO other way to look at it.
Antler size matters to Ellen Horn who runs an annual contest at The Hunter's Den in Craig County.
[sot 03:05:41]

((ELLEN HORN/THE HUNTER'S DEN: MR. RANDY DUDDING IS LEADING WITH A SCORE OF 213 AND FOUR-SIXTEENTHS. I HAVE A PICTURE OF HIS DEER ABOVE THE POSTER THERE. And what kind of deer is that? WELL HE WAS A 12 POINT. WEIGHED SOMEWHERE AROUND 165 POUNDS DRESSED.))
[runs= :19 ]


Todd Palmerton shot a small buck in southwest Roanoke County, but brought him all the way to Craig County ... to see his hunting buddies and because The Hunter's Den is actually open on Thanksgiving.
[sot 02:59:31]

((TODD PALMERTON: I SEEN PLENTY OF DEER. I JUST HAVEN'T SEEN ANY BIG BUCKS. AND THIS ISN'T ANYTHING TO WRITE HOME ABOUT. BUT, SIT IN THE WOODS LONG ENOUGH AND GET COLD AND IT'S KIND OF NICE TO PUT SOME MEAT IN THE FREEZER.))
[runs= :11]



[NATsot 03:02:50 ]

((ONE, TWO. lift))
[runs= :02 ]


Palmerton actually ended up giving away his deer.
He was in it for the hunt, just like Roger Sinclair, who bagged a good-sized bobcat, just for sport and show.
[sot 02:55:49]

((ROGER SINCLAIR/HUNTER: Have you ever killed a bobcat before? NOPE FIRST ONE. What do you do with them? ABOUT ALL YOU CAN DO IS MOUNT 'EM.))
[runs= :08 ]


Whatever the prey, hunters are generally happy this year, doing a fairly brisk business at the checking stations.
A vibrant forest fed many a hungry deer this year.
[sot 02:54:25]

((DAN BAKER/HUNTER: PLENTY OF ACORNS ON TOP OF THE MOUNTAIN. PLENTY GOOD FOOD SOURCE. WE'VE SEEN MORE DEER THAN WE HAVE IN A WHILE.))
[runs= :07 ]



[sot STANDUP 03:08:01]

((LAST YEAR'S DEER SEASON WAS CURSED WITH HOT, DRY WEATHER AND WIDESPREAD REPORTS OF FATALITIES FROM HEMORRHAGIC DISEASE. STILL, ALMOST 190-THOUSAND DEER MET THEIR MAKER IN VIRGINIA. ELLEN QUALLS, NEWS 7, CRAIG COUNTY.))
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=NONE]


The holiday shopping season officially kicks into high gear tomorrow...
What can consumers expect?
We'll take a look when News 7 at 6 returns...
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[VO-NAT]


And.. one of the hottest items on shoppers' holiday lists - is Sony's Playstation 2... but good luck finding it.
We'll hear whether local retailers expect to get any more of the sold-out entertainment systems anytime soon...
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[SS=NONE]WEATHER CENTER

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[Web Address Announce] [Pinnacle 4885ess]

[COMMERCIAL][Holiday-Shopping]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-43 37:11]
[GRAPHIC=Christmas Shopping]


On the eve of what is traditionally the biggest shopping day of the year, consumers tell pollsters they'll be spending a little more this season.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-File Tape]


As they say in the retail business, consumer fundamentals are strong.
But NOT for every item.
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[SOT 02:16]
[IN Q=Unemployment levels]

((KEN GASSMAN/RETAIL ANALYST: UNEMPLOYMENT LEVELS ARE LOW, CONSUMER CONFIDENCE IS HIGH... COOL THEIR SPENDING ON BIG TICKET DURABLES.... HOMES.. AUTOMOBILES... CONSUMER ELECTRONICS... FURNITURE SALES ARE DOWN.))
[SUPER=01-Ken Gassman/Retail Analyst;]
[RUNS=:22]
[OUT Q=furniture sales are down.]
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[VO-NAT]


The colder it is, the more likely Americans are to hit the stores.
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[TALENT=KEITH ]
[SS=Hold]


Anything digital is a hot gift this year.
And, of course the razor blade scooter is still rolling up strong sales.




[Playstation2]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=Thanksgiving]
[WRITER=mce]
[TAPE#=00-34 1:47:21]
[GRAPHIC=Holiday Shopping]


Some of the folks who are making their lists and checking them twice - could go home empty-handed if they're looking for Sony Playstation 2. Meredyth Censullo reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Tammy Sollers...]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Tammy Sollers/Looking for Playstation2; :11]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Oct. 26; :24]
[SUPER=01-Ed Derham/"Target" Store Manager; :42 -- QUICK!!!]
[SUPER=@Meredyth1; 1:27]
[SUPER=07-Zack Agee; 2:15]
[RUNS=2:24]
[OUT Q=News7.]

((Tammy Sollers has been walking malls across the mid-Atlantic looking for this year's hot Christmas gift...

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[SOT @ 3:39:06 - 3:39:11]
[IN Q=I have been...]

((TAMMY SOLLERS: I HAVE BEEN FROM MARYLAND TO ROANOKE VIRGINIA TRYING TO GET THIS PLAYSTATION 2.)) [RUNS :05]
[OUT Q=Playstation2.]


But good luck trying to find the popular entertainment system.

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[SOT @ 39:16 - 39:18]
[IN Q=There's no..]

((THERE'S NO PLAYSTATION 2 ANYWHERE.)) [RUNS :02]
[OUT Q=anywhere.]


Sony launched the product last month. 500-thousand units hit store shelves nationwide - all were snatched up within hours. And although the company says it'll ship out 100-thousand more each week 'til Christmas, there's a good chance most folks will have to go without.

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[SOT @ 24:48 - 24:53]
[IN Q=Unfortunately the]

((ED DERHAM: UNFORTUNATELY THE AVAILABILITY MAKES IT WHERE A LOT OF PEOPLE MAY END UP PUTTING AN I-O-U UNDER THE CHRISTMAS TREE.)) [RUNS :05]
[OUT Q=Christmas tree.]


Roanoke's Target store has only received 5 more Playstation 2's since the initial release last month. And there's no word when more will be arriving.

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[SOT @ 25:16 - 25:19]
[IN Q=We get...]

((WE GET MULTIPLE CALLS EVERY DAY BUT UNFORTUNATELY WE DON'T KNOW WHEN THEY'RE GONNA BE COMING IN.)) [RUNS :03]
[OUT Q=coming in.]


The same story next door at Best Buy - where folks camped out last month to snatch up the consoles. As for K-Mart, they're in the dark too, although the store on Hershberger Road is expecting a shipment sometime before Christmas. And both of Roanoke's Wal-Marts haven't heard if they'll be putting anymore Playstation2's on the shelves... Though the Christiansburg store has been told it's out of luck.

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[SOT @ 3:53:54 - 54:12]
[IN Q=But if you...]

((MEREDYTH CENSULLO: BUT IF YOU SIMPLY DON'T HAVE TIME TO GO STORE HOPPING, YOU CAN ALWAYS LET YOUR FINGERS DO THE WALKING...BUT BE PREPARED TO PAY. AT THE POPULAR INTERNET AUCTION SITE EBAY, I DID FIND SEVERAL PLAYSTATION 2'S FOR BID, BUT THE PRICES ARE AS HIGH AS 850-DOLLARS.)) [RUNS :16]
[OUT Q=850-dollars.]


So it looks like the hot commodity of this Christmas will be found under the trees of only the incredibly lucky -

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[NAT SOT @ 3:44:34 - 44:37]

((MERRY CHRISTMAS! HO HO HO!)) [RUNS :03]
or persistent...

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[SOT @ 3:39:33 - 3:39]
[IN Q=I'm just gonna]

((TAMMY SOLLERS: I'M JUST GONNA KEEP TRYING. I'M NOT GONNA SAY I CAN'T FIND ONE...I'M GONNA KEEP TRYING. AS LONG AS ITS WITHIN MY BUDGET, I'M GONNA KEEP TRYING...)) [RUNS :06]
[OUT Q=keep trying.]


So some parents will have to resort to I-O-U's... Unless your kids set their sights on something other than a Playstation 2.

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[SOT @ 3:45:48 - 3:45:55]
[IN Q=What do you..]

((REPORTER: WHAT ARE YOU GONNA ASK SANTA FOR FOR CHRISTMAS? ZACK: UM....A TELESCOPE.)) [RUNS :07]
[OUT Q=a telescope.]


Meredyth Censullo, News7, Roanoke.))










[Bell-Ringer]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=00-50 17:53]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]

Meantime, the Salvation Army is ringing in its annual holiday drive. No matter where you shop this season, it seems someone's chiming that familiar bell, seeking donations. But inside Valley View Mall is one so-called bell-ringer who stands apart. Tina Tenret shares his story.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Only two percent of the Salvation]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]
[SUPER=07-Don Brizendine;]
[SUPER=@Tina2;]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=Tina Tenret News7 Roanoke]

(( Only two percent of the Salvation Army bell-ringers are like Don Brizendine. He not only works for the shelter; he lives there.
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[SOT 18:57:30]
[IN Q=I lost my]

((DON BRIZENDINE: I LOST MY JOB ABOUT TWO AND A HALF YEARS AGO AND I COULDN'T GET MONEY TO KEEP MY TRAILER IN FRANKLIN COUNTY. GOT EVICTED. SOLD MY TRUCK BECAUSE I COULDN'T AFFORD TO KEEP IT RUNNING.))
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[OUT Q=KEEP IT RUNNING]

As a diabetic with arthritis, Don says this is the only job he can hold. He earns five-fifty an hour, money he'll spend on clothes and gospel music C-D's. But he faces a special challenge: he says the mall won't let him ring the familiar Salvation Army bell because it's a distraction. So he must bank on his voice and eye contact to recruit donations.
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[SOT 19:00:31]
[IN Q=The children come]

((DON BRIZENDINE: THE CHILDREN COME AROUND AT CHRISTMASTIME. YOU CAN SEE HOW HAPPY THEY ARE. THEY REALLY APPRECIATE THINGS. THEY LOVE GIVING SO WHEN THEY COME BY THE KETTLE THEY'RE ALWAYS GLAD TO PUT MONEY IN EVEN IF IT'S JUST NICKELS, DIMES, QUARTERS. IT'LL PUT A SMILE ON YOUR FACE.))
[RUNS= :17]
[OUT Q=ON YOUR FACE]

Don grew up wearing handouts from the Salvation Army. Now, he says he pulls in about 150 to 200 dollars a day in donations for the organization.
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[SOT 19:04:58]
[IN Q=When you come]

((WHEN YOU COME BY THE KETTLE, AT LEAST SMILE OR SAY SOMETHING. WE'RE NOT TRYING TO SAY COME HERE, WE NEED YOUR DONATION. AT LEAST GIVE US A SMILE OR SAY SOMETHING TO US. SAY GOOD MORNING OR GOD BLESS YOU.))
[RUNS= :14]
[OUT Q=God bless you]

Don's trying to qualify for disability pay, and his goal is to move out of the shelter. But until then, he'll be holding court among the Christmas shoppers -- no bell, just his smile. Tina Tenret News7 Roanoke.))







[Tease#2]
[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=NONE]


Still ahead on News 7 at 6 - there are some new critters on Mill Mountain lately...
From Santa's helper...
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[VO-NAT]

to a feline that may LOOK harmless - but you certainly don't want to cross her path.
Stay with us.
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[Fishing-Cat]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=kth]
[TAPE#=00-48 22:42]
[GRAPHIC=Mill Mountain Zoo]


Mill Mountain Zoo is thankful a rare breed of cat is now on the prowl - atop the Star City.
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[VO-NAT - cat hissing]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke ]

Miko (MEE-co) may LOOK soft and cuddly, but she can be ferocious... She's a predator fishing cat, from Southeast Asia and has a particularly strong arm for fishing. She can also be hazardous to human health -
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[SOT :00:04:07-:00:04:14]
[IN Q=Definitely, this cat]
[SUPER=01-Laurie Spangler/Conservation Coordinator]

((DEFINITELY. THIS CAT IS FULL OF SPIT AND VINEGAR AND VERY FEISTY AND EXTREMELY STRONG AND POWERFUL.))
[RUNS=7]
[OUT Q=strong and powerful]
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[vo-nat] Miko (MEE-co) was just recently introduced to the new man-made pond she'll be fishing out of this spring.
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[Zoo-Reindeer]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=00-35 1:57:51]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]

One of Santa's helpers is also hanging out at Mill Mountain Zoo these days.
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[SOT 6:24:29-6:40:05]
[IN Q=This is Noel...]
[SUPER=01-Dave Wood/Curator, Mill Mountain Zoo;]

((This is Noel. She's a reindeer. Reindeer and caribou are the same species. What's interesting about reindeer and caribou is that both males and females have antlers. And, as you can see, she's got a pretty nice rack on her.))
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=nice rack on her.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

Visitors to the Zoo can get their picture taken with Noel between one and three. Photographs cost five dollars apiece. While you're checking her out don't forget the zoo's annual "Zoo Night Lights" which runs from Saturday, December 16th to Monday the 18th. Noel will also be on display in Santa's Workshop during downtown Roanoke's "Dickens of a Christmas."
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[Sports tease]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=Tease]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The Lions and the Patriots try and feast on one another on Thanksgiving, Coach Beamer and his son Shane have been talking UVa, since Shane is a coach in the ACC
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[VO-NAT]

and we will tell you about at least one turkey that avoided the oven and even stayed cool on this Thanksgiving.
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[S-Lions]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-84 20:57]
[GRAPHIC=Detroit Lions]


The Lions have been as big a part of Thanksgiving as anything. Today Detroit took on 3 and 8 New England.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pontiac, MI/Patriots vs. Lions; :00]


The Patriots came in with the 25th rayed offense, Detroit's was 27th in the league but the Lions get the job done. Watch Charlie Batch hit David Sloane on a one yard touchdown pass with 3:50 left in the third quarter. Detroit goes up 13-9 with the first TD of the game.
Then, The Lions James Stewart racks up some frequent flyer miles on another one yarder and Detroit puts the game out of reach, going up 20 to 9 with 11:18 to play in the game.
[SUPER=30-Detroit/34/New England/9;]Charlie Batch threw for 194 yards but inspired his teammates with his guts, pl

aying hurt. Here he goes in from 10 yards out on the keeper. 27-9 Detroit and the Lions move to 8 and 4 with the 34-9 victory over New England.
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[S-Crowell]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-76]
[GRAPHIC=Lions]


Now Detroit's top receiver, former UVa star Germane Crowell, has been out of the lineup with a foot injury.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville; :00]


Crowell attended the Virginia/North Carolina game October 28th. He has played just six games and made 27 catches for 320 yards and three TD's. He vows he will be back.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="mentally]
[SUPER=01-Germane Crowell/Lions Wide Receiver; :00]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=....stronger than ever" ]

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[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-75]
[GRAPHIC=Patriots]


Ironically, New England Patriot Defensive back Antwan Harris, who also played at UVa, was at the UNC/UVa game as well. He has played in nine games with the patriots and has 5 tackles and 1 interceptions in his learning rookie year.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Antwan Harris/Patriots Defensive Back; :00]
[RUNS=:22]
[OUT Q=..in college"]
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[S-Beamer]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-79 3620TC]
[GRAPHIC=TECH/UVA]


The Virginia Tech Hokies not only have had an extra week to prepare for UVa, but the Hokies also have luxury of knowing that one Beamer already has beaten the Cavaliers this season.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/November 9th; :00]

The Cavaliers lost to Ga. Tech 35-to-nothing back on Thursday night November 9th when the Yellow Jackets jumped on UVa early and pitched a shutout. Shane Beamer is a graduate assistant coach for the Yellow Jackets and he recently gave us his assessment of the Cavs.


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[SOT]
[IN Q=YOU KNOW UVA...]

((SHANE BEAMER:))
[SUPER=01-Shane Beamer/Ga. Tech Assistant Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=...I GUESS."]
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[VO-NAT CON'T]

Now normally, coaches would spend a lot of time picking each other's brain. But in this case, I'm not so sure Dad is listening to Son.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I HAVEN'T...]

((FRANK BEAMER:))
[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/97 Wins at Va. Tech; :00]
[RUNS=:23]
[OUT Q=...TO GET HOT. (2)]
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[S-Schedule]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=NONE]
[GRAPHIC=]
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[GO TO PINNACLE!!!!!!!!!! 13048] After you are done shopping tune into WDBJ. Tomorrow, in college football Big East rivals Pittsburgh and West Virginia renew their rivalry at 2:30. And don't miss Friday Football Extra's state semi-final preview special at 11:35pm.
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[GO TO PINNACLE 13043] Saturday, more college football, a double dip with Ga. Tech battling the Georgia Bulldogs at Noon and Miami taking on Boston College at 3:30
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[anchor=Steve]

Sunday, your Hometown Station returns to the NFL with Miami and Buffalo at one and then the Colts and Jets go head to head at four.

[S-Tech]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-82 (18:28)]
[GRAPHIC=Tech Logo]


The Virginia Tech Virginia football game is not the only sporting event going on in Blacksburg this weekend.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :]


Tomorrow night, The Hokie basketball team will host the 25-th ranked Virginia basketball team.
The game is now being played on each universities campus and it will be the first time the Cavaliers have played in Blacksburg in over 20 years.
And even the Hokie freshman know the importance of winning at the Cassell.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="We look...]
[SUPER=01-Chris Exilus/Tech Point Guard; :]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=....keep that up."]
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[ANCHOR=Steve]
[GRAPHIC=Hold Logo]


The Hokies are 1 and 1 while the Cavaliers are 2 and OH and ranked 25th in the country. The two state rivals tip it off at 7-thirty at the Cassell.

[S-Express]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Express/Dayton]


The Roanoke Express is working as well this Thansgiving. The Team is in Daytonfor a battle with the Dayton Bombers. Roanoke has won two straight and is 9 and 8 on the season. Dayton is in second place in the Northwest Division with a 9 and 4 record. The game faces off at 7:30.

[S-Thanks]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-81]
[GRAPHIC=UVa football]


The Virginia football team has alot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. The Cavaliers are just about assured of going to a bowl.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/Last Saturday; :]


Perhaps the biggest challenge Saturday against Virginia Tech will be for the Cavaliers number 9 and 21, cornerbacks Ahmad Hawkins and Tim Spruill to stop Tech's big play receivers. Despite the pressure of the game, these two are still very thankful.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="Im...]
[SUPER=01-Tim Spruill/UVa Senior Cornerback; :00]
[SUPER=01-Ahmad Hawkins/UVa Senior Cornerback; :19]
[RUNS=:38]
[OUT Q=....grace of God"]
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[S-Bird]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-86]
[GRAPHIC=None]
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[WIPE TO #ENG!!!!!VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Snowshoe Resort;]

Finally today, at least one turkey had some fun today. The Hokie Bird hit the ski slops at the Snowshoe Resort in West Virginia. The Virgina Tech mascot was taking a quick break before the busy sports weekend that will see the Hokies match up with U-V-A both on the basketball court and the grid iron.
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