[7-Beamer]

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[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=sp-79 tc 40:10]
[GRAPHIC=Beamer]


The speculation is over. Frank Beamer is staying at Virginia Tech.
His new deal gives him a raise which puts his salary over a million dollars and his staff gets to share 100-thousand dollars .. with added bowl incentives.
Yesterday afternoon he put an end to the talk of his departure.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=when you..]
[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Virginia Tech Football Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:45]
[OUT Q=...in the country]
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[7-Bassett]


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[GRAPHIC=Bassett Layoffs]

280 workers at Bassett Furniture's Henry County plant will look for new jobs.
The company plans to shut down its assembling and finishing operations at the end of January.
Other operations in Bassett will remain open.
Some 40 positions will be transferred to the company's factory in Mount Airy, North Carolina.


[7-Missing-Hiker]


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A Roanoke teenager is recovering after being rescued on Dragon's Tooth Trail over the weekend.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

17- year old Adam Hubert suffered moderate hypothermia after getting lost while hiking along a private trail Saturday afternoon. Adam says he lost his way after running ahead of his sister and friend to warm up their car. At first he says, he thought he could find his way out but a few hours later phoned 9-1-1.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Sunday Morning;]

He says dispatchers told him to keep moving. When rescue crews finally found Adam-- he was soaking wet and had been missing for 12- hours.
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[SOT 13:12:23]
[IN Q=I was practically]

((ADAM HUBERT/MISSING HIKER: I WAS PRACTICALLY READY TO FALL ASLEEP. I WAS WHERE THERE WAS BARELY A CRACK IN MY EYE, I WAS TRYING TO KEEP MYSELF AWAKE AND ALL I SAW WAS FOUR FLASH LIGHTS JUST LOOKING AROUND AND I WAS LIKE OVER HERE.))
[SUPER=01-Adam Hubert/Missing Hiker; ]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=over here.]
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[VO-NAT]

Adam says his muscles were aching so badly he couldn't walk so rescuers had to carry him down the hill on a stretcher... That took FIVE hours. Adam and his family say more than anything they just want to say thank you to everyone involved in the rescue.
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[45-Underwood]


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[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=00-52 40:08]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Rocky Mount is putting its economic future in the hands of a man who just recently graduated from college.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]

Eric Underwood is earning 41-thousand-dollars to recruit businesses to Rocky Mount, particularly downtown where several stores are empty. The area will get a new look next year.
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[SOT 12:15:09]
[IN Q=It's going to be]

((IT'S GOING TO BE A LOT MORE AESTHETICALLY PLEASING. A LOT OF THESE WIRES YOU SEE HANGING ACROSS THE STREET ARE GOING TO BE UNDERGROUND. THERE ARE GOING TO BE NEW LAMPPOSTS, NEW CURBING, GUTTERING, SIDEWALKS. IT'S GOING TO BE MORE PEDESTRIAN FRIENDLY.))
[SUPER=01-Eric Underwood/Community Development Director; QUICK!!!]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=pedestrian friendly]
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[VO-NAT]

Underwood also plans to advertise on the Franklin County website. He previously worked as the assistant town manager in Christiansburg.
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[45-Patina-Fire]


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[GRAPHIC=Fire]


Two local businesses were damaged in an early morning fire yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[Super=03-Roanoke Co.;]


Investigators believe electrical problems may be to blame for the blaze which started at Everything Shabby-dot com, then spread to Patina .. both on 419 in Roanoke County.
Authorities believe mylar sheets on Patina's windows kept oxygen out, and may have helped keep the fire from spreading even more.
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[45-Bride]


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The fire destroyed more than 800 thousand dollars of merchandise at Patina's, including several wedding dresses. Jennifer Miele has the story of one local bride who lost her dress two and a half weeks before her big day.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Investigators believe an]
[SUPER=07-Mandy Hasenbeck; :04]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :26]
[SUPER=01-Michelle Jackson/Store Owner; :34]
[SUPER=@Jennifer2; :43 (QUICK)]
[RUNS=1:04]
[OUT Q=JM News 7, Roanoke County.]


(( Mandy Hasenbeck's wedding dress went up in flames.
[SOT]

[tc: 00:50:25]
[IN Q=spaghetti straps with]

((MANDY HASENBECK: SPAGHETTI STRAPS WITH PEARLS ON THE SIDE AND A SQUARE NECK. IT'S A CATHEDRAL TRAIN AND SHE HAD BUSTLED IT HEMMED IT AND EVERYTHING.))
[OUT Q=it and everthing.]

[RUNS08]
Mandy plans to marry on December 16. She was supposed to pick up her dress the day before the wedding.
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[tc:00:51:34]
[IN Q=We bought it]

((MANDY HASENBECK: WE BOUGHT IT OFF THE FLOOR SO THEY DON'T HAVE ANY MORE LIKE IT. AND IF I ORDER IT IT WILL TAKE THREE MONTHS.))
[OUT Q=take three months.]

[RUNS07]
Owners are asking customers whose gowns may have been inside the stores to leave contact information at neighboring Visions Tanning Salon.
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[SOT]

[tc:01:26:11]
[IN Q=We'll get everything]

((MICHELLE JACKSON/EVERYTHINGSHABBY.COM: WE'LL GET EVERYTHING BACK UP AND RUNNING. WE LIKE TO DO THINGS QUICK AROUND HERE SO WE'LL WORK ON IT AS FAST AS WE CAN AND WE'LL GET EVERYTHING BACK UP.)) [RUNS11]
[OUT Q=everything back up.]


But quick might not be quick enough for Mandy Hasenback.
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[SOT]

[tc: 01:26:11]
[IN Q=We have the invitations]

((MANDY HASENBECK: WE HAVE THE INVITATIONS THEY WENT OUT. THEY HAVE BEEN OUT. MY BRIDAL SHOWER IS COMING UP NEXT SUNDAY AND I DON'T KNOW RIGHT NOW WHAT IT'S GOING TO DO. I TALKED TO MY MOM AND I GUESS I'M GOING TO HAVE TO TAKE OFF WORK AND GO FIND ANOTHER DRESS.)) [RUNS11]
[OUT Q=everything back up.]


Jennifer Miele, News 7, Roanoke County.))


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[8-Beamer]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=sp-79 tc 40:10]
[GRAPHIC=Beamer]

Hokie fans are celebrating Frank Beamer's decision to stay at Virginia Tech. The head football coach negotiated a deal which puts his salary at more than one million dollars a year and gives his coaching staff an additional 100-thousand dollars with added bowl incentives.
The coach put an end to talk of his departure yesterday afternoon. (///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=when you..]
[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Virginia Tech Football Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:45]
[OUT Q=...in the country]
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[8-Danville-Fatal]


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[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=jha]
[TAPE#=00-35 2:01:24]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]

Police in Danville are investigating an accident that left one person dead.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville]

It happened around 6-30 last night.. on U-S 58. A pickup truck heading east overturned several times.. killing one person, who was pronounced dead at the scene. No word yet from Danville police on the victim's identity .
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[8-Triathlon]


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[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The Town of Blacksburg is considering new safety measures for triathalons after receiving a consultant's recommendations.
The move follows an accident that killed a triathlon bicyclist in June.
Gary Wayne Taylor was struck by a vehicle along the triathlon route.
The report suggests police or traffic control personnel should be stationed at ALL intersections that require cars to stop for participants.
It also recommends re-routing the bike course away from town and traffic.

[8-Farm-Bureau]


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[GRAPHIC=Farming]


The Virginia Farm Bureau is asking the General Assembly for financial help.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Farm Bureau representatives are requestiong the Assembly hand over 20 million dollars in Farm Aid.
They say too many farmers are selling their land to developers.
They acknowledge that developments may generate more tax revenue than farms, but they say farms are less of a burden on tax payers.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=In essence it takes]
[SUPER=01-Bruce Hiatt/Virginia Farm Bureau Federation]

((BRUCE HIATT: IN ESSENCE IT TAKES ABOUT $1.25 FOR EVERY DOLLAR OF TAXES PASSED TO SUPPORT AN URBAN AREA.))
[RUNS=08]
[OUT Q=an urban area.]
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[VO-NAT]


The Farm Bureau says state funding will encourage farm ownership.
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