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Coming up on News 7-
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A woman's body is found in a local park tonight- now authorities are investigating.
A kerosene heater may be to blame for this house fire tonight.
And in the "don't you wish is was you" category- a man forgets he owns stock- Now it's worth millions.
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[Talent=Jean]


News 7 is next.

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[VO-NAT]


You've seen the ballots- being counted and re-counted.
Now more than one million ballots will be boxed up and shipped 4-hundred miles from South Florida to Tallahassee-
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[SOT 20:22:54]
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((IS IT GONNA BE A CONVOY.. HOW MANY SEMIS?))
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[OUT Q=how many semis?]
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[VO-NAT]


A judge authorized the shipment today.
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[Presidency]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
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The judge is holding a hearing Saturday on whether some of the ballots will be recounted.
But that's not soon enough for Al Gore.
He's appealing the court for a new and speedy recount- while George W. Bush is continuing to plan his administration.
Manuel Gallegus has the latest from Tallahassee.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=707-Judge Saunders Sauls; :19]
[SUPER=701-Al Gore/(D) Presidential Candidate; :38]
[SUPER=701-Dick Cheney/(R) Vice-Presidential Cand.; 1:01]
[SUPER=701-Manuel Gallegus/Reporting; 1:18]
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[OUT Q=standard]

((IN WASHINGTON, AL GORE MET WITH HIS RUNNING MATE, AND OTHER POSSIBLE CABINET MEMBERS. HE'S LOOKING AHEAD TO THE PRESIDENCY, DESPITE A SETBACK IN FLORIDA. A CIRCUIT JUDGE ORDERED ALL 1.1 MILLION BALLOTS FROM THE DISPUTED COUNTIES TO BE PACKED-UP AND DRIVEN TO TALLAHASSEE
-SOT-JUDGE N. SANDERS SAULS

we got ourselves a convoy WITH TIME RUNNING OUT, GORES TEAM DIDN'T WANT ALL THE BALLOTS TO BE INVOLVED-ONLY AN IMMEDIATE COUNTING OF 13, 300 SO GORE IN YET ANOTHER COURT ACTION IS APPEALING THAT DECISION THE FLORIDA SUPREME COURT.
-SOT-AL GORE

...count the votes and let the people decide... NOW THE BALLOTS ALONG WITH THE ACTUAL VOTING MACHINES WILL BE USED AS EXHIBITS IN A SATURDAY COURT HEARING THE RE-COUNT THAT GORE BELIEVES COULD BRING HIM A VICTORY IS STILL ON HOLD. GEORGE W. BUSH IS ALSO READYING HIS TEAM FOR THE WHITE HOUSE-- SETTING-UP A PRIVATELY FUNDED TRANSITION OFFICE IN VIRGINIA.
-SOT- DICK CHENEY/REPUBLICAN VICE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE

AND THE US SUPREME COURT WILL HEAR ARGUMENTS ON FRIDAY. THE REPUBLICANS CLAIM THE FLORIDA SUPREME COURT ABUSED ITS POWER BY ALLOWING THE ORIGINAL HAND RECOUNTS TO CONTINUE. ))

[Harris]


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Throughout the election ordeal- much focus has been on Florida's Secretary of State, Katherine Harris.
Harris has received e-mails, flowers and even marriage proposals from across the nation.
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[SOT 15:14:58]
[IN Q=]

((KATHERINE HARRIS/R- SECRETARY OF STATE: I HAVE SUCH AN EXTRAORDINARY MARRIAGE THAT DIDN'T MEAN AS MUCH, BUT THE FLOWERS AND THE ENCOURAGEMENT MEANT A LOT TO ALL OF US AND OUR STAFF.))
[SUPER=701-Katherine Harris/(R) FL Secretary of State;]
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[OUT Q=and our staff.]
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And what if she's asked to be a member of Bush's staff?
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[SOT]
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((WE'RE NOT EVEN THINKING ABOUT THAT WE'RE FOCUSED ON MAKING SURE WE CARRY OUT THE RULE OF LAW. THANK YOU.))
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[OUT Q=rule of law, thank you.]
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[vo-nat]
Harris certified Florida's vote for George W. Bush this past Sunday.
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[Body-Found]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A woman's body was found in Green Hill Park in Roanoke County this evening.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]

Roanoke County police say it was discovered around 4 p-m in a remote area of the park..
Investigators sealed off the park for more than five hours while they examined the scene. They say the woman died of a gunshot wound .. Detectives say they ARE following up on leads, right now they do NOT suspect foul play.
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[SOT 7:43:45 - 7:43:52]
[IN Q=We are...]

((DETECTIVE CHRIS NIELSEN/ROANOKE COUNTY POLICE: WE ARE IN FACT STILL IN A PRELIMINARY INVESTIGATION, HOWEVER IT DOES APPEAR THE GUN SHOT WAS SELF INFLICTED.))
[SUPER=01-Det. Chris Nielsen/Roanoke County Police;]
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[OUT Q=self-inflicted.]
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[VO-NAT]

An autopsy is expected to be performed tomorrow. The woman's name has not been released.
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[Martin]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-43 TC20:44]
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A jury will resume deliberations tomorrow morning in the trial of a 16-year-old accused of killing her 80-year-old grandfather.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Hillsville;]


Robin Lee Martin is being tried as an adult in the shooting of John Mesics (MEZ-icks) -- the grandfather who helped raise her.
[SUPER=03-Carroll Co./July 1999;]


Prosecutors say Martin shot him in the face in July 1999, as he slept in his Carroll County home.
Her best friend testified that Martin and Mesics frequently disagreed about her friends and lifestyle. She said Martin began talking about killing him after he yelled at her to get off the phone.
But a contrite Martin testified that he had verbally abused her and that her friends pressured her into the killing.
She said she consumed drugs and beer that night ... and intended only to SCARE her grandfather with the shotgun.
Martin was being treated for depression and mental illness.
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[L'Burg-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=dse]
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A kerosene heater is being blamed for a fire that heavily damaged a Lynchburg home tonight.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Firefighters were called to this home on H Street around 6:15.
Authorities say the elderly occupant had problems lighting a space heater in a bedroom.
She returned to the room a few minutes later to find it engulfed in flames.
The woman escaped safely, but crews spent a half hour bringing the fire under control.
It was just last week that the home next door caught fire.
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[Rubatex]


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[WRITER=jmi]
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Contract negotiations between Rubatex and its Union are going forward.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford/File Tape]


Corporate officials met today with plant management to brief them on the labor issues in dispute.
Company and union leaders were also supposed to meet at a Roanoke hotel this afternoon- but for whatever reason- the meeting never took place- at least not at that location.
After nine-months on strike, Rubatex union members went back to work under terms of their old contract in June.
They've been working ever since without a new one.
Company officials say negotiations are moving steadily forward.
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[NS-buyouts]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=00-39 TC1:19:11]
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Norfolk Southern offers its second largest buyout since January.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


A company-wide letter went out to some non-union employees yesterday, offering early retirement to employees 53 and older.
Some 870 employees are eligible, roughly 18 percent of the company's non-union workforce.
The move lowers the non-union retirement age from 55 to 53.
The program allows some employees to add three years to their length of service and three years to their age in calculating their pension.
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[County-Teachers]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jda]
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Roanoke County School Board members are now trying to fine tune controversial changes in the school system's Early Retirement Incentive Program.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


This afternoon, teachers and school retirees gathered at Cave Spring High School to talk about changes that would affect their supplemental benefits.
The President of the Roanoke County Education Association says teachers are upset and disappointed, but Kitty Boitnott says the group is still reviewing the issue.
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[SOT 00:00:21]
[IN Q=We're still in the collection mode]

((KITTY BOITNOTT/RCEA PRESIDENT: WE'RE STILL IN THE COLLECTION MODE AS FAR AS GETTING AS MUCH INFORMATION AS WE CAN. THE SCHOOL BOARD HASN'T MADE A FINAL DECISION. THEY ARE STILL TWEAKING WHATEVER PLAN THEY'VE BEEN CONSIDERING, AND SO WE'RE WANTING TO SEE WHAT THEIR FINAL RECOMMENDATION WILL BE.))
[SUPER=01-Kitty Boitnott/Roanoke Co. Education Assoc.]
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[OUT Q=what their final recommendation will be.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-Last Night]


School Board Chairman Jerry Canada says the board is trying to address teachers' concerns, and he does expect some changes in the proposal.
He says it's likely that school officials will hold another briefing on the subject within the next two weeks.
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[Earley]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=equ]
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Republican Attorney General Mark Earley is off and running for governor.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


After a Richmond kick-off, Earley's first stop was the Farm Bureau annual meeting in Roanoke.
Afterwards, he picked up the endorsement of local Republican leaders from Roanoke, Roanoke County, Botetourt County.

Earley is a member of the N-double-A-C-P, and has made racial reconciliation a major campaign theme.
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[SOT 09:47:27]
[IN Q=Virginia was the great]

((ATTORNEY GEN. MARK EARLEY: VIRGINIA WAS THE GREAT ENTRY POINT OF THE TRIUMPH OF SELF-GOVERNMENT. THE HOUSE OF BURGESSES BECAME THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, THE LONGEST CONTINUOUSLY MEETING BODY IN THE FREE WORLD. JAMESTOWN VIRGINIA WAS ALSO THE ENTRY POINT OF THE TRAGEDY OF HUMAN BONDAGE. SO MY POINT IS VIRGINIA AT THE TURN OF THE CENTURY, WE HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE A VERY CLEAR STATEMENT TO THE WORLD ABOUT RECONCILIATION.))
[SUPER=@Earley;]
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[OUT Q=about reconciliation.]
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[VO-NAT]


A two week bus tour will take Earley's new campaign across Virginia.
He faces off against Lieutenant Governor John Hager for the Republican nomination.
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[Tease1]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]


There's a new man in charge in the Hill City.
Meet Lynchburg's new city manager when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


A Massachusetts man took a friends advice back in the 80's.
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[SOT 20:15:20]
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((HE SAYS TAKE A SHOT BUY A LITTLE STOCK.))
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[OUT Q=A LITTLE STOCK.]
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That little stock is now worth millions.
The really strange thing- is this man didn't even know he still had the stock. His story coming up.
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[Sports-Preview]


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((Hey sports fans check this out, The Virginia Cavaliers were at home tonight taking on Purdue, Frankie Allen was in Lexington as his Howard team hooked up with V-M-I, Lee Suggs is the co player of the year in the Big East and Ferrum's Lindsay Morton is honored by the N-C-Double-A.
All that and more coming up in sports.))
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[Mystery-Stocks]


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A Boston man who forgot about some old stock- is now a multi-millionaire.
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[SUPER=03-Boston, MA]


It was the 1980's when High Tech firm E-M-C was about to take off.
The man- who says he rarely bought stock- decided to give it a shot.
He thought he sold all of the stock to pay his kids college tuition-
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[SOT 20:15:42]
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((I WOULD SAY THAT YOU GOT IT RIGHT... NEVER THOUGHT ABOUT IT TILL OCTOBER WHEN I GOT A CALL FROM ABANDONED PROPERTY OFFICE.))
[SUPER=07-Mystery Millionaire;]
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The stock has split several times and skyrocketed in price. His 48-thousand shares are now worth three and half million dollars.
No wonder this man asked his identify not be revealed.
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((I COULDN'T BELIEVE IT. I WAS TOTALLY STUNNED.))
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It was a state abandoned property office that tipped him off to his "lost stock" and he says he lost track of it merely because he is dis-organized.
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[L'burg-Manager]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[TAPE#=00-40 TC1:29:53]
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37 years after he moved away, Lynchburg native Kimball Payne is coming back to run his hometown.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Payne was introduced as Lynchburg's new city manager this morning during a press conference at City Hall.
He's been the county administrator in Spotsylvania County for the last thirteen years, but says managing a city will present a lot of new challenges.
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[SOT 13:43:10]
[IN Q=I've got to]

((KIMBALL PAYNE/NEW LYNCHBURG CITY MANAGER: I'VE GOT TO LEARN ABOUT STREETS NOW AND SNOW REMOVAL AND COMBINED SEWER OVERFLOW AND STUFF THAT I DON'T HAVE TO DEAL WITH RIGHT NOW.. AND A POLICE DEPARTMENT.. I HAVE NO EXPERIENCE WITH A POLICE DEPARTMENT, SO A LOT OF DIFFERENT CHALLENGES THAT I THINK ARE GOING TO INVIGORATE ME.))
[SUPER=01-Kimball Payne/New Lynchburg City Manager]
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[OUT Q=to invigorate me.]
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Payne replaces the retired Charles Church who stepped down in August due to health reasons.
He'll officially start his job in February.
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[Franklin-Dog]


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The remains of a dog that Franklin County investigators think was tortured are being sent to Virginia Tech for further examination.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]

The deerhound was found dead and mutilated yesterday in a neighbor's yard. A veterinarian says the dog died from a blunt trauma to her left side. Investigators think someone tortured the animal and say the dog was cleanly skinned after she died. They're counting on a Virginia Tech pathologist to examine the dog's organs and say exactly how she was killed. Results are due Monday.
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[Salem-Abduction]


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Tonight we have new information about the woman and three children who were abducted in Salem two weeks ago.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/November 16]


It started on Parkdale Drive.
According to an F-B-I affidavit, Kimberly Powell said Glenn Powell continually threatened to kill her as they drove to Maryland.
When they got there, he took their nine-year old son in with him to register for a room at an Extended Stay America.
In the morning, Kimberly says Glenn sent her to wash some clothes, but kept the nine-year old with him.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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When she returned to the room, she convinced him to let her take all three children, because she said he had the keys to the van, money and baby supplies.
She went to the front desk and told the manager she'd been kidnapped.
Powell is scheduled to appear before a federal magistrate in Roanoke tomorrow.
[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


Shopping, cooking, and annoying relatives-- all can make for a stressful holiday season.
Next on News 7, some tips for managing that stress.
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[VO-NAT]


And this meteorite crashed through a family's garage.
Now it's on display.
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[Holiday-Stress]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=00-44 TC29:23]
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Keeping up with the Jones's this holiday might be more stress than it's worth.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape]


Shopping is just one of many stress factors people deal with during the holiday season-
And that can take its toll on your body.
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[IN Q=It does begin to break]

((SUSAN HIGHFILL/LEWIS GALE MED. CTR. COUNSELOR: IT DOES BEGIN TO BREAK DOWN THE IMMUNE SYSTEM AS THAT HAPPEN ALL SORTS OF PROBLEMS CAN DEVELOP))
[SUPER=01-Susan Highfill/Lewis Gale Counselor;]
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[OUT Q=can developed]
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[VO-NAT]


Exercise and meditation are just a few ways to relieve stress -- and deep breathing can also calm the body.
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[SOT 13:44]
[IN Q=Another critical element]

((ANOTHER CRITICAL ELEMENT IS GETTING PLENTY OF REST, WE KNOW WE NEED EIGHT HOURS OF SLEEP EACH NIGHT AND MAKING SURE YOU DO THAT AROUND THE SAME TIME JUST REGULARITY IS REALLY IMPORTANT))
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[VO-NAT]


Some signs of stress include headache, indigestion, and fatigue.
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[Meteorite]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
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Have you ever seen a meteorite up close?
One Colorado Family has- when one came crashing through their garage.
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[VO-NAT 20:16:56]
[SUPER=03-Denver, CO]


Now that piece of history is on display for all to see- at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.
Sheriff's Deputy Walt Griffith was on the scene that night.
He kept a piece of the meteorite that went through the roof and attic before landing in the garage of a home in Canon City.
The original meteorite was much larger.
Nobody was at home at the time and nobody was hurt.
The meteorite is one of the largest ever recovered in Colorado.
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[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=Extra Point]
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N.C. State quarterback Philip Rivers is the A-C-C's Rookie of the year. And Georgia Tech offensive coordinator Ralph Friedgen is the new head coach at the University of Maryland.
But first our Extra Point.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NCAA; :]


Alabama will have to look elsewhere to find a new head coach. Miami's Butch Davis has said that he is staying with the Hurricanes for the foreseeable future.
That also means that Davis is not interested in coaching the N-F-L's expansion Houston Texans. Miami has offered Davis a 5 yer contract extension that would pay him about 1 point three million dollars a year.
And here are tonight's scores.
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[SUPER=0098-j/Virginia#21/98//Purdue/79///j/VMI/74//Howard/57///;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0098-/Radford/66/j/JMU/77////William & Mary/63/j/Wofford/67///;]
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[SUPER=0098-/Hampton/86/j/Norfolk St./87////UNC#6/54/j/Michigan St.#3/77///;]
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[SUPER=0098-/Wash. & Lee/61/j/Shenandoah/63///j/Roanoke/92//Emory & Henry/80///;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0098-/Maryland#13/62//Wisconsin#23/67//In Overtime/j/Cincinnati#22/82//Dayton#24/75///;]
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[S-UVA]


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[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-83 (23:44)]
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The Virginia Cavaliers picked up a victory for the conference in the Big 10 Challenge.
Donald Hand led the Cavaliers with 24 points in a 98 to 79 win over Purdue.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/ESPN; :]


The Cavaliers were at home in U-Hall for the showdown.
Purdue would jump out to a quick lead as Rodney Smith hits the three pointer to make it 5 to 2 Boilermakers.
But the Cavaliers went on a 13 to nothing run. Hand throws the alley oop to Chris Williams for the score cutting the lead to three.
Then Moments later Hand drives to the hoop for two and the Cavaliers led by six 11 to 5 in the first half.
[SUPER=33-Virginia#21/98/Purdue/79/;]


Keith Friel put the game away when he knocked down this three pointer and Virginia Wins it 98 to 79.
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[S-VMI]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-79 (43:06)]
[GRAPHIC=VMI Logo]


V-M-I got a win at home last night, The Keydets beat Howard University 74 to 57.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington/VMI vs Howard; :]


The Bisons are coached by former Tech coach Frankie Allen.
V-M-I's Radee Skipworth misses the jumper but Richard Bruce puts it back in for the easy 2.
Howard comes right back at the Keydets Ronald Miller hits the jumper from the baseline.
But the Keydets went on a run. Renard Phillips drives down the floor and pulls up hitting the jumper.
[SUPER=33-VMI/74/Howard/57/;]


Then the Keydets go inside to Nick Richardson for 2 of his game high 15 and V-M-I wins it 74 to 57.
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[S-Hoops]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=S5-80 37:12]
[GRAPHIC=Hometown Hoops Weekly]


Steve Mason has a girls state semi-final preview that centers on the Lady Vikings of Northside in Hometown Hoops Weekly.
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[IN Q=first audio]
[SUPER=@Steve1; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jim Robinson/Northside Head Coach; :19]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :31]
[SUPER=01-Brittnie Hughes/Vikings Leading Scorer; :43]
[SUPER=04-November 17; 1:01]
[SUPER=01-Lauren Ellis/Northside Senior Forward; 1:18]
[SUPER=03-Bassett/This Season; 1:30]
[SUPER=01-Lisa Black/Bassett Head Coach; 1:39(QUICK!!!!!!!)]
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[OUT Q=...HOmetown Hoops Weekly"]
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((STEVE MASON:)) ((:)) ((The Lady Vikings are allowing just 39 points a game and defense is always crucial when you get down to the final four. Northside is playing Matoaca and although the Lady Warriors are athletic and big, the Lady Vikings are not intimidated. ((:)) Robinson feels his team is peaking at just the right time and he doesn't have to bring up the Lady Vikings recent loss to Lord Botetourt in the Blue Ridge District tournament to know that defeat has helped. ((:)) The Lady Vikings are very close as a team and they have one pre game tradition that is particularly important. ((:)) Bassett takes on Charlottesville in the other double A semi final. Lisa Black's Lady Bengals feel a tough Piedmont district schedule has prepared them for the final four. ((:))
Here's the Salem Civic Center schedule. Northside and Matoaca meet at seven o'clock and then Bassett and Charlottesville play at 8:30. Steve Mason Hometown Hoops Weekly.))

[S-Suggs]


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[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-88 857TC]
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The Virginia Tech Hokies didn't sweep the Big East post season honors like they did last season, but Roanoke's own Lee Suggs is not only representing the
[GRAPHIC=SUGGS]

Hokies but all of the Star City today. The William Fleming product has been named the Big East conference's co-offensive player of the year.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Greenville, NC/September 7; :00]

Suggs led the Big East in rushing with 12 hundred and seven yards. In all, Lee had 6 one hundred yard rushing games this season. He also scored 28 touchdowns to lead the entire nation in scoring.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=TO COME OUT....]
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[OUT Q=...DOING GOOD."]
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[VO-NAT con't]

Joining Suggs on the All Conference first team are Hokie Linebacker Ben Taylor, offensive lineman Dave Kadela, and defensive tackle David Pugh out of Amherst County.
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[TALENT=ROY]
[GRAPHIC=BIG EAST]

Eight Tech players earned second team all-Big East honors including Michael Vick, Andre' Davis, Cory Bird and Ronyell Whitaker.
VMI wins at home. More later on Mornin.

[S-Ferrum]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
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[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=sp-71 tc 2:03:14]
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Ferrum College tennis player Lindsay Morton has been named the 2000 Outstanding Sportsperson of the Year.
The honor recognizes honesty, unselfishness and responsibility.
Morton won the award for an act of true sportsmanship during the Dixie Conference Championships last April she loaned an opponent one of her rackets and ended up losing the match.
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Morton, a junior, plays number two singles for Ferrum.
The Environmental Science major also tutors students in English, and as a Bonner Scholar she performs over 300 hours of community service each year.
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Lindsay will be honored in Orlando, Florida, at the NCAA Convention in January. That's it for sports, have a great day everybody.