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Coming up on News 7-
A verdict for the teen accused of killing her grandfather.
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The shuttle Endeavour roars into space tonight-
Plus she had to pull out of the Miss Virginia Contest- Now this former beauty queen- is convicted.
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[Talent=Jean]


Those stories next on News 7.

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A 16 year old Carroll County girl could spend the rest of her life in prison.
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[Martin]


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Good evening,
Robin Lee Martin was charged with murdering her grandfather.
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A jury deliberated for six hours before convicting her of first degree murder-
The teen shot John Mesics in the face with a shotgun as he slept in his bed in July of 1999. Martin was living at her grandparents home at the time.
During the trial, Martin's grandmother and family sat far away from her. They did not comment as they left the trial.
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((GREG GOAD/COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: THEY'RE PLEASED WITH THE VERDICT. BUT OF COURSE THEY'RE STILL UPSET AS WELL BECAUSE OF THE SITUATION BEING FAMILY.))
[SUPER=01-Greg Goad/Carroll Co. Commonwealth's Atty.;]
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[OUT Q=being family.]
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Prosecutor Greg Goad said Martin planned the shooting during several hours on the phone with friends.
Martin's attorney argued that the shooting resulted from a combination of factors. Those included her mental illness, drug and alcohol abuse, peer pressure and verbal abuse from Mesics.
Martin testified that she only meant to scare her grandfather with the shotgun.
She could face a penalty of life in prison. She'll be sentenced in February.
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[Thomas]


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Lawyers for the man accused of killing a Radford teenager- want the trial moved out of Pulaski county.
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Lawyers filed a request for a change of venue, contending that "hostile" and "inflammatory" media accounts prejudiced the community.
Jeffrey Allen Thomas is accused of the capital murder of Radford teen Tara Rose Munsey.
He's being held in the New River Valley Regional Jail, awaiting trial in February.
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[Miller]


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A former Miss Virginia contestant is convicted of embezzlement but she won't be doing any jail time.
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[SUPER=03-Powhatan/File Tape]


24 year old Samantha Miller was found guilty today of embezzling money from an employee fund at the C-C-I Construction in Powhatan.
Her defense attorney claimed it was Miller's personal account.
She faced up to 20 years in prison but the jury fined her 15-hundred dollars.
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Last Spring, Miller dropped out of the Miss Virginia pageant when she learned about the charges.

[Yosemite]


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A Motel handyman will spend life in prison for a murder in Yosemite National Park last year.
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Cary Stayner- apologized to the victim's mother as he was sentenced in federal court-
It was July of 1999 that he killed nature guide- Joie Armstrong.
Her body was found decapitated.
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((LESLI ARMSTRONG/VICTIM'S MOTHER: I'M SO GLAD WE CHOOSE THIS WAY BECAUSE EXECUTING SOMEONE WILL NOT BRING US THE ONE THING THAT WE WANT AND THAT'S JOIE.))
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[OUT Q=and that's Joie.]
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As part of a plea agreement, Stayner agreed not to talk publicly about the murder.
His troubles with the law are not over yet.
He still faces trial for the killings of three Yosemite sightseers who were killed in February of 1999.
Stayner admitted to killing all four women- He also led investigators to weapons and other physical evidence.
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[M'ville-Water]


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The Martinsville waterworks is asking its customers to boil their drinking water.
This morning officials discovered a high level of soil in the water pumping through the treatment plant.
Officials issued an advisory because they say more dirt in the water can lead to contamination from bacteria.
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Health officials shut down the pumps until the amount of soil returned to an acceptable level this afternoon.
They say there is no sign of bacteria contamination.
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((EARL REYNOLDS/MARTINSVILLE CITY MANAGER: WE ARE GOING TO CONTINUE TO ASK PEOPLE TO BOIL THE WATER UNTIL WE ARE GIVEN THE OK BY THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT OFFICIALS TO LIFT THAT ADVISORY. IT MAY BE TOMMORROW, AT THE LATEST THE NEXT DAY. BUT WE ARE HOPING TO BE ABLE TO DO THAT TOMMORROW.))
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[OUT Q=...to do that tommorrow.]
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Residents should to use bottled water, or boil tap water for one minute before drinking or cooking.
Officials say the water is fine for washing or bathing.

[Presidency]


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The struggle over the Presidential election lands in the highest court tomorrow-
The U-S Supreme Court will hear arguments-
There is so much interest in this case- people are already waiting outside for a chance to get inside and watch the proceedings in person.
Gretchen Carlson has the latest.
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[SUPER=703-Washington, DC; :00]
[SUPER=701-David Bois/Gore Lawyer; :40]
[SUPER=701-Barry Richards/Bush Lawyer; 1:01]
[SUPER=701-Gretchen Carlson/Reporting; 1:20]
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((ITS THE HOTTEST TICKET IN TOWN -- SO HOT IN FACT -- PEOPLE STARTED BRAVING THE COLD OUTSIDE THE U-S SUPREME COURT THURSDAY MORNING -- FOR A CHANCE TO GET INSIDE FRIDAY. THEYLL HEAR HISTORY IN THE MAKING. NEVER HAS A CASE TO DECIDE THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION COME BEFORE THE HIGHEST COURT.

AS WASHINGTON PREPARES FOR THE PRESIDENTIAL BATTLE TO MOVE NORTH -- A TRUCK IN FLORIDA WAS ALSO HEADING NORTH. IN ONE OF THE ODDEST MOMENTS OF ELECTION 2000, A RENTAL TRUCK CARRYING THOUSANDS OF BALLOTS TRAVELLED FROM PALM BEACH TO TALLAHASSEE. BUT WILL THE BALLOTS BE COUNTED? AL GORES LEGAL TEAM IS APPEALING TO THE FLORIDA SUPREME COURT ... PLEADING FOR THE RECOUNTING TO START NOW. David Boies/Gore Lawyer There simply is no plausible justification, no plausible explanation for why voters in counties that just happened to use punch card ballots would be 350% more likely to decide not to vote for President. BUT BUSH LAWYERS SAY THE VOTES HAVE ALREADY BEEN RECOUNTED -- TWICE. Barry Richards/Bush Lawyer There has to be an end point or this will go on way beyond January, recounting and recounting and recounting. ITS LEGAL WRANGLING THAT COULD MEAN NOTHING IF THE FLORIDA LEGISLATURE TAKES CONTROL. THURSDAY, A SELECT COMMITTEE MOVED ONE STEP CLOSER TO SLATING ITS OWN STATE ELECTORS. ALL 25 WOULD GO TO BUSH. Gretchen Carlson/Reporting GORE LAWYERS ARE SO CONCERNED THE FLORIDA LEGISLATURE WILL STEP IN, THEY'RE ALREADY MAKING THEIR MOVE ... NOW ASKING THE U-S SUPREME COURT TO ALSO STOP THAT FROM HAPPENING ... IT ALL STARTS HERE FRIDAY MORNING. GRETCHEN CARLSON, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.))


[Poll]


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Meanwhile a new Mason Dixon Poll says more than 60 percent of Floridians accept the election results certified on Sunday.
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[TAKE PINNACLE BOARD]
The poll shows 62 percent saying George W. Bush won Florida. [TAKE NEXT PAGE]
and the majority think Al Gore should concede- 57 percent say he should throw in the towel.
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[Bedford-Protest]


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The President of Bedford's chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference says the Bedford Central Library is against hiring minorities.
But The director of the library says that's simply not true.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean and Kate/Newsroom;]


Kate Weidaw talked to both sides and joins us from the newsroom.
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Tonight the SCLC held a small and quiet protest outside the library.
The chapter President, Jack Mills, organized the protest and is known in the community for heading up these kinds of rallies.
He lead the protest against Lynchburg's courtrooms murals, saying those were racist.
But tonight some were calling his protest a waste of time because his facts about the library are wrong.
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As the orchestra played inside the Bedford Central Library celebrating its 100-th birthday, folks attending the event were greeted outside with this, signs claiming the library discriminates against minorities.

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((JACK MILLS/PRES. SCLC: I'M SAYING THERE ARE NO MINORITY EMPLOYEES IN THE BEDFORD LIBRARY SYSTEM.))
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((TOM HEHMAN/DIR. BEDFORD PUBLIC LIBRARY SYSTEM: HIS FACTS ARE WRONG.))
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Tom Hehman has been the Director of the Bedford Public Library System since 1993.

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((TOM HEHMAN: WE'VE HIRED DOZENS OF PEOPLE IN THAT TIME AND SEVERAL OF THEM HAVE BEEN BLACK, AND I KNOW PRIOR TO MY ARRIVAL IN 1993 WE'VE HAD OTHER STAFF MEMBERS ON BOARD WHO WERE BLACK.))
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Jack Mills says his research shows otherwise.

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((JACK MILLS: TELL THEM TO GIVE YOU NAMES AND CHECK IT OUT.))
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According to Hehman the library currently employees one minority.
Hehman also says if the SCLC believes this is a big problem why hasn't anyone filed a complaint with the equal employment opportunity commission.
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Mills says this isn't the last the library will hear from him.
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14 security guards are now 130 million dollars richer.
We'll meet the big Powerball winners when News 7 returns.
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And what's in store for Victory Stadium.
The latest in the long-running dispute next.
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((O-K sports fans check this out, The Lady Hokies of Virginia Tech hosted 20-th ranked Virginia tonight at the Cassell, Florida State quarterback Chris Weinke is the A-C-C player of the year, Redskin quarterback Brad Johnson will start this weekend's game against the Giants and Pitcher Mike Mussina will wear the Yankee Pin Stripes this baseball season.
All that and more coming up in sports.))
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[Victory-Stadium]


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The future of Victory Stadium has been up in the air for many months... and still there is no consensus on the issue.
But tonight, Joe Dashiell reports Roanoke City Council may be closer to making a decision.
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((City Council remains divided over the future of Victory Stadium.
Mayor Ralph Smith believes it can be renovated for much less than consultants have estimated.
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((I UNDERSTAND THE PEOPLE'S FRUSTRATION WITH THE STADIUM ISSUE GOING ON AND ON AND ON, STILL NO EXCUSE TO MAKE A BAD DECISION.))
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But other members of council, perhaps a majority are leaning toward construction of a new and smaller stadium.
In a letter placing the issue on Monday's agenda, Vice Mayor Bill Carder and member Nelson Harris are encouraging council to move forward.
They want council to call for a recommendation from the city manager, initiate a process to gather public input, and set aside 300- thousand dollars to help with financing.
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((WHATEVER THE COUNCIL DECIDES, THERE ARE GOING TO BE SOME FOLKS IN OUR COMMUNITY THAT AREN'T GOING TO LIKE THE DECISION, WHETHER IT'S PRESERVING WHAT WE'VE GOT OR BUILDING SOMETHING NEW, BUT I THINK THE WORST DECISION WE CAN MAKE IS TO CONTINUE TO NOT MAKE A DECISION.))
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A number of factors have delayed action on Victory Stadium, site considerations, the proposal to build the biotech center nearby, even the arrival of a new city manager... but it now appears council is moving closer to a decision on this city landmark.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))

[Powerball]


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14-security guards from New Mexico are new millionaires.
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They've won the Powerball jackpot-
The guards each pitched in 10 dollars to buy the tickets- the ten dollar investment turned into a 131 million dollar jackpot.
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((FOURTEEN OF US.... IT'S REALLY UNBELIEVABLE.))
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[OUT Q=it's really unbelievable.]
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The group says it's not sure how it wants the money paid out- cash or a 25 year annuity.
But each winner is guaranteed at least 5-million dollars.
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[SOT 16:42:17]
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((DUANE CARR/SECURITY GUARD: EVERY WEDNESDAY AND SATURDAY... THE DREAM IS REAL. LAUGHTER.))
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[vo-nat]
The 14 gurads have dubbed themselves New Mexico's First- since this is the first time anyone from the so called Land of Enchantement has won the Powerball lottery.
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[Shuttle]


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A spectacular night launch of the Space Shuttle Endeavour tonight-
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Endeavour is on a mission to deliver a giant solar panel to Alpha- the international space station.
The spacecraft solar wings will stretch 240 feet from tip to tip and 38 feet across.
NASA scientists say it'll be so large- you'll be able to spot the space station from earth- as it sparkles in the sky.
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It sounds like an urban legend, but this phone scam could end up costing you hundreds.
We'll tell you what to look out for next on News 7.
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And it's no Christmas card existence for the reindeer of Russia's far north-- or for the people who depend on them for their livelihood.
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[CoffeePot-Fire]


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Breaking News at this hour.
For the third time this week fire fighters have responded to the Coffee Pot in Roanoke County for a fire.
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The fire broke out around 10-30 tonight.
Fire officials say they believe the fire started outside and went into the walls.
Around a dozen patrons were inside the restaurant at the time of the fire, everyone got out safely.
Officials say they are investigating how the fire was started.
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[809-Scam]


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Lynchburg police are warning poeple to be alert about a telephone scam that could cost you hundreds of dollars.
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[VO-NAT]


Scam artists apparently ask the person to call a phone number with an 809 area code.
People are asked to respond to an e-mail or pager message by calling an 809 number, and end up being charged 25 dollars a more for every minute they stay on the line.
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[SOT 6:01:03]
[IN Q=The message will]

((OFFICER WHIT CLARK/LYNCHBURG POLICE: THE MESSAGE WILL ENTICE YOU SUCH AS YOU'VE WON A PRIZE, SOMEONE IS ILL IN YOUR FAMILY OR THAT YOU KNOW, THAT SOMEONE HAS DIED AND YOU NEED TO CALL THIS NUMBER RIGHT AWAY.))
[SUPER=01-Officer Whit Clark/Lynchburg Police Department]
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[OUT Q=number right away.]
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State officials say the charges could run as high as 24-HUNDRED dollars a minute, while web sites devoted to Internet scams say the cost is much lower.
Just to be safe, police say if you receive such a message and don't recognize the phone number, you should ignore it.
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[Reindeer]


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There's no Christmas romance for reindeer in Arctic Russia.
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In a part of the world largely passed over by Russia's economic revolution, reindeer have a more traditional role-- sources of food clothing and money.
Northern nomads are busy gathering the herds-- counting heads and deciding which animals will be taken in the annual cull.
Despite the festive atmosphere, the gathering can be unforgiving.
Anyone injured by a frightened deer might not get to a hospital for days.
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[Brizendine]


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The manager of Valley View Mall in Roanoke says people have threatened to boycott the mall unless a Salvation Army worker can ring his bell.
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Don Brizendine (Briz-en-dine) mentioned in a News7 story that he had to raise money without the signature Salvation Army bell, because his supervisors thought it was against Valley View Mall rules. But after the newscast, so many people called the mall to complain that managers made sure Brizendine had a bell to ring. Since then, he says, more people have given money.
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[SOT 16:05:26]
[IN Q=More people]

((MORE PEOPLE KNOW I'M HERE AND PEOPLE COME BY WITH POSITIVE COMMENTS. BELLS ARE A PART OF CHRISTMAS.))
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[VO-NAT]

Mall managers say bell ringing is allowed in Valley View Mall because the mall is two stories high, and the sound disperses. Ringing is still forbidden in Lynchburg's River Ridge Mall, which has only one level.
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[S-Extra]


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Mike Mussina will wear the Yankee pin stripes, The Roanoke Steam has a new head coach and Brad Johnson will start for the Redskins this weekend.
But first out Extra Point.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=75-Jacksonville, FL; :]


For the third time in the past four years, Tiger Woods is the P-G-A tour player of the year. Woods received the Jack Nicklaus Award in balloting of his peers after winning 9 P-G-A events.
At 24 Woods also became the youngest to win golf's Grand Slam.
And here are tonight's scores.
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[S-Hoops]


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The Lady Hokies pulled out a close one last night at the Cassell.
Amy Wetzel scores the winning basket with 3 seconds left as Virginia Tech beat 20-th ranked Virginia 57 to 56.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Virginia Tech vs Virginia; :]


The Lady Hokies come out ready for the in state match up.
In the first half Telisha Quarles passes to Dean'na Mitchelson who turns and hits the jumper to make it 5 to 4 Tech.
Then in the second half Sara Hicks passes to Nicole Jones and she takes it inside for the score to make it 29 to 23 UVA.
The Lady Cavaliers answer Quarles passes to Anna Prilliman and she hits the jumper to make it a 10 point Cav lead.
[SUPER=33-Virginia Tech/57/Virginia#20/56/;]


But it came down to this play Wetzel drives to the hoop banks it in off the glass and the Lady Hokies win it 57 to 56.
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[S-Steam]


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The Roanoke Steam is busy preparing for its second season this coming summer. Later today the team has scheduled a news conference to announce its new head coach. News 7 Sports can you tell that the new hire is Steven Jerry a graduate of the University of North Carolina. Jerry also is the running backs coach at William & Mary. Last year he served as the offensive coordinator for the Norfolk Nighthawks in the Arena 2 league. He also played in the Arena league for three years with the Albany Firebirds.

[S-Skins]


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The Washington Redskins begin the stretch run this weekend and the Skins will do it with quarterback Brad Johnson.

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[VO-NAT]
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Johnson will start at quarterback this weekend when the Redskins play the New York Giants in a crucial N-F-C East showdown. Johnson has watched the last three games from the sidelines with a knee injury while Jeff George has started.
The Redskins have played erratically this season and a loss to the Giants could kill playoff chances for the Skins.
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The Redskins are 7 and 5 in third place behind the 9 and 4 Eagles and the 8 and 4 Giants.
Chris Weinke is the ACC Player of the Year. More later on Mornin.

[S-Weinke]


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Florida State quarterback Chris Weinke received the A-C-C's top honor yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
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The Associated Press has named Weinke the A-C-C player of the year.
Weinke returned to college after a minor league baseball career and was a near unanimous selection for the A-C-C's top individual honor.
He got 66 of a possible 70 votes and no other player received more than one.
Weinke was also named the A-C-C's offensive player of the year.
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[S-Round]


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The Express was in Dayton tonight for a game against the Bombers.
[GRAPHIC=ROUND HOUSE WRAP UP FULL SCREEN----18050]


Roanoke's 6 game win streak ends with a 1 to nothing loss to the Bombers. Here's Steve Mason with another edition of Round House Wrap up.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Tuesday Night; :24]
[SUPER=01-Perry Florio/Express Head Coach; :37]
[SUPER=01-Jack Capuano/Pee Dee Pride Head Coach; :52]
[SUPER=01-Kevin McDonald/Express Right Wing; 1:13]
[SUPER=01-Mike Peron/Express Center; 1:19]
[SUPER=04-1994-95 Season; 1:30]
[SUPER=01-Ryan Jestadt/Pee Dee Defenseman; 1:37]
[RUNS=1:51]
[OUT Q=...Round House Wrap up"]
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((STEVE MASON:)) ((Pee Dee Pride coach Jack Capuano has known Florio since 1983. They went to prep school together and played against each other in college. During Roanoke's five game losing streak Florio found out Capuano was a true friend. ((:)) ((:)) The Express has scored 30 goals in six games, production traced to the six new players in the line up and some fiery from the likes of Kevin McDonald. ((:)) ((:)) Die hard Roanoke hockey fans remember Jeff Jestadt. Jeff's little brother Ryan plays for the Pee Dee Pride. ((:)) The Express returns to the home December ninth to play Johnstown, Steve Mason Round House Wrap up.))



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The New York Yankees have worked out a deal with Baltimore that will bring pitcher Mike Mussina to The Big Apple.


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Mussina has agreed to a six year contract worth 88 and a half million Dollars.
The righthander has a career mark of 147 and 81 after going 11 and 15 this past season with the O's.
The 32 year old's E-R-A was three point 79.
Mussina led the American League in innings pitched and was third in strikeouts with 210.
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[SUPER=01-Mike Mussina/Signs With Yankees; :]
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[OUT Q=....exciting time."]
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[ANCHOR=Roy]

That's it for sports, have a great day everybody.