[1-News-Head]

[TALENT=Keith]

Sediment in the water supply. We'll explain how it happened.

Also coming up on NEWS 7 at SIX:
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[VO-NAT]


Authorities have a suspect in mind in the series of fires at a famous Roanoke watering hole.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
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Tonight on News 7 sports, one of George Welsh's former players things the coach is staying put.
The Steam's new head coach arrives in the Star City.
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[VO-NAT]

And Appalachia and JJ Kelly pick up win as the girls' state basketball tournaments open in Salem at the Civic Center.


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[WX-Head]
[TALENT=Robin]
[SS=None]


We have much to do tonight. A December almanac, a good weatherschool question..oh and also, there's snow in the forecast.


[Video-Open]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=Video Open]
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[VO-NAT]


Clean water is on tap in Martinsville and Henry County. The region wide water ban has been lifted.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]

Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.

[M'ville-Water]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=00-48 TC24:22]
[GRAPHIC=Water Quality]


The probable cause of the water ban in Martinsville could be a faulty pump that puts an antibacterial chemical into the water.
Jennifer Miele says Martinsville wasn't the only part of the region finding the water problem hard to swallow.
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[SOT]
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[SUPER=03-Henry Co.]
[SUPER=01-Tim Hall/Henry Co. Spokesperson]
[SUPER=01-Renee Wyatt/Martinsville Spokesperson]
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[OUT Q=JM News 7.]

(([NAT SOUND]
Remember standing in the lunch line at middle school when you were younger? Remember standing in the water cooler line, too?!
You probably don't, but that's what students at Axton Middle School have been doing.... their water fountains have been turned off because of a region-wide water ban.
One thing you probably DO remember from middle school is that "heat rises." [PRE-PRO OF WATER FILTRATION]
Cold water in the reservoir sinks, and when the warmer water rises, it takes sediment and leaves to the surface. That, along with a faulty pump not injecting chemicals into the water made it undrinkable.
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[RUNS10]
The menu today at Axton Middle was Pizza and Corn dogs... foods that don't require water to prepare. The school also bought ice from a school that wasn't affected by the water ban.
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[RUNS10]
The water ban is officially over, but if you live in Henry County and want the latest information, [PRE PRO]
you can call 634-4605. [END PRE PRO]
Jennifer Miele, News 7.))

[County-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke Co. Schools]


The Roanoke County School Board is offering some new proposals to address concerns about the Early Retirement Incentive Plan.
The latest changes would give many retirees more time to consider their options, allow them to extend health benefits at their own cost, and give retirees returning to work an opportunity to buy back sick leave.
The Board will consider the issue again a week from Monday. In the meantime, it is outlining the latest proposal on the county school website and in a mailing to teachers.

[D-Day-Memorial]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=00-47 TC22:03]
[GRAPHIC=D-Day Memorial]


The site of the National D-Day Memorial is about to be closed to the public- -for good.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford/August]


Or at least until it's officially dedicated on D-Day, 2001.
It's open now, but will close a week from Sunday for the Winter.
Officials plan say they will consider re-opening the site in the Spring but may not allow the public to visit again until the national dedication ceremony on June 6th.
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[Grayson-Motel]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-45 TC22:54]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The state health department has shut down a motel in that is home to about 100 migrant workers in Independence.
The Osborne Motel failed to pass a court-ordered inspection today.
Marya Jones has details.
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[SUPER=01-Ed Greer/Independence Town Manager; :37]
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(( 24-year-old Mexican migrant worker Norma Cortez pays 35 dollars a week for this apartment at the Osborne Motel, which she shares with three friends.
She says there's been no running water and calls it the worst place she's ever lived.
But for many seasonal workers here, this is their best option... One that, after today, will be gone.
State health officials posted notices this afternoon telling residents that the Osborne Motel would be shut down December 6th.
They say an inspection today revealed that the motel's elderly owners, Hoyt and Glenna Osborne, had not fixed extensive water leaks, as ordered by a judge.
Town manager Ed Greer has been dealing with it for two years.
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[SOT 8:42:05 - :13]

((ED GREER/INDEPENDENCE TOWN MANAGER: IT'S BASICALLY BEEN AN EYESORE. IT'S INFESTED WITH RATS AND VARMINTS. IT'S A HEALTH PROBLEM IN THAT WAY.)) [RUNS:08]
Over the years, the motel and its owners have been slapped with hundreds of citations and thousands of dollars in fines for health and environmental violations.
The couple supplies water to their tenants from an old well which they no longer hold a permit to use. It's tested positive for unhealthy levels of coliform bacteria.
Three decades ago, townspeople say the Osbornes ran the finest motel in town. But officials say they couldn't modernize it to keep up with standards. They lost their hotel operator's permit four years ago.
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[SU 9:06:59 - 9:07:16] ((MARYA JONES/NEWS-7: THE OSBORNE'S ATTORNEY DAVID SALIBA SAYS THE COUPLE TAKES PRIDE IN THIS MOTEL, THAT THEY THOUGHT THEY WERE PROVIDING A VALUABLE SERVICE TO THE MIGRANT COMMUNITY. HE SAYS THEY'RE TAKING STEPS TO BRING THE MOTEL UP TO STANDARD. AND THE TOWN AND ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE SAY THEY'RE WORKING HARD TO MAKE SURE THAT'S DONE. MJN7, INDEPENDENCE.)) [RUNS:17]))

[804-Area-Code]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=jmc]
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Central and Southside Virginia will be getting a new area code.
The State Corporation Commission says it plans to split the 804 district in two next April.
The Richmond area will keep 804.
But Charlottesville, Danville, Lynchburg and surrounding areas will get a NEW number.

[Hate-Crimes]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Hate Crime]


The September shooting at a Roanoke gay bar that killed one man and injured six others weighed heavy on lawmakers' minds today.
But the Back Street Cafe violence did NOT stop Virginia's Senate Courts of Justice Committee from killing a hate crimes bill that would have included sexual orientation and gender.
Opponents say the bill would NOT have even applied in the murder of Danny Overstreet, since it just stiffened penalties for assaults.
The committee action means the bill is likely to fail even if it's revived in the 2001 General Assembly session.

[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=NONE]


Rustburg High School's football team is headed to the stat championship game, but the school's band almost had to stay home.
Find out why later on NEws 7.
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[LIVE=Kate Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke]
(Kate adlibs Tease)
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[Coffeepot-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-40 TC1:33:56]
[GRAPHIC=Fire Investigation]


Last night was the third night in a row there's been a fire at the Coffee Pot bar and restaurant.
Investigators suspect arson.
[DOUBLE BOXES= Keith/Kate Microwave;]

Kate Weidaw is at this local landmark tonight with more.
[LIVE= Kate FULL/Microwave]
[SUPER=@Kate1]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke]


Tonight investigators have a possible suspect in mind.
The Roanoke City police spokeswoman will only say the possible suspect is a man from Roanoke but they haven't been able to make contact with him today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Night]


So far the three fires have caused only minimal damage to the nightspot.
Last night the Fire Chief said he believed the fire began after some cardboard boxes were set on fire next to the building.
The damage was estimated at 15-thousand dollars.
Wednesday night officials suspected leaves were ignited.
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[LIVE= Kate FULL/Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke;]


Officials say they hope to talk with the possible suspect tonight and they could possibly file charges. Again these fires are still under investigation and arson is being considered as a possible cause.
[DOUBLE BOXES= Keith and Kate/Microwave;]


We'll have more on this story tonight on News 7 at 11.

[AIDS-DAY]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=00-39 TC1:23:06]
[GRAPHIC=AIDS]


One out every three people with HIV is unaware he or she has it.
Getting the message out about the disease -- is one reason dozens gathered in Roanoke today for World AIDS Day 2000.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


They marched through the streets of downtown Roanoke.
While AIDS cases are down, HIV cases remain high.
40-thousand new infections were reported in 19-99.
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[SOT2:33]
[IN Q=We've had great luck with medications]

((WE'VE HAD GREAT LUCK WITH MEDICATIONS AND AIDS IS DOWN BECAUSE WE START TREATING PEOPLE BEFORE THEY GET SICK, BUT AT THE SAME TIME WE'RE STILL SEEING PEOPLE TESTING POSITIVE, SO WE KNOW THAT PREVENTION METHODS NEED TO GET OUT EVENT TODAY MORE SO THAN A FEW YEARS AGO))
[SUPER=01-Robert Morrow/AIDS Council of Western VA]
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[OUT Q=years ago]
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[VO-NAT]


This year's slogan is ALL-Men Make a Difference.
It's the center-piece of a two year campaign focusing on the role men play in the AIDS epidemic.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


Tonight, a candle light vigil will be held at the American Red Cross at 7pm.

[Verizon]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=00-44 TC32:27]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The promise of the internet has bypassed many communities. But an effort to bridge the so-called "Digital Divide" is bearing fruit in Danville.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville]


Today, the Verizon Foundation has donated 20- thousand dollars to Virginia Tech to help Danville- area high school students prepare themselves for a role in the digital economy.
The money will help sustain the Summer Training Academy for Rising Stars, a pilot program that included 37 students last summer.
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[SOT 09:14]
[IN Q=We target youth]

((VERNARD HARRINGTON/PROGRAM DIRECTOR: WE TARGET YOUTH FROM LOW-INCOME COMMUNITIES. AND THE IDEA IS THAT THESE ARE FOLKS THAT MIGHT NOT HAVE THE ACCESS TO THE INTERNET, TO COMPUTERS, ETC. THAT OTHER INDIVIDUALS MIGHT HAVE.))
[SUPER=01-Vernard Harrington/Program Director;]
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[OUT Q=that other individuals might have.]
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[ANCHOR=KEITH]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The program was designed to highlight the potential of the internet, and encourage students to consider technology careers.
It's open to students entering the 10th grade this fall.

[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]

Tech shares regained some lost ground - but blue chips continued to retreat... [TAKE DOW, NASDAQ & BLOOMBERG PAGE ]
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[SUPER=x5000;]
[SUPER=270-y/40.95/10373.54/x/47.36/2645.29/y/0.22/110.13;]

making for a mixed bag on Wall Street today.
The Dow dropped 41 points. Nasdaq gained for the first time this week - picking up 47.
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[Capitol-Tree]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-38 TC1:22:46]
[GRAPHIC=Christmas]


Virginia's first family decorated a tree from Craig County for Christmas in the Executive Mansion this year.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


But just in the last hour, Virginians gathered at the South Portico of the State Capitol for some Christmas cheer and the official lighting of the holiday tree.
But first, an invitation for New Year's Day from the Governor.
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((GOV. JIM GILMORE: I STARTED A NEW TRADITION...AT NINE P-M.))
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[OUT Q=at nine P-M.]
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[VO-NAT]


Then, the Gilmores lit the 37 foot white pine that will adorn the capitol through New Year's.
The tree is from a Henrico County woman's front yard.
She planted it herself 40 years ago, and donated it to the state this year when a tree surgeon told her it was costing her too much to maintain.
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[Rustburg-Band]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-43 TC51:26]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Rustburg High School plays for a state football championship tomorrow, but perhaps the biggest substitution will be taking place OFF the field.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rustburg]


Students and parents were concerned the Rustburg marching band wouldn't make the trip to Harrisonburg, because the band director had a scheduling conflict and couldn't be there.
After a meeting this morning, school administrators agreed to let the band go with one of their own picking up the baton.
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[SOT 6:24:37]
[IN Q=He had a]

((BENNIE ARTHUR/RUSTBURG HS PRINCIPAL: HE HAD A SCHEDULING CONFLICT, SO IT MAY FALL TO ONE OF THE ADMINISTRATORS OR MYSELF TO DIRECT THE BAND TOMORROW. AND AS WE WE TOLD THEM IN A MEETING THIS MORNING, THE ONLY THING I'VE EVER PLAYED IS THE T-V OR THE RADIO. SO WE'RE GOING TO DO OUR BEST. WE'RE GOING TO DO OUR DARNDEST. IT'S GOING TO BE INTERESTING.))
[SUPER=01-Bennie Arthur/Rustburg HS Principal]
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[OUT Q=to be interesting.]
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[VO-NAT]


A pep rally helped send the team off this afternoon.
The Red Devils take on Turner Ashby at noon at James Madison University.
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[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
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Coming up tonight on News 7 sports, one of George Welsh's former players tells us why he thinks he will be sticking around another year. The girls state basketball final four events are underway in Salem.
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[VO-NAT]

And we'll meet the Roanoke Steam's new head coach Steven Jerry.
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[S-Welsh]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-74]
[GRAPHIC=WELSH]


George Welsh was supposed to have decided about his future at UVa by today, but it appears now that the the veteran head coach will wait a while longer. Those who are close to Welsh say his family would like him step down, but that he would like to continue coaching. One of his former players thinks he will do just that, largely because he likes what he sees in Virginia's immediate future.
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[SUPER=01-Walt Derey/UVa Tight End 1994-96; :00]
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[OUT Q=...WIN WITH THEM."]
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[S-VT]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-82]
[GRAPHIC=TECH FOOTBALL]

It appears the Hokies are headed to either the Sugar or Gator bowl, and that the Fiesta is now likely out of the picture. Tech hoped to get some kind of indication of its post season destination today, but it now looks like they may have to wait until Sunday afternoon. You only have to wait until tomorrow night as we
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[vo nat con't]
[super=04-This Season; :00]

bring you a very special program from our Tech 2000 series. It's an hour long look back at the just completed season. Hope you can join us tomorrow night at 7 right here on Your Hometown Station.
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[S-FFE]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=FFE]


Bath County, Rustburg and Salem are still in the hunt for state football titles. Tomorrow is state final Saturday across the state. Bath County plays at 4 at Liberty University. Rustburg plays at Noon at JMU and Salem takes on Park View at four at JMU, as well. We'll preview all of those games tonight at 11:35 on Friday Football Extra.


[S-Steam]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-83 (24:31)]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke Steam]


The Roanoke Steams new head coach Steven Jerry, a North Carolina graduate and former William and Mary running backs coach, is counting on his experience as an Arena Football League player and a coach to help the Steam get on the winning track.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :]


Jerry played for three different teams in the league beginning in 1995. And last season he was the offensive coordinator of the Norfolk Nighthawks which made it to the semi finals of the league championship.
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[IN Q="You Can't...]
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[OUT Q=....just happens."]
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[VO-NAT]


The Steam players remember Jerry very well from last year. The Nighthawks scored two victories over the Steam in the regular season.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="All the...]
[SUPER=01-Will Burch/Roanoke Steam Quarterback; :]
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[OUT Q=......a player."]
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[TALENT=Steve]
[GRAPHIC=Hold Logo]


The Steam will hold an open tryout this Sunday at Virginia Tech's Rector Field House. It begins with registration at 9-am and runs through 3-pm.
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[S-Hoops]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-75 (2:03:00)]
[GRAPHIC=Group A]


Appalachia and ________will play in the Group A state girls' basketball championship tomorrow afternoon at the Salem Civic Center.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Appalachia vs West Point; :]


Appalachia and West Point squared off in the first semi-final of the day this afternoon.
The Lady Pointers would force a tie in the first quarter as Mary Kopland pulls up and hits the three pointer.
But the Lady Bulldogs of Appalachia went on a run. Amanda Turner knocks down this jumpere from the key and the Bulldogs upped their lead to four.
[SUPER=33-Appalachia/60/West Point/50/;]


Then Appalachia's star player Roshana Jackson takes it to the hoop banks it in off the glass drawing the foul. The six footer scored 34 points as the Bulldogs win it 60 to 50.
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[S-Northside]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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And tonight, the Group Two A girls will be in the Civic Center spotlight. The Northside Vikings take on Matoaca tonight in the opener at 7. Right after that game you can catch the Bassett Bengals and the Black Knights of Charlotlesville. We'll have highlights of both games for you tonight on News 7 at 11.
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[S-RU]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-88 (8:57)]
[GRAPHIC=Radford College]


The Radford Highlanders are coming to Roanoke tomorrow for a basketball game.
Radford will host East Carolina December second at the Roanoke Civic Center. Tipoff for the game is 7 O'clock.
After opening the season with three straight losses the Highlanders rebounded this past Sunday beating Hampton for their first win of the season.
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[IN Q="We have...]
[SUPER=01-Ron Bradley/Radford Head Coach; :]
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[OUT Q=......make's us tougher."]
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[Almanac]


[ANCHOR=Robin]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=Alamanc]
[GRAPHIC=None]


December 1 is the beginning of winter on the weather calender although the winter solstice is still three weeks away. Let's see what Jacey has for us tonight in our monthly almanac.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Welcome]
[SUPER=@Jacey1; :00]
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[OUT Q=I'm Jacey Birch]


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