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[ANCHOR=Jean]

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Coming up-
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Who says I-73 should not be built- Not these folks. Why they want the interstate- next.
While the high court decides the Presidential Election in Florida-
The space shuttle lands in the Sunshine state- in a nighttime landing.
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[Talent=Jean]


Plus UVa's football coach is saying goodbye.
News 7 is next.

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[VO-NAT]


The Nation waits- for a decision from the U-S Supreme Court- a decision that could determine who our next President will be.
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[Presidency]


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A decision from the justices is not expected until tomorrow at the earliest-
[Double Boxes=JEan and Teri/Newspath]


CBS News coorespondent Teri Okita has the latest from Washington.
[Live=Teri Full/Newspath]
[SUPER=701-Teri Okita/Reporting;]
[SUPER=705-Washington, DC]
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((It was quiet outside the Supreme Court Monday evening when the news came: there would be no decision from the nine justices tonight. But it was a far different scene earlier in the day, when the area outside the highest court in the land was more like a zoo ... with Gore and Bush supporters joined by advocates for nearly every other cause. As arguments got underway, Justice Anthony Kennedy got right to the point. "Can you begin by telling us our Federal jurisdiction here? What is the Federal question?" At issue: did the Florida Supreme Court go too far when it ordered a manual recount in the pivotal Florida election? The justices peppered the lawyers with questions about which ballots should be counted dented, dimpled or punched through all the way? O'Connor: Why isn't the standard the one that voters are instructed to follow for goodness sake? It couldnt be clearer why dont we go that standard. As the court deliberates, the Republican-lead Florida Legislature forged on with its plans to intervene in the election. State House and Senate committees both approved plans to assign the states 25 electors to George W. Bush. A full House vote could come Tuesday.))
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[County-Schools]


[ANCHOR=JEan]
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[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#00-45 TC16:36]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke Co. Schools]

An emotional crowd filled a Roanoke County auditorium tonight. Hundreds of retired teachers are upset because changes are expected to be made to their Early Retirement Incentive plan.
[Double Boxes=JEan and Teresa/Newsroom]

Teresa Hamilton is in the newsroom tonight with more.
[Live=Teresa Full/Newsroom]
[SUPER=@Teresa1;]

Jean, the Roanoke County school board tonight tried to address some of the retirees' concerns but most still feel the same. And, with the board expected to make a decision next week hundreds gathered tonight to say leave the plan as it is.
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[SUPER=07-Homer Duff;]
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((KITTY BOITNOTT/ROANOKE CO. EDUCATION ASSOC.: PLEASE JUST SLOW DOWN AND AVOID MAKING THE MISTAKE OF RUSHING TOWARD FLAWED SOLUTIONS TO VERY SERIOUS ISSUES. )) [RUNS09]
[OUT Q= serious issues.]

That sentiment was echoed by many in the audience as they addressed the Roanoke County School board. Board members say they must make changes to the current Early Retirement Incentive plan to comply with the EEOC. The changes, which would affect hundreds of retirees, include a reduction in salary and health insurance benefits.
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[IN Q=I think]

((HOMER DUFF: I THINK YOU DO ME A PERSONAL INJUSTICE AND I THINK YOU'RE DOING ALL OF US AN INJUSTICE IF YOU NOW MAKE A DECISION TO CHANCE SOMETHING THAT ALL OF US ENTERED IN GOOD FAITH.))
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((DENNIS SEMONES: I BELIEVE WE SHOULD HONOR OUR COMMITMENT TO THESE RETIREES AND PROVIDE FOR THEM EVEN AT THE EXPENSE OF THOSE OF US WHO MAY RETIRE IN THE FUTURE.)) [runs21]
[out q= in the future.]

The board is expected to make a decision next week. On a lighter note... an advisory committee announced several proposed names for the new South County high school.
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((HIDDEN VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL, WOODSEND HIGH SCHOOL, NOTTINGHAM HILLS HIGH SCHOOL AND SPRING VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL.)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q= high school.]))
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[Live=Teresa Full/Newsroom]

The advisory group met for several months to come up with the names-- the board is expected to pick one of them in January.
[Double Boxes=Jean and Teresa/Newsroom]

Jean, getting back to the retirement issue again the board is expected to make a final decision next Monday.

[Snow]


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A major winter storm barreled through the Midwest today-
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bringing cold temperatures- and heavy snow.
A Sun Country plane ran off the runway at Chicago's O'Hare airport, No one was injured-
Several other flights were cancelled because of the weather.
And it was tough going in Iowa as well.
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((NAT SOUND CAR WHEELS SPINNING)) [butt to 15:16:42] ((SIDE STREETS ARE GETTING TO BE A TRUE CHALLENGE.)) ((THEY'VE DONE A DECENT JOB SNOW IS COMING DOWN SO FAST. THEY'RE HAVING A TOUGH TIME KEEPING THE STREETS CLEAR.))
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[Super=03-Des Moines, IA;]


Blizzard warnings were posted across Northern Illinois and Indiana.
About a foot has fallen around Chicago- Twenty inches is possible in parts of Indiana and Michigan.
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[I-73]


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[**ANCHOR TAG**] It was Southsides' turn to tell the Virginia Department of Transportation how it feels about the future of I-73. tonight was the first of four public hearings. Meredyth Censullo reports a majority of residents favor the project, saying "good roads make good economics."
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[SUPER=01-George Goreman/I-73 Supporter; :00 quick!]
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[SUPER=01-Warren Robertson/I-73 Supporter; 1:08]
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((DUPONT...GORMATEX...SARA LEE SEWING...MARTINSVILLE NOVELTY...)) [RUNS:04]
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One man called it a "Corporate Obituary." Businesses that have gone under or downsized in the past 7 years. Southside residents say I-73 could stimulate their recovering economy.

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((THIS IS OUR LIFELINE - THIS IS NOT A LUXURY, THIS IS A NECESSITY.)) [RUNS:05]
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Henry and Pittsylvania County governments support I-73, favoring the proposed Eastern route which runs between Martinsville and Danville. But they say they'll take it where they can get it.

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((GIVEN THE SEASON, THIS IS THE PERFECT TIME TO ASK FOR A WISHLIST - THIS IS OUR WISHLIST - I-73 AS SOON AS POSSIBLE WILL GET US WHERE WE NEED TO BE.)) [RUNS:13]
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((BUTT BUTT BUTT))

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((YOU'RE RIGHT IN THE CENTER OF WHERE WE WERE GONNA BUILD OUR HOUSE...WE WERE GONNA PUT A HOME...)) [RUNS:04]
All of the routes V-DOT is considering would uproot homes and businesses .. But these folks say they're willing to make sacrifices to get the economy back on track.

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((I THINK IT WOULD BE WONDERFUL TO GET THIS FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS..THERE WILL BE A PLACE FOR THEM.)) [RUNS:07]
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((VDOT PLANS....THE SPRING OF NEXT YEAR. MEREDYTH CENSULLO, NEWS7, MARTINSVILLE.)) [RUNS:19]
[OUT Q=News7, Martinsville.]))
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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VDOT will hear from Franklin County residents tomorrow. Roanoke County residents will get their say Wednesday and Thursday.















[State-Workers]


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Facing a possible 480-million dollar shortfall, Governor Jim Gilmore has been modest in his proposal for state worker pay.
The Governor's office says tonight he will propose 3-and half percent pay raises for full-time workers.
But those pay raises won't come until November of next year.
There's also five million dollars for some performance bonuses.
Teachers will see NO new state money in the Governor's budget.
The Governor believes localities can fund four percent raises themselves, with money saved on Virginia Retirement System contributions-- because the stock market did well this past year.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Did a mouse come from a K-F-C dinner?
We'll have the test results next on News 7.
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And later NASA's most difficult space station construction mission makes a successful landing in Florida.
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[Sports-Preview]


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((THIS IS DENISE ALLEN SPENDING MONDAY NIGHT WITH YOU IN THE NEWS 7 SPORTS OFFICE. GEORGE WELSH IS RETIRING. THE OAHU BOWL WILL BE HIS LAST GAME AT THE HELM OF THE UVA FOOTBALL SQUAD, PLUS OTHER CHANGES IN THE ACC COACHING RANKS AND EASTERN MONTGOMERY'S FOOTBALL TEAM HAS WON THE CIVITAN'S SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD. THOSE STORIES AND MORE LATER IN THE NEWSCAST.))

[Radford-Council]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Radford police suffer from low morale, low pay, long hours, a case overload and a chief that rarely shows his face.
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Those were the findings tonight from a blue ribbon committee appointed by City Council to investigate high turnover at the police department.
The committe spent months researching and interviewing former and current officers.
The department had a 40 percent turnover in the last three years.
They say its cost the city more than three-quarters of a million dollars.
Many of the committee's comments were directed at the Police Chief A.C. Earles for lack of leadership and visibility.
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((DICK DAVIS/COMMITTEE MEMBER: FOR SOME REASON, HE HAS SEEN FIT TO REMOVE HIMSELF FROM THE PRESENCE OF THE PUBLIC. WE HAVE COMMENTS FROM PEOPLE ALL OVER TOWN THAT THEY DON'T KNOW CHIEF EARLES. HE'S HERE TONIGHT, BUT I'M SURE THERE ARE TWO OR THREE COUNCIL MEMBERS WHO DON'T KNOW CHIEF EARLES. A CHIEF NEEDS TO BE OPEN, HE NEEDS TO BE WHERE PEOPLE CAN SEE HIM. ))
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City Council says it will take action after the first of the year.
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[KFC]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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For two months, a California lab tested a mouse to determine if it came from at Roanoke K-F-C.
And today the results were revealed.
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[***JEAN ON CART***]
The company that owns the K-F-C on Melrose says the results further support what its said all along-- that the mouse did not come from the restaurant.
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((DAVID NEAL/JRN: THE CONTINUED ALLEGATIONS LINKING THIS MOUSE WITH KFC CHICKEN ARE BLATANTLY UNFAIR AND ARE SIMPLY NOT TRUE))
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According to a letter from the lab, The mouse had been cooked.
It showed no evidence of death by poison or trauma.
The cooking is likely to have occurred shortly after death.
And the stomach contained plant material not breading or meat.
J-R-N Incorporated says the two samples of breading it sent to the lab did not link the restaurant with the mouse.


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((DAVID NEAL: HE TESTED IT WITH A SAMPLE OF THE BREADING WHICH WAS FIRMLY ADHERED TO THE MOUSE'S FUR AND WAS UNABLE TO CONFIRM THAT KFC BREADING WAS ON THE MOUSE))
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The family which found the mouse believes the tests are inconclusive.
And the Cummings say it's not fair that J-R-N picked the lab, paid for the test and got the results days before anyone else.
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((LATASHA CUMMINGS: IT'S KIND OF PUZZLING , BAFFLING. I'M REALLY PISSED TO BE HONEST. BECAUSE THIS TEST WAS SUPPOSED TO GIVE ANSWERS TO EVERYBODY NOT ONLY TO US BUT TO THEM TOO))
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The health department agrees that the results do not rule out the possibility the mouse came from the restaurant.
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[Body-found]


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Roanoke police say blunt force trauma to the head killed a man they found at Lincoln Terrace Apartment Complex late Saturday night.
The man has been identified but police are not releasing his name until his family is notified.
He is said to be a white man in his fifties.
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[TAKE FULL SCREEN BOARD]
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to call Roanoke Police or Crime Line at 344-8500.
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[Colby]


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A Vinton woman has been charged with conspiring to kill her husband to keep him from getting custody of their five- year old daughter.
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[TAKE FULL SCREEN PICTURE]
Exie Diane Colby was charged with child neglect, after her little girl was found locked in the trunk of a car last June. As that case was about to come up in August, Colby allegedly arranged to have her husband, Scott, killed before the hearing.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=HOLD]


State Police recorded telephone conversations between Exie Colby and Jonathan Conner in which they agreed to say it was all a joke, if they got caught.
Bond was set today at 20-thousand dollars for her. Conner is being held without bond. The Colby's have a custody hearing tomorrow.

[Train-Fatals]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
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Counselors are helping with the grieving process at Randolph Macon Woman's College after a weekend train accident killed two students and injured another.
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[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Randolph Macon students Sarah Corvington and Esther Coker were walking with Hampden- Sydney freshman Conrad Frazier on this railroad trestle Saturday night.
A Norfolk Southern freight train forced them from the track.. Corvington and Frazier were killed and Coker was rescued from a pillar below the tracks.
Flags at the school were at half- staff today.
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((MICHAEL KISER/RMWC SPOKESMAN: AND WE'RE JUST NOW BEGINNING TO FEELTHE IMPACT OF THAT. IN SOME WAY IT'S A BLESSING THAT THE BREAK'S COMING AND THEN WE'LL SEE HOW IT GOES WHEN WE ALL RETURN.))
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A memorial service may be held when students return in January.
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[NS-shops]


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[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Norfolk Southern]


Norfolk Southern plans to close its Locomotive shops next Monday for two weeks.
150 Roanoke employees will be on temporary furlough including machinists, boilermakers, electricians and clerks.
In an effort to reduce operating expenses, Norfolk Southern is also cutting 250 jobs system wide. Those employees may be called back to work depending on the needs of service.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
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Christiansburg is in trouble with the state department of labor.
Find out why when news 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


And later, the President throws the switch on the National Christmas Tree.
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[C'burg-Citations]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=mjo]
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The town of Christiansburg has been hit with seven health and safety violations for impoper asbestos removal.
The state labor department charges that the town failed to clean up the asbestos properly, did not train employees to handle it, and did not provide medical surveillance to workers who were exposed.
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The citations stem from an OSHA investigation in October.
Town officials said that workers removed asbestos pipe from a Reading Road neighborhood without knowing it contained asbestos and dumped some of it in the Christiansburg Industrial Park.
The town was not fined for the violations.
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[Shuttle]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jha]
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Mission accomplished for the Space Shuttle Endeavour.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Kennedy Space Ctr., FL]


The shuttle and its crew landed shortly after sunset today at the Kennedy Space Center.
Mission Control had worried that clouds or rain might delay the homecoming - but the shuttle landed as scheduled.


The five man crew was returning from NASA's most difficult space station construction mission yet.
The crew equipped the international space station with the world's largest and most powerful solar wings.
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[S-Extra ]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
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[WRITER=dal]
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Coming up in sports, George Welsh will coach his last game for the Cavaliers later this month in Hawaii, news of more coaching changes in the ACC and Eastern Montgomery recieves the Civitan Club's Sportsmanship Award.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=75-Roanoke/November 15;]


Now our extra point.
A pee wee football team from Roanoke has placed second in national competition.
The Northwest Rec club played in the National Football Championship in Orlando, Florida, at the end of November.
Both the number one team from Kentucky and Roanoke's squad ended up with one and one records.
The championship was decided on points.
Roanoke missed the number one spot by two points.
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UVA head football coach George Welsh announced his retirement yesterday morning.
Steve Mason was in Charlottesville for the press conference.
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[S-Bustle]


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Virginia Tech assistant Ricky Bustle has interviewed for the head coaching job at the Univeristy of Toledo.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/April;]


The offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach was in Ohio to talk with U-T officials yesterday.
Bustle was an assistant at Tech from 1987 to 93, before leaving for the Univeristy of South Carolina for a season. He returned to Tech as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach in 1995.
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University of Toledo officials say Bustle and former Toledo assistant Tom Anstutz have interviewed for the position.
Northern Iowa coach Tom Dunbar has also been mentioned in connection with the opening.
The Rockets play in the MAC and finished 10 and one, ranked 25th in the country

[S-Recruit]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=none]
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Virginia Tech Coach Frank Beamer says he's dancing over the news that Justin Hamilton has chosen Tech over Tennessee.
The 6'3", 210 pound running back from Clintonwood committed to the Hokies yesterday morning.
He runs a 4.5 40 and rushed for 19-hundred yards and 24 TDs as a junior.
Hamilton says Beamer's visit to his house sealed the deal.


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[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=UNC]


New Orleans Saints assistant coach John Bunting is taking the job Virginia Tech Coach Frank Beamer has turned down.

Bunting has been named the new North Carolina head coach.
He replaces fired Carl Torbush.
Bunting played at UNC from 1968 to 71.
[GRAPHIC=WAKE FOREST]


Ohio University coach Jim Grobe is the new head football coach at Wake Forest.
Grobe was 33-33-1 in six seasons at Ohio.
He replaces Jim Caldwell, who was fired November 26th after one winning season in eight years.

[S-Civitan]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=SP-83 tc 31:37]
[GRAPHIC=civitan sportsmanship]


Eastern Montgomery has earned its first award for the high school's trophy case.
The football squad was five and five this season.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


But today, the Mustangs received the Roanoke Civitan Club's 50th Annual Sportsmanship Award.
The honor is voted on by members of the Western Virginia Football Officials Association.
[super=03-Montgomery Co./October 27th;]


It goes to the school that best represents sportsmanship through conduct of the coaches, players, fans and cheerleaders.
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[VO-NAT]


Eastern Montgomery gets a trophy.
Fullback Sherman Williams picked up a 500 dollar scholarship and the team was honored at a luncheon at the Patrick Henry Hotel this afternoon in Roanoke.
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[vo nat] The Citivan Club performs community service and raises money in part by selling nearly 78-hundred pounds of fruitcake a year.
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[OUT Q=less fortunate than ourselves]
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[S-ARod]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
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[WRITER=dal]
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[GRAPHIC=mlb]


Short stop Alex Rodriquez has signed the largest deal in baseball history.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-MLB;]


The Texas Rangers got the highly sought after free agent for 252-million dollars.
It's a 10 year deal.
In seven season with Seattle, Rodriquez hit 309 with 189 homers and 595 RBI.
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[Video]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Christmas]


Before throwing the switch on the National Christmas Tree, President Clinton said he hoped the holiday season will be a time of healing.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=ready, set, go]

((READY, SET, GO.))
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[VO-NAT]


125-thousand lights illuminate the 40-foot-tall Colorado blue spruce.
Fourteen-year-old soprano Charlotte Church, 12-year-old country star Billy Gilman and Nashville's Kathy (muh-TAY'-uh) Mattea performed.
The tree stands on the Ellipse across from the White House.
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