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Coming up on News 7-
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A Southside pizzeria goes up in flames-
One car sails into the air- while another truck dangles over an overpass. ...
And The Secretary of State is grooving tonight.
We'll find out why.
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[Talent=Jean]


Plus if you can't afford toys for you kids, we'll show you where to go-
NEws 7 is next.

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[SOT]
[IN Q=Individuals like]

((INDIVIDUALS LIKE THIS SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED A WEAPON. THIS IS NOT A GOOD CITIZEN.))
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[OUT Q=a good citizen]
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A bid to keep guns out of the hands of stalkers and domestic abusers dies in Richmond.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Good evening...

[Gun-Bills]


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A General Assembly committee shot down the legislation today.
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[SUPER=03-Richmond]


The bill would have banned gun possession for five years from anyone convicted of stalking, attempted or actual sexual battery, or domestic assault.
One woman testified she'd been raped at gunpoint, and subsequently stalked for three years.
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[IN Q=When I tried]
[sot tape TWO 14:58:31 ]

((JILL ATER/STALKING VICTIM: WHEN I TRIED TO END THE RELATIONSHIP, HE TOOK ME AT GUNPOINT TO A REMOTE AREA, WHERE HE SAID HE WOULD KILL ME.))
[SUPER=01-Jill Ater/Stalking Victim;]
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[OUT Q=would kill me.]
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[VO-NAT]


But gun rights advocates say it's already illegal to own a firearm if you've been convicted of a felony.
And in Virginia's stalking and domestic assaults are considered misdemeanors.
And some say, victims should have the right to bear arms.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I've had]
[sot tape TWO 15:27:07 ]

((PAUL MOOG/VA. CITIZENS DEFENSE LEAGUE: I'VE HAD SEVERAL WOMEN CONTACT ME AND SAY I WENT TO BUY A GUN. MY EX-HUSBAND AND I HAD BEEN IN A VIOLENT RELATIONSHIP FOR YEARS... AND NOW, MY GUN RIGHTS ARE GONE AND I CAN'T DEFEND MYSELF AGAINST HIM.))
[SUPER=01-Paul Moog/Va. Citizens Defense League;]
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[OUT Q=against him.]
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[VO-NAT]


The gun ban died on a 7 to 12 vote.
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A bill to ban hunting on school property had better success.
The Militia and Police Committee reported it out unanimously.
Also today- a bill to tighten up the law that bans guns from school property died in the same committee.

[L'Burg-Crash]


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The National Transportation Safety Board has released its preliminary report in the investigation of a fiery Lynchburg plane crash.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/November 24]


Last month, this twin- engine King Air F-90 lost power and crashed shortly after takeoff.
Both men on board escaped.
The N-T-S-B appears to be centering its investigation around problems inside both of the engines.
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[D'ville-Fire]


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Investigators may never know what caused a fire in a Danville restaurant.
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[SUPER=03-Danville/Tuesday]


Early Tuesday morning, emergency crews found (Pee-nos) Pino's Pizza on Westover Drive engulfed in flames.
The roof collapsed before firefighters could control the blaze.
Investigators say the damage was too extensive to determine the exact cause of the fire-- but they do not suspect arson.
The Fire Chief says the restaurant may have been on fire for some time before anyone noticed.
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[Bush]


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Will Governor Jim Gilmore have a spot on the Bush administration?
Today a reporter asked Dick Cheney that question-
The Vice President Elect would only say "there are a lot of good people who could contribute to the nation."
[SS=George W. Bush]


Meanwhile George W. Bush spent much of his first day as President Elect- on the phone.
As Lee Cowan reports, he took many congratulatory calls from foreign leaders.
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[SUPER=03-Austin, TX; :00]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC; :13]
[SUPER=01-Gov. Jeb Bush/(R) Florida; 1:03]
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(( It was supposed to be a day of celebration -- but for President-Elect Bush, it was a day of hard work, and prayer.
NAT/SOT CHURCH
(NARR:)


The theme of a special Church Service this morning -- was reconciliation.
NAT/SOT KEY HANDOVER
(NARR:)


As the Bush team finally got the keys to their new transition office in Washington ..the theme there was caution. as they look forward to a meeting next week with al Gore.
(SOT DICK CHENEY, VICE PRESIDENT ELECT 2:45:05)

"I think the meeting is very important. Symbols are very important in this business, and this goes a long way to that."

(NARR/vo cheney on hill Wednesday:)


And so will Cheney sounding out Democrats about possible positions in a Bush administration -- something advisors considered awkward while the winner was still in doubt.
(SOT/DICK CHENEY, VICE PRESIDENT ELECT)

"Those constraints are now off, and we're able to begin to be much more aggressive in that regard."
(NARR:)


Indeed -- the Governor spent most of his time today on the phone --conferring with Congressional leaders of both parties -- even agreeing to meet with the Reverend Jesse Jackson to talk about election reform -- something his brother had already been quick to address in Florida.
(SOT/GOV. JEB BUSH, FLORIDA)

"We will ensure the fairness of our system, that our voting and counting systems are fully modernized."
(COWAN ON CAM:)

"But beyond personnel, there is the task of choosing his agenda carefully. With such a divided Congress, most agree the Governor can't afford to be tied down to divisive issues if he's going to make any progress at all. Lee Cowan, CBS News, Austin."))

[Road-Projects]


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Some big road projects in our area got the green light today.
The Commonwealth Transportation Board approved nearly 70 million dollars for 52 projects statewide.
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[TAKE MAP FULL]
The two largest projects will improve U-S 58 in Southside.
The board approved 14 million dollars for work in Danville, including repairs to the bridge over the Dan River.
The single biggest project is the Route 58 Stuart Bypass.
That will cost the state 15 million dollars.
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Also approved-- More than three-million dollars to widen Hardy Road in Roanoke County and Vinton,
and a project to widen route 801 in Franklin County.

[I-73]


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While those projects are ready to get underway...
[SS=Interstate 73]

the future of Interstate 73 is still being debated.
The fourth and final public hearing on I-73 took place tonight in Roanoke.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Hundreds came out to look at maps that outline where the proposed road may go, what property it may cut through, and the environmental impact it will have.
Folks have three options to choose from, one is to do nothing, the second is to make improvements to 220, the third- build I-73.
VDOT says feedback from the last three meetings has been varied.
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((LAURA BULLOCK/VDOT SPOKESPERSON: PEOPLE HAVE OPINIONS FROM DO NOTHING TO BUILD A WHOLE OTHER ROAD AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN THERE REALLY IS SOMETHING FOR EVERYBODY IN THIS STUDY IT WILL BE A CHALLENGE FOR THE DECISION MAKERS TO MAKE A SELECTION FOR I-73.))
[SUPER=01-Laura Bullock/VDOT Spokesperson]
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[OUT Q=for I-73.]
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V-DOT will continue to take written comments through January 12-th.
After that, the feedback will be go to the Transportation Board. It's expected to make a decision sometime this Spring.
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[Bus-Ax]


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A trip to the State football finals in Florida- ended up with a trip to the hospital instead-
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[SUPER=03-Ocala, FL]


A charter bus carrying 48 people flipped over on Interstate 75- on its way from Fort Lauderdale to Gainesville-
The bus was carrying students from St. Thomas Aquinas High School- along with parents and teachers.
27 people were hurt- two of the injured were airlifted- to the hospital.
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[Truck-Dangling]


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A tractor trailer plunged through a concrete barrier in Atlanta, Georgia-
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[SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA]

and left the semi dangling over the side of a highway ramp.
The accident happened as the truck was coming onto the 285 perimeter from Interstate 75- outside of Atlanta.
Investigators belive the driver may have suffered a heart attack before the crash- He was found dead in the driver's seat.
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[Car-Ditch]


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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[VO-NAT]
[Super=03-Vrbna, Croatia;]


A car flew into the air in Croatia- just missing a TV crew- and the farmer who was being interviewed.
It was all caught on tape during an interview for a Croatian television show- The TV crew got quite a surprise as the car sailed past- and flipped in a ditch.
The startled crew ran to help the female driver- She survived the crash.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
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A 13 year old sleuth helps crack a Southside murder case.
Find out how when News 7 returns.
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And later take a trip to a Christmas store for those who can't afford to shop-- and find out how you can help.
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[Sports-Preview]


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[OUT Q=....THE BIG 7."]

((Hey folks this is Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office with news of Daunte's second year inferno and a deserving reward for a true Champ. The former Stagg Bowl King gets more hardware as the Johnnies and Purple Raiders get set for Saturday's game in Salem.

Plus, high school hoops from the girls' private school hardwood is coming up on the Big 7.))[M'ville-announcement]


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Martinsville may be in for an economic jolt -- an international power company wants to make electricity in Commerce Court Industrial Park.
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[SUPER=03-Martinsville]


If it gains approval from two state agencies, Cinergy Corporation will build a 180 million dollar power plant.
The company promises to hire 10 full-time employees with starting salaries at 36 thousand dollars.
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[tc:05:35:30]
[IN Q=Cinergy's investment will]

((MAYOR MARK CRABTREE: TODAY WE CAN SAFELY SAY CINERGY'S INVESTMENT WILL DRAMATICALLY REDUCE ANY PRESSURE THAT THE CITY MAY GET TO RAISE TAXES IN THE FUTURE.))
[SUPER=01-Mark Crabtree/Martinsville Mayor]
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[OUT Q=at the holiday season.]
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The plant would be built on a 20-acre lot, and take about 2 years to get up and running.
It would run on natural gas and supply electricity to energy distributors.
If all goes as planned, the company would make up 20 percent of Martinsville's tax base.
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[Halifax-Suspect]


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[GRAPHIC=Murder Invest.]

A 13-year-old boy from Pennsylvania may have solved a decade old double murder in Halifax County.
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The boy matched Raymond Pin to a picture he had seen on America's Most Wanted. Pin was working at a Chinese restaurant in Pennsylvania under an assumed name.
[SUPER=03-Halifax Co./1989;]

Sheriff's deputies had been searching for him for 11 years, saying he left clues that he stabbed Frank (Sid-nor) Sydnor and his step-daughter in 1989.
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[SOT 13:26:43]
[IN Q=There was a laceration]

((THERE WAS A LACERATION TO THE HAND. ALSO MR. PIN'S AUTOMOBILE HAD BEEN TOWED FROM THE RESTAURANT AT THE TIME OF THE MURDER BECAUSE OF THE SOFT EARTH.))
[SUPER=01-John Greenbacker/Commonwealth's Atty.;]
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[OUT Q=soft earth.]
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Investigators say Pin murdered Sydnor and his step-daughter over a game of cards. They plan to bring him back to Virginia as soon as possible.
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[Radford-Lawsuit]


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The day after the chief of police in Radford quit, the city, the police department and a senior officer in the Radford P-D have been hit with a 2-million dollar lawsuit.
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[SUPER=03-Radford/November 1999]


It's a sexual harassment claim against Gaither Blackburn, who was convicted of assaulting a fellow officer- -a woman- -at party the day after she was hired.
Blackburn remained on the force- -despite the conviction. In the complaint filed in federal court today, Alicia Scanlon says the chief told her that she and Blackburn would have to work together and that she "should be mature" about it.
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[Pope]


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American Edmond pope says he realizes now how wonderful it is to live in a free country.
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[SUPER=03-Landstuhl, Germany;]


Pope was convicted of spying on Russia- but pardoned by Russian President Vladimir Putin.
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((REPORTER: HEY! HOW ARE YOU? POPE: GREAT.. GREAT TO BE BACK IN THE REAL WORLD.))
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[OUT Q=in the real world.]
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Pope- says he did nothing wrong- and calls his release the end of a horrible nightmare.
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((REP. JOHN PETERSEN/PENNSYLVANIA: HE BROKE DOWN A BIT . WHEN HE GOT OFF THE PLANE, HE CALLED HIS TWO BOYS. HE SAID SON I'M FREE.))
[SUPER=01-Rep. John Petersen/Pennsylvania;]
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[OUT Q=son I'm free.]
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[Vo-nat]
Pope- has been in captivity since April- He suffers from bone cancer and will undergo medical evaluation at the military hospital.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The green is rolling in for Virginia's Christmas tree farmers.
That's just one of the stories still ahead on News 7.
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((NAT MUSIC))
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[OUT Q=give it to me.]
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And later find out why a novelist, a sex-therapist and the U-S Secretary of State are demanding some respect.
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[Christmas-Store]


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Tis the season for holiday shopping but for some, affording gifts to put under the tree isn't easy.
That's where the Community Christmas Store in Roanoke County helps out by providing everything from clothes, to toys, and appliances.
Kate Weidaw has more.
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[SUPER=01-Angie Apgar/Community Christmas Store;:08]
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((You can call the Community Christmas Store a department store of sorts for families who can't afford Christmas gifts.


[SOT 2:04:26]
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((ANGIE APGAR: THEY RECEIVE A BRAND NEW OUTFIT FOR EACH FAMILY MEMBER THEY GO TO THE TOY SECTION AND RECEIVE A TOY FOR THEIR CHILD, THEY'LL GO TO THE HOUSE HOLD AND PICK OUT WHAT THEY NEED SO THEY AREN'T GIVEN A TOASTER WHEN THEY NEED AN IRON.))
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It's a year round effort to fill the shelves at the store by relying on businesses, schools, and the community to donate items and money. Families who want to shop at the store apply through Social Services and make a wish list of items they need. The toy section is usually the most popular.

[SOT 2:02:20]
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((ANGIE APGAR: THE BOYS ALWAYS GO FOR THE MONSTER TRUCKS, SPORTS BASKETBALLS, FOOTBALLS.))
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The annual Toy Run helps fill up the shelves. Besides toys there's food, blankets, and clothes for the entire family.



[SOT 2:07:26]
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((ANGIE APGAR: WE ALSO HAVE SOCKS AND UNDERWEAR WHICH WE ARE A SHORTAGE OF IF ANYONE OUT THERE WANTS TO DONATE THAT IS ONE THING WE NEED RIGHT NOW.))
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((KATE WEIDAW/REPORTING: WHILE THE COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS STORE WILL BE BUSY FRIDAY AND SATURDAY WITH FAMILIES SHOPPING FOR CHRISTMAS GIFTS THE SHELVES WILL NOT STAY FULL FOR LONG SO THEY'RE STILL ASKING FOLKS TO BRING DONATIONS UNTIL SATURDAY. KATE WEIDAW NEWS 7 ROANOKE COUNTY.))
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[Xmas-Trees]


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The holiday season is big business for Christmas tree farmers in southwest Virginia.
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[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;]


Bill Larsen's choose-and-cut farm in Montgomery attracts about 2-thousand families a year.
He's one of about 15-hundred Christmas tree growers in Virginia.
Experts estimate that 5 to 10 percent of the nation's Christmas trees are grown in Virginia.
Larsen says it's intensive labor. It can take 7 to 10 years for a farmer to grow his first tree crop.
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[SOT 49:35 - :47]
[IN Q=I planted every]

((BILL LARSEN/TREE FARMER: I PLANTED EVERY ONE OF THEM CRITTERS OUT THERE. AND SHAPED EVERY ONE. I'VE HAD SOME HELP ON THAT, BUT I'VE DONE OVER HALF THE SHEARING ANY ONE YEAR SINCE I STARTED.))
[SUPER=01-Bill Larsen/Tree Farmer;]
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[OUT Q=since I started.]
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Experts estimate Virginia is the 8th largest grower of trees in the U-S.
Christmas trees generate about 40 million dollars in sales here each year.
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[S-Extra]


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Coming up tonight on News 7 sports, girls' high school hoop highlights put the private school ranks in the spotlight. We have a complete rundown of today's happenings at the Stagg Bowl preparations in Salem. Plus, the NFL pro bowl teams have been named and some of the picks are a little whacked.
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[SUPER=76-Last Season; :00]

Open wheel driving veteran Willis T. Ribbs, who gave NASCAR a shot back in the 80's will drive on the Craftsman Truck series next year with big time backing from Dodge. Last year Bobby Norfleet, a Georgia native, made one Truck event with limited financial backing. NASCAR has promised to do more to get minorities into the sport. We shall see how that goes this season.
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[S-Express]


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The Roanoke Express opened a three night run in the ECHL last night in a fashion the players and coaches hoped to avoid. Roanoke lost to last place Greensboro 2-to-1 in overtime. Roanoke will get a chance for revenge on Saturday night when the Generals come to the Star City.
[GRAPHIC=EXPRESS/CHARLOTTE]


Tonight, Roanoke returns home to host the Charlotte Checkers. Faceoff tomorrow night is set for 7:30 at the Roundhouse.

[S-Stagg]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-82 (29:18)]
[GRAPHIC=Stagg Bowl]


The city of Salem's annual Stagg Party is well underway. Roy Stanley has a look at today's festivities from the Salem Civic Center complex and Salem high school.
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[IN Q="The day.....]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]
[SUPER=01-Chad Johnson/2000 Gagliardi Trophy Winner; :16]
[SUPER=01-Frosty Westering/Johnson's Coach & Grandad; :29]
[SUPER=01-Larry Kehres/Mount Union Head Coach; 1:08]
[SUPER=01-John Gagliardi/St. John's Head Coach; 1:27]
[SUPER=@Roy1; 1:38]
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[OUT Q=.....news 7 sports."]

((The day kicked off with the presentation of the Gagliardi award for the top football player in Division Three.
This year's recipient is Chad Johnson of Pacific Lutheran, the team that won the championship last year.)) ((CHAD JOHNSON/2000 GAGLIARDI TROPHY WINNER:)) ((FROSTY WESTERING/CHAD'S COACH AND GRANDAD:)) ((The Gagliardi award is named after St. John's head coach John Gaglardi, the second winningest coach in all of college football.
The Johnnies are also in town for the championship game and their opponents are the Purple Raiders of Mount Union and their head coach Larry Kehres, who just happens to lead all coaches in winning percentage.)) ((LARRY KEHRES/MOUNT UNION HEAD COACH:)) ((JOHN GAGLIARDI/ST. JOHN'S HEAD COACH:)) ((ROY STANDUP:))
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[S-Pro]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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The NFL pro bowl squads were announced yesterday and some folks like Emmitt Smith and Bruce Smith were not invited to play. Neither was Ronde Barber, who was passed over in favor of fellow Buccaneer cornerback Donnie Abraham. But the biggest omission has to be Donovan McNabb. he was left off the NFC roster in favor of Jeff Garcia, Kurt Warner and Daunte Culpepper. Culpepper, however, is extremely deserving and extremely appreciative of the honor.
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[OUT Q=...YET TO COME."]
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[S-Skins]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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The Washington Redskins somehow placed three players on the NFC squad. Defensive end Marco Coleman, tight end Stephen Alexander
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Ashburn; :00]

and second year cornerback Champ Bailey. Bailey makes the squad over both of his veteran mates in the secondary Darrell Green and Deion Sanders. Deion says he's OK with not being chosen to play in the February 4th game, but plans to give Champ some tips on what to wear and how to act.
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[S-Girls]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Action on the high school hardwood in the winter is always a little slim and
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Rke. Catholic vs. R.V.C.; :00]

and with a number of schools out yesterday due to the morning ice, the girls of Roanoke Catholic and Roanoke Valley Christian got a shot at the spotlight tonight. The Eagles only dressed seven girls tonight but they didn't play tentatively. Becky Mitchell with the catch, the crunch and the score as R.V.C. takes control early. The Celtics had to play from behind most of the night. Rachel Stenski gets the rebound and banks home the putback as Roanoke Catholic tries to hang tough. But this one was all Roanoke Valley Christian. They push the rock to the other end with Tia Mann
[SUPER=33-Rke. Catholic/28/R.V.C./53;]

zipping one to Jessica Snyder for the easy two. The Eagles win last night with ease 53-to-28. Not a misprint, just a mismatch.
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[TALENT=MIKE]
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In boy's action tonight Laurel Park beat Gretna 54-to-47.

[S-WDBJ]


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[wipe to pinnacle 13040] And Your Hometown Station is the home to NCAA basketball and the NFL this weekend. Saturday at one we hit the hardwood in a big way as Kentucky takes on defending national champ Michigan State.
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[wipe to pinnacle 13043] Then this Saturday afternoon at four, it's the NFL's AFC West in action here on WDBJ-7 as the red hot Oakland Raiders take on the Seattle Seahawks.
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[wipe to pinnacle 13041] And Sunday we have a doubleheader for you as the Broncos and Chiefs fire up the airwaves at one. Then at four, the Colts try to keep their playoff drive alive in the big game of the weekend against the Dolphins.
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Sex expert Dr. Ruth Westheimer and Secretary of State Madeline Albright- set aside their day jobs- to do some lip synching.
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The advertisement stars some of the world's most famous refugees-
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((WHAT YOU GOT.. BABY.... YOU KNOW I GOT IT.))
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Albright is grooving- marking the 50th anniversary of the U-N High Commissioner for Refugees.
Albright's father- a Czech diplomat, fled with his wife and children at the onset of World War Two as Germany took control of their country.
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