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[TALENT=Keith]

Roanoke's City Manager presents her plan, or should we say her many plans, for Victory Stadium.

That tops News 7 at Six tonight.
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And Virginia's Presidential Electors fulfill their obligations... with a lot more people watching this time.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Tonight on News 7 Sports, a Friday Football Extra star is earning some respect in the college recruiting ranks. we begin our week long preview of UVa's Oahu Bowl game against Georgia this evening.
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Plus, the latest on the coaching searches at both UVa and Georgia is straight ahead.
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[WX-Head]
[TALENT=Leo]
[SS=None]


As we head through tonight the clouds will thicken up and some light snow will begin to fall early tomorrow....your forecast coming up....

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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[ANCHOR=Keith]

Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.

[Victory-Stadium]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=00-45 TC37:09]
[GRAPHIC=Victory Stadium]


The debate over the future of Victory Stadium continued today with reccomendations from City Manager Darlene Burcham.
This afternoon she told council she favors options that would create a multi-purpose facility.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Joe/Microwave;]


Joe Dashiell is at the Roanoke Valley Governor's School where council has been meeting today.
[LIVE=Joe full/Microwave]
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((ROLLCUE:preferable to a straight renovation of the stadium.))
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[***JOE'S MIKE HOT]
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[Car-Tax]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-39 TC1:36:12]
[GRAPHIC=Jim Gilmore]


It's Virginia's biggest tax cut ever... And it will probably be Governor Jim Gilmore's claim on history.
Today, the Governor unveiled his plan to phase out the other half of the car tax.
Ellen Qualls explains.
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(( We only paid half of our car tax bills this year.
Next year, we're supposed to pay 30 percent... and then zero in 2002.
Jim Gilmore was picking up the tab -- until it looked like state tax revenues were running two percent lower than the law required to keep the car tax cut on track.
Aha!
State Finance Secretary Ron Tillett says we can take 40 percent of our share of the national tobacco settlement up front, in one lump sum, in the next biennial budget.
So why NOT put it in a trust fund to leverage loans to build on college campuses?
[sot 09:57:11]

((GILMORE: THE MONEY USED TO CREATE THIS TRUST FUND MUST BY LAW, BE COUNTED AS NEW REVENUE.)) [runs:09 ]
That means revenue growth hits 5-point-7 percent this year and seven percent next year.
The car tax law required five percent growth.
What would it have been without the tobacco money?
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((GOV. JIM GILMORE: I THINK THAT OUR PERCENTAGE OF GROWTH IS RUNNING SOMEWHERE ABOUT 3-POINT-2 I BELIEVE. ABOUT 3-POINT-2. SO THAT OBVIOUSLY THE CHALLENGE WAS THAT WE NEEDED TO FIND A WAY TO KEEP OUR PROMISES AND COMMITMENTS TO THE PEOPLE OF VIRGINIA. THIS IS THE VEHICLE.)) [runs:15]
Gilmore also wants new spending on Medicaid, foster care, and mental health.
Add that to the final BILLION dollar a year price tag on the car tax cut... and that means belt tightening at state agencies.
[sot 10:01:40]

((GILMORE: I AM PROPOSING THAT STATE AGENCIES REDUCE SPENDING BY 206 MILLION DOLLARS.)) [runs:04]
That averages out to about three percent cuts next year and six the year after.
[sot 10:21:07]

((DEL. VIOLA BASKERVILLE: WELL IT'S GONNA MEAN SACRIFICES. THAT'S WHAT IT'S GOING TO MEAN. I DID NOT VOTE FOR THE CAR TAX. BUT IT'S BEEN PASSED INTO LAW. AND NOW, LEGISLATORS AND THE GOVERNMENT HAVE TO SOMEHOW BALANCE THE NEEDS OF THE COMMONWEALTH, CITIZENS, TAXPAYERS, AND WHAT THE LAW SAYS.)) [runs:19 ]
The Governor's full budget goes before the General Assembly money committees Wednesday morning... and will be food for fights when the full legislature convenes in January.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

[VA-Electors]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-43 TC1:05:19]
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Little moments of drama played out across the nation today as the Electoral College met in each state capital to decide the razor-thin presidential race.
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((GOV. JIM GILMORE: THE BALLOTS THAT YOU CAST WILL DECIDE WHO WILL OCCUPY THE HIGHEST ELECTED OFFICE IN THE MOST POWERFUL LAND ON EARTH.))
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Busts of Confederate heroes looked on as Virginia's 13 electors met in the old House Chambers.
A moment of excitement -- one Bush elector raised her LEFT hand to take her oath of office.
Observers wondered if it meant one of Virginia's 13 votes might NOT go to George W- Bush.
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[IN Q=Not in Virginia]

((EVANS THOMAS/APPOMATTOX ELECTOR: NOT IN VIRGINIA. THERE WAS NEVER A HESITATION IN MY MIND EVERYONE WAS GOING TO VOTE FOR GEORGE BUSH AND DICK CHENEY. When did you all conference call? ABOUT A WEEK AND A HALF AGO. Why was that? JUST TO SET UP PLANS FOR LAST NIGHT AND TODAY. AND SO WE GOT TOGETHER AND TALKED ABOUT IT, WHERE WE NEEDED TO BE, WHEN WE NEEDED TO BE HERE. AND THEN TALKED ABOUT THE ELECTION. WHAT WAS HAPPENING IN FLORIDA. IT WAS A GOOD WAY TO VENT WITH OTHER DIE-HARD REPUBLICANS.))
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((PATSY DRAIN/VIRGINIA ELECTORAL COLLEGE: MR. PRESIDENT, THERE ARE 13 BALLOTS CAST HERE FOR GEORGE W. BUSH.))
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Al Gore needed only two electoral votes to throw the election to Congress, or three to win it outright.
Virginia electors say they did get some requests from Democrats to change their votes.
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[Ealy]


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[WRITER=tha]
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[GRAPHIC=Murder invest.]

A Tazewell County jury acquitted Sam (E-lee) Ealy of capital murder nearly a decade ago. Now the Pocahontas man is facing the death penalty again for the same three murders.
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Last week, a FEDERAL grand jury in Abingdon charged Ealy with the murder of potential federal witnesses and murder to further a drug trafficking organization.
46 year old Pete Church was also indicted on the same charges. The two men are accused of killing Robert and (YOU-na) Una Mae Davis and her 14- year old son. The three were found shot to death in Pocahontas in 1989.
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[Bailes]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=kth]
[TAPE#=00-44 TC55:32]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A Northside High School graduate was in court today- busted in an undercover sting. Nineteen year old Russell Scott (Bails) Bailes plead no contest to counts of distribution of marijuana and LSD.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]

Officer Katrina Moulton posed as a student for several months at the high school. She was able to bust a number of students.
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[IN Q=I don't have ]

((I DON'T HAVE ANY REGRETS ABOUT THE OPERATION. I THINK IT WAS A GREAT SUCCESS AND HOPEFULLY AGAIN THIS WAS A WAKE UP CALL TO THE KIDS THAT WERE INVOLVED AND TO SOME OF THOSE WE DID NOT CATCH INVOLVED WITH DRUG USE HOPEFULLY THEY WILL LEARN A LESSON FROM THIS.))
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Moulton will return to court several more times to see other offenders from Northside High stand before a judge.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Bailes will return to Circuit Court February twenty-sixth for his sentencing. He faces a maximum of 50 years in prison.

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The boy who fell off Dragon's Tooth is on the road to recovery.
We'll see how therapists are healing his body and mind later on News 7 at Six.
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[Power-plant]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jmi]
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Last week's power plant announcement in Martinsville has become this week's topic of discussion.
Cinergy Corporation wants to put 200 million dollars into a new power plant.
Tonight, the company met with Martinsville residents to address their concerns.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jennifer and Jean /Microwave;]


Jennifer Miele is in Martinsville with the story.
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((ROLLCUE:...about power plants.))
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[e-toys]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=00-39 TC1:36:12]
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A merger AND layoffs could be ahead for the on-line toy store "e-Toys."
12-hundred jobs in the Danville area may be affected.
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[SUPER=03-Blairs/March]


E-Toys has a local distribution center.
The company says lower-than anticipated sales may force it to reorganize. [PRE-PRO ON TAPE]
From a company press release, "... e-Toys currently anticipates that it will be required to take steps to reduce its operating costs, which will include a reduction in workforce.
The company expects to announce a specific plan for the workforce reduction in January 2001."
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[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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A solid rally for Blue chips thanks to optimism that interest rates could soon be lowered. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW climbed 210-points.
NASDAQ lost 29.
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[Brediger]


[ANCHOR=JEan]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=00-51 TC28:57]
[GRAPHIC=None]


It's been a little over a month since a 12 year old boy fell off Dragon's Tooth.
And despite a skull fracture and coma -- Sam Brediger's therapists say they expect a full recovery.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Vinton]


Three times a week Sam comes to Professional Therapies in Vinton for speech and occupational therapy..
One of the goals is to improve his short term memory -- something that can be affected by head injuries.
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((RENEE KILINSKI/SPEECH THERAPIST; MOSTLY IT'S HIS MEMORY, REMEMBERING THIS HAPPENED YESTERDAY, ALSO THE WORD FINDING FOR CONVERSATION SO WHEN HE TALKS HE DOESN'T GET STUCK AND NOT ABLE TO THINK OF A WORD))
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Sam's occupational therapy focuses on strengthening his right hand.
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((LENORE SCHREUDERS/OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST; HE'S COME A LONG WAY, AND HE DOESN'T HAVE FAR TO GO BEFORE HE'S BACK TO DOING ALL THE THINGS THAT HE WANTS TO DO AND THAT'S REAL REWARDING))
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His therapists say they expect he'll be in therapy for another month or so.
Sam's parents say they want to thank everyone for their support and prayers.
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[Taylor-Portrait]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=00-41 TC1:19:32]
[GRAPHIC=Noel Taylor]


The late Reverend Noel C. Taylor was remembered today for his "integrity, strength and compassion..."
as the city of Roanoke unveiled a permanent tribute to his years of leadership.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Artist Anne Bell was commissioned to paint Taylor's portrait. A large painting hangs in the lobby of the Municipal Building, alongside a smaller close-up of the former mayor.
Many of Taylor's admirers, including city officials and members of High Street Baptist Church, were on hand for the morning ceremony.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I think he would be very honored]

((B.J. TAYLOR: I THINK HE WOULD BE VERY HONORED, AND I KNOW HE'S UP IN HEAVEN WITH HIS ELBOWS ON THE WINDOW LOOKING DOWN SAYING THANK YOU FOR YOUR KINDNESS.)) ((ANNE BELL/ARTIST: AND I FEEL REALLY BLESSED AND HONORED TO HAVE PAINTED NOEL TAYLOR. HE'S MY HERO OF ALL TIME.))
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[OUT Q=hero of all time.]
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[VO-NAT]


Taylor served as mayor from October 1975, until June of 1992, longer than anyone else in the city's history.
Last June, council also voted to name the Municipal Building in his honor.
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[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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Coming up tonight on News 7 Sports a update on both the UVa and Georgia head coaching vacancies. Plus, Steve Mason has the first in our week long look at the Oahu bowl matchup.
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[VO-NAT]

And we'll get you up to date on the college options of Friday Football Extra player of the week Jacob Lewis.
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[S-Foster]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-83 3943TC]
[GRAPHIC=VIRGINIA FOOTBALL]


The University of Virginia's search to find George Welsh's replacement continues tonight with Big East and Big Ten ties. University of Pittsburgh coach Walt Harris, who once was an assistant at Ohio State and current Ohio State defensive coordinator John Tenuta - a former three year letterman at UVa - are both said to be near the top of Terry Holland's short list. As is Tech's Bud Foster, who interviewed with Holland and others last Thursday in Roanoke. Foster who is 41, would welcome the challenge.
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[ANCHOR=Mike]
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The Cavs opponent in the Oahu Bowl also has a lame duck coach in Jim Donnan. However, Georgia athletic director Vince Dooley is taking a different route than Holland is when is comes to hiring a replacement. While Holland has centered his search on top assistants, Dooley is trying to lure NFL talent. Last night he visited with Green Bay Packers receivers coach Ray Sherman. Tonight he is expected to interview former Cowboys' head coach and current Dolphins' assistant Chan Gailey.

[S-Cavaliers]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-80 50:29]
[GRAPHIC=UVa football]

Virginia is a week away from it's Christmas Eve matchup with Georgia in the Oahu Bowl in Hawaii. Steve Mason says for good reason - these teams know each other pretty well.
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[SUPER=01-Tim Spruill/UVa Cornerback; :22]
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((The Bulldogs and the Cavaliers have a few things in common. Both will be replacing their head coaches, both will spend Christmas in Hawaii, and both are dreading the 10 hour plus plane ride over the Pacific Ocean. ((:)) ((:)) ((STEVE MASON:)) ((GEORGE WELSH:))
While Allen had the wild moves, Tiki Barber was the Work horse. His touchdown and 103 yards rushing helped bring home the Peach Bowl trophy and earn him game MVP honors.
The 1998 rematch was just as exciting if not more. A game the Bulldogs remember well. ((BRETT MILLICAN/GEORGE RUNNING BACK:))
Millican watched fellow Georgia running back Olandis Gary, now with the Denver Broncos, rack up 110 yards rushing and two touchdowns to lead the Bulldogs to a 21 point come from behind victory. ((DONNY GREEN/UVA SENIOR LINEBACKER:)) ((AHMAD HAWKINS/UVA SENIOR CORNERBACK:))

The Christmas eve date marks the 19 meeting between UVa and Georgia. Steve Mason, News 7 sports.)) [S-Lewis]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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One of Friday Football Extra's players of the week from the just completed season is mulling over his college choices after getting a flattering offer this past weekend.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-Friday Football Extra; :00]

Cave Spring quarterback Jacob Lewis, who came into his senior season thinking he would be playing Division three football made tremendous strides and as a result he has been offered a full scholarship by William & Mary. Lewis still plans to take visits to Furman and Maine next month before making a final decision. He twice set Cave Spring's single game passing mark this past season throwing for 408 yards and 6 TDs against Pulaski (------------) Co.