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[ANCHOR=Jean]

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Coming up on News 7-
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The latest school closings- and the wintry forecast- just how cold is it going to be?
Plus, we'll check in with a victim of the Backstreet Cafe shooting nearly three months later.
and just how safe are cell phones? New study results coming up.
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[Talent=Jean]


News 7 is next.

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[VO-NAT]


A snowy morning turns into a slushy afternoon and an icy night.
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[Storm]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=00-39 TC1:39:31]
[GRAPHIC=Winter Weather]


The flakes are no longer falling, but as winter weather whipped through Southwest Virginia, travelers saw more than ice and snow.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


At the Roanoke Regional Airport, they saw cancellations.
All flights before noon were cancelled.
Low clouds later in the day forced many planes to land at surrounding airports.
V-DOT is working round the clock to salt roads before melted snow freezes.
Most primary roads across the viewing area already have some patches of ice.
V-Dot reports many roads in the Alleghany Highlands and Shenandoah Valley are still snow-covered.
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[TAKE V-DOT FULL SCREEN BOARD]
If you need more detailed road information, you can call V-Dot directly at 1-800-367-ROAD.
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[TAKE WDBJ WEBPAGE]
We'll keep you updated on School delays and closings tomorrow on News 7 Mornin.
You can also find an "up-to-the minute" list on our webpage at W-D-B-J-7 dot- com.
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[VDOT]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-45 TC42:59]
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V-Dot may have bigger worries than ice and snow.
The agency may be wrong by three and half BILLION dollars in its road-building plan.
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[VO-NAT]


That's a plan that's off by 45 percent over the price V-DOT predicted.
The Joint Legislative Audit Review Commission analyzed 300 projects over four years.
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


V-DOT admits there were design mistakes, bad management, and NO estimates for inflation.
But its commissioner says a major overhaul this year will solve the problem.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I'm not here]
[sot tape two 14:57:17]

((CHIP NOTTINGHAM/VDOT COMMISSIONER: I'M NOT HERE AGAIN TO APOLOGIZE FOR PAST MISTAKES. THE SIX YEAR PLAN I THINK -- IT'S GONE. IT'S A RELIC OF HISTORY NOW.))
[sot TWO 15:32:20 ]

((PHIL LEONE/JLARC: BUT I'LL TELL YA. I THINK WHAT THE GOVERNOR PUT OUT IS MORE THAN AMPLE TO GET AT THE ISSUES WE'VE RAISED IN THIS REPORT.))
[SUPER=01-Chip Nottingham/VDOT Commissioner; :00]
[SUPER=01-Phil Leone/Joint Leg. Audit Review Comm.; :10]
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[OUT Q=in this report.]
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[TALENT=Jean]
[SS=Jim Gilmore]


In a related story, Governor Jim Gilmore has flip-flopped regional taxing authority for road-building.
After vetoing such a bill last year, the Governor told W-T-O-P radio in Washington today that he would support northern Virginians voting on whether they want their own tax increase to build roads.
He says (quote) "Let the people vote on whether they want to be taxed further."

[Death-Penalty]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-50 TC33:56]
[GRAPHIC=VA Death Penalty]


One delegate has supported the death penalty for years.
He even voted for public hangings 20 years ago.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Jarratt/File Tape;]


But now, Hanover County Republican Frank Hargrove wants to abolish the death penalty.
He's filing a bill tomorrow to end it in Virginia.
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[SOT tape two 15:46:40]
[IN Q=Across the nation]

((DEL. FRANK HARGROVE/(R) HANOVER CO.: ACROSS THE NATION, NOT PARTICULARLY HERE IN VIRGINIA, DNA HAS INDICATED... AND I WONDER IN MY OWN MIND, HOW MANY PEOPLE HAVE WE EXECUTED THAT HAVE PROCLAIMED THEIR INNOCENCE... HAVE EXECUTED THE WRONG PERSON?))
[SUPER=01-Del. Frank Hargrove/(R) Hanover Co.;]
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[OUT Q=the wrong person?]
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[TALENT=Jean]
[SS=VA Death Penalty]


Hargrove says he's an "unlikely" partron of such a bill.
He hopes that "breaks the ice" and gives other lawmakers the courage to support it.
Virginia has executed 81 people in the last three decades.

[Afghanistan]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
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The United Nations is giving Afghanistan 30 days to turn over suspected terrorist Osama Bin Laden- or face major sanctions.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Kabul, Afghanistan;]


Tonight U-N staffers boarded planes and left the capital-
The U-N has withdrawn its international staff fearing a violent backlash to any new sanctions.
[Super=03-Tajik-Afghan Border;]


The ruling (Tally-bon) Taliban militia has refused to hand Bin Laden over- saying there is no proof of his involvement in terrorist activities.
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[Cell-Phones]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net]
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Are cell phones safe? Is all that radiation so close to the brain harmful?
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]


A new study just finished at Sloan Kettering Cancer Center studied almost 900 patients- about half had brain tumors, half did not-
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[SOT 20:28:57]
[IN Q=]

((DR. MARK MALKIN/SLOAN KETTERING: IT DIDN'T MATTER HOW MUCH OR HOW LITTLE YOU USED THE CELL PHONE. THERE WAS NO DIFFERENCE IN THE RISK OF BRAIN CANCER.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Mark Malkin/Sloan Kettering;]
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[OUT Q=OF BRAIN CANCER.]
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[VO-NAT]


But other researchers disagree- saying more research must be done.
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[SOT ]
[IN Q=20:28:18]

((GEORGE CARLO: EARLIER VERSIONS OF THE STUDY CLEARLY INDICATED A SIGNIFICANT RISK OF RARE BRAIN TUMORS AMONG CELLULAR PHONE USERS.))
[SUPER=01-George Carlo/Author;]
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[OUT Q=CELL PHONE USERS.]
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[vo-nat]
Carlo used to run the research arm of the cell phone industry-
Doctors at Sloan Kettering agree- saying their study only reflects cell phone use for three years- they don't know what can happen if people use the phones longer.
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[NS-Earnings]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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More bad news form Norfolk-Southern
N-S is joining the list of companies that expects reduced earnings in the fourth quarter.
The railroad says earnings should be in the range of five to 10 cents a share.
That's less than what it had projected earlier.
N-S blames a slowing economy and rising fuel prices.


[Backstreet-Cafe]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=mce]
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[GRAPHIC=Backstreet Cafe Shooting]


Its been nearly three months since a gunman opened fire in Roanoke's Backstreet Cafe - killing Danny Lee Overstreet and wounding six others. The survivors are healing .. but its been a painful process.
[DOUBLE BOXES= Jean & Mere/Microwave;]

Meredyth Censullo is at the Backstreet Cafe tonight with an update.
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[SUPER=@Meredyth1;]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke;]

Jean, several of the victims haven't been able to return to work - and their medical bills are mounting.. But now, in the spirit of Christmas, help could be on the way.
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[SUPER=01-Eddie Ratliffe/Roanoke7.com Editor; 1:13]
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[IN Q=I struggle...]

((I STRUGGLE....TYING MY SHOES IS REALLY THE WORST.))
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[OUT Q=really the worst.]


Kathy Caldwell is recovering from a gunshot wound to her hand - inflicted when Ronald Gay allegedly opened fire in the Backstreet Cafe September 22nd. And while the candlelight has faded away, the publicity receded...Caldwell continues to recover and adapt to a new way of life.

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[SOT 41:14 - 41:34]
[IN Q=I don't wanna...]

((I DON'T WANNA LOSE THE USE OF MY HAND...AND IT SCARES ME THAT I MIGHT NOT GET THIS MUCH...AND WITH THIS MUCH AIN'T TOO MUCH YOU CAN DO.))
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[OUT Q=can do.]



(BUTT BUTT BUTT)



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[IN Q=Its really...]

((ITS REALLY A TIME FOR US TO COME TOGETHER AS A COMMUNITY.))
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[OUT Q=community.]


Eddie Ratliffe wants to raise awareness to the shooting victims' needs. He created the website "Roanoke 7.com"...and he's contacted nightclubs and organizations across the U-S, asking them to participate in a National Commemoration for the victims on the three-month anniversary of the shooting.

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[SOT 40:42 - 40:58]
[IN Q=It has been...]

((IT HAS BEEN VERY DIFFICULT FOR THESE VICTIMS AND PEOPLE NEED TO KNOW THREE MONTHS AFTER THIS INCIDENT THERE ARE PEOPLE STILL HURTING AND WE WOULD LIKE TO RIGHT THAT WRONG BEFORE THE NEW YEAR BEGINS.))
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[OUT Q=year begins.]


Ratliffe hopes to put a dent in the victims' rising medical bills, as they continue their road to recovery. And Caldwell will tell you - that road is a long one - but one that holds lessons along the way.

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[SOT @ 43:50 - 43:59]
[IN Q=I appreciate...]

((I APPRECIATE WHAT I HAVE - NOT WHAT I COULD HAVE...NOT WHAT I COULD'VE DONE, BUT WHAT I CAN DO.))
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[OUT Q=what I do.] ))
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[LIVE=Meredyth Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke;]

There will be a benefit for the victims at the Backstreet Cafe Friday -
[DOUBLE BOXES= Jean & Meredyth/Microwave;]

And Ratliffe encourages anyone who can't attend, to log on to Roanoke 7.com to pass along words of encouragement this holiday season.
[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


George W. Bush and Al Gore meet face to face to bury the hatchet.
That's next on News 7.
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[VO-NAT]


And it could be the most valuable Ryder truck in history.
The infamous Chad-truck is sold on the internet.
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[Sports-Preveiw]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
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[WRITER=dal]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=hello ]
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[OUT Q=later in the newscast]

((HELLO EVERYONE. THE JIMMY V CLASSIC TURNED INTO THE WAHOO SHOW TONIGHT AS THE CAVALIERS DOMINATE TENNESSEE. THE SEARCH FOR A NEW UVA FOOTBALL COACH GOES TO OHIO. AS VIRGINIA PREPARES FOR THE OAHU BOWL QUARTER BACK QUESTIONS LOOM AND HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE ROUNDHOUSE ARE HEADED YOUR WAY LATER IN THE NEWSCAST.))

[Bush]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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George W. Bush today visited the place he will call home for the next four years- and he got some words of advice from President Clinton.
Lee Cowan has more from Washington.
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[SUPER=01-Lee Cowan/Reporting; 1:08]
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(( After vowing to return "dignity" to the White House -- George W. Bush came here to shake hands with the man he claims took it away.
The president elect said little. GEORGE W BUSH, PRESIDENT ELECT: "I'm here to listen."
Inside -- Mr. Bush was open to suggestions from the man who had been introduced to the White House by his father 8 years earlier. GEORGE W. BUSH, PRESIDENT ELECT: "If the president is kind enough to offer some advice, if he is, I will take it in."
The President wasted little time -- disputing Mr. Bush's assessment that the country is headed for a recession -- but he DID admit, Bush WOULD likely inherit a slower growing economy. "I think there will be things to be managed. He'll have economic challenges and we ought to give him a chance to meet them, not try to figure it all out in advance."
After a private meeting that lasted for more than two hours -- focused on mostly foreign policy issues - George W. Bush headed off to another meeting...this one more personal -- with his one-time rival, Al Gore.
"Do you have a message for the country? I gave it Wednesday night."
It was a meeting the Vice President had offered weeks ago -- a chance at reconciliation in the midst of uncertainty. Now he finally had it. But it lasted less than 20 minutes. Lee Cowan/CBS News: "Mr. Bush was in a rush to head back to Texas -- where tomorrow, he's expected to announce several cabinet positions that could include Sen. Dan Coates - a Republican from Indiana as Secretary of Defense -- and Don Evans, his campaign chief as Secretary of Commerce. More will follow -- AFTER Christmas. Lee Cowan, CBS News, the White House.))

[Chad-Truck]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=dse]
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Remember that yellow rental truck that carried Palm Beach County's 450-thousand ballots to Tallahassee three weeks ago?
Hold on to your hat because that truck sold for just over 67-thousand dollars.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-W. Palm Beach, FL]


The Budget Group decided to put the truck up for auction when they began to receive offers from people wanting to buy it.
Budget is donating all proceeds to The American Red Cross.
The truck is valued at 17-thousand dollars.
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[Special-Elections]


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[WRITER=dse]
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It was a clean sweep for Republicans in today's special elections in Virginia.
Republican candidates won three House of Delegates seats and one State Senate seat.
The races were in Eastern and Northern Virginia.

[D'ville-Body]


[ANCHOR=JEAN!]
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A man found dead at a Danville business today has authorities investigating.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville]


An employee of the Kent Thomas Auto Body shop on Loyal Street found the body around noon.
Officials say 34-year-old Charles Percy Arnold was on the floor in a back room.
There was no sign of foul play, but police have not ruled it out.
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[Franklin-Library]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=00-43 TC1:09:17]
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Franklin County supervisors say they need help understanding legal terms before they can expand the library.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]

The library's been overcrowded for about a year now. One option is to move everything into the Peebles department store in downtown Rocky Mount, drawing people and new business to Main Street.
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[SOT 15:36:46]
[IN Q=The primary]

((THE PRIMARY ADVANTAGE IS A WORLD CLASS LIBRARY ... ARCHIVE NOW.))
[SUPER=01-Richard Shoemaker/Community Dev. Corp.]
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[OUT Q=archive now.]
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[VO-NAT]

Or, supervisors could simply expand the existing library -- and save 400-thousand-dollars.
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[SOT 15:35:31]
[IN Q=The building is designed]

((THE BUILDING IS DESIGNED TO FUNCTION .... AS A LIBRARY.))
[SUPER=01-Beth Garst/Library Trustee; ]
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[OUT Q=AS A LIBRARY]
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[VO-NAT]

County supervisors say they cannot get a grip on the legal terms or costs of the Peebles proposal, so they've tabled the discussion until next month.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


All that snow might look beautiful and be fun to play in, but it could also be dangerous.
Find out what to look our for when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


And later, get a close-up look at Mexico's biggest volcanic eruption in more than a thousand years.
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[Salvation-Army]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=00-42 TC1:57:50]
[GRAPHIC=Salvation Army]

Calling all wanna-be Santa Clauses-- the Salvation Army needs your help.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

The agency is expected to serve thousands of less fortunate people during its three day gift distribution this week. Not even this morning's snow could keep recipients away. But the weather did keep some volunteers from making it to the event. Those who showed up say handing out gifts reminds them of the true meaning of the holidays.
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[SOT AT :19]
[SOT 7:51:23-7:51:34]
[IN Q=It's a great feeling.]

((DARLINE KINGERY/VOLUNTEER; IT'S A GREAT FEELING. BEING ABLE TO COME OUYT HERE AND HELP PEOPLE AND JUST KNOWING THAT THEY GENERALYY REALLY NEED THIS HELP... IT'S JUST, IT'S AWESOME.))
[SUPER=01-Darline Kingery/Volunteer;]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=it's awesome.]
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[VO-NAT]

Volunteers are still needed. If you're interested you can go to the old Legget Building in the Roanoke-Salem Plaza between 8:30 and 5:30 through Thursday. Thousands of people in Roanoke alone are expected to benefit from the program.
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[Anchor=Jean]
[SS=None]

Meantime, The Pulaski distribution of Angel Tree gifts will be delayed until Thursday.

[Holiday-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=00-44 TC57:14]
[GRAPHIC=None]

A spark is all it takes to destroy a Christmas tree and ultimately your home.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville;]

Fire fighters in Martinsville proved that point today. They built a room and decorated it with furniture and a Christmas tree to show how quickly flames can spread. This afternoon-- they used a simulated spark to catch the bottom of the tree on fire and within seconds the room was on fire. Martinsville fire fighters hope the demonstration will save lives.
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[SOT 01:59:41]
[IN Q=First of all]

((CLARENCE MONDAY/FIRE MARSHAL: FIRST OF ALL MAKE SURE CHRISTMAS TREES ARE WATERED, THAT'S VERY IMPORTANT, A DRY TREE WILL CAUSE A FIRE TO SPREAD VERY QUICKLY AS WE SAW HERE TODAY.))
[SUPER=01-Clarence Monday/Fire Marshal;]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=here today.]
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[VO-NAT]

Fire fighters also say do NOT overload electrical outlets and never go to bed or leave home with your Christmas lights plugged in.
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[Snow-Safety]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=00-38 TC1:44:!4]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The first significant snow fall of the season sent lots of kids outdoors.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Many headed to the hillside- to take advantage of mother nature's handy work.
But despite all the fun, sledding can be dangerous.
More than 8-thousand children in the U-S went to emergency rooms for sledding related injuries in 1998.
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[SOT49:23]
[IN Q=Parents need the check the environment]

((ELLEN DAVIS/CARILION COMM. HEALTH EDUCATOR: PARENTS NEED TO CHECK THE ENVIRONMENT KIDS ARE GOING TO BE PLAYING IN, MAKE SURE THE TERRAIN THEY ARE SLEDDING ON IS FREE OF DEBRIS, SUCH AS ROCKS, STUMPS, TREE LIMBS, SO THAT CHILDREN DON'T GET HURT BY OBSTACLES IN THEIR PATH))
[SUPER=01-Ellen Davis/Carilion Comm. Health Educator]
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[OUT Q=in their path]
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[VO-NAT]


Davis says it's also important to make sure your child's sled has a steering mechanism and that there are not too many children on one sled at a time.
Children should not sled head first on their stomachs but should sit straight-up, feet forward -- to avoid head and abdominal injuries.
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[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
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[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=extra point]
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Coming up Cavalier hoop highlights, action from the Roundhouse and Steve Mason tries to answer the Oahu Bowl quarterback question.
First our extra point.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=75-Canonsburg, PA;]

Six-time N-H-L scoring champion Mario Lemieux has begun his comeback.
He practiced today with the team he owns, the Pittsburgh Penguins, for the first time since retiring in 1997.
Lemieux will travel with the Penguins on a two-game Florida road trip tomorrow and Thursday but does not plan to play until the Penguins open a four-game homestand after Christmas.
Here are the boards.
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[go to break]

[S-VIRGINIA]


[ANCHOR=DENISE]
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[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=sp-81 tc 30:14]
[GRAPHIC=uva]


The 14th ranked Cavaliers mostly likely earned a spot in the top 10 with last night's trouncing of fourth ranked Tennessee.
The venue was the Jimmy V Classic and Virginia opened the tournament with a bang.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-East Rutherford, NJ/ESPN;]


Three point specialist Keith Friel helped expand the Cavaliers early lead with one of his long range bombs.
Frield would go down with an injury. He ended up only playing 18 minutes but scored 16, none the less.
Isiah Victor was the go to man last night for the Volunteers. Victor alone under the basket gets two easy. He ended up with 20.
But it was Donald Hand's night. The Patterson, New Jersey native led the Cavs with 21 and was three for five from three point land.
[super=33-Tennessee/89/Virginia/107;]


Everything fell for Virginia as JC Mathis gives the Cavaliers a 20 point lead and UVA beats previously unbeaten Tennessee 107 to 89. The Cavs are seven and oh on the season.
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[S-Express]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=SP-80 tc 53:25]
[GRAPHIC=charlotte/express]


The Express welcomed the Charlotte Checkers to the ice last night.
Roanoke won the first meeting between the two teams three to two in Charlotte.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Checkers vs. Express;]


The Express took the ice last night in hopes of recovering from a tough four to three shootout loss to Greensboro on Saturday.
Roanoke's Jeff Sproat takes the puck on his own all the way to the net for The Express' first score and it's one-nothing in the first period.
Troy Lake adds another goal to the Roanoke tally when he comes around the goal whipping it in from the side of the net.
[super=38-Charlotte/1/Roanoke/7;]


Just moments later Sproat's shot is blocked, but number 29 Doug Shepphard is there for the put back and Roanoke gets back on the winning track with the 7 to 1 win.
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[S-Coach]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-85 tc 37:04]
[GRAPHIC=Tenuta]


Earlier today Steve Mason confirmed Virginia athletic director Terry Holland formally interviewed Ohio State defensive coordinator John Tenuta about becoming George Welsh's replacement.
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[vo-nat]
[super=03-Columbus, OH;]


Holland visited Columbus, Ohio this afternoon.
Tenuta now appears to be the top choice for the job.
He is a former three year letterman at UVa and he says this is the one head coaching job he really wants.
Out of respect to Welsh, Holland likely will not make any formal announcement until after the bowl game.
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[anchor=Denise]
[ss=UVA Football]


The Tallahassee Democrat, a newspaper that covers the Florida State football team, reported that Holland has interviewed FSU offensive coordinator, Mark Richt (RICK), at UVa this past Sunday.
Va. Tech defensive coordinator Bud Foster has also interviewed for the position.

[S-Quarterback]


[ANCHOR=DENISE]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-87 17:29]
[GRAPHIC=UVa football]


The Cavaliers will land in Honolulu later this morning morning.
Both Georgia and UVA have questions at quarterback.
Steve Mason goes over the possible answers.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=first audio]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville; :00]
[SUPER=01-Bryson Spinner/1 TD Pass, 436 Yards Passing; :22]
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[SUPER=01-Ahmad Hawkins/UVa Senior Cornerback; :45]
[SUPER=01-Donny Green/UVa Senior Linebacker; 1:03]
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The Hokies are getting ready for the Gator Bowl.
Today the team went through its next to last pre-Christmas workout in Blacksburg.
Before the workout, Mike Stevens had a chance to talk with quarterback Michael Vick, who says he feels like a new man since announcing last Friday that he's staying in school for another year.
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Vick says his biggest worry right now is Christmas shopping - liek many folks he has yet to start.

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Mexico's biggest volcanic eruption in 12-hundred years forces thousands to evacuate.
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After its eruption Monday night - "El (po-po) Popo" continues to spew a red plume from its peak - leading officials to declare what they call a "maximum alert".
Over 40 - thousand have fled for shelter- others have been evacuated from their homes by the army- and hundreds more still refuse to leave.
President Vicente Fox says the emergency is not over yet.
Particles from the volcano have fallen as far as six miles away from the crater.
And experts say the volcano could continue to erupt.
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