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Coming up on News 7-
A standoff at a store in Christiansburg tonight- Police and the swat team are there... so is News 7.
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[VO-NAT]


If the car tax is going down,.... why are some people paying more this year? We'll tell you.
And what a show from outerspace- These solar flares can head toward earth- what that can mean.
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[Talent=Jean]


News 7 is next.

[C'Burg-Stand]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A standoff in Christiansburg tonight- Police and the Swat team surround the Country Store on Route 11- there was a report of a man inside the store-
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News 7's Kate Weidaw is near the scene tonight- Kate what's going on?
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[Transkrit]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[TAPE#=00-46 TC57:23]
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Not a happy holiday for some workers at a Roanoke company. They found out they're getting laid off.
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[VO-NAT]
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Workers at Transkrit say the company announced it will lay off some employees on February 19-th.
Many employees said they were not surprised by the announcement... because the company has been "down grading" the equipment for some time.
The company would not comment on on the lay-offs or say how many workers will be affected.
Transkrit makes business labels and mailing forms.
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[Montvale-Zoning]


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Bedford County wants to build a new industrial park off Route 460.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montvale]


One possible site is a 240 acre farm next to B-P Amoco Storage and Distributionl-
Pete Johnson and his wife have owned the land for 30 years and say they're too old to work the farm.
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[2:54:28]
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[SUPER=01-Pete Johnson/Farm Owner]
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Mary Eubank lives across the street and says if the industrial park is built, it will ruin the scenery-- not to mention the neighborhood.
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[3:08:10]
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[VO-NAT]


Tonight the county held a public hearing to hear what residents think.
The comments will be presented to the Bedford County planning commission when the property is reviewed for re-zoning.
It could be at least two months before any decisions are made.
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[Car-Tax]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=mjo]
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All across Virginia this year, taxpayers are seeing their car tax cut in half.
But in Pulaski County, it's higher than ever.
Marya Jones explains why.
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(( Russell Musgrove was looking for a much-touted tax break this year when he opened his personal property bill.
Instead, he got an unwanted surprise.
Tax on his two cars and motorcycle went up 18 dollars.
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((RUSSELL MUSGROVE: I HAVE THE SAME VEHICLES I DID LAST YEAR. WITH DEVALUATION OF THOSE AND WITH TAX RELIEF THIS YEAR, YOU'D THINK IT WOULD HAVE GONE DOWN.... DIDN'T HAPPEN. )) [RUNS:11]
Musgrove is one of nearly 27-thousand Pulaski County taxpayers making that discovery.
In July, the Board of Supervisors raised the property tax rate 25-percent... to two dollars' tax on every 100 dollars worth of property.
That has phones ringing at the Commissioner of Revenue's office.
He says raising the car tax is the right of all local governments and that this is the county's first property tax increase in 25 years.
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[SOT 1:52:39 - :51]

((MAYNARD SAYERS/COMMISSIONER OF REVENUE: SEVERAL OF THE LOCALITIES I'VE SPOKEN TO HAVE INCREASED BECAUSE IT'S ONE OF THE FEW LOCAL RESOURCES FOR LOCAL REVENUE.)) [RUNS:12]
Board Chairman Joe Sheffey says the increase was the only option to fund school improvements and that it got little opposition in a public hearing in July.
Governor Gilmore is outraged at having his plans thwarted by the county.
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((GOV. JAMES GILMORE: WE CAN'T CONTROL LOCALITIES. THEY GET TO DO WHAT THEY WANT TO DO, BUT IF I WERE THEM, I'D THROW OUT ALL THE SUPERVISORS THAT VOTED FOR AN INCREASE IN THE CAR TAX AFTER WE WORKED TO PHASE IT OUT.)) [RUNS:11])) ((MARYA JONES/NEWS7: OF COURSE, GILMORE KNEW THAT LOCAL GOVERNMENTS COULD RUIN HIS TAX BREAK. THAT'S WHAT STATE LEGISLATORS FEARED WHEN IT WAS PROPOSED IN 1998. BUT GILMORE SAYS ANYONE WHO MESSES WITH THE TAX BREAK SHOULD BE BOOTED OUT OF OFFICE, REGARDLESS OF THEIR POLITICAL PARTY. MJN7, BLACKSBURG.))

[Area-Code]


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A couple of weeks ago, we told you people in Central and Southside Virginia are getting a new area code.
Now we can tell you that area code will be 4-3-4.
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[TAKE MAP FULL]
Lynchburg, Danville, Charlottesville and the surrounding counties will start using it next June.
The eastern part of Bedford County will also use 4-3-4.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=804 Area Code]


The current 8-0-4 code will still work, until January of 2002.

[Wythe-Shooting]


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A special prosecutor will NOT seek charges in a deadly confrontation between a Wythe County landlord and his tenant.
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Prosecutor Roy Evans says it appears that 65-year-old landlord James Compton shot his 27-year-old tenant Darren Womack in self-defense.
Their ongoing battles turned violent last May, outside the home that Womack rented from Compton.
Compton said his tenant struck him in the head with a rock- so he shot him.
The prosecutor says new physical evidence has confirmed the landlord's account of the shooting.
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[Bethlehem]


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A candlelight procession today through the streets of Bethlehem-
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[VO-NAT]
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but this is not to mark the birth of Jesus 2-thousand years ago- it's a march to remember those who've lost their lives in the past three months of fighting.
As Christmas nears, Bethlehem's Christian Palestinians are not in a mood to celebrate.
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((BETHLEHEM MAYOR: IT IS NOT EASY. THE ATMOSPHERE IS NOT JOYFUL, IT'S SAD.))
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[vo-nat]
But reports that Bethlehem has canceled Christmas just aren't true says the mayor.
Religious services will go on, but plans for the biggest Christmas party ever here have been called off.
19 Palestinians have been killed- in clashes with Israeli soldiers-
The atmosphere has kept visitors away and has ruined Bethlehem's economy- putting thousands out of work.
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[Hanukkah]


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Jewish families around the world tonight are celebrating the beginning of Hanukkah-
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[VO-NAT 21:32:48]
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and they're doing it up BIG in the nation's capitol
The World's Largest Menorah decorates the National Mall-
Tonight is the beginning of the festival of lights which lasts eight days.
The Deputy Treasury Secretary- Stuart Eizenstat did the honors-lighting the first of eight large candles.
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[Vinton-Xmas]


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Santa Claus made some early Christmas deliveries in Vinton tonight.
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Santa delivered food and toys to 54 Vinton families.
He got some help from the Vinton Needy Family Program, firefighters and police officers.
They dropped off more than 12-thousand dollars worth of goodies.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
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Jim Gilmore could be the next head of the Republican National Committee.
Find out what top party officials are saying when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


And later it could be the biggest event ever for a small Scottish town-- the celebrity wedding of Madonna and Guy Ritchie.
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[Sports-Preview]


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((Hey sports fans here's what's happening tonight J.J. Redick scores 30 as the Knights beat the Vikings, The Lady Hokies of Virginia Tech get a win in Norfolk beating O-D-U Our bowl report tonight focuses on the Virginia Cavaliers defense and Venus Williams signs a big deal with Rebook.
All that and more coming up in sports.))
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[Bush]


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[WRITER=jja]
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New Jersey's governor could be the head of the Environmental Protection Agency-
Sources tonight say Christie Whitman has accepted Bush's offer-
Governor Jim Gilmore's name has also come up as names come up for the top posts.
More on that in a moment- but first this report from Terisa Estacio in Texas.
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((THE HONEYMOON MAY BE VERY SHORT FOR THE INCOMING BUSH ADMINISTRATION. AT JUST ABOUT THE SAME TIME.... THE PRESIDENT-ELECT WAS RESIGNING AS TEXAS GOVERNOR.... HIS RUNNING-MATE WAS FACING TOUGH QUESTIONS IN WASHINGTON ABOUT THE SUSPECT ECONOMY. DICK CHENEY/VICE PRESIDENT ELECT "THERE DOES SEEM TO BE A LOT OF EVIDENCE THAT IN FACT THE ECONOMY HAS SLOWED DOWN SOME." WHILE MEETING WITH FORMER RIVAL JOE LIEBERMAN....CHENEY DEFENDED THE NOTION THE BUSH CAMP IS BEING UNDULY PESSIMISTIC ABOUT THE STATE OF THE U-S ECONOMY. CHENEY "WE'VE TRIED TO BE VERY PRECISE AND ACCURATE IN OUR STATEMENTS. WE DON'T WANT TO TALK DOWN THE ECONOMY CLEARLY." IN AUSTIN, BUSH ALSO TACKLED THE ISSUE... BUSH: "WE MUST BE PREPARED...." EARLIER THE ATMOSPHERE WAS MUCH LIGHTER.... PRESIDENT ELECT BUSH THANKED TEXANS FOR THEIR SUPPORT OVER THE PAST SIX YEARS. GEORGE W. BUSH "THERE'S ONLY ONE THING THAT WOULD CAUSE ME TO LEAVE EARLY"...(LAUGHTER) WITH LESS THAN A MONTH TO GO BEFORE HE STARTS HIS NEW JOB... BUSH HAS YET TO FILL SEVERAL KEY POSITIONS...INCLUDING ATTORNEY GENERAL AND DEFENSE SECRETARY.))

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Jim Gilmore's name keeps coming up as well- Several senior G-O-P officials who asked not to be identified told The Associated Press that Gilmore will head up the Republican National Committee.
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But until the President-elect makes a formal announcement -- Governor Gilmore's NOT talking.
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((GOV. JIM GILMORE: WELL YOU KNOW IT'S UP TO THE PRESIDENT-ELECT TO DECIDE WHAT HE WANTS TO DO IN ALL OF HIS APPOINTMENTS. AND HE HASN'T MADE ANY TYPE OF ANNOUNCEMENT. I'VE MADE IT I THINK VERY CLEAR THAT I CAN'T GO IN THE CABINET BECAUSE I WANT TO REMAIN AND SERVE OUT MY TERM AS GOVERNOR OF VIRGINIA. SO I'VE INDICATED TO THE PRESIDENT-ELECT THAT I'D BE HAPPY TO HELP HIM OUT AND TO SERVE. BUT IT HAS TO BE CONSISTENT WITH THE GOVERNORSHIP.))
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Jim Nicholson is the current chairman- His first term two year term for the national party began in 1997- He actually helped Gilmore run for governor.
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[BWXT-Union]


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Some employees at B-W-X Technologies in Campbell County, are rallying against union organizers. This action comes days after organizers announced the union is close to forming.
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[VO-NAT]
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United Electrical Radio and Machine Workers announced Sunday they had a majority of BWX-T's workers interested in forming a union.
But other employees told News7 today they doubt a majority of workers have signed up, and they are organizing an anti- union effort.
Spokesman Jeff Jamerson says he and others are worried that union organizers are misleading employees about the benefits of unionizing.
Jamerson says having a union would prevent workers from approaching management about potential problems.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
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Still ahead on News 7, a local band will ring in the new year in European style.
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[VO-NAT]


And these explosions millions of miles away could cause some problems here on Earth.
We'll explain later in the newscast.
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[Madonna]


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The Material Girl is soon to be the married girl-
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Madonna is set to wed Guy Ritchie tomorrow-
But today motherhood was on her mind- as her four month old son Rocco was christened.
Rock Star Sting arrived- he was there to sing Ava Maria-
Outside the church it looked more like a movie premiere than a church service-
Women in strappy gowns and furs- filed in-
And photographers packed in- hoping to get a shot of the soon to be bride.
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[Forest-Band]


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130 students, 93 parents and four thousand pounds of equipment are all headed to London for the New Year's holiday.
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[VO-NAT]
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The Jefferson Forest High School marching band has been invited to march in London's New Year's Day parade.
Band director David Webb took part in the parade a few years ago.. he says it's a lot different from playing in front of a Friday night football crowd.
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((DAVID WEBB/JFHS BAND DIRECTOR: I'VE DONE THE PARADE ONCE BEFORE AND WHEN YOU TURN THE CORNER AT TRAFALGAR SQUARE TO GO DOWN TO PICADILLY AND THE PEOPLE ARE SHOULDER TO SHOULDER A THOUSAND DEEP, IT'S AN AMAZING THING TO SEE. I TOLD THEM TO KEEP THEIR MIND ON WHAT THEY'RE DOING BUT TO ENJOY IT.))
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The parade attracts more than a million people each year.
Band members had to raise more than 16- hundred dollars each to pay for their trip.
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[S-Extra]


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The Lady Hokies of Virginia Tech were in Norfolk taking on Old Dominion and Northside and Cave Spring hooked up in high school basketball.
But first our Extra point.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=76-MLB; :]


Tim Raines, who retired last march while at spring training with the New York Yankees says he wants to play some more. Raines has agreed to a minor league cotnract with the Montreal Expos. The 41 year old Raines will get 350-thousand dollars if he makes the team and a chance to earn 550-thousand dollars in performance bonuses.
Here are tonight's college scores.
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[S-Tech]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
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The Lady Hokies of Virginia were on the road last night and they rally in the second half to beat Old Dominion 69 to 57.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Norfolk, VA/HTS; :]


Tech coach Bonnie Hennrickson working the sideline.
Tech's Crystal Stallings hits the jumper for two of her 17 points and the lady Hokies led 23 to 19.
After a 24 to 24 tie at the half O-D-U's Alli Spence hits the three pointer but the Lady Monarch's trailed 49 to 41.
Tech then worked the inside as Nicole Jones takes it in for the deuce to make it 54 to 45 Hokies.
[SUPER=33-Virginia Tech/69/ODU/57/;]


Tere Williams would put the Hokies up for good with the jumper and Tech beats O-D-U 69 to 57.
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[S-Hoops]


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[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
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Over at Northside last night, The Vikings had the task of taking on J.J. Redick and the Cave Spring Knights.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Knights vs Vikings; :]


The two team warming up for the opening tipoff.
Jason Saulter drives down the left side of the lane and scores the easy basket.
But the Knights answer Redick hits Tyler Lumsden cutting in the back door and the game was tied at 2.
Northisde's David Short passes to Saulter he knocks down the three giving the Vikings a one point lead.
[SUPER=33-Cave Spring/67/Northside/53/;]


Ryan Hamilton passes to Redick and he takes it to the hoop and 2 of his 30 points and the Knights win it 67 to 53.

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[ANCHOR=Roy]


That's it for sports. Have a Happy Holiday everybody.

[S-Defense]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
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In a couple of days Virginia and Georgia will hook up in the Oahu Bowl. Steve Mason takes a closer look at each team's respective defense.
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[SUPER=03-Charlottesville; :00]
[SUPER=04-2000 Georgia Season; :18]
[SUPER=01-George Welsh/UVa Head Football Coach; :24]
[SUPER=@Steve1; :36]
[SUPER=01-Donny Green/UVa Senior Linebacker; :51]
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[OUT Q=...news 7 sports"]
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((The Cavaliers have faces some pretty tough defenses with some incredible athletes throughout the season. North Carolina defensive end Julius Peppers racked up four sacks against the Cavaliers in a 17-6 losing effort earlier this season.
Uva head coach George Welsh has a tremendous amount of respect for the athletes Georgia puts up front on their defensive line. ((:)) ((STEVE MASON:)) ((:)) ((:))
Kickoff is set for just after eight o'clock this Sunday. Steve Mason News 7 sports.))

[S-Tennis]


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[WRITER=rst]
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Tennis star Venus Williams has landed a huge deal with her sponsor Reebok.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY; :]


Yesterday in New York Williams, The number 3 ranked tennis player in the world signed a deal worth 40 million over five years with Reebok in what is believed to be the richest endorsement deal for any woman athlete.
Williams had a streak of 35 straight tournament victories during the year and won both Wimbledon and the U.S. Open. She also won Olympic gold medals in singles and doubles.
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[SUPER=01-Venus Williams/Signs With Reebok; :]
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[OUT Q=.....like my life."]
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[ANCHOR=Roy]


Virginia prepares for a tough Georgeia defense. More later on Mornin.

[S-Golf]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-83 (40:17)]
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If you're looking for a gift for the golfer who has everything, tonight we offer up a last minute suggestion. As Mike Stevens breaks out a book that's sure to score with any linkster.
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[SUPER=01-Jim Ducibella/Author - Par Excellence; :38]
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[OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."]
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(( The gracious Commonwealth of Virginia is know for many things including its outstanding golf heritage. Now you can learn all about it in one sitting in the hard back book "Par Excellence - a Celebration of Virginia Golf."

The book contains interesting profiles on many of the state's legends like Sam Snead who won 81 tournaments in his career, his nephew - current Seniors Tour star J.C. Snead, Lynchburg native and LPGA star Donna Andrews, and one of the state's all-time amateur kings, Tom McKnight. But the book is about much more than just personalities. ((JIM DUCIBELLA:)) The book contains 256 pages of text and some outstanding photography. ((JIM DUCIBELLA;)) The book retails for just under $30 and is available at most bookstores throughout the state. Mike Stevens, News 7 sports.))




[Solar-Showers]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
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Here is something hot from outerspace- on this cold night.
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These are solar storms- The peak of the 11-year sun cycle when there are many sunspots on the sun- sometimes 200 a day-
That's not all- there are many explosions called flares.
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[SOT 15:16:56]
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((THIS IS HOT IONIZED.... IT CAN HEAD TOWARD THE EARTH... WARDED OFF BY THE MAGNETIC FIELD.))
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[OUT Q=the magnetic field.]
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[VO-NAT]


The flares inject energy into the earth's atmosphere- They can also cause electrical and communications upsets- disturbing satellites.
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