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Coming up on News 7-
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On this cold night- people come out to help the victims of a Roanoke shooting.
Are you travelling this holiday weekend- We'll check in on national airports.
And this is not the kind of travel you want to see- a car runs into an apartment.
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[Talent=Jean]


Plus the holiday forecast.
News 7 is next.

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[VO-NAT]


There are smiles instead of tears inside the Backstreet cafe as dozens gather to observe the three-month anniversary of the shooting there.
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[Backstreet]


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While the cadlelight vigils have faded outside the night-spot, the medical bills of the victims continue to grow.
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KAte Weidaw is outside the Backstreet Cafe where a fundraiser is underway.
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[SUPER=05-Roanoke;]
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(Rollcue:there weren't any sad faces tonight.)
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/September 22; :00]
[SUPER=01-Eddie Ratliffe/Roanoke7.com Editor; :08]
[SUPER=01-Page Webb/Shooting Victim; :26]
[SUPER=01-Richard Ward/Bar Patron; 1:05]
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[OUT Q=are getting together.]
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[Airports]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
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Around the nation it was not smooth sailing for many travelers-
Winter weather, delays and typical travel travel problems dashed many travelers hopes of a happy holiday- Maureen Maher checks out some of the airports around the nation.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Dallas, TX; :00]
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[non standard outcue!!!]
[OUT Q=47 percent.]

((EVERYTHING IS OVERBOOKED AND THEY CAN'T GIVE US ANY INDICTATION WHEN WILL GET OUT OF HERE." THESE TWO TRAVELERS HAVE ALREADY SPENT ONE NIGHT OF HER FLORIDA VACATION TRAPPED HERE IN DALLAS ...ANGRY TIRE FRUSTRATED." YEEEES, IT'S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN TOM PARSONS/BESTFAIRS.COM "I THINK THE NEXT THREE WEEKS IS GOING TO BE, YOU COULD BE ON THE FLIGHT FROM HELL..." ...HOLIDAY TRAVEL HASSLES WERE PREDICTED TO START EARLY, HAPPEN OFTEN AND FRIGHTEN BOTH MAN AND BEAST IN CHICAGO... DANGEROUSLY COLD TEMPERATURES DID BACK UP PLANES AND BAGGAGE HANDLERS FOR HOURS REV. HAROLD BAILEY "...BEEN HERE SINCE 10PM LAST NIGHT, IT'S NOW 5AM - THIS IS AN INSULT TO ANY CONSUMER!" ...IN ATLANTA, AN ICE STORM FORCED PASSENGERS TO DREAM OF A WINTER WONDERLAND AT THE AIRPORT LAST NIGHT... ..WHILE IN L-A, A FEW EXTRA MINUTES ACTUALLY MADE ALL THE DIFFERENCE... MOLLY ALBRIGHT "I DROVE UP FROM IRVINE, I'M TOTALLY LATE, THANK GOD MY FLIGHT IS DELAYED..." BY LATE THIS AFTERNOON THOUGH - THE CRUSH OF HOLIDAY AIR TRAVELERS 15 MILLION SEEMED TO BE MOVING ALONG... THIS, AFTER A YEAR OF BAD BLOOD BETWEEN THE AIRLINES AND FRUSTRATED FLIERS - JUST LAST MONTH, DELAYS WERE UP ANOTHER 47-PERCENT.))

[Travel]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The travel troubles are bypassing this region- for the most part..
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Roanoke area isn't expecting too many troubles.
State police did not report any problems on the interstate for most of the day.
Airport officials say the busiest time will be after Christmas.
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[SOT 1:28:11-1:28:21]
[IN Q=IT LOOKS LIKE]
[SUPER=01-Amanda Snapp/Roanoke Regional Airport]
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[OUT Q=FOR NEW YEARS.]
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[VO-NAT]

Those traveling by car say they haven't seen too many problems today. Just high winds and cold weather.
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[TAKE V-DOT BOARD FULL] VDOT says you can stay updated on highway conditions by calling 1-800-367-ROAD.
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[Water-Main]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A water main break off Salem Turnpike in Roanoke has crews out on this cold night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The line on Old Stevens Road broke earlier this evening.
That road is closed while crews work to fix the problem.
The gushing water created an icy mess in some spots.
No word on how long it will take to fix.
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[Trestle-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
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Firefighters are trying to figure out what caused a blaze along some railroad tracks.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


A railroad trestle behind the Pizza Hut on Brandon Avenue in Roanoke caught fire.
The blaze broke out around 5:30- sending a cloud of thick, acrid smoke into the air.
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[Apartment-Car]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=kwe]
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A car ran into a Roanoke apartment building this evening.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


It happened at the Ridge apartment complex off Brandon Road shortly after five-
Officials say they weren't sure how it happened but the apartment her car ran into was vacant.
Fire fighters say when they arrived on the scene the woman was out of her car.
She shaken up but wasn't hurt.
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[Bush]


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George W. Bush named several top cabinet posts today-
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[VO-NAT Jean on cart for whole thing!!! ]
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Bush nominated John Ashcroft as Attorney General- Bush promises a justice department guided by principle- not politics.
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((JOHN ASHCROFT/ATTORNEY GENERAL DESIGNATE: FOR FREEDOM, AS PRESIDENT ELECT BUSH HAS NOTED, CAN FLOURISH ONLY IN CULTURE DEFINED BY THE RULE OF LAW, A RULE OF LAW THAT KNOWS NO CLASS, SEES NO COLOR AND BOWS TO NO CREED.))
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[OUT Q=to no creed.]
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[VO-NAT]


Senator Ashcroft is a staunch conservative-
Bush went with a moderate to head the Environmental protection agency- New Jersey Governor Christie Whitman.
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[vo-nat]
Bush praised the moderate Whitman, saying she has balanced the demands for economic growth while supporting environmental protection measures.
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[Bush-Gilmore]


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As expected the President-elect has a job for Jim Gilmore-
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[VO-NAT]
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Today in Austin, Bush officially named Governor Gilmore as his choice for chairman of the Republican National Committee.
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[IN Q=This is a wonderful]

((THIS IS A WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITY FOR NATIONAL SERVICE. IT'S A CHANCE FOR ME TO KEEP MY FAITH IN THE PEOPLE OF VIRGINIA WHILE I'M GOVERNOR AND AT THE SAME TIME SERVE THE PARTY AND SERVE THE UNITED STATES ADMINISTRATION AS CHAIRMAN OF THE REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE))
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[VO-NAT]


Largely known for his "car tax phaseout" plan, Gilmore will be able to manage his new position as well as finish his last year as Virginia's Governor.
He will succeed Jim Nicholson after a formal vote on January 18-th.
Nicholson's served for the past four years.
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[Clinton-Pardons]


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President Clinton is offering some holiday pardons before he leaves office.
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[Vo-nat]
[Super=04-File Tape;]


Among them- Former house ways and means committee chairman- Dan Rostenkowski-
The Illinois Democrat pleaded guilty to two counts of mail fraud and was sentenced to 17 months in prison and 100-thousand dollars in fines- back in 1996.
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Also getting a Presidential pardon-- NASCAR team owner Rick Hendrick, who was banished from the sport for a year after pleading guilty to mail fraud.
He was sentenced in 1997 for his role in the American Honda Motor Company bribery and kickback scandal.
[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
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Just in time for Christmas-- some ham products are being recalled.
We'll have the details when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


Some folks love it, some hate it.
But next on News 7, we'll have a fruit cake story you wont' want to pass up.
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[Sports-Preview]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
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((Hey sports fans here's what's happening tonight, Roanoke Catholic was back on the hardwood tonight 4-th ranked Tennessee was on the rebound at the Carrier dome tonight Georgia's Jim Donnan and Virginia's George Welsh talk about their final game with their respective schools and the Giants go for the home field advantage tomorrow.
All that and more coming up in sports.))
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[Fruitcake]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=00-48 TC50:38]
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For those with a sweet-tooth, fruitcake can be the answer to their prayers.
But for one woman and her daughter, it's much more.
Joe Dashiell has their story.
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((A few days before Christmas, Janet Griesenbeck and Cindy Brickey are in the kitchen baking fruitcakes. [BRICKEY NAT SOUND]
[IN Q=And I chop all the nuts myself]

((AND I CHOP ALL THE NUTS MYSELF, AND I CHOP ALL MY DATES AND ALL THE FIGS MYSELF BY HAND AND MAKES IT KIND OF SPECIAL, GIVES A SPECIAL TOUCH TO IT.))
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These cakes ARE special, but there's much more to the recipe than a pan filled with fresh ingredients baked at 250 degrees for four hours.
In fact, this story goes back to 1947. Amanda Bonham, recently widowed with two young girls, wasn't sure how she would make ends meet at Christmas, and so her family says she prayed over her problem. [STAND-UP LAST TAKE 21:35]
Heading home from work one day on a Roanoke City bus, Bonham discovered a piece of paper as she was taking her seat. It was a recipe for fruitcake.
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[IN Q=She really felt her prayers had been answered?]

((SHE REALLY FELT HER PRAYERS HAD BEEN ANSWERED? SHE DID. OF COURSE NOT THAT DAY, BUT AFTER SHE TOOK THAT HOME AND LOOKED AT IT AND IT CAME ACROSS TO HER. THIS MUST BE THE WAY THE LORD MEANT FOR ME TO MAKE SOME MONEY AT CHRISTMAS.))
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[OUT Q=make some money at Christmas.]


Bonham never advertised but word spread in downtown Roanoke where she worked, and before long she was supplying cakes to the Hotel Roanoke, and baking 1500 pounds in a season.
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[IN Q=I remember the clock going off]

((I REMEMBER THE CLOCK GOING OFF DURING THE NIGHT, BECAUSE MOTHER WOULD COME HOME MIX THIRTY POUNDS OF FRUITCAKE AT A TIME. PUT THEM IN THE OVEN AND SHE WOULD SET HER CLOCK EVERY TWO HOURS TO CHECK ON THEM.))
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Today, Griesenbeck doesn't have the time to bake fruitcakes in quantity.
But she's entrusted the recipe to her good friend Cindy Brickey, who's prepared about 30 this year.
Bonham stopped baking fruitcakes in the 60s. She passed away in 1979, but today her daughter and a close friend continue a holiday tradition that started with a prayer and an unexpected piece of paper.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke County))

[Ham-recall]


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A recall tonight from a company that produces ham slices for a store on the Roanoke City Market.
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[TAKE PINNACLE PAGE ONE]
Harper's Country Hams Incorporated is pulling 14 and 28 ounce packages of country ham slices.
No one has become sick, but it may be contaminated with listeria bacteria.
The ham was produced on December 11th and distributed in Virginia, Kentucky and Tennesee.
The ham slices have a production date code of 0-3-4-6 on the package.
Whole hams and other packages are fine. [Take Pinnacle Page Two]
The recalled ham was sold under several labels including the brand for the Wertz's Country Store on Roanoke's city market.
Other brands include Hamtastic, Loveless and Harper's.
The manager of Wertz's Country store says the recalled ham slices have been pulled off the shelves.
She says anyone with the recalled ham can bring it back for a refund.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
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Is a warm-up in store?
Still ahead on News 7, Jacey has the holiday weekend forecast.
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[VO-NAT]


And did they? or didn't they?
The mystery behind the Madonna's wedding continues.
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[Cherry-Hill]


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The building is too high- That's what some say- but the construction will keep going on a South Roanoke Condominium.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


A judge denied an injunction that would have forced the Cherry Hill Condominium project to stop for 45 days.
About five hundred residents say even though the building is almost finished, it's too high.
They want the top two floors removed.
Roanoke courts are expected to hear the case in March.
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[tc:19:05:58]
[IN Q=We're plased with the]

((BILL TERRY/DEVELOPER'S ATTORNEY: WE'RE PLEASED WITH THE RESULT. WE'RE GOING TO CONTINUE CONSTRUCTION WE HAVE A COMPLETION DATE AND WE EXPECT TO MAKE IT.))
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[OUT Q=to make it.]
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[VO-NAT]


Just 200 yards away, Cherry Hill developer Jim Body is working on another project.
He's a partner in a new gourmet restaurant called the Meeting House.
The restaurant is set to open in January.
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[BWXT-Union]


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Efforts to organize a union at the B-W-X-T plant in Campbell County have some employees there worried about a walkout.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Campbell Co.]


The United Electrical Radio and Machine Workers union says a majority of the plant's 840- member workforce has signed cards in favor of forming a union.
But opponents are questioning those numbers.. and they worry that a minority of the workforce might someday put everyone on the picket line.
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[SOT 19:45:35]
[IN Q=It's mighty cold]

((JEFF JAMERSON/BWXT EMPLOYEE: IT'S MIGHTY COLD OUT HERE ON 726. WHEN YOU GO OUT ON STRIKE, I DON'T THINK THEY REALIZE YOU LOSE YOUR PAY, YOU LOSE YOUR HEALTH CARE, YOU LOSE EVERYTHING WHILE YOU'RE OUT HERE ON STRIKE AND I JUST DON'T THINK THEY'RE PORTRAYING THE WHOLE PICTURE.))
[SUPER=01-Jeff Jamerson/BWXT Employee]
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[OUT Q=the whole picture.]
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Jamerson says he's handed out about 250 anti- union buttons in the past week.
A union spokesman could not be reached for comment.
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[Lewis-Gale]


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[WRITER=mjo]
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No comment from two doctors who are being sued by Lewis Gale-
The hospital is suing the doctors for opening a new practice nearby.
In a lawsuit filed in Salem Circuit Court, Lewis Gale alleges that Doctors Greg Reibel (REE-bul) and Preston Waldrop violated a contract with the clinic.
Lewis Gale required the 40 doctors who resigned earlier this year to pay a buyout fee in order to continue practicing medicine in the area.

[Madonna]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
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So is Madonna married or not?
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Dornoch, Scotland/Yesterday;]


As midnight came and went in Scotland- no official word on whether Madonna and Guy Ritchie wed.
Some tabloids went ahead and reported them married-
Photographers who had held a long cold vigil outside the (SKEE-boh) Skibo Castle- started to give up and go home-

But Madonna's public relations people would not say a word.
Madonna and Ritchie had their baby son Rocco christened yesterday- and were supposed to be married today.
Some names at the castle today- designer Donatella Versace, pop star Sting, and actress Gwenyth Paltrow.
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[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=Extra Point]
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The Giants end the regular season tomorrow with a game against Jacksonville and Steve Mason will have a report on the coaches who will meet in the New Year's eve Oahu Bowl.
But first our Extra Point.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=75-Las Vegas, NV/VNR; :]


In the Three Tour challenge which will be televised this weekend Tom Kite hit a hole in one on the fly at the Reflection Bay Golf Club in Las Vegas.
It happened on the par three 164 yard 8-th hole and Kite won a million dollar jackpot for hitting the ace half of which was donated to the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption.
And here are tonight's scores.
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[S-Hoops]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-81 (32:31)]
[GRAPHIC=High School Hoops]


Roanoke Catholic picked up another win last night beating Turner Ashby 61 tot 44.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Catholic vs Turner Ashby; :]


Catholic head coach Dick Wall talking to his players.
Eddie Pulja makes a nice move pulls up at the free throw line and nails the jumper to make it 16 to 10 Celtics.
Turner Ashby's Brandon Shields passes to Ben Gardner he hits the long jumper to make it 21 to 18 Catholic.
[SUPER=33-Roanoke Catholic/61/Turner Ashby/44/;]


Then Catholic's Matt Nowlin misses the shot but Ryan Niccolli gets the loose ball and lays it in for 2 of his 16 and Catholic wins it 61 to 44.
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[TALENT-Roy]
[GRAPHIC=Hold Logo]


And Radford beat Pulaski County 47 to 46.

[S-College]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-88 (29:35)]
[GRAPHIC=College Hoops]


After losing to Virginia earlier in the week, 4-th ranked Tennessee rebounded last night with a 83 to 70 win over 10-th ranked Syracuse.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Syracuse, NY/ESPN; :]


Syracuse hosting the game at the Carrier Dome.
The Orangemen keep in close in the first half behind the play of Damone Brown hitting this baseline jumper.
But Tennessee rallied Ron slay comes in off the bench with the layin the Volunteers took the lead in the first half.
[SUPER=33-Tennessee#4/83/Syracuse#10/70/;]


Former Tech player Jenis Grindstaff pulls up and hits this three and Tennessee beats Syracuse 83 to 70.
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[S-UVA]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-90 (00:48)]
[GRAPHIC=UVA LOGO]


The Virginia Cavaliers have had a few days off since knocking off 4-th ranked Tennessee in the Jimmy V Classic earlier this week in New Jersey.
The Cavs are still feeling the win but they must come back to reality for today's game against the University of Maryland Baltimore County.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="Division one...]
[SUPER=01-Keith Freil/Virginia Forward; :00]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=.....going tonight."]
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[ANCHOR=Roy]
[GRAPHIC=Hold Logo]


The Cavaliers are 7 and 0 tip off at University Hall this afternoon is 4 oclock.
George Welsh and Jim Donnan talk about their bowl game. More later.

[S-Coaches]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-82 33:54]
[GRAPHIC=Jeep Oahu Bowl 6664]


While UVa's George Welsh and Georgia's Jim Donnan are leaving their schools after the Christmas Eve Oahu Bowl in Hawaii, their exits are very different.
Steve Mason has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=first audio]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville; :00]
[SUPER=01-George Welsh/12th Bowl as UVa's Coach; :22]
[SUPER=@Steve1; :26]
[SUPER=03-Athens, GA/2000 Bulldogs Season; 1:14]
[SUPER=01-Jim Donnan/Fired Georgia Football Coach; 1:33]
[SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/1998 Peach Bowl; 1:45]
[RUNS=1:50]
[OUT Q=...News 7 sports"]
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((In 19 seasons at Virginia George Welsh has been ranked number one in the country, won ACC championships and been named conference coach of the year. But perhaps his final game and it's location will mean most to him. Before stating his career at Penn State as an assistant, Welsh was stationed in the Navy in Hawaii. ((:)) ((STEVE MASON:)) ((:))
7 wins was obviously not good enough for Georgia. Losing to Georgia Tech might have hurt Donnan as much as not being able reach the top of the SEC. If the Bulldogs win the Oahu Bowl, the seniors will be part of the only Georgia Team to win four straight post season appearances. ((:))
The Virginia Cavaliers are trying to avoid losing their fourth straight bowl game. Steve Mason News 7 sports.))

[S-Giants]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-79 (58:00)]
[GRAPHIC=Giants Logo]


Last weekend, The New York Giants beat Dallas to Clinch the N-F-C East and a spot in the N-F-L playoffs.
New York has one more game remaining in the regular season today against Jacksonville. It's big as the Giants hope to grab home field advantage throughout the playoffs.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="Coach Fassell]
[SUPER=01-Tiki Barber/Giants Running Back; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jim Fassell/Giants Head Coach; :19]
[RUNS=:29]
[OUT Q=.....right position."]
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[PINNACLE PAGE 13041]
You can catch the Giants/Jaguars game this afternoon on Your Hometown station beginning at 12-thirty right after the N-F-L today. [PINNACLE PAGE 13043]
Then tomorrow tune into your hometown station at one oclock for the New York Jets and Baltimore Ravens game.
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[ANCHOR=Roy]

That's it for sports, have a great holiday everybody.