[News-Heads]

[ANCHOR=Keith]

[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=KHu]
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The news on News 7 includes:
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[V/O-NAT] word of multiple murder in Philadelphia, people trying to put their lives back together after a fatal fire in Gretna. Timothy McVeigh gets his wish: an end to the appeals that'll give him an execution date. And a veteran defense secretary is picked as the NEXT secretary of defense.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]

News 7 is next.

[Video-Open]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
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[VO-NAT]


Six people are dead after a shooting in Philadelphia.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 11]


Good evening...

[Philly-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]


It happened at an apparently abandoned home.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Philadelphia, PA]


Witnesses say four men wearing masks carried out the deadly shootings.
Four other people were hurt.
No suspects have been arrested, and a weapon has not yet been recovered.
A neighbor says the home was used as a drug house.
Police admit the area is known for heavy drug activity, but they don't know whether drugs played a role in the shootings.
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[Gretna-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=00-40 TC2:02:56]
[GRAPHIC=Fire Aftermath]

Fire claimed one life and put more than 20 families in Gretna out in the cold Christmas Night. But the apartment managers won't say whether they plan to rebuild.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Gretna;]

Troy and Jackie Clark lost everything. They can't even find their keys in the burned rubble.
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[SOT 1:13:27]
[IN Q=This room right here]

((TROY CLARK; THIS ROOM RIGHT HERE THIS WAS WHERE WE WERE SLEEPING. A NEIGHBOR WOKE US UP AND ABOUT 15 MINUTES LATER, IT WENT UP IN FLAMES.))
[SUPER=02-Troy Clark;]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=went up in flames]
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[VO-NAT]

Investigators still don't know what caused the fire. Electricians have checked the wiring, and people in the less damaged units can now move back in. But when News 7 asked the apartment association what would happen to the other dozen units, the president refused to answer. So the Clarks wonder what to tell their two boys.
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[SOT 1:16:54]
[IN Q=I'm thinking]

((I'M THINKING I'LL JUST TELL THEM WE LOST EVERYTHING. I'M JUST GOING TO TELL THEM THE TRUTH BUT I'M GOING TO ASSURE THEM EVERYTHING WILL BE OKAY.))
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=WILL BE OKAY]
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[VO-NAT]

The Gretna Fire Department is taking donations to help residents of the West Briar apartments.
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[McVeigh]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=`11]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Tim McVeigh]


A federal judge has granted a request from Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh to set a date for his execution.
Manuel Gallegus says it could be a back-channel attempt to gain clemency.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Oklahoma]
[SUPER=03-Denver/File Tape; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sean Connelly/U. S. Attorney; :16]
[SUPER=10-Timothy McVeigh/Convicted Bomber/"60 Minutes"; :38]
[SUPER=01-Dennis Hartman/McVeigh's Attorney; 1:10]
[RUNS=1:28]
[OUT Q=Gallegus, CBS News.]

((OKLAHOMA CITY BOMBER TIMOTHY MCVEIGH IS A STEP CLOSER TO BEING EXECUTED. Font/Artist: Mitch Caster:IN FEDERAL COURT, MCVEIGH REQUESTED THAT ALL OF HIS FUTURE LEGAL APPEALS BE WAIVED JUDGE RICHARD MATSCH AGREED. AS FAR AS PROSECUTORS ARE CONCERNED, THE CASE IS NEARLY OVER.
-SOT-SEAN CONNELLY, FEDERAL PROSECUTOR. 13;53;53

remember that this case made its way through the entire federal court system. And that the death sentence and convictions of timothy mcveigh were affirmed each and every step of the way. THE JUDGE GAVE MCVEIGH UNTIL JANUARY 11TH TO CHANGE HIS MIND. IF MCVEIGH TAKES NO ACTION, A DATE WILL BE SET FOR HIS LETHAL INJECTION. IN AN INTERVIEW ON CBS'S 60 MINUTES, MCVEIGH SAID HE CAN COPE WITH DEATH.
-SOT- TIMOTHY MCVEIGH, 60 MINUTES

Font; 60 MINUTES you know how you're going to die, you can narrow down where you're going to die, and you can pretty much narrow down the time. MCVEIGH DID NOT APPEAR IN COURT IN PERSON.. HE APPEARED BY CLOSED CIRCUIT TELEVISION FROM A FEDERAL PRISON IN INDIANA.
MCVEIGH IS HOUSED IN A SMALL CELL ON DEATH ROW. MCVEIGH'S REASON FOR WAIVING HIS APPEALS MAY NOT BE A DEATH WISH. HE MAY JUST BE TRYING TO RECEIVE EXECUTIVE CLEMENCY. FOR THAT, AN EXECUTION DATE MUST BE SET. Mcveigh's lawyer advised him not do waive his appeals.
-SOT-DENNIS HARTMAN, MCVEIGHS ATTY. 13;51;17

I'd rather be here talking about the future of my clients appeals, not about his eminent execution. IF ITS CARRIED OUT, MCVEIGH'S DEATH WOULD BE THE FIRST FEDERAL EXECUTION IN OVER 37 YEARS. MANUEL GALLEGUS, CBS NEWS.))

[Rumsfeld]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=George W. Bush]


President-elect Bush has named his Defense Secretary. It's an old hand at the Pentagon.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC]


Donald Rumsfeld was Secretary of Defense a quarter century ago.
Before becoming Gerald Ford's Pentagon boss, he served as Ford's Chief of Staff.
Rumsfeld play key roles in four Republican administrations going back to Richard Nixon.
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[SOT 15:12:20]
[IN Q=This is a man]

((THIS IS A MAN WHO'S GOT GREAT JUDGMENT, HAS STRONG VISION AND IS GOING TO BE A GREAT SECRETARY OF DEFENSE... AGAIN.))

[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=of defense... again.]
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[VO-NAT]


Of course Vice President- elect Dick Cheney was Defense Secretary himself in the last Bush Administration.
Rumsfeld says he's still up to speed on National Defense.
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[SOT 15:12:40]
[IN Q=I have been]

((I HAVE BEEN DOING A NUMBER OF THINGS WITH RESPECT TO NATIONAL SECURITY AND FOREIGN POLICY ISSUES IN INTERVENING YEARS, AND I LOOK FORWARD TO IT. I REALLY DO.))
[SUPER=01-Donald Rumsfeld/Defense Secretary Designate]
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[OUT Q=I really do.]
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=HOLD]


Delayed by the uncertainty of the election results, Bush still has seven nominations to make his cabinet complete. The president-elect says he hopes to have it finished by the end of next week.

[Montgomery-Ward]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Business Closing]


After 125 years in business one of the former giants of American retailing is going to close it's doors.
Montgomery Ward and Company will close its 250 stores and ten distribution centers and declare bankruptcy.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chicago, IL]


Dozens of employees were seen leaving the company's Chicago headquarters today with boxes in hand.
Montgomery-Ward tried to reorganize in 1997.
Less than a week later, the company announced it would close its stores in Roanoke and Danville.
The nearest remaining Montgomery Ward store is in Staunton.
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[Bank-layoffs]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=00-46 TC1:00:30]
[GRAPHIC=First Union]


40 people will soon be out of work at First Union.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlotte/File Tape]


The bank is eliminating 40 jobs from its electronic commerce division in Charlotte.
The cuts will take affect in February.
First Union says most of the company's employees can apply for jobs elsewhere in the company.
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[Interfaith]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-38 TC1:56:49]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Homeless families in the Roanoke Valley have more than shelters to turn to when they need a place to stay.
The Interfaith Hospitality Network is helping families get back on their feet for good.
Kate Weidaw tells us it's the first of its kind in Virginia.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Daren Gunter/Network Director;:19]
[SUPER=01-Kristin Data/Volunteer;:45]
[SUPER=01-William Bragg/Network Guest;1:34]
[SUPER=@Kate2;1:43]
[RUNS=1:48]
[OUT Q=kw news7 Roanoke County]

((For the past two weeks William Bragg and his wife have relied on the Interfaith Hospitality Network for food and a place to stay. The they're hoping to get back on their feet again through this program. Daren Gunter runs the network.

[SOT 11:42:17]
[INQ=]

((DAREN GUNTER/NETWORK DIRECTOR: WE PLACE FAMILIES FOR A WEEK AT A TIME IN CONGREGATIONS FAMILIES STAY IN PRIVATE ROOMS UP TO 60 DAYS WHILE THEY WORK AND SAVE MONEY AND TO PREPARE SECURITY DEPOSITS, UTILITY DEPOSITS, AND MOVE INTO A HOME OF THEIR OWN.))
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25 Christian, Jewish, and Unitarian congregations in the Roanoke Valley take part in the network and provide rooms inside their facilities. Volunteers like Kristin Data help keep the overhead down. They not only prepare the meals but provide the food as well.

[SOT 12:06:42]
[INQ=]

((KRISTIN DATA: MY SPONSOR BROUGHT IN THE SALAD AND SOME OTHER PEOPLE BROUGHT IN THE TACOS AND EVERYTHING ELSE THAT PUT IT ALL TOGETHER.))
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Two volunteers also have their own room to stay in overnight with the guests. During the day the network provides transportation to work and helps out with day care. But the goal is to make families independent in 60 days or less.

[SOT 11:45:05]
[INQ=]

((DAREN GUNTER/NETWORK DIRECTOR: QUITE OFTEN FOLKS COME TO US WHO HAVE BEEN LIVING IN HOTELS OR MOTELS AND THEY'RE PAYING AS MUCH AS 8 OR 900 DOLLARS A MONTH FOR RENT AND WE FOUND IF THEY CAN SAVE THAT THEY WILL HAVE SUFFICIENT FUNDS TO MOVE INTO AN APARTMENT.))
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As for Bragg and his wife, they hope to be back on their feet soon.

[SOT 11:53:42]
[INQ=]

((WILLIAM BRAGG: AFTER WE GET A COUPLE OF GOOD PAY CHECKS WE SHOULD BE ABLE TO GET OUT. KATE: SO IT WORKS? WILLIAM: YEAH IT WORKS ITS A GOOD PROGRAM.))
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[RUNS= 5]


And not many would disagree since the network sees 80 percent of its guests achieve full time employment. Kate Weidaw News 7 Roanoke County.))
[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


If you want to fight back against pushy telemarketers, you may soon get your chance.
Find out how when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


And later a parasailer makes an unannounced visit to Britain's Royal Palace.
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[Sports-Preview]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
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((HEY EVERYBODY, STEVE MASON BACK IN THE HOUSE ON A NIGHT THAT WENT TO THE DOGS. MIKE STEVENS WILL HAVE THE LATEST ON THE TECH FOOTBALL TEAM'S NIGHT IN JACKSONVILLE, PLUS THE LATEST ON MICHAEL VICK. THE LADY HOKIES ARE STILL QUEENS OF THEIR CASSELL AND HIGHLIGHTS OF FIVE HIGH SCHOOL HOLIDAY HOOPS GAMES FOR YOU IN SPORTS.))

[Telemarketing-Bill]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=01-04 TC01:31]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A federal law already makes it illegal for telemarketers to call after you've asked to be put on their "do not call" list.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


But now, Virginia Attorney General Mark Earley wants to make it easier to fight pushy telemarketers.
Telemarketing bills have died in recent General Assembly sessions.
But Earley's suggested bill would allow prosecution of pushy callers in state courts.
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[SOT 16:33:27]
[IN Q=You just]

((MARK EARLEY/VIRGINIA ATTORNEY GENERAL: YOU JUST NEED TO KEEP A LOG. AND ONE OF THE REASONS WE'RE REQUIRING TELEMARKETERS NOW TO GIVE THEIR FIRST AND LAST NAMES AND THE COMPANY THEY'RE CALLING FROM, AND NOT BLOCKING THEIR I-D NUMBER IS SO THAT EVERY CALLER WILL NOW HAVE TO GIVE INFORMATION, AND EVERY PERSON IN THEIR HOME WILL BE ABLE TO GET THAT INFORMATION DOWN. AND ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS MAKE A RECORD OF THE FACT YOU TOLD SOMEONE NOT TO CALL. IF THEY CALL AGAIN, THAT PERSON CAN LET OUR OFFICE KNOW AND WE CAN TAKE ACTION.))
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[OUT Q=take action.]
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[TALENT=Keith]
[SS=Mark Earley]


Earley says the bill's NOT an attack on an industry that provides thousands of jobs in the Commonwealth.
He says telemarketers don't want to call homes that don't want to be called.


[Census]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=VA Census]


Over the last ten years, Virginia's population has grown by some 900-thousand people.
But the results of the 2000 census won't give the commonwealth any additional seats in Congress.
The federal government says more than 7-million people are now living in Virginia, making it the 12th most populous state.
The Census Bureau will release population estimates for counties, cities and towns in March.

[Fad-diets]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=00-39 TC1:15:15]
[GRAPHIC=Diets]


Fad diets -- there are dozens of them out there -- claiming they can help you drop the weight and keep it off.
But they may not be your best option for getting that slim, trim, healthy figure you've always wanted.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]


Dietitian LeeAnn King says be wary.
While there are lots of options on the market -- not all of them are healthy -- and not all of them will lead to permanent weight loss.
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[SOT15:19:29]
[IN Q=When you do anything that you]

((LEEANN KING/LEWIS GALE CLINIC DIETITIAN; WHEN YOU DO ANYTHING THAT YOU CAN'T KEEP UP AS A LONG TERM HEALTH PLAN THE LIKELIHOOD OF BEING ABLE TO KEEP THAT WEIGHT OFF IS VERY SLIM))
[SUPER=01-LeeAnn King/Lewis Gale Clinic Dietitian]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=very slim]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


King recommends staying away from diets that tell you to drastically reduce your carbohydrates.
She says in the long run they can be hard on your kidneys.
And watch out for diets that don't include all of the food groups, because you could lose out on some nutrients.
She says the best advice is to simply reduce calories and fat -- and exercise more.
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[SOT15:24:46]
[IN Q=If you think that your metabolism is lower]

((IF YOU THINK THAT YOUR METABOLISM IS LOWER AND AS YOU AGE IT DOES TEND TO LOWER ADD IN SOME STRENGTH EXERCISES TO YOUR PHYSICAL ROUTINE))
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=your physical routine]
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[VO-NAT]


King says weight lifting two to three times a week can also increase your metabolism.
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[Bowers]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=11 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=00-41 TC1:35:15]
[GRAPHIC=Bowers]


Its been nearly six months since Roanoke mayor David Bowers was defeated in his bid for a third term in office..
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Since then, Bowers has been working full-time at his law firm in downtown Roanoke.
He has fond memories of his eight years as mayor and is already hinting at a comeback.
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[SOT 16:57:21]
[IN Q=I'm only 48.]

((I'M ONLY 48. THERE'S A LOT TO MY LIFE HOPEFULLY LEFT TO GO INTO ALL SORTS OF DIFFERENT THINGS. I HAVE NO PLANS BUT I DON'T RULE ANYTHING OUT.))
[SUPER=01-David Bowers/Former Roanoke Mayor]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=Rule anything out]
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[VO-NAT]


Bowers believes his greatest accomplishment during his tenure was the development of tourism in Roanoke.
He cites the improvements to city market as well as investments in the D-Day memorial and Explore Park.
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[Lottery-Correction]


[ANCHOR=KEith]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=None]


We made a mistake when we reported last night's winning Cash Five numbers.
The winning numbers were 2, 7, 9, 22 and 33.
Now here are tonight's winning numbers.
[WIPE TO LOTTERY PAGE]
[Commercial]

[First-Night]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=00-53 TC17:21]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Time is running out on the year 2000.
But there is still time to plan for a New Year's Eve celebration.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/1996]


If dancing, bands, comedians and fireworks all rolled up into one sounds good to you, First Night Roanoke may be the place to be.
This is the tenth anniversary of the alcohol free festival in downtown Roanoke, and this year's celebration promises new surprises.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We also have ]
[SUPER=01-Wendi Schultz/First Night Organizer]
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[OUT Q=kinds of live bands.]
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[VO-NAT]


Buttons are required for admission and are being sold all over Roanoke, including the W-D-B-J studios.
They can also be bought at the entrance.
First Night runs from six to midnight Sunday.
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[Orange-Dog]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=kth]
[TAPE#=00-44 TC1:07:23]
[GRAPHIC=None]


She's got twenty-seven years behind the counter, and now she's saying goodbye.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Mae Brown will serve her last hot dog at the Orange Dog this weekend.
She says she'll miss seeing all of her customers more than anything.
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[SOT:2:07:27-2:07:36]
[IN Q=I ENJOY MY CUSTOMERS]

((MAE BROWN; I ENJOY MY CUSTOMERS. I ENJOY TALKING WITH THEM. I'VE MET LOT'S OF INTERESTING PEOPLE THROUGH THIS BUSINESS.))
[SUPER=07-Mae Brown]
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[OUT Q=THROUGH THIS BUSINESS]
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[VO-NAT]


Brown shares the business with friends and has been taking care of the operations at the counter since it opened back in 1974.
She arrives every morning at seven to prepare home-made chicken salad and pimento cheese.
Brown says she's looking forward to retiring so she and her husband can do some traveling.
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[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=extra point]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Mike Stevens will have a report from Jacksonville, plus Highlights from five college and high school basketball games for you,
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=76-Nashville, TN/Music City Bowl; :00]

But first our Extra Point. Don Nehlen is leaving West Virginia with a wild 49-to-38 win over Mississippi in the Music City Bowl. Nehlen finishes his 21-year stay at Morgantown with 202 career victories after winning for the first time in nine bowl games. Brad Lewis finished with 318 passing yards and five touchdowns.
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[S-Gator]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-90]
[GRAPHIC=Gator Bowl]


A stiff wind blew into Jacksonville yesterday as the rumors of Michael Vick's early departure from college once again began to swirl.
But Mike Stevens says, by night's end, it was a pack of greyhounds and not a bunch of rumors that were dogging the Hokies.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=first audio]
[SUPER=03-Jacksonville, FL; :00]
[SUPER=01-Michael Vick/Virginia Tech Quarterback; :17]
[SUPER=04-Tonight; :30]
[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/14th Season at Tech; :49]
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[SUPER=@Mike1; 1:53(QUICK!!)]
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[OUT Q=...News 7 sports"]
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[S-Welsh]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11P]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=sp-81]
[GRAPHIC=uva football]


It looks like the field of possible replacements for George Welsh at UVa has narrowed. Former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky appears to be the top prospect for the head coaching position.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File;]


The 56 year old has connections to Virginia. He played under George Welsh when Welsh was an assistant under Joe Paterno for the Nittany Lions and then later coached with Welsh at Penn State.
One of the other candidates is Ohio State defensive coordinator John Tanuta. Sources at the Outback Bowl, where the Buckeyes are preparing to meet South Carolina, spoke with tenuta today and he said he had not heard anything from Virginia.
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[S-Hokies]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-88]
[GRAPHIC=UVa]


The 8th ranked Virginia men's basketball team topped Bucknell 99 to 49 to continue the Wahoos best start in eight years.
UVa's defense forced 27 Bison turnovers. UVa led 45-18 at the half. Travis Watson had 14 points and 11 rebounds. Adam Hall had 13, Chris Williams 12.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Bulldogs vs. Hokies; :00]


In Blacksburg, the Virginia Tech women's team played host to UNC Asheville at the Cassell.
Tech's Amy Wetzel dribbles down court, dishes to Lisa Guarneri who scores and she gets the foul as well and Tech was up 12-6.
[SUPER=33-Virginia Tech/85/UNC Asheville/47;]


The Lady Bulldogs answer. Julie Stevenson gives to Tenisha Jackson who gets the lay in.
Tech was to much though, Wetzel passes to Tare Williams, she scores two of her game high 19 as tech rolls 85-47. Maine beat Marshall 79-58 in the opener of the Lady Luck Classic
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[S-Northside]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-85]
[GRAPHIC=High school hoops]


The Viking NIT ran the floor over at Northside high school tonight.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Cougars vs. Vikings; :00]

Before the Northside/ Pulaski game, Coach Bobby Ragland was honored for his 30 years of dedicated service to North Roanoke rec Center. He is retiring and received a plaque for his efforts.
Northside played inspired ball early, watch Jason Naldo go strong towards the iron and sink the jump shop to give the Vikings a 2 point lead.
Then, Jason Salter makes the aggressive move to the hoop, he gets the lay up and the [SUPER=33-Northside/ /Pulaski C

o./ ;]Vikings are up by a bucket again.
Pulaski comes back, Adam Viet dishes to a cutting Daniel Goff and he makes good on the quick jumper.
The Cougars work horse, Jeff King is gonna put one down a few possessions later, but Northside wins it __to__.

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[S-Glass]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-82]
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[SUPER=04-Hilltoppers vs. Cavaliers; :00]

E.C. Glass and Lord Botetourt battled in the first game of the night and the Cavaliers played catch up most of the night. But Johnny Crowe pulled them within striking distance
[SUPER=33-E.C. Glass/71/Lord Botetourt/62;]

with a pair of three pointers late in the game.
His second off the pass from Anthony Ford made it 67-60 Glass with 50 seconds left but the Hilltoppers pull it out 71-62.
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[S-Cave]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-89]
[GRAPHIC=High school hoops]


The Member One Holiday Hoopla tournament was in action last night at the Salem Civic Center.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Leemen vs. Knights; :00]


In the night cap, Cave Spring took on the Leemen of Robert E. Lee. High school.
We pick it up in the second half. Cave Marksman J.J. Redick takes the rock and drives
[SUPER=33-Cave Spring/81/Robert E. Lee/52;]

in the lane and is good on the shot. Redick tallied 33.
Then, the Knights baseball phenom Tyler Lumsden goes down the right side of the court takes it in for the easy deuce, he had 28. The Knights win 81-52 and are 7 and OH.
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[S-Salem]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-87]
[GRAPHIC=none]



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[VO-NAT wipe to #eng!!!!!!]
[SUPER=04-Salem vs. Garfield; :00]


In the night's other Game, Salem and Garfield would go to war.
We pick up the action in the second half and Salem on the move as number 50 Keith
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Rochford does the damage himself with the slam dunk and the Spartans trailed 34-26.
Salem's Andrew Rutledge passes to Adam Faraball, he makes the long J, but Salem falls to Garfield 67-47.
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[S-Hoops]


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[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-79]
[GRAPHIC=High school Hoops]


Earlier in the day, Roanoke Catholic beat Patrick Henry 71-50.
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In other action at the Salem Civic Center, the William Fleming Colonels would try and ground the Osbourn Eagles in a game just before the Catholic game.
The Colonels strike first and they go to their floor general Derrick Hankins to do it. He is gonna drive, then spin and then rip rope on the nice fade away jumper. Fleming can also hurt you from three point land, watch Richard Barrett notice nobody's on
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him, so he just buries the trey from the corner.
The Eagles try and fight back as Justin Campbell takes the cross court pass and hits the J. Fleming wins the game 46-43.
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[Buckingham-Palace]


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[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


There was an unexpected and unwanted visitor at Buckingham Palace today.
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[Super=X5045 (starts FX)]
[SUPER=75-London, England]


A 36-year old parasailer decided to drop in on the British Royal Palace.
Police sent up a chopper to follow him as they saw him approaching.
He landed in the area where the changing of the guard takes place and was immediately taken into custody.
The royal family was not in residence at the time.
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