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Coming up on News 7-
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Two people are shot in Roanoke-
Tonight the suspect is on the loose-
Tired of paying too much for your mortgage. How some are lowering their payment.
Plus he was a Martian on TV and a teacher on the big screen. A Hollywood actor passes away.
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News 7 is next.

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A search is underway tonight for a man suspected of shooting two people at a Roanoke business.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Good evening.

[Roanoke-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Police say they found the gunman's get-away car on Norris Street in Northwest Roanoke this evening .. But the alleged gunman is still on the loose - and police believe he's armed.
[DOUBLE BOXES= Jean & Meredyth/Newsroom;]

Meredyth Censullo has been following this story and has the latest ..
[LIVE= Meredyth FULL/Newsroom]
[SUPER=@Meredyth1]

Jean, police aren't releasing any information about the suspected gunman ..
They say they're confident they'll find the man who shot two people in broad daylight at a Roanoke car shop.
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((Police say 29-year-old Rodney Eugene Basham of Northwest Roanoke was shot several times has he tried to run from the gunman this afternoon.. A 27-year-old woman visiting Basham at Hot Rods Car Care where he worked was also gunned down .. Her car, parked in front of the store, was riddled with bullets - and police say shell casings were found both inside and outside of the business .. Police believe the shooter is the woman's ex-boyfriend ..

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((THIS APPEARS TO BE SOME TYPE OF DOMESTIC SITUATION BUT WE'RE STILL INVESTIGATING THE NATURE OF THAT RELATIONSHIP.)) [RUNS:05]
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Police say they plan to look into that relationship soon - but say their first priority is to locate the gunman ..))
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Both Basham and the female victim were taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital where both underwent surgery. Basham's condition is NOT being released.
[DOUBLE BOXES= Jean & Meredyth/Newsroom;]

The name of the other victim and her condition aren't being released either, pending family notification.

[Franklin-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Two suspects in a Rocky Mount murder will be indicted tomorrow.
One of the suspects is the victim's son-- 22-year old Charles English. He's accused of murder and robbery.
Police found the body of 61-year-old Ralph English at his home on Anderson Street Saturday night.
The other defendant, 18-year-old Christopher Dorman, is also facing murder and robbery charges.
Authorities have also arrested a 14-year-old boy.
The police chief says all three suspects visited the victim earlier in the day, and some type of struggle took place.
They were arrested the next day near Charlottesville.

[Danville-Body]


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No word on how a Danvile man died- his body was found last night in the Sandy River near the Wal-mart.
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Police identified the victim as 34-year old Robert Early Lipford.
Friends of the victim went looking for him and discovered his body just before ten last night.
Friends say Lipford ended up there after being chased from Wal-mart Saturday night.
No one from Wal-mart would comment today.
Police are awaiting an autopsy report to find out how Lipford died.
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[Robb-Senate]


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Chuck Robb was ready to give up his U-S Senate seat before the last election season ever got underway.
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[SUPER=03-McLean/November 7]


In an interview with the Associated Press, Robb says he tried to coax two other Democrats into taking on former Republican Governor George Allen.
The 61-year-old Robb says he checked with other Democrats because he didn't want to die in office.
He declined to release the two Democrats' names.
[SUPER=03-Richmond/November 7]


George Allen will be sworn in as Virginia's junior senator tomorrow.
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[Bush-Cabinet]


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President Elect Bush may be Republican but he's chosen a Democrat for Transportation Secretary.
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((NORMAN MINETA/TRANSPORTATION SECRETARY DESIGNATE: THERE ARE NO DEMOCRATIC OR REPUBLICAN HIGHWAYS, NO SUCH THING AS REPUBLICAN OR DEMOCRATIC TRAFFIC CONGESTION.))
[SUPER=01-Norman Mineta/Transportation Sec. Designate;]
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[OUT Q=TRAFFIC CONGESTION.]
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Mineta says inadequate infrastructure is one of the chief threats to the thriving economy.
The person who'll keep his eye on the nation's energy supply- Michigan Senator Spencer Abraham. He's Bush's pick for energy secretary.
Bush has chosen Linda Chavez- President Reagain's civil rights commission head- as the next labor secretary.
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[Snow-School]


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Snow in far Southwest Virginia has forced some schools to cancel classes tomorrow.
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[TAKE SCHOOLWATCH FULL]
No school tomorrow in Grayson County.
Also, classes in Smyth County are cancelled.
All Tazewell County schools will be closed tomorrow.
As will schools in Washington County.
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[Mortgages]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Tired of paying too much for your mortgage?
You could follow many other Americans and re-finance-
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30 year mortgage rates are averaging just over seven percent- and fifteen year fixed rates at just over six and three quarters-
That's getting many homeowners attention.
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((IT WILL GIVE US THE CERTAINTY OF KNOWING THAT FOR THE NEXT THIRTY YEARS WE HAVE LOCKED IN A RATE.. A GOOD RATE AND AN ATTRACTIVE RATE.))
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[OUT Q=an attractive rate.]
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Analysts says the slowing economy is spurring lower interest rates- but the drop may not last long.
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((MICHELLE GIRARD/PRUDENTIAL SECURITIES.))
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[OUT Q=probably limited.]
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[Vo-nat]
But the lower rates may not spur new home buying-
Consumer confidence is down and stock portfolios have taken some big hits over the past year.
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[School-Construction]


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Lynchburg residents won't have to dig into their pockets to pay for millions in school repairs over the next ten years.
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State lawmakers, school board members and city councilmen say they've come up with a formula to pay for better schools without raising taxes.
Most of it involves some belt- tightening in the city and school board budgets.. and Lynchburg says it will have to borrow the rest.
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((SEN. STEVE NEWMAN/R-LYNCHBURG: THIS IS NOT A PERFECT PLAN. IF YOU'VE STUDIED THIS LIKE BONNIE HAS AND OTHERS IN THIS ROOM, YOU MIGHT FIND SOMETHING THAT YOU DON'T LIKE ABOUT IT. BUT I THINK WORKING TOGETHER, IT'S THE BEST THAT WE COULD COME UP WITH THAT WILL SUPPLY 85 MILLION DOLLARS IN CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS TO THE SCHOOLS.))
[SUPER=01-Sen. Steve Newman/(R) Lynchburg; ]
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[OUT Q=to the schools.]
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Lynchburg voters had rejected a plan in November to pay for school repairs by raising the state sales tax.
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[City-Council]


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How are re-development efforts going on Henry Street?
That's what Roanoke City Council wants to know.
It's requested a progress report on Henry Street redevelopment, after some members raised concerns about the pace of improvements there.
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Council voted to extend a contract with the Roanoke Neighborhood Development Corporation for another six months, but not before some members questioned the amount of progress on the project.
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((ALVIN HUDSON/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL: I SUPPORTED IT. I STILL SUPPORT IT, BUT I THINK THERE SHOULD BE SOME ACCOUNTABILITY ON HOW OUR MONEY'S BEING SPENT.)) ((LINDA WYATT:THE FOLKS WHO WERE DOING THE PROJECT STARTED FORWARD IN GOOD FAITH TO DO WHAT THEY NEEDED TO DO, WHAT THEY WERE SUPPOSED TO DO, ONLY TO FIND OUT SOMEONE PUT ANOTHER STUMBLING BLOCK IN THEIR WAY AND SAID NO THAT'S NOT WHAT WE MEANT.))
[SUPER=01-Alvin Hudson/Roanoke City Council;]
[SUPER=01-Linda Wyatt/Roanoke City Council;]
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[OUT Q=not what we meant.]
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Today's meeting marked council's return to a renovated meeting room on the fourth floor of the Municipal Building.
The make-over was the first major renovation since the council chamber was completed in 1967.
The cost of the project was just over 250- thousand dollars.
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[County-Supervisors]


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While city council is starting 2001 in new surroundings, the Roanoke County Supervisors are ringing in the new year with a new chairman.
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Today, the board elected Cave Spring Supervisor Fuzzy Minnix to serve a one- year term as chairman.
Minnix is a republican who's held the position twice before- during his ten years on the board.
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((FUZZY MINNIX: I'M A CONSENSUS BUILDER AND PROBABLY WHEN YOU SERVE WITH THE GROUP, THE MORE YOU CAN AGREE ON, AND WORK TOGETHER ON, THE BETTER OFF YOU'RE GONNA BE.))
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[OUT Q=better off you're going to be.]
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Catawba Supervisor Butch Church will serve as vice-chairman for the next year.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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They're burning the midnight oil at the White House, trying to hammer out a Middle East peace agreement.
We'll have the latest next on News 7.
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And for the first time in its history-- the German military allows women in its combat units.
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[Sports-Preview]


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((COMING UP IN SPORTS...WE HEAD TO THE COURTS. UVA DROWNS IN THE WAKE OF THE DEMON DEACONS. IT'S BASKETBALL FOR A GOOD CAUSE AT ROANOKE COLLEGE AND THE V FOUNDATION CLASSIC. PH AND FLEMING MEET FOR CITY BRAGGING RIGHTS AND THE HOKIES AND MIKE STEVENS WRAP UP THE 2000 SEASON. THOSE STORIES LATER IN THE NEWSCAST.))

[Mideast]


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Two meetings in one day for President Clinton and Palestinian Leader Yasser Arafat.
In fact, the two met late into the night to try and hammer out a peace deal-
Gretchen Carlson has more from Washington.
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[SUPER=01-Ehud Barak/Israeli Prime Minister]
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((President Clinton is giving it his all....trying to overcome insurmountable odds to real and lasting peace in the Middle East-- before he leaves office. He met with Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat for a second long negotiating session tonight.
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The talks come after another weekend of violence -- the most devastating in the Israeli coastal town of Netanya. Here a car bomb injured dozens of people -- shattering what many think may be any hope for peace. That appears to include Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak - who just last week had accepted Clinton's peace plan - but now appears to be preparing for full-scale war.
(SOT) Ehud Barak/Israeli Prime Minister

We don t hope for it, we don t wish for it, we ll do our best that it won t happen, but we have to prepare ourselves...
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Still, the prospect for peace is not totally lost. A Palestinian spokesperson says there's still a chance for progress - especially with Arafat once again in Washington.
(SOT) Hanan Ashrawi/Palestinian Spokesperson

This is indeed a very critical visit to Washington by President Arafat and a very critical and decisive meeting with President Clinton.
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A peace plan would not only be a huge victory for the Clinton administration.... it would help mold its legacy.
But after so many years of violence, the bigger battle could be after the fact, and whether Israelis and Palestinians could ultimately stick to the plan.
Gretchen Carlson, CBS News, the White House.))

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Women are marching into the military in Germany-
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for the first time ever in combat units.
244 female recruits walked onto the job in the army, air force and navy- making history in Germany.
Previously women would have been relegated to medical or musical assignments.
The move comes after a court ruled the restrictions violated European laws against sexual discrimination.
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[Stamps]


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Less than a week before the new postal rates go into effect.
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The increase starts next Sunday, January 7th.
It will cost you 34-cents to mail a first class letter... thats up a penny.
Many customers say they don't mind the increase...in fact, some wish the postal service would go one step further.


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((LAURA LACKEY/POSTAL CUSTOMER: I WISH THEY WOULD JUST GO TO 35 JUST MAKE IT EASIER. I CAN'T REMEMBER WHAT IS WHEN IT GOES FROM PENNY TO PENNY.)) ((CATHY SHELTON/POSTAL CUSTOMER: I WOULD JUST ASSUME PERSONALLY THEY GO UP TO 35 INSTEAD OF DEALING WITH THE PENNIES.))

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If you have the old stamps when the increase begins, don't worry, all you have to do is buy one cent stamps.
Priority mail goes up from 3.20 to $3.50.
You can also expect an increase of fifty cents for Express mail.
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[Agee]


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One state delegate called it the story of a local boy making good.
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Former Delegate Steve Agee was sworn in as one of the state's nine Appellate judges.
He's comes to the job without any experience as a judge.
He takes his place on the bench after 21 years in private practice.
Agee is a graduate of Cave Spring High School, Bridgewater College and U-V-A Law School.
Virginia's Court of Appeals convened in Salem today to welcome its newest member.
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He played a martian, a teacher and a judge-- still ahead on News 7, we'll look back on the career of actor Ray Walston.
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[VO-NAT]


And heavy rain forces a 200 foot cliff to give way.
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[Subway-Diet]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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You've probably seen those subway ads- with people who've lost weight-
Now a local woman who lost more than 100-pounds will be in the commercials.
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Kimberly Johnston's attributes some of her weight loss success to eating subway sandwiches.
Subway now features her on its posters-- and is paying her to be in its commercials.
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((KIMBERLY JOHNSTON; I JUST WANTED TO LOSE WEIGHT TO BE HEALTHY, ITS KIND OF SCARY THAT PEOPLE ARE WATCHING ME AND FOLLOWING MY PLAN, BUT IT'S NICE WHEN PEOPLE WRITE IN AND TELL YOU THAT I HAVE MADE DIFFERENCE, THAT MY STORY DID INSPIRE THEM IT'S REALLY A HUMBLING EXPERIENCE AND A GOOD FEELING ))
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Johnston used to weigh more than 3-hundred pounds and wore a size 28.
But she says she shed the pounds by eating better -- which included eating a low fat Subway sandwich for lunch and dinner, four times a week.
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((IT WAS A SMALL CHANGE, IT WAS SOMETHING I THOUGHT I COULD DO AND THAT SMALL CHANGE MADE A BIG DIFFERENCE ))
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[OUT Q=a big difference]
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Johnston also has her own website which she hopes will inspire others to get healthy.
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[Walston]


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He was known as the visitor from outerspace-
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Actor Ray Walston- who starred in the 1960's TV show- My Favorite Martian- has passed away.
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((YOUNGER MAN: WELL I HAD TO WORK LATE DINNER DOESN'T MAKE ITSELF YOU KNOW. MARTIAN: ON MARS IT DOES. YOU KNOW HOW MUCH MORE INTELLIGENT WE HANDLE THE BUSINESS OF EATING BACK HOME. YOUNGER MAN: NO BUT I'M SURE YOU'LL TELL ME. WILL YOU PLEASE TURN THAT FINGER OFF. MARTIAN: SORRY. ))
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[OUT Q=finger off.. sorry.]
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[VO-NAT]


Walston won a Tony Award for his performance in the Broadway show ''Damn Yankees.''
In more recent years, he won two successive Emmys for his role on T-V's ''Picket Fences.''
On film, Walston played the teacher, Mr. Hand, in ``Fast Times at Ridgemont High.''
Ray Walston was 86 years old.
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[UK-Mudslide]


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A giant landslide in North Wales-
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killed one woman and critically injured a man.
The slide on a 200 foot cliff swept at least seven cars down onto a beach-
A police spokesman says search and rescue dogs have been dispatched although there is nothing to suggest anyone else is trapped under the wreckage.
It's believed torrential rain over the last few months caused the landslide.
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[S-Extra]


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In sports, highlights from the Wake-UVA battle. We'll check in on the V Foundation Classic and high school basketball, plus a look back at the Hokie football season.
First our extra point.
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[SUPER=76-NCAA;]


Ohio State is replacing John Cooper as head football coach.
School officials say deteriorating discipline, competitiveness and academics within the football program are reasons for the decision.
Cooper has a record of 111-43-and-4 over 13 seasons with the Buckeyes.
Here are the boards.
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[S-UVA]


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The battle of the unbeatens turned out to be a slaughter last night.
Eighth ranked UVA visited fourth ranked Wake Forest and found the Demon Deacons bewitching.
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[SUPER=03-Winston-Salem, NC/HTS;]


The Deacs haven't lost since last season and came into the contest looking for their 17th straight win.
It started good for Virginia as Donald hand finds Roger Mason. Mason gets the old fashion three point play and the 25-23 lead.
Travis Watson gets the ball down low, the turn around jumper keeps the Cavaliers close.
But Wake Forest just explodes on offense. Antwan Scott is the receiver of the perfect ally OOP pass and the Demon Deacons start to surge forward.
[super=33-Virginia/73/Wake Forest/96;]


This is how well it went for Wake, Josh Howard loses a shoe, but doesn't miss a step. Josh Shoemaker scores the points and the Demon Deacons devastate UVA 96-73 for their 17th straight win.
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[S-Maroons]


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The eighth annual V Foundation Classic tipped off at the Bast Center yesterday.
Roanoke College and Babson met in the nightcap of the doubleheader.
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[VO-NAT]


Each year sports memorabilia goes up for auction or raffle. The proceeds go to the V Foundation and local cancer charities.
[SUPER=03-Salem/Roanoke vs. Babson;]


The Maroons' Colby Leftwich makes the steal then converts it into two points for Roanoke College.
Chris Michalowski for Babson dribbles through the lane splitting the Maroon 'D' to score the lay up.
[super=33-Roanoke/70/Babson/67;]


Roanoke's Brad Dunleavy take the pass from the inside and pulls up draining the jumper. Roanoke goes on to beat Babson 70-to-67.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Ripon vs. Maryville;]


Ripon and Maryville hooked up in the first game of the day.
Ben Robison gives Maryville the eight point lead with the shot that's all net from the top of the key.
Ripon's Nick Butrym get the ball on the baseline, goes to the hoop. The shot is good and he draws the foul.
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The Scots Joe Ballard is on the receiving end of the long pass and picks up two. Maryville gets the 84-to-46 win and will meet Roanoke in the championship game at 7:30 tonight.
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Babson and Ripon meet in the consolation game at five.

[S-High]


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The Salem Civic Center was the stage for the high school game of the night, as the Colonels of William Fleming and the Patrick Henry Patriots fought for Roanoke bragging rights.
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[SUPER=03-Salem/Wm. Fleming vs. Patrick Henry;]
Fleming's #52 James Barlow dishes off to Richard Barrett. Barrett is good for two from the outside.


P-H's Tony Stovall gets fancy with the moves, then pulls up and drains two for the Patriots.
[super=33-William Fleming/43/Patrick Henry/29;]


Barrett again for the Colonels gets the ball inside and sinks the turn around jumper and Fleming beats Patrick Henry 43-29.
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[S-Hokies]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-86 2530TC]
[GRAPHIC=GATOR BOWL]


Virginia Tech players headed home today from Jacksonville as Gator Bowl Champions.
Mike Stevens says the future looks good for the Hokies to return to another New Year's Day bowl.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=FIRST AUDIO]
[SUPER=03-Jacksonville, FL/Monday; :00]
[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/99 Career Wins at VT; :16]
[SUPER=01-Anthony Lambo/VT Senior Lineman; :39]
[SUPER=01-Charley Wiles/VT Defensive Line Coach; 1:05]
[SUPER=@mike1; 1:17]
[SUPER=01-Jarrett Ferguson/VT Fullback; 1:52]
[SUPER=01-Lee Suggs/30 Rushing TDs in 2000; 1:57]
[RUNS=2:05]
[OUT Q=....NEWS 7 SPORTS."]
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[S-Express]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=express/greenville]


The Roanoke Express got back on the winning track tonight beating Greenville four to three.
Roanoke survived a three goal third period by the Grrrowl to hang on for the win to stop a four game losing streak .