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[ANCHOR=Jean]

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[WRITER=jja]
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Coming up on News 7-
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Remembering a woman who was gunned down this week in Roanoke.
A new airline is stationed in the star city. Today it takes to the skies.
Plus a dramatic rescue as a man dangles from a bridge- over a river-
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[Talent=Jean]


And we'll meet UVa's new football coach.

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 11]



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[SOT 3:42:58]
[IN Q=it's going]

((CHARLOTTE RAMSEY/CHARLENE'S SISTER: IT'S GOING TO BE HARD TO GET OVER BUT WITH THE GRACE OF GOD WE'LL MAKE IT.))
[RUNS=04]
[OUT Q=we'll make it.]
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[VO-NAT]


Charlene Ramsey is remembered as police continue to look for the man who they believe shot and killed her.
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[Ramsey]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-51 TC49:48]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at Eleven]


Tuesday's shooting at Hot Rods Car Care in Roanoke has left family and friends of 27 year old Charlene Ramsey asking why.
Today a memorial service was held in her honor.
Kate Weidaw has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;:00]
[SUPER=01-Charlotte Ramsey/Charlene's Sister;:51]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Tuesday;1:01]
[SUPER=@Kate2;1:23]
[RUNS=1:31]
[OUT Q=kw news 7 Roanoke.]

(([NAT SOUND OF MUSIC, SHOW CANDLE BURNING]
[RUNS= 5]


Charlene Ramsey worked at Our Lady of the Valley Retirement Center for only a year but she made an impression on everyone she worked with.

[SOT 3:24:30]
[INQ=]

((SHE CARED ABOUT PEOPLE SHE CARED ABOUT THE RESIDENTS AND PEOPLE LIKE THAT DON'T COME ALONG EVERYDAY.))
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[RUNS= 8]


Charlene worked as a licensed practical nurse and touched many lives.

[SOT 3:19:39]
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((SHE BRIGHTENED MY MORNINGS AND DAYS AT WORK, SHE KEPT ME ON MY TOES AND STAYED ON ME...(CRYING)..))
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[RUNS= 12]


But her family is having the hardest time dealing with the loss. Charlene leaves behind not only her mother, sister, and brother but her daughter Chaniqua.

[SOT 3:45:06]
[INQ=]

((CHARLOTTE RAMSEY: SHE'S ONLY 9 YEARS OLD SHE DON'T KNOW HOW TO ACCEPT IT RIGHT NOW SHE'S IN SHOCK, IT'S LIKE SHE DOESN'T BELIEVE IT.))
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[RUNS= 8]


Right now police are searching for 29 year old Earl Allen Hale. While Hale has been formally charged he's been on the loose since the shooting. Meanwhile the family believes Hale is the murderer, but they still have a hard time believing it went this far.

[SOT 3:43:35]
[INQ=]

((CHARLOTTE RAMSEY: I JUST WISH HE WOULD TURN HIMSELF IN IF NOT FOR THE FAMILY THEN FOR HER DAUGHTER SHE'S THE ONE WHO IS GOING TO TAKE IT HARD IN THE LONG RUN.))
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[RUNS= 12]


Family and friends will lay Charlene to rest on Tuesday at Michael Street Baptist Church. Kate Weidaw News 7 Roanoke.))

[Robey]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-48 TC1:07:55]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Invest.]


A Lynchburg murder suspect is caught in Maryland.
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[VO-NAT]


19-year old Rahmon Rashad Robey was arrested this morning in Baltimore on outstanding warrants for murder and use of a firearm.
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Lynchburg police had been looking for Robey since November 7th, when he allegedly gunned down Leon Alphonzo Strange inside the Sunshine Market.
Robey is being held in Maryland pending an extradition hearing.
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[Reedy]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=00-55 TC38:47]
[GRAPHIC=None]


It was 13 years ago that Davey Reedy was found guilty of setting the fire that killed his own children
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Today he was back in the same courtroom where he was sentenced to two life terms for arson and murder in 1988.
Reedy had been found competent to stand trial, but his new attorney says his mental status changed during the course of the trial.
His mother testified Davey was drinking as the trial progressed and had become suicidal.
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[SOT Tape #2 @14:34:05]
[IN Q=He told me]

((GERALDINE WHEELER/REEDY'S MOTHER; HE TOLD ME HE DIDN'T WANT TO LIVE, THAT HE HAD LOST EVERYTHING THAT HE HAD, THAT THERE WASN'T ANY REASON TO GO ON AND LIVE.))
[SUPER=01-Geraldine Wheeler/Reedy's Mother]
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[OUT Q=go on and live.]
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[VO-NAT]


Attorney Roberta Bondurant is asking judge Clifford Weckstein for a new trial.
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[Trigon-Hospital]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=5pm]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=00-49 TC43:09]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Some potentially good news for people with Trigon insurance in Henry County and Martinsville.
The company and Memorial Hospital in Martinsville say there is still hope a new contract can be reached.
They've agreed to continue negotiations and are extending the old contract until February 28th.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville/File Tape]


The 21-thousand Trigon members in Henry County and Martinsville will have network access to the hospital.
And the extension will be retroactive.
That means any claims made between January 1st and 5th will paid at the "in-network" level.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=None]


The two sides say they are optimistic that a new mutually acceptable contract can be achieved by the time the temporary agreement ends.
But they are not releasing any details about the negotiations.

[Kilgore]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-44 TC1:04:36]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2001]


Jerry Kilgore was number two in the hearts of Virginia Republicans the last time they picked a candidate for Attorney General.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


But four years later, the former state public safety secretary is back, running again to be the state's top cop.
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[SOT 10:26:15]
[IN Q=Four years]

((JERRY KILGORE/(R) ATTORNEY GENERAL CANDIDATE: FOUR YEARS AGO, I ANNOUNCED A STANDARD OF ETHICS FOR THE COMMONWEALTH, AND I'LL ONCE AGAIN...VIRGINIA'S ELECTORAL PROCESS.))
[SUPER=01-Jerry Kilgore/(R) Attorney General Candidate;]
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[OUT Q=electoral process.]
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[VO-NAT]


Kilgore's from Gate City in far southwest Virginia.
He's a former state and federal prosecutor.
His wife is Jim Gilmore's Deputy Secretary of the Commonwealth.
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[TALENT=Jean]
[SS=HOLD]


Kilgore may face former Richmond City Council member John Conrad for the G-O-P nomination.

[Bank-Robbery]


[ANCHOR=JEan]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=00-53 TC25:19]
[GRAPHIC=Bank Robbery]


Two men robbed the B-B-and-T Bank in South Boston this afternoon.
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[VO-NAT]


Police say the two black males made off with an undisclosed amount of money.
One was wearing a jean jacket, blue jeans and a baseball hat.
The other had a goatee and wore a green fleece "Starter" warm-up jacket.
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[Hodges]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
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Roanoke police and the Drug Enforcement Agency need your help tonight.
They're trying to find a Roanoke man wanted on federal drug charges.
(XXXXXXX)

[TAKE PICTURE FS]
27-year old Christopher W. Hodges' last known address is the 17-hundred block of Eastern Avenue, Northeast.
He goes by the nickname Chuckles.
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[TAKE CRIMELINE FS]
Anyone with information on Hodges' whereabouts is asked to call Crimeline at 344-8500.
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[Texas-Manhunt]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


It's an all out manhunt for Seven escaped convicts- who broke out of a Texas prison more than 3 weeks ago.
The convicts are most probably heavily armed-
Terisa Estacio reports from San marcos Texas where there's been a possible sighting.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-San Marcos, TX; :00]
[SUPER=01-Chief Steve Griffith/San Marcos Police Department; :13]
[Super=01-Officer David Tull/Irving Police Department; 1:02]
[SUPER=01-Terisa Estacio/Reporting; 1:21]
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[OUT Q=San Marcos, Texas]

((WHILE AUTHORITIES ARE NOT CALLING IT A CONFIRMED SIGHTING... SEVERAL EMPLOYEES OF THIS SAN MARCOS BANK BELIEVE THEY STOOD FACE TO FACE THURSDAY WITH TWO OF THE FUGITIVES. Chief Steve Griffith/San Marcos P.D.: "OFFICERS SHOWED PHOTOS OF THE SEVEN PRISON ESCAPEES TO BANK EMPLOYEES AND AN ADDITIONAL WITNESS WHO WAS OUTSIDE, A POSSIBLE IDENTIFICATION WAS MADE OF TWO OF THE ESCAPED PRISONERS." SAN MARCOS POLICE OFFICIALS SUSPECT THE MEN SPOTTED INSIDE.. AND OTHERS OUTSIDE.. WERE CASING THE BANK FOR A POSSIBLE ROBBERY. THE MEN DROVE OFF IN THREE DIFFERENT CARS BEFORE POLICE ARRIVED. AND WHILE POLICE PURSUE THAT LEAD IN SAN MARCOS... AUTHORITIES IN IRVING, TEXAS RELEASED NEW INFORMATION ABOUT THE CHRISTMAS EVE SHOOT-OUT THAT LEFT A POLICE OFFICER DEAD. POLICE SAY BLOOD FOUND IN A GETAWAY CAR CAME FROM SLAIN OFFICER AUBREY HAWKINS AND TWO OTHER SOURCES. OFFICER DAVID TULL/IRVING POLICE DEPT. "THERE'S GOOD REASON TO BELIEVE TWO OF THE SUSPECTS WERE INJURED AT SOME POINT." POLICE ALSO RELEASED NEW UPDATED SKETCHES OF THE SEVEN CONVICTS WHO HAVE BEEN ON THE RUN FOR MORE THAN THREE WEEKS NOW. TULL "WHAT YOU'LL SEE MOSTLY DIFFERENT IS SOME WEIGHT LOSS OR WEIGHT GAIN...A LITTLE BIT OF HAIR DIFFERENCE." THE MANHUNT IS EXPECTED TO GET SOME HIGH PROFILE HELP SATURDAY NIGHT FROM A POPULAR T-V SERIES. "AMERICA'S MOST WANTED" PLANS TO AIR A SEGMENT ON THE SEVEN DANGEROUS ESCAPEES. TERISA ESTACIO, CBS NEWS, SAN MARCOS, TEXAS.))
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


One of the top talents of the Big Band era is gone-- we'll look back on the life of Les Brown when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


And a dramatic rescue in Russia-- a man threatening suicide is pulled back in.
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[Sports-Preview]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=Sports-Preview]
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[SOT]
[IN Q="Hey ....]
[RUNS=:30]
[OUT Q=....the Big 7."]

((Hey folks this is Mike Stevens back in the News 7 Sports office with tonight's high school roundball from the gym that J.J. rocks, and the Pope's palace at Northside. Al Groh follows Welsh's footsteps looks to carry on the tradition on Jefferson at UVa. Bruce Smith might be the "X" factor in the Vick decision. And Jim Druckenmiller checks in from the XFL as the Maniacs open camp. All that more tonight on the Big 7.))

[Bridge-REscue]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net]
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An amazing rescue in Russia-
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[VO-NAT]
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[Super=X5045 (starts FX)]
[SUPER=75-Moscow, Russia]


Rescue workers raced to a bridge after a call of a suicidal man threatening to jump.
Rescuers tried to talk him out of it- but they could not convince the man to climb into to safety... so it was time for another tactic.
They grabbed the man's coat and pulled him back- at one point the man was dangling off the bridge- over the Moscow River.
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[Brown]


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


Les Brown and his Band of (Ra-NOUN) Renown scored a number one hit with ``Sentimental Journey'' during America's big band era.
Today the band leader died of lung cancer.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Fellas]

((BRASS, D AND E. HOLD IT OUT STRAIGHT))
[SUPER=04-1990]
[RUNS=:03]
[OUT Q=out straight.]
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[VO-NAT]


Les Brown was still touring and performing swing music as recently as five months ago.
The Guiness Book of World Records recognized him as the leader of the longest lasting musical organization in pop music history.
Brown formed his Band of Renown in 1936.
He was 88.
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[Cobb]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-52 TC1:05:24]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Lynchburg's economic development director says city council won't let him do his job-- so he's stepping down.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Lee Cobb says the conflict over vice mayor Stewart Hobbs' contract with the city is pushing him into early retirement.
Hobb's company, Virginia Aviation, is the fixed base operator at the Lynchburg airport.
Cobb says Hobbs' position of power in city government presents a conflict of interest.
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[SOT 10:38:46]
[IN Q=We're not in]

((LEE COBB/ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR: WE'RE NOT IN A POSITION, HAVING A CITY COUNCIL MEMBER AS A CONTRACTOR TO THE CITY, TO BE ABLE TO ENFORCE THE PROVISIONS OF A LEASE ADMINISTRATIVELY AS WE WOULD ANY OTHER CONTRACTOR.))
[SUPER=01-Lee Cobb/Economic Development Director]
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[OUT Q=any other contractor.]
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[VO-NAT]


Hobbs denies the allegations and says council has investigated and dismissed all of the complaints.
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[Potomac-Air]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=00-41 TC1:47:06]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A new airline is taking off and it's headquartered in Roanoke.
It's called Potomac Air, and it's a subsidiary of U.S. Airways.
Potomac Air flew for the first time today.
News 7 business reporter Jennifer Miele has the story.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Nat sound, may I have your attention]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Bob Brayton/Potomac Air; :21 ]
[SUPER=01-Susan Lewis/Potomac Air; :58]
[SUPER=@Jennifer1; 1:07]
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[OUT Q=JM News 7, Roanoke.]

(([NAT SOUND] [tcL00:08:01] ((MAY I HAVE YOUR ATTENTION PLEASE, I AM NOW READY TO BEGIN BOARDING US AIRWAYS EXPRESS FLIGHT OPERATED BY POTOMAC AIR.)) [RUNS05]
Big news for a relatively little airport.
A new airline, headquartered in Roanoke, is now servicing passengers between Roanoke, Washington D.C. and Greensboro.
It's called Potomac Air, and its managers mean business.
[SOT]

((BOB BRAYTON/POTOMAC AIR: IT USUALLY TAKES ABOUT SIX MONTHS TO BUILD A ROUTE AND WE'LL CERTAINLY GIVE IT ALL THE TIME IT NEEDS TO PROVE ITSELF.)) [RUNS06]
Passengers are walking on air... they can get round trip tickets to Washington for less than a hundred bucks... just buy purchasing their ticket at the airport.
[SOT]

[TC:00:03:27] ((OH IT WAS WONDERFUL, THEY TREATED US LIKE ROYALTY, ROSES AND THE WHOLE BIT.)) [RUNS05]

All maintenance and operations for Potomac Air are based in Roanoke.
The airline hand picked its employees, and trained them IN Roanoke.
So far, Potomac Air employs 120 employees and most of them are FROM Roanoke.
[SOT]

((SUSAN LEWIS/POTOMAC AIR: IT SEEMS LIKE THEY ARE JUST UP AND GROWING, A LOT OF OPPORTUNITY BOTH PERSONALLY AND PROFESSIONALLY. IT'S A ONCE IN A LIFE TIME OPPORTUNITY TO GET ON THE GROUND FLOOR OF AN AIRLINE.)) [RUNS10] [STAND UP] ((JENNIFER MIELE/REPORTING: POTOMAC AIR HOPES TO BRING MORE THAN JUST AN INFLUX OF PASSENGERS TO ROANOKE... IT'S CREW BASE NEEDS HOMES, THEIR FAMILIES NEED JOBS, AND FOR EMPLOYEES ALREADY IN ROANOKE, THE AIRLINE IS JUST THE TICKET. JENNIFER MIELE, NEWS 7.)) [RUNS10] ))
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


Something's raising a stink at the state capitol-- the problem is no one can figure out how to get rid of it.
We'll explain next on News 7.
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[VO-NAT]


And Florida farmers fight to save their crops-- as mother nature drops the temperatures.
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[Capitol-Smell]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=500-14 1:29:14]
[GRAPHIC=None]


There's something at the Virginia State Capitol that just doesn't pass the sniff test.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


It's not an ethics violation. It's not illegal. It's a smell emanating from the bowels of the building itself.
And for the women who work in House room three .. ground zero for the odor .. it's NO longer a joke.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=People, no matter]
[SUPER=01-Nancy Kidder/Capitol Worker; :00]
[SUPER=01-Donald Williams/Dept. of General Services; :21]
[RUNS=33]
[OUT Q=run together.]
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[VO-NAT]


Until a solution is found, the workers who are most affected will keep on spraying air freshener, lighting candles, and popping Advil to beat the headaches.
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[Brush-Fires]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Brush Fire]


Californians admit that brush fires come with the territory- but it's still never easy.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Alpine, CA;]


The fire has already destroyed several homes- and thousands of acres of brush.
Some folks are left with nothing- their homes ruined-
Mike Wilson was one of the luckier ones- his home was spared.
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[SOT SOT FROM 4:30 PKG]
[IN Q=]

((MIKE WILSON/RESIDENT: IF YOU LOOK, IT LOOKS LIKE A DEMILITARIZED ZONE. EVERYTHING IS FRIED. WE LOST ALL TEN ACRES, EXCEPT FOR THE HOUSE.))
[SUPER=01-Mike Wilson/Resident;]
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[OUT Q=EXCEPT FOR THE HOUSE. ]
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[VO-NAT]


Firefighters are working round the clock to try and get a handle on the fire- They hope to have it contained tomorrow.
It may have been a careless smoker that caused this fire.
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[Florida-Ice]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


If you're sick of the cold weather, imagine what the farmers in Florida are feeling-
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Hillsboro, FL;]


The state has been hit with night after night of temperatures dipping into the 20's in North Florida- and the 30's and 40's in the south.
Farmer Carl Grooms grows both citrus and strawberries- Icicles dangle from mature oranges-
Grooms says the fruit must be harvested quickly in order to save the crop.
Farmers says it will take awhile to assess all the damage.
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[Talent=Jean]
[SS=None]


This November and December were the coldest recorded in U-S history with a 33-point-eight degree average temperature.

[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=extra point]
[GRAPHIC=none]


High school hoop highlights from the valley are on the way tonight, plus Steve Mason checks in with UVa's new head football coach, and we check in with Jim Druckenmiller from the Memphis Maniacs camp.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=75-Charlottesville; :00]

But first in tonight's Extra Point, Rick Lantz who served as UVa's defensive coordinator for 10 years under George Welsh accepted a similar post today as he was hired as the new defensive coordinator at Navy. Lantz has been a coach for 35 seasons.
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[OUT Q=.....last score."]
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[S-Cave]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=sp-82 4322tc]
[GRAPHIC=HIGH SCHOOL HOOPS]

We begin this morning in front of another sellout crowd at Cave Spring where the unbeaten Knights got all they wanted and more this evening from the Patrick Henry Patriots.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Patrick Henry vs. Cave Spring; :00]

Cave Spring boss man Billy Hicks had to encourage his team to stay patient and handle's the Patriots' slowed tempo last night. The Knights' Daniel Payne will pass the rock to Bryan Hamilton who drops in the three pointer from the right side to give the Knights a 33-to-29 lead in the third period. But Patrick Henry would come back in the fourth and go up by as many as five as Chris Finney backs into the goal and gets the hoop and the harm - and PH can smell the upset.
[SUPER=33-Patrick Henry/48/Cave Spring/58;]

But Cave would outscore PH 20-to-6 the rest of the way as Hamilton hits the layin and Cave moves to 11-and-0 with the 58-to-48 win.
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[S-Northside]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-84]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]



[WIPE TO ENG#!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!]



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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Lord Botetourt vs. Northside; :00]

At Northside, the Vikings knew that it would take a team effort to take out the tall Cavaliers from Lord Botetourt last night. Northside's Tommy Morgan passes to Jason Salter at the top of the key, and he knocks down the three pointer in this low scoring contest. Botetourt answers in the second quarter with Anthony Ford finding Chris Tucker in the low post. He turns and hits the jumper for the Cavs.
[SUPER=33-Lord Botetourt/35/Northside/38;]

But Northside would prevail as Salter hit the floater and the Vikes get the 38-to-35 Blue Ridge district win.
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[S-Soccer]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-81 (38:20)]
[GRAPHIC=Soccer Logo]


In on other prep note - Blacksburg head soccer coach Shelley Blumenthal is the Adidas South Region Coach of the year.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Group AA Championship; :]


This is the third consecutive year that Blumenthal has received the award and he is one of 8 finalists for National Coach of the year.
Blumenthal has guided the Indians to 5 Group Two A state championships in the past 9 years as head coach. Over that time his teams have won 163 games and lost just 11.
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[S-UVA]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-87 30 :22]
[GRAPHIC=uva football]

The University of Virginia welcomed home Al Groh yesterday as he officially took over the UVa football program. Steve Mason has more from this morning's announcement in Charlottesville.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=first audio]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville; :00]
[SUPER=01-Al Groh/UVa Head Football Coach; :15]
[SUPER=01-Walt Derey/1993-1996 UVa Tight End; :56]
[SUPER=@Steve1; 1:06]
[SUPER=04-1995 Season; 1:26]
[SUPER=01-Mike Groh/UVa Football Assistant; 1:34(QUICK!!!)]
[SUPER=04-2000 NFL Season; 1:41]
[SUPER=01-Chris Slade/Ex-Cavalier & New Eng. Patriot; 1:46]
[SUPER=01-Doug Karczewski/Ex-Cavalier & N.Y. Jet; 1:51]
[RUNS=2:05]
[OUT Q=...News 7 sports"]
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[S-Vick]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-80 10126tc]
[GRAPHIC=VICK]


Frank Beamer and several of his assistant coaches weren't the only Hokies to visit with Michael Vick yesterday.
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Redskins' defensive end Bruce Smith sat down and chatted with Vick. Smith was the top pick in 1985 draft, but Bruce stayed at Tech, won the Outland trophy his senior season and then left school. Ironically, the only sophomore to enter the draft and then become the number one pick is another Redskin - Dan Wilkinson, the defensive tackle from Ohio State.
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Warren Moon and agent Leigh Steinberg also were reportedly with Vick yesterday. Michael has until next Friday to make his intentions known. As you know, Vick played with a $1 million dollar insurance policy this past season. If he comes back to school - sources tell us Vick can expect to have two new policies worth a total of $18 million that he could cash in should he be disabled by an injury.
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One quarterback is coming back. Michigan's Drew Henson announced tonight that he will return for his senior season in Ann Arbor.

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While the NFL playoffs are heating up, the brand new XFL is just getting started with the league's inaugural training camps. In Memphis,
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the Maniacs opened practice with 70 players including for NFL stars Alvin Harper, Rashaan Salaam, Marcus Nash and former Hokie Jim Druckenmiller.
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Druck's first game is set for February 4th against Birmingham.