[News-Heads]

[ANCHOR=Jean]

[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=]
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If you're travelling 81- slow down.
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[VO-NAT]


That's because tomorrow the speed limit goes DOWN.
A report coming up.
The president says farewell to America tonight-
While it's hello Washington for George W. Bush-
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[Talent=Jean]


And changes coming at First Union- some employees could go.
News 7 is next.

[Video-Open]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=]



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[SOT 12:35]
[IN Q=come tomorrow]

((COME TOMORROW THE NEW SIGNS WILL BE UP AND THAT MEANS THE NEW SPEED LIMIT WILL BE ENFORCEABLE.))
[RUNS=:03]
[OUT Q=be enforceable.]
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[VO-NAT]


You'll have to slow down on parts of interstate 81- Starting tomorrow the speed limit changes to 60 miles an hour.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 11]


Good evening....

[Speed-Limit]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-53 TC31:48]
[GRAPHIC=I-81 Safety]


If you take interstate 81 to go to work in the morning- you'll have to drive a little slower tomorrow morning.
That's because the speed limit is dropping from 65 to 60 miles an hour.
[DOUBLE BOXES= Jean and Kate/Microwave;]


Kate Weidaw is NEAR interstate 81 tonight with more.
[LIVE= Kate FULL/Microwave]
[SUPER=@Kate1]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke Co.]


If you travel the interstate between Salem and Botetourt County you will be affected.
The new signs will be unveiled tomorrow morning just in time for the morning rush hour.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]
[SUPER=01-Laura Bullock/VDOT Spokesperson; :28]
[SUPER=01-Lt. Richard Denney/State Police; :48QUICK!!!]
[RUNS=:51]
[OUT Q=the speed limit.]

((Bumper to bumper traffic is a problem on interstate 81.
[NAT BREAK CARS DRIVING BY]
[RUNS= 3]


That's why the speed limit is dropping from 65 to 60 miles per hour between Salem and Daleville in Botetourt County.



[SOT 13:14]
[INQ=]

((LAURA BULLOCK: NOW IT SEEMS WITH THE NUMBER OF TRAFFIC OUT THERE THAT WE NEED TO TAKE THIS EXTRA MEASURE TO HELP PEOPLE GET SAFELY THROUGH THE VALLEY.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 7]


VDOT has already installed new and improved rumble strips and guard rails to try and prevent accidents like this from happening. And in case you forget about the speed reduction, new signs will be unveiled Friday morning to remind drivers to slow down.

[SOT 11:48]
[INQ=]

((LAURA BULLOCK: THOSE SIGNS ARE GOING TO HAVE ADVANCE WARNING SIGNS LEADING TO THEM THERE SHOULDN'T BE ANY SURPRISES, PEOPLE SHOULD KNOW THEY ARE ENTERING A PLACE WHERE THEY HAVE TO SLOW DOWN.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 9]

And of course the authorities will be watching.

[SOT 17:22]
[INQ=]

((LT. RICHARD DENNEY/VA STATE POLICE: WE'RE GOING TO BE OUT STRICTLY ENFORCING THE SPEED LIMIT.))
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[RUNS= 3]))
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[LIVE= Kate FULL/Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke Co.;]


Instead of making new speed limit signs VDOT decided to place a zero sticker over the five.
Crew will begin doing that around 8 o'clock tomorrow morning and hope to have all the speed limit signs labeled by 10 or 11 o'clock.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean and Kate/Microwave;]




[Clinton]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Bill Clinton]


After eight years in office, Bill clinton is saying goodbye-
He spoke on national television tonight- saying America's done well during his tenure.
Teri Okita has more on the President's farewell.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC]
[SUPER=01-Teri Okita/Reporting;]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=for CBS News.]

((200 years ago George Washington set the precedent by saying goodbye to the nation. And tonight William Jefferson Clinton, the 42nd President of the United States, did the same.
(SOT)

I leave the Presidency more confident In his ten-minute speech, Mister Clinton talked about his administration's triumphs, and gave some advice to his successor.
(SOT)

If we make these decisions wisely...))

[Bush-Inauguration]


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


While Bill Clinton says goodbye-
[SS=George W. Bush]


George W. Bush prepares to take over.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC]


With the Lincoln Memorial as a backdrop- the Bush's kicked off the inaugural weekend.
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[SOT 20:13:03]
[IN Q=]

((NAT OF FIREWORKS)) [butt to 20;14:05] ((I'M HONORED TO SERVE AND READY TO START! CHEERS.))
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=CHEERS.]
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[VO-NAT]


Bush says while every inauguration continues the tradition of the office- it also brings change.
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[SOT 20:15:30]
[IN Q=]

((A NEW ADMINISTRATION IS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR A NEW DIRECTION. THAT IS THE PROMISE I MADE TO YOU THAT IS THE PROMISE I INTEND TO KEEP FOR A FRESH START CHEERS.))
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=FRESH START. CHEERS.]
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[Vo-Nat]
The pre-inauguration extravaganza also featured a salsa style flair.
Bush even attempted to do a few dance moves-
George W. Bush will be sworn into office Saturday at noon.
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[SCV-Plates]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=00-43 TC1:51:14]
[GRAPHIC=SCV Plate Lawsuit]


The confederate battle flag will be shown on some Virginia license plates.
A federal judge ruled today that Virginia cannot keep the flag off of specialized license plates- the plates are issued to the Sons of Confederate Veterans.
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[VO-NAT]


In his 17-page opinion Judge Jackson Kiser wrote: "The Commonwealth seeks to bar the Sons from making their political statement while allowing various other groups to make their political statements."
The judge ordered the state to issue specialty plates for the Sons WITH the group's battle flag logo.
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[SOT 2:40]
[IN Q=I think we need]

((DEL. VIOLA BASKERVILLE/(D) RICHMOND; I THINK WE NEED TO RE-EXAMINE WHERE WE SHOULD BE IN AMERICA WITH RESPECT TO DIVISIVE SYMBOLS OF ALL SORTS.)) ((BRAG BOWLING/SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS; WE'VE WAITED TWO YEARS FOR THESE TAGS. WE DON'T WANT TO WAIT ANY MORE. I DON'T WANT THIS DISCRIMINATION TO CONTINUE.))
[SUPER=01-Del. Viola Baskerville/(D) Richmond; :00]
[SUPER=01-Brag Bowling/Sons of Confederate Veterans; :09]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=to continue.]
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=None]


But the wait may not be over. The State Attorney General's office said tonight that it today's ruling "may affect the future of the specialty license program."

[Wilder-Plate]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-54 TC33:50]
[GRAPHIC=None]


But what's to stop other groups such as the Ku Klux Klan or the Nazi Party from wanting their own plates?
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


That's how former governor Doug Wilder interprets the court ruling.
Wilder says he respects the display of the Confederate flag, but NOT on official state property.
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[SOT 12:36:19]
[IN Q=Observe those]

((DOUG WILDER/FORMER GOVERNOR: OBSERVE THOSE THINGS IN YOUR PRIVATE ENCOUNTERS AND YOUR PRIVATE ENVIRONS. IN YOUR HOME. I GO TO PEOPLE'S HOMES WHO HAVE CONFEDERATE FLAGS AND THEY ADORE THEM. I HAVE NO PROBLEM WITH THAT AT ALL. BUT FOR THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA TO AFFIX IT'S IMPRAMATEUR TO MAKE IT OFFICIAL, THAT'S THE PROBLEM, AND THEY HAVE TO DO SOMETHING.))
[SUPER=01-Doug Wilder/Former Governor;]
[RUNS=:24]
[OUT Q=do something.]
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[TALENT=Jean]
[SS=None]


It was Doug Wilder who ordered the removal of a Confederate flag from the aircraft of the Virginia Air National Guard- He did that when he was governor a decade ago.

[NS-Layoffs]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=NS Layoffs]


Norfolk Southern is laying off more Roanoke workers.
The railroad confirmed late this afternoon it's furloughing 34 conductors, effective today.
Norfolk Southern blames a slowing economy for the layoffs.

[First-Union]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=00-50 TC1:00:16]
[GRAPHIC=First Union]


Meanwhile slowing profits for another big company- profits are down 29 percent at First Union.
At least one analysts says that's because first union got caught up in a rat race.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


One First Union employee says about 20 people were let go in Roanoke today.
Pressures to expand and acquire assets like The Money Store and Core States may be one reason for the bank's losses.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=There's no question]

((GEORGE BRAMMER/A.G. EDWARDS: THERE' NO QUESTION FIRST UNION WAS IN A RACE TO GROW, RACING WITH OTHER LARGE BANKS TO GROW AND SOMETIMES HASTE MAKES WASTE.))
[SUPER=01-George Brammer/A. G. Edwards]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=haste makes waste.]
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[VO-NAT]


First Union management is banking on growth in 2001.
A strong economy ensures the bank will get money back it loaned to other businesses.
No word yet on how many more people will be laid off.
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[Bassett]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=bre]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Bassett Furniture]


A tough time for another local comapny. Bassett Furniture says sales are down but it hopes things turn around by the end of the year.
Sales were down over two and half percent last year for Bassett.
The company President Robert Spilman calls the results "unacceptable"- and expects better numbers this year.
[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


Next on News 7-- a startling revelation from Jesse Jackson.
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[VO-NAT]


And later police try to catch a trucker on the run-- and it's all caught on tape.
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[Sports-Preview]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=Sports-Preview]
[GRAPHIC=None]
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[SOT]
[IN Q="Alright...]
[RUNS=:25]
[OUT Q=.....THE BIG 7."]

((Hey folks this is Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office with some hoopla from Ferrum as the Panthers look to break a four game losing skid. We'll get an eyeful of today's Super Bowl hype from New York and Baltimore. The Jets get a new coach and the Express gets ready to face one of the ECHL's king pins tomorrow night at the Roundhouse. Tonight

on the Big 7.))[Jackson]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Jesse Jackson]


Jesse Jackson admitted today he has a child out of wedlock- from an affair just two years ago.
Stephen Clark says Jackson is asking the nation for forgiveness.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC/December 3, 1998; :00]
[SUPER=10-Jesse Jackson/Rainbow Coalition/September 19, 1998; :14]
[SUPER=01-Stephen Clark/Reporting; :46]
[RUNS=:56]
[OUT Q=FOR CBS NEWS.]

((THE MOTHER IS RAINBOW COALITION EMPLOYEE KARIN STANFORD, SEEN HERE IN 1998 ENTERING A WHITE HOUSE MEETING WITH JACKSON. THE LITTLE GIRL WAS CONCEIVED EVEN AS JACKSON WAS URGING THE NATION TO FORGIVE CLINTON HIS SINS. JESSE JACKSON, SEPT. 19, 1998, "no matter how high we are, we are still in the human condition." JACKSON MADE THE STUNNING ADMISSION JUST BEFORE THE NATIONAL ENQUIRER HIT THE NEWSSTANDS WITH THIS FRONT PAGE ARTICLE. "I FULLY ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY AND I AM TRULY SORRY FOR MY ACTIONS." JACKSON SAID IN HIS STATEMENT...THEN, OF HIS WIFE OF 38 YEARS AND HIS FIVE CHILDREN HE DESCRIBES THE ORDEAL AS: "....AN EXTREMELY PAINFUL, TRYING AND DIFFICULT TIME. I HAVE ASKED GOD AND EACH OF THEM TO FORGIVE ME, AND I THANK EACH OF THEM FOR THEIR GRACE AND UNDERSTANDING THROUGHOUT THIS PERIOD OF TRIBULATION." CLARK STANDUP CLOSE))

[Carruth]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


Jurors can't seem to decide whether Rae Carruth was the man behind his pregnant girlfriends murder.
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[VO-NAT 13:21:10]
[SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC]


Jurors told the judge today they're stuck- divided on all four charges.
The judge ordered to go back and keep on trying.
But jurors ended the day again with no verdict.
Carruth is a former NFL player- charged with masterminding the death of his girlfriend.
If convicted Carruth could face the death penalty.
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[Amherst-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-49 TC1:01:40]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


He's just 16- but Daniel Maddox is headed to prison for murdering his mother and shooting his father last summer.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Amherst]


Maddox was sentenced today in Amherst County Circuit Court.
He'd already pleaded guilty to shooting his mother to death then turning the gun on his father June 28th.
Maddox gave police different motives for his crime, but authorities say they may never know the true reason.
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[SOT 00:40:35]
[IN Q=This was a]

((SCOTT DEBRUIN/DEFENSE ATTORNEY: THIS WAS A TERRIBLE, SENSELESS ACT. THE MAYS FAMILY HAS BEEN DEEPLY AFFECTED, THE MADDOX FAMILY HAS BEEN DEEPLY AFFECTED.. NO MATTER WHAT SENTENCE THE JUDGE CRAFTED, NOBODY WAS GOING TO BE SATISFIED WITH THIS.))
[SUPER=01-Scott DeBruin/Defense Attorney]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=satisfied with this.]
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[VO-NAT]


Maddox was given a total of 68 years in prison, with 25 years suspended.
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[Inmate-Death]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=00-45 TC1:21:23]
[GRAPHIC=None]


An inmate awaiting trial in a fatal hit-and run accident took his own life at the Roanoke City jail.
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[VO-NAT]


Authorities say Anthony Brooks of Goodview hanged himself with a bedsheet early this morning.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/November 4;]


He was supposed to be in court today on involuntary manslaughter and other charges in the death of Teresa Hale.
The Vinton woman was hit by a pickup truck as she was leaving a nightspot on Orange Avenue last November.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


For the second day in a row, rolling blackouts are putting parts of California in the dark.
We'll have the latest when News 7 returns.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I have been forgiven]

((NAT MUSIC))
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=because I'm free.]
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[VO-NAT]


And some local musicians showcase their talent at Roanoke's downtown music lab.
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[Truck-Chase]


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


A high speed chase is caught on tape-
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[VO-NAT 10:04:12]
[Super=X5052 (loads FX)]
[Super=X5045 (starts FX)]
[SUPER=75-Philadelphia, PA]

this morning in Philadelphia.
Check out these pictures as police try to catch up with the truck on the (Sku-kill) Skuylkill Expressway.
The chase went on for miles before the truck ended up overturning- the driver tried to make a getaway on foot, but was captured.
It's not known where the truck started out from this morning.
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[Super=X5043 (clears FX)]



[CA-Power]


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


The lights keep going out in parts of California-
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-San Francisco, CA]


Rolling power blackouts have been ordered again- because of a power shortage.
For the second straight day- thousands are being plunged into darkness- something that until now hasn't happened since the second world war.
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[SOT TWO MOS BITES AT END OF PKG]
[Ic= ]

((I THINK IT'S KIND OF SCARY. I THINK WE SHOULD HAVE HAD MORE POWER BEFORE THIS HAPPENED.))
[RUNS=03]
[OUT Q=before this hapepned.]
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[VO-NAT]


Additional power purchased from Canada yesterday helped a little, but not enough to keep Governor Gray Davis from declaring a state of emergency.
Now, the state legislature is rushing to enact legislation that will let them buy more, at the taxpayers expense.

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[Henry-Internet]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=00-52 TC1:18:30]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Its been a tough year economically for several Southside Communities.
That's why Henry and Patrick Counties and Martinsville are joining forces to bring new technology to the area.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.]


Today, Representatives from each community announced a partnership with Virginia Tech's Center for Wireless Telecommunications.
Virginia Tech will study whether a broadband wireless communication network can be implemented in the region.
Those Southside communities hope this high speed internet access will attract businesses to the area.
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[SOT 05:59:16]
[IN Q=This is an opportunity]

((DAVID HOBACK/PATRICK CO. ADMINISTRATOR: THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO GET ON THE CUTTING EDGE OF TECHNOLOGY TO MAKE BUSINESSES TO BE ABLE TO OPERATE HERE.))
[SUPER=01-David Hoback/Patrick Co. Administrator]
[RUNS= 08]
[OUT Q=to operate here]
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[VO-NAT]


The study will identify those local businesses and industries that would benefit from this technology.
The study should be done by the summer.
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[Boucher]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-48 TC1:17:28]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The federal government thinks some artists in Floyd County are a good business investment.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Floyd;]


Congressman Rick Boucher presented nearly 400-thousand dollars in federal and state grants to the Jacksonville Center today.
The money will help renovate the old barn into a business incubator for about 20 artists, musicians and crafters.


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[SOT 7:01 - :17]
[IN Q=This is a strategy]

((RICK BOUCHER/(D) 9TH DISTRICT: THIS IS A STRATEGY FOR SUCCESS IN ADVANCING THE ARTS AND CRAFTS COMMUNITY IN FLOYD COUNTY AND, AMONG THE SMALL BUSINESS INCUBATORS WHICH WE'VE LAUNCHED IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA, THIS ONE IS REALLY UNIQUE BECAUSE THIS IS THE ONLY ONE THAT HAS A PRECISE FOCUS ON ARTS AND CRAFTS.))
[SUPER=01-Rep. Rick Boucher/(D) 9th District;]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=on arts and crafts.]
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[VO-NAT]


The center will also function as a theater and community center.
Officials hope the arts and crafts center will lure visitors off the Blue Ridge Parkway.... and boost business all around Floyd.
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[Talent-Show]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=01-01 TC13:55]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Some of Roanoke's young and talented musicians performed downtown tonight.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Nat rapping]

((NAT RAPPING))
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=NAT RAPPING]
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[VO-NAT]


It was all part of the Downtown Music Lab's talent show.
The lab gives young people in grades 8 through 12 an opportunity to write and record their own music.
Tonight it was a chance for their parents and the community to hear their original work.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 10:32]
[IN Q=it gives]

((CHARLIE HAMILL/DOWNTOWN MUSIC LAB: IT GIVES AREA HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS A CHANCE TO COME OUT AND PERFORM THEIR ORIGINAL MUSIC IN FRONT OF A CROWD OF FRIENDS AND FAMILY, IT'S A GOOD EXPERIENCE.))
[SUPER=01-Charlie Hamill/Downtown Music Lab]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=good experience.]
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[VO-NAT]


This was the third year the music lab has held a talent show.
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[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=Extra]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Ferrum looks to stop a losing skid on the hardwood. We'll hear from Tiki and Brian Billick as the Super Bowl hype starts to pick up some steam. The Express hopes it doesn't run out of steam with two tough games this weekend.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=75-Columbus, OH; :00]

But first in tonight's Extra Point, some Ohio State alums aren't convinced that four Division one double A coach Jim Tressel is the man to lead the Buckeyes. But I'll tell you this - the former Youngstown State boss, who won a record four national titles, brings discipline to the job. Today he told his new players the only acceptable reason to cut a class is if there is a death in the family. Now tonight's scores. [go to scores]
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[GO TO SCORES] [GO TO SCORES] [WIPE TO MOTION]
[SUPER=#556]
[SUPER=X5027;]
[SUPER=0098-j/Chowan/86//Ferrum/67///j/Queens/103//Longwood/85///;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0098-j/Virginia/83//Richmond/76//Women//Georgia/69/j/Tennessee/85//Women/;]
[SUPER=x5028;]
[SUPER=0096-/Atlanta/76/j/Indiana/84////Miami/75/j/Portland/85///;]
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[SUPER=0096-/Orlando/106/j/Dallas/115//Final In Overtime/j/Detroit/116//Chicago/110///;]
[SUPER=X5031;]
[SUPER=0103-/Boston/2/j/Carolina/4////Washington/4/j/Ottawa/5///;]
[RUNS=:25]
[OUT Q=...last score."]
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[S-Ferrum]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-87 4053TC]
[GRAPHIC=FERRUM]

The Ferrum Panthers were desperately looking for a "W". The Panthers hosted Chowan last night riding a nasty four game losing streak.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Ferrum/Chowan vs. Ferrum; :00]

Head coach Ed Wills was intense for this non-conference battle between the Panthers and the Braves. Former Fleming star R.J. Reynolds makes the steal, penetrates and kicks the rock out to Jerry Dillard out of Magna Vista - Ferrum is looking good in the second half. Chowan would answer back on the other end with a strong move on the block from Jeremy Sims as this one stays tight. Ferrum would crack the interior of the Braves' defense, just as easily.
[SUPER=33-Chowan/86/Ferrum/67 ;]

Number 42 - Robert Veney glides to the hole for the bucket. But Ferrum falls 86-to-67. Panthers are now 5-and-8.
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[S-ODU]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=SP-82 tc 50:53]
[GRAPHIC=6430 Colonial Athletic Conferenc]


Old Dominion Univeristy stepped out of the Colonial Athletic Conference tonight for a meeting with U-Conn on the Huskies' home court.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Storrs, CT/HTS;]


Wendy Larry's Monarchs had the tough task of facing this previously undefeated UCONN team right after its loss to Notre Dame. The Huskies haven't dropped back to back games in eight seasons.
ODU hits the boards early Monique Coker follows her own miss to get the two.
UCONN works the ball around and the Monarchs leave Svetlana Abrosimova all alone underneath. She scores the easy bucket.
ODU stays with its inside game, going down low again to Coker, but the UCONN lead is 20.
[super=33-ODU/51/UCONN/80;]


Diana Taurasi sets up for a long two and the Huskies get back on the winning track with the 80 to 51 win.
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[S-Ravens]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-80 11409tc]
[GRAPHIC=SUPER BOWL]


With two weeks between the conference championship games and the Super Bowl, the goal is to stay level headed, avoid the hype and stay focused. It's easier said than done with all the distractions, but something the Ravens are committed to achieving.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=FIRST AUDIO]
[SUPER=01-Brian Billick/Ravens Head Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=...GAME WERE SUNDAY."]
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[S-Tiki]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11PM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=SP-90 tc 36:50]
[GRAPHIC=SUPER BOWL 35]

The Super Bowl teams will arrive in Tampa early next week, but yesterday it was time for the Giants to face the full-court Big Apple press at the Meadowlands.
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[vo-Nat]
[SUPER=03-East Rutherford, NJ; :00]


Tiki Barber kind of turned the table on reporters.
When asked about his great season in which he topped 2000 total yards - he says it all goes back to preparation.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=The new]

((TIKI BARBER:))
[SUPER=01-Tiki Barber/Giants Running Back;]
[RUNS=23]
[OUT Q=I finally got it]
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Super Bowl Sunday is the 28th right here on Your Hometown Station with the kickoff set for six o'clock. Be sure to join us all next week beginning Monday for a very up close look at Tiki and all of the local stars playing in this year's Super Bowl.

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Elsewhere in the NFL yesterday the J-E-T-S - Jets name Herman Edwards their new head coach. He comes from Tampa Bay where he was the assistant head coach for the Buccaneers. He of course replaces Al Groh who resigned to take over the University of Virginia program.
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Michael Vick's agent who will negotiate his contract is the relatively unknown Andrew Joel out of Richmond. Many felt Vick would pick Bruce Smith's agent Leigh Steinberg, but instead he decided to stay in state.
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It shoudl be interesting - Joel's only current NFL clients are Vick's former Va. Tech teammate Shyrone Stith, who is now with the Jacksonville Jaguars and former North Carolina tailback Deon Dyer.
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The NFL also has now confirmed that Vick's college career actually ended on January 5th, four days after the Gator Bowl when he signed on with Andrew Joel.

That was a week before Vick officially announced he was leaving Tech. [S-Express]


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The Roanoke Express is getting ready for a big weekend. The team has been struggling a bit of late and one of the keys to Roanoke's play in the coming days will be how well Adam Dewan bounces back from his wicked bout with the flu. One that forced him to miss three games and lose a staggering 15 pounds.
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Roanoke will find out how much the return of Dewan and Ben Schust and the arrival of Mike Omicelli will help when it hosts South Carolina tonight. South Carolina leads the southeast division, but this will be the first time the two teams have played each other this season.
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In one other note, defensemen Calvin Elfring and Jeff Sproat will represent Roanoke in the ECHL All-Star Game on Fe bruary 13th. The game will be played this year in Little Rock, Arkansas.