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[ANCHOR=Jean]

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Naming something in Roanoke after Martin Luther King-
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[VO-NAT]


What will it be?
We'll check out the choices coming up.
Plus meet the REAL survivors of the outback- the show's contestants could probably learn something.
And Lee Suggs is running one in .. for local kids.
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[Talent=Jean]


News 7 at Eleven.

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[SOT 2:09:40]
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((AT THIS POINT THIS YEAR WE WILL NAME SOMETHING IN THIS CITY AFTER DR. KING.))
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[OUT Q=doctor king.]
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[VO-NAT]


Tonight Roanoke residents have their say on what should be named in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Junior.
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[ANCHOR=JEan]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 11]


Good evening...

[King]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-53 TC47:18]
[GRAPHIC=Martin Luther King]


The debate has actually been going on for almost two years- what exactly should be named after King?
But now the city has decided to let residents decide which site is most appropriate.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean and Kate /Microwave;]


Kate Weidaw is near Orange Avenue tonight.
Is this one site that may be named after Dr. King?
[LIVE=Kate FULL/Microwave]
[SUPER=@Kate1]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke]


That's right Jean.
Other places like the airport, Roanoke Civic Center, and Higher Education Building were also proposed tonight before the Martin Luther King Junior Memorial Committee.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=04-August 8, 1963; :00]
[SUPER=01-Brenda Hale/Roanoke NAACP President; :16]
[SUPER=01-Alvin Harper/Roanoke Resident; :45 QUICK]
[SUPER=01-Troy Eichelbergen/Roanoke Resident; :48]
[SUPER=01-Anne Lemon/Roanoke Resident; 1:01]
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[OUT Q=civil rights cause.]

(([NAT SOUND OF KING 00-45 1:16:28]
[RUNS= 5]


While Dr. Martin Luther King Junior had a dream and vision for America, Roanoke has a vision of honoring the civil rights leader.

[SOT 2:10:51]
[INQ=]

((BRENDA HALE/PRES. NAACP: DR. KING LIVED HIS LIFE THROUGH NON VIOLENCE SO WE SHOULD TRY AND EXEMPLIFY THAT.))
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[RUNS= 5]


Roanoke's NAACP President believes a memorial for King would make people more aware that violence needs to stop. Back in 1999 the Southern Christian Leadership Conference tried to rename Orange Avenue after King. In the end the proposal was rejected by City Council. But the issue didn't die there and now a committee has formed to ask residents what they want named after King.

[SOT 2:28:20]
[INQ=]

((ALVIN HARPER: I THINK MELROSE WOULD BE MORE VISIBLE TO THE BLACK COMMUNITY SOMETHING WE CAN BE PROUD OF AND OUR CHILDREN CAN BE PROUD OF TO SEE.))
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[SOT 2:26:43]
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((TROY EICHELBERGEN: I FEEL IF WE ARE GOING TO PAY A TRIBUTE TO HIM IT SHOULD RUN DOWN THE HEART OF THE CITY THAT IT WOULD MAKE ROANOKE A BETTER CITY.))
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[RUNS= 6]


Other say something that teaches the community about his work is more appropriate.

[SOT 2:29:59]
[INQ=]

((ANNE LEMON: LOCAL CIVIL RIGHTS MUSEUMS EDUCATE PEOPLE IN THE COMMUNITY ABOUT THEIR OWN CIVIL RIGHTS HISTORY AND THEY BECOME A PHYSICAL SITE TO CONTINUE HIS WORK.))
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[RUNS= 14]


Another man said naming a path after King would symbolize his efforts to get people to walk in numbers for the civil rights cause.))
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[LIVE= Kate FULL/Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke;]


Public comments will be taken through April. You can pick up a post card in next months Roanoke Citizen Magazine to write down your opinion
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean and KAte /Microwave;]


The committee plans to make its recommendation to City Council in May based on what the majority of residents say they want.

[D'ville-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jus]
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Teachers in Danville are fed up.
And tonight they let the school board know what exactly they're angry about.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville]


More than a hundred teachers turned out for the monthly school board meeting.
They're angry over reports that the board may extend the school day by as much as thirty minutes.
Teachers are also upset because they've been asked to cut back on heat because of the high utility bills.
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[SOT 17:14:33; 17:08:00]
[IN Q=our question is]

((KIM ROBERSON/DANVILLE EDUCATION ASSOCIATION: OUR QUESTION IS IF WE'RE HAVING TROUBLE PAYING OUR UTILITY BILLS THEN WHY DO WE NEED TO BE THINKING ABOUT EXTENDING OUR SCHOOL DAY.)) ((ROBERT LEE/DANVILLE TEACHER: THERE ARE STRONG FEELINGS AMONG TEACHERS THAT OUR RECOMMENDATIONS AND CONCERNS WILL BE IGNORED.))
[SUPER=01-Kim Roberson/Danville Education Association]
[SUPER=01-Robert Lee/Danville Teacher]
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[OUT Q=will be ignored]
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[VO-NAT]


Some teachers say that assessment has led to low morale within the Danville school district.
The School board chairman says no one's even talked about extending the school day.
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[Young]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=00-52 TC1:32:03]
[GRAPHIC=Rickey Young]


A criminal defense attorney from Martinsville is convicted of tax evasion tonight.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Tonight]


The jury of 12 women found Rickey Young guilty on five counts of willful failure to file... for the five years in the mid-90's he did NOT file a federal tax return.
[SUPER=03-Martinsville/Last Week]


Young was not allowed to tell the jury that the government had hoped to prove he was stealing cars, laundering money and selling drugs... but, he says, they couldn't prove that.
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[SOT 14:05]
[IN Q=I know nobody]

((RICKEY YOUNG/CONVICTED TAX EVADER; I KNOW NOBODY WANTS TO BELIEVE THAT THE GOVERNMENT CAN FOLLOW YOU AROUND FOR FIVE YEARS AND SPEND ALL THE MONEY ON YOU, BUT THAT'S WHAT HAPPENED. MAYBE IT'LL NEVER BE PLAYED OUT IN COURT, BUT THAT'S WHAT HAPPENED. I HOPE IT NEVER HAPPENS TO ANYBODY ELSE.))
[SUPER=01-Rickey Young/Convicted Tax Evader]
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[OUT Q=anybody else.]
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[VO-NAT]


Young won't be sentenced until April. He plans to appeal the conviction.
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[CA-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
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Two cable cars crashed in Los Angeles- injuring eight people- four critically.
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[VO-NAT 17:13:46]
[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA]


A cable apparently snapped- sending one car crashing into another at the bottom of the hill.
This happened on a historic ride.
It's called the Angels Flight. The operation is a century old.
The ride was shut down for years but reopened just a few years ago.
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[81-Accident]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dse]
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[GRAPHIC=I-81 Accident]


An overturned camper slowed traffic on Interstate 81 tonight.
The accident closed the northbound lanes near Elliston for a couple of hours.
One person was slightly hurt.

[220-Fatal]


[ANCHOR=JEan]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=jmc]
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A man was thrown from a vehicle and died on Route 220 last night in Franklin County- police say he wasn't wearing a seat belt.
State Police say Martin Gonzalez was a passenger in a car that ran off the right side of the highway and overturned.
Gonzalez is from Mexico and had just recently moved to North Carolina.

[Motor-Carrier]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[TAPE#=00-47 TC1:19:30]
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Sharing the road with tractor trailers could be getting a little bit safer in Bedford County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


The Bedford County sheriff's department today unveiled its new motor carrier safety unit- and put it into action on Route 501 near Big Island.
A team of deputies has been specially trained to inspect tractor trailers and identify safety violations such as worn brakes or broken lights.
Sheriff Mike Brown says the unit will be deployed in areas where people have complained about unsafe trucks in recent years.
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[Drag-Strip]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=Jus]
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Speaking of driving- a proposed drag strip is fueling a major debate in Pittsylvania County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.]


A Java man wants to build the quarter-mile drag strip on his land off of Route 832.
The property owner says it'll bring money and jobs to the area.
But many residents don't want the drag strip. They say it'll would harm this peaceful rural community.
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[SOT :00:24:08, :00:42:22]
[IN Q=This thing is going]

((LESLIE REDD/AREA RESIDENT: THIS THING IS GOING TO BRING MORE TRAFFIC, MORE POLLUTION, AND THE NOISE IS GOING TO BE UNBEARABLE.)) ((STONE GREGORY/PROPERTY OWNER: I DONT THINK ANY OF THE ARGUMENTS HOLD ANY WATER. IT WONT CHANGE THINGS SUBSTANTIALLY.))
[SUPER=01-Leslie Redd/Area Resident; :00]
[SUPER=01-Stone Gregory/Property Owner; :09]
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[VO-NAT]


By a four to one vote, the Pittsylvania County Board of Zoning Appeals approved the drag strip.
Residents will head to court tomorrow- They'll seek an injunction to prevent any construction until a lawsuit against the county is resolved.
They are suing to overturn the board's decision.
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[Ashcroft]


[ANCHOR=JEan]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
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New Attorney General John Ashcroft is pledging to run a professional and fair Justice Department.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC]


Ashcroft won confirmation by a 58 to 42 vote today in the Senate- and was then sworn in by Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.
Democrats are continuing their attacks though on Ashcroft's conservative record.
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[AL-prisoners]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
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Six men who broke out of an Alabama prison are back in custody tonight in Tennessee.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bucksnort, AL]


Authorities tracked the prisoners down in the woods- about 50 miles west of Nashville.
It took hours to round them all up-
Convicted murderer Gary Scott eluded police for several hours, but was finally tracked down- thanks to a tip from a local resident.
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((THERE WERE THREE TROOPER CARS UNDER A BRIDGE, I TOLD THEM TO COME HERE AND SAID THERE'S A GUY UNDER THIS BRIDGE WITH A RED SHIRT ON.))
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[OUT Q=RED SHIRT ON.]
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[VO-NAT]


One of the inmates talked about what it was like to be free for three days.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Fun..]

((JAMES MCCLAIN/CAPTURED INMATE: FUN.. FUN.. WE PARTIED.))
[SUPER=01-James McClain/Captured Inmate]
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[OUT Q=we partied.]
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[Vo-nat]
The men had been on the run since Tuesday- that's when they managed to escape an Alabama prison- The inmates used a broom handle to slip under an electric fence.
Prison officials blame lack of manpower and an alarm system that wasn't working.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

[TX-Escapee]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[VO-NAT 14:32:31]
[SUPER=03-Dallas, TX;]


The ringleader of the Texas escapees- arrived back in Texas today.
After seven weeks on the run, George Rivas was brought back to Texas- he is the only one- of the surviving escapees to waive extradition.
Rivas faces Capital murder charges for the Christmas Eve slaying of a police officer.
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[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


From crytsal to silver to chandeliers-- it was all in effect stolen.
Now it will all be sold.
More on the Dora estate auction when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


And some call it a thrill others just call it crazy.
We'll check out the arieal tricks of some international sky divers later in the newscast.
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[Sports-Preview]


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[SOT]
[IN Q=Hey folks]
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[OUT Q=THE BIG 7]

((Hey folks this is Mike Stevens back in the News 7 Sports office with highlights of tonight's Duke-Carolina dunk fest in Durham. Fleming and PH hook on the boys and girls hardwood tonight. We'll check in at the RVD swim meet. Lee Suggs scores points with kids at Byrd Middle school today, and hockey with never be the same - as the MVP - the m

ost valuable primate takes over tonight on the Big 7.))[Car-Tax]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-50 TC1:18:01]
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Republican senators are calling in the State Police on the Republican governor's political action committee.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


It's over a "no car tax" phone bank paid for by the governor's New Majority PAC.
Senate Finance Committee members say the telemarketers appear to be staying on the line and listening in -- which would be a felony in Virginia.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=In those cases]
[sot 13:27:54]

((SEN. KEN STOLLE/R-VIRGINIA BEACH: IN THOSE CASES WHERE THE PHONE CALL WAS NOT ANSWERED... AND ON THOSE TAPES, THERE'S A LOT OF WHAT I CONSIDER TO BE INCRIMINATING INFORMATION WITH REGARDS TO WHETHER THEY'RE LISTENING... WHERE THEY ARE IN THEIR INVESTIGATION, I'M NOT SURE.))
[sot 15:38:11 ]

((RAY ALLEN/GOVERNOR'S CONSULTANT: THERE'S ALWAYS SOME ROOM FOR SOME HUMAN ERROR WHEN YOU'RE MAKING THOUSANDS OF TELEPHONE CALLS.))
[SUPER=01-Sen. Ken Stolle/(R) Virginia Beach; :00]
[SUPER=01-Ray Allen/Governor's Consultant; :21 QUICK ]
[RUNS=:25]
[OUT Q=telephone calls.]
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[VO-NAT]


Governor Jim Gilmore's staff says he was unaware of the police probe when reporters caught him in the hallway-- even though his public safety secretary knew of it last Friday.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I certainly]
[sot 12;45:25]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: I CERTAINLY DON'T THINK ANYBODY OUGHT TO BREAK THE LAW...DON'T THINK THE SENATORS OUGHT TO BE SO THIN-SKINNED ABOUT THEIR CONSTITUENTS TALKING TO THEM ABOUT THE CAR TAX CUT.))
[SUPER=@Gilmore; ]
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[OUT Q=car tax cut.]
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[TALENT=Jean]
[SS=Car Tax]


The Senate Finance Committee says the car tax cut should be frozen at 47-and a half percent phase-out until the economy improves.
That's what Gilmore promised in 1998.
But the Governor is now calling any halt to the 70-percent phase-out this year a "reinstatement" of the tax.

[Depot-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=00-45 TC1:49:30]
[GRAPHIC=Fire Invest.]


Investigators say the blaze that damaged the former depot of the Virginian Railway was an accident.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Monday Night;]


The Depot Feed and Seed building went up in flames Monday night.
Investigators won't issue a final report before next week, but they believe a homeless man who lived near the building started a fire in a trash barrel to stay warm.
The barrel overturned, and the flames quickly spread to a trailer and then the building.
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[Child-Death]


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


Even after an autopsy, officials still don't know what caused the sudden death of 7-year old Maya M. Scott.
Salem Police found Scott unresponsive when they arrived at her home on Irish Circle yesterday afternoon.
She later died.
Officials say Scott had no major illnesses.
But Police do not suspect foul play.
Scott was in kindergarten at South Salem Elementary.
School officials say they've been told that there is no health concern for students who may have come in contact with Scott.
South Salem Elementary is accepting donations for her family.

[Dora-Estate]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-07 TC07:58]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The contents of a Bedford County mansion will soon be auctioned off to the highest bidder.. but their owners won't enjoy a dime of the profits.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


This 12- thousand square foot estate near Huddleston was seized by U-S Marshals last year.
Its former owners.. Dorothy Saunders and Thelma Mae Barger.. built and furnished the home using money they'd embezzled from two elderly sisters.
Saunders and Barger are now in prison.. and their belongings are on the auction block.
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[SOT 13:02:23]
[IN Q=We'll have a]

((BARRY MUSE/TED COUNTS AUCTIONS: WE'LL HAVE A LOT OF PEOPLE THAT ARE JUST CURIOUS AND WOULD JUST LOVE TO SEE THE INSIDE OF THE HOME HERE AND WHAT THEY HAD. BUT THERE'S GOING TO BE A LOT OF PEOPLE HERE THAT'S GOING TO BE INTERESTED IN THE CUT GLASS, THE COLLECTION HERE, AND THE SILVER, PEOPLE COLLECTING THE SILVER.. IT'S GOING TO BE PEOPLE INTERESTED IN THE CHANDELIERS.))
[SUPER=01-Barry Muse/Ted Counts Auctions]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=in the chandeliers.]
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[VO-NAT]


The auction will take place at the home on Tolers Ferry Road in Huddleston on February 17th.
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[Greenfield]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-48 TC1:32:06]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A high technology center has come to Botetourt County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.]


The Greenfield Education and Training Center will offer classes in state of the art computer labs and manufacturing training labs.
The center will also give start up companies a place to begin business before moving into the industrial park.
While the building is done, classes won't begin until the middle of next month.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


It only takes about 12 seconds, but base-jumpers make the most of it.
We'll check out some of their high-flying tricks when News 7 returns.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I'm Manuel Gallegus]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=through one man.]
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[Survivor]


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


If you're watching Survivor you know the group spends 42 days in the Australian outback.
While that's definitely roughing it- imagine being in the outback 40-thousand years?
That's how long the aboriginals have lived off the land- Manuel Galleugs reports from down under.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Manuel Gallegus/Reporting; :46]
[RUNS=1:47]
[OUT Q=CBS News, Australia.]

((BEFORE THEY WERE CAST OUT INTO THE WILD, THE SURVIVORS HAD A ONE DAY CRASH COURSE ABOUT AUSTRALIAS BUSH COUNTRY. AUSTRALIAN LES HIDDENS HAS SPENT DECADES LEARNING ABOUT THE AUSSIE WILDERNESS FIRST FOR THE ARMY -NAT ARMY FILM-- AND THEN FOR A TELEVISION SERIES... NAT SHOW KNOWN TO AUSTRALIANS AS THE BUSH TUCKER MAN, HIS LESSONS ABOUT SURVIVAL HAVE REACHED MILLIONS
-NAT SOT-TV SERIES CLIP

-STAND-UP-MANUEL GALLEGUS, LAKEFIELD NATIONAL PARK, AUSTRALIA much of what the bush tucker man has learned comes from Australias indigenous aboriginal people-theyre the ones who have thrived in the outback for centuries. AND THEY HAVE PASSED DOWN THOSE SURVIVAL TACTICS, FROM GENERATION TO GENERATION. CLIP BUSH TUCKER MAN WITH ABORIGINAL GROUP HIDDENS EARNED THEIR TRUST... THEY EVEN GAVE HIM HIS NICKNAME.
-SOT-LES HIDDENS

Id visit this community here, then that one there, then that one..and I'd get a spread of information and ideas.. from the west to the pacific coast. -NAT CLIP SURVIVOR - THE SURVIVOR CONTESTANTS COULD USE THOSE IDEAS... WHILE THEY STRUGGLE UNDER THE MIDDAY SUN, THE BUSH TUCKER MAN RESTS A SIMPLE ENERGY SAVING STRATEGY.
-SOT-Youve got to roll with the country. A lot of our early explorers

didnt do thatand they quite often paid the ultimate price too. THE PRICE FOR TODAY'S SURVIVOR IS BEING KICKED OUT OF THE TRIBE...FORCED TO LEAVE THE OUTBACK... . IT'S A PRICE THE BUSH TUCKER MAN ISN'T WILLING TO PAY...EVERYTHING HE NEEDS TO SURVIVE IS HERE. MANUEL GALLEGUS, CBS NEWS AUSTRALIA))

[Sky-Divers]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
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More than fifty people took the plunge from one of the world's tallest buildings.
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[VO-NAT]
[Super=X5052 (loads FX)]
[Super=X5045 (starts FX)]
[SUPER=75-Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia]


Fifty three sky divers from around the world jumped off the K-L Tower in Malaysia.
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[SOT 14:23:56]
[IN Q=It's Amazing]

((BRIAN CHOPPIN/U .S. SKYDIVER;))
[SUPER=74-Brian Choppin/U.S. Skydiver;]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=like a bird.]
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[VO-NAT]


The K-L tower is the fourth tallest building in the world and a jump takes only 10 to 12 seconds.
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[Super=X5043 (clears FX)]



[Almanac]


[ANCHOR=Robin]
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[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=]
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Folks have been calling recently asking about planets that are visible this time of year. We have the answer to those questions and a peek at the month ahead in our February almanac.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=@Jacey1; :00]
[SUPER=01-Leslie Bochenski/Science Museum of Western VA; :57]
[RUNS=1:23]
[OUT Q=I'm Jacey Birch]


[Music Continues for 1:00]

[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=EXTRA]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


Duke-Carolina highlights are coming up along with hoopla from Fleming and PH, plus the RVD swim meet. Tiger soars but his scores stay low. Suggs drops in on Byrd Middle School, and a former Cav is headed to the state hall of fame.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=75-Denver, CO; :00]

But first in tonight's Extra point, the NHL all-star game is set for this coming Sunday in Denver, but today the real MVP, Jack, the most valuable Primate took a turn at slicing his way across the ice. But all skate and no break can make even Jack a dull and tired boy. Now let's check tonight's scores.
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[GO TO SCORES] [go to score boards]
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[go to break]

[S-Duke]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-82 10108TC]
[GRAPHIC=ACC]


The number 2 and 4 ranked teams in the nation hooked up last night right here on Your Hometown Station with Duke hosted North Carolina.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Durham, NC/Raycom-JP; :00]

Carolina came in riding a 14 game winning streak and the Heels were impressive in the opening half, building up a double digit lead and eventually taking a seven point advantage into the lockeroom at halftime. Duke would rally all the way back behind the play of guard Jason Wiliams, who scored 32 points.
[SUPER=33-North Carolina #4/85/Duke #2/83;]

But Brendan Haywood hit two free throws with one second to play to give Carolina the 85-to-83 win.
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[S-Fleming]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-90 4720TC]
[GRAPHIC=HIGH SCHOOL HOOPS]

On the area high school hardwood last night the William Fleming Colonels and Patrick Henry Patriots - Roanoke two high schools hooked up in Salem.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Fleming vs. Patrick Henry; :00]

The Patriots were beaten soundly by Fleming earlier this season, but last night they came out on a mission. The Patriots work it inside as Dujuan Johnson fires the ball into the paint to Sidney Logan who drops in the layin. Patrick Henry's Johnson then takes the pass outside the three point arc and fires in the triple to put Patrick Henry on top. But this was a game of spurts and here come the Colonels. Kenny Basham will benefit from the nice assist as Fleming begins to gets its fans into the game.
[SUPER=33-William Fleming/40/Patrick Henry/37;]

Fleming would keep pushing the rock for coach Roland Lovelace as Basham finds Andre Johnson for the three. Fleming wins it 40-to-37.
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[S-Girls]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-84 (1:08:22)]
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Before the boy's game the Lady Colonels and Lady Patriots took their turn on the Civic Center hardwood.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Patriots vs Colonels; :]


This would be their second district meeting of the season in the RVD.
Fleming starts things off by going inside to its power game as Kideijah Whittington takes it in and scores the easy layup.
But the Patriots push the ball up the floor getting it to Elizabeth Hale, who pulls up and hits the jumper tying the game.
[SUPER=33-William Fleming/46/Patrick Henry/25;]


The Colonels then run the floor getting it to Olivia Grant she knocks down the easy layup and Fleming goes on to win the game 46-to-25.
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[S-Suggs]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-81 (57:59)]
[GRAPHIC=Lee Suggs]

Fleming alum Lee Suggs was back in the valley today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Vinton; :]


The Tech tailback Lee Suggs dropped by William Byrd Middle school today to answer questions from the students. He then schooled them on how to be a good student-athlete.
Suggs found out quickly that these sixth graders consider him a hometown role model.
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[IN Q="They kind of...]
[SUPER=01-Lee Suggs/Virginia Tech Running Back; :]
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[OUT Q=...somebody's looking.]
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Suggs, the winner of the Dudley award this year, rushed for over 12-hundred yards and led the nation in scoring with 28 touchdowns in the regular season.
But it was his academic success that caught the eye of teacher Erica Lea.
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[IN Q="Seeing all...]
[SUPER=01-Erica Lea/Sixth Grade Teacher; :]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=....their goals."]
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[S-Swim]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-91 (33:24)]
[GRAPHIC=Swimming Logo]


They were swimming instead of hooping last night at the Gator Aquatic Center as the Roanoke Valley held its district meet.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]


For many of the swimmers, The sport is a year-round committment and practice is criticial and rigorous..
During school, pool time is limited and that means the swimmers must take advantage of every opportunity to swim.

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[IN Q="The Kids...]
[SUPER=01-Lindsay Hock/PH Swimmer; :00]
[SUPER=01-Lee Kreger/PH Swimmer; :10]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=......much faster."]
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Trip Kreger has refereed swim meets in the valley for the past three years.
His son even goes through the early morning and late evening practices.
Kreger says swimming will always attract kids of all ages and abilities, even at the high school level.
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[OUT Q=.......get a letter."]
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[TALENT=Mike]
[GRAPHIC=Hold Logo]

The defending state champions from Cave Spring won the boy's competition handily. But in the girls, Cave Spring just slipped by Patrick Henry 183-to-182.

[S-Tiger]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-87 4659TC]
[GRAPHIC=TIGER WOODS]


Tiger Woods not only played, but he excelled yesterday during the opening round of the Pebble Beach Pro Am.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pebble Beach, CA/USA & CBS; :00]

It's tough to concentrate on golf on the coast of California with all this going on. But Tiger and his hyperextending left knee did just that as he shot a wicked 6 under round of 66 yesterday that included 8 birdies. He began the round with a brace on the knee, but quickly junked it. Tiger is just two shots off the lead. He is the defending champ.
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[S-Parkhill]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-92 143tc]
[GRAPHIC=HALL OF FAME]


The Virginia Sports Hall of Fame in Portsmouth will be welcoming one of UVa basketball's all-time kings to the shrine later this year. Barry Parkhill, the 2-time Cavalier all-American in the early 1970s - scored nearly 1500 hundred points in three seasons at Virginia.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville; :00]

Parkhill's number 40 jersey is one of just 6 retired at University Hall. And Parkhill says he's most proud of the fact that he along with his late coach Bill Gibson helped put UVa hoops on the map.
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[SUPER=01-Barry Parkhill/1437 Points at UVa; :03]
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[OUT Q=...WINNING ATMOSTPHERE."]
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[S-WDBJ]


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[WIPE TO PINNACLE 1204] And don't forget that you can catch the Cavaliers in action right here on WDBJ-7 this Saturday night at 8 against Wake Forest.
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