[News-Heads]

[ANCHOR=Jean]

[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
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You may have seen the smoke and flames tonight-
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[VO-NAT]


Old Southwest Roanoke- an old house full of apartments- catches fire- A News 7 crew is there.
A high speed chase on 81- Tonight police are searching for the car that got away.
Plus the price of progress- some in Christiansburg say it's too much- They don't want it.
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[Talent=Jean]


News 7 is up next.

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=tha]
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[VO-NAT]


Smoke and flames in Old Southwest Roanoke- an old home in the historic district catches fire.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=News 7 at Eleven]


Good evening...

[Roanoke-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=01-01 TC39:20]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]


The blaze began just about one hour ago- at an apartment house on Elm and Third-
Reports tonight that you could see the flames and smoke from blocks away- even from 581-
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean and Teresa /Microwave;]


Teresa Hamilton and photographer Howard Swank are at the scene-
Teresa- is the fire under control?
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[SUPER=05-Roanoke]
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((ROLLCUE:...little choice but to run.))
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[OUT Q=probably destroyed.]
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[***TERESA'S MIKE HOT]
[OUT Q=not suspicious]
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[C'Burg-DEvelopment]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=01-04 TC13:22]
[GRAPHIC=None]


It was killed once before, tonight a controversial development in Christiansburg resurfaced again.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg]


A developer wants to build houses and townhomes on some 80 acres along Peppers Ferry Road.
Neighbors are concerned about increased traffic on an already busy road.
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[SOT 10:21]
[IN Q=We all have concerns.]

((DONNA SELF/DEVELOPMENT OPPONENT; WE ALL HAVE CONCERNS BECAUSE WE ALL DRIVE THE ROAD DAILY AND WE KNOW AND WE'VE SEEN SOME OF THE ACCIDENTS AND KNOW THE DANGERS THAT ARE THERE.))
[SUPER=01-Donna Self/Development Opponent]
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[OUT Q=know the dangers that are there.]
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=None]


Despite some opposition Town council approved the rezoning tonight.

[Mascot]


[ANCHOR=jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-55 TC1:07:23]
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A task force decision to keep the Indian Mascot at Blacksburg High met with a backlash at tonight's school board meeting.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg;]


It was opponents of the mascot- more than 100 in all- crowding into a Montgomery County School Board meeting.
Members of the task force defended their research and their vote last week to keep the mascot.
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[SOT 55:06 - :24]

((JANET MCCARTHY: I'VE ALWAYS BEEN BROUGHT UP THAT IT'S NOT WHAT YOU SAY IT'S HOW YOU SAY IT... I DON'T THINK ANYBODY WOULD CHOOSE SOMETHING TO REPRESENT THEM THAT'S NEGATIVE OR DEROGATORY. ))
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((BASIL GOODEN/NAACP PRES.: WE CAN DEMEAN A WHOLE RACE OF INDIVIDUALS... INCONSISTENT WITH SCHOOL BOARD POLICY. WE HOPE THAT THEY WILL ADDRESS THAT VERY SOON. ))
[SUPER=01-Janet McCarthy/Task Force Member; :00]
[SUPER=01-Basil Gooden/NRV NAACP Pres.; :19]
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[OUT Q=address that very soon.]
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[VO-NAT]


The School Board plans to take a second look at school policy regarding the mascot.
The board may vote on it as early as its next meeting on February 20th.
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[NE-Snow]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Winter Weather]


It's hard to imagine a winter day with the weather we had in this region today-
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Hartford, CT;]


But this is what they are dealing with in the Northeast.
Up to three feet of snow fell in some areas.
People spent the day digging out-
Imagine trying to get your car out from under this.
Some children were stuck at a Jewish day school overnight-
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[SOT 13:29:50]
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((WE GOT STUCK IN THE SNOW. WE SLEPT ON THE HARD LIBRARY FLOOR MY HEAD HURTS.)) [BUTT TO 13:29:15] ((WELL I'LL PROBABLY REMEMBER THIS THE REST OF MY LIFE.))
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[OUT Q=rest of my life.]
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I'm sure he will-
Many will remember this huge storm of the year 2001.
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[81-AX]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-02 TC22:05]
[GRAPHIC=Police Chase]

[***ANCHOR TAG***]
A high speed chase on Interstate 81 leaves two people injured including a state trooper.
As the two recover... police are continuing their search for the man they say is responsible for starting it all.
Teresa Hamilton picks up the story from here.
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[SUPER=01-Sgt. Tom Foster/State Police; :26]
[SUPER=01-Anthony Milano/Truck Driver; :53]
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[OUT Q=Hamilton, NEWS 7.]

(( This was the scene south of the Ironto exit in Montgomery County... just minutes after the high speed pursuit ended. According to state police-- it all started when the driver of a mustang passed Trooper Jeff Hyer in the emergency lane traveling more than 100- miles an hour. State police say Hyer sped up hoping to get a glimpse of the car's license plate. But the car managed to slip in between a truck and this G-M-C Yukon before escaping onto the right shoulder.
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((SGT. TOM FOSTER/STATE POLICE: TROOPER HYER THEN SWERVED OVER TO THE RIGHT AND FOLLOWED THE SAME PATH OF THE VEHICLE HE WAS PURSUING HE WENT ON TO THE EMERGENCY LANE AND BEGAN TO SKID SIDEWAYS.)) [RUNS14]
[OUT Q=skid sideways]

That's when Trooper Hyer struck the driver of the G-M-C. The driver of the sport utility vehicle has been identified as Todd Setliff of Roanoke. Authorities say both Setliff and Heyer suffered minor injuries.
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[IN Q=It was ]

((ANTHONY MILANO/TRUCK DRIVER: IT WAS SUCH A TIGHT SPOT THERE WAS MAYBE THREE FEET BETWEEN ALL THE CARS.)) [RUNS08]
[OUT Q=all the cars.]

Anthony Milano was behind the wheel of his tractor trailer and saw the accident unfold.
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((ANTHONY MILANO/TRUCK DRIVER: THE OFFICER MADE A GREAT RECOVERY IT'S GOOD HE WAS WEARING A SEAT BELT IT SAVED HIS LIFE.)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q= saved his life.]

Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7.))
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[ANCHOR=jEAN]
[SS=HOLD]

Police are looking for a mid to late 1990's model red mustang with Ohio plates. The driver of the car has been described as a young white male.

[Foster]


[ANCHOR=JEan]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=00-46 TC1:47:34]
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Roanoke Police are sifting through hundreds of tips about murder victim Tina Louise Foster.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Monday]


City Detectives and the local Commonwealth's Attorney issued an appeal yesterday for help with the investigation.

Crime Line was deluged with calls last night.
Police released photocopies of three pictures found in Foster's car. They wanted to know who the woman in the picture is... or, at least, where the pictures came from.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=HOLD]


Today a department spokeswoman said investigators had found the same images on Foster's computer at home. So, while her family may not have known the mystery woman, Tina Foster may have.

[Teachers-Foster]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-53 TC53:37]
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Foster's former teachers at Staunton River High School are struggling to accept her death.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


Tina Foster graduated from Staunton River in 1998, and several of the teachers there talked about her today.
They describe Foster as a sweet, caring girl who was well- liked by everyone she met.
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[SOT 12:56:40]
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((SHANNON THOMAS/CHEERLEADING COACH: TINA WAS VERY SWEET AND LOVING AND CARING AND SHE WAS THE TYPE OF PERSON WHO INSPIRED A PROTECTIVE INSTINCT IN OTHERS. THE OTHER STUDENTS OR THE OTHER CHEERLEADERS REALLY RALLIED AROUND HER IN TIMES WHEN SHE SEEMED TO NEED A FRIEND.))
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[OUT Q=need a friend.]
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[VO-NAT]


Some teachers have discussed Foster's death with their students.
School officials say guidance counselors are ready to sit down with anyone who might have trouble coping.
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[Gilmore]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=00-47 TC1:26:41]
[GRAPHIC=Car Tax]


If you want the car tax to go- speak to your lawmakers. That's the message from Governor Jim Gilmore.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Gilmore made a statewide swing that brought him to Roanoke this afternoon.
As state revenues have flattened, some state senators are moving to freeze the car tax cut at 50 percent.
But Gilmore says that amounts to a tax increase of more than 250-million dollars... and today he encouraged supporters to contact their lawmakers in Richmond.
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((I WOULD ASK THEM TO PHONE THEM OR EMAIL THEM OR SEND THEM A LETTER OR A FAX AND TELL THEM TO CONTINUE CUTTING THE CAR TAX.))
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[OUT Q=continue cutting the car tax.]
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[VO-NAT]


Today, members of both parties took issue with Gilmore's claim that a delay in the car tax cut amounts to a tax increase.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


They say the governor has also reneged on a promise he made in 1997, to freeze the phase-out of the car tax if state revenue growth fell below a specific level.

[Road-Tax]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=01-08 TC03:49]
[GRAPHIC=Jim Gilmore]


While the Governor's talking up the car tax cut- State Lawmakers
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[VO-NAT]


were talking a tax INCREASE to pay for new roads in northern Virginia.
[SUPER=03-Springfield/File Tape;]


The bill would let northern Virginia voters decide whether to increase the sales tax a half penny in that region only.
It would help meet a half BILLION dollar a year shortfall in road funds for Northern Virginia.
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((DILLARD: LET US TAX OURSELVES TO MEET OUR DESPERATE NEEDS IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA.))
[sot HOUSE 13:53:44]

((DEL. BOBBY ORROCK: I CAN'T BELIEVE THE SAME PEOPLE IN THOSE JURISDICTIONS ....GOTTA HAVE THE CAR TAX REPEAL, BUT GO TO BALLOT IN NOVEMBER AND SAY RAISE MY TAXES!))
[SUPER=01-Del. Jim Dillard/(R) Fairfax; :00]
[SUPER=01-Del. Bobby Orrock/(R) Spotsylvania Co.; :07]
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[OUT Q=raise my taxes!]
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[VO-NAT]


Supporters say the sales tax increase would affect wealthy northern Virginians the most-- because they do the most shopping.
Southwest lawmakers joked that high tech C-E-Os don't shop enough to justify a tax increase.
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[IN Q=How many]
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((CRANWELL: HOW MANY PAIR OF PANTS DOES IT TAKE FOR STEVE CASE TO GO TO WORK IN THE MORNING... ALBO:... IMELDA MARCOS... BECAUSE SHE WAS VERY WEALTHY.))
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[SUPER=07-Del. David Albo; :07]
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[OUT Q=very wealthy.]
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[VO-NAT]


The House approved its version tonight.
The Senate passed a full penny increase yesterday.
The Governor says he'll look at whatever reaches him.
Tonight ended several days of marathon meetings, leading up to the crossover deadline for both chambers to finish work on their own bills.
Each chamber will now begin work on the other chamber's bills.
The session ends February 24th.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
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Ronald Reagan turns 90 today. We'll hear from his son on how he's doing.
Plus one "Survivor" sues CBS- saying the show is rigged.
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And celelebrations in Israel as that nation elects a new leader- We'll hear from him.
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[Sports-Preview]


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((COMING UP TONIGHT IN SPORTS. ROANOKE WILL NO LONGER FEEL THE WRATH. THE STAR CITY'S PRO SOCCER TEAM IS NO MORE. WE HAVE HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE HIGH SCHOOL HARDWOOD. UNC PUTS ITS NEW NUMBER ONE RANKING ON THE LINE. AND THE HOKIES LOSE BIG IN A CONFERENCE BATTLE. THOSE STORIES AND MORE LATER IN THE NEWSCAST.))

[Israel]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net]
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Israel's newly elected Prime Minister spoke to the nation tonight- Ariel Sharon defeated Ehud Barek in a landslide-
Drew Levinson reports on the victory celebrations tonight.
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[SUPER=01-Ariel Sharon/Prime Minister-Elect; :18]
[SUPER=01-Drew Levinson/Reporting; :54]
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[OUT Q=CBS News Jersusalem;]

((At Sharon party headquarters-jubilation Tuesday night. Riding a wave of national discontent over negotiations with Palestinians, Ariel Sharon convinced voters that his philosophy of peace through strength was the only way to stop the fighting. ARIEL SHARON/PRESIDENT-ELECT The former general is considered by some as one of Israel s greatest war heroes, and by others as a war monger. He has served in various cabinet posts over the past 19 years, and has never voted in favor of any Israeli peace agreements with its Arab neighbors. Most voters felt Israeli prime minister Ehud Barak s concessions to the Palestinians were too generous and it cost him the election. Drew Levinson CBS News, Jerusalem. ))

[Spider]


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


A Spider bite severely injures a Washington State man.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Arlington, WA]


19-year old Gerado J-D Chavaz-Ibarra says he didn't see the spider- he says it bit him while he was sleeping.
The bite turned into a blood infection that destroyed his legs- and damged his heart.
J-D had to have his legs amputated.
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((RIGHT NOW MY MIND IS SET ON GETTING MY LEGS WORKING AGAIN.))
[SUPER=07-Gerado Chavez-Ibarra;]
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[OUT Q=LEGS WORKING AGAIN.]
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[VO-NAT]


One spider expert says it was probably a hobo spider which bit J-D- which in rare cases can result in a deadly infection.
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[Etoys]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=00-48 TC1:36:04]
[GRAPHIC=E-Toys shutting down]


E-Toys closing may leave people out of job- but it has county economic developers working overtime to find a replacement.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blairs/File Tape]


The internet toy seller announced yesterday it plans to close the Blairs facility and lay off all 195 workers by early April.
Some businesses have already shown interest in taking over the distribution center once e-toys leaves.
The head of Pittsylvania County's Economic Development believes a new tenant will be in within a couple of months.


She would not give details on what businesses have shown interest.
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[Danville-Center]


[ANCHOR=Justin]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=00-49 TC1:16:56]
[GRAPHIC=None]


While Pittsylvania County is losing E-toys, the area's building for future.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville]


Two new business parks are in the works.
County officials and the city of Danville will develop the parks together.
One would be a cyber park, the other an industrial park.
They would house high tech businesses as well as education and training facilities.
City and county leaders hope this project will attract new businesses and students to the area.
They hope to have the two business parks up and running by next year.
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[Burlington]


[ANCHOR=JEan]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=00-50 TC1:25:25]
[GRAPHIC=Burlington For Sale]


Foreign competition is forcing a national company to sell off one of its local branches.
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[VO-NAT]


Burlington Industries is negotiating the sale of its House Floor Accents division in Low Moor.
It manufactures printed mats and home accents.
The company says its an attempt to pay off 100 million dollars of debt.
Burlington says import competition has forced it to expand its operations in Mexico.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=HOLD]


The company says the division will be sold as an on-going operation -- so its buyer may continue to manufacture in Low Moor.
[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


She did not win the cash on Survivor island- so now she's going to court to try and get some cash.
The story ahead-- plus
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[VO-NAT]


We'll check in on Al Gore- It's his first day at a new job.
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[Survivor-Lawsuit]


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


Is the Survivor show set-up?
That's what one contestant from the first round o the Reality show claims.
She's suing C-B-S, saying she was unfairly booted from the island.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-"Survivor - CBS"]


Stacey Stillman says the show's producer rigged her early rejection from the island by convincing two fellow contestants to vote her off.
A C-B-S spokesman denies the allegations, saying they have no merit.
Stillman wants restitution for lost prize money .. and 75-thousand dollars for out-of-pocket expenses and punitive damages. By the way, Stillman is an attorney.
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[Reagan]


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


It's Ronald Reagan's birthday and all around the nation people are celebrating one more for the Gipper.
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[VO-NAT]


Children wished Reagan a happy 90th birthday- at a celebration at the Reagan library-
Some visitors said they'd like a return to Reagan's style of leadership.
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[SOT ]
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((WE LOVED HIM.. WE ALWAYS HAVE. IT MAKES ME FEEL SO PROUD OF HIS COUNTRY.))
[SUPER=01-Sandy Senstrom/Ronald Reagan Supporter;]
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[OUT Q=OF HIS COUNTRY.]
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[VO-NAT]


Reagan's son Michael says his father is doing Ok.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=He's doing alirght]

((RONALD REAGAN: HE'S DOING ALL RIGHT FOR A NINETY YEAR OLD WITH A BUSTED HIP, AND HE'S HOLDING HIS OWN. ITS NOT EASY HE'S GOT A TERRIBLE, TERRIBLE DISEASE. BUT HE STILL HAS THAT GIPPER SMILE AND THAT TWINKLE IN HIS EYE. EVEN THOUGH HE MAY NOT BE ABLE TO CONVERSE WITH US OR REMEMBER MANY THINGS WHEN HE DOES GET THAT MEMORY THING GOING YOU KNOW HE KNOWS YOU JUST BY THE TWINKLE IN HIS EYE AND THE SMILE ON HIS LIPS. ))
[SUPER=01-Michael Reagan/Ronald Reagan's Son;]
[RUNS=27]
[OUT Q=on his lips.]
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[VO-NAT]


This is the last photo released by the family from Reagan's birthday last year.
Nancy Reagan says the family will celebrate with a cake privately.
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[Gore]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jha]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Al Gore]

And while today marked the beginning of a new year for Reagan - it also marked the beginning of a new job for former Vice President Al Gore.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY]

Gore arrived at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism today for his first day of teaching. The former V-P will spend the next couple of months as a visiting professor to the university. His course: "Covering National Affairs in the Information Age". The visit will last one semester, possibly two.
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[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=extra point]
[GRAPHIC=NCAA FOOTBALL]


Coming up, Roanoke losses its pro soccer team, and hoop highlights from the college and high school hard wood.
But first our extra point.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=75-Lexington, KY; :00]


The University of Kentucky's head football, Hal Mumme stepped down today after being inviestigated for months for breaking NCAA rules.
UK officials say Mumme will be replaced by assistant Guy Morriss.
Mumme was 20-and-26 in his four seasons.
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[go to break]


[S-Wrath]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-92]
[GRAPHIC=WRATH]


The Roanoke Wrath, the valley's professional soccer team is finished. Yesterday team President Steve Holt confirmed that after four years the team has decided to fold. The team closes the doors having not met all of its expectations, but having covered all of its debt.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=BITE]
[SUPER=01-Steve Holt/Roanoke Wrath President; :00]
[RUNS=:42]
[OUT Q=...WHERE WE ARE."]
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[vo nat con't]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]

The Wrath did a nice job of reaching out to young soccer players in the valley, but tapping into that resource and building attendance turned out to be harder than first imagined.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=BITE]

((STEVE HOLT:))
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=...SEE A GAME."]
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[talent=mike]
[GRAPHIC=WRATH]

Holt says the preliminary decision to cease operation was made last August. Yesterday's announcement brings finality to the franchise.

[S-High]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=sp-49:31]
[GRAPHIC=hs basketball]


On the high school hardwood last night, a battle in Vinton between the Terriers and Blacksburg.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Vinton/Blacksburg vs. William Byrd;]


The Indians get hyped up before the tip off and grew stronger as the game continued.
Blacksburg passed around the perimeter before Marcus Travis pulls up at the top of the key to sink the three. Travis scored 12 points tonight.
William Byrd counters with some good passing of its own. Anwar Rabb pulls up and gets the points for the Terriers.


[super=33-Blacksburg/55/William Byrd/43;]


But Blacksburg is just too tough, Bret Smith drives to the hoop and finds Samuel Wheeler with the bounce pass and the Indians beat William Byrd 55-43.
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[s-hOOPS]


[ANCHOR=dENISE]
[NEWSCAST=11P]
[WRITER=dal]
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Another venue on the high school scene last night pitted Franklin County against Patrick Henry.
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The Eagles flew into Roanoke looking for a "W," but a victory would be hard to come by...
Franklin County stays outside on this one, sinking one of the most difficult shots on the court...the baseline jumper for three.
PH tries a different tactic, the inside game. The drive to the hoop is good for two and the foul. The Patriots have the upper hand.
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Patrick Henry's Tony Stovall calls his own number and drains the three. PH comes away with the 62-52 win over Franklin County.
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Number one ranked North Carolina put its top ranking on the line.
ACC rival Wake Forest gave the Tarheels all they could handle.
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This would be a tight game throughout. Ronald Curry helps the UNC cause with the three pointer.
Wake Forest goes on the break Josh Howard goes all the way finishing with the layup.
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The Tarheels go inside to Kris Lang and hang on to their number one ranking with the 80-to-74 victory.
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The Miami Hurricanes avenged their loss to Virginia Tech earlier this season, by handing the Hokies a 25 point defeat last night.
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The loss puts Ricky Stokes club two games behind Miami for the final sixth spot for the Big East Tournament.
Tech down by 22 in the second half goes to Joe Hamilton. Hamilton drives to the hoop and makes the tough shot over the defender.
But this is how it would go for the Hokies. Dwayne Wimbly shakes loose underneath. Makes the move to the hoop and gets the bucket and draws the foul.
The free throw is no good, but Leroy Hurd gets the rebound and downs the baseline jumper for the Hurricanes.
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Bryant Matthews throws down three here. He had 12 points and eight rebounds before being ejected for unsportsmanlike conduct. The Hokies fall to Miami 86-61.
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The Lady Hokies face another nationally ranked Big East rival tonight in the Cassell.
Next up for Virginia Tech is third ranked Connecticut.
The Lady Hokies have won five straight Big East games, including three on the road.
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Tip of for tonight's game is seven o'clock.

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