[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

As deer season heats up fire officials remind hunters to keep their cool.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

The Governor-elect wins praise from a few prominent Republicans as Mark Warner prepares to name his cabinet.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]

Tonight on News 7 Sports - the Express loses a key player in a busy week. Bonds is the MVP.
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[VO-NAT]

After getting 18 tackles against UVa - Ben Taylor is the Big East defensive player of the week.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


A few sprinkles will slip through on the wings of a frontal zone, but they'll be gone as quickly as they materialize, I've got your Hometown Forecast.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 4-Shot]


News 7 is next.
[Video-Open]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=Video Open]



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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


The effort to save the Grandin Theater receives a vote of confidence and some much needed cash from Roanoke City Council
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Good evening, I'm Shannon Young.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


And I'm Keith Humphry.
[City-Council]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#01-45 TC1:44:52]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Late this afternoon, City Council agreed to provide half a million dollars to the project over the next six years.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


That will allow the Grandin Theater Foundation to acquire the property.
[Double Boxes=Keith-Shannon and JoeD/Microwave]


Joe Dashiell is outside the theater tonight with more details on the decision.
[Live=JoeD Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=@Joe1;]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke;]
( ad lib)
(Rollcue:decision was not unanimous.)
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I want to save]
[SUPER=01-Ralph Smith/Roanoke Mayor; :00]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :16]
[SUPER=01-Rev. Nelson Harris/Roanoke City Council; :31]
[RUNS=:50]
[OUT Q=reopen the Grandin Theater;]
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[Live=JoeDl/Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke]
( ad lib)
[Double Boxes=Keith-Shannon and JoeD/Microwave]



[Wythe-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=I-77 Fatal Accident]

A van carrying members of a church group crashed on Interstate-77 in Wytheville today. State Police say 49-year-old Dreama Faye Shepherd was killed when the driver fell asleep at the wheel and lost control. The van hit the median and flipped near mile-marker 47. A total of 11-people... seven-children and four-adults were in involved in the crash. Three were airlifted to Roanoke Memorial Hospital for their injuries. State Police say the Tazewell County church group was returning from a trip to New York.

[Pulaski-Furniture]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-55 TC24:26]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Officials at Pulaski Furniture says Sunday's fire at the plant will NOT have long term effects on the company.
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[VO-NAT :21.5]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski;]

President and C-E-O John Wampler says the damage could have been a lot worse. Today, insurance adjusters are surveying the location for a cost estimate.
[SUPER=04-Sunday;]

The blaze broke out early Sunday morning. Officials say a spark started a fire in the dust bin system. Because the plant's boiler was damaged, production has been shut down at the facility for the week.
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[SOT 27:04:08]
[IN Q=that's a disappointing]

((JOHN WAMPLER/PULASKI FURNITURE PRES. AND CEO; THAT'S A DISAPPOINTING THING, I MEAN THAT'S WHY YOU HAVE INSURANCE WERE LUCKY THIS ISN'T A FINANCIAL BURDEN ON THE COMPANY BECAUSE WE HAVE THE RIGHT KIND OF INSURANCE FOR THINGS LIKE THIS BUT IT DOES DISRUPT A LITTLE BIT OF YOUR ORDER FLOW.))
[SUPER=01-John Wampler/Pulaski Furniture President and CEO;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=LITTLE BIT OF YOUR ORDER FLOW.]
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[VO-NAT]

Wampler says this is the height of their curio cabinet making season. Employees affected by the down week may qualify for unemployment. The facility is set to re-open on Monday.
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[Brush-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=01-49 TC1:00:02]
[GRAPHIC=Brush Fire]


Two teenagers have been charged with setting a brush fire a couple of weeks ago while skipping class at William Fleming High School.
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[VO-NAT from 01-52 TC14:38]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/November 7;]


The fire started near the Wyndham Hotel in Roanoke and quickly spread to the hotel's parking lot, damaging or destroying 15 cars.
Police say the dollar loss may exceed 800-thousand dollars.
The suspects are 13 and 16 years old.
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[Warner-Transition]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=01-34 TC1:58:40]
[GRAPHIC=Mark Warner]


Democrat Mark Warner's NOT going it alone.
His 34 member Transition Advisory Committee met today -- complete with at least six identifiable Republicans on board.
Ellen Qualls reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=They come from business, government]
[SUPER=03-Richmond; :00]
[SUPER=01-Mark Warner/(D) Governor-Elect; :12]
[SUPER=@Hager; :43]
[SUPER=@Ellen2; 1:00]
[RUNS=1:30]
[OUT Q=Qualls, News7, Richmond.]

(( They come from business, government, churches, and academia.
One third are women.
One fourth are racial minorities.
One fifth have held posts as Republicans.
[sot tape 14:10;31 ]

((MARK WARNER/D-GOVERNOR-ELECT: IN SHORT, I BELIEVE THAT IF YOU WANT AN ADMINISTRATION THAT LOOKS LIKE VIRGINIA, THEN I WANT AN ADVISORY COMMITTEE THAT REFLECTS THE BEST OF VIRGINIA TO HELP ME PUT THAT ADMINISTRATION TOGETHER.))
[runs= 13 ]


A reporter asked if the Republicans in the group felt at all "uneasy."
[sot tape 14:18:38 ]

((MARK WARNER/D-GOVERNOR-ELECT: THEY'RE NOT ALONE, BOB. THERE'S QUITE A-- JERRY KILGORE/R-ATTORNEY GENERAL-ELECT: I SEE MANY FRIENDS IN THIS ROOM. hahahaha.))
[runs= 09 ]


The Attorney General -elect's quip includes Lieutenant Governor John Hager -- who rates Warner so far as a success.
[sot tape 14:32:11]

((LT. GOV. JOHN HAGER: I THINK CERTAINLY HE'S DOING A FINE JOB SO FAR. I DON'T KNOW WHAT THAT COMES OUT ON A RATING SCALE. HE PROBABLY NEEDS TO GET SOME REST, TOO, AND BE READY FOR THE SIGNIFICANT CHALLENGES AHEAD. AND THAT'S WHY HAVING A GOOD TEAM ON YOUR SIDE IS A VERY WISE MOVE.))
[runs= 17]


Another move Warner needs to make in the near future is a financial one: putting his personal fortune of some 200 million dollars into someone else's care while he governs.
[sot tape 14:21:02 ]

((MARK WARNER/D-GOVERNOR-ELECT: WE'RE GONNA BE-- I'M GONNA BE SITTING DOWN WITH THE ATTORNEY GENERAL IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS TO RECIEVE A BRIEFING FROM HIM ON APPROPRIATE PROCEDURES AND WE'LL BE BACK TO YOU WITH THAT.))
[runs= 13 ]


Warner says expect his first cabinet appointment next week.
He will be inaugurated January 12th.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
[SS=NONE]


Deer aren't the only creatures with something to worry about this hunting season.
Find out why firefighters are on high alert... next on News 7.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


And who needs reindeer?
Santa rides the rails through Southwest Virginia.
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[Deer-Season]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=01-46 TC1:59:10]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


The hunt is on today in forests and fields all around Southwest Virginia.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Today is the first day of general firearms season...
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[GRAPHIC=None]

and forestry officials are reminding hunters to be extra careful not to start fires in this dry weather.
Marya Jones was on the hunt for a few cautious hunters.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The mountains of SW Va.]
[SUPER=03-Craig Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Perry Hockenberry/Hunter; :29]
[SUPER=@Marya1; :35]
[SUPER=01-Jerry Jacobsen/U. S. Forest Service; 1:08]
[RUNS=1:34]
[OUT Q=MJN7, Craig Co.]

(( The mountains of Southwest Virginia are a powerful lure to hunters on the first day of rifle season...
Where the deer are plentiful ... and the conditions are drier than ever.
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[NATS] ((NATSOUND: CRUNCHING OF LEAVES.)) [RUNS:02]
Perry Hockenberry and his son Brandon came down from Pennsylvania to hunt with friends in Craig County.
They were out at 5 this morning.
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[NATS 10:02] ((NATS: LOADING BUCKS)) [RUNS:02]
By noon, they'd bagged three bucks.
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[SOT 7:01 - :08]

((PERRY HOCKENBERRY/HUNTER: THERE SEEM TO BE MORE THIS YEAR. A LOT DRIER, YOU HAVE TO GET DOWN IN THE MOUNTAIN, SIT DOWN AND BE STILL, YEAH THERE SEEM TO BE A LOT OF DEER. )) [RUNS:07]
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[SU 13:29 - :43] ((MARYA JONES/NEWS-7: IT'S SO DRY THAT THE FOREST SERVICE IS CAUTIONING HUNTERS TO TAKE EXTRA PRECAUTIONS, PUTTING OUT CIGARETTES AND OBEYING THE BAN ON OPEN CAMPFIRES SO THAT THIS DOESN'T HAPPEN. FIRES IN MONTGOMERY AND CRAIG COUNTIES HAVE ALREADY BURNED MORE THAN 135 ACRES.)) [RUNS:14]
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[NATS 00:34] ((QUICK NATS OF FIRE CREW, SPEAKING SPANISH, WALKING)) [RUNS:01]
The Forest Service prepared for its worst fall fire season EVER by bringing in extra help from out west.
100 firefighters from Oregon, Washington and California are in our area fighting fires... and waiting for the next ones to pop up.
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[SOT 4:04 - :19]

((JERRY JACOBSEN/U.S. FOREST SERVICE: WE'RE HOPING THAT IT WON'T BUT HISTORY HAS PROVEN THAT SOMETHING IS GOING TO HAPPEN AND THIS AREA IS SO DRY WE TEND TO HAVE LARGE FIRES EVERY 8 TO 10 YEARS AND WE'RE JUST ABOUT IN THAT CYCLE NOW. SO THAT'S THE REASON WE HAVE THESE STAGE CREWS. WE'RE JUST ANTICIPATING SOMETHING BIG IN THE NEXT TWO TO THREE WEEKS.)) [RUNS:15]
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[NATS - 16:08 where they move the deer from the truck to the scale might be good...but whatever you want.] ((QUICK NATS: LOADING BUCKS ON TRUCK OR SCALE)) [RUNS:01]
Hunters know that this season, the only thing that could be more valuable than a prize buck is rain.
Marya Jones, News-7, Craig County.))

[City-Hall]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=01-60 TC42:48]
[GRAPHIC=None]

The legal battle over the demolition of Covington's Old City Hall building is heading to the Virginia Supreme Court.
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[VO-NAT- :24+]
[SUPER=03-Covington/File Tape]

An attorney for the group "Friends of Old City Hall" has appealed a ruling two weeks ago that gave the o-k for demolition of the building. On November 7th, an Alleghany county circuit court judge rejected the argument that the city council's allocation of 2-hundred thousand dollars for demolition was improper. Meanwhile, a temporary injunction will keep the building standing until the appeal can be resolved.
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[Boty-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=None]

An accident on Interstate 81 in Botetourt County has traffic backed up for several miles. The accident occurred just south of exit 150. Right now-- just one Northbound lane is open and state police say to expect delays for the next 30- minutes.

[SBA-Loans]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-43 TC1:53:19]
[GRAPHIC=None]


If the terrorist attacks have taken a toll on your small business you can get help.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The Small Business Administration is offering disaster loans to small businesses that have suffered economic injury.
Criteria include small businesses disrupted by federal action, including those located in an airport that was closed for national security.
Help is also available for small businesses whose essential employees are called to active military duty.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Many other businesses had]

((ANDY KELLER/SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION: MANY OTHER BUSINESSES MAY HAVE HAD INDIRECT AFFECTS FROM A GENERAL BUSINESS SLOWDOWN. THOSE BUSINESSES ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR THIS TYPE OF ASSISTANCE BUT MAY WANT TO CONSIDER APPLYING FOR OTHER SBA LOANS.))
[SUPER=01-Andy Keller/Small Business Administration]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=other SBA loans.]
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[VO-NAT]


Small businesses may borrow up to a million and a half dollars to pay operating expenses at four percent interest with payments spread out as long as 30 years.
To apply for a loan or to get more information, call the S-B-A at 1-800-359-2227.
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[Optical-Cable]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Optical Cable]


Optical Cable saw hyperactive trading today.
More than 10 million shares changed hands and the stock price rose 32% to close at $1.65.
The company's stock price plummeted in September when its president was forced to sell millions of shares to pay back loans. Also today a federal judge postponed the discrimination case brought against Optical Cable by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Both sides had asked for the delay, citing the prospects of an OUT of court settlement as one reason to continue the case. Trial is now set to begin July 1st.

[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The Dow is closing in on the ten-thousand mark as the bulls once again take charge on Wall Street. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
[RUNS=:30]
[SUPER=x5000;]
[SUPER=440-x/109.47/9976.46/x/35.84/1934.42;]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


The DOW climbed 109-and a half points.
NASDAQ gained 36.
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[SUPER=274-h/0.72/64.50/h/0.15/62.86/i/0.40/49.90//Unchg/29.75/h/0.65/55.75;]
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[Jordan]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-39 TC1:40:34]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A federal jury has just convicted an Amherst County man and his daughter on all counts of conspiracy and fraud charges. Sentencing is scheduled for March.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Danny Jordan and his daughter Brandi were named in a 22- count indictment handed up last March.
The government claimed the Jordans helped hundreds of people file false tax returns by claiming deductions for a bogus marketing business.
Danny Jordan said the system was perfectly legal and that he was acting in good faith when he advised people to take advantage of the tax laws. Again, a jury has just convicted the two on all counts.
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[Goodlatte]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=01-44 TC1:32:38]
[GRAPHIC=Bob Goodlatte]

Roanoke's Achievement Center is getting financial help from Congressman Bob Goodlatte.
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[VO-NAT :09]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

The Republican today handed the school a check for more than 1-thousand dollars. The money will go towards renovating the Center's new building in Roanoke County.
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[SOT 10:27:20-10:27:40]
[IN Q=They have outgrown the building...]

((CONGRESSMAN BOB GOODLATTE: THEY HAVE OUTGROWN THE BUILDING. IF YOU LOOK AROUND YOU'LL SEE THEY'RE USING EVERY CORNER, EVERY CUBBYHOLE AND THEY HAVE ACQUIRED A NEW BUILDING BUT THEY NEED TO MAKE MAJOR MODIFICATIONS TO IT SO THIS IS MY WAY OF GIVING THEM A BOOST IN THAT REGARD AND HOPEFULLY CALLING ATTENTION TO THE FACT THAT THEY NEED HELP FROM OTHER PEOPLE, AS WELL.))
[SUPER=@Goodlatte;]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=from other people, as well.]
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[VO NAT] The Achievement Center services about 60-children with learning disabilities. The facility is one of 37-charitable organizations Congressman Goodlatte has donated money to over the years. Today's donation is one-quarter of a pay raise Goodlatte received before taking office in 1993.
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[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]

Coming up tonight on News 7 Sports - the Express loses one of its top players as he is called up.
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[VO-NAT]

And speaking of a higher calling - tonight's Tech 2001 Report gives thanks on this Thanksgiving week.
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[S-Tech2001]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-102 15934TC]
[GRAPHIC=TECH 2001]


The Virginia Tech Hokies have a week off to savor their win over UVa, enjoy the Thanksgiving Holiday and count their many blessings. Those topics and a Taylor-Made award are the focus of tonight's Tech 2001 Report.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=FIRST AUDIO]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/Saturday; :08]
[SUPER=01-Ben Taylor/Big East Defensive Player of the Week; :40]
[SUPER=01-Willie Pile/Va. Tech Junior Safety; 1:32]
[RUNS=2:11]
[OUT Q=...THANKSGIVING LEFTOVERS."]
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(( For a native of Ohio, Virginia Tech senior linebacker Ben Taylor sure took a liking to the in-state rivalry with the University of Virginia. Taylor, who is a finalist for the prestigious Butkus Award matched his career high 18 tackles against UVa last Saturday. He also had a quarterback sack, a quarterback hurry and he forced this UVa fumble. Understandably, he is this week's Big East Conference player of the week. But more importantly, he has again won Tech's prestigious lunch pail - that is given each week to the player that grades out the highest on defense. ((BEN TAYLOR:)) Taylor had some stiff competition from defensive end Cols Colas, who registered the hit on Bryson Spinner that knocked him out of the game with a concussion. Free safety Willie Pile also was in the lunchbox hunt. He picked off two Virginia passes on Saturday and also recorded six tackles. Pile also understands the meaning of giving thanks - more than just one time a year. He is the one who often leads a combined team prayer at the end of each game. ((WILLIE PILE:)) ((WILLIE PILE:)) Next week in the Tech 2001 Report we'll go behind the scenes for a look at one of the Hokies' road meals the night before kickoff. This is anything but - THANKSGIVING leftovers.))

[S-MLB]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-100]
[GRAPHIC=MLB]

The National League's Most Valuable player award was handed out to Barry Bonds today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-MLB;:00]

Bonds was not a unanimous pick by the baseball writer's of America he was an easy winner. This year's homerun king hit 328 with 137 rbi and those 73 homers. Bonds is now the first player in major league history to win this honor 4 times.
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[S-Express]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-109 29:24]
[GRAPHIC=Express]


The Roanoke Express is 10-5 and 2 and in second place in the Northeast Division. Steve Mason brings us up to date on the team.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=first audio]
[SUPER=@Steve1; :00]
[SUPER=01-Perry Florio/Express Head Coach; :18]
[RUNS=1:12]
[OUT Q=.....back to the studio"]
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[581-Ax]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


A second accident is backing traffic in our region at this hour .. this one in downtown Roanoke.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
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[MILL MOUNTAIN CAM FULL]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke;]


The stream of red lights you can see from our Mill Mountain Camera is slowed northbound traffic on Interstate 581 through the city.
Roanoke police say eight vehicles are involved in the accident between Orange Avenue and Hershberger Road. They urge you to avoid the area.
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[Santa-Train]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=01-52 TC19:37]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


It's been a holiday tradition in Appalachia since 1953.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


The Santa train made its way through Far Southwest Virginia, Kentucky and Tennessee over the weekend.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Kingsport, TN/This Weekend]


Kids of all ages lined the tracks along the 110 mile route as Santa tossed one toy after another off the back.
The train stops in 13 towns and Santa gives out about 15 tons of toys, candy and clothing.
Organizers say it's the biggest toy load the train has ever carried. (------------)