[News-Heads]

[ANCHOR=JEan]

[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


Coming up on News 7-
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Short term parking is reopening at Roanoke regional.. but be prepared for car searches.
Check out what's going on in other parts of the nation...
(------------)
[Talent=Jean]


While we could see record warm temperatures tomorrow.
And what bowl game is Tech going to?
News 7 is next.

[Video-Open]


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



(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 14:0:45]
[IN Q=]

((AS YOU KNOW SOME US MARINES ARE NOW ON THE GROUND IN THE SOUTHERN PORTION OF AFGHANISTAN.. MORE ARE JOINING THEM.))
[RUNS=08]
[OUT Q=more are joining them.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT 05]


600 Marines are on the ground.... and more are on the way.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT14:08:56]
[IN Q=]

((THEIR PURPOSE IS TO ESTABLISH A FORWARD BASE OF OPERATIONS TO HELP PRESSURE THE TALIBAN FORCES IN AFGHANISTAN.))
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=IN Afghanistan.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT 12 plus pad]


Meanwhile while American forces gain strength... there were American casualties today. A misguided air strike.


One CIA man is missing and feared dead.. and five U-S special forces soldiers injured.
(-------------)
[ANCHOR =Jean]
[SS=News 7 at Eleven]



[Afghanistan]


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


The Pentagon also released video today of a more successful attack- where an American bomb destroys a building.


While the strikes continue from the air.... the search for Osama bin laden and other terrorists is intensifying on the ground.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Teri / Newspath;]


Teri Okita is following the story. She joins us live from Washington with the latest.
[LIVE=Teri /FULL Newspath]
[SUPER=01-Teri Okita/Reporting]
[SUPER=05-Washington, DC]
(adlib)

[***ROLLED FROM NEWSPATH***]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=ON THEIR FIRST ]
[SUPER=01-Col. Peter Miller/U. S. Marine Corps]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=FUTURE OF AFGHANISTAN.]

((TRACK: ON THEIR FIRST DAY IN AFGHANISTAN, THE MARINES SEIZED AN AIRSTRIP THAT ARMY RANGERS RAIDED A MONTH AGO. THIS TIME, THOUGH, THE MARINES WONT LEAVE AND THEIR NUMBERS WILL GROW.
(Super: Col. Peter Miller/USMC)
SOT: (martin pkg) Now, in short order, you'll have a thousand-plus Marines in the backyard of the Taliban within two da

ys. TRACK: THEIR MISSION: TO CUT OFF ALL TALIBAN SOLDIERS TRYING TO SNEAK OUT AND ALL SUPPLIES COMING IN. AMERICAN SOLDIERS ARE NOW IN THE MIDDLE OF COMBAT ALL ACROSS AFGHANISTAN INCLUDING MAZAR-E-SHARIF WHERE OPPOSITION FORCES ARE TRYING TO END AN UPRISING BY TALIBAN PRISONERS. SPECIAL FORCES AND SOLDIERS FROM THE 10TH MOUNTAIN DIVISION WERE ON THE GROUND WHEN A U-S AIRSTRIKE TO STOP THE RESISTANCE BEGAN.
(NATSD EXCHANGE RADIO/Billingsly pkg)

NATSD: There are Taliban inside there. Right now, we've got the airplanes on that target first over. Were about ready to drop. Pull back at this time, over. NATSD: Hey guys, get down. (EXPLOSION) TRACK: THE MISGUIDED U-S BOMB HIT TOO CLOSE TO A UNITED FRONT POSITION SERIOUSLY INJURING FIVE U-S SOLDIERS. NATSD: Turn off the cameras. We have Americans wounded. TRACK: THOSE AMERICANS ARE RECOVERING AT A MILITARY HOSPITAL IN GERMANY NOT FAR FROM WHERE THE U-N WILL HOST A SUMMIT BEGINNING TUESDAY ON THE FUTURE OF AFGHANISTAN.))
(-------------)
[LIVE=Teri /FULL Newpath]
[SUPER=05-Washington, DC;]
(adlib toss back)



[Economy]


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


Official word today that America is in a recession.. and has been since March.
President Bush says his tax cut along with low interest rates and reasonable fuel prices should help to spur the economy.
But if interest rates are so low, why are credit card rates still about the same?
(------------)
[VO-NAT 08 plus pad]


Mortgage rates are at a 30 year low, auto companies are offering zero financing- but have you looked credit cards lately?
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 20:38:45]
[IN Q=They really]

((THEY REALLY SHOULD BE LOWER. THEY KEEP DROPPIN IT DOWN. THEY SHOULD BE LOWER.))
[RUNS=04]
[OUT Q=SHOULD BE LOWER.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT 08.5]


The average interest rate on credit cards is still nearly 14 and half percent.
Some cards have dropped more than 2 percent this year.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 20:39:24]
[IN Q=]

((ROBERT MCKINLEY/CARDWEB.COM; ACTUALLY CREDIT CARD RATES HAVE COME DOWN TO THEIR LOWEST LEVEL IN THE ENTIRE HISTORY.)) ((ED MIERZWINKSI: THE INDUSTRY'S PROFITS ARE WAY UP BECAUSE THE COST OF MONEY IS WAY DOWN.))
[SUPER=01-Robert McKinley/CardWeb.com; 00-03!]
[SUPER=01-Ed Mierzwinski/U. S. Public Interest Research Group;04]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=IS WAY DOWN.]
(-----------)

[vo-nat 11 plus pad]
In fact MBNA.. the largest card issuer saw profits soar in the second quarter.
The U-S Public interest research group calls it a disgrace.. saying credit card companies are getting rich.
(-----------)



[Warner]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=091-54 TC29:59]
[GRAPHIC=None]


An area hit hard by the slow economy got a high-powered visitor and a promise of help today.
Governor-Elect Mark Warner met with Henry County and Martinsville officials.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.]


Southside learned last week that VF Imagewear would cut 2 thousand jobs by next year.
Warner says he's on the look-out for ideas to solve the area's financial problems.
Congressman Virgil Goode was part of the brain-storm today.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Martinsville and Henry]

((VIRGIL GOODE: MARTINSVILLE AND HENRY COUNTY AND THE OTHER COMMUNITIES LIKE US HAVE FACED TRYING TIMES BUT OUR COURAGE AND OUR SPIRIT WILL SEE US THROUGH AND WE WILL RISE JUST AS FAST IF NOT FASTER THAN NEW YORK CITY.))
[SUPER=@goode]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=faster than New York City.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Local officials say they are confident that Southside will be on the top of Warner's agenda come January.
(------------)



[Unique-Jobs]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-53 TC34:37]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A bit of good news for Southside... an area business official says a company called Unique Industries will be coming to Pittsylvania County.
Unique makes and distributes party supplies.
The company will take over the building next to KB-Toys.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co./File Tape]


An announcement about KB Toys "On-line merchandise Distribution Center" is set for tomorrow.
KB says has to do with new jobs.
(------------)



[Forest-Fires]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=01-55 TC28:16]
[GRAPHIC=Forest Fires]


Fighting forest fires is costly. Now the federal government will pitch to help pay for fighting fires in Virgnia.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./November 9]


The state budgeted 500-thousand dollars to fight fires this fiscal year, but has already spent about twice that ... mostly fighting recent blazes in southwest Virginia.
More than 800 fires have broken out since October 15th and charred more 8-thousand acres statewide.
The U-S Forest Service is charging Virginia 35-thousand dollars a day for sending fire crews from western states.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency will likely cover 75-percent of that cost.
(------------)



[Halifax-Arrest]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Invest.]


Halifax County Deputies have made another arrest in a Thanksgiving Day murder case.
20 year old Quindell L. Williams of South Boston turned himself in yesterday afternoon. He's charged with the first degree murder of Thomas Jackson.
Deputies say Jackson was shot outside American Legion Post 99 early last Thursday morning.
Three other men had already been arrested.

[Parking-Airport]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=01-52 TC24:12]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke Reg. Airport]

Roanoke Regional Airport will open its short-term parking lot tomorrow morning.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/November 21;]

The F-A-A approved the airport's plan to open the lot on the condition that each vehicle be searched before being allowed to park. The lot's been closed since September 11th. You're advised to enter through the *long-term* parking entrance and pull up to the vehicle inspection point. Only cars that pass the inspection will be allowed to park in the short-term lot. You won't be charged for the first 30-minutes. A similar system is already being used in other airports around the country.
(------------)



[Stolen-Santa]


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

He's eight feet tall-- and sports an unmistakable red suit and beard. This jolly old elf is also missing.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

Over the weekend-- someone snatched the inflatable Santa from the lawn of Paychecks Plus in Roanoke County. Mark Harrell says he's sure his Christmas decoration did not just blow away. Whoever took Old Saint Nick-- severed the ropes holding him down and left behind a "half-- full" can of beer in his place.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 00:03:32]
[IN Q=I LIKED THE ]

((MARK HARRELL/PAYCHECKS PLUS; I LIKED THE GUY HE LOOKED GOOD AND I CALLED LOWES TODAY AND BOTH STORES ARE OUT OF THEM SO MAYBE NEXT YEAR I'LL PUT SOME KIND OF SURVEILLANCE CAMERA ON HIM OR SOMETHING BECAUSE I REALLY DID LIKE HIM.))
[SUPER=01-Mark Harrell/Paychecks Plus; ]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=DID LIKE HIM.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Mark Harrell paid 50- dollars for his inflatable Santa-- but is offering a 500- dollar reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever abducted Old Saint Nick.
(------------)


[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


A U-S company has cloned a human embryo. Are human beings far behind?
That's next on News 7.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


And local victims are remembered on this World AIDS Day.
(-------------)


[Sports-Preview]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=Sports Preview]
[GRAPHIC=None]



(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="Hey folks...]
[RUNS=:24]
[OUT Q=....THE BIG 7."]

((Hey sports this is Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office as the Hokies get ready to Gator with the Noles in Jacksonville. Shayne Graham heads out of Roanoke tonight after signing with the Bills. We're also hooping it up in Radford at the Dedmon Dome and at UVa with Roger Mason. Plus, the Pulaski County - Marion has been moved - details coming up on the Big 7.))

[Cloning]


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


Many said it was only a matter of time
Today an American scientist says he's cloned a human embryo.
(------------)
[VO-NAT12.5]
[SUPER=03-Watertown, MA;]


Doctor Michael West says his lab, Advanced Cell Technology, has no interest in cloning humans-
He says they want to clone human embryos only to find cures for diseases like Parkinsons and Diabetes.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 14:16:07]
[IN Q=]

((DR. MICHAEL WEST/ADVANCED CELL TECH. PRESIDENT: PEOPLE WHO ARE SICK COME FIRST, PEOPLE DON'T HAVE TIME. AND WE NEED TO AGRESSIVELY MOVE FORWARD ON THE MEDICAL SIDE OF IT, BE AGGRESSIVE, TRANPARENT, PUBLISH OUR RESULTS.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Michael West/Advanced Cell Tech. President;]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=PUBLISH OUR RESULTS.]
(----------)
[VO-NAT 07.5]


But the cloning has set off a major controversy-
President Bush is calling on Congress to ban all human cloning.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 14:14:50]
[IN Q=]

((PRESIDENT BUSH: THE USE OF EMBRYOS TO CLONE IS WRONG. WE SHOULD NOT AS A SOCIETY GROW LIFE TO DESTROY IT.))
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=to destroy it.]
(------------)

[vo-nat 09 plus pad]
The house has already voted to outlaw any kind of cloning, even for medical research. the Senate plans to take up the measure early next year.
(--------------)



[L'burg-Museum]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-39 TC1:52:40]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Finding a new home for its museum headquarters could cost the city of Lynchburg several million dollars.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Officials say the Old Court House museum needs about "a million and a half" in renovations.. a ceiling there collapsed last year, revealing major structural flaws.
They'd like to move out of the court house and take over the Riverviews annex building a few blocks away, close to the Academy of Music and Amazement Square.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 4:09:52]
[IN Q=Have a place]

((TOM LEDFORD/MUSEUM ADMINISTRATOR: HAVE A PLACE FOR VISITORS WHERE THEY CAN SEE THREE OR FOUR THINGS AT A TIME, AND THAT MAKES THEM FEEL LIKE THEIR VISIT HAS BEEN MORE VALUABLE, MORE INTERESTING.))
[SUPER=01-Tom Ledford/Museum Administrator]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=more interesting.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The Riverviews plan would cost an estimated 2- and a half million dollars.
City council will get its first look at the plans tomorrow.
(------------)



[Hospital-Demonstration]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=01-49 TC1:08:40]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A landmark hospital is at the center of a dispute in Roanoke. The gift of the old Burrell Memorial Hospital from one non-profit agency to another doesn't sit well with some members of the city's African American community.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

They staged a small protest today outside Carilion's Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Carilion has just signed a deal to GIVE the nursing home to Blue Ridge Behavioral Healthcare once all the patients are re-located.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 14:27:35]
[IN Q=If you're going]

((FLOYD DAVIS/PROTESTER; IF YOU'RE GOING TO GIVE IT AWAY, WE FEEL IT SHOULD BE GIVEN BACK TO THE ORIGINAL OWNERS THE COMMUNITY. LET THE COMMUNITY DECIDE.))
[SUPER=01-Floyd Davis/Protester]
[RUNS=06]
[OUT Q=let the community decide.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Carilion points out that part of the deal requires Blue Ridge to preserve Burrell's historic and cultural heritage, to keep the Burrell name and provide space in the building for community use.
(------------)



[AIDS-Day]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=01-43 TC2:01:25]
[GRAPHIC=AIDS]

One group is hoping to get the community involved when it comes to fighting AIDS>
To do that, the Council of Community Services is putting a human face on the AIDS epidemic.
(------------)
[VO-NAT :19]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

The agency today kicked off a week's worth of events for World AIDS Day by unveiling four panels of the National AIDS quilt. One of the panels is dedicated to local victims of the disease. Another honors famous AIDS victim, Rock Hudson. The panels make up a small portion of a quilt large enough to cover the National Mall in Washington DCTERMS.
(///// SOT at :19 /////)
[SOT 23:18:57-23:18:34]
[IN Q=It makes is real for people.]

((TONY HASH/COUNCIL OF COMMUNITY SERVICES: IT MAKES IT REAL FOR PEOPLE. YO UMAY NOT KNOW THE PERSON BUT YOU SEE THE LOVE, FEEL THE LOVE. YOU SEE AND FEEL THE EMOTION. IT'S IMPORTANT TO BRING IT CLOSER TO HOME. THAT'S WHAT THE PANELS REALLY DO.))
[SUPER=01-Tony Hash/Council of Community Services;]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=That's what the panels really do.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Local events started today and will run through Saturday. They include outreach forums, a Rememberance Walk and a bowling tournament fundraiser. For more information call 982-AIDS.
(------------)



[Giuliani-TopTen]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Rudy Giuliani]


Rudolph Giuliani is getting ready to turn over the reins of government in New York City.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY/Worldwide Pants]


But before he goes, he and David Letterman poked a little fun at his position.
Tonight's Top Ten list-- "What I'll miss about being mayor..."
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Number Nine.]

((NUMBER NINE: NAMING A STREET AFTER SOMEONE IS A GREAT INEXPENSIVE CHRISTMAS GIFT. THAT'S RIGHT. LAUGHTER)) [**NO SUPER**]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=Thats right. Laughter.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


You can see Dave and Mayor Giuliani tonight right after News 7 at Eleven.
(------------)


[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


Looking for a house?
Later in the newscast, we'll show you one you can get for free, but there's a catch.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


And we're expecting record warmth... while other parts of the country are digging out from lots of snow.
(----------------)


[WEB-ADDRESS]
(///// SOT /////)

[Web Address Announce] [Pinnacle 4885ess]

[Tornado]


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


People in the Southeast are cleaning up after tornadoes-
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Kennedy, AL]


In Kennedy, Alabama a storm destroyed homes and businesses.
Two women died there... a 42-year old and her 63 year old mother.
Residents say the storms came fast- many said they barely had time to take cover.
[Super=03-Haleyville, AL; 17:33:02]


Alabama's Governor toured damage in Haleyville where 13 people were hurt- and 50 businesses.. were destroyed.
(------------)



[Plains-Snow]


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


The season's first snowfall is snarling roads and closing schools in the West and the Great Plains.
(------------)
[VO-NAT CBS 13:08:50]
[SUPER=03-Salt Lake, UT;]


Foot-high snow drifts have piled up in South Dakota, and some truckers pulled off the road to wait out the storm in Utah.
In Nebraska, officials closed a 75-mile stretch of I-80.
Schools are closed in South Dakota, Nebraska, and Minnesota.


The storm also blasted through the Rockies, with blizzard conditions reported in northeastern Colorado.
(------------)



[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-106 & Extra]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]

Tech talks about Gatoring with the Seminoles. Former Hokie Shayne Graham hooks up with the Bills. We'll check some college hoops from Radford. Plus, Mason on Mason as Steve talks with UVa's Roger. But first in tonight's Extra Point -
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski Co./Friday Night; :00]

A huge crowd is expected to be on hand at Kenneth Dobson Stadium for the Marion-Pulaski game, and with Tech-Miami going on at the same time, school officials decided to move the State football division four semi-final game to Friday to not only avoid the conflict, but also because there was some concern that getting security personnel would be a problem.
Again the division four state semi-final between Pulaski and Marion is now set for Friday night at 7:30.
(------------)

[GO TO SCORES] [WIPE TO MOTION]
[SUPER=#556]
[SUPER=X5022;]
[SUPER=0100-/Tampa Bay/17//St. Louis/9/3//;]
[SUPER=X5027;]
[SUPER=0098-/UNC Wilmington/72/j/Radford/85////William & Mary/62/j/Citadel/67///;]
[SUPER=x5009;]
[SUPER=0098-j/Radford/73//Appalachian St./71//Women/j/Emory & Henry/69//Averett/54//Women/;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=....last score."]
(------------)



[S-Gator]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-113 327TC]
[GRAPHIC=TECH/FSU]


Virginia Tech is headed back to the Gator Bowl for the second straight year. Last night the folks in Jacksonville officially invited the Hokies to play Florida State on New Year's Day in a 12:30 kickoff.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Last Night; :00]

The Hokies got the early word from the Gator Bowl officials in Jacksonville right before they stepped on the practice field late yesterday afternoon.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=BITE]
[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Virginia Tech Head Coach; :00]
[SUPER=03-Jacksonville, FL/December 2000; :12]
[SUPER=01-Chad Beasley/VT Senior Defensive Tackle; :28]
[RUNS=:40]
[OUT Q=...for Miami."]
(------------)
[VO-NAT CON'T]
[SUPER=03-Tallahassee, FL; :00]

The Hokies will face Florida State in a rematch of the 1999 Sugar Bowl game.
The Seminoles are 6-and-4, but still highly regarded - especially in Blacksburg.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="They still got...]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=...IN JAX."]
(-------------)
[ANCHOR=MIKE]
[GRAPHIC=TECH/FSU]

Tickets go on sale at the Tech box office this morning. They are $40 a piece. This is FSU's 20th straight bowl game.

[S-Miami]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=MIAMI/TECH]


Miami is the early 16 point favorite to beat Tech on Saturday. The Canes are the new number one team in this week's Bowl Championship Series Standings. The BCS now has Florida number two.

[S-Graham]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-107]
[GRAPHIC=SHAYNE GRAHAM]


Shayne Graham, who kicked in that last battle with Florida State will be kicking in the NFL this coming weekend.


(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Night; :00]

Shayne flew out of Roanoke last night after agreeing to terms with the Buffalo Bills.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="They have...]
[SUPER=01-Shayne Graham/Signs with Buffalo Bills; :00]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=...FIRST GAME EVER."]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New Orleans, LA/2000;]

Shayne had longshot chances with the Saints and Seahawks, but this time the Bills president called him with contract in hand promising him to start.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=FIRST AUDIO]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=...BE ON MY SIDE."]
(------------)



[S-Radford]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-114]
[GRAPHIC=RADFORD]


On the local college hardwood last night the Radford Highlanders took on UNC Wilmington in their home opener.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford/UNC Wilmington vs. Radford;:00]

The Highlanders came in with a 15 game home winning streak dating back to last season. The visitors Ed Williams will get the assist to Craig Callahan and the Seahawks scratch the surface first. But RU got busy with freshman David Popolla from California going baseline for the flying layin. The Highlanders tie the game early on. Then Peanut Arrington will fire the pass to Correy Watkins. The senior knocks in the shot and the
[super=33-UNC Wilmington/72/Radford/85;]

Highlanders win their second game of the season 85 to 72. They host Richmond Wednesday night.
(------------)



[S-Women]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-105 ]
[GRAPHIC=RADFORD]


The Radford women also were home last night taking on the Mounties of Appalachian State.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford/Appy State vs. Radford; :00]

The Radford pep band had to pull double duty tonight for the double header. Radford's Kylie Williams dishes the ball to Ludmila Nicheporchuk - who knocks in the three pointer Radford leads 68-to-61 in the second half. Appy State will answer with Lindsey Smith finding Tiffany Cole for the layin and the Highlanders' lead
[super=33-Appalachian St./71/Radford/73;]

is lowered. But this would be RU's night as Nicheporchuk drops in 27 and Radford wins it 73-to-71.
(------------)



[S-UVA]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-101 1:40:09]
[GRAPHIC=UVa]


The Virginia men's basketball team is unbeaten and ranked in the top 10. The Cavs have pounded their first three opponents by an average of 34 points. Steve Mason says the big reason for the fast start has been the play of Roger Mason.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=first audio]
[SUPER=03-Greensboro, NC/ACC Tournament; :00]
[SUPER=01-Pete Gillen/UVa Head Basketball Coach; :09(QUICK)]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/Virginia vs. Howard; :16]
[SUPER=01-Roger Mason/UVa Junior Tri-Captain; :35]
[SUPER=@Steve1; :43]
[SUPER=01-Chris Williams/UVa Senior Forward; 1:14]
[RUNS=1:37]
[OUT Q=....News 7 sports"]
(----------------)

((On paper the Cavaliers looked like final four material until the bad news came that point guard majestic Mapp would be lost for the season with a reoccurring knee problem. ((:))
Roger Mason, who would move to the point from his two guard position is closest to Mapp on the team, and he Gillen's statement as a challenge. So far he has produced. He is averaging 21.7 points and nearly six assists per game as the UVa floor general. ((:)) ((STEVE MASON:)) ((CHRIS WILLIAMS:)) ((:))
Mason and the Wahoos battle Michigan State Wednesday night at the Richmond Coliseum as part of the ACC-Big Ten Challenge. Steve Mason News 7 sports.))

[S-Express]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-2:03:32]
[GRAPHIC=Express]


The Roanoke Express is back in action this Wednesday night on the road at Charlotte.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]

According to the Express, center Mike Omicioli returned today from his call up at the American Hockey League's Hershey Bears. Omicioli played in three of four games while with the Bears and did not have a point. He is Roanoke's leading scorer.
Vern Fiddler, Roanoke's other center, has not come back from his AHL call up to the Norfolk Admirals and no time table has been set for his return.

(---------------)[Free-House]



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


One historic Florida home is up for grabs... and you won't have to pay a penny to buy it.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Kissimmee, FL]

You just have to come up with the money to move it. A Florida woman is offering her 19-10 Victorian home for free to any taker that can afford to move the home from its site. Rosemarie O'Shaughnessy posted a sign last week after the city told her to either move the house or it would be torn down. One moving company estimates it will cost more than 100-thousand dollars to move. (------------)