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Coming up on News 7-
An American is killed in combat....
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While women are allowed to go back to medical school in Kabul.
Some parents are stuck.. after a day care closes abruptly...
And check this out... a slick floor stops a UVA game. The story in sports.
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[Talent=Jean]


News 7 is next.

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((OUR FAMILY WANTS THE WORLD TO KNOW WE'RE PROUD OF MIKE. WE CONSIDER HIM A HERO.))
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That hero .. the first American to die in Combat in Afghanistan... CIA officer Mike Spann.
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((WHEN HE DECIDED TO LEAVE THE MILITARY.. TO GO WORK FOR THE CIA, HE TOLD ME HE DID IT SO THE WORLD WOULD BE A BETTER PLACE FOR US TO LIVE.))
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[Afghanistan]


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Spann was killed during a prison uprising near (Maza-REE- shareff) Maza re-shareff-
Tonight new word that the Allied Forces are gaining ground.
CBS News has learned the Taliban regime is crumbling fast. Senior leaders are reportedly defecting at an accelerating rate.
[DOUBLE BOXES=JEan & Teri / Newspath;]


Teri Okita has the latest on that.. she joins us live from Washington.
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((U-S FORCES ARE ON THE GROUND, AND IN THE SKIES OF AFGHANISTAN, PREPARED TO BATTLE THE LAST OF THE TALIBAN FIGHTERS, WHO REFUSE TO SURRENDER. THOSE LOYAL TO OSAMA BIN LADEN ARE FIGHTING BACK -- AND THE HITS HAVE TAKEN A TOLL. C-I-A OFFICER MIKE SPANN WAS KILLED IN THE CROSSFIRE OF AN AFGHAN PRISON RIOT ON SUNDAY. JOHNNY SPANN/FATHER OF MIKE SPANN "We recall him saying, you have to stand for what you believe in, and that's exactly what Mike was doing in Afghanistan. THE TALIBAN IS TAKING IT'S OWN SHARE OF HITS, AS THE U-S CONTINUES TO STRIKE ENEMY TARGETS. IN THE SOUTH OF THE COUNTRY, AT KANDAHAR, U-S WARPLANES STRUCK TWO BUILDINGS, BELIEVED TO BE USED BY TOP ENEMY LEADERS.
BUT THE TALIBAN SAYS TOP COMMANDER MULLAH OMAR IS STILL ALIVE. WITH 1-THOUSAND U-S MARINES STATIONED IN THE SOUTH, AND PREPARING TO MOVE CLOSER, KANDAHAR IS ANYTHING BUT A SAFE PLACE FOR THE TALIBAN. WHEN A ROW OF ENEMY VEHICLES WAS SPOTTED IN THE AREA, IT WAS IMMEDIATELY ATTACKED BY NAVY F-14'S. AS THE FIGHTING CONTINUES, SO DO DIPLOMATIC TALKS, ON THE FUTURE OF AFGHANISTAN. AND THEY'VE ALREADY HIT A SNAG. THE NORTHERN ALLIANCE IS REJECTING A U-N PROPOSAL, FOR AN INTERNATIONAL PEACEKEEPING OPERATION.))
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[Kabul-Doctors]


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For the first time in six years women in Afghanistan are studying to become doctors.
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[SUPER=03-Kabul, Afghanistan;]


Kabul medical institute is once again accepting women.
This woman had been studying for five years- when the Taliban forced her to leave
She then taught students undercover... because it was illegal under Taliban law.
The new school term begins in March- So far 82 woman have registered.
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[Economy]


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The cost of the war along with the recession makes federal deficits likely for the next three years.
That's the assessment from the White House Budget Director....
Meanwhile President Bush says everyday without an economic stimulus package... means more lost jobs-
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so he's demanding the Senate pass a plan as soon as possible.
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((I SUPPORT THE SENATE COMING TOGETHER AND GETTING A BILL MOVING AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE.. SO THAT WE GET IT TO CONFERENCE AND GET THE DIFFERENCE RESOLVED. THE SENATE MUST PASS A STIMULUS PACKAGE.))
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Lawmakers are optimistic the logjam will be broken.
Senate Democratic Chief Tom Daschle says an accord on one aspect could come within 48 hours.
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((SEN. TOM DASCHLE/(D) MAJORITY LEADER; WE THINK IT'S VERY IMPORTANT TO ADDRESS FIRST AND FOREMOST THE WORKERS, THE UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION AND HEALTH BENEFITS.))
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[Anchor=Jean]
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President Bush says 400 thousand jobs have been lost nationwide since he proposed an economic stimulus package.



[Mother-Goose]


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Some working parents in the New River Valley are scrambling for day care options after one local facility shut down unexpectedly. Mother Goose Childcare Center notified its clients Saturday they could not drop their children off on Monday.
New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel Cannon has one mother's story.
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((2:33:39 "HOW LONG DAY CARE TAKEN CARE OF"
Working mom Erin Keister counted on Mother Goose Childcare Center to watch her one-year old son Christopher Chase. A nurse at Montgomery Regional, she says the facility is was nearby and professional.
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((ERIN KEISTER/DAY CARE CLIENT; HE HAS GONE THERE SINCE HE WAS THREE MONTHS OLD AND I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN THRILLED ABSOLUTELY THRILLED WITH HIS CARE.))
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Care that's no longer available. Keister says a phone message on Saturday gave her the news of the sudden closing.
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((ERIN KEISTER/DAY CARE CLIENT; VERY SHOCKED, VERY, IT WAS I WAS JUST LIKE OH MY GOSH AND THEN YOU THINK WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO I HAVE TO WORK MONDAY MORNING WHAT AM I GOING TO DO WITH HIM.))
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Many parents faced the same problem. Keister estimates over 1-hundred children were affected.
The owners of Mother Goose didn't return several calls from News 7, but they did talk to Keister.
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((I ASKED HER WHAT'S GOING ON YOU KNOW WHAT HAPPENED WHAT'S GOING ON AND I WAS TOLD IT WAS A MONEY PROBLEM THAT THEY RAN OUT OF MONEY.))
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((RACHEL CANNON/RCANNON@WDBJ7.COM; KEISTER IMMEDIATELY STARTED TO LOOK AT OTHER DAY CARES, BUT NO LUCK YET: THEY'RE ALL FULL. SHE SAYS MOTHER GOOSE PROMISED HER A REFUND OF MONEY SHE PREPAID. FOR NOW, SHE'S WAITING FOR IT TO ARRIVE, AND LEAVING HER SON WITH RELATIVES. RACHEL CANNON, NEWS 7. MONTGOMERY COUNTY.))
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[Advance]


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Advance Auto bought a Florida company... now that'll mean more jobs for this region.
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The auto parts maker announced a 14-million dollar expansion that will create 234 new jobs here.
Advance says it needs people to service more than 24- hundred stores in 38 states.
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[IN Q=You know it was here]

((DAVID REID/CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER: YOU KNOW IT WAS HERE IN THE ROANOKE VALLEY THAT THE TAUBMAN FAMILY FOUNDED ADVANCE AUTO PARTS OVER 70 YEARS AGO. AND WE'RE CERTAINLY PROUD TO BE ANNOUNCING TODAY THIS EXPANSION IN OUR HOMETOWN.))
[SUPER=01-David Reid/Chief Operating Officer]
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[OUT Q=this expansion in our hometown.]
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Many of the new employees will occupy renovated space at Crossroads Mall, but other employees will continue to work in the current buildings on Airport Road, and another location near Valley View Mall.
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[Westvaco]


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Workers at Westvaco have just wrapped up voting on a new six year contract. It covers more than one thousand hourly workers there.
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Union officials encouraged the workers to reject the company proposed contract.
They say the contract didn't address their concerns over random drug tests, increased wages, and benefits for retirees. Contract talks ended last week, and union officials say they felt the company wasn't meeting their demands.
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((RON BROWN/LOCAL 675 PRESIDENT; IT JUST SEEMED THERE WASN'T MUCH TO DISCUSS SO THAT'S THE REASON OUR COMMITTEE SAT DOWN AND ANALYZED THE PACKAGE AND IN ESSENCE THE MONETARY PART OF THE PACKAGE IS THE COMPANY'S PART THAT WE'RE PRESENTING AND WE RECOMMENDED TO THE MEMBERSHIP TO TURN THAT DOWN AND WE WERE UNANIMOUS IN THAT RECOMMENDATION.))
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Union officials say there is no work stoppage planned, but they haven't ruled it out. A spokesperson for Westvaco said the company felt it offered a fair contract proposal.
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[Stolen-Santa]


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A bearded figure with a red suit and matching hat will once again wave to motorists on Colonial Avenue.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; ]

Over the weekend, someone snatched the eight foot inflatable Santa from Paycheck's Plus in Roanoke County. The thief has NOT been apprehended-- but Mark Harrell has found a silver lining. The manager of the Lowes store near Crossroads Mall is giving Harrell a replacement Santa.
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((MARK HARRELL/PAYCHECKS PLUS; THE COMMUNITY IS REALLY BEHIND OUR LOST SANTA, ROANOKE LOST SANTA, IT'S NOT JUST MINE ANYMORE.))
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[OUT Q=not just mine anymore.]
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Harrell is still offering a 500- dollar reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever stole Old Saint Nick.
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[Rockefeller-Tree]


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No shortage of holiday decorations in New York tonight.
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The City opened the Christmas season tonight with the lighting of the Rockefeller Center tree.
First lady Laura Bush and Mayor Rudolph Giuliani turned on the 30-thousand red, white and blue lights on the 81-foot spruce.
About 100-thousand people turned out to watch the ceremony.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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She lost thousands of dollars when Optical Cable stock tanked... now one elderly investor says she wants someone held responsible.
That's next on News 7.
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And another suspicous package sends a scare through the Virginia Tech Campus.
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[Sports-Preview]


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((Hey sports fans here's what's happening the Virginia Michigan State basketball game in Richmond was suspended because of a slick floor the Roanoke College Men's basketball team hosted ODAC rival Emory and Henry and the new Hidden Valley high school lost an A-D but picked up a head coach.
All that and more coming up in a moment.))
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[Optical-Cable]


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84-year-old Lillian Howell lost 10 thousand dollars in the stock market in recent months... more specifically in her Optical Cable Stock.
Business Reporter Jennifer Miele says Howell is out to get her money back.
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(( 84-year-old retirement home resident Lillian Howell sold-off a blue chip to buy into Optical Cable, simply because it was local.
Thanks to company president Bob Kopstein, Howell says her 11-thousand dollar investment is now worth less than five hundred.
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[TC:00:24:33] ((THINGS THAT I HAVE READ ABOUT HIM, HE IS A VERY NICE PERSON.)) [BUTT] ((BUT I THINK EVERYONE HAS TO BE ACCOUNTABLE FOR WHAT THEY DO, ESPECIALLY WHEN THEY TAKE OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY TO DO IT.)) [RUNS14]
Optical Cable's stock price plummeted when Kopstein was forced to sell his shares to pay off debt...
Now Howell wants to recover her damages.
She's ready to join the class action lawsuit filed in federal court yesterday by a man in Texas. [STAND UP] ((JENNIFER MIELE/REPORTING: 17 MILLION SHARES OF BOB KOPSTEIN'S OPTICAL CABLE STOCK HAVE BEEN SOLD OFF IN THE LAST MONTH. SO COME TIME FOR THE NEXT SHAREHOLDER'S MEETING, HIS STATUS AS MAJORITY SHAREHOLDER MAY BE IN JEOPARDY. HOWELL SAYS HIS POSITION AS CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD MAY ALSO BE AT RISK.)) [RUNS15]
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[tc:00:20:20] ((IS HE THE ONE TO LEAD A COMPANY WHEN HE WOULD LEAD IT THAT FAR IN DEBT WITHOUT STOPPING? I'M NOT SURE. I'VE LOST ALL CONFIDENCE.)) [RUNS10]
Kopstein said today he wasn't aware of the complaint -- and is not fearful of losing his position in the company.
Instead he continues to market fiber optic cable in China.
While he sells, Howell has no choice but to hold.
JM News 7.))

[Tech-Package]


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Virginia Tech officials consider a suspicious package found on campus today to be another intentional hoax.
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Tech police evacuated War Memorial Hall and closed down part of the drillfield after a package was discovered in a gym locker around one-pm. State Police responded and detonated the harmless device. Officials say it turned out to be three-telephone books wrapped in a t-shirt with duct tape.
[SUPER=04-October 11;]

Last month, another suspicious package shut down Newman Library and other campus buildings.
Tech police are still offering a 5-thousand dollar reward for information leading to an arrest in that case.
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[Terror-Posters]


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If you spotted a suspicious person or activity, would you be able to accurately report it to police?
Bedford County authorities hope to teach residents those very skills.
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[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


The sheriff's department today unveiled a public education campaign designed to help people remember and describe details of a suspicious event.
Sheriff Mike Brown says his office was deluged with calls following the September 11th attacks, but deputies could not follow up every tip.
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((MIKE BROWN/BEDFORD CO. SHERIFF: MAYBE SOME OF THEM WERE LEGITIMATE. WHAT WE FOUND OUT THOUGH IS THAT WE WEREN'T GETTING REAL GOOD INFORMATION, COMPLETE INFORMATION FROM THE CITIZEN. NOT THAT THEY WEREN'T TRYING, THEY WERE TRYING THEIR BEST.))
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[OUT Q=trying their best.]
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The department is also offering seminars to businesses on how to handle suspicious mail.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Covington's Old City Hall starts to come down.
That's next on News 7.
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[VO-NAT]


And meet a dinosaur good enough to eat.
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[WEB-ADDRESS]
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[Web Address Announce] [Pinnacle 4885ess]

[Covington-Hall]


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After months of argument in city council meetings and the courtroom, a Covington landmark is coming down.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Covington]

This week workers started removing the roof from the Old City Hall Building. Next, the building will be gutted, and the walls will be torn down. The demolition follows months of battles between preservationists and members of Covington City Council. Earlier this month the group "Friends of Old City Hall" failed in a bid to obtain a permanent injunction barring the demolition. Officials say the demolition will take between four to 6 weeks.
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[Chip-Dinos]


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It is called the Chip-a saurus Challenge.. and with good reason.
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[SUPER=03-Braintree, MA]


The idea is to build a tyrannosaurus rex out of mostly.. potato chips.
New England Middle School students are taking on the challenge...
A local potato chip companys teamed up with the Museum of Science in Boston to encourage students to learn about dinosaurs.... and the science of model building.
The model must be made of at least 75 percent potato chips... and the student's must write an essay to go along with the entry.
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[S-Extra]


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The Virginia Cavalier Michigan State in Richmond was postponed tonight and the new Hidden Valley High School lost its A-D but gained a boys basketball coach.
But first our Extra Point.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-ACC; :00]


Maryland head football coach Ralph Friedgen has been named a unanimous selection as ACC coach of the year. No other ACC coach even got a single vote. Ironically, he's the first Maryland coach to win the honor since his mentor Bobby Ross won in 1982.
And here are tonight's college basketball scores.
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[S-UVA]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
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[WRITER=rst]
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An unusual finish to the Virginia Michigan State big 10 challenge game in Richmond yesterday evening.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/ESPN2; :]


Moisture on the floor from the hockey rink made it slick throughout the game and when Virginia's Travis Watson went down hard early in the second half with the Cavaliers leading 31 to 28 the referee's decided to suspend the game.
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[IN Q="When.....]
[SUPER=01-Tom Izzo/Michigan St. Head Coach; :00]
[SUPER=01-Pete Gillen/Virginia Head Coach; :14]
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[OUT Q=....right decision."]
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[ANCHOR=Roy]
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No word yet but the game could be picked up at a later date.
That's it for sports, have a great day everybody.

[S-Roanoke]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
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Roanoke senior Jaimar Mansel scored a career high 19 and added six steals as the Maroons beat Emory and Henry 99 to 86.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Maroons vs Wasps; :]


The Maroons huddle around head coach Page Moir.
Roanoke's Robby Pridgeon gets the pass under the basket turns and hits the jumper for 2 of his game high 25.
Emory comes right back going to Jay Rosser he runs the baseline and passes to Kenny Carver who scores the basket the Wasps led 23 to 20.
[SUPER=33-Roanoke/99/Emory & Henry/86/; :]


Jaimar Mansell brings it down the court stop on the line and drain the three and the Maroons win it 99 to 86.
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[ANCHOR=Roy]
[SS=Hold Logo]


Ferrum beat the Roanoke College women 74 to 64. Natasha Chapman led Ferrum with 19.
Hidden Valley High School lost it's A-D but picked up a head basketball coach. More later on Mornin.

[S-Eagles]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=sp-109 3128TC]
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The new Hidden Valley high school in Roanoke County hired a basketball coach yesterday, but also lost its athletic director. Mike Stevens explains.
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[SUPER=@mike2; ;08]
[SUPER=01-Billy Hicks/Remains Cave Spring Basketball Coach; :22]
[SUPER=01-Chris Morris/Named Hidden Valley Head Coach; :53]
[SUPER=01-David Blevins/Hidden Valley High School Principal; 1:26]
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[OUT Q=...news 7 sports."]
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(( There were hugs throughout the Cave Spring high school gymnasium as head coach Billy Hicks told his players for the first time that he had decided to stay in coaching. Hicks had planned to exit the roundball arena after this season and move directly into athletic administration. He recently had a change of heart. ((BILLY HICKS:)) While Hicks is staying put at Cave Spring, his top assistant and jayvee coach Chris Morris will move over to the new Hidden Valley high to teach english and basketball as the varsity head coach starting next year. ((CHRIS MORRIS:)) ((DAVE BLEVINS:)) Hicks and Morris believe their strong relationship will help ease the transition to the new school next season. ((CHRIS MORRIS:)) ((DAVE BLEVINS:)) Roanoke County will advertise the job by week's end. Mike Stevens News 7 Sports.))

[S-Hoops]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-103 1:31:53]
[graphic=hometown hoops weekly]


Wednesday always means Hometown Hoops Weekly. William Fleming, Northside, Radford, Altavista and Glenvar will compete in the group A and 2A state semifinals this Friday. Steve Mason is here with the story of a final four coach who has interesting ways of getting ready for games.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=first audio]
[SUPER=@steve1; :00]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :20]
[SUPER=01-Jim Robinson/Northside Girls Basketball Coach; :45]
[SUPER=01-Jessica Wilkerson/Northside Senior Guard; :51]
[SUPER=01-Meghan Myers/Northside Senior Forward; 1:44]
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[OUT Q=.....PINNACLE BOARDS COME UP AND MUSIC COMES UP...LET THIS RUN UNTIL 2:02!!!!]
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((NORTHSIDE HEAD COACH JIM ROBINSON IS IN HIS FIFTH YEAR AS HEAD COACH. HIS VIKINGS WERE THE DOUBLE A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP RUNNER UPS LAST YEAR AND THIS YEAR HE HAS THEM BACK IN THE FINAL FOUR. WHAT'S HIS SECRET? WOULD YOU BELIEVE PART OF HIS SUCCESS CAN BE TRACED TO A MUSICAL INSTRUMENT THOUSANDS OF YEARS OLD AND AFTERNOON MATINEES.))
((Every coach has his own way of preparing for a game. Coach Rob goes to the movies on game day. ((NAT SOUND))
Robinson is a movie fanatic. ((NAT SOUND:)) On game day he's been known to take in a triple header and he goes to the movies two to three times a week. ((JIM ROBINSON:)) His players are quite aware of his obsession with the big screen, in fact, the relaxed, calm feeling he gets from movies comes in handy in pre game. ((:)) ((:)) ((NAT SOUND))
If he can't find a movie, Coach Rob breaks out his hammered Dulcimer to calm his nerves. The 52 year old has been playing the instrument for three years. ((:))
Robinson knows a hundred songs and played at his youngest daughters wedding. He is self taught and can often be found playing at open mics. ((:)) Now lets take a look at the Hometown Hoops Weekly state final four match ups for this Friday at the Salem Civic center.))
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[Elton]


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He's played Madison Square Garden more times than any other single artist or group...
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[VO-NAT 04]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]


He is Elton John.... and today honors went out to Elton John.
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[SOT 14:41:20]
[IN Q=We don't ]

((SETH ABRAHAM/MSG PRESIDENT; WE DON'T HAVE KNIGHTHOODS HERE ELTON..BUT YOU ARE THE KING OF THE NIGHT AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN.))
[SUPER=01-Seth Abraham/MSG President;]
[RUNS=07]
[OUT Q=Madison Square Garden.]
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[vo-nat 07]
And with that, a commemorative display.. was unveiled. It'll become a permanent fixture at the garden.
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[SOT 14:42:10]
[IN Q=]

((ELTON JOHN: IT'S A MAGICAL PLACE. IT'S LIKE PLAYING IN THE MITT OF A BASEBALL. IT'S RIGHT THERE WITH EVERYBODY AROUND YOU. IT'S THE MOST SPECIAL PLACE.))
[SUPER=07-Sir Elton John;]
[RUNS=06]
[OUT Q=THE MOST SPECIAL PLACE.]
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[VO-NAT 08 plus pad]


John has played 52 times in the arena... Tonight he's playing his record breaking 53rd show. (------------)