[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

Advance Auto is not only here to stay, but expanding in space and people.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

And a trip report from a group of Roanoke- area tourists who braved post- terrorist New York.
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[Sports-Head]


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


Tonight on News 7 sports, the latest on the coaching moves at Cave Spring and Hidden Valley high schools. Plus, the Fridge gets big honor.
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[VO-NAT]

And UVa and Chris Williams look to stay unbeaten tonight in Richmond against the Michigan State Spartans.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


Today's weather was a record setter and the warmth won't go away tomorrow. Also a look at the extended winter forecast, all coming up.
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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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[SOT 17:38]
[IN Q=In this day and time]

((IN THIS DAY AND TIME WHEN WE BRING 234 NEW JOBS TO THE ROANOKE VALLEY, I THINK THIS IS A WONDERFUL DAY.))
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=this is a wonderful day.]
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Advance Auto Parts announces a multi-million dollar expansion.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


An expansion that includes new jobs, and new office space here in the Roanoke Valley.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


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


And I'm Shannon Young.
[Advance-Auto]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=01-57 TC18:00]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


The acquisition of a Florida- based auto parts chain has created the need for more jobs in the Roanoke Valley.


[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & JoeD /Microwave;]


Joe Dashiell is out at Crossroads Mall tonight where many of the new Advance employees will eventually be located.
[LIVE=JoeD /FULL Microwave]
[SUPER=@joe1;]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke]


Keith and Shannon, Advance will continue to occupy the headquarters on Airport Road, and another location near Valley View Mall, but renovated space here at Crossroads represents a major new investment in the Roanoke Valley.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=You know it was here]
[SUPER=01-David Reid/Chief Operating Officer; :00]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :15]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :27]
[SUPER=01-Barry DuVal/VA Commerce Secretary; :37]
[RUNS=:42]
[OUT Q=so this is great news.]
(([SOT 15:28]
[IN Q=It was here in the Roanoke Valley]

((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.)) [RUNS:14]
[OUT Q=this expansion in our hometown.]


The announcement follows the acquisition of the Discount Auto Parts chain.
Advance executives say they need more employees in the Roanoke Valley to support over 24-hundred stores in 38 states.
The company is investing 14- million dollars in the expansion, creating 234 new jobs... and occupying an additional location in renovated space at Crossroads Mall.
[SOT 19:10]
[IN Q=This is a public private]

((THIS IS A PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP THAT'S RESULTED IN NEW JOBS AND NEW INVESTMENT FOR THE ROANOKE VALLEY, SO THIS IS GREAT NEWS.))
[RUNS= :06]
[OUT Q=so this is great news.]))
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[LIVE=JoeD /FULL Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke;]


The average salary for these positions is estimated at 31- thousand dollars plus benefits... and most should be hired locally.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & JoeD /Microwave;]


As the jobs are added over the next two years, Advance says its total employment in the Roanoke Valley will top 2000.


[Westvaco]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=01-39 TC1:53:29]
[GRAPHIC=Westvaco]

More than a thousand hourly workers at Westvaco are voting on a new six year contract today.
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[VO-NAT - :15]
[SUPER=03-Covington]

Union officials have urged workers to reject the company's latest offer so they can return to the bargaining table.

The union is pushing for a shorter contract than the one Westvaco is offering, as well as increased funding for wages and retiree's pensions.
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[SOT - 20:32:19]
[IN Q=When we looked at all...]

((RON BROWN/LOCAL 675 PRESIDENT; WHEN WE LOOKED AT ALL THE NO'S THEY GAVE US, WE DIDN'T SEE THERE WERE ANY POSITIVES LEFT TO VOTE ON IN THE MONETARY END OF IT. THERE WAS SO MANY THINGS THAT WAS A MUST TO US.))
[SUPER=01-Ron Brown/Local 675 President;]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=so many things that was a must to us.]
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[VO-NAT - :14+]

So far, there are no plans to call for a strike, but union officials say they have not ruled out a work stoppage. Westvaco officials say they believe they have offered a fair contract proposal. The results of the vote will be available tomorrow.
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[Optical-Cable]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-51 TC1:24:03]
[GRAPHIC=Optical Cable]


An 84 year old retirement home resident in Roanoke County is interested in becoming a party to the latest legal challenge to Optical Cable and its president.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Lillian Howell invested 11-thousand dollars in Optical Cable over the past few years. The stock is now worth about 450 bucks.
She's ready to join the class action lawsuit filed in federal court by a man in Texas yesterday.
She blames company President Bob Kopstein for a huge decline in the price of Optical Cable stock.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Well I"m sure]

((LILLIAN HOWELL/OPTICAL CABLE SHAREHOLDER: WELL I'M SURE THERE ARE OTHER PEOPLE LIKE MYSELF THAT WANT TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS, HOLD SOMEBODY RESPONSIBLE. I CAN'T GIVE UP THIS MUCH MONEY WITHOUT SOME SORT OF A FIGHT.))
[SUPER=01-Lillian Howell/Optical Cable Shareholder]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=of a fight.]
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[VO-NAT]


Kopstein said today he wasn't aware of the complaint.
He's currently planning another marketing trip to China and has hired 12 new employees from the globe to sell fiber optic cable.
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[Terror-Posters]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-49 TC1:11:22]
[GRAPHIC=None]


With Americans on alert after the September 11th attacks, Bedford County authorities want to make sure residents know HOW to report suspicious activity.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


The sheriff's department unveiled a new public education campaign today aimed at teaching residents how best to describe a suspicious event or person.
Deputies will be distributing brochures and posters with the tips to businesses throughout the county.
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[SOT 17:59:08]
[IN Q=So we need]

((MIKE BROWN/BEDFORD CO. SHERIFF: SO WE NEED TO BE PROACTIVE AND ALL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES AND FIRE AND RESCUE NEED TO BE PROACTIVE. WE DON'T NEED TO WAIT, WE DON'T NEED TO STAND BACK AND WAIT NOW, WE'VE GOT TO BE PROACTIVE AND THAT'S WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO DO.))
[SUPER=01-Mike Brown/Bedford Co. Sheriff]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=trying to do.]
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[VO-NAT]


The department is also offering seminars to county businesses on how to handle suspicious mail.
The first class is scheduled for December 10th.
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[NYC-Trip]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-53 TC39:03]
[GRAPHIC=America Responds]


Members of a Roanoke Travel Club made their way to New York City this past weekend to spend Thanksgiving in the Big Apple.
Though they were a little uneasy about going, [***AMERICA RESPONDS MB GRAPHIC***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & Jennifer/MB SET]


Jennifer Miele is here to tell us why each is happy about their decision to go.
[LIVE= Jennifer /FULL MB Set]
[SUPER=@jennifer1]


Keith and Shannon, from what they tell me, it was a classic story of country meets city that had a very happy ending.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We started organizing]
[SUPER=01-Edria Wimmer/Roanoke Travel Club; :12]
[SUPER=01-Joyce Crawford/Roanoke Travel Club; :32]
[SUPER=01-Ernie Dale/Tour Director; :53]
[RUNS=1:32]
[OUT Q=have with me.]

(([TC:01:10:28] ((ERNIE DALE/TOUR DIRECTOR: WE STARTED ORGANIZING THE TRIP BACK IN MARCH.)) [RUNS03] [BUTT] ((ERNIE: ALREADY HAD TWO BUS LOADS FILLED, THEN SEPTEMBER 11TH HAPPENED.)) [RUNS04] [BUTT] ((ERNIE: WE TOOK ONE BUS WITH 42 PEOPLE ON IT.)) [RUNS02]
[01:20:13] ((EDRIA WIMMER/TOURIST: ONE OF THE IMPRESSIONS WHEN I GOT OFF THE BUS WAS, OK WE'RE NOT SUPPOSED TO SMILE WHEN WE'RE WALKING DOWN THE STREET. NEW YORKERS ARE KIND OF BUSY AND DON'T SMILE. BUT WE WERE LAUGHING AND THEY WERE SMILING AND ONE MAN TOLD ME EXCUSE ME WHEN HE BUMPED INTO ME AND I WAS LIKE AH! I WAS REALLY SURPRISED WITH THAT.)) [RUNS15]
[TC:01:18:06] ((JOYCE CRAWFORD/TOURIST: DID YOU GET TO SEE WHAT WAS LEFT OF THE WORLD TRADE CENTER? YES WE DID. WHAT WAS THAT LIKE? ONE PART THAT WE SAW WAS JUST ALL RUBBLE. PART OF ONE OF THE TOWERS THAT COLLAPSED AND THEN THE CRAINS AND EQUIPMENT THAT WERE CLEANING THINGS AWAY.)) [RUNS20]
[TC:01:12:20] ((ERNIE: THERE WERE FLAGS THAT WE'D SEE, THE AMERICAN FLAG WOULD BE FLYING, MEMORIALS WHEN WE WERE OUT DRIVING THROUGH THE CITY. WE WENT TO SEE ONE OF THE FIRE STATIONS WHERE 28 MEN THAT HAD WORKED THERE WERE KILLED.)) [RUNS15]
[TC:01:19:25] ((JOYCE: THE EMPIRE STATE BUILDING AND VIEW OF NYC AT NIGHT, STILL BEAUTIFUL? OH YES. DO YOU THINK YOU'LL GO BACK? AH HUH.)) [RUNS08]
[TC:01:22:54] ((EDRIA: I HAD DOUBTS ABOUT GOING, ABOUT WHAT PEOPLE WOULD THINK, JUST BEING A TOURIST OR WHATEVER, BUT I'M GLAD I WENT, I'M REALLY GLAD I WEN THERE TO GROUND ZERO CAUSE IT'S LIKE YOU A RE PAYING YOUR RESPECTS, JUST REMEMBERING THAT'S SOMETHING I'LL ALWAYS HAVE WITH ME.)) [RUNS18]))
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[***PHONE # MB GRAPHIC****]
[LIVE=Jennifer /FULL MB Set]


If you are interested in traveling to New York City with the Roanoke Travel Club in April, call 540-224-3378.


Jennifer Miele, News 7.

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


Another suspicious package causes more inconvenience at Virginia Tech.
That's still ahead on News 7 at Six.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


And it's a scene many in Covington hoped they wouldn't see.
Old City Hall starts to come down.
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[Holden]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-54 TC31:40]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


The grandfather of a Nelson County girl who got lost and died in the woods last year stands accused of embezzling money from her memorial fund.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Nelson Co./April 2000]


56- year- old James Holden was indicted yesterday on two counts of embezzlement, one count of obtaining money by false pretenses and one count of misusing charitable funds.
Holden allegedly spent money that had been donated to the Jackie Holden Memorial Fund, which was set up to teach other children how to survive in the woods.
Holden did NOT return calls asking for comment.
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[Quesenberry]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-43 TC2:04:18]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]

A grand jury will hear evidence against a Floyd County teacher for an alleged sexual relationship with a child.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Floyd Co.;]

In court today, a judge certified charges against 51-year-old Donnie M. Quesenberry of Willis. He faces one count of carnal knowledge of a child and five counts of incident liberties with a child. A grand jury will hear the evidence against him on Monday.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=HOLD]

State Police say the charges span several years and involve one child. Quesenberry taught seventh grade at Indian Valley Elementary School. Officials say the alleged crimes did not take place on school property.

[Covington-Hall]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=01-52 TC26:02]
[GRAPHIC=None]

After months of tense city council meetings and legal battles, a Covington landmark is coming down. This week, workers began demolishing the Old City Hall building.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Covington;]

Workers are starting to dismantle the roof, and will begin gutting the building sometime this week. The walls of the building are expected to be torn down next week. City officials say the demolition will take about 30 days to 6 weeks to complete. A group of preservationists fought Covington City Council for nearly a year to save the building which, for years, housed Covington's city government and high school.
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[Tech-Package]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-55 TC29:42]
[GRAPHIC=Virginia Tech]


Virginia Tech officials consider a suspicious package found on campus today to be another intentional hoax.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

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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[Finance-Secretary]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=01-56 TC11:30]
[GRAPHIC=Mark Warner]


Governor- Elect Mark Warner sent a strong signal today about his top priority.
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[VO-NAT :16]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


Warner named Senate Finance Committee director John Bennett as his pick for Secretary of Finance.
It's the first staff position Warner's named.
Bennett is the man who advised the state Senate as it fought to slow down the car tax repeal this year.
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[SOT 13:41:26]
[IN Q=He's had a central role]

((MARK WARNER/GOVERNOR-ELECT: HE'S HAD A CENTRAL ROLE IN CREATING NINE BUDGETS, INCLUDING THE 1990-92 BUDGET, WHEN VIRGINIA FACED A 2.4 BILLION DOLLAR REVENUE SHORTFALL. HE IS WELL RESPECTED BY BOTH REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS, AND MEMBERS OF BOTH THE HOUSE AND THE SENATE. AND AS YOU IN THE PRESS KNOW, HE HAS A REPUTATION AS A STRAIGHT SHOOTER, I THINK THE KIND OF INDIVIDUAL WE NEED IN THIS POSITION.))
[SOT 13:44:34]

((JOHN BENNETT/FINANCE SECRETARY-DESIGNEE: IN EVERY CASE HE'S MADE IT CLEAR TO ME THAT HE WANTS TO FULLY UNDERSTAND THE FINANCIAL CONDITION OF STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT. HE WANTS TO OPERATE WITH A LONG TERM VIEW. AND NOT WITH A VIEW OF WHAT MIGHT BE EXPEDIENT IN THE SHORT TERM OR WHAT MIGHT BE PAIN FREE IN THE SHORT TERM.))
[SUPER=@MarkWarner; :00]
[SUPER=01-John Bennett/Finance Secretary-Designee; :27]
[RUNS=:42]
[OUT Q=pain free in the short term.]
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=HOLD]


Governor- Elect Warner says he will be naming a Chief of Staff and some other key positions "soon."

[Roanoke-Elec]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke Electric Steel]


Roanoke Electric Steel took a 90 percent hit in fourth quarter earnings. Sales for the year dropped 17 and a half percent.
The company did manage to make a profit, but blames slowing construction activity and the current economic recession for its poor performance.

[Stocks]


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


Stocks lost ground for the second consecutive day. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
[RUNS=:30]
[SUPER=x5000;]
[SUPER=440-y/160.74/9711.86/y/48.00/1887.97;]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


The DOW dropped 161 points.
NASDAQ fell 48.
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[VO]
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[YMCA]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=01-61 TC13:06]
[GRAPHIC=YMCA]


The Salem YMCA is in the final lap of its plan to build an Olympic pool and a new 7-million-dollar building.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]


Donations from local companies and the city have brought in well over 5-million-dollars.
Now, officials are turning to the general public for help.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Our goal for our community]

((JOE THOMAS, JR./YMCA BOARD MEMBER: OUR GOAL FOR OUR COMMUNITY IS 300-THOUSAND DOLLARS. TO DATE WE'VE RAISED CLOSE TO 50-THOUSAND OF THAT, SO WE'RE WELL ON OUR WAY TO GETTING THERE. WE'RE VERY EXCITED ABOUT IT.))
[SUPER=01-Joe Thomas, Jr./YMCA Board Member;]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=about it.]
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[VO-NAT]


The new building will have two indoor pools, including one suitable for swim meets.
The complex will have expanded exercise studios and gymnasium.
The Salem "Y" hopes to have all the funding in place by the spring, and start construction next summer.
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[Stolen-Santa]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-62 TC05:23]
[GRAPHIC=None]

A new Saint Nick will be making an appearance on the lawn of a Roanoke County business.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

Over the weekend, someone stole the eight foot inflatable Santa from the lawn of Paychecks Plus... The thief who made off with Santa and left behind a half- full can of beer in his place has NOT been found-- but there is still a happy ending for Mark Harrell. A replacement Santa was found in Galax-- and the manager of Lowes near Crossroads Mall is giving Harrell another.
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[SOT 05:54:49]
[IN Q=I'm definetly]

((MARK HARRELL/PAYCHECKS PLUS; I'M DEFINITELY GOING TO PUT ONE UP WHERE THE OTHER ONE WAS AND THE SECOND ONE I MAY JUST TUCK IT AWAY AND MAYBE WE'LL HAVE ANOTHER LOCATION WHERE IT COULD COME UP.))
[SUPER=01-Mark Harrell/Paychecks Plus;]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=could come up.]
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[VO-NAT]

Harrell is still offering a 500- dollar reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever stole his Santa.
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[Sports Tease]


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

Coming up tonight on the Big 7, UVa gets ready to battle Michigan State tonight in the ACC-Big Ten challenge. The Bowl bids continue to fly.
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[VO-NAT]

And we'll tell you why all these folks were hugging and high fiving today at Cave Spring. It had nothing to do with last night's win over Catholic.
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[S-CAVS]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-111 6:12]
[GRAPHIC=UVa]

UVa and Michigan State tip off the ACC-Big Ten Challenge at the Richmond Coliseum at 7:30. Steve Mason has UVa's final thoughts.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=first audio]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville; :00]
[SUPER=01-Pete Gillen/UVa Head Basketball Coach; :07]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/1999; :38]
[SUPER=@Steve1; :50]
[RUNS=1:03]
[OUT Q=.....News 7 sports"]
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((The Cavs are ranked 8th, the Spartans 17th, are these the right Spartans? ((:)) Roger Mason, Chris Williams, Adam Hall, Travis Watson, all top ACC players. They are not the concern for tonights game. It's the four newcombers that UVa must worry about. ((:)) The Wahoos are familar with the Richmond Coliseum. They beat the Hokies there back in 1999 64-55. The state capitol is just the beginning of UVa's Commonwealth ties this season.))

((:)) [S-Eagles]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=sp-109 3128TC]
[GRAPHIC=HIDDEN VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL]


The new Hidden Valley high school in Roanoke County lost its athletic director, but gained a boy's basketball coach in what has been a rather eventful day for that community.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=FIRST AUDIO]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./This Afternoon; :00]
[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]
[RUNS=1:45]
[OUT Q=...IMMEDIATELY."]
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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:))

[S-Groh]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-108 (28:59)]
[GRAPHIC=UVA/Penn State]


When Penn State rolls into Charlottesville this weekend the Nittany Lions need one more win to become bowl eligible.
"Joe Pa" has won 5 of his last six games and gotten the attention of Virginia's Al Groh.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="I Think...]
[SUPER=01-Al Groh/Virginia Head Coach; :]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=.....this year."]
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[ANCHOR=Mike]
[GRAPHIC=Hold Logo]


The Wahoos and Nittany Lions kick it off Saturday at noon at Scott Stadium.


[S-College]


[ANCHOR=MIke]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-112]
[GRAPHIC=BIG EAST]


The Bowl invitations continue to be handed out tonight. Boston College is headed to the Music City Bowl and Syracuse is going to Arizona for the Insight dot com bowl.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-ACC; :00]

The coach who is leading Maryland to the Orange Bowl - Ralph Friedgen has been named unanimous 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.
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[S-WDBJ]


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



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[GO TO PINNACLE 6998] And this Saturday it is a huge day here on WDBJ-7 as Army and Navy get things started at 11am with their 102nd meeting on the gridiron. U-Mass takes on NC State college hoops right after that. And then get ready at 4:30 as Tennessee battles Florida in a game with BCS implications. (----------------)