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Coming up on News 7- Another American casualty in Afghanistan. A live report straight ahead-
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Fire and Rescue services is stepped up in two local communities.
And Ali.... helps bring the Olympic fire closer to Utah...
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[Talent=Jean]


Plus why taxes bills are more confusing than usual in one local county.
News 7 is next-

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[SOT 20:28:40]
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((THE UNITED STATES IS AWARE THAT PEOPLE'S LIVES ARE AT RISK AND THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WILL ACCEPT THAT.))
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[OUT Q=WILL ACCEPT THAT.]
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The words of Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld....
As tonight word that another American has been wounded in Afghanistan.
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[SOT 20:28:19]
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((I THINK THAT THE SPECULATION IS THAT IF THE UNITED STATES WERE ETO SUFFER A SETBACK, SOME CASUALTIES, SOME LOSSES AS WE HAD IN OTHER COUNTRIES IN PRIOR PERIODS, THAT IT MIGHT BE SUFFIEICNET TO FRIGHTEN THE UNITED STATES OFF OF THEIR TASK, AND I CAN TLEL YOU AND ANYONE ELSE WHO'S LISTENING THAT WILL NOT BE THE CASE.))
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[OUT Q=WILL NOT BE THE CASE.]
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[Afghanistan]


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And tonight reports that another American casualty- a special forces solider working with anti-Taliban forces has been wounded.
He's now in a hospital in stable condition.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Aleen /Newspath;]


For the latest on the situation, we go live to Aleen Sirgany in Washington.
[LIVE=Aleen /FULL Newspath]
[SUPER=01-Aleen Sirgany/Reporting]
[SUPER=05-Washington, DC]
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[SUPER=01-Donald Rumsfeld/Secretary of Defense]
[SUPER=01-Abdullah Abdullah/Northern Alliance Foreign Minister;]
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[OUT Q= it a breakthrough]

((THEY'RE ON ALERT, BUT FOR NOW THEY'RE STAYING PUT. THE PENTAGON HOPES THESE U-S MARINES WONT NEED TO FIGHT THE TALIBAN IN KHANDAHAR. OPPOSITION FORCES HAVE THE CITY SURROUNDED AND THEY'RE EXPECTED TO BE ON THE FRONTLINE WHEN THE LAST STAND OF THE EMBATTLED CITY BEGINS. IT COULD BE A BLOODY FIGHT. WHILE INTELLIGENCE REPORTS INDICATE THOUSANDS OF TALIBAN SOLDIERS WANT TO SURRENDER A SMALLER PORTION, INCLUDING THEIR LEADERS, PLAN TO FIGHT TO THE DEATH. Donald Rumsfeld: THEY'RE USING THE CIVILIANS IN KANDAHAR AS SHIELDS IN EFFECT, AND HIDING IN THERE. MY HOPE IS WELL BE ABLE TO RESOLVE IT BY THEIR SURRENDERING. BUT IF NOT WELL HAVE TO RESOLVE IT SOME OTHER WAY. TO THE NORTH OF KHANDAHAR, THOUSANDS OF ANTI-TALIBAN FIGHTERS ARE TREKKING BY TRUCKLOAD INTO THE TORA BORA MOUNTAINS TO SEARCH FOR OSAMA BIN LADIN. THAT AS AFGHANS ARE REPAIRING THIS AIRSTRIP JUST 35 MILES FROM THE MOUNTAIN RANGE FOR U-S BOMBERS TO USE. MEANWHILE, TALKS ON AFGHANISTAN'S FUTURE ARE HITTING THE HOME STRETCH IN GERMANY. Dr. Abdullah Abdullah / Northern Alliance Foreign Minister Every detail has been worked out in a few days time. I would definitely consider it a breakthrough.))
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[Middle-East]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Federal Agents are cracking down on terrorist links here in the U-S.
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[Super=03-Dallas, TX;]


Federal agents today shut down four U-S offices accused of financing the militant Palestinian organization HAMAS- the group that took responsibility for the weekends deadly attacks in Israel.
The feds shut down Holyland offices in Texas, Illinois, New Jersey and California.
President Bush says the "offices for relief" masqueraded as charities... but existed to promote terrorism.
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[SOT 14:04:22]
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((THE MESSAGE IS THIS.. THOSE WHO DO BUSINESS WITH TERROR WILL DO NO BUSINESS WITH THE UNITED STATES.)) [butt to 20:32:25] ((SHUKRI ABU BAKER/HOLY LAND FOUNDATION PRESIDENT; WE ARE INNOCENT, THE HOLY LAND FOUNDATION HAS NO RELATIONSHIP WITH TERRORISM. WE HAVE NOT FUNDED ANY TERRORIST ACTIVITIES.))
[SUPER=01-Shukri Abu Baker/Holy Land Foundation President; wait til 05!]
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[OUT Q=terrorist activities.]
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[Vo-Nat 16]
[Super=03-Chicago, IL;]


But, treasury investigators say some of the 13 million dollars Holyland raised in the U-S went to recruit and support suicide bombers-
Meanwhile today another Israeli attack on Palestinian occupied land... today's attack came close to Yasser Arafat's headquarters.
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[Henry-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
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Investigators in Southside want to talk with a potential witness in a murder case.
They believe a person spotted on a surveillance tape at the FasMart on King's Mountain Road near the Martinsville-Henry County line may know something about the murder of Ralph Alvin Hubbard.
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[VO-NAT ]

The 72-year old had been killed apparently by a gun shot to the head last night.
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.;]

Moments later, Hubbard's Toyota pickup truck was found burning in a ravine about a mile away. Investigators say they have a tentative motive for the crime but still need more information.
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[IN Q=Mr. Hubbard is a well-known person.]

((CAPT. KIMMY NESTER/HENRY COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT: MR. HUBBARD IS A WELL-KNOWN PERSON. WE BELIEVE AT THIS TIME HE MAY BE THE VICTIM OF A ROBBERY.)) [BUTT BUTT BUTT]
[SOT 2:27-2:33 ***** UNDER VIDEO *****]

((THE BIGGEST THING THE PUBLIC CAN DO IS TRY TO HELP US IN TIMELINE... WHERE MR. HUBBARD WAS LAST SEEN.))
[SUPER=01-Capt. Kimmy Nester/Henry Co. Sheriff's Department;]
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[OUT Q=Mr. Hubbard was last seen.]
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[VO-NAT]

An autopsy is scheduled for tomorrow. If you have any information you're asked to contact Martinsville police or the Henry County Sheriff's Department.
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[RC-Rescue]


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Fire and rescue service sparked controversy in Roanoke County last year after paid employees were NOT assigned in certain areas. But the tide has changed. This week-- paid employees began answering rescue calls in some of those communities. Teresa Hamilton has more.
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[SUPER=01-Colin Gee/Mt. Pleasant Volunteer Fire Chief; :16]
[SUPER=01-David Hafey/Career Firefighter/Paramedic; :46]
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[SUPER=01-Rick Burch/Roanoke Co. Fire & Rescue Chief; 1:22]
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(( For folks in Mount Pleasant the additional staff is welcome. Many in the Roanoke County community-- including the volunteer fire chief, strongly argued that PAID fire and rescue personnel were needed.
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((COLIN GEE/MT. PLEASANT VOLUNTEER FIRE CHIEF: THE COMMUNITY HAS GROWN TREMENDOUSLY OVER THE YEARS AND WITH THIS GROWTH MORE CALL VOLUME... VOLUNTEERS JUST CAN'T HANDLE DURING THE DAYLIGHT SO WE HAVE TO HAVE THE STAFFING.)) [runs08]
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This week-- the community's request became a reality.
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((I ENJOY WORKING IN STATIONS LIKE THIS.)) [runs05]
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From now on-- two paid fire and rescue personnel will help volunteers answer calls in Mount Pleasant. The career staff will both work from six in the morning until six at night Monday through Friday.
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((DAVID HAFEY/CAREER PARAMEDIC/FIREFIGHTER: WE HAVE HAD SOME OF THE COMMUNITY MEMBERS COMING IN SORT OF ON A MEET AND GREET BASIS WELCOMING US TO THE COMMUNITY. THEY'RE VERY GLAD TO SEE US WE'RE GLAD WE'RE HERE.)) [RUNS10]
[OUTQ= we're here.]

[take su 05:55:42] Mount Pleasant isn't the only community to benefit from career staff... The same set-up also went into effect here at Bent Mountain. [end stand up] Roanoke County's fire and rescue chief says a detailed study showed there was a need for career staff in both locations.
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((RICK BURCH/ROANOKE CO. FIRE AND RESCUE CHIEF: WE LOOKED AT REACTION TIME, RESPONSE TIME, AND AVAILABLE STAFFING AND MADE OUR DETERMINATION OF WHERE TO PLACE THE ADDITIONAL CAREER PERSONNEL.)) [RUNS08]
[OUT Q= CAREER PERSONNEL.]
Burch says over the past year--- 35 new fire and rescue positions have been created and says credit goes to the Board

of Supervisors and County administrator for supporting the plan. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Roanoke County.))

[Monty-Tax]


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Tomorrow's tax deadline for some Montgomery County residents may be tough to meet.
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[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;]

County Treasurer Ellis Meredith says the problem is with the administration's computer system. Meredith says since the introduction of the MUNIS (Mew-ness) program in 19-99, bills have been wrong, addresses incorrect and tax tickets missing.
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((ELLIS MEREDITH/MONTGOMERY CO. TREASURER; I WOULD SAY IN AN EXCESS OF 2 MILLION DOLLARS THAT'S OUT THERE AND THEY'RE DELINQUENT BECAUSE I HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO MAIL A DELINQUENT TAX NOTE TO A TAXPAYER SINCE 98.))
[SUPER=01-Ellis Meredith/Montgomery Co. Treasurer;]
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[OUT Q=since 98.]
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[VO-NAT :13]

Meredith says there's approximately 75-thousand real estate and personal property tax bills being affected. Meanwhile, the county spokesman says other administrators are using (Mew-ness) MUNIS successfully.
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[SOT 2:29:50]
[IN Q=it is implemented]

((ROBERT PARKER/MONTGOMERY CO. SPOKESMAN; IT IS IMPLEMENTED AND WORKING IN THE FINANCE OFFICE ITS IMPLEMENTED AND WORKING IN THE PAYROLL OFFICE ITS 90-PERCENT IMPLEMENTED IN THE COMMISSIONER'S OF REVENUE OFFICE NOW IN THE TREASURERS OFFICE OF COURSE THAT IS A DIFFERENT STORY.))
[SUPER=01-Robert Parker/Montgomery Co. Spokesman;]
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[OUT Q=A DIFFERENT STORY.]
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[VO-NAT]

Parker says they will continue to work through the problems. If residents have a question about a tax bill or lack of one, they can call the county.
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[County-Supervisors]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Officials in Roanoke County are not anticipating any painful cuts, but they ARE watching closely as the national recession and the state's budget woes come into focus.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


State funding has a major impact on schools, law enforcement and other local services.
Like other local governments in western Virginia, roanoke county is now trying to assess how the state's budget problems will affect revenues.
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[SOT 02:57:15]
[IN Q=The new Governor of Virginia]
[SUPER=01-Bob Johnson/Hollins Supervisor]
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[OUT Q=as best is possible.]
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County officials expect to weather this downturn without severe cutbacks.... but they are keeping some vacant positions open to save money.
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Some six years after the devestating bombing, ground is broken on a new federal building in Oklahoma City.
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[VO-NAT]


And O-J Simpson grabs headlines again... as federal agents search his Florida home.
Find out what they're looking for next on News 7.
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[Sports-preview]


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[Simpson]


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O-J Simpson is back in the headlines today... this time he's suspected of being involved in a drug trafficking and money laundering ring.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Miami, FL]

The FBI searched Simpson's Florida home today as part of an ongoing investigation into an Ectasy drug ring. Investigators were sent to Simpson's house after his name came up in a wire tape of an unrelated drug investigation.
No drugs of any kind were found on O-J Simpson or in his home and automobile. The F-B-I believes the drug ring is an international affair.
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((JUDY ORIHUELA/ FBI SPOKESPERSON; IT WAS AN INTERNATIONAL ECTASY RING. THEY WERE IMPORTING THE ECTASY FROM HOLLAND AND BRINGING IT OVER HERE.))
[SUPER=01-Judy Orihuela/FBI Spokesperson]
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[OUT Q=bringing it over here]
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[VO-NAT]

The drug ring is also suspected of stealing equipment used to counterfeit cards that activate satellite television receivers.
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[IN Q=Mr. Simpson has a number]

((YALE GALANTER/O. J. SIMPSON'S LAWYER; MR. SIMPSON HAS A NUMBER OF TV SATELLITE DISHES, THOSE DEVICES WERE TAKEN AND I ASSUME THEY ARE BEING ANALYZED BY THE FBI.))
[SUPER=01-Yale Galanter/O. J. Simpson's Lawyer]
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[OUT Q=analyzed by the FBI]
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[VO-NAT]

Simpson's lawyer also says that his client does not have enough money to be involved in any type of money laundering scheme.
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[Bus-Pedestrian]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A Valley Metro bus hit a pedestrian near the City Market today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The accident happened about 12:15 on Salem Avenue, between Jefferson and First Streets.
55-year-old Stephen Sheets of Meadowcrest Drive was hit after he entered a crosswalk.
He had injuries to his head and face, and was taken to Carilion-Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
Police closed off the street and spent most of the afternoon investigating the accident.
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[Kilgore]


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Virginia's new attorney general wants the death penalty for some terrorists.
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[VO-NAT :09]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Jerry Kilgore says terrorists convicted of orchestrating a major incident should pay with their lives.
And he believes most lawmakers support the idea.
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[IN Q=I think they'll be receptive]

((JERRY KILGORE/ATTORNEY GENERAL-ELECT: I THINK THEY'LL BE RECEPTIVE TO ANY BILL IN THIS SESSION THAT DEALS WITH TERRORISM OR TERRORIST ACTS TO MAKE IF YOU WILL OUR LAWS TOUGHER AND CERTAINLY TO MODERNIZE OUR LAWS TO DEAL WITH THREATS WE KNOW WILL COME.))
[SUPER=01-Jerry Kilgore/Attorney General-Elect;]
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[OUT Q=we know will come.]
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[VO-NAT]


Among Kilgore's proposals: making it a felony to possess biological, chemical or nuclear substances, and increasing the penalties for using computers in terrorist acts.
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[Ok-Groundbreaing]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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More than six years after the Oklahoma City bombing- ground is broken on a new federal building.
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[SOT 19:25:50]
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((OH SAY CAN YOU SEE....))
[SUPER=03-Oklahoma City, OK]
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[OUT Q=YOU SEEEE.]
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Patriotism was clear at ceremonies today.
The three and half story structure will go up just north of where the Alfred P. Murrah building stood.
168 people died in the blast there.
The new structure will contain explosion resistant glass facing a courtyard that cuts the building in half- and creates an entrance into a single lobby.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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NASA tries again to get the shuttle Endeavour into space.
We'll have the latest when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


And it traveled across the Atlantic last night.
Today, the Olympic flame is traveling across teh United States.
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[WEB-ADDRESS]
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[Web Address Announce] [Pinnacle 4885ess]

[Optical-Cable]


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The loss of Optical Cable's President also means the loss of an important business contact for Roanoke County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./File Tape]


The county says it supports Optical Cable's business decision to fire Bob Kopstein, but also recognizes the efforts Kopstein made to bring high-tech industry to the Valley.
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[IN Q=Bob Kopstein has]

((DOUG CHITTUM: BOB KOPSTEIN HAS A LOT OF FRIENDS IN THIS VALLEY, PEOPLE IN MY FIELD KNOW WHAT BOB HAS DONE FOR THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FIELD, I'M SURE ROANOKE WILL BE SUPPORTIVE OF KOPSTEIN AS WELL.))
[SUPER=01-Doug Chittum/Roanoke Co. Econ. Dev. Director]
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[OUT Q=as well.]
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Roanoke County says it believes Optical Cable will continue to be a key business player in the area.

[WL-Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Washington and Lee University's student investment club got a taste of national exposure today on CNBC's "Power Lunch."
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[TC:01:58:39] ((IT ALSO CONTROLS..... GROWTH PROSPECT THERE.))
[SUPER=03-Lexington]
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[OUTQ=growth prospect there.]
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[VO-NAT]


The thirty five students involved in the William's Investment Society manage a million dollar portfolio for the school.
CNBC asked for their top stock picks today... which included holding Royal Caribbean and buying Verisign.
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[TC:02:05:00]
[IN Q=Sophomore year I knew]

((NICK SAYERS/W&L INVESTMENT CLUB; SOPHOMORE YEAR I KNEW I HAD AN INTEREST IN FINANCE AND I WANTED TO EXPLORE THAT MORE AND THAT'S WHY I GOT INVOLVED IN THE SOCIETY.))
[SUPER=01-Nick Sayers/W&L Investment Club]
[RUNS=06]
[OUT Q=the society.]
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[VO-NAT]


These soon-to-be brokers, investment bankers and C-E-O's are becoming top picks of their own...
Many have already been recruited for positions at major financial firms.
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[Shuttle]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
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[GRAPHIC=Endeavour Launch]


NASA will try again tomorrow...
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[VO-NAT 17:45:56]
[SUPER=03-Cape Canaveral, FL]


Just minutes before the scheduled lift off tonight, NASA scrubbed the Endeavour launch.
Cloud cover was the problem...
The Endeavour mission would be the first since the September 11th attacks.
It's rescheduled for tomorrow at 5:19.
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[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=steve]
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We will have the Dudley Award winner for you as well as basketball highlights from the PH/Fleming battle and Roanoke College. But first on tonight's Extra Point -
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-San Antonio, TX/CSN; :00]


Michael Jordan was on the bench tonight with inflamation of his right knee. His Wizards took on the San Antonio Spurs. Malik Rose rips rope on the jumper to put the Spurs up 33-28 in the first half.
Former North Carolina star Brendan Haywood would dunk here, the Spurs win it 103-88. Jordan hopes to be back soon.

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[GO TO SCORES]
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[S-Dudley]


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The Dudley award, which goes to the best college football player in Virginia as voted on by a state panel of sports writers and broadcasters, was awarded last night at the Downtown Club.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond; :00]


The three finalists were Virginia tech linebacker Ben Taylor, UVa receiver Billy McMullen and William and Mary quarterback David Corley. And McMullen would take home the honor. McMullen racked up one thousand 60 receiving yards on 83 catches
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[SUPER=01-Billy McMullen/2001 Dudley Award Winner; :]
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[OUT Q=against us"]
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[VO-NAT]


McMullen received 13 first place votes while Taylor was the only other participant to garner a first place vote, he came in second. Taylor had 117 tackles for the Hokies during the regular season.
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[SUPER=01-Ben Taylor/Second Place in Dudley Award Voting; :00 ]
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[OUT Q=....put opn a show that game"]
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[S-Eagles]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-110 556TC]
[GRAPHIC=STAGG BOWL 6586]


The Division III football national championship Stagg Bowl has always been hospitable to the out of town teams that come in, but Mike Stevens says, Virginia power Bridgwater has a shot if the eagles can fly over Rowan in the final four this Saturday.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=first audio]
[SUPER=03-Bridgewater/November 24th; :00]
[SUPER=01-Henry Eggleston/Bridgewater Captain from Franklin Co.; :29]
[SUPER=01-Michael Clark/Bridgewater Head Coach; :49]
[SUPER=01-Devon Cruz/Bridgewater Senior Tailback; 1:22]
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[OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."]
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(( The Bridgewater College Eagles are the only unbeaten college football team in the state. They are also the first team from the Old Dominion Athletic Conference to make it to the final four since Emory & Henry did so back in 1987. They are averaging a gawdy 52 points a game in the playoffs - but this week they will face a Rowan team out of New Jersey that has 17 division one transfers on its roster. ((MICHAEL CLARK:)) ((HENRY EGGLESTON:)) Four years ago Rowan was in Salem preparing to meet Mt. Union in the Stagg Bowl. Four years ago Bridgewater was wrapped up an 0-and-10 season. Saturday this amazingly resilient senior class will try to improve its record to 12-and-0.)) ((DEVON CRUZ:)) ((MIKE STEVENS:))

[S-MD]


[ANCHOR=steve]
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[WRITER=sma]
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The Bowl Championship Series will include an ACC team this season. Yesterday Maryland accepted a bid to the Orange Bowl.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-College Park, MD; :00]


The seventh ranked Terps finished the regular season 10 and 1 and will play in the January second Orange Bowl for the first time in 46 years. It's Maryland's first bowl since 1990. Maryland's opponent will be announced Sunday, following the SEC championship game. The Terps could face either Florida or UT or Nebraska.
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[S-Girls]


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On to basketball and ladies first. Roanoke played host to Randolph Macon women's college in an ODAC clash.
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Roanoke head coach Susan Dunagan has lost to the Wildcats only once in her career and was not about to make it two.

But Macon had other ideas, in the second half, Amy Dameron gets the pass and goes base line for the lay up and she gets the foul, she coverts the three point play.
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Former Glenvar star Katrina Williams rips rope from three point land to make it 54- 27 Maroons out in front.
Then, Meghan McCue, who played high school ball at Alleghany, intercepts the pass, runs the floor and lays it in and Roanoke cruises 85-42.
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Tonight on news 7 at six, Roanoke Catholic star guard J. R. Reynolds will announce where he will play college basketball. There have been rumors as to where he will play and he will put all of them to rest on News 7 at six, be sure to join us for that special announcement.
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In boys action last night, Patrick Henry and William Fleming would renew their city rivalry on the Patriots floor, not the Salem Civic Center.
Fleming's Taurus Boyd takes the pass from the interior and snaps nylon for the three point land. 16-10 Colonels.
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PH's Eugene Newman drives baseline and goes up around two defenders for the basket in the first quarter.
The Colonels CJ Bannister takes the inbounds and stops and pops the jumper.
But the Patriots answer as Marlin Kemp gets the rebound and scores, PH wins 73-63.
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The Roanoke Express brought a little holiday cheer over to Carillion Community Hospital today to visit some sick children.
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The players are spending a couple of hours with youngsters in the hospital, these are children with health problems. The team signed autographs and sang kareeokee.
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The Olympic flame is making its way around the United States.
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The flame arrived from Greece this morning.
Boxing legend Muhammad Ali launched the Olympic torch on its two-month journey passing it to fellow 1968 gold medallist Peggy Fleming.
The figure skater and her former coach carried the flame on the first leg of its journey through Centennial Olympic Park in downtown Atlanta.
The torch relay will visit 80 American cities with more than 11-thousand people carrying it more than 13-thousand miles before its arrival in Utah for the February 8th opening ceremony. (------------)