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Coming up-
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A school bus hits a man in Raleigh Court..
Plus it's hard to hold class with the teachers in handcuffs. The story ahead.
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And Pat Robertson quits the Christian Coalition.
News 7 is next.

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((AND I WANT THE FAMILIES TO KNOW THAT THEY DIED FOR A NOBLE AND JUST CAUSE THAT THE FIGHT AGAINST TERROR IS NOBLE.))
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Three U-S Servicemen are dead in what the Pentagon calls a tragic mistake.
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[Afghanistan]


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The three men were killed after a U-S bomb missed its target.
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[TAKE Pinnacle FS ]
They are 32 year old Sgt. First Class Daniel (PET-it tory) Petithory- from Massachusetts. [REVEAL] 39 year old Master Sergeant Jefferson Donald Davis was a green beret from Tennessee. [REVEAL]
And 28 year old Staff Sergeant Brian Cody of California.
All three were part of the Special Forces stationed at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.
Now the question is how did this accident have happened?
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Aleen Sirgany has more .. She joins us live from Washington.
[LIVE=Aleen /FULL Newspath]
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((THE CASUALTY COUNT IS CLIMBING ON THE BATTLEFIELDS OF AFGHANISTAN. AND NOT BECAUSE OF THE ENEMY. AN AMERICAN BOMB KILLED THREE U-S SOLDIERS IN WHAT THE PENTAGON CALLS "FRIENDLY FIRE". A B-52 BOMBER MISSED ITS INTENDED TARGET -- DROPPING A 2-THOUSAND POUND BOMB ON A GROUP OF ELITE SOLDIERS. Read Adm. JOHN STUFFLEBEEM/Joint Chiefs of Staff "The motto of these special forces is, "to liberate the oppressed." These men died as heroes and were wounded as heroes. THE DEAD WERE SPECIAL FORCES GROUND TROOPS PINPOINTING TARGETS FOR THE PLANE AND HELPING OPPOSITION FORCES FIGHT THE TALIBAN NEAR KANDAHAR. THE LAST TALIBAN STRONGHOLD OF KANDAHAR IS FLANKED ON THREE SIDES BY OPPOSITION FORCES. AND NOW, U-S MARINES TO THE SOUTH OF THE CITY, ARE ON THE MOVE. SOLDIERS HAVE SHIFTED INTO AN OFFENSIVE MODE, CUTTING ROADS, AND LINES OF COMMUNICATION USED BY THE TALIBAN. TO THE EAST... THE HUNT CONTINUES FOR OSAMA BIN LADEN. AMERICAN PLANES DROPPED BOMBS NEAR THE MOUNTAINS OF TORA BORA, WHERE HE'S BELIEVED TO BE HIDING. OPPOSITION FORCES ARE SENDING IN TANKS AND TROOPS, TO FIGHT BIN LADEN AND AL QAEDA LOYALISTS.. IN GERMANY, PEACE TALKS HAVE PRODUCED A PACT, TO CREATE A TEMPORARY GOVERNMENT FOR AFGHANISTAN FOR SIX MONTHS. THE INTERIM COUNCIL WILL BE IN THE CAPITAL CITY OF KABUL.))
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[Waagner]


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One of F-B-I's ten most wanted is in custody tonight. The man is suspected of sending fake anthrax letters to over 280 abortion clinics.
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Clayton Lee Waagner was arrested at a Kinko's copy store outside Cincinnati this morning.
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Waagner was previously seen at Kinko's stores checking anti-abortion websites and checking email. Shop employees recognized him from posters distributed by federal Marshals.
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((JOHN ASHCROFT/U.S. ATTORNEY GENERAL: CLAYTON LEE WAAGNER IS IN THE GOOD HANDS, IN THE CUSTODY OF THE UNITED STATES MARSHALS SERVICE. AND YOU KNOW SOMETHING (APPLAUSE), IN THOSE GOOD HANDS, I HAVE TO TELL YOU, THAT THE UNITED STATES IS A SAFER AND MORE SECURE PLACE.))
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[OUT Q=and more secure place.]
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[VO-NAT]

Waagner had been on the run since escaping from a jail in Illinois last February.
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Planned Parenthood offices in Roanoke, Lynchburg and Charlottesville received hoax anthrax letters in October.
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[Grandin-Accident]


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A Roanoke man is in critical condition tonight, after being hit by a Roanoke City School Bus.
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Police say 75-year old Lawrence Thomas Saxton was struck as he crossed the street. The bus was turning from Grandin Road onto Maiden Lane when the accident occurred.
Bystanders provided first aid, until emergency crews arrived.
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((JANN SWARTZENDRUBER: AND CAME BACK AND REALIZED THE MAN UNDER THE BUS WITH A SEVERE INJURY, BLEEDING BUT ALSO HAD NO PULSE, SO AT THAT POINT WE DECIDED WE NEEDED TO GET HIM OUT AND BEGIN CPR.))
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There were five children and two adults on the bus. They were shaken by the accident, but not seriously injured.
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Police say the bus driver is 84-year old Olin Glidden... He's been employed as a driver with Roanoke City schools for 14 years.

[Henry-Schools]


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One Henry County school that just had a facelift... may close. The county still owes money on the school- Now the School Board is considering a plan to shut it down.
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The school is Irisburg elementary, just east of Martinsville.
Parents argue it's a waste of money to close the facility since the school underwent more than two million dollars worth of renovations four years ago.
District officials say the school's rural location and dwindling enrollment are reasons to close it.
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((SHARON DODSON/HENRY CO. SUPERINTENDENT: THE PLAN UNDER CONSIDERATION IMPACTS ONLY 29-PERCENT OF THE TOTAL SCHOOL POPULATION IN THE COUNTY. THAT WAS IMPORTANT TO THE SCHOOL BOARD. THEY WANTED THE MOST EFFICIENCY WITH THE LEAST STUDENT IMPACT.)) ((BRENDA MOXLEY/PARENT: WE'VE GOTTEN PETITIONS TOGETHER AND HOPEFULLY THERE WILL BE A LOT OF PEOPLE AT THE HEARING NEXT TUESDAY.))
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That public hearing is scheduled to take place at seven Tuesday night at the Henry County administration building.
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[Teachers]


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Teachers weren't teaching in Middletown, New Jersey.... Instead they were being led away in handcuffs.
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The teachers have been on strike since last week and hundreds are defying judge's order to go back to work.
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((KAREN COUCH/TEACHER: WHY DID IT HAVE TO COME TO THESE HIGHLY EDUCATED PEOPLE STICKING UP FOR WHAT THEY BELIEVE IN TO BE LEAD OFF IN HANDCUFFS LIKE COMMON CRIMINALS.))
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The judge put more than one hundred teachers in jail, saying they can leave whenever they want to return to work.
Teachers are being asked to pick up a percentage of health insurance- they fear climbing costs will eat up any raise.
The Superintendent says the board wasn't done negotiating when the teachers chose to strike.
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((JACK DETALVO/MIDDLETOWN SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT; AS OPPOSED TO LETTING THAT PLAY OUT THE TEACHERS HAVE OPTED TO TAKE THE JOB ACTION, GO ON STRIKE AND NOW FIND THEMSELVES IN DEFIANCE OF THE JUDGE.)) [butt to 20:36:34] ((STAY STRONG AND UNITED.))
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As one person said, the teachers are providing a real life civics lesson- no one can make you go to work, but a judge can make you go to jail.
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[Bonsack-Fire]


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Fire damaged a home in Bonsack tonight.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

Fire officials say a fire began on a stove in the kitchen of a home on the 41-hundred block of Bonsack Road.
Firefighters had the blaze contained in about 5 minutes... but the kitchen was heavily damaged.
No one was hurt.
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[Henry-Murder]


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Police in Southside are looking for a man who may have information in the case of an elderly man's murder.
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[VO-NAT]

The body of 72-year old Ralph Hubbard was found Monday night in a parking area near Clearview Elementary in Martinsville.
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Hubbard's truck was found on fire in a ravine off King's Mountain Road.
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About a half mile away, this surveillance tape caught a man at the Fas Mart who police say may know something about the case. If you recognize him or have any information about the crime you are asked to contact the Henry County Sheriff's Department or Martinsville Police.
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[Ames]


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Three Ames Department stores in central and western Virginia are closing.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The chain filed for federal bankruptcy protection in August.
Today, the company announced plans to close 54 locations around the country.
Stores in Lynchburg, Christiansburg and Roanoke will begin liquidation on December 30th and are expected to close in February or March.
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[Robertson]


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Pat Robertson says his ministry is more important than politics.
That's why the religious broadcaster has resigned as president of the Christian Coalition.
He says he plans to re-focus on his Christian ministry.
Robertson, who will be 72 in March ... founded the Virginia Beach-based Christian Broadcasting Network in 19-60 and the Christian Coalition in 19-89.
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After trying for nearly a week, NASA succeeds in getting the shuttle endeavour into space.
That's next on News 7.
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And human passengers aren't the only ones enduring air travel delays...
Find out why this Anaconda faced a two and a half month delay when News 7 returns.
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[Sports-Preview]


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((Hey sports fans here's what's happening, Catholic's J.R. Reynolds is headed to Virginia to play basketball, Steve Mason checks in with a post championship Hometown Hoops Weekly, The Roanoke Dazzle picks up a new player and Several Tech players make the All Big East team.
All that and more coming up in sports.))
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[Shuttle]


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After nearly a week of delays.. the Space Shuttle Endeavour blasted off tonight--- under heavy security.
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((NAT COUNTDOWN AND LIFTOFF))
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Endeavour is on its way to deliver a new crew to the international space station.
The shuttle is carrying seven astronauts and a load of supplies.
It's NASA's first mission since the September 11th attacks... and security was tight for today's launch.
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[Snake]


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Tighter security has slowed down air travel for many people-
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It's also slowed down travel for this guy... but the 13 foot Anaconda finally made it to Portland's zoo aboard Delta Airlines.
The snake had an unusually long layover in New Hampshire after the Sept 11th attacks..
Animal shippers send beasts as big as tigers cross-country in the cargo sections of commercial airliners.
Before September, shippers could schedule flights on a day's notice-
Now they have to fill out questionnaires and undergo inspections- to become certified.
The steps nearly shut down animal travel for a few weeks.
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[AIDS-Display]


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A Radford University student is hoping to bring awareness to HIV and AIDS --by telling the stories of local people living with the disease.
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It's part of a display at the downtown Roanoke Public Library.
It contains the writings of 18 people telling how the disease has affected their lives.
Graduate Nursing Student Jodi Kendrick says she wants people to realize that HIV affects all sectors of the community.
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((JODI KENDRICK/RADFORD GRADUATE NURSING STUDENT; THEY ALL HAVE SOMETHING DIFFERENT TO SHARE ABOUT WHAT THE DISEASE HAS MEANT TO THEM. AND JUST TO GET THE COMMUNITY TO REALIZE THAT IT IS AN EPIDEMIC EVEN IN OUR COMMUNITY))
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The display will be up until early next week.
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[Strom-Thurmond]


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He is the oldest Congressman ever...
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Today Senator Strom Thurmond was honored by his colleagues on the Senate floor.
Thurmond turned 99 years old today.
Senate Majority leader introduced Thurmond who thanked his fellow Senators.
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((THANK YOU VERY MUCH.... I APPRECIATE EVERYONE ESPECIALLY THE LADIES. GOD BLESS YOU.. APPLAUSE.))
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Thurmond plans to retire to his home in South Carolina after his eighth term expires in January 2003.
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Their sword-play is lighting up the Silver Screen.
Still ahead on News 7, see how some area martial arts students are backing up the Black Knight.
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[VO-NAT]


And Christmas comes to Virginia's capitol
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[WEB-ADDRESS]
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[Web Address Announce] [Pinnacle 4885ess]

[Christmas-Trees]


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With all this warm weather, your mind may be more on tanning than tinsel, but area tree farmers hope the high temperatures won't delay your Christmas tree shopping.
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Sales at Morris Orchards in Amherst County have been brisk so far, despite the fact that many people are tree-shopping in short sleeves and shorts.
Owner Scott Barnes says many families are taking the advantage of the nice weather to pick out their tree now.
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((SCOTT BARNES/MORRIS ORCHARDS: I DON'T THINK IT'LL BOTHER US BECAUSE WHEN CHRISTMAS COMES, YOU HAVE TO HAVE YOUR TREE. THE OTHER FLIPSIDE OF THAT IS WE'VE HAD YEARS WHEN IT'S 38 DEGREES AND RAINING AND IT'S THE LAST WEEKEND BEFORE CHRISTMAS AND WE'VE GOT TO GO OUT THERE AND GET 'EM. SO THAT'S SOMETHING WE'D RATHER HAVE THE HOT DRY WEATHER THAN WE HAVE THE RAINY WEATHER.))
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Barnes says he expects tree sales to be a little higher because the September 11th attacks have more people seeking a traditional Christmas.
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[State-Tree]


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Despite the weather, it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at the State Capitol.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Governor Jim Gilmore presided for the last time at the annual lighting of the state Christmas tree.
The tree's from Culpeper, and is 30 feet tall, with 2-thousand lights and ornaments.
The governor called it a beacon of freedom.
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[S-Extra]


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The Hokies place several players on the All Big East Team and Catholic Star J.R. Reynolds is headed to Virginia.
But First our Extra Point.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-MLB; :]


The New York Yankees are reportedly moving closer to giving Joe Torre a new 3 year contract.
Reports say the deal is for just over 16 million dollars. Torre's contract expired October 31-st 4 days after the Yankees lost to Arizona in game 7 of the World Series.
And here are some of tonight's scores.
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[S-Reynolds]


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Roanoke Catholic junior guard J.R. Reynolds ended the uncertainty and rumors surrounding where he will play college basketball yesterday by giving Virginia the green light.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]


Reynolds chose to make his verbal commitment to the Cavaliers on News 7 at six yesterday. Your Hometown Station carried his announcement live. Reynolds is averaging over 20 points a game this season and was eager to put his mind at rest with the announcement.
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[OUT Q=............of that class"]
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Sources tell News 7 sports that Reynolds is the earliest to commit to the wahoos in men's basketball history. He has drawn comparisons to current point guard Roger Mason. Reynolds is projected as a point guard, he just wants to play.
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[IN Q="]
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[OUT Q=......a program like this one"]
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[S-Hoops]


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Steve Mason closes a chapter in the girls basketball year with a post state championship Hometown Hoops Weekly.
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[IN Q=first audio]
[SUPER=@Steve1; :00]
[SUPER=01-Bryan Harvey/Glenvar Head Coach; :58(QUICK!!!!!!)]
[SUPER=01-Sarah Frazier/Glenvar Forward; 1:05(QUICK!!!!!)]
[SUPER=01-Larry Mannon/Radford Head Coach; 1:09(QUICK!!!!!!)]
[SUPER=01-Jessica Wilkerson/Northside Guard; 1:48(QUICK!!!!)]
[SUPER=01-Jim Robinson/Northside Head Coach; 1:53]
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[OUT Q=MUSIC COMES BACK UP THEN FADES OUT--GET OUT OF PACKAGE AS MUSIC FADES OUT!!!!]
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((STEVE MASON:THIS PAST SATURDAY, THE STATE GOT LEARNED FIRST HAND WHERE THE BEST HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS BASKETBALL WAS THIS SEASON AS THREE OUT OF THE FOUR STATE CHAMPIONSHIP PARTICIPANTS WERE LOCAL. HOMETOWN HOOPS WEEKLY WRAPS UP THE SINGLE AND DOUBLE A GIRLS SEASONS BY PAYING TRIBUTE TO GLENVAR, RADFORD AND NORTHSIDE.)) ((BRYAN HARVEY/GLENVAR HEAD COACH:)) ((SARAH FRAZIER/GLENVAR FORWARD:)) ((LARRY MANNON/RADFORD HEAD COACH:)) ((JESSICA WILKERSON/NORTHSIDE GUARD:)) ((JIM ROBINSON/NORTHSIDE HEAD COACH:))

[S-Dazzle]


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The Roanoke Dazzle made its first player acquisition of the N-B-D-L season yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :]


Guard Andre McCollum will be in uniform this Friday night when the Dazzle hosts the Asheville Altitude.
He played in Italy last season and averaged over 16 points a game.
McCollum also played for head coach Kent Davison in the C-B-A and the U-S-B-L.
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[SUPER=01-Kent Davison/Dazzle Head Coach; :15]
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[OUT Q=....capable of."]
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[ANCHOR=Roy]
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Tipoff at the Roanoke Civic Center is 7:30.
Catholic star J-R Reynolds is heading to Virginia. More later on Mornin.

[S-Big]


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[WRITER=mst]
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Miami put 14 players on the all-Big East first team that was announced yesterday. The Canes also have the coach of the year in Larry Coker. But Mike Stevens says the Hokies also were able to keep up with the Joneses.
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(( Kevin Jones arrived in Blacksburg as the most highly touted recruit in school history. He more than lived up to his billing rushing for a Big East freshman record 957 yard and five touchdowns. Jones only started three games yet he came within 43 yards of reaching the 1000 mark. As a result he has been voted the Big East freshman of the year by the league's head coaches. Tech's only first team selection on offense was Andre Davis who had 39 catches for 623 yards and 7 touchdowns. Three Hokies including Ben Taylor made the first team defensive unit. Taylor had 121 tackles - 18 for losses. David Pugh also makes the first team after recording 50 tackles - 14 for losses. The final first team selection on defense was Ronyell Whitaker who had 53 tackles and 10 pass breakups. Chad Beasley made all-Big East second team honors. The senior from Gate City had 57 tackles and 2 quarterback sacks. Mike Stevens News 7 Sports.))
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[Black-Knight]


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[TAPE#=01-48 TC1:40:46]
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Some local residents can be seen on the big screen in the new comedy Black Knight starring Martin Lawrence.
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[VO-NAT :20]
[SUPER=03-Fairlawn;]

Martial arts instructor James Houston from New River Fitness helped choreograph fight scenes while several of his students worked as extras. The group spent 3-weeks in February filming on the movie's set in Wilmington, North Carolina. Houston used 18-years of training to help stunt coordinators create accurate medieval battles.
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[IN Q=WE WERE ]

((JAMES HOUSTON/MARTIAL ARTS INSTRUCTOR; WE WERE HOPING THERE WOULD BE MORE BATTLE IN THE FINAL PRODUCT BUT THE BATTLE SCENE WAS A LITTLE SHORT FOR OUR TASTES BUT I THOUGHT IT LOOKED PRETTY GOOD I THOUGHT IT LOOKED PRETTY REALISTIC THE SWORD SCENE LOOK GOOD ON FILM.))
[SUPER=01-James Houston/Martial Arts Instructor;]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=GOOD ON FILM.]
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[SUPER=04-20th Century Fox;]

Houston says the film's swords are real and that at times, the work could be dangerous. The martial arts expert also has a quick line in the movie. Black Knight is currently playing in theaters. (------------)