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Coming up on News 7-
The Taliban surrender Kandahar-
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[VoNat]
Christmas cheer drowned out the work sounds at ground zero tonight...
On the 60th anniversary of Pearl Harbor... one couple celebrates their 60th wedding anniversary.
Plus civilians paying to go to space? It's happening again.
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News 7 is next.

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Taliban fighters and their leaders have reportedly fled Kandahar....
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((GEN. TOMMY FRANKS: WE HAVE SEEN THE SURRENDER OF A GREAT MANY TALIBAN FORCES INSIDE KANDAHAR.))
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But the Taliban leader is still on the run.
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[Afghanistan]


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The Taliban no longer rule Afghanistan.. That after their hold on the city of Kandahar fell apart.
Now the focus is on finding their leaders and terrorist Osama bin Laden....
Jim Acosta reports.
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[Super=01-Richard Haas/U. S. Special Envoy to Afghanistan; :16]
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((BULLETS ARE FLYING, AND TALIBAN FIGHTERS ARE FLEEING. THE RADICAL REGIME HAS REPORTEDLY SURRENDERED ITS LAST CITY KANDAHAR. BUT ITS SPIRITUAL LEADER MULLAH MOHAMMED OMAR IS MISSING. GENERAL TOMMY FRANKS/U.S. CENTRAL COMMAND: ``We simply do not know where he is right now but that does not lead me to believe he has vanished.'' SO U-S FORCES ARE WORKING TO WIPE OUT POTENTIAL ESCAPE ROUTES. OFF THE COAST OF PAKISTAN, 100 MARINES SPENT 8 HOURS SEARCHING THIS CONTAINER SHIP FOR ANY AL QUEDA FIGHTERS, BUT FOUND NOTHING. Richard Haas, US Special Envoy to Afghanistan "To put it bluntly, we do not want the problem of al-Qaida exported anywhere else." IN THE FIRST GROUND OFFENSIVE SINCE ESTABLISHING THEIR DESERT AIR BASE -- MARINES ATTACKED A TALIBAN CONVOY OUTSIDE KANDAHAR AND KILLED SEVEN FIGHTERS. THEY MAY BE ON THE RUN -- BUT THE TALIBAN ARE NOT DROPPING THEIR WEAPONS. General Tommy Franks, Commander US Operations in Afghanistan: "As long as these Taliban fighters have their weapons and represent a threat, it's a war. IN EASTERN AFGHANISTAN FIERCE GUN BATTLES AND HEAVY U-S BOMBING ARE FLUSHING SOME AL QAEDA LOYALISTS OUT OF THEIR CAVE COMPOUND -- TORA BORA. ANTI-TALIBAN FORCES BELIEVE, IT IS HERE, IN THE MOUNTAINS OF EASTERN AFGHANISTAN, WHERE OSAMA BIN LADEN IS STILL HIDING. THEY'VE SEEN A TALL MAN RIDING HORSEBACK AND HEARD RADIO TRAFFIC ABOUT A MAN CALLED "THE SHEIK."))

[Ground-Zero]


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For a moment at Ground Zero in New York... the sounds of heavy machinery were drowned out... by holiday cheer.
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((FOUR, THREE TWO, ONE.. HAPPY HOLIDAYS!))
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Workers took time out tonight to celebrate the lighting of the 30 foot Christmas tree.
It sits atop the ruins of the World Trade Center.
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((RUDY GIULIANI/NEW YORK MAYOR: DURING THIS BEAUTIFUL AND WONDERFUL HOLIDAY SEASON, LET'S MAKE SURE WE CELEBRATE IT WITH EVEN MORE ENTHUSIASM, LET'S MAKE SURE WE'RE EVEN MORE DEDICATED, JUST TO SHOW THEM THAT THEY CAN'T TAKE AWAY THE THINGS THAT ARE MOST IMPORTANT IN OUR LIVES. LET'S SHOW OUR CHILDREN THAT IN THE FACE LIFE GOES ON.. INCLUDING THE BEAUTIFUL THINGS ABOUT LIFE.))
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The tree is topped with an American flag and adorned with thousands of angels bearing the names of the more than 3-thousand people killed or missing.
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[Bank-Robbery]


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Roanoke Police say they've solved an October bank robbery.
Officers arrested 43-year old Nelson Keyton this afternoon.
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They say he robbed the Valley Bank on Hershberger Road on October 26.
At the time, police said the masked suspect pulled a gun, demanded money and got away with an undisclosed amount of cash.
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[Henry-Murder]


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An arrest in the shooting death of an elderly Collinsville man.
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The arrest last night of Quentin Wayne Hairston came right after he was questioned by Martinsville police. Authorities are not saying whether he confessed to killing Ralph Alvin Hubbard. They're saying only that the "interview" resulted in Hairston's arrest.
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((CAPT. KIMIE NESTER/HENRY CO SHERIFF'S DEPT; INFORMATION WAS GAINED. HE BECAME A SUSPECT. HE HAS BEEN INTERVIEWED. EVEIDENTCE GATHERED AS A RESULT OF FOCUS ON HIM.))
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The break in the case came exactly 72 hours after Hubbard was shot inside his truck in the parking lot of a city elementary school. Hubbard was last seen alive at Liberty Fair Mall around 7:30 Monday night. Less than an hour later his body was found, then the pick-up was discovered on fire in Henry County. The two jurisdictions worked the crimes together, but have charged Hairston separately. Hairston has at least one prior felony conviction, and is being held without bond.
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[SCI-Layoffs]


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Nearly a third of the workforce at the S-C-I Systems plant in Lynchburg has been laid off, close to 400 people.
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The announcement came today after what company officials say has been a downturn in the market for cell phone base systems.
The reduction affects both salaried and hourly workers.
S-C-I says more than half of them volunteered to take the severance package.
S-C-I took over the cell phone infrastructure business from Ericsson a year ago, and still leases about 375-thousand square feet of the facility on Candlers Mountain Road.
The company says affected workers will receive help finding new jobs.
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[Telegate]


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One of Clifton Forge's largest employers is also cutting it's workforce, but the city hopes a new business moves in.
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130 employees at Telegate U-S-A will lose their jobs next week when the company closes.
The call center currently handles directory assistance calls. Clifton Forge economic officials say they have 12 solid leads on companies interested in the building. They say the building could be used for a variety of things.
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((GLYNN LOOPE/CLIFTON FORGE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR; AT THIS CENTER THEY WERE PROVIDING DIRECTORY ASSISTANCE FOR AT-T AND VERIZON WIRELESS. AT THE SAME TIME YOU COULD BE AT ANOTHER CORNER TAKING 800 NUMBER RESERVATIONS FOR DISNEYLAND. SO YOU COULD HAVE MULTIPLE APPLICATIONS WITH MULTIPLE SYSTEMS.))
[SUPER=01-Glynn Loope/Clifton Forge Economic Devel. Coordinator;]
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The efforts to bring in a new employer have gained the support of Congressmen Bob Goodlatte and Rick Boucher, the co-chairs of the Congressional Internet Caucus.

[VMI]


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The U-S Justice department has finally agreed to end federal oversight of Co-education at Virginia Military Institute.
Judge Jackson Kiser dismissed the 10-year old federal lawsuit against the school.
V-M-I Superintendent Josiah Bunting says he's pleased the school was able to conclude the case without compromising the Institute's core values.

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One week from today, the Henry County school board is scheduled to vote on a controversial re-configuration plan.
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The proposal would consolidate high schools, close three elementary schools, and re-organize others.
The school board believes the plan would save more than three million dollars next year.
The district has discussed closings and consolidation for nearly five years and some parents want to know "why" the urgent rush now?.
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((DAVID MAXWELL/PARENT: I THINK THEY'RE RUSHING IT. I THINK IT'S DONE DEAL AND THEY WANT TO GET IT IN REAL QUICK BEFORE THE FIRST OF THE YEAR AND I THINK THAT SOMEBODY OUGHT TO SIT DOWN AND REALLY ANALYZE WHAT'S GOING ON.)) ((SHARON DODSON/HENRY CO. SUPERINTENDENT: WE'RE NOT GOING TO HAVE 1.3 MILLION DOLLARS NEXT YEAR THAT WE HAVE THIS YEAR TO OPERATE OUR SCHOOLS. THAT'S A LOT OF MONEY.))
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Another concern from parents is transportation.
The district plans to re-organize bus routes to ensure that no student is on a bus for more than an hour each way.


The board is scheduled to vote on the plan next Friday.
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Still ahead on News 7, the Shuttle Endeavour has a rough arrival at the International Space Station.
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[***NAT MUSIC UNDER***]
And in Pearl Harbor today... sailors past and present honor the fallen.
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[Sports-Preview]


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((This is Roy Stanley and here's what's happening tonight. The Roanoke Dazzle hosted Asheville tonight at the Roanoke Civic Center, Roanoke Express defenseman Pete Gardiner plays hockey despite being a diabetic, Tech offensive coordinator Ricky Bustle interviews for a job in Louisiana and some of the state's top wrestling programs were in Daleville this evening.
All that and more coming up in sports.))
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[Pearl-harbor]


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60 years ago today, the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.... a day that lives in infamy.
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((NAT FLY OVER))
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Today survivors of the attack and members of the military remembered the day at Pearl Harbor- a day where 23 hundred 90 American soldiers were killed.
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((ADMIRAL VERN CLARK/NAVAL OPERATIONS CHIEF: WE GATHER TO PAY HOMAGE TO A WAR LONG OVER AND AS WE COME TOGETHER WE ARE AT WAR AGAIN. OUR HOMELAND ATTACKED.)) [BUTT TO 14:33:13] ((music..... for five seconds))
[SUPER=01-Adm. Vern Clark/Naval Operations Chief; (00-03!)]
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The sneak attack on Pearl Harbor lasted two hours... and damaged or destroyed 21 U-S ships and 323 aircraft.
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[Pearl-Wedding']


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The 60th anniversary of Pearl Harbor is also the 60th wedding anniversary for Jim and Mildred Coffey.
In fact, they had their honeymoon cut short by the start of World War Two.
Charley Belcher has their story.
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((THE BOMBING OF PEARL HARBOR. DECEMBER 7TH 1941. A DAY THAT BROUGHT AMERICA TOGETHER...IT'S ALSO THEY DAY THAT BROUGHT JIM AND MILDRED COFFEY TOGETHER. TOGETHER IN MARRIAGE THAT IS. HE WAS A YOUNG HANDSOME SOLDIER...SHE WAS A BEAUTIFUL BRIDE. THEY MARRIED IN TAMPA--ON THE AFTERNOON OF DECEMBER 7TH. AFTER THE CEREMONY--JIM HEARD THE NEWS. ON THEIR WAY ACROSS THE CAUSEWAY TO THEIR HONEYMOON SUITE ON INDIAN ROCKS BEACH--JIM TRIED TO KEEP HIS BRIDE FROM FINDING OUT ABOUT IMPENDING WAR.
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((Mildred Coffey--55:27)) He was real quiet, so I turned on the radio in the car. He turned it off. I turned it back on again, he turned it off. Well I got real upset and started crying and I said my mother told me they change once you got em, but I didn't know it was going to be this soon!
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((Jim Coffey--55:56)) I just didn't feel like it was the right time and I was trying to get up enough nerve to open the conversation and tell her about it. THE NEXT DAY THE NEWS WAS REALITY. JIM COFFEY WAS CALLED BACK TO DUTY -- AND HE WOULD SPEND THE NEXT FEW YEARS IN THE PACIFIC--FIGHING IN WORLD WAR II. MILDRED COFFEY'S BROTHER WAS KILLED IN THE WAR. BUT HER HUSBAND MADE IT HOME. AND EVERY DECEMBER 7TH THE WORLD REMEMBERS A WORLD DIVIDED--THEY REMEMBER A COUPLE UNITED.
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((Mildred Coffey--1:20)) I think it will be a memory just like September 11th is going to leave a memory to the people that married or had children that day. ((Mildred--2:13)) I'm glad I got married that day really, I am. It made point in my life that's a memory that I'll never leave. It stamped me. THE COFFEY'S SAY THE REMEMBER A COUNTRY COMING TOGETHER--LIKE THEY CAME TOGETHER. AND THEY'VE STUCK SIDE BY SIDE EVER SINCE.
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((Jim Coffey--7:01)) As far as this lady here, I love her. I love her very much.
(Mildred)

Yeah, we're still good buddies, I tell ya. SO WHEN YOU THINK OF PEARL HARBOR--REMEMBER THE COFFEYS.AND AFTER THINKING ABOUT WAR--THINK ABOUT LOVE.))
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That was Charley Belcher reporting.
The Coffeys are both 81 years old and say the key to a long happy marriage is friendship.

[City-Hall]


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Covington's Old City Hall is one step closer to demolition...
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The building's pillars and roof have already been removed...
Workers were busy today removing the floors and ceilings.
Next on the agenda, the walls and chimneys. They'll be torn down sometime next week.. weather permitting.

City officials say it will take about one month to complete the demolition.
A group of historical preservationists fought City Council for nearly a year- to prevent the demolition.


The building once housed the city hall and Covington's high school.
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[Endeavour]


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Astronauts aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour experienced some minor problems as they attempted to dock with the International Space Station this afternoon.
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On the first try, the crew couldn't get a firm grip between the docking ring and the shuttle.
But an hour after the initial contact, the vessels were finally attached.
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[Space-Tourist]


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And it's all aboard... as Russia prepares to take another civilian into space. South African Internet tycoon, Mark Shuttleworth follows American tycoon Dennis Tito into space with the cosmonauts. Although the Russian Aerospace Agency refused to disclose the price tag on such a vacation, it did say that the deal was "no worse" for Russia than the 20 Million Tito paid last April. Shuttleworth has undergone weeks of testing to take the flight next April.
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((MARK SHUTTLEWORTH; IT'S TAKEN ME TWENTY YEARS TO REALIZE THIS DREAM. AS LONG AS I CAN REMEMBER I CAN REMEMBER I'VE LOOKED UP AT THE STARS AND DREAMED OF THE OPPORTUNITY TO FLY AMONGST THEM.))
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The opportunity for civilians to buy seats on Russian spacecraft has strained relations between Russia and NASA.
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Keeping your Christmas tree from becomming a torch.
We'll have some tips when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


And how about a 162 carat Christmas tree.
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[WEB-ADDRESS]
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[Driving-Safe]


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Holidays mean many pretty flashing lights.. but, Bedford County authorities hope the lights you see are "not" red and blue ones in your rearview mirror.
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City, county and state police today kicked off their "None For the Road" safe driving campaign, aimed at reducing the number of drunk driving incidents this holiday season.
Transportation safety officials say 114 people die on America's roads every day.. and they hope campaigns like this make motorists think twice before drinking and driving.
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((STEVE GOODWIN/DMV TRANSP. SAFETY DIVISION: I THINK THEY'RE EFFECTIVE. IF WE RAN THEM ALL YEAR LONG I THINK PEOPLE WOULD STOP PAYING ATTENTION TO IT, BUT THE FACT THAT THEY'RE DONE SEASONALLY AND THE TOPIC AREAS CHANGE, THEN IT'S SOMETHING THEY KIND OF LISTEN TO, AND HOPEFULLY DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON THEY'LL PAY ATTENTION TO IT.))
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A 15-thousand dollar grant will help pay for extra patrols and checkpoints over the next several weeks.
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[Tree-Safety]


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Here's what can happen if you're not careful with your Christmas tree...
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This is just a demonstration, but all it takes is just a few minutes for a Christmas Tree to be engulfed in flames.
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((FARON TAYLOR/MARYLAND FIRE MARSHAL'S SPOKESMAN; 400 FIRES ANNUALLY RELATED TO CHRISTMAS TREES RESULTED IN 20 DEATHS AND 70 INJURIES AN DMORE THAN 15 MILLION DOLLARS IN PROPERTY DAMAGE.))
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[OUT Q=in property damage.]
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How to avoid a tree fire- buy a fresh cut tree, keep it watered and place it away from any open flames or heaters.
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[Expensive-Tree]


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Traditionally, presents go under the tree, but tiny precious gifts are all over this special tree.
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[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA;]

It's the Van (CLEEF and AR-pells) Cleef and Arpels Christmas tree, unveiled today at the St. Regis hotel in Los Angeles. The tree is wearing a necklace of 186 original designs, totaling 162 carats. The multi- million dollar tree will be on display all weekend during holiday teas hosted by the hotel to raise money for charity. And if you do plan to visit, a diamond can be your best friend... one of the gems will be given away to the person who makes the closest guess as to the actual value of the tree.
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[S-Extra]


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Some of the states top high school wrestlers were in Daleville tonight and we'll introduce to a Roanoke Express hockey player with a lot of heart.
But first our Extra Point.
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[SUPER=04-NHL; :]


Norris Trophy winner Nicklas Lidstrom has signed a new 2 year 20 million dollar contract with the Detroit Red Wings.

The deal makes the 31 year old Lidstrom the highest paid defenseman in the N-H-L. In 29 games this season he has 3 goals and 19 assists. And here are some of tonight's scores.
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[S-Dazzle]


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The Asheville Altitude was flying high last night at the Roanoke Civic Center. Asheville beat the Dazzle 69 to 52.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Dazzle vs Altitude; :]


The Dazzle cheerleaders entertaining the crowd at the Roanoke Civic Center.
Asheville's Jason Hart brings it down court and passes to Johnny Hemsley he hits the jumper for 2.
Roanoke's Danny Early then gets the ball to Marshall Phillips and he hits the jumper just inside the three point line.
The Altitude answers when Hemsley looks to pass but drives down the middle hitting the one had jumper.
[SUPER=34-Roanoke/52/Asheville/69/;]


Artie Griffin then takes it down the middle for the Dazzle and he hits the jumper drawing the foul but Asheville goes on to win it 69 to 52.
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[S-Gardiner]


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He's a big man at 6 foot 5 and 235 pounds. But Pete Gardiner's heart is even bigger. Steve Mason has his inspirational story.
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((Being a pro hockey player is only part of his identity. Pete Gardiner is a diabetic. A diabetes public service announcement featuring Pete has been running here in Roanoke for several months. ((:)) In between periods, while players are relaxing, Pete must stick a finger and check his blood sugar level. Gardiner at times plays on a full stomach to keep his sugar levels stable. a snickers bar is never safe around the locker room and Pete gives himself shots of insulin three times a day and checks his blood six to 10 times a day. ((:)) ((:)) ((STEVE MASON:))
Last month, the 24 year old Gardiner spent an evening with some kids with the disease at the Carilion Pediatric Diabetes support group meeting. No words were needed, it was clear by the looks on the kid's faces how much it meant to meet a pro athlete. ((:)) ((:))
Gardiner's ultimate goal, to make it to the NHL and reach more kids with diabetes. Steve Mason News 7 sports.))


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They rolled out the mats over at Lord Botetourt last night. The quad meet featured the nation's 12-th ranked high school team in country in Grundy.
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Botetourt also hosted the Eagles of Franklin County and the Patrick Henry Patriots wrestling teams.
In the evening's first match Franklin County took on Grundy and nearly beat the Golden Wave losing 42 to 36.
Botetourt beat Patrick Henry 48 to 27. But all were winners in that each team got some crucial early season experience.
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That's it for sports have a great day everybody.

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Virginia Tech offensive coordinator Ricky Bustle could be headed to Louisiana for a head coaching job.
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News 7 sports learned yesterday that Bustle is one of 2 candidates being considered for the head coaching job at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
The school trimmed its list to 2 candidates and sources say that Bustle was interviewed by the school Thursday.
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Bustle was back in Blacksburg yesterday but could not be reached for comment.


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And college fans can catch the Tennessee LSU S-E-C title game tomorrow right here on your Hometown Station beginning at 8 PM.
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For the first time in 8 years, The New York Yankees and New York Mets have traded players.
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Yankee outfielder David Justice will wear a Met uniform next season. Justice hit just 241 with 15 homers and 61 R-B-I's in the Yankee pen stripes this year.
Justice gives the Mets more left handed power.
In return the Yankees get infielder Robin Ventura. Ventura will help fill the gap at third due to the retirement of Scott Brosius. Ventura hit 237 with 21 homers and 61 R-B-I's with the Mets.
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Roanoke defenseman Pete Gardiner plays hockey despite being a diabetic. More later this morning.

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The city of Covington is making their list and checking it twice in preparation for tomorrow's Christmas festivities...
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Storefronts and streets in downtown are decorated for tomorrow's "An Olde Town Covington Christmas". The focus of the event is to bring shoppers to Covington's downtown. The events are sponsored in part by Old Town Covington, a part of the Mainstreet program.
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((JEREMIAH WALKER/OLD TOWN COVINGTON INC.; THE WHOLE GOAL OF THE MAINSTREET PROGRAM IN COVINGTON IS TO BRING NEW LIFE INTO DOWNTOWN COVINGTON AND IF WE CAN ATTRACT THE FOLKS WHO LIVE HERE BACK TO DOWNTOWN, THEN WE'VE GOTTEN HALFWAY TO OUR GOAL.))
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As part of the program, the celebration will feature a breakfast with Santa, Christmas caroling, and "Kidless Shopping", where parents can drop off their children at a supervised location for a small fee.
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