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Coming up on News 7-
Israel is severing all ties with Yasser Arafat.
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In Roanoke, a house is heavily damaged by fire...
and the sports guys are in tuxes tonight... but that's not the real story. We'll find out who won the awards at tonight's Friday Football Extra banquet.
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News 7 is next.

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[VO-NAT]


After years of violence.. and years of peace talks..
Israel tonight announces its cutting all ties with Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat-
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[ANCHOR =Jean]
[SS=News 7 at Eleven]



[Israel]


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Israel made the announcement tonight... Israeli security cabinet leaders saying they blame Yasser Arafat personally for a series of deadly attacks.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-West Bank;]


The latest came today.. when Israeli police say Palestinians attacked a bus killing ten Israelis.
But Palestinians say Israel has killed their people- and tonight Israel is launching an attack.
Ironically the violence comes a day after both sides promised U-S special envoy Anthony Zinni they'd keep things calm for 48 hours
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[SOT 20:32:51]

((HANAN ASHRAWI/ARAB LEAGUE SPOKESPERSON; EVERYTIME ZINNI MENTIONS A 48 HOUR PERIOD OF CALM. ISRAEL DECIDES TO GIVE ITS ARMY A FREE HAND IN ORDER TO SHELL AND KILL AND DESTROY PALESTINIAN HOMES AND LIFE AND THEN TO PROVOKE A RESPONSE.))


[SUPER=01-Hanan Ashrawi/Arab League Spokesperson;]
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[OUT Q=provoke a response.]
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[VO-NAT]


Israel says Arafat hasn't kept his promise to arrest more militants and stop the fire.
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[SOT 20:33:24]
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((TZIPPI LIVNI/ISRAELI CABINET MINISTER; CHAIRMAN ARAFAT.... IS DOING NOTHING.))
[SUPER=01-Tzippi Livni/Israeli Cabinet Minister;]
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[OUT Q=IS DOING NOTHING (SECOND TIME) ]
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[Vo-nat]
Arafat did announce tonight that he's closing the offices of Hamas and Islamic Jihad.. two groups on the U-S terrorist list.
But many wonder whether he'll really do it.. or if he even can without provoking a showdown with their supporters.

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[Afghanistan]


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In Afghanistan... Al Queda fighters face yet another deadline tonight...
Opposition forces are warning soldiers to surrender or die.
The U-S is firing a similar message at Osama bin Laden.. vowing to take him dead or alive.
Teri Okita reports...
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[SUPER=01-Gen. Peter Pace/Joint Chiefs of Staff Vice-Chairman; :17]
[SUPER=01-Teri Okita/Reporting; 1:20]
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[OUT Q=CBS News, Washington.]

((FOR WEEKS, AL QAEDA SOLDIERS HAVE SAID THEY'D FIGHT TO THE FINISH. ...AND THE END MAY BE NEAR -- FOR THOSE WHO REFUSE TO LAY DOWN THEIR WEAPONS. OPPOSITION FORCES SAY THEY'LL ACCEPT A 'MASS SURRENDER' OF AL-QAEDA TROOPS, AS LONG AS SOME LEADERS ALSO GIVE UP. Gen. Peter Pace/Vice-Chair, Joint Chiefs of Staff: We do not know who is escaping and who is not. It is reasonable to expect that some could get out of the mountain complex. IT'S NOT KNOWN HOW MANY FOREIGN FIGHTERS MIGHT BE HIDING IN THE MOUNTAINS OF TORA BORA. BUT THOSE WHO DO SURRENDER COULD BRING SOME USEFUL INFORMATION WITH THEM. TALIBAN FIGHTERS LIKE AMERICAN JOHN WALKER, WHO'S REPORTEDLY GIVING U-S AUTHORITIES INTELLIGENCE ABOUT ENEMY. IF MORE SOLDIERS START TALKING, U-S COMMANDERS SAY IT COULD HELP THEM CAPTURE OSAMA BIN LADEN. THE AL QAEDA LEADER IS STILL IN HIDING, BUT THE PENTAGON SAYS HIS TRUE TERRORIST MOTIVES HAVE BEEN REVEALED. ARABIC EXPERTS ARE LISTENING TO A VIDEOTAPE, THAT U-S OFFICIALS SAY PROVES BIN LADEN'S GUILT IN THE SEPTEMBER 11TH ATTACKS. IT COULD BE RELEASED TO THE PUBLIC AS SOON AS THURSDAY. AND WHILE INTERPRETERS LISTEN.... U-S WARPLANES CONTINUE TO STRIKE SUSPECTED AL QAEDA HIDE-OUTS... UNLIKE OPPOSITION FORCES, AMERICAN SOLDIERS SAY THEY'RE NOT MAKING ANY DEALS WITH FOREIGN FIGHTERS. OVERNINIGHT IN TORA BORA , REPORTERS SAY THEY COULD HEAR HELICOPTERS, WHICH ARE ALMOST CERTAINLY CARRYING MORE AMERICAN COMMANDOS INTO ACTION. TO, CBS NEWS WASHINGTON.))

[Afghan-Women]


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Relief after the terrorist attacks is now reaching beyond the U-S...
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[SUPER=03-Washington, DC]

Today, President Bush signed the Afghan Women Relief Bill. The bill will provide women and children in Afghanistan money for education and health care. Money will also go to refugee camps in the region.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We join those in]

((WE JOIN THOSE IN THE INTERIM GOVERNMENT WHO SEEK EDUCATION AND BETTER HEALTH FOR ALL THOSE AFGHAN WOMEN AND CHILDREN.
WITH THE AFGHAN WOMEN AND CHILDREN RELIEF ACT, WE TAKE AN IMPORTANT STEP TOWARD THAT GOAL.))
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[OUT Q=toward that goal]
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[VO-NAT]

Bush also added that American responsibility to help the people of Afghanistan does not end with the fall of the Taliban. The new Afghan government and a new era of human rights will begin in ten days.
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[Roanoke-Fire]


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A Roanoke house was heavily damaged by a fire tonight.
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Crews were called to the 12-hundred block of Moorman Avenue around 9:45.
Flames were already shooting from the second floor.
No one was living in the house and no one was injured.
The cause is under investigation.
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[Franklin-Troopers]


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The head of the state police met with Franklin County officials today.
County leaders are asking for more troopers to combat a record number of fatal accidents.
Colonel Gerald Massengill didn't make any decision on that,
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[SUPER=03-Franklin Co./File Tape]

but did say he'd make sure the 12 trooper positions assigned to Franklin County are always filled.
Twenty-one people have died on Franklin County roads so far this year.
It ranks SEVENTH in the state for traffic fatalities, behind urban areas like Richmond and Fairfax County.
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[bombing-Plot]


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Federal Authorities say they've headed off a plot by Jewish Extremists... to import Middle East conflict to Southern California...
Two men are charged with trying to blow up a mosque... and other buildings.
Manuel Gallegus has more.
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[SUPER=01-Ron Iden/FBI; :20]
[SUPER=01-Maher Hathout/Islamic Ctr. of Southern California; :55 ]
[SUPER=01-Manuel Gallegus/Reporting; 1:00]
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((IRV RUBIN, THE OUTSPOKEN CHAIRMAN OF THE JEWISH DEFENSE LEAGUE, AND ANOTHER ALLEGED MEMBER OF THE EXTREMIST GROUP, ARE CHARGED WITH PLOTTING TO BLOW-UP A LOS ANGELES AREA MOSQUE AND THE OFFICE OF ARAB AMERICAN CONGRESSMAN DARRELL ISSA. THE ALLEGED PLAN WAS REVEALED BY THE FBI. RON IDEN, FBI: A cooperative source reported that he had been asked by Ruben and Kruegel to participate in the bombings of arab or muslim targets in LA. Krugel said, arabs needed a wake-up call. TUESDAY NIGHT, JUST AFTER BOMB COMPONENTS WERE ALLEGEDLY DELIVERED TO KRUGEL'S HOME, AGENTS STORMED IN AND MADE THE ARRESTS. A PIPE BOMB AND WEAPONS WERE REPORTEDLY FOUND. ACCORDING TO THE FBI, ONE OF THE TARGETS WAS TO BE THE KING FAHD MOSQUE IN CULVER CITY. REACTION FROM THE MUSLIM COMMUNITY WAS SHOCK. MAHER Islamic center of southern california I believe all honest americans and those who believe in democracy and peace should stand together against such a terrible thing. THE JEWISH DEFENSE LEAGUE IS A MILITANT ORGANIZATION THAT GAINED NOTORIETY WHEN SOME OF ITS MEMBERS WERE LINKED TO PAST BOMBINGS. RUBIN AND KRUGEL COULD FACE 30 YEARS IN PRISON. MANUEL GALLEGUS CBS NEWS LOS ANGELES.))

[Rescue-Station]


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A Bedford County man is giving new meaning to the definition of being a good neighbor.
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Al Stroobants (STROH-bonts) today donated 20 acres of prime farmland to the county- for a new fire and rescue station in the New London area.
The new facility will serve one of the fastest- growing areas of Bedford County.
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((AL STROOBANTS/LAND DONOR: I'M DELIGHTED I COULD DO SOMETHING LIKE THIS. I THINK LIFE IS A TWO-WAY STREET AND WE SHOULD NOT BE TOO GREEDY, WE SHOULD ALWAYS BE READY IF WE CAN, TO THE LEVEL OF OUR MEANS, TO RETURN SOME OF THE BENEFITS WE HAVE TO THE PLACE WHERE WE LIVE.))
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[OUT Q=where we live.]
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The county is also working to buy another 475 acres of land for a new business and technology park.
Officials estimate the park could employ up to ten thousand people over the next twenty years.
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[Rail-car]


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You might think the romantic allure of a private rail car to take football fans to the Gator Bowl would have people falling all over each other to get on board.
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[VO-NAT]

So far, no one has signed up to take one of the 10 seats aboard a classic Pullman passenger car that'll leave Richmond station New Year's eve bound for Jacksonville.
AMTRAK engineer Chuck Akers owns this little piece of railroad history built in 1923.
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[SOT 13:26:10]
[IN Q=After Nickel Plate]

((CHUCK AKERS/AMTRAK ENGINEER; AFTER NICKEL PLATE WAS MERGED INTO NORFOLK & WESTERN, THE CAR WAS CONSIDERED REDUNDANT AND WENT TO A WRECK DERRICK COMPANY IN CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, WHERE IT REMAINED UNTIL 1988. IN 1988, IT CAME BACK TO ROANOKE TO BE SCRAPPED. AND THAT'S WHEN WE PURCHASED THE CAR.))
[SUPER=01-Chuck Akers/AMTRAK Engineer]
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[OUT Q=that's when we purchased the car.]
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[VO-NAT]

The trip divided between ten passengers would cost 610 dollars a piece, including meals, a sleeping birth and local transportation in Jacksonville. It does NOT include tickets to the game.
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[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Area museums and cultural organizations brace from more budget problems and more cutbacks.
Find out why next on News 7.
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[VO-NAT]


And three stolen Rockwell paintings are recovered.... and one has an emotional backdrop.
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[Sports-Preview]


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((Hey sports fans here's what's happening tonight, The Friday Football Extra post season banquet was held tonight the Virginia Tech men and women's basketball teams were on the hardwood tonight Tech coach Ricky Bustle was in Louisiana today interviewing for a head coach job and Bridgewater is getting ready for the Stagg Bowl in Salem.
All that and more in a moment.))
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[Museum-Budgets]


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One director of a local cultural organization says more cutbacks are "probable" without state funding for local attractions.
Some local museums and other non-profit organizations that rely on state funding say they aren't expecting to get any money from the state next year, and are waiting for action from Richmond.
Richard Lesko has more.
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(( The Mill Mountain Zoo lost 20-percent of its operational income, about 1-hundred fifty thousand dollars, and has put a hiring freeze on open positions. The Science Museum of Western Virginia has cut all of its part time employees, and nearly half of its full time workers. The director of Center in the Square says cultural organizations may have to make more cutbacks next year.
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[INQ=We're looking again at...]

((JIM SEARS/CENTER IN THE SQUARE; WE'RE LOOKING AGAIN AT REDUCING THE NUMBER OF HOURS AND THE ELIMINATION OF STAFF POSITIONS. WE'RE LOOKING AT EVERY WAY POSSIBLE TO SAVE MONEY AND YET WE STILL ARE GOING TO HAVE A 350-TO-400 THOUSAND DOLLAR SHORTFALL.))
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[OUTQ=four hundred thousand dollar shortfall.]

One third of the center's budget has come from the state in previous years. Officials say the facility has received an increase in public donations, but it's not enough to cover operating expenses, such as heating and electricity. As for next year, the outlook is just as bleak.
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[INQ=I don't think...]

((JIM SEARS/CENTER IN THE SQUARE; I DON'T THINK WE CAN HAVE A GREAT LEVEL OF EXPECTATION FOR ADDITIONAL FUNDING FOR THE COMING YEAR. IN FACT IT MAY BE THAT WE GO INTO THE NEXT YEAR WITH THE SAME KIND OF CUTS, WHICH, BY THE WAY HAVE BEEN DEVASTATING.))
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Sears adds that Governor-Elect Mark Warner may have his hands tied on the issue when he takes office next month.
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[INQ=I think the governor...]

((JIM SEARS/CENTER IN THE SQUARE; I THINK THE GOVERNOR-ELECT IS SENSITIVE TO THE NEEDS OF THE ARTS AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATIONS, BUT HE IS FACED WITH A HUGE BUDGET SHORTFALL AND WHILE HE MIGHT LIKE TO DO SOMETHING, HE MAY NOT BE ABLE TO.))

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[OUTQ=may not be able to.]

RICHARD LESKO/RLESKO@WDBJ7.COM; Many area museums will draw up their budgets in the first months of the new year... and Keith, in the meantime they're waiting to see how the new administration and the General Assembly address the problem this winter. Richard Lesko, News 7.))
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[E-Toys]


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e-Toys dot com is back but under different management and helping its new owner, KB Toys, become one of the largest on-line toy retailers in the world.
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[SUPER=03-Blairs/Last Month]


Both websites will ship toys from the Blairs distribution and call center in Pittsylvania County.
Last year at this time, most employees were out of work after e-Toys filed for bankruptcy and went off line.
Now 200 new jobs are expected to be created over the next year.
The e-Toys name is still so popular among on-line shoppers, KB decided to try again-- this time promising that both companies will be more fiscally responsible.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

[Enron]


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So what exactly happened to Enron?
How did an energy giant collapse so quickly?
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The head of Enron's accounting firm today said the company withheld crucial information.
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[SOT 20:37:39]
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((JOSEPH BERNARDINO/ARTHUR ANDERSON CEO: IT IS AN ILLEGAL ACT TO WITHHOLD INFORMATION FROM AN AUDITOR.))
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[OUT Q=FROM AN AUDITOR.]
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Enron's stock has plummeted 99 percent.
Investors have lost millions and thousands of employees have lost jobs... and pensions.
Meanwhile, a class action suit accuses Enron's executives the chairman the CEO and the CFO of cashing in nearly 200 million dollars in stock options.
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[SOT 20:38:13]
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((IT SOUNDS TO ME LIKE THE CAPTAIN JUMPING SHIP.... IS THERE SOME LEVEL OF INSIDER TRADING THAT WOULD CAUSE THE SEC TO SAY UH OH!))
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[OUT Q=TO SAY UTOH!]
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Just some of the questions on Capitol hill today.
Enron is facing a congressional investigation... an SEC investigation and civil lawsuits.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Next on News 7, a serviceman goes from Staff Sergeant to Santa's Helper.
We'll explain.
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[VO-NAT]


And later, we'll get a look a new race team... homegrown here in Virginia.
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[WEB-ADDRESS]
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[Web Address Announce] [Pinnacle 4885ess]

[Rutzinski]


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A local serviceman is helping make the holidays brighter for some children in the New River Valley.
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[SUPER=03-Radford; ]

Air Force Staff Sergeant Paul (Rut-ZIN-ski) Rutzinski just got back from a 14-week assignment in Saudi Arabia He's spending some of his time off at Radford's Elf Shelf. The organization provides gifts for needy kids. Rutzinski works in the military as a weapons technician.
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[SOT 11:04:19]
[IN Q=i think it's]

((PAUL RUTZINSKI/AIR FORCE STAFF SERGEANT; I THINK IT'S AN IMPORTANT JOB AND BUT ITS JUST SO MUCH BETTER TO COME BACK HERE...I'M DOING GOOD IN THE AIR FORCE AND IM DOING GOOD OUT HERE I THINK, AND ITS JUST A LOT BETTER TO DO THIS PART AND I JUST LIKE HELPING THE KIDS OUT AROUND HERE ))
[SUPER=01-Paul Rutzinski/Air Force Staff Sergeant; ]
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[OUT Q=OUR AROUND HERE.]
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[VO-NAT]

The Elf Shelf in Radford still needs donations to help local children. Rutzinski will spend Christmas in Radford with his family and two young daughters. He is based out of Shaw Air Force base in South Carolina.
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[Rockwell-Paintings]


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They were stolen almost a quarter of a century ago.
Now three Norman Rockwell paintings are back in the U-S.
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The paintings were stolen from a Minneapolis gallery in 1978.
They made it all the way to Rio de Janeiro Brazil and were recently recovered by FBI Agents.
The Spirit of 76 was painted for the 1976 bicentennial edition of the Boy Scout Calender but now has special meaning.
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[SOT 13:44:08]
[IN Q=This is the Edison]

((PATRICK MEEHAN/U. S. ATTORNEY; THIS IS THE EDISON NEW JERSEY BOY SCOUT TROOP AND IF YOU LOOK AT IT WHAT YOU'LL SEEIS THE SKYLINE OF MANHATTAN AND WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE SKYLINE OF MANHATTAN IS THE MOST PROMINENT BUILDING OF THE SKYLINE OF MANHATTAN STANDS OUT.))
[SUPER=01-Patrick Meehan/U. S. Attorney; :00 QUICK!!!]
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[OUT Q=Manhattan stands out.]
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Art theft is big business... second only to drugs and weapons in terms of smuggling.
The artworks are estimated to be worth nearly a million dollars.
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[S-Extra]


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The Friday Football Extra stars were out tonight at the annual banquet and the Hokies men and women were on the hardwood. But first our Extra point.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NBA; :]


Denver Nuggets coach Dan Issel has been suspended for four games without pay because of remarks he made last night towards a Hispanic spectator. The incident was caught on tape by K-U-S-A.
The incident shows Issel shouting angrily at the fan. Issel issued an apology to the spectator, the team and his family. And here are tonights scores.
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[S-FFE]


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Your Hometown Station put the wraps on another high school football season last night as Friday Football Extra handed out postseason awards at the Salem Civic Center. Mike Stevens has the highlights of the 18th annual awards banquet.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=FIRST AUDIO]
[SUPER=03-Salem/FFE Awards Banquet; :00]
[SUPER=01-Chris Jones/FFE Group A Coach of the Year; :25]
[SUPER=01-Joel Hicks/FFE Group AA Coach of the Year; :47]
[SUPER=01-Billy Miles/FFE Group AAA Coach of the Year; 1:01]
[SUPER=01-Jon Copper/Lee Cook Lineman of the Year; 1:16]
[SUPER=@mike2; 1:31]
[SUPER=01-Isaac Spence/Noel C. Taylor Scholar Athlete; 1:46]
[SUPER=01-Winfred Beale/FFE Overall Coach of the Year; 2:00]
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[OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."]
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((The 14 players of the week from the just completed 2001 season picked up a few early Christmas presents from Your Hometown Station. Bath County also took home its share of goodies. The Division One State champs from Hot Springs were named Friday Football Extra's team of the year, and head coach Chris Jones was voted Group A coach of the year by his peers. ((CHRIS JONES:)) Group Two-A's coach of the year, Joel Hicks, also thanked his wife, but in a more lighthearted fashion. ((JOEL HICKS:)) The Group Three A honor went to one of the area's most respected veteran coaches - Franklin County's Billy Miles. ((BILLY MILES:)) Miles, who is known for his work with lineman, could appreciate this year's Lee Cook lineman of the year - Northside Junior Jon Copper. ((JON COPPER:)) Perhaps the biggest winner this year was Floyd County. The Buffaloes' Winfred Beale was voted Friday Football Extra's top overall coach in all classifications while his senior quarterback Isaac Spence - received the $2000 Noel C. Taylor scholar athlete award. ((ISAAC SPENCE:)) ((WINFRED BEALE:)) We'll have much more from the awards banquet on this final edition of Friday Football Extra - this Friday night at 11:35. Mike Stevens News 7 Sports.))

[S-Tech]


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[WRITER=rst]
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At the Cassell last night, the Virginia Tech men dropped one to Western Michigan 55 to 51.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Tech vs Western Michigan; :]


Ricky Stokes huddles around his troops on a timeout.
The Hokies go to Carlton Carter he goes through the defense for the score and the foul and the game was tied at 37.
Western Michigan's Ricky Willis drives up the middle and lays it in the hoop for two.
[SUPER=33-Western Michigan/55/Virginia Tech/51/;]


Virginia Tech's Brian Chase gets the long pass from Eric Branham he banks it in off the glass to tie the score at 49 but Western Michigan pulls away to win it 55 to 51.
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[S-Women]


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[WRITER=rst]
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The Tech women were also in action... Taking on Radford at the Dedmon Center.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford/Tech vs Radford; :]


Radford head coach Kristen Holt talking to her team during a time out.
The Hokies Emily Lipton sees the basket and drains the three pointer and Tech led Radford by four.
The Highlanders come back Amanda Neby gets the rebound and turns and hits the fade away jumper but Radford trailed by 8.
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Tech answers when Crystal Starling drives to the paint and lays it in for two and the Lady Hokies get the 80 to 46.
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After arriving at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette yesterday, Virginia Tech offensive coordinator Ricky Bustle met with the school president and athletic director around six PM yesterday evening. Sources say Bustle then headed back to his hotel to talk with family and that the decision,
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according to sources, would be made late last night on whether or not to take the job. An announcement would come today.
Sources have said recently that the job is Bustle's if he wants it. He is scheduled to stay in Layfayette through the weekend and take a tour of the campus and it's football facilities.
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The Friday Football Extra banquet was held in Salem last night. More later on Mornin.

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Standing room only tickets for the Stagg Bowl will go on sale tomorrow morning. A few more days is nothing when you consider that the folks in Bridgewater have been standing around for decades waiting for a moment like this one.
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[OUT Q=...a part of it."]
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That's it for sports, have a great day everybody.

[Virginia-Nascar]


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It's an all Virginia race team, brought to you by two Virginia companies.
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C-F Sauer Company and Donlavey Racing, both Richmond-based companies, will sponsor the number ninety Ford in the Winston Cup Series next year.
Rockbridge Baths native Rick Mast will drive the car.
Governor Gilmore says the new race team will have major benefits for the Commonwealth.
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[IN Q=This announcement is just...]

((GOVERNOR JIM GILMORE: THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS JUST GOING TO BRING MORE PROSPERITY TO VIRGINIA. IT'S GOING TO BE DRAWING TO THE RACES NEW FANS WHO HAVE AN INTEREST IN THIS CITY, THIS COMMUNITY, THIS COMPANY, THIS OWNER AND THIS DRIVER.))
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[OUT Q=...and this driver]
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Three non-profit charities will also be involved with the team's promotions, including Kyle Petty's Victory Junction Gang. (------------)