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Coming up on News 7-
Osama bin Laden may be within our grasp. We'll have the latest on the war.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus, much to their dismay, Henry County students are faced with an overhauled school system. And, the National Home of the Elks lights up the holidays.
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[Talent=Shan]


News 7 is next.

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[SOT ]
[IN Q=We can wait longer...]

((WE CAN WAIT LONGER THAN THEY CAN AND WE'LL MAINTAIN PRESSURE ON THIS POCKET OF AL QAIDA UNTIL THEY ARE OURS.))
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=...al Qaida until they are ours.]
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[VO-NAT]


Up to one thousand al Qaida fighters are trapped in the mountains of Tora Bora, cut off from food water, and supplies. The big questions is: Is Osama bin Laden among them?
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 11]


Good evening, I'm Shannon Young.
Jean Jadhon is off tonight.

[Afghanistan]


[ANCHOR=Shan]
[NEWSCAST=11 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Enduring Freedom]

He doesn't know how long it will take but President Bush says America will get Osama bin Laden. Meantime, what's left of the al Qaeda terrorist network in Afghanistan continues to be pounded. Aleen Sirgany has the latest.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Opposition forces in Tora Bora...]
[SUPER=01-Gen. Tommy Franks/U. S. Central Command; :36]
[SUPER=01-Aleen Sirgany/Reporting; 1:19]
[RUNS=1:29]
[OUT Q=CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON]

((OPPOSITION FORCES IN TORA BORA SAY THE AL-QAEDA NETWORK COULD FALL WITHIN HOURS. AFGHAN FIGHTERS SAY THEY'VE FOUND THE CAVE WHERE OSAMA BIN LADEN IS HIDING. BUT U-S COMMANDERS WON'T CONFIRM THAT, SAYING IN TIMES OF WAR - 'SEEING IS BELIEVING.'
(16:08:40 GENERAL TOMMY FRANKS/U-S CENTRAL COMMAND "You don't know what you don't see...so it's not a good idea to say

where he is.") ONE THING IS CERTAIN, BOTH SIDES ARE IN FOR A BITTER BATTLE. TWO U-S SOLDIERS WERE SLIGHTLY WOUNDED WHEN THEY WERE GRAZED BY BULLETS DURING COMBAT. AMERICAN COMMANDOS ARE ON THE FRONT LINES, FIGHTING ALONGSIDE OPPOSITION FORCES. TROOPS CONTINUE TO MOVE IN ON AL-QAEDA POSITIONS, SAYING THE ENEMY RESOLVE IS CRUMBLING.
(GENERAL FRANKS - 16:33:18 "We can wait longer than they can, and we'll continue to put pressure on al qaeda until we g

et them.") THE PRESIDENT ECHOED THAT BATTLECRY, SAYING PATIENCE WILL PROVE CRUCIAL, IN THE CONTINUED HUNT FOR BIN LADEN.
(PRESIDENT BUSH "I don't know whether we're going to get him tomorrow or a month from now or a year from now. I really

don't know, but we're going to get him.")
(nats..bombing)

SOMEWHERE BETWEEN 3-HUNDRED AND 1-THOUSAND AL-QAEDA FIGHTERS ARE TRAPPED IN THE TORA BORA MOUNTAINS, CUT OFF FROM FOOD, WATER AND AMMUNITION. AS DUSK FELL FRIDAY , BOMBS WERE STILL FALLING -- AND OSAMA BIN LADEN WAS STILL HIDING....SOMEWHERE.
(STANDUP)

U-S COMMANDERS ARE NOT WILLING TO PREDICT HOW LONG THE BATTLE OF TORA BORA WILL LAST...JUST SAYING 'IT'S ONLY A MATTER OF TIME.' AS, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.))

[Gilmore]


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[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-44 TC2:02:40]
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Governor Gilmore wants to set aside 36- million dollars to beef up security around the state.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]

Gilmore made the announcement after receiving a confidential report recommending ways to make Virginia less vulnerable to terrorism.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((GOV. GILMORE: THE DEPUTY SECRETARY OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND THE STATE POLICE HAVE URGED ME TO REFRAIN FROM PUBLICIZING THIS DOCUMENT AND GIVING YOU COPIES OF IT TODAY BECAUSE OF THE EXTREMELY SENSITIVE SECURITY MATTERS IN IT AND THE POTENTIAL SECURITY THREAT THAT THE DISCLOSURE WOULD POSE TO THE CITIZENS OF THE COMMONWEALTH IF WE OBVIOUSLY PUT A BLUEPRINT OUT INTO THE GENERAL PUBLIC.))
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[OUT Q=general public.]
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[VO-NAT]

Gilmore wants to set aside 20- million dollars in his budget to protect potential key targets from attack. He also wants to issue 16 million dollars in bonds to replace Virginia's Cold-war era emergency operations center.
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[Henry-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-59 TC18:16]
[GRAPHIC=Henry School Consol.]


It was a unanimous vote at a Henry County School Board meeting this morning... Laurel Park and Fieldale-Collinsville High Schools will be converted to middle schools and three elementary schools will close.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.]


The vote was not well-received by parents or students.
Many say the school board acted in haste.
But school board members say they had no time to waste with a two million dollar budget deficit looming.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The supervisors payed ]

[TC:00:28:21] ((THE SUPERVISORS PAID TWO HUNDRED THOUSANDS DOLLARS FOR A MAN TO COME IN HERE AND BRING IN JOBS, YOU'RE ASSUMING HE'S GOING TO BRING NOT ONE JOB.)) [BUTT BUTT BUTT] [TC:00:43:01] ((CHARLES CLIFTON/SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER: MY FEELING IS LIKE I'M GOING TO A FUNERAL. I DON'T WANT TO SEE THE PROGRAM GO BUT OUR SCHOOLS ARE SUFFERING.)) [NO SUPER ON THE FIRST BITE!!!!!!!!**********]
[SUPER=01-Charles Clifton/School Board Member;:10]
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[OUT Q=suffering.]
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[VO-NAT]


Many parents say they'll take legal action against the school board.
They are hoping for an injunction that will delay the consolidation until the economy picks up and increased tax revenue can support all of the schools.
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[VMI-Prayer]


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[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-51 TC1:48:44]
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A federal judge is deciding whether the Virginia Military Institute's tradition of praying before the evening meal violates cadets' Constitutional rights.
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[VO-NAT]


Two cadets, with the help of the A-C-L-U, are suing the school over the practice, saying it amounts to state sponsorship of religion.
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


They say anyone who opts out of the prayer is subjected to ridicule and harassment by the majority who participate.
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[SOT 1:14:38//1:16:15]
[IN Q=This is not]

((REBECCA GREENBERG/ACLU ATTORNEY: THIS IS NOT A CASE ABOUT PRAYER. THIS IS A CASE THAT ACTUALLY SUPPORTS THE RIGHTS OF ALL CADETS TO PRAY AS THEY SEE FIT, AND WHAT RAISES THE CONSTITUTIONAL PROBLEM IS THE SCHOOL.. THE STATE SCHOOL.. TELLING CADETS HOW TO PRAY AND WHEN.)) ((WILLIAM HURD/VMI ATTORNEY: THESE CADETS ARE NOT REQUIRED TO ENTER THE MESS HALL AND EVEN HEAR THIS PRAYER. AND IF THEY CHOOSE TO ENTER, THEY ARE ASKED TO STAND AT REST, WHICH IS NOT A SIGN OF PARTICIPATION, IT IS AT MOST A SIGN OF RESPECT.))
[SUPER=01-Rebecca Greenberg/ACLU Attorney]
[SUPER=01-William Hurd/VMI Attorney; :16]
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[OUT Q=sign of respect.]
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[VO-NAT]


Judge Norman Moon heard arguments in the case today.
He says he'll issue his ruling within a "reasonable time".
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[Arrington]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-52 TC1:03:41]
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A Bedford County woman awaiting trial on charges of felony murder and third offense D-U-I will remain in jail.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co./File Tape]


39- year- old Viki Arrington is accused of driving the wrong way on Route 460 last September when she struck and killed a motorcyclist, 37- year- old Carol Elizabeth Minton.
Witnesses testified today they saw Arrington weaving on the road before crossing into the eastbound lanes.. another said he struggled to take her keys away immediately after the accident.
Arrington's blood-alcohol content was reported to be point-3-8, more than four times the legal limit.
Her case will go to the grand jury in January.
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[Bus-Ax]


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[WRITER=ejo]
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A Rockbridge County school bus driver faces reckless driving charges... after state troopers said her school bus flipped onto its side.
Investigators say 44 year old Elise Johnson was at the wheel this morning .. when the bus left state route 7-10.

Johnson's daughter and two grandchildren were the only other people aboard. No one was seriously hurt.

[Salvation-Army]


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[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-56 TC26:54]
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The Roanoke Valley is pitching in to make the holiday season brighter for thousands of area families.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

Folks throughout the NEWS 7 viewing area purchased gifts for the "Toys for Tots" campaign and then dropped them off at your Hometown Station. Viewers also filled stockings on behalf of the Salvation Army... which will be distributed to some 3- thousand families in the Roanoke Valley. The Salvation Army is grateful to everyone who contributed and is hoping people will continue to pitch in.
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[SOT 00:17:06]
[IN Q=Our Christmas ]

((MAJ. EARL FITZGERALD/SALVATION ARMY; OUR CHRISTMAS KETTLE CAMPAIGN IS DOWN LIKE 2500 DOLLARS WHICH IS NOT BAD CONCERNING THE STATE OF THE ECONOMY SO PEOPLE ARE STILL GIVING AND WE'RE JUST LOOKING FOR A GOOD WEEKEND THIS WEEKEND AND THE FOLLOWING WEEKEND BEFORE CHRISTMAS.))
[SUPER=01-Maj. Earl Fitzgerald/Salvation Army;]
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[OUT Q=before christmas.]
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[VO-NAT]

Major Fitzgerald says the Salvation Army has seen about a 20- percent increase in the number of families needing assistance in the Roanoke Valley this year.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

[Elks-Home]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[TAPE#=01-62 TC12:20]
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE ]

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford]


A nearly 50 year old holiday tradition lit up tonight in Bedford.
More than 50-thousand Christmas lights were switched on at the Elks National Home.
The outdoor light display started in 1953 and has grown to include religious and community scenes, santa, elves and even carolers.
It's estimated that more than 100-thousand people view the display every year.
The lights will be on from 5:30 to ten every night through New Year's Eve.
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[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[SS=None]


United Airlines mechanics vote for a strike, but they may not be allowed to hit the picket lines.
Find out why when News 7 returns.
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[SOT 16:44:41]
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((NAT ETCHING))
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[VO-NAT]


And when the crystal ball drops in Times Square New Years Eve, it will usher in more than the new year...
It will honor the victims of September Eleventh.
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[Crystal-Ball]


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The crystal ball *will* drop in Times Square this New Year's Eve. But the annual celebration will be a bit different in light of September's terrorist attacks. Drew Levinson explains.
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[IN Q=With a steady hand...]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY; :00]
[SUPER=01-Tom Cooke/Master Engraver; :28]
[SUPER=01-Drew Levinson/Reporting; :50]
[SUPER=01-Lt. Tom Venditto/New York Fire Department; 1:15]
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[OUT Q=CBS News, New York]

((With a steady hand--that comes from more than three decades of experience--Tom Cooke painstakingly crafts what he considers some of his most important work. The master engraver from Waterford Crystal in Ireland is etching 504 priceless pieces of Crystal.
(N ATSOUND ENGRAVING)

On each triangle--the names of the groups or countries that lost loved ones in New York, Washington(20:44) and Pennsylvania September 11th.
(SOT TOM COOKE/MASTER ENGRAVER TAPE TWO 28:10-28:21)

"IT'S QUITE HARD ACTUALLY TO SIT HERE AND ENGRAVE THOSE NUMBERS DOWN HERE BECAUSE IT IS FOR PEOPLE WHO NOT GOING TO BE AROUND AGAIN, IT IS VERY VERY HARD TO DO." Each crystal triangle will be put
(LAST YEAR)

on the giant ball that drops at Midnight in Times Square on New Year's eve.
(STANDUP: DREW LEVINSON TAPE TWO 32:25-32:37)

"BUT FOR THE FIRST TIME THERE WILL BE A CEREMONY BEFOREHAND WHEN THE BALL IS RAISED. THOUGH IT WILL BE A SOLEMN OCCASION IT WILL ALSO BE A CELEBRATION, A CELEBRATION OF ALL THE LIVES LOST ON SEPTEMBER 11TH."
(NATSOUND OF ENGRAVING ENGINE 54/LADDER 4 TAPE ONE 19:21)

Some of the those lives belonged to Engine 54/Ladder 4. It's one of the New York Fire Companies hit hardest when the twin towers came tumbling down. Knowing his brothers will be remembered this way pleases Lt. Tom Venditto.
(SOT LT. TOM VENDITTO/NEW YORK FIRE DEPARTMENT TAPE TWO 34:15-34:20 )

"I AM VERY HAPPY ABOUT IT, IT THINK IT IS A WONDERFUL TRIBUTE TO THE 15 MEMBERS THAT WE LOST IN THIS COMPANY."
(NATSOUND ENGRAVING)

This year's theme for the Crystal ball is "HOPE FOR HEALING." After what America has endured the past three months--the meaning of that phrase comes through Crystal Clear. Drew Levinson, CBS News, New York.))

[W&L-Students]


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[TAPE#=01-61 TC24:11]
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The holidays will also have new meaning for many foreign students living in the United States.
They're having a harder time getting home because of September 11th.
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[SUPER=03-Lexington;]

Foreign students face strict security measures like profiling and background checks when re-entering the country.
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[SOT 16:29:55 /16:34:06]
[IN Q=Had all their papers prepared...]

((AGNES FLAK/WASHINGTON AND LEE JUNIOR; HAD ALL THEIR PAPERS PREPARED, SIGNED BY THE INTERNATIONAL OFFICE, AS WELL AS HAVING TRANSCRIPTS TAKING TRANSCRIPTS TO SHOW THEY ACTUALLY ARE ENROLLED STUDENTS DOING GOOD WORK. WILLIAM KLINGELHOFER/DIRECTOR OF INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION; THESE ARE OUR BEST AMBASSADORS, STUDENTS WHO COME HERE AND LEARN ABOUT THE COUNTRY AND ITS VALUES AND GO HOME AS CLOSE FRIENDS.))
[SUPER=01-Agnes Flak/Washington and Lee Junior; :00]
[SUPER=01-William Klingelhofer/Director of International Education; :16]
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[OUT Q=and go home as close friends.]
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Washington and Lee is home to more than 120 foreign students representing nearly 50 countries. School officials are letting the students who can't go home stay in dorms over the holidays.
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[United-Mechanics]


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More than 15-thousand United Airlines mechanics have authorized a strike.... but President Bush may not let them hit the picket lines.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@file;]


Two years of talks between the airline and its mechanics union have failed to produce a contract.
The mechanics can't legally strike until February, but the White House says it will intervene before that happens.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The President has]

((ARI FLEISCHER/WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY; THE PRESIDENT HAS MADE IT CLEAR THAT, GIVEN THE FRAGILITY OF THE AIRLINE INDUSTRY, THE IMPORTANCE FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE OF ENJOYING THEIR RIGHT TO TRAVEL, THAT HE WOULD LOOK VERY UNKINDLY ON ANY ACTION THAT WOULD INTERFERE WITH THOSE RIGHTS. ))
[SUPER=01-Ari Fleischer/White House Press Secretary]
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[OUT Q=interfere with those rights.]
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[SS=HOLD]


United has already endured a staggering third quarter loss of more than one-billion dollars.

[Roanoke-Cement]


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[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=tsa]
[TAPE#=01-58 TC17:39]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Virginia's only cement producer unveiled an expansion today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.]


Roanoke Cement celebrated its new four point five million dollar packing facility with a ribbon breaking ceremony.


The new building features fully automated machines which cut the number of people needed to package the cement from 7 to 2.
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./File Tape]
[TAPE#=01-23 TC1:19:09]


The new building replaces the company's original packing facility, which was built in 1951 and was known for it's heavy dust emissions.
Filters in the new machines help eliminate the dust.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


It's not often that folks are happy to see a ship sink.
But next on News 7, find out why people in Florida were glad to see one go.
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[VO-NAT]


And when mother nature fails... appeal to a higher power. That's what the folks at Snowshoe Ski Resort are doing.
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[WEB-ADDRESS]
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[Web Address Announce] [Pinnacle 4885ess]


[Sinking-Ship]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[TAPE#=net]
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A sinking ship is usually an ominous sight, but in Boynton Beach, Florida, this ship went down for a good cause.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Boynton Beach, FL]


The Florida Department of Environmental Resource Management sank the 31-year old "M-V Castor" so that it can become an artificial reef.
This particular ship was seized from the Miami River and is the fourth ship sitting at the bottom of the ocean in the area.
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[snowshoe]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11:00]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=net]
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Unusually warm temperatures for this time of year have been hard on local ski resorts. Snowshoe has resorted to calling on a higher power for some snow and some business.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Snowshoe, WV]

Ullr (UH lar) the Norse God of Snow was honored by Snowshoe employees last night in the hopes that he will deliver some sign of winter. In Norse mythology Ullr (UH lar) was one of the highest gods. Snowshoe hopes he'll sprinkle some magic over their mountain. The same ceremony was successfully performed three years ago. Employees hope it will work twice.
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[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=Extra]
[GRAPHIC=none]


More Stagg Bowl holiday hype for ya, we will check in on some high school basketball, two local high school football coaches step down and Dazzle highlights, but first our extra point. Here are some final words from both Mount Union and Bridgewater on tomorrow night's Stagg Bowl.
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[SUPER=01-Jason Lutz/Bridgewater Quarterback; :00]
[SUPER=01-Mike Clark/Bridgewater Head Coach; :13]
[SUPER=01-Larry Kehres/Mount Union Head Coach; :22]
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[OUT Q=...in this game"]
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[S-Patriots]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-113]
[GRAPHIC=high school hoops]


Friday night this time of year always means high school hoops, lets start with Glass at Patrick Henry.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Hilltoppers vs. Patriots; :00]


The Hilltoppers showing some team unity before tip off and they would have to contend with two of the top guards in the are in PH's Tony Stovall, who is being recruited by providence and Dujuan Johnson.
Glass strikes first as Alphonso Ferguson benefits from a tipped ball and scores the easy bucket.
PH is gonna answer with some pressure defense. Sindey Logan misses but Eugene
[SUPER=33-E. C. Glass/43/Patrick Henry/54;]Newman steals the rock from a Glass player and scores on the put back.


The Toppers Drew Crank then takes a nice pass in the paint and he hits the tough one handed shot to put Glass back on top.
But Melvin Smith knocks down a trey at the other end, PH wins 54-43.
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[S-Northside]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-114]
[GRAPHIC=none]
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[VO-NAT wipe to #eng!!!!!]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Mountaineers vs. Vikings; :00]


over at Northside, the Vikings played host to Alleghany in a key Blue Ridge District match up.
In the second half, watch Northside's Tyler Wright scoot around the defender and makes the tough lay up in traffic.

[SUPER=33-Alleghany/57/Northside/60;]Alleghany then goes on the break. Travis Watson ends up with the rock and he w

ill finish the play with the deuce.
The Vikings come right back, working the ball around and Chris Salter rips rope from three point land and Northside wins 60 to 57 in overtime.
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[S-Dazzle]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-98]
[GRAPHIC=Dazzle]


The Roanoke Dazzle was at home last night against the Mobile Revelers.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Revelers vs. Dazzle; :00]


Both teams seemed to be in a friendly mood before tip off then the battle began.
The Dazzle's Danny Earl goes on the fast break and dishes to Artie Griffin who gathers the ball and nails the trey.
The Revelers can also score. Anthony Johnson is gonna free himself up for the mid
[SUPER=34-Mobile/66/Roanoke/65;]range J and Mobile was trying to close in on a big Dazzle lead.


Griffin shows he can not only shoot, but pass as he zips the ball to Thomas Hamilton for the monster slam.
But Mobile erases a 17 point halftime deficit and holds Roanoke to 21 second half points as the Revelers win 66-65.

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[S-NBA]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-110]
[GRAPHIC=NBA]

On to some NBA action. Washington Wizards forward Christian Laettner is out at least a month after breaking his left leg during the first quarter the Wizards' 96-to-80 win over the New York Knicks.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Landover, MD/Knicks vs. Wizards; :00]

With the former Duke star out, others picked up the slack. Richard Hamilton's season-high 34 points led Washington to
its fifth straight win, 96-to-80 over the New York Knicks. [SUPER=32-New York/80/Washington/96;]Michael Jordan added 19

for the Wiz. The Knicks are 1-and-3 under coach Don Chaney, who took over for Jeff Van Gundy. Othella Harrington's 18 led the Knicks.
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[S-Oleary]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-101]
[GRAPHIC=Notre Dame Football]


Less than a week after accepting the football head coaching job at Notre Dame, George O'Leary has resigned.


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-South Bend, IN; :00]


O'Leary has admitted falsifying his credentials both academically and athletically. O'Leary claimed he earned a masters degree at New York University but, in truth, he does not.
His resume also indicated he played football for three years at the University of New Hampshire, but he never played in a game.
The breach of trust prohibits Notre Dame from keeping him. O'Leary led Georgia Tech to five straight bowls.
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[S-Bowl]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-112 1417TC]
[GRAPHIC=STAGG BOWL]


Fans began standing in line this morning at 3am to try and get the few remaining tickets for tomorrow night's Stagg Bowl. Mike Stevens has more on the final pre game festivities.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=first audio]
[SUPER=03-Salem/This Afternoon; :00]
[SUPER=01-Carey Harveycutter/Civic Facilities Director; :21]
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(( As the final touches were put on the Salem Stadium playing surface, members of the NCAA division three football committee surveyed the scene from ground level. The end zones were painted, and the game clocks were checked, as well. Every ticket for the game also is now gone - including the standing room only ones. ((CAREY HARVEYCUTTER:)) ((MIKE STEVENS:)) ((JIM BENSON:)) The 27 year Marine Corps veteran played at Fleming in 1960 & 61 under Dan Wooldridge. He was instrumental in hiring Mike Clark as Bridgewater's head coach back in 1994. He's also been a valuable sounding board for school president Phillip Stone. ((JIM BENSON:))
Benson, the players and coaches from Bridgewater and Mount Union gathered inside the Salem Civic center to break bread during the Friday Football Extra championship luncheon. Kick off is approaching quickly. In Salem, Mike Stevens News 7 Sports.))

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A couple of Friday Football Extra coaches are out of jobs this morning.
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News 7 sports learned yesterday afternoon that Patrick Henry head coach Jeff Johnson is no longer with the Patriots football program. He resigned last Monday. Johnson replaced Ed Scott as Patrick Henry's head coach back in 1997. Johnson had been a PH assistant since 1986 and was the head coach at old natural Bridge high school in 1985. His two assistants, Tommy Jones and Kevin Clifford have applied. Johnson will remain as a track assistant coach.
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Heritage high school administration has informed Pem Apperson that he will no longer serve as head coach.
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The decision not to renew his contract was based on administration's belief that the football program needed a new direction. Apperson was named Heritage's head football coach back in 1994 after replacing Fred Stanbery. No time table has been set for hiring a new head football coach.
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Finally, Tiki Barber and his New York Giants are 5 and 7 and in desperation mode as far as needing wins. This weekend, the Giants host the Cardinals, a team also at 5 and 7. But the former Cave Spring star knows Jake Plaummer and his cards have been trouble of late
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