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Coming up on News 7-
A new medicine for the common cold.. developed here in Virginia.
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Some of Bin ladens' army men are in U-S custody. We'll have the latest.
And Irreconcilable differences. Drew Barrymore starred in the movie by that name.... Now it may be what's ending her marriage.
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News 7 is next.

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((DURING THIS PARTICULAR... AS WELL AS .. THE CAVE.))
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The assault on Al Queda forces is mounting..
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[SS=News 7 at Eleven]



[Afghanistan]


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Tonight three captured members of Osama bin laden's army are being held on a U-S ship.
An Australian and an American who fought with the Taliban are also in custody.
U-S and opposition forces have now captured or killed hundreds of Al Queda fighters...
Teri Okita has the latest from Washington.
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[SUPER=03-Tora Bora, Afghanistan;]
[SUPER=01-Donald Rumsfeld/Secretary of Defense;]
[SUPER=01-Rear Adm. John Stufflebeem/Pentagon Spokesperson;]
[SUPER=03-Kandahar, Afghanistan]
[SUPER=01-Teri Okita/Reporting]
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((WITH CAMERAS ROLLING, THE PARADE BEGAN. 19 DEFENDERS OF THE TALIBAN AND AL QAIDAH NOW PRISONERS OF WAR ON DISPLAY. BUT WITH THOUSANDS OF ENEMY FIGHTERS STILL SOMEWHERE IN THESE TORA BORA MOUNTAINS, THIS VICTORY SEEMS SMALL. Donald Rumsfeld/Secretary of Defense: "There are still a lot of Taliban in the country and they re still armed and its going to take time and energy and effort and people will be killed in the process of trying to find them and capture them or have them surrender." STILL, THE BIGGEST PRISONER MISSING FROM THIS PICTURE IS OSAMA BIN LADEN. SOME OF HIS MEN TOLD THEIR CAPTORS BIN LADEN HAD BEEN NEARBY. BUT THE PENTAGONS NOT HOLDING OUT MUCH HOPE HE'S EVEN IN AFGHANISTAN. Rear Admiral John Stufflebeem/Pentagon Spokesperson: I'm not sure how close we ever really have been. We've narrowed it down to an area. Indications were there and now indicators were not there, so maybe he still is there or maybe he was killed or maybe he's left. AND WHILE THE SEARCH FOR BIN LADEN DRAGS ON THE SEARCH FOR HIDDEN DANGERS KEEPS MARINES IN KANDAHAR BUSY. THESE ARE CONTROLLED EXPLOSIONS OF LANDMINES. BUT AN UNEXPECTED BLAST TOOK OFF ONE SOLDIERS FOOT AND SERIOUSLY INJURED TWO OTHERS OVER THE WEEKEND. AND IN KABUL, THE U-S EMBASSY IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS AGAIN. TROOPS RAISED THE SAME FLAG THAT WAS TAKEN DOWN 13 YEARS AGO. Captain JP McDonough/US Marine Security Commander: "Today when they raise the flag, hopefully it will be a new sign of renewed interest in Afghanistan, the United States is here to stay and the marines will again provide security for the embassy. "))

[Ammunition-Plant]


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The army has beefed up security at its ammunition plant in Radford.
The 88th Military Police Detachment from Fort Eustis is now deployed at the plant.
A spokesperson for the plant's commander says the security of the plant and surrounding community is of paramount importance.

[460-Accident]


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An accident on Route 460 near Montvale tonight is blocking Westbound traffic.
A tractor trailer jack-knifed around 10 o'clock.
No one was injured, but police are still cleaning up the scene.
Bedford County deputies and State police are advising travelers to find alternate routes at least until midnight.



[City-Council]


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The city of Roanoke is receiving high marks for the level of fire protection, and more criticism for a plan to reorganize the department.
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Today, Chief Jim Grigsby told members of council that the city's I-S-O rating has improved from Class Three to Class Two. Only four other fire districts in Virginia enjoy the same classification.
But the re-alignment that would close some stations and build new facilities brought more complaints from residents of northwest Roanoke and from two members of council.
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((LINDA WYATT: I THINK THIS IS THE MOST RACIST PROPOSITION EVER PUT BEFORE THIS COUNCIL. I THINK IT IS A PURELY RACIST POSITION AND I AM ASHAMED. AND I AM SORELY ASHAMED THAT WE WOULD DO THIS.)) ((JIM GRIGSBY/ROANOKE FIRE EMS CHIEF: TWO OF THE NEW STATIONS ARE IN THE NORTHWEST SECTION OF THE CITY, SO I JUST FIND THAT IS A PREPOSTEROUS TAKE IN ANY WAY SHAPE OR FORM ABOUT WHAT WE'RE PROPOSING.))
[SUPER=01-Linda Wyatt/Roanoke City Council; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jim Grigsby/Roanoke Fire EMS Chief; :16]
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[OUT Q=about what we're proposing.]
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The vote was five to two... authorizing officials to move forward with the Fire EMS strategic plan.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Also today, Council member Alvin Hudson said he will not seek re-election in May.

[School-Board]


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Roanoke school officials have been searching for savings, but today they told members of city council they're still more than two million dollars short of what they need to fully fund the proposed budget.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Members of the school board met with city council tonight.
They say teacher salaries, capital improvements, class size, and the system's ability to meet accreditation standards could all be affected.
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((SHERMAN LEA/SCHOOL BOARD CHAIRMAN: THIS IS A CRITICAL TIME FOR US, BUT WE'RE VERY CONFIDENT THE CITY WILL SUPPORT US. THEY HAVE IN THE PAST.)) ((BILL CARDER/VICE MAYOR: IT'S A LITTLE EARLY TO SAY. WE MAY HAVE TO STEP UP TO THE PLATE, BUT HOPEFULLY WE'LL KEEP OUR FINGERS CROSSED THAT RICHMOND STEPS UP TO THE PLATE. IT'S REALLY IMPORTANT.))
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[SUPER=01-Bill Carder/Vice Mayor; :08]
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Council made no commitment tonight, but promised to consider the situation next year when the budget picture becomes clear.

[Cold-Medicine]


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Virginia scientists have developed the first medicine proven to reduce the length and severity of the common cold.
The drug, which is still seeking federal approval, is the first to attack a cold virus.
University of Virginia researchers say the drug makes a runny nose completely clear up a day sooner than usual and begins to ease the symptoms within a day.

[Gilmore]


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Governor Gilmore is still pushing for an end to the car tax.
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The Governor today proposed that the state abolish the car tax by 2004. To accomplish that goal he wants to amend the state constitution to allow 20 percent of state income taxes to go to local governments. The proposal comes after legislative budget analysts predicted shortfalls higher than one billion dollars for the current budget year.
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Mark Warner, who's preparing to take over at the state's helm in a matter of weeks, isn't keen on the idea.
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[VO-NAT]

The proposal to amend the state constitution to eliminate the personal property tax will go before the General Assembly.
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[Warner]


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Meantime, the Governor-elect is adding a 28-year education veteran to his new administration.
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[SUPER=03-Richmond;]

Today, Mark Warner named Belle S. Wheelan as Virginia's Secretary of Education. Wheelan has served as president of Northern Virginia Community College since 1998. Before that she headed up Central Virginia Community College in Lynchburg, becoming the first African-American female to serve as president of a two or four year college in Virginia.
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[Torch-Run]


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He was born with an upside-down stomach.
Then he survived three major heart surgeries.
Now he's being rewarded for his will to survive.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Salem-native Bruce Lawrence will carry the Olympic Torch two tenths of a mile tomorrow in Charleston, West Virginia.
His wife entered him in a Coca Cola contest... In 50 words, she described his problems, perseverance and loving personality.
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((BRUCE LAWRENCE/TORCH CARRIER; SHE'S MY EVERYTHING. I TOLD HER SHE'S THE ONE THAT OUGHT TO TAKE THE CREDIT, NOT ME. ALL I DID WAS HANG AROUND.)) [BUTT BUTT BUTT] ((NANCY LAWRENCE/BRUCE'S WIFE; HE DESERVES TO BE THE ONE. EVER SINCE HE'S BEEN CHOSEN, I SHOULD BE THE ONE. WHY? HE HAS A GREAT SENSE OF HUMOR. HE'S A REAL CHARACTER.))
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[SUPER=01-Nancy Lawrence/Bruce's Wife; :12]
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Bruce and Nancy say their love for each other and faith in God has pulled them through the hard times.
They also credit members of the Trinity Lutheran Church for financial and moral support.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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They ran one of the state's largest nursing home chains... today they were sentenced for medicare fraud.
That's next on News 7.
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[VO-NAT]


And a member of one of the world's leading circus families faces charges of animal abuse.
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[Sports-preview]


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[Circus-Abuse]


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HE works with animals everyday as a trainer for the Circus.. Now he's facing animal abuse charges.
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[VO-NAT]

[***JEAN ON CART***]
Mark Oliver Gebel.. seen here on the right... is charged with abusing an elephant named Asia.
Jury selection begins tomorrow in San Jose California.
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((DENIZ BOLBOL/CITIZENS FOR CRUELTY FREE CIRCUS: THIS TRIAL IS BRINGING OT LIGHT BEHAVIOR AND ABUSE THESE ANIMALS RECEIVE ON A DAILY BASIS.))
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The abuse allegedly happened at a show last August.
Human Society officers were monitoring the animals for abuse when they say they saw Gebel lunge at two elephants.
They say Asia jolted forward and later had a nickel sized bloody spot on her leg.
They say Gebel hit Asia with a metal training stick...
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((RODNEY HUEY/RINGLING BROTHERS SPOKESMAN "THIS REALLY IS FALSE CHARGES AGAINST A MAN I'VE KNOWN FOR MANY, MANY YEARS. A WONDERFUL MAN, THE ULTIMATE ANIMAL LOVER.))
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[OUT Q=animal lover.]
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If convicted Green could face six months in jail and a one thousand dollar fine.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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This is not the first time Ringling Brothers has faced charges.
In 1998 its parent company, Feld Entertainment, settled a complaint with the U-S Department of Agriculture after an ill elephant was forced to perform in Florida. That elephant later died.

[Haiti]


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An attempted coup in Haiti-
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[VO-NAT 18:12:28]
[SUPER=03-Port au Prince, Haiti;]


Commandos stormed the National palace killing four people before police re-captured the building.
Government supporters retaliated burning down homes and offices of opposition leaders.
At least seven people died... which prompted the U-S embassy to close and urge Americans living in Haiti to stay at home.
A palace spokesman said Jean Bertrand- Aristide and his wife... were unharmed.
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[HCMF]


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The state's third largest nursing home chain will repay the government 1-point-7 million dollars for defrauding Medicare and Medicaid.
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H-C-M-F Chairman William Cranwell pleaded guilty to health care fraud and got 30 months probation.
He and his partners will be held personally liable for the restitution if the company can't pay it.
H-C-M-F operates 18 nursing homes.
In the 1990s, it expanded into restaurant, construction and real estate management ... all while continuing to bill Medicare and Medicaid.
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((ERIC BESTE/U.S. JUSTICE DEPT.: THE COMPANY DEFRAUDED THE MEDICAID AND MEDICARE PROGRAMS OUT OF SEVERAL MILLION DOLLARS BY CLAIMING REIMBURSEMENT FOR SALARIES AND EXPENSES THAT HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH OPERATING THE NURSING HOMES.))
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((CHIP MAGEE/HCMF ATTORNEY: THE PRINCIPALS STOOD UP AND ACCEPTED RESPONSIBILITY FOR THINGS THAT WENT WRONG WITH THE COMPANY. SOME ACCOUNTING ISSUES AND SOME OVERSIGHT ISSUES. THEY'VE STEPPED UP AND TAKEN A SPEAR THROUGH THE CHEST FOR THAT AND IT'S OVER.))
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H-C-M-F's attorneys say the company stands on the brink of financial ruin because of its legal expenses and a decline in the nursing home industry.

[Walker]


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The victim in a convenience store shooting LAST Christmas Eve entered the store with his fists poised for a fight.

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

That was the testimony today of the man who owns the Stop and Save Mini Market on Melrose Avenue. He was behind the counter of the store when Reaco Hilton came in and walked right up to Bernard Walker.
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((OSAMA ISMAIL/STORE OWNER; I SEEN REACO HAD HIS FISTS LIKE THIS, SAYING "YOUR BOYS ARE NOT HERE," OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT. I ASKED REACO TO "TAKE IT OUTSIDE." ALL OF A SUDDEN BERNARD SWUNG AT REACO, THEN SHOT HIM.))
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An in-store surveillance camera captured the incident on videotape. Attorney David Damico is claiming Walker shot Hilton in self defense, pointing out that Hilton came in looking for a fight.
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[Historic-Preservation]


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It's considered to be the nation's oldest subdivision.. and now a proposal to protect the historic properties along Lynchburg's Rivermont Avenue is moving forward again.
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City council rejected the idea of an historic district last summer, but the Historic Preservation Commission today approved a different, less stringent ordinance.
It would protect more than 300 homes along a three-mile stretch between downtown and Boonsboro.
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((MARILYN MARTIN/SUPPORTS HISTORIC DISTRICT: THE PROTECTION FROM DEMOLITION PROVIDED BY A LOCAL HISTORIC DISTRICT IS THE ONLY WAY TO ASSURE THAT 25 YEARS FROM NOW, THERE WILL STILL BE THIS UNIQUE AREA THAT WAS LAID OUT SO THOUGHTFULLY AND WITH GRACE AND BEAUTY.)) ((CHUCK BULLOCK/OPPOSES HISTORIC DISTRICT: WE BELIEVE THAT WITH THE REQUIREMENTS THAT WE'RE PUTTING ON EVERYBODY IT'S GOING TO COST THEM MORE, IT'S GOING TO BE MORE OF A HASSLE TO TAKE CARE OF THEIR PROPERTY, PEOPLE ARE GOING TO LET THEIR PROPERTIES GO TO DECLINE.))
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[SUPER=01-Chuck Bullock/Opposes Historic District; :14]
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Homeowners in historic districts must get permission before making significant changes to the exterior of their property.
The proposal will go before the planning commission next month.
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[BV-Unemployment]


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Job seekers in the Rockbridge County area just have one stop to check for employment.
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[SUPER=03-Buena Vista;]

The Virginia Employment Commission is now home to nearly ten different state and federally funded employment agencies.
Officials there say that means job seekers in Rockbridge County, Lexington and Buena Vista have to visit one government agency, instead of driving to three or four different facilities.
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((SHARON DULL/VIRGINIA EMPLOYMENT COMMISSION; WE TRY TO GIVE JOB REFERRAL ASSISTANCE TO APPLICANTS, LET THEM KNOW WHAT JOBS ARE LISTED, REFER THEM TO THESE COMPANIES, BUT WE TRY TO GIVE JOB SEEKING ASSISTANCE.))
[SUPER=01-Sharon Dull/Virginia Employment Commission;]
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The region's unemployment rate has risen recently to 3-point-6 percent. That is just one tenth of a percent above the state average.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Still ahead on News 7... A Hollywood marriage is headed for divorce.
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And later 2002 is a step closer to Times Square.
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[WEB-ADDRESS]
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[Web Address Announce] [Pinnacle 4885ess]

[Barrymore]


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Comedian Tom Green and Actress Drew Barrymore are calling it quits.
Green today filed for divorce.
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[vo-nat 20 plus pad]
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The two have been married just over five months...
The court document did not give details about the breakup, but Green released a statement saying "Drew is a wonderful woman. I love her very much."
Barrymore's publicist was unaware of the divorce filing.
It was the first marriage for Green.. the second for Barrymore.
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[Vatican-Tree]


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Around the world this month... trees are lit in spirit of the holiday season.
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[VO-NAT]

Today, The Vatican turned the lights on .... on its tree in St. Peter's Square. The 73-foot tree is a 100-year-old fir from Transylvania, Romania. The celebration included a choir of Romanian children wearing traditional costumes... and even a 4-year-old playing the flute. This is the first time that a predominantly Orthodox country has offered the Vatican a Christmas tree. Pope John Paul II was not at the festivities today.
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[S-Extra]


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Highlights from the Virginia men's basketball game against Charleston Southern, high school volley ball for ya also and Darrell Green will play his 20th NFL season, but first our extra point. W & L offensive lineman Mat Rapoza, Guilford receiver Chris McKinney, Emory and Henry defensive lineman Jelani Patterson, and Bridgewater's Michael Day and Lonnie Parker
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]


are part of a group of seven ODAC football players named to the D3football.com All American team. Bridgewater running back Davon Cruz was named to the offensive first team with one thousand, 27 yards rushing and 15 touchdowns.
Eagles quarterback, Jason Lutz was named to the honorable mention team. He averaged 228 all purpose yards a game.
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[S-UVA]


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The fifth ranked Virginia Cavaliers had not played in nine days due to exams. But last night, it was Charleston Southern who was in the class room as UVa schooled the Buccaneers.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/Buccaneers vs. Cavaliers; :00]


The Cavaliers would play excellent defense in the first half, holding the Bucs to just 20 points. The Hoos scored 45 points before intermission.
Travis Watson would lead all UVa scorers. The junior gets position underneath and scores two of his 16 points on the night.
Chris Williams was one of three Cavaliers in double figures, here he rips rope from the corner and it's a three pointer. Williams had 12.
[SUPER=33-Charleston Southern/54/Virginia/74;]


Roger Mason, no relation, would also hit double digit scoring as he finds the bottom of the net on his way to the floor, three of his 12.
Adam Hall had 9, but got all the style points, throwing down on the slam. UVa wins 74-54.
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[anchor=steve]
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In other action, Radford fell to Tennessee72-66. The Highlanders led 38-30 at the half. Corey Watkins led all RU scorers with 19. Peanut Arrington had 16.

[S-NBA]


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[WRITER=sma]
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Only one NBA game last night and it was a good one as the Philadelphia 76ers and the Boston Celtics matched up.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Philadelphia, PA/FOX; :00]


Right to the action in the third period. Watch the Sixers Derrick Coleman move that big body of his to the hoop for two points. 61-46 Philly out in front.
Allen Iverson would have a solid night. Here he benefits from a little bump and he
[SUPER=32-Boston/83/Philadelphia/99;]hits the jumper for his 28th point he finished with 37.


Boston's Antoine Walker answers at the other end, creating space from the defender and hitting the fade away,
But Derek McKey is gonna come off the bench for some big buckets and Philadelphia coasts to the 99-83 win.
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[S-Dazzle]


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[WRITER=sma]
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JaRon Rush will not be in uniform when the Roanoke Dazzle returns to action Wednesday night on the road against the Columbus Riverdragons.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :]


The NBDL has suspended Rush for one game without pay for striking a North Charleston player at halftime December 10th. Despite the incident the Dazzle team play is good.
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[SUPER=01-Kent Davison/Dazzle Head Coach; :00]
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[OUT Q=....not bad"]
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[S-Volley]


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Lets check out another kinda round ball sport, volleyball as William Fleming and Northside would each try and gain ground in the Blue Ridge District.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Vikings vs. Colonels; :00]


William Fleming's gym would mark the site for this cross town match.
Northside would take the first game 15 to 10. In game two, the Vikings Shanna Mendez serves the ball and after a short rally, Fleming's Britney Barlow puts just a little bit to much mustard on it, and it's 9-1 Northside.
After a nice Megan Meador serve, the two teams volley and then Fleming's Kim Scaggs with the drop shot that falls. But it was 12-2 Vikings.
That was the last point Fleming would score as the Northside wins game two 15 to 2.
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[S-Eagles]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-110 1504tc]

[GAME STORY ALSO ON THIS TAPE]
[GRAPHIC=STAGG BOWL]

Bridgewater made a huge splash in Division III football this season, making it all the way to the Stagg Bowl. But what's instore for this team next year. MIke Stevens looks ahead.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=BITE]
[SUPER=03-Salem/2001 Stagg Bowl; :00]
[SUPER=01-Michael Clark/Bridgewater Head Coach; :23]
[SUPER=@mike2; :35]
[SUPER=03-Bridgewater; 1:12]
[RUNS=1:45]
[OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."]
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(( It will be long after the holidays before folks quit talking about the 2001 Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl. It won't, however, take the Bridgewater coaching staff that long to start looking ahead to next season. The Eagles second postseason run to the national championship should pay big dividends on the Division Three recruiting trails. ((MICHAEL CLARK:)) Clark and his staff lose 16 seniors - including the biggest playmakers on the team. But a number of skilled people will be back in 2002 including receiver Brian Ratliff. ((CLARK:)) But keeping it will not come without a price. If Bridgewater is to remain a D-3 power, the school's administration and its alumni will have to literally pay the price ((CLARK:)) This from a team that took advantage of every opportunity it was afforded this season. Mike Stevens News 7 Sports.))[

S-Green]


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


He will play a 20th NFL season and retirment is on the back burner for 41 year old Washington Redskin Darrell Green. Today, he announced his plans to play next season.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Frostburg, MD; :00]


Green, the oldest cornerback in the NFL, announced September fourth that this would be his last season But he changed his mind thanks to the fans and an improved relationship with Marty Schottenheimer.

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[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-109 47:29]
[GRAPHIC=Express]


The Roanoke Express battles the Greensboro Generals tomorrow night at the Roanoke Civic Center. Olivier Morin will not be in the line up. The right wing was called up to the AHL Norfolk Admirals today. Morin played four games for the Express and did not have a point.
Also, Roanoke added former Express defenseman Steve Sabo to the roster today from Baton Rouge in exchange for future considerations.

[Times-Square]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=New Years]


A big arrival in Times Square.. as New Yorkers prepare to ring in a new year.
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[VO-NAT 10 plus pad 16:37:05]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]


A giant Two arrived on a flatbed truck.
The two finishes off the 20-02 sign for the big New Year's celebration in Times Square. (------------) The numbers are seven feet tall.