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Coming up on News 7-
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The mother of a murder victim says it's time to get on with her life after a jury today found the killer guilty. Plus, one special election breeds another. We'll have the winner of tonight's 25th district State Senate seat. And, some parents are trying to work their own magic and make the Harry Potter series disappear.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]

News 7 is next.

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[SOT 21:24-21:31]
[IN Q=It's all over, you know.]

((IT'S ALL OVER, YOU KNOW. THIS IS WHAT I'VE BEEN FIGHTING FOR. IT WAS JOY AND SADNESS FOR ME.))
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[OUT Q=joy and sadness for me.]
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[VO-NAT]


A jury finds a young man guilty of murdering a peer in a Roanoke convenience store. The victim's mother says the trial's conclusion is bittersweet.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 11]


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

[Walker]


[ANCHOR=Shan]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=01-50 TC1:26:59]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]

A young man was convicted tonight of killing a teenager INSIDE a Roanoke convenience store last Christmas Eve. Keith Humphry has the verdict and reaction to it.
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[IN Q=We the jury]
[SUPER=02-Judge Clifford Weckstein/Roanoke Circuit Court; :00]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :10]
[SUPER=01-John O'Neil/Prosecutor; :26]
[SUPER=01-Nikita Thomas/Victim's Mother; 1:00]
[SUPER=04-Surveillance Video - December 24, 2000; 1:08]
[SUPER=01-David Damico/Walker's Attorney; 1:23]
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[SOT 17:18:55]
[IN Q=We the jury]

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[OUT Q=of second degree murder.]

It was not the verdict prosecutors had sought. They had argued the killing was premeditated. They concluded, nevertheless, that the compromise conviction and a 43 year prison term indicate this kind of violence is unacceptable.
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[SOT 19:28:25]
[IN Q=This is a]

((THIS IS A PUBLIC PLACE, PEOPLE INSIDE THE STORE. A FIREARM WAS USED. I BELIEVE BY SAYING YOU'RE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR THAT AND THAT YOU'RE BEING PUNISHED TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT OF THE LAW ON SECOND DEGREE MURDER THAT DEFINITELY DOES SEND A MESSAGE.)) [RUNS:14]
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[NOT SOT - - supporters exit @ 19:23:55]

It's hard to tell for whom the message is intended. Supporters on both sides of the case had packed the courtroom. Reaco Hilton's family and friends were elated as they left. The victim's mother at first said it was a happy day for her, then modified that to say simply, she had gotten justice.
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[SOT 19:26:08]
[IN Q=It's not winners]

((IT'S NO WINNERS TODAY. IT'S KINDA OF A HAPPY DAY, BUT IT REALLY ISN'T DEEP DOWN IT REALLY ISN'T)) [RUNS08]
[OUT Q=it really isn't. (double out)]

Though the shooting was captured on a video surveillance camera, the tape left room for interpretation. The defense argued Hilton went into the Stop and Save Mini- Market looking for a fight. The prosecution pointed out Bernard Walker was the one who was armed, and that Hilton was backing away as he was shot.

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[SOT 19:18:30]
[IN Q=Seeing somebody die]

((SEEING SOMEBODY DIE ON TAPE IS SHOCKING AND DISTURBING. AND I SUSPECT THE JURY HAD A LOT OF TROUBLE WITH THAT VISUAL IMAGE, GETTING PAST THAT.)) [RUNS:12]
[OUT Q=getting past that.]

Jurors deliberated three hours, before settling on the 2nd-degree murder verdict. It took them less than half an hour to settle on the maximum punishment of 43 years in prison. Keith Humphry, NEWS 7.))

[Deeds-Maddux]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=01-60 TC1:03:51]
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Delegate Creigh Deeds is moving over to the state Senate.
Deeds easily won today's special election for the redrawn 25th district, which runs from Charlottesville to the West Virginia line.
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[Take Leader Board 1]
All precincts have reported in, and here are the totals .. Deeds with more than 20 thousand votes .. overwhelming Jane Maddux by a margin greater than two-to-one.
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[SUPER=03-Nelson Co.;]


Deeds is a Democrat from Bath County, and he won every county and city in the 25th district. He succeeds Emily Couric, who died from cancer earlier this year.
[SUPER=03-Scottsville;]


Maddux is a Republican from the Charlottesville area, who ran against Couric two years ago and lost, and fell again this time .. to Deeds.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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The results mean Deeds' 12th House of Delegates seat is now open. A special election is likely early next year, so look for any candidates to come forward quickly.
[TAKE VIDEO!!!!]

[Shuler]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=01-57 TC33:17]
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[***TAKE VIDEO***]

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[VO-NAT From 01-54 TC03:27]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/October;]


One likely candidate is former Blacksburg Delegate Jim Shuler. He used to represent the 7th district, but lost to Dave Nutter last month.
We could not reach Shuler tonight, but his wife told us by phone her husband has been planning on running for the 12th if Deeds won his race.
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[Afghanistan]


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

The war in Afghanistan is now focused on a manhunt. The U-S military wants Osama bin Laden and his aides, along with the supreme leader of the Taliban. Teri Okita has the latest from Washington.
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[SUPER=01-Gen. Peter Pace/Joint Chiefs of Staff Vice Chairman]
[SUPER=01-Paul Wolfowitz/Deputy Secretary of Defense]
[SUPER=01-Tom Knowles/F. B. I.]
[SUPER=01-Teri Okita/Reporting;]
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[OUT Q=CBS News, Washington]

(( IT WAS TERRITORY THEY WANTED AND TERRITORY THEY GOT. NOW, THESE OPPOSITION FORCES ARE TAKING THEIR TANKS OFF THE TORA BORA MOUNTAINS AND HEADING HOME. THEY SAY THE AL QAIDA FIGHTERS HAVE GIVEN UP U-S BOMBS TURNED THEIR HIDING PLACES INTO A MESS OF ROCK AND DEBRIS. BUT THERE COULD BE STRAGGLERS ... SOME TRAPPED INSIDE THE EARTH ... AND U-S TROOPS AIM TO FIND THEM.
(SOT: General Peter Pace/Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff)

11:25:11 In each of those valleys you have several hundred caves and you want to go through very methodically one by one. ITS STILL THE PENTAGONS BEST GUESS THAT BIN LADEN IS BIDING HIS TIME IN THESE MOUNTAINS. BUT DOZENS OF HIS MEN, NOW PRISONERS OF WAR, AREN'T SAYING MUCH.
(SOT: Paul Wolfowitz/Deputy Defense Secretary)

I THINK ONE GUY CLAIMS THAT HE SAW BIN LADEN FROM SEVERAL HUNDRED YARDS AWAY. THE U-S IS NOW HOUSING PRISONERS AT THE KHANDAHAR AIRPORT ... WHERE THEY'LL BE QUESTIONED.
(SOT: Tom Knowles, Supervisory Special Agent, F-B-I)

Our primary goal is to see if we can gather information to see if we can prevent future attacks against Americans. AND NOW, NEW INTELLIGENCE REPORTS INDICATE TALIBAN LEADER MULLAH OMAR IS IN THE MOUNTAINS ... NORTHWEST OF KHANDAHAR.
(nat sound of happy Kandahar people)

THAT CITY IS ON THE MEND. THE PEOPLE ARE CELEBRATING THEIR NEW-FOUND FREEDOMS ... AND A SPECIAL AMERICAN FLAG IS A REMINDER OF ALL THAT'S HAPPENED. IT FLEW OVER GROUND ZERO AND CARRIES THE NAMES OF HUNDREDS OF EMERGENCY WORKERS AND VICTIMS.
(Super: Teri Okita/Reporting)

STANDUP: Each day, more prisoners-of-war are trickling in. US Intelligence officers and the FBI are planning to interrogate them ... to find out where Bin Laden may be and what they know about any other terrorist attacks. Teri Okita, CBS News, Washington))

[Power-Failure]


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The lights are on in Christiansburg tonight, after residents spent much of the day without power.
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A-E-P says wind knocked down lines and damaged equipment across the region this morning. Officials say power was restored by this afternoon. In Christiansburg, the outage forced schools in the region to send students home early. The Montgomery County Courthouse, also without electricity, closed for the day at noon.
At the height of the problem, A-E-P says 58-hundred customers across Virginia were affected.
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[Education-Bill]


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President Bush is celebrating the passage of a major education overhaul bill.
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The landmark legislation would require annual math and reading tests for (m) millions of students. The Senate today passed the bill with an 87 to ten vote less than a week after the House overwhelmingly expressed its approval. In a statement read by White House Spokesman Ari Fleischer today, President Bush expressed his pleasure.
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[IN Q=These historic reforms will improve...]

((ARI FLEISCHER/WHITE HOUSE SPOKESMAN: THESE HISTORIC REFORMS WILL IMPROVE OUR PUBLIC SCHOOLS BY CREATING AN ENVIRONMENT IN WHICH EVERY CHILD CAN LEARN THROUGH REAL ACCOUNTABILITY, UNPRECEDENTED FLEXIBILITY FOR STATES AND SCHOOL DISTRICTS, GREATER LOCAL CONTROL, MORE OPTIONS FOR PARENTS AND MORE FUNDING FOR WHAT WORKS.))
[SUPER=01-Ari Fleischer/White House Spokesman;]
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[OUT Q=more funding for what works.]
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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The bill is an attempt to boost performance in the classroom. The president is expected to sign the bill into law in the next few days.

[Harry-Potter]


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This Christmas the big name is Harry Potter...but the young wizard is not such a hit in one town...
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[SUPER=03-York, PA]

A group of parents and a local pastor in York, Pennsylvania wanted the Harry Potter book series banned from a local school system. They complained last month after a sixth-grade teacher assigned the book "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" to her class. School administrators allowed parents to withhold their children from the assignment... but the group wanted the books banned altogether... arguing that they teach the religion of witchcraft and wizardry. Yesterday, a special committee voted to keep the books in stock despite the opposition. The Harry Potter series by British writer J.K. Rowling is based on the adventures of a young boy who goes to Hogwarts magic school.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[WRITER=dse]
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The O. Winston Link museum continues to take shape... with the help of some of the photographer's subjects.
That's next on News 7 at Eleven
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[VO-NAT]


And one of the largest churches in the world catches fire.
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[Sports-preview]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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((Hey folks this is Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office as Byrd gets the best of Fleming. The Express stays perfect this season against Greensboro. Steve Mason will have more on the Express in tonight's edition of Roundhouse Wrapup. Plus, Brandy Bailey is honored by the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors and the ACC baseball tournament is coming to where else, but Salem. All that and more tonight on the Big 7.))

[Link-Museum]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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Plans for a Roanoke museum devoted to the work of photographer O. Winston Link continue to move forward. Organizers are now lining up support. Tonight, as Joe Dashiell reports, they also offered up a preview of their plans.
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((WHAT PEOPLE FORGET IS WHAT IT TOOK TO DO THIS JOB.))
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Tom Garver knows what it took to do the job... He worked as Winston Link's assistant for a year in the late 50s... and served as Link's agent for the last seven years of the photographer's life.
He's now working with Center in the Square to develop the Link Museum that will be housed in the old N&W Passenger Station.
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[IN Q=This is a deal that wants to be done]

((TOM GARVER/ORGANIZING CURATOR: THIS IS A DEAL THAT WANTS TO BE DONE HERE AND PEOPLE ARE VERY EXCITED ABOUT IT. AND VERY EXCITED IN A BROAD WAY. THIS ISN'T JUST RAILROAD PHOTOGRAPHS. THIS DOCUMENTS A WHOLE CULTURE. ))
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Sonny Ryan was ten years old on December 18th, 1955...when Link came to his family's farm in Shawsville... He doesn't remember much about that night, but he can't forget the trains.
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[IN Q=Well, you'd hear them]

((WELL YOU'D HEAR THEM ALL THE TIME AND PEOPLE WOULD SAY HOW CAN YOU STAND TO GO TO SLEEP WITH THAT NOISE. WHEN THEY STOPPED RUNNING I ACTUALLY MISSED THE STEAM ENGINES AND THE NOISE THEY MADE PULLING UP THE GRADE.))
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[OUT Q=pulling up the grade.]


And Tom Garver says he hopes the new museum will show that Link's famous photographs are more than artistic images of trains... but pictures of people and places stitched together with the thread of the railroad.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))

[Oxycontin]


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[TAPE#=01-61 TC26:05]
[GRAPHIC=Oxycontin]

The recession and September eleventh attacks could delay a proposed plan to help curb Oxycontin abuse in Virginia.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]

A proposed electronic monitoring system would require pharmacists to enter prescription data into a computer, which would then be stored in a central database. One state official said today-- legislation for the system will probably be put off until 2- thousand three. As far as Oxycontin abuse-- Virginia's Attorney General says he's detected a difference in southwest Virginia.
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[IN Q=I think the thought is]

((RANDOLPH BEALES/VA ATTORNEY GENERAL; I THINK THE THOUGHT IS, YES, WE MAY HAVE MADE A REAL DIFFERENCE AND WE MAY HAVE TURNED A CORNER ON IT, I DON'T WANT TO SAY IT'S CURBED AND REDUCING BECAUSE THAT WOULD IMPLY THAT, YOU KNOW, WE COULD LET DOWN OUR GUARD A LITTLE BIT AND WE CAN'T LET DOWN OUR GUARD.))
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[OUT Q=WE CAN'T LET DOWN OUR GUARD. (DOUBLE OUT).]
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[VO-NAT]

Supporters of the prescription monitoring system says it would help investigators track people suspected of faking ailments to obtain Oxycontin from different doctors.
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[Warner]


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[WRITER=jsc]
[TAPE#=01-49 TC1:35:57]
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Governor-elect Mark Warner continues to fill cabinet positions.
Today, the Democrat named Jane Woods as Secretary of Health and Human Resources.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Woods, a Republican from Northern Virginia, has served as a delegate and state senator.
She has also chaired several health and education committees during her time in the General Assembly.
She said she's looking forward to the task ahead.
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((JANE WOODS/SEC. OF HEALTH-DESIGNATE: I THINK THIS IS JUST A FABULOUS DAY OF OPPORTUNITY TO TOUCH POSITIVELY THE LIVES OF VIRGINIANS ACROSS THIS ENTIRE COMMONWEALTH.))
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Warner added that he chose Woods for her understanding of Virginia health care and her solid reputation with both Republicans and Democrats.



[Cathedral-Fire]


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[WRITER=kgu]
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Fire struck a historic church in New York City today...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY]

St. John the Divine Cathedral was engulfed in smoke and water after a fire broke out in the gift shop...adjacent to the main sanctuary. It took 200 firefighters more than two hours to contain the fire. There were no injuries reported from today's blaze. Church officials were concerned about damage to the high altar...but it did not seem to be a problem. They still hope to open the doors for their annual Christmas celebration.
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[IN Q=It would have been]

((ARCHBISHOP JOHN CARDINAL EGAN// IT WOULD HAVE BEEN A TERRIBLE TRAGEDY FOR NY TO LET THIS MOST MAGNIFICENT TEMPLE OF THE LORD BE IN ANYWAY DAMAGED...AND I AM SO GRATEFUL.))
[SUPER=01-Archbishop John Cardinal Egan]
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[OUT Q=I am so grateful]
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[VO-NAT]

Clean-up efforts and evaluation will focus on the many centuries-old priceless artifacts that may have been damaged by smoke and water.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
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Still ahead... Franklin County supervisors say the county's in anagricultural state of emergency because of the dry weather.
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[VO-NAT]


And later... a local man gets a 4-wheeled early Christmas present.
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[WEB-ADDRESS]
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[Web Address Announce] [Pinnacle 4885ess]

[County-Super]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-53 TC58:30]
[GRAPHIC=Bob Johnson]


It was an emotional send-off today for Roanoke County supervisor Bob Johnson.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


He spent 16 years on the board, several of them as chairman.
Fellow supervisors honored his work on Spring Hollow Reservoir, the development of the Reed Mountain Fire and Rescue station, and helping Roanoke County to win the National All American "City" award.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=You can go]

((BOB JOHNSON/SUPERVISOR: YOU CAN GO THROUGH LIFE EXPERIENCES AND A BIG PART OF MY LIFE HAS BEEN WITH AND FOR ROANOKE COUNTY.)) [BUTT BUTT BUTT] ((ELMER HODGE/ADMINISTRATOR: ONE OF THE THINGS I APPRECIATE MOST IS THE COURAGE THAT YOU GAVE , IT HELPED US SO MANY TIMES.))
[SUPER=01-Bob Johnson/Roanoke Co. Supervisor;:00]
[SUPER=01-Elmer Hodge/Roanoke Co. Administrator;:10]
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[OUT Q=so many times.]
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[VO-NAT]


Former Supervisor Richard Flora beat-out Johnson in the Hollins District last month.
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[Franklin-Library]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=01-58 TC22:30]
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Franklin County may be one step closer to getting its first library branch.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]


Developer Ron Willard offered to donate a one-acre parcel of land in his Westlake Towne Center.
The Smith Mountain Lake development includes shops, a golf course, a YMCA and county offices.
Franklin County's library board urged supervisors to accept the offer... pointing out that it's the only county of its size with NO library branches.
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[SOT 4:16 - :26]
[IN Q=It was recognized]

((BONNIE JOHNSON/LIBRARY BOARD CHAIR: IT WAS RECOGNIZED AS A ONCE IN A LIFETIME OFFER THAT MEETS OUR NEEDS AND WAS RECEIVED ENTHUSIASTICALLY BY ALL OF US.))
[SUPER=01-Bonnie Johnson/Library Board Chair;]
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[OUT Q=all of us.]
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[VO-NAT]


The Board of Supervisors says it's at least five years away from opening a branch... but will study the idea.
The panel hopes to decide on a location for the main library FIRST.
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[Drought]


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]


Franklin County is asking the Governor for relief from the drought.
The Board passed a resolution calling for a state of emergency.
Dry weather has affected 72-thousand acres of pasture... an estimated 2-point-6 MILLION dollar loss to farmers.
Drought conditions also took their toll on 36-thousand acres of hay land ... causing 650-thousand dollars in damage.
As a result, pasture land was overgrazed... and farmers have had to delve into winter feed supplies.
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[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=Extra & SP-111 1844tc]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]

The Express hooks up with Greensboro, the City of Champions scores another knockout for the valley, and we'll check out some prep hoops from tonight. But first in tonight's Extra Point - the best softball player to ever come out of the Roanoke Valley was recognized today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]

Northside product Brandy Bailey who is now a freshman at Mississippi State University was honored by the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors for her many accomplishments during her prep days. Brandy was a high school all-American with a 26-and-1 varsity record. She tossed 12 no-hitters and struck out a mind-boggling 344 batters in her high school career.
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[S-Hoops]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-117 102TC]
[GRAPHIC=HIGH SCHOOL HOOPS]


We begin with some boy's high school hoops in the Blue Ridge district as the William Byrd Terriers hooked up with the Fleming Colonels.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Vinton/Colonels vs. Terriers; :00]

This little Colonel made it over to Vinton for the district showdown last night. The Terriers came out hot as Carlin Darnell passes to Tim Moore who sinks the three ball for Byrd and the home team is on top by 6 in the first half. Fleming would let Donnell Blake try to work the Colonels back into this thing as they eventually turn the loose ball into a two point hoop.
[super=33-William Fleming/46/William Byrd/51;]

But Byrd would keep rolling as Moore feeds Andy Fralin. He knocks in the jump shot. William Byrd takes out Fleming tonight 51-to-46.
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[S-Hockey]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-101 15733TC]
[GRAPHIC=EXPRESS]


The Roanoke Express played the first of three home games it will skate in before the upcoming weekend is over. Last night the team took on Greensboro.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Generals vs. Express; :00]

Steve Sabo was back in the Roanoke family last night as he was acquired on Monday from Baton Rouge. The Express was on the offensive last night as Pete Gardiner gets the puck to Jeff Sproat. And he will beat the G-Boro goalie to put Roanoke in front 1-to-nothing. Sproat had two goals.
[SUPER=38-Greensboro/2/Roanoke/5;]

The Express kept the pressure on all night long Mike Peron gets everything but the back of the net on this one. Roanoke rips the Generals last night 5-TO-2.
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[TALENT=MIKE]
[GRAPHIC=EXPRESS]

Goalie Daniel Berthiaume stopped 37-to-39 shots last night. The Express is back home Friday night hosting Trenton.

[S-ACC]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-109 13419TC]
[GRAPHIC=CITY OF SALEM 4005]


Don't look now but the City of Champions has done it again. Never a place to rest on its laurels Salem has again pulled off what most believed was impossible.
[GRAPHIC=ACC]

Yesterday the city was awarded the prestigious ACC baseball tournament for the years 2003 and 2004. Salem beat the 11 other sites including fellow finalists Durham and Hickory, North Carolina.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=THE ACC...]
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And one that will again put Salem on the map at a small cost. The structure of the ACC baseball tournament makes it a win-win situation for the city.
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[VO NAT CON'T] The city's immaculate track record in hosting major championships like last Saturday night's Stagg Bowl certainly helped sway the ACC selection committee. Having the household name schools of the ACC should in return help Salem fill the stands at Salem Memorial.
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The ACC tournament will be in Tampa this coming May, before setting up shop at Salem Memorial the following springs.

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It's was an eventful day in the major leagues with a number of big name players switching cities. The Rockies get former Red - second baseman Pokey Reese. John Rocker has left the Indians. He is now with the Texas Rangers. The Royals have signed former Yankee Chuck Knoblauch to a one year deal. And the Yanks re-signed pitcher Sterling Hitchcock.
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New York did not get one of its clubhouse favorites back. Free agent Tino Martinez signed a three year deal with the St. Louis Cardinals yesterday afternoon. The 34 year old first baseman will take Mark McGwire's place in the infield.
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[S-Express]


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A win this evening, an honor for the head coach and some interesting personnel moves are all part of the Express news tonight.
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Steve Mason explains in this the latest installment of Round House Wrap up.
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((In the midst of the headache from trading talented Mike Omicioli in return for two players that unpredictably have not panned out, league coaches gave Perry Florio a dose of aspirin Tuesday when they unanimously selected him to coach the Northern Conference in the January 22nd ECHL all star game at Trenton. ((:)) ((:)) ((:)) Florio has the Express firing on all cylinders on the power play where Roanoke leads the ECHL in extra man goals with 40. ((:))
The ECHL Northern Conference player all star ballots will be released Thursday. Three Northern conference G.M.'s, including Florio, were polled on all star selections and Rick Kolwalski was a unanimous choice. Duncan Dalmao and Vern Fiddler were also mentioned. Steve Mason News 7 sports.))

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The Steelers now say 1000 yard rusher Jerome Bettis is doubtful for this weekend's game with the Lions. Bettis has a groin injury. He already has missed two games in a row.
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He is well enough to be on the Late Show with David Letterman - that is coming up in just a couple of minutes. Be sure to tune in as the two compare groin injuries - no kidding.
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Santa came early for one Roanoke man, in a sleigh different from what you might expect.
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Terry Loomis is the winner of a 2001 Gulf Stream Conquest motor home in the "Great RV Giveaway."
The contest was jointly sponsored by Gulf Stream Coach and Workhorse Custom Chassis.
The RV is worth more than forty-five thousand dollars.
There were some forty thousand entries in the nationwide contest held at RV rallies, shows and on the internet.
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