[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

Jim Gilmore draws up a budget.
But some say the out-going governor's just painting a pretty picture.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

And a former Salem resident carries a flame, not only for his wife but for the contest she entered his name into.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=Sports-Head]
[GRAPHIC=None]


In sports, The next head football coach at Notre Dame will not be former Irish coach Lou Holtz the head man at South Carolina.
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[VO-NAT]


And all eyes in college basketball were looking at the Duke come from behind win over Kentucky at the Meadowlands.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


A blustery day may not be strong enough language for the winds that are moving in early tomorrow. Details coming up.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 4-Shot]


News 7 at Six is next.
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[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
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[SOT 11:24:23]
[IN Q=I don't think]

((I DON'T THINK AN AWFUL LOT OF THOUGHT WAS PUT INTO THIS DOCUMENT. I THINK IT MAY HAVE BEEN DONE JUST TO PUT THE LEGISLATURE IN AN EMBARASSING POSITION.))
[RUNS=06]
[OUT Q=an embarassing position.]
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Governor Gilmore lays out the final spending plan of his administration.. one that tries to patch a billion dollar hole in the state budget.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


But the lawmakers who will have to make unpopular spending cuts are already declaring it dead on arrival.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


And I'm Shannon Young.
[State-Budget]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-48 TC1:56:10]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


The numbers add up, Gilmore says, but both Democrats and Republicans are questioning some of the ways the governor patched this budget together.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & Steve/State Microwave;]


Steve Smallshaw is in our Richmond bureau tonight.. Steve what's been the reaction from both sides of the aisle?


[LIVE=Steve/FULL State Microwave]
[SUPER=@ssm1]
[SUPER=05-Richmond]


Keith and Shannon, many lawmakers have serious doubts about some of the shifting Gilmore is doing with state dollars.. but they all agree that some unpleasant cuts will have to be made.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=natsot]
[SUPER=03-Richmond; :00]
[SUPER=@Gilmore; :11]
[SUPER=01-Del. Jack Rollison/(R) Woodbridge; :52]
[SUPER=01-Del. Ken Plum/(D) Reston; 1:00]
[SUPER=01-Mark Warner/Governor-Elect; 1:20]
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[OUT Q=there will be pain.]
(( [natsot clapping ]
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More than a billion dollars in the hole, Governor Jim Gilmore is digging himself out with a final budget that promises to leave everyone unhappy.
[SOT 10:42:35]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: THE BUDGET HAS BEEN SOUNDLY AND RESPONSIBLY BALANCED AND WE'RE LEAVING OUR SUCCESSOR IN A VERY ADVANTAGEOUS POSITION.))
[RUNS= 09]
[OUT Q=advantageous position.]


Gilmore accomplishes that by dipping into the rainy day fund, raiding the transportation trust fund for 600 million dollars, floating a billion dollars in bonds and asking for the state's tobacco settlement money up front.. an idea legislators rejected last year.
State workers would get a pay raise, but college tuition could go up.. and Gilmore stands firm on not raising taxes and getting rid of the car tax by 2004.
Gilmore's last day is January 12th.. legislators will then have the task of enacting his cuts or coming up with a solution of their own.
[SOT 11:24:38]

((JACK ROLLISON/R-WOODBRIDGE: I WANT TO DO ALL THESE THINGS THAT MAKE THE GOVERNOR LOOK GOOD AND HE'S HANDING A WHOLE STACK OF IOU'S TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY AND SAYING 'YOU GUYS COME UP WITH A WAY TO PAY FOR IT.'))
[RUNS= 09]
[OUT Q=pay for it.]
[SOT 11:30:57]

((DEL. KEN PLUM/D- RESTON: IT'S AGAIN AN EFFORT ON THE PART OF THE GOVERNOR GOING OUT AND TRYING TO MAKE THINGS LOOK AS GOOD AS HE CAN AND.. I'LL GIVE IT TO HIM.. PRETTY SLICK SOMETIMES HOW THEY PUT TOGETHER THE NUMBERS.))
[RUNS= 09]
[OUT Q=the numbers.]


Most lawmakers are leery of any move that cuts money for school construction or abandons long-promised highway projects.
Incoming governor Mark Warner says there has to be a better way.
[SOT 13:08:38]

((GOV.-ELECT MARK WARNER: WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO FIND WAYS TO TIGHTEN OUR BELTS. THERE WILL BE CUTS, THIS IS NOT GOING TO BE AN EASY PROCESS, THERE WILL BE PAIN.))
[RUNS= 10]
[OUT Q=there will be pain.]))
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[LIVE=Steve/FULL State Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Richmond;]


Who will hurt the most is still unclear.. Mark Warner says he's still studying the budget and will have more specific comments in the coming weeks.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & Steve/State Microwave;]


But he also says the problem is greater than the next six months, and indeed some lawmakers are suggesting it may take a special session of the General Assembly next year to work it out.


[Art-Museum]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=01-56 TC31:18]
[GRAPHIC=None]

The Art Museum of Western Virginia may receive a windfall in the new state budget.
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[VO-NAT :17]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape;]

Governor Gilmore today proposed legislation that would give the museum 10-million dollars to put towards the construction of a new facility and IMAX theater. The Art Museum currently operates out of Roanoke's Center in the Square. Officials are elated about what the funding could mean for the expansion.
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[SOT 12:50:21-12:50:36]
[IN Q=I can't tell you how excited...]

((JENNY TAUBMAN/ART MUSEUM OF WESTERN VIRGINIA: I CAN'T TELL YOU HOW EXCITED, HOW HAPPY, I AM. WE ARE JUST THRILLED THAT THIS MONEY WAS PROPOSED FOR US, FOR THE ART MUSEUM.))
[SUPER=01-Jenny Taubman/Art Museum of Western Virginia;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=for the art museum.]
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[VO-NAT :05]

The IMAX theater would be the first in the world to be connected to an art museum.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=None]

Funding for the project is included in legislation that would create a trust fund for education and economic development.

[Roanoke-Stabbing]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-52 TC1:09:19]
[GRAPHIC=None]

A daughter is accused of stabbing her mother outside a Roanoke restaurant today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Police say 24- year old Corinthia King approached her 40- year old mother, Brenda King, outside the China Lite restaurant on Melrose Avenue. Police says that's when the daughter stabbed both her mother and her mother's companion, Jessie Purdue. Both victims suffered multiple stab wounds to the back and were taken to the hospital. Police say the daughter was taken into custody and charged with two counts of malicious wounding.
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[Torch-Run]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-55 TC44:53]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Salem-Native Bruce Lawrence carried the Olympic Torch in Charleston, West Virginia last night.
In his heart, he carried love for his wife who says Lawrence has a will to survive that is unsurpassed.
As Jennifer Miele tells us, Lawrence's strength is what the Olympic spirit is all about.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Bruce Lawrence was]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]
[SUPER=01-Nancy Lawrence/Bruce's Wife; :25 QUICK!!!]
[SUPER=01-Bruce Lawrence/Torch Carrier; :42]
[SUPER=@jennifer2; 1:18]
[RUNS=1:28]
[OUT Q=JM News 7, Roanoke.]

(( Bruce Lawrence was born with an up-side-down stomach, and then survived three major heart surgeries.
His wife says he was born special, not because of his health problems...but because of his perseverance.
That's what she wrote to the Coca-Cola company when she entered him in a contest to carry the Olympic Torch. [TC:23:14:33] ((NANCY LAWRENCE: HE HAS A LOVE OF GOD AND HIS FAMILY, AND HIS CHURCH IS SO IMPORTANT TO HIM. AND EVERYBODY WHO MEETS HIM LOVES HIM. AND IT'S TRUE.)) [RUNS08]
Nancy's entry won-over the selection committee.
Bruce carried the torch Tuesday for two tenths of a mile in Charleston, West Virginia.
He says it's Nancy's love that carried HIM through. [TC:23:07:41] ((BRUCE LAWRENCE: I DON'T FEEL LIKE I'M AN INSPIRATION. I JUST FEEL LIKE I'M ME. I SAID IF ANYBODY SHOULD BE CARRYING THE TORCH, IT'S HER.)) [RUNS11]
Since Bruce is unable to work, and has yet to receive disability benefits, Nancy supports the family.
They rely on the Trinity Lutheran church and its parishioners for moral and financial support but they rely on each other for love. [tc:23:06:51] ((BRUCE LAWRENCE: TRUE LOVE? TRUE LOVE. SOUL MATE KINDA LOVE.)) [RUNS04] [BUTT BUTT BUTT] [TC:23:07:05] ((EVEN STRANGERS IN THE STORE WILL COME UP TO US AND SAY MAN, YOU TWO LOOK LIKE YOU ARE REALLY IN LOVE. AND WE ARE.)) [RUNS07]
Bruce is one out of handful of Virginians who will carry the Olympic torch.
But to his wife, he is one in a million.
Jennifer Miele, News 7, Roanoke.))
[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

[Reed-Torch]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=dse]
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[VO-NAT 14:46:59]
[SUPER=03-Charleston, WV/Last Night]


A veteran of the Salem Police force also carried the torch last night.
Mick Reed was chosen by Chevrolet for his participation in the Special Olympics torch run and for his 22 years of service as a police officer
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[SOT 14:49:33]
[IN Q=THE OLYMPIC FLAME ]

((LT. MICK REED/SALEM POLICE DEPARTMENT; THE OLYMPIC FLAME TO ME, WHEN I LOOK AROUND AT ALL THE OTHER PEOPLE I'M HERE WITH, AND THE GAMES, IT'S JUST AN ENORMOUS PRIDE WITH WHAT'S BEEN GOING ON RECENTLY. ))
[SUPER=01-Lt. Mick Reed/Salem Police Department]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=GOING ON RECENTLY]
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[VO-NAT]


Some 11-thousand-500 people will carry the torch before it reaches Salt Lake City
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=SHannon 2-Shot]
[SS=NONE]


A Roanoke recording studio lets folks carry a tune and a Christmas greeting on a C-D.
That's still ahead on News 7.
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[SOT 15:01:41]
[IN Q=NAT MUSIC]

((NAT MUSIC))
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=NAT MUSIC]
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


And high school band from this part of the state gets ready to march on Richmond... for Mark Warner's inauguration.
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[Music-Studio]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=01-50 TC1:29:05]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-SHot]


Ever thought about recording your own CD?
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


A Roanoke recording studio thinks the Star City has a lot of untapped star potential.
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[SS=None]


So, for the holiday season, it's opened its doors to the area's top tune carriers on down to the most tone-deaf.
Marya Jones caught up with the people behind Rainforest Studios.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Jingle bells...]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Wes Witcher/Rainforest Studios Producer; :46]
[SUPER=@Marya2; 1:40]
[RUNS=1:50]
[OUT Q=MJN7, Roanoke.]
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[NATS 23:29:21 - :28] ((NATSOUND KEENAN SINGING JINGLE BELLS: JINGLE BELLS... ONE HORSE OPEN SLEIGH.)) [RUNS:07]
At the age of 4, Keenan Mitchell is already recording his first CD.
Never mind that it's an exclusive release to Grandma and Grandpa....
Or that it repeats the same chorus about 40 times.
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[SOT 23:27:22 - :28]

((OH WHAT FUN IT IS TO RIDE IN A ONE HORSE OPEN SLEIGH.)) [RUNS:06] [shot of Wes bopping head in studio at 23:30:15, then cut to quick shot of music board]
It's music to Rainforest Studio's ears. [at piano together 23:55:06]
Record producers Wes Witcher and John Mitchell are musicians themselves.
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[NATSOT 23:55:09 - :14]

((NATS: (playing piano) THAT'S IT RIGHT THERE. RIGHT THERE? THAT'S IT RIGHT THERE. (LAUGHS).)) [RUNS:05]
But it's local voices they're hoping to highlight.
That's why they opened their digital studios to anyone who wants to cut a Christmas carol ... or any kind of song.

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[SOT 23:48:12 - :22]

((WES WITCHER: THERE'S A LOT OF TALENT IN ROANOKE BUT IT HASN'T BEEN EXPOSED. IT'S BEHIND CLOSED DOORS. WE'RE HERE TO PULL THOSE PEOPLE OUT OF THE CLOSET AND GIVE THEM AN OPPORTUNITY TO DO MUSIC.)) [RUNS:10] [john on drums 23:55:44, then shot of wes on piano tc 23:56:20]
For 35 dollars, you can get one hour of time in the studio with Wes and John providing the background music.

[Keenan posing tc 23:34:54] [guy taking photo tc 23:34:30]
After that, pose for your CD cover photo... [shot of keenan with cd on tape 2 at tc 2:27]
The finished product: A CD with your own image.
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[NATS 23:42:05 - :10] ((NATSOUND KEITH BROWN SINGING: DREAMING OF THE ARMS THAT HOLD ME TIGHT. IF YOU COULD ONLY HEAR ME NOW.)) [RUNS:10] [Wes bopping to music & singing along 23:43:15]
Wes and John also manage several singers, like Keith Brown, who are hoping for professional recording careers.
They look for their future stars in churches and, believe it or not, karaoke bars.
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[SOT 23:50:58 - 23:51:06]

((WES WITCHER: YOU KNOW, THE WORD KARAOKE IS THE JAPANESE WORD FOR TONE DEAF. BUT SOME OF THESE PEOPLE CAN ACTUALLY SING. AND IT'S JUST AMAZING.)) [RUNS:08]
Whether you dream of stardom ... or just want to make your Christmas present sing, here's one way to put it on record.
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[NATSOT 23:29:30 - :38]

((KEENAN SINGING: ONE HORSE OPEN SLEIGH. MERRY CHRISTMAS GRANDMA AND GRANDPA.)) [RUNS:06]
Marya Jones, News-7, Roanoke.))


[Bassett-Band]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=tsa]
[TAPE#=01-53 TC59:36]
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Members of one local band will be traveling to Richmond next month to perform for the Governor.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.]


The Bassett High School marching band will play at the inauguration of Governor-Elect Mark Warner.
The band learned of the school's selection in a letter from the Warner camp.
Bassett will be one of twenty-two bands from across the state to play at the event.
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[SOT 15:06:37]
[IN Q=I think our resume]

((TREY HARRIS/BAND DIRECTOR: I THINK OUR RESUME HAS BEEN REAL GOOD OVER THE PAST COUPLE OF YEARS, WITH THE THINGS THAT WE'VE DONE AND ACCOMPLISHED WITH MARCHING BAND, CONCERT BAND, WINTER GUARD, JUST THE WHOLE WINTER PROGRAM AT BASSET HIGH SCHOOL.))
[SUPER=01-Trey Harris/Band Director]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=at Bassett High School]
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[VO-NAT]


The band will get to choose what music it will perform.
Harris says the band will likely stick to a patriotic theme.
He hopes more than a hundred members will make the trip.
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[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A split decision on Wall Street today. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
[RUNS=:30]
[SUPER=x5000;]
[SUPER=440-x/72.10/10070.49/y/21.87/1982.89;]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


The DOW gained 72 points.
NASDAQ dropped 22.
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[VO]
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[Shuler]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-57 TC34:52]
[GRAPHIC=Jim Shuler]


Delegate Jim Shuler is going back to his home base.
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[VO-NAT :20]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

The Democrat says he will run for the 12th District House of Delegates seat ...which stretches from Blacksburg to Bath County.
Shuler represented Blacksburg for eight-years, but lost last month in the re-drawn 7th District against Republican Dave Nutter. Last night's election of Creigh Deeds to the Virginia Senate left the 12th open.
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[SOT 1:04:43]
[IN Q=we've been working]

((JIM SHULER/(D) 12TH HOUSE DISTRICT CANDIDATE; WE'VE BEEN WORKING VERY HARD FOR THE LAST TWO DAYS JUST ON THE ANNOUNCEMENT PROCESS AND ON CREIGH'S ELECTION UP UNTIL NOW I'VE BEEN WORKING ON AND WHAT IF SITUATION AND ITS SOMEWHAT DIFFICULT TO MOVE AHEAD UNTIL YOU KNOW THAT CREIGH'S ELECTED.))
[SUPER=01-Jim Shuler/(D) 12th House District Candidate;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=THAT CREIGH'S ELECTED.]
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[VO-NAT]

Shuler says campaigning starts immediately, because the special election to fill the seat is set for January 8th.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=Republicans]

Republican Party officials say they will chose a candidate for the post at a mass meeting. Larry Linkous and Thomas DeBusk are both vying for the spot.

[Midget-Football]


[ANCHOR=SHannon]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=01-51 TC1:55:20]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Some hadn't seen their trophies in fifty years, but members of a national championship football team are hoping the hardware will soon have a place of honor in the city of Roanoke.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Monday]


Members of the team that represented Roanoke in the 1951 Pop Warner National Championship Game visited city council on Monday.
Following a recent reunion, players, coaches, and family members decided to donate the trophies and other memorabilia to the city.
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[SOT 10:49:06]
[IN Q=We would like to see them]

((DEAN PRICE/1951 TEAM MEMBER: WE WOULD LIKE TO SEE THEM DISPLAYED IN A NICE PLACE. AND WE WANT TO WORK WITH THEM AND PUT IN THE TEAM PICTURES AND THINGS THAT WE CAN. AND FOR THE KIDS TO LOOK AT AND HAVE SOME INSPIRATIONS THAT SOMETHING LIKE THAT MIGHT BE ABLE TO HAPPEN TO THEM SOME DAY.))
[SUPER=01-Dean Price/1951 Championship Team Member]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=happen to them some day.]
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[VO-NAT]


The Santa Claus Bowl was played on December 28th, 1951 in Lakeland, Florida. The Roanoke team won the championship on a tie-breaker, after its game with Omaha ended 13 to 13.
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[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=Sports Tease]
[GRAPHIC=None]


And coming up in sports, Bryan Stinespring talks about his new coaching position at Virginia Tech the Hokies promote Jim Cavanaugh.
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[VO-NAT]


And former Notre Dame head football coach Lou Holtz will remain at South Carolina.
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[S-Duke]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-115 (24:29)]
[GRAPHIC=College Hoops]


The Duke Blue Devils pulled off one of the biggest comebacks in college basketball history last night at the Meadowlands.
Behind the play of Jason Williams top ranked Duke overcame a 12 point second half deficit to beat 7-th ranked Kentucky 95 to 92 in overtime.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-East Rutherford, NJ/ESPN; :]


The Blue Devils trailed by 12 points with 12 minutes left in the game.
Williams hits this three pointer and Duke took its first lead of the second half 77 to 76.
But the Wildcats called on their super star Tayshawn Prince his jumper in the paint gave Kentucky a one point, 78 to 77 lead.
Kentucky's Cliff Hawkins would give the Wildcats a one point lead in overtime when he hit the jumper.
[SUPER=33-Duke#1/95/Kentucky#7/92/;]


But Williams carried the Blue Devils on his back scoring a career high 38 points in the 95 to 92 win over the Wildcats.
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[TALENT=Roy]
[GRAPHIC=Hold logo]


William's 38 points set a Jimmy V Classic record bettering the previous mark of 31 set by Marc Jackson of Temple in 1995.

[S-Bryan]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-114 1921tc]
[GRAPHIC=TECH FOOTBALL]


The Virginia Tech coaches have been on the move the past 10 days recruiting, trying to fill the vacancy on their coaching staff and at the same time prepare for Florida State. Catching new offensive coordinator Bryan Stinespring in Blacksburg has been virtually impossible. But tonight the Clifton Forge native offers up his thoughts on his new responsibilities a week after getting the promotion.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I'M TRULY...]
[SUPER=01-Bryan Stinespring/VT Offensive Coordinator; :00]
[RUNS=:59]
[OUT Q=...that we're going to have."]
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[Anchor=Roy]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD TECH]

Stinespring says at this time it would be premature to talk about how his play calling philosophy will differ from that of his predecessor Rickey Bustle.

[S-Tech]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Tech Football]


The Hokies are still searching for a quarterback coach but today head coach Frank Beamer announced the promotion of strong safety/outside linebackers coach Jim Cavanaugh to the position of recruiting coordinator.
Cavanaugh, who will still coach his current positions, takes over the Duties formerly held by Stinespring.
The 53 year old Cavanaugh is completing his sixth season at Tech.

[S-Holtz]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-111 (19:25)]
[GRAPHIC=Lou Holtz]


Football coach Lou Holtz is happy in South Carolina.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NCAA; :]


Today Holtz said he is not in the running to become the head football coach at Notre Dame.
Holtz held the Irish job for 11 years and says he was contacted by the school to simply serve as a consultant as the school looked for a new head coach.
Holtz made the announcement as his South Carolina team prepares for the Outback Bowl against Ohio State.
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[Anchor=Roy]
[GRAPHIC=Notre Dame]


Notre dame is looking for a head coach after the resignation of George O'Leary who stepped down a week after taking the job because of irregularities in his resume.

[S-Boothe]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-112 (18:12)]
[GRAPHIC=Ferrum Logo]


Ferrum Offensive lineman Tim Boothe has been named to the 2001 D3Football-Dot-Com All-america Football Team.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Ferrum; :]


Boothe from Vinton was named to the online organizations honorable mention team. It was the first All America honor for Boothe, who anchored Ferrum's offensive line from his position at center.
Boothe helped the Panthers to three consecutive top 10 finishes in the Division three team rushing category.
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[ANCHOR=Roy]
[GRAPHIC=Hold Logo]


Boothe joins teammate Tim Carter, who has also been named an All-American this season. He was named to the America Football Coaches Association's division three team.

[S-MLB]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=MLB Logo]


When the Chicago Cubs open the 2002 baseball season their lineup will sport 3 100 R-B-I hitters.
Moises Alou has told a newspaper in the Dominican Republic that he's verbally agreed to terms with the Cubbies.
The Free agent outfielder will ink a 3 year 27 million dollar deal. Alou gives Chicago's offense some real power as he will now team up with Sammy Sosa and Fred McGriff, who also hit for over 100 R-B-I's last season.