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[ANCHOR=Shan]

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Coming up on News 7-
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[VO-NAT]

Some Henry County students are considering boycotting a school consolidation plan by registering somewhere else. Plus, Osama bin Laden is avoiding capture. But the search is broadening. And, with four days to go, the weather finally allows Martinsville to ring in the holidays.
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[ANCHOR=Shan]


News 7 is next.

[Video-Open]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
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[SOT 4:00:21]
[IN Q=I don't want to]

((EBONY WALKER/STUDENT: I DON'T WANT TO BUT IF I CAN'T BE A LANCER I FEEL LIKE IT REALLY DOESN'T MATTER TO ME WHAT I AM IF I CAN'T BE A LANCER.))
[RUNS=06]
[OUT Q=be a lancer]
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[VO-NAT]


The question in Henry County is, will they stay or go?
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 11]


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

[Henry-School]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-58 TC23:27]
[GRAPHIC=Henry School Consol.]


It's been nearly a week since the Henry County school board voted on a controversial consolidation plan.
Beginning next fall, three middle schools are scheduled to close and the number of high schools will be reduced from four to two.
Students are already thinking about next year, but not in the way the school board would like. [***NEWS 7 @ 6 MB GRAPHIC***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Justin /MB Set;]


Justin McLeod is here now to tell us why. Justin?
Shannon, some plan to leave the Henry County school district altogether next year.
[LIVE=Justin /FULL MB Set]
[SUPER=@justin1]


Several students have looked into transferring to schools in either Martinsville or Pittsylvania County.
But as we found out, that's easier said than done.
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[SOT 4:02:19]
[IN Q=Nat sound of Latoya playing drums]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jerry Webb/Pittsylvania Co. Superintendent; 1:05]
[SUPER=01-Ebony Walker/Laurel Park Student; 1:18]
[RUNS=1:24]
[OUT Q=to me anymore]

((((NAT SOUND OF LATOYA PLAYING DRUMS))
This is probably Latoya Wilson's last year as a member of the Laurel Park marching band.
In fact, it may be her last year in any Henry County school.
[SOT 3:56:59]
[IN Q=If they decide]

((LATOYA WILSON/STUDENT: IF THEY DECIDE THAT THEY ARE CLOSING LAUREL PARK THEN I JUST FIGURE I GO TO MARTINSVILLE.)) [Runs04]
[OUT Q=I go to Martinsville]


And she's not alone.
Martinsville has already received numerous transfer requests but reportedly can only take up to 100 new students next year.
Some have also contacted the Pittsylvania County school system but how many transfers it can take next year is yet to be determined.
[SOT 3:56:06]
[IN Q=The Pittsyvlania County School District]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: THE PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT WANTS PARENTS TO REALIZE A FEW THINGS BEFORE DECIDING TO SEND THEIR KIDS HERE. ONE THEY'RE NOT GUARANTEED A SLOT, OR EVEN A SLOT AT THE NEAREST SCHOOL. AND SECONDLY, THEY'LL HAVE TO PAY TUITION.)) [Runs12]
[OUT Q=to pay tution]


It will cost a Henry County resident more than 13-hundred dollars to send their child to Pittsylvania County schools.

In Martinsville, tuition is free.
Even so, administrators warn transferring to a new school system can be costly.
[SOT 3:47:43]
[IN Q=You're leaving friends]

((JERRY WEBB/PITTSYLVANIA CO. SUPERINTENDENT: YOU'RE LEAVING FRIENDS, YOU'RE LEAVING ACTIVITIES, YOU'RE LEAVING OTHER TYPES OF ASSOCIATIONS THAT YOU'VE FORMED OVER THE YEARS AND I THINK THAT IS SOMETHING THAT WE HAVE FOUND AT THE HIGH SCHOOL LEVEL PARTICULARLY IS TOUGH FOR A YOUNG PERSON.)) [Runs12]
[OUT Q=for a young person]


It's also tough when it comes to sports.
Students who transfer to a new school system cannot play sports for a year.
[SOT 4:00:37]
[IN Q=I feel like if I]

((EBONY WALKER/STUDENT: IF I FEEL LIKE IF I CAN'T CHEER AND MARCH AT LAUREL PARK THEN IT DOESN'T REALLY MEAN TO ME ANYMORE.)) [Runs05]
[OUT Q=to me anymore]))
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[***NEWS 7 @ 6 MB GRAPHIC***]
[LIVE=Justin /FULL MB Set]


If you're looking to transfer your son or daughter to Pittsylvania County, you must first fill out an application.
That deadline is August 15th.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Justin & Shannon /MB Set;]


And Shannon, the Henry County school district could lose up to three thousand dollars from the state for every kid that transfers to another school system.

[Train-Collision]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=01-53 TC1:03:06]
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A prominant Fincastle man has died after his car was hit by a train this morning.
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[VO-NAT - :29]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]

State Police responded to the accident shortly after 9:30 at the Second Avenue crossing. Witnesses say 78 year old George P. Moore Junior met an oncoming van on the single-lane gravel road, and backed up to make way. He then backed up onto the railroad tracks, and into the path of an oncoming train. Moore was taken to Carillion Roanoke Memorial Hospital where he died about an hour later of internal injuries. State Police say the train did blow its whistle, and was travelling under the forty-mile-an-hour speed limit.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Moore was a former Trustee of Ferrum College, and had served as director of the Virginina Horse Center Foundation. Funeral services have been set for this Saturday.

[Afghanistan]


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

[***ANCHOR TAG***]
It's been 100 days since the attacks on America. And while the Taliban and al Qaeda terrorist network have suffered a serious setback, the world's most wanted man is still missing. Jim Acosta has the latest on the war on terror.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The hunt for Osama bin Laden...]
[SUPER=01-Jim Acosta/Reporting;]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=CBS NEWS WASHINGTON]

((THE HUNT FOR OSAMA BIN LADEN IS FOCUSED ON THE PAKISTANI BORDER. U.S. SPECIAL FORCES AND PAKISTANI SOLDIERS ARE EXPANDING THEIR CAVE BY CAVE SEARCH OF THIS MOUNTAINOUS REGION FOR ANY INFORMATION ON BIN LADEN'S WHEREABOUTS. ALTHOUGH HE HASN'T BEEN SIGHTED IN A WEEK, INTELLIGENCE REPORTS INDICATE HE'S ALIVE, ON THE MOVE AND IN THE TORA BORA AREA. PRESIDENT BUSH APPLAUDED THE EFFORT TO DATE:
SOT: BUSH

100 days destroyed at least 11 terrorist camps, etc. THE PRESIDENT IS TARGETING TWO ORGANIZATIONS WITH SUSPECTED TIES TO TERRORISM. THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION FROZE THE ASSETS OF A GROUP BELIEVED RESPONSIBLE FOR LAST WEEKS' ATTACK ON INDIA'S PARLIAMENT AND A PAKISTANI ORGANIZATION CALLED U-T-N:
SOT: BUSH

UTN claims to serve hungry feeds info about nuclear weapons... WHAT'S LEFT OF BIN LADEN'S REGIME IS MOSTLY RUBBLE. WITH NO TARGETS LEFT TO BOMB, THE EFFORT NOW IS FOR INFORMATION - EITHER FROM CAPTURED AL QUAEDA FIGHTERS OR MATERIALS LEFT BEHIND. SO FAR, THE CAPTIVES HAVE OFFERED NO CLUES ABOUT BIN LADEN AND HIS NUCLEAR CAPABILITY. ON CAM : CRACKING DOWN ON TERRORIST GROUPS SUPPORTING BIN LADEN'S AL QUIDAH REMAINS LARGELY IN THE HANDS OF OTHERS. NEITHER OF THE TWO GROUPS TARGETED BY BUSH HAVE ASSETS IN THE U-S. JIM ACOSTA CBS NEWS WASHINGTON.))
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[SS=Bin Laden]


One of the experts hired to review a videotape of bin Laden says he names some of the September eleventh hijackers.
Translator George Michael says the men named include two on the Pentagon plane and one on a World Trade Center plane.

[Statue-Liberty]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11PM]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=America Responds]


For the first time since September 11th, Liberty Island in New York Harbor is open to tourists.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Liberty Island, NY]


The first visitor to the home of the Statue of Liberty this morning was a nine-year-old Richmond boy.
Besides the Statue of Liberty, Liberty Island offers a good view of the New York City skyline... A view that was altered by the terrorist attacks and elimination of the twin towers.
Security has been increased and visitors will experience a few changes when touring the area.
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[SOT]
[IN Q= I think]

((FRAN MAINELLA/NATIONAL PARK SERVICE DIRECTOR; I THINK THE BIGGEST THING OF COURSE, IS THE SECURITY IS GOING TO BE DONE ON THE FRONT SIDE BEFORE YOU GET ON THE BOAT. SO, THAT'S A CHANGE. AND FROM THE BEGINNING WE'RE NOT GOING TO HAVE THE STATUE OPEN - WE WILL BE PHASING THAT IN. WE'LL OPEN THAT AFTER WE EVALUATE SECURITY AND KNOW IT'S A SAFE PLACE.))

[SUPER=01-Fran Mainella/National Park Service Director;]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q= It's a safe place]
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[VO-NAT]


Visitors to the statue today said the security measures are a good thing and they didn't feel inconvenienced.
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[Colleges]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-49 TC1:37:39]
[GRAPHIC=VA Budget]

Virginia Tech is crunching the numbers on Governor Gilmore's final budget proposal.. trying to figure out how it will affect the university.
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[VO-NAT :17]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

Spokesman Larry Hincker says to meet the cuts there may have to be reductions in Tech's faculty and education quality.
He says proposed cuts for Tech translate into 5-million dollars for the current year and as much as 20-million for the first year of the new budget.
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[SOT 1:12:01 ]
[IN Q=BUDGET REDUCTIONS]

((LARRY HINCKER/TECH SPOKESMAN; BUDGET REDUCTIONS OF THIS MAGNITUDE SIMPLY CANNOT BE PICKED UP WITH TUITION INCREASES ONE WE WOULDN'T WANT TO DO IT TO OUR STUDENTS, TWO, THE KINDS THE SIZE OF THE INCREASE THAT WOULD BE REQUIRED TO OFFSET REDUCTIONS OF THIS SIZE WOULD BASICALLY PRICE US OUT OF THE MARKET. ))
[SUPER=01-Larry Hincker/Tech Spokesman;]
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[OUT Q=OUT OF THE MARKET]
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[VO-NAT]

Hincker says the University is hoping the budget situation will change for the better....once the General Assembly and Governor-elect Mark Warner get involved. Hincker says if changes to meet cuts become necessary, decisions would be announced within 2 to 4 months.
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[Warner]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=01-52 TC1:11:15]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A former Danville delegate is among "the chosen ones" to head up Mark Warner's cabinet.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


The Governor-elect selected Whitt Clement as his Secretary of Transportation.
Clement served in the General Assembly for 14 years before retiring to run for State Attorney General earlier this year.
He was a senior member of the House Transportation Committee.
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[SOT 14:43:21 - :40]
[IN Q=He will help]

((MARK WARNER/GOVERNOR-ELECT: HE WILL HELP BRIDGE THE GAPS BETWEEN RURAL, SUBURBAN AND URBAN VA IN TRANSPORTATION. NOW, THERE ARE A LOT OF THINGS THAT WHITT COULD DO IN THE ADMINISTRATION BUT I NEED HIM IN THIS PARTICULAR POST BECAUSE HE BRINGS THE RIGHT SKILLS AT THE RIGHT TIME. ))
[SUPER=@MarkWarner;]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=at the right time.]
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[VO-NAT]


Warner also named John William Marshall his Secretary of Public Safety.
Marshall was a trooper who served with the State Police for 14 years.
Until this year, he was director of the United States Marshall Service... a post he received from President Clinton.
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[Mville-Parade]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-60 TC1:04:23]
[GRAPHIC=Christmas]


The third time's the charm for one area holiday parade.
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[SOT 4:05:45]

((NAT MUSIC))
[SUPER=03-Martinsville]
[RUNS=04]
[OUT Q=NAT SOUND OF MARCHING BAND PLAYING]
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[VO-NAT]


The City of Martinsville finally held its annual Christmas parade in downtown this evening.
Rainy weather forced organizers to postpone the event twice.
This year's parade took on a racing theme to honor the area's long involvement in the sport.
This was also the last year you'll see the Laurel Park and Fieldale Collinsville High school marching bands.
Both schools are scheduled to close next year.
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[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


The president of Argentina says he's had enough.
Still ahead on News 7, the latest on nearly a week of rioting in the country.
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[VO-NAT]


And a drag race turns deadly, when one of the drivers crashes into his mother's car.
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[Sports-Preview]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
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[SOT]
[IN Q="hey sports...]
[RUNS=:22]
[OUT Q=....in sports."]

((Hey sports fans here's what's happening on the big 7 tonight, The fifth ranked Virginia Cavaliers and Georgetown hooked up in the Georgetown Classic, Glenvar's Allyson Faschnat is the A-P Group A girls basketball player of the year, Greensboro Day beats Roanoke Catholic on the Celtics home floor and the Hokies talk about playing Florida State again this time in the Gator bowl.
All that and more coming up in sports.))
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[Drag-Race]


[ANCHOR=Shan]
[NEWSCAST=11 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
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[GRAPHIC=None]

A 21-year old Florida man is accused of killing his mother while drag racing.
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[VO-NAT :13]
[SUPER=03-Lake Co., FL;]

Police say 21-year old Dwight Sampler was allegedly racing at speeds of up to 100-miles an hour when his Ford Mustang slammed into the car driven by his mother. 45-year old Diane Sampler and her 72-year old passenger were killed.
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[SOT 13:42:25-13:42:31]
[IN Q=He's given himself the ultimate punishment...]

((ROBIN LLOYD/FAMILY FRIEND: HE'S GIVEN HIMSELF THE ULTIMATE PUNISHMENT. THERE'S NOTHING THEY CAN DO THAT WOULD BE ANY WORSE THAN WHAT HE'S ALREADY DONE.))
[SUPER=01-Robin Lloyd/Family Friend;]
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=worse than what he's already done.]
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[VO-NAT]

Dwight Sampler was airlifted to the hospital. His mother, a nurse, had been taking a patient to see Christmas lights when the accident occurred.
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[Argentina]


[ANCHOR=Shan]
[NEWSCAST=11 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]

The president of Argentina wants to resign following violence that has left 20 people dead.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Buenos Aires, Argentina;]

Protesters calling for Fernando de la Rua to step down have been clashing with police in the capital city of Buenos Aires and surrounding areas. The protests and looting began last week and escalated over the past two days in response to the governments failure to turn around an economy that's on the brink of collapse. De la Rua's resignation must be approved by Congress before taking effect. The country's recession has been marked by double-digit joblessness, hunger and rising poverty. More than two-thousand people have been arrested.
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[Brownlee]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=01-48 TC1:59:02]
[GRAPHIC=None]

The U-S Attorney's Office in Roanoke makes about twice as much money as it spends. That's typically the case.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

THIS year the new federal prosecutor wanted to talk about it. John Brownlee just took office. But his predecessor was responsible for taking in almost 9-million dollars in the last fiscal year. That's money collected in fines, forfeitures, restitution and civil enforcement. Though the funds go to Washington, the government shares some of the loot with local law enforcement.
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[SOT 21:13:55]
[IN Q=Aproximately $729,000]

((SHARON BURNHAM/ASSISTANT U. S. ATTORNEY; APPROXIMATELY $729,000 WERE SHARED BACK WITH STATE AND LOCAL AND THE PERCENTAGE WOULD VARY FROM CASE TO CASE.))
[SUPER=01-Sharon Burnham/Assistant U. S. Attorney]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=from case to case.]
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[VO-NAT]

Sometimes the physical assets- -homes and cars, for example- -are seized and turned over to the local sheriff or police departments.
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[Railroad-Retirement]


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


He hasn't inked it yet, but President Bush says he will sign the Railroad Retirement Bill.
The bill increases benefits for surviving spouses of railroad retirees by about 300 dollars a month.
It also cuts payroll taxes for rail companies and allows workers with 30 years of service to retire at age 60 instead of 62.
The House and Senate gave their approval earlier this month, but the White House says because of world events the President has not yet been able to sign the bill.
[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


It's supposed to be super-secure... but Microsoft's newest operating system has a big problem.
That story when we come back.
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[VO-NAT]


And if you haven't finished your holiday shopping yet... you're in good company... with about half the country.


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[WEB-ADDRESS]
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[Web Address Announce] [Pinnacle 4885ess]


[Holiday-Shopping]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-59 TC23:09]
[GRAPHIC=Christmas shopping]


National statistics show September Eleventh is having a lingering effect on the economy...even this Christmas.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


But, you might not know it if you were shopping at Tanglewood Mall today.
The parking lot was full of cars and the stores crowded with shoppers... many of who say this Christmas will have a healing effect after the attack on America.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It makes]

((TERESA NICELY: IT MAKES YOU FEEL BETTER TO SPEND MONEY. AND GIVE TO PEOPLE. THAT'S WHAT THE WHOLE THING IS ALL ABOUT, CHRISTMAS IS GIVING TO OTHER PEOPLE AND IT MAKES YOU FEEL HAPPY.))
[SUPER=01-Teresa Nicely/Holiday Shopper]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=feel happy.]
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[VO-NAT]


America's Research Group says stores can expect a boom in sales following Christmas with one of the most discounted shopping periods in the last twenty years.
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[Windows-XP]


[ANCHOR=Shan]
[NEWSCAST=11 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Microsoft]


Microsoft's newest version of Windows may be billed as the most secure ever but that doesn't mean it can't be hacked.
A Microsoft officials say Windows XP contains serious flaws that can allow hackers to seize control of all the operating system software. All the computer user has to do is connect to the internet. The flaws were discovered more than a month ago, just two weeks after the company sold more than seven million copies of Windows X-P. Today, Microsoft released a free fix for both the home and professional editions.

[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=Extra Point]
[GRAPHIC=Sports Logo]


Virginia was in Washington for a showdown with Georgetown and the Hokies continue their preparation for the Gator Bowl match up with Florida State.
But first out Extra point.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-MLB; :]


Now that Barry Bonds has agreed to remain a San Francisco Giant the next step is to work out some type of contract.


Bonds would play next year for a possible 20 million dollars but the Giant front office is looking for more out of the National Leagues M-V-P.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="Barry is....]
[SUPER=01-Brian Sabean/Giants General Manager; :]
[RUNS=:22]
[OUT Q=....as a giant."]
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[S-UVA]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-101 (1:58:18)]
[GRAPHIC=UVA Logo]


Virginia beat 16-th ranked Georgetown at the M-C-I center 61 to 55.
The Cavaliers are now 7 and 0.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC/WTBS; :]


Pete Gillen watches as his Cavs take the early lead.
Travis Watson gets it inside for the easy hoop and Virginia led 6 to 4.
Georgetown decided to keep it outside Drew Hall's three pointer and the Hoyas trailed by one.
But Virginia's Chris Williams scored 6 straight points and the Cavaliers led by 8 at the half.
The Hoyas made a run in the second half Lloyd Bethel picks up the loose ball and takes it in for the score to make it 42 to 38.
[SUPER=33-Virginia#5/61/Georgetown#16/55/;]


But Virginia's Roger Mason takes it to the hoop for the score and the Cavaliers win it 61 to 55.
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[S-Catholic]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-109 (49:04)]
[GRAPHIC=High School Hoops]


Greensbooro Day School made a trip to Roanoke Catholic last night for a holiday basketball game.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Catholic vs Greensboro; :]


The two teams talking to their coaches before the opening tipoff of the game.
Catholic's Tony Hairston passes to J.R. Reynolds and hits the three pointer from the top of the key and the Celtics led 3 to nothing.
Greensboro answers when Morgan Buck finds Luke Payne unguarded outside the line and he nails the jumper for three.
The Bengals Stephen Rush is looking to pass to Payne but Catholic's Tony Hairston makes the steal taking it to the hoop for the nice easy score.
[SUPER=33-Roanoke Catholic/60/Greensboro/71/;]


Greensboro's Luke Payne with the pass to Stephen Rush he fakes the pass and hits the jumper and Greensboro goes on to win it 71 to 60.
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[S-Glenvar]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-108 (46:16)]
[GRAPHIC=Girls Hoops]


Glenvar's Allyson Fasnacht is the Associated Press 2001 Group A girls basketball Player of the Year.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :]


The five foot seven point guard led Glenvar to its second state title in the last five years as the Highlanders beat 3 Rivers district rival Radford at the Salem Civic Center.
The Sophomore led the Highlanders to a 27 and 2 record she averaged 13 points and 4 assists a game during the regular season.
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[TALENT=Roy]
[GRAHIC=Hold Logo]


Fasnacht was joined on the first team by 2000 player of the year Roshana Jackson of Appalachia, LaShay Collier of J.J. Kelly, Erin Christiana of Goochland and Stacy Shepard of Altavista.
Eastern Montgomery's Kate Childress earned a spot on the second team.
Tech fills the vacancy on its coaching staff. More later on Mornin.


[S-Coach]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Tech Logo]


They've taken down the help wanted sign at Virginia Tech.
Kevin Rogers, who served as the offensive coordinator and quarterback coach at Notre Dame the past three seasons, is the Hokies new quarterback coach.
Rogers replaces Ricky Bustle, who resigned last week to accept the head coaching job at Louisiana-Lafayette.
Rogers is no stranger to the commonwealth he is a 1974 graduate of William and Mary. He coached Donovan McNabb at Syracuse for three seasons. He begins his duties in January.

[S-Bowden]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-106 923TC]
[GRAPHIC=GATOR BOWL]


The Hokies are no strangers to the ACC. For the fourth time in the last five years the Hokies are matched up against a team from ACC in their bowl game. And once again it's Beamer against a Bowden. Mike Stevens has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=FIRST AUDIO]
[SUPER=03-Jacksonville, FL/Last Season; :00]
[SUPER=03-New Orleans, LA/January 2000; :11]
[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Va. Tech Head Coach; :22]
[SUPER=@mike1; :33]
[SUPER=01-Billy Hite/VT Assistant Head Coach; :49]
[SUPER=01-Charley Wiles/VT Defensive Line Coach; 1:01]
[RUNS=1:11]
[OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS.]
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[S-College]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
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N.C. State and Pittsburgh hooked up in the Tangerine Bowl last night in Orlando.
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[SUPER=03-Orlando, FL/ESPN; :]


The score was tied 3 to 3 then Pittsburgh's David Priestly goes to the air and hits Antonio Bryant on the 15 yard T-D pass to make it 10 to 3 Panthers.
Then in the second quarter Priestly goes up top again and hits Bryant this time on the 2 yard T-D pass to make it 17 to 3 in the second quarter.
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The Wolfpack would get on the board in the second quarter Greg Golden scoops up the kickoff and he's off to the races taking it 90 yards for the score and Pittsburgh goes on to win it 34 to 19.
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That's it for sports. Have a great day everybody.

[S-Express]


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Two members ofThe Roanoke Express will play in the East Coast Hockey League's All star game.
Roanoke Wingers Rick Kowalsky and Vern Fiddler were chosen by the Northern Conference head coaches to play in the 2002 all star game.
Kowalksy, who was chosen as a starter, is Roanoke's leading scorer with 18. He also leads the team with 7 power play goals.
Fiddler is second on the Express with 26 points. He has had 10 of those points in the last five contests.

[Cave-Spring]


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Students at one local school have spent the last week working hard to give back to their community . Today their efforts paid off.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


The Student Council at Cave Spring High School gathered more than seven thousand cans of food as part of its annual holiday food drive.
Today, the food was delivered to the Roanoke Salvation Army.
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[SOT 17:05:08]
[IN Q=I think it's great]

((BETSY JAMES/SCA TREASURER: I THINK IT'S GREAT FOR OUR STUDENTS TO SHOW THE ACTUAL POSITIVE ATTRIBUTES THEY BRING TO THE COMMUNITY.)) ((MARTHA COBBLE/CAVE SPRING PRINCIPAL: OUR THEME THIS YEAR HAS BEEN TO GO ABOVE AND BEYOND IN EVERYTHING THAT WE DO AND THIS IS JUST ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF HOW OUR KIDS HAVE GONE ABOVE AND BEYOND TO HELP NEEDY PEOPLE IN OUR COMMUNITY.))
[SUPER=01-Betsy James/SCA Treasurer; :00]
[SUPER=01-Martha Cobble/Cave Spring Principal; :08]
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[OUT Q=in our community]
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A free breakfast was offered to the class with the most cans and the best dressed donation box. (------------)