[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Shannon]

Airline passengers may wind up spending more time in line than in the air.
We'll have the latest on holiday travel.
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[VO-NAT]

And, they're not injured or sick. But some Hokie football players spent the day at the hospital anyway.
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[Sports-head]


[ANCHOR=steve]
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In sports, we will check in on the Hokies as they prepare for the Gator Bowl, the Express gears up for the Titans,

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[VO-NAT]


and we will hear from the Wahoos after an impressive road win last night against Georgetown.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[SS=None]


The winter solstice has arrived, and with it some very cold overnight lows. I'll have the details of your holiday weekend forecast.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 3-Shot]


News 7 is next.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


It can be the most wonderful time of the year, but for air travelers it can also be the most hectic time of the year.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[GRAPHIC=News7at6]


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

[Travel]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[TAPE#01-50 TC1:29:04]
[GRAPHIC=Holiday Travel]


Triple-A estimates air travel will be off nearly 20-percent this Christmas.
Even so, you can expect more delays this holiday season because of the extra security.
[Double Boxes=Shannon and Justin/Microwave]


Justin McLeod is at the Roanoke Regional airport tonight.
Justin what should travelers expect in the way of security?
[Live=Justin Full/Microwave]
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[SUPER=05-Roanoke;]
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(Rollcue:all up in the air.)
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[SUPER=01-Joe Deramos/Traveler; :13]
[SUPER=01-Mike Dyer/Traveler; :27]
[SUPER=01-Jane Bradbury/Traveler; :40 QUICK!!!]
[SUPER=01-Jenny Schutz/Traveler; :54]
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[OUT Q=I guess it's worth it.]
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[Derailment]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[TAPE#=01-59 TC24:00]
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A C-S-X coal train derailed this morning in Fayette County, West Virginia stopping Amtrak service and slowing holiday travel.
The train was traveling from Hinton, West Virginia to Danville when its cars left the track.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Clifton Forge/File Tape]


The accident closed a main rail line, forcing Amtrak to bus passengers between Huntington, West Virginia and Clifton Forge.
C-S-X spokesman David Hall says the railroad hopes to clear the track by this evening.
No injuries were reported.
The incident is under investigation.
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[L'burg-Registrar]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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Lynchburg's commonwealth's attorney wants state and local police to look into some questionable spending in the city's voter registrar office.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/File Tape]


An audit turned up more than 23- thousand dollars in questionable expenses charged to a credit card issued to registrar Anne Marie Middlesworth.
Middlesworth has said most of the charges were made by Al Grant while he was secretary of the local electoral board.
Grant allegedly paid for dinners and trips with the card, claiming they were related to electoral board business.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[SS=None]


Prosecutor Bill Petty asked police to investigate because of the large amount of paperwork involved.

[Flasher-Arrest]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-57 TC37:36]
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The arrest of a man suspected of exposing himself to shoppers in two Lynchburg stores has police wondering if there have been other incidents.
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[VO-NAT]


28- year- old Glenn Xavier Wharton was picked up last night and charged with taking indecent liberties with a child.
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Police first arrested him two weeks ago for allegedly exposing himself at the Target store on Wards Road.
After hearing about the Target incident, officials at Hechts department store told authorities they had a similar incident in November.
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[SOT 14:30:22]
[IN Q=As brazen as]

((LT. WAYNE DUFF/LYNCHBURG POLICE DEPT.: AS BRAZEN AS HE WAS TO DO WHAT HE DID IN A PUBLIC ENVIRONMENT LIKE THAT, HE CERTAINLY HAS AN OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE DONE IT IN THE PAST, AND OF COURSE IF ANYONE HAS ANY INFORMATION RELATING TO ANY OTHER INCIDENTS WE'D CERTAINLY LIKE FOR THEM TO CALL US.))
[SUPER=01-Lt. Wayne Duff/Lynchburg Police Department]
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[OUT Q=for them to call us.]
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[VO-NAT]


Wharton is being held without bond.
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[Roark]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=01-54 TC48:26]
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The manager of a Martinsville cable TV channel is accused of shoplifting.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville/1992]


Roanoke police say Charles Roark was arrested on a grand larceny charge last month at the Wal-Mart on Franklin Road.
The police report says an employee saw Roark take several CD's and head out to the parking lot.
As Roark was getting into his car, the employee and others grabbed him, held him on the ground and called police.


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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[SS=None]


A spokesman for Roark's outfit, Cable 6, had no comment.
Roark's attorneys are also advising him not to make any statements about the case.
A preliminary hearing is set for February 6th.


[Biomedical-Center]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=01-52 TC1:12:23]
[GRAPHIC=Carilion Biomed]


The Carilion Biomedical Institute is looking forward to 2002 and the promise of more progress in its effort to make southwest Virginia a center for innovative research and development.
Tonight, Joe Dashiell looks to the future with the Institute's new Chief Operating Officer.
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[SUPER=01-William Daughtrey/Chief Operating Officer; :59]
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(( [OPENS ON NAT SOUND]
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[IN Q=And these belonged]

((AND THESE BELONGED TO YOUR? GREAT GRANDFATHER. AND YOU CAN SEE THE NAME IN IT.)) [RUNS:05]
[OUT Q=and you can see the name in it.]


On William Daughtrey's desk are the medical texts his great-grandfather used in the 1850s.
[SOT OVER TS OF BOOKS 18:12]
[IN Q=And so I thought]

((AND SO I THOUGHT WE NEED TO COVER ALL THE ENDS OF THIS HIGH TECH WORLD, SO THIS SORT OF KEEPS ME GROUNDED RIGHT HERE.)) [RUNS:09]
[OUT Q=keeps me grounded right here.]


One of the newest additions to the staff of the Carilion Biomedical Institute, isn't really new at all.
Daughtrey was as an independent consultant to the institute for over a year before he was named Chief Operating Officer this Fall.
Working with President and CEO Dennis Fisher, and with a staff of ten others, Daughtrey says the Biomedical Institute is making progress in its effort to fund biomedical research, commercialize products and spur economic development in southwest Virginia.
The first spin-off, Charlottesville-based Biophile, is already marketing a system for storing and managing laboratory samples. And more announcements are coming.
[SOT 11:08]
[IN Q=We are within days]

((WILLIAM DAUGHTREY:WE ARE WITHIN DAYS, SUBJECT TO BOARD APPROVAL WHICH I FEEL CONFIDENT ABOUT, THAT WE'LL BE BRINGING UP TWO COMPANIES, AND THEY'LL BOTH BE HEADQUARTERED HERE. THEY ARE MORE IN THE SERVICE AREA THAN BIOPHILE, BUT WE SEE THAT WITHOUT A DOUBT.)) [RUNS:16]
[OUT Q= see that without a doubt.]


In three years, the Biomedical Institute has funded roughly 65 research projects, and Daughtrey says officials have finetuned their focus. He believes its only a matter of time before the benefits in areas such as cancer research become clear.
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[IN Q=I think the real headlines]

((WILLIAM DAUGHTREY: I THINK THE REAL HEADLINES ARE GOING TO BE WHEN WE MAKE A BREAKTHROUGH IN SOME OF THESE RESEARCH AREAS, AND I THINK THAT WILL HAPPEN.)) [RUNS:06]
[OUT Q=and I think that will happen.]


And those are headlines William Daughtrey's great-grandfather could relate to.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))

[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[SS=NONE]


What are the wealthiest communities in the state?
Find out when News 7 at Six returns
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[VO-NAT]


And the Virginia Tech Hokies bring some holiday cheer to an area hospital.
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[Homeless]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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Dozens of people gathered at the Coyner Springs Cemetery to remember homeless people who have died in the past year.
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[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.]

Officials say nobody has died on the streets this year thanks to the work of shelters and emergency personnel. Organizers say there are thousands of families in our area who live paycheck-to-paycheck and are just a misfortune away from landing on the streets.
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[IN Q=Sometimes we...]

((REV. FRANK FEATHER/FOREST PARK BAPTIST CHURCH; SOMETIMES WE LOOK AT HOMELESS FOLKS AND SAY, WELL THEY MESSED UP SOMEWHERE, OR THEY DON'T CARE, OR THEY DIDN'T TRY. BUT IT CAN HAPPEN TO ANY OF US IF WE LOST EVERYTHING THAT WE HAD.))
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[OUT Q=lost everything that we had.]
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Coyner Springs Cemetery is a city-owned burial park for the homeless and families who cannot afford a funeral. Officials add that remembering the homeless is a year-long obligation that extends well past the holiday season.
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[County-Offices]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[TAPE#=01-51 TC1:58:22]
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Roanoke County welcomed three newly elected officials today.
The ceremony took place at the Roanoke County Courthouse in Salem.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]


Among those sworn in were Commissioner of the Revenue Nancy Horn, Hollins Supervisor Richard Flora and Windsor Hills School Board member Drew Barrineau.
On hand to address the incoming officials was Virginia Attorney General-Elect Jerry Kilgore.
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((JERRY KILGORE/ ATTORNEY GENERAL ELECT; I'M PARTICULARLY GLAD TO BE HERE TO SEE THE SWEARING IN OF LOCALLY ELECTED OFFICIALS. BECAUSE, IT'S AT THE THAT LOCAL LEVEL THAT YOU DO SO MUCH TO MOVE OUR COMMONWEALTH FORWARD AND MAKE VIRGINIA A BETTER PLACE TO LIVE.))
[SUPER=01-Jerry Kilgore/Attorney General-Elect]
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[OUT Q=live and work.]
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[VO-NAT]


As acting commissioner, Nancy Horn is already on the job. The others will take office January First.
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[Median-Income]


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Northern Virginians continue to make the most money in the state
U-V-A's Weldon Cooper Center has completed its list of median income for Virginia localities.
The survey, compiled in 1999, ranks areas by gross income of married couples.
The top ten cities and counties were in the Washington, D-C area.
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[TAKE FULL SCREEN BOARD]
Roanoke County was the wealthiest community in our area, placing twenty-fifth with a median income just under fifty-five thousand dollars.
Lynchburg was fifty-seventh.
Roanoke City was eighty-first.
Danville was eighty-second.
Highland County was the lowest ranked community in our area, placing 131st out of 135 listings with a median income of just under 31-thousand dollars.
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[Stocks]


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Stocks wrapped up the week with some gains as bargain hunters went to work. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW gained 50 points.
NASDAQ rose 27.
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[Tech-Visit]


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Virginia Tech may have the big Gator Bowl game coming up...but today players concentrated more on people than the pig skin. The team spent the morning visiting patients at a local hospital. News 7's New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel Cannon has the story from Blacksburg.
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[SUPER=01-Ben Taylor/Virginia Tech Linebacker; :13]
[SUPER=01-Susan Rapp/Montgomery Regional Charge Nurse; :35]
[SUPER=@Rachel2; :46]
[SUPER=01-Billy Hardee/Virginia Tech Strong Safety; :58]
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[OUT Q=RC, News 7, Blacksburg.]

((NATS TC 5:04:01 "HOW YOU DOING, GOOD TO SEE YA." Hokie Linebacker Ben Taylor may not be Santa, but he's bringing plenty of Christmas cheer to patients at Montgomery Regional Hospital. SHOT WITH ANTLERS
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[SOT 6:13:06]
[IN Q=to come see]

((BEN TAYLOR/TECH LINEBACKER; TO COME SEE THE PEOPLE AND YOU KNOW JUST SPREAD A LITTLE CHRISTMAS JOY I GUESS TO EVERYBODY, THROUGHOUT THE HOSPITAL YOU KNOW AND ITS GREAT TO SEE SOME OF THE PEOPLE HERE.))
[OUT Q=PEOPLE HERE.]

Patients here today will spend the upcoming holiday in the hospital. Football players taking time to say hello and sign an autograph is just what the doctor ordered. NATS TC 12:04:26 "THIS IS FOR A 14 YEAR OLD BOY"
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[SOT 7:45:23]
[IN Q=they love]

((SUSAN RAPP/CHARGE NURSE; THEY LOVE IT THEY JUST TALK ABOUT FOREVER AFTER THE GUYS LEAVE THEY SHOW US THE POSTERS THAT THEY GAVE THEM AND THEIR JUST THRILLED THAT THEY WOULD EVEN COME TO THEIR ROOMS.))
[OUT Q=THEIR ROOMS.]

You could say Rapp's thrilled to meet the team as well. QUICK NATS LAUGHING TC 9:17:16 But as much as the hospital staff and patients appreciate the players, they too, are benefiting by visiting.
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[SOT 10:44:03] (COVER END OF BITE)
[IN Q=people are]

((BILLY HARDEE/TECH STRONG SAFETY; PEOPLE ARE LAYING IN THE BEDS AND HAVE DIFFERENT TUBES AND JUST SICK AND WHAT NOT AND WE FEEL GOOD AND WE CAN GO OUT THERE AND PLAY SO IT JUST LET'S US REALIZE THAT THERE'S MORE THINGS IMPORTANT THAN THIS GAME OF FOOTBALL WHICH IT IS A GAME AND WE GET TO PLAY IT BUT THERE'S MORE THING THAT'S IMPORTANT...THAT'S LIFE.))
[OUT Q=THAT'S LIFE]

Players making rounds at the hospital is an annual tradition...and a reminder of what the holidays are all about. NATS TC 1:40:12 "YOU HAVE A GOOD CHRISTMAS, ALRIGHT." Rachel Cannon, News 7, Blacksburg.))

[Sports tease]


[ANCHOR=steve]
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The Cavaliers talk about beating 16th ranked Georgetown, words from former 76ers boss Pat Croce on George Lynch,
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[VO-NAT]


and the Express and the Titans face off is fast approaching, famous last words, in a minute.
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[S-UVA]


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[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-117]
[GRAPHIC=UVa]


The fifth ranked Virginia men's basketball team heads into this Sunday's home game at Univeristy Hall against Rutgers hoping they can duplicate their performance from last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC/Last Night; :00]


The Wahoos, dubbed a terrible road team last year, beat 16th ranked Georgetown at the MCI Center 61-55 to remain undefeated. While the Cavs out rebounded the Hoyas, turnovers were a problem as the Hoos look to Rutgers.
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[SUPER=01-Pete Gillen/UVa Head Coach; :00]
[SUPER=01-Travis Watson/UVa Center; :14]
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[OUT Q=.....sunday"]
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[ANCHOR=steve]
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Sunday at six PM, Virginia hosts Rutgers.

[S-Lynch]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-113]
[GRAPHIC=George Lynch]


Former PH star and now Charlotte Hornets forward George Lynch had a successful visit to the doctor today, but his expected return to action on January seventh may be too optimistic.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Philadelphia, PA; :00]

Lynch has not played this season because of surgery on his broken left foot. He had the boot removed from his foot today, and was cleared to begin working out. Lynch has many fans, including former Philadelphia owner Pat Croce.
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[SOT]
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[SUPER=01-Pat Croce/Former 76ers Owner; :00]
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[OUT Q=in the playoffs"]
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[S-Defense]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-106 720TC]
[GRAPHIC=GATOR BOWL]


As the Gator Bowl approaches, we focus on the Virginia Tech football team's defense, which has dealt with a tremendous amount of pressure. And as Mike Stevens tells us, that unit did not disappoint.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=FIRST AUDIO]
[SUPER=03-Jacksonville, FL/2000 Gator Bowl; :00]
[SUPER=04-This Season; :10]
[SUPER=01-Jake Houseright/Va. Tech Senior Linebacker; :22]
[SUPER=01-Mike Daniels/Va. Tech Freshman Linebacker; :40]
[SUPER=@mike1; :55]
[SUPER=01-Dan Wilkinson/VT Senior Defensive Tackle; 1:09]
[SUPER=01-Charley Wiles/VT Defensive Line Coach; 1:28]
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[OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."]
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[S-Express]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-103]
[graphic=express]


The Express and the Trenton Titans will battle tonight at the Roanoke Civic Center.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]


Roanoke has lost two and won one against Trenton this season and the Express has watched the Titans rule the Northeast so far this season.
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[SUPER=01-Duncan Dalmao/Express Defense; :00]
[SUPER=01-Perry Florio/Express Head Coach; :11]
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[OUT Q=......the chase-ee"]
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[S-Sox]


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[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-108]
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The Red Sox could have new owners as soon as January.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Boston, MA; :00]

The cost, a record 660 million dollars. The team's limited partners voted unanimously to sell the franchise to a group led by John Henry and Tom Werner.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-George Mitchell/New Ownership Member; :00]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=.....here in Boston"]

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