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[ANCHOR=Shannon]

[NEWSCAST=11]
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Coming up on News 7-
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[VO-NAT]

Some Henry County parents are threatening to remove school board members from the panel if they don't reverse a school consolidation plan. Plus, a toddler kidnapped from a bus station is found alive and well. And, if mother Nature doesn't deliver snow, make your own... with a homemade machine.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]


News 7 is next.

[Video-Open]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11]
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[SOT 3:22:04]
[IN Q=We're saying we want]

((SUE HARRIS: WE'RE SAYING WE WANT YOU TO BE THE REPRESENTATIVE WE ELECTED YOU TO BE AND THAT MEANS LISTEN TO US. WE ARE THE PEOPLE.))
[RUNS=07]
[OUT Q=we are the people]
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[VO-NAT]


The fight to save some Henry County schools is far from over.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 11]


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

[Henry-School]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-62 TC22:11]
[GRAPHIC=Henry School Consol.]


Its been nearly two weeks since the Henry County school board voted to move forward on a controversial re-configuration plan to close and consolidate several schools.
Tonight, concerned residents met to discuss ways to stop the plan. [***NEWS 7 @ 6 MB GRAPHIC***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Justin /MB GRAPHIC;]


Justin McLeod was there and tells what the group decided. Justin?
[LIVE=Justin /FULL MB GRAPHIC]
[SUPER=@justin1]


Shannon, a group calling itself Citizens for Responsive Government has come up with several courses of action.
Some they plan to do immediately, others only as a last resort.
Regardless, it appears tonight the school board's decision is moving from the board room to the courtroom.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=NAT SOUND OF MEETING]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Rev. Tyler Millner/Consolidation Plan Opponent; :13]
[SUPER=01-Dave Alderman/Bassett Resident; :28]
[SUPER=01-Karen Knapp/Collinsville Resident; :49]
[SUPER=01-Jerry Dalton/Collinsville Resident; 1:11]
[RUNS=1:23]
[OUT Q=maybe correct that]

((((NAT SOUND OF MEETING))
More than a hundred Henry County residents came out Thursday night to discuss stragety.
The consesus?
The school board must be stopped.
[SOT 3:17:04]
[IN Q=We think this is not the best]

((REV. TYLER MILLNER: WE THINK THIS IS NOT THE BEST PLAN AND IF THEY GO THROUGH WITH IT WE HAVE NO WAY TO GET RECOURSE SO THAT'S WHY WE HAVE TO STOP IT.)) [Runs07]
[OUT Q=to stop it]


To stop it, a group of concerned residents have come up with a course of action.
The first step?
Ask the school board to reconsider their vote.
[SOT 3:08:48]
[IN Q=It gives them a chance]

((DAVE ALDERMAN/BASSETT RESIDENT: IT GIVES THEM A CHANCE TO KNOW THERE IS AS MUCH OPPOSITION AS THERE IS. AND I DONT THINK AT THE POINT THEY DIDNT REALIZE.)) [Runs08]
[OUT Q=they didn't realize]


At the same time, the group also agreed to head to court.
They plan to ask a judge for an injunction to block this plan from going into effect for at least a year.
[SOT 3:14:48]
[IN Q=We're running into that time]

((KAREN KNAPP/COLLINSVILLE RESIDENT: WE RUNNING INTO THAT TIME FRAME OF BEING AROUND THE HOLIDAYS AND IF THE SCHOOL BOARD GOES FORWARD AND SIGNS ANY CONTRACTS OR COMMITS FUTURE FUNDING FOR THIS RE-CONFIGURATION PLAN, THEY'RE COMMITTING THE WHOLE COUNTY TO THAT.)) [Runs12]
[OUT Q=county to that]


If the group fails at those two iniatives, they have one last course of action.
They plan to petition to have the whole school board removed from office.
[SOT 3:10:54]
[IN Q=Its not easy]

((JERRY DALTON/COLLINSVILLE RESIDENT: IT'S NOT EASY. WE KNOW IT'S NOT EASY. ITS A LAST RESORT. THE PEOPLE ON THE SCHOOL BOARD ARE GOOD PEOPLE BUT WE FEEL LIKE THE MAJORITY OF THE PEOPLE DON'T WANT THIS ACTION AS THATS BEING DONE. AND WE'RE DOING THINGS TO MAYBE CORRECT THAT.)) [Runs13]
[OUT Q=maybe correct that]))
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[***NEWS 7 @ 6 MB GRAPHIC***]
[LIVE=Justin /FULL MB SET]


The group plans to use that only as a last resort but they do plan to gather the necessary signatures immediately just in case.
They first want to give the school board to reconsider their vote. They're hoping members will do that at their next meeting.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Justin & Shannon /MB;]


Shannon, that is scheduled for next Thursday.

[Missing-Girl]


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

A suspect is under arrest in the kidnapping of a 16-month old girl from a Chicago bus station Christmas Eve.
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[VO-NAT :14]
[SUPER=03-Chicago, IL;]

Police say Sheila Matthews went to the Greyhound station intending to take a child. At a home in suburban Chicago police say Matthews pretended young Jasmine Anderson was hers.
[SUPER=03-Williamson, WV]

Someone in Matthews' family notified police, who caught up with them in Williamson, West Virginia.
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[SOT 20:08:01-20:08:17]
[IN Q=Grateful for everyone who...]

((MARCELLA ANDERSON/MOTHER: GRATEFUL FOR EVERYONE WHO HELPED WITH THE SAFE RETURN. THE NEWS, ESPECIALLY THE FAMILY MEMBERS WHO WERE BRAVE ENOUGH TO COME FORWARD. THEY HAD A REALLY GOOD HEART AND GOD BLESS EVERYONE WHO HELPED AND THANK YOU.))
[SUPER=01-Marcella Anderson/Mother;]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=everyone who helped and thank you.]
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[VO-NAT]

The toddler is believed to be in good condition. She's being examined at a West Virginia hospital. Matthews is charged with one count of federal kidnapping.
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[Afghanistan]


[ANCHOR=Shan]
[NEWSCAST=11 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Osama Bin LAden]

Osama bin Laden's lashing out against the US in his latest videotape.
[SS=War on Terrorism]

Meantime, the FBI is trying to tie the case of the so-called "shoe bomber" to the world's most wanted terrorist. Jim Acosta reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Al-Jazeera has broadcast more...]
[SUPER=01-Donald Rumsfeld/Secretary of Defense; :27]
[SUPER=01-Abdullah Abdullah/Afghan Interim Foreign Minister; :51]
[SUPER=01-Jim Acosta/Reporting; 1:16]
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[OUT Q=CBS News Washington]

((Al-Jazeera has broadcast more of the latest videotape of the world's most wanted man. In it Osama bin Laden talks about the success of the September 11th attacks, praised the 19 hijackers, and said America's demise was imminent. The tapes release raises more questions about bin Laden's whereabouts, or if he is even alive. With one Afghan leader saying the terrorist has fled to Pakistan. American officials are dismissing it all as more terrorist propaganda.
(SOT: Sec. of Defense Donald Rumsfeld: "To the extent his words are played around the world, some many, many millions

of people will hear them, and some people will believe them, despite the fact that they are so patently false.") Meanwhile, U.S. forces are now adapting to a reduced role in the mountains of Tora Bora, letting their Afghan allies comb the caves for the last of the Al-Qaida fighters. Afghanistan's interim Foreign Minister welcomes a continued US presence and warns against pockets of resistance.
(SOT: Afghan Interim Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah: "We don't want to see the job half done. What is needed is

the eradication of terror from Afghanistan fully.") As the hunt goes on, the number of captured Taliban and Al Queda prisoners is rising. Marines stationed in Kandahar now hold more than 30 prisoners, with more aboard a U.S. warship. Some, if not all, may soon be transferred to a stockade at the U.S. military base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Acosta Close: REID The FBI says it has identified the type of chemical explosive hidden in the shoes of Englishman Richard Reid It's the key ingredient used in SEMTEX, the same type of plastique used to bring down Pan Am flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland. Jim Acosta CBS News Washington))

[Giuliani-Farewell]


[ANCHOR=Shan]
[NEWSCAST=11 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=Rudy Giuliani]

Even as he says goodbye, the mayor of New York is praising the people of the Big Apple.
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[VO-NAT :16]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]

Rudy Giuliani today chose St. Paul's Church near the wreckage of the World Trade Center in which to say good bye. During his speech the two-term mayor reaffirmed the success of New York city, economically and culturally. He says the city owes its greatness to immigration.
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[SOT ]
[IN Q=We are an open city...]

((RUDY GIULIANI/NEW YORK MAYOR : WE ARE AN OPEN CITY. WE'VE NEVER BEEN AFRAID OF PEOPLE. WE'VE NEVER BEEN AFRAID OF PEOPLE, NO MATTER WHAT THEIR COLOR, RELIGION, ETHNIC STRENGTH. THAT IS OUR BIGGEST STRENGTH.))
[SUPER=01-Rudy Giuliani/New York Mayor;]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=that is our biggest strength.]
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[VO-NAT]

Giuliani was barred from seeking a third consecutive term as New York City mayor by term limits. His last day will be December 31st. He will be replaced by Republican Michael Bloomberg.
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[Pitts-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=501-07 TC1:03:53]
[GRAPHIC=Police Shooting]


State police are investigating an arrest that turned deadly in Pittsylvania County this morning.
It happened just outside Chatham, in a house on Chalk Level Road.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.;]


A town officer and a county deputy went there to charge 31-year-old James Elvin Wood in a domestic dispute.
Police say that Wood lunged at the officers with a knife, cutting the hand of Chatham Sergeant Wayne Mayhew.
They say that when he lunged again, Mayhew shot him in the chest.
Chatham's Mayor says it was self-defense. But he's placed Sergeant Mayhew on paid leave.
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[SOT 4:48 - 5:08]
[IN Q=We put him]

((ELTON PRUITT/CHATHAM MAYOR: WE PUT HIM ON ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE UNTIL WE CAN DECIDE ON HIS INJURIES AND THE EMOTIONAL AFFECT IT'S HAD ON HIM. AND ALSO WAITING UNTIL AFTER THE INVESTIGATION IS COMPLETED BY THE SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT AND STATE POLICE INVESTIGATORS.))
[SUPER=01-Elton Pruitt/Chatham Mayor;]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=state police investigators.]
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[VO-NAT]


Wood's family declined comment on the shooting.
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[Galax-Robbery]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=01-54 TC51:46]
[GRAPHIC=Bank Robbery]


Galax police are looking for two men who held up a bank on Christmas Eve.
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[VO-NAT]


Authorities have released bank surveillance photos of both robbers. One is about 5 feet 8 inches tall with a beard and sideburns.
The second one is about 5 feet 6 inches tall with medium length dark hair
Police say one suspect went into a branch of the National Bank of Blacksburg, displayed a handgun and demanded money.
He took some cash and ran outside towards a nearby tire store.
Police believe the robber was meeting the second suspect there, and that they both drove away in a gold Eagle Premier.
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[Van-Crash]


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


Six people are dead after being hit by a commercial van in Manhattan's Herald Square.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]

Police say the van's driver had been ordered to move his vehicle because it was double-parked in front of a bus stop on 34th Street. The van abruptly moved forward, striking several pedestrians, before it hit the back of a bus. Eight others are injured. The van's driver is being questioned by police. Police blocked off the entire intersection while crowds of onlookers gathered at corners to watch. The area near Macy's department store is often congested with pedestrians.
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[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


20 communities nation-wide cancelled their first night celebrations this year... but the show will go on in Blacksburg.
Details on the party when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]

[***USE NAT SOUND UNDER***]
And later we'll visit with one of the few Virginia families that can say they celebrated a white Christmas.
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[Sports-preview]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm,]
[WRITER=sma]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[RUNS=:27]
[OUT Q=...in sports"]
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[First-Night]


[ANCHOR=SHannon]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-55 TC54:40]
[GRAPHIC=NEw Years]


Fans of First Night celebrations will have to go to the New River Valley to ring in 2002.
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[VO-NAT :21]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

Blacksburg will hold the only First Night in our region on Monday. Parks and Recreation Director Dean Crane expects over two-thousand people to attend...double last year's attendance.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/First Night 2001;]

He says the increase is due to Roanoke canceling its First Night. Crane calls Blacksburg's event a smaller version of Roanoke's with music, dancing and other entertainment.
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[SOT 49:05:17]
[IN Q=all those]

((DEAN CRANE/BLACKSBURG PARKS AND RECREATION DIR.; ALL THOSE PEOPLE WHO DON'T COME TO BLACKSBURG ON A REGULAR BASIS BECAUSE PARKING ISSUE AND STUDENTS AND EVERYTHING ELSE THEY CAN COME AND THEY CAN FIND PARKING THEY CAN GO AND EAT AT THE RESTAURANTS OF THEIR CHOICE AND THEY CAN LOOK AT THE SHOP WINDOWS AND SEE WHAT BLACKSBURG HAS GOT TO OFFER.))
[SUPER=01-Dean Crane/Blacksburg Parks and Recreation Dir.;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=HAS GOT TO OFFER.]
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[VO-NAT]

As with all First Night's, the event is alcohol-free. Admission is a button you purchase and wear for the night. In Blacksburg, kids under 12 are free.
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[Inauguration]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jsc]
[TAPE#=01-60 TC1:22:04]
[GRAPHIC=MArk Warner]


Governor-Elect Mark Warner has plenty on his mind these days.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bath Co.;]


Yesterday he said he still has to fill cabinet positions.
The democrat also said he wants to amend the state budget plan.
But, with his inauguration coming up, a few other dilemmas have come up.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We did]

((MARK WARNER/GOVERNOR-ELECT: WE DID GO THROUGH THE MANSION THE OTHER DAY. WE'RE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW WE'RE GOING TO BE ABLE TO SQUEEZE MY THREE DAUGHTERS INTO THAT UPSTAIRS AREA. BUT THE GILMORES HAVE BEEN VERY GRACIOUS GIVING US ACCESS TO THE MANSION.))
[SUPER=01-Mark Warner/Governor-Elect;]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=the mansion.]
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[VO-NAT]


The public will also have access to the Governor's Mansion as a part of the swearing-in celebration.
Events begin January 11th and include a Bruce Hornsby concert, a parade and the inaugural ball.
Festivities conclude that Sunday with an open house at the governors home.
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[White]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=tsa]
[TAPE#=01-51 TC2:02:53]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Council]


An outgoing Roanoke City Council member says he's optimistic about the future of the valley.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Councilman Bill White says the city's investments in Victory Stadium and the new biomedical center should not be affected by the slowing economy .
White says the city may have to delay some other projects until tax revenues can build.
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[SOT 11:32:34]
[IN Q=I would be concerned]

((BILL WHITE/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL: I WOULD BE CONCERNED ABOUT THE STATUS OF THE NATIONAL AND STATE ECONOMY AND THE IMPACT THAT COULD HAVE ON OUR PLANS, BUT THESE ARE ALL THINGS THAT WE HAVE TO DO TO BE IN A POSITION TO MOVE FORTH.))
[SUPER=01-Bill White/Roanoke City Council]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=position to move forth]
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[VO-NAT]


White announced yesterday that he will not seek a fourth term.
He joins Alvin Hudson as the second council member not seeking re-election.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


Councilman Nelson Harris's term also ends in May. He tells News 7 that he will seek reelection.

[Optical-Cable]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=01-61 TC36:15]
[GRAPHIC=Optical Cable]


There's another lawsuit against Bob Kopstein and Optical Cable.
A civil case alleging the violation of federal securities laws was filed in Roanoke's federal court today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape]


It's another class action, brought by a stockholder identified in court papers as Richard P. Simone.
The lawsuit claims that Optical Cable, its ousted president, and un-named officials and board members conspired to inflate the company's stock price.
And it says they failed to tell investors that Kopstein had used much of the stock as collateral for loans from brokers.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[SS=HOLD]


No one from the company was available to talk about the suit.
[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


A postcard mailed from Western Virginia has arrived at it's destination.
Normally that wouldn't be a big deal... but this one took nearly 50 years.
We'll show you a little later.
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[VO-NAT]


And they received no snow in Buffalo, New York, last month -- a first ever for the city.
But now, it's payback time.
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[WEB-ADDRESS]
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[Web Address Announce] [Pinnacle 4885ess]

[Snow-Machine]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=netbF]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Virginians hoping for a white Christmas this year were dissapointed, of course... except for one family near Richmond.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chesterfield Co.]


David and Patti Lacy and their three sons enjoyed a white holiday at their Chesterfield County home.
Their son Graham, a senior at Liberty University, built a snow-making machine.
Graham was inspired after seeing one for sale in a store with a price tag of about three thousand dollars.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It was only about]

((GRAHAM LACY/LIBERTY UNIV. SENIOR; IT WAS ONLY ABOUT 200 DOLLARS AND A LOT OF TIME. IT TOOK MEEVERY NIGHT FOR ABOUT THREE OR FOUR HOURS FOR ABOUT A WEEK.))
[SUPER=01-Graham Lacy/Liberty Univ. Senior; ]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=for about a week.]
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[VO-NAT]


After a few nights of snow-making... the yard was covered with about six inches of the white stuff.
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[Buffalo-Snow]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Buffalo, NY]


There's a lot more than that in Buffalo New York tonight.
The city received more than two feet of snow on Christmas day and it hasn't let up since.
Another two feet fell today keeping the Buffalo airport and local schools closed.
It's forecasted to stop some time tomorrow but will still leave some residents struggling with chest-high snow drifts.
Snowplow crews are working on 12-hour shifts but a 50-mile stretch of the New York State Thruway has been closed.
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[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=Extra Point]
[GRAPHIC=Salem-Roanoke baseball hall of fame]


The 11th annual Salem-Roanoke Baseball hall of Fame banquet February 10th at the Salem Civic center will feature Maury Wills as the guest speaker. Wills broke Ty Cobb's single season stolen base record in 1962.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NFL; :00]


Former Virginia Tech All-American Linebacker Corey Moore is back in the N-F-L.
He practiced with the Miami Dolphins today. He's signed a two-year contract with the Dolphins, after being released earlier this year by Cincinnati and Buffalo. Moore replaces linebacker Derrick Rodgers, who's out for the season after shoulder surgery.
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[S-Catholic]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-107 44:36]
[GRAPHIC=high school hoops]


The Salem Civic Center is the site for the Holiday Hoopla tournament sponsored in part by Cave Spring high school, but the Knights are not here, they are in a tournament in Delaware.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Eagles vs. Celtics; :00]


Roanoke Catholic battled Osbourn in the late game.
The Celtics J.R. Reynolds gets the pass near the three point line, he takes a dribble and rips rope and Catholic is up by 3.
[SUPER=33-Osbourn/ /Roanoke Catholic/ ;]The Eagles answer. Robert Murray dishes to Robby Stultz, and he responds to

Reynolds trey with a long bomb of his own.
Chris Finney gives to Reynolds for the clean lay up Celtics win ___to__.
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[S-Salem]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-101]
[GRAPHIC=none]



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[VO-NAT wipe to #eng!!!!!]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Gar-field vs. Salem; :00]


In an earlier game, Salem took on Garfield. Watch Matt Collins of salem just barely miss on the leaner, the ball is kicked back out to Alvin Bush and he makes the most of the opportunity.
[SUPER=33-Salem/ /Gar-field/ ;]Garfield's Greg Gordon is then gonna benefit form the quarterback toss, he scores un

derneath and draws the block.
Collins gets another chance and hits, ___wins it __to__.
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[S-Northside]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-117 7:38]
[GRAPHIC=high school hoops]


Northside's Invitational tournament rolled on yesterday. Lord Botetourt and E.C. Glass matched up earlier.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Hilltoppers vs. Cavaliers; :00]


Students and fans came out to support their favorite team on this holiday break.
In the first period, Botetourt runs the break and Adam Bryant ends up with the ball and he's gonna finish.
Glass answers, going inside. Cedric Jones takes the rock right underneath the iron and he
[SUPER=33-E. C. Glass/52/Lord Botetourt/49;]

makes good on the shot.
Then, the Cavaliers Chris Tucker takes the pass on the baseline, he drives and scores but Glass wins it 52-49.
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[S-District]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=NONE]
[GRAPHIC=VHSL]


Some changes in the Blue Ridge district are coming soon. In the 2002-and-2003 school year, the Blue Ridge makes room for eleven teams, adding Cave Spring and Hidden Valley high schools.
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[GO TO PINNACLE PAGE 1001]
As a result, the district steering committee chaired by Lord Botetourt principal Alan Brenner has decided to split the district into two divisions.
The split is based on enrollment numbers with the six most populated schools being placed in one division.
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[GO TO PINNACLE 1002]
The others five schools will play in their own Blue Ridge division.
Each divisional member will play each other twice, and then play schools in the other division once.
This setup is good for all sports - EXCEPT football.
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[S-MD]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-110]
[GRAPHIC=ACC]


In college hoops, sixth ranked Maryland welcomed William and Mary to Cole Field House tonight
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-College Park, MD/CSN; :00]


and it was not pretty as the Terps roll over William and Mary by the count of 103 to 75.
Maryland was led by Byron Mouton who would tally 19 points on the night and Juan Dixon also registered 19 points for the Terrapins.
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[S-Dazzle]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-103 1:51:00]
[GRAPHIC=Dazzle]


The Roanoke Dazzle would try and win for the second straight time at home last night. Roanoke would meet Fayetteville without JaRon Rush. The former UCLA star was waived
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Patriots vs. Dazzle; :00]

so that the Dazzle could make room for Kris Hunter who played three seasons at Virginia before transferring to Jacksonville.
To the game. Danny Earl dishes to Andre McCollum and he drives in for the easy lay up to put Roanoke up by 2 42-40 second period.
[SUPER=33-Fayetteville/87/Roanoke/82;]


The Patriots Danny Johnson then gets the pass to Greg Stempin, he is gonna break free from the defender and scores.

Later, Artie Griffin gives to Lorenzo Coleman and the big guy makes a statement Roanoke wins 87-82.
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[S-Tech]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-108 50:48]
[GRAPHIC=Tech hoops]


The Virginia Tech men's basketball team lost to Florida State tonight 78-49. Terry Taylord led the Hokies in scoring with 13 points. The Hokies next take on UCONN January second at Cassell Coliseum.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]


The Tech women's team is staying home to host it's 11th annual holiday tournament. The Lady Luck Classic begins tomorrow at Cassell Coliseum with the Elon/Hampton game at five and then the Hokie play at seven.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Bonnie Henrickson/Virginia Tech Head Coach; :]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=....big east schedule"]
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[vo-nat]
The Hokies open the Lady Luck Classic against 2 and 8 Gardner Webb. If 7 and 2 Tech wins, it will be Bonnie Henrickson's 100th career win at Tech.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Sarah Hicks/Averaging 14.3 Points a Game; :00]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=......tremendous"]
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[S-NHL]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP_111]
[GRAPHIC=express]


The Express beat Atlantic City 7-5 tonight on the road and in doing so overcomes two goal deficits on two separate occasions. Stefon Brannare has two goals and two assists. Rick Kowalsky gets the game winner at the 5:15 mark of the third.
Remember, The Express takes on Charlotte tomorrow night at the Roanoke Civic Center in a 7:30 face off and the Express is giving away new years eve noise makers.

[S-Seniors]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-106 23TC]
[GRAPHIC=GATOR BOWL]


22 seniors will put it on the line one more time for Tech new years day in the Gator Bowl. Mike Stevens has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=FIRST AUDIO]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/This Season; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jake Houseright/Va. Tech Senior Linebacker; :16]
[SUPER=01-Charley Wiles/Va. Tech Defensive Line Coach; :32]
[SUPER=@mike1; :46]
[SUPER=01-Dan Wilkinson/Va. Tech Senior Defensive Tackle; 1:07]
[RUNS=1:24]
[OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."]
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[WIPE TO PINNACLE!!!!!]
[@page--------6741]

Be sure to join Mike Stevens New years eve for a special pregame bowl show on the Gator Bowl, Tech 2001, back to the beach right here on WDBJ.
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[Post-Card]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=netF]
[GRAPHIC=None]


It's been called snail mail but a piece of mail that just arrived in Maine was really slow!
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[VO-NAT]


This postcard of the Luray Singing tower was mailed in 1953, but didn't find it's destination until a couple of weeks ago.
[SUPER=03-Bangor, ME]


The postcard was addressed to Marion Dearborn's late mother-in-law by a friend traveling through Virginia.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Then I looked]

((MARION DEARBORN/RECEIVED POSTCARD; THEN I LOOKED CLOSER, THE DATE ON IT 1953. I SAID THAT TOOK QUITE A WHILE TO GET HERE, DIDN'T IT? LAUGHTER))
[SUPER=01-Marion Dearborn/Received Postcard]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=didn't it? LAUGHTER]
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[VO-NAT]


Though 48 years late, the postcard had no creases or tears, showed no sign of water damage and still had the original 2-cent stamp used to mail it.
Where it has been for so long remains a mystery.
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