[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Shannon]

A police officer responds to an attack with gunfire.
The results are fatal.
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[VO-NAT]

And, a couple of men asked for and received cash for Christmas. But it wasn't a gift; it was a hold up.
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[Sports-head]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


In sports, the Blue Ridge District does some shuffling, more Tech Gator Bowl Preps as we take a look at an awesome senior class,
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[VO-NAT]

and holiday high school hoops action from both the Salem Civic center and Northside high school.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[SS=None]


Cold nights and chilly days still ahead in your complete local forecast, coming up from the weather center.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 3-Shot]


News 7 at Six is next.
[Video-Open]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=Video Open]



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[VO-NAT]


Police attempt to arrest a man at a Pittsylvania County home...
But the confrontation turns deadly.
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[ANCHOR=SHANNON]
[GRAPHIC=News7at6]


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

[Pitts-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=01-50 TC1:35:36]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]


A Pittsylvania County man was shot this morning as two officers tried to arrest him.
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[TAKE MAP FS]
It happened outside Chatham on Chalk Level Road... around 12-thirty.
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[***NEWS 7 @ 6 MB GRAPHIC***]
[TOSS ACROSS=Shannon & Marya /MB Graphic;]


State police are investigating the shooting and Marya Jones has the latest on the case.
Marya, what are investigators telling you?
Shannon, state police did a number of interviews with witnesses today,
[LIVE=Marya /FULL MB GRAPHIC]
[SUPER=@Marya1;]

but they aren't ready to draw any conclusions about what happened yet.
The shooting happened when a Chatham police officer and a county deputy went to charge a man in a domestic dispute.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=The dispute happened ]
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.;]
[SUPER=01-Elton Pruitt/Chatham Mayor;]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q= STATE POLICE INVESTIGATORS]

(( The dispute happened in the home that 31-year-old James Elvin Wood shared with his wife and two kids.
But when officers went to arrest him, they found him next door, at his parents' home.
Police say Wood attacked the two officers with a knife, cutting Chatham Sergeant Wayne Mayhew on the hand.
They say when he lunged again, Mayhew shot him once in the chest. Wood died at the scene.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 7:04 - :13]

((ELTON PRUITT/CHATHAM MAYOR: I'M VERY PROUD OF WAYNE, THE WAY HE HANDLED THE SITUATION AND I THINK HE PROBABLY SAVED SOME LIVES LAST NIGHT.)) [RUNS:09]
Wood's family had no comment... and neither did Sergeant Mayhew.
Chatham's mayor, Elton Pruitt, says the shooting was self-defense.
But he's placed Mayhew on paid leave.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 4:48 - 5:08]

((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.)) [RUNS:20]))
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[***NEWS 7 @ 6 MB GRAPHIC]
[LIVE=Marya /FULL MB SET]


Mayhew was cut and also injured his shoulder.
The mayor says he's been a model officer in more than 8 years with the department.
[TOSS ACROSS=Marya & Shannon /MB SET;]


He also said this is the first time any of the town's four police officers has had to use deadly force. Shannon?


[Galax-Robbery]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[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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[Optical-Cable]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Optical Cable]


The line of lawsuits against Bob Kopstein and Optical Cable is getting longer.
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.

[Henry-School]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-62 TC21:29]
[GRAPHIC=Henry School Consol.]


Concerned parents will meet tonight in Henry County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.]


They plan to discuss ways to overturn the school board's decision to close and consolidate several of the county's schools.
A group calling itself Citizens for Responsive Government is considering several moves including legal action as well as petitioning to remove school board members.
Tonight's meeting is scheduled for seven o'clock in the board room of the Henry County Administration Building.
It is open to the public and tonight on News Seven at Eleven we'll hear what residents plan to do.
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[First-Night]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-55 TC53:09]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The Boston-based group that helps organize First Night around the country says 20-areas are canceling the celebration.
Whether for economic reasons or in Roanoke's case, the loss of a key organizer, options are limited.
But local residents do have a First Night opportunity in Southwest Virginia.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Rachel /Microwave;]


New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel Cannon join us from Blacksburg where town officials say they're happy to play host. Shannon.... Blacksburg is hoping people from all over come to the New River Valley to ring in the new year.
[LIVE=Rachel /FULL Microwave]
[SUPER=@Rachel1;]
[SUPER=05-Blacksburg;]

Officials say they will have 10 venues open with activities for all ages. The town is one of 180 communities across the country sponsoring a First Night and the only one on our region.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Nats "YEAH, WE'VE GOT FIRST"]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Dean Crane/Blacksburg Parks and Recreation Dir.; :14]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/First Night 2001; :24]
[SUPER=@Rachel1; :38]
[RUNS=1:13]
[OUT Q=MONEY IN THE TOWN OF BLACKSBURG.]

((NATS TC 55:37:15 "YEAH , WE'VE GOT FIRST NIGHT COMING UP WHICH IS ON NEW YEAR'S EVE." Dean Crane is busy with last minute touches on Blacksburg's celebration to ring in 2002. Monday's event is the second year the town with host First Night.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 45:19:01]
[IN Q=there will]

((DEAN CRANE/BLACKSBURG PARKS AND RECREATION DIR.; THERE WILL BE DIFFERENT ACTS GOING ON, STORYTELLERS, JUGGLERS, MAGICIANS ROCK BANDS, REGGAE CUBAN AFRICAN DANCE A LITTLE BIT OF EVERYTHING.))
[OUT Q=OF EVERYTHING]
TAPE#=00-39; 2:06:06

As with all First Night celebrations held across the country, the event is non-alcoholic. Admission is a button you purchase and wear for the night. In Blacksburg, kids under 12 are free. NATS TC 53:42:00 "IT'S GOING TO BE A NICE FAMILY ACTIVITY, AND THEY DON'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT THE EXPENSE." (COVER)
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 20:13:40 1:01:16]
[IN Q=organizers]

((RACHEL CANNON/RCANNON@WDBJ7.COM; ORGANIZERS ARE EXPECTING ABOUT 24-HUNDRED PEOPLE TO FILL DOWNTOWN BLACKSBURG, CRANE SAYS THAT'S ABOUT DOUBLE THE ATTENDANCE OF LAST YEAR'S CELEBRATION. HE BELIEVES THE REASON WHY IS BECAUSE ROANOKE CANCELED THEIR FIRST NIGHT.))
[OUT Q=THEIR FIRST NIGHT.]
(///// SOT /////) (COVER BITE WITH FILE TAPE#=00-39; 2:06:06)
[SOT 46:08:10]
[IN Q=I THINK PEOPLE]

((I THINK A LOT OF PEOPLE IN BLACKSBURG WENT TO ROANOKE OVER THE YEARS AND HAVE SEEN WHAT A GREAT PROGRAM THEY HAVE DONE AND NOW THEY KNOW ITS RIGHT IN THEIR BACKYARD I THINK PEOPLE FROM ROANOKE WILL COME DOWN TO BLACKSBURG TO SEE WHAT A GREAT PROGRAM WE HAVE.))
[OUT Q=WE HAVE]

NATS TC 52:48:06 "WHAT'S THE HIGHLIGHT, IS IT FIREWORKS, YEAH I THINK" Crane describes Blacksburg's First Night as a smaller version of Roanoke's...but a big opportunity for the town.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 47:15:29]
[IN Q=students are ]

((STUDENTS ARE GONE FOOTBALL TEAM IS GONE PEOPLE ARE OUT OF TOWN THIS GIVES A REASON TO COME AND SPEND MONEY IN THE TOWN.))
[OUT Q=IN THE TOWN.]))
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[LIVE=Rachel /FULL Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Blacksburg;]

Crane says the town never considered canceling First Night. He says it was in the town's operation budget for the year and that a lot of work has gone into the planning.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Rachel /Microwave;]

Shannon, again they're expecting about 24-hundred people but Crane says they have 3-thousand buttons ready to go...just in case.

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


Some high-powered code-breakers are taking a crack at the Beale Treasure mystery.
That's still ahead on News 7 at Six.
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[VO-NAT]


And millions of people depend on cell phones... but for the millions who depend on pay-phones, life just got a little easier.
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[White]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=tsa]
[TAPE#=01-51 TC2:01:57]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Council]


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


Councilman Bill White says he's leaving the city in good shape, citing a diverse population and strong industrial base.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 11:29:15]
[IN Q=The job is there]

((BILL WHITE/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL: THE JOB IS THERE AND I THINK WE HAVE ENOUGH PEOPLE, FROM WHAT I UNDERSTAND, WHO ARE INTERESTED IN RUNNING FOR COUNCIL THAT IT'S TIME FOR ME TO TAKE OFF.))
[SUPER=01-Bill White/Roanoke City Council]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=me to take off]
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[VO-NAT]


White says he'll miss working for the public and hasn't ruled out running for office again down the road.
He says his main focus now will be spending time with his family.
White joins Alvin Hudson as the second council member not running for re-election.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Council]


The third council member who's term ends in May has decided in favor of seeking reelection.
Nelson Harris tells News 7 he will run.

[Inauguration]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jsc]
[TAPE#=01-60 TC1:20:55]
[GRAPHIC=Mark Warner]


His swearing in ceremony is almost two weeks away, but Mark Warner has plenty to do before January 12th.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bath Co.;]


While in Bath County yesterday, the Democratic governor-elect said he needs to shore up a few things before he can relax and enjoy his inauguration celebration.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We're down]

((MARK WARNER/GOVERNOR-ELECT: WE'RE DOWN INTO THE FINAL DAYS OF THE TRANSITION. WE'VE GOT TO NAME A FEW MORE CABINET POSITIONS. WHICH I HOPEFULLY WILL DO AT THE END OF THIS WEEK AND THE BEGINNING OF NEXT. PUT TOGETHER OUR AMENDMENTS TO THE BUDGET BECAUSE CLEARLY VIRGINIA'S GOING TO GO THROUGH SOME PAIN AT THIS POINT.))
[SUPER=01-Mark Warner/Governor-Elect;]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=at this point.]
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[VO-NAT]


Warner's inauguration festivities begin January 11th with a concert featuring Virginian Bruce Hornsby.
Other weekend performers include area bands from Salem, Bassett and Richlands High Schools.
The events conclude the 13th with an open house at the Governor's Mansion.
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[pay-phones]


[ANCHOR=Shan]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rly]
[TAPE#=01-59 TC28:46]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Rates for pay phone long distance are no longer a mystery thanks to new rules set by the State Corporation Commission.

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

Pay phone long distance operators are now required to identify the long distance service and provide a rate quote within 90 seconds. If you're not happy with the rate you can disconnect at no charge.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 13:50:11 ]
[IN Q=It's not uncommon]

((KEN SCHRAD/SCC COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR: IT'S NOT UNCOMMON FOR AN OPERATOR ASSISTED CALL TO CHARGE ANYWHERE FROM FOUR TO TEN BUCKS FOR THAT OPERATOR ASSISTANCE AND THEN YOU GET THE PER MINUTE RATE ON TOP OF THAT. SO PEOPLE NEED TO KNOW THAT WHEN USING A PAY PHONE.))
[SUPER=01-Ken Schrad/SCC Communications Director]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=when using a pay phone.]
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[VO-NAT]


Under the new rules, the price for a local call must be clearly posted, including the rate for incoming calls. Currently pay phone local-call rates are not regulated. The SCC also requires any reported out of service pay phones be fixed or removed within 48 hours.
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[Stocks]


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


Some cautious buying lifted the stock market for the second consecutive session. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
[RUNS=:30]
[SUPER=x5000;]
[SUPER=440-x/43.17/10131.31/x/15.72/1976.42;]


The DOW rose 43 points.
NASDAQ gained 16.
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[VO]
[SUPER=271-h/0.95/46.95/h/0.11/43.21/h/0.59/62.95/h/0.34/14.41/h/0.10/7.38;]
[SUPER=272-i/0.25/58.56/h/0.02/51.44/h/0.58/40.95/h/0.09/23.99/i/0.02/38.02;]
[SUPER=273-h/0.43/20.92/h/0.20/18.53/i/0.09/1.59/h/0.07/46.58//Unchg/14.40;]
[SUPER=274-i/0.04/62.61/i/0.50/69.02/h/1.21/48.41/i/0.09/31.38/h/0.22/58.37;]
[SUPER=#555; Reset]


[Dams]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jsc]
[TAPE#=01-49 TC1:44:24]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Virginia is bracing for a flood of new dams to come under its control.
The state is looking to take over eight hundred more by July first.
But, the 500 already under state control need help.
State experts estimate eight percent are in need of repair, costing anywhere from 20 to 40 million dollars.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Campbell Co./1995]


Dam-safety inspectors say storms could burst several of the structures in question.
In 1995, two people died when heavy rains burst the Timberlake Dam in Campbell County.
During Hurricane Floyd in 1999, floods broke open at least 12 dams in eastern Virginia.
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[Beale-Treasure]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=tsa]
[TAPE#=01-57 TC42:45]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The mystery of the Beale treasure has stumped many for nearly two hundred years.
Now, The National Security Agency is unofficially looking at a code that, according to legend, reveals the location of the treasure.
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[VO-NAT]

[File on Tape 95-100]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co./File Tape]


Hundreds of people have searched for the buried gold.
The code was written in three pages of numbers by Thomas Beale, who allegedly buried the treasure.
Beale legend places the twenty million dollars in gold somewhere at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Bedford County.
(XXXXXXXX)

[WIPE TO WDBJ WEBSITE FS]
The Beale Treasure codes are posted on our website. You can match wits with the professional codebreakers by going to W-D-B-J-7-dot-com and clicking on Webwatch.
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[Sports tease]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


News about some changes in the blue ridge district, plenty of high school holiday basketball for ya
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[VO-NAT]

and we will take a closer look at the Virginia tech senior class as prepares for it's final college game.
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[S-District]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=NONE]
[GRAPHIC=VHSL]

The Blue Ridge district has decided how to handle it overcrowding problem for at least a year. In the 2002-and-2003 school year, the Blue Ridge is set to expand to eleven teams with Cave Spring and Hidden Valley high schools joining the fold.
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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-Northside]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-117 7:38]
[GRAPHIC=high school hoops]


Blue Ridge boys basketball contender Lord Botetourt took on E.C. Glass in the Northside Invitational Tournament this afternoon.
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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/ /Lord Botetourt/ ;]makes good on the shot.


Then, the Cavaliers Chris Tucker takes the pass on the baseline, he drives and scores and _____wins it___to__.
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[S-Tech]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-108 50:48]
[GRAPHIC=Tech hoops]


The Virginia Tech Hokies play Florida State tonight...in basketball.
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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.
(///// SOT /////)
[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.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Sarah Hicks/Averaging 14.3 Points a Game; :00]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=......tremendous"]
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[S-Dazzle]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-112]
[GRAPHIC=Dazzle]


The Roanoke Dazzle is back at home tonight taking on Fayetteville at the Roanoke Civic Center in a seven o'clock start. Roanoke is 2 and OH against Fayetteville.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Skip Youngblood/Dazzle Power Forward; :00]
[RUNS=:25]
[OUT Q=....how the game goes"]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville; :00]

One other Dazzle note. The team has signed former Virginia center Chris Hunter. Hunter is regarded as a solid passer from the high post and a shooter who can hit the mid range shot.
The Dazzle releases Jaron Rush to make room for Hunter.
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[S-Moore]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-106 52:48]
[GRAPHIC=corey moore]

The former Virginia Tech All-American Linebacker Corey Moore is back in the N-F-L.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NFL; :00]


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-Seniors]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-106 23TC]
[GRAPHIC=GATOR BOWL]


The Gator Bowl will mark the final game for 22 Virginia Tech seniors. Mike Stevens has more on a class for the ages.
(///// SOT /////)
[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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