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On NEWS 7 tonight you'll see a burglary in progress- -captured on videotape.... several reasons this one's unusual.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

And a big break for Roanoke- -the state will issue 12 million dollars worth of bonds for the Bio-Med Center.

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In sports, We continue our reports as the Virginia Tech Hokies continue preparation for their New Years Day game against Florida State in the Gator Bowl at Jacksonville.
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And Bonnie Hennrickson will go after her 100-th win tonight as the Lady Hokies host the Lady Luck Classic at the Cassell.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Patrizio]
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Today was just a tad warmer, but the brief respite from the icy temperatures won't last too much longer...
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News 7 is next.
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A surveillance tape captures a man burglarizing one of Roanoke's landmark restaraunts on the one day of the year it's closed.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

The place known as Roanoke's Millionaire's Club suffered nearly a thousand dollars in damage, while the crook got away with only pocket change.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


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


And I'm Shannon Young.
[Texas-Tavern]
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[***ANCHOR TAG***]
The entire Christmas night break-in at the Texas Tavern was caught on tape.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Police hope that tape and a second camera will lead them to the suspected thief.
Richard Lesko shows us what happened.
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The break-in probably didn't go as well as this man had planned. At around 3:15 Christmas night, he broke into the Texas Tavern, and walked away with just about 30 dollars in coins. Adding insult to injury...
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((MATT BULLINGTON/TEXAS TAVERN CO-OWNER; I GUESS YOU COULD ADD THIS TO THE DUMB CROOK NEWS, IS HE WAS SHAKING THE BACK BAR, HIS PANTS WEREN'T TIGHT ENOUGH AND THEY HAPPENED TO FALL DOWN ON HIM. IT ADDS A BIT OF HUMOR TO A SERIOUS SITUATION.))
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After throwing a piece of concrete through the front glass, Bullington says the man went straight for a mail-box deposit slot, which is used to store cash for just a few hours at the time. On Christmas night, the only holiday the Texas Tavern is closed, the box and the cash register were empty. Except for the socks on his hands, the man first went away empty handed, but came back a few minutes later and successfully got the safe.
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((MATT BULLINGTON/TEXAS TAVERN CO-OWNER; HE WAS INTENT ON FINDING MONEY THAT WASN'T THERE.))
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The vandal caused about 800 dollars in damage to the front door and the bar. Police are hoping another surveillance camera at a nearby bank will have more details, such as the man's face or identifying marks. The restaurant is offering a reward to anyone with information that cracks the case. RL, News 7 Roanoke.))
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Anyone with information can contact Crime line at 344-8500...
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Martinsville police have arrested a suspect in the Christmas break-in and vandalism at Liberty Fair Mall.
Officers arrested 19 year old Julius Larosa Chaney of Martinsville last night.
Chaney's charged with eight felonies and four misdemeanors including breaking and entering and grand larceny

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A bank in southeast Roanoke was robbed this afternoon.
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Police say a man held up the First National Exchange Bank on 9th Street around lunchtime.
He had covered his face with a cloth or his shirt, and stuck his hand in a pocket as if he had a gun.
The teller gave him an undisclosed amount of money, and he ran off.
No one was hurt.
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[City-Business]


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An announcement made today in Roanoke may save taxpayers a good chunk of change.
The state plans to allocate several million dollars in bonds to help finance the biomedical Institute.
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Justin McLeod is in downtown Roanoke this evening. Justin, how will the bonds end up saving us money?
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Shannon, that's because the bonds are tax free.
State officials were on hand today to announce the city will receive 12 million dollars from the state's Qualified Redevelopment Bond Allocation.
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Money from those bonds will help finance the first phase of the Riverside Centre for Research and Technology.
The city hopes the project will help transform the area between Victory Stadium and Community Hospital.
Officials with the biomedical institute say the new year will bring many changes to that area.
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((DENNIS FISHER/CARILION BIOMEDICAL INSTITUTE: YOU'LL SEE SOME OF THE FIRST WORK SHORTLY AFTER THE FIRST OF THE YEAR. CARILION HEALTH SYSTEM IS PUTTING ONE OF THE FIRST BUILDINGS. ITS A CONSOLIDATED LAB AND THEIR NEW INFORMATION SYSTEM BUILDING TO HOUSE THE MAJOR INVESTMENTS THEIR MAKING IN ADVANCED MEDICAL RECORDS.))
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[Bath-Wreck]


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A truck carrying food to the Homestead overturned this morning, killing a man.
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The accident happened about eight thirty on Route 220 near Hot Springs.
Witnesses say the driver of the Maryland based truck ran off the road and hit a tree.
He then swerved back into the road and the truck flipped.
The impact crushed the cab of the truck, killing the driver.
The truck's cargo of fruits and vegetables spilled across the highway, backing up traffic while VDOT cleaned up the mess.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
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The road to economic revitalization in Southside is more than just a figure of speech.
Local leaders say it's a necessity.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


And 20 years ago, she made history as the world's first test-tube baby.
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Today abortion opponents marked Elizabeth Carr's birthday with a protest in Norfolk.
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[XGR-Henry]
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One of the primary things corporate C-E-O's look for when considering a new location is access to a four- lane highway.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


To hear veteran legislators in Martinsville today, though, it seems one community's road to recovery may be another's road to ruin.
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(( If you can't get there easily, get raw materials in and the product out efficiently, corporate America may just steer clear of your community. So the topic of the new Interstate keeps coming up in discussions of how to fix Southside's flagging economy.
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((I-73 HAS BEEN IN THE WORKS FOR ABOUT SIX YEARS NOW AND WE'RE STILL NOT IN A POSITION FOR THE FIRST SPADE OF DIRT TO BE TURNED.)) [RUNS10]
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Martinsville's voice in the state Senate takes issue with those who'd rather upgrade Route 220.
Roscoe Reynolds told local business leaders today that 220 is not the answer for Martinsville and Henry County. He explained why he feels Franklin and Roanoke Counties wouldn't want that either.
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((THERE'S NOT QUESTION ROUTE 220 HAS TO BE IMPROVED, BUT THERE'S NO WAY TO IMPROVE ROUTE 220 AND GET IT UP TO INTERSTATE STANDARDS THAT DOESN'T DEVASTATE SOUTH ROANOKE AND NORTHERN FRANKLIN COUNTIES. IT WOULD WIPE OUT BOONES MILL.)) [RUNS15]
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...same thing for the Clearbrook area- -between Boones Mill and Roanoke, Reynolds says, noting the roadbed would have to be entirely re-aligned. Another lawmaker predicted I-73 will win approval in Washington sometime next year.
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((IT'S ABSOLUTELY IMPERATIVE THAT THEY APPROVE THE ROUTE THAT'S BEEN CHOSEN AND DON'T SEND IT BACK FOR ANY FURTHER CONSIDERATION, BECAUSE THAT WILL CAUSE FURTHER DELAY.)) [RUNS11]
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The two veteran lawmakers were joined by delegates elect Danny Marshall of Danville and Robert Hurt of Chatham at the annual Martinsville- Henry County Camber of Commerce legislative luncheon.))

[Appointments]


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Lieutenant governor John Hager didn't even have a chance to beat him...but he's going to join him anyway.
The man who lost the Republican nomination to take on Mark Warner will be part of the Democrat's administration.
He'll be an assistant to the governor for Commonwealth preparedness, coordinating efforts to protect the state from terrorism.
Hager won't be a member of Warner's cabinet, but he will take part in its meetings.
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The governor-elect made two other cabinet appointments today.
Attorney Michael J. Schewel will be secretary of commerce.
And former delegate W. Tayloe Murphy, Junior, will be secretary of natural resources.

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At least a half-dozen names are being mentioned as potential candidates for superintendent of Virginia Military Institute.
The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that among those mentioned are two graduates of the school: retired General Binford Peay the Third and Lieutenant General Robert Flowers, head of the U-S Army Corps of Engineers.
Non-alumni names include former Navy secretary James Webb, Anthony (Zin-ee) Zinni, a part-time V-M-I instructor who has served as a U-S special envoy to the Middle East and retired General Wesley Clark.

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Stocks ended the next-to-last trading session of 2001 with modest gains. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW gained six points.
NASDAQ rose 11.
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The world's first "test tube" baby, Elizabeth Carr, is 20 years old today.
An anti-abortion group marked the occasion with a protest outside the Norfolk clinic that helped give her life.
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Several children and adults demonstrated against in vitro fertilization techniques developed at the Jones Institute.
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((MOE WOLTERING/AMERICAN LIFE LEAGUE: EVERY TIME A NUMBER OF EMBRYOS ARE INTRODUCED INTO THE WOMB, A NUMBER DIE. AND THEN LEFTOVER ONES ARE PUT INTO THE FREEZERS. AND I JUST WANT TO ASK, IS THAT ANY WAY TO TREAT OUR CHILDREN?))
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The Institute says it has refined its technology dramatically, with pregnancy rates now approaching 75 percent.
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[Consumer Choices]


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Virginians may be surprised to learn they have a choice when it comes to energy providers in 2002.
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The state is opening up most markets to out-of-state electric and gas competitors January First.
Markets where the energy concern is run by the municipality may not be given the same choice.
Local power companies will still be held accountable for maintenance, even if customers chose an outside supplier.

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((ANDY FARMER/SCC SPOKESMAN: WHAT'S CHANGING IS THAT THERE MAY BE MORE THAN ONE COMPANY COMPETING TO PROVIDE ENERGY SERVICES. WHAT'S NOT CHANGING IS THAT THE LOCAL COMPANY...THE LOCAL UTILITY THAT DISTRIBUTES ENERGY WILL STAY THE SAME.))


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Virginia's State Corporation Commission has developed an education campaign to help consumers understand their options.
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For more information on the Energy Choice program, you can call 877-Y-E-S- -2004 [DISSOLVE TO WDBJ WEBPAGE FS] or go to W-D-B-J-7 dot com and click on webwatch for a link to the Energy Choice website.
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[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
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And n sports, A big night for Virginia Tech Women's basketball coach Bonnie Henrickson the Tech Football Teams talks about Florida State and this years Gator Bowl
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And Major League first baseman Mo Vaughn will wear a New York Met uniform next season.
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[S-Secrets]


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Chris Weinke is now in Carolina with the Panthers and Michael Vick is with the Falcons, and many more of the key players in the 1999 Sugar Bowl matchup between Florida State and Virginia Tech are no longer with the team schools. But Mike Stevens says the Seminoles know more about Tech than you could ever imagine.
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(( Way back in the spring as Grant Noel was walking into Rector Field house for his first workout as the Hokies starting quarterback he wasn't the only one trying to absorb as much as possible. In a practice that is commonplace among college programs that respect each other, but don't usually compete against one another - Florida State's coaching staff spent a weekend in Blacksburg in the spring. The FSU coaches weren't just given an open door policy, but also an open play book. ((BILLY HITE:)) Had the Tech coaches known they would be playing Florida State in a bowl game they probably would have postponed the visit a year, but in reality a lot of people of trying have been trying to copy what Tech does since their national title run in 1999.)) ((BILLY HITE:)) ((MIKE STEVENS:))

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Mike and Photographer Greg Moore left the valley this morning headed to Jacksonville and the Gator Bowl.
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[PINNACLE PAGE 6741]
And they will have more reports plus a 30 minute special Tech 2001 Back to the Beach. It will air at 7pm on New Years Eve.
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[S-Hokies]


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The Virginia Tech women's basketball team is hosting the Lady Luck Classic again this season. Right now, Elon and Hampton University are playing.
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The 7 and 2 Hokies will play 2 and 8 Gardner Webb at seven o'clock and after several days off and two quick practices, the Hokies are really looking forward to getting back to playing.
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If the Hokies win, it will be coach Bonnie Henrickson's 100th career win at Virginia Tech. We will have highlights at 11.

[S-Columbus]


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The Roanoke Dazzle is in the middle of five game homestand. Tomorrow night, the Dazzle takes on the Columbus Riverdragons at the Roanoke Civic Center in a 7:30 tip off. Roanoke is OH and 2 so far this season against a tough Columbus team.
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Things have been going well of late for the Dazzle. After a tough stretch in which the team played three of four on the road, the Dazzle has won two straight to boost it's record to 8 and 11 in the NBDL.
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[S-Mo]


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After sitting out a season, Mo Vaughn will return to Major League Baseball as a New York Met.
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Vaughn and the Mets finally reached an agreement that puts him in a met uniform and in return the Angels acquire pitcher Kevin Appier.
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