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Coming up on News 7-
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It's a busy night in Rocky Mount after fire breaks out in an apartment building. Folks extend a helping hand to a local fire station destroyed in a weekend blaze. And, hundreds gather in Blacksburg to celebrate New Year's Eve... in an alcohol free environment.
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]

News 7 is next.

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[VO-NAT]

Cries of Happy New Year ring out around the world. But times are different... and the biggest celebration here at home reflects a country at war.
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((SECURITY TONIGHT IN THE WAKE OF 9/11 WILL BE TIGHT. THE POLICE DEPARTMENT WILL BE OUT HERE IN FORCE... LOOKING FOR ALCOHOL.))
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[out q= looking for alcohol.]
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[SS=News 7 at Eleven]

Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.
Jean has the night off.

[Times-Square]


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In less than an hour, Americans will welcome 2002. At Times Square in New York-- security is at an all time high. There thousands have gathered to erase memories of horror, with a symbol of new hopes.
[DOUBLE BOXES=TERESA & Chris/Newspath]

Chris Lawrence is in New York tonight-- where folks are awaiting the annual drop of the New Year's Eve ball.
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((like almost every year hundreds of thousands of people are packed in times square. But this year is different. The events of september 11th weigh heavy on everyone's mind... however these revelers say it won't stop them from celebrating.
(SOT/Daniel Yasieshock)

And the police are trying to guarantee a safe celebration. On the street manholes are welded shut and police are posted on every corner. Plus some officers are sweeping the area with handheld radiation detectors just in case of a nuclear threat.
(SOT Rassi Miller/WAITING IN TIMES SQUARE :07)

jennifer - "to see the police walking back and forth while we're sitting here definetely makes me feel more safe" The ball that will drop at midnight features a new design called Hope for Healing. The names of several New York firefighters, police officers and medical workers killed at the world trade center are engraved on the crystal triangles.
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Earlier... some of the victims were remembered in a special ceremony. 7-year-old Logan Miller, who's uncle was killed at the world trade center trying to rescue others, rang a bell at times square simultaneously with churches citywide. ))
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[Roanoke-Tourist]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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A local woman is among the thousands gathered at Times Square...
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Pam Anderson and her son traveled from Roanoke to ring in the New Year in New York City.
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((PAM ANDERSON/ROANOKE RESIDENT; I THINK THEY'VE GOT A LOT OF SECURITY OUT. I FELT VERY SAFE. IT'S A LOT DIFFERENT THAN I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE IN NEW YORK. I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE SCARY. YOU KNOW, WE'RE FROM A SMALL TOWN, BUT IT'S BEEN GREAT.))
[SUPER=01-Pam Anderson/Roanoke Resident; ]
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[OUT Q=it's been great.]
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[VO-NAT]

Anderson was interviewed earlier today-- by C-B-S News.
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[First-Night]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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Closer to home, more than a thousand people turned out for the area's only First Night Celebration.
Intern Reporter Tim Saunders has some of the sights and sounds.
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[Start with girl blowing horn]
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(( Fun could be found for people of all ages at First Night Blacksburg.
Ten dollars was the ticket to music and entertainment at eleven different venues and a free ride from place to place.
Kids were treated to the acts of Michelle the Magician.
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((NICK BRITTEN/FIRST NIGHT ATTENDEE: IT'S PRETTY COOL, IT'S WIERD HOW SHE DOES IT, YOU THINK YOU KNOW HOW SHE DOES IT BUT YOU DON'T.)) [RUNS06]
There was also face painting and a chance to create some new years art.
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((SARAH MCINERNEY/PARENT: THIS KEPT HER BUSY FOR A COUPLE OF HOURS AND THEN WE'RE GOING TO DO MOM'S THINGS)) [RUNS:05]
Square dancers moved to the sounds of Jugbusters String Band.
Kids and parents alike joined in on the dance floor.
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((ELLEN OLIVER/FIRST NIGHT ATTENDEE: WE CAME LAST YEAR AND WE HAD ALOT OF FUN WE CAME A LITTLE LATER AND THERE WERE ALOT OF PEOPLE DANCING)) [RUNS:07]
Music lovers got their fill with performers like the Blacksburg Community Band and "No Strings Attached."
With fear of terrorism hanging over celebrations nationwide, festival organizers took extra precautions to make First Night safe and secure.
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((DEAN KRANE/FIRST NIGHT ORGANIZER: WE REALLY LOOKED AT OUR DETAILS THIS YEAR, REALLY MAKING SURE THAT EVERYTHING IS SECURE, SO I THINK WE'RE GOING TO HAVE A FUN NIGHT.)) [RUNS:07] [STANDUP 00:34:05] ((TIM SAUNDERS/INTERN REPORTER: IN LESS THAN AN HOUR THE SKIES OVER BLACKSBURG WILL BE LIT UP FOR THE NEW YEAR WITH FIREWORKS. THEY'RE SET TO GO OFF AT MIDNIGHT AND FESTIVAL ORGANIZERS SAY THE BEST PLACE TO SEE THEM IS RIGHT HERE AT HENDERSON FIELD. TIM SAUNDERS, NEWS 7, BLACKSBURG)) [RUNS:15]))

[Euro]


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The new year brings change and unity in Europe...
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Twelve European countries adopted a new currency called the Euro tonight. The new monetary system affects more than 300-million people and 12 nations. The idea for the Euro was first introduced more than a decade ago... Today...people have been lining up at banks all over Europe to get the new Euro that comes in bills and coins.
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[Franklin-Shooting]


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A confrontation in Franklin County this evening ended with gunfire.
Sheriff's officials say two women were arguing in the Henry section of the county when the shooting occurred.
They say one woman was shot in the neck and airlifted to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
Her identity and condition have not been released.
Deputies are still investigating the incident.

[Apartment-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dse]
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Flames destroyed an apartment in Rocky Mount tonight.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rocky Mount]


No one was inside the lower level apartment on East Court Street this evening when the fire started.
Officials think it began in the bedroom, but they're not sure exactly how.
The blaze was contained in the lower unit, though some apartments on the second floor had some smoke damage.
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[Ringgold-Fire]


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The community is coming to the rescue of a Pittsylvania County volunteer fire company that lost its station in a weekend blaze.
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[VO-NAT]
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Ringgold's Station 23 burned to the ground Sunday morning.
The firefighters lost all their equipment and three fire trucks.
They estimate the damage tops 600-thousand dollars.
Other fire departments loaned trucks and equipment so Station 23 can keep fighting fires ...
And citizens have already come forward with 15-hundred dollars in support for a new fire station.
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((WALTER HENDERSON/FIREFIGHTER: NATURALLY, WE'LL HAVE TO BUILD A NEW FIRE STATION, BUY NEW TRUCKS... BUT I'M HOPING IN THE LONG RUN, IT'LL PULL OUR GUYS TOGETHER BECAUSE NOW WE KNOW HOW EVERYBODY FEELS WHEN THEY'RE WAITING ON US.))
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[OUT Q=waiting on us.]
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[VO-NAT]


The fire's cause is still under investigation ... but firefighters believe it STARTED in the area where the trucks were parked.
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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Still ahead on News 7, Marines are spending New Years Day searching for Taliban leaders.
The latest from Afghanistan when News 7 returns.
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And more from Times Square as the ball gets ready to drop.
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[Sports-preview]


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[Afghanistan]


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A group of U-S Marines is on a mission. They left tonight by helicopter in search of Mullah Mohammed Omar. The Taliban leader is believed to be in a remote mountain area about 100- miles from Kandahar. Jennifer Miller has more from Washington.
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((AMERICAN FORCES ECHO ONE COMMON RESOLUTION FOR 2002. FIND OSAMA BIN LADEN -- AND TAKE DOWN HIS AL-QAIDA TERRORIST NETWORK.
(nats..helicopters)

HELICOPTERS PACKED WITH U-S MARINES FLEW OUT OF KANDAHAR ON NEW YEAR'S EVE. THEY'RE REPORTEDLY ON THE HUNT FOR TALIBAN SUPREME LEADER MULLAH MOHAMMED OMAR. HE'S SAID TO BE HIDING IN THE MOUNTAINS NORTH OF KANDAHAR. WHERE BIN LADEN IS .... IS STILL UNKNOWN.
(BUSH 14:10:28 "You've got people saying he's in pakistan, he's in a cave, he's dead...all i know is he's running.")

...AND U-S COMMANDERS SAY HE'S RUNNING OUT OF PLACES TO HIDE. SO FAR, THE MILITARY HAS CAPTURED NEARLY 200 FIGHTERS WITH POSSIBLE TIES TO TERRORISM. AND THOSE WHO RESEMBLE BIN LADEN ARE SUBMITTING D-N-A SAMPLES.
(nats..british forces)

MEANWHILE IN KABUL .... BRITISH PEACEKEEPERS HAVE ARRIVED TO MAINTAIN CONTROL IN THE NEW YEAR ... ONE IN WHICH WORLD LEADERS PROMISE A STRONG STANCE AGAINST TERRORISM. BUSH 14:08:46 "2002 is gonna be a great year for america, we'll continue to pursue our mission in fighting terror." STANDUP: AND AS WE ENTER THE NEW YEAR ... PRESIDENT BUSH SAYS THE GOVERNMENT REMAINS ON HIGH ALERT .... AND THREATENS: IF A TERRORIST DOES TRY TO ATTACK .... THERE'S A GOOD CHANCE THE UNITED STATES WILL GET HIM. JENNIFER MILLER, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON. ))

[L'burg-Shooting]


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Two men are still at large after police say they shot and robbed a Lynchburg man at his home yesterday.
It happened in the 1700 block of Texas Avenue early Sunday morning.
Police say both were black males in their mid- 20's, wearing dark clothing.
One of the suspects was armed with a handgun, and fired several shots, hitting 43- year- old Mahdeen Shahiid (sha-HEED) in the leg
The pair then made off with an undisclosed amount of cash.
Shahiid is in stable condition at Lynchburg General Hospital.
No arrests have been made.

[City-Council]


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A March primary and May election are on tap for voters in the city of Roanoke.
Candidates are now lining up to vie for seats on city council.
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[***TERESA ON CART***]
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Democrats face a Friday deadline to qualify for the primary, so Rupert Cutler and other candidates have been collecting the signatures of registered voters.
Cutler will formally announce his campaign on Thursday morning along with incumbent Nelson Harris, and planning commission member Alfred Dowe.
And the list doesn't end with them. Others lining up for the Democratic nomination include Xavier (ZAY-vee-uhr) Fox, and previous council candidates Alvin Nash and Angela Norman.
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((BRIAN SHEPARD/CITY DEMOCRATIC CHAIRMAN: I THINK IT'S GOING TO BE REAL EXCITING WITH THAT NUMBER OF CANDIDATES... THAT MANY PEOPLE INTERESTED IN GETTING THE DEMOCRATIC NOMINATION, IT SHOULD GENERATE A LOT OF ENTHUSIASM FOR OUR CANDIDATES. IT SHOULD GET PEOPLE OUT THERE TALKING ABOUT THE ISSUES EARLY AND GIVE THEM A REAL KICK-START IN THE GENERAL ELECTION CAMPAIGN.))
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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Meanwhile, Mayor Ralph Smith says a number of Republicans are now considering bids for council, and the GOP expects to field a full slate of candidates.
They do not face the Friday deadline however, so the slate of Republican candidates is still up in the air.
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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Some folks are dropping a pickle...
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[LIVE=TIMES SQUARE FULL/KU Digital]
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some are dropping a crystal ball.
We'll take a look at both a little later on News 7.
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[WEB-ADDRESS]
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[Web Address Announce] [Pinnacle 4885ess]

[Heads-Park]


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The developer of an outdoor museum featuring giant heads of U-S presidents says he's confident the park will open by the end of the summer.
Everette Newman the Third says ground has not yet been broken in the Williamsburg area because the September 11th attacks delayed the project.
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But Newman says the attacks have also spurred demand for an attraction that celebrates the country's history and leaders.
Some of those leaders temporarily set up shop in Buena Vista last spring until they were moved to York County.
Developers say bus tour companies are ready to bring groups to the site just off Interstate 64 as soon as it opens.
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[WV-Skiing]


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Now that winter has arrived in earnest, West Virginia's ski industry is hoping to hit the million-visitor mark.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Snowshoe, WV]


A record number of people skied in West Virginia last year.
Governor Bob Wise says this season can be even better, despite a late start.
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[SOT 13:29:31]
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((GOV. BOB WISE/WEST VIRGINIA; WE'RE WITHIN ONE SAYS DRIVE OF 75 MILLION PEOPLE, GAS PRICES ARE LOW. WE HAD 800-THOUSAND SKIERS LAST YEAR IN WEST VIRGINIA AND WE'RE GOING TO GO OVER THAT.))
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West Virginia resorts have enjoyed record numbers of skiers over the past week.
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[S-Extra]


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Florida quarterback Rex Grossman missed a curfew by a few minutes on the Gators second night in Miami and today says he might not start for the Gators in the Orange Bowl. If coach Steve Spurrier benches Grossman for Wednesday's game against Maryland, backup Brock Berlin would get his first start.
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[SUPER=03-Landover, MD/Nets vs. Wizards; :00]

Now our extra point, Michael Jordan exploded for 45 points as his Wizards pounded the New Jersey Nets 98-76 tonight. Jordan scored 23 in the first half. Now your numbers.
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[S-UNC]


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Lets start our new years eve bowling party in Atlanta where North Carolina and Auburn hooked up in the Peach Bowl.
UNC quarterback Ronald Curry, in his last college game, had a 62 yard touchdown run as the Tarheels
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/ESPN; :00]


built a 16-nothing lead through three and a half quarters. Julius Peppers and company held Auburn to just 155 totla yards through three quarters and UNC wins the Peach Bowl 16-10.
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[S-Clemson]


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The ACC was well represented in Bowl action new years eve as Clemson spanked Louisiana Tech 49-24 in the Humanitarian Bowl from Boise, Idaho today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Boise, ID/ESPN;]


Clemson's Woodrow Dantzler tied a school record with four touchdown passes as the Tigers roared past Louisiana Tech
Dantzler completed 15 of 23 passes for 218 yards and ran 15 times for another 57 yards. [SUPER=34-Clemson/49/Louisiana

Tech/24;]
He left after three quarters with Clemson leading 42-to-10. Two third-quarter interceptions set up two Clemson touchdowns as the Tigers blew open the game, the first one the school has played in falling snow since 1936. Both teams end the season 7-and-5.
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[S-Gator]


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Virginia Tech and Florida State are just over 12 hours away from the Gator Bowl. Mike Stevens has a final new years eve preview from Jacksonville, Florida.
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[SUPER=@Mike1; :00]
[SUPER=03-Jacksonville, FL; :14]
[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/149 Career Wins; :35]
[SUPER=01-Bobby Bowden/322 Career Wins; :44]
[SUPER=01-Don Nehlen/Gator Bowl Hall of Fame Inductee; 1:29]
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[OUT Q=...news 7 sports"]
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[S-Spring]


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When the Hokies kick it off against Florida State in the Gator Bowl tomorrow, there will be a new man call the shots on offense.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]


Bryan Stinespring, with some assistance from Rickey Bustle, will call the offensive plays against the Seminoles.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Bryan Stinespring/Virginia Tech Off. Coordinator; :00]
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[OUT Q=...these other staff members"]
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[S-Irish]


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Notre Dame has named former Stanford coach Tyrone Willingham as the Fighting Irish new coach.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NCAA Football; :00]


According to reports, Willingham has accepted a six year deal worth between two million and three million dollars a year. It is believed his contract will make him just the third coach in all of college football to make over two million annually. Willingham coached Stanford the last seven years and posted a 44-36 and 1 record during that time.
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[S-Riley]


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The San Diego Chargers will have a new head coach next football season.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NFL; :00]


One day after completing their regular season, the Chargers have fired Mike Riley. The Chargers closed their year yesterday with a nine-game losing streak, leaving Riley with a 14-and-34 record over three seasons. They were 5-and-11 this year. The Chargers had a six-game losing streak in 1999 and an eleven-game skid in 2000. Riley had two years left on his contract.
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[S-NBA]


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Six teams hit the hard wood in NBA action today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Indianapolis, IN/FOX; :00]


Miami's six-game losing streak is over after Alonzo Mourning and Eddie Jones led the Heat to an 89-to-87 triumph at Indiana. Mourning had 19 points, including a hook shot with 48 seconds left. Jones had 29 points for the Heat.
[SUPER=32-Miami/89/Indiana/87;]


Rod Strickland added 14 points and ten rebounds to Miami's rare win. Jalen Rose registered 20 as did Jonathan Bender, who matches his career high in the Pacers second straight loss.
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[S-Dazzle]


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The Roanoke Dazzle has a few days off before returning to action this Wednesday against Asheville at the Roanoke Civic Center.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]


The Dazzle has won two out of it's last three and one major reason for the improved record is the play of guard Andre McCollom. McCollom not only adds a scoring punch to the Roanoke line up but he has been a valuable assist man for the Dazzle.
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[OUT Q=.....off the pick and roll"]
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[Pickle-Drop]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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Times Square has its crystal ball... Mount Olive North Carolina has its pickle.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Mount Olive, NC]


That's right the budding tradition in Mount Olive is a pickle drop.
They were testing the four-foot plastic pickle yesterday. It actually dropped into the brine vat at 7 o-clock tonight... that's midnight Greenwich time.
The Mount Olive Pickle company sponsors the event. (------------)