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[ANCHOR=Teresa]

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

A helicopter crash in Afghanistan... claims the lives of two Marines. A move to oust a Henry County school official goes down in defeat. The latest from Richmond on plans to phase out the car tax. And, we'll take a spin with a local man and his award winning sled dogs.
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]

News 7 is next.

[Truckers-Reaction]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-06 TC-8:25]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 11]

Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.
[GRAPHIC=I-81 Safety]


Most agree improvements are needed on Interstate 81 to make it safer.
And one group thinks it has the solution to the problem.
But as Justin McLeod discovered the plan could hit one major roadblock.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.; :00]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Friday; :20]
[SUPER=01-Bill Miller/Motorist; :33]
[SUPER=01-Howard Wright/Truck Driver; :47]
[SUPER=@justin1; :58]
[SUPER=01-Chris Miller/Truck Driver; 1:25 (QUICK)]
[RUNS=1:40]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7, Montgomery County]

((((NAT SOUND OF CARS DRIVING BY))
Anyone who has driven on I-81 usually has the same complaint.
There are too many vehicles and not enough lanes.
[SOT 19:08:14; 19:09:19]
[IN Q=Its congesting]

((CHARLIE SHRADER/MOTORIST: ITS CONGESTION. LOTS OF TRAFFIC.)) ((CAROLYN WAGNER/MOTORIST: THERE'S SO MANY TRUCKS NOW THAT CAUSES THE OLDER PEOPLE A LOT OF PROBLEMS.))
[Runs= 08]
[OUT Q=a lot of problems]


The solution may come from a group called Star Solutions.
Its a coalition of road construction companies which would like to widen Virginia's section of the interstate.
They propose creating separate lanes for cars and trucks.
[SOT 19:07:44]
[IN Q=That would be good]

((BILL MILLER/MOTORIST: THAT WOULD BE GOOD IF WE HAD TWO TRUCK LANES AND TWO CAR LANES.))
[Runs= 04]
[OUT Q=two car lanes]


But who should pay for these improvements?
Star Solutions would like to cover the costs by charging trucks a toll fee.
[SOT 18:57:29]
[IN Q=I dont like it]

((HOWARD WRIGHT/TRUCK DRIVER: I DON'T LIKE IT. I DON'T SEE WHY WE SHOULD HAVE TO FOOT THE BILL, OTHER PEOPLE ARE ON THE ROADS TOO.))
Although truckers are against tolls, they do support the idea of separate lanes for cars and trucks.
[Runs= 05]
[OUT Q=are on the roads]
[SOT 19:12:31]
[IN Q=Route 287 in New York]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: ROUTE 287 IN NEW YORK APPEARS TO BE THE ONLY TRUCK ONLY LANE AND TRUCK ONLY TOLL ROAD IN THE COUNTRY. THERE HAVE BEEN SIMILAR MEASURES IN OTHER STATES INCLUDING NEW JERSEY AND ARKANSAS BUT THE TRUCKING INDUSTRY HELPED DEFEAT THOSE MEASURES.))
[Runs= 14]
[OUT Q=defeat those measures]

((NAT SOUND OF TRUCK))
Truckers argue its unfair because they already pay about 7-thousand dollars each in road taxes every year.
And they say a toll could possibly produce more problems than solutions.
[SOT 19:00:55]
[IN Q=I'll probably end up]

((CHRIS MILLER/TRUCK DRIVER: I'LL PROBABLY END UP TAKING A DIFFERENT ROUTE TO TAKE UP THROUGH HERE.))
[Runs= 04]
[OUT Q=up through here]


Truckers and motorists are split right down the middle. (SHOT OF SPLIT ON HIGHWAY)
It will eventually be up to V-DOT to decide which path to take.

Justin McLeod, News 7, Montgomery County.))[Car-Tax]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-58 TC-52:28]
[GRAPHIC=Car Tax Cut]

It looks like the car tax will remain in place... at least for now.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@file;]

Lawmakers and officials within Governor Mark Warner's administration say the final phase out is on hold because of a lack of funds. If fully implemented, the phase out would cost Virginia about a billion dollars a year in lost revenue.
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[ss=hold]


Former Governor Jim Gilmore had planned in his final budget to scrap the tax in 2004. [Afghanistan]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Op. Enduring Freedom]

A "mechanical problem" is being blamed for today's crash of a helicopter that killed two Marines in Afghanistan. Jim Acosta reports-- the apparent accident come as more questions are being raised about the treatment of war prisoners in Cuba.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=@file; :00]
[SUPER=01-Donald Rumsfeld/Defense Secretary; :08]
[SUPER=01-Brig. Gen. Michael Lehnert/US Marines; :51]
[SUPER=01-Hamid Karzai/Afghanistan Interim Prime Minister; 1:15]
[SUPER=01-Jim Acosta/CBS News; 1:23]
[RUNS=1:33]
[OUT Q=CBS News, Washington.]

((
(font: file)

The Super Stallion helicopter left the Bagram air base on a resupply mission with another chopper and made, what the military calls, a ``hard landing.''

SOT: Donald Rumsfeld, Defense Secretary (Meet the Press-NBC) 9:01:24

It appears to be at the moment a mechanical problem with the helicopter.
Two Marines were killed. Five others aboard were hurt.. but not seriously.

SOT: Capt. Tom Bryant, U.S. Army, All the marines were evacuated

from the crash site back here to Bagram airbase and have since been further evacuated to another U.S. base which I do not know the location of.

(Guantanamo nats)


The British may ask for an investigation into the treatment of war prisoners at Camp X-Ray in Guantanamo Cuba. Theyre upset over pictures released by the U.S. -- showing detainees on their knees wearing blacked-out goggles and earmuffs. Some British officials worry the prisoners are being softened up for interrogation sessions. But U.S. commanders say the jailed fighters are dangerous -- pointing to one incident earlier this week.

SOT: Brig. Gen. Michael Lehnert/U.S. Marines, One of the detainees

became somewhat upset. A couple of MPs (military police) went in took him out moved him into a different unit and during that process one of the military policemen was bit on the forearm.
To keep terrorists out of his country -- Afghanistans interim prime minister says he hopes a conference of international donors -- meeting to help his war-torn nation -- will give generously.

SOT: Hamid Karzai, Afghanistan Interim Prime Minister, "Help us begin

a new life.
stand-up: And rebuilding Afghanistan wont come cheap. So far the relief price-tag is estimated at 15 billion dollars. JA CBS News Washington. ))



[Airport]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-52 TC-1:52:33]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke Reg. Airport]


There were plenty of travelers at the Roanoke Regional Airport today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


That's due to Saturday's snow storm which caused many cancellations and delays.
Travelers who could not fly out yesterday returned today.
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[SOT 10:10; 5:11]
[IN Q=It looks like she]

((CHRISTIE DAVID: IT LOOKS LIKE SHE IS GOING TO BE GOING HOME TO SWEDEN. IT WAS INCONVENIENT BUT EVERYBODY WAS VERY HELPFUL AND TRYING TO GET HER RE-ASSIGNED. THEY RE-ASSIGNED HER TWICE AND THEY WERE REAL HELPFUL.)) ((CHARLES LATTIMER/AIR TRAVELER: EVERYTHING JUST SEEMS TO BE RUNNING BACK TO NORMAL. THEY DID A GREAT JOB HERE. I'VE BEEN FLYING OUT OF HERE THE LAST FEW MONTHS, EVERYTHING ALWAYS BEEN ON TIME AND GREAT SO EVERYTHING LOOKS LIKE ITS BACK TO NORMAL.))
[SUPER=01-Christie David/Parent; :00]
[SUPER=01-Charles Lattimer/Air Traveler; :09]
[RUNS=19]
[OUT Q=back to normal]
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[VO-NAT]


There were a few cancellations this morning to and from Atlanta.
By mid afternoon, flights at the airport were back to normal.
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[MLK-Road]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-03 TC-11:57]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Tomorrow is Martin Luther King Day.
And a Danville man's plans to honor the slain civil rights leader are moving forward.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville/January, 2001]


Torrey Dixon wants to rename the South Main, Central Boulevard, and Piney Forest Road corridor after Martin Luther King Jr.
Dixon has gathered more than a hundred signatures in favor of the proposal.
City council has now set up a commission to study the idea.
The seven member committee will make a recommendation and then council will vote on it.... with a decision expected sometime next month.
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[WRITER=rle]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


Still ahead on News 7 at 11, the state rejects an attempt to get one Henry County official out of office...
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[VO-NAT]

and by all accounts these cats felt right at home for yesterday's snowfall. The story a little later in the newscast... stay with us.
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[Leyva-Reel]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=Va Profile tc 1:47:17]
[GRAPHIC=Virginia Profile]

He ran what was at the time considered the largest boy prostitution ring in the country - with many boys from the Roanoke Valley. And after being in prison for the past decade - Tony (LAY-Vuh) Leyva could soon be released. Keith Humphry takes a look at Leyva's fall from grace and his path to prison in today's Virginia Newsreel.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Tony Leyva]
[SUPER=04-1988; :00]
[SUPER=01-Freddie Herring/Defendant; 1:14]
[SUPER=01-Daniel Crandall/Defense Attorney; 1:25]
[RUNS=3:04]
[OUT Q=Standard]

(( Tony Leyva was a self-ordained minister who began touring the country holding revivals when he was only 13-years old.
As his ministry grew, so did his staff. [PRE-PRO OF THE THREE MEN - ALREADY ON TAPE!!] He joined forces with Edward Morris in 1966 and Freddie Herring became a substitute preacher for Leyva in 1970. The three were known for taking in young teenage boys - often runaways - to tour with them - offering the boys lodging, food and money in exchange for sex. Because of the ministers positions in the church, many parents also trusted them and encouraged their sons to travel with the evangelists. That's what happened to this victim - he was one of the first 23 boys who complained to authorities about Leyva. He told News 7 that Leyva used his authority as a pastor to force the boys into sex. [88-45 1:33:41]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=He said]
[RUNS= 10]

((HE SAID, HE WAS LIKE, THERE'S NOTHING WRONG WITH IT. IT'S PERFECTLY FINE. IT'S all right. JUST DON'T LET IT HURT YOUR FAITH AND DON'T TELL NO ONE OF THE INCIDENT.))
[OUT Q=of the incident]

Another victim says there were even threats from some of the ministers.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Ed Morris]
[RUNS= 8]

((ED MORRIS TOLD ME 'WHAT IF SOMETHING WOULD HAPPEN TO YOUR BUS ON THE WAY HOME? WHAT IF IT WERE TO BLOW UP?' AND THAT SCARES PEOPLE.))
[OUT Q=Scares people]

At first, all three evangelists adamantly denied any guilt in the case. [88-45 1:31:59]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I pray for]
[RUNS= 5]

((AND I PRAY FOR THOSE WHO ARE ACCUSING US OF THESE LIES THAT ARE BEING TOLD.))
[OUT Q=being told]

But their stories soon changed after learning the extent of evidence that was mounted against them. [88-109 46:20]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I think after]
[RUNS= 15]

((I THINK AFTER THE DEFENDANTS REALIZED THE VOLUME OF EVIDENCE THAT WAS GOING TO BE EXHIBITED AGAINST THEM, AND THE RIGGERS OF GOING TO TRIAL, THEY THOUGHT IT WAS NECESSARY AND APPROPRIATE TO GO AHEAD AND ENTER A PLEA AGREEMENT WHICH WOULD BE FAR BETTER FOR THEIR INTERESTS IN THE LONG RUN.))
[OUT Q=the long run]

After agreeing to a plea agreement and confessing to more than 100 molestation, Leyva said - quote [bring pre-pro from tape 88-109 45:36] 'I FELT GUILTY ABOUT IT AND WONDERED HOW MANY TIMES GOD WOULD FORGIVE ME.' Morris told investigators - quote - 'I AM BISEXUAL AND WILL HAVE SEX WITH ANYONE AT ANY TIME'. Herring denied having a strong attraction to boys - but does admitted having sex with about a dozen teenagers that worked for Leyva. But even after the confessions, some followers still wanted to believe in the preachers. [89-2 51:07]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Ye s he's]
[RUNS= 3]

((YES HE IS INNOCENT - YES!!!!!))
[OUT Q=YES!!!!!!]

The judge, however, did not feel any sympathy for the defendants. During sentencing, Judge James Turk called the ministers- quote - 'CON MEN WHO PREYED ON THE WEAK, DOWN AND OUT AND THE UNINTELLIGENT. HE SAID THAT SINCE THEY HAD COMMITTED THEIR CRIMES IN THE NAME OF GOD, THEY HAD BLACKENED THE EYE OF RELIGION.' Victims are also a little less forgiving than the minister's followers. [89-2 52:44]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I think]
[RUNS= 4]

((I THINK THEY SHOULD CASTRATE HIM, THEM PUT HIM IN THE ELECTRIC CHAIR.))
[OUT Q=ELECTRIC CHAIR]

Edward Morris and Freddie Herring each served their time in prison and have since died. Tony Leyva was sentenced to 22 years behind bars. Now 55, Leyva is once again denying the charges - saying he was a political prisoner convicted on false charges the government brought to keep him quiet about C-I-A secrets. And once he gets out he plans to return to the ministry. For Virginia Newsreel, I'm Keith Humphry. ))

[Henry-School]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-08 TC-4:16]
[GRAPHIC=Hen. Co. Solutions]

The fight to oust the Superintendent of Schools in Henry County hits a setback.
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[VO-NAT]


Reverend Tyler Millner recently sent a letter to the State Department of Education asking the department to remove Superintendent Sharon Dodson.
[SUPER=03-Henry Co./December 14, 2001]

Millner is at odds with Dodson over the controversial reconfiguration plan in Henry County. Millner alleges Dodson has deceived the public as well as been unresponsive to voters and parents.
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]

This week, the Department of Education sent a response to Reverend Millner's request. The letter states that a local school board, not the state, has the authority to remove a school superintendent.

[Feedback]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=FdBack]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 Feedback]


It's been a while since we had a chance to look at the viewer mail.
Here's assignment editor Joe McKean to get us caught up.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Animation Open]
[SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co./January 8; :05]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/January 12; :51]
[RUNS=1:30]
[OUT Q=Animation Close]


((A story on the series of accidents involving trucks on Interstate-81 brought several comments, including one from a viewer in Montvale (R. Johnson):
"I travel 81 daily and from what I see the biggest problem is most of the cars on the road. Most are in a big hurry to get to work or home and are discourteous even to other cars...Most truck drivers are courteous and helpful to other drivers. If you break down, they will be the first to stop and help. Let's share the road!"
Another correspondent (J. Falls/Appomattox) was sympathetic to the truckers as well:
"In my judgment the main reason for all or at least most of these accidents can be attributed to the fact that there are not enough places for drivers to stop and rest. The truck stops are full by 6pm and the state does not allow parking on the on and off ramps."
Our decision not to broadcast the parade honoring Mark Warner the day of his inauguration was flat wrong, and brought some sharp comments from several viewers, including one from Salem (Jane Ockrim).
"I think your lack of coverage of the inaugural parade in which Salem High School was invited to participate is appalling. To rerun a program rather than give LOCAL coverage to a LOCAL high school is insulting."
Any thoughts you have about our news judgment, or lack of it, are welcome. Here's our mailing address, our fax number and our email address.
Joe McKean, News-7.))


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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[SS=None]

Still to come, there will be no repeat for the Ravens, as the Steelers roll into the A-F-C championship game. Roy Stanley will have highlights and more...
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[VO-NAT]

and yesterday's snow likely meant some exercise for these award winning sled dogs... We'll have more coming up on News 7 at 11... Stay with us.
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[WEB-ADDRESS]
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[Web Address Announce] [Pinnacle 4885ess]

[Laura-Bush]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]

One year after she danced the night away at her husband's inaugural balls, first lady Laura Bush had donated her gown to the Smithsonian.
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[VO-NAT 20:07:49 ]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]

The sequined red gown will take its place in the presidential exhibit at the National Museum of American History. The tradition of first ladies donating their inaugural gowns dates to 1909 and Helen Taft. Mrs. Bush says the whirlwind of inaugural balls made for "a very fun and joyous night,'' but she never could have guessed what would happen during her husband's first year in office.
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[Sled-Dogs]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=VAProfiles]
[GRAPHIC=VA Profiles]


It's the last thing you'd expect to see in Salem.
But that's where you'll find Ralph Mitchell training his sled dogs.
And they're learning to "mush" without snow.
In this week's Virginia Profile, Marya Jones takes a spin with Mitchell and his Siberian Huskies.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=NATS barking]
[SUPER=03-Craig Co.; :03]
[SUPER=01-Ralph Mitchell/Sled Dog Racer; :37]
[SUPER=@Marya2; 1:30]
[RUNS=1:47]
[OUT Q=MJN7, Craig Co., NATs: pat, pat.]
(((//// SOT /////)

[NATS: BARKING 17:02 tape 1] ((NATS: Barking))
[RUNS= :03]


The barking says it all: These dogs are ready to run.
And Ralph Mitchell is more than willing to lead the way.
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[NATS: BARKING 21:10 tape 1] ((NATS: Barking))
[RUNS= :02]


It's here in Craig County, where Mitchell and his Siberian Huskies train through the winter.
He harnesses them to the front of his 550-pound four-wheeler.
And they're off...
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[NATS: 26:55 tape 1] ((NATS: ALL RIGHT. WHISTLE))
[RUNS= :02]


...traveling at speeds of up to 20 miles an hour.
In an area that only sees about six days of snow a year, sled dogs are an unusual pasttime.
But, for Mitchell, it's second-nature.
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[SOT 44:35 - :49 tape 1]

((RALPH MITCHELL: I JUST ENJOY BEING OUT WITH YOUR DOGS, BEING OUT IN THE WOODS, BEING OUTSIDE AND SOME MORNINGS, IT'S ALMOST A SPIRITUAL THING. JUST YOU AND YOUR DOGS.))
[RUNS= :14]


Mitchell trains the dogs to run on dirt.
But they race on snow up north with NO trouble, hitched to a 13-pound sled.
They compete ... and often win... in races in New York, New England and Canada.
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[SOT 16:21:04 - :14 tape 2]

((I'M CAUGHT BETWEEN TWO WORLDS. I'M A NOVELTY UP THERE BECAUSE I'M DOWN HERE AND THE SAME THING DOWN HERE BECAUSE I HAVE SLED DOGS. IT'S A NORTHERN SPORT BUT I'M DOWN SOUTH.))
[RUNS=: 10]
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[NATS 29:12] ((NATS: DOGS PANTING AFTER RUN... (RALPH PETS THEM).))
[RUNS=: 01]


Mitchell, a carpenter by day, started his hobby in 1989, when he bought his first Husky.
One decade later, he has 18 sled dogs.
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[SOT 16:24:41 - :54 tape 2]

((IT WOULD BE CRUEL NOT TO LET THEM DO IT. THEY ENJOY IT. THEY LIKE TO GO.))
[RUNS= :07]
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[NATS 30:07 OR 30:30] ((NATS: DOGS LAPPING WATER.))
[RUNS= :02]


To Mitchell, each dog is a child with a distinct personality.
And he's more than just their master.
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[SOT 16:30:01 - :03 tape 2]

[COVER WITH SHOT OF DOG KISSING HIM ... 35:48] ((I'M THE ALPHA DOG.))
[RUNS= :02]


Leading his team to victory. [NATS 36:07] ((NATS RALPH TALKING TO DOG: YEAH... YOU DID PRETTY GOOD TODAY.))

Marya Jones, News-7, Craig County.))[S-Steelers]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-113 (39:55)]
[GRAPHIC=Steelers/Ravens]


Baltimore's championship reign is over. Amos Zereoue, starting because Jerome Bettis had a reaction to medication, rushed for 63 yards and 2 touchdowns as the Steelers beat the Ravens 27 to 10.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsburgh, PA/CBS SPORTS; :]


Leading 3 to nothing, Kordell Stewart hands off to Zereoue he bulls his way up the middle scoring from the one and the Steelers led 10 to nothing in the first quarter.
The Ravens turned it over again and this time Zereoue takes the handoff and dives over the top for the score and the Steelers led 17 to nothing at the half.
A field goal made it 20 to 3 Steelers then Baltimore's Jermaine Lewis catches the punt cuts it to the outside and turns it up for the 88 yard T-D run and the Ravens trailed 20 to 10 in the third.
[SUPER=32-Pittsburgh/27/Baltimore/10/; :]


The Steelers sealed the win early in the fourth quarter when Stewart hooks up with Plaxico Burress on the 32 yard T-D pass and Pittsburgh advances with the 27 to 10 win.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="This football....]
[SUPER=01-Bill Cowher/Steelers Head Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=....the challenge."]
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[TALENT=Roy]
[GRAPHIC=Hold Logo]


The next challenge for the Steelers is next week in the A-F-C championship game against New England.



[S-Rams]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-108 (1:07:24)]
[GRAPHIC=Rams/Packers]


Aeneas (uh-Nee'-uhs) Williams set a playoff record with 2 interception returns for touchdowns as St. Louis routed Green Bay 45 to 17.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-St. Louis, MO/FOX SPORTS; :]


Williams got into the action early. Here he picks off this Favre pass and returns it 29 yards for the score to make it 7 to nothing in the first.
But Favre comes right back this time he hooks up with Antonio Freeman on the 22 yard T-D pass play and the score was tied at 7.
[SUPER=32-St. Louis/45/Green Bay/17/; :]


Warner tossed a couple of scoring passes to Torry Holt and James Hodgins two minutes apart and the Rams win it 45 to 17.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="The defense...]
[SUPER=01-Kurt Warner/Rams Quarterback; :00]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=.....next week."]
[TALENT=Roy]
[GRAPHIC=Hold Logo]


The Rams host Philadelphia Next Sunday.



[S-UVA]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-115 (24:37)]
[GRAPHIC=ACC Logo]


Virginia won its third straight A-C-C game today beating Florida State this afternoon at U-Hall 91 to 74.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/RAYCOM SPORTS; :]


The 10th ranked Cavaliers started slow.
Florida State goes inside to big man Nigel Dixon he knocks down the shot the Seminoles led by 2.
Chris Williams carried the early load for the Cavs on this play he hits the jumper off the spin move and Virginia led by 2.
Elton Brown hit 3 three pointers in the first half and the Cavaliers led 45 to 39 at the half.
[SUPER=33-Virginia#10/91/Florida St./74/; :]


The Cavaliers kick it out at three point range to start the second half J.C. Mathias with the hoop and Virginia goes on to win it 91 to 74.
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[TALENT=Roy]
[GRAPHIC=Hold Logo]


Duke beat the Lady Cavaliers 86 to 69.




[S-Tech]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-109 (1:06:10)]
[GRAPHIC=Big East]


Virginia Tech let another one slip away in the second half 22-nd ranked Boston College beats the Hokies this afternoon 77 to 68.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chestnut Hill, MA/FOX SPORTS; :]


The Eagles looking to break a 3 game losing streak.
Tech trailed by one at the half but when Carlton Carter goes to the boards and hits the reverse layup the Hokies led by 1.
But the Eagles come back Troy Bell misses the shot but he's there to put it back in for two of his 17 points the Eagles led by one.
Virginia Tech's Bryant Matthews then hits the offensive boards hard for the tap in and two of his 19 points.
[SUPER=33-Boston College#22/77/Virginia Tech/68/; :]


The Hokies cut it to 2 late in the second half but the Eagles hold on to win it 77 to 68.
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[S-Roanoke]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-110 (39:04)]
[GRAPHIC=ODAC Logo]


Over at the Bast Center today, Roanoke College and Randolph Macon squared off in a Key ODAC game.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Maroons vs Yellow Jackets; :]


The Yellow Jackets come in as the top ranked team in division Three.
In the first half Jared Mills hits the jumper and Macon would take a 2 point lead on the Maroons.
But Roanoke answered when Mikal Townsend pulls up and hits the jumper fromn the side of the key.
The Yellow Jackets were all over the floor on this play Marshall Rumney goes to the floor for the loose ball and scores the hoop.
[SUPER=33-Roanoke/66/Randolph Macon/69/; :]


The game remained tight in the second half and Macon goes on to win it 69 to 66.
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[TALENT=Roy]
[GRAPHIC=Hold Logo]


The Lady Maroons downed Washington and Lee 71 to 62 in overtime.




[S-RCR]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-112 13356TC]
[GRAPHIC=MEDIA TOUR 2002]


Last year Richard Childress lost his best friend and his best driver in Dale Earnhardt. But as Mike Stevens tells us from the NASCAR Media Tour, Childress is defintely moving forward in more ways than one.


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[SOT]
[IN Q=first audio]
[SUPER=03-Welcome, NC;:08]
[SUPER=01-Robby Gordon/Cingular Chevy Driver; :20]
[SUPER=01-Kevin Harvick/Goodwrench Chevy Driver; :32]
[SUPER=01-Jeff Green/AOL Chevy Driver; :43]
[SUPER=01-Richard Childress/Owner-Richard Childress Racing; :55]
[SUPER=@mike1; 1:30]
[RUNS=1:44]
[OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."]
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[S-Express]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-106 (1:09:53)]
[GRAPHIC=Express Logo]


The Roanoke Express won tonight at the Roundhouse beating Florida 3 to 2 in overtime.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Express vs Everblades; :]


The little fans were excited about the E-C-H-L match up. In the first period, Rod Taylor is at the side of the goal and he fires a shot from the wall slipping under the goalies legs for the score to make it 1 to nothing.
[SUPER=38-Roanoke/3/Florida/2/; :]


Frank Nolvak had the winning goal in overtime Roanoke wins it 3 to 2.
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[Snow-Leopards]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-54 TC-18:49]
[GRAPHIC=Snow Leopards]


The Mill Mountain zoo snow leopards are living up to their name.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The cubs saw their first significant snowfall this weekend since their birth eight months ago.
Zoo officials say the snow leopards love the snow and are more active because of it.
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[SOT 19:20]
[IN Q=The snow leopards are]

((LAURIE SPANGLER/MILL MT. ZOO: THE SNOW LEOPARDS ARE NATIVE TO THE HIMALYAN MOUNTAINS, IN THE HIGH ALTIDUDES, TIBET, NEPAL, PAKISTAN, AFGHANSTAN SO IN THEIR NATIVE HABITAT ITS CHILLY AND LOTS OF SNOW AND THEY'RE VERY USE TO THIS AND THEY'RE ADAPATED TO THE WEATHER, TO THE COLD WEATHER.))
[SUPER=01-Laurie Spangler/Mill Mountain Zoo]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=the cold weather]
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[VO-NAT]


The cubs will eventually weigh nearly a hundred pounds and their tails can grow up to forty inches.
The zoo was closed today due to icy conditions.
But, it expects to re-open tomorrow. (------------)