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Coming up on News 7-
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New information on where Bin Laden may have been just hours before September 11th.
Some locals are packing up and heading to the Congo. We'll tell you why.
Plus a peek at the number one movie at the box office.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]


Any maybe one more warm one? Robin will have our forecast.
News 7 is next.

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They lost everything when a volcano destroyed their homes.
Now a Roanoke Church is offering help and some much needed supplies.
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[Church-Mission]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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These Church members live in this region. Now they're getting ready to head to the Congo to help victims of the January 17th volcano.
As Marya Jones reports, the group from Church of the Holy Spirit is the first in the U-S to respond.
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[NATS: handling medicines] ((NATS: handling medicines)) [RUNS:03]
Members of the Church of the Holy Spirit load up 800 pounds of medicines to take to the Congo.
With them, they hope to treat 150 people a day ... 15-hundred people during a 10-day mission trip.
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[NATS: Congo volcano tape] ((NATS: Congolese refugees walking over lava)) [RUNS:02]
Nearly half a million Congolese people were driven from their homes by rivers of lava.
The January 17th volcanic eruption near the city of Goma placed thousands at risk for disease, starvation and malnutrition.
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((MICHELE MEINHART/NURSE PRACTITIONER: WHEN WE GET THERE, WE'RE GOING TO SEE A LOT OF DESPERATION... BASIC NECESSITIES GOING TO BE MISSING.)) [RUNS:13]
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[NATS tape 01-23, tc 21:47] ((NATS: DAVID FULLER: GOOD TO SEE YOU... )) [RUNS:03]
Last year, Associate Pastor David Fuller led members of the church to the Sudan on a similar mission.
Fuller's contacts with Christian groups there and in the Congo inspired a return trip to Africa to provide medical and humanitarian relief.
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((DAVID FULLER/ASSOCIATE PASTOR: ONE OF THE MOST EXCITING COMMUNICATIONS WE GOT FROM THEM WAS THIS MORNING, WHERE THEY SAID WE WELCOME THE FOOD AND HOUSEWARES, BUT DON'T FORGET TO BRING THE JESUS VIDEO, SO WE CAN SHOW THEM THE JESUS WHO DELIVERED THEM FROM THE VOLCANO.)) [RUNS:16]
The group is still hoping to raise 10-thousand dollars before they leave Saturday.
That money will buy food, blankets and housewares for some Congolese people who no longer have them.
Marya Jones, News-7, Roanoke.))

[Karzai]


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Another nation in need of help- Afghanistan. Today President Bush announced a $50 million dollar U-S aid pacakge to help rebuild that nation.
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Tonight Afghan's interim leader said re-building Afghanistan will be difficult- but he says the nation is prepared for the challenge.
Hamid Karzai arrived at the Pentagon late today with Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld.
Karzai promises his country will hand over Osama bin Laden if he's captured.
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[Bin-Laden]


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New information on what Osama bin Laden may have been doing the night before the terrorist attacks- and word that he may have been getting help from Pakistan - a nation that has since pledged to back the U-S.
Barry Peterson now with details.
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((In a tale as twisted as the hunt for Osama Bin Laden, CBS News has been told that the night before the September 11th terrorists attack, OSAMA BIN LADEN WAS in Pakistan.. HE WAS getting medical treatment WITH THE SUPPORT OF THE very military that days later pledged its BACKING for the US war on terror in Afghanistan Pakistan intelligence sources tell CBS News that Bin Laden was spirited into this military hospital in Rawalpindi for kidney dialysis treatment. On that night, says this medical worker who wanted her identity protected, they moved out all the regular staff in the urology department and sent in a secret team to replace them. SHE SAYS...It was treatment for a very special person. The special team was obviously up to no good. They military had him surrounded, says this hospital employee who also wanted his identity masked, and I saw the mysterious patient helped out of a car. Since that time, he says, I have seen many pictures of the man...he is the man we know as Osama Bin Laden. I also heard two army officers talking to each other...they were saying that Osama Bin Laden had to be watched carefully and looked after. DOCTORS AT THE HOSPITAL TOLD CBS NEWS THERE WAS NOTHING SPECIAL ABOUT THAT NIGHT...BUT THEY DECLINED OUR REQUEST TO SEE ANY RECORDS. GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS REACHED TONIGHT DENIED THAT BIN LADEN RECEIVED ANY MEDICAL TREATMENT THAT NIGHT. But is was Pakistan's president Musharraf WHO SAID IN public what many suspected... that Bin Laden suffers from kidney disease...saying he thinks Bin Laden may be near death. His evidence... ...watching this most recent video, showing a pale and haggard Bin Laden, his left hand never moving. Bush administration officials admit...they don't know if bin laden is sick, or even dead. The US has no way of knowing who in Pakistan's military, or intelligence, supported the Taliban or Osama bin Laden...maybe up to the night before 9/11 by arranging dialysis to keep him alive. So the US may not know if those same people might help him again...perhaps to freedom. Barry Peterson, CBS News, Islamabad.))

[Pearl-kidnapping]


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A Wall Street Journal reporter is being held hostage in Pakistan- perhaps being used as pawn by Al Qaeda supporters.

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These pictures with a gun to the head of Daniel Pearl... were released- along with a list of demands.
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((DEREK GENTILE/FORMER COLLEAGUE: BRUTAL ABSOLUTELY BRUTAL VERY HARD TO LOOK AT EVEN I DIDN'T KNOW HIM.))
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The 38 year old reporter was taken by a group which claims he's a U-S spy.
But Pakistani police say the kidnappers have close ties to Al Qaeda-
The group e-mailed several newspapers demanding the release of the Taliban's former Ambassador to Pakistan, to handover of F-16's purchased from the U-S but never delivered to Pakistan... and to return all Pakistani nationals held at the U-S prison camp in Cuba.
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[Water-Service]


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Some 300 Roanoke homes could go without water tomorrow morning.
City crews are installing a new pipe and will have to temporarily shut off serice to some customers in the Garden City area.
The outage will affect houses in the Mill Mountain Estates subdivision and as well as homes and side streets along Garden City Boulevard.
The interruption will begin around nine o-clock and could last for up to six hours.

[Economic-Development]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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120 new jobs are coming to the Roanoke Valley.
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[VO-NAT]
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Two new companies are marking a start in Roanoke's Centre for Industry and Technology.
Virginia Utility Protection Service and InfoSeal are leasing space in the old Transkrit building.
VUPS executives say they almost moved to Franklin County, but credit Roanoke officials for changing their minds.


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((RICH PARVARSKI/VUPS: WE STARTED OFF AS A BOARD OF DIRECTORS LOOKING ACROSS THE STATE. WE DETERMINED THAT SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA WOULD BE AN IDEAL LOCATION. WE QUICKLY NARROWED THAT DOWN TO THE ROANOKE AREA.))
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[OUT Q=Roanoke area.]
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The companies plan to pour more than six million dollars into building renovations, and they are hiring.
InfoSeal has taken 29 former Transkrit employees onboard so far.
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[Job-Growth]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Employment Numbers for the state show 19 thousand more jobs were created in the Commonwealth this November than last, most of them in Northern Virginia.
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That part of the state gained 20 THOUSAND jobs -- and continues to be the fastest growing metropolitan area in the state.
Charlottesville picked up 18 hundred jobs.
And Roanoke gained 12 hundred, many in the health and business services sectors.
Norfolk lost a thousand jobs.
Lynchburg lost 12 hundred, mainly in transportation.
And Danville lost 23 hundred jobs in November, most in manufacturing.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Virginia Tech could try to fill the budget hole with a tuition hike.
See how that could affect your bill in just a moment.
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And the world will soon have its eye on Salt Lake City... so will a deputy sheriff from our area.
Find out why when News 7 returns.
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[Sports-Preview]


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((Hey folks this is Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office as the Patriots and the Cougars renew their old rivalry as non-district foes. The Roanoke Valley Sports Club welcomes Mike Clark to town tonight. Stacy Compton is teaming up with Mostly Sofas to raise big bucks for the rescue mission. Plus, the Vick watch continues and Bush-ball takes over the White House as the Lakers drop in on the President. Tonig

ht on the Big 7.))[Olympic-Officer]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Law enforcement officers from all across Virginia will be heading to the Olympics next month. But they won't be competing-- these men and women will be working. Tonight-- Teresa Hamilton introduces us to a local man who'll represent southwest Virginia.
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[SUPER=01-Melvin Morris, III/Pulaski Co. Deputy; :18 quick!!!!!!!]
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(( Melvin Morris has worked in law enforcement for more than 20- years. Next month-- the Pulaski County Sheriff's deputy will be putting that experience to work in Salt Lake City as a law enforcement volunteer at the 2002 Winter Olympics.
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((THE WAY IT IS NOW WE'RE GOING TO BE WORKING SIX TO TEN HOUR DAYS, SO WITHIN THREE WEEKS I'LL PROBABLY ONLY HAVE THREE DAYS OFF.)) [RUNS08]
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But Morris' time off will be well spent in Salt Lake City. Morris is eager to watch the worlds best athletes compete.
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((NEVER BEING ON THE CALIBER OF AN OLYMPIC ATHLETE TO ME IT WILL BE AN HONOR TO GO OUT THERE..... I'VE ALWAYS WANTED TO WATCH THE JAMAICAN BOBSLED SO THERE'S MY OPPORTUNITY TO WATCH IT.)) [RUNS07]
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Morris will be working in an area where dignitaries from around the world will be staying-- Morris' boss-- Pulaski County Sheriff Jim Davis says his deputy was a natural choice.
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((JIM DAVIS/PULASKI CO. SHERIFF: WITH HIS EXPERIENCE AND TIME ON THE ROAD MEL ACTUALLY HAS A WIDE VARIETY OF LAW ENFORCEMENT EXPERIENCE I THINK ANY TASK THEY PUT HIM TO AT SALT LAKE, HE WILL BE FINE WITH AND PROBABLY HAS DONE SOME OF IT IN THE PAST.)) [RUNS15]
[OUT Q= of it in the past.]

Now-- Morris will add another job to that list... one that only a select few will able to claim. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Pulaski. ))

[Tech-Tuition]


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Officials at Virginia Tech say tuition increases won't be nearly enough to cover proposed budget reductions.
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Spokesman Larry Hincker says a 5-percent increase would amount to about 6-million dollars. But the school is being asked to cut 31-million for the new fiscal year. Tech is also concerned about a tuition hike affecting enrollment and affordability.
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((LARRY HINCKER/VIRGINIA TECH SPOKESMAN; FOR AN OUT OF STATE STUDENT IT IS ABOUT 580 DOLLARS SO YOU DO THAT ACROSS SEVERAL YEARS AND YEAH IT COULD BEGIN TO HAVE AN IMPACT ON THE FAMILIES BUDGET AND THAT'S WHY WERE EXTREMELY SENSITIVE TO IT. ))
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State college tuition in Virginia has been frozen since 19-96. Governor Mark Warner wants to lift the ban to help cover Virginia's budget shortfall. Tech's Board of Visitors will make a decision on tuition at Tech this Spring.
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[Equador-Plane]


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Authorities have called off the search for a jet that went down in the Andes mountains with 92 people aboard.
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[VO-NAT]

The Ecuadorean airlines Boeing 7-27 crashed in Colombia... It was on the way from (KEE-toh) Quito, Ecuador to Tulcan on the border with Colombia. The Red Cross says it knows where the plane went down... but can't get to it. An official did say that there was fog today in the mountains... and investigators are trying to confirm reports that farmers heard a big explosion. Colombia's Air Force has ruled out a guerilla attack on the plane.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Life often imitates art... this time art is imitating life.
A real-life war story is tops at the box office. We'll tell you about it next.
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And normal life slides to a halt as snow surprises the West Coast.
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[WEB-ADDRESS]
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[Web Address Announce] [Pinnacle 4885ess]

[Blackhawk]


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The military thriller.. Black Hawk Down held top honors at the box office for a second straight weekend taking in more than 18 million dollars.
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((ONCE THAT FIRST BUILLET... ALL MEN BACK HERE ALIVE.))
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The movie is based on a real situation where a U-S helicopter crashes in Mogadishu, Somalia- and U-S troops have to fight off thousands of Somalis.
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((SIX, ONE IS GOING DOWN... HOLD ON!))
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[OUT Q=hold on.]
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The film stars Josh Hartnett, Ewan McGregor, and Jeremy Pivin.
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[TAKE PINNACLE BOARD]
Snow Dogs- came in second this weekend, followed by a Walk to Remember, the Mothman Prophecies and a Beautiful Mind rounds out the top picks at number five.
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[Snow]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A rare sight for many west coast residents today...
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[VO-NAT :13]
[SUPER=03-Running Springs, CA]

The snow was flying from the Bay Area all the way up to Seattle. Children enjoyed a day off from school in usually sunny California. The unexpected snow left many unprepared to weather the storm... even closing one highway.
[SUPER=03-Issaquah, WA]

Accumulating snow to the north around Seattle was a shock too. Pile-ups crowded roadways there causing even more accidents and delays. Despite all the warnings... there were a few who thought they could make it through the storm.
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[ANCHOR=Mike]
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High school hoops, Couches for a cause, and an Eagles soaring at the Roanoke Valley Sports are just of things we're talking about tonight including President
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC; :00]

Bush, who welcomed 13 Lakers and coach Phil Jackson to the White House today. The visit was to congratulate Kobe, Shaq and the rest of the Lakers for winning the NBA title each of the past two seasons. Children from Boys and Girls Clubs were also in attendance as the President challenged the players to understand the responsibility they have to act like champions off of the court, as well. The Lakers seemed to enjoy their time in the East Room. Now, tonight's scores.
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[S-Patriots]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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A rare Monday night high school basketball game last night as PH played host to Pulaski County in a non-district tilt on Grandin Road.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Pulaski Co. vs. Patrick Henry; :00]

Patrick Henry was anxious to get back on the floor after blowing a big lead on Friday against Halifax. And they would take their frustrations out on the Cougars. Alan Miller intercepts the inbounds pass and goes coast-to-coast for the layin and an early Patriot lead. Pulaski would cut into the advantage as Brandon Anderson finds Gary Hash all along for the bucket and it's 19-to-12 PH. Pulaski again playing from behind. This time big Matt Roan from the three point land and he knocks it down for the Cougars.
[SUPER=33-Pulaski Co./62/Patrick Henry/87;]

But Patrick Henry was on the money last night as Cornelius Penn drains the Jumper. PH by 11 at the half and they win it 87-to-62.
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[S-Club]


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The Roanoke Valley Sports Club welcomed Michael Clark, the head football coach of the national runner-up Bridgewater College Eagles' football team to town last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]

Clark chatted with ODAC Commissioner Brad Bankston and told those in attendance that he could get used to making a run for the national title year in and year out.
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[VO-NAT CON'T]
[SUPER=04-2001 Stagg Bowl; ]

The Stagg Bowl appearance put Bridgewater on the national map, but despite all the success of the last two seasons - Clark insists that the recruits aren't standing to line to play at Bridgewater just yet.
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[vo nat con't] The division 3 recruiting calendar extends into the spring, and Clark is hopeful that several division one caliber players will fall through the cracks and end up at Jopson Field.
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[S-Vick]


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Marcus Vick will make the official call on his college next Tuesday. Marcus took his official visit to Tech this past weekend, and brother Michael was also in Blacksburg.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Newport News/Last Season; :00]

Marcus has said all along he plans to announce his college choice next Tuesday, February 5th. His final three schools are Tennessee, Virginia and the Hokies. In recent weeks, Marcus has been leaning toward Tech. Michael appears to be in that corner, as well.
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[S-Express]


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The Roanoke Express is at the start of a weird stretch in which the team will play one game in 12 days. Roanoke plays this coming Saturday at Richmond, and they do not return home until February 12th. Off the ice today, the team sent forward Alain St. Hilaire to the Mississippi Seawolves in exchange for future considerations.

[S-Stacy]


[ANCHOR=mike]
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[WRITER=sma]
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Winston Cup star Stacy Compton is coming to Star City this weekend. Stacy will be hanging out at "Mostly Sofas" this Friday night to help raise money for the Roanoke Rescue Mission.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]


"Mostly Sofas" founder Jeff Rorer befriended Compton at a few golf outings and the two decided that it was time to help a local charitable organization.
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[VO-NAT]


Compton will sign autographs at Mostly Sofas from five to seven PM Friday. The money donated to the Mostly Sofas raffle could win you a sofa, a recliner or two pit passes to the February Daytona 500. Compton will also bring along some of his racing toys.
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[S-NBDL]


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The Roanoke Dazzle is home tonight at the Roanoke Civic Center. Roanoke plays host to Fayetteville in a seven o'clock tip-off. In one other NBDL note, Rusty LaRue, the former Wake Forest star, who spent some time in the NBA with the Bulls in 1997 has signed a 10 day contract with the Utah Jazz. LaRue has been playing with the Asheville Altitude this year. He's the fourth NBDL player to be called up to the NBA.


[S-ACC]


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The Virginia Cavaliers hung tough in the new Top 25 hoop poll released today. The Cavs, who lost to Duke last night and host Maryland Thursday night fell just one spot to 8th.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Durham, NC/Last Night - Fox-Net; :00]

Also, six -nine freshman Elton Brown has been named the ACC's rookie of the week. He had 47 points and 18 rebounds in three games last week. He had 12 points and 4 rebounds against Duke.
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[S-WDBJ]


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And don't forget that this Thursday night at nine right here on WDBJ-7 the Blue Devils swing back into action against their good neighbors from Chapel Hill. Duke and Carolina this Thursday night at nine right here on Your Hometown Station.
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[talent=mike]
[graphic=tech women]

Also, don't forget tomorrow night, the Virginia Tech women play host to the number one team in the nation - Connecticut. Tech is ranked 23rd this week after back-to-back road losses. U-Conn comes into the Cassell 22-and-0. Tip-off tomorrow night at set for 7.


[Bluegrass-Festival]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A group of local musicians wants to take bluegrass competition to a higher level. The Roanoke Fiddle and Banjo Club is teaming up with the Rotary Club of Roanoke and Hollins University to create the Roanoke Invitational Competition: Masters of Traditional String Music.
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[SUPER=03-Galax/August 1995;]

Organizers say the competition will be by invitation only and will include winners of other local bluegrass festivals, like the Fiddler's Convention in Galax. One of their goals is to bring in professionals from around the world to compete.
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[IN Q=There've been lots of regional contests...]

((JACK ZELL/ROANOKE FIDDLE AND BANJO CLUB: THERE'VE BEEN LOTS OF REGIONAL CONTESTS BUT WITH THE REVOLUTIONS THAT HAVE COME ALONG WITH THE "O' BROTHER" SOUNDTRACK AND THE EVER INCREASING POPULARITY OF THE MUSIC, WE'RE NOW IN A POSITION TO ELEVATE THE LEVEL OF COMPETITION TO WHERE WE BELIEVE THE VIRTUOSITY WILL TAKE IT.))
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[OUT Q=where the virtuosity will take it.]
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The Roanoke Invitational Competition will be held Saturday, June 29th at Hollins University.
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[TAKE FULL SCREEN BOARD] For more information about the day-long event call (540) 362-6503. (------------)