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Today on News 7 at 5, police in California focus on a neighbor in the case of a California girl taken from her home in the middle of the night.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]

Also the American accused of fighting for the Taliban learns if he will be allowed to leave jail before his trial.
[Weather-Head]
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The wintery precipitation moves in early with snow. That will change to sleet and freezing rain as a winter weather advisory is now in effect. Forecast details just ahead.

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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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Also today a major controversy over the American flag is brewing at the Winter Olympics,
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and we'll see why it is probably not a good idea to make a man with a crane angry at you.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]


News 7 at 5 is next.
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The winter weather has already started in parts of our viewing area. But is it expected to get worse for the rest of us?
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The threat of a wintry mix has many people on alert tonight. Let's go to Robin Reed to see just what we should expect.
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(toss to Robin in Weather Center.)


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The winter weather will no doubt cause school systems to alter their schedules.
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[Take School watch Full]
So far only one system has reported in. U-V-A's campus at Wise has canceled night classes tonight.
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[WRITER=syo]
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Police in Southern California are focusing on a neighbor in the case of missing Daniel Van Dam. The 7-year old disappeared from her home Friday night. Manuel Gallegus has the latest.
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[IN Q=This morning in the quiet...]
[SUPER=03-San Diego, CA; :00]
[SUPER=01-Brenda van Dam/Mother; :13]
[SUPER=01-Lt. Jim Collins/San Diego Police; :33]
[SUPER=01-Manuel Gallegus/CBS News; 1:23]
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[OUT Q=CBS NEWS SAN DIEGO]

((LOCATOR: SAN DIEGO THIS MORNING IN THE QUIET MANICURED SUB-DIVISION WHERE THE VAN DAM FAMILY LIVES.. A LITTLE SHRINE HAS BEEN SET UP FOR SEVEN YEAR OLD DANIELLE.

SOT: BRENDA VAN DAM/ MOTHER


A PRIVATE SECURITY GUARD NOW WATCHES OVER THE HOME.
TWO DOORS DOWN..DAVID WESTERFIELD'S HOME IS ALSO QUIET. SAN DIEGO POLICE ARE NOT CALLING WESTERFIELD A PRIME SUSPECT BUT SOMETHING HAS PEAKED THEIR INTEREST IN THE NEIGHBOR.. A 51 YEAR OLD ENGINEER AND FATHER OF TWO.

SOT: LT. JIM COLLINS/SAN DIEGO POLICE

"ALL I CAN SAY IS..HE IS INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY."
POLICE SEARCHED WESTERFIELD'S HOME AT LEAST THREE TIMES...TAKING BOXES AND BAGS OF ITEMS FROM INSIDE HIS HOUSE. THEY HAVE ALSO IMPOUNDED TWO OF HIS VEHICLES.

SOT: COLLINS (18:35:42)

"WE'VE TAKEN SOME ITEMS THAT MIGHT BE VALUABLE AT SOME POINT THEY MAY TURN OUT TO BE NOTHING."
DANIELLE VAN DAM HAS BEEN MISSING FOR FIVE DAYS NOW APPARENTLY ABUDCTED IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT IN HER OWN BEDROOM . HER FATHER WAS HOME AT THE TIME.. WHILE HER MOTHER WAS OUT WITH FRIENDS . IN FACT
HER MOTHER HAD RUN INTO JIM WESTERFIELD AT A BAR THAT NIGHT.
THE FAMILY HAS SAID ALL THEY WANT IS FOR THEIR LITTLE GIRL TO BE DROPPED OFF SAFELY...NO QUESTIONS ASKED.

SOT: BRENDA VAN DAM/ MOTHER


STANDUP: to come: INVESTIGATORS SEARCH HUNDRES OF HOMES..CANYONS..IN HILLSIDE NEIGHBORHOOD AND AND SEARCH IS MOVING BEYOND THIS AREA.))

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The man known as the American Taliban will stay behind bars while awaiting trial on federal charges.
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[SUPER=04-Sketches: William Hennessy, Jr.;]

John Walker Lindh was this morning denied bail during a hearing in Alexandria. His lawyers has asked a judge to release him until trial but, prosecutors argued Lindh showed a pattern of hostility toward the US. They also requested that Attorney General John Ashcroft refrain from talking about the case until it's over.
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[IN Q=I think the American people...]
[SUPER=01-James Brosnahan/Lindh's Attorney;]

((JAMES BROSNAHAN/LINDH'S ATTORNEY: I THINK THE AMERICAN PEOPLE PROBABLY WANT THE ATTORNEY GERNERAL TO FOCUS ON THOSE PEOPLE WHO REALLY DID THE HARM TO THIS NATION. I THINK THE AMERICAN PEOPLE PROBABLY WANT THE ATTORNEY GENERAL, AND WE KNOW ARE PEOPLE ARE DOING THE BEST THAT THEY CAN TO FIND OSAMA BIN LADEN, TO FIND OMAR AND TO FIND SOMEONE WHO SENT THE ANTHRAX.))
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[OUT Q=someone who sent the anthrax.]
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Ashcroft spoke of Lindh yesterday, telling reporters, "Americans who love their country do not dedicate themselves to killing Americans.''
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Relatives of a Bedford man who died in jail last year say they're not satisfied with a state police investigation that clears Blue Ridge Regional Jail personnel of any wrongdoing.
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38- year- old Ronald Lee Overstreet died last July 17th from what the medical examiner called "blunt force trauma."
Authorities believe Overstreet struck his head and legs on the bars of his cell during a seizure brought on by alcohol abuse.
The Overstreets' attorney says if that's the case, jail officials should have done something to prevent it.

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((IF, OVER A PERIOD OF TIME, THE MAN IS HURTING HIMSELF AND MAIMING HIMSELF, SURELY SOMEONE IN THAT BUILDING CALLED THE REGIONAL JAIL SHOULD HAVE BEEN THERE TO PROTECT OVERSTREET AGAINST HIMSELF... IF THAT WAS THE TRUTH OF THE MATTER. I THINK THERE'S MORE TO IT THAN THAT.))
[SUPER=01-Harvey Lutins/Overstreet Family Attorney;]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=more to it than that.]
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Lutins wants an independent medical examiner to look at the autopsy report.
Jail administrators say they're satisfied with the conclusion of the investigation.
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[5-XGR]


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Democrats in the House of Delegates say the state must do more to help localities build and renovate public schools.
Today, their effort to funnel more money toward school construction was dismissed as a political ploy.
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Joe Dashiell is at the state capitol with more on the day's debate.
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Shannon, the House was considering a bond package that included construction money for higher education, parks and other projects.
The Democrats were trying to add public schools to the list.
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[OUT Q=a cheap shot to get public attention.]
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[IN Q=This would be a great opportunity]

((THIS WOULD BE A GREAT OPPORTUNITY AND IF WE DON'T DO IT THIS YEAR, WHEN ARE WE GOING TO DO IT.))
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[OUT Q=when are we going to do it]


Blacksburg Delegate Jim Shuler and other House Democrats argued that Virginia should put public education first... That schools are as important as the university buildings, prisons and state parks that were included in the bill.
But their effort to ammend the bond package on the floor of the house was unsuccessful...
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[IN Q=It appears that the ]

((IT APPEARS THAT THE AMMENDMENTS ARE NOT GERMANE.))
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[OUT Q=not germane.]


House Republicans asked why the Democrats hadn't introduced their own bond package for public schools and dismissed the effort as political posturing.
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[IN Q=It was a cheap shot]

((VINCE CALLAHAN/R- McLEAN: IT WAS A CHEAP SHOT, TYPICAL OF WHAT THEY'RE TRYING TO DO. THEY HAD NO INTENTION OF HELPING PUBLIC EDUCATION, THEY JUST WANTED TO BURDEN THE BILL AND PUT US BEYOND OUR DEBT CAPACITY. AND IT WAS A CHEAP SHOT TO GET PUBLIC ATTENTION.))
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[OUT Q=get public attention.]))



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The Democrats proposal would have provided 900- million dollars for school construction over six years...the same amount devoted to construction on college campuses.
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But Shannon, that proposal will have to wait for another year...

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Coming up next on the newscast, a tattered American flag is creating a major controversy at the Olympic games.
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[VO] Also we will see how some local students are learning to protect their drinking water.
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It was touch and go, but the torn and tattered American flag from the World Trade Center will make an appearance at the opening ceremonies of the Olympic Games.
Jennifer Miller is in Salt Lake City with the battle over ground zero's Old Glory.
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[SUPER=01-Francois Carrard/I.O.C. Committe Director General;]
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Miller/CBS News;]
[SUPER=01-Bode Miller/U.S. Olympic Ski Team;]
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[OUT Q=CBS NEWS Washington.]

((STRIPPED OF 12 STARS AND ONCE-COVERED IN ASH ... THE AMERICAN FLAG RECOVERED FROM GROUND ZERO ... WILL BE CARRIED INTO OLYMPIC HISTORY..AT THE OPENING CEREMONIES. ATHLETES, POLICE OFFICERS AND FIREFIGHTERS WILL SHARE THE MOMENT OF PRIDE.
FRANCOIS CARRARD/INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTE DIRECTOR GENERAL "This is the absolute most dignified and best way to honor the victims and heroes."
OF THE SEPTEMBER 11TH SURVIVORS, THE FLAG IS ONE OF THE MOST INSPIRING. AN HONORED GUEST AT THE SUPER BOWL (NATS),AND AT THE WORLD SERIES.
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BUT THE WELCOME FROM THE INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE WASN'T ALWAYS SO WARM AND OLD GLORY WAS TORN BETWEEN PATRIOSTISM AND PROTOCOL.
STANDUP BRIDGE: AT FIRST, THE IOC SAID THE FLAG COULD BE RAISED DURING OPENING CEREMONIES, BUT NOT BE CARRIED IN BY AMERICAN ATHLETES. THEY SAID THAT WOULD VIOLATE ITS POLICY AGAINST POLITICAL DEMONSTRATIONS ... SOME ATHLETES AGREED.
BODE MILLER/US OLYMPIC SKI TEAM "It is really a gathering of the world athletes ... to so bring too much of the tragedy that has happened into this is not really right."
BUT OTHERS DEFENDED AMERICA'S RIGHT TO CARRY IN THE FLAG.
SEN. HILARY CLINTON (D-NY) "I believe that the carrying of this flag, that terrorists couldn't destroy, is fully in keeping with not only the spirit of America, but the spirit of the Olympics as well."
AND THE I-O-C FINALY AGREED. THE WOUNDED STARS AND STRIPES WILL BE CARRIED INTO THE STADIUM ... AFTER THE PARADE OF ATHLETES ... AND BEFORE THE NATIONAL ANTHEM . JENNIFER MILLER, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.))

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In Health Check tonight,
Many of us play a role in polluting our water supply and don't even realize it.
But today some local middle school students saw first-hand the damage that can be done when many sources contaminate the water.
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Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton has details.
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Shannon,
By educating the students ---
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The Blue Ridge Conservation District hopes to get the word out to their parents that more needs to done to protect our water.
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((
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[IN Q=This is a watershed model]

((THIS IS A WATERSHED MODEL AND ALL THIS LAND HERE IS PART OF THE WATERSHED BECAUSE IT DRAINS INTO THE WATER WAY HERE )) [RUNS09]
[OUT Q=drains into the water way here]


Environmental Educator Sarah Scott is using a hands on method to to show these William Byrd Middle school students what leads to water pollution.
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[IN Q=I try to impress on the kids]

((I TRY TO IMPRESS ON THE KIDS THAT WERE DOES THAT WATER COME FROM --THIS IS SAME WATER THAT'S BEEN AROUND FOR THOUSAND OF YEARS SO WE HAVE TO TAKE CARE OF IT WE ARE NOT GOING TO GET ANYMORE)) [RUNS13]
[OUT Q=not going to get anymore]


The students start by building their own community complete with trees, houses, and even cows.
And then they see how easy it is to pollute the environment.
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[IN Q=You put it all]
((NAT SOT: YOU PUT IT ALL WHERE THE CROPS ARE))

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[OUT Q=the crops are]

They put insecticides --on the farm area, oil --by the vehicles, and toxic waste -- near the factory.
Then they simulate rain to show how these pollutants end up in the lake and ultimately the drinking water.
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[IN Q=I thought it was nasty and really want to change it]

((I THOUGHT IT WAS NASTY AND I REALLY WANT TO CHANGE IT BUT I CAN'T DO THAT THE WORLDS GOT TO)) [RUNS08]
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[IN Q=I think we're going to have a lot of]

((I THINK WE'RE GOING TO HAVE A LOT OF PROBLEMS HAVING ENOUGH DRINKING WATER ESPECIALLY IN CITIES. I MEAN RIGHT NOW IT'S ALREADY A PROBLEM WHEN IT'S DRY WHAT HAPPENS WHEN IT DOESN'T RAIN FOR VERY LONG)) [RUNS15]
[OUT Q=doesn't rain very long]


It's an issue facing Roanoke City right now -- the city needs more water but can't use the Crystal Spring site because its too polluted.
And the students seem to get the message many where shocked to see how easy it is to pollute their water.
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[IN Q=I would not spray insectides on ]

(( I WOULD NOT SPRAY INSECTICIDES ON MY LAWN --WE USE TO DO THAT BUT I'M NOT GOING TO DO THAT ANYMORE)) [RUNS12]
[OUT Q=to do that anymore]))
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The teacher of the class says this learning activity actually helps the students with their S-O-L's, teaching them how the environment impacts the world.
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Shannon,

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An angry crane operator in Arkansas is waiting to see whether police will be notified of his revenge.
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When Jay Gipson didn't get the equipment he paid for he used one of his cranes to pick up the truck of the man he says cheated him. He then placed the truck on top of a renedering plant in Fort Smith. Gipson says he doubts the man will file a police report because he thinks the non-delivered equipment may have been stolen in the first place. At last word, the truck was still on top of the building.
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Coming next on the newscast, Jacey Birch will tell us why some businesses want to make you more comfortable when spending your money.
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[SOT 1:21:42-52]

PURCHASING A CAR FROM A SALESMAN IS A HUGE DECISION BUT THERE'S A LOT MORE TO CUSTOMER SERVICE THAN MEETS THE EYE. STAY TUNED TO NEWS SEVEN AT FIVE AS WE VISIT SOME STORES EMPLOYING THE LATEST TRENDS IN CUSTOMER COMFORT.
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If money is burning a hole in your pocket... there are several stores in which it may be a little bit easier to fork over the cash.
As Jacey Birch tells us, some owners are redesigning their shops to make them more shopper friendly.
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[SUPER=01-Peggy vanBlaricom/Interior Designer; :02]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :14]
[SUPER=01-Beth Goralewicz/US Cellular; :47]
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Selling a product requires instant eye appeal.
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[SOT 1:13:20-25]

IF YOU DON'T GET YOUR CUSTOMER'S ATTENTION IN THE FIRST TEN SECONDS, YOU'VE LOST THEM.
[IN Q=If you don't]
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[OUT Q=you've lost them.]


These days grabbing someone's attention requires more than just a sale sign.
Just like hot popcorn is a good idea the minute you smell it at a movie theatre,
some stores are more effective at selling due to a more relaxed environment.
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[SOT 1:10:28-40]

((I THINK THAT CERTAIN COLOR, CERTAINLY CREATES SOOTHING ATMOSPHERES AND THAT'S TRUE IN ANY KIND OF INTERIOR YOU'RE DOING BUT TODAY I THINK YOU CAN PULL OUT A LOT OF STOPS.))
[IN Q=I think that]
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[OUT Q=lot of stops.]


Lighting and use of color in the store are important elements which can either ease you into buying mode, or distract you from your purchase.
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[SOT 1:10:50-57]

((I THINK YOU CAN DO DIFFERENT THINGS AND I THINK YOU'RE SEEING MORE USE OF COLOR TODAY IN EVEN OFFICE ENVIRONMENTS THAN YOU EVER DID BEFORE. ))
[IN Q=I think you]
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[OUT Q=ever did before.]
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[SOT 1:05:39-47]

((WE DON'T WANT IT TO BE SO BRIGHT THAT IT'S ANNOYING TO THEM SO THAT'S WHY THE OPEN CEILINGS AND THE SPOT LIGHTS ARE POINTED TO CERTAIN SIGNS.))
[IN Q=We don't want]
[RUNS=08]
[OUT Q=to certain signs.]


The color of the sign alone can cause emotional responses... orange can excite while gray can depress.
While lighting and color can affect a person's mood, mere comfort can affect if a person will shop at all.
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[SOT (Stand-up)1:22:45-55]

WHEN IT'S COLD OUTSIDE AND THE WEATHER MAY NOT BE SO GREAT, YOU PROBABLY DON'T WANT TO WALK AROUND A CAR LOT BUT A STOCKED SHOWROOM, NOW THAT'S A DIFFERENT STORY. IF YOU'RE COMFORTABLE IN A STORE, YOU MIGHT BE MORE OPEN TO PURCHASING A PRODUCT.
[IN Q=When it's cold]
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[OUT Q=purchasing a product.]


Which is why more and more stores are adding more user friendly services...
such as providing a play area for kids while Mom and Dad shop.
The idea being... a happy and content shopper may very well be a happy and content spender.
Jacey Birch, News Seven, Salem.

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Coming up after this break, Steve Mason will have this week's edition of Hometown Hoops,
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and then a little later we will see how Alan Jackson's latest song is making a name for the artist outside of country music.
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[Streaming Video]

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The midweek two minute ticker signals Hometown Hoops Weekly.
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The Blacksburg Indians are in the spotlight today. Despite losing two straight games and fighting through some injury problems, The Indians are still in first place in the Blue Ridge district. Steve Mason has more on a team that discovered two chiefs are better than one.
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[SUPER=@Steve1; :00]
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[SUPER=01-Bob Trear/Blacksburg Head Coach; :32]
[SUPER=01-Doug Day/Blacksburg Assistant Coach; :57]
[SUPER=01-Marcus Travis/Blacksburg Forward; 1:19]
[SUPER=01-Brett Smith/Blacksburg Forward; 1:39]
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[OUT Q=......hometown Hoops weekly"]
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((STEVE MASON:))
((Three freshman who played roles last year are now experienced sophomores. The Indians are also faster, stronger and more athletic than any other team in the Blue Ridge. But perhaps the biggest reason for Blacksburg's success, the coaching system Bob Trear and assistant Doug Day have worked out. ((BOB TREAR/BLACKSBURG HEAD COACH:))
Day runs practice and Trear is the boss during games. Not many head coaches would entrust their assistants with such a responsibility, then again, not every head coach has a Doug Day. ((DOUG DAY/BLACKSBURG ASSISTANT COACH:))
Players who thought they were on easy street now that the assistant was running practice were in for a rude awakening. ((:)) ((:)) ((:)) Blacksburg lost in the Blue Ridge District tournament semifinals last season. February 19th through the 22nd at the Salem Civic Center, the Indians hope to go a lot farther. Steve Mason Hometown Hoops Weekly.))
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[TALENT=MIKE]
[GRAPHIC=NATIONAL SIGNING DAY]

This is also national signing day for high school football players around the nation. Mike Stevens will have the latest from Tech and UVa and chat with some local players at the top of the hour. I'll be right back in just a moment. [GO TO BREAK]

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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=Five]
[WRITER=tbr]
[TAPE#=Net]
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Alan Jackson is experiencing more popularity than ever before. One of his songs, inspired by the events of September 11th, recently knocked Creed from the number one spot on the Billboard charts.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Alan Jackson/Singer-Songwriter; :02]
[RUNS=1:09]
[OUT Q=from VH-1.]


(( He's got the NO 1 album in the country for the 3rd week in a row.... ALAN JACKSON'S "DRIVE" ENDED CREED'S 8 WEEK REIGN AT NO 1 ON THE BILLBOARD ALBUM CHARTS. NO ONE EXPECTED A COUNTRY SINGER TO DETHRONE THE BIGGEST BAND IN ROCK. CHALK it UP TO "WHERE WERE YOU ..WHEN THE WORLD STOPPED TURNING," A SONG inspired by SEPTEMBER 11TH. VH1 GOT TOGETHER WITH THE COUNTRY SUPERSTAR.
ALAN JACKSON PACKAGE

JACKSON sot 1


"(I was) asleep, 3 or 4 in the morning, and the chorus was just laying right there. It just kept running through my head.// And I went downstairs and put it on this little digital recorder."
V.O. 1
JACKSON WAS UNSURE ABOUT THE SONG AT FIRST, BUT HIS LABEL PLAYED IT FOR THE ORGANIZERS OF THE COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION AWARDS, WHO ASKED HIM TO PEFORM IT AT THE SHOW -- ALTHOUGH THE PUBLIC HADN'T HEARD IT YET:

JACKSON SOT 2


"As soon as they heard it, they said, 'You've got to do this on the show.' and I said, 'if ya'll want me to do it, I'd love to do it.' //I've sung on a lot of stages, but that'll be a memory when I'm an old man."
VO 2
THE NEXT DAY, RADIO STATIONS ACROSS THE COUNTRY WERE PLAYING HIS PERFORMANCE... AND NOT JUST COUNTRY STATIONS, EITHER.

JACKSON SOT 3

"Stations outside of country music were playing the live version from the CMAs, which was weird, because, I'm too country to get played anywhere else normally (laughs)."
VO 3 ALTHOUGH HE'S NOT LOOKING TO CROSSOVER TO POP MUSIC, HE'S GLAD THAT THE SONG HAS TRANSCENDED GENRES.

JACKSON SOT 4

"Grown men, you know a lot of times they won't express what they feel, so many times I've had guys come up and people come up crying, but it's been a little overwhelming, actually."
vo 4 AND THAT'S MUSIC NEWS FROM VH1
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