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[ANCHOR=Jean]

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Coming up on News 7-
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A Tech player with Lymphoma talks to News 7 for the first time since he was diagnosed.
A case of bubonic plague in New York City- the first in more than 100 years.
Plus oops they did it again. The feds drop interest rates-
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[Talent=Jean]


And highlights from tonight's CMA's
News 7 at Eleven is next.

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[VO-NAT 11 plus pad]


The big win for republicans has major fallout for House democrats.
Minority Leader Dick Gephardt says he will NOT seek re-election to that post.
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[ANCHOR =Jean ]
[SS=News 7 @ 11]



[Gephardt]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
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[GRAPHIC=Election 2002]


The news comes just hours after the Republicans increased their Majority in the house- picking up at least FOUR seats.
Teri Okita has the latest.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=04-File Tape; 00]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Trent Lott/(R) Senate Minority Leader; :24]
[SUPER=01-Terry McAuliffe/Democratic Party Chairman; 1:00]
[SUPER=@Okita1; 1:08]
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[OUT Q=CBS News, Washington.]

((HOUSE DEMOCRATIC LEADER, DICK GEPHARDT, MAY BE THE FIRST CASUALTY OF HIS PARTY'S DISAPPOINTING PERFORMANCE IN THIS YEAR'S MIDTERM ELECTIONS. GEPHARDT IS EXPECTED TO ANNOUNCE THAT HE WILL NOT BE SEEKING A NEW TERM AS LEADER. HOUSE DEMOCRATS HAVE BEEN IN THE MINORITY FOR EIGHT YEARS -- AND ON TUESDAY -- THEY LOST MORE SEATS.
(NAT - CELEBRATIONS)

BUT THE REPUBLICANS MADE HISTORY ON ELECTION NIGHT -- AND NOW THEY'RE MAKING PLANS. SEN. TRENT LOTT/(R) SENATE MINORITY LEADER: "We're ready to go to work. As I have said to others, let's roll...." FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 50 YEARS, THE G-O-P WILL CONTROL BOTH THE HOUSE AND THE SENATE WHILE UNDER A REPUBLICAN PRESIDENCY. PARTY LEADERS ARE ANXIOUS TO PUSH FORTH PRESIDENT BUSH'S AGENDA, AND AT THE TOP OF THAT LIST IS HOMELAND SECURITY. A BILL DEMOCRATS HAVE HELD UP FOR MONTHS. REPUBLICAN LAWMAKERS ALSO WANT TO CONFIRM MORE JUDICIAL NOMINEES. AND THEY HOPE TO HAVE A MAJOR IMPACT ON POSSIBLE NEW APPOINTMENTS TO THE SUPREME COURT. PRESIDENT BUSH HAS KEPT A LOW PROFILE SINCE THE G-O-P VICTORIES -- NOT WANTING TO APPEAR PARTISAN. DEMOCRATS SAY THE FINGER-POINTING SHOULD END AS WELL. TERRY MCAULIFFE/DEMOCRATIC CHAIRMAN: "No more blame game, no more nonsense about a dysfunctional Senate. This is his sputtering economy. He must take responsibility." WHEN THE NEW SENATORS ARE SWORN-IN THIS JANUARY, SENATE REPUBLICANS WILL ONCE AGAIN BE IN CHARGE .... HEADING UP COMMITTEES ..AND DECIDING WHICH BILLS THE CHAMBER WILL DEBATE. TERI OKITA, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.))

[Warner-Election]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The votes were in Tidewater and Northern Virginia.. but those votes could stop any effort to raise taxes statewide.


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[VO-NAT]


Voters in Tidewater and Northern Virginia said no to raising the sales tax in those areas to pay for road improvements.
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Republicans say those voters sent a clear message to the state that they're against tax increases.
But Governor Mark Warner says the referendum vote has NOT changed his position on taxes.
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[SOT 13:32:20]
[IN Q=I THINK THE MESSAGE]
[SUPER=01-Del. Bill Howell/Speaker-Designate; :00]
[SUPER=@MarkWarner; :08]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=CAN FIND SAVINGS.]
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[VO-NAT]


Warner says a lack of confidence in V-DOT and other factors contributed to the referendum's defeat.
The governor says he is still looking for solutions to close the state's billion dollar shortfall.
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[Prosecutors]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
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[TAPE#=02-34 TC1:35:58]
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Meanwhile, several area prosecutors say they should not bear the brunt of funding cuts because they say it could create a threat to public safety.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Five prosecutors from around central Virginia gathered today to vent their frustrations at the latest reduction in state funding to their offices.
The cuts could mean layoffs, which in turn would leave some cases unprosecuted.
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[SOT 13:12:25]
[IN Q=And there's going]

((NEIL VENER/CAMPBELL CO. COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: AND THERE'S GOING TO BE CASES WHERE THE VICTIM WILL GO UNREPRESENTED WHILE THE DEFENDANT WILL HAVE A LAWYER PAID FOR BY THE STATE AND THAT'S AN UNFORTUNATE SITUATION AND WE JUST HOPE THAT THE PUBLIC WILL LET THEIR LEGISLATORS KNOW AND THEIR LOCAL GOVERNMENTS KNOW THAT THEY SUPPORT THE WORK OF THE COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEYS OFFICE AND WE NEED TO BE FUNDED AND WE NEED THE RESOURCES TO DO OUR JOBS.))
[SUPER=01-Neil Vener/Campbell Co. Commonwealth's Attorney]
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[OUT Q=to do our jobs.]
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[VO-NAT]


Amherst and Appomattox counties have agreed to make up for the funding cuts in their local prosecutors' offices.
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[County-Cuts]


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Counties that couldn't offset budget cuts handed down by the state are turning to layoffs, furloughs and reduced services...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rocky Mount;]


At Franklin County's Circuit Court Clerk's office, the office will be open one hour less each day.
One worker was laid off and another had to go part-time.
Commonwealth's Attorney Cliff Hapgood says he's set to lay off one of four prosecutors in his office.
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[SOT 7:18]
[IN Q=I don't think]

((CLIFF HAPGOOD/COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: I DON'T THINK IT'S GOING TO CHANGE ANYBODY'S ATTITUDE ABOUT HOW THEY PROSECUTE CASES BUT IT'S GOING TO MEAN THAT THINGS ARE GOING TO TAKE LONGER TO DO AND THAT'S NOT GOOD. ))
[SUPER=01-Cliff Hapgood/Franklin Co. Commonwealth's Attorney;]
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[OUT Q=that's not good.]
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[VO-NAT]


The Commissioner of Revenue's office dodged the bullet by eliminating a vacant position.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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In Henry County, one person lost a job in the Treasurer's office and the clerk's office announced that employees would have to take as many as 11 unpaid days off.

[TN-Lottery]


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Don't expect lottery players from Tennessee to dissappear overnight.
Last night, voters there approved a lottery measure
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Ridgeway/File Tape]


But Virginia Lottery officials say the 15 to 20 million dollars they contribute to Virginia's games won't go away for some time.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Most new lotteries]

((PENELOPE KYLE/VA LOTTERY DIRECTOR; MOST NEW LOTTERIES, AS THEY START, BEGIN WITH ONE OR TWO SCRATCH GAMES AND FROM THERE THEY MIGHT GO TO AN ADDITIONAL GAME. BUT IT'S A SLOW PROCESS OF GROWING INTO A MATURE LOTTERY.))
[SUPER=01-Penelope Kyle/VA Lottery Director; ]
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[OUT Q=into a mature lottery]
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[VO-NAT]


Until that happens, Kyle says Tennesseans will keep coming to Virginia in search of bigger jackpots.
She also hopes Tennessee will eventually join the multi-state Lotto South and Mega-Millions games.
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[AL-Tornado]


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A tornado rips through an Alabama high school-
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[SUPER=03-Abbeville, AL]


The storm toppled this school bus.
And this is what the school looks like after the twister tore through the gym- leaving holes in the roof and walls.

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[SOT 1:18]
[IN Q=]

((THE WALLS STARTED COLLAPSING INSIDE THE GYM WHERE WE WAS AT AND EVERYTHING AND EVERYBODY JUST RAN FOR THEIR LIVES.. RAN UNDERNEATH THE BLEACHERS. PEOPLE WERE PULLED OUTSIDE BY THE WIND. COACHES WERE HELPING PLAYERS PULLING THEM BACK INSIDE.))
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[OUT Q=HELPING THEM BACK INSIDE.]
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One person was killed in the twister.. A 54 year old man who was visiting his mother from South Carolina.
25 others were also hurt.
Trees are uprooted.. power is out for many and several business and homes were damaged.
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[Crawford]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=02-38 TC1:18:50]
[GRAPHIC=Michael Crawford]

Tech football player Michael Crawford will play in Saturday's game against Syracuse. But just two days later the Virginia Tech defensive back will focus on an even bigger opponent. Teresa Hamilton spoke with Crawford earlier tonight-- and has more on the Hokie's resolve to tackle cancer.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Michael Crawford/VA Tech Junior Rover; :18]
[SUPER=04-October 19; :28]
[SUPER=01-Jim Cavanaugh/Crawford's Position Coach; 1:08]
[SUPER=@Teresa2; 1:15]
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[OUT Q=NEWS 7, Blacksburg.]

(( Wednesday night practice at Rector Field House was like any other as Michael Crawford and his teammates prepare for Saturday's game against Syracuse. But emotionally it's been a tough week for the Hokies who were recently told Crawford is suffering from cancer of the lymph nodes.
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[sot 09:38:50]
[in q=These guys are ]

((THESE GUYS ARE TOUGH ON THE FOOTBALL FIELD, BUT THEY'RE SENTIMENTAL, BUT THEY TREAT ME AS THEIR BROTHER AND WE FEEL LIKE A FAMILY ATMOSPHERE HERE.)) [RUNS11]
[OUT Q= family atmosphere here.]

Crawford is excited about playing in Saturday's game-- which will probably be his last of the season. On Monday-- he'll undergo a biopsy which will give doctors a better handle on the type of cancer and what treatment to pursue.
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[sot]
[IN Q= I TOTALLY]

((I TOTALLY BELIEVE IN GOD AND WHAT GOD HAS FOR ME, AND HE PUTS NOTHING ON ME THAT I CAN'T BEAR, I'M GOING TO WORK HARD AND GET BACK ON THE FOOTBALL FIELD, THE LOVE OF THE GAME THAT'S WHAT I'M HERE FOR.)) [RUNS14]
[OUT Q= I'M HERE FOR. ]
(///sot///)
[sot 09:42:51]
[IN Q= MIKE'S ONE ]

(( MIKE'S ONE OF THOSE PEOPLE WHO NEVER HAS A BAD DAY.)) [RUNS05] [OUT Q BAD A DAY.] Coaches and team doctors will be keeping a close eye on Crawford-- but say judging from practice you'd never know what he's up against.
((//sot///))
[sot]
[in q= You'd never ]

((YOU'D NEVER KNOW IT, HE'S GOT A SMILE FROM EAR TO EAR AND VIRGINIA TECH'S A BETTER PLACE FOR HAVING MIKE CRAWFORD HERE. )) [RUNS08]
[OUT Q= MIKE CRAWFORD HERE.]

A sentiment shared by teammates and thousands of fans-- who'll be pulling for Crawford this Saturday and in the months ahead. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Blacksburg. ))

[Lymphoma]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=5pm]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=02-46 TC16:21]
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While lymphoma is not as common as lung or colon cancer, more than 60-thousand Americans are diagnosed with the disease each year.
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[VO-NAT]


Doctors say because Crawford is young and in good physical condition he has a better chance of tackling the disease.

[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/This Season]


His course of treatment will depend a lot on his type of lymphoma.
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[SOT24:02]
[IN Q=They're almost always treatable]

((DR. MARK CURRIE/LEWIS-GALE CLINIC ONCOLOGIST; THEY'RE ALMOST ALWAYS TREATABLE AND MANY ARE CURABLE WITH A FAIRLY HIGH FREQUENCY. HOWEVER IN MANY CASES THE TREATMENT CAN BE FAIRLY INTENSIVE FOR A PERIOD OF TIME))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Mark Currie/Lewis-Gale Clinic Oncologist]
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[OUT Q=for a period of time]
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[VO-NAT]


That could mean Crawford will have to be sidelined for awhile.
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[SOT24:56]
[IN Q=Most people who have to go through]

((MOST PEOPLE WHO HAVE TO GO THROUGH CHEMOTHERAPY DO HAVE TO TAKE SOME TIME OFF FROM REGULAR ACTIVITY PARTICULAR IF THEY INVOLVE A GREAT DEAL OF EXERTION HOWEVER ONE COULD HOPE FOR A FULL RECOVERY ))
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[OUT Q=A FULL RECOVERY ]
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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In some cases Lymphoma can spread beyond the lymph nodes to other parts of the body.
[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
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It hasn't been seen in New York for more than a hundred years... but tonight a man's being treated for bubonic plague.
Details on that when we return.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus two guilty verdicts for Winona Ryder... but will her next location be behind bars?
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[Sports-Preview]


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[SOT]
[IN Q=Hey, folks..]
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[OUT Q=the big 7."]
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((Hey, folks, Mike Stevens back in the News 7 Sports office - more on Michael Crawford's return to the team is one the way - plus Dusty is no longer a Giant - Wooten is no longer the coach at DeMatha, Hines is no longer a member of the Dazzle and it's all in the family with Hometoen Hoops Weekly tonight on the Big 7.))

[Plague]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
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A New Mexico Man has tested positive for Bubonic Plague- He is in isolation tonight at a New York City hospital.
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[VO-NAT 15]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY]


If confirmed- this would be the first case of bubonic plague in New York City in over a century.
The 53 year old man is in critical condition.
A woman who was travelling with the man is also hospitalized, but her tests have not been completed.
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[SOT 21:33:16]
[IN Q=]

((DR. THOMAS FRIEDEN/NYC HEALTH COMMISSONER; BUBONIC PLAGUE.... FOR PLAGUE.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Thomas Frieden/NYC Health Commissoner;]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=FOR PLAGUE.]
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[ANCHOR=JEAN]
[SS=None]


The plague is a rare bacterial disease- it's fatal in one out of seven cases.
Humans usually contract the disease from fleas that have fed on infected rodents

[Winona]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=]
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Actress Winona Ryder is found guilty today of vandalizing clothing at Saks Fifth Avenue and guilty of the more serious offense of Grand theft.... for taking thousands in merchandise.
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[VO-NAT 14.5]
[SUPER=03-Beverly Hills, CA]


But the jury found her NOT guilty of criminal burglary-
The verdict in the shoplifting trial came down this afternoon-
The movie star could face a maximum of three years in prison.. but prosecutors say that's not what they're after.
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[SOT 1:09]

((ANN RUNDLE/PROSECUTOR: THIS IS HER FIRST CONVICTION. IT IS NOT A VIOLENT CRIME. I DON'T BELIEVE SHE REPRESENTS A DANGER TO THE COMMUNITY AND THIS WOULD NEVER BE THE TYPE OF CASE REGARDLESS WHO THE DEFENDANT IS THAT I WOULD ASK FOR JAIL TIME. THIS IS A CASE THAT CALLS FOR PROBATION COMMUNITY SERVICE AND RESTITUTION AND THAT'S WHAT WE'RE GOING TO ASK FOR.))
[SUPER=01-Ann Rundle/Prosecutor; 00]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=going to ask for.]
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[VO-NAT]


Ryder's attorney made no comment and the 31 year old Oscar nominated actress would only say she could not talk about it right now
Sentencing is scheduled for Friday December 6th.
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[Sniper]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11PM]
[WRITER=kco]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Prosectors in Virginia may now have a better chance at getting the first crack at a trial in the seral sniper case.
Today, they added TWO more charges to the already-long list.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Falls Church/October]

Prosecutors in Fairfax County have charged John Allan Muhammad and John Lee Malvo with the murder of Linda Franklin at a Home Depot store last month. The two men are facing a string of murder and extortion charges in several states - including Maryland, Louisiana, Alabama, and other counties in Virginia.
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[SOT 17:06:18]
[IN Q=It's not only the....]

((ROBERT HORAN, JR./FAIRFAX CO. PROSECUTOR: IT'S NOT ONLY THE RIGHT - BUT IT'S THE DUTY OF EACH US OF TO PURSUE THESE HOMICIDE CHARGES.))
[SUPER=01-Robert Horan, Jr./Fairfax Co. Prosecutor ]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=these homicide charges. ]
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[VO-NAT]

The two are suspected of killing 12 people, and seriously wounding five others. There is still no final word on which jurisdiction will try the men first.
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[Interest-Rates]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]


Just when you may have thought they could not go any lower- Interest Rates are falling again-
Today the federal government lowered rates by a half point.
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[VO-NAT 12.5]


But some wonder just how much... more rates cuts can work.
Low interest rates have allowed car dealers to offer zero percent financing boosting sales and
Record low mortgage rates have kept the housing sector hot-
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[SOT 37]
[IN Q=]

((BILL CHENEY/JOHN HANCOCK CHIEF ECONOMIST: THERE IS ALWAYS CONCERN OUT THERE THAT AT SOME POINT WE HAVE ENOUGH HOUSES AND ENOUGH CARS.))
[SUPER=01-Bill Cheney/John Hancock Chief Economist;]
[RUNS=05]
[OUT Q=AND ENOUGH CARS.]
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[VO-NAT]


The Feds say the rate cut should help the economy through this current soft spot.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[SS=None]


A big blow to opponents of a pipeline in Central and Southside Virginia.
That's next on News 7.
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[Commercial]

[Greenbrier-Pipeline]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=02-45 TC15:36]
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A natural gas pipeline through Southwest and Southside Virginia will have a some adverse effects... but not enough to stop the project.
That's the finding of federal regulators in a draft environmental impact study.
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[VO-NAT]


Dominion wants to build a nearly 275 mile pipeline from West Virginia into North Carolina.
In Virginia- The Greenbrier Pipeline would cross through seven counties... from Bland to Henry County.
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[ANCHOR=JEan]
[SS=None]


In its recently released report, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commision shoots down several alternate routes saying they would create an even greater impact on the environment and residents.
However, (firk) FERC did suggest co-locating part of the Greenbrier pipeline with the Patriot Pipline project along the Henry-Pittsylvania County border.
FERC will accept public comments on the study until December 16th.

[CMA-Awards]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=dse]
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"Country Music's Biggest Night" turned out to be a big night for Alan Jackson.
He won five Country Music Association awards.
Jennifer Miller has more from Nashville.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Nashville, TN/Country Music Association - CBS; :00 ]
[SUPER=01-Shania Twain; :22]
[SUPER=01-Vince Gill/CMA Awards Host; :40]
[SUPER=@Miller1; 1:24]
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[OUT Q=standard]

((Country Music's brightest stars took stage in style as superstars, legends and newcomers shared the spotlight at the Grand Old Opry. (Nat Sound: Shania Twain) Shania Twain kicked off the night with a bang...performing her new single in her first network TV appearance since 1999 when she was CMA Entertainer of the Year. Host Vince Gill seemed right at home, this was the 11th time he had been the master of ceremonies and was quick to set the tone for the evening.
SOT: Vince Gill
(Nat Sound: Alan Jackson)

It was a night Alan Jackson will remember. With a record ten nominations, he didn't disappoint his fans, taking Male Vocalist of the Year, Album of the Year and Song of the Year Honors.
SOT: Alan Jackson

"WHEN I WAS WANTING TO BE A SINGER I ALWAYS THOUGHT THIS WAS THE AWARD TO WIN. Tough guy Toby Keith had six nominations and also performed along with new sensation Kenny Chesney who was also nominated for Entertainer of the Year. Nat Sound: Kenney Chesney Recognized worldwide as "Country Music's Biggest Night," the CMA's were filled with great music and some magic moments as the industry's best celebrated their craft. With Country Music popularity still on the rise, the primetime show was a foot-stomping success.))

[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=EXTRA]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


More from Michael Crawford as he gets ready for Syracuse. Plus, the Dazzle makes cuts and Steve Mason has Hometown Hoops Weekly. But first in tonight's Extra Point -
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Hyattsville, MD; :00]

A true legend retried today as 71 year old DeMatha Head basketball coach Morgan Wooten stepped down from the post he has held for the past 46 years. In those 46 years his teams won 1,274 times and lost just 192 games.
DeMatha has won at least 20 games in each of his seasons. Over 150 of his kids have played in college - 12 in the NBA.
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[go to scores]
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[S-Crawford]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-121 14757TC]
[GRAPHIC=MICHAEL CRAWFORD]


Michael Crawford's return to campus yesterday rejuvenated the redshirt junior and his teammates. Crawford has been diagnosed with Lymphoma, and he spent all of Monday, Tuesday and most of yesterday morning meeting with doctors in his hometown of Baltimore.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]

But yesterday afternoon he met with his position coach Jim Cavanaugh for over two hours and then jumped right back in the mix on the practice field inside of Rector Field House. Crawford says not a thing felt different.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=BITE]
[SUPER=01-Michael Crawford/Va. Tech Junior Rover; :00]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=...ON SYRACUSE."]
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[VO NAT CON'T] While in Baltimore, Crawford has a CAT scan of his chest, lower abdomen and pelvic area. On Monday doctors plan to perform an open biopsy on the lymph node in question. The appropriate treatment and a certain amount of uncertainty will then follow. For that reason is was important to make sure he played this Saturday.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=BITE]
[SUPER=01-Jim Cavanaugh/Crawford's Position Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=WHAT HE HAS."]
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[VO NAT CON'T] Crawford says he has decided to fight his illness close to his football family and stay in Blacksburg.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=NO MATTER...]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=...MY DEGREE."]
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[ANCHOR=MIKE]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD CRAWFORD]

He says quite honestly his biggest concern right now is not Syracuse or his cancer - but rather some upcoming tests in his investment classes.

[S-Pile]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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[wipe to eng#!!!!!!!!!!!!!]



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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-This Season;:00]

One of Crawford's teammates and good buddies Willie Pile has been named one of 14 semi-finalists for the Jim Thorpe award that is given annually to the best defensive back in College football. "Willie P" has 53 tackles, three interceptions and two fumble recoveries this year. However, there is more injury news from Blacksburg last night. De Angelo Hall has developed some lower back pain. He missed practice last night - and he is questionable for Saturday.
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[S-MLB]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-125]
[GRAPHIC=MLB]


On a day when Tony LaRussa and Mike Scioscia (SO-SHUH) were named managers of the year in the National and American leagues -
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The Giants Dusty Baker has announced that he will NOT return to the world series runners-up. The 53 year old Baker is the first manager to leave a world series team since Dick Williams left the A's in 1973. Baker is likely headed to the Cubs or Mariners.
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This week's edition of Hometown Hoops Weekly finds Steve Mason is Narrows - where he found out that the apple doesn't fall far from the tree.
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[SUPER=01-Heather Ferrell/Narrows Sophomore Guard; 1:37]
[SUPER=01-Britta Stables/Narrows Junior Center; 1:46]
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((STEVE MASON:))
((Having your father in the stands watching every move you make would be a bit unsettling to most coaches. Add the fact dear ole dad was Narrows head boys basketball coach from 1957 until 1987, a span in which he amassed 319 wins, two district titles and three trips to regionals, and his presence might be downright nerve racking. But Bryan is not only welcomes his dad's input, he demands it. ((:))
Coach Patteson was also the Narrows head football coach from 19977 through 1987 and led the Green Wave to three regional berths, second only to Harry Ragsdale. Bryan's players are aware of the pressure their coach is under. ((:)) ((:))
This is Patteson's first year as varsity girls head coach and this team is made up of most of his JV squad from a year ago. In fact the two leading scorers are both tenth graders in Erica Lindsey and Heather Ferrell. ((:)) ((:))
Narrows hopes to win the district tournament, make it through regionals and compete in the state tournament, Steve M

ason, Home town Hoops weekly.))[S-Dazzle]


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Roanoke Dazzle coach Kent Davison dished out some cold cuts today cutting 10 players. Among the cuts were former Radford University star Ryan Charles
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along with Roanoke native and former Fleming great Derrick Hines, who spent last season with the Dazzle. Hines appeared in 35 games a year ago. (------------------)