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New court room digs could be on the way for Lexington and Rockbridge County--
A judge has filed the paperwork, right after voters rejected plans for a new building and a bond issue to finance it.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And singer Bobby Brown's arrested again-
We'll tell you why, coming up.


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[ANCHOR=Leo]
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The clouds are once again beginning to break up across some of the area as warmer weather heads our way....I'll have your forecast...
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly 2-Shot]


News 7 at Noon starts right now...

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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[VO-NAT]


The Election Day fallout continues--
Dick Gephardt will stay in Congress...but give up his leadership role with the Democrats.
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[Democrats]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
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Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Gephardt's decision comes as his party scrambles to recover from big Congressional election losses.
Aleen Sirgany has the latest.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]
[SUPER=01-Rep. Martin Frost/(D) Texas;]
[SUPER=01-Ari Fleischer/White House Spokesman;]
[SUPER=01-Aleen Sirgany/CBS News;]
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[OUT Q=Sirgany, CBS News, Washington.]

((

AFTER EIGHT YEARS ....MISSOURI CONGRESSMAN DICK GEPHARDT IS STEPPING DOWN...AS HOUSE DEMOCRTIC LEADER.
THE SHAKEUP ARRIVES JUST AFTER STUNNING REPUBLICAN MIDTERM ELECTION VICTORIES... THAT COME JANUARY...WILL LEAVE THE GOP IN CONTROL OF THE WHITE HOUSE AND BOTH THE HOUSES OF CONGRESS.

(GRPAHIC)

GEPHARDT'S DECISION HAS ALREADY SET OFF A CONTEST TO REPLACE HIM BETWEEN LIBERAL DEMOCRAT NANCY PELOSI AND THE MODERATE MARTIN FROST.

SOT: REP MARTIN FROST, D-TEXAS.
(..not verbatim: I am the man to take on the right wing...go toe to toe

with them)
SO FAR THE REPUBLICAN LEADERSHIP HAS BEEN ...CONCILIATORY IN VICTORY....BUT WHEN PRESIDENT BUSH MEETS WITH CONGRESSIONAL LEADERS...GOP PRIORITIES WILL CERTAINLY TAKE CENTER STAGE. THEY INCLUDE: A DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, PERMANENT TAX CUTS, AN ECONOMIC RECOVERY PLAN, AN ENERGY BILL, A PRESCRIPTION DRUG PLAN AND MORE.

SOT: ARI FLEISCHER/WHITE HOUSE SPOKESMAN

"AS THE NEW YEAR APPROACHES, THE PRESIDENT WILL HAVE A LOT MORE TO SHARE WITH THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ABOUT INTITIATVES THAT MAY BE ON THE HORIZON

(STANDUP) (BUSH BREAK HIS SILENCE...THIS AFTERNOON )

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[Lexington-Courthouse]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=Net]
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The process of getting a new courthouse for Lexington and Rockbridge County is under way.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington/August]


The chief judge of the circuit, George Honts, has filed a petition saying that the current building is inadequate.

A special commission will look into the matter.
The judge acted a day after voters rejected plans for a new courthouse and a bond issue to pay for it.
Officials say the best alternative will be to build a new courthouse in downtown Lexington across the street from the old one.
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[Bali-Bombing]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
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Authorities in Indonesia say a man who admits to taking part in the deadly bombing of a nightclub has been formally declared a suspect.
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[VO-NAT]


Police say the man, known only as Amrozi, is being questioned and will remain in custody.
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Last month's car- bomb attack killed 184 people, most of them foreign tourists.
Authorities say Amrozi was the owner of a mini- van used in the blast.
Police are still searching for others who may be involved in the case.
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[German-Bus]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
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A collision between two buses on a highway in Germany injured 11 people.
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A group of U-S soldiers was on one of the buses, another carried a group of Asian tourists.
Authorities say no one was killed in the accident.
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[Bubonic-Plague]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=Net]
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New York City has its first case of Bubonic Plague in more than a century.
Preliminary tests indicate a male tourist from New Mexico has the disease -- and they're awaiting results on his wife.
Steve Dunlop reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY; :00]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Thomas Frieden/New York City Health Commissioner; :14]
[SUPER=01-Steve Dunlop/CBS News; :56]
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[OUT Q=Dunlop, CBS News, New York.]

(( IT IS NOT A BIO-TERROR ATTACK.. THAT WAS THE WORST FEAR WHEN A MAN VISITING NEW YORK CITY CHECKED INTO THE HOSPITAL AND WAS LATER DIAGNOSED WITH BUBONIC PLAGUE. BUT DOCTORS SAY THE PUBLIC IS NOT IN DANGER.

(SOT- DR. THOMAS FRIEDEN/NY CITY HEALTH COMMISSIONER)

"bubonic plague is not contagious. It does not spread from person to person" :04

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THE 53-YEAR-OLD MAN IS IN CRITICAL CONDITION AND UNDERGOING ANTI-BIOTIC TREATMENTS. DOCTORS BELIEVE HIS 47-YEAR-OLD WIFE COULD ALSO BE INFECTED... SHE REMAINS IN STABLE CONDITION. THE COUPLE LIVE IN NEW MEXICO... ONE OF ONLY A HANDFUL OF STATES WHERE THE PLAGUE IS ACTIVE.

(SOT- DR. THOMAS AGAIN)

"there's a lot of plague in New Mexico year to year, and more than half of all of the plague cases in the united states are from New Mexico." :08

(gfx)

THE PLAGUE, CAUSED BY A BACTERIA, INFECTS ABOUT 10 TO 20 PEOPLE EVERY YEAR IN THE U-S. THE BACTERIA STARTS IN RODENTS AND IS SPREAD TO HUMANS BY FLEAS. IN EXTREMELY RARE CASES, BUBONIC PLAGUE CAN TRANSFORM INTO PNEUMONIC
(NEW-MON-IC) PLAGUE.


STANDUP:
(Steve Dunlop/CBS NEWS/New York)

AND THAT'S WHY THIS CASE HAD DOCTORS NERVOUS FOR A WHILE... BECAUSE THE PNEUMONIA FORM IS CONTAGIOUS AND CAN BE SPREAD PERSON TO PERSON. ALSO PLAGUE IS ONE OF A HANDFUL OF AGENTS FEDERAL HEALTH OFFICIALS FEAR COULD BE USED IN A BIOTERROR ATTACK. STEVE DUNLOP, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.
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[Bobby-Brown]


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Singer Bobby Brown is in trouble with the law again.
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He was arrested early today in Atlanta on charges of marijuana possesion, speeding, and not having a driver's license or proof of insurance.
Even though Brown has posted bond at the Atlanta jail, officials say he has a charge pending against him in a neighboring county -- and he'll be taken to that county's jail later today.
Both Brown and his wife -- singer Whitney Houston -- have had drug or alcohol related brushes with the law in the past few years.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Still to come on the news, Governor Warner talks about his victories and losses from election day,
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Please we will see a developing treatment for breast cancer that could someday replace surgery.
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[6Warner-elections]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=mmu]
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Governor Mark Warner experienced both the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat on Tuesday.
Voters in Northern Virginian and Hamptons Roads killed his regional sales tax referendum.
But the bond initiatives he pushed passed easily.
Meghan Muldoon has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Governor Mark Warner's first]
[SUPER=03-Richmond; :00]
[SUPER=01-Del. Bill Howell/(R) Speaker Designate; : 20]
[SUPER=01-Del. Steve Jones/(R) Suffolk; :30]
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[OUT Q=MM, News 7, Richmond]

(( Governor Mark Warner's first election day since taking office was a bittersweet one.
Virginians passed the higher education and state parks bond Warner supported.
But his signature issue, the regional transportation tax referendum, the one he campaigned on last year and stumped tirelessly for the last few months was decisively voted down.
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[IN Q=IT WAS, I'M SURE, A STINGING DEFEAT]

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[OUT Q=FOR THE REFERENDUM.]
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The Governor says he disappointed by the defeat but is moving on.
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[IN Q=MY JOB IS TO FIND]

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[OUT Q=LOOK FOR ALTERNATIVE SOLUTIONS.]


The referendum could also limit the governor's options as he grapples with a massive revenue shortfall.
Republicans say the voters in Hampton Roads and Northern Virginia may have hammered the final nail in the tax increase coffin.
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[OUT Q=FURTHER TAX INCREASES.]
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[IN Q=IT CERTAINLY]

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[OUT Q=NUMBER ONE ISSUE.]


But Warner says he still thinks everything, including tax increases, remain on the table.

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[IN Q=WE'RE CONTINUING]

[RUNS:10]
[OUT Q=CAN FIND SAVINGS.]


So with a multi-billion dollar shortfall and a defeat , the governor
may be facing a very long three years.
Meghan Muldoon, News7, Richmond.))

[11Crawford]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=02-38]
[GRAPHIC=Michael Crawford]

Virginia Tech football player Michael Crawford will play in Saturday's game against Syracuse. But just two days later, the defensive back will focus on an even bigger opponent.
As Teresa Hamilton tells us Crawford is determined he will tackle cancer.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Michael Crawford/Virginia Tech Junior Rover; :18]
[SUPER=04-October 19; :28]
[SUPER=01-Jim Cavanaugh/Crawford's Position Coach; 1:08]
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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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[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]
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(( 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.
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[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. ))

[Breast-Cancer]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=tbr]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=Health Watch]


Doctors hope a new procedure to treat breast cancer could someday replace a masectomy or lumpectomy.
It appears to cook and destroy a tumor.
Dr. Mike Rosen reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY; :00]
[SUPER=01-Suzanne Ferguson/Breast Cancer Patient; :10]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Eva Singletary/Cancer Surgery; 1:03]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Mike Rosen/CBS News; :38 ]
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[OUT Q=CBS NEWS]

(((NAT) TRACK: WITH HER HUSBAND AT HER SIDE , SUZANNE FERGUSON FOUND THE STRENGTH TO HELP FUTURE BREAST CANCER PATIENTS BY LETTING HER DOCTORS TEST A NEW PROCEDURE ON -HER - DISEASE.

SOT: SUZANNE FERGUSON/BREAST CANCER PATIENT

IF THEY COULD DO ANYTHING TO ELIMINATE WOMEN FROM HAVING TO HAVE MASTECTOMIES OR EVEN LUMPECTOMIES - I THOUGHT IT WAS GREAT.

(NAT: WE CAN GUIDE THE PROBE INTO THE BREAST)


TRACK: THE PROCEDURE --CALLED RADIOFREQUENCY ABLATION-- INVOLVES OPENING AN UMBRELLA-LIKE PROBE INSIDE THE BREAST-AROUND THE AREA OF THE TUMOR.THEN TURNING THE PROBE ONAND GIVING THE TUMOR AN ELECTRIC CURRENT EFFECTIVELY-HEATING IT UP.

SOT: DR. EVA SINGLETARY/BREAST CANCER SURGEON, MD ANDERSON CANCER CENTER

ESSENTIALLY-THE TUMOR IS COOKING ITSELF.
TRACK: WHILE THE TECHNOLOGY IS ALREADY BEING SUCCESSFULLY USED FOR LIVER TUMORS AROUND THE COUNTRY-IT IS JUST NOW BEING TESTED IN THE BREAST.

(NAT: THIS IS TUMOR-AND THIS IS AFTER ABLATION. THE TUMOR IS GONE. )


TRACK: OF THE PATIENTS DR. SINGLETARY HAS TESTED SO FAR-ALMOST 100-PERCENT HAD THEIR TUMOR CELLS KILLED WITH RADIOFREQUENCY ABLATION.
THOSE PATIENTS-LIKE SUZANNE-THEN HAD THE TISSUE REMOVED SURGICALLY. THE NEXT STEP WILL BE TO TEST THE PROBE - ALONE.

SOT: DR. EVA SINGLETARY/BREAST CANCER SURGEON, MD ANDERSON CANCER CENTER

ESSENTIALLY WE HOPE THAT THIS TECHNIQUE WILL REPLACE SURGERY-IN OTHER WORDS-IT WILL BE A NON-SURGICAL LUMPECTOMY.
TRACK: THAT MEANS A SMALL INCISION-AND AN OUTPATIENT PROCEDURE. DOCTORS ABLE TO ZAP A CANCEROUS TUMOR - IN A 15-MINUTE ABLATION SESSION.
AS FOR SUZANNESHELL BE CANCER-FREE.3 YEARS --IN JANUARY.

(NAT: YOU LOOK WONDERFUL. THANK YOU. )

TRACK: DR. MIKE ROSEN, CBS NEWS.))
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Still to come on the newscast, Leo will let us know what the weather will like for the weekend,
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[VO-NAT ]


But first we will tell you why Alan Jackson was wearing out the red carpet last night in Nashville.
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[CMA-Awards]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


In one night, he matched the record set by fellow country crooners Johnny Cash and Vince Gill--
Last night, Alan Jackson went home with five awards from the Country Music Association.
Jennifer Miller has a wrap-up of country's biggest night.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=04-Country Music Association- CBS; :00]
[SUPER=01-Shania Twain/Performer; :22]
[SUPER=01-Vince Gill/Host and Performer; :35]
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Miller/CBS News; 1:25]
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[OUT Q=Miller, CBS News, Nashville.]

(( Entertainer of the Year Alan Jackson dominated the CMA's as Country Music's brightest stars took the stage in style with superstars, legends and newcomers sharing 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.
Nat Sound: Toby Keith
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. Wiith Country Music popularity still on the rise, the primetime show was a foot-stomping success.

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[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=kor]
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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was DOWN 180 points. The NASDAQ has dropped 39.

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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

Coming up in sports...San Fransisco has a Giant problem.
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[VO-NAT ]

And the Roanoke Express is off to a solid start with the help of some key players on the ice...
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[Drowning]


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[WRITER=rca]
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State Police are investigating a body found in the New River in the Austinville area this morning. 61-year-old Rebecca Ann Duncan-Watson was reported missing last night by her family. Police say the Wytheville resident suffers from a medical condition that causes her to be confused. Foul play is not suspected but the investigation continues.

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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-127 1:30:26]
[GRAPHIC=Express]

The Roanoke Express already has a 6-3 and 1 record on the season.
And as Steve Mason says, three players are the main reason for the solid start.
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[IN Q=THE EXPRESS...]
[SUPER=@Steve1; 00]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :18]
[SUPER=01-Dylan Gyori/Leads Express with 17 Points; :26]
[SUPER=01-Jason Jaffray/7 Goals and 9 Assists; :36]
[SUPER=01-Rick Kowalsky/Team's Leading Goal Scorer with 8; :51]
[SUPER=01-Perry Florio/Express Head Coach; 1:04]
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[OUT Q=...News 7 sports"]
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[S-Dazzle]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-130 TC13905]
[GRAPHIC=Dazzle]

The Roanoke Dazzle is looking to secure its roster.. and yesterday coach Kent Davison cut 10 hopefuls. Among the cuts were former Radford University star Ryan Charles
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/2001-02 Season; :00]


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.
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[S-MLB]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-125]
[GRAPHIC=MLB]


On a day when Tony LaRussa and Mike (SO-SHUH) Scioscia were named managers of the year in the National and American leagues -
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-MLB; :00]

The Giants' Dusty Baker 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 19-73. Baker is likely headed to the Cubs or Mariners.
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[Big-Cigar]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
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[GRAPHIC=None]


Sometimes a cigar isn't just a cigar--
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Havana, Cuba;]


Cuba's already famous for its "Habanos."
Now it's made the largest cigar in the world, and has entered it into the Guinness Book of World Records.
Nobody's volunteered yet to try to smoke it.
The 45- foot, six- pound cigar has qualified as the biggest "Habano" ever made-- and the most expensive.
To buy it would run you as much as 11- thousand U-S dollars.
Its creator has placed it on display in one of Havana's central hotels.
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