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[ANCHOR=Jean]

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Coming up on News 7-
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[VO-NAT]

An afterschool accident leads to grief and injuries. We'll have the latest on a fatal wreck involving a school bus. Plus, how much is enough? The state says water restrictions are no longer necessary. But not all localities agree. And, trying to choose a nursing home? The government's made it possible to one-stop-shop.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]

News 7 is next.

[Video-Open]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[VO-NAT]

A car and school bus collide leaving one student dead and a dozen others injured.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 11]

Good evening, I'm Shannon Young in for Jean Jadhon.

[Bus-Accident]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=02-43 TC1:11:39]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]

The accident happened this afternoon in front of Forest Middle school in Bedford County... just as school was letting out for the day. [***NEWS 7 @ 11 FS]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Teresa & Shannon/Pulpit]

Teresa Hamilton was in Bedford County this evening-- and is here now with more on the victim and what happened. Shannon-- everyone we've spoken with tonight is heartbroken.
[LIVE=Teresa Full]
[SUPER=@teresa1;]

The car that struck the bus was carrying three Jefferson Forest high school students-- one of whom later died at the hospital.
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[VO-NAT]

The student killed has been identified as 15- year old Brittany Groover of Forest-- The Jefferson Forest sophomore was apparently sitting in the backseat of the car when the driver slid off the side of the road, overcorrected and slid sideways into the path of the bus.
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;]

The driver of the car and a passenger sitting in the front seat are also students at Jefferson Forest High school. Both were treated and released from the hospital this evening. The driver of the bus and ten passengers were also taken to the hospital-- but we understand their injuries were not life-threatening.
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[LIVE=Teresa Full]


The school says the bus driver was not at fault. State police say she saw the car and was able to stop-- but, as we said, the driver of the car was apparently unable to regain control. Tomorrow-- grief counselors will be on hand at school for both students and teachers.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Teresa & Shannon/Pulpit]

Shannon-- the superintendent of schools says Brittany Groover was a vivacious and outgoing student-- who was on the soccer team and summer swim team and will be missed.

[Henry-Fatal]


[ANCHOR=Shan]
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[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]


Charges are pending in the car accident death of a Spencer teenager this evening. State police say 17-year old John Treavor (Trevor) Cox was traveling eastbound on Magna Vista Road around 5:30 when he lost control of his Ford F-150 pickup truck on a curve and crossed into oncoming traffic. Cox was struck in the passenger side by a Chevy Suburban driven by 44-year old Ann Strong Hylton of Martinsville. He died two hours later at Memorial Hospital in Martinsville.

[Norcraft]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[GRAPHIC=NEw Jobs]


More than one hundred new jobs are being created in Lynchburg where a cabinet-making company has plans to expand.


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Norcraft purchased the old Starmark building on Millrace Road back in March.
Today, company officials announced they plan to invest one million dollars to create a new manufacturing line within the building.
The move will add up to 150 new jobs at the facility.
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[SOT 13:42:42]
[IN Q=The Lynchburg]

((JIM HERNANDEZ/PLANT MANAGER: THE LYNCHBURG FACILITY PROVIDES US THE LOCATION, SPACE AND TALENT TO SUPPORT OUR CUSTOMERS IN THIS MARKET WITH MORE EFFECTIVE TRANSPORTATION, SERVICE AND PRODUCT OFFERING.))
[SUPER=01-Jim Hernandez/Plant Manager; ]
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[OUT Q=and product offering.]
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[VO-NAT]


Norcraft currently employs about 100 people at the Lynchburg plant.
The location was chosen over factories in Kansas, Minnesota, Arizona and North Carolina.
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[New-jobs]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=02-42 TC1:14:44]
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Meanwhile, Governor Mark Warner is bringing good economic news to Southside and Southwest Virginia.
The Governor will be in Henry County tomorrow to announce the creation of close to 4-hundred new jobs.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co./Last Year]


Warner will be at the former VF Imagewear plant which, like many businesses in the county, shut down about a year ago.
The area is currently experiencing double digit unemployment... the highest in the state.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[SS=HOLD]


The governor will start his day in Wythe County where he will also share some job news.

[Water-Restrictions]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=02-47 TC06:49]
[GRAPHIC=Drought]


The drought may not be over, but Virginia has received enough rain for the state to lift water restrictions.
Today Governor Warner ended the state ban on car-washing, outdoor watering and filling of swimming pools that covered most of the Commonwealth.
But don't get your hose out quite yet...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Carvins Cove]


Locally imposed water restrictions, like those in Roanoke City, are still in effect.... although, the amount of water in Carvins Cove is rising.
This morning, the level of Roanoke's main water supply was at 29-point-8 feet below the spillway.
But the cove is still below its previous record low point of 29-point-2 feet.
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[Iraq]


[ANCHOR=Shan]
[NEWSCAST=11 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
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With a deadline just three days away, President Bush is warning Saddam Hussein to obey a U-N demand to disarm. If not, the President says the United States will lead a coalition to do the job.
[SS=Bin Laden]

Meantime, a new videotape offers the best evidence yet that Osama Bin Laden is still alive. Aleen Sirgany reports.
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[IN Q=The voice sounded familiar...]
[SUPER=01-Colin Powell/Secretary of State;]
[SUPER=01-Aleen Sirgany/CBS News;]
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((THE VOICE SOUNDED FAMILIAR -- AND SO DID THE MESSAGE.
(SOT: AUDIOTAPE)

"In the name of Allah ... " SOURCES TELL CBS NEWS THAT AN AUDIO RECORDING ... WHICH AIRED ON THE ARABIC TELEVISION NETWORK, AL-JAZEERA ... IS ALMOST CERTAINLY THE VOICE OF OSAMA BIN LADEN.
(SOT: AUDIOTAPE)

"This is a message to the people of the countries who have entered into a coalition with the United States." THE SPEAKER REFERRED TO RECENT TERRORIST ATTACKS ... INCLUDING THE BOMBINGS IN BALI, THE EXPLOSION OF A FRENCH OIL TANKER OFF YEMEN, AND THE HOSTAGE CRISIS IN MOSCOW. HE ALSO CALLED PRESIDENT BUSH THE PHARAOH OF THIS DAY AND AGE.
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IT COMES AS NO SURPRISE TO MANY POLITICAL OBSERVERS ... THAT BIN LADEN'S MESSAGE WAS RELEASED ON THE SAME DAY IRAQI LEADERS WERE DECIDING WHETHER TO DEFY U.S. DEMANDS. IRAQ'S PARLIAMENT RECOMMENDED THAT SADDAM HUSSEIN REJECT A TOUGH, NEW U.N. RESOLUTION. IT WOULD ALLOW WEAPONS INSPECTORS IN IRAQ TO SEARCH ANYWHERE -- AT ANY TIME. U.N. SECRETARY GENERAL, KOFI ANNAN, AND SECRETARY OF STATE, COLIN POWELL, ARE WAITING ON A FORMAL IRAQI RESPONSE.
(SOT: COLIN POWELL/SECRETARY OF STATE)

"This isn't a real parliament. The only power that exists is the hands of Saddam Hussein. And we'll wait to see what he says."
(STANDUP)

AND IT LOOKS LIKE SADDAM IS PREPARING FOR THE WORST. RIGHT NOW, IRAQ IS TRYING TO BUY A LARGE SUPPLY OF A NERVE AGENT ANTIDOTE FOR HIS TROOPS ... INDICATING THAT SADDAM IS SET TO USE NERVE GAS IN THE EVENT OF A WAR. ALEEN SIRGANY, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.))

[Euro-Alert]


[ANCHOR=Shan]
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The United Kingdom tops the list of Osama Bin Laden's potential targets.
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Intelligence sources in Britain believe the message may signal an impending attack
[SUPER=03-London, UK;]

and that Bin Laden is encouraging his followers to shift their targets from America to America's allies including Britain. Ports along the English channel are already on a high state of alert following intelligence reports that al-Qaeda operatives could be planning to smuggle a truck packed with explosives onto a ferry. British ports have been holding emergency drills to prepare for the worst.
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[Short-Murders]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=mjo]
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[GRAPHIC=Murder Invest.]


Two North Carolina men went before a federal grand jury today to answer questions in the Short family murder case.

But don't expect any indictments based on today's testimony.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


A clean-shaven Gary Bowman spent less than an hour with the grand jury.
He's told News-7 in the past that he knows NOTHING about the crime.
His former landlord, Gary Lemons, also appeared to testify.
Lemons raised suspicions about Bowman when he told investigators Bowman had threatened to kill a Virginia mobile home mover.
What both men told the grand jury is NOT made public.
Government officials say they just wanted to get their statements under oath.
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[SOT 1:01:45]
[IN Q=Obviously]

((ROGER GROOT/WASHINGTON & LEE LAW PROFESSOR: OBVIOUSLY THERE'S A CONFLICT BETWEEN THEM AND A VERY CAREFUL INTERROGATION BEFORE A GRAND JURY MIGHT SORT SOME OF THAT INCONSISTENCY OUT.))
[SUPER=01-Roger Groot/Washington & Lee Law Professor;]
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[OUT Q=inconsistency out.]
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[VO-NAT]


Investigators say the case is still wide open.
If nothing taken from Bowman's van links him to the Shorts, officials say they will probably move on to other leads.
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[Burrow]


[ANCHOR=Shan]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=02-38 TC1:29:26]
[GRAPHIC=Richard Burrow]

In another federal case, no one- -not the court, not the government, not even the grand jury- -alleged that Richard Burrow took any money for himself.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

Burrow's charged with defrauding the Commonwealth of Virginia by borrowing three-and a half million dollars to show the state the D-Day Foundation had the money to qualify for state matching funds. "He was trying to help out the monument," Judge James Turk said today, pointing out that Burrow was not trying to enrich HIMSELF. The prosecutor suggested Burrow may have been waiting until the last minute to take the money and ran out of time.
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[SOT 52:10]
[IN Q=It's absolutely unsupported]

((IT'S ABSOLUTELY UNSUPPORTED. IF YOU WANT THE PROOF IN THE PUDDING, IT'S NOT IN THE INDICTMENT. AND IF SOMEBODY THOUGHT RICHARD BURROW HAD ENRICHED HIMSELF, YOU BETTER BELIEVE IT'D BE IN THAT INDICTMENT.))
[SUPER=01-John Lichtenstein/Burrow's Attorney]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=in that indictment.]
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[VO-NAT]

Lichtenstein (LICK-ten-steen) is asking the judge to throw out all but one of the charges against Burrow before the case goes to trial next month.
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[Library-Thief]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dse]
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A judge has thrown the book at an elderly California man.
That's after sheriff's deputies found about three-thousand stolen library books in his home.
The Ventura County judge banned 85-year-old Ernest Heyneman from the county's libraries for three years.
Police say Heyneman would check out items, remove their security strips, then return them.
When the books or tapes were back on the shelves, Heyneman would steal them without setting off alarms.
[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


The voters didn't want it... but a judge says it's needed. Now an area city and county are caught in the middle.
That's next on News 7.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus they're blamed for hundreds of deaths... but one group says it has a relatively simple solution to safety problems with 15 passenger vans.
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[Sports-Preview]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[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 - as girls high school district tournament action cranks up this evening. The Dazzle hopes this UVa product can lead them to the top of the NBDL. Jerry West pulls the trigger in Memphis. Emmitt drops in on Letterman, and Steve Mason dot com finds wrestling coach grappling on the web tonight on the Big 7.

))[Rockbridge-Courthouse]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=02-37 TC1:24:02]
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Rockbridge County and the City of Lexington hope to solve their courthouse controversy with a united front.
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[VO-NAT - :16]
[SUPER=03-Lexington;]

A circuit court judge will be appointed by the state Supreme Court to hear why the communities should not be forced to make improvements, or construct a new building. Rockbridge Supervisors say they hope to keep legal costs down by working in good faith with the court.
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[SOT - 22:24]
[IN Q=I think we need...]

((ROY FAUBER/ROCKBRIDGE CO. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS; I THINK WE NEED TO WORK WITH THE JUDGE THAT'S APPOINTED AND WORK OUT A SOLUTION MINIMIZING ANY SORT OF LITIGATION, AND TRY TO ADDRESS IT IN A NON ADVERSARIAL KIND OF RELATIONSHIP.))
[SUPER=01-Roy Fauber/Rockbridge Co. Board of Supervisors; ]
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[OUT Q=adversarial kind of relationship.]
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[VO-NAT - :08+]

County and city leaders are scheduled to meet Monday night to discuss options of renovating the existing courthouse, or building a new one.
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[Transportation]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jda]
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Lawmakers in southwest Virginia are bracing for a battle over transportation funding.
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[VO-NAT]


With the recent defeat of sales tax referendums in northern Virginia and Tidewater, some legislators are suggesting a change in the state's highway funding formula.
[SUPER=03-Salem]


But today in Salem, western Virginia lawmakers told state transportation officials they're prepared to fight.
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[SOT 16:19:32]
[IN Q=No one needs to look very hard]

((DEL. WARD ARMSTRONG: NO ONE NEEDS TO LOOK VERY HARD TO DETERMINE THAT THIS PART OF THE STATE HAS BEEN STRUGGLING ECONOMICALLY, MORE SO EVEN THAN ANY OTHER PART OF THE STATE AND IF EVER THERE WAS A NEED FOR TRANSPORTATION DOLLARS, SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA HAS THAT NEED. ))
[SUPER=01-Del. Ward Armstrong/(D) Martinsville;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=southwest Virginia has that need.]
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[VO-NAT]


Armstrong says southwest Virginia shouldn't be punished for the failure of the sales tax plan in other parts of the state.
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[Van-Safety]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11PM]
[WRITER=kco]
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It's not money creating this next transportation problem... it's safety.
Now a citizen safety group is driving auto manufacturers to step in.
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[VO-NAT]

The problem - 15-seat Passenger Vans. Since 1990, more than 400 people have been killed in accidents involving the vans. The 15-passenger-type has been deemed unsafe - because of a rollover problem. Today, the group announced "a simple fix" that's fairly cheap - but could save many priceless lives.
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[SOT : 14:14:46]
[IN Q=By installing a...]

(( JOAN CLAYBROOK/PUBLIC CITIZEN: "BY INSTALLING A NEW REAR AXLE ON FOUR WHEELS INSTEAD OF TWO, THE VANS CAN BE MADE MUCH MORE LESS PRONE TO ROLLING OVER, AND THIS WOULD COST THE MANUFACTURERS, WE ESTIMATE, ABOUT 135-DOLLARS."))
[SUPER=01-Joan Claybrook/Public Citizen]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=about 135-dollars.]
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[VO-NAT]

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has already issued a warning on the vans. There are about a half-a-million currently on the highways.
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[RU-Gun]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=02-39 TC1:01:56]
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A Radford University student's Halloween trick was no treat to anyone.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford;]


James Whitten, the fourth, was suspended and charged with brandishing a gun...for allegedly pointing a b-b gun at his professor on Halloween.
Whitten was dressed in a costume and told police it was a joke.
No one was hurt, and Whitten has since left the university.
But, the incident has prompted university officials to pay closer attention to how it handles situations where someone's safety is threatened.
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[SOT 5:22]
[IN Q=SINCE THIS]

((DAVID BURDETTE/RU SPOKESPERSON:SINCE THIS PARTICULAR SITUATION, DR. COVINGTON HAS ELEVATED TO A HIGHER DEGREE OF URGENCY A TASK FORCE DEALING WITH PARTICULARLY FACULTY AND STUDENT BEHAVIOR IN THE CLASSROOM AND THEN EMPLOYEE TO EMPLOYEE IN THE WORKPLACE. 5:39))
[SUPER=01-David Burdette/RU Spokesperson;]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=THE WORKPLACE]
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[VO-NAT]


Burdette says the task force is made up of both students and staff, who will work with police to train others how to respond in any emergency situation.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[SS=None]


The holiday's are getting closer and if you need proof, stay tuned.
Stores are gearing up for the shopping season...
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[VO-NAT]

while the National Christmas tree has begun its journey across the country.
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[Commercial]

[Nursing-homes]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=02-40 TC1:17:32]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Selecting a good nursing home for yourself or a family member just got a little easier.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


The federal government has put together the first comprehensive survey of the country's nursing homes, including all 282 facilities in Virginia.
The survey measures the quality of health care residents receive and can also help nursing homes identify areas most in need of improvement.
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[SOT 11:25:29]
[IN Q=THE BETTER THE DATA IS]

((STEPHEN MORRISETTE/VA HEALTH CARE ASSOC.: THE BETTER THE DATA IS THE BETTER THE NURSING HOMES WILL BE ABLE TO USE THAT DATA TO IMPROVE QUALITY. WE'VE NOT HAD ACCESS TO NATIONAL DATA LIKE THIS BEFORE. WE'RE LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING HOW WE COMPARE. WE THINK WE'RE GOING TO COMPARE FAVORABLY AND WE WANT TO IMPROVE FROM THAT.))
[SUPER=01-Stephen Morrisette/VA Health Care Assoc.]
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[OUT Q=IMPROVE FROM THAT.]
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[VO-NAT]


The report shows the quality of care at Virginia's nursing homes is about average compared with the industry nationwide.
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[WIPE TO FULL SCREEN BOARD]
You can find a link to the survey on our webpage at wdbj7-dot-com.
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[Holiday-Shopping]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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The holiday shopping season is just beginning and retailers hope customers are just starting to spend.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

In Roanoke, merchandise is ready for the holiday rush and so far stores like FAO Schwarz and Friedman's Jewelers say sales are good. But according to experts - - sales are expected to be just mediocre this year thanks to a slow economy, losses in consumer confidence and job uncertainty. The National Retail Federation is estimating only a 4-percent rise in sales from last year's numbers. The percentage would be the smallest increase since 19-97.
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[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=EXTRA]
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Girls district tournament basketball hilites are on the way, plus NBA and NBDL news. And Steve Mason wrestles with a new coach who made the ultimate move to get to PH. Plus, tonight's Extra Point -
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-Worldwide Pants; :00]

Coming up in just a few minutes here on Your Hometown Station - Emmitt Smith drops in on David Letterman's Late Show to talk about a variety of topics including what it's like to be the NFL's all-time rushing king. That's tonight at 11:35.
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[S-Vikes]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-130]
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Girls district tournament basketball action is in full swing this week. In the Blue Ridge last night -
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Alleghany vs. Northside; :00]

The Mounties came into Northside with confidence, but not enough firepower? Northside first with the nice entry pass and the conversion by Bekah Strutt as the Home girls take the early lead. Alleghany's Laura Bird would come back on the other end with a wicked three pointer that kisses off the glass and in the hoop.
[SUPER=33-Alleghany/45/Northside/66;]

But Northside moves on to the Thursday semis as Brittney Hughes goes coast to coast with the weave and the layin. The Vikings win 66-TO-45.
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[S-Colonels]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WIPE TO ENG#!!!!!!!!]



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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Salem vs. Fleming; :00]

In the Fleming gym, Tracie Driscoll and her Salem Spartans looked for the second round upset. Good ball movement from Colonels would lead to an easy deuce from India Mierez in the paint. Colonels by 5 in the third. Salem put up a valiant effort and stayed within striking distance as Jessica Bass shows us what a hard dribble drive looks like as she gets the hoop and harm on the play.
[SUPER=33-Salem/50/William Fleming/65;]

But Khadijah Whittington was too much with the spin move as Fleming advances with the 65-to-50 win.
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[S-Dazzle]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-128]
[GRAPHIC=DAZZLE]


The Roanoke Dazzle begins its second season in the NBDL at home this Friday night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]

Yesterday the team held its preseason media gathering as the NBA league office dropped in to shoot photos of the players - including the real reason this year's team will be much better - point guard Cory Alexander. The Waynesboro native starred at UVa and spent six years in the NBA.
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[IN Q="I think the...]
[SUPER=01-Cory Alexander/Dazzle Point Guard;:07]
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[OUT Q=...COMMON GOAL."]
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[S-NBA]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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The Memphis Grizzlies lost their first 8 games this NBA season and yesterday the team's head coach Sidney Lowe quit. He has been replaced by Hubie Brown - the epitome of "Old School." Hubie is 69, he last coached in the NBA 15 years ago and he once coached the ABA's Kentucky Colonels.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I WILL TELL YOU...]
[SUPER=01-Jerry West/Memphis Grizzlies President; :00]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=TO BE PLAYED."]
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[S-Tech]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
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The Tech women overcame a sluggish start last night to win their exhibition game against the Melbourne, Australia Tigers. Ieva (YEVA) Kublina led Tech 21 while Fran Recchia had 11. Tech overcame a double digit deficit in the latter part of the second half to win 64-to-55.

[S-Marshall]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
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The Thundering Herd of Marshall was in the spotlight last night in Huntington is a rare Tuesday night college game.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Huntington, WV/ESPN; :00]

Byron Leftwich was unable to play last night due to a shin injury, but his sub Stan Hill came on and fired this 10 yard touchdown pass to Brandon Carey to put the Herd on top in the first half.
[super=36-Miami of Ohio/34/Marshall/36/;]

Miami of Ohio tied the game at half on a couple of Ben Roethlisberger TD passes but Marshall scored with four seconds left and wins it 36 to 34.
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[S-Wrestle]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
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The high school wrestling season began this week. And at Patrick Henry the Patriots have a new head coach. Steve Mason says - you'll never believe how he got here.
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((Matt Hand, who wrestled at Iowa, the top college program in the world, would agree that patriots sophomore wrestler Jeff Joyce executed the best move in his young wrestling career when he recruited his coach to come to Patrick Henry. ((:)) ((:))
This past summer, when PH coach Kevin Clifford took over as the head football coach , Joyce was without a coach. He put out a nationwide bulletin advertising the coaching vacancy. Hand responded. The Joyce family then flew him in for a
visit and he was sold on southern hospitality. ((:)) ((:))
Hand has a solid program in place thanks to Kevin Clifford. Joyce is one of two Patriot wrestlers who have mats in their basements, actually, for Joyce, he truly does eat, sleep and breathe the sport. His coach knows with this kind of dedication and character he has wrestlers who will do what it takes to win.)) ((:)) ((:))

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Roanoke Express defenseman Tim O'Connell will miss the next two games after being suspended today by the ECHL. O'Connell did something illegal with his knee against Greensboro's Matt Chandler on November 8th. Chandler is now on the 7 day injured reserve list while O'Connell is on the bench until Sunday afternoon's home game with Richmond.

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The American League Most Valuable player award was handed out today in somewhat controversial fashion. Oakland A's shortstop Miguel Tejada beat Alex Rodriquez and Alphonso Soriano to win the honors. Tejada's got 21 first place votes while A-Rod picked up just five.

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The National Christmas Tree is going on tour.
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The 70-foot tall Douglas Fir that will serve as the official Congressional Christmas Tree was cut in Southern Oregon last week. Oregon residents are seeing the tree off in style. Last night, at a celebration in Medford, the tree was expected to be the star attraction, but was too big for the driveway. Regardless, residents are proud.
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((ADRIA BARTON/SOUTHERN OREGON RESIDENT: I THINK THIS IS SO EXCITING. THIS TREE IS GOING TO GO CLEAR ACROSS THE COUNTRY AND EVERYWHERE IT GOES PEOPLE ARE GOING TO SEE THIS BEAUTIFUL TREE IS COMING FROM OREGON.))
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The tree will make 49 stops in 10 states before arriving at the Nation's Capital December second. The fir will then be decorated with 6-thousand handmade ornaments donated by Oregonians.
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