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Coming up on News 7-
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[VO-NAT]

A man shot by a Roanoke police officer three years ago says the verdict in the civil trial was decided as soon as the all white jury was chosen. Plus, a farm owned by the town of Blacksburg could wind up developed AND preserved. And, things have changed since the government took over. We'll tell you what to expect in airport security this season.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]

News 7 is next.

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[ANCHOR=Shan]
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((WE PLACED OURSELVES IN HIS SHOES, AND WE ALL AGREED THAT IF WE'D HAVE BEEN HIM THAT WE'D HAVE DONE THE SAME THING.))


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[OUT Q=the same thing.]
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[VO-NAT]

The jury foreman ...explaining why a federal jury decided tonight that Roanoke Officer William Boucher (boo-SHAY) was not unreasonable in shooting Wilbert Wesley Lewis.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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Good evening, I'm Shannon Young, in for Jean Jadhon tonight.


[Lewis]


[ANCHOR=Shan]
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[WRITER=khu]
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After two days of testimony, it took the jury just 25 minutes to reach a verdict. Keith Humphry has more on the trial in U-S District Court and reaction to the result.
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[SUPER=01-William Boucher/Roanoke Police Officer; :18]
[SUPER=01-Wilbert Wesley Lewis/Plaintiff; :28]
[SUPER=01-Ted Farmer/Jury Foreman; :50]
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((Wilbert Lewis had been drinking and driving on a suspended driver's license the night the officer tried to pull him over. At first he didn't stop. When he finally did, witnesses testified, the officer kept yelling, "let me see your hands, let me see your hands." Boucher said Lewis reached back into the car and then lunged at him.
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[SOT 27:00]
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((I THINK JUSTICE WAS SERVED. I THINK MR. LEWIS BROUGHT MOST OF THIS ON HIMSELF THAT VERY NIGHT. HIS RECORD SPEAKS FOR ITSELF. THE WAY HE ACTED THEY DICTATE WHAT HAPPENS OUT THERE.))
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((THIS MAN SHOT ME FOR NO REASON AT ALL, BECAUSE HE SAID I LUNGED AT HIM. THE EVIDENCE WAS TRULY IN FRONT OF THE SEVEN WHITE JURORS THAT WAS IN THERE. HOW CAN A BLACK MAN WIN ANYTHING WHEN YOU GOT SEVEN WHITE JURORS ON THE PANEL?))
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The jury panel did have one African-American member, but he wasn't chosen to hear the case. The jury foreman said there were too many inconsistencies in Lewis's case.
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((WE JUST THOUGHT MR. BOUCHER HAD A SOUND REASON FOR DOING WHAT HE DID AND THAT WAS THE QUESTION PRESENTED TO US.))
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...the ONLY question, in fact. The chief of police and the city had already been absolved by the judge of wrong doing some time ago. Boucher was left as the lone defendant after an emergency room physician and a rescue worker said Lewis could have been shot in the back. The jury foreman said that wasn't a consideration in reaching a verdict. Keith Humphry NEWS 7.))

[Moreno]


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An aide at a Roanoke County high school is facing a sex charge.
Police say 23-year-old Anthony Moreno is accused of taking indecent liberties with a juvenile.
The incident took place last week, at Hidden Valley High School.

[Boy-Scouts]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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It's about to get tougher to become a Boy Scout Leader.
Starting this Spring, new adult volunteers will have to be cleared by a background check.
A spokesman says membership will be prohibited if the checks turn up convictions for sex crimes, crimes of violence, or drug offenses.
The spokesman says the backgrounds of current adult volunteers are not being checked. But he says that might be required in years to come.

[Brown-Farm]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[WRITER=tha]
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"Nature" versus "recreation". It's a debate that's been brewing in Blacksburg for quite some time. Tonight-- Blacksburg town council endorsed a plan that COULD satisfy both sides. [***News 7 @ 11 Graphic***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Teresa /Pulpit;]

Teresa Hamilton was at tonight's meeting and joins us now with more on tonight's decision.
[LIVE= Teresa /FULL Pulpit]
[SUPER=@Teresa1;]

Shannon, we're referring to the Brown Farm in Blacksburg-- The town bought the old dairy farm about 5- years ago-- but how to develop it has been the subject of much debate.
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The Brown Farm in Blacksburg is now known as the "Heritage Community Park and Natural Area". But aside from the name-- little had been decided about the future of the property... until tonight. The group "Friends of Brown Farm" want the 169- acres of land preserved as a nature park... while others in the Blacksburg community would like to see it include ballfields. This evening-- town council endorsed a plan that takes both sides into account. It calls for preserving most of the acreage-- while setting aside 30 acres for future use.
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((JOHN BROWDER: WE'RE TRYING TO BE IN THAT TOP LEAGUE OF PLACES TO LIVE AND WE OUGHT TO LOOK AT SOME OF THE OTHER GREAT PLACES TO LIVE AND MOST OF THEM HAVE NATURE PARKS AND I THINK THIS IS A GREAT DAY FOR BLACKSBURG. ))
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[vo-nat] Mayor Roger Hedgepeth is also satisfied with the plan-- but says carrying it out could be a lengthy and expensive process.
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((ROGER HEDGEPETH: IT WOULD BE NICE TO GET SOME GRANTS AND THINGS TO DEVELOP THE PARK OVER TIME.))
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[LIVE= Teresa /FULL Pulpit]

Another big step is deciding what to do with the 30-acres set aside for future use. As we mentioned-- some people would like to see it developed into ballfields, but again, nothing's been decided.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Teresa /Pulpit;]

Shannon-- whatever happens-- the Mayor says the community will have a say.

[Holiday-Travel]


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[WRITER=syo]
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The weather may not be the only test for many holiday travelers now that federal screeners are manning America's airports.
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[SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC;]

With the busiest travel week of the year upon us, many Americans will be taking to the skies under security rules that have changed since the Transportation Security Administration took over.
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[IN Q=During this holiday period...]
[SUPER=01-David Stempler/Air Travelers Association;]

((DAVID STEMPLER/AIR TRAVELERS ASSOCIATION: DURING THIS HOLIDAY PERIOD WE WILL HAVE PEOPLE WHO HAVE NOT BEEN FLYING IN A LONG TIME AND THAT IS WHERE THESE HOLDUPS WILL BE.))
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[OUT Q=where these holdups will be.]
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[VO-NAT :23]

Changes to be aware of: New x-ray equipment *can* damage pictures so carry your undeveloped film with you on the plane. Also, officials ask that you keep gifts unwrapped or, better yet, mail them. On a scale of one to ten, officials say the changes have made traveling about 5 times safer since September eleventh but that they're only about half way to where they'd like to be.
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[Toy-Safety]


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[NEWSCAST=11PM]
[WRITER=kco]
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A lot of people will be thinking about Christmas gifts later this week.
But when it comes to some toys, kids may be not be getting a holiday treat after all. In fact, they could be getting a Christmas nightmare.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Dallas, TX]

The U-S Consumer Product Safety Commission - and other consumer groups are warning parents about thousands of toys on the market that are unsafe. They say toys small enough to fit inside a toilet paper roll are choking hazards, and that many toys could damage a child's hearing or eyesight. Some toys being recalled are even chemical hazards.
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((JULIA WEBB/U.S. PUBLIC INTEREST RESEARCH GROUP: THESE BOOKS WITH POLYVINYL CHLORIDE HAVE A TOXIC PHALATES ADDED AS SOFTENERS. THESE CHEMICALS ARE LINKED TO LIVER AND KIDNEY DAMAGE.))
[SUPER=01-Julia Webb/U. S. Public Interest Research Group]
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[OUT Q=..kidney damage]
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[VO-NAT]

Experts advise parents to read ALL warning labels, and examine toys for small parts and potentially hazardous breaks.

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[TAKE FULL SCREEN WEBPAGE] For a complete list of the toys recalled by the Commission - you can log on to our website at W-D-B-J-7 dot com, and click on the websites in the news.
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[Iraq]


[ANCHOR=Shan]
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Weapons inspections are set to begin in Iraq tomorrow for the first time in four years.
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For years, Iraq denied having the huge stocks of chemical weapons discovered and destroyed during the previous inspection effort. Saddam Hussein has until December 8th to declare all work done in the chemical, biological and nuclear fields. This time around, U-N inspectors will be using smaller, more sensitive devices to measure radiation or traces of chemical agents.
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((DEMETRIUS PERRICOS/HEAD OF U-N INSPECTION TEAM: ONLY IF YOU ARE TAKING SOME SAMPLES OR DOING SOME MEASUREMENTS YOU CAN FIND OUT THAT THAT ROOM MAY NOT BE AS EMPTY AS YOU THOUGHT IT WAS.))
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Inspectors say they don't think they'll have a clear idea of what's going on weapon-wise in Iraq until the end of January.
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[Terrorism-Insurance]


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President Bush hopes a new terrorism insurance bill will be a boost for America's construction industry.
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The president signed the measure today -- hoping to un-freeze (b) billions of dollars worth of projects that have been halted for lack of affordable coverage. The bill commits Uncle Sam to helping pay claims in the event of a big, new terrorist strike. The federal payout next year would be capped at 90 (b) billion dollars.
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[IN Q=Should terror strike America...]

((PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH: SHOULD TERROR STRIKE AMERICA AGAIN, WE HAVE A SYSTEM IN PLACE TO ADDRESS FINANCIAL LOSSES AND GET OUR ECONOMY BACK ON ITS FEET AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE.))
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[OUT Q=as quickly as possible.]
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[VO-NAT :12]

Consumer groups call the bill a handout to a politically powerful industry. But backers say companies shouldn't have to foot the bill for what's in effect an attack on America as a whole.
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[Wilder-Comm]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Virginia is the only state that limits its governors to one term.... and some think that policy hurting the state economically.
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Today a commission on government efficiency endorsed the idea of allowing Virginia's governors to run for a second term.
Supporters of the proposal, like former governor Jim Gilmore, say it would provide better long-term financial planning.
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Changing the one-term limit would require amending Virginia's constitution.
Governor Mark Warner supports the proposal.
Even though any change in the law would not take effect until after he leaves office.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
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The federal government acknowledges a danger that's already painfully obvious to some Roanoke families.
More on the latest effort to improve the safety of 15-passenger vans when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus the postal service posts a big reward for an area pipe bomber.
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[Sports-preview]


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[Pipe-Bomb]


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A pipe bomber has struck a Roanoke County family's mailbox.
No one was hurt, but investigators are offering a 100-thousand dollar reward reward to find the person responsible.
Marya Jones has more.
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[SUPER=01-Kim Sydnor/Pipe Bomb Victim; :05]
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[SUPER=01-Jeff Thompson/Neighbor; 1:00]
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(( Kim Sydnor doesn't know why his house was targeted.
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((KIM SYDNOR/PIPE BOMB VICTIM: I DON'T KNOW ANYBODY THAT WOULD DISLIKE OR HATE ME THAT MUCH, BUT YOU NEVER KNOW. I THINK IT WAS MORE OF A PRANK THAN ANYTHING.)) [RUNS:10]
On Friday night, his mailbox exploded ... scattering debris all over the neighborhood.
Sydnor's fiancee and most of his neighbors heard it ... but it wasn't until the next day that investigators discovered it was a pipe bomb.
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((BRETT BRUMBAUGH/POSTAL SERVICE INSPECTOR: THIS IS THE FIRST PIPE BOMB THAT WE'VE HAD THAT HAS EXPLODED FOR SOME TIME. )) [RUNS:05]
Postal inspector Brett Brumbaugh is going door to door in the neighborhood, trying to find out what people saw or heard.
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((NATS: I'M INSPECTOR BRUMBAUGH. I'M INVESTIGATING THE MAILBOX THAT WAS DESTROYED DOWN HERE THE OTHER DAY.)) [RUNS:07]
Neighbors like Jeff Thompson say the blast capped off a troubling week.
He and several other people along Nell Drive had wallets and other items stolen out of their cars...
Several C-Ds taken from his car turned up in the gutter outside Sydnor's home.
Thompson thinks the crimes could even be related.
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((JEFF THOMPSON/NEIGHBOR: IT JUST MADE US VERY ANGRY THAT SOMEBODY WOULD EVEN THINK ABOUT DOING SOMETHING LIKE THIS. ))
[RUNS:06] [SU 24:51, TAPE 2] ((MARYA JONES/NEWS-7: INVESTIGATORS HOPE THAT THIS IS AN ISOLATED INCIDENT BUT THEY'RE ADVISING RESIDENTS TO WATCH OUT FOR ANY SUSPICIOUS PEOPLE OR ITEMS AROUND THEIR MAILBOX AND REPORT THEM. MJN7, ROANOKE CO.)) [RUNS:11]))

[Advance-Auto]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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The economic future of Advance Auto may be determined by time spent in a courtroom.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@file;]

The Roanoke based auto-parts dealer says the number of asbestos lawsuits against car industry companies is growing. The finding, in its quarterly report, says more people are alleging injury from exposure to products containing asbestos. Officials say they have a valid defense against claims, but that a huge jury award not fully covered by insurance, could impact their bottom line. Advance says some auto manufacturers recently hit by similar suits are now bankrupt.
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[VA-Unemployment]


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[WRITER=dse]
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Martinsville is no longer struggling with the state's highest unemployment rate.
Another community in Southwest Virignia now has that dubious honor for October.
A high number of temporary factory furloughs sent Galax's jobless rate to 14-point-3 percent last month.
Martinsville's rate fell just below 12 percent.
Statewide, unemployment fell to 3-point-8 percent, its lowest level in 14-months.

[NS-Layoffs]


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The holidays aren't being kind to the railroad and as a result, Norfolk Southern says it will furlough workers.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape;]

Officials say 81-employees will be temporarily out of work starting December first and lasting at least through the end of the year. The move is blamed on a downturn in business during the holiday season. Roanoke's East End Shops have been building and rebuilding rail cars and engines for years, but a decline in coal exports has slowed down that work considerably. Workers at the railroad's Pennsylvania car shop are also facing furloughs. Officials say they will reevaluate the labor situation in January.
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[Passenger-Vans]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=rca]
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A new national safety report says 15-passenger vans have higher rollover rates than other vehicles.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Roanoke resident Joe Erndt lost his daughter in a van crash.
[SUPER=03-Randolph Co., NC/July 2001;]

14-year-old Jessika Lewis was killed on a North Carolina highway last July. The van carrying her church group had a defective tire and overturned several times. Her family has been fighting to get the vehicles off the road ever since.
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[SOT 00:05:04]
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((JOE ERNDT/JESSIKA'S FATHER; IT'S SOMETHING THAT PARENTS SHOULD KNOW ABOUT WE NEED TO GET THE PEOPLE AWARE OF IT AND MAKE SURE AT LEAST IF YOU'RE GOING TO LET A KID IN THERE YOU HAVE TO MAKE SURE THEY HAVE SEAT BELTS ON.))
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[VO-NAT]

The NTSB concludes the vans have an increased likelihood to rollover with higher occupancy and vehicle speed. The group says teh vehicles should be further tested, given a rollover rating and that new technology may have the potential to make them safer.
[SUPER=03-Richmond/January 2002;]

Erndt says he will once again lobby Virginia's General Assembly to get "Jessika's Cause" passed. The measure that would ban the use of 15-passenger vans failed earlier this year by two votes.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11]
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Holiday shopping can often make you say bah humbug... but one area city wants to make it easier on you.
Find out how next on News 7.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus it could be a blue christmas for Elvis Presley's daughter now that she and her actor hubby are getting a divorce.
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[Commercial]

[Trolley-Service]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=02-39 TC1:16:22]
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Holiday shoppers in Lynchburg can cross 'parking problems' off their list of reasons for avoiding downtown.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


City leaders today kicked off a free trolley service for the downtown area.
The shuttle covers two dozen stops between Court and Commerce Streets in the morning, mid-day and evening rush hours.
The idea is to give residents incentive to shop and eat downtown during the holiday season.
The service is partially being subsidized by a 60-thousand dollar state grant.
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[Cage-Presley]


[ANCHOR=Shan]
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[WRITER=kco]
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Nicolas Cage's snake eyes are apparently too much for Lisa Marie Presley...the couple has decided to split up after just three and a half months of marriage.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@file]

Lisa Marie Presley- the only child of Elvis Presley - says her marriage to actor Nicolas Cage was "`a big mistake.'' In papers filed in Los Angeles, Cage cites irreconcilable differences for the split. Presley says she is deeply saddened over the breakup - but feels they never should have married in the first place.

Presley previously exchanged vows with Danny Keough and pop king Michael Jackson. The marriage was Cage's second.
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[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=EXTRA POINT]
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The football team isn't the only UVa team upsetting ranked opponents as the Cavaliers down 16th ranked Kentucky, Radford falls to Howard and we will tell you Blacksburg will be Peachy this weekend,
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington; :00]

But first our extra point. Former Cave Spring standout and now senior H-Back Corey Paxton was one of 12 William & Mary football players selected to the Atlantic 10's all conference team. Paxton is a second teamer. He caught 21 passes for 225 yards and a 2 TD's.
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[S-Maui]


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[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-133 1:43:28]
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We start on the hard wood in the Maui Invitational semifinals between the unranked Virginia Cavaliers and the 16th ranked Kentucky Wildcats.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lahaina, Hawaii/ESPN; :00]


Pete Gillen looking to take his Wahoos to 3 and OH on the season while Kentucky head coach Tubby Smith wanted to avoid the upset.
His cats looked cool early as Jules Camara follows up his teammates miss with the monster dunk, two of his 12 points on the night. Kentucky led 32-30 at the half.
But UVa wins the second half 45-29. Todd Billet gets the rock from Keith Jenifer and he rips rope from three point land. He had 15.
Gillen said before the season Jenifer had to be an offensive threat. He was. The sophomore guard knocked down 13 points including this J in the second half.
The Cavs got a scare when Travis Watson went down with a hip injury, He would [SUPER=33-Virginia/75/Kentucky/61;]re

turn to action but was limited to 8 points and 8 rebounds.
Virginia gets a lift from Devin Smith. The junior college transfer hit two huge threes in the final few minutes to put the game away. He finished with 15 points and was 3 for 5 from behind the arc. UVa upsets Kentucky 75-61, but Gillen was obviously concerned about his star player in Watson.
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[SUPER=01-Pete Gillen/UVa Head Coach; :00]
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[S-Women]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-135 4:33]
[GRAPHIC=ACC Women]


ACC women's basketball power Virginia took on Liberty in battle of two 2-and OH teams.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Cavaliers vs Flames; :00]


UVa's Debbie Ryan looked nervous before tip off as her Lady Cavs match up against an inspired Flames team looking for an upset at the Vines Center.
In the first half watch Virginia's Cherrise Graham steal the ball and go coast to coast for the lay up for a 2 point UVa lead.
Liberty comes right back as Kristal Tharp drives and hits the jumper to tie the game up.
[SUPER=33-Liberty/77/Virginia/69;]UVa's go to gal is Brandi Teamer. She takes the entry pass and, despite the doubl

e team and a loose ball, collects the rock and puts it home.
Tharp then goes back to her sharp shooting ways with the bucket, and Liberty downs Virginia 77-69 to improve to 3 and OH.
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[S-Radford]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-129 1:51:30]
[GRAPHIC=Radford hoops]


The Radford Highlanders opened their home season last night against Howard University.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford/Byson vs. Highlanders; :00]


To the Dedmon Center we go where first year Radford coach Byron Samuels was hoping to make a solid first home impression.
The Highlanders Whitt Holcomb-Faye dishes to Chris Gooden who drives the lane for the deuce.
Then, Liberty's pride and joy Peanut Arrington takes the rock, stops and pops for two of his game high 21 points.
[SUPER=33-Howard/62/Radford/58;]Howard answers. Louis Ford misses but Qadir Haybib gets the rebound and scores.


Then Faye gets the ball to Chris Prince who slams it home. This game would go to overtime.
And Howard comes out with the win 62 to 58 in OT.
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The Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl can't get enough of the Virginia Cavaliers.
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A Peach Bowl representative will attend and scout the Wahoos this Saturday in Blacksburg against Virginia Tech. Peach bowl committee members were on hand Saturday to watch UVa beat Maryland 48-13. The Peach Bowl will announce its ACC choice next week and the opponent, an SEC team, December 8th.
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Al Groh secured 49 of 74 votes by the ACC sports media association in being named the AP ACC coach of the year.
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Groh has posted an 8 and 4 record this season. The Wahoos have beaten three top 25 teams including back to back win over N.C. State and defending ACC champ Maryland. UVa was picked second to last in the ACC pre-season poll and they finished second.
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UVa's two game win streak and Virginia Tech's three game losing streak was just a small part of Tech football media day today. Mike Stevens goes streaking in our Hokie report tonight.
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(( The Commonwealth Cup isn't the only thing on the line this Saturday in Blacksburg. There are bowl implications for both teams, as well as the fact that the Hokies have been ranked in the top 25 for 67 straight weeks - while UVa has yet to crack the polls under Al Groh. A Cavalier win and both streaks will end. ((LAMAR COBB:)) ((LEE SUGGS:)) ((MIKE STEVENS:)) ((JIMMY WILLIAMS:)) ((TIM SANDIDGE:)) True freshman Jonathan Lewis will be the veteran of the bunch this week against a UVa running attack that has been depleted in recent weeks due to injuries. In Blacksburg, Mike Stevens News 7 Sports.))

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Downtown Roanoke is a touch more festive tonight.
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A 40 foot tall blue spruce is this year's official holiday tree.
It came from the yard of Dorothy Wade on Spring Lawn Avenue, and was hoisted into place at First Union Plaza today. (------------) Roanoke's urban forester says the tree is the tallest and one of the most beautiful the city's ever had.