[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

Winter's still weeks away but winter weather is just around the corner.
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[VO-NAT :08]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

And, a Henry County couple feel fortunate to be alive after police say their granddaughter tried to kill them in a house fire.
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[Sports-head]


[ANCHOR=steve]
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In sports, we will try and clear up the bowl scenarios for both Tech and UVa, a big night for college and high school hoops,
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[VO-NAT]


and William Campbell cleans up in regional post season honors.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


A winter storm watch will be in place tomorrow afternoon as the snow moves in. We expect snow on the ground by tomorrow night. Details in a moment.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 4-Shot]


News 7 at Six is next.
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[WEATHER PRO EASTERN RADAR]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

Here we go again. Winter weather makes its annual return.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

Our first significant storm of the season moves in tomorrow.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


And I'm Shannon Young.
[Storm]
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[WRITER=ejo]
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

Right now, the storm is delivering mostly rain to our south and west.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Arlington, TX;]

That was enough to facilitate accidents on wet highways in the Dallas-Fort Worth area this morning. Meteorologist Robin Reed predicts the precipitation will change from wet to white by the time it arrives tomorrow afternoon.
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[STRAIGHT CUT TO ROBIN]

[School-Info]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Winter Storm Watch]


The impending winter weather has some schools planning ahead.
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[TAKE SCHOOLTOUCH FULL]
Bedford County schools already intend to send students home two hours early tomorrow.
Also the Carlisle School will operate on a 2 hour delay tomorrow [TAKE WDBJ WEBPAGE FS]
Of course, News 7 will bring you the latest on the storm and school closings as they become available.
You can also find up to date information anytime on our webpage at WDBJ7-dot-com.
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[Henry-Arson]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=02-46 C29:01]
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Authorities are looking for a teenage girl who's charged with attempted capital murder and arson.
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[****TAKE FS PHOTO***]
They say 15-year-old Jessica Dawn Hess set her grandparents' Henry County house on fire last night and left them to die.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Marya/Newsroom Pod;]


Marya Jones spoke to her family today and has details.
Shannon, authorities took the unusual step of identifying Jessica Hess because she's still at large and accused of such a serious crime.
[LIVE= Marya /FULL Newsroom Pod]
[SUPER=@Marya1;]


Her grandparents, who are her legal guardians, say they want to see her caught and punished so no one else will have to go through their ordeal.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=If they had been]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Geneva Hess/Suspect's Grandmother; :18]
[RUNS=1:03]
[OUT Q=see you tomorrow.]
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[SOT 10:01:41]

((GENEVA HESS/SUSPECT'S GRANDMOTHER: IF THEY HAD BEEN 10 MINUTES LATE, WE WOULD HAVE BEEN GONE. )) [RUNS:03]
Geneva and Paul Hess were awakened this morning by Henry County deputies, saving them from their burning house.
But their next ordeal began soon after, when they learned their granddaughter Jessica was accused of setting the fire to kill them.
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[SOT 10:02:53]

(( I WANT HER TO PAY FOR HER CRIME AND I DON'T WANT NOBODY ELSE TO LOSE THEIR LIFE.)) [RUNS:03]
A passing motorist noticed the flames at about 1 A-M.
Deputies say Jessica had tied her grandparents' bedroom door shut with a sheet.
Her father was also sleeping inside.
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[SOT 10:02:04]

(( IT WAS AS PLAIN AS DAY THAT'S WHAT SHE MEANT TO DO IS KILL ME, HER GRANDFATHER AND HER DAD. )) [RUNS:07]
Jessica's lived with her grandparents for the last three years.
Her grandmother says they had no arguments before the fire ... she thinks her granddaughter just wanted to run away.
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[SOT 10:06:00 - :12]

(( SHE SAID I'M TIRED AND I'M GOING TO BED. I SAID OK I'LL SEE YOU IN THE MORNING. SHE SAID TO HER GRANDDAD, POP POP GOODNIGHT, I'LL SEE YOU TOMORROW. )) [RUNS:12]))
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[WIPE TO FULL SCREEN VEHICLE DESCRIPTION]
Deputies believe Jessica is driving her grandparents' white 1998 Ford Windstar van.
It has a Virginia license plate: G- 3807.
If you see her, you can call Henry County's Sheriff's Department at 276 - 638 - 8751.
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[LIVE=Marya Full/Newsroom Pod]


Her grandparents believe she could be headed to her mother's in Kentucky and say they're especially concerned about that...
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Marya /Microwave;]

because Jessica's not old enough to drive yet.

[Lynchburg-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=02-37 TC1:55:23]
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A stray cigarette is to blame for an apartment fire in Lynchburg that sent four people to the hospital this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


The blaze at the Walden Pond apartments was reported just after eight.
Authorities say an elderly man was trying to light a cigarette when his chair caught fire and he was unable to extinguish it.
A police officer and a maintenance man helped get the man out of his burning apartment.. he was flown to the U-V-A medical center with severe burns.
The officer and two firefighters also suffered minor injuries.
Six apartments were destroyed or damaged.
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[AARP-Study]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=02-52 TC44:34]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The last time Virginia raised the tax on cigarettes Lindsay Almond was Governor. Dwight Eisenhower was President. It was 1960. The tax went up to 2-and-a-half cents a pack that year.
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[VO-NAT]

And that's where it stands today, the lowest rate of any state in the nation. Other states average about 60-cents a pack.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

And that's the rate A-A-R-P is proposing... to help pay for essential health services, particularly long-term health care in Virginia.
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[SOT 16:51:23]
[IN Q=Our mission is]

((BILL KALLIO/AARP VIRGINIA; OUR MISSION IS NOT TO RAISE THE CIGARETTE TAX. OUR MISSION IS TO FUND THESE PROGRAMS. IF THE CIGARETTE TAX IS THE VIABLE METHOD OF GENERATING NEW REVENUE THAT GAINS SUPPORT AMONG VIRGINIANS THEN WE THINK THAT'S A GOOD PLACE TO GO.))
[SUPER=01-Bill Kallio/AARP Virginia]
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[OUT Q=place to go.]
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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The Governor says he's open to the concept of raising the cigarette tax. He says he'd rather find ways to SAVE money than propose an increase in taxes.

[Warner]


[ANCHOR=Keith ]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=02-40 TC1:39:06]
[SS=None]


Speaking of budget cuts, the governor had some good news on that front for Virginia's students...there will be no cuts in K-through-twelve education.
In outlining his legislative agenda today, the governor also told state agency heads today that he wants to reform how state government operates.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & Meghan/State Microwave;]


Richmond Bureau Chief Meghan Muldoon was at the presentation. So what did he have to say?
The governor said he is looking to save money through "sweeping changes" in Virginia's government.
[LIVE= Meghan /FULL State Microwave]
[SUPER=@Meghan1]
[SUPER=05-Richmond]


Now that the 4.6 billion dollar budget for education is off the table, filling the state's budget gap is going to be more of a challenge.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Governor Warner told]
[SUPER=03-Richmond; :00]
[SUPER=@MarkWarner; :]
[RUNS=:]
[OUT Q=A LOT OF FOLKS.]

(( Governor Warner told state agency heads that, despite the need for more than one billion dollars in cuts, public education is off the chopping block.
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[IN Q=LET ME MAKE CLEAR]

[RUNS:07]
[OUT Q=I WILL NOT SIGN IT.]


Warner says he plans to find enough savings to close the budget hole through sweeping government reforms.
He wants to enhance the Rainy Day fund, curb the proliferation of new boards and commissions, and improve V-DOT's handling of the state's transportation projects.
[SOT 02:02:50]
[IN Q=I THINK WHAT YOU'RE SEEING]

[RUNS:13]
[OUT Q=STEWARDS OF THEIR TAX DOLLARS.]


Warner, who laid off over 18-hundred state workers two months ago says if there are any layoffs in the next round will be less substantial.
[SOT 01:58:25]
[IN Q=I CAN'T GIVE ASSURANCES]

[RUNS:05]
[OUT Q=ONLY AS A LAST RESORT.]


The governor also embraced ending Virginia's one-consecutive-term limit on governors.
And said he plans to move forward with ideas on strengthening homeland security.
Warner acknowledged that reforming government won't be easy and that he expects to encounter opposition along the way.

[SOT 01:47:04]
[IN Q=LET ME BE CLEAR.]

[RUNS:06]
[OUT Q=A LOT OF FOLKS.]))
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[LIVE= Meghan /FULL State Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Richmond;]


The governor is presenting his budget to lawmakers on December 20th.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & Meghan /State Microwave;]


It is expected to include more than one billion dollars worth of spending cuts.

[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
[SS=NONE]


The Hill City's Mayor is back on the job tonight.
We'll hear from Carl Hutcherson when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Plus more furniture jobs in Southwest Virginia are dissapearing.
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[Vaughan-Furniture]
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[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=02-42 TC1:40:35]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


The latest round of layoffs in our region is hitting Southwest Virginia. Vaughan Furniture today announced it will cut 245-jobs at a Galax plant.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

Officials say the move has been in the making for years. [***NEWS 7 @ 6 IN MONITOR]
[TOSS ACROSS=Keith-SHannon & Rachel /Pulpit;]

Business Reporter Rachel Cannon has more on this, Rachel? Keith and Shannon, the company has decided to turn a furniture production plant into a distribution center.
[LIVE= Rachel /FULL Pulpit]
[SUPER=@Rachel1;]

Officials say they could no longer ignore the effects a lack of product demand and increased furniture imports have had on their business.
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[VO-NAT :22.5]
[SUPER=03-Galax;]

The company operates three plants in Galax, it's the oldest and largest one, the T-G Vaughan plant that is being affected. Job losses will begin in February. The company says it will gradually reduce production - with its other plants in Galax, Stuart and Johnson City, Tennessee, absorbing the work. Bill Vaughan says it was difficult to deliver the news on the plant floor this morning.
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[SOT 00;08:29]
[IN Q=i don't]

((BILL VAUGHAN/VAUGHAN FURNITURE PRESIDENT; I DON'T THINK THEY WERE SURPRISED WE DID COMMUNICATE WITH OUR EMPLOYEES AT THE END OF EACH QUARTER, THEY READ NEWSPAPERS AND THEY WATCH THE NEWS THEY KNOW WHAT'S GOING ON OUT THERE AS MUCH AS WE DO BUT NATURALLY AND UNDERSTANDABLE THERE WAS DISAPPOINTMENT.))
[SUPER=01-Bill Vaughan/Vaughan Furniture President;]
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[OUT Q=WAS DISAPPOINTEMENT]
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[VO-NAT :22]

Another clue for workers, the fact that their have been furloughs and few weeks that workers have had full-time hours.
Vaughan says this conversion will help secure full-time work for those who are still employed. The distribution center in place of production will also create 55-jobs. Workers told us they expect to find out next week who will be kept on.
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[LIVE= Rachel /FULL Pulpit]

Meanwhile the City Manager says this is a big loss for the area but that he was nor surprised. He says the city needs to work even harder on retraining the workforce and regional cooperation to attract new businesses to the area.
[TOSS ACROSS=Keith-Shannon && RAchel /Pulpit;]

Vaughan Furniture will still remain Galax's largest employer with about 7-hundred workers.

[Robertson]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=02-39 TC1:20:56]
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Witnesses say an ongoing feud may have led to the murder of a Martinsville track and football star.
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[VO-NAT]


Curtis Robertson is one of two teens charged with first degree murder in the case.
Police say he shot and killed 19-year-old Delvin Hairston after a track meet in May.
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.;]


Robertson's trial began under tight security today.
Witnesses said Robertson and Hairston had several arguments leading up to the night Hairston was shot to death on a Martinsville street.
Another witness said he overheard Robertson admit to shooting Hairston.
The trial continues tomorrow.
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[Hutcherson]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[GRAPHIC=Carl Hutcherson]


Being mayor means you attend an endless series of groundbreakings and ribbon-cuttings. But for Lynchburg mayor Carl Hutcherson, a return to that routine is a welcome change.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Hutcherson is still recovering from quadruple bypass surgery he had in October.
He's been out of commission from his duties with the city, his church and his funeral home business.
Today marked Hutcherson's first return to official city business, and he says he's glad to be back.
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[SOT 9:35:12]
[IN Q=]

((CARL HUTCHERSON/LYNCHBURG MAYOUR: DOING AS WELL AS CAN BE EXPECTED CONSIDERING ALL OF THE THINGS THAT WE HAVE GONE THROUGH BUT IMPROVING STEADILY AND DAILY AND GLAD TO BE ABLE TO BE BACK OUT AND DO SOME THINGS AND GET SOME THINGS DONE.))
[SUPER=01-Carl Hutcherson/Lynchburg Mayor]
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[OUT Q=get some things done.]
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[VO-NAT]


Hutcherson expects to be back in the mayor's chair when city council meets again next Tuesday.
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[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
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A disappointing outlook from America Online led to profit taking on Wall Street. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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[SUPER=x5000;]
[SUPER=440-y/119.64/8742.93/y/35.82/1448.96;]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


The DOW dropped 120 points.
NASDAQ fell 36.
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[Wound-Care]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=02-50 TC07:18]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Clinics specializing in wound care are a growing trend in health care.
In fact, Bedford Memorial Hospital is getting its foot in the door of this booming business by housing one of these clinics.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford]


Podiatrist Robert Feldman says the need for wound care clinics is increasing because of the diabetes epidemic.
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[SOT 1:37]
[IN Q=The incidence of diabetes is increasing]

((DR. ROBERT FELDMAN/BEDFORD MEMORIAL WOUND CARE CLINIC; THE INCIDENCE OF DIABETES IS INCREASING AND ALONG WITH THAT FEET PROBLEMS. FEET THAT ARE PRONE TO ULCERATIONS. IN FACT, 15-PERCENT OF ALL DIABETICS WILL EVENTUALLY DEVELOP AN ULCER AT SOME POINT IN THEIR DISEASE))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Robert Feldman/Bedford Memorial Wound Care Clinic;]
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[OUT Q=in their disease]
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[VO-NAT]


Feldman hopes to bring the latest treatment option to patients .
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[SOT4:00]
[IN Q=The longer a foot ulcer remains]

((THE LONGER A FOOT ULCER REMAINS OPEN AND UNHEALED THE MORE PROBLEMS PEOPLE ARE APT TO HAVE. THEY CAN DEVELOP BONE INFECTIONS AND CAN LOSE PART OF THEIR FOOT OR AN ENTIRE LIMB))
[RUNS=08]
[OUT Q=or an entire limb]
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[VO-NAT]


The Bedford Memorial Wound Care Clinic is only open on Tuesdays.
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[Soccer-Complex]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=02-44 TC1:01:12]
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96 acres of land in Campbell County are about to become a popular spot for the world's most popular sport.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Campbell Co.]


Lynchburg United Soccer broke ground today for a new ten-field soccer complex just south of the city in Campbell County.
The project will give parents and children one centralized location to come to for soccer games.
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[SOT 9:41:44]
[IN Q=It's always exciting]

((MARK RINCKEL/LUS COMMISSIONER: IT'S ALWAYS EXCITING COMING TO A CENTRAL LOCATION AND JUST SEEING HUNDREDS OF CHILDREN PLAYING. IT WILL OFFER A SOURCE OR A SITE FOR TOURNAMENTS OF WHICH WE REALLY DON'T OFFER TOURNAMENTS NOW.))
[SUPER=01-Mark Rinckel/LUS Commissioner]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=offer tournaments now.]
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[VO-NAT]


Grants, donations and corporate sponsorships are helping to pay for the two million dollar complex.
Organizers hope to have the first two fields ready for play by next fall.
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[Sports tease]


[ANCHOR=steve]
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A big night for college and high school hoops. Tech, UVa, Radford University, Roanoke Catholic and Cave Spring are in action
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[VO-NAT]


and Mike Stevens tries to onvover the bowl selection mystery surrounding the Virginia Tech Hokies.
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[S-Hokies]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-135 1127TC]
[GRAPHIC=TECH FOOTBALL]


The Virginia Tech Hokies will not be bowling in Phoenix in the Insight Bowl this month. Mike Stevens has more on that, and what will ultimately determine their travel destination.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=FIRST AUDIO]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]
[SUPER=03-South Bend, IN; :14]
[SUPER=01-Jim Weaver/Va. Tech Athletic Director; :35]
[SUPER=@mike1; :48]
[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Va. Tech Head Coach; 1:03]
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[OUT Q=....news 7 sports."]

((The Hokies bowl destination possibilities have been narrowed by one. The Big East conference has come up with two "what if" scenarios that of course - hinge on Notre Dame. If Notre Dame stays in the BCS as an at large team - The Hokies will play Ga. Tech in Charlotte on the 28th. If Notre Dame slips to the Gator Bowl - the Hokies will then travel to San Francisco for the Diamond Walnut Bowl on New Year's Eve. Once again the college football world is at the mercy of the Fighting Irish. ((JIM WEAVER:)) ((MIKE STEVENS:)) ((FRANK BEAMER:)) ((JIM WEAVER:))
Tech will be obligated to sell 10 thousand tickets - something that won't even be an issue if they go to Charlotte. No matter where they end up - their paycheck from the Big East bowl pool will be the same - one point three five million dollars. And in case you're wondering Notre Dame can potentially cause these kinds of problems at least through January of 2005 when the current BCS agreement expires. In Blacksburg, Mike Stevens News 7 Sports.))

[S-Recruits]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=NONE]
[GRAPHIC=TECH/UVA]


Two of the top 25 high school football prospects in the state are teammates at Richmond's Hermitage high school.

Now they are rivals. Fontell Mines, a six-five inch wide receiver, who has been compared favorably to Billy McMullen, committed to UVa last night. And this afternoon his teammate, six-five 240 pound tight end Duane Brown made a verbal commitment to the Hokies.


[S-Generals]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-125]
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One of our Friday Football Extra teams cleaned up in regional awards. William Campbell placed 8 players on the first team Region B team.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Naruna; :00]


The generals quarterback Thomas Boyd was named region offensive player of the year. he combined for over 32 hundred yards of offense.
William Campbell defensive lineman Junir Owen is the region defensive player of the year.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Brad Bradley/William Campbell Head Football Coach; :00]
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[OUT Q=notice our program"(double out)]
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[S-Rivals]


[ANCHOR=steve]
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[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-126 2:03:43]
[GRAPHIC=basketball]


Cave Spring and Roanoke Catholic battle in boys hoops tonight.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]

J.J Redick and J.R. Reynolds are gone, but this game should be a good one as two close friends coach against each other.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Billy Hicks/Cave Spring Head Coach; :00]
[SUPER=01-Dick Wall/Roanoke Catholic Head Coach; :]
[RUNS=:27]
[OUT Q=......CAVE SPRING"]

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