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Coming up on News 7-
A sentence for the Yosemite Park killer.
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New Jobs are coming to the region- a company decided to move here.
Plus a special visit for the boy shot by sniper fire outside his school.
And how to prevent this from happening at the gas station.
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[Talent=Jean]


News 7 at Eleven is next.

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[SOT 17:45]
[IN Q=It's been rough]

((CATHY BOWLES: IT'S BEEN ROUGH, IT REALLY HAS. IT WAS A TOTALLY SHOCK TO US WHEN IT HAPPENED.))
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[OUT Q=when it happened]
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[VO-NAT]


Not everyone is happy with Governor Warner's solution to problems at the DMV.
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[ANCHOR =Jean]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 11]



[DMV]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-39 TC1:20:32]
[GRAPHIC=DMV Closings]


Relief is on its way for those of you tired of long lines at the Department of Motor Vehicles.
Governor Warner today announced several iniatitives to help ease crowding at DMV customer service centers.
But not all of it was good news. [***DMV CLOSINGS MONITOR GRAPHIC***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Justin /Pulpit;]


Justin McLeod joins us now to tell us all about it. Justin?
Jean, you could say it has been a bumpy road lately for the DMV.
[LIVE= Justin /FULL Pulpit]
[SUPER=@justin1]


Recent budget cuts forced the state to close 12 DMV offices across the state.
Today, the Governor met with customers and said help is on its way.
He also met with laid off DMV workers but made no guarantees.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=@markwarner; :14]
[SUPER=01-Nancy Horn/Roanoke Co. Revenue Commissioner; :40]
[SUPER=01-Kim Hodges/Laid-Off Worker; 1:25]
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[OUT Q=SEE THAT HAPPENING]

((((NAT SOUND OF PEOPLE WAITING IN LINE AT 1:40))
Long lines and delays have been the norm here recently at the DMV.
Thursday afternoon, Governor Warner came to Roanoke to say enough is enough.
[SOT 11:27]
[IN Q=My hope is]

((GOVENOR WARNER: MY HOPE IS THESE THREE CHANGES IN THEY ARE GOING TO IMPLEMENTING AS SOON AS THE BEGINNING OF THE YEAR WILL BRING ABOUT SOME RELIEF SO WE CAN GET YOU OUT MUCH QUICKER.)) [Runs08]
[OUT Q=out much quicker]


To accomplish it, the Governor is offering three service reforms.
The major one calls for the state to establish license agents.
It would involve the DMV training Treasurers and Commissioners of Revenue.
These local officials would then provide such services as issuing new drivers licenses and renewing registrations.
[SOT 22:18]
[IN Q=With some funding]

((NANCY HORN/ROANOKE CO. REVENUE COMMISSIONER: WITH SOME FUNDING WE'RE WILLING TO DO THAT BECAUSE I AM ALREADY SHORT STAFFED AND I WOULD HAVE TO HAVE FUNDING TO HIRE AN EMPLOYEE TO DO THAT.)) [Runs08]
[OUT Q=to do that]


You also have two other new choices.
The DMV plans to establish mobile driver licensing teams to travel and provide services to areas affected by office closings.
The state will also create self service areas at customer service centers.
These areas will be equipped with computers and kiosks to allow customers to do simple transactions.
[SOT 29:25]
[IN Q=That would be great]

((BOBBY GARDNER/DMV CUSTOMER: THAT WOULD BE GREAT IF THEY COULD DO THAT HERE. YOU CAN COME HERE TO THE DMV AND TAKE CARE OF BUSINESS THAT WAY.)) [Runs04]
[OUT Q=that way]


It won't be business as usual however for DMV workers recently laid off by closings in Rocky Mount and Bedford.
The Governor met with those workers and explained why those cuts needed to be made.
[SOT 18:36]
[IN Q=It's good for the customer]

((KIM HODGES/DMV WORKER: IT'S GOOD FOR THE CUSTOMER AND I AM HAPPY FOR THE CUSTOMER BUT AS FAR AS WE HAVING OUR JOB THE DMV IN ROCKY MOUNT OPENING I DON'T SEE THAT HAPPENING.)) [RUN:07]
[OUT Q=see that happening]))
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[LIVE= Justin /FULL Pulpit]


One of the questions employees asked the Governor deals with the Rocky Mount office.
The state will continue to pay the lease on that building for another four years.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Justin /Pulpit;]


Asked whether that was a waste of money, Governor Warner told us the office will not sit empty for all four years. Jean.

[Moore]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=khu]
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[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]

Suspended Bassett High School principal and church deacon Terry Moore and his wife were re-indicted today by a federal grand jury.
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[V/O-NAT SOT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/July 17]

They couple was charged in June with two counts of defrauding the Saint Paul Pentecostal Holiness Church. Today the government added four counts of mail fraud, and Myra Moore was named as a "principal" in one of the counts.


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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=Legal Scales]

The case is set for trial next month in Danville.


[McKinney]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[GRAPHIC=Murder Invest.]

The sheriff's department in Henry County arrested a suspect today in a shooting death in Fieldale about six weeks ago.

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[V/O-SILT] 40-year old Arthur McKinney of Martinsville was charged with first- degree murder and robbery. He's accused of killing 25-year old Charles Antwan Saunders.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=Murder Invest.]

It happened around three on a Sunday morning, October 27th at Saunders' home on Clyde Prillaman Drive. Saunders had been shot in the head.

[Yosemite-Murders]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
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A death sentence for the man known as the Yosemite Killer.
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[VO-NAT 13.5]
[SUPER=03-San Jose, CA]


Cary Stayner is the former motel handyman who murdered three park tourists in 1999.
Stayner was convicted in October for killing Carole Sund, her daughter Julie and a friend who were visiting Yosemite national Park.
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[SOT 31]
[IN Q=]

((CAROLE CARRINGTON/CAROLE SUND'S MOTHER: I'M NOT ELATED ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED BECAUSE I DON'T THINK THAT'S THE KIND OF THING YOU CAN BE ELATED ABOUT, BUT IT IS A JUST DECISION.))
[SUPER=01-Carole Carrington/Carole Sund's Mother;]
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[OUT Q=A JUST DECISION.]
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Stayner is already serving a federal life term for be-heading a Yosemite nature guide.
The judge denied Stayner's request for a new trial and said the fact that Stayner may have some brain damage and may have been molested as a child were not reasons enough to spare his life.
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[Cardinal-Law]


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The crisis in the Roman Catholic Church may be coming to a full BOIL over child sex-abuse by priests.
The heat is most intense in the archdiocese of Boston, where many parishioners are demanding that Cardinal Bernard Law resign.
And he may do that as early as tomorrow morning.
Drew Levinson reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Thomas Reilly/Massachusetts Attorney General; :38 ]
[SUPER=01-Steven Krueger/Voice of the Faithful Executive Director; 1:07]
[SUPER=@Levinson1; 1:21]
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[OUT Q=CBS NEWS, BOSTON]

((CARDINAL BERNARD LAW'S CONTROVERSIAL TENURE AS LEADER OF THE BOSTON ARCHIDIOCESE ... COULD END HERE AT THE VATICAN ... WHEN HE MEETS PRIVATELY WITH POPE JOHN PAUL THE SECOND. LAW HAS BEEN TALKING TO VATICAN OFFICIALS ALL WEEK LONG ABOUT HIS FUTURE. AND NOW THERE'S WORD HE MAY RESIGN. ROCKED BY THE CLERGY SEX ABUSE SCANDAL, LAW FIRST OFFERED HIS RESIGNATION LAST APRIL ... BUT THE POPE REJECTED IT. NOW THE CIRCUMSTANCES HAVE CHANGED. THE STATE OF MASSACHUSETTS HAS SUBPOENAED LAW AND SEVEN OF HIS BISHOPS TO TESTIFY BEFORE A GRAND JURY. PROSECUTORS WANT TO KNOW WHY PRIESTS -- ACCUSED OF SEXUALLY ABUSING CHILDREN -- WERE ALLOWED TO REMAIN IN PARISHES.
(SOT: THOMAS REILLY/MASSACHUSETTS ATTORNEY GENERAL)

"This should have never happened in the first place. This could have been dealt with years, decades ago. The children would have been spared the harm that's been caused."
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RECENTLY RELEASED COURT DOCUMENTS SHOW NEW ALLEGATIONS OF CHILD SEX ABUSE BY PRIESTS ... AFFAIRS BETWEEN PRIESTS AND FEMALE PARISHIONERS ... A PRIEST FATHERING TWO CHILDREN ... AND MORE EVIDENCE OF A CHURCH COVER-UP. MORE FUEL FOR LAW'S GROWING OPPOSITION.
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MANY AREA CATHOLICS SAY IT'S TIME FOR LAW TO GO.
(SOT: STEVEN KRUEGER/EXEC. DIRECTOR, VOICE OF THE FAITHFUL)

"This diocese is currently in a state of chaos. It faces issues of moral bankruptcy."
(STANDUP)

AND FINANCIAL BANKRUPTCY AS WELL. THE CATHOLIC CHURCH HAS ALREADY PAID 40-MILLION DOLLARS IN SETTLEMENTS TO ALLEGED VICTIMS IN BOSTON. AND WITH MANY MORE LAWSUITS STILL PENDING, THAT PRICETAG COULD REACH 100-MILLION DOLLARS. DREW LEVINSON, CBS NEWS, BOSTON.))

[Chopper-Crash]


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A helicopter crashed onto a golf course in Suffolk today-
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[VO-NAT 15 plus pad]
[SUPER=03-Suffolk]


The pilot and single passenger suffered only minor injuries and were taken to hospital.
Witnesses reported seeing the helicopter sputtering and flying very low over the course.
The crash happened at the Sleep Hole Golf Course mid afternoon today.
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[OVB-Memorial]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=rle]
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A company in Salem is honoring the victims of 9-11 with a memorial that brings a piece of history to the Roanoke Valley.
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[VO-NAT - :15.5]
[SUPER=03-Salem;]

Old Virginia Brick bought these steel beams out of the rubble of the World Trade Center more than a year ago, stripped off the insulation and coated the girders with a protective epoxy. Today the beams were hoisted in place by crane, with a flagpole added to the top.
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[SOT - 08:09:18]
[IN Q=It kind of took...]

((FLETCHER SMOAK/OLD VIRGINIA BRICK COMPANY; IT KIND OF TOOK ON A LIFE OF ITS OWN. WE THOUGHT WE'D SPEND FIVE-TO-TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS ON IT, AS IT GONE IT'S 40-THOUSAND AND CLIMBING. BUT IT'S SOMETHING THE COMPANY WANTED TO DO, THE DIRECTORS, THE OFFICERS, AND THE EMPLOYEES.))
[SUPER=01-Fletcher Smoak/Old Virginia Brick Company; ]
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[OUT Q=officers, and the employees.]
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[VO-NAT - :14+]

The beams weigh more than 14-thousand pounds and are 36 feet high, and the flagpole adds more than 20 feet to the memorial's height. Company officials hope to hold a formal dedication in April. In the meantime the memorial is open to the public.
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[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
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A high-tech company is re-locating to Southside, and bringing hundreds of jobs with it.
More on the good news when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus get a presidential dog's eye view of the White House at Christmas time.
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[Sports-preview]


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((Hey, everybody. Travis Wells here in the News 7 Sports Office. Coming up, the Hoos need more tickets to the Tire Bowl. High school phenom Lebron James does his thing tonight against Oak Hill, and Erin Gibson is doing the same for the Lady Hokies. Plus, Heritage and Liberty carry the Seminole banner in this week's state championship games. All that and then some coming up in sports.))

[New-Jobs]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=02-50 TC12:15]
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Southside officials say they've found the beginning of a new future with a hi-tech company.
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[VO-NAT :15.5]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville;]

Axiom Technologies announced today it will move its headquarters to the city of Martinsville. It means a 5-million dollar investment and 250-new jobs. Most importantly, officials say it provides 21st Century opportunities for the local workforce.
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[SOT 08:26:48]
[IN Q=this is]

((GENE TEAGUE/MARTINSVILLE MAYOR; THIS IS ENTIRELY NEW TYPE OF BUSINESS FOR THIS AREA THAT PROVIDES DIVERSIFICATION FROM OUR TRADITIONAL INDUSTRIES AND PRODUCTS WE ARE CONVINCED OTHER COMPANIES THAT NEED QUALITY EMPLOYEES LOW COST OF LIVING AND A GREAT QUALITY OF LIFE WILL FOLLOW.))
[SUPER=01-Gene Teague/Martinsville Mayor;]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=WILL FOLOW]
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[VO-NAT]

The company makes ceramic parts and high-end electrical components for defense and homeland security. Axiom will be located at the former Coca-Cola bottling plant. Officials say renovations and job advertisements will be begin immediately. The average pay will be 14-dollars an hour.
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[Burrow]


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A retired banker with a reputation for fundraising says former D-Day director Richard Burrow did nothing wrong in the way he raised money for the Bedford war memorial.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Burrow is charged with mail, bank and wire fraud for his efforts to secure state grants and bank loans to help build the memorial.
[SUPER=@file;]


But former Roanoke banker Warner Dalhouse testified today it's common practice for a non-profit to use bank loans to match state grants.
Dalhouse also says it's routine for those agencies to list undocumented pledges as collateral for those bank loans.
Former foundation chairman Bob Slaughter today praised Burrow's efforts in getting the memorial built.
Slaughter says he would hire Burrow again.
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[Wilder-Lott]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The Congressional Black Caucus is calling for a formal censure of Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-Last Week]


Some Democrats are even calling for Lott's resignation as majority leader for what they say are "insensitive" remarks he made about the nation's segregated past.
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Former Governor Doug Wilder isn't quite ready to call for Lott to step down.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It's very unfortunate]

((DOUG WILDER/FORMER GOVERNOR; IT'S VERY UNFORTUNATE. AS TO WHETHER HE SHOULD RESIGN, THAT'S FOR THE PRESIDENT TO DECIDE, BECAUSE IT HURTS THE PRESIDENT MORE THAN ANY OTHER THING.))
[SUPER=01-Doug Wilder/Former Governor]
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[OUT Q=than any other thing]
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[VO-NAT]


Republican Senator George Allen says he personally condemns segregation and racial discrimination and he believes Lott feels the same way.
Allen says Lott was "careless" but he does NOT think the Mississippi lawmaker should resign.
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[SOT ::]
[IN Q=NO I DON'T THINK HE]

((SENATOR GEORGE ALLEN: NO I DON'T THINK HE SHOULD STEP DOWN, NOT FROM WHAT I KNOW. I KNOW TRENT LOTT. I KNOW HIS INTEGRITY. I KNOW HIS STANCE ON ISSUES THAT ARE RELEVANT TODAY AND I'VE SEEN NOTHING FROM MY TWO YEARS IN THE UNITED STATES SENATE WHICH WOULD CHANGE THAT.))
[SUPER=@Allen]
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[OUT Q=WOULD CHANGE THAT.]
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=Trent Lott]


A spokesman for Senator Lott said he "repudiates segregation because it is immoral.''

[Fire-Surveillence]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=jwi]
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Gas stations warn you not to have an open flame at the pumps, but what about static electricity?
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[VO-NAT 16:27:43 27 +]
[SUPER=03-San Antonio, TX;]

That's what caused a fire today at this Texas gas station. A man was standing in the back of his pick- up, filling up gas cans when static electricity ignited one of them. The 58- year- old then threw the can, which ignited himself and the area around him. The man finally got away and rolled on the ground to extinguish the flames. He's being treated for third degree burns to his legs. Officials say the bed- liners of trucks can often be the source of static electricity.
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[Groot]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=02-48 TC20:42]
[GRAPHIC=Sniper Suspects]

A media organization may appeal a Virginia judge's decision to keep television cameras out of the first sniper trial.


Both the prosecution and the defense are opposed the idea.
Meanwhile, attorneys for one of the sniper suspects will get assistance from a lawyer in our area.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington/November 12; ]

Washington and Lee Law Professor Roger Groot and a group of W&L students with the school's Virginia Capital Case Clearinghouse have been asked to assist in the defense of 17 year-old John Lee Malvo. Groot says the group will assume a consulting role, but there are no specific plans to meet with the teenager. He adds this case will be unique because of the publicity it has attracted, and it will be the first test of the state's terrorism laws that went into effect this summer.
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[Bush-Sniper]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
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The youngest victim of the snipers got a special visit at the hospital today.
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[VO-NAT 16 plus pad]
[Super=03-Washington, DC;]


First Lady Laura Bush stopped by children's hospital and sat with u (EYE-RAN) Iran Brown and other children today.

Two months after being shot outside his Maryland Middle School, Iran smiled and thanked his doctors.
The Children's hospital visit is an annual tradition for the first lady.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[SS=None]


A holiday tradition in the New River Valley is open for business.
We'll take a trip to the Montgomery County Christmas Store when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus it took a lot of guts and caused a little pain, but one diver has a new world record.
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[Commercial]

[Xmas-Store]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=02-42 TC1:59:42]
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In 19-82, the Sunday school class at a church in Blacksburg was looking for a unique way to help families in need through the holidays.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg;]


The idea developed into the Montgomery County Christmas Store, which provides clothing, toys and food to hundreds of low-income families.
Inside a warehouse, the store was created to resemble an actual department store, where they're able to shop for gifts with points, instead of cash.
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[SOT]
[INCUE=We wanted to]

((LAVINA TYNDALL & SALLY BOHLAND/STORE FOUNDERS: WE WANTED TO TRY AND HAVE CHRISTMAS WITH DIGNITY. IN OTHER WORDS, RATHER THAN TAKING BASKETS TO FAMILIES, TO BE ABLE TO ALLOW FAMILIES TO SHOP FOR THEMSELVES ))
[SUPER=01-Lavina Tyndal & Sally Boland/Store Founders]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUTCUE=shop for themselves.]
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[VO-NAT]


The Christmas Store has about 800-volunteers each year.
All of the items are either donated or purchased through grants.
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[Diver]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
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It was supposed to be a world record dive, but you could call it a world record belly flop.
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[VO-NAT 13.5]
[SUPER=03-Madras, India;]


A policeman in India's southern Madras city was attempted a new world record by diving from a height of 126 feet.
A hydraulic fire engine ladder was used as a dive board.
Watch what happens as the man plunged into the sea.
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[SOT 49]
[IN Q=]

((nat of dive))
[RUNS=06]
[OUT Q=NAT OF SPLASH INTO WATER.]
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[VO-NAT 12 plus pad]


Ouch...
The man lost control of his position midway- landing flat on his belly.
He hurt his chest and nose and was rushed to the hospital.
The good news- no serious injuries and he did break the record.
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[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=travis]
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Coming up in sports, Lebron James puts on a show against Oak Hill, Uva asks for more bowl tickets, and the Seminole District will be well represented in this week's state championship football games, but first in tonight's extra point,
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NCAA; :00]


Penn State's Larry Johnson is a finalist for the Heisman trophy and tonight, he secured plenty of other trophy case material. Johnson won the Doak Walker Award for the nation's best running back, the Walter Camp Award and the Maxwell Award for the nation's best all around player. L-J is the ninth player in NCAA history to rush for 2 thousand yards in a season.
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[go to scores] [go to break]
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[SUPER=0103-/St. Louis/2//Nashville/2//Final in OT//Toronto/1/j/Philadelphia/2///;]
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[OUTCUE=last score."]

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[ANCHOR=travis]
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[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-125 TC15236]
[GRAPHIC=HS Basketball]


High school phenom Lebron James is already being hailed as the next Michael Jordan and is the probable top pick in the NBA draft. That might seem like an awful lot of pressure for a 17 year old, but last night against Oak Hill, James didn't disappoint.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Cleveland, OH/ESPN2; :00]


Early on, the 6-8, 240 pounder shows some agility as he goes back door for the alley-oop slam.
Then James makes like a point guard and throws the sweet no-look pas for another deuce.
And just for good measure, the step back between the legs and a three ball to finish. James tallied 31
[SUPER=33-St.Vincent-St.Mary/65/Oak Hill/45/;]

points, 13 rebounds and 6 assists as Saint-Vincent/Saint Mary beat top ranked Oak Hill and JR Reynolds 65 to 45.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

[S-Hoops]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
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[WIPE to ENG!!]

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Craig Co vs. North Cross; :00]


Closer to home, the only game in town last night pitted Craig County against North Cross.
The Rockets came out smokin'. Ryan Frazier gets the rock inside to Andy Bean who follows his own miss underneath and Craig had an early two point lead.
North Cross came back as Jeff Walters made the dish to David Randolph for the bucket.
Craig County hung in though. C-J Crowder gets it done off the pass from Brock Jones on the baseline.
[SUPER=33-Craig Co./59/North Cross/75/;]

But North Cross pulls away. Jeff Walters bombs away on the jumper. North Cross goes on to win it 75 to 59.
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[S-Tech]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-131 14749TC]
[GRAPHIC=Tech Hoops]


The Virginia Tech women's team got its 5th win of the season Wednesday night at the University of Maryland. One of the big reasons Bonnie Henrickson's young team has gelled at this point in the season has been the improved play of sophomore Erin Gibson. The Carroll County native says her comfort level this season is light years away from where it was as a freshman.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I'M THE KIND...]
[SUPER=01-Erin Gibson/Virginia Tech Sophomore; :00]
[SUPER=01-Bonnie Henrickson/Virginia Tech Head Coach; :20]
[RUNS=:45]
[OUT Q=BASKETBALL IQ IS GOOD."]
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[ANCHOR=travis]
[GRAPHIC=bam]

Next up for the Tech Ladies is a Saturday road date with Liberty.

[S-Magna]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
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The Magna Vista Warriors will forfeit all eleven of their wins from this past football season, apparently due to a clerical error that allowed an ineligible player to take the field.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-Friday Football Extra; :00]

Michael Penn, a star receiver for the team who earned all-district honors was deemed legal to play according to the school's athletic office which indicated he enrolled in high school in 1999. His official student record shows he actually enrolled in 1998 which put him in violation of the VHSL's semester rule.
That rule states that athletes cannot be enrolled more than 8 consecutive high school semesters. This is currently his 9th semester.
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[S-Seminole]


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The high school football season comes to close this weekend with doubleheader championship games set for Richmond, Lynchburg and Harrisonburg.
In Lynchburg at 12:30 - Liberty high school will play New Kent for the division three championship, and then on that same field at four, Heritage takes on Lafayette for the division four crown. The Minutemen and the Pioneers will be pulling for one another as they try to pull off the rare Seminole District sweep.
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Mike Stevens will preview all four of tomorrow's state championship games on Friday Football Extra as Heritage, Liberty, William Campbell and George Wythe try to capture the state title hardware. The season ending edition of FFE airs tonight at 11-35.

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Continental Tire Bowl officials have announced that fewer than 10 thousand tickets remain for the December 28th matchup between Virginia and West Virginia. Sixty two thousand, three hundred sixty tickets have been sold for the game at Ericsson Stadium which seats 72 thousand, three hundred.
The UVA Ticket Office has requested a third allotment of tickets. The school had sold around 14 thousand five hundred tickets thru Thursday afternoon.

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There have always been "first pets" living in the White House, but for the first time, we get to see Christmas from their perspective.
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The White House Christmas tour was shot from a camera attached to the President's dog Barney.
The video introduced today by Laura Bush shows Barney playing with ornaments, playing in the snow on the South Lawn, even eyeing the gingerbread house in the state dining room. (------------)