[News-Heads]

[ANCHOR=Jean]

[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


Coming up on News 7-
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The jury got the case- but then it got stuck. Reaction to the mistrial for the former D-Day Memorial Director.
A new shopping center is going up in Roanoke. We'll tell you what it's all about.
Plus Trent Lott goes on B-E-T. What he had to say...
(------------)
[Talent=Jean]


News 7 at eleven is next.

[Video-Open]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=]



(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 00:32:54]
[IN Q=The evidence showed]

((THE EVIDENCE SHOWED CLEAR CUT ONE WAY, AND THE OTHER WAY THEY WERE SAYING IT DIDN'T. AND THEY WERE NOT GOING TO MEET IN THE MIDDLE. NO WAY.))
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=no way.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


A deadlocked jury fails to reach a verdict in the federal fraud trial of former D-Day president Richard Burrow.
Now the government must decide whether to try again.
(------------)
[ANCHOR =Jean]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 11]



[Burrow]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=02-41 TC1:27:26]
[GRAPHIC=Richard Burrow]


After six days of testimony, it took the jury less than three hours to realize they were never going to agree whether Burrow was guilty or innocent of fraud.
Seven wanted to acquit Burrow... five thought he was guilty of some financial misdoing.
So the judge declared a mistrial and both sides now face the possibility of having to do it all over again.
Steve Smallshaw has the story.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Hours of testimony]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-James Lee/Jury Foreman; :47]
[SUPER=01-John Brownlee/U.S. Attorney; 1:14]
[SUPER=01-Richard Burrow/Former D-Day President; 1:30]
[SUPER=01-John Lichtenstein/Defense Attorney; 1:43]
[SUPER=@ssm1; 1:56]
[RUNS=2:14]
[OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.]

(( Hours of testimony and reams of evidence ended with the five-man, seven-woman jury as unsure of Burrow's guilt as they were when the case started a week ago.
The government had worked hard to prove Burrow misled the state and a local bank into loaning the D-Day foundation millions of dollars. Burrow claimed he acted in good faith and on sound legal advice as he struggled to find the funds to build the Bedford war memorial in time for its dedication in June of 2001.
Just two hours into their deliberations, the jury told Judge James Turk they were deadlocked and couldn't reach a verdict.
Turk sent them back to try again, but jury foreman James Lee said it was clear from the outset that deliberations were going nowhere.
[SOT 00:34:04]

((JAMES LEE/JURY FOREMAN: AND WHEN WE FIRST WENT INTO THE JURY ROOM, THE FIRST THING PEOPLE SAID, SITTING DOWN, WE TOOK A VOTE RIGHT AWAY OF COURSE, AND RIGHT THEN THEY WERE SAYING I'M NOT CHANGING MY VOTE, I'M NOT CHANGING MY VOTE. AND WE HAGGLED FOR WHAT, THREE HOURS? WE COME BACK OUT, THE JUDGE INSTRUCTED US AGAIN, AND WE COME BACK OUT, SAME THING. IT WAS NOT GOING TO CHANGE ANYBODY'S MIND.))
[RUNS= 20]
[OUT Q=change anybody's mind.]


So a mistrial was declared, leaving both sides back at square one.
The government, while confident of its case and the way it was prosecuted, must now decide whether to try again.
[SOT 17:35:51]

((JOHN BROWNLEE/U.S. ATTORNEY: WE'RE GOING TO GO BACK AND WE'RE GOING TO LOOK AT THIS CASE AND WE'RE GOING TO RE-EVALUATE IT AND WE'LL INFORM THE COURT WHAT THE GOVERNMENT INTENDS TO DO.))
[RUNS= 09]
[OUT Q=intends to do.]


For Burrow, the end may just be the beginning of another long legal battle to clear his name and restore his reputation.
[SOT 18:11:14]

((RICHARD BURROW/FORMER D-DAY PRESIDENT: I'M NOT GUILTY. THEY CAME AFTER ME WITH THEIR BEST CASE. WEDNESDAY THEY HAD SEVEN ATTORNEYS IN THAT COURTROOM AND THEY CAME AFTER ME AND I'M NOT GUILTY.))
[RUNS= 12]
[OUT Q=I'm not guilty.]
[SOT 18:08:47]

((JOHN LICHTENSTEIN/DEFENSE ATTORNEY: THERE'S NO CONVICTION HERE, HE IS NOT GUILTY, THERE'S NO FINDING AGAINST HIM ON ANY CHARGE AND OBIOVUSLY AFTER YOU GO THROUGH WHAT HE'S BEEN THOUGH, THERE'S ONLY ONE BETTER PLACE TO BE.))
[RUNS= 13]
[OUT Q=place to be.]

[Standup ] ((That better place, of course, is an acquittal on all charges. Lichtenstein says he hopes the government takes some time to reflect on its case and choose not to prosecute Burrow again. U-S Attorney John Brownlee says he expects to make a decision about that in a couple of weeks. Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))
[RUNS= 15]
[OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.] ))



[Elmore-Slaughter]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=02-43 TC1:57:44]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD Burrow]


Though there is still the possibility that Brownlee will re-new the charges against Burrow, many of those who worked with him on the D-Day Memorial hope that won't happen.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]

Former Foundation Board Members were disgusted when the criminal case first came up last June. One scoffed at the government's case against Burrow as a waste of time.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 7:54:55]
[IN Q=This just didn't]

((NORMAN ELMORE/FORMER FOUNDATION BOARD MEMBER: THIS JUST DIDN'T HAVE TO HAPPEN. RICHARD IS A DEDICATED LEADER OF OWN EFFORT TO ESTABLISH A MEMORIAL TO OUR D-DAY VETS IN BEDFORD AND IT WAS DONE. HE DID IT.))
[SUPER=01-Norman Elmore/Former Foundation Board Member]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=he did it.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Elmore says the Memorial would not have been built had it not been for Burrow. Though the government argued the board was duped by Burrow, former Board Chairman Bob Slaughter says that's simply not so.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 7:53:10]
[IN Q=And I know]

((BOB SLAUGHTER/FORMER FOUNDATION CHAIRMAN; AND I KNOW RICHARD IS NOT A CROOK. RICHARD HAS SUFFERED ENOUGH.))
[SUPER=01-Bob Slaughter/Former Foundation Chairman]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=suffered enough.]
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=HOLD]

It may be several weeks before Burrow knows whether he'll be tried again.

[Parks]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=02-45 TC46:22]
[GRAPHIC=Legal scales]


A jury will take a second day to determine the fate of a Blacksburg man charged with murder.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/August 22;]


The trial for 27-year-old Michael Parks began in Montgomery County Circuit Court today.
Parks is charged with second-degree murder in the death of his girlfriend, Marika Cooper.
Cooper was found dead in her Clayton Estates home July 12th.
Parks told the court he and Cooper got into a heated argument that morning, when he grabbed her and put her into a chokehold.
He said he got scared and left when he saw she wasn't breathing, but, later turned himself over to police.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=Legal Scales]


The jury will resume deliberations tomorrow.

[Franklin-Rezoning]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=02-54 TC01:25]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Quality of life. It's the main reason some local residents say they're supporting a proposed upscale shopping center to be built in the City of Roanoke. Tonight City Council made it a step closer to reality with a re-zoning approval.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Rachel /NEwsroom Pod;]

Business Reporter Rachel Cannon joins us with more on this story, Rachel? Jean, this project for the corner of Franklin and Wonju has gained a lot of attention because of prospective tenant.
[LIVE= Rachel /FULL Newsroom Pod]
[SUPER=@Rachel1;]

Wild Oats, a national natural food store chain, is very interested in being the anchor store. And large number of local residents are speaking in favor of the project because they say this area is in real need of the products they provide.
(------------)
[VO-NAT :22]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Tonight, all of city council voted in favor of the re-zoning. It accepted the recommendation of the planning commission, which gave the project a green light last month.
[SUPER=04-Last Month; ]

But that decision was only after a long meeting that included compromises on parking, square footage and deadlines. Officials say the next step will be a lot of engineering work.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 28:37:28]
[IN Q=without]

((MARYELLEN GOODLATTE/ATTORNEY; WITHOUT THIS APPROVAL WILD OATS WOULD BE A DREAM WITH THIS APPROVAL ALL THE STEPS ARE IN PLACE TO KEEP THIS PROJECT MOVING FORWARD.))
[SUPER=01-Maryellen Goodlatte/Attorney; QUICK!!]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=MOVING FORWARD.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

If all goes along as planned, a Wild Oats could be open in Roanoke by the end of next year. It would be its first location in Virginia.
(------------)
[LIVE= Rachel /FULL NEwsroom Pod]

Traditionally re-zoning issues attract residents who are against development.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Rachel /NEwsroom Pod;]

But in this case, Jean, it may be their support that helped the project get approval.

[Kilgore-immigrants]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=02-42 TC2:01:28]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Illegal immigrants are NOT eligible for in-state tuition at Virginia's colleges and universities... and Attorney General Jerry Kilgore wants to make that clear.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Earlier this year, Kilgore issued a memo urging the state's schools to deny admission to illegal aliens.
He also advised that it is against Virginia law to grant them in-state tuition rates.
Kilgore is submitting legislation to clarify that point.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 02:58:03]
[IN Q=IT IS OUTRAGEOUS]

((ATTORNEY GENERAL JERRY KILGORE: IT IS OUTRAGEOUS THAT IN THESE TOUGH ECONOMIC TIMES WHEN TUITION IS BEING RAISED ON STUDENTS AND FAMILIES THAT THOSE WHO ARE BREAKING OUR LAWS BY BEING HERE ILLEGALLY ARE RECEIVING TAXPAYER FUNDS AND POTENTIALLY TAKING A SPOT AWAY FROM A VIRGINIA STUDENT.))
[SUPER=@Kilgore]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=FROM A VIRGINIA STUDENT.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Kilgore says the average in-state college student in Virginia receives a subsidy of over six thousand dollars from taxpayers.
The attorney general is also proposing legislation to deny state driver's licenses to illegal immigrants.
At least seven of the 19 terrorists of September 11th held fraudulent Virginia driver's licenses.
(------------)



[Post-Office]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=02-50 TC16:21]
[GRAPHIC=None]


It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas to employees of the U-S Postal Service, and that means they're digging out from under a mountain of mail.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem;]


Customers lined up at the Salem Post Office, to send packages and holiday greetings on their way.
And that was the scene across the country, as postal officials predicted today would be the busiest mailing day of the year.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I'm mailing]

((DINIA PEASE: I'M MAILING TO CONNECTICUT, IDAHO AND SOUTH CAROLINA.)) ((DEBBIE WHITE: WE'VE GOT FAMILY OUT OF STATE AND WE JUST MOVED HERE FROM WEST VIRGINIA BACK IN APRIL, SO THIS IS ALL NEW FOR ME DOWN HERE.))
[SUPER=01-Dinia Pease/Postal Customer; :00]
[SUPER=01-Debbie White/Postal Customer; :06]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=new for me down here.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-Postal Service Video;]


Postal official are encouraging customers to bring their mail in earlier in the day. They say that will help to spread out the crush of holiday mail, and speed the cards and packages on their way.
(-------------)
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=None]


Postal officials predict that Wednesday will be the busiest delivery day of the year.
[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


How to prevent another snow-caused mess on Route 220. V-Dot says a lot depends on you.
We'll explain when News 7 returns.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I'm Teri Okita]
[SUPER=@okita1;]
[RUNS=08]

[OUT Q=that story coming up.][Sports-Preview]



[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=MST]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]



(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Hey folks,]
[RUNS=:23]
[OUT Q=THE BIG 7."]
(---------------)

(( Hey, folks. Mike Stevens back in the News 7 Sports office as the pride of William Fleming becomes the first player to win two Dudley Awards. UVa has certainly done its part to make the Tire Bowl a sellout. Steve Mason will check in from UVa, plus this party boy could miss the Stagg Bowl and KJ volleys with the man tonight on the Big 7.))

[Lott]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Trent Lott]


Trent Lott says he is FOR affirmative action and denies that he's a racist.
He made the comments on Black Entertainment Television tonight- where he apologized yet again for comments that seemed to embrace the days of segregation.
But as Teri Okita reports, it could be Lott's past that determines his future.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Trent Lott/(R) Majority Leader; :09]
[SUPER=01-Kevin Powell/Political Commentator; 1:01]
[Super=01-Niger Innis/Congress of Racial Equality; 1:07]
[SUPER=@Okita1; 1:16]
[RUNS=1:28]
[OUT Q=CBS News, Washington.]

((SENATE MAJORITY LEADER, TRENT LOTT, WAS FULL OF APOLOGIES AND ASKED FOR FORGIVENESS ONCE AGAIN AS HE SPOKE TO BLACK AMERICA ON B-E-T. Sen. Trent Lott/Majority Leader: I accept the fact that I made a terrible mistake, used horrible words, caused hurt. I'm sorry about that. I've apologized for it. LOTT SAYS HE'S BEEN SEEKING COUNCIL FROM PASTORS AND POLITICANS AND REACHING OUT TO AFRICAN-AMERICANS SINCE HE MADE RACIALLY-PERCEIVED REMARKS AT SENATOR STROM THURMOND'S BIRTHDAY PARTY EARLIER THIS MONTH. Lott: Theres an opportunity here. This is a wake-up call, and this is an opportunity to do something about years of misbehavior.
IT COULD BE LOTTS PAST CATCHING UP WITH HIM. IN HIS COLLEGE DAYS AT MISSISSIPPI 40-YEARS AGO, HE MOVED TO KEEP BLACKS OUT OF HIS FRATERNITY. AND MORE RECENTLY, IN CONGRESS, HE VOTED AGAINST THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1990 AND MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY.
Lott: I made a mistake, and I would vote now for a Martin Luther King holiday. AFTER WATCHING THE B-E-T INTERVIEW, BLACK AMERICANS ARE AT ODDS OVER LOTTS SINCERITY.
Kevin Powell/Political Commentator: His positions, through his entire political career has been the antithesis of making this country a democracy.
Niger Innis/Congress of Racial Equality: I believe in forgiving those who ask for forgiveness, and then, demonstrate through their actions that they're truly contrite.
Teri Okita/Reporting: Lotts fate as GOP leader will be decided on January 6th, when rank-and-file Republican senators will meet to discuss whether or not to keep him as majority leader. Teri Okita, CBS News, Washington.))

[Gore]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Al Gore]


It won't be Al Gore in 2004, which leaves the question WHO will it be?
(------------)
[VO-NAT 06]


The suprise announcement came yesterday from Gore- Today he tried to explain his decision.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 15]
[IN Q=]

((AL GORE/FORMER VICE PRESIDENT: I FELT THAT THE FOCUS OF THAT RACE WOULD HAVE BEEN MORE ON PAST THAN IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN WHEN ALL RACES SHOULD BE ON THE FUTURE.))
[SUPER=01-Al Gore/Former Vice President;]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=should be on the future.]
(------------)

[Vo-Nat 20]
In recent weeks, Gore had been promoting his books, making speechs, even appearing on Saturday Night Live.
But book sales were poor and so was Gore's ability to raise big bucks.
Gore's decision opens the door for many democratic colleagues- including former running mate Joe Lieberman who vowed not to run if Gore did.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:01]
[IN Q=]

((SEN. JOE LIEBERMAN: I AM GOING TO VERY SERIOUSLY CONSIDER THE AWESOME OPPORTUNITY THAT I NOW HAVE TO BECOME A CANDIDATE FOR PRESIDENT.))
[SUPER=01-Sen. Joe Lieberman/(D) Connecticut;]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=CANDIDATE FOR PRESIDENT.]
(-----------)

[Vo-Nat 10 plus pad]
Some other names in the mix, Outgoing House Democratic Leader Dick Gephardt, Senate Democratic leader Tom Daschle, Vermont Governor Howard Dean and Senator John Kerry.
(-----------)



[220-Backup]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=02-40 TC 1:57:08]
[GRAPHIC=None]


V-DOT says everyone needs to work together to ensure traffic doesn't get snarled like it did on Route 220 during the snowstorm earlier this month.
(------------)
[VO-NAT :22]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./December 4;]

The storm December 4th left many motorists stranded for up to 8 hours with no help from police or rescue crews. This morning, Franklin and Roanoke County Police met with State Police and V-DOT to talk about the incident, its causes, and ways to avoid similar problems in the future. They say they'll do what they can but the public needs to take responsibility, too.
(///// SOT at :22 /////)
[SOT 3:47-4:10]
[IN Q=Because vehicles were unwilling or unable to move...]

((LAURA BULLOCK/VDOT: BECAUSE VEHICLES WERE UNWILLING OR UNABLE TO MOVE, NO ONE COULD DO THEIR JOBS. VDOT COULDN'T PLOW, POLICE COULDN'T GET TO ACCIDENTS IN WHICH THERE WERE INJURIES. WE CAN'T HAVE THIS. WE'VE GOT TO HAVE FOLK WILLING TO MOVE THEIR VEHICLES.))
[SUPER=01-Laura Bullock/VDOT;]
[RUNS=:23]
[OUT Q=willing to move their vehicles.]
(-------------)
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Bullock adds public service agencies want to invest in communications equipment that will make it easier for VDOT and police crews to work together during such situations.

[Triangle-Lanes]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=02-49 TC18:50]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The Triangle Lanes Bowling Center in Montgomery County is in its last frame.
(------------)
[VO-NAT :27]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;]

The landmark's been a fixture on Route 460 in Christiansburg since it was built by four local businessmen in 1960.
The property's still run by one of those men, Herbert Alcorn, who says his Park Real Estate company will team up with Laird Development of Tennessee to alter the site for retail use. He says Laird Development is known for its work with Walgreens Drug Stores. Triangle will close January fifth.
(------------)


[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[SS=None]


The Big Apple is breathing a sigh of relief.
Transit workers won't be going on strike.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


Plus what happened to "Sunny California?"
More on the severe weather battering the West Coast when News 7 returns.
(----------------)


[Commercial]

[Transit-Workers]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A sigh of relief for millions of New Yorkers. They will have a ride to work tomorrow.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY]


New York's subway and bus workers will stay on the job.
Transit and union negotiators announced a tentative agreement tonight- sparing millions of commuters a devastating strike.
The three year deal includes a one-thousand dollar "lump sum payment" to workers in the first year, with three percent raises in each of the next two years.
The Unions 34-thousand rank and file members must now approve the deal.
(------------)



[CA-Flooding]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=NOne]


The song says it never rains in California, but don't
(------------)
[VO-NAT 19:23:03]
[SUPER=03-Seal Beach, CA]

tell that to the folks in Seal Beach. They probably won't believe you.
A storm brought heavy rain and high surf to Southern California- trapping a Seal Beach police car under water.
Waves up to 15 feet high pounded the beach.
Even a giant sand berm could not keep the surge away from the beach front neighborhood.
(------------)



[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=extra]
[GRAPHIC=]

Lee Suggs wins the Dudley award by the narrowest of margins over Matt Schaub. The UVa fans do their part to inflate the Tire Bowl. Steve Mason will have the ticket count and words from Al Groh.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]


But first our extra point. Former North Cross standout tennis player KJ Hippensteel is keeping some pretty impressive company these days. Hippensteel, who is playing on the professional tennis circuit, received a call from Pete sampras the other day. Sampras needed a hitting partner so Hippensteel went over to his house and hit with the winner of 14 grand slam titles, including the 2002 U.S. Open. [go to scores] [go to scores]
[SUPER=#556;]
[SUPER=x5022;]
[SUPER=0100-/New England/7//Tennessee/21/3//;]
[SUPER=x5027;]
[SUPER=0098-j/JMU/71//Fla. Atlantic/57///j/Longwood/81//Virginia State/78///;]
[SUPER=x5009;]
[SUPER=0098-/Richmond/77/j/Pepperdine/83///j/Randolph Macon/73//Eastern Mennonite/39///;]
[SUPER=x5009;]
[SUPER=0098-j/Furman/58//Virginia/56//Women/j/Duke #1/106//Charleston Southern/38///;]
[SUPER=x5028;]
[SUPER=0096-/Denver/71/j/Philadelphia/93///j/Chicago/94//Boston/83///;]
[SUPER=x5031;]
[SUPER=0103-/Washington/2//Colorado/2/3//j/N.Y. Rangers/2//San Jose/1//Final In Overtime/;]
[RUNS=:30]
[OUTCUE=last score."]
(------------------)





[S-Dudley]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-138 ]
[GRAPHIC=DUDLEY AWARD]


The Dudley Award was handed out last night at the Downtown Club in Richmond. And like the Heisman this year, the top spot was up for grabs.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/The Dudley Award; :00]

Last night marked the 13th annual Dudley event in Richmond, and it also would produce a little history as Roanoke's own Lee Suggs became the first multiple winner in the history of the trophy. Suggs won as a sophomore in 2000 and again tonight beating UVa's Matt Schaub by a mere 2 points in balloting done by selected media members statewide.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=BITES]
[SUPER=01-Lee Suggs/Two-Time Dudley Award Winner; :02]
[SUPER=01-Matt Schaub/UVa Quarterback - 2nd In Voting; :15]
[SUPER=01-David Corley/William & Mary QB - Third In Voting; :35]
[RUNS=:54]
[OUT Q=...HAVE TO GO ON."]
(------------)

[VO CON'T]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/1990;]

In case you're wondering the first Dudley award, which is named after Bluefield native and Lynchburg resident Bullet Bill Dudley, was given in 1990 to Martinsville's Shawn Moore.
(------------)



[S-Cavs]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-140 544tc]
[GRAPHIC=TIRE BOWL 6156]


The Continental Tire bowl has exceeded all expectations in this its first year. Steve Mason has more on what is suddenly the Queen City's toughest ticket along with some thoughts from Al Groh.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=FIRST AUDIO]
[SUPER=@steve1; :00]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville; :20]
[SUPER=01-Dick Mathias/UVa Ticket Manager; :36(QUICK)]
[SUPER=01-Terry Breeden/UVa Season Ticket Holder Since 1987; 1:19]
[SUPER=01-Al Groh/UVa Head Coach; 1:42]
[RUNS=2:10]
[OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."]
(-----------)



[S-Stagg]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-135 2050TC]
[GRAPHIC=BAM]


The Stagg Bowl is celebrating its 30th year this week in Salem. Mount Union is back, but will the man who has a shot to beat them make it to town?
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bridgewater/National Quarterfinals; :00]

Roy Hampton, the record setting quarterback who was scheduled to lead Trinity University against the Purple Raiders this Saturday, was arrested yesterday and charged with public intoxication.
Hampton was arrested on San Antonio's River Walk following the team's win over St. John's Minnesota.

Trinity head coach Steve Mohr is expected to make a decision regarding his quarterback's status for Saturday's National Championship game by tomorrow. Hampton leads the NCAA in passing efficiency, and he has 43 touchdown passes this season.
(------------)
[TALENT=MIKE]
[GRAPHIC=STAGG]

Tickets for Saturday's Stagg Bowl which gets underway at Noon are available at the Salem Civic Center box office. Tickets are just ten dollars in advance for adults. For high school aged kids and younger tickets are just five bucks.

[S-NBA]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-132]
[GRAPHIC=NBA]


In the NBA - tonight Sixers coach Larry Brown had to leave the floor with an upset stomach, but it was Denver that was really felling sick.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Philadelphia, PA/NBA-Comcast; :00]

The lowly Nuggets managed just 22 points in the first half tonight as Philly forced 14 turnovers and led by 19 at the break. The Nuggets also played some sorry "D." Again tonight - the Sixers were led by Allen Iverson who dropped in 23.
[super=32-Denver/71/Philadelphia/93;]

The Sixers shoot over 50 percent for the game and are now 16-and-9 on the season.
(------------)


[Gingerbread-House]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=None]


You've probably seen people moving houses on trucks- but in Pittsburgh, the house is made of gingerbread.
(------------)
[VO-NAT 23]
[SUPER=03-Pittsburgh, PA]


A life size Gingerbread house rolled through the downtown streets.
It took four flatbed trucks all weekend to tow parts of the house.
Organizers at the Pittsburgh Children's hospital started designing the house earlier this year as a place where they could broadcast a telethon in the holiday season.
Organizers say they envisioned something small, but the design ended up growing.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:22]
[IN Q=]

((THAT PIECE IS TEN FOOT BY 20 FOOT ACROSS AND WEIGHS 16 THOUSAND POUNDS.))
[RUNS=05]
[OUT Q=16 THOUSAND POUNDS.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT 03 plus pad]


So, guess how much this house weighs? 35 tons. (------------)