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Coming up on News 7-
A water main break in Roanoke has folks high and dry.
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A shooting involving a Salem police officer sends a suspect to the hospital.
A new study backs up an old treatment for high blood pressure.
Plus holiday tunes fill a local hospital.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]

News 7 is next.

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An undercover drug buy in Salem ended in gunfire tonight.
One suspect was injured when the officer's gun discharged.
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[ANCHOR =Jean]
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[Salem-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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State Police are now investigating.
At last report the wounded suspect was in surgery, but his injuries did not appear life threatening. [***NEWS 7 @ 11 GRAPHIC***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & JoeD /Pulpit;]


Joe Dashiell has just returned from Salem, and has more on the incident.
Jean, this happened shortly after eight o'clock in the parking lot between the Lee Hi Lanes bowling alley, and the Pancake House Restaurant.
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Salem Police say they were making an undercover drug buy when the two suspects ran in different directions.
One of them tripped and fell... and the shooting occurred as the officer was trying to make an arrest.
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[SOT 45:47]
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((MELINDA PAYNE/SALEM SPOKESPERSON; THE OFFICER APPARENTLY DID WHAT HE WAS TRAINED TO DO. HE APPOACHED THE SUSPECT ASKED THE SUSPECT TO STOP AND SHOW HIS HAND. AND THE SUSPECT REACHED FOR THE GUN AND THAT'S BASICALLY WHAT HAPPENED.))
[SUPER=01-Melinda Payne/Salem Spokesperson;]
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[OUT Q=basically what happened.]
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Public Information Officer Melinda Payne says the suspect's hand bumped the weapon. She says the officer did not intend to fire the .40 caliber handgun when it discharged.
The suspect was shot in the abdomen. He was taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital, and underwent surgery there tonight.
The second suspect was also taken into custody... and police say they have been questioning him.
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[LIVE= JoeD /FULL Pulpit]


Authorities have not released the identity of either suspect, or the officer whose gun discharged.
So far no charges have been filed... but are expected.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & JoeD /Pulpit]


And Jean, state police investigators arrived at the scene of the shooting around ten o'clock tonight... and they will be taking a closer look at how these evetns unfolded.

[Water-Main]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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It may be tomorrow morning before some Roanoke residents have water.
Crews are working to repair a water main break near the intersection of Hollins Road and Whiteside Street.
50 to 75 customers will likely be without water until about nine tomorrow morning.
Whiteside Street will be closed until the work is finished and officials say other nearby streets may also be closed temporarily while the work continues.

[County-Supervisors]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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It looks like students at Roanoke Catholic School will have a new place to play and practice sports.
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[VO-NAT 23.5]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]


Tonight Roanoke County Supervisors gave preliminary approval to a plan that would allow Roanoke Catholic to use Vinyard Park in Vinton.
It's a partnership.. meaning Roanoke Catholic will shell out 198 thousand dollars toward park improvements.
That's nearly two thirds of the 328 thousand dollar price tag.
In return, the schools football, softball, baseball and soccer teams will use the park.
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((WE'RE VERY EXCITED WE'RE REALLY ARE THE VINTON BOOSTER, ROANOKE CATHOLIC PARKS AND RECREATION FOLKS WE'VE WORKED TOGETHER. WE FEEL THIS IS A TREMENDOUS OPPORTUNITY.))
[SUPER=01-Ray Correia/Roanoke Catholic School President]
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[Super=03-Roanoke/September, 2000]


It was just two years ago that Roanoke Catholic tried to make a similar agreement with Roanoke City to use Washington Park, but some people in the neighborhood complained that the park would not be available for neighborhood kids.
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[Anchor=Jean]
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Roanoke Catholic plans to use the Vinyard park mostly between the hours of 3:30 to 5:30 weekday afternoons.
The park improvements include creating a football field, adding lights, scoreboards, restrooms and concessions and expanding parking.

[Pipeline-Fish]


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A proposed natural gas pipeline through Southwest Virginia has cleared another hurdle.
Virginia's Marine Resources Commission gave the Patriot Extension the green light today.
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The 95 mile pipeline would cross 25 streams in the commission's jurisdiction.
The company also agreed to pay the state Department of Game and Inland Fisheries for any fish that are killed.


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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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East Tennessee Natural Gas already has federal approval for the project.


[Lott]


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Trent Lott says he's had to fight all his life and he's not stopping now.
Supporters rallied behind him in Mississippi today, but in Washington it doesn't appear Lott is getting much support.
Teri Okita has more.
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[SUPER=03-Washington, DC; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Trent Lott/(R) Mississippi; :06 QUICK!!!! ]
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((ONE DAY AFTER TRENT LOTT TRIED TO PRESENT HIMSELF AS THE NEW-AND-IMPROVED SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER ... SEN. TRENT LOTT/(R) MISSISSIPPI: "I believe that I have changed ... AFRICAN-AMERICANS FAMILIAR WITH HIS VOTING RECORD REMAINED UNCONVINCED. "He's lying." CIVIL RIGHTS LEADERS FROM LOTT'S HOME STATE OF MISSISSIPPI SAY THE SENATOR HAS REPEATEDLY IGNORED THEIR CONCERNS ... INCLUDING CALLS TO REMOVE THE CONFEDERATE FLAG FROM PUBLIC PLACES. KATHY EGLAND/NAACP: "How can he lead the Senate when he has shown no leadership in this state." THAT'S A QUESTION THE WHITE HOUSE HAS BEEN DODGING EVER SINCE LOTT GOT INTO TROUBLE FOR SAYING THE COUNTRY WOULD HAVE BEEN BETTER OFF IF SENATOR STROM THURMOND -- A FORMER SEGREGATIONIST -- HAD BEEN ELECTED PRESIDENT. ON TUESDAY, PRESIDENT BUSH MET WITH HOUSE SPEAKER DENNIS HASTERT TO DISCUSS NEXT YEAR'S CONGRESSIONAL AGENDA. NOTICEABLY ABSENT -- SENATOR LOTT. BUT WHITE HOUSE SPOKESMAN, ARI FLEISCHER, SAYS NOTHING SHOULD BE READ INTO IT. ARI FLEISCHER/WHITE HOUSE SPOKESMAN: "The President, and I reiterate, does not think Senator Lott needs to resign." WHILE THE PRESIDENT IS REMAINING SILENT, LOTT IS GETTING UNEXPECTED SUPPORT FROM DEMOCRATIC GEORGIA CONGRESSMAN JOHN LEWIS -- A KEY FIGURE IN THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT. HE SAYS LOTT IS NOW COMMITTED TO WORK WITH DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS ... TO IMPLEMENT AN AGENDA THAT BENEFITS ALL AMERICANS OF EVERY RACE. BUT SOME SENATE REPUBLICANS ARE CONCERNED THAT SOME OF LOTT'S NEW POSITIONS MAY NO LONGER REFLECT THE PARTY'S AGENDA. G-O-P SENATORS WILL MEET ON JANUARY 6TH ... TO DECIDE IF LOTT SHOULD ONCE AGAIN BECOME MAJORITY LEADER. TERI OKITA, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.))

[Blood-Pressure]


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50-million Americans have high blood pressure....and there are dozens of drugs on the market that treat it.
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But tonight doctors say there's one RIGHT way : old-fashioned diuretics.
That's the headline from a definitive new study.
The effectiveness of a common diuretic was compared to other frequently prescribed blood pressure medications... such as ace inhibitors and calcium channel blockers.
The results leave little room for doubt that diuretics work best.
They're also the most inexpensive option around, costing just pennies per pill.
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((DR. IRA SALOM/MT SINAI SCHOOL OF MEDICINE; THEY WOULD PROBABLY COST FOUR OR FIVE DOLLARS A MONTH...AS OPPOSED TO 70 OR 80 OR 90 DOLLARS A MONTH FOR THE NEWER DRUGS.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Ira Salom/Mt. Sinai School of Medicine; :00 QUICK!!!!]
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[OUT Q=the newer drugs.]
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Researchers point out that lifestyle changes still matter.
Diuretics won't work like magic unless accompanied by a healthy diet and exercise.

[Mental-health]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Virginia's mental health care policy may be heading for a major shift.
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Governor Mark Warner wants to transfer 22-million dollars from state mental wards to community service boards.
Warner is proposing closing wings at five of Virginia's mental hospitals.
He says the money saved will go toward community-based care programs.
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[SOT 02:36:57]
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((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: THE ANSWER IN TERMS OF HOW WE PROVIDE SERVICES SHOULDN'T BE DEFINED SIMPLY BY THE NUMBER OF BEDS. IT'S ABOUT THE QUALITY OF CARE.)) ((MARYANN BERGERON/VA ASSOC. OF COMMUNITY SERVICE BOARDS: NOT EVERYONE IN A FACILITY EVEN RIGHT NOW NEEDS THAT LEVEL OF CARE AND YET THERE MAY NOT BE THE EXACT SERVICE IN THE COMMUNITY THAT THEY NEED.))
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Mental health care advocates say the change is long overdue.
But they are not happy that Warner's plan does NOT provide any new money for mental health services.
The governor cut about 30 million from those programs in October.
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[Caroling]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Some Christmas Carolers took their act indoors today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


They sang their way through Carilion-Community in Roanoke.
The players who brought the sounds of the season to the children's wing were from Mill Mountain Theater's latest production, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
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Broadway's version of the Old Testament story of Joseph is playing at Mill Mountain Theater through Sunday.
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[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Leaders at the National D-Day Memorial say negative publicity won't defeat fundraising efforts.
More on how the memorial's trying to bounce back when News 7 returns.
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Plus more arrests from alleged terrorist connections in New York state.
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[Sports-Preview]


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(( Hey, folks. Mike Stevens back in the News 7 Sports office as the high school hardwood heats up tonight. Jermaine Harper rejoins the Cavs - highlights from their win over ETSU are on the way - plus Chris Rix is suspended for the Sugar Bowl, and this guys wins the prestigious Galiardi Award -and he's playing in Saturday's Stagg Bowl tonight on the Big 7.))

[Albanna]


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Federal Agents have arrested a leader of the Yemini American community in suburban Buffalo, New York- charging him with illegally sending millions of dollars to Yemen.
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[SUPER=03-Lackawanna, NY]


Mohamed Albanna was arrested in the doorway of his cigarette and candy store in Lackawanna. Also under arrest are his brother and a cousin.
They're pleading innocent to charges of sending money to Yemen without a state license.
Prosecutors say there is no claim that the money funded terrorists.
Albanna, is the uncle of one of the suspected Lackawanna six- the group suspected of belonging to an Al Queda cell.
Rich Newberg reports, Albanna was one who rallied in the community proclaiming their innocence.
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[Lackawanna-Arrests]


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((A civic leader in the Yemeni community where six men are accused of belonging to an al-Qaida terror cell was arrested Tuesday afternoon, and published reports said he would be charged with illegally sending $3 million to Yemen. Albanna has been the face of the Lackawanna community and an outspoken advocate for the six men since they were arrested in September. He has rallied the community, attended every hearing and continuously proclaimed their innocence. ))
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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That was Rich Newberg Reporting.
Today when asked if he was guilty of anything, Albanna said " Not at all."

[Dickson]


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A fourth grader suspected of taking a gun to Colonial Elementary School last year may still have a case against the Sheriff's Deputy who questioned her. It turned out Meghan Dickson did NOT have a gun, but District Judge Jackson Kiser today cited a Supreme Court ruling that says students are protected from unreasonable search and seizure even in school. The Judge also pointed out that school boards delegate wide latitude to school officials when it comes to safety concerns. So he dismissed the claims against the principal and assistant principal.

[Parks]


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A Blacksburg man charged with second-degree murder was convicted today of a lesser charge.
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[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;]


A jury found 27-year-old Michael Parks guilty of voluntary manslaughter, for the death of Marika Cooper, a woman he was dating.
Cooper was found strangled in her Clayton Estates home July 12th.
Parks admitted to choking Cooper following a heated argument that morning, but, says he never meant to kill her.
He was given the maximum punishment for voluntary manslaughter, 10-years in jail, and placed on three years probation.
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[McIntosh]


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They've weathered a criminal investigation, a fraud trial and a declaration of bankruptcy... officials at Bedford's D-Day memorial figure things can only get better from here.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford]


The monument is still nearly four million dollars in debt and is working out a payment plan with its creditors.
A federal jury yesterday couldn't reach a verdict in the fraud case against the foundation's former president Richard Burrow.
Officials say all the negative publicity has hurt the memorial's fundraising efforts.
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((WILLIAM MCINTOSH/D-DAY FOUNDATION PRESIDENT: WE HAVE HAD A NUMBER OF SIGNIFICANT GIFTS THAT HAD BEEN COMMITTED TO US ORALLY THAT PEOPLE HAVE DECIDED TO WAIT ON DISBURSING UNTIL THE VARIOUS LEGAL PROCEEDINGS HAVE COME TO A CONCLUSION.))


[SUPER=01-William McIntosh/D-Day Foundation President]
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[OUT Q=come to a conclusion.]
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Prosecutors have not decided whether to try Burrow on federal fraud charges again.
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[Northwest]


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The Spring will bring more jets to the Roanoke Regional Airport. In April, Northwest Airlines will replace two of its four turbo-prop planes with Regional jets. The jets hold 50-passengers, 16-more than the prop planes. The upgraded service will apply to flights between Roanoke and Detroit only. Pinnacle Airlines, an affiliate of Northwest Airlink, will operate the flights. Currently, 11 jets provide departure flights from Roanoke each day. The additional jet service will take off April 6th.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The holidays mean hurry at one Southside warehouse.
We'll show you why when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus one man's ride is a religious experience... literally.
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[Hidden-Camera]


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Senior citizens in one Washington town are sickened by allegations someone has been videotaping them in their most private moment.
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[SUPER=03-Bremerton, WA]


Police say a maintenance man at the Bremerton Washington Senior Center installed a video camera in the bathroom.
It went unnoticed until the 13 year old daughter of a police officer spotted it during a Christmas party.
Suspect Gary Sheflo first told police it was a motion detector that would set off an exhaust fan.
But police say they found the camera, the tapes... and incriminating video of the suspect himself.
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((WENDY DAVIS/BREMERTON, WA POLICE DEPARTMENT; GARY SHEFLO LOOKING UP INTO THE CAMERA AND ADJUSTING THE CAMERA SO THERE WAS A BETTER VIEW OF THE TOILET AREA.))
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[OUT Q=of the toilet area.]
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Police say Sheflo later admitted he installed the cameras.
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[Rope]


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It's only done once every 85 years and when you see what it is, you'll understand why.
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[VO-NAT 14:14:37 ]
[SUPER=03-Himachal Pradesh, India;]


One hundred thousand people showed up in India to take part in the dangerous ritual.
It is part of the fire festival which is celebrated once every 85 years.
For today's ritual, 50 workers spent three months building a thick rope.
Then a man stradles the rope and rides down a mountain with two sandbags strapped to his feet.
The organizer of the festival, says it is a test of a forest deity's powers.
Locals believe if the deity is in a good mood he will protect the man from falling.
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[School-Info]


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One school announcement that we just received.
Jeter Watson Interediate School in Covington will be closed tomorrow due to heating problems.



[S-Extra]


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UVa hoop highlights from Charlottesville are on the way along with Hidden Valley and Salem. A former Friday Football Extra star has a dream come true, and we'll tell you who won this year's Gagliardi Award.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA; :00]

But first in tonight's Extra Point - the Atlanta Braves introduced newly acquired pitcher Russ Ortiz to the Georgia media tonight. Ortiz was acquired in a trade with the Giants. The Braves also signed pitcher Paul Byrd today.
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[S-UVa]


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The UVa men's basketball team improved to 4 and 2 on the season tonight, but not before getting a scare from East Tennessee State University at U-hall in their first game in 13 days.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/ETSU vs. UVa; :00]

Some familiar faces were on the bench tonight for ETSU. That's former Roanoke College star and now ETSU assistant Hillary Scott. And an unfamiliar face to UVa fans was back on the floor as Jermaine Harper returned from his suspension. ETSU was in tune tonight from three point land as Zakee Wadood sinks the three pointer from the top of the key for the Bucs. Then the Buccaneers Tyrus Wade comes off of a pick and he will hit for three of his game high 23 points. ETSU went on top of the Cavs 30-to-21 in the first half. Virginia would wake up with Elton Brown faking and hooking under the iron to get the Cavs back in business. UVa's Travis Watson - is always a force on the offensive board. Here he gets the rebound and the putback with the slam. He finished the game with a dozen. The hottest Cav on this night was Devin Smith - who had ten points in the first half and 18 for the game.
[SUPER=33-ETSU/76/Virginia/84;]

ETSU led by four at the half but Virginia ups the tempo away to win it 84-to-76.
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[S-Valley]


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On the high school hardwood - the Hidden Valley boys team got its first win as a high school Monday night, that was the good news.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Salem vs. Hidden Valley; :00]

The bad news was that the team had to turn right around and play again yesterday evening at home against Salem. Salem making the game easy in the first half as the Spartans go back door and Chris Adams gets the hoop and the harm.

But Hidden Valley would answer right back as Hunter Miller, drives to his right and hits the tough leaner in traffic for the Titans. Salem played pressure "D" most of the night as A.J. Dowell makes the steal and then goes coast to coast on the dribble drive and lays it in off the glass. Hidden Valley led 19-to-16 at the half, and in the third quarter Hunter Kern dropped in a trey from way beyond the arc on the left side.
[SUPER=33-Salem/45/Hidden Valley/38;]

But Salem would push the issue and wear down the Titans. Jason Vest gets the strong hoop in transition as Salem beats Hidden Valley 45-to-38.
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[S-Roan]


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A former Friday Football Extra has turned his year at Hargrave Military into a chance to live out his dream of playing football for Virginia Tech.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chatham/Roan Wearing Number 89; :00]

Matt Roan, a tight end from Pulaski County, has decided to walk-on at Virginia Tech and he will enroll in January. His coach at Hargrave Robert Prunty says Roan gained 23 pounds this year while playing for the Tigers, and he increased his bench press by 65 pounds and lowered his 40 time significantly. His hope is to go through spring ball and eventually earn a full scholarship.
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[S-Stagg]


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Still no word concerning whether or not Trinity quarterback Roy Hampton will be allowed to play in this Saturday's Stagg Bowl. He was arrested on a public intoxication charge early Sunday Morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Alliance, OH/Saturday; ;00]

It likely won't matter if he's here or not, because Mount Union has not only won six of the last nine national titles, but now the Purple Raiders have division three's player of the year. Last night Dan Pugh, a senior running back for Mount Union, was named the recipient of the tenth annual Gagliardi Trophy. The award will be presented to him Thursday at the Salem Civic Center. Pugh, who is from Norwalk, Ohio, led Division III in scoring during the regular season with 26 touchdowns and 15.8 points per game. Last week in a 57-19 national semifinal win against John Carroll, Pugh rushed for a career-high 254 yards and five touchdowns. Pugh has now rushed for 2,050 yards in 13 games this season.
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[S-Rix]


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If the quarterbacks keep dropping off the team like the have in the past couple of weeks in Tallahassee - Florida State might need to see if former Seminole Burt Reynolds has any eligibility left.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Jacksonville, FL/Rix Wearing Number 16; :00]

Yesterday afternoon FSU quarterback Chris Rix was declared ineligible for the upcoming Sugar Bowl against Georgia.
It seem that Rix failed to take a final exam. That means the team will be without both of its top quarterbacks. Adrian McPherson was kicked off the team after being arrested on a felony charge in November after he allegedly stole a check from and forged it. Bobby Bowden will now have to go with Sophomore Fabian Walker at quarterback. He attempted just 8 passes this season. Bowden says there is no chance Rix will be back.
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[S-1984]


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[GRAPHIC=WALNUT BOWL]


When the Hokies face Air Force on New Year's Eve some old not so pleasant memories are bound to be rekindled. The Falcons ran away with a 23-to-17 win in the Independence Bowl in Shreveport in 1984.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Shreveport, LA/1984; :00]

But the GAME itself was almost a side show compared to the week-long wrangling that took place in the courts to make sure Bruce Smith was eligible to play in the game. The only survivor from that year still on the coaching staff is of course Billy Hite.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=bite]
[SUPER=01-Billy Hite/VT Associate Head Coach; ;00]
[RUNS=:22]
[OUT Q=...playing against them."]
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[KB-Toys]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=02-41 TC1:31:36]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Santa's helpers are working around the clock in Southside to help make Christmas wishes come true.
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[VO-NAT :18.5]
[SUPER=03-Blairs;]

At this K-B Toys warehouse in Blairs, internet toy orders are filled from around the world. Today and tomorrow are two of their busiest days. At peak they ship 190-thousand products a day. During the holiday season, the company hires as many as 15-hundred temporary workers to meet demand.
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[SOT 16:52:30//16:48:28]
[IN Q=YOU CAN]

((JUANITA SPAINHOUR/KB KIDS.COM; YOU CAN GO OUT AT ANY PART OF THIS WAREHOUSE AND DO AN OVER SHOT OR OVERVIEW OF THE WAREHOUSE AND IT REALLY DOES LOOK LIKE A LOT OF LITTLE ELVES WORKING. )) ((PATRICIA WALTON/SEASONAL EMPLOYEE; I LOOK FORWARD TO IT BECAUSE THE HOURS ARE GOOD AND LIKE I SAY YOU'RE MAKING KIDS FEEL GOOD BY GETTING TOYS OUT. ))
[SUPER=01-Juanita Spainhour/KB Kids.com; :00]
[SUPER=01-Patricia Walton/Seasonal Employee; :09]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=TOYS OUT.]
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[VO-NAT]

Workers unload, scan, pick, pack and wrap gifts. Some stats on the state of the art facility ... it has over 5-miles of conveyor belts and 3-levels which is about 8-hundred thousand feet of workable space (------------)