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A Montgomery County jury has convicted a man of killing his girlfriend.
He says he didn't mean to do it.
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And an accident this morning in Alleghany County has claimed the life of a teenager.

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A cool cloudy day's on tap for our area with just a slight chance for a little light precipitation later on. I'll have your forecast.
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News 7 at Noon starts right now...

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He says he didn't mean to do it. But a jury convicts a Blacksburg man with murdering a woman he dated.
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[Parks]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Good afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
A jury has convicted 27-year-old Michael Parks of voluntary manslaughter, for the death of Marika Cooper.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;]


It took jurors about a half-hour this morning to return their verdict, after deliberating for more than two hours last night.
Parks was charged with second-degree murder in Cooper's death. She was found strangled in her Clayton Estates home July 12th.
Parks told the court he choked Cooper following a heated argument that morning, but, he did not mean to kill her.


His lawyer says the jury made a fair decision in finding him guilty of the lesser charge.
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[SOT 19:33]
[IN Q=as i said]

((CHRISTOPHER TUCK/PARK'S ATTY.: AS I SAID NUMEROUS TIMES IN THE COURTROOM HE UNDERSTOOD HE DID SOMETHING WRONG. HE NEVER TRIED TO SLIP AWAY FROM THAT I HOPE THIS PROVIDES SOME HEALING FOR MARIKA COOPER'S FAMILY BUT I THINK THE JURY DID THEIR JOB, AND THAT WAS LISTENING TO THE INSTRUCTIONS AND FOLLOWING THE LAW. 19:51))
[SUPER=01-Christopher Tuck/Park's Attorney;]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=following the law]
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[VO-NAT]


Parks was given the maximum punishment for voluntary manslaughter, 10-years in jail, and was placed on three years probation.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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A teenager died in a single-vehicle accident in Alleghany County this morning.
State police say 17-year-old Adam I. Jones was heading north on Potts Creek Road when his Jeep Wrangler ran off the shoulder and struck a culvert.
Jones was thrown from the vehicle, and died at the scene.
Police say he was not wearing a seat belt.
No one else was in the Jeep.
Jones was a senior at Covington High School.

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U-S soldiers are still in danger in Afghanistan.
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Two American soldiers are in critical condition after a grenade was hurled at their jeep in central Kabul today.
An Afghan interpreter was also wounded.
U-S authorities say three suspects are under arrest, but officials in Kabul say only two are in custody.
Attacks against Americans have become routine in eastern Afghanistan.
15- U-S servicemen have been killed in combat or hostile situations in Afghanistan since the anti-terrorism campaign began last year.
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The Wild West is living up to its name.
But this week, it's because of the weather.
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[SUPER=03-Carlsbad, CA;]


Flooding rains and high winds have led to at least nine deaths across California and Oregon.
Among the casualties are three women who were killed last night when their car was swept down a swollen creek, just south of Los Angeles.
The accident left two others with serious injuries.
Downed trees and power lines have also left thousands of people in the region without power.
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In Oregon, days of heavy rain triggered a mudslide, which shut down a major coastal highway.
That, despite a large barrier put up by the transportation department.
Yesterday's slide brought so much red mud that the barrier couldn't hold it back.
It took road crews several hours to clear the mud away.
Once it was cleared, the road was re-opened to traffic.
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[11Burrow]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[TAPE#=02-41 TC1:27:26]
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The federal fraud trial of the former president of the National D-Day Memorial ended yesterday after the jury decided it was hopelessly deadlocked.
After six days of testimony, it took the jury less than three hours to realize they were never going to agree whether Richard Burrow committed fraud.
Seven held out for acquital while five thought he was guilty.
Steve Smallshaw has the story.
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[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]
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[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.))
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[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.))
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[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.))
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[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 OBIVIOUSLY AFTER YOU GO THROUGH WHAT HE'S BEEN THOUGH, THERE'S ONLY ONE BETTER PLACE TO BE.))
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[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.))
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[OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.] ))



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There is still the possibility that prosecutors will re-new the charges against Burrow, but his supporters hope that won't happen.
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[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.
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[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]
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[OUT Q=he did it.]
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[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.
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[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]
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[OUT Q=suffered enough.]



[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=HOLD]

It may be several weeks before Burrow knows whether he'll be tried again.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Coming up after this break, Roanoke decides if developers can build a shopping center on Franklin Road.
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Also we will see if a leading Republican's televised apology has helped mend the fences with African Americans.
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[Lott]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=kmc]
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Trent Lott is telling blacks that they'll benefit if he stays on as Senate Republican Leader.
But Lott still faces an uphill battle, now that there are signs from the White House that President Bush won't help him keep his job.
Aleen Sirgany reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=04-Black Entertainment Television;]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Trent Lott/(R) Mississippi;]
[SUPER=01-Clarence Page/Political Columnist;]
[SUPER=01-William Bennett/Former Education Secretary;]
[SUPER=01-Jesse Jackson/Rainbow Push Coalition;]
[SUPER=01-Aleen Sirgany/CBS News;]
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[OUT Q=Sirgany, CBS News, Washington.]

(( FONT: COURTESY, BET IN HIS LATEST APOLOGY...THIS TIME... ON BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TELEVISION, SENATOR TRENT LOTT NOT ONLY REPEATED HOW SORRY HE WAS BUT ALSO PLEDGED TO HELP BLACKS IF HE STAYED ON AS SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER.

(SOT) SEN. TRENT LOTT/(R) MS

I'm asking people to forgive my mistake and give me a chance. See if I can make a difference, if I can really help people feel better about our society, our government and about me.
BUT CRITICS ARGUE LOTTS WORDS WERE INSINCERE.NOTHING MORE THAN LIP SERVICE. AND THEY SAY HE WOULD HAVE SAID ANYTHING TO BET'S HOST...TO SAVE HIMSELF.

(SOT)CLARENCE PAGE/POLITICAL COLUMNIST

" he sounded like he was agreeing to everything, if he would have asked him for a car loan he would have given it to him
SAYING HE MADE QUOTE "A TERRIBLE MISTAKE" IN PRAISING STROM THURMONDS SEGREGATIONIST PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDACY, SEEMS TO BE FALLING ON DEAF EARS EVEN WITHIN HIS OWN PARTY.

(SOT)WILLIAM BENNETT/FORMER EDUCATION SECRETARY somebody who is close

to lott needs to tell him that before he ruins some of the good things he's done, his reputation he's had among professionals, he needs to step down.
JESSE JACKSON POINTS OUT NOT ONLY DOES LOTT NEED TO STEP DOWN, THE REPULBICAN PARTY NEEDS TO RE-EVALUATE ITS OWN POSITION ON BLACK AMERICA.

(SOT)JESSE JACKSON/RAINBOW PUSH COALITION

the republican party is embarrassed by what trent lott has said, but they're not ashamed of his actions.
WHILE THE WHITE HOUSE HASNT CALLED FOR LOTTS RESIGNATION, PRESIDENT BUSH WONT TRY TO SAVE LOTTS JOB EITHER. AND SOME LAWMAKERS SAY THAT COULD BE WHAT SEALS HIS FATE.

(STANDUP)

WE COULD LEARN LOTTS FATE AFTER THE HOLIDAYS. JANUARY 6, LAWMAKERS ARE MEETING TO DECIDE WHETHER LOTT SHOULD STAY ON AS MAJORITY LEADER. AS, CBS NEWS, WASH. ))

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Attorney General Jerry Kilgore wants to make sure illegal immigrants are NOT receiving in-state tuition rates at Virginia's colleges and universities.
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[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.
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[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.))
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[OUT Q=FROM A VIRGINIA STUDENT.]
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[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.
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Roanoke City Council believes it is sowing the seeds of progress as it tries to get a natural food store to come to town.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Last night, members approved a re-zoning request, giving the green light to a proposed upscale shopping center. Wild Oats, a national natural food store chain, is a possible tenant. Many local residents support the project for the corner of Franklin and Wonju, saying Roanoke needs the products they provide and that it will improve the quality of life.
[SUPER=04-Last Month; ]

Last month, the planning commission approved it after compromises on parking, square footage and deadlines. If all goes along as planned, Wild Oats could be open by the end of next year.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


A California mall is trying to change Santa's image.
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[VO-NAT ]

Its version traded in a bowl full of jelly for rock hard abs and a tattoo. But oddly enough, the female shoppers aren't complaining .
We'll have the story of the HUNKY Santa Claus after this break.
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[Hunky-Santa]


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When you think of Santa Claus, you probably picture a jolly old man with a white beard hanging out at the North Pole.
But in Southern California, Saint Nick has a very DIFFERENT image.
Hattie Kauffman explains.
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[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA;]
[SUPER=01-Rick Edwards/"Hunky Santa";]
[SUPER=01-Barbara Bach/Beverly Center Marketing Director;]
[SUPER=01-Hattie Kauffman/CBS News;]
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(( SCRIPT

NATSOT

"REGULAR" (chubby) SANTA with two adorable kids.

Little girl: Merry Christmas.
Santa: Yes, look at you!
Daddy: Say Hi!
Santa: Ho ho ho ho ho ho...
Daddy, off-camera: Merry Christmas!
Little boy: Merry Christmas!
TRACK 1 It's all family fun and wholesome good cheer for Old Saint Nick... here at the Beverly Center in Los Angeles.

NATSOT Santa



Santa, to two exiting kids: "And behave, I'll be watching!"
TRACK 2 But when the day-shift is over for this rather "chunky" Santa... the mall's very HUNKY Santa arrives to spice-up the night.

NATSOT Hunky Santa



Hunky: Ho, Ho, there, Pop!
TRACK 3 He turns "ho ho ho"... into "hot hot hot."

NATSOT MUSIC MONTAGE

"Hot hot hot" by Buster Poindexter.

NATSOT HUNKY SANTA



Hunky, talking to two ladies: "Have a seat right here. Would you like to hold my bells?"

SOT WOMEN



Hattie: So, what do you think of Hunky Santa?
Woman: Hunky Santa is HOT. Much better than the fat guy with the beard.

NATSOT LADIES IN LINE, waiting for Hunky Santa:



Hattie: Why would you want to have your picture taken with Hunky Santa?
Woman: Why WOULDN'T you? (laughter)

SOT HUNKY in the chair



Woman: "Can I feel..."
Hunky, to another woman: "Sure you can grab my (arm)..."
Woman: "Alright, I'll grab your pecs."
Hunky: "Alright, grab the pecs there."

NATSOT MUSIC, "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus"



SOT INTERVIEW, Hunky Santa



Hunky: Hunky Santa Claus is available for everybody and anybody. So, we get guys and girls and children. And grandparents even.
Hattie: Okay, let's start with the women. What do the women say?
Hunky: Women want me to visit them down the chimney.

NATSOT Hunky Santa



Hunky, to a lady on his lap: So, what are you wishing for, for Christmas?
Woman: For Christmas, I'd love to have you come down my chimney.

SOT INTERVIEW, Hunky Santa



Hunky, con't: Men want me to come visit them down the chimney.

NATSOT SANTA



Hunky, to a guy on his lap: What do you want for Christmas?
Guy: World Peace!
Hunky: World Peace, that's a good one!

SOT INTERVIEW, Hunky Santa



Hunky: So, you get the drift. Get it, "drift?"
Hattie, patting his arm, like, "yeah, I get it," then reacting with a Wow about how muscular his arm is. Very Cute!!
Hunky: Don't hurt yourself! (Hattie laughs.)
TRACK The Beverly Center prides itself on being "distinctive"... and the mall thought a "Hunky Santa" would be a good way to literally flex its marketing muscle.

SOT BITE



Hattie: You haven't had any little crying child saying, "That's not Santa"?
Beverly Center Marketing Rep Barbara Bach: Not at all, in fact, we've had kids who've said, I've heard them say to their moms, "I wanna have my picture taken with THAT Santa, he's way cool!"

SOT INTERVIEW, Hunky Santa



Hunky: "I had a little three year old kid, and he was wearing a Santa hat, and he had a little red jumpsuit on. And he wanted to come sit on Hunky Santa's lap. I took this little three year old, and I put him up on my shoulder. And he flexed his left arm, and I'm flexing my right arm, and it was just the cutest picture of this little kid, he's flexing and I'm flexing, you know, future Hunky Santa in training!"

SOT HATTIE



Hattie, to two ladies from the top of the piece: "So, how did the photo turn out?"
Lady: Yes, very good!
Hattie: Oh yeah! //

Hattie: What did you ask him for?
Other Lady: Oh, I asked for a new husband. (laughs).
HATTIE "SIT DOWN" CLOSE on Santa's Lap:
So, after a long day of shopping... when your feet are begging for relief... forget about those uncomfortable benches. THIS may be the best seat in the place. Hattie Kauffman, CBS News, Los Angeles. ))

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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was DOWN 32 points. The NASDAQ has lost one.

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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

Coming up, next on the newscast, the Smithsonian kicks off a year long celebration of flight,
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[VO-NAT ]

and in Sports, Lee Suggs and Matt Schaub compete off the field for the state's top athletic honor.
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[S-Dudley]


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[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.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/The Dudley Award; :00]

Last night marked the 13th annual Dudley event in Richmond, and it would also 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 last night, beating UVa's Matt Schaub by a mere 2 points in balloting done by selected media members statewide.
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[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."]
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[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.
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[Flight-Anniversary]


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And finally today--
You've watched him fly across the dance floor in movies like "Grease" and "Saturday Night Fever."
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]


But actor John Travolta is also an accomplished PILOT.
Travolta got his pilot's license in 19-74, and has flown everything from a 7-47 to a balloon.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I was brought up]

((JOHN TRAVOLTA/ACTOR AND PILOT: I WAS BROUGHT UP IN NEW JERSEY. I LIVED UNDER THE PATTERN OF LAGUARDIA AND I WATCHED THESE PLANES MOVE OVER MY HEAD, EVERY FIVE MINUTES AND I WAS IN LOVE. I WAS IN LOVE WITH AIRPLANES FROM FOUR YEARS OF AGE.))
[SUPER=01-John Travolta/Actor and Pilot;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=years of age.]
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[VO-NAT]


The actor helped kick off a year- long celebration of the Wright Brothers' First flight.
Travolta hosted a ceremony at the Air and Space Museum in Washington featuring John Glenn and other aviation icons.


The Wright Brothers flight will be re-created a year from now on the 100th anniversary.
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