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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

A Roanoke man is under arrest for allegedly funneling money to Iraq.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

And the popularity of bluegrass helps the music industry hit the high notes.

[Sports-head]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
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Tonight in sports, JJ-Redick poses for S-I, we'll meet Dan Desplaines and explain why he'll be on the hot seat in Saturday's Stagg Bowl, plus
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Mike Stevens previews our Friday Football Extra awards banquet where several special people will be honored tonight.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


Your Friday may start out wet but the weekend is shaping up to be dry with temperatures near 50. We will check that and our Thursday WeatherSchool in a moment.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 4-Shot]


News 7 at Six is next.
[Money-Iraq]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=02-41 TC1:35:45]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


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


And I'm Shannon Young Federal agents walked into a local auto dealership today and arrested an Iraqi-born U-S citizen in Roanoke.
[ANCHOR=Keith ]
[SS=Malik Almaliki]

An indictment unsealed in Seattle this morning identifies Malik Almaliki (mah-LEAK al-mah-LICK-ee) as one of a dozen people accused of money laundering and trading with the enemy. Almaliki worked as a "detailer" at Berglund. The indictment says he collected 133-thousand dollars for transmittal to Iraq.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

U-S Customs Agent David Wilhelm says Almaliki was part of an underground banking system that transferred funds from this country to Iraq by way of England, India, Taiwan, Egypt, Jordan and the United Arab Emirates.
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[IN Q=We know that he was involved]

((WE KNOW THAT HE WAS INVOLVED AND PROBABLY COULD BE DESCRIBED AS AN AGENT OF THE ORGANIZATION AND WAS ENGAGED IN COLLECTING MONEY AND ROUTING THOSE MONIES TO THE ORGANIZATION AS A WHOLE. HE MAY NOT HAVE ULTIMATELY DETERMINED WHERE THEY WERE GOING, BUT HE PLAYED HIS PART.))
[SUPER=01-David Wilhelm/U. S. Customs Agent]
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[OUT Q=played his part.]
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Almaliki has lived in Roanoke for about six years. Customs agents seized a computer and some software from his apartment on Westover Avenue last February. Customs agents- -with the help of A-T-F and U-S Marshals- -apprehended Almaliki at work today. He'll be arraigned in Roanoke tomorrow and sent to Seattle for trial.

[Roanoke-Bodies]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=02-48 TC25:38]
[SS=None]

Roanoke Police are keeping quiet about the identity of a woman found dead off Shenandoah Avenue yesterday.
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[VO-NAT ]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Yesterday Morning;]

Police found the remains of the 25-year old in the 38-hundred block after receiving a tip. Authorities are still waiting for a cause of death to be determined. They say the woman had various addresses throughout the Roanoke Valley and that they're having trouble finding her next of kin. They'll wait to release her identity until they notify her family.
[SUPER=04-Last Night;]


Meantime, the death of a man whose body was found at the Jefferson Motor Lodge yesterday is not considered suspicious Roanoke police say the 52 year old may have died of an overdose.
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[Pulley]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
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[TAPE#=02-39 TC1:37:37]
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Authorities are still waiting to hear whether a woman's body found in North Carolina yesterday is that of 37-year-old Patty Jo Pulley.
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Pulley disappeared from her Ringgold home three years ago.
[SUPER=03-Caswell Co., NC/May 1999]


Several searches along the Virginia- North Carolina border turned up Pulley's car but did not locate her.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[SS=HOLD]


Human remains were found near a bridge on Route 158 in Caswell County Wednesday.
Pittsylvania County authorities have passed along Pulley's dental records in hopes of identifying the body.
They expect to hear the autopsy results sometime tomorrow.

[Budget-preview]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=mmu]
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More cuts are in store when the governor presents his plan for a balanced state budget tomorrow.
Warner is promising that his proposed budget reductions will not be "as bad as feared," though.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & Meghan/State Microwave;]


Meghan Muldoon is in Richmond with a preview.
The governor needs to shave one-point-one billion dollars from the state's budget.
[LIVE= Meghan /FULL State Microwave]
[SUPER=@Meghan1]
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He's already taken education and mental health off the table and now state workers will be getting a bit of a reprieve.
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(( Warner remains confident that his latest round of cuts will prove less painful than two months ago when he laid off over 18-hundred state workers and shut down twelve D-M-V offices.
The governor says he is relying on reserves and government reforms, not taxes and layoffs, to balance the budget.


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Still new fee increases are expected to be part of his plan, although the governor says he has abandoned for now, pushing for a controversial fee on trash to fund environmental programs.
Warner says the impact of the cuts are minimized by the prospects of an economic recovery.
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Even with that good economic news, Warner remains realistic that slicing the state's budget by more than one billion dollars is bound to leave some scars.

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Warner is also expected to freeze Medicaid reimbursements to hospitals and nursing homes and said he won't resort to raiding the Virginia Retirement System.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & Meghan /State Microwave;]


Whatever he proposes tomorrow, the General Assembly will have the final say.


[College-Cuts]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=myr]
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State colleges and universities can breathe a little easier.
In a letter to Virginia Tech President Charles Steger, the governor announced he will NOT impose further cuts to higher education.
The news came in response to a letter STEGER wrote Monday on behalf of the Council of Presidents.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Myranda & Keith/Microwave;]


New River Valley Bureau Chief Myranda Stephens is in Blacksburg with more on THAT.
Keith and Shannon, the letter reprsented a united front taken by ALL state colleges and universities...
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[SUPER=@Myranda1;]
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Basically saying they cannot afford additional cuts.
Obviously, Warner's decision was not based on Steger's letter alone, but, officials like to believe it sealed the deal.
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[RUNS:02] ((IT APPEARED THE GOVERNOR READ IT AND WAS APPRECIATIVE OF IT 1:13)) Which means higher-education leaders won't be on the edge of their seat tomorrow, when the governor announces his budget plan.
[SOT 4:30]

[RUNS:11] ((SO NOW WHAT ? WELL BASICALLY IT GIVES YOU SOME BREATHING ROOM. IT ALLOWS THE INSTITUTION TO CONTINUE TO ASSIMILATE THE REDUCTIONS TO DATE 4:41)) To date, Virginia Tech has lost about 62-million dollars this year alone. It lost 34-and-a-half million in March, during the first round of state budget cuts, and then another 26-million in October. All of this resulted in the loss of about 400-positions, as well as course reductions and tuition increases.
[SOT 4:01]

[RUNS:09] ((IN ORDER TO BALANCE OUR BUDGET BASED ON THE ADOPTED BUDGET BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY WE STILL KNOW THAT WE WILL BE HAVING LESS MONEY NEXT YEAR THAN WE HAD THIS YEAR SO WE'VE NOT BALANCED OUR BUDGET FOR THE COMING FISCAL YEAR 4:10)) Translation? The balancing act is far from over.
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[RUNS:12] ((THE GOOD NEWS IS THEY'RE NOT GOING TO BE INCURRING FURTHER REDUCTIONS BUT THE BAD NEWS IS THAT WE STILL HAVE TO FIND WAYS TO ADAPT TO THE CURRENT BUDGET REALITIES 6:25))))
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Even though Governor Warner will not include higher education cuts in his executive budget...
[DOUBLE BOXES=Myranda & Keith/Microwave;]


doesn't mean the General Assembly won't.
It's not likely, but, then again you never know...Keith?

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


Fire tears through a home in Central Virginia.
That's next on News 7.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Plus we'll find out why some traditional musical instruments are enjoying new popularity as Christmas gifts.

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[Bedford-Fire]
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[WRITER=rle]
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


A Bedford County home was heavily damaged by fire this afternoon.
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[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;]

Fire officials say nobody was home when the blaze sparked. A motorist driving by saw smoke rolling out of the home on the 28-hundred block of Goode Road, and then called for help.
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[SOT - 04:09]
[IN Q=We got the call...]

((BUD RUSSELL/FOREST FIRE CHIEF; WE GOT THE CALL A LITTLE AFTER 1 O'CLOCK, WE GOT HERE, HAD HEAVY SMOKE SHOWING. THE FIRE APPEARED TO START IN THE BASEMENT AROUND A WOOD STOVE. HAD HEAVY FIRE DAMAGE DOWNSTAIRS, SMOKE AND HEAT DAMAGE UPSTAIRS.))
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[OUT Q=smoke and heat damage upstairs.]
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Officials say nobody was injured, but a pet ferret was killed in the fire.
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[Generette]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=02-34 TC1:51:09]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Invest.]


A North Carolina man is facing murder charges in Virginia.
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[TAKE PINNACLE FULL] Authorities say James Antonio Generette (JEN-ah-RETT-tee) was transported from Durham North Carolina to the Pittsylvania County Jail yesterday. He's being held with no bond.
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[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co./November 14;]

The 27-year old is suspected in the murders of Clara Bell and Willie Harston. The 68 and 73 year old were found dead in their Blairs home November thirteenth when deputies arrived to do a well-being check. Autopsies showed the Harstons died of blows to the head.
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[Poindexter]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=02-52 TC53:59]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Invest.]

City Police have asked the U-S Marshal Service for help in tracking down a suspect in the arson and murder of a Roanoke woman last May.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/May 5]

The fire at Hurt Park on 18th Street did not do a lot of structural damage, but it claimed three lives. Authorities identified 31-year old Jermaine Donel Poindexter as a suspect, but have so far been unable to find him.
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((ALICE JACKSON, THE YOUNG MOTHER WAS MURDERED AND THESE TWO CHILDREN AGES TWO AND THREE DIED A SHORT TIME AFTERWARDS IN THE HOSPITAL. THERE ARE A LOT OF DETAILS INVOLVING THIS MURDER THAT CERTAINLY MAKES IT A HIDEOUS CASE.))
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[OUT Q=A HIDEOUS CASE]
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[VO-NAT]

Poindexter- -also knowns as Askia Shabazz- - fled the area shortly afterwards, but Pike says he's confident Marshals can find him. Pike hopes to get the name on the Marshal's most- wanted list. There's room for two names to be added to the list.
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[Clifton-Forge]


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The town of Clifton Forge has a new Town Manager. Tom Harris is currently from Ocean Springs, Mississippi, but has also served as Town Manager of Dumfries, and County Administrator of Northampton and King George Counties. Harris has also served as recreation director of Henry County.
He will start his job in Clifton Forge on February first.

[Stocks]


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Growing fears about a war with Iraq sent stocks lower for a third straight day. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW dropped 82 and a half points.
NASDAQ fell seven.
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[Camp-Jeep]


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A major tourist event is coming back to the hills of Nelson County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Nelson Co./June 2001]


Daimler-Chrysler officials announced today that Camp Jeep will return to the Oak Ridge Estate this June after a one-year absence.
The event draws thousands of Jeep owners from around the U-S. A second gathering will be held in California.
For the first time in its nine-year history, the event will be open to the public.
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[Music-Gifts]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=02-40 TC2:01:19]
[GRAPHIC=Christmas Shopping]


The revival of interest in bluegrass and roots music has sold millions of records, but it's also making an impact on local stores that sell musical instruments.
Tonight, Joe Dashiell reports that many in western Virginia will be enjoying an acoustic Christmas.
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[IN Q=At Fret Mill Music]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Ken Rattenbury/Fret Mill Music; :31]
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[SUPER=01-Brian Holt/Noteworthy Music; :54]
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[OUT Q=JD News 7 Roanoke]


((At Fret Mill Music, the sounds of the season include christmas carols on the hammered dulcimer... [NAT SOUND OF HAMMERED DULCIMER 32:00 32:08]
And the strum of a new guitar just out of storage, and soon on display.
Ken Rattenbury bought his first banjo after seeing the movie Deliverance... and says the soundtrack from the film "O Brother Where Art Thou" has definitely spurred sales of folk instruments in his downtown Roanoke store.
[SOT]
[IN Q=I think people just needed]

((KEN RATTENBURY/FRET MILL MUSIC: I THINK PEOPLE JUST NEEDED TO BE REMINDED THAT THEY DID LIKE IT. AND I DON'T THINK THAT MAYBE THEY WERE AWARE, WELL THIS IS SOMETHING DIFFERENT. I THINK THEY SAID THIS IS GOOD MUSIC AND I WANT TO HEAR MORE OF IT.))
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[OUT Q=hear more of it.]


They're singing the same tune at Noteworthy Music in Roanoke County, where guitar teacher Brian Holt has found many students like Jon Oberdick interested in learning to play the acoustic guitar.
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[IN Q=I can't imagine how many]

((BRIAN HOLT/NOTEWORTHY MUSIC: I CAN'T IMAGINE HOW MANY TIMES I'VE ACTUALLY HAD TO SHOW THAT SONG, A MAN OF CONSTANT SORROW, A REALLY POPULAR THING. PEOPLE HAVE BEEN GETTING BACK INTO BLUES STYLES, SLIDE STYLES, FOLK AND BLUEGRASS, ANYTHING LIKE THAT THEY CAN GET THEIR HANDS ON. THEY'RE JUST DEVOURING IT WHICH IS WONDERFUL.))
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[OUT Q=which is wonderful.]


Back at the Fret Mill, Ken Rattenbury wonders how long it will last.
But he says he's hopeful the growing number of musicians playing folk instruments, and the region's deep musical tradition will keep the latest roots revival rolling.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))

[Sports tease]


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Coming up, a sneak peek at tonight's FFE awards banquet, JJ Redick continues to make national news,
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and the Trinity receivers are ready to catch passes from a different quarterback in Saturday's Stagg Bowl.
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[S-Banquet]


[ANCHOR=Travis]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-140 911TC]
[GRAPHIC=FFE]


The longest high school season in Friday Football Extra history culminates tonight with our annual awards banquet. Mike Stevens has a preview with a very special guest.
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[SUPER=01-Chris Jones/Heritage Head Coach; :32]
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[S-Stagg]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-138]
[GRAPHIC=Stagg Bowl]


The Division Three National Championship Stagg Bowl kicks off Saturday at noon, and matches Mount Union against Trinity.
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[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]


Both teams practiced at Salem High School earlier today. The Purple Raiders have won six national titles and have captured five of the last six Stagg Bowls.
Trinity is making its first appearance in the title game, and on top of that backup QB Dan Desplaines will start at quarterback for the suspended Roy Hampton. Desplaines has played in eleven games this season, throwing for 3 TD's and just one pick. Both sides commented on the quarterback change in the biggest game of the season.
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[SUPER=01-Steve Mohr/Trinity Head Coach; :11]
[SUPER=01-Larry Kehres/Has Won 6 Stagg Bowls for Mount Union; :22]
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[OUT Q=great players and great plays."]
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[S-JJ]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-135 TC2232]
[GRAPHIC=JJ Redick]


Finally tonight, JJ Redick's fast start at Duke hasn't gone unnoticed across the country. And this week, JJ is even getting some props from Sports Illustrated.
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Redick is featured with 6 other star freshmen including Indiana's Bracy Wright, North Carolina's Rashad McCants, and Syracuse's Carmelo Anthony.
The 6-4 guard from Cave Spring sank 16 of his first 40 treys this season. He is averaging 14 points per game for the five and oh Dukies. The SI issue hits newstands tomorrow. (------------)