[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Shannon]

A discovery in North Carolina brings some closure to the family of a missing Pittsylvania County woman.
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[VO-NAT :05]

And, the local Salvation Army rings in a happy holiday for the less fortunate.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=sports head]
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Tonight on News 7 sports - Todd Billet prepares for an angry homecoming. The Stagg Bowl teams finish up their final workouts in Salem.
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[VO-NAT]

And VMI's Cal McCombs is named the coach of the year in the Commonwealth.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


Mild weather continues through the weekend. How much sunshine will we see. I'll let you know in the forecast.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 3-Shot]


News 7 at Six is next.
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[SOT 16:28:41]
[IN Q=That body was]

((MICHAEL WELCH/CASWELL COUNTY SHERIFF: THAT BODY WAS THE BODY AND REMAINS WERE IDENTIFIED TO BE PATTY JO PULLEY.))
[Runs=04]
[OUT Q=Patty Jo Pulley]
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[VO-NAT]


A three year search for a missing Pittsylvania County woman is over.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[GRAPHIC=News7at6]


Good evening, I'm Shannon Young. Keith is off tonight.

[Pulley]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-39 TC1:38:17]
[GRAPHIC=Patty Jo Pulley]


The official announcement came this morning.
The remains found earlier this week in Caswell County North Carolina are those of 37 year old Patty Jo Pulley. [***PULLEY MONITOR GRAPHIC***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Justin / Pulpit;]


Justin McLeod joins us now with more on the discovery and community reaction. Justin?
Shannon, today's announcement brings some relief to friends and family.
[LIVE= Justin /FULL Pulpit]
[SUPER=@justin1]


But tonight, there are more questions than answers.
The Caswell County Sheriff says there were signs of foul play but he would not elaborate.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co./May 1999]


Patty Jo Pulley disappeared in May of 1999 when she left her home to go shopping in Danville.
Her pickup was found a day later across the border in North Carolina less than two miles from her home.
There were no signs of her until this week when a passerby found her remains in a Caswell County creek bank.
Today's news quickly spread to Patty Jo's church family in Ringgold.
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[SOT 1:00:02; 1:05:17]
[IN Q=Obviously we're very saddened]

((RICHARD GARDNER/RIVER OF LIFE CHURCH: OBVIOUSLY, WE'RE VERY SADDENED BY THE NEWS. WE ALL HOPE FOR A DIFFERENT OUTCOME. OUR HEARTS GO OUT TO THE FAMILY, WE EXTEND THEM OUR SYMPATHIES AND OUR CONDOLESCENCES AND WE WILL CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR THEM.)) ((RANDY GLASSCOCK/CHURCH MEMBER: SHE TAUGHT PIANO, JUST BUBBLY, JUST TALK TO YOU, NEVER KNEW A STRANGER, WHEN I SPEAK SHE WOULD WAVE AND SAY HELLO.))
[SUPER=01-Richard Gardner/River of Life Church; :00]
[SUPER=01-Randy Glasscock/Church Member; :16]
[RUNS=:22]
[OUT Q=and say hello]
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[VO-NAT]


Patty Jo's husband Rick was the pastor of River of Life Church for more than a decade.
He has since moved to the Lebanon area.
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[LIVE= Justin /FULL Pulpit]


As for the investigation authorities wouldn't release much information.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Justin /Pulpit;]


Shannon, Caswell County is taking the lead on the case but they'll be working hand in hand with the Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Department.

[220-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-47 TC38:25]
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An accident near Bassett Forks in Henry County is slowing down the evening commute.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bassett]


A tanker truck overturned just before three o'clock this afternoon on the southbound side of Route 220.
The tanker was leaking fuel which forced V-Dot to close the southbound side.
Traffic is being diverted onto northbound Route 220.
It could take several hours before the cleanup is complete and all lanes re-opened.
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[Iraq-Money]


[ANCHOR=Shan]
[NEWSCAST=6 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=02-43 TC2:03:00]
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The lawyer for a Roanoke man charged with conspiring to launder money and send it to Iraq says his client is "dumbfounded."
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[VO-NAT :16]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Malik Almaliki (ALL-MALL-ick-ee) was today arraigned in U.S. District Court. The Iraqi-born U.S. citizen lives in Roanoke and works for Berglund Automotive, where he was arrested yesterday. The government says Almaliki conspired to funnel money through other countries to Iraq.
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[SOT 15:28:48-15:29:02]
[IN Q=There was absolutely no allegations that...]

((DAVID NIXON/ALMALIKI'S ATTORNEY: THERE WAS ABSOLUTELY NO ALLEGATIONS THAT ANY OF THE MONEY INVOLVED WENT TO TERRORIST ORGANIZATIONS OR ANYTHING OF THAT NATURE. THE ONLY ALLEGATIONS WERE THAT THERE'S MONEY BEING SENT HOME TO IRAQ. APPARENTLY, THAT'S ALL THEY'RE ALLEGING.))
[SUPER=01-David Nixon/Almaliki's Attorney;]
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[OUT Q=apparently, that's all they're alleging.]
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[ANCHOR=Shan]
[SS=HOLD]

Almaliki's accused of wiring more than 130-thousand dollars to a company in Seattle, Washington for transfer to Iraq.

Also named in the indictment are 12 other people accused of jointly transmitting to Iraq close to 12-million dollars in funds or goods. Nixon says his client is upset and confused as to why he's being prosecuted. A detention hearing is scheduled for Monday.


[State-budget]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=02-44 TC1:21:05]
[SS=VA Budget]


Public education got a funding boost while public safety took a cut...all part of the budget Governor ark Warner's laid out today.
Warner says his plan offers a more efficient government with no tax increases.
[DOUBLE BOXES=SHannon & Meghan/State Microwave;]


Richmond Bureau Chief Meghan Muldoon has more on the governor's budget.
The governor's budget is light on cuts but does rely heavily on one-time fixes,
[LIVE= Meghan /FULL State Microwave]
[SUPER=@Meghan1]
[SUPER=05-Richmond]


He's pulling down money from the rainy day fund and offering a tax amnesty program which he predicts could raise 40 million dollars.
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[IN Q=governor warner rolled out.]
[SUPER=03-Richmond; :00]
[SUPER=@markwarner; :22]
[SUPER=01-Del. Bill Howell/Speaker-Designate; :52]
[SUPER=01-Del. Morgan Griffith/House Majority Leader; 1:08]
[SUPER=01-Sen. John Chichester/Finance Comm. Chair; 1:16 QUICK!!!]
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[OUT Q=Long way to go.]

(( Governor Warner rolled out his plan to balance the state's budget in the face of a one-point-one billion dollar shortfall.
The governor's plan for a more efficient government proposes the elimination of twelve state agencies and laying off around 87 state workers.
Warner also cut by five percent the budgets for the state police and local sheriffs but says no officers will be laid off.
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[IN Q=CUTS LESS PAINFUL]

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Direct aid to public schools not only survived the cutting process but received an additional 65-million dollars.
Meanwhile, direct aid to localities received an eight percent cut.
After closing twelve D-M-V offices in October, Warner now wants to restore a few million dollars for additional agents and automated kiosks.
Republicans say its not enough.
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[IN Q=I'D LIKE TO OPEN]

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[OUT Q=OTHER WAYS OF DOING IT.]


Republicans said Warner was moving in the right direction but that they need to see the details.
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[IN Q=WE RESERVE THE RIGHT]

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[OUT Q=SOUNDED VERY REPUBLICAN.]



[SOT 10:21:25]
[IN Q=I THINK ITS AN EXCELLENT START]
[RUNS=:]
[OUT Q=LONG WAY TO GO.]))
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[LIVE= Meghan /FULL State Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Richmond;]


Of course, the Republican General Assembly has the final say.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Meghan /State Microwave;]


Many House Republicans today said they're still upset with the governor for not sharing his budget documents so the bipartisanship that Warner needs may already be off to a rocky start.

[Floyd-Dogs]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=02-45 TC49:17]
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Eight abused dogs in Floyd are on their way to finding a new home tonight.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Floyd;]


The Floyd County Animal Shelter took in the blue-tick hounds last Wednesday, after discovering they had been deprived of food and water for several days.
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[SOT 46:43]
[IN Q=one of them]

((GARLAND NESTER/FLOYD CO. ANIMAL SHELTER: ONE OF THEM HAD LACERATIONS TO THE NECK, ULCERS WHERE HER COLLAR WAS TOO TIGHT AND ONE WAS SO EXHAUSTED THAT IT WAS ACTUALLY GOING TO SLEEP ON ITS FEET WHEN WE WERE DOWN THERE INVESTIGATING 46:54))
[SUPER=01-Garland Nester/Floyd Co. Animal Shelter;]
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[OUT Q=THERE INVESTIGATING]
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[VO-NAT]


All of the dogs have been released from the shelter and placed in animal care agencies, where they will receive further care and be put up for adoption.
The dogs' owner, 66-year-old Kermit Martin, pled guilty to nine-charges of animal cruelty yesterday in District Court.
He was fined 450-dollars.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[SS=NONE]


The Salvation Army is fighting a bit of an up-hill battle this holiday season.
More on that when News 7 at Six returns.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus, will the rise of Carvins Cove lower the push for regional water cooperation?
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[Carvins-Cove]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=02-48 TC27:59]
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As the water level continues to rise at Carvins Cove, members of Roanoke City Council say they won't lose their commitment to a regional water authority.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Carvins Cove;]


The level of the city's main reservoir is now 17 point six feet below the spillway. That's up more than 16 feet since the Cove recorded its historic low in October.
While full mandatory water restrictions may soon be a thing of the past, council member Rupert Cutler says the city remains committed to finding common ground with Roanoke County.
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[SOT 23:37:20]
[IN Q=If there's one thing]

((RUPERT CUTLER/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL; IF THERE'S ONE THING THE CITY COUNCIL OF ROANOKE IS UNANIMOUS, IN STRONG AGREEMENT ON, IT'S THE NEED FOR A REGIONAL WATER AUTHORITY WITH ROANOKE COUNTY.))
[SUPER=01-Rupert Cutler/Roanoke City Council;]
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[OUT Q=with Roanoke County.]
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[VO-NAT]


The reservoir is still about ten feet below the December average, but with more rain in the forecast, the level should continue to climb. For now, city officials aren't saying when they will ease mandatory water restrictions.
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[Allen-Lott]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=02-50 TC19:30]
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Virginia's junior Senator says Trent Lott made the right decision to step down as Senate majority leader.
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[VO-NAT - :17]
[SUPER=@file]

Lott resigned his leadership role today after saying the nation would have been better off if segregationist candidate Strom Thurmond had been elected President in 1948. Senator George Allen says it's time to move on and support Tennessee Senator Bill Frist in his bid to replace Lott as Senate Majority Leader.
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[SOT - 16:27:38]
[IN Q=Segregation was...]

((SEN. GEORGE ALLEN; SEGREGATION WAS WRONG. SENATOR LOTT'S STATEMENT WAS HURTFUL AND HARMFUL TO MANY AMERICANS AND THEIR FAMILIES WHO HAVE FELT THE VICIOUSNESS OF THE DIVISIVE AND DESTRUCTIVE SEGREGATIONIST POLICIES OF THE PAST.))
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[OUT Q=policies of the past.]
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Senator Allen says he met with Trent Lott on Wednesday and asked for his resignation as Majority Leader. Allen and John Warner were the first to speak publicly in support of Frist.
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[LYNCAG-Houses]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=02-41 TC1:37:21]
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For twenty years they sat vacant and neglected.. now two downtown Lynchburg houses are enjoying new life and providing a vital service at the same time.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


The Lynchburg Community Action Group today celebrated the opening of its Transitional Family Living Center.
The center is made up of two homes on Rivermont Avenue which, after being renovated and furnished, will provide long-term housing for families in need.
LYNCAG officials say homelessness can happen to anyone.
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[SOT 12:07:31//12:05:09]
[IN Q=It's your next]

((SHERELL SMITH/HOMELESS SERVICES MANAGER: IT'S YOUR NEXT DOOR NEIGHBOR. ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS LOSE A JOB AND NOT RECOVER IN TIME AND YOU STILL HAVE ALL THE BILLS YOU HAD WHILE YOU WERE WORKING, YOUR MORTGAGE OR YOUR RENT AND NOT RECOVER FROM THAT JOB LOSS AND BAM.. YOU'RE HOMELESS.)) ((JAMES MUNDY/LYNCAG DIRECTOR: WE'VE REALLY GONE TO THE TROUBLE OF HAVING THE THINGS, MOST OF THE THINGS THEY WOULD HAVE AT HOME, A REFRIGERATOR, THEIR OWN LAUNDRY FACILITIES, SEPARATE ENTRANCES AND THINGS. WE REALLY TRY TO ACCOMODATE THE FAMILY.))
[SUPER=01-Sherell Smith/Homeless Services Manager; :00]
[SUPER=01-James Mundy/LYNCAG Director; :15]
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[OUT Q=accomodate the family.]
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[VO-NAT]


A 420-thousand dollar HUD grant paid for the purchase of the homes and the renovations.
Families will be allowed to stay for up to 18 months while they get their finances back in order.
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[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Shannon ]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
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Wall Street scored a solid win to close out the week. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW climbed 147 points.
NASDAQ rose ten.
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[Salvation-Army]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=02-46 TC50:06]
[GRAPHIC=Christmas]

Those in need can always count on the Salvation Army. It's no different this year as the work to make the holidays happy, makes for a busy day in Roanoke.
News 7's Rachel Cannon has the story.
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[IN Q=NATS "toys, food, trees."]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Capt. Erik Nickell/Salvation Army; :15 QUICK!!]
[SUPER=01-Rachel Blankenship/Salvation Army; :40]
[SUPER=@Rachel2; 1:18]
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[OUT Q=Rachel Cannon, News 7, Roanoke]

((NATS 00:15:49 "Toys, food, trees." In a way, this is a special Christmas for Captain Erik Nickell. It's his first as head of Roanoke's Salvation Army. But there's no time for a learning curve, traffic through the distribution center is as busy as ever.
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[SOT 00:11:06]
[IN Q=17-hundred]

((CAPT. ERIK NICKELL/SALVATION ARMY; 17-HUNDRED FAMILIES PROBABLY AROUND 35-HUNDRED CHILDREN SOMEWHERE IN THERE.))
[OUT Q=THERE.]

People get their choice of toys and a food box.
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[SOT 00:11:32] ((COVER!!!))
[IN Q=you can]

((YOU CAN SEE WE HAVE GROCERY CARTS AND THEY SHOP JUST LIKE THEY ARE IN THE STORE BUT THE GOOD THING IS THERE'S NO CASH REGISTER.))
[OUT Q=REGISTER.]


It's the Salvation Army's workers and volunteers who help make it all possible with preparation, set-up and guidance on the big shopping day. Rachel Blankenship has been with them for 22-years.
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[SOT 00:17:48]
[IN Q=the lady]

((RACHEL BLANKENSHIP/SALVATION ARMY; THE LADY SAYS OH GOD BLESS YOU THIS IS WONDERFUL PEOPLE ARE SO RESPONSIVE LIKE THAT IT TOUCHES OUR HEART.))
[OUT Q=OUR HEART.]

00:23:41 "NATS BELL RINGING" A familiar sound this time of year. The kettle collection is one the Salvation Army's biggest fundraisers. Capt. Nickell says people are giving but donations are lagging.
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[SOT 00:12:09 - :23]
[IN Q=we're]

((WE'RE A LITTLE BEHIND, WE HAD A SHORTER SEASON BECAUSE THANKSGIVING WAS A LITTLE LATER, WE'RE PROBABLY ABOUT 20-PERCENT BEHIND AND WE'LL PROBABLY END UP THERE BUT WE'RE STILL GOING STRONG.))
[OUT Q=STRONG.]

The bells will continue to ring at 31-locations through Tuesday. The funds go to year round activities. Capt. Nickell says every little bit can make a lot of difference. Rachel Cannon, News 7, Roanoke.))

[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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Coming up tonight on News 7 Sports - Ferrum's Darren Venable gets some all-American props. The Braves get rid of another ace pitcher.
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[VO-NAT]

and the Purple Haze is again in Salem as juggernaunt Mount Union looks to win its third straight Stagg Bowl title.
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[S-Bowl]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-132 1:57:05]
[GRAPHIC=Stagg Bowl]


The Division III football national championship Stagg Bowl between Mount Union and Trinity has sold over four thousand tickets for tomorrow's noon kickoff at Salem Stadium.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]


Mount Union running back Dan Pugh has 37 touchdowns this season and if the Gagliardi winner notches three more tomorrow he will break the all division college record of 39 touchdowns set in 1988 by then Oklahoma State tailback Barry Sanders.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Dan Pugh/2,050 Yards Rushing for Mount Union; :00]
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[OUT Q=.....we'll take it"]
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[VO-NAT]


Mount Union has won five of the last six Stagg Bowls and has won 41 straight, but that hardly means the Purple Raiders feel they are in for a walk in the park against Trinity.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Larry Kehres/Mount Union Head Coach; :06]
[SUPER=01-Jerheme Urban/19 TD Catches This Season for Trinity; :18]
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[OUT Q=......go about things"]
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[ANCHOR=mike]
[graphic=stagg]

Earlier today the two teams visited patients at the V-A and Community hospital. They also broke bread together at the Luncheon of Champions sponsored by WDBJ-7.

[S-Venable]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm ]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-122]
[GRAPHIC=ncaa]


In one other D-3 football note this evening a little bit closer to home -
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Ferrum/September 21st; :00]

Ferrum's Darren Venable has been named a third team all-American by Football Gazette. The Covington native, who is a sophomore, blocked a punt, an extra point, had 99 tackles and was the Dixie Conference's player of the year. He also was a first team all-region selection.
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[S-Cal]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-136 24556TC]
[GRAPHIC=VMI]


VMI's Cal McCombs has picked up yet another postseason honor.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington; :00]

Today he was named the state's coach of the year by the Touchdown Club of Richmond. Earlier this year he also was named the Southern Conference's top coach. McCombs led VMI to a 6-and-6 record this year - the school's most wins since 1981.
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[talent=mike]
[graphic=vmi]

VMI punter Brent Barth was named a third team all-American today.

[S-Todd]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-133 1:58:07]
[GRAPHIC=UVa]


Both Rutgers and Virginia's men's basketball teams are 5 and 2 on the season. They meet tomorrow night at eight PM at Louis Brown Athletic Center in Piscataway, New Jersey.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Piscattaway, NJ; :00]


The game marks a sort of homecoming for Middletown, New Jersey native and former two year player at Rutgers Todd Billet. He transferred to UVa and in seven games this season is the Wahoos leading scorer averaging 13.4 points a game. The fans will be riding him pretty hard for transferring in what should be a hostile environment at the RAC.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Todd Billet/UVa Shooting Guard; :00]
[RUNS=:25]
[OUT Q=....ACC road game"]
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[S-WDBJ]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[GO TO PINNACLE 12997] Here's the rundown of sports action on Your Hometown Station this weekend. The Dolphins take on the Vikings at 1:30 in a special Saturday NFL treat.
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[GO TO PINNACLE 12998] Then - it's one of college basketball's top rivalries as the Kentucky Wildcats and Indiana Hoosiers hook up at five o'clock tomorrow.
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[GO TO PINNACLE 12999] And on Sunday it's an NFL doubleheader - the Redskins meet the Houston Texans at one followed by the AFC game with big playoff implications - the Broncos and Raiders at four.
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[S-MLB]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=MLB]


The Atlanta Braves continue to trade their arms. This afternoon the Braves traded right hander Kevin Millwood to the Phillies for catcher Johnny Estrada. The Braves have now lost Millwood and Tom Glavine - replacing them with Mike Hampton, Russ Ortiz and Paul Byrd. And Cliff Floyd is now headed to the New York Mets.