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Coming up on News 7, friends of a Roanoke man charged with funneling money to Iraq are speaking out.
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[VO-NAT]


Meantime, the U.S. prepares for a possible war with Iraq by staging a war exercise.
Some area hotels prevent Virginia Tech's fall commencement from being canceled.
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[ANCHOR=Justin]


And did you know today is the shortest day of the year?
We'll tell you why.
News 7 is next.

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[ANCHOR=Justin]
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[SOT 40:40]
[IN Q=It's pretty exciting]

((DAVID MROZ/STUDENT: IT'S PRETTY EXCITING THAT WE ARE ACTUALLY HERE AND I'M GLAD THEY DIDN'T CANCEL GRADUATION LIKE THEY SAID THEY WERE GOING TO.))
[RUNS=:04]
[OUT Q=were going to]
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[VO-NAT]


The class of 2002 doesn't have to check in very far to find the reason behind this year's graduation.
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[ANCHOR=Justin]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 11]

Good evening, I'm Justin McLeod. Teresa Hamilton has the night off.

[Tech-Graduation]


[ANCHOR=Justin]
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[TAPE#=02-48 TC-29:52]
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There was plenty of pomp and circumstance in Blacksburg today.
More than a thousand undergraduates picked up their diplomas this morning at Virginia Tech.
It is a day the students owe to a most unusual source.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Maudleyn Greene/VT Graduate; :11]
[SUPER=01-David Mroz/VT Graduate; :28]
[SUPER=01-Jonathan Burnette/VT Graduate; :47 QUICK]
[SUPER=01-Larry Hincker/VT Spokesperson; :58]
[SUPER=01-Abigal Prout/VT Graduate; 1:24 (QUICK)]
[RUNS=1:29]
[OUT Q=SUPPORTING THE LOCAL BUSINESSES]

((((NAT SOUND OF POMP AND CIRCUMSTANCE AT 42:30))
It is an event that usually comes just once in a lifetime.
[SOT 39:57]
[IN Q=It means a whole lot]

((MAUDLEYN GREENE/TECH STUDENT: IT MEANS A LOT TO ME BECAUSE I'M FROM AFRICA, I'M THE FIRST PERSON FROM MY FAMILY TO GRADUATE IN THE STATES AND THAT MEANS A WHOLE LOT.))
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[OUT Q=a whole lot]


It means a lot to the more than a thousand graduates who picked up their diploma, especially since Virginia Tech almost canceled this year's fall commencement.
[SOT 40:51]
[IN Q=I think it would have]

((DAVID MROZ/VIRGINIA TECH STUDENT: I THINK IT WOULD HAVE BEEN A HUGE DISAPPOINTMENT FOR THE STUDENTS AND PARENTS ESPECIALLY, THEY WAITED FOR US TO DO THIS AND THEY TALKED ABOUT CANCELING IT.))
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[OUT Q=canceling it]


Canceling it because of budget cuts.
It costs the university more than thirty thousand dollars to put on fall commencement every year.
The cost cutting move was announced in September and it quickly angered many students and their parents.
[SOT 41:35]
[IN Q=I was thinking that]

((JONATHAN BURNETTE: I WAS THINKING THAT I WOULD NEVER GIVE MONEY TO VIRGINIA TECH AGAIN IF THEY WERE GOING TO CANCEL THIS.))
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[OUT Q=to cancel this]


Many students felt the same way.
However, 8 area hotels stepped in to help.
[SOT 37:32]
[IN Q=So what happened]

((LARRY HINCKER/VT SPOKESPERSON: SO WHAT HAPPENED IS THE PARENTS FUND FOR THE VIRGINIA TECH FOUNDATION AND THE LOCAL HOTELIERS GOT TOGETHER AND RAISED ABOUT THIRTY THOUSAND DOLLARS TO HELP SAVE THIS PROGRAM.))
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[OUT Q=save this program]


It is money the hotels say is well spent.
The businesses were set to lose more than two hundred thousand dollars if Tech canceled graduation. ((QUICK NAT SOUND OF CEREMONY))
So students owe this ceremony to some area hotels, and they now plan to return the favor.
[SOT 36:53]
[IN Q=Most of the time ]

((ABIGAL PROUT/VT GRADUATE: MOST OF THE TIME WHEN MY PARENTS COME THEY STAY IN THE LOCAL AREA BUT THE LAST TWO DAYS HAVE BEEN SUPPORTING THE LOCAL BUSINESSES.))
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[OUT Q=local businesses]))



[Tech-Cadets]


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It wasn't all good news on the campus of Virginia Tech today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg]


On Friday, Governor Warner announced the Tech Corps of Cadets would no longer receive state funding by 2004.
In the upcoming fiscal year, the Cadets are slated to lose a half million dollars under the governor's budget plan.
Tech officials are still trying to figure out what impact the news will have on the Corps.
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[SOT 38:54]
[IN Q=The Corps of Cadet]

((LARRY HINCKER/VT SPOKESPERSON: WE DON'T KNOW EXACTLY WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN. THIS IS ONE OF THINGS YOU HAVE TO DO THIS TIME OF YEAR, YOU START LOOKING AT ALL THE BUDGET NUMBERS ARE, WE CERTAINLY HOPE THERE WOULD BE AN OPPORTUNITY TO GET SOME OF THOSE MONEY RESTORED.))
[SUPER=01-Larry Hincker/VT Spokesperson]
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[OUT Q=those money restored]
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[VO-NAT]


Hincker says the cuts would not eliminate the Corps but it would hamper the daily operations.
Tech's Corps of Cadets has been around since 1872 and typically 80-percent of Corps graduates are commissioned into the military as officers.
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[Pulley]


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A memorial service for a Pittsylvania County woman missing for more than three years may take place next weekend.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co./May 1999]


37 year old Patty Jo Pulley disappeared in May of 1999 when she left her home to go shopping in Danville.
There were no signs of her until Wednesday when a passerby found her remains near a Casewell County bridge.
Her family is considering holding a memorial service next Saturday at Patty Jo's church in Ringgold.
She and her husband Rick were members of "River of Life Church" for more than a decade.
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[ANCHOR=Justin]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


As for the investigation, the Caswell County Sheriff said Friday there were signs of foul play but would not elaborate.

[Iraq-Money]


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The government says one thing, his friends and family say quite another.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Malik Almaliki (Ma Leek ALL-MALL-ick-ee) is charged with conspiring to launder money and send it to Iraq.
The Iraqi-born U.S. citizen lives in Roanoke and works for Berglund Automotive where he was arrested Thursday.
Today, his supporters gathered at his apartment to say he was simply sending money home to his family.
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[SOT 2:00:55]
[IN Q=See we have to help]

((ZAINAB AL-KHAFAJI/FRIEND: SEE WE HAVE TO HELP EACH OTHER. AMERICA HAS THIS THING ABOUT FEED THE HUNGRY, HELP THE POOR AND DESTITUTE. THAT'S WHAT WE'RE DOING EXCEPT WE'RE HELPING FAMILIES. THE FAMILIES ARE HUNGRY AND POOR AND WE WANT TO HELP THEM.))
[SUPER=01-Zainab Al-Khafaji/Friend]
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[OUT Q=want to help them]
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[VO-NAT]


A 12 year old US embargo prohibits citizens in this country from sending money to Iraq.
A detention hearing for Almaliki (ALL-MALL-ick-ee) is scheduled for Monday.
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[Kuwait-Troops]


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Today the U-S Army prepared for war with Iraq by staging its biggest maneuver in the Kuwaiti desert since the Gulf War.
Thousands of soldiers and hundreds of armored vehicles took part in the live-fire exercises. Kirk Spitzer has more.
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[SUPER=03-Iraq-Kuwait Border; :00]
[SUPER=01-Capt. Andy Hilmes/3rd Mech. Infantry Division; :20]
[SUPER=01-Maj. Gen. Buff Blount/3rd Mech. Infantry Division; :42]
[SUPER=01-Kirk Spitzer/CBS News; :55]
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[OUT Q=CBS News, Kuwait.]


((TODAY'S EXERCISE BEGAN IN THE EARLY MORNING HAZE, WITH THOUSANDS OF AMERICAN SOLDIERS AND HUNDREDS OF TANKS AND ARMORED VEHICLES SWEEPING ACROSS THE KUWAITI DESERT.
IT CULMINATES MORE THAN TWO MONTHS OF LARGE-SCALE TRAINING MANEUVERS MEANT TO TEST THE READINESS OF U.S. GROUND FORCES FOR A POSSIBLE WAR WITH IRAQ.

(ISOT: Capt. Andy Hilmes, Commander, 3rd Infantry Div (Mechanized))


THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT THEY SIGNED UP TO DO ... THIS IS PROBABLY THE BEST WAY THEY CAN PREPARE FOR THAT

(VIDEO: Soldiers standing with weapons, sitting in Bradleys)


ALTHOUGH MANY OF THESE TROOPS ARE HERE ON A REGULARLY SCHEDULED TRAINING MISSION, THOUSANDS OF ADDITIONAL SOLDIERS, AND SOME OF THE ARMY'S LATEST WEAPONS AND COMBAT SYSTEMS HAVE BEEN DEPLOYED HERE AS TENSIONS CONTINUE TO RISE.
SOT: Maj. Gen. Buff Blount, commanding general, 3rd Infantry Division
(Mechanized)

OUR DIVISION IS READY... OUR DIVISION COULD BE HERE ON VERY SHORT NOTICE Standup Kirk Spitzer CBS News
(RTV) THESE ARE THE LARGEST U.S. MILITARY EXERCISES IN THE REGION SINCE THE 1991 GULF WAR. AMERICAN SOLDIERS HERE SAY T

HEY AREN'T EAGER FOR ANOTHER WAR, BUT THEY'RE READY IF IT COMES. KIRK SPITZER, CBS NEWS, KUWAIT))

[Afghan-Death]


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An American soldier stationed in Afghanistan was killed by enemy forces this morning.
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[VO-NAT 15:09:32]

22- year- old Steven (CHEH-coh) Checo of New York was on nighttime patrol with Special Operations forces when his patrol car was fired on, near the border of Pakistan. He was taken to a hospital and later died during surgery. It's believed the gunmen then fled into Pakistan.
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[SOT 15:06:58]
[IN Q=We know there are]

((RICHARD MYERS/JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF GENERAL: WE KNOW THERE ARE GOING TO BE TIMES WHEN OUR FORCES ARE GOING TO BE SHOT AT FORM OVER HERE FORM TIME TO TIME AND WE ARE GOING TO TAKE SOME CAUSALITIES UNFORTUNATELY. WE DID HAVE A TRAGIC DEATH LAST NIGHT BUT THAT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE SITUATION. THE SITUATION CONTINUES TO GET BETTER OVER HERE. ))
[SUPER=01-Richard Myers/Joint Chiefs of Staff General;]
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[OUT Q=better over here]
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[ANCHOR=Justin]
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Checo is the first U-S soldier to be killed during combat in Afghanistan since August.

[Bush-Smallpox]


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President Bush said he wouldn't ask American troops to take any risks he wouldn't.
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[VO-NAT 20:50:19 30 + pad]

And today he made good on his promise to get inoculated for smallpox. Bush says there's no imminent danger of an outbreak, but says he's concerned about a the possibility of a bio-terrorism attack. Health officials estimate one out of every million people who take the vaccine will die and fifteen will experience life threatening side effects. But a White House spokeswoman says the president feels fine and has experienced no side effects.
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A local pain specialist won't be seeing the courtroom in the near future, while he tries to recover from lymphoma. That story straight ahead on News 7 at 11.
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[VO-NAT]

and if you want to see this seasonal festival of lights, you'd better get there before the exhibition leaves town.
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[Knox]


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The trial for a doctor charged with illegally prescribing the pain killer OxyContin is on hold.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke; ]


Cecil Knox is getting treated for non-Hodgkins lymphoma and his attorney asked that his January 6th trial be postponed.
A judge on Friday granted that request but did not set a new trial date.
Knox and two of his former employees are charged with among other things illegal drug distribution that resulted in the death or serious injury of patients.
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[Business-Review]


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There's a good chance that toy under your Christmas tree may be coming from Southside Virginia and a local furniture company reports a record year. News 7's Rachel Cannon has this week's Business Review.
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[IN Q=MUSIC GRAPHICS]
[SUPER=03-Blairs; :06]
[SUPER=01-Patricia Walton/Seasonal Employee; :23]
[SUPER=01-Juanita Spainhour/KB Kids.com; :38]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :44]
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[OUT Q=MUISC GRAPHICS]

(([MUSIC AND GRAPHICS] This week in Review... The K-B Toys fulfillment center in Blairs works to prepare and ship internet toy orders. Each holiday season, hundreds of temporary employees are hired to help meet demand. Patricia Walton works as a "picker." It's her job to find the toys for an order.
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[SOT ]
[IN Q=I LOOK]

((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. ))
[OUT Q=TOYS OUT.]

This is the second year Walton has come to K-B for a seasonal position. Officials say the environment is upbeat and festive even though the workers are very busy.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=DO AN]

((JUANITA SPAINHOUR/KB KIDS.COM; DO AN OVER SHOT OR OVERVIEW OF THE WAREHOUSE AND IT REALLY DOES LOOK LIKE A LOT OF LITTLE ELVES WORKING.))
[OUT Q=ELVES WORKING.]

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Quality of life. It's the main reason some local residents say they're supporting a proposed upscale shopping center to be built in Roanoke. City Council made it a step closer to reality by approving re-zoning for the corner of Franklin and Wonju. Wild Oats, a national natural food store chain, is very interested in being the anchor store. A large number of local residents say this area is in real need of the products they provide. If all goes along as planned, a Wild Oats could be open in Roanoke by the end of next year, its first location in Virginia. [INSERT GREEN FLASH HERE] [INSERT FULLSCREEN] Business is good for Hooker Furniture. The Martinsville company reports record quarterly sales and earnings, listing a 19-percent rise in net sales for the fourth quarter. Officials say it's the highest sales of any quarter in history. [INSERT GREEN FLASH HERE] For News 7, I'm Rachel Cannon and that's this week's Business Review. [MUSIC AND GRAPHICS]))



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[ANCHOR=Justin]
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The Stagg Bowl turns out to be a scoring party for Mount Union. We'll have highlights in sports.
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[VO-NAT]

and it takes a green thumb to grow these seasonal flowers, and some area high school students seem to have the magic touch.
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[Profile-Preview]


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One local man is celebrating life, even if it is lived from a wheelchair.
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[VO-NAT :16]
[SUPER=03-Salem;]

Allen Garrett had a diving accident 18-years ago that paralyzed him from the chest down. He says for a long time, he continued a wild life of abusing drugs and alcohol. But five-years ago, Garret says he found a strong faith and everything changed.
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[SOT 00:24:50]
[IN Q=there's]

((ALLEN GARRETT/BUSINESS OWNER; THERE'S THINGS THAT MOST PEOPLE WOULD LOOK AT AND SAY I JUST CAN'T BELIEVE HE HAS SUCH A FULL LIFE IN FACT MOST PEOPLE THAT I TALK WITH AND RUN INTO ARE LIKE HEY HE'S GOT A BETTER LIFE THAN I DO AND WHAT'S GOING ON THERE I DON'T MEAN IT IN ANY PRIDEFUL WAY, I'M HIGHLY BLESSED.))
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[OUT Q=I'M HIGHLY BLESSED.]
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[VO-NAT]

Garrett is also finding success as an entrepreneur. He took his experiences with his disability to build a company. That part of his story is coming up tomorrow on News 7 Sunday Morning.
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[Festival-Trees]


[ANCHOR=Justin]
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Time is running out to catch a popular holiday tradition in downtown Roanoke.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The 20th annual Festival of Trees continues in the old Heironimus building.
This year's festival features 22 trees decorated by area charities, businesses, and children's groups.
Money raised from the event will help benefit the Mental Health Association in Roanoke.
The festival typically raises nearly thirty thousand dollars.
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[ANCHOR=Justin]
[GRAPHIC=none]


You can see the Festival of Trees Monday and Tuesday until 4:30 on the third floor of the Emporium building in downtown.

[Poinsettias]


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[**ANCHOR TAG**] It's not only Christmas trees but poinsettia's that make for a colorful decoration during the holidays. In this week's Time Off, Shannon Young invites us into the greenhouse to see what it takes to make the festive flower flourish.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It's the week before Christmas...]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Lindsey Wilson/Horticulture Student; :16]
[SUPER=01-Deborah Barker/Horticulture Teacher; :25]
[SUPER=01-Amanda Jackson/Horticulture Student; 1:17]
[SUPER=@Shannon2; 1:39]
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[OUT Q=STD]

(( It's the week before Christmas and students in the horticulture class at Laurel Park High School are down to their last one hundred or so poinsettias. They've been tending more than one thousand of the plants since school started this summer in hopes of selling out during the holidays.
[SOT 1:33:54-1:34:01]
[IN Q=There's a whole lot you put into them...]

((LINDSAY: THERE'S A WHOLE LOT YOU PUT INTO THEM YOU DON'T THINK ABOUT. IT'S NOT JUST SUN AND WATER. IT'S A WHOLE LOT MORE THAN THAT.))
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[OUT Q=a whole lot more than that.]
[SOT 1:24:46-1:24:57]
[IN Q=The trickiest thing would be to get them to bloom.]

((DEBORAH: THE TRICKIEST THING WOULD BE TO GET THEM TO BLOOM. THEY NEED A 14-HOUR NIGHT SO WE ACTUALLY HAVE TO PUT CURTAINS ON OUR GREENHOUSE TO PROTECT THEM FROM SECURITY LIGHTING OR THEY WON'T COLOR UP IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS.))
[RUNS= :11]
[OUT Q=won't color up in time for Christmas.]

Deborah Barker oversees the agriculture education program and small business venture but, the kids are responsible for the poinsettias' care. They learn about the many varieties... Barker favors the sturdy new Prestige... and what to look for in a quality plant.
[SOT 1:25:28-1:25:45]
[IN Q=You want to know that the flower...]

((DEBORAH: YOU WANT TO KNOW THAT THE REAL FLOWERS ARE THE STRUCTURE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE FLOWER. THE RED PART IS SPECIALIZED LEAVES. SO, CHECK INSIDE THE LEAVES AND MAKE SURE YOU STILL HAVE SOME TIGHT YELLOW BLOOMS IN THERE. IF IT'S A GOOD HEALTHY PLANT, IT'LL LAST THROUGH THE HOLIDAY SEASON.))
[RUNS= :17]
[OUT Q=it'll last through the holiday season.]

Students also conjure up other seasonal decorations, from holiday wreaths to colorful swags to sweet corsages.
[SOT 1:33:12-1:33:16]
[IN Q=I like it because we get to work...]

((AMANDA: I LIKE IT BECAUSE WE GET TO WORK WITH OUR CREATIVITY.))
[RUNS= :04]
[OUT Q=with our creativity.]

All items are priced to sell but, it's the poinsettias that bring in the most business.
[SOT 1:25:49-1:26:01]
[IN Q=We have people that call...]

((DEBORAH: WE HAVE PEOPLE THAT CALL ME AT EASTER AND SAY, "MY POINSETTIA'S STILL RED. WHAT DO WE DO?" I TELL THEM THEY CAN CUT IT BACK AND IT'LL BRANCH AND GROW IT AS A HOUSEPLANT OUTDOORS DURING THE SUMMER MONTHS.))
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[OUT Q=as a houseplant during the summer months.]

Barker's fresh out of flowers this year, and if you're looking forward to next December she says you'll want to put in your order early. One tip: the plants are prone to root rot so, before you water, poke a hole in the foil so your pretty poinsettia doesn't perish. Shannon Young, News 7, Henry County.))
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[Take WDBJ 7 Web Page FS] For more information about Laurel Park's horticulture program, check out our website at wdbj7 dot com and click on News 7 Saturday and Sunday Morning.
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[S-Stagg]


[ANCHOR=steve]
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[WRITER=sma]
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The Division Three football national championship between Mount Union and trinity kicked off at Salem Stadium today.


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Trinity vs. Mount Union; :00]


Mount Union was gunning for its seventh national championship and the Purple Raiders would not be denied. I the first quarter, Gagliardi award winner Dan Pugh takes the ball and scoots in from 19 yards out and it was 7-nothing Union.
After another TD pass, The Purple Raiders go up by three touchdowns when Rob Adamson finds Derrick Leach on a 19 yard TD connection.
Down 28-nothing in the third quarter, trinity scores its only touchdown when quarterback Dan Desplaines hits [SUPER
=34-Mount Union/48/Trinity/7;]B.J. Smith on a 18 yard touchdown pass.


But Pugh scores two more times in the second half to add to his two first half TD's and Mount Union wins the Stagg Bowl 48-7. Pugh rushed for 253 yards as his team out gained Trinity 490 to 203. Pugh breaks the all division college record for TD's in a season set by Barry Sanders as his team closes out a perfect season.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Dan Pugh/Mount Union Running Back; :00]
[SUPER=01-Larry Kehres/Mount Union Head Coach; :10(QUICK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=..be here again"]
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[S-Vikings]


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[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-132 1:58:36]
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Three NFL games kicked off on this Saturday, lets head to Minnesota for the out of the playoff Vikings battled pla

yoff contender Miami.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Minneapolis, MN/Dolphins vs. Vikings; :00]
The game marked the first return to Minnesota for former Viking receiver Chris Carter since leaving his former team las

t season.
In the first quarter, watch jay Fielder hook up with Chris Chambers on a 59 yard touchdown strike. Chambers is gonna break free of the defender for the score. 7-nothing Fins.
In the fourth quarter, Daunte Culpepper finds another pretty good receiver. Randy Moss hauls in a 60 yard pass to set up a score.
[SUPER=30-Miami/17/Minnesota/20;]Then, on a trick play, Moss takes the ball from his quarterback, spins, and then thro

ws a 12 yard TD pass to Dwayne Bates. 17-14 Vikings in the fourth.
The game came down to Gary Anderson's 53 yard field goal that is good, Vikings beat Miami 20-17.
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[S-WDBJ]


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[GO TO PINNACLE 12999] Don't forget tomorrow, right here on WDBJ-7 it's an NFL doubleheader - the Redskins meet the Houston Texans at one followed by the Broncos and Raiders at four, on your hometown station.
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[S-UVA]


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The Virginia men's basketball team improved to 6 and 2 on the season tonight by beating Rutgers 61-57 on the Scarlet Knights home floor. The Wahoos out rebounded Rutgers and only had two players in double figures. Jason Clark had 12 and Todd Billet, the former Rutgers player, scored 22 points on 4 of 12 shooting fro three point territory. Travis Watson did not play for UVa.

[S-Tech]


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The Virginia Tech men's basketball team fell to Western Michigan 75-54 today. The 5 and 5 Hokies trailed 38-23 at halftime and never caught up. Tech had two players in double figures. Dimari Thomkins and Brian Chase each had 10. The Hokies were out rebounded 36 to 25.

[S-Dazzle]


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The Roanoke Dazzle looked to gain some ground in the NBDL tonight with a contest against the fourth place North Charleston Lowgators.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Lowgators vs. Dazzle; :00]


Dazzle head coach Kent Davison had his Dazzle squad ready to take their fifth win of the season.
In the first, watch Mikki Moore drive the baseline and dish to Geoff Owens and he scores on the lay up to put Roanoke up by two.
A few minutes later, Moore takes matters into his own hands, hitting the turn around and the Dazzle kept [SUPER=33

-North Charleston/94/Roanoke/83;]that two point lead.
The Lowgators answer with Sedric Webber. He grabs the rebound and makes good on the put back.
The Dazzle's Cory Alexander then makes the nice ally oop pass to Cyphus Buntin but the Lowgators win 94-83.
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[S-Fleming]


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Onto the high school ranks where William Fleming and Salem hooked up in a Blue Ridge District showdown.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Spartans vs. Colonels; :00]


The Spartans came into the contest with a 3 and 1 overall record and 2 and 1 mark in district play.
Fleming is playing well with two freshman and two sophomores in the starting line up.
Salem strikes first as Jason Vest feeds Ben Motley inside, he is gonna score and draw the foul for Salem.
Fleming comes right back Desmond Bonds makes the nice move to the iron and finishes with the nice touch shot.
[SUPER=33-Salem/46/William Fleming/32;]Fleming freshman point guard Dwayne Priest collects the loose ball and gets

it to Estaban Barrett. He is gonna make good on the break a way lay up.
Salem's Vest then hooks up with Motley again. Salem wins 46-32.
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[S-Catholic]


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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Cougars vs. Celtics; :0]

Just down 581, Roanoke Catholic played host to Pulaski County.
With a little over two minutes left in the first period, Pulaski's Poindexter is gonna nail the three ball but his Cougars still trailed by 11 points.
TheCeltics go to guy is Matt Nowlin and he comes through here. Nowlin with the nice turn around J and Roanoke Catholic was up 26-10.
[SUPER=33-Pulaski Co./37/Roanoke Catholic/78;]The Cougars would not quit and show their grit and determination wit

h the trey right here.
TheCeltics were to much on this night though. Tony Haiston gets the pass and converts the shot on the fast break. 38-13 Roanoke Catholic and the Celtics win 78-37.
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[S-NHL]


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Lots of action on the NHL ice today. We focus on the Stars and the Devils.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-East Rutherford, NJ/FOX-New York; :00]


Former Dallas Star Jamie Langennrunner got some revenge on his team with a goal and two assists and John Madden would also produce for the New Jersey Devils, he tallied two goals in New Jersey's 5-to-3 victory over Dallas.
Dallas cut the lead to 4-2 with 5:23 to play but it would not be enough as Martin Brodeur stopped everything shot (---------------) in his path as Jersey wins by 2.