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Coming up on News 7-
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The wait is over at the nation's airports where security agents are now trying to screen every piece of luggage, but your wait may be just beginning. Plus, water service is dried up in one Roanoke neighborhood after a water main break this morning. And a historic local restaurant is about to open a new chapter.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]

News 7 is next.

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[VO-NAT]


Airline travelers are accustomed to having carry-on bags searched.
But starting Wednesday, even checked luggage will be screened for explosives.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 11]


Good evening, I'm Shannon Young.
Jean has the night off.

[Airline-Bags]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11]
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The machines and crews are in place.
And today the head of the Transportation Security Administration declared all systems go to meet an end of the year deadline to screen all luggage.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Dallas, TX]


At Dallas Forth Worth airport today, some passengers were held up for a few minutes as their luggage was scanned for bombs.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=.OPENED IT UP]

((BRIAN KAY/DFW PASSENGER; ...OPENED IT UP..CHECKED MY SHAVING KIT FOR EXPLOSIVES AS WELL.. THEN KIND OF RUMMAGED THROUGH IT.))
[SUPER=01-Brian Kay/DFW Passenger]
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[VO-NAT]


So far predictions of long delays have not materialized.
At some airports luggage is being screened by large CT, or explosive-detection scanners, built into the automated baggage system.
But the operation may prove more disruptive in large airports where bulky scanners are filling ticket lobbies and TSA screeners are using thousands of portable explosive particle detectors, bomb sniffing dogs and hand searches.
Critics are still skeptical.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=THE BIG CT ]

((MICHAEL BOYD/AVIATION ANALYST; THE BIG CT MACHINES THEY'RE CLUMSY, THEY'RE SLOW, AND THEY'RE NOT RELIABLE. HAND-CHECKING DOESN'T DO ANYTHING...WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FOR? AND PARTICLE DETECTION...UNLESS YOU RUB EVERYTHING ON THE BAG... YOU'RE NOT GONNA FIND ANYTHING.))
[SUPER=01-Michael Boyd/Aviation Analyst]
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[OUT Q= GONNA FIND ANYTHING.]
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[VO-NAT]


Before 9-11, only about five percent of luggage was screened.
The government says at least now someone is trying to examine every bag.
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[Water-Main]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=02-55 TC02:50]
[GRAPHIC=Water Main Break]

Dozens of homeowners are still without water in one Roanoke neighborhood.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

A water main broke just in front of a Berglund dealership on Franklin Road sometime this morning. Crews have been working since then to repair the problem-- but say it could be midnight before water is restored. Traffic has not been affected because the break occurred just off the road.
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[Wanted-Men]


[ANCHOR=Shan]
[NEWSCAST=11 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
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The FBI is looking for five men after an investigation into a worldwide people-smuggling operation.
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[VO-NAT :20]

The men are not thought to be operators of the ring, but to have come into the country on illegal passports. The bureau released pictures of the five yesterday, along with names and birthdates. But an F-B-I spokesman says the bureau can't be sure the names and dates are correct -- or even that the men actually entered the U-S.
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[SOT at :20 ]
[IN Q=We have found that under the names...]

((PHILIP REEKER/STATE DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN: WE HAVE FOUND THAT UNDER THE NAMES THAT THE FBI HAD PROVIDED TO US THERE'S NO RECORD OF ANY OF THE FIVE INDIVIDUALS AS HAVING EVER APPLIED FOR A U.S. VISA.))
[SUPER=01-Philip Reeker/State Department Spokesman;]
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[OUT Q=applied for a US visa.]
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[VO-NAT :18]

A White House spokesman says a link to terrorism hasn't been found, but can't be ruled out. Customs agents have stepped up patrols and scrutiny of people crossing the border with Canada. And police in New York have taken extra security measures, a day before big crowds gather for New Year's Eve.
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[Americans-Killed]


[ANCHOR=Shan]
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[WRITER=syo]
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It's too soon to know if the attack on four American missionaries in Yemen constitutes terrorism. That's according to the Bush administration which called today's attack "despicable". Three of the victims died. Jennifer Miller reports.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Louise Hurdle/Former Hospital Employee; :07]
[SUPER=01-Jerry Rankin/Southern Baptist Convention; :37]
[SUPER=01-Jerry Gariety/Brother of Victim; 1:08]
[SUPER=@Miller1; 1:30]
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[OUT Q=CBS NEW, WASHINGTON.]

((THIS VIDEO TAPE SHOWS DOCTOR MARTHA MYERS THE WAY FRIENDS AND FAMILY REMEMBER HER.
SOT LOUISE HURDLE/FORMER HOSPITAL EMPLOYEE

"She was an all-around doctor. I told everybody that I think she was the best doctor I have ever worked with." SHE SPENT ALMOST HALF HER LIFE SERVING YEMEN'S SICK AND POOR, BUT MONDAY THAT LIFE WAS TAKEN IN AN INSTANT. WHILE ATTENDING A MEETING AT JIBLA BAPTIST HOSPITAL IN SOUTHERN YEMEN, A GUNMAN OPENED FIRE ... KILLING HER AND TWO OTHER AMERICANS: HOSPITAL ADMINISTRATOR WILLIAM KOEHN AND WORKER KATHLEEN GARIETY. A FOURTH AMERICAN WAS WOUNDED, BUT EXPECTED TO LIVE.
(SOT, JERRY RANKIN, SOUTHERN BAPTIST CONVENTION INT'L MINISTRIES)

11:12:51: "The man brought in a rifle under his coat as if he were cradling a baby." OFFICIALS SAY THE ATTACKER WAS A 30-YEAR OLD YEMENI, AND MUSLIM MILITANT WHO BELIEVED THE KILLINGS WOULD BRING HIM CLOSER TO GOD. THEY SAY HE MAY BE PART OF AN ISLAMIC MILITANT CELL TARGETING FOREIGNERS AND SECULAR-MINDED POLITICIANS IN YEMEN. MISSIONAIRIES AND THEIR FAMILIES HAVE LONG KNOWN OF ANTI-AMERICAN SENTIMENT RUNNING HIGH HERE. KATHLEEN GARIETY'S FAMILY EVEN TRIED TO TALK HER INTO STAYING HOME. SHE WOULDN'T HEAR OF IT.
(SOT, JERRY GARIETY, BROTHER OF VICTIM)

16:02:09 "She'd always try to comfort us and tell us that things there weren't as bad as we perceived them to be." DESPITE STATE DEPARTMENT WARNINGS, THE AMERICAN MISSIONARIES SAY THEY HAD A JOB TO DO. MYERS DELIVERED BABIES, GARIETY LOVED THE CHILDREN AND KOEHN, WHO WAS TO RETIRE AFTER MORE THAN 28 YEARS OF SERVICE, JUST WANTED TO PUT IN A FEW MORE MONTHS. STANDUP CLOSE: THE U-S IS TEAMING UP WITH YEMENI AUTHORITIES TO INVESTIGATE. ALTHOUGH IT IS TOO SOON TO TELL WHETHER THE SHOOTINGS ARE TERRORIST RELATED, OFFICIALS SAY THEY WILL HELP AMERICANS IN YEMEN WISHING TO LEAVE THE COUNTRY... JENNIFER MILLER, CBS NEW, WASHINGTON. ))

[Virginia-Guard]


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Two more National Guard units from western Virginia are headed for active duty.
The mobilization affects an engineering company in Big Stone Gap, and a quartermaster detachment in Staunton.
About 120 soldiers in all could be called up for at least a year.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/November 4]


Like other units now serving from Virginia, they will begin pre-alert processing at their local armories and at Fort Picket early next month.
About 800 National Guard members are on active duty right now.
More than 300 others were called up and have finished their tour of duty.
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[Bedford-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[WRITER=ssm]
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Sparks from a machine apparently ignited a fire at a Bedford County wood plant earlier today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


It took crews about a half hour to extinguish the blaze at the Gammapar plant in Forest around noon.
The fire was mostly contained to a dust collector at the rear of the main building.
Gammapar uses irradiation to make treated wood flooring products.. the irradiation facility was "not" affected by the blaze.
Company officials say it will take about a week to get that part of the plant back on line.
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[Stolen-Cars]


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[WRITER=dse]
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Honda Accords and Toyota Camrys are the most popular targets for car thieves in Virginia.
National Insurance Crime Bureau officials say Accords were stolen most frequently in the state.
Toyota Camrys are second, Honda Civics are third, Dodge Caravans are fourth and Jeep Cherokees and Grand Cherokees round out the top five.
The N-I-C-B says that nationally, the Toyota Camry was most popular among thieves.
Two Honda models, the Accord and the Civic, were second and third.

[Blood]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tha]
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The American Red Cross in our area is appealing for help.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg; ]

The Red Cross provides blood and blood products to 38 hospitals throughout central and southwestern Virginia as well as southern West Virginia. But donations have been down this holiday season-- so the Red Cross is asking for donors. This blood drive was held at the New River Valley Mall in Christiansburg.
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[SOT 13:55:10]
[IN Q=Today is good ]

((DIANNE MYERS/AMERICAN RED CROSS TEAM SUPERVISOR; TODAY IS GOOD, I'M SURPRISED FOR A GENERALLY ON THE MOBILES, WITH THE BUSES WE REQUIRE A SCHEDULED DONORS, YOU KNOW TIME SLOTS TO COME IN AND TODAY IT'S WALK IN, COME IN AS YOU WILL AND WE'RE JUST DIVIDING THEM UP BETWEEN THE TWO BUSES. ))
[SUPER=01-Dianne Myers/American Red Cross Team Supervisor; ]
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[OUT Q=the two buses. ]
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[VO-NAT]

The local Red Cross said it was close to meeting today's goal for the Christiansburg blood drive. By mid-afternoon, 93- people had donated.
(XXXXXXXXX)

[WIPE TO PINNACLE]
For more information about upcoming blood drives, call 1-800-Give-Life.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[WRITER=dse]
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The search intensifies for a pregnant woman now missing for nearly a week.
We'll have the latest next on News Seven.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus a historic tavern is closing its doors, but not for good.
We'll explain.
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[Sports-preview]


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[Missing-Woman]


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One week after she was last seen police in Modesto, California have no real leads in the search for Laci Peterson. The 27-year old pregnant woman vanished without a trace while walking her dog Christmas eve. Manuel Gallegus reports.
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[IN Q=By all accounts...]
[SUPER=01-Doug Ridenour/Modesto Police Department; :19]
[SUPER=03-Modesto, CA; :31]
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((BY ALL ACCOUNTS, 27 YEAR OLD LACI PETERSON IS A HAPPY, UPBEAT, MOTHER-TO-BE 8 MONTHS PREGNANT WITH A BOY, HER FAMILY AND FRIENDS SAY SHE AND HER HUSBAND STILL ACTED LIKE HONEYMOONERS FIVE YEARS INTO THEIR MARRIAGE. INVESTIGATORS SUSPECT FOUL PLAY IN HER DISSAPEARANCE-BUT THEY JUST DON'T KNOW.
-SOT-DOUG RIDENOUR, MODESTO POLICE

Laci did not have the profile of being a type of person that would voluntarily leave. and that is frustrating because that shows credibility that we have true victim here. PETERSON WAS LAST SEEN BY HER HUSBAND SCOTT, CHRISTMAS EVE MORNING, AT THEIR MODESTO HOME. THAT'S WHEN HE SAYS HE HEADED OUT FOR A FISHING TRIP AND HIS WIFE WENT TO THE LOCAL PARK WITH THEIR DOG. AT 10:30, LACI'S DOG WAS FOUND WANDERING AROUND ALONE. POLICE SEARCHED SCOTT PETERSON'S BOAT AND CHECKED THE BERKELEY MARINA WHERE HE CLAIMED TO BE. PETERSON'S FATHER SAYS HIS SON DID PROVIDE RECEIPTS FROM HIS TRIP.
-NAT SOT- HORSES

IN THE MEANTIME, THE SEARCH HAS EXPANDED TO SURROUNDING RURAL AREAS
-NAT-SOT- HELLO

AUTHORITIES WENT THROUGH OLD ABANDONED HOMES, AND FARMERS WERE TOLD TO LOOK FOR ANYTHING UNUSUAL ON THE PROPERTIES. INVESTIGATORS HAVE ALSO SEARCHED THE COUPLES HOME. THEIR CARS AND COMPUTERS WERE TAKEN. SCOTT PETERSON IS STAYING OUT OF THE PUBLIC EYE AND IS NOT BEING CALLED A SUSPECT. FOR LACI'S PARENTS, THE STRAIN OF THEIR DAUGHTERS DISAPPEARANCE IS OVERWHELMING.
-SOT-

please let her go. Please please let us have her back THERE IS NOW A FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLAR REWARD FOR THE MISSING WOMAN-- AFTER A GENEROUS DONATION FROM A FAMILY FRIEND. MANUEL GALLEGUS, CBS NEWS.))



[Short-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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Closer to home, investigators hope the New Year will bring new leads in the murders of Jennifer Short and her parents.
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[VO-NAT]


It's been four months since Jennifer was abducted and Michael and Mary Short found shot to death in their Oak Level home.
[SUPER=@File;]


Investigators in Henry and Rockingham Counties took a break from the case for the holidays, but Sheriff Frank Cassell says at least two or three people from each department will stay on it the case in 2003.
He says North Carolina carpenter Gary Bowman is still a "person of interest"... and that drug smuggler Michael Fulcher provided investigators with some leads to check out.
Fulcher told investigators he spoke with Bowman in jail, when Bowman was held as a material witness in the case.
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[Brugh-Tavern]


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[WRITER=mjo]
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Explore Park's Brugh Tavern will close in January ... but the restaurant at the historic pub won't be history.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./1998;]


The company that runs the restaurant says it got too expensive. It'll close January 5th.
But two men from Roanoke say the tavern has a future as a special events facility.
Bill Carder, a Roanoke Councilman and manager of the Patrick Henry Hotel is teaming up with a local caterer ... and working out a deal to run the place with Explore Park.
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[SOT 20:37]
[IN Q=It's always been]

((BILL CARDER; IT'S ALWAYS BEEN SORT OF A DESTINATION RESTAURANT. PEOPLE ARE GOING OUT THERE FOR A REASON, SO WHAT WE'RE REALLY GOING TO DO IS TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THAT, START PROMOTING A LOT OF DIFFERENT SPECIAL EVENTS. :46, VIP SPECIALTY TYPE DINNERS, DINNERS THAT ARE DONE IN THEME OF THE TIME AND THEN TRY TO BUILD UP CLIENTELE THAT WAY. ))
[SUPER=01-Bill Carder;]
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[OUT Q=clientele that way.]
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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Carder hopes to work things out with Explore Park next month and open the tavern for special events in the spring.


[Fiddlefest]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=02-44 TC1:48:46]
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Western Virginia has a rich musical tradition, and next summer organizers of a new festival in the Roanoke Valley hope to build on that history.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Galax/1995; ]


Every year, fans of bluegrass and old time music travel to Galax and other communities that host festivals and competitions.
Organizers of FiddleFest hope to make their own mark in July, with a week-long series of concerts, workshops, roundtable discussions and an invitational competition.
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[SOT 46:29]
[IN Q=This area is known]

((MIKE CONNER/FIDDLEFEST CO-CHAIR: THIS AREA IS KNOWN THE WORLD OVER FOR THIS MUSIC. A LOT OF PEOPLE DON'T REALIZE THAT. AND WE'VE JUST KIND OF LET IT SLIDE FOR A LOT OF YEARS. WE HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO RECTIFY THAT, TO MAKE THIS SOMETHING IMPORTANT FOR THE CITY AND IMPORTANT FOR THE MUSIC.))
[SUPER=01-Mike Conner/FiddleFest Co-Chair]
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[OUT Q=important for the music.]
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[VO-NAT]


FiddleFest will include a tribute to Don Reno, Red Smiley and the Tennessee Cutups, the bluegrass pioneers featured for many years on WDBJ's Top of the Morning Program.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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With a projected budget of 275- thousand dollars, organizers are lining up sponsors. And they estimate the event will require between 500 and one thousand volunteers.
[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[SS=None]


Two area churches are celebrating.
Find out why next on News 7.
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[VO-NAT]


And speaking of celebrating, we'll show you one cool place for a New Year's Eve party.
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[Commercial]

[Thrasher-Bells]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=02-49 TC27:10]
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Some bells from Holland will help a Vinton church ring in the New Year.
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[SOT 6:25]
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((NATS: GOODWIN RINGING BELLS.))
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[OUT Q=BELLS.]
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[VO-NAT]


Thrasher Memorial United Methodist Church bought 24 bronze and copper bells to put in its steeple.
The bells will replace the church's old electronic chimes and make it the only area church with a real carilon.
The bells will chime five times a day ... and will be controlled by both computer and keyboard.
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[SOT 9:08]
[IN Q=We'll have]

(( WE'LL HAVE SOME OF THE YOUNG FOLKS IN THE CHURCH HERE THAT ARE TAKING MUSIC LESSONS TO BE ABLE TO PLAY THEM ON SUNDAY MORNING. I'LL GIVE THEM HYMNS OR THINGS TO PLAY AND THEY CAN GO AT IT. AND THEY CAN HAVE A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE BY PLAYING THE REAL BELLS IN THE TOWER. ))
[SUPER=01-Earle Goodwin/Church Music Director;]
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[OUT Q=bells in the tower.]
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[VO-NAT]


Church members contributed 30-thousand dollars to have the bells made.
They weigh from five to 300 pounds each.
It will take about a month to install them ... but the congregation will get a preview of their sounds during the New Year's Eve service.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

[Lex-Church]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE ]

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington/July 2000]


Another area chuch is ready to celebrate its rebirth.
Next Sunday, Lexington Presbyterian Church will hold its first worship service in its historic sanctuary since a fire more than two years ago.
Workers have finished installing the pews, replacing the steeple and restoring the building that burned down in the summer of 2000.
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[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
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Hoops highlights from UVa, Tech and Roanoke College, plus Beamer from San Fran and Bruce Smith takes us back in time,
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NFL; :00]


But first our extra point. A day after the regular season ended, a trio of NFL coaches are fired.
Cowboys head coach Dave Campo was let go after Dallas went 5 and 11. Only the Houston Texans scored fewer points than the Cowboys. Jerry Jones says he no timetable on naming a replacement. He has met with Bill Parcells twice.
Jacksonville dismissed Tom Coughlin, the only head coach in team history. He was 19 and 29 over the last three years and 6 and 10 this season.
Cincinnati fired Dick LeBeau after the Bengals went 2 and 14, the worst in team history.
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[S-UVA]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-131]
[GRAPHIC=UVa hoops]


Last night, UVa beat Liberty 77-58 for the Cavaliers 27th straight win over a non-conference opponent at U-Hall in the regular season.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/Flames vs. Cavaliers; :00]


Right to the action, watch Virginia's Devin Smith go in for the slam for two of his 12 points on the night.
Jermaine Harper played with confidence, he also tallied 12 points for the Wahoos against Liberty.
[SUPER=33-Liberty/58/Virginia/77;]Travis Watson made his first start since spraining his ankle against Garnder-Webb

. Watson had 20 points and 15 rebounds for Virginia. Uva improves to 8 and 2 on the season, Liberty is now 5 and 6.
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[S-VT]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-127 2:03:10]
[GRAPHIC=Tech hoops]


Virginia Tech's Brian Chase scored his one thousandth point last night as his Hokies disposed of Towson in Blacksburg.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Tigers vs. Hokies; :00]


The Hokies took the Cassell floor looking for win number six on the season.
The Tigers Andrius Patkaunas (Pa-coon-us) takes a quick pass and drives in for the two point play.
Tech answers. Brian Chase dishes into Terry Taylor who muscles his way in for two of his 14 points on the night.
[SUPER=33-Towson/52/Virginia Tech/76;]Bryant Matthews then takes a shot and he gets a friendly roll. Two of his game h

igh 23 points for the Hokies.
Then, Carlos Dixon rips rope from three point land. He had 17, Tech wins 76-52.
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[S-RC]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-136 34:06]
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Roanoke College met Transylvania out of Kentucky in the night cap of the Lewis Gale-Dominos Jimmy V Foundation charity basketball tournament last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Pioneers vs. Maroons; :00]


The Maroons had all the items out for auction and the raffle for fans to see. The money goes to fight cancer.
Roanoke's Josh Foster goes hard to the iron and registers two of his 21 points for the Maroons.
[SUPER=33-Transylvania/88/Roanoke/101;]The Pioneers Jimmy Kosieniak makes a nice move to the hoop and rolls one in

for two.
The Maroons Jared Butler gives to Andrew Crowder, he scores and Roanoke coasts to the 101-88 win. Robby Pridgen had 25.
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[S-Walnut]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-SP-133]
[GRAPHIC=Walnut Bowl]


Tonight's Diamond Walnut San Francisco Bowl matches 9 and 4 Virginia Tech against 8 and 4 Air Force.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-San Francisco, CA; :00]


Sunday, Tech held a pep rally downtown and coach Beamer addressed the Tech Faithful.
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[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Virginia Tech Head Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:22]
[OUT Q=respect very much..."]
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[VO-NAT]


Then Beamer brought out his seniors and recognized them. The Hokies made sure to follow their coaches lead and offer props to their opponent.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Willie Pile/Virginia Tech Senior Safety; :09]
[RUNS=21]
[OUT Q=and we appreciate that"]
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[S-1984]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
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Tech and Air Force have played only one other time in the two schools histories, the 1984 Independence Bowl.
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Hokie defensive end Bruce Smith was anointed consensus All-American just before the game, but the NCAA intended to prohibit Tech's best lineman to date from playing in the game. Mike Stevens takes us back to that time with the future hall of famer.
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[SUPER=01-Bruce Smith/46 Career Sacks at Va. Tech; :20]
[SUPER=03-Shreveport, LA/December 1984; :39]
[SUPER=04-1984 Independence Bowl; 1:20]
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[OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."]
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(( He had just been named college football's most outstanding lineman - the winner of the Outland trophy. Yet the NCAA said it had evidence that Bruce's dad had been given some firewood by a Tech booster four year earlier when the Hokies' recruited him. ((BRUCE SMITH:)) Petty or not - Bruce spent the three days leading up to the game in courtrooms in Shreveport, Louisiana and back here in Virginia. ((BRUCE SMITH:)) Then Tech president Bill Lavery believed the issue to be important enough that he was the spokesman for the University while the courtroom wrangling took place. Bruce was free to play - but the damage already had been done for the team. The distractions and lost time on the practice field were too much to overcome as Air Force defeated Tech on December 15th, 1984 - 23-to-7.)) ((BRUCE SMITH:))

[S-Express]


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The Express and the Trenton Titans entered last night's game with a 2 and 2 record against one another.
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Roanoke hit the ice knowing the Titans won the last meeting 4-zip.
In the first period, Trenton takes a 1-nothing lead when Tyler Beechey fires the shot from the left side of Express goalie Evan Lindsey.
[SUPER=34-Trenton/4/Roanoke/3;]The Titans score again, this time BJ Kilbourne shoots from inside the blue line and i

t is deflected in. 2-zip Titans.
The Express gets one back in the second. Joe Dusbabek takes the puck behind and then feeds Dillon Gyori, he rips rope and Trenton wins 4-3.
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[Ice-Bar]


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If you think you have cool plans for New Year's Eve, check this out.
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This ice- bar is a traditional attraction for Berlin's New Year's festivities. It's located in front of the luxurious Hotel Adlon. The idea for the bar was born five years ago and patrons enjoyed it so much it's been repeated every year since. It took several weeks to construct the frosty masterpiece, but it will only stand for three days. (------------)