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[ANCHOR=Teresa]

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[WRITER=tha]
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Coming up on News 7-
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[VO-NAT]

Inmates on Illinois' death row will not face death at the hands of the state. Ahead-- more on today's controversial decision. Even more troops are headed to the Persian Gulf. Plus, a fight of a different sort in one Roanoke neighborhood.
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]

News 7 is next.



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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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[vo-nat] It's a move unprecedented in U-S history. Today-- the death sentences of 167 inmates are commuted in Illinois.
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 11]

Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.

[Death-Penalty]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 11]

Illinois' death row will soon be empty. Today-- Governor George Ryan commuted the sentence of every condemned inmate saying the risk of executing an innocent person is just too great. Jim Acosta brings us more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Striking a blow]
[SUPER=01-Gov. George Ryan/(R) Illinois; :11 ]
[SUPER=01-Richard Devine/Cook Co. State's Attorney; :37]
[SUPER=@acosta1; 1:05]
[RUNS=1:32]
[OUT Q=CBS News, Chicago.]

((STRIKING A BLOW AGAINST WHAT HE CALLS THE "BROKEN SYSTEM" OF CAPITAL PUNISHMENT -- ILLINOIS GOVERNOR GEORGE RYAN MOVED TODAY TO SPARE THE LIVES OF THE STATE'S 156 CONDEMNED PRISONERS.
(SOT: Gov. George Ryan, R-IL) "I am commuting the sentences of all death row inmates..." (nats death row)

....EFFECTIVELY CLEARING OUT DEATH ROW... (nats) ... AND GIVING ALMOST ALL OF THE INMATES LIFE IN PRISON WITHOUT PAROLE. (men walking out of prison) THE UNPRECEDENTED COMMUTATIONS COME ONE DAY AFTER RYAN PARDONED FOUR MEN HE BELIEVES ARE INNOCENT.... (nats of inmate standing ovation at event) AND WHILE THE PRISONERS AND THEIR FAMILIES ARE CELEBRATING... MANY RELATIVES OF CRIME VICTIMS...
(NATS victims' relative) "This is bringing it all back..." AND LOCAL PROSECUTORS ARE OUTRAGED. (SOT: Richard Devine,

Cook Co. State's Attorney "The criminal justice system has taken a tremendous body blow in this state, and it's been done by a governor who has not bothered to hear both sides of the story.") RYAN IMPOSED A MORATORIUM ON EXECUTIONS THREE YEARS AGO AFTER 13 CONDEMNED MEN WERE FOUND TO BE INNOCENT. THAT'S ONE MORE THAN THE ENTIRE TOTAL EXECUTED IN ILLINOIS SINCE CAPITAL PUNISHMENT WAS REINSTITUTED HERE IN 1977.
(SOT: Ryan 5:18:49) "Jim-Why not let the courts handle this? The courts had plenty of opportunities to clean it up an

d they didn't do it."
(STAND-UP: Jim Acosta) "The governor leaves office in two days. He chose not to run for reelection after a separate po

litical scandal made him unpopular with voters. But legal scholars say Ryan will have a lasting legacy as the men who may have turned the tide against capital punishment in America."
(Men walking off death row)

ILLINOIS' CONSTITUTION MAKES IT ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO REVERSE THESE DEATH ROW DECISIONS... DECISIONS THAT -- FOR NOW -- GUARANTEE THE INNOCENT WILL NOT DIE AT THE HANDS OF THE STATE. JIM ACOSTA CBS NEWS CHICAGO.))


[Deployment]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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[WRITER=tha]
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More U-S troops are being told to head for the Persian Gulf region.
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[VO-NAT 16:31:05]
[SUPER=03-Camp Lejeune, NC]

Two U-S officials say the latest marching orders will double the U-S forces in the region. They say Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has ordered 27-thousand more troops to head for the region in the coming days. That's on top of the nearly 35-thousand given deployment orders yesterday. The troops' actual departure for the Gulf will be spread out over the rest of the month. Some 25-hundred Marines who were given their orders Friday shipped out of Camp Lejeune, North Carolina today.
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[North-Korea]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]

North Korea is calling for a quote "holy war'' against the United States.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pyongyang, North Korea;]

Today government leaders staged a massive rally in the capital city saying they would seek "revenge and blood" toward any threatening countries. North Korea also says it is ready to resume missile tests and may start reprocessing spent fuel rods from its nuclear reactor to make atomic bombs. A crowd estimated at one- million packed the capital to take part in the rally.
[super=03-Seoul, South Korea;]

Meanwhile, in South Korea about 30-thousand rallied in support of the U-S military presence as a deterrent to an attack from the North.
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[Hidden-Valley]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-41 TC-2:01:48]
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If you build it, they will come. That's exactly what some residents in one Roanoke neighborhood don't want. They're fighting a plan to install athletic lights at one area middle school. As Justin McLeod discovered the controversy may end up in the legal system.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Drew Barrineau/School Board Member; :26]
[SUPER=01-Ken Harris/Nearby Resident; :44]
[SUPER=@justin1; 1:02]
[SUPER=01-Mark Greenawald/Nearby Resident; 1:31]
[RUNS=1:52]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7, Roanoke]

((((NAT SOUND OF MARK TALKING ABOUT HIS BACKYARD AT 52:07 "THIS IS OUR BACKYARD RIGHT HERE."))
When Mark Greenawald walks through his backyard these days, he fears whether this peaceful setting will soon be gone.

[SOT 56:29]
[IN Q=The noise will be]

((MARK GREENAWALD/RESIDENT: THE NOISE WILL BE, THE NOISE WILL BE SOMETHING WE WILL BE ABLE TO HEAR IT FROM INSIDE OUR HOUSE.))
[Runs= 04]
[OUT Q=inside our house]


That's because his house is located within feet of Hidden Valley Middle School.
It is here where the school board wants to light an athletic field.
The goal?
To meet a need here in Southwest County.
[SOT 59:10]
[IN Q=We have five football]

((DREW BARRINEAU/SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER: WE HAVE FIVE FOOTBALL TEAMS USING ONE FIELD, WE HAVE 10 SOCCER TEAMS SCHEDULED TO PLAY ON THE SAME FIELD THIS SPRING.))
[Runs= 07]
[OUT Q=field this spring]


So the Roanoke County school board is asking for a zoning variance to install lights similar to the ones you see here.
But the proposal has angered many nearby residents.
[SOT 22:29]
[IN Q=A lot of our homes]

((KEN HARRIS/NEARBY RESIDENT: A LOT OF OUR HOMES, HOMES THAT WE HAVE WORKED ENTIRE LIVES TO ESTABLISH A SENSE OF A NEIGHBORHOOD, THEY ARE GOING TO BE DRASTICALLY EFFECTED, WE ARE GOING TO HEAR ALL THIS. WE ARE NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO SLEEP AT NIGHT.))
[Runs= 11]
[OUT Q=sleep at night]


Residents also fear the lighted field will cause pollution, increase traffic, and hurt property values in the area.
[SOT 48:30]
[IN Q=The county school board]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: THE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD SAYS THE LIGHTS WOULD REACH A MAXIMUM HEIGHT OF 60 FEET AND WOULD ONLY BE USED FOR HIDDEN VALLEY SOCCER AND POSSIBLY FOOTBALL GAMES 30 NIGHT OF THE YEAR. THEY SAY THOSE LIGHTS WOULD BE OFF NO LATER THAN 11 O'CLOCK.))
[Runs= 13]
[OUT Q=than eleven o'clock]

((NAT SOUND AT 34:21 "A LOT OF NICE HOMES THAT ARE NO MORE THAN A HUNDRED FEET."))
Residents plan to voice their opposition at Tuesday's variance meeting.
Roanoke city's Board of Zoning Appeals will actually decide the issue because the school lies within city limits.
[SOT 56:48]
[IN Q=If this is not denied]

((MARK GREENAWALD/RESIDENT: IF THIS IS NOT DENIED AS WE HOPE IT WILL BE THEN WE WILL HAVE TO EXAMINE OUR OPTIONS AND WHICH INCLUDE TAKING IT TO CIRCUIT COURT TO APPEAL IT.))
[Runs= 07]
[OUT Q=to appeal it]


But an appeal can only come after the zoning board makes its decision and that is expected Tuesday.
Even after that vote, it is obvious no one plans to walk away (SHOT OF WALKING AT 57:36) from this issue anytime soon.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Roanoke.))



[Blood-Drive]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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The music of Jimmy Buffet can make you happy, but did you also know it can help save lives?
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


A tropical theme was part of today's blood drive at the donor center in Roanoke.
The Junior League of the Roanoke Valley organized the blood drive which attracted 113 people.
The American Red Cross hopes more groups like this one will roll up their sleeves in the future.
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[SOT 40:24]
[IN Q=We're encouraging]

((BOB LUTJEN/AMERICAN RED CROSS: WE'RE ENCOURAGING GROUPS BOTH BUSINESSES, CORPORATE GROUPS, SCHOOLS, CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS, COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER GROUPS TO CALL 1-800-GIVE LIFE AND BE INVOLVED IN THEIR COMMUNITY, GIVE SOMETHING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY HERE. ALL OF US ARE POTENTIAL USERS WHY NOT BE A BLOOD DONOR AS WELL.))
[SUPER=01-Bob Lutjen/American Red Cross]
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[OUT Q=donor as well]
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[VO-NAT]


Today's blood drive collected nearly one-hundred pints.
The Red Cross needs to collect three-hundred pints of blood in order to meet the need in the area.
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[WRITER=rle]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
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Still to come on the newscast, divers in California come up empty in the search for a missing woman.
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[VO-NAT]

and one Christiansburg restaurant is flushed with pride for having one of the best restrooms in the nation.
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[Sports-preview]


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[SOT]
[IN Q=Hey, folks..]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=in sports."]

((Hey, folks. Travis Wells here in the News 7 Sports Office. On the way in just a few, the Cavs kick up their heels at U-Hall, plus more hoops from the ODAC and the Big South. Titanic football from the Music City, and we'll fly with the Birds in Philly. All that and more on the way in sports.))

[Missing-Woman]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=net]
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An object police thought could be the body of missing Laci Peterson, was recovered from the San Francisco Bay today, but it turned out to be an old boat anchor.
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[VO-NAT 19:37:39, 17 + pad ]
[SUPER=03-Berkeley, CA;]

The object was found on sonar yesterday, but divers had to delay their search until today because of bad weather. Laci Peterson is eight months pregnant and has been missing since Christmas Eve. Authorities have been searching a marina, where her husband says he went fishing the last day he saw his wife.
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[Business-Review]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=Biz Review]
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Unemployed workers get more time and two long time business owners say goodbye to successful ventures. News 7's Rachel Cannon has this week's Business Review.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=MUSIC AND GRAPHICS]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville; :06]
[SUPER=01-Joyce Snead/Virginia Employment Commission; :18]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.; :30]
[SUPER=01-Larry Linkous/Business Owner; :48]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.; 1:00]
[SUPER=01-John Elkins/Business Owner; 1:14]
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[OUT Q=MUSIC AND GRAPHICS]

(([MUSIC AND GRAPHICS] This week in review... Thanks to an extension by Congress, unemployed workers will continue to receive temporary extended benefits. Officials say 11-thousand applications have been taken in Virginia, many from Southside.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=IN THIS]

((JOYCE SNEAD/VEC MANAGER; IN THIS AREA YOU KNOW WE'VE BEEN HARD HIT ECONOMICALLY WE'VE LOSS THOUSANDS OF JOBS AND ARE ONLY REPLACING THEM WITH HUNDREDS, 2-HUNDRED JOBS AT A TIME.))
[OUT Q=TIME.]

[INSERT GREEN FLASH HERE] Two very different well known businesses in our region are closing up shop. In Montgomery County, Custom Meats owner Larry Linkous says he will shut down his meat processing plant in February. He says he's too busy with other ventures to continue. Linkous says he would like to find a new owner since the work is good.
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[SOT ]
[IN Q=the deer]

((LARRY LINKOUS/BUSINESS OWNER; THE DEER IS ON THE INCREASE ITS GOING TO CONTINUE TO INCREASE THE DEER POPULATION THE REGULATIONS ARE BECOMING MORE LIBERAL THE SEASONS ARE BECOMING LONGER SO THE DEER IS GOING TO CONTINUE TO BE MORE PROCESSING.))
[OUT Q=PROCESSING]

[INSERT GREEN FLASH HERE] In Franklin County another long term business owner is calling it quits. John Elkins collected and sold antiques for 26-years. He has decided to retire and liquidate everything in his retail gallery.
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[SOT ]
[IN Q=it was]

((JOHN ELKINS/OWNER; IT WAS FUN IT HAS HILARIOUS IT'S NEVER BEEN ALL THAT PROFITABLE BUT ITS BEEN A LOT OF FUN IT HAS ALLOWED ME TO TRAVEL TO EUROPE ABOUT 35-TIMES AND ALL OVER THE EAST COAST AND CONTACTS EVERYWHERE.))
[OUT Q=EVERYWHERE.]

Elkins says the antiques sale runs until the building is empty. For News 7, I'm Rachel Cannon and that's this week's Business Review. [MUSIC AND GRAPHICS]))
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[WRITER=rle]
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Still ahead on the newscast, dozens of kids try out for a chance to be in the spotlight, and on stage.
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[VO-NAT]

and some high school students from the area show off their high-tech know-how. We'll have that story up next.
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[Commercial]

[Science-Fair]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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[WRITER=jus]
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Some high school students from the Roanoke Valley might deserve some "extra" credit.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The Roanoke Valley Governor's School held its annual science fair today.
Projects included everything from the creation of an arm-wrestling robot to a detailed study in the construction of a gladiator-like robot.
More than a 150 projects and 60 judges made up this year's science fair.
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[SOT 12:18]
[IN Q=I think here]

((JULIE DREWRY/ROANOKE VALLEY GOVERNOR'S SCHOOL: I THINK HERE IN THIS IS SOMETHING DR. SHELLY REALLY ENVISIONED WHEN HE STARTED THIS SCHOOL AND AS THE SCHOOL AS GROWN THROUGH THE PAST 18 YEARS HE WANTED THIS PLACE OF POSSIBILITIES WHERE STUDENTS CAN DO ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING.))
[SUPER=01-Julie Drewry/Roanoke Valley Governor's School]
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[OUT Q=anything and everything]
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[VO-NAT]


Richard Shelly is one of the Governor's school founding directors.
The school dedicated a lecture hall in his honor this afternoon at the school.
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[Theater-Audition]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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[WRITER=jus]
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Some area kids spent the day acting out.
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[SOT 26:05]
[IN Q="OUT OF THE BLACK NIGHT"]
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q="THE MIGHTY MIRO"]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The Mill Mountain theatre held auditions today for the upcoming musical Pocahontas.
The kids who auditioned had to perform a short song as well as a memorized speech or poem.
Eighty kids are competing for just eight parts in Pocahontas.
The musical will run February 25th to March 9th at the Mill Mountain Theatre.
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[Summit-Restroom]


[ANCHOR==Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=Time Off]
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Some may call it the best seat in the house... A Christiansburg restaurant is getting some recognition, not for its food, but its bathroom. In this week's Time Off Shannon Young takes us to one of the best places to rest in the country.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I think the common word is, "Wow!"]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg; :08]
[SUPER=01-Abdul Sharaki/Summit Restaurant; :14]
[SUPER=01-Robin Sharaki/Summit Restaurant; :21]
[SUPER=@Shannon2; 1:14]
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[OUT Q=STD]



(([SOT 3:48-3:50]
[IN Q=I think the common...]

((ABDUL SHARAKI/SUMMIT RESTAURANT: I THINK THE COMMON WORD IS "WOW!"))
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[OUT Q=word is "wow!"]


You'd think Abdul Sharaki, chef and owner of the Summit Restaurant, would be talking about customers' reaction to his food. He's not. He's talking about the bathrooms.
[SOT 3:58-4:04]
[IN Q=Another comment was so interesting...]

((ABDUL: ANOTHER COMMENT WAS SO INTERESTING TO ME WAS, "OH, I'D LOVE TO LIVE HERE."))
[RUNS= :06]
[SOT 7:11-7:17]
[IN Q=Yes, people really do want to move in...]

((ROBIN SHARACKI/SUMMIT RESTAURANT: YES, PEOPLE REALLY DO WANT TO MOVE IN. WE TELL THEM WE DON'T OFFER COTS. (LAUGHS)))
[RUNS=: 06]
[OUT Q=we don't offer cots. (laughs)]

It's funny but it's also an honor. The Summit is one of ten restaurants across the country in the running for having the "best restroom". The Sharaki's aren't sure who was bowled over enough to nominate thier facilities but they're grateful.
[SOT 6:21-6:30]
[IN Q=We've just laughed so much...]

((ROBIN: WE'VE JUST LAUGHED SO MUCH BUT ON A SERIOUS NOTE, WE REALLY APPRECIATE THE ATTENTION.))
[RUNS= :09]
[OUT Q=appreciate the attention.]

The Summit's been operating out of this 1888 Victorian only since August. After sinking more than 3-years of labor into renovations, the Sharaki's are flush with pride at the results.
[SOT 6:49-6:55]
[IN Q=We really wanted it to impress people...]

((ROBIN: WE REALLY WANTED IT TO IMPRESS PEOPLE AND FOR THEM TO FEEL COMPLETELY PRIVATE AND COMFORTABLE.))
[RUNS= :06]
[OUT Q=completely private and comfortable.]

So, whether it's hunger or nature calling, The Sharaki's have a seat just for you.
[SOT 6:04-6:13 ***UNDER VIDEO***]
[IN Q=Come to the Summit and experience...]

((ROBIN: COME TO THE SUMMIT AND EXPERIENCE THE ELEGANCE OF THE TASTEFULLY APPOINTED DINING ROOMS AND SUMPTUOUS FOOD, AND NOT THE LEAST, THE NOTEWORTHY BATHROOMS.))
[RUNS= :09]
[OUT Q=not the least, the noteworthy bathrooms.]
[SOT 8:14-8:18 ***ON CAMERA***]
[IN Q=They're relaxing.]

((ROBIN: THEY'RE RELAXING. COME TRY 'EM OUT. (LAUGHS)))
[RUNS= :04]
[OUT Q=Come try 'em out. (laughs)]

Shannon Young, News 7, Christiansburg.))
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[ANCHOR =teresa]

[take Webaddress FS] For more information about The Summit, or to vote for your favorite restroom, log onto our website at wdbj7 dot com and click on News 7 Saturday and Sunday Morning. Voting ends February eighth.
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[S-Falcons]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-141 TC1808]
[GRAPHIC=Falcons/Eagles]


Philadelphia's Andy Reid was named the NFL's Coach of the Year earlier today. Awards are nice, but Reid's Eagles had more pressing issues to deal with--like Mike Vick and the Atlanta Falcons.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Philadelphia, PA/Falcons vs. Eagles; :00]


The Eagles held Vick in check for a good part of the night. Early, on Mike makes the mistake and Bobby Taylor makes him pay, taking the pick back for 6.
But the Falcons hung in and trailed just 13-6 at the break.
Vick tried to get the Falcons back in it with this great run. He gives up his body and finds the endzone, but it comes back because of a holding penalty.
[SUPER=30-Atlanta/6/Philadelphia/20/;]


Late in the contest, on fourth and one, Philly puts this one on ice as Donovan McNabb finds James Thrash who takes it to the house. The Eagles advance to their 3rd NFC title game beating Atlanta 20 to 6.
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[S-Cavs]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-138 TC2117]
[GRAPHIC=ACC Basketball]


The North Carolina Tarheels rolled to the PreSeason NIT title by beating up on Florida and Kansas, but the Heels have clearly not been the same since center Sean May went down with a broken ankle two weeks ago. This afternoon, Matt Doherty's club paid a visit to a rockin' and rollin' U-Hall.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/Tarheels vs. Cavaliers; :00]


To Charlottesville we go, where Pete Gillen's club was looking to even its conference mark at one and one.
The Cavs wasted no time in going inside to the big fella Travis Watson. Watson maneuvered in the paint for two of his 18 points on the afternoon. UVA scored the game's first nine points.
A little later, Elton Brown does his thing down low. Brown tossed in ten points to help the cause this afternoon.

Todd Billett then took over. The Rutgers transfer buried 17 points in the first half and finished with 24 on the afternoon, including six triples. And as if the news couldn't get any better for Wahoo fans, Majestic Mapp made his first appearance in 70 games. Mapp has had four surgeries to repair a torn ACL and he was given a hearty welcome from the home crowd.
UVa led 48-30 at the half thanks to a 14-2 run, but here come the Heels.
Rashad McCants throws down the jami-jam for two of his 16 points. It wasn't enough. Virginia
[SUPER=33-North Carolina/72/Virginia/79/;]

weathered the storm to win its fourth straight over Carolina 79 to 72.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Todd Billett/Scored 24 Points; :00]
[SUPER=01-Matt Doherty/UNC Head Coach; :22]
[RUNS=:31]
[OUT Q=hold our heads high."]
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[S-Blitz]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-146 TC439]
[GRAPHIC=none]


[WIPE to ENG!!]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-College Park, MD/Jefferson-Pilot; :00]


Elswhere in the ACC, Maryland made short work of Florida State. Drew Nicholas tossed in 23 points for the Terps who improved to 9 and 3 with the 89 to 62 win.
[SUPER=03-Storrs, CT/ESPN Plus; :]


In the Big East, Connecticut got 26 points from Ben Gordon but the Huskies needed overtime to subdue Miami by a final of 83 to 80.
[SUPER=03-Gainesville, FL/Jefferson-Pilot; :]


And it was a wild finish in the SEC. Florida's Anthony Roberson nailed this fall away three at the horn allowing the Gators to slip past Georgia 66 to 63.
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[S-Radford]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-136 TC4401]
[GRAPHIC=Radford Hoops]


Closer to home, the Radford Highlanders looked to even their Big South mark at 2 and 2 with a win over UNC-Asheville.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford/WDRL; :00]


Byron Samuels and company did just that.
Early on, Jason Bees gets the rock with his back to the basket, but he powers up the jumper off the window and in.

In the second half, Chris Prince knocked in the elbow 'J'. The Highlanders erased a 10 point second half deficit.
[SUPER=33-UNC-Asheville/68/Radford/74/;]

They come back to win over UNCA 74 to 68.
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[S-Maroons]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-137 TC2628]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke Basketball]


Roanoke College took a trip down I-81 to square off with ODAC foe Washington and Lee .
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington/Maroons vs. Generals; :00]


Throw the records out when these two get together.
The Generals got off to the nice start when Mike Stuart strokes a long range bomb and Washington & Lee led 5-4.
But the Noke picked up the pace behind Robby Pridgen. He finds Heath Puckett for the easy hoop down low.
Then check out Josh Foster. He makes the pretty move and finishes with the nifty little reverse lay-up. And Roanoke led it by 13.
[SUPER=33-Roanoke/65/Washington & Lee/53/;]

The home team tried to hang in this thing. Drew Crowder uses the glass for two, but Roanoke went on to win it 65 to 53.
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[S-Cave]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-147 TC228]
[GRAPHIC=Basketball]


To the high school ranks now. Last season, Cave Spring was the Group AAA state champion, while Blacksburg was the Group AA state runner-up. This year the two are in the same district and tonight they battled for early season bragging rights in the Blue Ridge.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Indians vs. Knights; :00]


First year Blacksburg Head Coach Doug Day was a pretty good shooter in his day.
This is the way Doug used to do it. The Knights Adam Trumbauer bangs home a three ball off the inbounds play.
Blacksburg's Sam Wheeler answered with a good looking jumper of his own, but Cave Spring won a tight
[SUPER=33-Blacksburg/40/Cave Spring/42/;]

one tonight by a final of 42 to 40.
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[S-Express]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=twe]
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The Roanoke Express bounced back from last night's loss to Columbia by beating up on the Charlotte Checkers this evening 5 to 3. Cole Fisher, Dan Carlson, Cam Bristow, Joe Dusbabek, and Rick Kowalsky tallied the goals for the Express. Roanoke outshot Charlotte 35 to 32, and was three of ten on the power play. The Express returns to the ice Wednesday at Greensboro.