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[ANCHOR=Jean]

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Coming up on News 7-
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Cause an accident while you're drunk and you may have to pay even more-
A new report out is on Roanoke City schools.
Plus a wrap up of tonight's CMA awards. All the highlights.
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[Talent=Jean]


And get those sweaters back out. Cooler weather is on the way.
News 7 at Eleven is next.

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[SOT 5:02]
[IN Q=It's not really]

((PAUL MAHONEY/ROANOKE CO. ATTORNEY: IT'S NOT REALLY A PUNISHMENT OR IS NOT A DETERRENT ALTHOUGH WE DO HOPE IT WILL BE A PART OF IT.))
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[OUT Q=part of it]
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[VO-NAT]


If you drink and drive in one county you could face more than just jail time.
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[ANCHOR Jean]
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[Drunk-Drivers]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=03-45 TC28:30]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 @ 11]


If you drink up, be prepared to pay up.
It's been more than a year ago, Roanoke County passed a law requiring drunk drivers who cause wrecks to pay the cost of saving lives. [***PAYING UP GRAPHIC***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Justin /BAM;]


So how is it working? Justin McLeod is here now with an answer. Justin?
Jean, as we understand Roanoke County is the only locality in our area going after drunk drivers in civil court.
[LIVE= Justin /FULL BAM]
[SUPER=@justin1]


Since the law was adopted in March of 2002, there have been 30 D-U-I convictions and the county has been able to recover the costs in 62 percent of those cases.
But now Roanoke County wants to toughen its drunk driving laws even further.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./File Tape; :]


Currently, if you are convicted of a D-U-I in Roanoke County, you could face a 100 dollar fine in addition to any criminal penalties.
The county collects this fine to recover the expenses incurred for emergency response to accidents or incidents caused by impared drivers.
State law allows localities to charge a flat fee of 100 dollars or a minute by minute accounting of the actual costs
incurred ---up to a thousand dollars.


The Board of Supervisors will soon decide whether it wants to change to that minute by minute accounting.
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[SOT 7:57]
[IN Q=I think I just want]

((PAUL MAHONEY/ROANOKE CO. ATTORNEY: I THINK I JUST WANT THE BOARD TO BE AWARE THAT THERE ARE ADDITIONAL ADMINISTRATIVE AND STAFF COSTS THAT GO ALONG WITH A MINUTE BY A MINUTE ACCOUNTING, IT'S NOT A FREEBIE.))
[SUPER=01-Paul Mahoney/Roanoke Co. Attorney; ]
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[OUT Q=it's not a freebie]
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[VO-NAT]


If the county decides to stay with the flat fee, it may then lobby the General Assembly to change the maximum fine from one hundred dollars to 500 or a thousand dollars.
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[LIVE= Justin /FULL BAM]


A new state law also allows localities to recover expenses for reckless driving that causes an accident, driving without a license or on a suspended license, and leaving the scene of an accident.
[DOUBLE BOXES=JEan & Justin /BAM;]


Jean, the Board of Supervisors will take up these issues next month and most likely it will be the first of the year before any action is taken.

[Keister-Morris]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=03-46 TC23:25]
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The all-day canvass of votes in the Sixth House of Delegates district is over... and Benny Keister's lead is a little bigger tonight.
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[TAKE PINNACLE 100]
When all the precints reported last night, Keister led by just 37 votes.
That lead over Republican Morgan Morris is now up to 50 votes.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Giles Co.;]


Morris had already indicated he would ask for a recount if the margin of victory was within one percent. Morris believes once the votes are recounted, he will be the winner.
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[SOT 1348]
[IN Q=i sought]

((MORGAN MORRIS: I SOUGHT THIS NOMINATION TWO YEARS AGO, AND LOST BY ONE VOTE, SO I NEVER GAVE UP, AND I'M STILL NOT GIVEN UP. SO YOU KNOW I LIKE TO FIGHT I'M NOT AFRAID TO SCRAP, I DON'T BACK DOWN AND I DON'T GIVE UP, I NEVER QUIT.))
[SUPER=201-Morgan Morris/(R) House of Delegates Candidate;]
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[OUT Q=never quit]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=204-File Tape]

Benny Keister was not available today for comment. If the numbers stick, this will be Keister's second term in the House of Delegates.
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[General-Assembly]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=mmu]
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The issue wasn't on the ballot, but Governor Warner says he sees yesterday's elections as a vote for tax reform.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Richmond]


Democrats lost one state Senate seat but picked up three seats in the House of Delegates.
Warner says the success of Democrats against anti-tax candidates shows voters are willing to support major changes in the state's tax code.
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[SOT 14:24]
[IN Q=I THINK IT WAS A CLEAR REJECTION]

((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: I THINK IT WAS A CLEAR REJECTION OF THAT KIND OF YOU CAN HAVE IT ALL FOR NOTHING SOUNDBITE SLOGANS. ATTORNEY GENERAL JERRY KILGORE: WITH THE DELEGATES THAT I TALKED TO LAST NIGHT AND WITH THE SENATORS I'VE SPOKEN WITH SINCE THEY'RE JUST NOT GOING TO CONSIDER RAISING TAXES ON HARD-WORKING VIRGINIANS.))
[SUPER=201-Gov. Mark Warner; :00]
[SUPER=201-Jerry Kilgore/VA Attorney General; :07]
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[OUT Q=RAISING TAXES ON HARD-WORKING VIRGINIANS.]
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[VO-NAT]


Tax reform was a central campaign issue for Warner.
He is expected to release details of his tax restructuring plan later this month.
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[Vinton-Betting]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=mjo]
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They lost by 20 votes, but opponents of a Vinton gambling parlor are not rallying for a recount yet.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Roanoke Co.;]


Roanoke County Board of Election officials double-checked and certified the election results today.
Local church leaders still haven't decided whether they want a recount.
They have 10 days to file a petition.
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[SOT 1:20:17]
[IN Q=We're here to serve]

((RON ADKINS/ROANOKE CO. ELECTORAL BOARD: WE'RE HERE TO SERVE THE PUBLIC, SO WE'D WELCOME A RECOUNT. BUT SINCE WE'VE ALREADY CERTIFIED THE ELECTION, THE VOTES MORE OR LESS SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES. I DON'T THINK THERE'D BE AN IOTA OF DIFFERENCE ON THE COUNT. ))
[SUPER=201-Ron Adkins/Roanoke Co. Electoral Board;]
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[OUT Q=difference on the count.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Alberta/File Tape;]


Colonial Downs is still shopping for a location, but says Vinton will have a horse betting parlor in six to eight months.
One potential site is an old Rite-Aid building on Route 24.
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[Tornado]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dse]
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Today's change in the weather brought us rain... but it brought a lot more to Northern Virginia.
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[VO-NAT]
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Strong thunderstorms blew down trees and tore shingles and siding off homes near Leesburg.
[SUPER=03-Germantown, MD]


Across the Potomac, a tornado touched down about 3:30 near Germantown Maryland.
The twister caused significant damage to some townhouses, and downed some trees and power lines.
Several people suffered minor injuries as a result of a lighting strike at a golf course.
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[Bedford-Supervisor]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jus]
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The election may be over, but there is still one more seat to fill in Bedford County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford]


The Board of Supervisors met behind closed doors tonight to begin interviewing fourteen candidates for the Smith Mountain Lake area seat.
[SUPER=@file]


It came open after Kirby Richardson resigned last month.
He is the supervisor who was indicted for allegedly forging V-Dot public documents.
The board interviewed seven candidates tonight and will interview the other seven tomorrow night.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=None]


The board will appoint someone for a one year team at its meeting a week from tomorrow.

[Iraq-Reservists]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The Pentagon is calling tens of thousands more reservists to active duty for service in Iraq.
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[VO-NAT]


The call ups are part of a new troop rotation plan that will eventually reduce the number of American soldiers in Iraq by next spring.
The current level of 130-thousand troops will come down by several thousand, but Pentagon officials say it will still remain above 100 thousand.
The Pentagon plans to recruit and train a quarter million Iraqis for security duty.
Meanwhile more than 30 thousand reservists will be called up for well over a year- and Marines who are normally not used for occupation duty will also be sent to Iraq.
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[Abortion]


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[ANCHOR TAG]
Less than an hour after President Bush signed a bill into law banning partial birth abortions today, a federal judge issued a temporary restraining order, allowing some doctors to continue performing the procedure. Elaine Quijano is in Washington with details.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=it took just seconds for President Bush;]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC; :00]
[SUPER=01-Vicki Saporta/ National Abortion Federation; :40]
[SUPER=01-Kate Michelman/ President NARAL; :53]
[SUPER=01-Elaine Quijano/Reporting; 1:02]
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[OUT Q=it comes from the creator of life;]

((IT TOOK JUST SECONDS FOR PRESIDENT BUSH TO SIGN THE SO-CALLED PARTIAL BIRTH ABORTION BAN ACT INTO LAW: Today at last the American people and our government have confronted the violence and come to the defense of the innocent child. THE NEW LAW BANS A LATE TERM ABORTION PROCEDURE DOCTORS CALL "INTACT DILATION AND EXTRACTION" ... IN WHICH A FETUS IS PARTIALLY REMOVED AND ITS SKULL COLLAPSED. SUPPORTERS OF THE NEW LAW CALL THE PROCEDURE BARBARIC. OPPONENTS SAY THE BAN CRIMINALIZES DOCTORS FOR PROVIDING APPROPRIATE MEDICAL CARE ... AND SAY IT ENDANGERS WOMEN'S LIVES. It bans more than one safe abortion procedure used after 12 weeks and well before fetal viability and it contains no exception to protect the health of the women. SOME SEE THE LAW AS A STEP TOWARDS BANNING ALL ABORTIONS. This will be a wake-up call to prochoice Americans that the right to choose is not safe under this President. ... BUT PRESIDENT BUSH SAYS THE MOST BASIC DUTY OF GOVERNMENT IS TO DEFEND THE LIFE OF THE INNOCENT ... AND THE "RIGHT TO LIFE" IS NOT THE GOVERNMENT'S TO GIVE...because it does not come from government, it comes from the creator of life.))
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[ANCHOR=Jean;]
[SS=None]

Three years ago, the supreme court narrowly overturned a similar Nebraska law, saying it was too vague and lacked protection for a mother's health.
[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
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12-hundred disciplinary incidents in the past 9 weeks... so are Roanoke schools safe?
We'll find out what one leader thinks when News 7 returns.
Plus what does it take to get the death penalty?
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[VO-NAT]


That's what some are asking after this man admits to murdering more than 40 people... and gets life in prison.
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[Sports-preview]


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[OUT Q=in sports."]

((Hey, everybody. Travis Wells here in the News 7 Sports Office. Coming up later, Lebron and Carmelo square off for the first time as pros. Justin London gives a shout out from Cali, while Vick and Randall get ready for the Panthers. Plus, the Express looks to keep rollin, and the Roanoke College volleyball team dreams of an ODAC title. All that and more on the way in sports.))

[Green-River]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
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He admitted to killing 48 women- so many he had a hard time keeping them straight.
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[VO-NAT 12.5]
[SUPER=03-Seattle, WA]


Today the man known as the Green River Killer, Gary Ridgeway pleaded guilty to the crimes-
The prosecutors read statements from Ridgeway as one by one he admitted that he killed 48 women over two decades.
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[IN Q=]

((PROSECUTOR: I STRANGLED MARSHA CHAPMAN TO DEATH. I PICKED HER UP WITH THE PLAN TO KILL HER. AFTER KILLING PLACED HER BODY IN THE GREEN RIVER, IS THAT TRUE? GARY RIDGEWAY: YES.))
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[OUT Q=Is that true? Yes.]
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Ridgeway pleaded guilty to avoid the death penalty and get life in prison without parole.
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((JOSE MALVAR/VICTIM'S BROTHER: TO ME HE'S AN ANIMAL HE DOESN'T DESERVE ANOTHER DAY TO LIVE.))
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[OUT Q=ANOTHER DAY TO LIVE.]
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[VO-NAT 19 plus pad]


Ridgeway admitted he killed prostitutes because he hated them and that he liked to drive by the buried bodies to relive the crimes.
Ridgeway became a suspect in the eighties but it took years for DNA technology to bring justice. Police arrested Ridgeway two years ago and he soon began trading information to avoid the death penalty.
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[School-Violence]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=03-35 TC1:42:50]
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An update on student discipline is now in.
And Roanoke School Superintendent Wayne Harris says the numbers support his contention that city schools are safe and orderly.
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[VO-NAT]


Officials recorded 12-hundred incidents of discipline during the first nine weeks of the school year, but Harris says most did not involve violence or physical abuse.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


While it's difficult to compare the nine week report with previous years, Harris says it reflects well upon the safety of Roanoke City schools.
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[SOT 21:05:21]
[IN Q=In total, when I look at]

((WAYNE HARRIS/ROANOKE CITY SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT; IN TOTAL WHEN I LOOK AT ALL INCIDENTS ACROSS ALL SCHOOLS FOR THE NUMBER OF DAYS WE'RE TALKING, I'M CONVINCED ALONG WITH HAVING VISITED THAT SCHOOLS ARE SAFE AND STUDENTS ARE ACHIEVING.))

[SUPER=01-Wayne Harris/Roanoke City School Superintendent; ]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=and students are achieving.]
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[VO-NAT]


The report says a new hotline has received just eight messages, and Harris says none of them involved student discipline or violence.
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[Project-Exile]


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Local law enforcement has a message for criminals: Project Exile has "not" gone into exile... and Virginia's two-year-old gun law is still packing a punch.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Lynchburg prosecutor Bill Petty joined with U-S Attorney John Brownlee today to announce a new effort to prosecute gun-related crimes.
Petty says billboards and city buses like this will help educate the public that carrying a gun while committing a crime means a mandatory five years in prison.
Brownlee says some of the worst gun cases will also be taken to the federal level where prison terms are mandatory and more severe.
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[NS-Cuts]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Last month, Norfolk Southern asked some of its employees to cut their own jobs.
The railroad announced today that 553 non-agreement employees took the company's offer.
The employees will get severance pay, free health insurance for one year and job-hunting assistance.
The move will cost N-S about 107 million dollars.
[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11]
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Fall is coming back.
Still ahead on News 7 Robin Reed has forecast.
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[SOT]
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((NAT MUSIC))
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[OUT Q=she drives an airplane]
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[VO-NAT]


Plus the big winners and the big acts from tonight's CMA awards.
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[Commercial]

[CMA-Awards]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The CMA awards always showcase the biggest stars of Country Music... but this year they welcomed some guests from outside the genre.
Stacy Case has the highlights from Nashville.
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[SUPER=03-Nashville, TN]
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[OUT Q=STACY CASE/CBS NEWS]

((A SHADOW OF THE LATE JOHNNY CASH DOMINATED THE 37TH ANNUAL CMA AWARDS. NAT: announcing johnny cash NAT: announcing johnny cash NAT: announcing johnny cash
TRACK: HIS SON AND DAUGHTER ACCEPTED FOR HIM.
NATS Daughter this is for you dad
TRACK: A SPECIAL TRIBUTE TO THE LEGENDARY CASH WAS ALSO A HIGH NOTE.
(NATS)


NAT: dolly singing w/ norah TRACK: THE SHOW WAS A MIX OF OLD SCHOOL COUNTRY WITH A SPRINKLE OF POP-- A DASH OF ROCK.
UNLIKELY DUOS PUNCTUATED THE EVENT. DOLLY PARTON AND NORAH JONES---



SOT: Vince Gill/Host

"Britney and Madonna can kiss but I'd rather listen to them sing".
TRACK: KID ROCK AND SHERYL CROW
TRACK: ALAN JACKSON AND JIMMY BUFFET. NAT: 5'oclock somewhere
JACKSON WAS A BIG HIT AGAIN -- WINNING MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR. WILD LINE: (check wires stations) DOLLY PARTON (MARTINA MCBRIDGE, PATTY LOVELESS, ALISON KRAUSS, TERRI CLARK) TOOK TOP HONORS IN THE FEMALE SLOT.
NAT: singing TRACK: THIS YEAR'S SHOW HAS BEEN DUBBED THE "HAIRY LEG" SHOW. MALE SINGERS DOMINATED THE NOMINATIONS. BUT FAITH WAS THERE TO SUPPORT HUBBY TIM MCGRAW.
NAT: shania singing TRACK: SHANIA SANG HER HEART OUT. AND THE DRESSES WERE JUST AS IMPORTANT AS THE LYRICS.

SOT: SARA EVANS/SINGER

showing off her dress

(Video Outcue - wait for camera to tilt to show dress)


STAND UP CLOSE; STACY CASE/CBS NEWS))


[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=travis]
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Coming up, Lebron and Melo meet on the NBA hardwood for the first time, former Northside Viking Justin London checks in from the left coast, and the Hokies two headed QB figures to play a large role at Pittburgh, but first tonight's extra point,
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]


Tech's DeAngelo Hall is one of 12 semifinalist for the Jim Thorpe award that goes to the nation's top defensive back. DeAngelo has 42 tackles, one interception and three pass break ups. He has scored TD's four different ways this season.
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[ANCHOR=travis]
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Tonight marked the first NBA regular season matchup of the league's top two rookies, Cleveland's Lebron James, and Denver's Carmelo Anthony.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Cleveland, OH/ESPN; :00]


Lebron's Cavs were still looking for their first win of the season tonight at home.
Melo got things started picking up the loose ball and finishing in the lane. He tallied 14 points and 6 rebounds for the Nuggets.
James answered getting the steal and throwing down the jami-jam. He finished with 11 points and 7 boards of his own.
But not only did Anthony have the
[SUPER=32-Denver/93/Cleveland/89;]

better numbers. His team picked up the win as Denver kept Cleveland winless 93 to 89.
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[S-London]


[ANCHOR=travis]
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[WRITER=sma]
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Former Friday Football Extra player of the week and Northside standout
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Justin London is in his second year as a linebacker for UCLA and Steve Mason says that while London is playing big time college football, he remains humble.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=04-NCAA Football; :00]
[SUPER=01-Justin London/UCLA Sophomore Linebacker; :13]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/2001 Season; :25]
[SUPER=@Steve1; 1:16]
[RUNS=1:31]
[OUT Q=..news 7 sports"]
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((While London is three thousand or so miles away from his home in the Roanoke Valley, his heart is always in the Roanoke Valley. In fact he began his interview this week with the Los Angeles CBS affiliate with a shout out to his hometown boys. ((:))
London dominated opposing teams while terrorizing the middle of the field as a linebacker. He was so talented, he even led the Vikings to victory in the backfield despite rarely playing the position in games. Justin is having an incredible second college season. He is second on the team in tackles with 68. However, college football has not been easy. ((:)) London went through a coaching change at UCLA but the sophomore, who is tied for the team lead in interceptions, has not missed a beat, in fact the Bruins are in contention for the PAC 10 title.)) ((:)) ((STEVE MASON:))

[S-Vick]


[ANCHOR=travis]
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[WRITER=mst]
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In most cases it would be referred to as a quarterback controversy, but the relationship between Tech's Bryan Randall and Marcus Vick is anything but headed into Saturday's contest at Pittsburgh. In fact, they are each other's biggest fan.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=JUST HAVING THAT...]
[SUPER=01-Ernest Wilford/VT's Leading Receiver; :00]
[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/7 & 3 Against Pittsburgh; :22]
[RUNS=:49]
[OUT Q=...them being the way they are."]
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[S-Hagans]


[ANCHOR=travis]
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Virginia is off until next Thursday's date with Maryland in College Park and Marques Hagans could use a breather.


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Raleigh, NC/Saturday; :00]


Hagans has 543 all purpose yards so far this season as a punt returner, receiver, rusher and passer.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Marques Hagans/UVa Receiver-Quarterback; :00]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=.....make the plays"]
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[S-Express]


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[WRITER=sma]
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The Roanoke Express returns to the Roundhouse Friday night to battle the Augusta Lynx riding a three game winning streak.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]


In an attempt to make it four in a row, the Express will again rely heavily on solid goaltending. David Belitski is coming off his first career shutout on Sunday against the Charlotte Checkers.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-David Belitski/.943 Save Percentage in Last Three Games; :00]
[SUPER=01-Tony MacAulay/Express Head Coach; :13]
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[OUT Q=..last three games"]
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[S-Volley]


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The ODAC volleyball tournament begins Friday at Randolph Macon College.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Ferrum; :00]


The Roanoke College roster is filled with local products. Senior Melissa Slusher from Altavista is the conference all time kills leader with over 1500 spikes. But Slusher and former Byrd star and ODAC all time assist leader Holly Holland would gladly give up stats and Roanoke's two straight 20 plus win seasons for a tournament title.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Melissa Slusher/Roanoke Senior Outside Hitter; :06(QUICK)]
[SUPER=01-Holly Holland/Roanoke Senior Setter; :10]
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[OUT Q=.....deserve to win"]
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[Elephants-pumpkins]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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What do you do with that pumpkin now that Halloween is over.
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In Washington some pumpkins will not end up as pies and breads, but instead as treats for the elephants.
Leftover halloween pumpkins were thrown into the elephant play area today where they played with the gourds, stomped them, mashed them and ate the leftovers.
Organizers say as much as one ton of pumpkins made it to the elephants. (------------)