[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

Racial profiling or a routine traffic stop. There's a faction that wants the police chief fired.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

And council splits with the school board on the Superintendent's leadership ability.
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[Sports-Head]


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

Tonight on News 7 sports - Bridgwater begins what it hopes is another run to Salem for the Stagg Bowl tomorrow afternoon. UVa also has an important Noon date tomorrow -
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[VO-NAT]

and the Virginia Tech seniors are getting ready for their final home game at Lane Stadium against BC.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


Complete gameday forecasts for both Tech and UVa along with a super weekend offering. Details ahead.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 4-Shot]


News 7 is next.
[Video-Open]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=Video Open]



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[SOT 00:16:51]
[IN Q=We do believe]

((WE DO BELIEVE THAT THE CHIEF OF POLICE AND A FEW OF THE POLICE OFFICERS ARE OPERATING OUT OF CONTROL.))
[RUNS=07]
[OUT Q=out of control.]
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Minority leaders in Lynchburg say it's time for some changes in the city's police department.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


All this follows a recent traffic stop involving a local college professor.
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[ANCHOR= Keith 2-Shot]


Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


And I'm Shannon Young.
[Traffic-Stop]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=03-36 TC1:44:11]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Last month, 58-year-old Dorothy Smith-Akubue (ah-koo-BOO-ee) was stopped for speeding on Old Forest Road.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


She ended up getting pepper-sprayed and handcuffed. Police say she resisted arrest.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & Steve/L'Burg Bureau;]


Steve Smallshaw is in our Lynchburg newsroom.. Steve, what's being said by either side?
Keith, Shannon, each has a different version of what happened during that traffic stop...
[LIVE=Steve/FULL L'Burg Bureau]
[SUPER=@ssm1]
[SUPER=05-Lynchburg]

but local civil rights activists are convinced that this is a case of racial profiling.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It happened]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-James Coleman/Providence Ministries; :27]
[SUPER=01-Garnell Stamps/Civil Rights Activist; :52]
[SUPER=01-Col. Charles Bennett/Lynchburg Police Chief; 1:06]
[RUNS=1:22]
[OUT Q=the outcome of this.]

(( It happened October 18th on Old Forest Road when police pulled over Dorothy Smith-Akubue for allegedly driving 57 miles an hour in a 25-mile-an-hour zone.
Police say Akubue tried driving off while the officer was writing her ticket and he had to use force to subdue her.
But her story has generated a lot of questions in Lynchburg's minority community, where leaders are convinced the Lynchburg College professor is just another victim of racial profiling by the city police force.
[SOT 00:11:58]

((JAMES COLEMAN/PROVIDENCE MINISTRIES: THIS ISSUE CANNOT BE SWEPT UNDER THE CARPET. I BELIEVE THAT DR. STAMPS HAS ENUMERATED SEVERAL PAST INSTANCES. WE ARE NOT STANDING BEFORE YOU TODAY BECAUSE THIS IS OUR FIRST TIME DEALING WITH THIS ISSUE. ))
[RUNS= 12]
[OUT Q=with this issue.]


Coleman and the others are calling for several independent investigations, ranging from city council to the state police to the U-S Department of Justice.
They also want police chief Charles Bennett fired.
[SOT 00:16:00]

((GARNELL STAMPS/NATIONAL ACTION NETWORK: AND CHIEF CHARLES BENNETT SHOULD BE TERMINATED IMMEDIATELY. HE DOES NOT APPEAR TO HAVE THE SKILLS OR THE INTEREST IN DEALING WITH THESE PROBLEMS THAT GET OUT OF HAND.))
[RUNS= 12]
[OUT Q=get out of hand.]


Bennett would not discuss details of the case.
[SOT 10:13:58]

((COL. CHARLES BENNETT/LYNCHBURG POLICE CHIEF: OBVIOUSLY THIS CASE IS UNDER INVESTIGATION, THE COURT CASE IS SET FOR THE FOURTH OF DECEMBER, THAT'S WHERE THE FACTS WILL COME OUT IN COURT AND IN THE INVESTIGATION AND THEN BASED ON THE FACTS THAT ARE DEVELOPED, THEN WE'LL MAKE OBVIOUSLY A DETERMINATION AS TO THE OUTCOME OF THIS.))
[RUNS= 16]
[OUT Q=the outcome of this.] ))
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[LIVE=Steve/FULL L'Burg Bureau]
[SUPER=05-Lynchburg;]


Smith-Akubue is due in court on December 4th.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Ketih-Shannon & Steve/L'Burg Bureau;]


Her supporters say they are hoping for some justice before that.

[Harris]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=03-47 TC30:20]
[GRAPHIC=Wayne Harris]

Roanoke City School Superintendent Wayne Harris fought back criticism from City Council.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape;]

Harris came under fire today at an annual retreat for both council and the school board.
A majority of City Council members said that they did NOT have confidence in Harris's leadership on a number of issues, including the school safety controversy. In the meantime, the Roanoke City School board gave Harris a unanimous vote of confidence.
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[SOT - 1:53/4:15]
[IN Q=We are giving him...]

((GLORIA MANNS/ROANOKE CITY SCHOOL BOARD; IN GIVING HIM A VOTE OF CONFIDENCE, I THINK WE ARE ABLE TO GET THIS OUT OF THE WAY. WE'VE HAD A LOT GOING ON THIS YEAR, A LOT OF THINGS HAVE BEEN SAID, BUT WE CAN MOVE FORWARD NOW. )) ((WAYNE HARRIS/ROANOKE CITY SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT; I HAVE THE UNANIMOUS SUPPORT OF THE ROANOKE CITY SCHOOL BOARD, AND WE HAVE OUTSTANDING TEACHERS AND ADMINISTRATORS WHO ARE WORKING ON BEHALF OF OUR STUDENTS. AND THAT'S THE MOST IMPORTANT THING I NEED TO MOVE FORWARD.))
[SUPER=01-Gloria Manns/Roanoke City School Board; ]
[SUPER=01-Wayne Harris/Roanoke City School Superintendent; :11]
[RUNS=25]
[OUT Q=I need to move forward.]
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[VO-NAT]


Harris says the move is unprecedented in his tenure. The school board has the final say on the hiring and firing of the superintendent.
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[Pallet-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=03-45 TC44:43]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]

Firefighters say a fire at a Campbell County wood-chipping business could burn for several weeks.
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[VO-NAT :14.5]
[SUPER=03-Campbell Co.;]

Crews responded to the Gibson Pallet Company just before two this afternoon. It is located on Lynch Mill Road, just off route 43 near Altavista. Firefighters believe a wood chipper caught fire, with the flames quickly spreading to a 20-foot chip pile.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=A fire this size]
[SUPER=01-John Tucker/Altavista Fire Chief;]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=burn for several days.]
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[VO-NAT]

As the fire chief mentioned, crews are using Pyro-Cool, which is a foam to cool down the fire. Officials say there is no health hazard, there have been no evacuations, and no injuries reported.
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[Missing-Children]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=03-43 TC59:37]
[GRAPHIC=Flooding]

The bodies of two missing children have been found, one day after a wall of water swept them away.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Buchanan Co.]


Searchers in Buchanan County found the bodies of 2-year-old Christian Runyon and his 4-year old sister Kayley this afternoon. They disappeared after a culvert holding back a swollen creek gave way. The floodwaters swept away five homes and everything else in their path.
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[Valley-Ridge]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=03-48 TC22:27]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Some Alleghany County residents are boiling again.
About 250 customers of the Valley Ridge Water Company who are getting their water temporarily from a county well were notified today to boil their water.
Officials say this week's heavy rains may be responsible for causing cloudy and muddy water... so bad that even chlorine couldn't treat it.
They hope to lift this notice by Thanksgiving.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Alleghany Co./This Summer]


The same customers had to boil their water for about a month this summer.
That after the company's own spring wells had problems filtering water from spring rains.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
[SS=NONE]


A shot in the arm for Martinsville... as a community health fair sets up shop.
More on what's being offered when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Plus Roanoke's new airport ambassadors bring plenty of goodwill to holiday travelers.
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[Health-Fair]
[NEWSCAST=]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=03-40 TC1:23:46]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Officials were expecting a huge crowd --and they got just that at the Martinsville Community health fair today.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


More than a thousand people came out for free dental and medical care. [***NEWS 7 @ 6 IN MONITOR***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & Joy /Newsroom;]


Joy Sutton was there and has the details from our newsroom.
Keith and Shannon,
It's no surprise that there was a great need
[LIVE= Joy /FULL NEwsroom]
[SUPER=@Joy1;]

considering the unemployment rate in Martinsville is between 12 and 14 percent.
That's why many including the Governor felt this health fair was needed.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=People started lining up as early ]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville;00]
[SUPER=01-Audrey Johnson/Patient;05]
[SUPER=01-Angela Fountain/Patient;10]
[SUPER=01-Jane Woods/Sec. of Health & Human Resources;34]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Ross Isaacs/UVA Medical Center;1:07]
[RUNS=1:25]
[OUT Q=develop these diseases]

(( People started lining up at five this morning to get into the Martinsville Community Health fair.
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[SOT11:56:08]
[IN Q=Standing outside for two hours]

((STANDING OUTSIDE FOR TWO HOURS BEFORE I CAME THROUGH THE DOOR. BUT I'M GLAD TO BE IN HERE NOW)) [RUNS04]
[OUT Q=be in here now]
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[SOT12:41:29]
[IN Q=It is a big need because a lof of jobs]

((IT'S A BIG NEED BECAUSE LOT OF JOBS WHO HAVE SHUT DOWN. I WAS ONE OF THE ONES WHO LOST MY JOB WHEN DF SHUT DOWN. SO IT'S GREAT TREMENDOUS NEED AS WE CAN SEE WITH THE PEOPLE OUT TODAY)) [RUNS11]
[OUT Q=with the people out today]


And there were a variety of health services available from flu shots to vision screenings.
But the dental clinic seemed to be the biggest draw.
State officials says while this health fair is temporary fix - they can already see the long term benefits.
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[SOT12:04:00]
[IN Q=The committment is here with wonderful]

((THE COMMITMENT IS HERE WITH WONDERFUL PEOPLE WHO HAVE GOTTEN TO KNOW EACH OTHER THROUGH THIS HEALTH FAIR WHO HAVE DECIDED THEY CAN SHARE THE UNINSURED MEDICAL NEEDS AND IF THEY DO IT IN A SYSTEMATIC WAY IT WON'T BE A BURDEN ON ANY ONE PERSON TOO MUCH OR ONE PROVIDER AND IT WON'T ALL END UP AT THE EMERGENCY ROOM)) [RUNS19]
[OUT Q=end up in the emergency room]


In fact, in the dental clinic alone there were 200 volunteers. Many see this as opportunity to help a community in need, a community with a double digit unemployment rate.
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[SOT12:31:59]
[IN Q=There are studies demonstrating their are very]

((THERE ARE STUDIES DEMONSTRATING THEIR ARE VERY HIGH RATES OF KIDNEY DISEASE, DIABETES, HYPERTENSION AND STROKE IN POPULATIONS THAT DON'T HAVE ACCESS TO CARE. THERE IS GOOD CORRELATION WITH EMPLOYMENT, HEALTH INSURANCE, AND ACCESS TO CARE AND THE LIKELIHOOD THAT YOU'LL DEVELOP THESE DISEASES )) [RUNS17]
[OUT Q=you'll develop these disease]))
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[LIVE= Joy /FULL Newsroom]


The health fair continues tomorrow from 7 am to 5pm and the former Tultex Plant.
All services are provided on first come first serve basis
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & Joy /Newsroom;]

Keith and Shannon, The governor will visit the fair tomorrow.

[Carilion-Nurses]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=03-38 TC1:41:28]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Carilion nurses received a magnetic award today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Confetti and balloons were released at Roanoke Memorial as nurses learned they'd been awarded Magnet Recognition. It's the highest honor bestowed on hospitals for nursing by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
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[SOT 1:37:38]
[IN Q=This is the gold standard]

((CAROLYN WEBSTER/NURSING OPERATIONS VICE PRESIDENT: THIS IS THE GOLD STANDARD OF NURSING AND THIS IS JUST ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE. I MEAN THE FACT THAT WE'RE 89TH IN THE NATION, WE'RE IN THE FIRST 100 AND THE FACT THAT WE'RE SECOND IN VIRGINIA JUST ABSOLUTELY BLOWS ME AWAY I'M JUST SO EXCITED.))
[SUPER=01-Carolyn Webster/Nursing Operations Vice President;]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=just so excited]
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[VO-NAT]

In a time when fewer people are entering the nursing profession, research shows that magnet hospitals are able to recruit and keep the nurses they have. Patients also experience lower mortality rates and receive more bedside attention. Less than one- percent of U-S hospitals are certified.
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[Wythe-Jobs]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=NEw Jobs]


A lumber company's expansion means new jobs for Wythe County.
The governor announced today that Musser Lumber Sales will expand and create 45 new jobs over the next 3 years.
Musser will expand its kiln and other facilities in Rural Retreat.

[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Stocks ended the week with some modest gains. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
[RUNS=:30]
[SUPER=x5000;]
[SUPER=440-x/9.11/9628.53/x/11.96/1893.88;]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


The DOW rose nine points.
NASDAQ gained 12.
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[VO]
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[SUPER=273-i/0.15/6.22/h/0.27/40.99/h/0.48/18.65/h/0.01/21.03/h/0.02/5.49;]
[SUPER=274- /Unchg/9.42/h/0.68/69.55/h/0.37/32.20/h/0.90/45.05/i/0.26/54.81;]
[SUPER=#555; Reset]

[Airport-Ambassadors]
[NEWSCAST=6 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=03-39 TC1:46:00]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


The holiday travel season is afoot.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

The Roanoke Regional Airport expects to see the heaviest passenger loads of the year over the next week. But this time, it has some help.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Welcome home and...]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;:00]
[SUPER=01-Amanda DeHaven/Roanoke Regional Airport;:14]
[SUPER=01-Bob Ellis/Airport Ambassador;:24]
[SUPER=@Shannon1;]
[RUNS=1:27]
[OUT Q=a good flight (second time).]
(([SOT 17:36-17:39]
[IN Q=Welcome home and...]

((Welcome home and thanks for all you're doing. God bless you.)) [RUNS:03]
[OUT Q=God bless you.]

Bob Ellis is quick with a kind word. The longtime-airport volunteer is part of a post-September 11th program to relieve passengers' anxiety.
[SOT 1:03-1:13]
[IN Q=This time of year we have...]

((AMANDA DEHAVEN/ROANOKE AIRPORT: THIS TIME OF YEAR WE HAVE ALOT MORE LEISURE TRAVELERS THAT AREN'T USED TO ALL THE PROCESSES AND PROCEDURES SO IT'S HELPFUL TO HAVE SOMEONE HERE, A FRIENDLY FACE, JUST TO HELP YOU ALONG YOUR WAY.)) [RUNS:10]
[OUT Q=just to help you along your way.]
[SOT 13:12-13:17]
[IN Q=I just smile and...]

((BOB ELLIS/AIRPORT AMBASSADOR: I JUST SMILE AND GREET THE PEOPLE AND SHOW 'EM WHERE THE RESTROOMS AND CAFETERIA IS.))
[RUNS:05]
[OUT Q=where the restrooms and cafeteria is.]

The airport will have several ambassadors patrolling the terminal this holiday season. And they won't disappear when the decorations come down.
[SOT 2:18-2:32]
[IN Q=All throughout the year we have...]

((AMANDA DEHAVEN/ROANOKE AIRPORT: ALL THROUGHOUT THE YEAR WE HAVE ROVING AMBASSADORS THAT WEAR THE RED VESTS, WALK AROUND THE AIRPORT AND ARE JUST THERE TO HELP.)) [RUNS:14]
[OUT Q=are just there to help.]

Help with everything from flight information to lost luggage. Ellis says most questions have to do with secondary forms of travel.
[SOT 13:26-13:;29]
[IN Q=Mostly, how to get a cab...]

((ELLIS: MOSTLY, HOW TO GET A CAB REAL QUICKLY DOWNTOWN.)) [RUNS:03]
[OUT Q=real quickly downtown.]

Not a passenger? Not to worry. Ambassadors are great for chit-chat.
[SOT]
[SOT 14:13-14:24]
[IN Q=Maybe they just want to ask...]

((ELLIS: MAYBE THEY JUST WANT TO ASK A QUESTION TO GET A PLEASANT ANSWER. EVEN JUST A "GOOD MORNING", A "GOOD AFTERNOON" MEANS A LOT.)) [RUNS:11]
[OUT Q="good afternoon" means a lot.]

To Ellis, being an ambassador means helping your spirit take wing before you do.
[SOT 9:27-9:29]
[IN Q=Have a good flight.]

((Have a good flight. Have a good flight.)) [RUNS:02]
[OUT Q=a good flight (second time).]))
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[WIPE TO WDBJ WEBPAGE]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]

You can answer some of your own questions before leaving for the airport by checking its website. You can find a link to that site on our webpage at wdbj7 dot com.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[GRAPHIC=Holiday Travel]

Officials in Roanoke remind you to budget plenty of time to get through security screening. They estimate it'll take you up to 30-minutes to go through all the checkpoints.

[LPD-Money]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=03-41 TC59:43]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Christmas came early today for the Lynchburg Police Department.. thanks to a local chain department store.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Representatives from Target dropped by to give the Lynchburg Police Foundation a check for one thousand dollars.


The money will help buy new equipment for the department's criminal investigations division.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 10:12:04]
[IN Q=This supplements]

((CAPT. MIKE SPENCER/LYNCHBURG POLICE DEPARTMENT: THIS SUPPLEMENTS WHAT WE MIGHT BE ABLE TO OBTAIN THROUGHOUT BUDGET YEARS AND CONTRIBUTIONS LIKE THIS WE TRY TO PURCHASE EQUIPMENT THAT WILL BE HELPFUL TO US IN AREAS WHERE THE REGULAR BUDGET MAY NOT BE ABLE TO BUY THAT EQUIPMENT.))
[SUPER=01-Capt. Mike Spencer/Lynchburg Police Department; ]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=buy that equipment.]
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[VO-NAT]


Target reps say the company doles out about two million dollars a week in grants to education and non-profit groups nationwide.
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[Sports Tease]


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

Coming up tonight on News 7 sports - UVa looks to salvage its season, while the Hokies get ready for their Big East finale.
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[VO-NAT]

And the Bridgwater College Eagles open up the division three playoffs tomorrow afternoon at Jopson Field - against a postseason newcomer.
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[S-Tech]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-160 13548tc]
[GRAPHIC=TECH]

Tomorrow is day of lasts for the Virginia Tech Hokies. It's the last Big East conference game ever and the last game for this year's senior class.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=BITES]
[SUPER=01-Jake Grove/VT Senior Center; :00]
[SUPER=01-Cols Colas/VT Senior Defensive End; :10]
[RUNS=:25]
[OUT Q=...guess it's pretty emotional]
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[VO NAT CON'T] The battle with Boston College will not have a happy ending for two seniors. Franklin County's Jacob Gibson is out with a knee injury, and Nathaniel Adibi will NOT be able to play at all. Tech's director of athletic training Mike Goforth says there's no way to cover the pins in Adibi's right thumb and keep down the swelling.

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[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-157 1:15:33]
[GRAPHIC=ACC]


The Virginia Cavaliers will try and become bowl eligible and finish their ACC season at 4 and 4 tomorrow at noon against 6 and 4 Georgia Tech.
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[VO-NAT]


The Cavaliers only win in their last five games was against Troy State and they face a running back-quarterback one two punch tomorrow that is producing on average a combined 314 yards a game. Sophomore P.J. Daniels and freshman Reggie Ball will be a focus for the UVa D.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Chris Canty/UVa Defensive End; :00]
[SUPER=01-Darryl Blackstock/UVa Linebacker; :20]
[RUNS=:34]
[OUT Q=.......same time"]
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[WIPE TO PINNACLE!!!!!]
And you can catch the UVa/Georgia Tech game right here on your Hometown Station at high noon.

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[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-156 11803TC]
[GRAPHIC=ODAC]


The Bridgewater Eagles will once again be carrying the torch for the Old Dominion Athletic Conference as the NCAA division three football playoffs open tomorrow.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bridgewater; :00]

The road to Salem begins at Jopson field tomorrow at high Noon. Bridgewater is the number three seed in the South Region and it will open against Pennsylvania's - Waynesburg - which is where Bridgewater was just a few seasons ago - making its first postseason appearance.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=BITES]
[SUPER=01-Michael Clark/Bridgewater Head Coach; :02]
[SUPER=01-Jermaine Taylor/Bridgewater Linebacker; :22]
[SUPER=01-Brandon Wakefield/Bridgewater Quarterback; :37]
[RUNS=:53]
[OUT Q=...like it or not."]
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[VO-NAT con't]

This year's Stagg Bowl in Salem is on Saturday, December 20th at 11am.
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[S-Stuff]


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


The Virginia Tech women's basketball team open up its season tonight at 7 with a home contest against Miami of Ohio. And just across the street from the Cassell - the Tech men's soccer team hosts Clemson in the first round of the NCAA tournament.