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Coming up on News 7-
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The latest on this wintry weather.. what's going on tonight and what to expect.
A federal attorney is found murdered the day he was supposed to prosecute a Rapper.
And a christmas tree controversy is brewing- some say bottoms up.. others say get rid of it.
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[Talent=Jean]


News 7 at Eleven is next.

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Snow causes major traffic delays and many accidents across the viewing area. Now ice is making the situation worse.


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[Night-Snow]


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At this hour V-Dot is reporting all main and secondary roads throughout the area are mostly- if not completely covered with snow and ice. That has made driving dangerous and difficult.
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Jennifer Wishon has been following the storm and is outside in Roanoke with more. Jean, the 5 o'clock commute was a treacherous one for residents across the region,
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Police have been responding to fender benders all night, but so far no serious injuries have been reported. Still, officials advise everyone to stay off the roads.
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[IN Q=As dusk set in, traffic moved]
[SUPER=03-Salem; : 00]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :11]
[SUPER=01-Sgt. Michael Bailey/State Police; :15]
[SUPER=01-Andrew Yalowitz/Stagesound; :37]
[SUPER=01-Dan Edwards/Motorist; :54]
[SUPER=01-Chris Brooks/Motorist; 1:24]
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[OUT Q=just lost control ((DOUBLE OUT!!!!!!))]

((((NATS OF CARS ALONG ROUTE 11)) As dusk set in traffic moved slowly, but safely along Route 11 in Salem. But conditions continued to worsen and by 5:30 south bound traffic on Interstate 81 near Ironto came to a halt.
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[SOT 18:32:40]
[IN Q=The trucks are unable]

((SGT. MICHAEL BAILEY: THE TRUCKS ARE UNABLE TO GET UP THE HILL ONCE THEY GET STARTED THEY LOSE TRACTION AND THEY'RE REALLY STUCK. THEY CAN'T GO ANY FARTHER UNTIL WE GET SOME ABRASIVES OUT THERE TO GIVE THEM SOME TRACTION ABILITY SO THEY CAN TRAVEL FARTHER SOUTH.))
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[OUT Q=travel farther south.]

Traffic was stopped for nearly ten miles for more than an hour. Some found something to read. Andrew Yalowitz found his laptop and got to work.
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[IN Q=I figure my company is]

((ANDREW YALOWITZ/STAGESOUND: I FIGURE MY COMPANY IS PAYING ME. I MIGHT AS WELL GIVE THEM SOME PRODUCTIVITY, NOT JUST SITTING ON MY BUTT MAKING MONEY.))
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[OUT Q=on my butt making money]

Dan Edwards and his wife call themselves snowbirds who load up their camper and migrate south each winter. But what started as an annual trip quickly turned into an adventure.
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[IN Q=I thought we was]

((DAN EDWARDS: I THOUGHT WE WAS GOING TO GET AHEAD OF THE STORM REALLY. I DIDN'T THINK IT WOULD BE THIS BAD DOWN HERE.))
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[OUT Q=this bad down here]

State police responded to dozens of accidents on both primary and secondary roads across the viewing area, but most were minor.
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[IN Q=A lot of them are]

((SGT. MICHAEL BAILEY: A LOT OF THEM ARE NON REPORTABLE MEANING THERE'S NO INJURIES AND THERE'S NOT A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF DAMAGE SO WE'RE ADVISING THE DRIVERS TO EXCHANGE INFORMATION AND REPORT TO THEIR INSURANCE COMPANIES.))
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[OUT Q=their insurance companies]

Chris Brooks was on her way to her new home in New England when she became stranded in the median on I-81.
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((CHRIS BROOKS: I JUST LOST CONTROL. THERE WAS AN ICE PATCH OR SOMETHING AND I JUST LOST CONTROL.))
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[OUT Q=just lost control (DOUBLE OUT!!!!!)]))
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If you do venture out tonight, V-Dot advises using snow tires or chains.
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[TAKE VDOT PHONE # FS]

To check road conditions in your area you can call the Highway Helpline at 1-800-367-ROAD.
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Jean, local airports are reporting delays and cancellations. Airlines are suggesting customers call before heading out the airport in the morning.

[Power-Outages]


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Despite the snow and ice, American Electric Power says there are only minor problems.
A-E-P says about a thousand customers are in the dark statewide... about 400 of them are in the Fieldale and Martinsville areas.

[Civic-Center]


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While many folks stayed inside tonight...
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

some ventured out to the Roanoke Civic Center.
Two shows were scheduled and went on despite the nasty weather.
The Gaither Homecoming Concert and the musical Saturday Night Fever filled the civic center parking lot and sent many patrons to satellite parking lots.
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[Prosecutor-Dead]


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A federal prosecutor turns up dead on the day he was supposed to appear in court for the trial of a Baltimore rapper.
As Teri Okita reports, the prosecutor was found shot and stabbed in Pennsylvania.
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[SUPER=01-Thomas DiBiagio/U.S. Attorney; :20]
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(( WHEN ASSISTANT U-S ATTORNEY, JONATHAN LUNA, DIDN'T SHOW UP FOR TRIAL IN BALTIMORE THURSDAY, AUTHORITIES LAUNCHED A MASSIVE SEARCH. THEY FOUND HIS BODY IN THESE WOODS IN PENNSYLVANIA ... 55-MILES NORTHEAST OF BALTIMORE. HE'D BEEN SHOT AND STABBED TO DEATH SEVERAL TIMES. Thomas DiBiagio/U.S. Attorney:W will find out who did this and we are dedicated for bringing person responsible to justice THE 38-YEAR-OLD LUNA WAS TRYING THE CASE OF RAPPER DEON SMITH AND HIS ONE-TIME ASSOCIATE, WALTER POINDEXTER. THE TWO MEN ARE ACCUSED OF HEROIN DISTRIBUTION AND RUNNING A VIOLENT DRUG RING IN THEIR MUSIC STUDIO. DEFENSE ATTORNEYS SAY THE MEN HAD BEEN IN CUSTODY DURING THE TRIAL, AND BOTH MEN HAVE ENTERED GUILTY PLEAS. Thomas DiBiagio/U.S. Attorney:Anyone who saw anything, call police, call 911. Teri Okita/Reporting: Luna has prosecuted some dangerous, high-profile defendants in the past, including drug, arson, and pedophile suspects. The U-S Marshals Service and the FBI are investigating his murder. Teri Okita, CBS News, Washington.))

[School-Audit]


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A follow-up audit of Roanoke City schools has revealed new concerns, but officials say they have solved the most serious problems, and are taking pains to address the rest.
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The school system made changes to fix the most serious problems, allegations that maintenance department employees fabricated quotes when they awarded small construction projects.
But the follow-up also identified new concerns that some contractors did not hold proper licenses, or failed to obtain appropriate building permits.
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[IN Q=Again the school board]

((DICK KELLEY/ASST. SUPERINTENDENT FOR OPERATIONS: AGAIN THE SCHOOL BOARD AND ITS CONTRACTORS WANT TO BE IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE PERMIT REQUIREMENTS AND THE LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, SO WE'VE TAKEN INTERNAL ACTIONS TO MAKE SURE THOSE PROCEDURES ARE FOLLOWED, SO THAT WE AREN'T EMPLOYING CONTRACTORS THAT AREN'T GOING THROUGH THE APPROPRIATE PROCESS TO GET A LICENSE OR TO GET A BUILDING PERMIT.))
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[OUT Q=get a building permit.]
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[TAKE WDBJ WEBPAGE FULL]
School board members will review the audits next week, and the full reports have been posted on-line. You can find a link on our website at WDBJ-seven-dot-com.
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[National-Tree]


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The National Christmas Tree is all aglow.
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((FOUR THREE TWO, ONE... MUSIC.))
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Tonight President Bush and his wife Laura flipped the switch to light the 40 foot Colorado Blue Spruce.
They also sang songs with the audience- and the president urged American troops who will be away from family during the holidays to take comfort in the nation's gratitude.
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[Troops-Return]


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Just in time for the holidays, some Virginia based soldiers are coming home.
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[SUPER=03-Fort Eustis]


About 115 soldiers from the 10th Transportation Battalion returned home after 8 months in Kuwait.
Family members and friends gathered at Fort Eustis near Newport News to welcome them.
While in Kuwait, the battalion conducted port support operations.
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Another unit returned to Fort Lee near Petersburg.
The two dozen soldiers of the 54th Quartermaster Mortuary unit have spent last eight months in Iraq.
There are still members of this unit in Iraq and in Afghanistan. They rotate every six months.
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More trouble for Henry County's former administrator.
The latest charges against Sid Clower when News 7 retuns.
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Plus was talk show host Rush Limbaugh "doctor shopping" for drugs?
Both sides of this story are coming up.
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[Sports-preview]


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[OUT Q=...THE BIG 7."]

(( Hey folks Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office as Jake Grove and KJ earn first team all-America honors for the second time this postseason. The MAC title is settled tonight with the Redhawks and Falcons. The Express loses a player and gets an honor tonight. Kenseth is New York to pick his goods. And Robbie Knievel soars for suds tonight on the Big 7.))

[Clower]


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Barely 48 hours after being released on state charges, Sid Clower's been indicted by the feds.
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The former Henry County Administrator is named in six counts of tax evasion and fraud. The indictment alleges Clower under-reported his income by as much as 97-thousand dollars in one year. He has admitted stealing 800-thousand during the decade he worked for the County.
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Clower served about a year at a state prison, then three months in a half-way house, before his release Monday. The federal indictment was returned under seal yesterday in Charlottesville. It was unsealed today, only after Clower was released on an unsecured bond.

[Limbaugh]


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Florida officials have raided the offices of Rush Limbaugh's doctors seizing medical records.
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Investigators searched two offices in Florida and have search warrants for another office in Florida and one in L-A.

Criminal investigators say it appears Iimbaugh was "doctor shopping" for physicians willing to prescribe painkillers.

Today on his radio show Limbaugh read a statement from his attorney.
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[SOT 37 ]

((RUSH LIMBAUGH/RADIO HOST; WHAT THESE RECORDS SHOW IS THAT MR. LIMBAUGH SUFFERED EXTREME PAIN AND HAD LEGITIMATE REASONS FOR TAKING PAIN MEDICATION.))
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[vo-nat]
Limbaugh admits he became addicted to a prescription drug while under medical treatment. He went to five weeks of rehab and says his recovery continues, but he claims he was never part of a drug ring or the target of a drug investigation.
Rush Limbaugh has not been charged.
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[Missing-Student]


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The man police say kidnapped a missing college student says he wants to stay behind bars because he's afraid for his life.
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[SUPER=03-Grand Forks, ND;]

Bail has been set at five Million dollars for Alfonso Rodriguez in the kidnapping of Dru Sjodin (SHOW-Deen). Police are tight lipped about the case against the man they've had in custody for two days.
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((-RICK BROWN/ASSISTANT PROSECUTOR-WE'RE JUST HOPEFUL AS ANYBODY THAT WE CAN RELEASE THIS AND BE DONE WITH IT, BUT A LOT OF THIS DEPENDS ON WHEN WE CAN FIND DRU. ))
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Sjodin (Shoh-DEEN) dissapeared from a mall parking lot November 22. Police say Rodriguez was in the parking lot at the time driving a 2002 Mercury Sable. Rodriguez was released from prison in May after serving 23 years for kidnapping and assault -- the state classified him as a sexual predator, likely to strike again.
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[Floyd-Standoff]


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The Floyd County man who held police on a nearly 10-hour standoff last month is now charged with manufacturing an explosive device.
This week a grand jury indicted 48 year old Jerry Lee Noakes on the charge.
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[SUPER=03-Floyd Co./November]

Police were trying to serve Noakes with a warrant in November when he refused to leave his home on Good Neighbors Road. Police say as they tried to enter, they found a small explosive device lying near the back door. Noakes also faces a felony abduction charge from a domestic dispute.
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This first winter storm has caused its share of trouble... and Robin says another is close on its heels.
The forecast is still ahead.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus why this Christmas tree is getting a frosty reception at a children's hospital.
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[Commercial]

[New-members]


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The Roanoke Valley's newly elected legislators have not passed any laws yet but now they know how to.
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The incoming freshmen are in Richmond for a two day orientation.
They are getting to know each other and the rules and procedures of the General Assembly.
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[IN Q=WE'RE LEARNING MORE ABOUT HOW THE HOUSE OPERATES]

((DELEGATE ELECT BILL FRALIN: WE'RE LEARNING MORE ABOUT HOW THE HOUSE OPERATES AND HOW THE LEGISLATIVE PROCESS WORKS INSTEAD OF WHERE ARE DESKS ARE GOING TO BE, THOSE THINGS HAVEN'T BEEN DECIDED. SENATOR-ELECT BRANDON BELL: JUST THINGS THAT ARE IMPORTANT TO KNOW AS FAR AS YOUR OPERATION AS A LEGISLATOR NOT ONLY LEARNING HOW TO SET UP YOUR OFFICE LEARNING HOW TO RESPOND TO CONSTITUENTS HOW YOUR LEGISLATIVE AIDE CAN WORK OR NOT WORK, THAT TYPE THING. DELEGATE-ELECT ONZLEE WARE: IT IS ALOT OF STUFF TO LEARN IN A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME BUT I THINK THE MOST IMPORTANT THING THAT I'VE ENJOYED MOST OF ALL IS MEETING ALL THE OTHER NEW FRESHMEN.))
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[SUPER=01-Brandon Bell/(R) Senator-elect; :09]
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The new members also drew lots to determine their seniority.
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[Grammys]


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A poet and distinguished professor at Virginia Tech is now a Grammy nominee.
Today, the Nikki Giovanni Poetry Collection was named one of five finalists for the Best Spoken Word Album.
Giovanni has taught writing and literature at Virginia Tech since 1987.
The Grammys will be awarded February 8th in Los Angeles.

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All-America honors for Grove and Jones - again. Kowalsky get player of the month honors. And Matt Kenseth gets ready to pick up a fat check. But first tonight's Extra Point -
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Irwindale, CA; :00]

Robbie Knievel took over the Irwindale Speedway today in Southern California to jump his motrocycle over 10 thousand dishes. The dished were stacked and lined up to make a 150 foot long jump. 15 hundred fans showed up to watch. First they ate breakfast and then washed the dishes. The event was part of a commercial for Dawn dishwashing detergent.
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[S-MAC]


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We begin tonight with a college football conference championship game from the league that gave us the most upsets and the most excitement this season - the MAC.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bowling Green, OH/ESPN2; :00]

Tonight 15th ranked Miami of Ohio and 23rd ranked Bowling Green hooked up. But really is was the MAC player of the year who was hooking up. Ben Roethlisberger (ROTH-LIS-BURGER), who is expected to head to the NFL a season early, lit up Bowling Green's defense like a Christmas tree.
[super=36-Miami University/49/Bowling Green/27;]

The junior threw for 4 touchdowns and a total of 440 yards as the Redhawks roll to the 49 to 27 win and the MAC title.

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[S-Grove]


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Former Jefferson Forest great Jake Grove continues to pick up postseason honors. This afternoon the Virginia Tech senior center was named to his second first team all America squad in the past 8 days.
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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]

The six foot three inch, 300 pounder was named to the football coaches association first team today. For the season, Grove graded out at 92 percent for more than 700 plays. He had 48 knockdown blocks.
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Grove also was named one of the six finalist for the Remington Award today. That honor goes to the top center in all of college football. The winner will announced December 13 in Nebraska.
[GRAPHIC=KEVIN JONES]

Grove once again has some company on this All-America team. Kevin Jones joins him on the first team just as he did on the Football Writer's team.

[S-Express]


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Roanoke Express veteran Rick Kowalsky is the ECHL's player of the month for November.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]

Kowalsky led the Express and tied for the ECHL lead with 22 points in 13 games as he helped Roanoke win 10 of those 13 games and make a move in the Southern Division. Also, center Dan Carlson has been called up to the American Hockey League's Lowell Lock Monsters. The 24 year old leaves the Express leading the team in points, and second overall in the ECHL scoring race.
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[S-Hoops]


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The Virginia Tech men's basketball team lost to Old Dominion tonight at the Cassell 94-to-92 in overtime. Bryant Matthews led the way for Tech with a career high 37 points. Tech is at Ohio State on Saturday.
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The Radford men hosted Marshall tonight and lost to the Thundering Herd 79 to 77. White Holcomb-Faye led the way for RU with 21.
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[VO NAT ENG#]
[SUPER=03-Boston, MA; :00]

In Boston today the Red Sox formally introduced Terry Francona as the team's new manager. He says he understands the expectations and the pressure of the job. We shall see.
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[S-Kenseth]


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Tomorrow night the NASCAR awards banquet takes over the Big Apple. This is the final event for long-time sponsor Winston and R.J. Reynolds. Matt Kenseth - this year's Winston Cup champ will be the last at the podium. He earned Roush Racing its first and only title after 15 years of trying and near misses in on the Cup series.
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[OUT Q=...IN SUCH A GOOD SITUATION."]
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The entertainment headliners for the banquet tomorrow night are Harry Connick, Jr. and LeAnn Rimes.

[S-WDBJ]


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[XXXXXGO TO PINNACLE XXXX] And this weekend on Your Hometown Station the football continues with the annual Army -Navy game at 4pm and then Saturday night it's the SEC title tilt with Georgia and LSU. [xxxxxxxx go to nfl pinnacle xxxxx] Sunday it's an NFL doubleheader with playoff implications. The Colts meet the Titans at one. That will be followed by the Dolphins and Patriots at four.
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[TOSS TO BREAK]

[Bud-Tree]


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The reception was a cold one for a Utah woman's themed Christmas tree.
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It took Carole Robinson six months, and 15-hundred Bud Light beer cans to create the "Jingle Buds" Christmas tree.
She entered it for auction at a Festival sponsored by the Primary Children's Medical Center.
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((CAROLE ROBINSON/CREATED BEER CAN CHRISTMAS TREE; YOU'D HAVE TO KNOW ME A LITTLE BIT TO KNOW THAT I LIKE FUN THINGS, AND OFF THE WALL THINGS, AND THINGS TO BE DIFFERENT.))
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[OUT Q=TO BE DIFFERENT]
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Not everyone else was happy with her entry. After only a few hours, the Festival Organizer wanted the tree changed, or removed.
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[IN Q=WE SHOULD NOT ]

((SHARON SMITH/FESTIVAL OF TREES CHAIRWOMAN; WE SHOULD NOT BE ALIGNING OURSELVES WITH TOBACCO, ALCOHOL, AND THINGS THAT ARE HARMFUL TO CHILDREN.))
[SUPER=01-Sharon Smith/Festival of Trees Chairwoman;]
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So they compromised -- the silver beer cans were wrapped with ribbon so the labels would not show. Even after censoring the "Jingle Buds" tree, it still sold for several hundred dollars. The event raises more than a million dollars annually for the hospital.
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