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[V/O-NAT] Measuring the first snow storm of the season in inches and outages.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]

And running out of vaccine- -before you've had a run-in with the flu.

[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=Sports Head]
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In sports, the snow has affected the state high school football playoffs for both Fleming and Radford, NASCAR invades New York for the Awards banquet,
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[ENG#=2]
[VO-NAT]


and Cedric Humes talks about filling KJ's shoes next season.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


Less snow for some, more for others. The latest track of the next snowmaker just ahead.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 3-Shot]


News 7 is next.
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[VO-NAT]


It's a race against the elements, as workers in Western Virginia struggle to get the roads clear and power restored before the next spate of winter weather.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry. Shannon is off tonight.

[Winter-Storm]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=03-46 TC47:13]
[GRAPHIC=Winter Weater]

Power and road crews had plenty to clean up after last night's storm, but today the knowledge that more snow may be on the way kept the pressure up.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & Jennifer/Microwave;]

Jennifer Wishon is along side Interstate 581 tonight with more on the day's events. Keith, VDOT crews focused most of their attention on clearing secondary roads today.
[LIVE=Jennifer/FULL]
[SUPER=@Jennifer1; ]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke]

Their hope was to get all roads clear before tonight's batch of winter weather. Meanwhile, AEP crews worked to restore power to the thousands of southside residents who were left in the dark after last night's storm.
[ENG#=4]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The glow of holiday lights]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Billy Oliver/Lost Power; :11 ]
[SUPER=01-Frank Stone/AEP Crew Supervisor; :30 ]
[SUPER=01-Todd Burns/AEP Spokesman; :45 ]
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[OUT Q=not a safe thing to do]

(( The glow of holiday lights won't be as bright in southside tonight. Nearly 3000 residents spent part of the night and day without power.
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[SOT 21:22:13]
[IN Q=We've got a water]

((BILLY OLIVER: WE'VE GOT A WATER BED SO IT STAYED WARM FOR A FEW HOURS AND WE GOT UP AND GOT THE KEROSENE HEATER OUT AND IT DIDN'T WORK SO WE WENT TO MY MOM'S.)) [RUNS13]
[OUT Q=went to my mom's]


((NATS OF CHAIN SAW)) With 100 locations to check on in Fieldale alone, crews from Virginia and surrounding states got an early start.
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[SOT 21:17:29]
[IN Q=There was a large]

((FRANK STONE: THERE WAS A LARGE PINE TREE TAKEN DOWN BY THE ICE. IT PUSHED THE POLE OUT TOWARDS THE ROAD AND TORE ALL THE WIRE DOWN. IT TAKES QUITE A WHILE TO GET IT ALL BACK UP.)) [RUNS11]
[OUT Q=it all back up]

Meanwhile, AEP dispatchers in Roanoke kept an eye on the situation that's becoming all too familiar.
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[SOT 21:26:14]
[IN Q=We seem to have had]

((TODD BURNS: WE SEEM TO HAVE HAD SNOW STORMS....WITHIN THAT LAST TEN MONTHS.)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=last ten months]

There were some reports of customers trying to cut trees off downed power lines.
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[SOT 21:18:16]
[IN Q=IT's very dangerous]

((FRANK STONE: IT'S VERY DANGEROUS. BECAUSE WIRE CAN BE ON THE GROUND AND STILL BE LIVE AND THEY WOULDN'T EVEN KNOW IT. I KNOW THEY'RE TRYING TO HELP, BUT THAT'S JUST NOT A SAFE THING TO DO.)) [RUNS11]
[OUT Q=safe thing to do]))
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[TAKE AEP PHONE NUMBER FULL] Officials ask customers who do see a downed line to call 1-800-956-4237. At this hour officials report power restored to Central and Western Virginians.
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[LIVE=Jennifer /FULL]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke;]

However, 1500 southside customers are still in the dark.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & Jennifer/Microwave;]

Keith, officials say it could be tomorrow night before their power is restored.

[NRV-Snow]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=03-45 TC57:35]
[GRAPHIC=Winter Weather]


Some places in the New River Valley got as much as 8-inches of snow from yesterday's storm. Many spent the day digging out.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & Rachel /Microwave;]


New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel DePompa is in Blacksburg tonight with a look at the cleanup process there. Rachel.
[LIVE= Rachel /FULL Microwave]
[SUPER=@Rachel1;]
[SUPER=05-Blacksburg;]


Keith, Winter dumped quite a bit of snow on the New River Valley. Right now it's calm and foggy out. It's been that way for most of the day here. And people seemed to be happy about that. People told me, it gave them a chance to get ready for a possible round two of winter weather.
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[IN Q=It's not Lori]
[SUPER=03-Wythe Co.;:00]
[SUPER=01-Lori Rhodes/Rural Retreat;:13]
[SUPER=01-Clyde King/Rural Retreat;:24]
[SUPER=01-Coy McRoberts/Owns Towing Service;:44]
[SUPER=01-Cassondra Chrisley/Wytheville;1:11]
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[OUT Q=waiting for it.]

((NATS-GROUND SHOT SHOVELING 8:03:30:00
It's not Lori Rhodes' favorite sound.
NATS-SHOVEL TO CAMERA 8:00:45:00...
Metal scraping the driveway means work. But when it's the first snowfall of the year... work doesn't seem so bad.

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[SOT:8:02:33:00]
[IN Q=I love snow]

((LORI RHODES: I LOVE SNOW, DO YOU LIKE THIS PART OF IT? DON'T BOTHER ME, I DO IT, I DON'T EVEN ASK MY HUSBAND TO.)) [RUNS:07]
[OUT Q=Husband to.]



Though not everyone in Wythe County sees winter as work.

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[SOT:8:04:45:00]
[IN Q=Some of us]

((CLYDE KING: SOME US YOU KNOW WE DRIVE FOUR WHEEL DRIVES SO WE DONT SHOVEL SNOW LIKE A LOT OF PEOPLE. WE JUST DRIVE THROUGH IT YOU KNOW.)) [RUNS:06]
[OUT Q=it you know?]


NATS BOXES 7:58:58:00 IT WAS A MAD HOUSE YESTERDAY. Those not scraping it up... were still cleaning it up for others. This truck slid off the road early yesterday morning. It was still jamming I-81 traffic one day later.

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[SOT:07:59:17:00 ]
[IN Q=The last day]

((COY MCROBERTS:THE LAST DAY I GUESS, WAS PROBABLY ABOUT A ROUGH AS DAY AS WE SPENT ESPECIALLY IN WYTHE COUNTY IN A LONG WHILE IN OUR OPINION.)) [RUNS:08]
[OUT Q=in our opinion]


Several places in the county had 8-inches of snow...
NATS- FEET WALKING IN SNOW 8:09:09:00
but even that wasn't enough for some.

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[SOT:8:09:45:00 ]
[IN Q=We're like]

((RICK BECKER: WE'RE LIKE THIS IS REALLY REALLY COOL! Insert Nats-ON GROUND- SLED FROM CAMERA NATS- 8:09:24:00 AND MY KIDS ARE LIKE YES MAN WE'RE OUT OF SCHOOL! Insert Nats- OVER CAMERA- 8:08:20:00 Insert Nats- SLED LANDING IT'S JUST SO GREAT. SO WE REALLY LOVE IT.)) [RUNS:07]
[OUT Q=love it.]


The wintery scene did keep people busy all day.

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[SOT:8:11:15:00]
[IN Q=We are coming]

((CASSONDRA CHRISLEY WE ARE COMING TO STOCK UP ON MEDICINE FOR THE KIDS JUST IN CASE THEY GET SICK, CAUSE I AM ALREADY, AND TO GET SOME GROCERIES.)) [RUNS:07]
[OUT Q=some groceries.]


But it also seemed to make them ready for some more

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[SOT: 8:10:13:00 ]
[IN Q=I've got ]

((I'VE GOT A BIG SHOVEL.. SO AH WE'RE WAITING FOR IT.)) [RUNS:03]
[OUT Q=waiting for it.]))
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[LIVE=Rachel Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Blacksburg]


The snow really seemed to put people in the mood for Christmas to get here soon.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & RAchel /Microwave;]


Keith, people told me, even if we don't see anymore snow tonight. They'll still have the remains of yesterday's storm for at least another day.

[Schools]


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Some schools have cancelled classes for tonight.
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[TAKE SCHOOLTOUCH FS]
No night classes tonight at The Jefferson College of Health Sciences.
No night class at Virginia Western or Wytheville Community Colleges.
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[Xmas-Parades]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Winter Weather]

The weather has amended holiday parade plans in many communities. We count at least 10 postponements.
Among them, Salem's parade has been moved to Monday night at 6:30, and Bedford's has been pushed back until a week from tomorrow at 1:00.
Blacksburg and Vinton have both rescheduled their parades for tomorrow afternoon, Vinton at Noon and Blacksburg at 1:00.
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[Take WDBJ Web Winter FS #4473]

For a complete list of parade and other weather-related announcements, you can go any time to our web page at w-d-b-j-7- -dot.com.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=NONE]
[ENG#=V10]


Still ahead on News 7, the Blue Spruce and the budget.
How Virginia's state Christmas tree is a sign of the times.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus a big snowfall and a little manpower combine for an early start on ski season.
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[Flu-Season]

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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=03-44 TC1:00:10]
[GRAPHIC=Flu Season]
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The demand for the flu vaccine has been so great this year --that the two companies that make it say they've run out.
This as health providers report a significant increase in the number of flu cases in the Roanoke Valley and Martinsville.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]


The emergency room at Lewis-Gale Medical Center has been flooded with patients of all ages with the flu.
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[IN Q=A lot earlier than we anticipated]

((CAMI JONES/DIR. OF EMERGENCY SERVICES; A LOT EARLIER THAN WE ANTICIPATED BUT THE SPIKE STARTED OVER THE LAST WEEKEND))
[SUPER=01-Cami Jones/Dir. of Emergency Services; ]
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[OUT Q=over the last weekend]
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[VO-NAT]


While seniors are at increased risk for the flu -- Pediatrician Robert Fern says so are children under age two. That's why he urges parents to get them vaccinated.
He says it's not too late because the flu season could run until March or April.
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[SOT 16:42:45]
[IN Q=Usually when we see this number]

((DR. ROBERT FERN/LEWIS-GALE CLINIC PEDIATRICIAN; USUALLY WHEN WE SEE THIS NUMBER OF FLU CASES THIS EARLY IN THE SEASON IT'S USUALLY A SIGN OF A BAD FLU SEASON))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Robert Fern/Lewis-Gale Clinic Pediatrician]
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[OUT Q=of a bad flu season]
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[VO-NAT]


While makers of the flu shot say they don't have any more, local health providers say there is still vaccine available in our area. However, the health departments say their supply is running low.
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[Robertson]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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A Lynchburg woman who embezzled more than a million dollars from the bank she worked for will spend nearly three years in a federal prison.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/May 12]


43-year-old Pamela McDaniel Robertson pled guilty last May to embezzling money from her clients' trust funds at Wachovia Bank.
Judge Norman Moon today sentenced Robertson to 33 months in prison and ordered her to pay restitution to the bank once she gets out.
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[SOT 1:00:12]
[IN Q=It would strike]

((JENNIE WAERING/ASST. U.S. ATTORNEY: IT WOULD STRIKE ME AS HIGHLY IMPROBABLE THAT SHE WOULD BE ABLE TO PAY BACK THE FULL AMOUNT, BUT IF SHE IS ABLE TO PAY BACK SOME, IT'S A PART OF THE PUNISHMENT, IS PAYING BACK THE MONEY, AND IT'LL BE AS A CIVIL JUDGEMENT AGAINST HER FOR THE REST OF HER LIFE. SO IF SHE DOES WIN THE LOTTERY, THE BANK WILL BE THE BENEFICIARY.))
[SUPER=01-Jennie Waering/Assistant U. S. Attorney]
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[OUT Q=be the beneficiary.]
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[VO-NAT]


Robertson reportedly used the money to pay credit card bills and make donations to charity.
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[Atlantic-Mutual]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=03-47 TC40:06]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]
[ENG#=3]


Atlantic Mutual says it's selling its commercial insurance business, but tonight it's unclear how the agreement with OneBeacon Insurance Group will affect staffing in Roanoke County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


The technology and customer service center on Electric Road employs about 600 of Atlantic Mutual's 15- hundred employees.
The commercial business accounts for a significant portion of the workload there, but senior Vice President Dave Mitchell says the office will NOT close.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


Mitchell says it is too early to determine the overall impact, but it's possible that both companies will use the facility to process business.
The deal must be approved by government regulators.

[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=dse]
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[ENG#V10]


Wall Street finished the week with a loss amid disappointment over a mixed employment report. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW fell 68 points.
NASDAQ dropped 31.
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[Skiing]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=03-40 TC1:41:11]
[GRAPHIC=Winter Weather]
[ENG#=1]

Winter weather has caused traffic headaches for thousands of people this week. But some folks welcome the snow, and want more of it. Richard Lesko hit the slopes today.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Bath Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Mary Sanders/Homestead Spokesperson; :45]
[SUPER=@richard2; 1:20]
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[OUT Q=News 7, Bath County]
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((NAT SOUND OF TUBE )) [RUNS3]
[OUT Q=nat sound]

To say things are going downhill at The Homestead in early December would actually be appropriate. The resort isn't in trouble financially, but this is the earliest the resort has ever opened its ski area, in fact on the same day this year as Snowshoe. Even though the resort has received some natural snow, a multi-million dollar upgrade has the slopes open early.
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[SOT - 1:20:33]
[IN Q=We're one of the first...]

((WE'RE ONE OF THE FIRST ONES IN VIRGINIA TO BE OPEN, AND I THINK THAT'S A FIRST, SO WE'RE DELIGHTED. )) [RUNS4]
[OUT Q=we're delighted.]

Last year there was NO skiing at the Homestead, not because of a lack of snow, but a lack of water. The drought gave the resort all the motivation it needed to start an overhaul, and now snowmaking capabilities can go for as long as the temperatures are low enough.
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[SOT - 1:24:38]
[IN Q=It is going to allow...]

((IT IS GOING TO ENABLE US TO OPEN IN A SHORT AMOUNT OF TIME, AND KEEP THE HILL COVERED ALL SEASON. SO WE IMAGINE WE'LL BEGIN TODAY WITH US OPENING, AND WE'LL BE ABLE TO RUN ALL THE WAY TO THE END OF FEBRUARY AND EARLY PART OF MARCH.)) [RUNS15]
[OUT Q=early part of March.]

Also new this year is a tubing track, a half pipe, and guided snowmobiling tours are being expanded because of the new equipment.
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[SOT - 1:22:31]
[IN Q=We had that the last couple...]

((MARY SANDERS/HOMESTEAD SPOKESPERSON; WE HAD THAT THE LAST COUPLE OF SEASONS BUT WE'VE REALLY THE ENVIRONMENT WHERE WE CAN DO A LOT OF IT, AND FAMILIES LOVE IT.)) [RUNS8]
[OUT Q=and families love it.]

Man can provide the snow, and if Mother Nature cooperates with cold temperatures the resort will be a winter wonderland for the entire season this year. Richard Lesko, News 7, Bath County.))

[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=steve]
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The snow is affecting the high school football state playoffs, one Tech player says he hopes to fill Kevin Jones shoes
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[VO-NAT]


and Winston Cup Champion Matt Kenseth catches a different kind of ride to the awards ceromony tonight in New York.
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[S-Snow]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[WRITER=mst]
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The snow has forced the postponement of tomorrow's William Fleming - Magna Vista state semi-final game at Victory Stadium. [***FFE GRAPHIC IN MONITOR***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Steve & Mike/BAM]

Mike Stevens is here with what appears to be a lack of effort to get the game on as scheduled.
[LIVE=Mike Full/BAM]
[SUPER=@Mike1;]

Steve, the Roanoke Civic Center's crew is responsible for Victory Stadium, but today you would never know it by looking at the place.
[ENG#=1]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=first audio]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Robyn Schon/Roanoke Civic Center Marketing Director; :18]
[SUPER=03-Hot Springs; :42]
[SUPER=01-Jeff Farmer/Bath County Athletic Director; :58]
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[OUT Q=...NOT POLITICAL AT ALL."]

((The Victory Stadium pigeons are ready for some football, but the Stadium is no shape for anything other than possibly some outdoor hockey. Neither the stadium's playing surface nor the stands have been touched by a shovel on plow. ((ROBYN SCHON:)) Perhaps they should have called Bath County high school where they hit the field and stands with armed with shovels and snow blowers and completely cleared both areas with nothing fancy - just good old fashioned elbow grease. ((JEFF FARMER:)) Meanwhile, the Fleming and Magna Vista coaches and players must simply wait, and hope that something other than those pigeons drop by stadium with a shovel in hand.)) ((ROBYN SCHON:))
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[LIVE=Mike Full/BAM]

The Fleming-MagnaVista game may be on Sunday, or Monday. They just don't know right now. Also, Radford at Gate City has been moved to Sunday although the snow in the Bristol area has been minimal.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Steve & Mike/BAM]

We'll be back tonight at 11:35 for Friday Football Extra.

[S-Humes]


[ANCHOR=steve]
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[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-162 26:26]
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Weather won't affect the Hokies preparations for the Insight Bowl against Cal, Tech can go inside for practice.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]


The Hokies will have Kevin Jones for one more game and next year the front runner to replace him has to be sophomore Cedric Humes.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Cedric Humes/377 Yards Rushing, 5 TD's This Season; :00]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=.....hard job to fill"]
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[annchor=steve]
[graphic=Tech]


One other Tech note. The Los Angeles Times reports that USC, ranked second in the nation, is negotiating with the Black College Association football classic to play the Hokies in the preseason game either at Fed Ex Field, Giants Stadium or Lincoln Financial Field in Philly the last weekend in August.

[S-Cavs]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-165 20:42]
[GRAPHIC=UVa]
[ENG#=4]

Virginia is in Lexington tonight to face VMI. The Cavaliers haven't lost to the Keydets since 1964.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville; :00]

UVa has started off the season with a perfect 4 and OH record and leadership has been a focus this year, after a lack of leaders last season.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Pete Gillen/UVa Head Basketball Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=.....certain degree to"]
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[S-Kenseth]


[ANCHOR=steve]
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[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-151 TC13735]
[GRAPHIC=Nascar]
[ENG#=1]


The Nascar Winston Cup awards banquet takes center stage tonight at the Waldorf Astoria in the Big Apple where Matt Kenseth will share the stage with the likes of Lee Ann Rimes and Harry Conick, Junior. Kenseth has made the rounds with the New York media this week, but the spotlight doesn't always suit the new champ.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Matt Kenseth/2003 Winston Cup Champ; :00]
[RUNS=:26]
[OUT Q=perform at my job."]
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

[State-tree]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=03-41 TC1:18:30]
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[ENG#=1]


The lights were turned on this evening on the state's holiday tree in Richmond but they are still not shining as bright as in Christmases past.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


For the second year in a row, Virginia is forgoing the expenses of decorating a large cut tree.
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