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Coming up on News 7-
Two bears escape from a local zoo tonight- and one breaks into someone's house. We'll have details.
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[VO-NAT]


Flooding in Northern Virginia leaves streets covered.
And the mother of a woman accused of drowning her three children says what she thinks about it.
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[Talent=Jean]


News 7 at Eleven is next.

[Rockbridge-Bears]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=03-52 TC26:22]
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[ENG#=2]


Two bears escape from an area zoo and invade a man's house.
One bear is now dead and the other is still on the loose tonight in Rockbridge County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-1998]


The Sheriff says two asian bears, similar to the ones you see here, escaped from the Natural Bridge Zoo around six o'clock.
A resident living near Tinkerville Road was sitting on his couch when he heard glass breaking in the rear of his house.
Russell Smith got up and found a bear inside his home.
He then ran out the front door and found another bear on the porch who took a swipe at him.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=None]


The owner of the zoo shot THAT bear several times before it ran off into the woods.
He then shot and killed the bear inside the house.
Hunters are out tonight trying to find the wounded bear.
Himalayan Bears are nearly extinct-- but the Natural Bridge Zoo raises more of this breed than any other zoo in the country.

[Youth-Court]


[ANCHOR=JEan]
[NEWSCAST=11 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=03-41 TC1:26:17]
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They'll soon be laying down the law at one Roanoke school.
And you may be surprised to hear who the judge and jury will be. [***NEWS 7 @ 11 in MONITOR***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=JEan & Justin /Newsroom;]


Justin McLeod is in the newsroom tonight with details. Justin?
Jean, the classroom will also soon be a courtroom.
[LIVE= Justin /FULL Newsroom]
[SUPER=@Justin1;]


It is a program that has been used across the country and now for the first time in Virginia.
When it's launched early next year it will bring a whole new meaning to having a jury of your peers.
[ENG#=3]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


It is called youth court and it's going to be implemented at Patrick Henry High School.
Today, students and faculty gathered for a training session to learn how young people can deliver justice.
It is an intervention program where students will serve as jurors to hear cases of fellow students who have committed minor offenses.
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[SOT 3:49:18]
[IN Q=The student must]

((DIANNE STRICKLAND/RETIRED JUDGE: THE STUDENT MUST HAVE ACKNOWLEDGED RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE MISCONDUCT SO IT'S NOT A QUESTION OF DETERMING GUILT OR INNOCENCE.))
[SUPER=01-Dianne Strickland/Retired Judge]
[RUNS=07]
[OUT Q=guilt or innoncence]
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[VO-NAT]


The offenses can include everything from fighting, vandalism, smoking, and skipping class.
The panel made up of five students then must come up with an appropriate punishment.
That can include restitution, community service, or counseling.
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[SOT 3:48:32]
[IN Q=It is our hope]

((DIANNE STRICKLAND/RETIRED JUDGE: IT IS OUR HOPE ALSO THAT THE OFFENDERS WILL LEARN THROUGH THE PROCESS MORE ABOUT THE JUDICIAL SYSTEM, MORE ABOUT RESPONSIBILITY FOR THEIR ACTIONS, AND MORE ABOUT CITIZENSHIP.))
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=and more about citizenship]
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[VO-NAT]


Parents must agree to youth court and are encouraged to attend the proceedings.
Volunteer lawyers and judges in the community will serve as advisors to make sure everything is done fairly.
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[LIVE= Justin /FULL Newsroom]


The proceedings will work similar to a regular court hearing but with a few differences.
Jurors will ask questions of the witnesses and the defendant.
There will be no prosecutor, defense attorney, and no opening or closing statements.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Justin /NEwsroom;]


Jean, you may be wondering why a student would choose youth court. By doing this, they avoid possible suspension and criminal penalities.

[Spam-Indictment]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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He may have been behind junk emails that came to your computer.
Virginia Authorities nab the world's eighth most prolific spammer. It is the nation's first felony arrest for sending junk email.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Sterling]


Two North Carolina men are the first people charged under Virginia's anti-spam law.
Jeremy Jaynes and Richard Rutowski each face four felony counts for allegedly sending hundreds of thousands of unsolicited emails.
The two allegedly sent e-mails promoting investment schemes, computer software and home mortgage deals.
America Online says their members stand to benefit from the state's vigorous prosecution of spammers.
The Virginia-based company currently blocks two BILLION spam emails a day.
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[SOT 16:08:40]
[IN Q=AS A TECHNICAL MATTER]

((CURTIS LU/AOL DEPUTY GENERAL COUNSEL: AS A TECHNICAL MATTER IT IS A TREMENDOUS BURDEN BOTH FINANCIAL AND TECHNICAL ON AOL TO SIMPLY RECEIVE AND PROCESS ALL THAT MAIL.))
[SUPER=01-Curtis Lu/AOL Dep. General Counsel]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=AND PROCESS ALL THAT MAIL.]
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[VO-NAT]


Both men are expected to be extradited to Loudoun County.
That is where many of the Internet service providers which handled the spam messages are located.
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[Bluefield-FEMA]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=03-45 TC1:10:08]
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Damage estimates from last month's flooding in the New River Valley continue to rise, but more federal help is trickling in.
FEMA has opened a Disaster Recovery Center for flood victims.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Giles Co./November 2003]


In November, flood waters damaged hundreds of homes and businesses causing an estimated 12-million dollars in damage.
[SUPER=03-Bluefield]


The new office in Bluefield is for folks in Giles, Bland, Buchanan, Smyth and Tazewell counties and the city of Galax. State and federal officials are at the office and say there are many ways to help.
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[SOT:2:14:36:00 ]
[IN Q=To meet someone face ]

((DAWN EISCHEN: TO MEET SOMEONE FACE TO FACE, TO TALK ABOUT THEIR APPLICATION, TO TALK TO SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION OFFICIALS, STATE OFFICIALS, AND JUST TO KIND OF GIVE YOU AN IDEA OF WHAT TYPES OF ASSISTANCE ARE OUT THERE ARE AVAILABLE.))
[SUPER=01-Dawn Eischen/VA Dept. of Emergency Management]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=are available.]
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[TAKE FEMA NUMBER FS]
Call 1-800-621-FEMA to register. The office is at the Bluefield Kroger Shopping Plaza and is open Monday through Friday from 10 to 7... Saturday and Sunday from 10 to 5.
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[Alexandria-Flooding]


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Alexandria]


Heavy rain on top of snow is causing flooding in Northern Virginia.
Streets and sidewalks are covered with water in some parts of Alexandria.
Low lying areas and places with poor storm drainage were especially soggy today.
In fact many motorists ended up stranded by flood waters today.
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[Drowned-Children]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
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A mother of three could face the death penalty for allegedly killing her children by drowning them.
And tonight the suspect's mother spoke to reporters-
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[Vo-Nat]
[SUPER=03-Clinton, IL]


Just moments after watching her teary-eyed daughter get charged with first degree murder ...the mother of suspect Amanda Hamm spoke.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((ANN DANISON/AMANDA HAMM'S MOTHER: I LOVE MY DAUGHTER BUT I DON'T AGREE WITH WHAT'S SHE'S DONE.))
[SUPER=01-Ann Danison/Amanda Hamm's Mother;]
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[OUT Q=WHAT SHE'S DONE.]
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[Vo-Nat]
Hamm and boyfriend Maurice Legron are accused of killing her three small children, ages six, three and 23 months- by either pushing or driving their car into a lake last September.
Police are not revealing what evidence they have but they say insurance money was NOT a motive.
If Hamm and Legrone are convicted they could face the death penalty.
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[Tazewell Memorial]
[ANCHOR=Jean]

[NEWSCAST11pm]
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One of the victims from a deadly law school shooting in Grundy, Virginia is being honored.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Buchanan Co.]


V-DOT is re-naming state route 624 in Buchanan County, Angela Dales Memorial Highway.
Dales was killed 2-years ago this January in a deadly shooting spree at the Appalachian School of Law.
The school's dean and a professor were also killed and 3-others were injured.
Family members say the dedication was an honor Dales would have cherished.
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[SOT:2:04:52:00, 2:08:14:00]
[IN Q=She drove it]

((SHE DROVE IT CONSTANTLY IN A LITTLE SMALL CAMERO. AND I JUST SEE HER DRIVING IT, IT WAS ONE OF HER FAVORITE HIGHWAYS HERE IN THE COUNTY HERE....I HOPE A VISION COMES INTO THEIR MINDS OF A PERSON WHO LOVED HER DAUGHTER, LOVED OTHER PEOPLE AND THEY SEE THAT SMILING BLONDE FACE OF ANGELA))
[SUPER=01-Danny Dales/Father; :00]
[SUPER=01-Lucius Ellsworth/Law School President; :08 ]
[RUNS=:23]
[OUT Q=face of Angela]
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[VO-NAT]


Dales was a Buchanan County native, mother, student and employee of the law school. The man charged with her murder goes on trial early next year.
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[Bus-Service]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Blacksburg is moving forward with plans for a better connection to Roanoke.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg]


The Town Council has approved a bus route between the 2-regions. Valley Metro was awarded a 3-year grant to start the service, but needed Blacksburg to get on board.
Under the proposal, 2 buses will run Monday through Saturday. It's estimated a one-way trip will take an hour and a half and cost riders 3-bucks.
Valley Metro is hoping to start the route this Spring.
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[Mona-Lisa]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=03-50 TC52:48]
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A special sneak peak at the new Julia Roberts movie for some in Roanoke tonight.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


About 300 students, faculty and alumni from Hollins University saw "Mona Lisa Smile".. even before it opens nationwide.
[SUPER=04-"Mona Lisa Smile" - Sony Pictures;]


The flick premiered in New York last night, but won't open nationwide until next week.
It's about a novice art professor who joins the staff of the all-female Wellesley College in 1953.
Hollins was one of 50 colleges in the U-S chosen for the advanced screening.
The screening was held at the Grandin Theater because Hollins doesn't have the necessary equipment.
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[Hollins-Sundance]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
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A movie made by a Hollins University filmmaker is about to get global attention - if he can afford it.
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[SOT 17:52:08 - 17:52:11]
[IN Q=This is all...]

((THIS IS ALL THAT'S LEFT. ))
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[OUT Q=that's left.]
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[VO-NAT :19]

"WAR" is 84-minutes long. IT is a black and white film written and filmed by Jake Mahaffy (mu-HAFF-ee). The assistant professor of film says it took him four years to shape the struggles of those affected by the demise of America's small farms. Now the Sundance and Rotterdam Film Festivals have invited him to show the flick.
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[SOT 17:49:39-17:49:50]
[IN Q=Personally, I mean, it's a nice thing...]

((JAKE MAHAFFY/FILM MAKER, "WAR": PERSONALLY, I MEAN, IT'S A NICE THING. I'M RELIEVED AND PLEASED. IT DOESN'T CHANGE HOW I MAKE FILMS BUT WHAT IT DOES FOR MY CAREER IS TREMENDOUS.))
[SUPER=01-Jake Mahaffy/Film Maker, "WAR";]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=what it does for my career is tremendous.]
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[VO-NAT :11]

Before he can take "WAR" to the festivals Mahaffy needs to raise 30-thousand dollars to have a finished version made.

That's on top of 30-thousand he's already raised.
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[TAKE WDBJ WEBPAGE FS] You can access Mahaffey's website through our homepage at wdbj7 dot com. Just click on websites in the news.
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[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
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The checkouts will be ringing again at Kroger stores... now that a strike's over.
More on that when News Seven returns.
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[VO-NAT]


And as the flu spreads across Virginia and the country, health officials are looking overseas for help.
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[Sports-preview]


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[IN Q=]
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[OUT Q=in sports."]

((Hey everybody. Travis Wells here in the News 7 Sports Office. Coming up later, K-J misses out on the Doak Walker. We'll hoop it up at the Dog Pound in Vinton, and take a walk down memory lane with the 1973 Patrick Henry Patriots. Plus, Jacob Phillips has plenty of suitor for his football services. All that and more on the way in sports.))
[Nat'l-Flu]

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Flu activity in Virginia has reached widespread status with a soaring number of cases and emergency rooms over-run with patients.
Health authorities and doctors say there have been no flu-related deaths in Virginia so far, but the volume of flu cases tells them there is an outbreak. With vaccine supplies running low, health officials are going to other countries for help. Sean Callebs has the latest.
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[IN Q=THE FLU SEASON IN ]
[SUPER=01-Julie Gerberding/CDC Director; :22]
[SUPER=01-Sean Callebs/Reporting; 1:16]
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[OUT Q=SEAN CALLEBS REPORTING]

((THE FLU SEASON IN THE U-S IS HITTING EARLY.. AND HITTING HARD. IN BOSTON, AUTHORITIES ARE TRYING TO DETERMINE IF THE FLU STRAIN, BLAMED FOR KILLING AN 18-YEAR-OLD COLLEGE ..IS RELATED TO THE SO-CALLED FUJIAN STRAIN LINKED TO DEATHS OF 11 CHILDREN OUT WEST. THE FLU IS BAD.. BUT THE CDC SAYS IT
ISN'T AN EPIDEMIC. sot Gerberding 14:17:38


We dont have scientific evidence or epidemiological evidence to suggest
that this year's influenza outbreak is worse that it has been in the past ..or

..the strain is more virulent than strains we have dealt with before THIS MAP SPEAKS VOLUMES. RED INDICATES STATES EXPERIENCING WIDESPREAD CASES.
AND, THE FLU HAS NOW TOUCHED ALL 50-STATES. SOME 83-MILLION DOSES OF FLU HAVE BEEN DISTRIBUTED ..BUT HEALTH OFFICIALS ARE SCRAMBLING, TRYING LOCATE MORE --AND QUICKLY. MEANWHILE, C-D-C OFFICIALS A
RE URGING A DOSE OF COMMON SENSE TO FIGHT THE FLU. sot Gerberding 14:19:40


One of those is to be sure that we stay
home when we're sick, because this will
help reduce the transmission of any
respiratory illness that we might have
to others. AROUND THE NATION.. WE ARE COUGHING ...AND HACKING.
THE FLU, TYPICALLY STARTS WITH THE VERY YOUNG AND THEN SPREADS TO THE ELDERLY INFLUENZA CLAIMS ABOUT 36-THOUSAND LIVES A YEAR -- HISTORICALLY, 90-PERCENT ARE OLDER AMERICANS. IT OFTEN KILLS BY WEAKENING PATIENTS, MAKING THEM SUSCEPTIBLE TO OTHER INFECTIONS. THE BEST ADVICE THE CDC CAN OFFER -- IF YOU ARE AT RISK, AND HAVEN'T BEEN VACCINATED KEEP LOOKING FOR A SHOT. AND IF IN THE HIGH RISK GROUP AND YOU DO COME DOWN WITH SYMPTOMS --SEE A PHYSICIAN EARLY. IN ATLANTA, SEAN CALLEBS REPORTING.))
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Columbus, OH;]

With vaccine supplies depleted, and the flu virus spreading to more states -- some people are waiting for hours to get the shot. The C-D-C is trying to redistribute the remaining supplies to states most affected and to those most susceptible to the illness. With supplies running low, health officials are trying to get more of the vaccine from Great Britain.
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[Kroger]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Nearly a month after walking off the job in three states, Kroger workers are heading back to the aisles.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charleston, WV]


Workers in West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky ratified a new contract this morning.
They walked off the job in mid October in a dispute over health care benefits and other issues.
A Kroger official says now that the proposal is ratified, it will take just over one week to open the stores.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[SS=None]
[ENG#=V10]


It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at the nation's capital. we'll check it out.
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[VO-NAT]


And things are really taking off at this museum in Northern Virginia.. You can see the Enola Gay and more Monday.
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[Commercial]

[Radio-License]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=03-41 TC1:26:17]
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[ENG#=1]


It's been a quiet week for a Pulaski radio station that lost its signal.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski Co.;]

W-B-L-B Gospel Radio was turned off by the F-C-C on Monday for not renewing its license. Station Manager Sandra Young says she was shocked when she heard the news.
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[SOT 48:12]
[IN Q=Total panic because I]

((SANDRA YOUNG/WBLB RADIO MANAGER: TOTAL PANIC BECAUSE I KNOW WE MINISTER TO A LOT OF PEOPLE IN THIS AREA AND IT'S A VERY NEEDFUL SERVICE WE PROVIDE HERE AT THE STATION SO IT WAS TOTAL PANIC, BUT WE TRIED TO KEEP OUR COOL AND DO EVERYTHING WE'RE SUPPOSED TO DO.))
[SUPER=01-Sandra Young/WBLB Radio Manager;]
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[OUT Q=we're supposed to do]
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[VO-NAT]

Young says failure to renew was an oversight and she's been working with the F-C-C to have the signal restored by the weekend.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=None]

W-M-V-A in Martinsville and W-B-L-T in Bedford remembered to file, but were notified of some problems with their applications. However, both stations WILL remain on the air while the problems are taken care of.

[Space-Museum]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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One of the world's most popular museums branched out today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chantilly]


A replica of the Wright Brothers plane opened the National Air and Space Museum's annex near Dulles Airport.
The museum will hold more than 100 spacecraft and 180 aircraft.
The exhibits include the B-29 'Enola Gay' which bombed Hiroshima in World War Two and the Space Shuttle Enterprise used in the 1970's for shuttle approach and landing tests.
The museum opens to the public on Monday.
The original Air and Space Museum in downtown Washington is the most visited museum in the world.
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[S-Extra]


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Coming up, Kevin Jones gets passed over for the Doak Walker, Randall says he's at Tech for the duration, and high school hoops from Vinton, but first tonight's extra point,
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Houston, TX; :00]


Andy Pettitte accepted a three year, 31 million dollar deal from the Astros today, spurning a more lucrative offer to stay with the Yankees. The 31 year old had 149 wins and 78 losses with the Yanks who signed him in 1991. He won four World Series rings in New York.
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[ANCHOR=travis]
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Let's start tonight on the high school hardwood where Hidden Valley has been a pleasant early season surprise. Tonight the Titans hit the road for Vinton to square off with the Terriers.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Vinton/Titans vs. Terriers; :00]


They were raising the roof tonight at the Dog House.
We pick it up in the second quarter tied at 15, Byrd's Tim Moore works the rock to Ross Atkins who rings up 3 from long distance.
The Titans Hunter Miller then stops and pops. He gets the friendly roll from the iron for two.
[SUPER=33-Hidden Valley/41/William Byrd/53/;]

Nelson Gunter then gets the leaner to go down for Hidden Valley, but Byrd came back to win it 53 to 41.
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[S-Jones]


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Kevin Jones and Jake Grove were both named to a fourth All-American team tonight, the Walter Camp squad. Grove also grabbed the Rimington Award as the nation's top center. Jones was beaten out though, in his quest to claim the Doak Walker Award that goes to the nation's top running back.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Orlando, FL/ESPN; :00]


That honor went to Michigan's Chris Perry who rushed for over 15 hundred yards this season in leading the Wolverines to the Big Ten title and a trip to the Rose Bowl to play USC. He beat out K-J and Darren Sproles of Kansas State.
Larry Fitzgerald of Pittsburgh won the Biletnikoff Award that goes to the nation's top receiver.
And Jason White took home the Davey O'Brien Award for the top signal caller.
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[S-Randall]


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Jones missed today's media day in Blacksburg as the Hokies prepare to meet Cal in the Insight Bowl. Bryan Randall was on hand and the quarterback had to field questions concerning a report out of Pennsylvania that he may leave the Tech program.
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[SOT]
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[SUPER=01-Bryan Randall/24 Consecutive Starts at QB; :00]
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[OUT Q=...TOTALLY FALSE."]
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[S-1973]


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William Fleming is one of three area teams that will compete for a state title on the gridiron Saturday afternoon. Mike Stevens has a look back at the last team to bring the trophy back to the Star City thirty years ago.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=FIRST AUDIO]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/1973; :00]
[SUPER=01-Rick Harman/PH Split End & Defensive Back in 1973; :25]
[SUPER=01-Shannon Delaney/PH Tailback & Linebacker in 1973; :39]
[SUPER=01-Dere Hicks/Fleming Quarterback; 1:11]
[SUPER=01-Keith Smith/Fleming Head Coach; 1:23]
[SUPER=@mike1; 1:29]
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[OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."]
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Bath Co. quarterback Jacob Phillips plays in his third state title game Saturday. Monday night he received an official home visit from William & Mary head coach Jimmy Laycock, and the Tribe offered Phillips a full scholarship. Jacob will visit William & Mary next week. VMI, Richmond, JMU, Liberty, UVa and the Hokies are still courting the Region C player of the year.
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[Capitol-Tree]


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The lights on the Capitol Christmas Tree are aglow tonight.
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House Speaker Dennis Hastert threw the switch tonight- and the 65 foot Englemann Spruce lit up.
The tree is from the Boise National Forest in Idaho.
It's decorated with ten thousand lights and thousands of ornaments made by Idaho residents. (------------)