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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

The execution of a local man is off, for now.
We'll have the late-breaking story.
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[VO-NAT :05]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

And what would you do with one BILLION dollars? Governor Warner has an answer.
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[ANCHOR=steve]
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In sports our Friday Football Extra Awards banquet takes center stage at the Salem Civic Center tonight, Mike Stevens will join us from there, the sports journal names its sportsman of the year,

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[VO-NAT]


and the Giants fire Jim Fassell, words from him and Tiki Barber to come.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
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Gusty wind, cold temperatures and eventually snow showers. Winter weather comes early and often in December 2003.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 4-Shot]


News 7 is next.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


He was just a day away from execution.
[ANCHOR=Shanon 2-Shot]


Tonight a federal court grants a reprieve to a Christiansburg killer.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


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


And I'm Keith Humphry.

[Reid]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=03-41 tc1:33:26]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


58 year old James Edward Reid had been scheduled to die by lethal injection tomorrow night for the murder of 87-year old Annie Lester.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


At around 5:00 this evening a federal court decided to stay the execution.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & Rachel /Microwave;]


New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel DePompa joins us from Blacksburg with the details on this breaking story. Rachel?
Keith and Shannon the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals granted the stay of execution based on a recent Alabama case.
[LIVE= Rachel /FULL Microwave]
[SUPER=@Rachel1;]
[SUPER=05-Blacksburg]


In Nelson vs. Campbell, the defendant was granted a stay of execution by the U.S. Supreme court because his medcial condition and problems it could create with the drugs used in lethal injection. The 4th Circuit says it can not allow Reid's execution until this case is settled. Tough news for a family waiting more than 8 years for justice.
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[SUPER=03-Christiansburg;:00]
[SUPER=01-Louise Brown/Lester's Neice;:18]
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[OUT Q=didn't know what happened]
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[SOT:13:25:45:00 ]
[IN Q=Everybody that you]

((LOUISE BROWN: EVERYBODY THAT YOU TALKED TO ABOUT ANNIE THOUGHT THE WORLD AND ALL ABOUT ANNIE LESTER. YOU KNOW? )) [RUNS:07]
[OUT Q=family did also.]


87-year old Annie Lester was an independent woman with a strong faith. Family members say they are still dealing with the shock of her 1996 murder at the hands of James Edward Reid.

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[SOT:13:29:55:00 ]
[IN Q=He has still been]

((LOUISE BROWN:HE HAS STILL BEEN ALIVE FOR THE LAST 7 YEARS. MY AUNT HASN'T BEEN AND HE HAS NOT SAID TO THIS FAMILY I'M SORRY FOR WHAT I DONE. :16 )) [RUNS:15]
[OUT Q=what I done.]

Reid was Lester's handyman. Reid hit her over the head with a can of condensed milk and stabbed her 22-times with a pair of scissors. [TAKE PREPRO-REID] Defense attorneys have long argued that Reid, who suffered a brain injury years earlier, was in a state of alcohol induced dementia at the time of the murder and didn't know what happened. [END PRE-PRO REID]))
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[LIVE= Rachel /FULL microwave]
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We spoke to Louise Brown by phone this evening. She says she is very disappointed. She also said quote, I don't understand why Reid got a second chance considering Annie never did....
[DOUBLE BOXES=Ketih-Shannon & RAchel /Microwave;]


Keith and Shannon, I just found out that the Virginia Attorney General's office is planning to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to step in. The office will file a motion by tomorrow morning asking the Supreme Court to overturn the 4th circuit's decision and continue the execution as scheduled.

[Flu-Shots]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Flu Season]
[ENG#=1]


Two local health departments are now offering the flu shot again. And another has the Flu Mist.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Friday]


The Roanoke City Health Department now has an additional hundred doses of the serum. But it's only available to those at high risk and on a first-come-first-served basis by appointment.
Lynchburg's Health Department has about 50 doses which it plans to give out at a clinic tomorrow starting at 8:30 a-m.
And if you're looking for Flu Mist, the nasal version of the vaccine, it's available at Martinsville's Health Department. The supply is limited.
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[TAKE FULL SCREEN PINNACLE]
Health officials are only giving the shot to those at risk. That includes children ages six to 23 months or those with chronic conditions, people 65 and older, and pregnant women in their second or third trimesters.
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[State-budget]


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[TAPE#=03-43 TC1:31:56]
[SS=State Budget]


The Governor today gave lawmakers a look at what a billion dollar tax increase can buy the state.
Warner says his tax reform plan would give extra money to public education and a future pay raise for teachers.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & Meghan/State Microwave;]


Richmond Bureau Chief Meghan Muldoon has more details.
Warner presented his state budget today.
[LIVE= Meghan /FULL State Microwave]
[SUPER=@Meghan1]
[SUPER=05-Richmond]


It includes nearly two-point-four billion dollars in new spending.
...money that the governor hopes to get from tax increases.
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[IN Q=EVEN WITH AN ECONOMIC RECOVERY]
[SUPER=03-Richmond; :17]
[SUPER=@MarkWarner; :00]
[SUPER=@Griffith; :48]
[SUPER=01-Del. Vince Callahan/(R) McLean; 1:22]
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[OUT Q=ENTIRE PACKAGE IS GOING TO PASS INTACT.]
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((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: EVEN WITH AN ECONOMIC RECOVERY, AND EVEN WITH NO ECONOMIC SLOWDOWN FOR THE NEXT SIX YEARS, VIRGINIA STILL FACES SUBSTANTIAL BUDGET SHORTFALLS THROUGH AT LEAST 2010.)) [RUNS:16]
Governor Warner started out with a grinch-like message.
But in the end, he was all Santa Claus.
His budget gives an additional 760 million dollars to public education,
an extra 114 million bucks to Virginia's colleges and universities,
870 million dollars more for Medicaid and health services
and an extra 392 million dollars for transportation.
And around Thanksgiving 2005, state workers, college faculty and school teachers would see a three percent raise.
[SOT 10:46:18]

((DELEGATE MORGAN GRIFFITH/R-SALEM: HE'S HANDED OUT ALL THE GOODIES AND NOW HE'S SAID OKAY IF YOU WANT THE GOODIES YOU HAVE TO VOTE FOR MY SIGNIFICANT TAX INCREASE AND IF YOU DON'T I'M GOING TO CHARACTERIZE IT THAT YOU CUT EDUCATION :28 THAT WON'T BE THE CASE BUT THAT CERTAINLY IS THE ROLE WE'RE IN.)) [RUNS:13]
Warner told lawmakers that his tax reforms are necessary in order to preserve Virginia's AAA bond rating.
But some Republicans are not convinced.
[SOT :47:05]

((DELEGATE MORGAN GRIFFITH/R-SALEM: WE DON'T NEED A BILLION DOLLARS TO PROTECT OUR TRIPLE A BONDING WHAT WE NEED TO DO IS MAKE SURE WE CONTROL OUR SPENDING.)) [RUNS:05]
The Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee says Warner's budget is "ambitious" but that Republicans may not be in a giving mood.
[SOT 18:16]

((DELEGATE VINCE CALLAHAN/R- CHAIR, HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS: I DON'T THINK THERE'S A PERSON IN THIS LEGISLATURE INCLUDING ON THE THIRD FLOOR IN THE GOVERNOR'S OFFICE WHO THINKS HIS ENTIRE PACKAGE IS GOING TO PASS INTACT.)) [RUNS:08]
[OUT Q=GOING TO PASS INTACT]))
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[LIVE= Meghan /FULL State Microwave]
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Most Republicans seem to think that there will be some form of tax increase the hike in cigarette tax is looking more like a sure thing
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & Meghan /State Microwave;]


Republicans are not crazy about one penny increase in sales increase but most are now saying they would support an increase in the gas tax.

[Ronile]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
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[TAPE#=03-40 TC2:03:35]
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A Franklin County company is growing and bringing more jobs to the area.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rocky Mount;]

Ronile Incorporated announced today it will expand operations at its Rocky Mount facility, adding 74-new jobs. Ronile makes custom-dyed yarns and other floor coverings. The one-point-one million dollar expansion is the result of the company's decision to close its Georgia plant. Officials say moving the jobs to Rocky Mount just made sense.
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((PHILLIP ESSIG/RONILE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER:WE'RE VERY STRONGLY COMMITTED TO THIS COMMUNITY, AND WE DO HAVE OPERATIONS, SUBSTANTIAL OPERATIONS IN NORTH CAROLINA AND ELSEWHERE IN VA, ALLEGHENY COUNTY, BUT GIVEN THE DIFFERENT OPTIONS, WHAT WE SAW HERE IN FRANKLIN COUNTY, WE DECIDED THIS WAS THE RIGHT PLACE FOR THIS EXPANSION.))
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[OUT Q=for this expansion]
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[VO-NAT]

Ronile currently employs more than 250-people. Officials hope to begin filling the new jobs in February.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
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[ENG#=V10]


Plans for a methadone clinic in Roanoke County have been shelved... So what does that mean for one planned for Roanoke City.
That's next on News 7 at Six.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Plus the weather keeps Roanoke's First Flight celebration grounded.
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[1st-Wx]
[Methadone-Clinic]
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A surprizing announcement last night left Roanoke County residents giving thanks for a methadone clinic's change of heart.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Today, Roanoke city residents fighting a similar proposal congratulated their neighbors and hoped for the same.

[***Clinic Canceled IN MONITOR***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=keith-Shannon & JoeD /NEwsroom;]


Joe Dashiell is in the newsroom tonight, with reaction to the news that Life Center of Galax is dropping its plans to open a methadone clinic on Colonial Avenue.
Keith and Shannon, the announcement was a stunning surprize...
[LIVE= JOeD /FULL Newsroom]
[SUPER=@joe1;]

and for Roanokers fighting a proposed clinic on Hershberger road, it also provided encouragement that citizens can make a difference.
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[SUPER=01-Mark Graham/Methadone Clinic Opponent; :16]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/November 11; :30]
[SUPER=01-Perneller Chubb-Wilson/Roanoke SCLC President; :36]
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(([OPENS WITH QUICK APPLAUSE]
The announcement at Tuesday's board of supervisors meeting was unexpected, but it was the outcome roanoke county residents had sought since they first learned a methadone clinic was planned for a former medical building on Colonial Avenue.
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((WE ARE VERY APPRECIATIVE TO THE LIFE CENTER PEOPLE FOR THIS DECISION, AND I BELIEVE IT'S A DECISION THAT WILL BENEFIT ALL OF THE CITIZENS.)) ((WELL I'M GLAD I TRULY AM.))
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Roanoke City Resident and Southern Christian Leadership Conference President Perneller Chubb-Wilson offered her congratulations...
And said she hopes the tennessee company that plans a clinic on hershberger road will choose a similar path in the face of committed opposition.
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[IN Q=This is the first time]

((THIS IS THE FIRST TIME WE HAVE COME TOGETHER. AND SO I AM JUST VERY PROUD OF MY COMMUNITY, BECAUSE I THOUGHT MY COMMUNITY WAS ASLEEP, BUT THIS TIME THEY WOKE UP.))
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[OUT Q=but this time they woke up.]))
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A major reason Life Center of Galax decided to drop its plan was the likelihood of a lengthy legal fight to overturn a negative decision by the county's zoning administrator.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & JOeD /NEwsroom;]


keith and shannon, the city says the clinic met existing zoning requirements, so residents fighting the latest proposal still face an uphill battle.


[Holcomb]


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[TAPE03-49 TC32:04]
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A Giles County pastor accused of molesting several children will remain behind bars.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Giles Co./File Tape;]

52 year-old Roger Holcomb of Pembroke Church of God faces 16-charges of aggravated sexual battery and taking indecent liberties with a child. This afternoon a judge denied bond. Holcomb is accused of molesting five children, ranging in age from seven to 13.
The Commonwealth says the alleged victims had developed a close relationship with Holcomb through his church and at their schools where he was a substitute teacher.
His trial is set for February.
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[Stocks]


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A mixed close on Wall Street after a sluggish day of trading. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW rose 16 points.
NASDAQ fell three.
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[Halifax-Cove]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[TAPE#=03-47 TC53:20]
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[ENG#=1]


NASCAR driver Ward Burton's dream of creating an area dedicated to wildlife conservation is fast becoming a reality.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Halifax Co.]


Senator George Allen and dozens of local officials gathered at the Cove today.. a 24-hundred acre site in northeastern Halifax County.
The property is the new home base of the Ward Burton Wildlife Foundation, a program geared towards educating children about the importance of wildlife and land conservation.
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[SOT 15:24:57]
[IN Q=What we're all]

((WARD BURTON/NASCAR DRIVER: WHAT WE'RE ALL ABOUT IS CREATING A CONSERVATION MODEL HERE IN HALIFAX COUNTY IN WHICH WE CAN BRING IN CHILDREN AND TRY TO GET IN THEM A PASSION ABOUT THE OUTDOORS AND NATURAL RESOURCES. AND FROM THERE WE'RE ALSO GOING HOLD ANNUAL OR SEMI-ANNUAL SEMINARS FOR LANDOWNERS.))
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[OUT Q=seminars for landowners.]
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[VO-NAT]


Allen and Congressman Virgil Goode helped secure a million dollars in federal funds for the project.
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[First-Flight]


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[NEWSCAST=6 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=03-45 TC1:17:13]
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[ENG#=2]

Local aviators are looking ahead to the 200th anniversary of flight after today's centennial celebration failed to get off the ground.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

A group of pilots met in the general aviation terminal at the Roanoke airport this morning to honnor The Wright Brothers with a short flight. But wet weather got in the way. Instead, Mayor Ralph Smith named each participant to what he called the "Roanoke Air Force". Honorary flight commander, Wes Hillman, has been an airman since the early 1930s.
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[SOT 8:08-8:18]
[IN Q=I can't remember the time...]

((WES HILLMAN/AVIATOR: I CAN'T REMEMBER THE TIME I WASN'T INTERESTED IN AVIATION. MY FIRST MEMORIES HAVE BEEN AIRPLANES.))
[SUPER=01-Wes Hillman/Aviator;]
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[OUT Q=between anybody that flew an airplane.]
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Hillman and Mayor Smith sat briefly in a plane around 10:30, near the time the Wright Brothers made their virgin flight. Local pilot Chuck Waring looked back on the days when he lived just half a mile from the duo.
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[IN Q=I actually met Orville Wright...]

((CHUCK WARING/AVIATOR: I ACTUALLY MET ORVILLE WRIGHT IN 1944 SO, HAVING BEEN CONNECTED WITH AVIATION ALL MY LIFE IT'S JUST PART OF ME.))
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[OUT Q=it's just part of me.]
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[SS=None]

Today is also "customer appreciation day" at the airport.

[Sports tease]


[ANCHOR=steve]
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Mike Stevens will have a preview of our Friday Football Extra awards banquet which you can watch on WDBJ-DT live, The Giants fire coach Jim Fassell
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[VO-NAT]

and we will introduce you to the Sports Journal sportsman of the year.
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[anchor=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=NONE]
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The 20th annual Friday Football Extra awards banquet gets underway in just a few minutes at Salem Civic Center.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Mike & Steve/Microwave]

Mike Stevens and the crew have been busy getting the community room ready for what promises to be a special night.
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[SUPER=05-Salem;]
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[S-Fassel]


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[WRITER=twe]
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[GRAPHIC=NY Giants]
[ENG#=1]


For the second time in as many weeks, the axe has fallen on an NFL coach. Today, the New York Giants fired Head Coach Jim Fassel.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NFL; :00]


Fassel's seven year tenure will come to an end after the final two games of the season. The Giants have struggled to a 4 and 10 mark with 6 consecutive losses. Fassel took the team to the playoffs three times including a trip to the 2001 Super Bowl.
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[OUT Q=right thing to do."]
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[S-UVA]


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[TAPE#=SP-164 33:24]
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The Virginia men's basketball team heads into this Friday night's game at Loyola Marymount with a perfect 6 and OH record
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/Last Night; :00]


after beating James Madison last night 90 to 80. The Wahoos Devin Smith tallied 19 points and six rebounds in 28 minutes and gave the team even a bigger lift considering he is recovering from an injured back.
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[SUPER=01-Pete Gillen/UVa Head Basketball Coach; :00]
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[OUT Q=.......courage to play"]
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[S-Rock]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-154 12236TC]
[GRAPHIC=ROCOVICH]
[ENG#=3]


The Roanoke Valley Sports Journal handed out its third annual Sports Personality of the Year award this afternoon.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]

This year's winner is John Rocovich, the Rector of the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors. Rocovich was a positive voice or reason in the Hokies' battle to gain entrance into the Atlanta Coast Conference earlier this year.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I'M IN MY....]
[SUPER=01-John Rocovich/Sports Journal's Personality of the Year; :00]
[RUNS=:26]
[OUT Q=...and Roanoke Valley."]
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[SUPER=03-Greensboro, NC/July 1;]

Rocovich was the Hokies' spokesman in Greensboro the night of the historic ACC expansion announcement on July 1st. He also has been a key figure in the development of the Salem-Roanoke Valley baseball hall of fame.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=WHAT MOTIVATES...]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=...100 YEARS IN ROANOKE."]

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