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Coming up on News 7-
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A new picture is released of Saddam Hussein as he's captured.
A domestic terror plot may have included secret meetings here in Roanoke.
and the low carb craze is on .. for people who are eating out. What restaurants are offering.. coming up.
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[Talent=Jean]


News 7 at Eleven is next.

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((NAT HIGHWAY))
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Driving on one of the area's busiest highways may not be as deadly as you think.
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((SGT. TOM FOSTER/STATE POLICE: IT'S A RESULT THAT WE SHOULD EXPECT BECAUSE WE PUT A LOT OF EFFORT INTO.))
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[81-Fatals]


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Is Interstate 81 safer to drive than before?
The latest traffic statistics point in that direction, but that only tells part of the story. [***I-81 in MONITOR***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Justin / BAM;]


Justin McLeod is here now to tell us why. Justin?
Jean, there's good news and bad news when it comes to interstate 81.
[LIVE= Justin /FULL BAM]
[SUPER=@justin1]


Preliminary numbers indicate 2003 saw the lowest number of fatalities on I-81 in more than a decade.
That is for the entire stretch of I-81 in Virginia from Bristol to West Virginia.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


The number of fatalities on I-81 are especially down in southwest Virginia, specificially from Wytheville to Rockbridge County.
Statistics provided by the State Police show there were just nine deaths on the interstate in our region last year.
That is half what it was four or five years ago when it hit a high of 18 in 1999.
Troopers say there are several reasons for the decrease and not one thing in particular.
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[SOT 2:37:26]
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((SGT. TOM FOSTER/STATE POLICE: IT'S A COMBINATION OF DRIVING HABITS AND BEHAVIORS, IT'S ENGINEERING ON THE PART OF AUTO MANUFACTURERS AND V-DOT AND OF COURSE WE FEEL THROUGH ENFORCEMENT STRATEGIES THAT OUR AGENCY AND OTHER LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES UTILIZE.))
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[VO-NAT]


Although the number of fatalities are down on Interstate 81, accidents and injuries are actually up significantly.


2002 saw 200 accidents more than the previous year, and when the final numbers are caculated for 2003 it is expected to be even higher.
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[LIVE= Justin /FULL BAM]


State Police say they are not surprised by that because the traffic volume on I-81 continues to rise.
To help alleviate the problem, the state will launch tomorrow the first highway safety corridor from Ironto to just south of 581.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Justin /BAM;]


Jean, the biggest change motorists will notice is that traffic fines within this corridor have been doubled.


[Wythe-Accident]


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Tonight State police are trying to figure out what caused an unusual accident on I-81 in Wythe County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Wythe Co.]


Troopers say Southbound traffic was at a standstill near Fort Chiswell this afternoon when an overhead highway sign fell on a tractor-trailer.
No one was hurt, but the southbound lanes were blocked for about two hours.
Officials are now trying to figure out why the sign fell.
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[Texas-Terrorism]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A domestic terrorist plot may have been in the works and the people involved may have been planning at least one covert meeting in Roanoke.
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[VO-NAT 27.5]
[SUPER=03-Noonday, TX;]


The case stretches all the way to Texas- where a common law couple pleaded guilty - after agents found illegal machine guns, homemade bombs and components needed to make a cyanide bomb capable of killing thousands.
The feds also arrested a man in New Jersey and seized papers indicating plans for a covert operation.
One document mentions code words for meeting places in nine cities- Those cities include Winchester, Roanoke and Bristol, Tennessee.
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((DANNY COULSON/FORMER FBI AGENT: IT'S SCARY WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE CAPABILITIES LOOK AT THE VULNERABILITIES OF OUR SOCIETY . WE DON'T HAVE TO CONCERN OURSELVES SO MUCH WITH ONLY FOREIGN TERRORISTS BUT WE NEED TO CONCERN OURSELVES WITH DOMESTIC TERRORIST TOO AND THESE GUYS ARE DANGEROUS.))
[SUPER=01-Danny Coulson/Former FBI Agent;]
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[OUT Q=guys are dangerous.]
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[VO-NAT]


The Texas man arrested, 62 year old William Karr, has ties to White Supremacist Groups.
He so far has refused to cooperate with authorities- officials fear there could be more members of the terrorist ring still at large.
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[WX1] [11:00pm]

[MCU] Standing Position #2


[WXPRO/FULL]WEATHER MAP
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[Schools]


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Some schools are again delaying classes due to the cold.
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The Head start programs in Fries, Hillsville, Fairview and Galax will start one hour late tomorrow.
And there's a two hour delay for classes in Tazewell County.
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[Iraq-Attack]


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35 American soldiers are hurt in a mortar attack in Iraq.
Six mortar rounds struck living quarters at a base west of Baghdad- some of the soldiers from the Army's 541 maintenance battalion are hospitalized.
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[Vo-Nat]
Meanwhile today a new photo of Saddam Hussein surfaces showing him as he is pulled out of a holei n the ground.
Saddam is being held at a secret location awaiting trial.
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[Black-bears]


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Illegal trafficking of black bear parts is going on in Virginia and now authorities are moving to end it.
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[SUPER=03-Richmond; ]


46 people are now under indictment following a three year undercover investigation into wildlife violations at Shenandoah National Park.
[SUPER=04-VA Dept. of Game and Inland Fisheries; ]


Those suspected in the black market trade are also involved in the illegal harvesting of wild ginseng.
Bear gall bladders and ginseng roots are highly valued in Asia for their medicinal value.
Officials say the gall bladder of a black bear can fetch as much as 5-thousand dollars on the black market.
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[SOT 11:16:14]
[IN Q=WE FOUND OURSELVES UP AGAINST]

((CHIEF RANGER CLAY JORDAN/SHENANDOAH NATIONAL PARK: WE FOUND OURSELVES UP AGAINST A VORACIOUS DEMANDING INTERNATIONAL MARKET. ONE THAT IS WELL-ORGANIZED, HAS DEEP POCKETS AND A VAST NETWORK OF RESOURCES. JOHN BROWNLEE/U.S. ATTORNEY: WE ARE DOING EVERYTHING WE CAN TO PROTECT OUR WILDLIFE AND NATURAL RESOURCES.))
[SUPER=01-Clay Jordan/Shenandoah National Park Ranger; :00]
[SUPER=01-John Brownlee/U. S. Attorney; :12]
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[OUT Q=OUR WILDLIFE AND NATURAL RESOURCES.]
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[VO-NAT]


The exploitation of ginseng and bear parts has driven these species to near extinction in Asia.
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[Drug-Seizure]


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They're not releasing much information, but Bedford County authorities say they've made one of the largest drug seizures in southwest Virginia outside of the interstate highway system.
Sheriff Mike Brown says his department recently seized six and a half kilos of cocaine worth more than 1-point-2 million dollars.
They also took control of more than 30-thousand dollars in cash and a car.
More details will be released at a press conference tomorrow.

[Burrow]


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The new indictment against Richard Burrow has once again injected the word fraud in the public debate over development at the D-Day Memorial.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford/File Tape]

Fund raising for the memorial remains clouded by pending allegations against Burrow. Now that new charges have been brought, the man who chaired the Foundation while Burrow was President fears the complex will not be completed until many of the D-Day veterans are gone.
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[IN Q=We were hoping]

((BOB SLAUGHTER/FORMER FOUNDATION BOARD CHAIRMAN; WE WERE HOPING THIS WOULD BE SETTLED WHILE WERE STILL LIVING AND HAVE A GREAT VICTORY IN BEDFORD, I DON'T BELIEVE IT'S GOING TO HAPPEN NOW.))
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[OUT Q=to happen now.]
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Slaughter and fellow members of the 29th Infantry Division gathered for their monthly meeting today and found they had plenty to talk about one day after Burrow was re-indicted for fraud and perjury.
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One Southwest Virginia town is a step closer to safety tonight.
The latest on its move across a river when News 7 returns.
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Plus dieters aren't the only ones cutting carbs, many restaurants are going low-carb too.
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[Sports-preview]


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((Hey folks Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office tonight as Joe Gibbs gets set to return to DCTERMS. We'll have reaction from Theismann, Riggins, Williams and Stewart. Plus, college hoops from the Bast Center. And short stay in Jersey for Mikki Moore, and the first edition of the new year of Hometown Hoops Weekly - tonight on the Big 7.))
[Immigration]

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The President today spells out his controversial immigration proposal- it would allow illegal immigrants to keep their jobs and possibly qualify for green cards.
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[Vo-nat]
The plan would allow the estimated 8-million undocumented immigrants to gain legal status for three years IF they already have jobs.
Later they could apply for permanent residency- and legal workers would pay taxes.
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((AS A NATION THAT VALUES IMMIGRANTS AND DEPENDS ON IMMIGRANTS, WE SHOULD HAVE IMMIGRATION LAWS THAT WORK AND MAKE US PROUD.))
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[OUT Q=make us proud.]
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[React-Immigration]


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Tonight reaction to the plan.
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Maria Escobar legally immigrated to the U-S from El Salvador ten years ago- she went from floor sweeper to floor manager and says she's an example of what immigrants can do.
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((MARIA ESCOBAR/LEGALLY IMMIGRATED TO U.S.: THEY'RE DOING ALL THE HARD JOBS IN THIS COUNTRY AND WE ARE NOT BEING REWARDED.))
[SUPER=01-Maria Escobar/Legally Immigrated to U. S.]
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[OUT Q=being rewarded.]
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But not everyone agrees with the plan- today reaction has been mixed.
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((REP. TOM TANCREDO/(R) COLORADO; IT'S AMNESTY. YOU'RE REWARDING PEOPLE FOR BREAKING THE LAW.)) [Butt to 1:10 ] ((FRANK SHARRY/NATIONAL IMMIGRATION FORUM; WE CAN ACTUALLY BRING THIS INTO THE LIGHT OF THE DAY.. KNOW WHERE THEY'RE COMING FROM. KNOW WHO'S HERE. GOOD FOR NATIONAL SECURITY.))
[SUPER=01-Rep. Tom Tancredo/(R) Colorado; 00 QUICK!]
[Super=01-Frank Sharry/National Immigration Forum; 04]
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[OUT Q=nation's security.]
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[vo-nat 06 plus pad]
If passed, the plan would be the most significant change to immigration law in nearly two decades.
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[Twins-Adoption]


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A Missouri woman who offered her twin daughters up for adoption twice is now trying to get them back. Since 2001, three families have attempted to adopt Tranda Wecker's twin girls. The first two families learned about the children when Wecker advertised them on a website. The girls were officially adopted by a third couple after spending the state required 15 months in foster care.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-St. Louis, MO/File Tape;]

Wecker is appealing the adoption saying the court intentionally dragged out her case longer than 15 months. She says that she was taking parenting classes and has complied with everything the state asked of her. A decision on who has parental rights could come in as little as two weeks.
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[Hamlar]


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Lawrence Hamlar was remembered today as a modest man who made major contributions to the quality of life in the Roanoke Valley.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Family and friends gathered at First Baptist Church to celebrate the life of the businessman and civic leader. He died New Year's Eve at the age of 82.
Hamlar was the co-founder of Hamlar and Curtis Funeral Home, and a leader of many civic organizations. He worked behind the scenes in the 1960s to help end segregation in Roanoke.
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((I'M GOING TO REMEMBER HIM AS A GENTLE GIANT. A MAN WHO ACCOMPLISHED A LOT IN LIFE BUT DID NOT ALLOW HIS ACCOMPLISHMENTS TO GO TO HIS HEAD.)) ((A GREAT ADVOCATE FOR EDUCATION. HE BELIEVED EVERYBODY SHOULD HAVE EQUAL ACCESS TO EDUCATION, AND IF THEY DID THERE WAS NO END TO THE SUCCESS POSSiBILITIES REGARDLESS OF RACE, COLOR, BACKGROUND AND HE PROVED THAT THAT WAS RIGHT.))
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[SUPER=01-Warner Dalhouse; :12]
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[OUT Q=proved that that was right.]
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Hamlar's list of accomplishments is extensive, but Pastor Kenneth Wright said it was Hamlar's humility, integrity and concern for others that cast a long shadow.
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[Grundy-Move]


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The effort to move the town of Grundy took a big step foward today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Grundy]


The Army Corps of Engineers has been working to move the town across the Levisa (Luh-VYE-suh) River.
Today, ground was broken on a bridge that will connect the current town to the new development.
Buildings should start springing up by this summer.
[SUPER=@file;]


Devastating floods have nearly wiped the current town off the map several times.
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From frigid temperatures here in VIrginia...
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[VO-NAT]

to heavy snow in the Pacific Northwest, it seems like everyone's getting a taste of winter.
The story and our forecast coming up.
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[Commercial]

[Low-Carb]


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A Hardees burger wrapped in lettuce.. just one of the many new low carb items on restaurant menus.
For dieters on low carb plans like the Atkins diet- the new choices are making eating out easier.
Dr. Sean Keniff takes a look at what's out there when dining out.
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[SUPER=01-Nestor Yglesias/Carb Conscious Dieter; :08]
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((FOR CARB CONSCIOUS DIETERS LIKE NESTOR YGLESIAS, DINING OUT OFTEN MEANS COMING OFF YOUR DIET. Nestor Yglesias/Carb Conscious Dieter: "I think the biggest problem is variety. You can have one meal, but sometimes that is not really gonna satisfy you. And you can order three or four plates, but that's gonna cost you a pretty penny." BUT IN THE NEW YEAR, THERE WILL BE OPTIONS TO KEEP YOU ON TRACK WHILE YOU'RE DINING OUT. SEVERAL CASUAL RESTAURANT CHAINS PLAN TO OFFER LOW CARB MENUS. Eric Ruffner/Manager, Ruby Tuesday: 50 Million people are currently on a new eating plan that involves low carbs, so we felt a great demand from our guests. HAPPY HOUR IS HAPPY AGAIN WITH A LOW CARB BEERS. AMONG THE 30 PLUS ITEMS ON THE LOW CARB MENU? --BEEF WRAPS, CAJUN CHICKEN SANDWICHES AND SALADS. PLUS DIETERS NO LONGER HAVE TO PUSH ASIDE THOSE SIDE DISHES. RUFFNER AGAIN: "We have a lot of substitutes. Especially for the side items. The mashed cauliflower, the creamed spinach. Things like that to help give people an extensive variety of things to chose from. AND THEY DON'T EVEN HAVE TO SKIP DESERT ANYMORE. RUBY TEUSDAY ALSO OFFERS A LOW CARB CHEESCAKE THAT AS YOU CAN SEE NESTOR COUDN'T RESIST. BUT THERE IS EVEN BETTER NEWS. Sean Kenniff/CBS NEWS/Miami: "Now carb counters can keep their diet while they're even on the run. Here at Blimpie the offer an entire low carb menu. And you know what? the food tastes pretty good." Steve Zwirling/Regional Director, Blimpie's: "What we've done. We've taken advantage of the opportunity, and we're putting products out there that our consumers not only think taste good, but will meet the demands of their particular diet." BLIMPIE'S REGIONAL DIRECTOR STEVE ZWIRLING, SAYS THE NEW MENU FILLS A NICHE, FILLS YOUR BELLY, AND TAKES SOME OF THE DREAD OUT OF DIETING. DR. SEAN KENNIFF, CBS NEWS.))
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[West-Weather]


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If you think our weather is too wintry, look to the West.
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[VO-NAT]
[Super=03-Portland, OR;]


where people are dealing with what's being called the worst winter storm in a decade.
In Portland, freezing rain forced the cancellation today of nearly 200 flights.
[Super=03-Seattle, WA;]


In Seattle, rain and snow turned to slush making a mess on the roads.
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((I DON'T EVEN LIKE WEATHERMAN ESPECIALLY WHEN THEY'RE RIGHT.))
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[OUT Q=WHEN THEY'RE RIGHT.]
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[Super=03-North Bend, WA;]


and right they were.. the storm was severe. Bad weather even forced state police to close part of Interstate 90 in Washington state.
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[S-Extra]


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Reaction to Joe Gibbs comeback from Riggins to Theismann to Tony Stewart. Plus, college hoop highlights and the first edition of Hometown Hoops Weekly for 2004. But first your Extra Point -
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[VO-NAT]

Former Roanoke Dazzle star Mikki Moore was cut today by the New Jersey Nets. His most recent NBA call-up lasted four games in which the 7 footer averaged less than a point a game. The Dazzle isn't home again until next Tuesday.
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[S-Joe]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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It what can only be considered the ultimate late Christmas present, Joe Gibbs is coming back to D.C. to save the Redskins.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Carlisle, PA/1990; :00]

From 1981 through 1992 - Gibbs led the Redskins to their greatest success, guiding them to 140 wins and three Super Bowl titles. But he left the game to try his hand at NASCAR.
[SUPER=03-Huntersville, NC;]

His multi-car team housed in Huntersville, North Carolina won two series titles and most figured that the 63 year old Gibbs was set for life with his kids and grandkids. But today - he fooled even his former players with his return to the National Football League.
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[SUPER=01-Joe Theismann/Redskins Quarterback 1974-85; :02]
[SUPER=01-John Riggins/Redskins Tailback 1976-1985; :15]
[SUPER=01-Doug Williams/Redskins Quarterback 1986-89; :36]
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[OUT Q=...it's totally a surprise."]
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[WIPE TO JOE GIBBS PINNACLE PAGE] Gibbs will get a five year, $25 million contract Fans hope they will get what they've been lacking since he left - a winner! Without Gibbs - five coaches, over 100 losses, and only 1 appearance in the playoffs.
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[S-Tony]


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News of Gibbs' return to the NFL quickly spread to Daytona Beach, Florida
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Daytona Beach, FL; :00]

where Tony Stewart was testing in the Joe Gibbs Racing Chevy. Stewart says while the move was a surprise - it really doesn't hurt him or Bobby Labonte.
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[IN Q=BITE]
[SUPER=01-Tony Stewart/Has Driven for Joe Gibbs Racing Since 1999; :04]
[RUNS=:26]
[OUT Q=...big boys again."]
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[S-Roanoke]


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Roanoke College opened up its two day "V Foundation Classic" tournament tonight at the Bast Center.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/St. Joseph's vs. Roanoke; :00]

Proceeds from the raffle and silent auction go to benefit cancer research. This is the 11th annual event. Roanoke would get off to a fast start in this one as Andrew Crowder out of Radford will feed Nyjuan Hall, who goes baseline and kisses it in off the glass for the Noke. St. Joe's is known as the Monks and the team came all the way from Maine. So you know Steve Monterio is going make sure he gets three before he's done.
[super=33-St. Joseph's/72/Roanoke/90;]

But Roanoke would get the win and a Jared Butler bomb. The Maroons win this one 90-to-72.
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[S-Hoops]


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Hometown Hoops Weekly opens up another season of stories from the high school hardwood this week. Steve Mason has our first installment.
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[SUPER=01-Nelson Fox/25th Season as Boys Head Coach; 1:01]
[SUPER=01-John Armstrong/Parry McCluer Girls Head Coach; 1:13]
[SUPER=01-Craig Lund/2 Time Oklahoma National Champ; 2:00]
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[OUT Q=...hometown hoops weekly"]
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((STEVE MASON:HARD TO BELIEVE BUT WE ARE BEGINNING OUR EIGHTH SEASON OF HOMETOWN HOOPS WEEKLY. WE START THIS SEASON WITH A FAMILY AFFAIR. PARRY MCCLUER TWINS CHELSEA AND AUSTIN LUND PLAY FOR THE FIGHTING BLUES GIRLS AND BOYS BASKETBALL TEAMS BUT THEY GIVE SIBLING RIVALRIES A GOOD NAME THANKS, IN PART TO A DAD, WHO IS NO STRANGER TO COMPETITION AT THE HIGHEST LEVELS.))
((Chelsea and Austin along with their family relocated to Buena Vista last August and their athletic ability enabled them to fit right in. Chelsea, older by 15 minutes, is a key starter and Austin, only in his second year of organized hoops, a key player off the bench. Competition early in life helps them now. ((:)) ((:)) To their coaches, they set a standard all student athletes should try and reach. ((:)) ((:)) Both have over a 3.75 GPA and they encourage each other ((NAT SOUND PIANO:))
Both are intermediate pianists and accomplished vocalists, well rounded exceptional kids whose excellence can be traced to home. Music comes mostly from mom, sports from dad, a dad who this week, watched his former team lose in the national championship. Craig Lund, now an admissions counselor and assistant football coach at Southern Virginia University, won two national championships under Barry Switzer as a tight end in 74 and 75, takes the loss a little easier these days and he refuses to shove sports and a win at all costs attitude down his kids throats.)) ((:)) ((:)) ((:)) ((CHELSEA HOPES TO PLAY COLLEGE BASKETBALL WHILE AUSTIN WILL CHOOSE BETWEEN HOOPS AND SWIMMING, ANOTHER SPORT IN WHICH HE HAS GREAT TALENT. STEVE MASON HOMETOWN HOOPS WEEKLY:))
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[Disability-Worker]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=04-01 TC01:02]
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[ENG#=1]


A Roanoke man hasn't let cerebral palsey stop him from being self sufficient.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


52-year old Bobby Johnson not only works at Kroger, he also drives and lives on his own.
This month he's celebrating his fifth year on the job -- the longest he's ever been employed.
But getting and keeping a job hasn't always been easy.
Johnson recalls the words of a former employer..
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[SOT, on pre-pro tape with words over video]
[IN Q=He says Bobby there are a lot of people]

((HE SAYS BOBBY THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO JUST WISH YOU WOULD JUST GO AWAY))
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[OUT Q=just go away]
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[VO-NAT]


Johnson was able to get this job at Kroger with help of Commonwealth Supportive Services.
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[SOT10:28:45]
[IN Q=You get employers]

((LANAYE FERGUSON/COMMONWEALTH SUPPORTIVE SERVICES; YOU GET EMPLOYERS WHO GET NERVOUS, THEY HAVE THIS STEREOTYPE AND THE THINK THEY SHOULD JUST STAY HOME AND LIVE OFF THE STATE ))
[SUPER=01-Lanaye Ferguson/Commonwealth Supportive Services]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=live off the state]
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[VO-NAT]


Johnson has too much pride for that and hopes to be inspiration to others with cerebral palsy or other disabilities.


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For more information about Commonwealth Supportive Services you can call 540-537- 6767. (-------------)