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Coming up on the Big 7, the high cost of high speed on the highway.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

And what the mad cow scare has done for the buffalo business.

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Tonight on News 7 sports - preseason testing at Daytona heats up for the second week. Steve Mason has the latest edition of Rounhouse Wrapup.
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And quarterback Matt Mauck is the latest in a growing list of LSU players to head to the NFL a year early.
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High winds provide the focus for the forecast along with a fast moving rain/snow possibility for early Thursday morning. [Open]
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[Bison-Beef]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Thanks to the Mad Cow scare, people are asking a New River Valley farmer... "Where's the Bison?"
Jim Politis (Po-LIT-tis) sells bison, and he says demand for his buffalo meat has doubled in the last few weeks.
[BLACKSBURG DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & Rachel/Microwave;]


New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel DePompa is in our Blacksburg Newsroom. Rachel, why the spike in sales?
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[SUPER=@Rachel1;]
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Keith, it appears to be because more people want to know what cows are eating. The by-products fed to cows are the main cause of how Mad Cow is spread. But bison don't eat anything but grass, hay and oats. So people seem to be feeling a little safer taking a bite.
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[SUPER=01-David Quesenberry/Bison Customer;:15]
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((NATS-Kitchen sounds...
Things are a cookin' at the Brush Creek Buffalo Store and Restaurant in Riner.
NATS- REGISTER OPENING/RINGING. 18:57:00
And the sales aren't too shabby either... thanks to one mad cow in Washington State.

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[SOT:16:26:00 ]
[IN Q=I think it's]

((DAVID QUESENBERRY: I THINK IT'S MADE PEOPLE MORE AWARE THAT ARE BEEF IS NOT AS HEALTHY AS IT SHOULD BE AND THEY REALLY NEED TO MAKE SOME CHANGES IN THE WAY THEY FEED THESE COWS AND EVERYTHING.)) [RUNS:12]
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NATS-Jim pouring feed...
In the 10-years Jim Politis has been raising and selling bison, he's never seen sales go up like this.

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((JIM POLITIS:WE'VE NOT SEEN AN INCREASE IN A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME LIKE THIS EVER, NO MATTER WHAT KIND OF PROMOTION OR ADVERTISING WE'VE DONE. THESE LAST 2 WEEKS HAVE BEEN PHENOMINAL.)) [RUNS:13]
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((RACHEL DEPOMPA: NOT ONLY ARE MORE PEOPLE COMING INTO THE RESTAURANT. MORE PEOPLE ARE BUYING THE BEEF. JANUARY IS TYPICALLY A SLOW MONTH, BUT THEY'RE EXPECTING TO DOUBLE THEIR SALES FROM LAST YEAR)) [RUNS:10]
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((JAN POLITIS: I GOT A CALL YESTERDAY AFTERNOON. THIS LADY CALLED AND SHE SAID MAN I DON'T KNOW WHAT IT IS THEY ARE PUTTING IN THE BEEF BUT I DON'T WANT TO TOUCH BEEF AGAIN. AND DO YOU SELL IT UP HERE IN ROANOKE SOMEWHERE. CAN I GET IT FROM YOU.)) [RUNS:12]
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Politis believes Mad Cow is being over hyped, but he doesn't want people to put it out to pasture, just yet.
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((JIM POLITIS:WHEN YOU'RE A SMALL BUSINESS. ANY BUSINESS IS GOOD AND THE MAD COW JUST PUT US ON THE MAP A LITTLE HIGHER THEN IT WAS BEFORE.)) [RUNS:09]
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Politis says he's gotten at least 40-new customers and many are coming back for more.
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Keith and Shannon, he even sells some of his buffalo meat at some local grocery stores and its flying off the shelves there too.

[Holcomb]


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Charges against Giles County Pastor accused of molesting several children are heading to court.
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52-year old Roger Holcomb of Pembroke Church of God was indicted today for 7-counts of aggravated sexual battery and 4-counts of indecent liberties with a minor.
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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[Garland]


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In Lynchburg, charges against a Maryland man accused of a two-day crime spree are headed to a grand jury.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Nelson Co./November 13th]


Police say 23-year-old Orlando Garland robbed two convenience stores and stole a car in Lynchburg, then had a shootout with another store owner in Nelson County.
He was caught after a brief manhunt in the woods north of Lovingston.
Garland's facing robbery and grand larceny charges in Lynchburg.
He could be indicted next month.
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[Carroll-Shooting]


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A Hillsville woman faces several charges for a Carroll County robbery and shooting.
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[TAKE NIXON PICTURE]
46-year old Elva Rosemary Nixon was charged this week with armed robbery, aggravated malicious wounding and two gun violations. She's being held at the New River Valley Regional Jail without bond.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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Nixon is charged with the January 5th shooting of Donald Brady in the Keno section of the county. Investigators won't release many details on what happened but say Brady was shot 4 times.
He's listed in critical condition at a North Carolina hospital.







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A Presidential candidate opens a campaign office in Roanoke. That story is still ahead.
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And it may be January, but this is graduation day, and these new grads are heading for the streets.
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When it comes to Interstate 81, state police say it's not a matter of *finding* speeders.
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Rather the hard part is *choosing* among the *many* vehicles that break the law.
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We rode along with one trooper today as he enforced the state's first and only highway safety corridor.
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Chafin pulled over 9-cars before we left him this afternoon. He says, on a typical day he'll stop as many as 25.


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A Republican lawmaker is also thinking about I-81 -- he wants the big trucks to move over.
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Staunton Delegate Chris Saxman is introducing a measure to limit trucks to the center or right lanes of 81.
The restriction would apply only where the interstate expands to three lanes.
Saxman says the differences in speed between cars and trucks on hills is what causes most accidents on 81.
He says separate lanes will allow a more consistent flow of traffic on the left.
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[Clark-HQ]


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Supporters of a presidential candidate have officially set up shop in Roanoke.
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The General Wesley Clark for President campaign opened its Roanoke headquarters today on Campbell Avenue. Former State Senator Madison Marye was the guest speaker at today's celebration. Like Clark, Marye also served in the military, but Marye says he supports Clark because he will bring a "genuine prosperity" to this country.
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((MADISON MARYE: LEADERSHIP ABILITY, STERLING CHARACTER, GOT THE RIGHT POSITION ON THE ENVIRONMENT, HELPING THE POOR, HE COMES FROM HUMBLE BEGINNINGS... I JUST THINK HE'S A GREAT MAN.))
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The Roanoke office is one of five the Clark campaign is opening this week in Virginia.
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[Vinton-Council]


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A Vinton woman who worked behind the political scene for years wants to bring her experience to Town Council.
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[VO-NAT]
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Carol Fidler (fiddler) announced she will run as a candidate in May's election. Fidler worked as former Delegate Dick Cranwell's legislative aide for 30-years and says the experience she gained convinced her to help people in her own neighborhood.
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((Fidler: We can work with our local business owners individually and through our chamber to expand our services and products available to reach out and invite the rest of the Valley to our doors.))
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[OUT Q= ... to our doors.]
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[VO-NAT]

Fidler says she hopes to open the door for local businesses to profit from a future off track betting site, as well as work on a new War Memorial and fire and rescue facility.
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[Stocks]


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Wall Street pulled back as investors played it safe ahead of major earnings reports. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The Dow dropped 58 points. Nasdaq fell 15.
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[Family-Foundation]


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Traditional marriage in Virginia is in serious jeopardy.
That is a warning from the Family Foundation.
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The group is urging lawmakers to support a federal constitutional ban on same-sex marriages.
Members say court rulings striking down anti-sodomy laws in Texas
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and legalizing gay marriage in Massachusetts could affect Virginia.
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((SENATOR KEN CUCCINELLI/R-FAIRFAX: WE ARE STILL UNDER THREAT FROM THE IMPORTATION OF HOMOSEXUAL MARRIAGE INTO VIRGINIA VIA THE COMMERCE CLAUSE FROM OTHER STATES. AND WE NEED TO DEFEND AGAINST THAT.))
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The Family Foundation is also backing legislation recognizing two distinct crimes when a fetus is killed or injured in an attack on a pregnant woman.
And the group is calling for a budget amendment to cut off taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood.
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Governor Warner will present HIS legislative agenda tomorrow in the annual State of the Commonwealth Address.
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[Take SOC Promo FS] News 7 will bring you the governor's address from Richmond. Our coverage begins tomorrow night at 7.
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Tomorrow will bring a changing of the guard in Richmond, as two veteran lawmakers from Roanoke step down, and two newcomers take their place.
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Delegates Vic Thomas and Chip Woodrum have more than 50 years of legislative experience between them.
Last week, members of Roanoke City Council recognized the duo for their years of service to the Valley.
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((DEL. VIC THOMAS: WE WORKED TOGETHER AND THINGS HAVE HAPPENED. THAT'S WHAT IT TAKES TO MAKE THINGS HAPPEN, PEOPLE WORKING TOGETHER. AND THE GOOD LORD HAS BEEN GOOD TO ME, HE REALLY HAS.)) ((DEL. CHIP WOODRUM: IT HAS BEEN A PRIVILEGE TO WORK FOR THE PEOPLE AND WITH THE PEOPLE. BUT I WOULDN'T BE TELLING YOU THE TRUTH IF I DIDN'T SAY FOR MYSELF AND MY GOOD FRIEND VIC THOMAS, WE WOULD HAVE PAID YOU TO LET US DO IT.))
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Taking their place in the House of Delegates are Republican William Fralin, and Democrat Onzlee Ware, who will be sworn in with other freshmen lawmakers tomorrow in Richmond.



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LSU's quarterback Matt Mauck is heading to theNFL a season early. Steve Mason has the latest edition of Roundhouse Wrapup.
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And Ricky Rudd and the Wood Brothers make some noise during testing today at Daytona.
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The preseason thunder continued today at Daytona with the second week of preseason testing for the Cup series.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Daytona Beach, FL; :00]

27 drivers were involved in today's test including Ricky Rudd and the Wood Brothers. Rudd says while the move out of Stuart was tough for many it has helped the race team tremendously from a personnel standpoint.
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[vo nat con't] Rudd ended as the fastest Ford today. John Andretti driving for DEI in a Chevy was quickest overall.
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The Dazzle hosts Columbus tonight at the Roanoke Civic Center at seven. Roanoke is averaging nearly 100 points a game, tops in the league.
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[S-House]


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The Express is on the road Friday and Saturday against the Florida Everblades. Here's Steve Mason with Round House Wrap up.
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((STEVE MASON:))
((Carney finds himself in his 11th different ECHL uniform in a pro hockey career that began back in 1994. It's his 12th st of clothes if you count the season he spent in Trenton last year in a suit in tie as the Titans assistant coach.

((:))
Carney has 7 goals and 18 assists for 21 points, just three points shy of his career high of 24 points and the Express is still two weeks from the half way point of the season. ((:))
Speaking of the Titans, ECHL commissioner Brian McKenna was the league executive of the year after putting an average of seven thousand fans in Trenton's arena following the team's inaugural season in 1999. He visited with the Express ownership group and Roanoke game against Atlantic City over the weekend and was encouraged that Express attendance this season is up to 2,788 compared to 2,564 a season ago.)) ((:)) ((:))
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LSU head football coach Nick Saban isn't heading to the NFL, but it seems half of his team is.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/2002 Season; :00]

This afternoon quarterback Matt Mauck announced that he will give up his final year of eligibility to try his hand at pro football. Mauck was 18-2 as a starter in his college career and set an LSU record with 28 touchdown passes this past season. Mauck turns 25 next month and already he has graduated in pre-med. He is getting married in February. Four LSU players are now leaving including receiver Michael Clayton.
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[ANCHOR=Mike]
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The return of Joe Gibbs has created a tremendous demand for tickets at Fed Ex field.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Landover, MD; :00]

Today the Redskins announced that they will NOT raise prices. General admission tickets and the cost of parking will not change, meaning for three straight years there has not been an increase. The team says by the time the season starts more than 100 thousand names will be on the season ticket waiting list.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

Today was graduation day for more than a dozen police recruits in the Roanoke Valley.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

16-recruits were officially sworn-in as police officers this afternoon, during a graduation ceremony at the Jefferson Center in downtown Roanoke. The new officers went through six-months of training through the Roanoke Police Academy's 52nd Basic School. Eleven of the officers will serve Roanoke city, while five will serve Roanoke County.
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When the Maple Leaf Bakery put out word it needed dozens of new workers, hundreds of people were there the next day to apply.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Week]

That was just over a week ago, and some of the people who walked in that day are already on the job. We'll see how the Roanoke bakery, and its newest employees, are doing now
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tonight on News 7 at 6.