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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

Fear in one local school district that some workers won't get paid. We'll tell you what it's all about.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Jean 2-Shot]


and a big family owned real estate company is selling out- The change for Boone and Company coming up.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=mike]
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Tonight on News 7 sports - Roanoke now has a First Tee - we'll explains that - plus the Dazzle's getting ready to roll,
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[VO-NAT]

and Tech's Jimmy Williams is a semi-finalist for the Jim Thorpe Award.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


And Roanoke is a finalist in the freeze warning award. Temperatures in the 20s tonight.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 4-Shot]


News 7 is next.
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[IN Q=The consolidation of the industry]

((THE CONSOLIDATION OF THE INDUSTRY HAS DRIVEN US TO THE POINT WHERE WE HAVE TO CONTINUE TO GROW.))
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[OUT Q=where we have to continue to grow.]
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Put out the sold sign.
[ANCHOR=Jean 2-Shot]


One of southwest Virginia's leading real estate companies is merging with one of the nation's largest.
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[ANCHOR=Jean 2-Shot]


Good evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


And I'm Keith Humphry.
[Boone-foster]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=04-46 TC07:01]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


For the second time in four months, Fairfax based Long and Foster is acquiring one of western Virginia's major firms.
[ANCHOR=Jean 2-Shot]


Today, Boone and Company Realtors announced it is joining forces with the state's largest real estate company.

[***BOONE/FOSTER GRAPHIC***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-JEan & Joe /NEwsroom]


Joe Dashiell has more on the decision...
[LIVE= JoeD /FULL]
[SUPER=@Joe1;]


Keith and Jean, Len Boone says it was a bittersweet decision... and a heck of a ride for the last 28 years... but today he and other Boone officials said they believe the decision was best for the family, the firm's agents and employees, and the community.
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[IN Q=The Boone family]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Alexander Boone/Boone & Company Realtors; :14]
[SUPER=01-Wes Foster/Long & Foster Real Estate; :37]
[SUPER=01-Tim Garrison/Boone & Company General Manager; :49]
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[OUT Q=and that's why we thought it was a good move.]


((The Boone family, and representatives from Long and Foster broke the news to agents and employees during a morning meeting at the Roanoke Country Club.
The family says it was a decision they had resisted, but ultimately embraced.
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[IN Q=It will bring so much]

((IT WILL BRING SO MUCH MORE SUPPORT TO OUR CLOIENTS AND OUR ASSOCIATES, AND I THINKWE'LL HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY WITH LOING AND FOSTERS RESOURCES TO GROW OUR REGION TREMENDOUSLY AND BOONE AND COMANY LONG AND FOSTER AND OWENS AND COMPANY LONG AND FOSTER WIOLL BE STRONG DOMINANT PLAYERS IN THE WOUTHWEST VIRGINIA REAL ESTATE MARKET.))
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[OUT Q=southwest Virginia real estate market.]


Following the Boone announcement and the Ownes and Company acquisition in July, Long and Foster will hold a market share of more than 40 percent.
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[IN Q=We're so delighted]

(( WE'RE SO DELIGHTED TO BE HERE NOW SO STRONG IN THE ROANOKE MARKET WE WILL ALMOST FROM THE BEGINNING WILL ALMOST SELL ONE OF EVERY TWO HOMES IN ROANOKE AND THAT'S EXCITING. AND THIS IS A GOOD MARKET. )) ((WE'LL BE ABLE TO GIVE BETTER EDUCATION, BETTER TECHNOLOGY, BETTER TRAINING AND BETTER SERVICE, AND ALL OF THOSE BENEFIT THE RONAOKE VALLEY BUYERS AND SELLERS. AND THAT'S WHY WE THOUGHT IT WAS A GOOD MOVE.))
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[OUT Q=WHY WE THOUGHT IT WAS A GOOD MOVE.]))
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[LIVE= Joe /FULL]


The financial terms were not disclosed... but the deal does not include Boone Homes, the development and construction arm of Boone and Company.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Jean /Newsroom;]


Keith and Jean, the deal has been completed... officials from Long and Foster told the agents they can expect to see business cards and new signs tomorrow.


[Craig-School]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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No dough if you don't show. That's what the Craig County school board is discovering. Last week, the county administrator's office notified the board it would *NOT* receive its monthly funds, because no one from the school system attended the supervisors' meeting -as requested. Now teachers and staff are afraid they won't get paid because of it. Susan Bahorich has the story.
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[IN Q=A battle is brewing..]
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[SUPER=01-Larry Moore/Craig Co. Administrator; :27]
[SUPER=@SUSAN2; :42]
[SUPER=01-Rose Martin/Craig Co. School Superintendent; :54]
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[OUT Q=SB, News7, Craig Co.]

((A battle is brewing in Craig County...
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[INQ=Teachers want to know...]

((REPORTER: "TEACHERS WANT TO KNOW, WILL THEY GET PAID? WILL THIS AFFECT THEIR PAYCHECK?" LARRY MOORE, CRAIG CO. ADMINISTRATOR: 'IT WILL NOT.')) [RUNS:005]
[OUTQ=... it will not.]


The "it" in question is the nearly 530-thousand dollars in school funding for the month of November.
The school board requested the money. The county asked that someone from the school system be in attendance before it delivered.
When no one showed- the supervisors tabled the request saying their questions weren't being answered.

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[INQ=In this particular case...]

((LARRY MOORE, CRAIG CO. ADMINISTRATOR: IN THIS PARTICULAR CASE, WE HAVE A BUDGET THAT IS $5.8 MILION FOR THE SCHOOLS, AND THEREFORE REPRESENTS A SIGNIFICANT PORTION OF THE $10 MILLION FOR THIS COUNTY. WE THINK WE'RE TRYING TO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CITIZENS OF THE COUNTY.)) [RUNS:15]
[OUTQ= .. citizens of the county.]


But, school officials disagree- saying the supervisors are taking away the school board's authority and not letting them serve the teachers and students. Without the money the school system is having trouble making ends meet...

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[INQ=We are receiving...]

((DR. ROSE MARTIN, CRAIG CO. SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: WE ARE RECEIVING NOTICES- LATE NOTICES, TURN-OFF NOTICES, NOTICES FROM FOOD VENDORS SAYING BY CHANCE OUR CREDIT IS BEING AFFECTED AND WE MAY HAVE TO GO TO A C.O.D. PAYMENT ONLY PROGRAM AND WE DON'T WANT THAT...)) [RUNS:12]
[OUTQ=... we don't want that..]


Both sides say they want to resolve the dispute. Their next chance is a at the November 16th Supervisors meeting.
SB, News7, Craig County. ))

[State-Budget]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Virginia's economy is improving and a there's surplus in the state budget, but the theme among state leaders is "restraint."
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Members of the House Appropriations Committee are in Charlottesville for a two- day retreat. Today they heard presentations on Virginia's economic and budget outlooks. The future looks promising, but leaders hope mistakes made during the recession of the early 90's will serve as a lesson during the upcoming session.
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Delegate Preston Bryant of Lynchburg says this year's budget will be tight even with a six to eight million dollar surplus.
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[OUT Q=much more promising]
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Tomorrow the committee will hear presentations on mental health care and public education.
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[Tate]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A Franklin County jury is expected to begin its deliberation tomorrow, in the case of Danville man charged with killing his girlfriend near Smith Mountain Lake.
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32 year old Stanley Tate is on trial for the murder of 29 year old Charmane Davis, who was not only his girlfriend by the mother of his two children. Davis was found shot to death inside Tate's Franklin County home last May. Today, Tate and La Chrissa Robertson, who is described as the "other woman", testified they believed Davis was an intruder when she broke into the home.
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Both the prosecution and defense have completed presenting their cases. After closing arguments and the judge's instructions tomorrow, the jury should begin its deliberations.

[Ashcroft]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A week after President Bush's election, another member of his cabinet has resigned.
The resignation of Attorney General John Ashcroft was announced in the last half-hour.
More on this story on the CBS Evening News.

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Governor Warner says take a hike... or a walk... or any other form of exercise.
More on the new Healthy Virginians initiative when News 7 returns.
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[ANCHOR=Jean 2-Shot]


And a soldier away for months surprises his son at school in Alleghany County.
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((HE JUST WALKED RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE AND I JUST RAN.))
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More on the reunion when we come back.
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He's been serving in Afghanistan since July.
[ANCHOR=JEan 2-Shot]


Now, an Alleghany County man is back home on a two week leave-
[ANCHOR=JEan]
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But Staff Sergeant C-B Nelson never told his ten year old he was coming home. Instead he surprised him at school.
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[Super=04-Home Video; :00]
[Super=03-Alleghany Co.; 28]
[SUPER=01-Staff Sgt. C. B. Nelson/Army National Guard; 41]
[SUPER=01-Stephanie Nelson/C. B. Nelson's Wife; 49]
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[OUT Q=kind of hard.]

((STAFF SERGEANT C.B. NELSON/NATIONAL GUARD: I WALKED INTO THE SCHOOL AND WAITED FOR HIM TO COME DOWN THE HALLWAY SO HE GO TO LUNCH SPEECHLESS YEA. HE WAS CRYING. I WAS CRYING EVERYBODY IN THE BACKGROUND WAS CRYING.
A father and son reunion after national guard service separated them for months.
For two weeks, C-B Nelson is trading the hills of Afghanistan for the hills of Alleghany County.
Time with the 3-116 Charlie Company for time with his wife and child- time to enjoy the little things he misses most. CB: JUST NOT BEING ABLE TO GET IN MY TRUCK AND GO DOWN THE ROAD. WAKE UP BESIDE HER SEE HIM IN THE MORNING. STUFF LIKE THAT. STEPHANIE: JUST WAKING UP KNOWING HE'S BESIDE ME GOING TO BED AT NIGHT TOGETHER THE LITTLE THINGS.
Nelson has seen a culture much different than southwestern Virginia- one where he says 40 people live in one home together- children go to school in tents- and women are beginning to realize their rights to work and learn. THERE'S A LOT MORE WOMEN COMING OUT NOT AFRAID GOOD CHANGE. IT MAKES ME FEEL LIKE WE'RE OVER THERE FOR A PURPOSE NOW INSTEAD OF BEING EXTRA BODIES WE'RE ACTUALLY MAKE SOME DIFFERENCE.
Nelson is home until next week- then it is back to Afghanistan until next summer- a longer stint than he ever expected in the Guard. BEING AWAY FROM YOUR FAMILY. MISSING EVERYTHING BACK HERE LIKE I'VE DONE MISSED HIS FIRST YEAR OF FOOTBALL. STUFF YOU CAN'T GET BACK.. KIND OF HARD.))
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By the way, Nelson says people talk a lot more about Osama bin Laden here in the states than they do in Afghanistan.

[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
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Investors stayed on the sidelines in advance of tomorrow's Federal Reserve meeting. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW lost five points today.
The NASDSAQ rose four.
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[Burrow]


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Richard Burrow is having a party to thank his supporters.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/October 7]

Since federal prosecutors decided not to pursue their case against the former D-Day Memorial Director, Burrow has rented a hall. He plans to thank the hundreds- -if not thousands- -of people he says bolstered him during what he calls his 11-hundred day ordeal.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=Richard Burrow]

Fourteen people have signed on to make ten dozen cookies a piece for the event. They'll also be serving punch. "We can't afford anything else," Burrow says. The event will be Sunday afternoon between two and five at the Jefferson Center.

[Bedford-Race]


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The loser in last week's Bedford County District Five school board race wants to make sure the final vote tally is accurate ... and she's asking for a recount.
Laura Beckman Rodes lost by a single vote to incumbent Keith Jones in the Big Island district.
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[SUPER=203-Bedford Co./Last Week]


Today, Rodes filed a petition for a recount with the Bedford County circuit court clerk.
The county's electoral board had already canvassed the results and upheld Jones' win.
Rodes' request now gets passed to Judge "Leyburn (LAY-bern) Mosby" who will assemble a three-judge panel and decide how to proceed.
Rodes would like to have more than 100 paper ballots individually examined.
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[Healthy-Virginians]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=04-36 TC1:52:40]
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Battling obesity and rising healthcare costs one step at a time.
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[SUPER=03-Richmond;]

That's the idea behind a new health initiative announced by Governor Mark Warner today. Warner hopes to promote healthy lifestyles among state workers, Medicaid clients and students while reducing the financial burden on taxpayers.
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Hundreds of state workers laced up their tennis shoes and joined the governor on a mile- long walk after his announcement. Warner encouraged employees to walk 15- minutes and cut 100- calories per day. Over the next few weeks the governor will focus on healthy children and the types of foods served in schools.
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[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Coming up in sports - the Rocket wins another Cy Young award. A Hokies is a finalist for the Jim Thorpe award.
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And Steve Mason tells us how the Scott Robertson golf folks are reaching out to a segment of the Roanoke Valley that may now have the means to tackle the sport.
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[S-Jimmy]


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The Hokies are off this week, but you would never know by the number of honors several members of the team have already received.
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[SUPER=04-This Season; :00]

This afternoon, Tech junior cornerback Jimmy Williams joined in the fun as he was named one of a dozen finalists for the Jim Thorpe award that is given annually to the top defensive back in college football. The Hampton native has three interceptions this season, along with 35 tackles and 12 pass breakups. The list of 12 will be narrowed to 3 on November 22nd, and the winner will be announced December 9th in Orlando.
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[S-Clemens]


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Roger Clemens, the 42 year old pitching machine who was supposed to be retired has added another piece hardware to the trophy case.
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[SUPER=04-MLB; :00]

This afternoon the Houston Astros' hurler won his 7th Cy Young award recognizing him as the best pitcher in the national league. He got 23 of the 32 first place votes cast by the Baseball Writers of America. He was 18-and-4 this past season, and now surpasses Gaylord Perry to become the oldest winner of his award. Gaylord was 40.
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[S-Tee]


[ANCHOR=mike]
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The new Roanoke Valley First Tee chapter made its golf program a reality today. Steve Mason has the announcement.


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[SUPER=01-Tom Robertson/Roanoke Valley First Tee Committee Chair; :19]
[SUPER=01-Mike Wise/Southwest Va. Boys & Girls Club President; :46]
[SUPER=04-Scott Robertson Memorial Jr. Golf Tournament; 1:02]
[SUPER=01-John Clarke/Scott Robertson Memorial Fund Chairman; 1:10]
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((Roanoke first Tee chairman Tom Robertson calls this chapter of the Scott Robertson memorial the latest of many dreams that have been coming true over the last 20 plus years. This dream involves a synthetic putting green, a short game area, a driving range and a learning center for all Roanoke Valley kids ages 8 to 18. ((:))
The first Tee program supporters laid out a plan to add another 500 thousand dollars to the half million in funding already raised. Partnering with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Southwest Virginia further cements the Scott Robertson Memorial organizations desire to teach golf as well as life skills to youth. ((:))
Scholarships will be available so all kids have a chance at first tee and the participants will be able top play at Countryside and Brookside golf courses. Maybe one day, a Roanoke valley first tee student will test the Scott Robertson junior golf tournament, but winning children, not championships is the passion.)) ((:)) ((:))


[S-Dazzle]


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The Roanoke Dazzle teamed up with the NBA for read to achieve day today.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]


Dazzle coach Kent Davison and his players read to students at Hurt Park Elementary.
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[SUPER=01-Terry Taylor/Roanoke Dazzle Rookie; :22]
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