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[TAKE TRAIN AX MAP FS] Coming up on News 7 Saturday Morning. - The driver of a dump truck in Montgomery County received minor injuries yesterday after being hit by a train

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And an ugly brawl erupts between basketball players and fans last night in Detroit. We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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[Congress-Bill]


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A bill that's been long overdue --could come to a vote this morning.
Congress is expected to vote on 388 billion dollar domestic and foreign aid bill.
The White House and and Congressional bargainers came to a late night agreement on what the spending package should include.
The measure calls for cuts in the President's priorities and will curb spending on some domestic programs.


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A train hit a dump truck in Montgomery County yesterday.
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[TAKE TRAIN AX MAP FS]
Sheriff's deputies say it happened at a private crossing in the Ironto area around 4:15 yesterday afternoon.
The Norfolk Southern train was pulling 150 cars loaded with coal toward Roanoke when it hit a six-wheel excavation dump truck.
The driver of the truck was treated for minor injuries and released.
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Giles County investigators say two well known New River Valley activists are missing and could be in danger.
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[VO-NAT]

44 year old Susan Jean Daniels is a student at Virginia Tech and was last seen on the Tech campus at around midnight on Wednesday. Police say her boyfriend, 40 year old Niklan Matt Jones was last seen leaving his home in Blacksburg around 5:00 that morning.
[SUPER=03-Giles Co.;]

Daniels' home on Spruce run road near Newport burned to the ground early Thursday morning. Police suspect arson. The couples' cars were both at the home, but police say they have no idea where Daniels or Jones are. Investigators also say they found signs of a struggle in the ashes and a note in Jones' car that indicates problems.
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[ANCHOR=Joy]
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Police say the two were supposed to be going to a School of the America's protest in Columbus Georgia this weekend, but people at the protest who know the couple say neither has shown up. If you have any information on the whereabouts of the couple, call the Giles County Sheriff's Office.

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Investigators believe a curling iron left on a bed caused a fire that damaged a home in Roanoke County yesterday,

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Officials say a neighbor spotted the flames coming from the home on Maywood Avenue and called the fire department. The owner, Vicky King, and her son were not home at the time. After a half hour the flames were under control and crews began the cleanup. Fire officials are still investigating the cause.
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[Detroit-Brawl]


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A brawl involving players and fans ended the Pistons -Pacers game last night.
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[IN Q=The fight began when]
[SUPER=03-Detroit, MI/Last Night; :00]
[SUPER=01-Larry Brown/Pistons Head Coach; :43]
[RUNS=1:30]
[OUT Q=when it was called.]

((
The fight began when Detroit center Ben Wallace drove the lane and was fouled hard by Indiana's Ron Artest.
Those players shoved each other before it got ugly.
Several fans then got into the action.
Artest charged into the stands to fight with a fan.
Then more fans began throwing debris on the court.
Several scuffles between players and Detroit fans broke out.
Detroit's coach Brown took the microphone to implore the crowd to behave, but the rowdy scene continued and both teams eventually went to the locker room.
The N-B-A is looking into the fight.
Officials called the game with 45 seconds left in what Piston's coach Larry Brown called - quote - "the ugliest thing I've ever seen as a coach or player".
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I've just never seen anything]

((LARRY BROWN:PISTONS HEAD COACH: I'VE JUST NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE THAT. YOU KNOW I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT TO DO MYSELF, PERSONALLY. TRY TO CONTROL THE PLAYERS. I'VE NEVER SEEN IT GO INTO A SITUATION LIKE THAT. MAYBE I'VE SEEN A HOCKEY GAME ONCE.)) [RUNs19]
[OUT Q=seen a hocky game once]



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[VO-NAT]


Pacers coach Rick Carlisle says he felt like he was fighting for his life during the five minute altercations.
Fans threw drinks, bottles, punches and at least one chair during the brawl.
No arrests have been made. Police say about a half dozen people suffered minor injuries.
The N-B-A says it has no comment until it reviews all the facts of the case.
Carlisle said his players - quote - tried to show a lot of restraint, but emotions took over."
Indiana won the game 97-82 when it was called.))


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Coming up in today's Focus on Health - tips on how to stay trim for the holidays
[ANCHOR=Brent]

and a little later
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Can the Dazzle shine in the Star City if fans don't pick up the pace? See what team officials say.
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Many people pack on the extra pounds around the holidays --but today we have some strategies to help avoid gaining the weight. [JOY/GUEST TWO SHOT]
[SUPER=01-Helen Short/Weight Watchers Leader]


Here to give us some advice is Helen Short, a local Weight Watchers Leader.


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Coordinating home accessories to have a designer look doesn't have to be a lucky find or an expensive project.
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Sometimes it's as easy as adding special touches to what you already have. Take a look
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[TAKE Decor FS] in today's Decor and More.
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Basketball is back on center court in Roanoke.
But fans worry the Dazzle may fold like the Express if more people don't show support to the team.
Justin McLeod talked with team officials to see if there is a possibility it will be benched.

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[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=@justin1; :31]
[SUPER=01-Dennis Robarge/Team President; :51]
[SUPER=01-Kent Davison/Dazzle Coach; 1:06]
[SUPER=01-Rick Ingraham/Dazzle Fan; 1:27]
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((((NAT SOUND OF THE GAME))
If you are one of those who say there's nothing to do in Roanoke, then you've probably never heard of the Roanoke Dazzle.
[SOT 25:56; 23:31]
[IN Q=I would say]

((SUSAN LARKIN/DAZZLE FAN: I WOULD SAY IT'S ONE OF ROANOKE'S BEST KEPT SECRETS.)) ((RICK INGRAHAM/DAZZLE FAN: I DON'T KNOW WHY PEOPLE IN ROANOKE ARE NOT COMING DOWN AND WATCHING THIS STUFF.)) [Runs06]
[OUT Q=WATCHING THIS STUFF]


It's not for lack of trying.
Just about every game, the Dazzle has free giveaways, entertainment for kids, and performances by local groups. ((NAT SOUND OF GROUP SINGING NATIONAL ANTHEMN))
But all this hoopla has failed to attract large crowds.
[SOT 28:02]
[IN Q=The Dazzle had]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: THE DAZZLE HAD HOPED TO ATTRACT 25-HUNDRED FANS PER GAME LAST YEAR BUT IN REALITY ONLY HAD ABOUT 18-HUNDRED. AND ALTHOUGH THEY'RE DISAPPOINTED BY THOSE NUMBERS, TEAM OFFICIALS ARE ENCOURAGED BY THE FACT THE NUMBERS ARE GROWING EVERY YEAR.)) [Runs12]
[OUT Q=EVER YEAR]

((NAT SOUND OF COACH GOING OVER GAME PLAN AROUND 42:53))
But the team admits its orginal game plan was wrong.
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[IN Q=We assumed that]

((DENNIS ROBARGE/TEAM PRESIDENT: WE ASSUMED THAT PEOPLE WOULD COME, THAT WE WERE IN THE NBA AND PEOPLE WOULD UNDERSTAND THAT.)) [Runs05]
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So the Dazzle reduced ticket prices and put a lot of focus on bringing in groups.
Team leaders hope the fourth season really takes off.
[SOT 15:23]
[IN Q=This is a big]

((KENT DAVISON/DAZZLE COACH: THIS IS A BIG YEAR FOR US. I THINK WE NEED TO SHOW THE NBA, THE NDBL THAT ROANOKE IS A VIABLE PLACE TO HAVE A MINOR LEAGUE TEAM.)) [Runs10]
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It is a team that will stick around at least through next season, beyond that is unclear. ((QUICK NAT SOUND OF CHEERING))
Fans hope it stays believing the Dazzle is well worth the price of admission.
[SOT 23:46]
[IN Q=I just brought]

((RICK INGRAHAM: I JUST BROUGHT SEVEN KIDS IN HERE AND TWO ADULTS IT COST ME FIFTY BUCKS, AND I AM SITTING RIGHT HERE AT THE MAIN COURT, SOME OF THESE GUYS ARE HALF DECENT BASKETBALL PLAYERS.)) [Runs06]
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Now all the Dazzle needs is decent crowds and hopefully a winning season.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Roanoke.))


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In sports, high school football playoffs kicked off last night as Salem advanced over Liberty. Mike Stevens has hightlights.
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[Open]
Good morning, I'm Joy Sutton.
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And I'm Brent Watts.
It's Saturday, November 20th. Welcome to News-7 Saturday Morning.
[WX PRO/FULL=]"WEATHER STORY"
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[Iraq]


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The fighting continues to escalate in Iraq. A policeman says roadside bombs have killed three National Guardsman as well as three Iraqi troops.
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There was also this car bombing today that killed and wounded several Iraqi's. The blast came shortly after a skirmish between U-S and Iraqi forces and insurgents in central Baghdad.
Meanwhile -- an Iraqi government officials was assassinated today by an unknown gunman. Police sources say the advisor to the Iraqi Ministry of Works and Public Affairs was shot and killed along with her secretary, driver and bodyguard.
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A convicted killer's sentence was reduced by five years yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]

At the same time, the judge imposed a new restriction on Mohammed Majeed once he gets out. After hearing testimony from the victim's wife about how the shooting at their home last year traumatized the couple's children, Judge Robert Doherty (DOE-her-tee) ordered Majeed to stay away from Christopher Hanes' kids.
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[SOT 10:53:05]
[IN Q=You will be]

((ROBERT DOHERTY/ROANOKE CO. CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE; YOU WILL BE TOLD ROUGHLY WHAT TOWN THEY'RE IN, YOU CAN'T EVEN DRIVE A CAR WITHIN 100 MILES OF WHERE THEY ARE.))
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[OUT Q=where they are.]
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[VO-NAT]

Majeed rented an apartment from Chris Hanes
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./July]

and had gone to his landlord's home to try to get a security deposit back. Majeed shot and killed Hanes in front of the children after Hanes refused to return the 575 dollars.
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The beef industry is on alert after a POSSIBLE case of mad cow disease was found in the U-S.
But producers say their safeguards are working and the nation's food supply is still safe.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./December 2003]


Virginia cattlemen felt the effects a year ago, following a confirmed case of B- S- E in Washington State.
This week's report of an inconclusive test somewhere in the country hasn't affected the market here, and producers are hopeful it won't shake consumer confidence.
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[SOT 23:48:25]
[IN Q=It's something that the industry]

((BILL MCKINNON/VIRGINIA CATTLEMEN'S ASSOCIATION: IT'S SOMETHING THAT THE INDUSTRY NEEDS TO DEAL WITH AGGRESSIVELY. WE HAVE, BUT AGAIN, WE THINK WE HAVE THOSE FIREWALLS IN TO PROTECT CONSUMERS.))
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[OUT Q=to protect consumers.]
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[VO-NAT]


The Virginia Cattlemen's Association has six thousand members, but there are more than 25- thousand cattle operations in the state.
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A new grocery store just outside of Lexington is hoping to add an international flair to shopping - and attract food lovers from across the region.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co.]

Foods International is scheduled to open early next week. It features a wide variety of common and obscure items, at prices set to compete with the national chains, and discount stores.
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[INQ=I don't pick the...]

((ERIK KING/FOODS INTERNATIONAL MANAGING PARTNER; I DON'T PICK THE BEST OF THE BEST, I BRING OUT EVERYTHING. JUST LIKE WE SELL PAM AND SO DOES EVERYBODY ELSE, BUT I'VE GOT CANOLA SPRAY, SUPER CANOLA SPRAY, AND GRAPE SEED SPRAY. THESE ITEMS YOU'LL NEVER FIND IN A SUPERMARKET.))
[SUPER=01-Erik King/Foods International Managing Partner;]
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[OUTQ=never find in a supermarket.]
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[VO-NAT]

When the market does open, it will feature a Japanese restaurant, a cafe, and free wireless internet access.
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[11Call-Center]


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A new company and the expansion of two others means hundreds of new jobs for Lynchburg.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


C-D-G Management will put a new outbound call center in this old postal building on Fifth Street.
The move will create about 200 new jobs and require *no* financial incentives from the city.
Officials say Lynchburg has been getting a lot more interest lately.
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[SOT 1:03:10]
[IN Q=I don't know]

((MARY JANE RUSSELL/LYNCHBURG ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: I DON'T KNOW WHETHER ANYBODY WAS KIND OF WAITING TO GET THE ELECTION BEHIND THEM AND WERE A LITTLE HESITANT TO MAKE INVESTMENTS. WE'VE HAD THE SAME COMMENTS FROM SOME OF OUR COMMERCIAL DEVELOPERS THAT THAT'S THE TREND THAT THEY SEE. IT JUST SEEMS THAT THINGS ARE STARTING TO BREAK LOOSE AND WE'RE JUST VERY GRATEFUL TO BE INVOLVED IN IT.))
[SUPER=01-Mary Jane Russell/Lynchburg Economic Development]
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[OUT Q=involved in it.]
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Boxley Block and RiversEdge Furniture also announced yesterday they will spend millions of dollars expanding their Hill City operations.
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[Adoption-Day]


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There are many children in foster care in need of permanent homes. Today thousands will be adopted as part on National Adoption day.
But there is still a great need to find families for more than 120-thousand children who remain in the foster care system.
The Urban Institute found that many families don't realize that it doesn't cost anything to adopt a child. Foster care pays for the adoption and many children receive stipends as well to help pay for their care..
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For more information, an adoption day celebration will take place today at the Salem Civic Center in the community room from 10 am to 2pm. There will be lots of activities for families and a special ceremony.
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[ENG#=3]

Lieutenant Governor Tim Kaine left for Honduras yesterday, more than 20- years after he worked as a missionary there.

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[VO-NAT]

Kaine took a year off from law school in 1980 to run a trade school in the impoverished South American country. He says the experience gave him confidence to choose a path that went against the materialistic environment at Harvard.
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[SOT 16:14:53]
[IN Q=As much as the year]

((TIM KAINE: AS MUCH AS THE YEAR THERE HELPED ME WHEN I WENT BACK TO HARVARD STICK ON THE PATH THAT I WANT TO GO ON. I THINK GOING DOWN NOW IS GOING TO HELP ME IN A VERY TOUGH YEAR OF CAMPAIGNING, YOU KNOW, STAY ON THE PATH THAT I KNOW IS THE RIGHT PATH AND NOT GET SUCKED AWAY ON, YOU KNOW, THINGS THAT AREN'T WHAT I'M REALLY ABOUT.))
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[VO-NAT]

Kaine will seek the Democratic Party's nomination for governor next year. This time around he's making the trip with his wife Anne as the couple celebrates 20- years of marriage.
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