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Coming up on News 7-
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What should have been a happy occasion turns into a mystery. Why police are looking for two people from North Carolina and their local connection. Plus, where have all the donors gone? Local charities wonder whether there will be enough gifts to go around this holiday. While astronauts aboard the Space Station wonder if they'll have enough food.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]


News 7 is next.

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[SOT 00:39:00]
[IN Q=She hollered my name]

((GLENN DAIL/SHE HOLLERED MY NAME, STATED THAT SHE WAS IN THE WATER, THAT THEY WERE DROWNING.))
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[OUT Q=that they were drowning.]
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[VO-NAT]

Authorities are searching for two missing North Carolina women while relatives in Salem search for answers.
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[Missing-Women]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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The woman and her granddaughter were last seen Monday night.
They were supposed to be on the way to visit relatives in Salem. But, as Jeremy Butterfield tells us, they never arrived.
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[IN Q=58 year old Gail Haddock-Dail]
[SUPER=01-Grady Hewitt/Dail's Brother; :11]
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[SUPER=20-Jeremy Butterfield/jbutterfield*wdbj7.com; 41]
[SUPER=01-Deborah Jones/Dail's Niece; :56]
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[OUT Q=News 7, Salem.]

(( 58 year old Gail Haddock-Dail and her granddaughter 15 year old Heather Roberts were coming to Salem to visit Dail's brother for his birthday. The two women never made it.
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[SOT 00:22:18]
[IN Q=And so we still left]

((GRADY HEWITT/AND SO WE STILL LEFT HANGING ON WHETHER SHE MIGHT STILL BE ALIVE OR DEAD, OR MIGHT BE UNCONSCIOUS SOMEWHERE.)) [RUNS:07]
[OUT Q=might be unconcious somewhere.]

Police are searching for the North Carolina women and running down leads. Authorities say the last person to hear from Dail was her estranged husband Glenn Dail.
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[SOT 00:23:30]
[IN Q=At three oclock in the morning]

((GRADY HEWITT/AT THREE O'CLOCK IN THE MORNING SHE CALLS HER HUSBAND, HER ESTRANGED HUSBAND AND SAID SHE WAS DROWNING AND NEEDED HELP, AND THEN THE PHONE WENT DEAD.)) [RUNS:14]
[OUT Q=and then the phone went dead.]

According to police Dail made the cell phone call somewhere near Kinston North Carolina where officers are currently searching. The family wonders why Dail choose to call her estranged husband rather than 911.
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[SOT 00:38:47]
[IN Q=There is one thing that]

((DEBORAH JONES/THERE IS ONE THING THAT REALLY CONCERNS THE FAMILY. SHE DIDN'T DIAL 911. SHE IS A NURSE. SHE HAS BEEN IN SEVERAL EMERGENCY SITUATIONS. SHE IS VERY LEVEL HEADED. SHE KNOWS WHAT TO DO.)) [RUNS:12]
[OUT Q=She knows what to do.]

Jones say there's another twist-- a week before the two went missing their house burned to the ground. She says authorities are investigating a possible connection between the two incidents.
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[IN Q=It's beyond belief that those]

((DEBORAH JONES/IT IS BEYOND BELIEF THAT THOSE TWO THINGS WOULD BE COINCIDENTAL SO CLOSE TOGETHER.)) [RUNS:07]
[OUT Q=so close together.]

Police say Dail was driving a 1998 blue Dodge Caravan with the vanity plate GAIL-RN. Anyone with any information is asked to contact their local police department. Jeremy Butterfield, News 7, Salem.))

[Charities]


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It is the time of year to help others.. but that help is in short supply this year.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Several local charities say donations are down in a big way.
The Salvation Army Angel trees are still filled with many gift request cards that have yet to be filled.
... the same goes for trees set up for the League of Older Americans-
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[SOT 10:02:16]
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((SUSAN WILLIAMS/LEAGUE OF OLDER AMERICANS; WE HAVE NEVER HAD THIS SORT OF SITUATION YOU SEE HERE THE NUMBER OF ANGELS THAT HAVE NOT BEEN TAKEN THIS IS THE FIRST TIME EVER THAT WE'VE HAD THIS SORT OF SITUATION.)) ((JONATHAN LEE/SALVATION ARMY; DEFINITELY A PROBLEM IT'S PROBABLY THE SLOWEST YEAR WE'VE HAD IN FIVE YEARS IN TERMS OF THE ANGEL TREE PROGRAM.))
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[SUPER=01-Jonathan Lee/Salvation Army; 11]
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[VO-NAT]


The Salvation Army stocking drive is down- So are donations at the Community Christmas store in Salem.
Some blame the economy.
Others say online shopping keeps people away from malls and other opportunities to donate.
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[Capitol-Tree]


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Pouring rain in the Nation's Capitol failed to dampen the holiday spirit of dozens of proud Virginians at the lighting of the Capitol Christmas tree this afternoon.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC]


A student from Highland County helped House Speaker Dennis Hastert turn on thousands of lights on the 65-foot spruce.
The tree came from the George Washington and Jefferson National Forest.
Children provided most of the 45-hundred ornaments, designed around the theme: "From Virginia--Birthplace of Presidents."
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[Bush-Menorah]


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[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]

The nation's capitol is also celebrating Hanukkah. President Bush and the First Lady today lit the Menorah commemorating the third night of the Jewish Festival of Lights. As three children of a U-S Army chaplain in Iraq lit a menorah from Israel the President noted that Hanukkah is both a commemoration of a miracle -- and a celebration of freedom. The season began at sundown this Tuesday and will end at sundown next Tuesday, the 14th.
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[Peterson]


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The jury in the Scott Peterson murder trial now has the case. In closing arguments of the penalty phase a prosecutor today called Peterson ``the worst kind of monster.'' Teri Okita reports.
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[IN Q=Scott Peterson ... the man convicted of...]
[SUPER=03-Redwood City, CA; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jim Hammer/Legal Analyst; :44]
[SUPER=01-Trent Copeland/Attorney; 1:15]
[SUPER=01-Teri Okita/CBS News; 1:28]
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[OUT Q=CBS NEWS, REDWOOD CITY]

((SCOTT PETERSON ... THE MAN CONVICTED OF KILLING HIS WIFE AND UNBORN SON... NOW WAITS FOR THE SAME JURY TO DECIDE WHETHER HE LIVES OR DIES. HE SHOWED NO EMOTION AS THE JUDGE INSTRUCTED THE JURORS.
(SOT: JUDGE ALFRED DELUCCHI)

EARLIER, IN CLOSING ARGUMENTS, PROSECUTOR DAVE HARRIS CALLED PETERSON "THE WORST KIND OF MONSTER." POINTING DIRECTLY TO THE 32-YEAR OLD FORMER FERTILIZER SALESMAN, HARRIS TOLD THE JURY PETERSON "HAD A PLAN AND HE EXECUTED IT." THE PROSECUTION ALSO DISPLAYED PHOTOS OF SCOTT WITH HIS FORMER MISTRESS, AMBER FREY ... THEN OF LACI AND HIS FAMILY ... AND AN IMAGE OF BABY CONNOR'S ULTRASOUND, HE SAYS, IS HOW LACI REMEMBERS HER GRANDSON.
(SOT: JIM HAMMER/COURTROOM OBSERVER)

THEN THE DEFENSE STEPPED INAND BEGGED JURORS TO FIND THE GOOD IN PETERSON AND SPARE HIS LIFE. IN AN APOLOGETIC TONE MARK GARAGOS TOLD JURORS THAT HE FEELS LIKE HE LET THE PETERSONS DOWN THAT HE NEVER THOUGHT THE CASE WOULD GET TO THE PENALTY PHASE. HE REMINDED THEM THAT PETERSON HAS NO PRIOR RECORD AND THAT LIFE IN PRISON IS BLEAK
-SOT-TRENT COPELAND, ATTORNEY, LEGAL OBSERVER
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JURORS DELIBERATED FOR ABOUT TWO HOURS BEFORE GOING TO A HOTEL FOR THE NIGHT. THE SEQUESTERED JURY IS EXPECTED TO RESUME DELIBERATIONS FRIDAY MORNING. TERI OKITA, CBS NEWS, REDWOOD CITY.))

[Warner-Roads]


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Governor Mark Warner wants 824- million- dollars in new funding to improve transportation in Virginia.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]

That announcement came today as the governor unveiled his transportation plan. He first hopes to replenish the Transportation Trust Fund that's been looted in recent years to balance the budget. He then wants to pay off completed projects across the Commonwealth including some along Route 460 and Interstate 81.

Warner also wants to help fund some rail- related projects to reduce the stress on Virginia roads.
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[SOT 18:31:08]
[IN Q=The notion that all]

((GOV. MARK WARNER: THE NOTION THAT ALL THE PROBLEMS ON 81 ARE GOING TO BE SOLVED WITH ASPHALT ONLY AND NOT HAVING A RAIL COMPONENT DOESN'T MAKE LONG TERM SENSE.))
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[VO-NAT]

Warner's plan allots 23- million dollars to promote upgrades to Virginia railroads. Rail companies would be required to match at least 30- percent of any state funding received.
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Gunshots at a rock concert... the guitarist for a heavy metal band is among the dead.
Still ahead on News 7, police try to figure out what happened.
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Plus winter weather often leads to power outages... what you can do to prepare.
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[Sports-preview]


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((Hey, everybody. Travis Wells here in the News 7 Sports office. Coming up later, we'll shoot the hoop with Fleming and Glass, Holiday hoopla returns and Heath Miller grabs some postseason hardware as does Frank Beamer. Plus, the Tech wrestlers hit the mat in preparation for UVA. All that and more on the way in sports.))
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A gunman opened fired during a rock concert in Columbus last night killing a well-known heavy-metal guitarist and three other people.
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[VO-NAT]
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Witnesses say the gunman appeared to have a "grudge"against Damageplan guitarist Darrell "Dimebag" Abbott.
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[IN Q=That's just]

((THAT'S JUST THE BLOOD FROM THE GUY I WAS GIVING CPR TO. DIMEBACK, RIGHT. I TRIED TO HELP SAVE HIS LIFE, DO ANYTHING ELSE ANYBODY ELSE WOULD DO. )) [NO SUPER]
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[OUT Q=else would do]
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[VO-NAT]


Authorities say the situation would have been a lot worse if a police officer had not responded quickly and killed the gunman... now identified as 25 year old Nathan Gale.
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[Mead-Warehouse]


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Residents of one Alleghany County community say they have been left out of a project that could drastically change their neighborhood.
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[SUPER=03-Alleghany Co.;]

MeadWestvaco is looking at building a distribution center in the area that would consolidate warehousing and distribution. The center would mean a drastic increase in the truck and train traffic in the area. MeadWestvaco has scheduled a meeting with nearby landowners on Monday to talk about the project. Opponents of the project say there are other available industrial sites in the area that would be more suitable.
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[Canada-Marriage]


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Canada's top court says the national government can legalize gay marriage.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Toronto, Canada]


However, the ruling says religious officials can't be forced to perform unions against their beliefs.
The issue has been a hot political topic among all four parties in parliament.
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[IN Q=The opinion]

((ALEX MUNTER/NATIONAL CO-CHAIR OF CANADIANS FOR EQUAL MARRIAGE:THE OPINION FROM THE SUPREME COURT TODAY IS A VICTORY FOR ALL CANADIANS, A VICTORY FOR CANADIAN VALUES. IT IS A VICTORY FOR THE CHARTER OF RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS, FOR THE PRINCIPLES OF EQUALITY.))
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[OUT Q=THE PRINCIPLES OF EQUALITY]
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[VO-NAT]

If the government acts to make it legal nationwide, Canada would join Belgium and the Netherlands as the only countries allowing gay marriage.
[SUPER=03-Wellington, New Zealand]

New Zealand's parliament approved a bill today that recognizes gay civil unions. However, it stopped short of legalizing same-sex marriages.
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Astronauts at the International Space Station are cutting calories... but not to lose weight.
Why they're conserving food when News 7 returns.
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Plus the local tie that will help a piece of Virginia history set sail.
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[Commercial]

[Space-Station]


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The food supply on the international space station is running low.
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[SUPER=@File;]

NASA and the Russian Space Agency were surprised to learn last week that the two crewmen had tapped into their food reserves in mid-November, about a month earlier than expected. So flight controllers have told them to trim about 300-calories a day from their diet, at least until a Russian supply ship arrives in a little over two weeks. If anything goes wrong with the Christmas Day delivery, NASA will have to abandon the station and bring the men home since the space shuttles are grounded. Since last year's Columbia disaster, *Russian* ships have been making supply runs.
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[VA-Schooner]


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Tomorrow, the Schooner Virginia will be christened on the Norfolk waterfront.
But the builders of the 122- foot sailing ship have already marked an important milestone this week.
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When News 7 visited the shipyard in June, workmen were planking the hull.
[SUPER=03-Norfolk/Yesterday;]


Yesterday, a crane hoisted the boat from the pier where it was constructed, and lowered it into the Elizabeth River.
The schooner must still be outfitted with masts, but the auxiliary engines donated by Salem- based Carter Machinery, and Caterpillar USA are already in place.
Eventually the ship will serve as a goodwill ambassador for the state.
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[Winter4]


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Folks out and about these days have begun asking "when do you think we will see our first snow?" There is no snow in the Roanoke forecast just yet but since those storms sometimes bring power outages, Brent Watts has a list of items to keep around the house so you won't be left in the dark.
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[OUT Q=...basic emergency items.]
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[S-Extra]


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Coming up, Fleming and Glass tangle on the hardwood, more postseason accolades for the Hokies and Hoos, and we'll check in with the Tech grapplers, but first our extra point,
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-2004 Season; :00]

Penske-Jasper racing has fired driver Brendan Gaughan after just one season of Nextel Cup competition. He had one top five, three top 10 finishes and was second in the rookie race. He will be replaced by Travis Kvapil in the car next season.
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[OUTCUE=last score."]
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[S-Fleming]


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[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-178 TC12905]
[GRAPHIC=HS Hoops]
[ENG#=1]


We start tonight on the high school court just up the street at William Fleming where Mickey Hardy's Colonels hosted EC Glass.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Hilltoppers vs. Colonels; :00]


The Hardy boys got off to a hot start in this one.
Check out Corey Jones pulling up in transition and sticking the long jumper from just inside the three point arc. The Colonels led 30 to 22 in the second quarter.
But the Toppers Scott McAuley did some work of his own from the outside as he tickles the twine for a deuce.
Fleming pulled away late.
[SUPER=33-E. C. Glass/48/William Fleming/61/;]


Jones got loose with the nice up and under and then finishes with 2 more. The Colonels won it 61 to 48.
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[S-Holiday]


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The 2004 Holiday Hoopla Tournament returns to the Salem Civic Center later this month. Steve Mason dropped in on this afternoon's media luncheon and has this preview.
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[SUPER=01-Randy Meck/Holiday Hoopla Tournament Director; :50]
[SUPER=01-Chris Morris/Hidden Valley Basketball Coach; 1:10]
[SUPER=01-Joe Gaither/Roanoke Catholic Basketball Coach; 1:21]
[SUPER=01-Kenny Belton/Salem Sophomore Forward; 1:31]
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[OUT Q=..NEWS 7 SPORTS"]
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((STEVE MASON:))
((The tournament field was unveiled to an audience of coaches, players and athletic directors from the five hometown hoops teams and one of the many attractions this year will be Salem super soph Kenny Belton, who has already been offered but has NOT accepted a scholarship to UVa. His Spartans reached the 2004 state final four. Salem's talent plus the fact that out of town competitor Colonial Forge has a few Division 1 prospects. ((RANDY MECK:TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR:))
The field includes Cave Spring, Hidden Valley, Salem, Gar-field, Osbourn, Patrick Henry, Colonial Forge and Roanoke Catholic in what should turn out to be the most anticipated holiday tournament since J.J. Redick and his state champion Knights participated in his 2001 senior year.)) ((:)) ((:)) ((:)) ((:))

[S-Awards]


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Virginia Cavaliers Heath Miller and Elton Brown were in Orlando tonight, hanging with Mickey and Friends, and to pick up some hardware for their trophy cases. Both players were named to the Walter Camp All-American Team, while
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/This Season; :00]


Miller picked up the Mackey Award that goes to the nation's top tight end. On the season, the Honaker native has 36 receptions for 475 yards and 5 TD's. He has 20 career touchdowns, the most by a tight end in ACC history.
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[S-Beamer]


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Frank Beamer is reaping the rewards of Tech's successful season.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Miami, FL/Last Saturday; :00]

This afternoon Beamer was named the ACC's coach of the year after leading the Hokies to the conference championship and the league's automatic BCS bid in Tech's first year as a member. The Hokies were picked sixth in the preseason media poll, but reeled off victories in their last eight games to post a 10-2 overall record and a 7-1 conference mark. Beamer received 69 votes in the balloting, outdistancing North Carolina coach John Bunting, who finished second with 29 votes.
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[SUPER=01-Bryan Stinespring/Hokies Offensive Coordinator; :0]
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[OUT Q=it's in Blacksburg."]
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[S-Wrestle]


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The Virginia Tech wrestlers are off to a 6 and 1 start in Coach Tom Brands' inaugural season in Blacksburg. Tomorrow night the Hokies host UVA in their first ACC match. And if you can't make it out, you can watch the showdown on the internet at hokie sports.
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[SUPER=01-Tom Brands/Tech Wrestling Coach; :00]
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[OUT Q=a war across the ocean."]
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[TOSS TO BREAK]

[Literacy]


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Literacy Volunteers of Roanoke Valley have helped more than 25-hundred people during the organization's 20- year history.
Today, the group marked the anniversary, by recognizing its tutors and adult learners.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The non- profit organization offers basic literacy programs, and English for speakers of other languages.
Last year, 185 volunteer tutors helped more than 350 students.
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[SOT]
[IN Q= I THINK IT'S ]

((ROSALIA MUNOZ: I THINK IT'S AN OPPORTUNITY, A VERY HUGE OPPORTUNITY TO MEET PEOPLE AND LEARN FROM DIFFERENT CULTURES TOO.)) ((MERILENE FLEURIMA: IT'S REALLY HELPED AND I ADVISE ANYBODY THAT NEEDS HELP CAN COME HERE AND IMPROVE THEIR ENGLISH.))
((SOOK KIM: FIRST TIME I CANNOT DO ANYTHING BECAUSE MY PROBLEM IS ENGLISH. NOW I HAVE MORE CONFIDENCE.))
[SUPER=01-Rosalia Munoz/ESOL Student; :00]
[SUPER=01-Merilene Fleurima/ESOL Student; :10]
[SUPER=01-Sook Kim/ESOL Student; :18]
[RUNS=:27]
[OUT Q=now I have more confidence.]
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[VO-NAT]


The organization also recognized the Blue Ridge Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America, for adopting L-V-R-V as its public service project. (-------------)