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Coming up on News 7-
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Fincastle's town council okays growth but some citizens say bigger is not necessarily better. Plus, regardless of whether they're naughty or nice, Lynchburg's giving a gift to every boy and girl in the community.
And, you'd have to be a Scrooge to fail to appreciate the return of a holiday favorite to the Roanoke stage.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]

News 7 is next.

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((I'M THOROUGHLY AGAINST IT AND IT'S ALL FOR MONEY!!!))
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[OUT Q=.. all for money!!!]
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After years of planning and months of opposition- a proposed expansion takes another step forward...
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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Good evening, I'm Shannon Young.

[Botetourt-Boundary]


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In an unanimous vote, Fincastle town council decided to push forward with a plan to mix the old with the new. As Susan Bahorich tells us- even though the council is for it, not all the citizens are...
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[SUPER=03-Fincastle; :00]
[SUPER=01-Bob Gengo/Fincastle Mayor; :34]
[SUPER=01-Ann Harris/Botetourt Co. Resident; :51]
[SUPER=01-Linnie Gregory/Botetourt Co. Resident; :56]
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[OUT Q=SB, News7.]

((With a girl scout troop and about two-dozen citizens looking on, the Fincastle town council decided to embrace change.
[NATS@9:27:49.04] ((THE VOTE IS 5 IN FAVOR, NONE OPPOSED. THE MOTION CARRIES.)) [RUNS:05]
The public hearing lasted 20-minutes and six-people spoke.
[nats-from meeting] [runs:03]
The motion asks the Botetourt County Board of Supervisors to change the town's boundaries. Fincastle woudl grow from about 140 to more than 16-hundred acres.
Mayor Bob Gengo says the council's vote is about smart growth.

[SOT@9:30:22.00]
[INQ=The reason is because..]

((BOB GENGO, FINCASTLE MAYOR: WE'RE CONCERNED ABOUT ENCROACHING DEVELOPMENT. CONCERNED ABOUT RURAL HERITAGE AND WISH TO PRESERVE THE HISTORIC NATURE OF OUR TOWN.)) [RUNS:15]
[OUTQ=... nature of our town.]


But opponents say just the opposite will happen and the vote was pushed through without thinking about the consequences.

[SOT@9:34:27.17]
[INQ=I see no benefit..]

((ANN HARRIS, BOTETOURT CO. RESIDENT: I SEE NO BENEFIT. I THINK THE TOWN OF FINCASTLE IS SOUND. THEY DON'T NEED US.))
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[OUTQ= .. they don't need us.]



[SOT@9:33:37.22]
[INQ=We can only...]

((LINNIE GREGORY, BOTETOURT CO. RESIDENT: WE CAN ONLY ANTICIPATE WHAT MAY HAPPEN- THAT'S INCREASED TAXES, LOSS OF RIGHTS TO HAVE LIVESTOCK AND SO FORTH AND SO ON- OUR WATER RIGHTS. THEY MAY REQUIRE US TO HOOK UP WATER- WE DON'T KNOW...))
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[OUTQ=.. we don't know.]


The resolution will now go before the board of supervisors. Opponents say - if it's passed by the board they'll fight the decision in circuit court.
SB, News 7.))

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Roanoke has eight ... Danville has three.
Lynchburg, however, does not have even one Boys and Girls club.
That's about to change.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Steve/Microwave;]


Steve Smallshaw is in our Lynchburg newsroom to tell us more about plans to bring some after-school activities to the downtown area.
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Shannon, Christmas came early for a group of citizens here who saw the need for a Boys and Girls club in the inner city ... and then found the perfect building was both vacant and available.
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[OUT Q=children in our area.]

(( Right now, it's just another empty building downtown.
But in the next nine months, organizers figure this old shoe company will be filled with young children spending time after school and on weekends in a more structured environment than the streets.
The building's been empty for several years, and owner T.D. Thornton realized it was the perfect size and location to become Lynchburg's first chapter of the Boys and Girls club.
[SOT 8:27:44]

((T.D. THORNTON/BUILDING OWNER: I'VE BEEN A LITTLE FORTUNATE IN LIFE, AND I WANTED SOMETHING IN THAT BUILDING, AND THERE WAS THIS NEED THAT CAME. AND WE HAD A LITTLE MEETING AND I GOT TO THINKING ABOUT IT AND WE GOT TOGETHER.))
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[OUT Q=we got together.]


Thornton is essentially donating the building to the cause ... the club's board of directors still must raise about 200-thousand dollars to begin renovations and hire a director.
But they're determined to do it, because they say, the need is there.
[SOT 8:30:04]

((JIM TAYLOR/BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB ORGANIZER: AND I THINK ONE OF THE THINGS THAT'S GREAT ABOUT THIS LOCATION, IS THAT ITS SEVERAL MILES AWAY FROM THE JUBILEE FAMILY CENTER WHICH HAS SOME SIMILAR OBJECTIVES, AND SO IT WILL SERVE A DIFFERENT NEIGHBORHOOD.))
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((JOAN FOSTER/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: THIS IS VERY MUCH NEEDED IN OUR COMMUNITY, AND JUST HATS OFF TO EVERYONE WHO'S WORKED REALLY HARD TO MAKE THIS COME TRUE AND TO BECOME A REALITY FOR SOME CHILDREN IN OUR AREA.))
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[OUT Q=in our area.] ))
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Council tonight voted unanimously to rezone the property from light industrial to a B-4 business site.
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If the fundraising goes well, they expect to open the doors next September. Shannon?

[220-Ax]


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All lanes are back open and traffic is back to normal on route 220 tonight.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

Two of the three northbound lanes were closed for several hours after a mobile school classroom blew off its trailer near Tanglewood mall. Crews cut the classroom apart to haul it away. A second accident that backed up the southbound lanes has also been cleaned up. There were no life-threatening injuries in either accident.
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[Scrooge]


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What are the holidays without a little Scrooge?
Last year, we saw firsthand when a local church canceled its annual production of the Charles Dicken's classic. [*** CHRISTMAS CLASSIC IN MONITOR***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Justin /BAM;]


But Justin McLeod is happy to report the holiday tradition is back. Justin when does it take place?
Shannon, Scrooge begins Thursday and runs through Saturday.
[LIVE= Justin /FULL BAM]
[SUPER=@justin1]


The show is free and if history is any indication people will turn out in large numbers to see this Christmas Classic.
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[OUT Q=A TREMENDOUS OPPORTUNITY]

((((NAT SOUND OF SHOW))
It's the one show that everyone in the Roanoke Valley seems to love.
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((JAY OWENS/CAST MEMBER: WE HAVE FULL HOUSES EVERY TIME WE PERFORM SO I GUESS IT'S THAT POPULAR, THE PEOPLE WHO'VE SEEN IT COME BACK.)) [Runs06]
[OUT Q=seen it come back]

((NAT SOUND OF THE SHOW))
Scrooge is based on the holiday classic "A Christmas Carol."
New Century Community Church puts on the show every year for more than eight thousand people in the Roanoke Valley.


[SOT 15:58]
[IN Q=we would really]

((JENNIFER MEYER/CAST MEMBER: WE WOULD REALLY LIKE THEM TO JUST UNDERSTAND THAT CHRISTMAS IS ABOUT TO GIVING AND IT'S ABOUT JESUS.)) [Runs06]
[OUT Q=ABOUT JESUS]


But last year the message was silent.
The group took the year off because it was busy building a new church.
[SOT 9:16]
[IN Q=It feels really]

((JAY OWENS/CAST MEMBER: IT FEELS REALLY GOOD TO BE BACK. WE MISSED NOT BEING HERE LAST YEAR. CHRISTMAS WAS JUST NOT THE SAME WITHOUT SCROOGE.)) [Runs05]
[OUT Q=WITHOUT SCROOGE]


So the church was determined to bring it back. ((QUICK NAT SOUND OF THE SHOW))
Rehearsals began in August and cast members had to relearn everything.
It helps when you have a crew that totals more than 70.
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((TODD MEYER/CAST MEMBER: THAT COMES FROM A LOT OF TALENTED PEOPLE OF WHICH I AM NOT BUT THEY MAKE PEOPLE LIKE ME LOOK GOOD. [LAUGHS].)) [Runs07]
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((NAT SOUND OF SHOW))
You'll have four chances to see the show and church members say as long as there's interest, Scrooge is here to stay.
[SOT 12:17]
[IN Q=It's a wonderful]

((PETER GIVENS/CAST MEMBER: IT'S A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE. IT'S UNLIKE ANYTHING LIKE I'VE EVER DONE IN MY LIFE AND IT'S JUST A TREMENDOUS OPPORTUNITY.)) [Runs06]
[OUT Q=A TREMENDOUS OPPORTUNITY]))
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You'll have your opportunity Thursday and Friday at 7 PM at the Roanoke Civic Center auditorium.
Saturday performances are at two and seven o'clock.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Justin /BAM;]


Shannon, donations are accepted and proceeds benefit the Crisis Pregnancy Center and Acts II Ministry.



[Food-Bank]


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The Hokie Bird is marching all the way to the Food Bank.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]

Virginia Tech head Coach Frank Beamer says he just likes helping people. So, he's lent his name to a fund-raising drive, hoping to inspire Hokie fans to contribute to the Southwestern Virginia Second Harvest Food Bank. The effort to honor Beamer ends January 31st, though the food bank accepts contributions all year.
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Will Roanoke high school football teams play at Victory Stadium next season?
The answer coming up.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus two teenagers admit to murdering a woman and burying her behind this house.
Why they did it when News 7 returns.
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[Sports-Preview]


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(( Hey Folks, Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office as the college football bowl season opens tonight in New Orleans. High school are on the Tuesday night menu as Northside looks for another win. JMU is getting ready for a national championship showdown in Chattanooga this Friday. And Salem's is planning a big party for its newly crowned champs. Tonight on the Big 7.))

[Wythe-Murder]

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Two Wythe County teens admitted to murder today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Wythe Co.;]

15 year old Nakisha Waddell pled guilty to first degree murder in the death of her mother Vaughne Thomas. Last May, Thomas was stabbed to death and then buried in the backyard of her Max Meadows home. Waddell's friend, 16 year old Anastacia Belcher admitted to second degree murder. Police say she knew about the plan and helped dispose of the body. Prosecutors say a motive for the killing may finally be revealed during sentencing.
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((KEITH BLANKENSHIP: MORE OF THIS WILL BE GONE INTO AT THE SENTENCING HEARING. THERE ARE ADDITIONAL FACTS THAT WILL BE BROUGHT OUT AT THE SENTENCING HEARING.))
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Waddell told police she and her mother were fighting for several days before the murder. She faces life in prison and Belcher could get more than 50 years. The pair will be sentenced in March.
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[Victory-Stadium]


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The city of Roanoke has made a guarantee when it comes to Victory Stadium: the facility will be safe by next year's football season.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/November]


You may remember several sections were roped off in November after steps crumbled.
At tonight's school board meeting, chairwoman Kathy Stockburger said she was reassured by Mayor Harris that necessary repairs will be made so Patrick Henry and William Fleming can play their games at Victory Stadium next fall.
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[County-Schools]


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Roanoke County may build a new middle school and change several others.
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Under a new Capital Improvement Plan being considered by the school board and supervisors, Cave Spring Middle School would be converted to an elementary school and a new South County middle school would be built.
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In addition, Glenvar and Northside High Schools would be renovated and William Byrd High School and Bonsack Elementary would get additions.
County officials say the expansions and new construction will provide long-term relief to rapidly expanding student enrollment
A public hearing is scheduled for January 13th.

[New-College]


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Meanwhile, the campaign to build a new college in Henry County got a major boost.
Governor Warner today announced that he will set aside one-and-a-half million dollars for the project in his 2006 budget. Warner says he was impressed with the committment of community leaders to improve the economy through higher education. The governor will submit his proposed budget amendments to the General Assembly Friday.
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More attacks on the U-S green zone in Baghdad.
The latest, when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus these soldiers are on patrol in our area... to fight a big-screen enemy.
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[Iraq-Latest]


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For the second day in a row, Iraqi insurgents attacked a U-S military checkpoint in Baghdad's green zone.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Baghdad, Iraq;]

That is the section that houses Iraq's interim government and the U.S embassy. A Baghdad hospital official says two people were killed and thirteen wounded. At least eight people were killed in yesterday's bombing. There are no reports of U-S casualties. Meanwhile, Iraq's interim Prime Minister Ayad Allawi said today that trials for officials of Saddam Hussein's regime would begin next week. However, the U-S state department says next week's hearings will not be the *actual trial.*
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[IN Q=There is a court]

((RICHARD BOUCHER/STATE DEPARTMENT SPOKESMANTHERE; THERE IS A COURT PROCESS THAT INVOLVES INVESTIGATIVE JUDGES AND A HEARING FOR SOME OF THE FORMER REGIME OFFICIALS THAT IS UNDER PREPARATION THAT WE WOULD EXPECT TO BE HELD NEXT WEEK. AT THAT POINT, THE ACCUSED AND THEIR ATTORNEYS DO GO TO COURT, ALTHOUGH THAT'S NOT THE ACTUAL TRIAL.))
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[OUT Q=the actual trial.]
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Saddam Hussein is not expected to be among those called before a judge in next week's procedure- his trials could be years away.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

[Celebrities-Iraq]


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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[SUPER=03-Near Baghdad, Iraq;]

There was a much lighter mood just outside Baghdad today as troops at Camp Victory welcomed several guests. The chairman of the U-S joint chiefs of staff- General Richard Myers- stopped by to meet with top millitary officials and to boost soldiers' morale. Myers was also on hand when Robin Williams came to spend some time with the troops.
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[Twins]


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If you think twins always skip a generation, think again.
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[VO-NAT :30]
[SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA;]

Twin sisters in Atlanta today delivered twin boys. The babies were delivered this morning by caesarean section to Ashlee Spinks and Andrea Springer. They were born about an hour apart. The 21-year-olds were six months pregnant and living in different states when they found out they were both going to h
ave twin boys due on the same date --- January first.

Neither used fertility drugs. One expert says the chances of twin sisters being pregnant with twin boys due on the same date -- quote -- ``are probably one in a million.
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[S-Extra]


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Coming up tonight on News 7 sports - high school hoops - plus the start of the bowl season and some thoughts from JMU as the Dukes take their shot a national title. But first tonight's Extra Point -
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Saturday; :00]

A Celebration honoring the newly crowned division four state Football Champs from Salem will be held at the Salem Civic Center on Monday, December 20 at 7:00 pm. There is no admission charge to the event - however tickets are required. Tickets may be obtained beginning tomorrow at the Salem Civic Center, Salem High School or Andrew Lewis Middle School.
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[S-Hoops]


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We get started tonight on the high school hardwood where some teams are still getting their full compliment of players back from football and others are already in midseason form.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Northside vs. Cave Spring; :00]

In south Roanoke County Billy Hicks and the Cave Spring Knights played host to Bill Pope and Northside. The Vikings would make themselves right at home in the opening half as Ryan Frazier drives by 3 Cave Spring players and goes in for the hoop and the harm. One of those football players who is getting his legs back is Alex Lemmer - he will knock in the 3 ball on this shot for the Knights. But the Northside is the real deal with a lot of weapons - Chance Smith gets in the paint and shows some nice touch for the bucket. And then look at the perfect drop step from Pete
[SUPER=33-Northside/68/Cave Spring/57;]

Hunt on the left block. Northside beats Cave Spring tonight 68 to 57.
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[S-Bowl]


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The seemingly endless college bowl season that will not wrap up until January 4th, began tonight in New Orleans on the same turf the Hokies will step on January 3rd.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New Orleans, LA/ESPN; :00]

Tonight it was Southern Miss and North Texas in the fourth annual New Orleans Bowl. North Texas was representing the Sun Belt - Southern Miss - will always represent the Metro in my mind. It wasn't M.K. Turk and Randolph Childress, but quarterback Dustin Almond stepped up nicely.
[SUPER=36-Southern Miss/31/North Texas/10;]

The Golden Eagles extend their streak of consecutive winning seasons to 11 with the 31-to-10 win.
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[S-Dukes]


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His JMU Dukes play for the national championship in Division One Double A on Friday night against Montana in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
The Dukes amazing run has been a welcome site for some hungry JMU fans.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I THINK THE JMU...]
[SUPER=01-Mickey Matthews/JMU Head Coach; :00]
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[OUT Q=...THEY'RE ENJOYING IT."]
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[VO NAT CON'T] The Players are enjoying the ride, as well. But then you're a college athlete the trophy isn't the only thing you're interested in obtaining.
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[IN Q=You know...]
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[OUT Q=...kids are kids."]
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The game kicks-off Friday night at 8.

[S-Beamer]


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The Hokies still have about 3 weeks before their Sugar Bowl date with Auburn.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]

Today, around 300 Roanoke Valley sports club members celebrated Tech head coach Frank Beamer, the Hokies 2004 season and their BCS bid at the Hotel Roanoke. Santa Claus made an appearance and handed out beads in what was a festive luncheon.
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[OUT Q=first year in the ACC"]
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[VO-NAT]


This is the Hokies 12th straight bowl appearance, a feat only five college football programs can boast. The fact that its Tech's third Sugar Bowl and that the game is January third have made this time of year even more special for the Hokies.
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[IN Q=]
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[OUT Q=.....worked out very well in every regard"]
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[VO-NAT]


The 2004 ACC champions will celebrate with their families and their fans but soon it is back to work preparing for a strong 12 and OH Auburn team.
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[IN Q=]
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[OUT Q=......very, very good"]
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[S-MLB]


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It has been an eventful day for the Boston Red Sox and their fans. For starters Pedro Martinez finally confirmed that he will sign with the Mets. Then Curt Schilling disclosed that his ankle isn't healing as well as he would like and that he could miss opening day. Moments after that - David Wells - the newest Red Sox player stepped to the microphone.
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[IN Q=BITE]
[SUPER=01-David Wells/Newest Boston Red Sox Pitcher; :00]
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[OUT Q=...so we can win."]
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[TOSS TO BREAK]

[War-Worlds]


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It will be a long day tomorrow for hundreds of extras playing survivors of a Martian attack.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co.;]


The War of the World's set in Rockbridge County is closed to the public,
but hundreds of extras will be on set-
[Super=03-Lexington;]


Kristin Evans will take a break from finals at Washington and Lee to play a survivor of a Martian attack- while surviving the cold.
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[SOT 11:37:36 ]
[IN Q=YEA SOME PEOPLE ]

((KRISTIN EVANS/EXTRA: YEA SOME PEOPLE SAID IT'S DEFINITELY COLD SOME OF THE GUYS SAID THEY'RE GOING TO BRING EXTRA CLOTHS AND BRING SOME GLOVES BECAUSE IT'S COLD.))
[SUPER=01-Kristin Evans/Extra]
[RUNS=06]
[OUT Q=because it's cold]
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[VO-NAT]


Today a National Guard Convoy roared through the Decatur Road site- they're being used for scenes where they'll fight off Martians.
Debbie Via was able to go on set with a neighbor. She saw Tom Cruise doing a scene- and even saw director Steven Spielberg.
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[SOT 12:33:56]
[IN Q=I CAUGHT ]

((DEBBIE VIA: I CAUGHT A GLIMPSE OF HIM I DID NOT GET CLOSE ENOUGH TO HIM TO SAY HI HOW ARE YOU DOING OR ANYTHING BUT ID DID CATCH A GLIMPSE OF IM THEY'RE WORKING VERY HARD VERY HARD.))
[SUPER=01-Debbie Via/Local Resident;]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=VERY HARD, VERY HARD.]
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[VO-NAT]


Extras will work hard too- they must report at 4:15 in the morning and get paid about 80 dollars a day. (--------------)