[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Shannon]

Poplice in two local communities are working to solve two different murders.
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[ENG#=1]
[VO-NAT]

And, if you sent your holiday mail weeks ago but it still hasn't arrived... a mail *thief* may be the key.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=2]

Tonight on News 7 sports - the Eagles Super Bowl plans have taken a big hit tonight as Terrell Owens has a broken leg.

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[VO-NAT]

And Victor "Macho" Harris - the top high school player in the state - picks the Hokies this afternoon.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Leo]
[SS=None]


Our sunny skies didn't help the temperatures out today but warmer weather heads our way tomorrow. I'll have your forecast.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 3-Shot]


News 7 is next.
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[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=Video Open]
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[ENG#=3]
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


Police are investigating a murder at a local hotel. The victim was apparently stabbed.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[SS=News 7 @ 6]


Good evening, I'm Shannon Young.
Keith and Jean are off tonight.

[Roanoke-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=04-47 TC48:07]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Invest.]
[ENG#=4]


Roanoke Police responded to the American Hotel around 1:30 for a well being check. When they arrived they found a man dead inside a hotel room.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The hotel is located in the forty six hundred block of Williamson Road.
Police are not releasing the name of the victim pending notification of next of kin.
A friend of the victim's tells News 7 the man had lived at the hotel for just a few weeks.
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[SOT 17:27:53]
[IN Q=I think it is a]

((WILLIAM BARGE/VICTIM'S FRIEND: I THINK IT IS A TRAGEDY. LONNIE'S A GOOD MAN. HE USUALLY WORKS SEVEN DAYS A WEEK IF WE BOTH CAN. WE WORK THROUGH A LOT OF TEMP SERVICES TOGETHER, HE'S A VERY FINE PERSON.))
[SUPER=01-William Barge/Victim's Friend; :]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=very fine person]
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[VO-NAT]


Barge says the victim lived at the hotel with his girlfriend.
Police are not saying whether they have any suspects. Investigators say the man apparently died of a stab wound.


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[Danville-Death]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


The death of a Danville woman has been classified as murder.
Yesterday, police officers found 82 year old Mamie Lee Jackson dead inside her Grace Street home.
An autopsy found she'd been strangled.
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[TAKE CRIMSTOPPERS FS]
Anyone with information is encouraged to call Crimestoppers at 434-793-0000
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[Cold-Weather]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sba]
[TAPE#=04-50 TC35:28]
[GRAPHIC=Winter Weather]

A frigid and windy night left many across Western Virginia without power.
While the lights and heat are back on for some, others are still waiting in the cold.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Susan /Microwave;]

Susan Bahorich is in Roanoke tonight. Susan, we understand some A-E-P customers are still waiting for the power to be restored?
[LIVE= Susan /FULL Microwave]
[SUPER=@SUSAN1]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke]

(adlib)
(ROLLCUE: STILL WITHOUT POWER)
[ENG#=1]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jeff Metz/Roanoke Co. Resident; :26]
[SUPER=01-Todd Burns/AEP; :45]
[SUPER=@SUSAN1; 1:00]
[SUPER=01-Rose Martin/Craig Co. School Superintendent; 1:08]
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[OUT Q=OR CLEAR IN SNOWY WEATHER]

((Winter has finally arrived and with its icy-cold temperatures and biting winds. Most bundled up to keep the cold out, but for nearly 15-hundred AEP customers in Roanoke that task was made trickier.
Jeff Metz and his family have been transported back in time -no time, no lights and no electricity. The only thing keeping them warm are these extra blankets and the glow of this electric fireplace.

[SOT@9:00:51.25]
[INQ=Going out this morning..]

((JEFF METZ, ROANOKE CO. RESIDENT: GOING OUT THIS MORNING AT SIX, ALL THE HOUSE IN THE FRONT OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD HAD POWER, UNFORTUNATELY 15 ON OUR STREET DIDN'T HAVE POWER AND I'M SURE OTHERS AS WELL.)) [RUNS:11]
[OUTQ=.. others as well.]


AEP officials say gusty winds brought tree limbs crashing down- interrupting service to nearly 11-thousand customers system-wide.

[SOT@9:06:14.13]
[INQ=We're seeing a couple...]

((TODD BURNS, AEP:WE'RE SEEING A COUPLE DIFFERENT TYPES OF PROBLEMS ASSOCIATED WITH WEATHER. THE COLD LOAD ITSELF IS CAUSING PROBLEMS FOR US- SEEING FUSES BLOW ON OUR LINES AND WE NEED TO GET OUT AND RESTORE THOSE LINES.)) [RUNS:13]
[OUTQ=.. restore those lines.]



[SOT@9:14.22.00]
[INQ=Meanwhile in Craig...]

((SUSAN BAHORICH, REPORTING: MEANWHILE IN CRAIG COUNTY, A NUMBER OF CONCERNED PARENTS WROTE INTO NEWS7 STATING THEY WERE WORRIED THEIR CHILDREN HAD TO WAIT FOR THE BUS IN TEMPERATURES THAT HOVERED NEAR ZERO DEGREES.)) [RUNS:12]
[OUTQ=.. near zero degrees.]



[SOT@9:11:27.00]
[INQ=SAFETY IS THE MOST ...]

((DR. ROSE MARTIN, CRAIG CO. SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: SAFETY IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING. I CHECK THE ROADS IN THE MORNING - SOME MYSELF- ALSO CALL VDOT AND CERTIFY THE SAFETY OF THE ROAD CONDITIONS W/VDOT AND SEE IF THEY'RE HAD A CHANCE TO PUT CHEMICALS OR CLEAR IN SNOWY WEATHER...)) [RUNS:15]
[OUTQ=.. IN SNOWY WEATHER...]))
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[LIVE= Susan /FULL Microwave]
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[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Susan /Microwave;]



[First-Wx]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[SS=HOLD OTS]


Many communities hit record lows last night... and folks are hoping there won't be a repeat performance tonight.
[TOSS ACROSS=Shannon & Leo/WX CENTER]


Let's talk to meteorlogist Leo Hursbrunner.
[ANCHOR=Leo]



[SS=NONE]WEATHER CENTER Position #1


[WXPRO/FULL]TEMPERATURES WINDCHILL TOMORROW FORECAST

[TOSS ACROSS=Shannon & Leo/WX CENTER]



[NRV-Cold]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=04-43 TC1:04:36]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD OTS ]
[ENG#=2]

It was an equally bone-chilling day in the New River Valley, where snow added to the difficulty in some locations. Rachel DePompa takes a look at how folks in the N-R-V braved the conditions.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It was looking]
[SUPER=03-Giles Co.;:00]
[SUPER=01-Dave Deshler/Wilderness Conservancy;:20]
[SUPER=@Rachel1;:42]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :53]
[SUPER=01-Sarah Roger/Dublin Resident;1:01]
[SUPER=01-Alice Cox/Christiansburg Resident;1:07]
[SUPER=01-Janet Hawkins/Braved the cold;1:20]
[RUNS=1:36]
[OUT Q=News 7, Blacksburg;]

((It was looking a lot like Christmas in Giles County today. Mountain Lake was blanketed in snow. The cabins are covered and even the lake itself is starting to freeze.
NATS- 4:14:24:00 feet walking (over lap video into next voice track) Some two and half inches covered the ground and roads leaving quite a chilly view.


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[SOT: 4:11:15:00 to :28]
[IN Q=it is very]

((DAVE DESHLER: IT IS VERY COLD, IT'S ALWAYS 10 DEGREES COLDER THAN IT IS IN THE NEW RIVER VALLEY ALOT COLDER THAN THE ROANOKE VALLEY. RIGHT NOW IF ITS ABOUT 15 DEGREES OUT WHERE LOOKING AT FIVE DEGREES WITH THE WIND CHILL WE'RE BELOW ZERO RIGHT NOW.)) [RUNS:13]
[OUT Q=right now.]


At one point it was 5 degrees below zero on the mountain and that doesn't even factor in the windchill. Even the trees are crystallized.

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[SOT4:17:15:00 to :25]
[IN Q=NO SNOW]

((RACHEL DEPOMPA: NO SNOW ON THE GROUND IN BLACKSBURG, BUT THE TOWN DID TIE A RECORD TODAY. AROUND 6:30 THIS MORNING WHEN FOLKS WOKE UP IT WAS JUST ZERO DEGREES OUTSIDE.)) [RUNS:10]
[OUT Q=DEGREES OUTSIDE.]


The streets were practically barren in town... even during the lunch hour. This bank clock a big reminder you should go outside only if you have to.

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[SOT: 4:16:13:00 ]
[IN Q=It is so]

((SARAH ROGERS: IT IS SO COLD OUT HERE TODAY, I CAN'T FEEL MY TOES, I CAN'T FEEL MY EARS , IT IS SO COLD.. :19 )) [RUNS:07]
[OUT Q=so cold (second time)]



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[SOT: 4:17:53:00 ]
[IN Q=Anything below]

((ALICE COX: ANYTHING BELOW 32... I'M A COLD NATURED PERSON ANYWAY. BUT WITH THIS WINDCHILL FACTOR.. I. JUST WANT TO SAY I FELT LIKE A SNOWMAN. :01)) [RUNS:08]
[OUT Q=snowman.]


Those who did bundle up and brave the cold.. weren't outside for long.

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[SOT: 4:21:32:00 to :42]
[IN Q=Insanity.]

((JAN HAWKINS. INSANITY... I'M MAILING ALL MY CHRISTMAS GIFTS.. I'M FROM NEW ORLEANS WHERE I'M USED TO 95 DEGREE WEATHER YEAR ROUND..S O THIS IS COLD.)) [RUNS:10]
[OUT Q=this is cold.]


Many told us, it was a feel good cold.. because it reminded you that Christmas was only five days away. Rachel DePompa, News 7, Blacksburg))

[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[WRITER=dse]
[SS=NONE]
[ENG#=APRISA]


New jobs are coming to Botetourt County.
More on that when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


And for some, holiday greetings may come late this year ... after hundreds of pieces of mail are stolen from an local post office.
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[COMMERCIAL]

[Mail-Theft]

(NO MINI OPEN)



[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=04-40 TC1:46:21]
[GRAPHIC=None]

The U-S post office in Roanoke may be dealing with a real-life grinch -- and it appears to be one of its own. [***NEWS 7 @ 6 in MONITOR***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Myranda & Shannon/NEwsroom;]
Myranda Stephens has been looking into the matter. Myranda what can you tell us? [LIVE=Shannon/FULL Newsroom]
[SUPER=@Myranda1;]

Shannon, U-S postal officials say a citizen tipped them off Thursday that someone had dumped more than 400-pieces of undelivered mail into a Roanoke city dumpster.
[ENG#=1]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

[****MYRANDA'S MIC HOT****] Officials say they were able to track the mail to an employee at the Main Office, and searched his home the next day.

That is where they found several THOUSAND pieces of undelivered and rifled mail --
[SUPER=@file;]ranging from letters to magazines.
Officials say the mail was mostly greeting cards -- no packages --- and they were from customers in Roanoke City and C

ounty. Authorities have retained about 200-pieces of the mail, they say for evidence, and their focus now is to notify all of the victims, and send them a letter of explanation.
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[LIVE=Myranda/FULL NEwsroom]

Officials say the employee has been terminated, but, they are not releasing his name. They do say he was a TEMPORARY employee, hired in July.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Myranda & Shannon /Newsroom;]

Authorities say they are pursuing a criminal investigation through the U-S attorney's office and charges could be filed next week.
(QUESTION: HOW SERIOUS COULD THIS BE FOR THE FORMER EMPLOYEE?)

Shannon, theft of mail by an employee is a federal crime. A person can be fined 250-thousand dollars and serve up to five years in prison for each stolen piece.


[Amherst-Robbery]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=04-45 TC39:50]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=2]


Police believe a convenience store clerk helped plan an armed robbery at the Amherst County store where she worked.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Amherst Co.]


Around nine Sunday night, three masked men robbed the Apple Market on Route 29 at gunpoint.
They assaulted one store clerk and fled with an undisclosed amount of money.
The driver of the getaway car is reportedly the sister of a second employee who was working that night.
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[SOT 17:15:01]
[IN Q=She's charged with]

((INVEST. DUVAL DOSS/AMHERST CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE: SHE'S CHARGED WITH LARCENY OF THE MONEY AND WITH ROBBERY OF THE SECOND CLERK WHO PLAYED NO PART IN THIS WHATSOEVER, SHE'S JUST SIMPLY AN INNOCENT VICTIM. AND SHE WAS INJURED DURING THE ROBBERY, SHE WAS STRUCK IN THE FACE BY ONE OF THE YOUNG MEN.))
[SUPER=01-Invest. Duval Doss/Amherst Co. Sheriff's Office]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=one of the young men.]
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[VO-NAT]


The suspects -- Blaire Adams, Jamal Simpson, Robert Wood, Sindi Browning and Thomas Williams all face various robbery and assault charges.
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[Industrial-Expansion]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=None]


New jobs are coming to Botetourt County.
Arkay Packaging is expanding its plant in the EastPark Commerce Center.
The company says the 11-million dollar project will create about 75 new positions.
Arkay makes folding cartons for cosmetics and over-the-counter drugs.

[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Stocks started the week mixed. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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[SUPER=x5000;]
[SUPER=440-x/11.68/10661.60/y/7.35/2127.85;]


The DOW gained 12 points today.
The NASDAQ fell seven.
[SUPER=271-i/0.79/41.43/h/0.28/60.25/h/0.04/34.84/h/0.32/45.52/h/0.30/42.13;]
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[SUPER=273-i/0.88/39.07/h/0.03/16.95/h/0.30/35.15/i/0.01/5.62/h/0.54/20.12;]
[SUPER=274-i/0.38/72.40/i/0.16/40.74/h/0.15/52.15/h/0.18/52.20/i/0.68/114.60;]
[SUPER=#555; Reset]


[SPONSOR ANNOUNCE]
[COMMERCIAL]

[Kilgore]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=04-39 TC1:57:02]
[GRAPHIC=Jerry Kilgore]

Enhancing the death penalty and fighting gangs in Virginia. Attorney General Jerry Kilgore says he'll push those agendas during the upcoming legislative session- his last before his expected campaign for the governor's office.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Jennifer/Microwave;]

Richmond Bureau Chief Jennifer Wishon is here now with the details. Jennifer how does the Attorney General plan to enhance the death penalty? Shannon, Kilgore says he'll push the "Death Penalty Enhancement Act."
[LIVE=Jennifer/FULL Microwave]
[SUPER=@Jennifer1;]
[SUPER=05-Richmond;]

One that, among other things, would eliminate Virginia's "triggerman rule."
[ENG#=1]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=As it now stands]
[SUPER=@Kilgore; :11]
[SUPER=03-Richmond; :25]
[RUNS=1:20]
[OUT Q=ABOUT PETERSBURG OR HENRY COUNTY]

((As it now stands in Virginia, a defendant must have been the person who pulled the trigger to receive the death penalty. Attorney General Jerry Kilgore wants to change that.
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[SOT 23:37:34]
[IN Q=This message will be simple]

((JERRY KILGORE: THIS MESSAGE WILL BE SIMPLE. IF YOU SIGNIFICANTLY PARTICIPATE IN A CAPITAL MURDER YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE DEATH PENALTY.)) [RUNS08]
[OUT Q=the death penalty]

The Attorney General also wants to eliminate automatic life in prison when a sentencing phase ends in a hung jury. Kilgore calls gangs, the "21st Century version of the mob." In an effort to curb recruitment, he wants to create "gang- free school zones" and amend nuisance statutes to include street gangs.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 23:44:15]
[IN Q=This will give a community]

((JERRY KILGORE: THIS WILL GIVE A COMMUNITY, WORKING WITH THEIR LAW ENFORCEMENT COMMUNITY, A CIVIL OPTION AS OPPOSED TO JUST CHARGING A GROUP WITH A CRIME AND WAITING TO GATHER THAT EVIDENCE.)) [RUNS11]
[OUT Q=gather that evidence]

In an effort to fight Virginia's methamphetamine problem, Kilgore proposes increasing penalties for manufacturing meth and making it a criminal offense to produce the drug in the presence of a child. Where business is concerned, he wants to ease the regulatory burden on small businesses and focus economic development efforts on distressed regions.
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[SOT 23:39:12]
[IN Q=As I said to my task]

((JERRY KILGORE: ENTREPRENEURS AND EXECUTIVES ALREADY KNOW THAT FAIRFAX AND LOUDOUN ARE GREAT PLACES FOR BUSINESS, NOW THEY NEED TO HEAR THE SAME ABOUT PETERSBURG OR HENRY COUNTY.)) [RUNS07]
[OUT Q=Petersburg or Henry County]))
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[LIVE=Jennifer/FULL]
[SUPER=05-Richmond;]

Lieutenant Governor Tim Kaine is the likely Democratic nominee for governor.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Jennifer/Microwave;]

Shannon, he's already announced an initiative aimed at reducing health care costs for small businesses and locking up the Transportation Trust Fund so it must be used for transportation and not balancing the state budget.

[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mst]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=APRISA]

Coming up tonight on News 7 sports - the Hokies continue to ride the wave of their ACC championship as they pick up the top high school player in the state.
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[VO-NAT]

And the Eagles' lose Terrell Owens for at least five weeks with a broken bone in his leg.
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[S-Macho]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-184 14303TC]
[GRAPHIC=VIRGINIA TECH]
[ENG#=1]

The Virginia Tech Hokies are in the midst of their pre-Christmas break Sugar Bowl preparations.
[GRAPHIC=MACHO HARRIS]

This afternoon the program got some welcome news as the number one rated high school player in the state verbally committed to the play for the Hokies.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/This Season; :00]

Victor "Macho" Harris picked the Hokies over UVa, Michigan, and Southern California. The 6-0, 180-pound Highland Springs star rushed for 2346 yards this season, averaged 10 and a half yards per carry and he scored a total of 31 touchdowns. For his career, Harris had over 5300 yards rushing and 65 touchdowns.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=BITE]
[SUPER=01-Victor "Macho" Harris/Verbally Commits to Va. Tech; :00]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=...I CAN BREATH NOW."]
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[VO NAT CON'T] Frank Beamer watched Macho play this season in person, but the big part of the recruiting process was handled by assistant Jim Cavanaugh.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=BITE]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=...it feels really good."]
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[VO NAT CON'T] Harris got even closer to Cavanugh and Beamer when they were in Richmond for their home visit earlier this month. A grease fire last Wednesday at Harris' home burned the star in several places and will force him to have a skin graft tomorrow, just as Coach Beamer did when he was a youngster.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=bite]
[RUNS=:29]
[OUT Q=...I'M OK."]
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[Talent=MIKE]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD MACHO HARRIS]

Macho is expected to play defensive back his freshman season at Tech, but don't rule out some appearances on offense.


[S-Owens]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=sp-181 15628tc]
[GRAPHIC=nfl]
[ENG#=2]


The Eagles have been so dominant this season in the NFL that many folks have already punched their ticket to the Super Bowl. Not so fast. Terrell Owens, their all-pro receiver has a broken leg - a fractured fibula below the right knee and an ankle injury that will need surgery.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=bite]
[SUPER=01-Rick Brukholder/Eagles Head Trainer;:00]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=...THAT GAME IN SOME ROLE."]
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[TALENT=MIKE]
[graphic=odac]

And in a quick ODAC note tonight - Emory and Henry has named it new head football coach. Don Montgomery, an assistant football coach at Mount Union College in Alliance, Ohio, will replace retiring E&H head football coach Lou Wacker. Montgomery has served Mount Union's athletic program for 27 years.

[S-Salem]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-179]
[GRAPHIC=ffe]
[ENG#=3]


Gretna and Salem were the two schools from the Friday Football Extra area to pick up state titles this year.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/December 11; :00]

Tonight, the City of Champions will honor the Salem Spartans with a citywide celebration. The Salem Civic Center is playing host to the event that will include free food, some speeches and certainly the pride of Salem band. The event is free tonight - but you do need one of the tickets that were distributed in the past week to get in.
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[Blue-Santa]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=04-46 TC47:16]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=1]


The jolly old Saint Nick who visited a Roanoke hospital today may have been wearing the wrong suit.
But he did all the right things.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Dressed all in blue, Santa handed out gifts at Carilion Community Hospital this morning.
The toys and donations go to sick kids as part of the Blue Santa project by the Roanoke Police Academy.
It involves recruits from both Roanoke and Roanoke County.
Blue Santa also picked up some cold cash from Wachovia today to help pay for more gifts. (------------)