[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Jean 2-Shot]

A case of tuberculosis at area elementary school....
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[ENG#=1]
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


and another deadly fire in Roanoke.. the second in just the past few days.
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[LIVE=Mike Full/STARLINK]
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=steve]
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and a sweet end to the Redskins season, words from coach Joe Gibbs, early highlights from the V-Foundation tournament at Roanoke College
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[VO-NAT]


and the Lady Hokies storm back into the top 25 after feasting on turtle soup
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


Winter continues to stumble out of the starting blocks. No chill down expected this week. But we are watching for showers on SkyTracker 7. Details ahead.
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[ANCHOR=Jean 4-Shot]


News 7 is next.
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[ENG#=3]
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[VO-NAT 07]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


The New Year is off to a deadly start.
[ANCHOR=Jean 2-shot]


Another fatal fire... the second in Roanoke since Saturday.
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[ANCHOR=Jean 2-Shot]


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


And I'm Keith Humphry.
[Roanoke-Fire]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=04-44 TC1:30:14]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Today's fire broke out a home in Southeast Roanoke.
[ANCHOR=Jean 2-Shot]


Fire officials say one person is dead...
[ANCHOR=Jean ]
[SS=Fire Invest.]

and tonight crews say it could be a long and tough investigation.
[ENG#=4]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sam Overfelt, Jr./Neighbor; :08]
[SUPER=01-Ralph Tartaglia/Asst. Roanoke Fire Chief; :16]
[RUNS=1:21]
[OUT Q=stretched pretty thin.]
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[VO-NAT 09.5]


It was just after nine in the morning when neighbors on their way home from breakfast - spotted the blaze.
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[SOT 16:12:16]
[IN Q=]

((SAM OVERFELT JR/NEIGHBOR: IT WAS COMING THORUGH THE ROOF PRETTY MUCH OUT OF CONTROL.)) [RUNS03]
[OUT Q=out of control.]
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[VO-NAT]


Overfelt called 9-11 and when firefighters got to the Woodland Road home-
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[SOT 16:14:10]
[IN Q=]

((TARTAGLIA; HEAVY FLAMS SHOWING WHEN OUR GUYS ARRIVED THEY SAW A FIRE A MILE AWAY SAW THE SMOKE FROM IT.)) [RUNS05]
The fire caused 90 thousand dollars in damage- the living room is gutted- and fire officials say one person is dead.

Caroline Huff and a man lived at the home-
She is alright.
He is un-accounted for- but fire officials say the remains found were too badly burned to identify- The Medical Examiner, police and fire officials- and even the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms are investigating.
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[SOT 16:16:33]
[IN Q=]

((TARTAGLIA: THIS IS LIKE ONE OF THOSE TV SHOWS WITH THE FORENSICS STUFF OUR GUYS ARE GOING THORUGH A LOT OF THINGS.))

[RUNS06]
[OUT Q=A LOT OF THINGS.]
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[vo-nat]
But this is not a TV show- it's all too real- for famlies and for firefighters. This is the second fatal house fire in just the past two days in the city-
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[SOT 16:16:41]
[IN Q=]

((TARTAGLIA: WE HAVE PEOPLE INVOVLED FROM DOUBLE FATAL NEW YEARS MORNING WITH THE MEDICAL EXAMINER. OUR PERSONNEL ARE STRETCHED PRETTY THIN.)) [RUNS08]))
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=HOLD]


Tartaglia says it could be some time before the medical examiner is able to identify the remains.


[APT-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=sba]
[TAPE#=04-42 TC1:43:34]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]
[ENG#=1]

Meanwhile, the medical examiner has yet to release the identities of two people killed in the fire New Year's Day.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Saturday]

A man and a woman died in an apartment behind Gary's Restaurant on Sixth Street early Saturday morning. Today, city building inspectors were on the scene to investigate what they call a "combined building and zoning issue." No word what building inspectors found, but fire officials say the small apartment had only one-exit. The string of deadly fires concerns city officials.
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[SOT@15:20:27.26/joe d.'s city council tape]
[IN Q=Please call our fire departments...]

((DARLENE BURCHAM, ROANOKE CITY MANAGER: PLEASE CALL OUR FIRE DEPARTMENTS- THEY ARE WILLING TO DO FREE INSPECTIONS TO MAKE SURE YOUR HOME IS SAFE. EVEN ONE LIFE LOST THROUGH FIRE IS TOO MANY AND I DON'T WANT TO REPORT TO THE COUNCIL OR COMMUNITY THAT WE HAD ANYOTHER DEATHS BY FIRE THIS YEAR.))
[SUPER=01-Darlene Burcham/Roanoke City Manager]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=... by fire this year.]
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[VO-NAT]

City residents can also contact the fire department for free smoke detectors.
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[Sugar-Bowl]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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We're about two hours away from kickoff in the 71st Sugar Bowl.
Tech Fans are all over New Orleans...
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & Mike /Starlink;]

and Mike Stevens is at the Superdome trying to keep track of who's who.
[LIVE= Mike /FULL Starlink]
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[OUT Q=that are very nice.]
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[Hokie-Fans]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[ENG#=2]

Thousands of Hokie fans are in New Orleans for tonight's big game. But there are plenty who couldn't make it. New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel DePompa takes a look at how homebound fans will be watching.
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[IN Q=It's practically ]
[SUPER=203-Blacksburg; :00]
[SUPER=201-Mary Cooke/Hokie Fan; :20]
[SUPER=201-Alicia Stone/Hokie Fan; :30]
[SUPER=201-James Laignel/Hokie Fan; :37]
[SUPER=216-Rachel DePompa/rdepompa*wdbj7.com; :51]
[SUPER=201-Jason Geppert/Restaurant Manager; :57]
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[OUT Q=News 7, Blacksburg;]

((It's practically a ghost town in Blacksburg this week. The tech campus isn't much different. The students are still on break and thousands from the area are now in the Big Easy.
NAT PACKING 8:20:09:00 8:20:26:00
But that doesn't mean fans are getting ready. They're hitting the local grocery stores to stock up for private parties.


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[SOT: 8:19:05:00 :13]
[IN Q=We're going ]

((MARY COOKE: WE'RE GOING TO WATCH TONIGHT WITH A FEW FRIENDS AND THEN I SENT MY HUSBAND AND MY SON DOWN THERE, ROOTING ON THE HOKIES. AND WE'RE GOING TO WIN HOPEFULLY )) [RUNS:09]
[OUT Q=win hopefully.]


Others are planning slightly smaller get togethers.

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[SOT: 8:20:47:00 to :53]
[IN Q=We plan]

((ALICIA STONE: WE PLAN TO PUT THE KIDS TO BED EARLY AND MY HUSBAND AND I WILL WATCH IT OURSELVES. :51 ARE YOU EXCITED? YES, VERY EXCITED ALL MY FAMILIES DOWN THERE )) [RUNS:07]
[OUT Q=down there.]




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[SOT: 8:21:20:00 :33]
[IN Q=I'm going]

((JAMES LAIGNEL: I'M GOING TO MY DAUGHTERS HOUSE AND WATCH WITH THEM TONIGHT. TECH'S GONNA WIN BY 6 POINTS. :26 THAT'S THE PREDICTION? THAT'S MY PREDICTION YES. I THINK POSITIVE ALL THE TIME. THEY'LL WIN. THEY'RE GONNA HAVE A GOOD GAME TONIGHT.)) [RUNS:13]
[OUT Q=game tonight.]



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[SOT: 8:29:08:00 to :13]
[IN Q=Thought it's ]

((RACHEL DEPOMPA: THOUGH IT'S EMPTY AROUND HERE, THE BARS IN TOWN, STILL EXPECT QUITE A CROWD TONIGHT.)) [RUNS:06]
[OUT Q=crowd tonight.]



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[SOT: 8:25:33:00 ]
[IN Q=I expect to be]

((JASON GEPPERT:I EXPECT IT TO BE FULL. AT LEAST A SMALL LINE OUT THE DOOR. THERE ARE STILL A LOT OF PEOPLE IN TOWN THAT DIDN'T GET TO MAKE IT TO THE SUGAR BOWL. THAT HAVE BEEN CALLING ALL MORNING. SO WE EXPECT TO BE PRETTY BUSY.)) [RUNS:09]
[OUT Q=pretty busy.]


NATS: SETTING UP BEADS. 8:24:45:00
That's why BW3's in Blacksburg is setting up beads and balloons The phone's been ringing off the hook since 7:30 this morning with people wanting to reserve a table or pre-order takeout.
NATS POP: NATS TO GO ORDER 8:27:51:00
It seems everywhere you go in Blacksburg, there are signs plenty of people will be watching tonight. Rachel DePompa, News 7, Blacksburg.))

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[ANCHOR=Jean 2-Shot]
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[SS=NONE]
[ENG#=APRISA]


An area company rings in the new year by announcing hundreds of new jobs.
More on that when News Seven returns.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


And dozens of people are being tested after a case of tuberculosis surfaces at a local school.
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[1st-Wx]
[Amherst-TB]
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[ANCHOR=Jean 2-Shot]


An active case of tuberculosis has been diagnosed in an Amherst County school.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Health officials are urging people who may have been exposed to get tested for the disease. There may be dozens of them.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Jean & Steve/Microwave;]


Steve Smallshaw is in our Lynchburg newsroom tonight ... Steve, should parents be worried about this?
[LIVE=Steve/FULL]
[SUPER=@ssm1]
[SUPER=05-Lynchburg]


Jean and Keith, health officials say they are simply being pro-active by notifying parents about this potential exposure.
They note that tuberculosis is "not" an easy disease to catch ... and it's also completely treatable and curable.


[ENG#=1]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Officials wouldn't say]
[SUPER=03-Amherst Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-John Walker/Amherst Co. School Superintendent; :25]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Katherine Nichols/Central VA Health District; :46]
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[OUT Q=easily catchable disease.]

(( Officials wouldn't say whether it's a student, teacher or school employee who contracted the disease ... only that somewhere between fifty and sixty people have had enough close contact with the victim that they too should be tested.


Letters went out today to parents of all students at Elon Elementary ... those whose children need to be tested will fill out permission slips or take their child to their family doctor.
[SOT 00:21:10]

((JOHN WALKER/AMHERST CO. SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: WE FEEL THAT WE'RE BEING PROACTIVE IN LETTING PARENTS KNOW IMMEDIATELY ALLTHE PARENTS IN THE SCHOOL WHAT'S OCCURRED, PARENTS IN PARTICULAR THAT WE THINK MAY HAVE HAD CONTACT, WE'RE RECOMMENDING TESTING AND ALL THAT INFORMATION WILL GO OUT. ))
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[OUT Q=will go out.]


Asking for a test is not a reason to panic, officials say.
Even those in close contact with a T-B patient don't always contract the disease.
[SOT 00:18:23]

((DR. KATHERINE NICHOLS/CENTRAL VA HEALTH DISTRICT: IN THE HOUSE ALL THE TIME CONTACTS OF AN ACTIVE CASE, ONLY ABOUT THIRTY PERCENT OF THOSE PEOPLE EVER TURN POSITIVE. SO IT'S NOT AN EASILY TRANSMISSABLE, IT'S NOT AN EASILY CATCHABLE DISEASE.))
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[OUT Q=catchable disease.] ))
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[LIVE=Steve/FULL]
[SUPER=05-Lynchburg;]


This is the third T-B case in Amherst County in the past year ... the most recent victim DID contract it from one of the other two cases.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Jean & Steve/Microwave;]


If parents or anyone else still has questions and concerns, the health department will host a public meeting tomorrow night at the school.


[Meth-Clinic]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=04-47 TC59:42]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=2]

Vandals threw paint all over Roanoke's new Methadone Treatment Center last week.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

Sometime overnight Thursday night or Friday morning someone hit the clinic with house paint. C-R-C Vice President Joe Pritchard says nothing was broken, but he says there was paint on the bricks and windows, even the bushes. A private contractor spent the weekend cleaning up the mess, and they now have 24-hour security at the clinic.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=none]

Pritchard says C-R-C Health Corporation expects to be in business- -seeing patients at the Hershberger Road site- -within a week.

[Kilgore-Committee]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=04-49 TC43:56]
[GRAPHIC=Jerry Kilgore]
[ENG#=3]

Attorney General Jerry Kilgore is in New Orleans for tonight's Sugar Bowl, but today he took another step toward his run for the governor's office.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/Last Month;]

The likely Republican nominee filed his "Statement of Organization" with the State Board of Elections electronically today. It's a step that establishes his "gubernatorial candidate committee" for this year's race.
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[SOT 22:35:52]
[IN Q=It seems like these]

((CARRIE CANTRELL/KILGORE CAMPAIGN: IT SEEMS LIKE THESE GOVERNORS RACES START EARLIER AND EARLIER. IT'S EXPENSIVE. IT TAKES A LOT OF MONEY TO RUN A STATEWIDE CAMPAIGN.))
[SUPER=01-Carrie Cantrell/Kilgore Campaign;]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=a statewide campaign]
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[VO-NAT]

Lieutenant Governor Tim Kaine is the likely Democratic nominee. As of June, both men had each raised a little over three- million dollars. Kaine isn't expected to file with the State Board of Elections until this spring. That's when both men have said they'll formally announce their candidacy.
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[Echostar]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=04-53 TC1:22:58]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=4]

The New Year brings new jobs to Christiansburg.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg/File Tape;]

Echo Star announced today it needs to hire another 200-people by the end of February. Officials say they are taking on a lot more new customers then expected, so they need the extra staff. The Satellite company has expanded several times over the last year.
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[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Jean 2-Shot]
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[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Investors locked in some profits on the first trading day of 2005. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
[RUNS=:30]
[SUPER=x5000;]
[SUPER=440-y/53.58/10729.43/y/23.29/2152.15;]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


The DOW fell 54 points.
The NASDAQ dropped 23.
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[SUPER=274-i/1.09/72.79/i/0.02/40.49/i/0.41/52.19/h/0.53/53.35/i/2.50/112.50;]
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[COMMERCIAL]

[Fire-Station]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=04-43 TC1:22:58]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=1]

The city of Roanoke is moving forward with plans for a new Fire Station Number One, but the pricetag is climbing.
[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

The city has budgeted five- point- two million dollars for the building at the corner of Elm Avenue and Franklin Road.
But today, city officials warned the cost may be closer to six million.
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[SOT 15:08:05]
[IN Q=There are some difficulties]

((REV. NELSON HARRIS/ROANOKE MAYOR: THERE ARE SOME DIFFICULTIES WITH THE SITE AND WE JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE GOING FORWARD THAT WE'RE NOT MAKING COMPROMISES TO THE FACILITY THAT WE'LL REGRET 10, 15, 20 YEARS DOWN THE ROAD.))
[SUPER=01-Rev. Nelson Harris/Roanoke Mayor;]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=20 years down the road.]
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[VO-NAT]

The building will have a more conventional roof than the one depicted in a drawing. And members of council are encouraging other changes that will help the station blend into the Old Southwest neighborhood.
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[Sports tease]


[ANCHOR=steve]
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[WRITER=sma]
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[ENG#=None]


Roanoke College is playing Hobart in the V-Foundation basketball tournament first round, highlights a head, and countdown to the Sugar Bowl is on
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[S-Sugar]


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The 71st Sugar Bowl Classic kicks off in less than two hours in New Orleans as Tech tries to knock off Auburn.


[DOUBLE BOXES=Mike & Steve /Starlink;]


Mike Stevens is outside the Superdome with a few final thoughts.
[LIVE= Steve /FULL STARLINK]
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[OUT Q=over all, than Southern Cal.]
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[S-Redskins]


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The Redskins are looking to improve so next season doesn't turn out like this one.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Landover, MD; :00]
The Skins finished on a high note, beating Minnesota 21 to 18 yesterday. Washington completes Joe Gibbs 1st comeback y

ear with a 6 and 10 record.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Joe Gibbs/Redskins Head Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:23]
[OUT Q=.....proud to be with ya"]
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[S-Hokies]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-187 31:25]
[GRAPHIC=ACC]
[ENG#=2]

The Virginia men's basketball team's loss to Wake Forest yesterday removes the Hoos from the top 25 rankings.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville;]


One bright spot for UVa was the play of freshman Adrian Joseph. The 6 foot 7 forward is the ACC rookie of the week for his 19 point effort against Wake. He played in place of injured senior Devin Smith.
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]

Virginia Tech's first A-C-C women's basketball victory puts the Hokies in the Top 25. Tech is ranked 25th after defeating Maryland yesterday. The Hokies are 10-and-2 and have won eight straight. Tech plays at 2nd-ranked Duke on Sunday.


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[S-Maroons]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-183 1:46:56]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke College]
[ENG#=3]


The V-Foundation Classic tipped off today at Roanoke College.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/V-Foundation Classic; :00]

Some pretty cool choice items that were donated by coaches were on display. The money raised from the Raffle and auction items go to fight cancer. In the first game, Shenandoah beat Worchester State 86 to 54. Chris Rhone gets the pass in the land down under the iron and finishes.
The Hornets will meet the winner of the Roanoke/Hobart game, which tipped off at 5.
Kevin Hunter, takes the pass inside and goes up strong for the hoop to continue Roanoke's 6-OH run.
Teammate Josh LaPorte grabs the rebound and scores, that game still going on, complete results at 11. (------------)