[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Jean 2-Shot]

An eleventh- hour move to prevent a new methadone clinic from opening.
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[ENG#=1]
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

And how you can sort out the flim flams from the well intentioned when it comes to tsunami relief.
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[Sports-head]


[ANCHOR=steve]
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[WRITER=sma]
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In sports, the Virginia Tech basketball team is joined by a new two sport athlete, we will check in on former Northside star and now Radford Highlander Coret Fertitta,
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[VO-NAT]


and No need to "Reed" between the lines on who is this years NFL defensive player of the year
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


The weekend will have many faces, beginning cloudy and wet and ending sunny and warm.
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[ANCHOR=Jean 4-Shot]


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


A methadone clinic may be seeing patients in Roanoke within a week.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


But neighbors say they're still working on ways to stop it.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


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


And I'm Jean Jadhon.
[Methadone-Clinic]
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[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=04-52 TC30:29]
[ANCHOR=Jean 2-Shot]

Opponents of a Roanoke methadone clinic are gathering tonight.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

Northwest Concerned Citizens say they plan to file a lawsuit next week, and tonight they are considering other steps.

[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Jean & JoeD /Microwave;]

Joe Dashiell is outside the La Cove Restaurant where the group is meeting at this hour.
[LIVE= JoeD /FULL Microwave]
[SUPER=@joe1;]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke]

Keith and Jean, the meeting is just getting under way, and we've seen about ??? citizens turn out. Opponents have promised protests and other activities to keep the clinic from operating, and now it appears that day is close at hand.
[ENG#=4]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Despite months of controversy]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Arleen Ollie/Northwest Concerned Citizens; :18]
[RUNS=:34]
[OUT Q=businesses that surround the area.]

((Despite months of controversy and vocal opposition, it appears that CRC Health Corporation is on the verge of opening its facility on Hershberger Road. Despite assurances from the company that the clinic will be a good neighbor, residents of the area fear the worst, and are ot giving up the fight.
[SOT 16:28:13]
[IN Q=Now that it is opening]

((NOW THAT IT IS OPENING AND IT IS LESS THAN A WEEK FOR THE OPENING, WE NEED TO DO SOMETHING. TO MAKE IT CLEAR WE DON'T WANT IT HERE. 28:22 WE HAVE NOT WANTED IT HERE AND WE EXPECTED BETTER SUPPORT FROM THE BUSINESSES THAT SURROUND THIS AREA.))
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[OUT Q=that surround this area]))
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[LIVE= JoeD /FULL Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke;]

Opponents say they still have a number of options including the planned lawsuit, picketing, and boycotts of businesses that have failed to support their efforts.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Ketih-Jean & JoeD /Microwave;]

But Keith and Jean, they are hopeful tonight's meeting might produce some other ideas... We'll have a report tonight on News 7 at 11.

[Fleming-Breakin]


[ANCHOR=JEan]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jbu]
[TAPE#=04-55 TC41:58]
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[ENG#=1]


A "break in" at a local high school has police searching for a suspect.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

Roanoke Police say a surveillance camera caught a white male with dark hair breaking into William Fleming High School on Christmas eve. The suspect was carrying a red backpack. Officers say the suspect took some items from the school but they won't say what those items were.
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[TAKE CRIMELINE FS] They're now asking for the public's help. Anyone with information can call the Crime Line at 540-344-8500.
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[Drug-Chase]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=04-42 TC1:48:31]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=2]


A high-speed chase through Lynchburg has landed an Amherst County man in jail.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Amherst Co.]


Around 10:30, a Lynchburg officer observed an alleged drug transaction and tried to pull over the driver.
The car took off with police in pursuit at speeds in excess of 100 miles an hour.
Lynchburg authorities dropped the chase as the car went into Amherst County, but deputies there spotted the vehicle a few minutes later.
53-year-old Richard Dwayne Peters faces charges of reckless driving and eluding police.
Amherst authorities have charged him with possession of crack cocaine.
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[Cawthorne]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=04-45 TC1:08:27]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=3]


A Lynchburg man is headed to prison for his role in the city's first methamphetamine laboratory case.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/April 8, 2004]


38-year-old Barney Cawthorne was arrested last April after police stopped him on Greenview Drive and spotted drug-making chemicals and equipment inside his car.
Nearby homes had to be evacuated while authorities spent several hours removing the volatile contents.
Cawthorne was given a two-year prison term today on various drug and traffic charges.
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[Tech-Quake]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=04-47 TC1:07:31]
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[ENG#=4]

Virginia Tech is preparing for the worst in the aftermath of the Asian earthquake and tsunami.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-December 26; ]

Today the school started mapping out a way to respond to deaths affecting the Virginia Tech community. Tech will have counselors on call, and its assembling information on charitable causes benefiting disastser victims. So far one Virginia Tech graduate has been reported killed. The school has heard from some students who are okay. Tech has about seven hundred students and visiting scholars from the affected countries.
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[Tsunami-Aid]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=04-46 TC1:11:11]
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[ENG#=1]


After seeing the Tsunami many people want to help.
But when a disaster strikes, so do scam artists, hoping to cash in-
Tonight the red flags- and what you should know BEFORE you give.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Julie Wheeler/SW Virginia Better Business Bureau; :06]
[SUPER=@Jean1; :41]
[RUNS=1:21]
[OUT Q=check them out.]

(( Scam artists take advantage of scenes like this to make money- at your expense. JULIE WHEELER/BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU SW VIRGINIA: THEY PREY ON THE FACT THAT OUR HEARTS ARE ACHING FOR WHAT THESE PEOPLE ARE SUFFERING THROUGH.
Before you donate to help Tsunami victims here is what you need to know.
Be wary of charities that are long on emotion and short on information. Ask questions... WHAT IS THEIR PROGRAM WHAT IS THEIR PLAN?
E-mails asking for donations should send up a are red flag. they are usually thieves looking for your money or your identity. WITH ALL THE HIGH TECH CAPABILITIES THEY CAN MAKE IT LOOK LIKE WHEN NOT ACTUALLY ON THAT CHARITY'S WEBSITE. JEAN JADHON/NEWS 7: IF YOU ARE GOING TO DONATE ON LINE... GO TO A REPUTABLE ORGANIZATIONS SITE YOURSELF. WHENEVER YOU CLINK ON THE LINK TO DONATE.. LOOK AT THE ORGANIZATIONS U-R-L IN THE BROWSER WINDOW. IT SHOULD MATCH THE CHARITY. IF THE NAME IS HIDDEN OR NOT FAMILIAR TO YOU..... LOG OFF THE SITE.
Always make a check out to the organization ..not to an individual.
Watch out for excessive pressure for on the spot donations.
This disaster is big and money is needed over the longrun. IF THEY'RE IN A HURRY CHANCE ARE THEY DON'T WANT YOU TO DO YOUR HOMEWORK AND CHECK IT OUT.))
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[ANCHOR=Jean 2-Shot]
(Jean adlibs a little)


The Better Business Bureau actually has an arm called the Wise Giving alliance that evaluates charities.
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[TAKE WEBSITES IN THE NEWS FS]
For a link to the list, go to WDBJ-7 dot com and click on websites in the news or you can call your local Better Business Bureau.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
[WRITER=dse]
[SS=NONE]
[ENG#=APRISA]


There could be a fight for independence in the General Assembly.
What that means for Virginia's colleges and universities when News News Seven returns.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Jean 2-Shot]


And a link to Montgomery County's mining history is uncovered, but only temporarily.
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[1st-Wx]
[Higher-Ed]
(MINI OPEN)
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=04-53 TC27:22]
[ANCHOR=JEan 2-Shot]

What should Virginia taxpayers expect from the Commonwealth's colleges and universities?
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

A number of issues are expected to get attention during the upcoming General Assembly session.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Jean & Jennifer/Microwave;]

Richmond Bureau Chief, Jennifer Wishon joins us with a preview. Keith and JEan, Governor Mark Warner says he understands the diverse issues facing Virginia schools,
[LIVE=Jennifer/FULL]
[SUPER=@Jennifer1;]
[SUPER=05-Richmond;]

but he's encouraging the '05 legislature to look at higher education as a whole.
[ENG#=1]
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[SUPER=@File; :00]
[SUPER=01-Charles Steger/Virginia Tech President; :23]
[SUPER=@MarkWarner; 1:01]
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[OUT Q=HOW WE CAN SUPPORT MORE FINANCIAL AID]

((Virginia Tech, University of Virginia and the College of William and Mary will propose legislation this year that would grant them Charter Status- or greater independence from the state. Proponents say that would allow three of Virginia's premiere schools to keep tuition rates more predictable- even when state funding is not. But critics fear giving schools too much freedom will cause tuition to skyrocket.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Tuition is going to]

((CHARLES STEGER: TUITION IS GOING TO GO UP EITHER WAY. I MEAN IF YOU WANT QUALITY PROGRAMS THEY COST MONEY. THE CHARTER PROPOSAL, I THINK, WILL RESULT IN TUITION GOING UP NO MORE THAN IT WILL ANYWAY.)) [RUNS12]
[OUT Q=that it will anyway]

A number of lawmakers have expressed support for a four- year- university in Southside. Governor Mark Warner has even set aside one and half million dollars to get the idea get off the ground. He's also spent time getting input on issues like producing the types of graduates needed for Virginia's workforce, conducting research that will spawn new industries and keeping doors of opportunity open for all Virginia students.
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[SOT 2ND WARNER BITE FROM PKG]
[IN Q=We need to do a better]

((MARK WARNER: WE NEED TO DO A BETTER JOB ON COUNSELING FAMILIES ON WHAT FINANCIAL AID OPPORTUNITIES ARE OUT THERE. I KNOW A LOT OF FOLKS THAT ARE SCARED TO DEATH OF TAKING ON 30, 40, 50- THOUSAND DOLLARS IN LOANS SO WE'VE GOT TO WORK ON HOW WE CAN SUPPORT MORE FINANCIAL AID.)) [RUNS14]
[OUT Q=support more financial aid]))
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[LIVE=Jennifer/FULL State Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Richmond;]

Warner calls Virginia's colleges and universities the best in the nation,
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Jean & Jennifer/Microwave;]

and hopes the legislature will look at innovative ways to help ALL of them continue to succeed.

[Officer-lawsuit]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=04-54 TC26:52]
[GRAPHIC=Lawsuit]
[ENG#=2]

A three-car accident three years ago has been found to be the fault of a former Roanoke police officer. Officer Henry Fariss was answering a non-emergency call when he ran a red light at Sixth and Campbell. He did not have his lights and siren on. He said the traffic light was green, though he admitted he was checking his in-car computer terminal at the time. A Roanoke Jury found Fariss negligent and awarded Rita Lewis 10-thousand dollars.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/December 17, 2001]

Fariss had been involved in an accident the month before. Fariss has since left the police department.
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[Fire-Safety]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=khu]
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[ENG#=3]

The principals of a small Virginia company pled NOT guilty to a host of criminal charges in federal court today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

Randall Leon Maxwell is the president of Fire Safety Products. He and his older brother, Gilbert Lee Maxwell run the firm. They test high-pressure compressed gas cylinders, the kinds of tanks SCUBA divers use. The government alleges the company failed to properly inspect hundreds of such cylinders. Office manager Allen Jay Dickerson also entered a not guilty plea. He faces a maximum 15 year sentence. The Maxwells up to 35 years.
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[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
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Wall Street lost ground for the first trading week of 2005. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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[SUPER=440-y/18.92/10603.96/y/1.39/2088.61;]
[ANCHOR=Jean 2-Shot]


Today, the DOW lost 19 points.
The NASDAQ fell a little over a point.
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[COMMERCIAL]

[Rescue-Mission]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=04-50 TC50:40]
[GRAPHIC=Medical News]
[ENG#=1]


At least 20 percent of the homeless coming to the Roanoke Rescue Mission have diabetes.
And now they'll have some help dealing with the illness.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The Rescue Mission Health Center has started a diabetes care program thanks to 30-thousand dollars grant from Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield.
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[SOT11:59:07]
[IN Q=We saw many people that we're coming in]

((LEE CLARK/ROANOKE RESCUE MISSION; WE SAW MANY PEOPLE THAT WERE COMING IN THAT WERE DIABETIC THAT DIDN'T KNOW THE WERE DIABETIC AND SO THOSE NUMBER CONTINUE TO OVERWHELM US IN THE FREE CLINIC AND BEING ABLE TO PARTNER WITH ANTHEM TO BE ABLE TO PROVIDE THE MEDICATIONS AND SUPPLIES THAT PEOPLE NEED HAS A BEEN A DREAM FOR A LONG TIME))
[SUPER=01-Lee Clark/Roanoke Rescue Mission]
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[OUT Q=for a long time]
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[VO-NAT]


For Robin Sandridge it means she can finally take care of her diabetes --instead of neglecting her health.
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[SOT11:52:28]
[IN Q=One thing was the medical costs]

((ROBIN SANDRIDGE/DIABETES PATIENT; ONE THING WAS THE MEDICAL COSTS AND NOT HAVING A DOCTOR. NOT BEING ABLE TO BUY THE TEST TRIPS TO TEST MY SUGAR NOT HAVING INSURANCE))
[SUPER=01-Robin Sandridge/Diabetes Patient]
[RUNS=05]
[OUT Q=not having insurance]
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[VO-NAT]

The program started a couple of weeks ago and is only open to the homeless.
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[Monty-Mine]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=04-41 TC2:02:29]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=2]

A piece of coal mining history in Montgomery County is seeing the light of day once again, but just for a few days.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;]

The Merrimac Coal Mine operated from the 17-hundreds until the 19-thirties. Recently, the county received a grant to excavate one of the mine shafts and permenantly close it as a safety precaution.
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[SOT - 03:44]
[IN Q=The rare opportunity...]

((ROBERT PARKER/MONTGOMERY CO. SPOKESMAN; THE RARE OPPORTUNITY WE HAVE TODAY IS TO ACTUALLY SEE THE MOUTH OF THE MINE SHAFT ITSELF, WHICH WILL BE ENCLOSED AND PERMENANTLY SEALED. AT THE MOMENT IT IS SOMETHING THAT WE CAN SEE AND IS AN INTERESTING PIECE OF HISTORY THAT'S NOW BECOME VISIBLE FOR A BRIEF TIME.))
[SUPER=01-Robert Parker/Montgomery Co. Spokesman;]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=for a brief time.]
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[VO-NAT]

Next week, crews will begin to backfill the mine shaft and then seal it off permenantly. Any items of historic value will be preserved for display at the Coal Mining Heritage Park museum that is currently in the planning stage.
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[Sports tease]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
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[ENG#=APRISA]


There will truly be a new King in the Cassell in Blacksburg, Corey Fertitta is playing hard at Radford, just like she did at Northside
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[VO-NAT]


and the Virginia Tech men's basketball team plays it s first ACC road game tomorrow at Florida State.
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[S-King]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-186 35:17]
[GRAPHIC=Tech]
[ENG#=1]


News 7 sports learned today that Virginia tech tight end Jeff King will join the Hokies basketball team this season.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]


King caught 25 passes and had 304 receiving yards to go with 4 touchdown catches for the Hokies this past season which ended January third in the Sugar Bowl.
Sources say King made the decision to play basketball for Seth Greenberg earlier this week. King, who was a stand out basketball player at Pulaski County, will officially join the team next week and will suit up for the game Wednesday January 12th against Bethune Cookman. The 6 foot 5, 265 pound King will give the Hokies a much need strong body inside.
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[S-Hokies]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-188 44:10]
[GRAPHIC=ACC]
[ENG#=2]


King joins a team that is preparing for its second ACC game of the season, tomorrow night against Florida State in Tallahassee.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]


The Hokies come into the game 6 and 5 on the season. Tech is 1 and 3 away from Cassell Coliseum.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Allen Calloway/Va. Tech Junior Forward; :00]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=....road team too"]
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[S-Fertitta]


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[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-184 ]
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[ENG#=3]


After starting the season 2 and 7, the Radford women's basketball team has yet to lose in the new year. Travis Wells has more on lady Highlanders recent success and a visit with former Northside Viking Corrie Fertitta.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=@Travis1; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jeri Porter/Radford Women's Basketball Coach; :15]
[SUPER=01-Corrie Fertitta/Radford Freshman Forward; :41]
[RUNS=1:20]
[OUT Q=....news 7 sports"]
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[S-NFL]


[ANCHOR=steve]
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[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-175 1:45:32]
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[ENG#=4]


Former Virginia star and Steelers linebacker James Farrior finished second in the NFL defensive player of the year award voting.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NFL; :00]

Baltimore's Ed Reed is the N-F-L's defensive player of the year. The Ravens safety is in his third season out of the University of Miami. He earned 20 votes from a national panel of writers and broadcasters who cover pro football, beating Farrior, who had 16. Reed led the N-F-L with nine interceptions.
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[anchor=steve]
[grapgic=nfl]

The Jets Jonathan Vilma is the N-F-L's defensive rookie of the year.

[S-Gore]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-181 2:03:24]
[GRAPHIC=Mami]
[ENG#=1]


Miami running back Frank Gore is skipping his senior season to enter the N-F-L draft.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville; :00]

He has already signed with agent David Levine. Miami coach Larry Coker was among those who said Gore's stock would considerably rise if he stayed for 2005. Gore had two major knee injuries in college. He still had a team-best 945 yards and 1,975 yard 17 touchdowns for his career.
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[Art-Exhibit]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=bwa]
[TAPE#=04-49 TC49:30]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

A new exhibit in Martinsville is taking finger painting to a new level.
[ENG#=1]
[ANCHOR=Jean 2-Shot]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville]

Artworks created by the late Ted Turner are on display at the Piedmont Arts Association. Unlike most artists, Turner rarely used a paint brush to create his abstract works.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=There are examples]
[SUPER=01-Emily Smith/Piedmont Arts Director of Exhibitions]
[RUNS=21]
[OUT Q=training as he did.]
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[VO-NAT]

The former U-VA professor also used driftwood from the Virginia Beach area to create everything from sewing machines to American flags. The works will be on display through February.
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[WIPE TO WDBJ Web Sites FS #E521]

For a link to the Piedmont Arts Association, go to WDBJ7-dot-com and click Web Sites in the News.
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