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Wind and rain rips the roof off an apartment building in Danville.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]

And what's a reasonable response time for volunteer rescue squad?

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[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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Tonight on the Friday edition of News 7 sports - everything from a Duke - UVa preview to a horse race in the fog.

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[VO-NAT]

And Southern Cal quarterback Matt Leinhart has finally made up his mind going OLD SCHOOL and coming back for his senior season.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


In order to accomplish a 40 degree temperature plunge, nature developed some rather noisy storms. But all that has passed leaving us to shiver in the wake.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 3-Shot]


News 7 is next.
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[SOT 18:58:36]
[IN Q=It was surreal]
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[OUT Q=just the wind.]
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[VO-NAT]


Mother Nature sends an early wake-up call to some Danville residents.
High winds and rain force ten people from their homes.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry. JEan is off tonight.

[Danville-Damage]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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It was the only spot in Danville that received any real damage, but it was enough to scare several families in one apartment complex.
Steve Smallshaw has the story.
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[IN Q=Kathy Harden's]
[SUPER=03-Danville; :00]
[SUPER=01-Kathy Harden/Storm Victim; :09]
[SUPER=01-Alvin Sutherlin/Family Friend; :39]
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[OUT Q=News7, Danville.]

(( Kathy Harden's son had just gotten home from work a little before 3 Friday morning, when the two Danville residents got the shock of their lives.
[SOT 18:56:50]

((KATHY HARDEN/STORM VICTIM: I HEARD A LOUD NOISE, AND JUST LIKE THE WIND WAS BLOWING REAL HARD AND I HEARD A BIG CRASH. AND I RAN UP THE HALLWAY TO SEE WHAT IT WAS, AND THE WHOLE ROOF WAS JUST GONE.))
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[OUT Q=was just gone.]


In seconds, powerful winds had peeled the roof off two second-story apartments in the Danberry complex on Holbrook Street.
The rain that was pouring in upstairs soon found its way to the first floor, where ceilings collapsed and water damaged two more apartments.
[SOT 19:00:15]

((ALVIN SUTHERLIN/FAMILY FRIEND: THE ELECTRICITY WAS STILL ON AND WHEN THE CEILING FELL, THE WATER CAME THROUGH AND GOT INTO HER STUFF AND IT JUST STARTED EXPLODING AND POPPING.))
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[OUT Q=exploding and popping.]


Family and friends spent the day helping the Hardens move some of their belongings to a dry apartment nearby.
The rest was lost to the elements.
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((KATHY HARDEN: WE GOT BACK UP HERE AND CHECKED EVERYTHING OUT, AND EVERYTHING'S GONE IN THE FRONT PART OF THE LIVING ROOM, NOTHING IS SALVAGEABLE.))
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[OUT Q=is salvageable.]


About ten affected residents have been moved to vacant apartments in the complex.
Management figures it will take at least a week to repair all the damages.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Danville. ))
[First-Wx]
[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=None]


Last night's storms certainly ushered in a big change in our weather.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith 7 Robin/WXCENTER]


Let's talk to meteorologist Robin Reed.
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[SS=NONE]WEATHER CENTER Position #1


[WXPRO/FULL]RAINFALL LOOP CURRENT TEMPERATURES

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[GE-Restructuring]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Restructuring at the G-E plant in Salem may mean 30 new jobs in the long run.
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[SUPER=03-Salem/File Tape]

A spokesperson for the company says G-E does not expect any involuntary layoffs due to the restructuring. Officials say up to 30 skilled engineering jobs may actually be added. The company says some employees may opt for early retirement but they do not expect any other job loss. Local union members plan to meet with G-E management on Tuesday to gather more details on the restructuring.
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[Vinton-Volunteers]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Volunteer rescue response is coming under fire in Vinton. A volunteer ambulance was last on the scene of a fatal accident last month, while neighboring county and city crews beat them there. Susan Bahorich takes a look.
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[SUPER=04-Vinton Police Department Video; :12]
[SUPER=01-Gene Rawling/Vinton Vol. Rescue Chief; :29]
[SUPER=01-Kevin Boggess/Vinton Town Manager; :56]
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[SUPER=01-Brad Grose/Vinton Mayor; 1:32]
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(( [NATS- FROM TV?]
This was the scene on Hardy Road during the early morning hours of December 29th- a drunk-driver smashes into an oncoming car and crews scramble to get there.
[NATS- DISPATCHER] ((WE HAVE A TWO CAR ACCIDENT WITH A POSSIBLE FATALITY.)) [runs:03]
When police arrive on the scene they find three people trapped inside cars. Vinton rescue personnel and neighboring city and county agencies are dispatched to the scene. Vinton has two-volunteers and two-paid EMS personnel on duty that night.

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[INQ=I think considering...]

((GENE RAWLING, VINTON VOLUNTEER RESCUE CHIEF: I THINK CONSIDERING CIRCUMSTANCES AND MAGNITUDE OF THE SITUATION- WE DID A GOOD JOB OVERALL WITH WHAT WE HAD..)) [RUNS:08]
[OUTQ=.. what we had.]



(timeline board w/times revealed)


The call was dispatched at 1:09 that morning.
First on the scene just five-minutes after the initial call: Vinton's own medic unit with its paid staff.
Other Vinton, Roanoke City and Roanoke County units follow.
Finally at 1:30: 21-minutes after the initial call went out the Vinton Volunteer ambulance arrives at the crash.

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[INQ=Obviously the long period..]

((KEVIN BOGGESS, VINTON TOWN MANAGER: OBVIOUSLY THE LONG PERIOD OF TIME, WE WOULD LIKE TO GET AMBULANCES TO THE SCENE MORE QUICKLY. BUT AGAIN, WE'RE DEALING WITH VOLUNTEERS WHO HAVE OTHER OBLIGATIONS AND RESPONSIBLITIES.)) [RUNS:12]
[OUTQ=... obligations and responsibilites.]


Boggess also says while the response could be improved - the delay didn't affect patient care. When the third ambulance arrived on the scene, crews were still trying to remove patients from the vehicles.

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[INQ=On Sunday a meeting...]

((SUSAN BAHORICH, REPORTING: ON SUNDAY A MEETING WAS HELD HERE AT THE VINTON TOWN HALL TO DISCUSS THE RESPONSE TIME AND OTHER ISSUES. THE GROUP SAYS IT WANTS TO SHARPEN ITS SKILLS AND IMPROVE SERVICES TO THE COMMUNITY.)) [RUNS:10]
[OUTQ=... to the community.]



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[INQ=We're going to work...]

((BRAD GROSE, VINTON MAYOR: WE'RE GOING TO WORK ON COMMUNICATION BETWEEN VOLUNTEER DEPARTMENTS AND ACTUALLY I THINK THE NEW FACILITY WILL HELP THAT BECAUSE YOU'VE GOT TO KEEP IN MIND THE RESCUE BUILDING WILL BE ADJACENT TO THE FIRE BUILDING.)) [RUNS:15]
[OUTQ=... the fire building.]


Plans for the town's new million dollar rescue building will continue to move forward. Officials say they believe its necessary in attracting and keeping good people- both paid and volunteer.
SB, News7, Vinton. ))

[Jail]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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The lone dissenter among Roanoke County supervisors hasn't given up trying to come up with an alternative to the proposed site for a regional jail.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]

Butch Church hopes to expand the current jail, with an eye on property across the street. He plans to approach Salem officials about acquiring the Getty Mart or the lots nearby. He's also thinking of expansion possibilities at Furman Whitescarver's law office on the opposite corner.
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[IN Q=That could amount]

((JOE "BUTCH" CHURCH/ROANOKE CO. SUPERVISOR; THAT COULD AMOUNT TO I'M TOLD 60,000 ADDITIONAL SQUARE FEET, GO UP FOUR FLOORS. WITH A PARKING GARAGE POSSIBLE. I DON'T KNOW WHAT IT'S GOING END UP BEING. BUT THE BOTTOM LINE IS WE HAVEN'T HAD A CHANCE TO LOOK AT IT.))
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[OUT Q=to look at it.]
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[VO-NAT]

While the board did vote Tuesday to buy an option on the Higganbotham property near Dixie Caverns, it also ordered a study of the existing jail to see if it can be expanded.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith]
[WRITER=dse]
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Charities rely on them for fundraising.
Still ahead on News Seven, why they fear new rules may mean fewer people donating their cars.
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Plus an emotional day for for students and teachers as three schools in the New River Valley close forever.
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[1st-Wx]

[Hunter-Andrews]

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A former state senator is being remembered as a unique statesman.
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[SUPER=03-Richmond;]

Former Hampton Senator Hunter Andrews died at his home last night. The Democrat was elected to the General Assembly in 1963 where he served for 32 years- including time as chairman of the Senate Finance Committee. His colleagues remember him as a born leader, passionate about education.
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[IN Q=This state is better because]

((SEN. CHARLES HAWKINS/(R) CHATHAM: THIS STATE IS BETTER BECAUSE OF HUNTER ANDREWS. INDEED THIS SENATE BETTER BECAUSE OF HUNTER ANDREWS, THIS NATION IS BETTER BECAUSE OF HUNTER ANDREWS. HUNTER WAS A TRUE STATESMAN. THE ONLY THING HE PUT IN FRONT OF THIS COMMONWEALTH WAS ITS PEOPLE.))
[SUPER=01-Sen. Charles Hawkins/(R) Chatham;]
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[OUT Q=Commonwealth was its people]
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Andrew's death came as a bit of a surprise as the 83 year old had NOT been ill. He was in Richmond just last week attending a commission meeting.
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[IN Q=I'll forever feel his]

((SEN. JOHN CHICHESTER/(R) FREDERICKSBURG: I'LL FOREVER FEEL HIS PRESENCE AS I CONTINUE THIS WORK...A GREAT INDIVIDUAL... WE'LL MISS HIM GREATLY.))
[SUPER=01-Sen. John Chichester/(R) Fredericksburg;]
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[OUT Q=We'll miss him greatly]
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[VO-NAT]

The Senate paused for a moment of silence and adjourned in Andrews' memory. He'll be laid to rest in Hampton Monday.
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[Car-Donations]


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It won't affect you this tax season -- but a new law will change how much you can deduct in the future from vehicle donations to charitable organizations.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Mullins Used Auto Parts fixes and sells automobiles donated to the National Kidney Foundation of the Virginias.
In the past a person could determine the fair market value of their vehicle up to 5-thousands dollar WITHOUT having to obtain a written appraisal.
But that's not the case anymore. If it's worth more than 5-hundred dollars --you have to wait until the vehicle actually sells to determine the amount you can claim.
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[SOT10:47]
[IN Q=They better by donating in the]

((ROBERT JOHNSON/MULLINS USED AUTO PARTS; THEY BETTER BE DONATING IN THE EARLY PART OF THE YEAR SO WE CAN MAKE THE REPAIRS AND GET THE VEHICLES OUT HERE AND MAKE AS MUCH MONEY AS WE CAN FOR THE FOUNDATION ))
[SUPER=01-Robert Johnson/Mullins Used Auto Parts]
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[OUT Q=for the foundation]
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The kidney foundation is concerned the new rules will deter people from donating their vehicles.
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[IN Q=It's a huge impact unfortunately]

((TONI SHEPHERD/NATIONAL KIDNEY FOUNDATION OF THE VIRGINIAS; IT'S A HUGE IMPACT UNFORTUNATELY KIDNEY DISEASE IS ON THE RISE AND THE DEMAND FOR OUR PROGRAM IS ON THE INCREASE AND RATHER BEING ABLE TO INCREASE OUR PROGRAMS WE MIGHT HAVE TO DECREASE OUR PROGRAMS))
[SUPER=01-Toni Shepherd/National Kidney Foundation of the Virginias]
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[OUT Q=decrease our program]
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The National Kidney Foundation of the Virginias gets 65-percent of its income from donated cars.
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[Goode]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[GRAPHIC=Norfolk Southern]
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The plan to lease part of the East End Shops to a freight car manufacturer could mean hundreds of jobs for the Roanoke Valley. Today, the Chairman of the Norfolk Southern Corporation said the railroad stands to benefit as well.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/June 2003]

Idle since 2000, the Roanoke facility will be used to manufacture aluminum rail cars. Freight Car America plans to hire 400 workers during the next two and a half years. Today, NS Chairman David Goode said the deal holds promise for Roanoke and the railroad.
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[SOT 01:16]
[IN Q=It's one of those transactions]

((IT'S ONE OF THESE TRANSACTIONS THAT I THINK IS GOING TO BE GOOD FOR EVERYBODY AND IN PARTICULAR ITS GOOD FOR THE PEOPLE OF THE ROANOKE VALLEY AND IT WILL BE GOOD FOR US AS WE NEED FREIGHT CARS WHICH WE HOPE AND EXPECT THAT WE WILL OVER THE NEXT FEW YEARS.))
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[OUT Q=will over the next few years.]
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[VO-NAT]

Goode told members of the Roanoke Valley Business Council the growth of the transportation industry and Norfolk Southern in particular will continue to be good news for the Roanoke Valley economy.
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[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Wall Street got some relief from inflation fears, setting off a rebound in the stock market. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW gained 53 points today.
The NASDAQ rose 17.
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[COMMERCIAL]

[King-Award]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=04-42 TC1:58:02]
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Middle Schoolers in Roanoke County got the jump on Martin Luther King day by honoring a local community leader today.


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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]

Diane Elliot is a counselor, a minister, a life-time volunteer. Students at the Community School decided she exemplifies Dr. King's ideals.
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[SOT 12:09:25]
[IN Q=She has no]

((ELIZABETH SURRATT/COMMUNITY SCHOOL EIGHTH GRADER; SHE HAS NO BOUNDARIES. SHE'S JUST AN INCREDIBLE PERSON. HER MAIN FOCUS IS HELPING OTHERS, AND THAT'S WHAT BROUGHT US TO CHOOSING HER.))
[SUPER=01-Elizabeth Surratt/Community School Eighth Grader]
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[OUT Q=choosing her.]
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[VO-NAT]

Surratt says the committee narrowed down their choices to three candidates for their Local Hero Award before they learned Elliot had personal ties to Community School. Elliot's three children attended the school, though the last one graduated seven years ago.
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[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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Southern Cal's Matt Leinhart makes up his mind. He's not the only one who has been in a fog lately.
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And Duke survived on the road last night, now the Blue Devils get to host UVa on Sunday. Some thoughts from the Cavs are on the way.
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[S-Matt]


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The chance to play in the NFL and earn millions of dollars couldn't sway Southern Cal
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Landover, MD/August 28th; :00]

quarterback Matt Leinhart to leave school early. This afternoon the Heisman trophy winner, who has won back-to-back national titles with the Trojans announced that he's coming back for his senior season at USC and take a shot at winning an unprecedented third straight championship.
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[S-Duke]


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Sunday in Durham, fifth ranked Duke hosts Virginia. Steve Mason has the Cavaliers' thoughts on trying to win in an extremely hostile environment.
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[SUPER=@Steve1; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jason Clark/UVa Senior Forward; :18]
[SUPER=03-Durham, NC; :28]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville; :33]
[SUPER=01-Sean Singletary/UVa Freshman Point Guard; :41]
[SUPER=01-Adrian Joseph/UVa Freshman Forward; 1:08]
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((STEVE MASON:)) ((JASON CLARK/UVA SENIOR FORWARD:))
((Duke is undefeated while UVa is 1 and 3 over the last four games and reporters can always count on a freshman to be brutally honest about a teams situation when things are not going well. ((SEAN SINGLETARY/UVA FRESHMAN POINT GUARD:))
Getting the swagger back against Duke will mean, among other things, stopping their dynamic duo of J.J. Redick and Daniel Ewing, a pair that is averaging nearly 38 points a game.)) ((:)) ((:))
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[S-Hoops]


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The Hokies welcome Clemson to the Cassell for a Noon tip tomorrow. Oliver Purnell's team is fresh off its first ACC win of the season, and a big part of the Tigers game plan is senior Sharrod Ford, one of the league leaders in rebounds and blocked shots.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Oliver Purnell/Clemson Head Coach; :00]
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[OUT Q=course of the season."]
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[S-NFL]


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[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]
(XXXXXXXX) [WIPE TO APRISA 12000] Plenty of NFL action on WDBJ-7 this weekend. Tomorrow at 4:30 - the Steelers look for their 15th straight win as they host the Jets.
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[GO TO APRISA 12001] And then it's same time - same station on Sunday as the Colts try to win in New England. The Pats have beaten them five straight.
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[S-Horse]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[ENG#=4]


Finally tonight. If you've had a tough week at work it could have been worse. You could have been the track announcer in New York yesterday trying to call this horse race in the fog.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="BELL" -AND THEY'RE OFF...]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY/Aqueduct Race Track; :00]
[RUNS=:30]
[OUT Q=...was number four, I'm not sure."]
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[Draper-Elementary]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=04-43 TC1:41:33]
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[ENG#=1]

Students and teachers said good bye to three Pulaski County Elementary schools today. The county's getting ready to move more than 500 students to a brand new school.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski Co.;]

Parents, teachers and students walked through the doors of Draper, Clairmont and Northwood elementary schools for the last time today. Students at Draper held a special flag lowering ceremony at noon. They sang songs and released balloons into the air, signaling the end of a 52 year era.
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[SOT: 9:33:41:00 ]
[IN Q= I had a]

((BARABRA CAIN/DRAPER ELEM. TEACHER: I HAD A PARENT COME IN JUST A FEW MINUTES AGO AND SAY I REMEMBER WHAT YOU DID 22 YEARS AGO. :48 YOU DON'T REALIZE WHAT AN IMPACT TEACHERS HAVE ON CHILDREN UNTIL YOU'RE IN A SITUATION LIKE THIS :55 :))

[SUPER=01-Barabra Cain/Draper Elem. Teacher;]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=like this.]
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[VO-NAT]

Teacher start moving into Pulaski Elementary on Monday. Students begin class next Wednesday.
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