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ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=rjo
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Coming up on News Seven at Six, a U-V-A football player is arrested and charged with driving under the influence.
And fire prevention is a priority for most area officials.
We'll have a live interview.

Sports-Head


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
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In sports, Bath County and Giles win high school regional championships this afternoon and Florida whips up on Florida State in the Swamp.
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WX-Head
TALENT=Kimberly
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Perfect driving weather as you head home from the holiday get- togethers.
The fair weather continues through Monday.


Bedford-Fatal


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# none
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Early this morning a Lynchburg man was killed after being thrown from his car.
Police say 36-year-old, Brian Kent Dooley was traveling north on route 8-11 in Bedford County around 1-30.
He apparently lost control of his Corvette as he rounded a curve.
The car hit an embankment and flipped.
He died at the scene.

Amherst-Fatal


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#None
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Another Lynchburg man died from an accident that happened in Amherst County.
Around seven last night, 53-year-old Cedric Neal Hartless was headed north on route 29.
Police say Hartless ran into the back of a pickup truck that stopped on the highway.
Police say it appears he was not wearing his seatbelt.
Hartless died at Lynchburg General Hospital.
As of yet no charges have been filed.

Garcia


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# net-a; (FB94-2)
GRAPHIC=Garcia, Rafael


University of Virginia place kicker Rafael Garcia has been arrested and charged with driving under the influence.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


Danville police say Garcia was arrested early Thursday morning.
He is a native of Barcelona, Spain, who came to Danville as an exchange high school student.
The 21-year-old junior is scheduled to be arraigned Monday in Danville General District Court.
Earlier this week, he was named the Atlantic Coast Conference's best kicker.
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Texas-Tavern


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 95
GRAPHIC=None


One U-V-A football fan was serving up humble pie this morning.
Attorney Robert Bersch spent the day paying off a bet by serving customers at the Texas Tavern in Roanoke.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Bersch and Tavern owner John Bullington bet on the outcome of the Tech/U-V-A football game.
If U-V-A had won Bullington would have served Cavalier coach George Welsh and 12 of his players a free meal.
SUPER=03-Charlottesville/Last Saturday;


But since the Hokies downed U-V-A 36-to-29, it was Bersch who was working for free as a counterman.
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(( ROBERT BERSCH/UVA FAN: THIS IS FUN AND HAD WE NOT HAD THIS I WOULD HAVE BEEN DEVASTATED AFTER THE GAME WAS OVER, BUT THIS TOOK THE PRESSURE OFF AND GAVE ME SOMETHING ELSE TO TURN MY ATTENTION TO.
JIM BULLINGTON/TEXAS TAVERN OWNER: AS YOU KNOW BOB IS AN ATTORNEY. THE PUBLIC AT CAN AT LEAST FOR A DAY SEE AN ATTORNEY DO AN HONEST DAY'S WORK.
HOW GOOD OF A WAITER IS HE?
WELL CONSIDERING HIS BACKROUND HE'S GOT A WAYS TO GO. HE'S DOING VERY WELL SO FAR. WE'RE DOING A LOT OF INTENSIVE WORK WITH HIM.))
SUPER=01-Robert Bersch/UVa Fan; :00
SUPER=01-Jim Bullington/Texas Tavern Owner; :11
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OUT Q=with him.
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Bullington says he supports both schools.
This little wager was done in the name of charity.
All the tips Bersch earned as a counterman help fund the Kiwanis Christmas Party for the children of the West End Center.
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Holiday-Finances


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 95-110
GRAPHIC=Christmas


'Tis the season for gift giving.
That means BIG profits for retailers.
And often even BIGGER bills for the consumers.
Denise Allen has some tips on how to financially survive the season and keep that jolly feeling after the holidays end.
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SUPER=01-Tom Nasta/Financial Planner; :06
SUPER=01-Bob Scarborough/Bank Manager; :56
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((It may sound simple, but before you hit the malls, take a look at your checkbook first. ((TOM NASTA/FINANCIAL PLANNER: PEOPLE CAN ASSESS THEIR OWN FINANCES AND JUST SEE WHAT THEY CAN SPEND. THAT'S A QUESTION WE DON'T REALLY ASK OURSELVES TOO OFTEN.))
Examining your finances is just the first step.
But Nasta says what comes next takes a lot of will power. ((NASTA: YOU HAVE TO SET PERIMETERS OF HOW MUCH MONEY YOU'RE GOING TO SPEND AND KEEP IN MIND THE AMOUNT OF MONEY YOU SPEND DOESN'T EQUATE GOOD GIFT GIVING. PEOPLE APPRECIATE THOUGHTFUL PRESENTS.))
If you're short on cash Nasta says you should consider making some of your presents.
You could make crafts or maybe cook a meal for a friend.
And he says the best way to avoid a cash shortage is to plan ahead.
Look for bargains throughout the year.
And start saving NOW for next year.
Many lending institutions offer interest bearing Christmas accounts. ((BOB SCARBOROUGH/BANK MANAGER: YOU WON'T MISS THE MONEY. IT'S A VERY SYSTEMATIC WAY OF GETTING MONEY FOR CHRISTMAS. IT IS 100-PERCENT FDIC INSURED UP TO 100-THOUSAND DOLLARS. SO IT'S SAFE.))
And these financial experts say it's a safe bet your holidays will be more joyful if you avoid impulse buying and look for the meaning of Christmas inside yourself instead of inside your wallet.
Denise Allen News 7. ))

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ANCHOR=Ron
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Coming up on News-7,
The Homestead Resort is getting excited about another traditional Christmas Season.
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VO-NAT


And a retail analyst talks about consumer spending habits at this time of year.
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((CONSUMERS HAVE KEPT THEIR PURSE STRINGS TIGHT ALL YEAR LONG AND THEY REALLY DON'T SHOW ANY SIGNS OF LOOSING THEM FOR THE UPCOMING CHRISTMAS SEASON.))
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ANCHOR=Kimberly

wx ad lib
Hard to believe Thanksgiving is over and Christmas is coming soon when Mother Nature's giving us such typical FALL weather.
Daytime highs reached the mid- 50's-- which is just where we ought to be.
If you're going to be travelling back home tomorrow-- you shouldn't have any problems.
Tomorrow's pleasant forecast-- plus next week's outlook, coming up. MUSIC UP FULL
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Retail


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# 95-108
GRAPHIC=Christmas Shopping


General firearms season opened last week, and judging by the crowds at area malls, the Christmas shopping season is open too.
Most retailers are relying on this busy time of year to boost yearly sales totals.
Jay Moore talks with a retail analyst who says some companies are thriving, while another may face Chapter 11.
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((Christmas time is the key season for retailers.
In fact, some make 100 percent of their profits in November and December.
And what gifts will bring in the dollars this holiday season?
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((WE THINK THE MERCHANDISE THAT'S GOING TO BE SOLD THIS CHRISTMAS WILL REPRESENT THE FINER THINGS IN LIFE.))
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Those items include things like jewelry, computers and upper end apparel.
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((OUR BEST PICK IN THE APPAREL AREA FOR AN APPAREL REBOUND IS SOMETHING LIKE STEIN MART. STEIN MART CARRIES BETTER APPAREL AND THEY HAVE A NICHE THAT'S DIFFERENT FROM OTHER RETAILERS.))
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Analyst predict the nations' number one retailer may be stale this year.
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butt bites
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((THE NAMES THAT PROBABLY WON'T DO WELL WILL INCLUDE WAL*MART. THOSE FOLKS CAN ONLY HOPE CHRISTMAS 96 WILL BE BETTER.))
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OUT Q=will be better.
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((JAY MOORE/REPORTING: AND HOW ABOUT WALMART'S BIGGEST COMPETITOR. IN THE PAST YEAR, KMART HAS CLOSED MORE THAN 150 STORES AND GASSMAN SAYS IT MAY ON THE BRINK OF FILING FOR BANKRUPTCY.))
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OUT Q=filing for bankruptcy.
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((IT WOULDN'T TAKE BANKRUPTCY FOR FINANCIAL REASONS BUT IT WOULD TAKE BANKRUPTCY TO DUMP 200-300 UNFAVORABLE STORE LEASES SO THEY COULD GET BACK ON THEIR FEET. ))
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Standing strong in the consumer electronics area is Circuit City.
It continues to take the market share away from everyone.
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((IT DOESN'T MAKE ANY DIFFERENCE WHETHER ITS BEST BUYS, SOUND ADVICE, ULTIMATE ELECTRONICS, OR ANY OTHER NAMES PEOPLE MIGHT NOT KNOW. CIRCUIT CITY CONTINUES TO GROW RAPIDLY.))
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And although consumers have kept the purse strings tight for most of the year, you probably won't be able to tell much of a difference when rolling into shopping centers.
Jay Moore, News 7.))



Homestead


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=rjo
TAPE# 95-93
GRAPHIC=Christmas


When it comes to Holiday tradition the Homestead is no exception.
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VO-NAT
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This year the Bath County Icon erected this 20- foot Christmas tree with more than a thousand lights and 200 boxes of tinsel.
The Christmas tree was imported from North Carolina.
Homestead officials say the holidays are a family tradition for many generations.
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SOT 12:46:04
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((SUSAN HRUSKA/HOMESTEAD PUBLIC RELATIONS: IT'S SUCH A MAGICAL PLACE OVER THE HOLIDAYS, ESPECIALLY WHEN THE SNOW STARTS TO FALL. WE'LL OPEN OUR SKI SLOPES DECEMBER SIXTEENTH. WE'VE ALREADY HAD QUITE A BIT OF SNOW FALL FOR THE SEASON. WE'RE EXPECTING A GREAT WINTER SNOW WISE. AGAIN WITH THE LIGHTS TURNED ON AT NIGHT, WITH THE SNOW ON THE GROUND AND SURROUNDING THE MAJESTIC TOWER IT'S A BEAUTIFUL PLACE OVER THE HOLIDAYS.))
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OUT Q=place over the holidays.
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Hruska says New Year's is the most popular time of year.
She say their rooms are usually sold out.
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Skiing


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=jmo
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It's that time of year again when many folks plan to hit the slopes.
Several ski resorts hope to open within the next two weeks.
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Snowshoe-Silver Creek is already open.
Timberline plans to open next Friday.
While Cannan Valley and Winterplace project a December 8th opening.
Wintergreen Resort in Nelson County also plans to open on the 8th.
The Bryce Resort hopes to open by the 9th.
And the Homestead Resort in Hot Springs is planning a December 16th opening.

REUNION


ANCHOR=RON
NEWSCAST=SIX
WRITER=DAL
TAPE#95-104
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Twenty-six years ago they were part of an experiment.
Today they gathered to remember old times.
Nearly three decades ago, Roanoke educators broke from traditional teaching methods and let students help plan their school day.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Raleigh Court Elementary's sixth grade class of 19-69 met in the cafeteria for lunch.
The braces are gone and so is a little hair off the top, but they all seemed to agree the feelings of friendship are still there.
Back in '69 overcrowding prompted school officials to turn a storage room into a classroom.
The class had only 16 members.
There were no desks.
The students sat around tables.
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((BARBARA KAPLOWITZ/CLASS MEMBER: BECAUSE WE WEREN'T SITTING AND MEMORIZING THINGS WE WERE ACTUALLY DISCUSSING, VOTING ON CURRENT ELECTIONS. WE GREW TOGETHER.)) ((SADIE WADE/1969 RALEIGH COURT ELEM. PRINCIPAL: YOU DON'T THINK YOU'RE DOING ANY GOOD, BUT WHEN THE CHILDREN TELL YOU IT WAS THE BEST TIME IN THEIR LIVES, THEY ENJOYED IT SO MUCH YOU KNOW SOMETHING GOOD HAPPENED.))
SUPER=01-Barbara Kaplowitz/Class Member; :00
SUPER=01-Sadie Wade/1969 Raleigh Court Elem Principal; :10
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OUT Q=HAD TO HAPPEN
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Eleven of the 16 class members, their families and former teachers attended the reunion.
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Tease#2

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ANCHOR=Ron
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Coming up,
Several fires in the past few weeks have made fire prevention and education more important than ever.
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VO-NAT


We'll have a live interview with a Roanoke firefighter up next.
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MUSIC UP FULL
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Fire-Prevention


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=jmo
TAPE#=95-97
GRAPHIC=Fire Risk


With the recent rash of fires in our area and cold weather upon us-- fire prevention is a priorty.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Tuesday;


On Tuesday, a woman died in a house fire in northwest Roanoke.
Investigators say the fire was caused by the woman smoking in bed.
SUPER=04-November 10;


A house fire also claimed the life of a southeast Roanoke woman two weeks ago.
Fire officials believe that blaze started in the chimney.
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ANCHOR=Ron
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And in Franklin County earler this month a fire at a mobile home killed two brothers.
Officials say the cause of the fire was flamable material left near a portable electric heater.
ANCHOR=Ron 2 shot
SUPER=01-Ed Crawford/Roanoke Firefighters Assoc.;


Joining us here today is Ed Crawford of the Roanoke City Firefighters Association.

toss to Roy

Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#tease
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And coming up, Highlights from the Division one and two Region C high school football games this afternoon.
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And in the swamp the Gators take the bite out of the Florida State Seminoles.
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S-Giles


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#FB95-1
GRAPHIC=Giles/Lebanon


The Giles Spartans have captured the Division Two Region C football championship beating Lebanon this afternoon 35 to 14.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Giles/Spartans vs Pioneers; :


The house was packed as the Spartans hosted the Pioneers in the regional championship game.
Leading 7 to nothing in the first quarter, Kevin Slusser goes up the right side for a 37 yard run before being tackled at the 11 yard line putting the Spartans in scoring position.
On the very next play, Reggie Hofton takes the snap and scores carrying a player into the end zone with him from the 11 and the Spartans led 14 to nothing.
In the second quarter the Pioneers are looking to get on the board. Quarterback Ryan Cowden hands off to Tommy Johnson who fumbles its picked up by Cowden who scores from 14 yards out to make it 14 to 7 Giles.
Early in the third with the Spartans leading 21 to 7 at the Lebanon 38 Hofton takes the snap and goes 62 yards up the right sideline for the score and the Spartans win it 35 to 14.
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((STEVE RAGSDALE/GILES HEAD COACH: ))
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OUT Q=......very very well."
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S-Bath


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#FB95-2
GRAPHIC=Bath/Bland


The Division one Region C championship goes to the Bath County.
The Chargers routing the Bland Bears 52 to 7.
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SUPER=03-Hot Springs/Bath Co. vs Bland Co.; :00
SUPER=36-Bath Co./=52/Bland Co./==7; :32
SUPER=01-Ed Selfe/Bland Co. Head Coach; :43
SUPER=01-Steve Isaacs/Bath Co. Head Coach; :56
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OUT Q=....had a heck of a season."
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S-Florida


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#FB95-3
GRAPHIC=College Football


The bragging rights in the state of Florida belong to the Gators this season.
Florida beating Florida State this afternoon 35 to 24.
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SUPER=03-Gainesville, FL/ABC SPORTS; :


The Gators were ready to take on the Seminoles at home this season.
Florida got off to the good start when quarterback Danny Wuerffel goes to the air and hits Jacquez Green on this 22 yard touchdown pass for a 7 to 3 lead.
The Gators led 21 to 6 when Wuerffel goes to the air again this time he hits Chris Doering on the 20 yard touchdown strike and Florida took the 28 to 6 halftime lead.
Florida State opened the third quarter with Warrick Dunn Scoring from the three yard line to make it 28 to 14 Gators.
But Florida answered that score. SUPER=36-Florida/=35/Florida
State/=24;Wuerffel drops back and goes deep for Ike Hilliard on this 74 yard

touchdown strike, it was Hilliard's second score and the Gators beat the Seminoles 35 to 24.
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S-College


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S5-18
GRAPHIC=NONE
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SUPER=03-Ann Arbor, MI/ABC SPORTS; :


In Ann Arbor this afternoon 18-th ranked Michigan spoiled Ohio State's bid for a national championship by beating the second ranked Buckeyes.
The outcome sends Northwestern to the Rose Bowl as the Big 10 representative.
for that and all of today's scores lets check the boards.
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CHRYON MOTION
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S-VMI


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S5-19
GRAPHIC=VMI Logo


V-M-I will take Bart Ball on the rode tonight for a game against Appalachian State.
The Keydets are hoping their style of play will keep the Mountaineers a little off of their game.
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((BART BELLAIR/VMI HEAD COACH: WHAT'S NEAT ABOUT OUR STYLE IS THAT WE PLAY SO FAST, THAT IT DOESN'T MATTER WHO WE ARE PLAYING. OUR KIDS EXECUTE ACCORDING TO WHAT THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO, SO IT DOESN'T MATTER WHETHER WE'RE PLAYING WASHINGTON AND LEE OR NC STATE OR NORTH CAROLINA, WHO WE ALL PLAY. THEY'VE GOT TO BE IN THE RIGHT PLACE AT THE RIGHT TIME, THEY'VE GOT TO SHOOT THE BASKETBALL, SO THAT'S THE VERY POSITIVE THING ABOUT OUR STYLE. HOWEVER, AGAIN IT WORKS THE NEGATIVE WAY, BECAUSE YOU CAN ALSO PLAY DOWN TO YOUR COMPETITION. AS WELL AS PLAYING UP. AND SO THAT'S THE ONE KIND OF KINK IN THE SYSTEM SO TO SPEAK))
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ANCHOR=Roy
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and Lee basketball live from Cameron Hall this Tuesday night. And don't forget, Your Hometown Station will televise the V-M-I Washington