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NOON-HEADLINES

TALENT=Beth
SS=None


A car crash in Lynchburg kills one man this morning.
A-T-&-T announces it is cutting 40-thousand jobs from it's workforce.
And in New York, witnesses say a disgruntled employee went on a shooting rampage.
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ANCHOR=Beth
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News seven at noon is next.

L'burg-Fatal


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=rjo
TAPE#=95-103
GRAPHIC=NONE


One man is dead after his car lost control and smashed into a tree in Lynchburg.
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SUPER=03-Lynchburg;


It happened at about 10 this morning in the 700 block of Leesville Road.
The car was so badly mangled from the collision, the victim had to be cut from the wreckage.
He was pronounced dead at the scene.
His identity is not being released until his family is notified.
Authorities say heavy rain and a slick road could be factors in the accident.
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Shooter


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=cro
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=shooting


At least one person is dead in a shooting at an AUTO PARTS warehouse, north of New York City.
Witnesses in Westchester County say the owner of the warehouse was KILLED, and three people were wounded.
The witnesses say a FORMER employee opened fire with a shotgun, and that ONE of the wounded MAY be the gunman.

AT&T


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=bmy
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=at&t


A-T-and-T says it will eliminate nearly 40-thousand jobs, mostly through LAYOFFS.
The cuts are part of a SWEEPING plan to split the company into THREE smaller companies.
A-T-&-T says about 30-thousand positions will be cut.
An additional ten-thousand-500 positions will be eliminated through voluntary severance and divestitures.
Approximately 70 percent of the jobs are expected to be eliminated THIS year.

Fed-Workers


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=cro
TAPE#95-104
GRAPHIC=govt shutdown


There are thousands of other employees who are getting the COLD shoulder from their BOSS.
This is the TENTH business day of the latest federal shutdown, and workers CONTINUE to vent their frustrations.
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They received a partial paycheck today-- with the emphasis on PARTIAL.
Workers got their regular wage for one week... but minus all deductions.
That means two weeks of health and insurance deposits were subtracted.
It's got many federal employees asking why.
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SOT 10:42:40
IN Q=Steve Lax

((STEVE LAX/FEDERAL WORKER: WELL I WAS WONDERING... SINCE THE GOVERNMENT CAN'T SEEM TO MANAGE THEIR OWN BUDGET, HOW COME THEY HAVE TO MESS UP MY BUDGET? ))
SUPER=01-Steve Lax/Federal Worker;
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=mess up my budget
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Workers ARE getting some help from outside sources.
Some local credit unions are offering short term loans at very low interest rates.
Federal employees say some creditors are also cutting them some slack.
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BUDGET


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=BMY
TAPE#=none
GRAPHIC=gov't. shutdown


Today, the Senate is expected to debate a proposal to get those furloughed workers back to work.
This evening, congressional leaders head to the White House for more talks on a balanced-budget agreement.

Bosnia


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=bmy
TAPE# net
GRAPHIC=bosnia


Secretary of Defense William Perry is on the first leg of a trip...that will take him to Bosnia for a visit with the U-S peacekeeping troops.
Perry says that their mission is right on target... and on time.
CBS News correspondent Cinny Kennard reports from Tuzla.
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IN Q=Defense Secretary Perry arrived
SUPER=03-Aviano AFB, Italy; :00
SUPER=03-Split, Croatia; :49
SUPER=01- Captain Michael Kaseles/US Army; 1:15
SUPER=01-Cinny Kennard/Reporting; 1:20
RUNS=1:33
OUT Q=Cinny Kennard, CBS News, Tuzla.


((Defense Secretary Perry arrived as half cheerleader, half forecaster. His first stop was Italy, to congratulate the allied fliers at Aviano, providing air cover for the Bosnian operation. Secretary Perry predicted Americans will meet the next nato deadline with half of the 20 thousand combat troops in place by January 19th on patrol, separating the warring sides. The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Perry will visit Tuzla and Sarajevo which is having problems with peace.
The Bosnian government is pressing NATO for help this morning, claiming Serb separatists have abducted 14 Muslim civilians as they traveled on roads in the Bosnian capitol where there is suppose to be freedom of movement under the Dayton Accords. One government minister claimed some of the detainees had been dragged from their cars.
Elsewhere, for the first time since World War Two German soldiers are on duty outside of their country. The bulk of the German contigent arrived this morning. The Russians who were suppose to be here this week have been delayed.
The Americans continue to rumble in to the sector in northeastern Bosnia. Today they are pushing south, combat troops and heavy armor setting up in base camps getting ready to go to work.

SOT: CAPTAIN MICHAEL KASELES/US ARMY- WE ARE ON A PEACE MISSION AND

HOPE ITS GOING TO STAY THAT WAY.
Soldiers say they are ready....
Cinndy Fennard, CBS News, Tuzla.))
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GI


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=BMY
TAPE#=net
GRAPHIC=WIPE/WIPE/WIPE
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Zupanja, Croatia


The first American wounded in the NATO peace keeping mission in Bosnia is now in Hungary.
Martin Begosh (buh-GAHSH') was evacuated by helicopter today from a military hospital in Croatia.
He'll soon be flown to Germany.
Begosh suffered a severe foot wound and a broken leg Saturday when his vehicle struck a land mine.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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Still to come --
Police investigate conflicting reports as to WHAT caused a motorist to hit several New Year's revelers in Boston,
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meanwhile, investigators try to determine what caused a BUS crash in Mexico that KILLED more than two- dozen people.
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County-Supers


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=12
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#95-102
GRAPHIC=roanoke county graphic


The Roanoke County Board of Supervisors will ask the General Assembly for IMMUNITY from annexation.
This morning, the supervisors voted to request a CHANGE in the county charter that would PREVENT Roanoke City or Salem from claiming ANY county land.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


The state's moratorium on annexation will expire within two years.
And county officials say they fear what the future holds... if annexation allows Salem and Roanoke to chip away at the county's tax base.
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((BOB JOHNSON/ROANOKE CO. SUPERVISORS CHAIRMAN: I'M NOT FOR ANY ADVERSARIAL RELATIONSHIPS. THE MEDIA WILL HAVE A FIELD DAY WITH THIS, BUT I'M NOT GOING TO APOLOGIZE FOR ROANOKE COUNTY AND ITS CITIZENS RIGHT TO EXIST. THEY DESERVE IT. WE'RE GOING TO SEE THAT THEY GET IT.))
SUPER=01-Bob Johnson/Roanoke Co. Supervisors Chairman;
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=see that they get it.
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With the election of Spike Harrison, democrats now hold a majority on the board.
Today, the supervisors named Bob Johnson chairman for the next year.
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Henry-Murder


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=THa
TAPE#95-97
GRAPHIC=Murder


In Henry County, a teenager charged with the shooting death of his step-father is being held this afternoon in a juvenile facility.
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SUPER=03-Henry Co./Yesterday;


The shooting happened New Year's Eve at the victim's residence in Fieldale.
Investigators say the shooting was sparked by a dispute between the 15- year- old and his 19- year- old gilfriend outside the home.
A sheriff's investigator says the step-father got involved when the teen went inside and grabbed a 22- caliber rifle.
Authorities say the two struggled before 30 -year old James Nelson Marshall, Junior was shot in the chest.
The teen is also charged with another shooting.
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SOT
IN Q=For some

((P.G. PUCKETT/HENRY CO. INVESTIGATOR: FOR SOME REASON THE ACCUSED CAME OUTSIDE THE RESIDENCE, WHILE HE WAS OUTSIDE FIRED ANOTHER ROUND THROUGH THE FRONT DOOR OF THE RESIDENCE, THIS SECOND ROUND STRUCK THE ACCUSED GIRLFRIEND, THE 19- YEAR OLD FEMALE. ))
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OUT Q=year old female.
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The young man's 19- year old girlfriend, La-keshia Massey, has been released from a local hospital.
The teen was charged with second degree murder in connection with his step-father's death.
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Mexico-Crash


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=bmy
TAPE#=net
GRAPHIC=NONE


Mexican officials still want to know what caused one tour bus to run head-on into another.
The accident happened yesterday near the U-S border.
Donna Rossi tells us more about the collision.
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SUPER=03-Sonoita, Mexico; :00
SUPER=01-Enrique Mota/Paramedic; :18
SUPER=01-Donna Rossi/Reporting; :50
SUPER=01-Nancy Guthrie/Univ. Medical Center/Tucson; 1:11
SUPER=01-Luis Cabrera/Mexican Consul; 1:25
RUNS=1:37
OUT Q=Donna Rossia for CBS News.

((These graphic pictures show why so many people were killed when the two tour buses collided head on. At least 26 at last check. Some 22 others suffered minor to serious injuries. It was still dark when paramedics from the town of Sonoita, Mexico arrived at the scene.

Mota SOT " It was in the middle of the highway two buses the biggest accident

we ever had at the roadside. Lots of bodies and people crying for help."
The buses were headed in opposite directions on the stretch of highway that leads from the US border to the popular vacation spot Rocky Point. It's believed one of the buses crossed the center line into oncoming traffic. At least six of the dead are children.
Two hours later a few miles down the road another fatal crash prompted Mexican authorities to call on Arizona for help. A van carrying a California family of six rolled. One woman was killed.
Her husband and four daughters were flown to hospitals in Tucson and Phoenix. Arizona rescue helicopters also brought two people from the bus crash to be treated in Tucson and Phoenix.

Guthrie SOT "We were sent to the border because we don't have privileges to fly

into Mexico and we picked up our patients at the border."
The Phoenix Mexican Consul went to one of the hospitals treating the victims. He's grateful for Arizona's help.

Cabrera SOT "Well, I think it shows great solidarity which is very very

encouraging to have that in these moments."))

Boston


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=bmy
TAPE#=net
GRAPHIC=none


Boston police are investigating conflicting reports of what caused a New Year's Eve melee that left at least 21 people injured.
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A couple in a car claim they were attacked by an angry mob when they were leaving Boston's crowded waterfront after New Year's Eve celebrations.
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IN Q=All of a sudden

((ALL OF A SUDDEN I GET TURNED AND THEY STARTE D KICKING THE CAR AND BUSTING WINDOWS, LIKE A RIOT. FOR NO REASON? NO REASON AT ALL! ))
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OUT Q=at all
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Police claim the driver intentionally rammed his car into the crowd.
Then, the crowd trashed the car.
26- year- old Anthony Brooks faces multiple charges of assault and battery and assault with intent to murder.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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Up next -- the latest travel information out of Roanoke Regional Airport,
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and how to find a mate.
We'll show you how single people are getting up close and personal in Southside.
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Airport


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=bmy
TAPE#95-99
GRAPHIC=Roanoke Regional Airport


It's anything BUT business as usual at Roanoke Regional Airport today.
Dense fog in the Roanoke Valley hampered pilot visibility yesterday,
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causing arrivals and departures to be either delayed or re- routed.
Officials say it will take a while to get flights back to normal.
The main problem now is low visiblity across the east coast.
Airport officials advise calling the airports or travel agency prior to your flight.
Yesterday's rain and fog did not dampen the spirits of traveling Hokie fans, though.
Scott Prince has that story.
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Tech-return


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=spr
TAPE#95-96
GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe
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IN Q=Hokie fans
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Yesterday; :05
SUPER=01-Melvin Dunman/Virginia Tech Fan; :16
SUPER=01-Brice Cole/Virginia Tech Fan; :22
SUPER=01-Beverly Sgro/Virginia Education Secretary; :32
SUPER=01-Mark Courtney/Roanoke Regional Airport; :54
SUPER=@Scott2; 1:11
RUNS=1:18
OUT Q=Scott Prince, News 7

(( Hokie fans have waited a long time for a victory in a major bowl.
So waiting to get back to Southwest Virginia was no big deal.
Heavy fog at Roanoke Regional Airport forced Sugar Bowl travelers to switch gears... and fly to other airports.
But emotions could not be grounded.
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SOT 27:53
IN Q=It did not

((MELVIN DUNMAN/VIRGINIA TECH FAN: IT DID NOT MATTER. NO IT DIDN'T. WE HAD A WONDERFUL TRIP FROM BEGINNING TO END. WE ENJOYED THE NEW ORLEANS. WE ENJOYED THE FOOTBALL GAME. ))
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((BRICE COLE/VIRGINIA TECH FAN: IT WAS AWESOME. I THOUGHT IT WAS A GREAT WIN AND ANOTHER STEP FOR VIRGINIA TECH SPORTS. ))
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OUT Q=Virginia Tech sports.


Even Virginia's Secretary of Education said Tech doubters learned a valuable lesson.
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SOT 25:48
IN Q=The team just played

((BEVERLY SGRO/VIRGINIA EDUCATION SECRETARY: THE TEAM JUST PLAYED SUPERBLY. THE CROWD WAS PHENOMENAL. THE SUPPORT FOR VIRGINIA TECH WAS JUST INCREDIBLE. IT WAS REALLY GREAT. ))
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=really great


These Tech fans were the lucky ones.
THEIR charter flights landed in either Lynchburg, Charlottesville or Greensboro, and then shuttle busses brought them to Roanoke.
But there are a number of Tech fans who never made it out of New Orleans because of the weather.
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SOT 45:23
IN Q=So now we have

((MARK COURTNEY/ROANOKE REGIONAL AIRPORT: SO NOW WE HAVE A LOT OF PEOPLE COMING TO PICK THESE PASSENGERS UP AND THEY DON'T HAVE A LOT OF INFORMATION. SO IN SOME CASES THEY'RE JUST COMING OUT TO THE AIRPORT TO FIND OUT IF WE HAVE UPDATED INFORMATION, AND AGAIN, WE OFTEN DON'T HAVE THAT. ))
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=don't have that


Even though the fog made travel plans confusing... there was no confusion on the football field.
And for many a Hokie victory made it all worth while.
Scott Prince, News 7.))
ANCHOR=Beth
SS=tech/sugar


By the way, the Hokies are scheduled to return from New Orleans this afternoon.

Cable-Personals


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=THa
TAPE#95-109
GRAPHIC=Cable TV


If you're in search of a new love this new year, you may try tuning in to a local cable station.
Teresa Hamilton tells us about Danville's T-V personals.
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IN Q=Television
SUPER=03-Danville; :00
SUPER=01-Don Robertson/VCN Director; :27
SUPER=@Teresa2; 1:45
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OUT Q=Hamilton, News 7, Danville.



((Television has been called a lot of things, but matchmaker isn't one.
Yet, that's exactly what Cable Vision Industries in Danville, has become.
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IN Q=

((Nat sound from the television. ))
RUNS=:00
OUT Q=


Perhaps no one's more familiar with the role of matchmaker that Don Robertson.
As Director of CVI's Video Connection Network, it's his to oversee the personals that appear on Cable Channel 12.
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SOT
IN Q=THERE ARE

((DON ROBERTSON/VCN DIRECTOR:THERE ARE PEOPLE THAT DON'T LIKE TO GO OUT ON THE BAR SCENE, THERE ARE PEOPLE THAT MAYBE AREN'T AS OUTGOING THAT NEED A SERVICE LIKE THIS. ))
RUNS=:11
OUT Q= like this.


Placing an ad is free and confidential-- it's all done by computer.
There are no names or pictures.
CVI makes its profit from viewers who respond to the ads-- using a 1-900 number.
CVI also runs other photo-classifieds-- for homes, cars and other businesses.
But none seem to have gained as much notoriety as the person to person ads.
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SOT
IN Q=It's pretty neat

((IT'S PRETTY NEAT...EVERYWHERE YOU GO YOU HERE PEOPLE COMMENTING, YOU KNOW, OH YOU WORK FOR THAT THING, THAT'S GOT ALL THOSE DATING PERSONAL ADS, SO IT'S KIND OF HELPED BUILD OUR IDENTITY IN SUCH A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME. ))
RUNS=:00
OUT Q= period of time.


Women are allowed eight weeks to run an ad-- men on the other hand, are given just three.
The way Robertson sees it, women are likely to need more time, because they're more timid and shy.
Whatever the case, he says, the service does work.
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SOT
IN Q=

((I'VE ONLY HAD ONE LADY TO CALL ME AND ACTUALLY THANK ME, BUT I GUESS WHEN YOU'RE IN THAT SITUATION, YOU KIND OF GET A LITTLE BIT EMBARRASSED AND DON'T REALLY WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE HOW YOU CAME ABOUT, MEETING THAT SIGNIFICANT OTHER.))
RUNS=:00
OUT Q=significant other.


But as Channel 12 continues to gain viewers and more love connections are made, perhaps others will be less apprehensive in giving "Person to Person" credit for a perfect match.
Teresa Hamilton, News 7, Danville.))

Payne


ANCHOR=Mel
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=THa
TAPE#95-100
GRAPHIC=Payne


A Southside lawmaker is beginning the New Year with a STERN warning to the federal government.
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SUPER=03-Blairs;


Congressman L- F Payne and North Carolina Congressman Richard Burr have written a letter to the Food and Drug Administration.
Payne held a press conference near Danville this morning to outline the letter's contents.
The FDA wants to impose tighter restrictions on the sale and use of tobacco products.
Payne told reporters, it's up to Congress, not UN-elected bureaucrats to make laws.
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IN Q=I'm very concerned

((REP. L. F. PAYNE/D-NELSON CO.: I'M VERY CONCERNED THAT THE FDA'S ACTION IS ONLY THE FIRST STEP. ONCE THE AGENCY GETS AUTHORITY OVER TOBACCO, I FEAR THAT IT WILL ISSUE INCREASINGLY MORE RESTRICTIVE REGULATION UNTIL SMOKING IS BANNED OUTRIGHT.))
SUPER=@Payne; :00
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=banned outright.
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The letter was signed by more than 120- lawmakers, both Democrats and Republicans.
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Stocks


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=cro
TAPE#none
SS=stocks


Blue chip stocks are sharply higher following a report that the nation's factories slowed for a fifth consecutive month in December.
On Wall Street at noon the Dow was UP 36 points.
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ANCHOR=Melanie


Up next,
You win some, you lose some.
No one knows that better than Virginia Tech, which has lost something quite dear to the team,
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and it looks like losing just isn't in the vocabulary of the Cavaliers' dynamic brother -duo.
A chat with the Barbers, next, on News 7 at Noon.
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Fiesta-Bowl


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=cro
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=fiesta bowl


The national championship will be decided tonight at the Fiesta Bowl, where top-ranked Nebraska and number-two Florida hope to complete undefeated seasons.
The Cornhuskers are trying to become the first team to win two straight titles since Alabama turned the trick in 1979.
The Gators are gunning for their first-ever national championship.

Barbers


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=VF95-2
GRAPHIC=Ronde Barber


UVa wrapped up its season with a win in the Peach Bowl.
Ronde
SS=Tiki


and Tiki Barber were back at home in Roanoke for a brief visit.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke/Yesterday; :00


Now that their Bowl game is over, the Barbers took time to give the Lazy Boy a work out while they watched the bowls.
They also talked about another last second win.
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(( ))
SUPER=01-Tiki Barber/Peach Bowl MVP; :00
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=...doesn't matter"
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Now the tandem starts to look to next season.
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SOT
IN Q="the program

(( ))
SUPER=01-Ronde Barber/UVa Defensive Back; :00
RUNS=:20
OUT Q=...have to do"
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Tech-Trophy


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=cro
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=tech/sugar bowl


And finally --
Virginia Tech had no question on what it had accomplished with the victory over Number 9 Texas in the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans.
But coach Frank Beamer and his team aren't sure where they put the trophy.
Beamer promised the trophy would be found -- even if it means a thorough search of the French Quarter.


wrap


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=cst
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NONE
(********beth toss to patrick*******)

Thanks for watching News 7 at NOON-- and have a great day. (patrick ad lib)