12:00-01

NOON-HEADLINES

TALENT=Melanie
SS=None
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VO-NAT


The judge in the O-J Simpson case is ready to toss a juror.
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And some residents of a Clifton Forge nursing home won't have the chance to be home for the holidays.
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TALENT=Patrick


Skies will gradually clear out this afternoon, as cold air moves into the region behind a frontal zone. I'll have forecast details, and a look at last night's NFL action, too.
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ANCHOR=Melanie



Shenandoah-Manor


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#96-93
GRAPHIC=Shenandoah Manor


This time of the year most folks are busy getting ready for the holidays.
But it's a different story for residents of a Clifton Forge nursing home.
They're busy packing up and moving out.
Last night, their families pushed to stop the move.
Kimberly McBroom has more.
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IN Q=The holiday may be Thursday
SUPER=03-Clifton Forge; :00
SUPER=07-Dave Mann; :08
SUPER=03-Clifton Forge/File Tape; :21
SUPER=01-Kevin McCullough/League of Older Americans; :39
SUPER=07-Virginia Smith; 1:02
SUPER=@Kimberly1; 1:14
RUNS=1:27
OUT Q=News 7, Clifton Forge

(( The holiday may be Thursday, but many relatives of those having to leave Shenandoah Manor aren't feeling very thankful.
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SOT 2:57:50

((DAVE MANN: I THINK THESE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN IN A FINANCIAL BIND FOR TWO OR THREE YEARS AND I THINK THE STATE IS PICKING ON THEM. I THINK THEY HAVE BEEN PICKING ON THEM AND NOW IT'S COME DOWN TO THEY'RE GOING TO TAKE THEIR MEDICAID AWAY FROM THEM. ))
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Mann is one of several outspoken family members who praised the nursing home's treatment of patients-- and say don't want to see the elderly residents uprooted.
Meanwhile, state officials explained that the facility didn't pass muster with the health department-- and residents will have to find another place to live by December 22nd.
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SOT 3:18:08

((KEVIN MCCULLOUGH/LEAGUE OF OLDER AMERICANS: I DON'T THINK THIS COULD COME AT A WORST TIME. CERTAINLY, THANKSGIVING AND CHRISTMASTIME TO KNOW THAT YOU HAVE TO MOVE A LOVED ONE AND TO BE THE PERSON HAVING TO MOVE TO ANOTHER FACILITY-- THIS REALLY IS A TERRIBLE TIME TO DO IT. ))
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Among the alternatives for residents-- move to another nursing home, or receive adult day care.
But neither is a desirable substitute for those who place their utmost trust in Shenandoah Manor.
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SOT 2:58:58

((VIRGINIA SMITH: IF SHENANDOAH EVER COMES BACK TO WHERE THEY'LL ACCEPT MEDICAID PATIENTS AGAIN, I WILL DEFINITELY BE THE FIRST ONE TO BRING HIM BACK BECAUSE I JUST FEEL LIKE THEY'VE GOT THE LOVE AND THE CARE THERE. ))
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SOT 3:32:46

((KIMBERLY MCBROOM/NEWS 7: SHENANDOAH MANOR IS WORKING ON AN APPEAL TO KEEP ITS MEDICAID CERTIFICATION. BUT AS THINGS STAND NOW, RELOCATION WILL BEGIN FOR THE REMAINING NURSING HOME RESIDENTS AROUND DECEMBER THIRD. KIMBERLY MCBROOM, NEWS 7, CLIFTON FORGE. ))
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Simpson


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=simpson


There's a new face on the jury panel at the O-J Simpson civil trial.
The judge in the case says he is dismissing a white female juror for alleged misconduct.
This newest development comes as Simpson prepares to take the witness stand for a third day.
Dave Fehling reports from Santa Monica.
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SUPER=01-Dave Fehling/Reporting; 1:01
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OUT Q=CBS News, Santa Monica.

11:30 UPDATE WINDOW

TRAINS


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


Federal railroad inspectors will spend the rest of the year checking for problems at every moving railroad bridge in the country.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Secaucus, NJ;


The move follows Saturday's Amtrak train derailment in New Jersey that injured 36 people.
A preliminary investigation blames the derailment on the bridge rails not being properly aligned with the rails on land.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=none


The Federal Railroad Administration says it will inspect some 200 bridges.

CLINTON


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=clinton


President Clinton wrapped up his twelve day visit to the Pacific Rim and is now heading home for Thanksgiving.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bangkok, Thailand;

10:00:34
The President and first lady spent the day in Thailand where they paid a visit to the King.
Mr. Clinton also pledged continued security in the region.
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IN Q=

((I HAVE REAFFIRMED AMERICA'S COMMITTMENT TO THE ASIA PACIFIC REGION. THAT COMMITTMENT IS STRONGER THAN EVER, FOR IN THE 21 ST CENTURY, AMERICA'S FUTURE CANNOT BE SECURE IF ASIA'S FUTURE IS IN DOUBT. ))
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OUT Q=IS IN DOUBT.
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VO-NAT


While in Thailand the President signed a minor tax treaty.
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PUERTO-RICO


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


Last week's explosion in Puerto Rico that killed 27 people may have been intentional.
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VO-NAT

FROM NOON THURSDAY
SUPER=@file;


Authorities have found combustible materials on the pavement around the six-story building.
Investigators initially suspected a gas leak.
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In addition to the dead, 20 people are still missing.

L'burg-Death


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-90
GRAPHIC=NONE


Lynchburg authorities are still looking into how a city man died and his wife ended up in the hospital this weekend.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Saturday;


A neighbor found 87- year- old Edward M. Wright dead and his wife unconscious in their Chickasaw Road home Saturday morning.
86- year- old Maureen Wright remains hospitalized in serious condition.
A medical examiner says Edward Wright had cancer but an autopsy did NOT indicate a possible cause of death.
Police say the possibility of a murder and attempted suicide is just one theory they're pursuing.
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HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Melanie


Coming up next on the broadcast, one Carilion employee speaks out about the need for unions in area hospitals,
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VO-NAT


and we'll visit Disneyland as they say lights out to a 25- year- old tradition.
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Talent=Patrick

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Roanoke-Fire


ANCHOR=mel
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-85
GRAPHIC=fire


A moped is to blame for a house fire in Northwest Roanoke this morning.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Fire officials estimate 25 to 30 thousand dollars worth of damage to this home in the 16- hundred block of Michael Street.
According to the owner, a mo- ped was being stored in the basement.
It fell over and fuel leaked on to a nearby furnace and exploded.
No one was injured in the blaze.
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Virginia-Transformer


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=New Jobs


Salem will soon be home to some new jobs.
One year after announcing plans to build a factory in Mexico, Virginia Transformer is hiring 50 new people HERE.
The expansion will focus on new business in Asia and South America.
The majority of the positions are in manufacturing, with about 15 jobs in engineering and other professional positions.

Carilion


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-83
GRAPHIC=Carilion


Some Carilion employees have expressed some interest in unions.
But as Len Besthoff reports up until now, no employees would discuss it.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00
SUPER=@File; :12
SUPER=01-Lisa Vautrot/Carilion Cardiac Nurse; :25
SUPER=@Len1; :51
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(( For the first time a Carilion Health System employee is speaking publicly about the union effort at Roanoke Memorial and Community hospitals.
Lisa Vautrot, a cardiac nurse at RMH, is trying to unionize fellow nurses.
She says a system wide reorganization has nursing assistants handling work traditionally performed by licensed nurses, while licensed nurses are taking on heavier patient loads.
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SOT 15:23:00
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((LISA VAUTROT/CARILION CARDIAC NURSE: I'VE SEEN PEOPLE JUST FALL APART ON A WEEKLY BASIS PRETTY MUCH.))
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OUT Q=pretty much.


Carilion won't comment on camera, but since the union campaign became common knowledge, it announced it's reassessing the pace of the change at its hospitals.
Though it didn't connect this decision to the union drive.
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SOT 15:27:11
IN Q=My personal

((LISA VAUTROT/CARILION CARDIAC NURSE: MY PERSONAL OPINION IS THAT IT'S JUST A STOPGAP MEASURE TO CALM PEOPLE DOWN AND HOPEFULLY GET RID OF THE UNION THREAT.))
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OUT Q=union threat.
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((Nurses expect that within a month they'll be able to petition the National Labor Relations Board so they can have a union election. Len Besthoff, News-7. ))
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OUT Q=LB, News-7.

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L'Burg-Legionnaires


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=Legionnaires


The central Virginia man who contracted Legionnaires disease last month has died from complications related to the virus.
The patient, whose identity has been withheld at the request of his family, passed away late Thursday night.
Health officials say this was an isolated case of Legionnaires and was NOT related to the recent outbreak in Christiansburg.

Reynolds


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=equ
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=va state seal


The governor has set December 17th as the date for the special election to fill the state senate seat vacated by Congressman-elect Virgil Goode's resignation.
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VO-NAT


Rocky Mount Republican Allen Dudley and Henry County Democrat Roscoe Reynolds both scheduled 250-dollar a head fundraisers in Richmond yesterday to run for Goode's seat.
SUPER=03-Richmond


Lieutenant Governor Don Beyer co-hosted Reynolds' fundraiser, but did NOT attend after announcing a stance last week supporting some F-D-A regulation of tobacco.
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IN Q=I think

((ROSCOE REYNOLDS D-HENRY COUNTY: I THINK BEYER'S DEAD WRONG. I THINK PRESIDENT CLINTON'S DEAD WRONG. FARMERS AND AGRICULTURAL INDUSTRIES ARE HAVING A TOUGH ENOUGH TIME WITHOUT INTERVENTION BY THE FEDERAL DEPARTMENT OF--FDA, THE DRUG ADMINISTRATION. ))
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OUT Q=administration.
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VO-NAT


While Reynolds distanced himself from Beyer, Virgil Goode's congressional seat was assured by the State Board of Elections.
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Chapman


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-84
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


A Radford man is fingered as the triggerman in a shooting that killed a man asleep in a van.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pulaski Co.;


19- year- old Derrick Chapman is charged with first degree murder.
Yesterday a witness, 19- year- old Jeremy (AL-muh-rode) Almarode testified he was driving the van when he heard a gun go off.
When he stopped, Almarode says Chapman got out of the back seat and dragged the body of 21- year- old Anthony Keith Rempson into the grass.
The defense claims Chapman is innocent.
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SUPER=01-Bev Davis/Chapman's Lawyer;
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OUT Q=shown that way
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Prosecutors say with only three people in the van at the time, Chapman is the only logical suspect.
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(( ))
SUPER=01-Doug Shroder/Assistant Pulaski Co. Prosecutor;
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OUT Q=wasn't the triggerman.
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VO-NAT


The judge forwarded the charge against Chapman to a grand jury.
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P-Saul


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#596-35
GRAPHIC=saul


A 20- year- old man made a deal in court yesterday to save his life.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


Christopher James Saul pled "no contest" to the first- degree murder and robbery of a Roanoke County auto mechanic.
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(( ))
SUPER=01-Judge Roy Willett/Roanoke Co. Circuit Court;
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OUT Q=reasonable doubt.
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VO-NAT


The evidence: Saul's car was in the shop over the New Year's weekend, and he was desperate to find a ride.
He stole Christopher Wilson's '86 Chrysler and beat him to death with a crescent wrench and a jackstand taken from Brambleton Imports where Wilson worked.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


Saul faces life in prison when he's sentenced in January.
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SOFT MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Melanie


Next on News 7 at noon, NASA completes a challenging maneuver in space, we'll have the details,
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VO-NAT


and a Las Vegas landmark goes out with a blast to make room for a new resort.
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Food-Bank


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-77
GRAPHIC=Thanksgiving


Area food banks are running short of turkeys this year.
They're having trouble meeting the needs of the poor this Thanksgiving.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg;


In Lynchburg, they've received less than half the usual number of donated turkeys this year.
Food bank officials say suppliers are NOT overproducing, and cutting back on the number of donated birds.
That means area churches and non-profit agencies could have trouble filling their tables on Thursday.
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SOT 1:44:58
IN Q=It's going to

((SHARON CASH/LYNCHBURG AREA FOOD BANK: IT'S GOING TO MEAN THAT THEY WON'T HAVE THE TRADITIONAL TURKEY, BUT WE HAVE THE VENISON, THAT'S COMING IN REAL REGULAR AND HEAVY RIGHT NOW, SO WE'RE HOPING MAYBE TO SUPPLEMENT THE TABLES WITH THE VENISON PRODUCT. ))
SUPER=01-Sharon Cash/Lynchburg Area Food Bank;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=the venison product.
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Cash says more than 12 thousand pounds of venison has been donated to the Lynchburg food bank through the Hunters for the Hungry program.
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shuttle


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=shuttle


A little space drama this morning for Columbia astronauts as they successfully completed what was billed as a dangerous maneuver.
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VO-NAT


Zipping along at more than seventeen-thousand miles per hour, the crew used the mechanical arm to grab a satellite.
This, as a second satellite, a space telescope, gained ground on the shuttle and threatened to rear end it.
That space telescope will be retrieved early next month.
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WIPE/WIPE/WIPE

SANDS


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=wipe to nats
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SUPER=03-Las Vegas, NV;
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=(implosion)
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VO-NAT


It took just seconds this morning to bring down a Las Vegas landmark.
The Sands Hotel was demolished at 5 a-m-- to make way for a new two billion dollar resort.
The Sands opened in 19-52.
It featured such top entertainers as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis Junior.
The new six-thousand room resort should be open for business in about two years.
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WEATHER
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SUPER=301-62/56/W 17-23mph/29.81s/73/1990/11/1950;

Forecasts
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SUPER=330-Clearing Windy/& Colder/24-28/Sunny/& Cold/38-42;
SUPER=331-Clearing Windy/& Colder/26-30/Sunny/& Cold/40-44;
SUPER=332-Gradual Clearing/& Cold/20-24/Partly Cloudy/& Chilly/36-40;
SUPER=333-Partly Cloudy/Windy & Cold/20-24/Sunny/& Cold/34-38;
SUPER=334-Cloudy/Flurries Possible/20-24/Partly Cloudy/& Cold/32-36;
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First-Colony


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=business news


First Colony Corporation stockholders have formally approved selling their company to General Electric Capital Corporation for one-point-eight billion dollars in cash.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/File Tape;


The sale will take effect December first.
G-E Capital plans no major changes in First Colony's staffing or direction.
First Colony employs about 950 people at its main office in Lynchburg.
First Colony's main lines of business are term life insurance and various annuities.
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Stocks


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=stocks


The stock market has been both sharply higher and sharply lower so far today.
At Noon, the Dow was DOWN 39 and a half points.
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SPORTS MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Melanie


Coming up on News 7 sports, the Cavs opened hoops season with a win,
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VO-NAT


and Denver is the first team to get to the playoffs, we'll show you how they got there.
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Monday-Football


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=nfl


With two ten remaining, Mike Tomczak throws a 20-yard touchdown pass to Ernie Mills, giving Pittsburgh a 24-to-17 win at Miami.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-NFL-ABC Sports;


Tim Lester scored the Steelers' first touchdown on an option from Kordell Stewart,
SUPER=36-Pittsburgh/24/Miami/17;

whose T-D run made it 17-14 before Joe Nedney drilled a game-tying field goal.
With the win, Denver becomes the first team to clinch a playoff berth.
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UVA


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#VB97-1
GRAPHIC=VIRGINIA LOGO


The Virginia Cavaliers opened play in the Maui Invitational last night with a relatively easy 93-to-70 win over South Carolina.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Maui, HI/South Carolina vs. Virginia; :00


And the man for the Cavs was Courtney Alexander who bottomed out this three pointer from the left wing in the first half to help U-V-A take a 12 point halftime advantage.
Jeff Jones would get a great performance from his sophomore guard as
SUPER=33-Virginia/93/South Carolina/70;

he hit 10-of-14 shots from the field and scored 26 points as U-V-A beat the Gamecocks 93-TO-70.
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Coaches


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#fb96-3
GRAPHIC=BIG EAST


Many Big East coaches minus a winning record are also minus a job.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=04-NCAA; :00


For starters Dan Henning stepped down at Boston College after seeing his program get rocked by a gambling scandal this Fall.
Henning's Eagles were 16-19 and 1 in his three season.
SUPER=03-New Orleans/1990;


And Johnny Majors, who was forced out at Tennessee in '92, also resigned yesterday as the head coach at Pitt.
Majors who is 61, has won only 11 games and lost 32 since taking over in 1993.
SUPER=03-Atlanta/November 14;


And Maryland fired head coach Mark Duffner yesterday.
He had four losing seasons in his five years at Maryland.
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Hoops


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#s6-24
GRAPHIC=HOLIDAY HOOPS


If you don't get enough gifts or cash for Christmas this year, NationsBank will have something for you the three days after the Holiday.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Salem;:00


Yesterday, organizers of the Holiday Hoops Classic, and coaches from the participating schools gathered at the Salem Civic Center to discuss the pairings for this year's event that runs from December 26th through the 28th.
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((CHARLIE MORGAN/SALEM SPARTANS HEAD COACH: YOU KNOW WE ALL HATE TOURNAMENTS AT THE END. I THINK TOURNAMENT PLAY AT THE BEGINNING GIVES US SOME THINGS TO LOOK AT AND GIVE US SOME DIRECTION FOR WHAT WE NEED TO GET FOR OUR TEAMS. I THINK ALL THE GUYS LIKE IT BECAUSE THAT'S 3 OR 4 DAYS THEY DON'T HAVE TO PRACTICE AND COME AND PLAY HA HA))
SUPER=01-Charlie Morgan/Salem Spartans Head Coach;:00
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=...AND PLAY. (HA HA)
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Disney-Parade


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=abr
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Disney


Walt Disney is turning out the lights on one of its long time traditions.
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SUPER=03-Anaheim, CA;
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VO-NAT


Thousands of people crowded the streets of Disneyland last night to watch the Main Street Electrical Parade for the last time.
It will be replaced with a new high-tech parade.
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