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SUPER=70-Connie Stevens;
SUPER=@Robin1;
SUPER=70-Steve Mason;
ANCHOR=Connie
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(( TONIGHT ON NEWS-7 PRIMETIME..
DAREDEVIL ROBBIE KNIEVEL DODGED A ROANOKE COURTROOM TODAY.
HE ENTERED A PLEA, FOR DISORDERLY CONDUCT.
A CRAIG COUNTY PHYSICIAN DENIES EVER POSING AS A POLICE OFFICER AFTER PULLING OVER SOME TEENAGERS. ))
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top-story


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=amo
TAPE#top
GRAPHIC=none
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TOP STORY GRAPHIC 11004
It's Friday, December Sixth- Our Top Story
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VO-NAT


A mobile home fire takes the life of a Pittsylvania County teenager.
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P-Pitts-Fire


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#596-34
GRAPHIC=New 7 Primetime


Good Evening, this is News 7 Primetime on WEFC.
I'm Connie Stevens.
SS=Fatal Fire


An electrical short appears to be the cause of the blaze that killed 17-year old Alexander Ferrell.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.;


Sheriff's officials say Ferrell's father had already left for work when his mother noticed smoke.
Ferrell's mother wasn't injured, but her son did not make it out.
The mobile home is located on Beaver Street, off Route 360- in the Blairs community.
Foul play is NOT suspected.
An autopsy will be performed in Roanoke.
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P-Knievel


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=spr
TAPE# 596-35
GRAPHIC=Knievel, Robbie
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VO-NAT


Daredevil Robbie Knievel didn't jump at the opportunity to appear in a Roanoke courtroom this morning
He faced a drunk in public charge.
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Through his attorney, the daredevil pled guilty to a lesser charge of disorderly conduct.
SUPER=04-October;


In October, Knievel was arrested after he went around banging on doors in a Northwest Roanoke neighborhood.
The incident happened the night before a scheduled performance at the civic center... which was ultimately cancelled.
His attorney said there was never any proof that Knievel had been drinking at the time.
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IN Q=They refused

((BETTINA ALTIZER/KNIEVEL'S ATTORNEY: THEY REFUSED TO GIVE HIM A BREATHALIZER. HE REQUESTED TO DO ANY KIND OF TEST POSSIBLE TO DETERMINE ALCOHOL. THAT WAS REFUSED. IF IT HAD GONE FORWARD ON THAT, WE WOULD HAVE BEEN HERE DUKEING IT OUT. ))
SUPER=01-Bettina Altizer/Knievel's Attorney;
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OUT Q=dukeing it out
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VO-NAT


Altizer said Knievel has made one jump since being arrested.
He's currently in Las Vegas for a trade show.
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P-Andersen


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=KHu
TAPE# 596-36
GRAPHIC=Andersen, William


A Craig County doctor stopped a group of four teenagers in September because he thought they were driving erratically.
Following the stop, the driver swore out warrants against the doctor;
William Andersen filed a cross warrant.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-New Castle;


Before the case was called in court, Doctor Andersen offered to apologize to the boys and their families, if they'd drop the charges.
In the end Judge Buzz Emick dismissed the claim that Andersen had pretended to be a police officer, and found him guilty of brandishing a pistol.
Andersen said the next time he'd leave his gun in the truck.
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SOT 14:20:15
IN Q=I don't want

((DR. BILL ANDERSEN: I DON'T WANT IT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN STOPPING SOMEONE IF YOU THINK THEY'RE IMPAIRED AND CAN INJURE ANOTHER CITIZEN OF OUR COUNTY OR THEMSELVES.))
SUPER=07-Dr. Bill Andersen
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OUT Q=or themselves.
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VO-NAT


The family of the 17-year old driver left the courthouse disgusted that Andersen was fined just 25-dollars.
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P-Internet-Law


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE# net-a
GRAPHIC=Supreme Court


The Supreme Court has agreed to hear what may be the most important First Amendment case in 30 years.
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VO-NAT


The high court will review the legality of Congress's new law to restrict indecency on the Internet.
A ruling is expected by July.
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P-Greenspan


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE# net-b
GRAPHIC=None


A rollercoaster day for the world financial markets.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed DOWN more than 55 points today-- recouping after an early morning dive of 145 points at the start of trading.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-New York; :


Worldwide, financial experts dissect everything Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan says, looking for clues about the economy.
It was two words, that sent Wall Street into negative territory.
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SOT 18:04:08
IN Q=But how do we

((ALAN GREENSPAN/FEDERAL RESERVE CHAIRMAN: BUT HOW DO WE KNOW WHEN IRRATIONAL EXUBERANCE HAS UNDULY ESCALATED ASSET VALUES?))
SUPER=01-Alan Greenspan/Federal Reserve Chairman;
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OUT Q=asset values.
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VO-NAT


The fact that Greenspan mentioned the words "irrational exuberance" while talking about the U-S economy last night, signaled to investors that Greenspan thinks the markets are over-valued.
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=None


Some say that a slow decline in the market now might prevent a future stock market crash.
That's leading some to wonder whether Greenspan's comments were actually purposeful, and not so off-the-cuff.
toss-to-rre
(toss to ROBIN)
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=NONE


When we return,
We'll head to downtown Roanoke for the annual holiday tree lighting.
This year's tree has close to a thousand lights.
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VO-NAT


But first, it's called the silent killer.
Some advice on protecting your family from carbon monoxide poisoning.
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WEFC!!!
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P-Carbon-Monoxide


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE# 596-39
GRAPHIC=Home Safety


You can't see it, smell it or taste it....that's why carbon monoxide is known as the silent killer.
Each year it kills up to 15-hundred people, and injures some 10-thousand.
The deadly gas essentially prevents oxygen from entering the blood stream.
This week, the fumes claimed the lives of an elderly Halifax County couple.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Halifax Co./Tuesday;


Authorities say Isaac and Annie Garner died when their gas heater malfunctioned.
Experts say what happened to the Garners could happen to anyone who burns fuel or wood in their home.
SUPER=03-Danville;


Tom Cahill of Danville is a carbon monoxide survivor-- who credits his cats for saving his life.
The animals apparently got sick from breathing the gas.
When Cahill got up to check on them-- he noticed he was dizzy.
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IN Q=As I

((TOM CAHILL/CARBON MONOXIDE SURVIVOR: AS I MOVED I NOTICED SHORTNESS OF BREATH, INCREASING DIZZINESS AND IT WAS AT THAT POINT AND TIME IT STARTED TO DAWN ON ME, IT WAS SOMETHING, LIKE CARBON MONOXIDE. ))
SUPER=01-Tom Cahill/Carbon Monoxide Survivor; :00
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=carbon monoxide.
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VO-NAT


Carbon monoxide entered Cahill's home after several dead birds blocked the exhaust from his furnace into the chimney.
Experts say families should invest in a carbon monoxide detector and have their furnace and chimney regularly serviced.
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P-Lead-Law


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE# net-c
GRAPHIC=Lead Poisoning


The second phase of a federal law takes affect today-- which is aimed at protecting people from the hazards of lead poisoning.
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VO-NAT


The new law strives to protect young children.
It mandates that owners of homes built before 1978 must let potential buyers or renters know if the house contains lead-based paint....or the owners could be held liable.
Studies show that children under six are at highest risk for developing brain damage or developmental problems as a result of lead poisoning.
But here's the catch.
The new law is only a disclosure law.
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SOT 16:45:05
IN Q=In this case

((NANCY KENNEDY/REAL ESTATE AGENT: KNOWLEDGE IN THIS CASE EQUALS TESTING. IF YOU HAVEN'T HAD A TEST MOST LIKELY YOU'LL INDICATE YOU DON'T KNOW OF ANY LEAD-BASED PAINT IN YOUR HOME. ))
SUPER=01-Nancy Kennedy/Real Estate Agent; :
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OUT Q=your home.
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*****CONNIE AUDIO ON CART****
If you live in a home built before 1978, chances are lead based paint was used somewhere in the house-- but that doesn't necessarily mean it's dangerous.
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SOT 16:56:27
IN Q=You notice

((ROBERT POLITZER/CERTIFIED LEAD INSPECTOR: YOU NOTICE THIS IS INTACT. IT'S IN GOOD CONDITION. THIS IS NOT NECESSARILY A HAZARD...IT COULD BECOME A HAZARD IT A CONTRACTOR COMES IN AND STARTS SANDING IT DOWN))
SUPER=01-Robert Politzer/Certified Lead Inspector; :
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OUT Q=sanding it down.
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VO-NAT


From now on, lead poisoning information will be part of the contract when you buy an older home-- and real estate agents must hand out a pamphlet on the dangers of lead.
Also, lead paint will probably be added to the list of inspections you get before purchasing a home.
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P-Omni-Travel


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=tal
TAPE# 596-38
GRAPHIC=Tech


Virginia Tech's Bowl bid is on the horizon.
That has hokie fans making travel plans for Fort Lauderdale, even though Tech is not yet officially Orange Bowl-bound.
Bowl bids go out Sunday, but travel agents are already booking reservations.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Blacksburg;


At Omni Travel in Blacksburg, owner Patti Cowley (Cooley) says fans who've booked early are counting on the Orange Bowl.
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((PATTI COWLEY/OMNI TRAVEL: HOWEVER IF IT IS NOT. WE'VE GOT IT PLANNED WHERE WE'LL GIVE PEOPLE REFUNDS ARE APPLY THE PURCHASES THAT THEY'VE ALREADY MADE TO WHATEVER BOWL TRIP WE GO TO.))
SUPER=01-Patti Cowley/Omni Travel;
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OUT Q=trip we go to.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-New Orleans/December 31;


Last year, fans who traveled with Cowley (Cooley) to the Sugar Bowl got stranded in New Orleans after weather delayed their flight, and the charter service took days to come back for them.
(Cooley) Cowley says she's hired a different service this time, which will have planes available during the entire week to prevent similar problems.
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p-Gainsboro


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE# 596-37
GRAPHIC=None


Today a Roanoke library celebrated the designation as a state and national historic landmark.
The library has been a cornerstone of the Gainsboro neighborhood for 75 years.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The current building opened its doors in 1942...
but the Gainsboro branch dates back to the start of the Roanoke library system in 1921.
Today, supporters recognized the contributions of longtime librarian Virginia Lee, and others who helped the library survive and prosper.
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IN Q=To all those who had a hand

((GEORGE HELLER: TO ALL THOSE WHO HAD A HAND IN IT, AND SOME OF THEM I KNEW PERSONALLY, I APPRECIATE THEM EVEN MORE NOW. BUT IT IS MY HOPE THAT THE PRESENT GENERATION WILL APPRECIATE AND CONTINUE TO HOLD FORTH WHAT THEY DID.))
SUPER=07-George Heller;
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OUT Q=what they did.
ANCHOR=Connie
SS=None


Today, the library branch houses more than 30- thousand volumes, including the Virginia Lee Collection of Afro- American History.
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=NONE
Still to come on News 7 Primetime---


There's long been concern about stronger, drug-resistant strains of bacteria....
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VO-NAT


Now, researchers in London believe their worst fears may have just come true....with the discovery of a powerful "superbug"
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WEFC!!!
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P-Tree-Lighting


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=Ten
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 596-45
GRAPHIC=None


The city of Roanoke finished decking the halls, so to speak, with the annual tree lighting tonight.
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IN Q=God Bless

((GOD BLESS US EVERYONE.))
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OUT Q=CLAPPING
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Tiny Tim flipped the switch to mark the opening of Roanoke's holiday season.
The 30 foot tree is decorated with 900 lights.
The Rutledge family from Vinton donated the tree.
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SOT 7:20:32
IN Q=IT WAS GETTING

((FAYE RUTLEDGE: IT WAS GETTING TOO LARGE FOR THE FRONT YARD SO WE DECIDED TO CUT IT DOWN AND WE GOT TO THINKING IT WAS A SHAME TO CUT IT DOWN SO WE CALLED AROUND TO SEE IF ANYBODY WANTED IT FOR THE CITY CHRISTMAS TREE AND THEY SAID THEY WOULD LOVE TO HAVE IT.))
SUPER=07-Faye Rutledge;
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OUT Q=love to have it.
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VO-NAT


The ceremony was moved from Lee Plaza to the First Union Tower as a part of the "Dickens of a Christmas" celebration.
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P-Antibiotics


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE# 596-44
GRAPHIC=None


For years, medical researchers have been warning that overuse of antibiotics is leading to stronger, more drug-resistant strains of bacteria.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-London; :


Now, according to British researchers at St. George's Hospital-- their worst fears may be coming true.
Super-bacteria that not only resists the strongest anti-biotic, they snack on it.
Researchers wonder if they've found the Superbug.
In the space of a few days, a common bacterium, E-Fecium evolved into a new strain that actually lives off the antibiotic that is supposed to kill it.
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IN Q=The organism is

((DR. NADIA FARRAG/MICROBIOLOGIST: THE ORGANISM IS ACTUALLY STARTING TO THRIVE, THE THE HIGHER THE CONCENTRATION OF THE ANTIBIOTIC BECOMES. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Nadia Farrag/Microbiologist; :
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OUT Q=antibiotic becomes.
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***CONNIE AUDIO ON CART****
The evolution took less than a week.
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SOT 20:20:34
IN Q=This has changed

((DR. IAN ELTRINGHAM/MICROBIOLOGIST: THIS HAS CHANGED MORE IN FOUR OR FIVE DAYS THAN THE HUMAN RACE HAS DONE IN 20 MILLION YEARS. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Ian Eltringham/Microbiologist; :
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OUT Q=million year
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VO-NAT


Little by little, microbes are learning to outsmart antibiotics.
Vancomycin, the antibiotic the new mutant microbe thrives on, is one of the last lines of defense against serious infections.
But what passes for good news in all this-- without the antibiotic, the superbug dies.
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cool-video


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=amo
TAPE#cool video
GRAPHIC=News-7 primetime


For our video of the day....it all centers around that song-- the one about the bottles of beer on the wall....the one you really wouldn't sing unless you were incredibly bored.
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VO-NAT


Well in England, that song signifies more than the turn of a phrase-- but also, a mysterious phenomenon!
SUPER=75-Stourbridge, England; :


At the Somerset House pub, the beer is in pint glasses....and they really do stick to the wall!
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IN Q=I think it's

((JOHN SELWYN/PUB MANAGER: I THINK IT'S MAGIC, A BIT OF A MYSTERY. SOMETHING TO DO WITH THE PUB. I THINK IT'S HAUNTED. WHEN I GO UPSTAIRS ON MY OWN, THE DOORS OPEN, CREAK, NO TRICKS, NO SUPERGLUE, JUST SIMPLY MAGIC. )) ((JOHN DOHERTY/HEAD BREWER: OUR FIRST THEORY WAS THAT IT WAS SOMETHING TO DO WITH CHARGE PARTICLES IN THE BEER FORMING SOME SORT OF ATTRACTION BUT I REALLY THINK IT'S PROBABLY TOO UNBELIEVEABLE. THE GHOST IS THE BEST THEORY FOR ME.)) ((GARRY HOLMER/PHYSICS PROFESSOR: FROM A FRICTION POINT OF VIEW, THE IS VERY LOW AND THERE'S VERY FEW POINTS OF CONTACT ANYWAY WHICH WE'RE LOOKING AT ELECTRO-SONIC ATTRACTION ALTHOUGH IT WILL WORK WITH A BALLOON AND HOLD A BALLOON ON A WALL, I'M NOT SO SURE IT WILL WORK WITH A PINT OF BEER. ))
SUPER=75-John Selwyn/Pub Manager; :06
SUPER=75-John Doherty/Head Brewer; :19
SUPER=75-Garry Holmer/Physics Professor; :32
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OUT Q=pint of beer.
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VO-NAT
Apparently, the stunt only works with beer--- and only a couple of people

are successful with it.
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SP-Dogs


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S6-19
GRAPHIC=None


Friday night means high school hoops on primetime sports. Highlights from one heck of a dunkfest over at Patrick henry headed your way.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00


So are some hot dogs....The PH staff at the hotdog stand.... always makin em good and hot and here's the mustard to prove it...over 12 hundred sold!!! Highlights from the game after the numbers. wipe to boards!!!!!!!!!
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SUPER=0096-j/New Jersey/110//Boston/108////New York/85//Miami/78/4//;
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SUPER=0096-/Cleveland/81/j/Detroit/93////Phoenix/71//Sacramento/68/3//;
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SUPER=0096-/Vancouver/59//San Antonio/53/3///Minnesota/47//Utah/36/2//;
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SUPER=0103-/Anaheim/1//Buffalo/1/3///Toronto/5//NY Rangers/4/3//;
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SUPER=0103-/Pittsburgh/4//Washington/3/3///Montreal/1//Chicago/1/2//;
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SUPER=0103-/Philadelphia/2//Dallas/1/2///St. Louis/3//Colorado/0/1//;
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SUPER=0098-/Iowa State #9/38//Siena/17/2//j/UNC #14/99//Southern Cal/84///;
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L/79///;
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SP-PH


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=BB97-1
GRAPHIC=Hometown Hoops Weekly


On of Hometown Hoops Weekly's top teams to watch out for this season will undoubtedly be Patrick Henry.
PH beat Amherst in it's season opener, Tonight tough 2A power Northside was in town.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Vikings vs. Patriots; :00


New Patriot coach Jack Esworthy made his home debut with watchful eyes on him... Even a legend looked on. retired Patrick Henry coach Woody deans was on hand to watch his former kids play...
and play they did. Ronnie casey..with the bullet to Boo Battle and look out below, Battle on the slam.
But Bill Pope's Northside team's are always well prepared.
His pressure starting to work...the Vikings force the turnover.
Then, Greg Purdue finds a seam and SUPER=33-Patrick

Henry/85/Northside/68; goes in practically uncontested for the hop and Northside led by 1 in the first 9-8.
But the PH's athleticism was too much, ...battle underneath and Patrick Henry improves to 2 and OH with the 85-68 win.
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SP-FFE


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=FB96-4
GRAPHIC=FFE


Four teams from our coverage area will compete for a state championship tomorrow. Salem/Sherando Full Screen!!!!!
Salem plays Sherando for the Division 4 title at 1:30 at Victory Stadium.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00


This is how the Victory Stadium's field looked at 4pm this afternoon; covered in snow.
Roanoke Parks and Recreation worked on the field for a short time today but decided to stop for fear of doing more harm than good because the field was too wet. They will re evaluate in the morning. Robin Reed's forecast calls for rain to start after midnight tonight and stop sometime before kickoff.
SUPER=03-Tazwell Co./Div. 4 State Semi-Finals;


Salem beat Grundy in overtime last Saturday in worse conditions to advance to the Spartans 3rd title appearance and these Spartans like Victory Stadium's field.
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((JEFF AKERS/SALEM SENIOR LINEBACKER:))
SUPER=01-Jeff Akers/Salem Senior Linebacker; :00
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OUT Q=...it won't get too messy"
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Sp-Games


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=none
GRAPHIC=FFE


Three other teams will also try and win state titles tomorrow.
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In Division 6, undefeated G.W. Danville takes on 12 and 1 Chantilly at W.T. Woodsen High School at 1:30. in Fairfax. pinnacle 13517
Of course the Salem game, which we've already talked about, gets under way at 1:30 against Sherando. pinnacle 13518
In Division three, Brookeville hopes to cap off a great 12 and 1 season with one more win against 12 and 1 James Monroe at Spotsylvania High School at 1:30. pinnacle 13519 Finally, 13 and OH Giles will be in Richmond playing Powhatan High School, That game is being played at Midlothian High School, against at 1:30.