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VMI


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=DAL
TAPE# 96-99
GRAPHIC=VMI


Four woman have been accepted by Virginia Military Institute, so far, and a Highland County teenager is one of them.
SS=Jolin, Jennifer


Jennifer Jolin told News 7 her application was accepted and she plans to enroll.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lexington/November 15;


The 17- year- old Highland High School senior turned in her application while touring V-M-I last month.
She also applied to James Madison and The University of Virginia but decided V-M-I would be her best choice.
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SOT 10:17:08
IN Q=ACTUALLY I FEEL

((JENNIFER JOLIN/HIGHLAND HS SENIOR: ACTUALLY I FEEL LIKE I NEED A REAL DISCIPLINED ATMOSPHERE AND THIS IS ABOUT AS DISCIPLINED AS I CAN GET. WHAT IS IT ABOUT THE DISCIPLINE YOU LIKE? IT'LL KEEP ME FOCUSED. I WANT TO GO INTO MEDICINE AND HOPEFULLY BE A DOCTOR SOMEDAY AND THIS WILL DEFINITELY HELP.))
SUPER=10-Jennifer Jolin/Highland H.S. Senior/November 15;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=DEFINITELY HELP
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VO-NAT


The Monterey native is one of four women accepted through the early admissions process.
15 females have applied overall.
School officials say they would like to have at least 30 women enrolled in the fall.
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RELEASE


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


Three Red cross workers, including one American, are free this morning after being held hostage in the Sudan for more than a month.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Nairobi, Kenya;


Congressman Bill Richardson of New Mexico negotiated the release with a rebel leader, exchanging four tons of rice, nine radios, and four jeeps.
The aid workers were captured November first.
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bosnia


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=bosnia


A blow to Serbia's political opposition.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Belgrade, Serbia;


The Serbian court yesterday stood behind a government decision to throw out the results of last month's elections.
Meanwhile in Belgrade, protests continued as an estimated one-hundred thousand people took to the streets denouncing Serbian president Slobodan Milosivic's grip on power.
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581-Ax


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# 96-91
GRAPHIC=Accident


An accident on Interstate 81 sent three people to the hospital and re-routed traffic in Roanoke County for several hours.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


It happened last night at the 5-81 and 81 interchange.
State Police say a car parked on the shoulder of the road pulled out in front of a moving truck.
The truck then slid, and hit another car.
Fire officials also had to deal with an oil spill from the truck.
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SOT 4:44:24
IN Q=We had approximately

((FRANK STEBBINS/ROANOKE CO. VOL. FIRE CHIEF: WE HAD APPROXIMATELY 10 TO 15 GALLONS OF OIL OUT OF THE TRUCK THAT SPILLED. WE CONTAINED THAT.))
SUPER=01-Frank Stebbins/Roanoke Co. Fire Chief;
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=We contained that.
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VO-NAT


Traffic was diverted onto Peters Creek Road while the accident was being cleaned up.
The three people were treated and released from the hospital.
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kennedy-honors


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


Five giants of the American entertainment world have been honored at the 19th annual Kennedy Center awards in Washington.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington DC/Last Night;

4:12;42
Honored for lifetime achievement: playwright Edward Albee, country singer Johnny Cash, jazz composer Benny Carter, Ballerina Maria Tallchief and actor Jack Lemmon.
President Clinton was among those on hand to pay tribute to the honorees.
Walter Cronkite served as master of ceremonies for the event which will be televised on this network December 26th.
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Abduction


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE# 96-100
GRAPHIC=None


Close to four-thousand dollars is being offered to anyone with information about a robbery of a Henry County family and their two children.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Henry Co./November 19;


The Fernandez family was robbed at gunpoint inside their Axton home on Route 614, last month.
The Henry County Sheriff's Department has little to go on.
The robber was wearing a ski mask when he forced his way in, tied the family up and placed pillow cases over their heads.
After searching the residence, the suspect forced Mrs. Fernandez to empty the safe at the couple's convenience store-- a couple of miles away.
Nearly three- thousand dollars is being offered for information.
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SOT
IN Q=If there's

((LT. KIMMY NESTER/HENRY CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.:IF THERE'S ANYTHING ANYBODY KNOWS, PLEASE STEP FORWARD, YOU CAN REMAIN ANONYMOUS, THERE'S 2,750- DOLLARS REWARD MONEY THAT'S AVAILABLE FOR THE PERSON OR PERSONS RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS, THE IDENTITY, AND ALSO SEEING THAT THEY'RE CHARGED AND CONVICTED IN A COURT. ))
SUPER=01-Kimmy Nester/Henry Co. Sheriff's Dept.; :00
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=in a court.
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VO-NAT


The incident has alarmed residents in the Axton community.
The Sheriff's department recently met with residents to offer tips about setting up a neighborhood watch program.
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Common-Sense


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#Common Sense
GRAPHIC=Common Sense


Having trouble finding the right present for someone?
In this week's edition of Common Sense, Len Besthoff presents some valuable ideas.
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IN Q=When
SUPER=01-Dave Cissel/Financial Solutions; :18
SUPER=@Len1; :36
RUNS=:51
OUT Q=the newsdesk.

((
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SOT COMMON SENSE TAPE TWO 12:13:10
IN Q=So it's

((So it's the holiday time and season and I bet you've got one of those friends or relatives that's just impossible to find the right gift for. Well here at Common Sense we may have a solution for you. How about buying that friend or relative shares of a stock or mutual fund? Dave Cissel with Financial Solutions has some ideas.))
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SOT COMMON SENSE TAPE ONE 11:09:44...cover some of this with mutual fund

pamphlets..NYSE file from CBS feed too...
IN Q=This is

((DAVE CISSEL/FINANCIAL SOLUTIONS: THIS IS ESPECIALLY GOOD FOR CHILDREN. NOW IT MAY NOT BE AS EXCITING AS SEEING A BIKE UNDER A TREE, BUT IT'S THE TYPE OF GIFT THAT'S GOING TO GROW OVER THE YEARS. AND TO DO THAT YOU NEED TO SET UP AN ACCOUNT ESPECIALLY FOR IT CALLED AN UTMAR, UNIFORM TRANSFER TO MINORS ACT. ))
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OUT Q=to Minors Act.
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SOT COMMON SENSE TAPE TWO 12:18:44
IN Q=And here's

((And here's some more good news about the mutual funds, some can be started with as little as 50- dollars. And there are mutual funds that are actually specifically designed for kids. So ask your financial advisor about that. That's this week's edition of Common Sense, let's send it back to the newsdesk. ))
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OUT Q=newsdesk.))


Hostage


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


Three Red cross workers, including one American, are free this morning after being held hostage in the Sudan for more than a month.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Nairobi, Kenya;


Congressman Bill Richardson of New Mexico negotiated the release with a rebel leader, exchanging four tons of rice, nine radios, and four jeeps.
Even after suffering physical and psychological abuse, the American hostage said he never doubted he'd be freed.
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SOT
IN Q=

((JOHN EARLY/FREED HOSTAGE: ONE THING I TOLD MY CREW AMERICANS IN TROUBLE, WE ALWAYS GET OUR PEOPLE OUT? AMERICANS WILL COME AND GET US AND THEY DID. ))
SUPER=02-John Early/Freed Red Cross Worker;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=get our people out.
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VO-NAT


The aid workers were captured November first.
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Leaky


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=none


World-renowned archaeologist Dr. Mary Leakey is dead.
Leakey and her late husband, Louis, astounded the world with their fossil discoveries that shed light on the origins of man.
A statement from Leakey's son, Richard, did not include a cause of death, but did say that his 83- year -old mother had died peacefully today.

NE-WEATHER


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


Thousands are still without lights and heat in the Northeast this morning, thanks to back to back snow storms.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Billerica, MA;

4:27:28
One socked the region with wet, heavy snow Friday.
Then a storm on Saturday dumped up to 18 inches of new snow.
At the height of the storm nearly six-hundred thousand homes were without power.
Officials say residents in most of the affected areas should have their lights on by tomorrow.
SUPER=03-Myrtle Creek, OR;

4:48:25
Meantime, in the Pacific northwest heavy rains caused a mudslide that pushed five homes off their foundations yesterday.
No one was injured but one resident was trapped for about an hour.
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grandma


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=murder


A shocking crime in southern California.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Hacienda Heights, CA;


Police say two young girls were strangled by their grandmother yesterday, shortly before she took her own life.
Police say the girls, ages nine and three, where strangled with a rope.
The grandmother was found hanging in a closet.
Officials say the grandmother was despondent because her daughter's family was moving to Mexico.
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PLUTONIUM


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=none


The government has plans for tons of excess plutonium -- burn some and bury the rest.
The Energy Department is expected to announced today a two billion dollar plan for disposing of the deadly material.
Nearly 50 tons of the plutonium is left over from nuclear warheads.

NO-VMI


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#net (edit of 96-99)
GRAPHIC=VMI


Virginia Military Institute has sent out some acceptance letters to students who applied early decision.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lexington/November 15;


So far, four women have been accepted.
Seventeen year- old Jennifer Jolin of Highland County says she plans to enroll in the first co-ed class.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=hold


but 18- year-old Lauren Wagner may not enroll.
She says she is chiefly interested in going to the Air Force Academy, if she's accepted there.
She plans a career as a pilot.

Glencoe


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 96-97
GRAPHIC=None


A Radford landmark is getting a new lease on life.
A public-private partnership is making the renovation of Glencoe a reality.
Denise Allen takes a look at the history of The Wharton House.
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IN Q=Glencoe is affectionately
SUPER=03-Radford; :00
SUPER=01-Bud Jeffries/Radford Heritage Foundation; :21
SUPER=01-Tom Starnes/Radford Mayor; :47
SUPER=01-Mark Petty/Kollmorgen Motion Tech. Group; 1:03
SUPER=@Denise2; 1:12
RUNS=1:36
OUT Q=News 7

(( Glencoe is affectionately known by Radford residents as The Wharton House.
Brigadier General Gabriel Wharton built it in 1870 on land obtained from is father-in-law, Radford's founder.
Wharton was instrumental in the Radford's early industrial development.
He also helped create the state's Agriculture and Mechanical College, which is now Virginia Tech.
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IN Q=

((BUD JEFFRIES/RADFORD HERITAGE FOUNDATION: IT'S THE KEY TO OUR HERITAGE. BUT IT ALSO IS LOOKING TO THE FUTURE--WHAT WE CAN DO FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, USING THIS PLACE AS A SHOW PLACE AS WELL AS AN INFORMATION CENTER FOR TOURISM.))
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OUT Q=


Kollmorgen Motion Technologies Group has owned the property since 1983.
Radford's mayor saw the need for a museum to house the area's history and approached the company with an idea.
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IN Q=

((TOM STARNES/RADFORD MAYOR: MY WIFE AND I WERE VISITING SEVERAL MUSEUMS OUT WEST AND I CAME UP WITH THE IDEA THAT WE NEED TO DO SOMETHING TO PRESERVE OUR HISTORY NOT LET THESE THINGS DISAPPEAR.))
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OUT Q=THINGS DISAPPEAR
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IN Q=

((MARK PETTY/KOLLMORGEN TECHNOLOGIES GROUP: WE HAVE OVER 800 PEOPLE HERE WORKING IN THE COMMUNITY SO THE COMMUNITY IS VERY VERY IMPORTANT TO US AND HAVING A MUSEUM IN RADFORD WILL HELP THE CITY.))
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=


Kollmorgen donated the property and the city of Radford is footing the bill for the renovations.
The Radford Heritage Foundation will oversee the project.
One of the first jobs is repairing the roof, then the work moves inside where many of the original fixtures still remain.
The foundation wants the house restored to its original state, so it will be some time before the doors are opened to tourists.
Denise Allen News 7.))

Antibiotics


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
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 Saint George's Hospital-- their worst fears may be coming true.
They've found a super-bacteria that not only resists the strongest anti-biotic, it snacks 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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SOT 20:20:19
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; :
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=antibiotic becomes.
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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; :
RUNS=:06
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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Fat-Gene


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=cst
TAPE#596-25
GRAPHIC=obesity


Researchers at the University of Washington say they have new information on the so-called "fat gene."
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File; :


Research with mice shows the blockage of a certain brain chemical can curb appetites.
But those with a flawed gene fail to block the chemical and eat without restraint.
However, when the chemical is genetically removed, the mice slim down and become more energetic.
Scientists caution this is not the end-all to the question of why people become obese.
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2-VMI


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=DAL
TAPE# 96-99
GRAPHIC=VMI


A Highland County teen is among four women applicants Virginia Military Institute has accepted so far.
SS=Jolin, Jennifer


Jennifer Jolin told News 7 her application was accepted and she plans to enroll.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lexington/November 15;


The 17- year- old Highland High School senior turned in her application while touring V-M-I last month.
She also applied to James Madison and The University of Virginia but decided V-M-I would help her reach her goals.
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SOT 10:17:08
IN Q=ACTUALLY I FEEL

((JENNIFER JOLIN/HIGHLAND HS SENIOR: ACTUALLY I FEEL LIKE I NEED A REAL DISCIPLINED ATMOSPHERE AND THIS IS ABOUT AS DISCIPLINED AS I CAN GET. WHAT IS IT ABOUT THE DISCIPLINE YOU LIKE? IT'LL KEEP ME FOCUSED. I WANT TO GO INTO MEDICINE AND HOPEFULLY BE A DOCTOR SOMEDAY AND THIS WILL DEFINITELY HELP.))
SUPER=10-Jennifer Jolin/Highland H.S. Senior/November 15;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=DEFINITELY HELP
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VO-NAT


The Monterey native is one of four women accepted through the early admissions process.
15 females have applied overall.
School officials say they would like to have at least 30 women enrolled in the fall.
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Phone-Service


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE# 96-95
GRAPHIC=Bell Atlantic


One of the largest phone companies in our area may soon have some competition for local business customers in Roanoke.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Recent changes in the federal Telecommunications Act have opened the door for competition on the Bell Atlantic's telephone exchange.
And two companies have made applications to Roanoke City Council.
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SOT
IN Q=Initially, we'll target

((JIM GILLIS/KMC TELECOM: INITIALLY, WE'LL TARGET THE BUSINESS CUSTOMERS AND I THINK AS THE BUSINESS AND THE TECHNOLOGY EVOLVES IT WILL REACH OUT INTO THE RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITY, BUT I THINK THAT'S DOWN THE ROAD FOUR OR FIVE YEARS.))
SUPER=01-Jim Gillis/KMC Telecom;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=four or five years.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=Roanoke City Seal


Council has given its preliminary approval to the companies, but will vote again later this month.

2-Tech-Bowl


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 96-90
GRAPHIC=Virginia Tech


Virginia Tech's trip to the Orange Bowl means more than good news for the school.
Area sporting goods stores are bracing for a rush of shoppers looking for Orange Bowl memorabilia.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./December 1995;


Management at Legends in Tanglewood Mall says if last year is any indication they won't be able to keep the tee-shirts and sweats in stock.
A good football season for state schools makes the holiday shopping season even crazier.
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SOT 16:05:11
IN Q=LAST YEAR WAS GREAT

((MARK CHRISLEY/LEGENDS: LAST YEAR WAS GREAT I TELL YOU WHAT. IT MADE THE TECH SHIRT SALES DOUBLE. WE GOT T-SHIRTS AND POLO SHIRTS AND THEY WENT FLYING OUT THE DOOR.))
SUPER=01-Mark Chrisley/Legends;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=OUT THE DOOR
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; Quick!!!


Virginia Tech Orange Bowl merchandise is not in yet, but Chrisley says a shipment should be in at the end of the week.
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4-Scores


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=nfl


Carolina is the first second-year expansion N-F-L club to make the playoffs.
For all of last night's scores let's check the boards.
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SUPER=0100-/Denver/6/j/Green Bay/41///j/Jacksonville/23//Houston/17///;
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SUPER=0100-j/N.Y. Giants/17//Miami/7////St. Louis/9/j/Chicago/35///;
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SUPER=0100-/San Diego/3/j/Pittsburgh/16////Washington/10/j/Tampa Bay/24///;
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SUPER=0100-/N.Y. Jets/10/j/New England/34////Buffalo/18/j/Seattle/26///;
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SUPER=0100-j/Carolina/30//San Francisco/24///j/Dallas/10//Arizona/6///;
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