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Former Botetourt High School Coach Andy Ward gets more time for getting showing up late at the pokey.
We'll hear from him for the first time on NEWS 7 at SIX tonight.
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ANCHOR=Keith


And the not-so perfect match: A local dating service loses its national franchise. Sports-Head
ANCHOR=Roy


In sports, Its Friday Football Extra Banquet night and Mike Stevens will join us live.
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VO-NAT ENG#


And the Hill City is getting ready for a big high school holiday basketball tournament later this month.
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WX-Head
TALENT=Robin
SS=None


WeatherSchool was on the road today in a little light rain and those showers will reappear tomorrow. Details just ahead.

Ward


ANCHOR=keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-88
GRAPHIC=Andy Ward


The former head football coach at Lord Botetourt High School says he wants to put the past behind him.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;


This afternoon, Andy Ward was sentenced to 40 days in jail.
That's in addition to the 11 day sentence he received a few weeks ago.
Controversy surrounding Ward's driving record surfaced in late November, when he was convicted of reckless driving... and driving with a suspended license.
He already had 2 DUI charges on his record... and Ward resigned shortly after everything came to light.
After today's hearing, he offered an apology for his actions.
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IN Q=This hopefully

((ANDY WARD/FORMER FOOTBALL COACH: THIS HOPEFULLY IS THE END TO THE TOUGHEST PORTION OF MY LIFE. I'VE MADE SOME MISTAKES AND NOW I HAVE TO PAY FOR MY ACTIONS. I'D LIKE TO APOLOGIZE TO MY FRIENDS, FAMILY, MY PEERS AND ESPECIALLY MY STUDENTS. ))
SUPER=01-Andy Ward/Former Football Coach
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VO-NAT


Ward was ordered to start serving his jail time tonight.
But he's free after entering an appeal.
His attorney, however, expects him to withdraw that appeal in the next few days.
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Together


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=eea
TAPE#96-93
GRAPHIC=None


A local dating service has lost its franchise and is closing its doors.
But the headquarters of Together Dating Service says local customers have nothing to worry about.
Double Boxes=Keith and Eric /Newsroom


Eric Earnhart has more on this late- breaking story.
Why are they shutting down?
Live=Eric Full/Newsroom
SUPER=@Eric1;


Keith, corporate headquarters tells us the local franchise wasn't making enough money... So they're giving it to someone else.
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IN Q=
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Yesterday; :00
SUPER=01-John Byron/Franchise Owner; :07
SUPER=@Eric1; :36
SUPER=01-Fran Stephanz/Better Business Bureau; 1:03
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OUT Q=292-8811


((Yesterday, Together dating service's doors were locked, but franchise owner John Byron told us he's not closing.
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((NO WE'RE NOT. YOU'RE NOT CLOSING? NO. NO PLANS TO CLOSE? NO. AND IT'S FULLY OPERATIONAL.))
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OUT Q=reorganizing the place



But then we talked to Elizabeth Weir, with the company's corporate headquarters in Massachusetts.
She said "we have terminated his franchise, we are allowing him to operate until we can resell the market."
We went back to Together to ask about that.

SOT 4:48:00
IN Q=no turn it off

((NO, I'M SORRY, YOU'LL HAVE TO TURN IT OFF, I WILL NOT TALK. LEAVE RIGHT NOW THANK YOU. HAS YOUR FRANCHISE BEEN PULLED SIR? THAT IS NOT TRUE"))
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OUT Q=that is not true


5:06:22 Standup
We went back in without the camera and Byron told us the decision to transfer the franchise with someone else was by mutual agreement between himself and corporate headquarters. He said in the mean time, existing clients would continue to be serviced. He also said he wasn't aware of any Better Business reports detailing problems with his company.
But the local Better Business Bureau told us they had a number of complaints from customers who were't happy with what they got for the 3000 dollars they paid.

SOT 5:37:19
IN Q=we've had a lot of problems

((FRAN STEPANZ/BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU; WE'VE HAD A LOT OF PROBLEMS HERE IN ROANOKE WITH THEM, OUR BASIC PROBLEM IS THAT CUSTOMERS ARE VERY VERY DISSATISFIED WITH THE SERVICE, THAT THE COMMITTMENT THAT IS MADE BY THE SERVICE IS NOT WHAT THE PUBLIC IS GETTING. ))
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OUT Q=what the public is getting


Late today, a corporate spokesperson for Together Dating told us, effective immediately, the Roanoke franchise has been transferred to the owner of the Greensboro franchise, and existing clients will be serviced out of Greensboro over the holidays. They can continue getting service by calling this number... area code 910-292-8811.))
Live=Eric Full/Newsroom


A new Roanoke office will be opened after the first of the year.
A short time ago, we received a fax from John Byron, announcing that he's decided to close his business... because of his age, and concerns about the corporate organization.
He says Better Business Bureau complaints were lodged against the cooperate organization, not his franchise... Keith?
Double Boxes=Keith and Eric/Newsroom




Nativity-Scene


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-87
GRAPHIC=None


Courts have pondered it.
Virginia lawmakers have reversed themselves publicly this year.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


But Governor George Allen had absolutely NO qualms about letting a Fairfax woman set up a nativity scene and Hanukkah display in his waiting room.
In fact, he helped.
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SOT 06:54:32
IN Q=Believe it

((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: BELIEVE IT OR NOT, THIS IS ME ACTING WITHOUT ANY COUNSEL. I WAS JUST DOING WHAT I THOUGHT WAS THE RIGHT THING TO DO. FINDING A SOLUTION.))
SUPER=@Allen;
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=a solution.
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The American Civil Liberties Union says allowing the nativity scene opens the public forum to free speech by any group -- even the American Nazi Party.
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SOT 06:52:17
IN Q=Let me tell

((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: LET ME TELL YOU THIS. ANYBODY FROM THE AMERICAN NAZI PARTY WANTS TO HAVE A DISPLAY IN THE GOVERNOR'S OFFICE, THE ANSWER'S NO. AND WE REALLY DON'T EVEN CARE TO HAVE YOU IN HERE.))
SUPER=@Allen;
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=in here.
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VO-NAT


The Governor says he will consider allowing an ACLU display on the First Amendment next to his plastic nativity scene.
SUPER=03-Richmond/April 1996;


This year, Rita Warren was allowed to erect an Easter display in a State Capitol hall.
But for Christmas, a legislative committee turned her down after a three hour closed door session.
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Graybeal


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-100
GRAPHIC=Pat Graybeal


As a prosecutor, a pipe bomb explosion almost killed him. But it didn't stop him from eventually rising to the bench.
After six years as a Juvenile and Domestic Relations judge in the New River Valley, Patrick Graybeal will retire in April.
Before taking the bench,
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File

Graybeal was Montgomery County Commonwealth's Attorney from 1964 to 1989.
In the 70's, he lost both hands when a man he prosecuted for murder hired someone to plant a pipe bomb on Graybeal's car.
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Anchor=Keith
SS=Pat Graybeal


Among the lawyers lining up to succeed Graybeal on the bench are assistant Montgomery prosecutor Peggy Frank, Pulaski County public defender Victoria Robinson, Bob Viar of Christiansburg and Harriet Dorsey of Blacksburg.
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HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Keith
SS=NONE


Still to come on News 7 at 6-- another voice in the capital punishment debate. We'll hear from a Roanoke minister who counsels the condemned.
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and a Roanoke pilot finds himself in a precarious position after crashing his plane near Atlanta.
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Death-penalty


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#96-91
GRAPHIC=None


A minister from Roanoke was among the witnesses to the execution of Larry Stout last night.
Without fanfare Stout became the sixth man put to death in Virginia this year... this one for the robbery and murder of a shop keeper in Staunton almost ten years ago.
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IN Q=Not a good
SUPER=01-Rev. Bob West/Heartbeat Prison Ministry; :00
SUPER=@keith1; :33
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OUT Q=if it's cruel. And? It is.

((
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((BOB WEST/HEARTBEAT PRISON MINISTRY: NOT A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR PERFECT CITIZEN, BUT HE WAS A CHANGED MAN... SINCE I'VE KNOWN HIM AND HE DIED PEACEFULLY LAST NIGHT.))
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Bob West has been to prison 5-thousand times.
He became a spiritual advisor to death row inmates in 1990. Over an eight-day period- -this week and next, he and his wife will watch four men go to their deaths.
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((WE DEVELOP A WARM FRIENDSHIP. LARRY STOUT, LAST NIGHT AS WE LEFT HIM...))
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((AS HE SHARES HIS LAST WORDS WITH US, HE SAYS, "BOB AND SARA, YOU'VE BEEN FAMILY." ))
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((WHEN A MAN TELLS YOU THAT YOU'VE BECOME FAMILY, THEN IS IMMEDIATELY IS PUT TO DEATH I SUPPOSE THAT TAKES A PIECE OF YOU AWAY. ))
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((OF COURSE. OF COURSE.))
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((THESE MEN NEED TO HAVE ONE PERSON WHO IS THERE BECAUSE WE LOVE THEM, AND WE'RE THERE BECAUSE WE'RE A FRIEND.))
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Capital killers can still choose the electric chair over lethal injection.
Joseph O'Dell is set to be executed Monday, and he says he wants to be electrocuted.
For some time West made a point of turning away as they pulled the switch on the electric chair, but he finally watched Timothy Spencer die by electrocution.
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IN Q=

((I THOUGHT THAT WOULD BE THE LAST ELECTROCUTION EVER, AND IT JUST SAID I OUGHT TO WATCH IT SO I CAN ANSWER FOR MYSELF IF IT'S CRUEL. AND? IT IS.))))
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OUT Q=and it is.
ANCHOR=Keith
SS=None


Why does he do it?
Because, he says: "God forgives us all."

Holland


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6 p.m.
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#96-85
GRAPHIC=Plane Crash Private


A Roanoke Pilot had a close call yesterday as he attempted to land at an airport near Atlanta, Georgia.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Atlanta;


Dwight Holland's plane struck a tree.
But fortunately, Holland managed to escape the crash without being hurt.
Firefighters had to use a cherry- picker to get him out of the aircraft, which was stuck in the tree 60 feet off the ground.
Authorities say Holland missed the runway by about one hundred feet.
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Stocks


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=tbr
TAPE#=None
GRAPHIC=NONE

There was a massive selloff on the stock market today, prompted by a published report that Japanese investors might slow their purchase of U-S Treasury bonds. The Dow dropped 71 points. NASDAQ lost three and a half points.
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RUNS=:25
SUPER=x5005;


Drug-Search


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=bmy
TAPE#96-90
GRAPHIC=None


An increase in drug use among juveniles in the past three years means the Roanoke County police are taking a more aggressive approach to the problem in school.
Beth Myer reports that dogs don't stop at locker searches anymore... they get right into the classroom.
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IN Q=It's tough to miss
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :04
SUPER=01-Lt. T.W. Haynes/Roanoke Co. Police; :11
SUPER=01-Dave Blevins/Hidden Valley Principal; :28
SUPER=@Beth2; :38
RUNS=1:24
OUT Q=Beth Myer, News 7.

(( It's tough to miss the police squad as it pulls up to any school on any given day.
Even school officials aren't told when their school will be targeted for the random searches.
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11 57 28 00 - 11 57 45 00
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IN Q=They were told

((LT. T.W. HAYNES/ROANOKE CO. POLICE: THEY WERE TOLD TWO MONTHS AGO OF THE PLANS BUT DIDN'T KNOW WHEN. THEY DON'T KNOW UNTIL WE ACTUALLY SHOW UP. BUT SCHOOL OFFICIALS HAVE BEEN EXCELLENT TO WORK WITH. ))
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OUT Q=to work with.
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11 12 21 00 - 11 12 26 00
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IN Q=THere word has been out

((DAVE BLEVINS/HIDDEN VALLEY PRINCIPAL: THE WORD HAS BEEN OUT AMONGST THE CHILDREN FOR SOMETIME NOW, IT'S BEEN GOING ON AT OTHER SCHOOLS. THIS IS THE FIRST TIME THEY'VE BEEN HERE AT HIDDEN VALLEY. ))
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=at hidden valley.

This is the second time this year the group of nine officers and three dogs has hit the school system in full force, and the team is netting results.
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11 58 15 00 - 11 58 21 00
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IN Q=We have gotten

((LT. T.W. HAYNES/ROANOKE CO. POLICE: WE HAVE GOTTEN SOME PARAPHERNALIA OUT OF ONE SCHOOL AND HAD SEVERAL HITS IN OTHER SCHOOLS. ))
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=in other schools.


Students are removed from the classrooms and told to leave all possessions behind.
In just minutes the dogs run through the aisles and sniff everything.
This time, they got several alerts.
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11 57 58 00 - 11 58 13 00
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IN Q=If we don't

((LT. T.W. HAYNES: IF WE DON'T LOCATE ANYTHING, THAT KIDS HAVE BEEN AROUND IT OR THE DOGS HAVE HIT ON SOMETHING, THE DOGS ARE ALERTING ON SOMETHING THAT WAS THERE.))
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OUT Q=that was there.

Police say the purpose of the drug searches is not just to make arrests, but to send the message to students that drugs will not be tolerated in Roanoke County schools. Beth Myer, News 7.))

Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#Tease
GRAPHIC=NONE


And coming up, Mike Stevens will join us live from the Marriott tonight the site of our Friday Football Extra Banquet.
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VO-NAT ENG#


And the Express smiled for the Cameras today and Frank Anzalone gives us a pitcher of where the teams is as they've had only one game in December.
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S-FFE


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#FB96-3
GRAPHIC=FFE LOGO


The 1996 high school football season comes to a close tonight for the Friday Football Extra gang as we welcome more than 100 guests to the Airport Marriott for our annual awards banquet.
Double Boxes=Roy and Mike/Microwave



Mike Stevens is getting ready to pass out the awards, and Mike I understand we have a few surprises in store for folks tonight.
Live=Mike Full/Microwave
SUPER=@Mike1;
SUPER=05-Roanoke;


Roy, each year the coaches votes on our four coach of the year honors and this year we could have some real surprises and possibly even some first time winners. two shot Mike and guest
This man to my left has been to everyone of these banquets over the years, and has won virtually every award there is to win.
Of course I am talking about Willis White, the coach of the Salem Spartans, who got a piece of the big prize last Saturday.
SUPER=01-Willis White/Salem Head Coach;



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SUPER=03-Roanoke/Saturday; :00


Roll B-roll on the second question and answer. The B-Roll runs 1:10 freezes at 1:00
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Live=Mike Full
SUPER=05-Roanoke;



Double Boxes=Roy and Mike/Microwave


S-Shootout


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#BB97-1
GRAPHIC=High School Hoops


They're already calling it one of the premier high school basketball events of the season, where area fans can catch a glimpse of tomorrow's college stars.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg;


Sponsors today announced they'll hold the first annual "Hill City Shootout" at Liberty University's Vines Center in February.
Eight teams from the mid- Atlantic region will play in the one-day tournament.. FOUR of them made the top ten of USA Today's preseason poll.
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SOT 00:22:37
IN Q=This is the

((PATRIC BOGGS/CENTRAL VIRGINIA AAU: THIS IS THE HOTBED OF BASKETBALL TALENT AND WITH THIS KIND OF TALENT COMING IN, WE FEEL LIKE THAT WE'LL HAVE A TERRIFIC CROWD FOR PEOPLE WHO REALLY WANT TO COME IN AND SEE HIGH CALIBER COMPETITION AND THIS IS CERTAINLY IT.))
SUPER=01-Patric Boggs/Central Virginia AAU; :00
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=this is certainly it.
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VO-NAT


Boggs says scheduling conflicts kept several local schools out of the tournament.
They hope to expand the field next year to include some of the area's top teams.
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S-Express


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=ICE-96
GRAPHIC=Express


The Express plays only it's second game in 2 weeks this Saturday when the Knoxville Cherokees come to town this Saturday.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Richmond/Express vs. Renegades; :00


Roanoke beat East Division rival Richmond 4-2 on the road this past
Sunday. The Express is using the week to take team pictures, SUPER=03-Roanoke;


wrest the injured and work on skills.
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SOT
IN Q="we

((FRANK ANZALONE/EXPRESS HEAD COACH:)) ((DOUG SEARLE/EXPRESS DEFENSEMAN:)) ((DAVE STEWART/EXPRESS DEFENSEMAN:))
SUPER=01-Frank Anzalone/Express Head Coach; :00
SUPER=01-Doug Searle/Express Defenseman; :18
SUPER=01-Dave Stewart/Express Defenseman; :25
RUNS=:35
OUT Q=...be fine"
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S-College


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=FB96-4
GRAPHIC=Tech/Nebraska


The Nebraska Cornhuskers are quite happy to have a month to recover from the Big 12 title loss to Texas.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Lincoln, NE; :00


The two time defending national champs were counting on a third title shot, but the team still intends to go out on top.
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IN Q="We're

((GRANT WINSTROM/NEBRASKA DEFENSIVE END:))
SUPER=01-Grant Winstrom/Nebraska Defensive End; :00
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=...rebound"
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Head Coach Tom Osborne has been especially respectful when asked about his Orange Bowl coaching counterpart.
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IN Q="I

((TOM OSBORNE/NEBRASKA HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Tom Osborne/Nebraska Head Coach; :00
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=...pretty good"
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Promo
ANCHOR=Keith
(toss to Jean)
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#Promo


The Virginia Tech Hokies have had a year of ups and downs-- from player indictments to an Orange Bowl invitation.
Double Boxes=Keith and Jean/Newsroom


But tonight, they'll be spreading Christmas Cheer- Jean, how will they do that?
Live=Jean Full/Newsroom
SUPER=@Jean1;


They'll do that by volunteering at the Montgomery County Christmas Store.
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It's the second year in a row Tech players have done this.
They help those less fortunate pick out gifts and food to celebrate the holiday.
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Talent=Jean Full/Newsroom


We'll have that story plus all the latest news,
Double Boxes=Keith and Jean/Newsroom

sports and weather on News7 at eleven right here on W-D-B-J- Keith?
Talent=Keith


And to catch the late news a little earlier-- Take Prime Time Board Fullscreen
watch News 7 Prime Time.
That's at 10 p-m on W-E-F-C. Check your cable listings for the channel in your area.