12:00-01

NOON-HEADLINES

TALENT=Melanie
SS=None
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The Virginia Tech administration takes swift action in the wake of the recent arrests of hokie football players.
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And the T-V Industry announces its new rating guidelines for parents.
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TALENT=Beth
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Snow flurries and very cold temperatures this afternoon. I'll have the forecast in a few minutes.
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ANCHOR=Melanie


Tech-Football


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-90
GRAPHIC=Tech Football


Virginia Tech's faculty Senate has passed a resolution demanding whatever action necessary to prevent criminal activity by student athletes.
And the University President is setting up a committee to find a solution.
Tracy Altizer reports.
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SUPER=01-Paul Torgersen/Virginia Tech President; :49
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(( The rape charges against Tech football players Brian Edmonds and James Crawford are only the latest in a string of criminal charges various football players have racked up.
Faculty senate the ongoing problems cast shame on the entire campus, and coaches and administrators must be held accountable.
Senate president Paul Metz says officials MUST take action, even if it means recruiting sacrifices.
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((PAUL METZ/FACULTY SENATE PRESIDENT: WHEN YOU START TO HOLD ADMINISTRATORS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ENTIRE PACKAGE, THEN THEY START TO SAY WELL MAYBE THIS SUPERSTAR KID THAT I'VE GOT REAL QUESTIONS ABOUT HIS CHARACTER, MAYBE THIS IS SOMEBODY I'M GONNA LET GO TO ANOTHER INSTITUTION AND I'LL PASS ON HIM, EVEN THOUGH HE MIGHT WIN THE BIG GAME FOR US ONE DAY.))
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President Paul Torgersen says recruiting changes are among the options he's been considering.
He hopes to set up a task force in January to look at other solutions as well.
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((PAUL TORGERSEN/VA TECH PRESIDENT: WE WOULD LAY OUT PERHAPS MORE EXPLICITLY THAN WE DO NOW BEHAVIOR EXPECTATIONS OF STUDENT ATHLETES, AND MORE SPECIFICALLY OF FOOTBALL PLAYERS. WE WOULD HAVE SANCTIONS IN PLACE THAT ARE CLEAR AND UNEQUIVOCAL SO THERE'S NO QUESTION OF MISUNDERSTANDING. ))
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Torgersen says the campus doesn't deserve the shadow the off-the-field problems continue to cast, and he hopes to present a report on solutions to the board of visitors in February.
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((ALTIZER: ATHLETIC DIRECTOR DAVE BRAINE SAYS HIS DEPARTMENT HAS BEEN WORKING FOR SOME TIME TO DEVELOP SOME SOLUTIONS, AND WILL BRING THOSE IDEAS TO THE TABLE WITH TORGERSEN NEXT MONTH. TRACY ALTIZER, NEWS 7 BLACKSBURG. ))
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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Meanwhile, the players lawyer in the latest case disputes the alleged victim's claim that she was the only one left at the party when she was raped.
He said on Tuesday that witnesses on the Women's track team would verify this.
But one of those track team members, Gena Franklin, told News-7 she and five others were the last to leave the party, EXCEPT the alleged victim who stayed behind with Crawford and Edmonds.


PERU


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


The standoff in Lima, Peru continues this afternoon with some 480 hostages Still inside the Japanese embassy compound, closely guarded by 23 heavily armed rebels.
Japan, Britain, Germany and the United States all have trouble-shooting experts working on this, although the State Department is urging Peru not to negotiate.
Art Rascon reports from Lima.
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OUT Q=CBS News, Lima Peru.

((
AN ELDERLY MAN.. JOSE LUIS DEL COSSIO.. WAS JUST ONE OF SEVERAL DIPLOMATS RELEASED OVERNIGHT. HE WAS SUPPORTED BY TWO RED CROSS WORKERS WHO SHUFFLED HIM INTO A VEHICLE AND AMID A THRONG OF REPORTERS.. SLOWLY DRIVEN AWAY.
STILL.. AT LEAST 480 OTHERS .. MANY OF THEM HIGH RANKING DIPLOMATS, REMAIN HOSTAGE. THE REBELS HAVE DIVIDED THEM INTO SEVERAL GROUPS.. SEPARATING THEM BY FLOORS AND PLACING THE HIGHEST RANKING GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS ON THE TOP LEVEL.
SWAT TEAMS HAVE COMPLETELY SURROUNDED THE COMPOUND WAITING FOR WORD OF WHAT TO DO.
THE REBEL MOVEMENT.. KNOWN AS TUPAC AMARU.. IS WELL KNOWN IN THIS COUNTRY. IT IS A SMALL BUT POWERFUL GROUP OF YOUNG RADICALS-- READY AND WILLING TO DIE FOR THEIR CAUSE.
THEIR LEADER, VICTOR POLAY, WAS ARRESTED 4-YEARS AGO AND REMAINS JAILED.
SINCE THEN, THE GROUP HAS BEEN DISORGANIZED AND LSOT MUCH OF ITS INFLUENCE.


MANY FEAR THE REBELS ATTACK ON THE JAPANESE AMBASSADOR'S RESIDENCE IS A DO OR DIE CAUSE. THEY ARE DEMANDING THE RELEASE OF 400 OF THEIR JAILED COMRADES. IF IT DOESN'T HAPPEN. THEY HAVE SAID THEY WILL KILL THEIR HOSTAGES.
ON-CAMERA TAG: REBEL LEADERS ARE DETERMINED TO TALK TO PERUVIAN PRESIDENT FUJIMORI TODAY, BUT THE MOST THEY MAY GET IS MORE MEDIATORS WHO HAVE BEEN NEGOTIATING FOR THE LAST DAY AND A HALF. ART RASCON, CBS NEWS, LIMA.))

RATINGS


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=tv ratings


The T-V industry unveiled its long awaited ratings system this morning.
The six-tier system is similar to the one used for movies.
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VO-NAT


A Y rating Means the show contains little or no violence, strong language or sexual content.
Y-7, material suitable for children 7 or older.
TV-G, suitable for all audiences.
TV-PG, parental guidance suggested because of some language, violence or suggestive sexual dialogue.
TV-14, material may be inappropriate for children under 14 because of strong language and sexual content.
And TV-M means for mature audiences because of language, violence and explicit sexual content.
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10:51;28-41
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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The new ratings system takes effect early next year.

Legionnaires


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=cst
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=legionnaires


A Montgomery County man has died of Legionnaires' Disease.
The 55- year- old man was the only remaining hospitalized case after the recent Legionnaires' outbreak in the New River Valley.
He had been hospitalized at the Salem V-A Medical Center since October.
A total of 16 cases of legionella pneumonia were confirmed in that outbreak.
One other person died-- all other hospitalized patients have since been discharged and are doing well.

Ferguson


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#96-94
GRAPHIC=Ferguson


A radiology technician got his co-workers at the hospital to give him more than two million dollars.
The victims say Billy Ferguson took advantage of his best friends.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke


At the time he was technical director of radiology at Community Hospital.
The list of people who bought into his scheme included the chief of radiology, Doctor Robert Creekmore.
Some of Ferguson's closest friends put up their life savings.
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SOT 5:15:20
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((J.C. ARNEY/INVESTOR: I THOUGHT IT WAS GOING TO BE RECLAMATION OF SILVER FROM THE X-RAY FILMS.))
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VO-NAT


Ferguson bought some silver bars... but there's no evidence he ever spent a dime of anyone's money buying old X-Ray film.
His friends and associates were fooled for FOUR YEARS.
One women who worked for Ferguson says she could have accepted it, had he just admitted he lost the money.
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SOT 4:29:35
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((BECKY STINNET/RADIOLOGY TECHNICIAN: I WOULD HAVE BEEN UNHAPPY, BUT I WOULD HAVE FORGIVEN HIM.))
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


Judge James Turk sentenced Ferguson to serve 21 months in prison and to pay back 350-thousand dollars of the missing money.

POPE-ARAFAT


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


P-L-O Chief Yasser Arafat traveled to Rome today seeking words of wisdom from the Pope.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Vatican City;

10:22:18
Concerned over the fledgling Middle East peace process, the two leaders discussed the tense climate among Arabs in Jerusalem.
The pontiff is seeking protection guarantees for Jerusalem's holy sites significant to Christians, Muslims and Jews.
Arafat and the pope also reportedly discussed preparations for the two-thousandth anniversary of the birth of Jesus Christ, which will be honored in Bethlehem, now under Palestinian control.
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WIPE/WIPE/WIPE

MOTHER-TERESA


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#
GRAPHIC=Wipe/wipe/wipe
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Calcutta, India;

8:11:17
Mother Teresa has been released from a hospital in Calcutta, India.
The 86- year- old nun underwent heart surgery last month to clear blocked arteries.
Mother Teresa was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 19-79, for her work in the Calcutta slums.
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HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Melanie


When we return,
A new man takes over the Botetourt County school board,
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VO-NAT


And,
A Democrat has filled Virgil Goode's seat in the state senate, leaving the tie-breaking vote with the Lieutenant Governor.
but first, let's check in with Beth.
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Talent=Beth

Wx-Tease Flurries continue around the region, but all storm warnings have been cancelled. Now we'll be watching the temperatures drop this afternoon.. and wet roads will be freezing, so driving conditions will be slick. Right outside the WDBJ studio... music up full comm1

Reynolds


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-89
GRAPHIC=Reynolds


One special election down and one more to go.
Voters will exercise their constitutional right once again now that Roscoe Reynolds is the next state senator for the 20th district.
Reynolds beat out Republican Allen Dudley in a special election by securing 58-percent of the vote.
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VO-NAT
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The Democrat's victory means voters must elect a replacement for his current seat in the house of delegates.
A Republican caucus spokesman in Richmond says the G-O-P is considering several candidates.
But it appears the democratic party has already made up its mind.
Tuesday night, Reynolds encouraged supporters to back former Patrick County administrator, Barnie Day.
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IN Q=Education

((BARNIE DAY:EDUCATION OBVIOUSLY IS WHAT'S ON EVERYONE'S MIND OUT HERE. IT'S PLAYED A BIG ROLE-- ITS A LEADER TO A LOT OF OTHER THINGS AND WE'LL FLESH SOME OF THOSE OUT THURSDAY. ))
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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The democratic party is expected to officially endorse Day today.
January 14th is the earliest Governor Allen can schedule a special election.

Election-Folo


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-88
GRAPHIC=Election 96


Virginia Democrats are breathing a sigh of relief over Roscoe Reynolds' victory.
The balance of power did NOT shift to the G-O-P.
As Ellen Qualls reports, the political terrain looks much the same today as it did Monday.
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(( As Lieutenant Governor, Don Beyer is also President of the Senate.
Maintaining a 20-20 split keeps him more relevant as a tie-breaker in a year he's looking for high visibility.
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((LT. GOV. DON BEYER: YOU KNOW IN A 20- 20 SENATE LAST YEAR, EVERYBODY THOUGHT I'D HAVE HUNDREDS OF TIE-BREAKING VOTES. I HAD EIGHT. AND OF THOSE EIGHT, ONLY TWO WERE DEMOCRAT VERSUS REPUBLICANS. OUT OF THOUSANDS OF VOTES. WHAT A 20-20 SENATE DOES IS MAKES US ALL WORK TOGETHER. AND I THINK THAT MAKES A LOT OF SENSE.))
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((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: YOU KNOW IN ELECTIONS YOU ALWAYS TRY TO FIND DIFFERENCES AND YOU ALWAYS TRY TO FIND DIFFERENCES AND YOU ALWAYS TRY TO FIND SOMETHING TO ARGUE OVER. ROSCOE REYNOLDS ON ISSUES SUCH AS PARENTAL NOTIFICATION, AND ON JUVENILE JUSTICE, AND MANY OTHER ISSUES HAS BEEN A GOOD ALLY. I DON'T THINK HE'S AS CONSERVATIVE AS VIRGIL IS. BUT I DON'T THINK ANYONE WOULD SAY HE'S A RAVING LIBERAL EITHER.))
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Apparently not.
In a move that stunned Republicans, the National Rifle Association made a last minute endorsement of Reynolds.
The group says Dudley has a pro-gun record, but Reynolds actually sponsored Virgil Goode's expansion of the concealed weapons bill on the House side.
But Reynolds won by an almost five thousand vote margin, with heavier than expected turnout -- and it's unlikely the NRA's responsible for all those votes.
A MORE PRESSING ISSUE TO SOUTHSIDE VOTERS NOW MAY BE WHO WILL GET VIRGIL GOODE'S SEAT ON THE POWERFUL SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE? AND THE MORE POWERFUL FOUR PERSON BUDGET CONFERENCE COMMITTEE? IT'S UNLIKELY THAT SPOT WOULD GO TO NOW-FRESHMAN ROSCOE REYNOLDS. ELLEN QUALLS, NEWS 7, RICHMOND.))

Beyer


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-91
GRAPHIC=beyer


One man who benefits from a Reynolds victory, Democrat Don Beyer, unveiled what may be his most important legislative agenda in eight years as Lieutenant Governor.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Beyer says his relatively modest 14- point agenda is politically achievable.
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IN Q=But I'm here

((BUT I'M HERE PUSHING FOR GIVING TEACHERS THE ABILITY TO THROW DISRUPTIVE STUDENTS OUT OF THEIR CLASSROOMS RIGHT NOW...LITERACY PASSPORT... GOALS 2000...NEED TO ACT ON THEM RIGHT NOW.))
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Beyer says his TOP priority when the legislature reconvenes January 8th is to fix the "lag pay" issue for state workers.
Moving state paychecks back two weeks may be better accounting businessman Beyer says -- but it should NOT cost state workers money.

Boty-Super


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=none


Botetourt County has a new school superintendent.
The school board picked Appomattox County superintendent Jack Thomas for the job at a meeting this morning.
Thomas replaces Clarence McClure, who retired in June.
Thomas has been in Appomattox County for five years.
He'll start his new job in Botetourt in February.
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SOFT MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Melanie


When we return,
A watchdog agency has harsh words for Governor Allen's administration,
But the attorney general is striking back.
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VO-NAT


And,
The Roanoke Valley residents have been donating to charity in record numbers this season.
Stay with us.
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Rail-Merger


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=rail merger


C-S-X is sweetening its bid for Conrail.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;


But the higher bid -- which now totals nine-point-two billion dollars still fails to match a ten billion dollar rival bid from Norfolk Southern.
Despite the lower offer, Conrail says it still wants to merge with C-S-X, insisting the C-S-X deal is a better strategic alliance.
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Salvation-Army


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-98
GRAPHIC=Salvation Army


The United Way Campaign in the Roanoke Valley has exceeded its goal.
Yesterday, officials said they've raised more than five and half million dollars, almost eight percent over last year.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Meanwhile, the Salvation Army is bringing Christmas to a few thousand families here in the Roanoke Valley.
The gym at the Roanoke headquarters is overflowing with gifts.
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((CAPT. STEPHEN LONG/SALVATION ARMY: WE'RE GIVING OUT TOYS. WE'RE GIVING OUT ALL KINDS OF BIKES AND DOLLS AND BEARS. IT'S A FOOD ENTERPRISE. WE'RE REALLY TRYING TO BRING ACROSS A MERRY CHRISTMAS IN THE ROANOKE VALLEY.))
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Environmental-Commission


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-92
GRAPHIC=Virginia State Seal


One of two competing commissions on Virginia's environment unveiled its final recommendations yesterday.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


The Governor's commission, headed by Republican Attorney General Jim Gilmore concluded the state was mostly on the right track environmentally.
That's despite a recent watchdog agency report that polluters were not being punished much by the Allen administration.
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((ATTORNEY GEN. JIM GILMORE: THAT'S WHY THIS COMMISSION HAS INCLUDED A RECOMMENDATION THAT THE ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE BE GIVEN ADDITIONAL POWERS FOR CRIMINAL ENFORCEMENT. I THINK THAT'S A VERY SIGNIFICANT RECOMMENDATION. WE'RE LOOKING FORWARD TO WORKING WITH COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEYS ACROSS THE STATE.))
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TALENT=Melanie
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A Sierra Club spokesman said of the report "not much meat... not much potatoes either." WEATHER
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Forecasts
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Cloudy/18-22;
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SUPER=334-Mostly Cloudy/Snow Showers/8-12/Snow Showers/Then Partly

Cloudy/18-22;
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Singer


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-99
GRAPHIC=Singer Furniture


In the spring Singer Furniture announced plans to close its Roanoke factory, costing 290 jobs.
Now there's news of more restructuring.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape;


The company will cut about 700 jobs in Lenoir, North Carolina because of a change in a product line.
The release also says 50 administrative employees in Roanoke will be phased out by February.
They were originally scheduled to keep working only through the end of this year.
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Stocks


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


On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was UP 55 points.
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SPORTS MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Melanie


Up next,
U-V-A and Liberty match up in an intra-state hoops game.
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VO-NAT


And,
Office Christmas parties take all shapes and forms.
We'll visit one where table manners are optional
Stay with us.
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UVA


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=twe
TAPE#=net (edit of VB97-1)
GRAPHIC=UVa Hoops


U-V-A stopped Liberty's four game winning streak last night.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Charlottesville/Flames vs. Cavaliers;


Jamal Robinson hits Roanoker Curtis Staples who goes to the rack in transition, and Virginia led by 4.
But the Flames hung tough. Peter (A-loom-a) Aluma and Mark Reed play the 2 man game.
Courtney Alexander led the Cavs with 20. He slices down the lane for the reverse layin. But he would later leave the game with a sprained ankle.
SUPER=33-Virginia/67/Liberty/54;


Eric Sorenson gets the steal and kicks it out to Gabe Caldwell.
The Cavs go on to 5 and 2 with the 13 point win.
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Cave


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=net (edit of BB97-1)
GRAPHIC=Hometown hoops


Cave Spring power forward Alex Phillips knocked down a game high 23 points to lead his Knights over a short handed Salem team.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Spartans vs. Knights; :00


Three Spartan starters were suspended for the game because of technical fouls last night against Blacksburg.
Ryan Bointott fed the ball inside to Phillips.
Salem's Sam Lazarro took matters into his own hands, driving the lane in traffic and getting the roll around the iron.
SUPER=33-Salem/32/Cave Spring/45;


Salem kept an early lead, but the Spartans had trouble stopping Cave's inside game.
Cave goes on to win 45-32.
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Haskins


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=SMA
TAPE#FB96-4
GRAPHIC=VMI Football


V-M-I's Thomas Haskins joins William and Mary lineman Josh Byer and defensive back Darren Sharper on the Associated Press Division one- double-A All-American Football Team.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Lexington; :00


Haskins set V-M-I's school rushing record with 1698 yards this season. The senior has also become the all time Division one-double-A rusher with 5349 career rushing yards.
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Zoo-Christmas


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Christmas


The spirit of the holiday season is spreading.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-San Francisco, CA;


The San Francisco Zoo had a Christmas party the other day.
An ice block of frozen fish was a big hit with the polar bear.
The monkeys got fruit other than the usual bunch of bananas.
The giraffes got a bit of extra holiday cheer with a edible wreath of their (-------------) very own.